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#1098978
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Charlottesville is 911 for white people. It’s an inside job as part of the operation to divide this country 50/50 and set everyone at each other’s throats. Trump is a full player in this and has been carefully crafting his response to be inflammatory while appearing sympathetic to whites.

I don’t know what the end-game is for these people, but may all those with the globalist cabal burn in agony for all eternity.

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#1096519
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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CatBus said:

yhwx said:

NeverarGreat said:

After all, the right to bear arms is only in the service of a ‘well regulated’ militia.

Hasn’t this been disproven?

Nothing is ever proven. The “it’s all dependent on the well-regulated militia” legal theory lasted a while and is now no longer the standard used by the Supreme Court, which fairly recently recognized an individual right to keep & bear arms that’s not tied to the first clause of the second amendment at all. Legal theories come and go. It’s not science.

It was influenced by the English Bill of Rights, the first clause is expository and explanatory and does not limit “The RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE” in any way, the “militia” is every able bodied male citizen above the age of 17 with women expected to defend the household from trouble thus the right is guaranteed to “The People” and not to the state militia…

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#1092515
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Scriptwriting Random Thoughts
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The PLANET OF THE APES TRILOGY

WOW! THIS is how you do a trilogy.

A brilliant premise with an ingenious twist in WAR. Everyone did a great job. Of course, special mention for Serkis and the ape FX crew.

SPIDERMAN HOMECOMING and the Raimi films…

TH was a great 15 year old Peter. It was fun and effective. I liked it a lot.

I didn’t see 1 or 2 in theaters. I went to see 3 in theater after hearing the high praise for 1 and 2 and found it a little meh. I saw large parts of 1 on cable.

In spite of being a big fan from 7 to 11, I made a point of avoiding this series. It was the basic characterization of Peter. They completely missed the mark of what he represents.

You could have given me a million years to think of possible new and interesting ways to present Peter Parker, and I never would have thought of turning him into a body-horror spine-chilling mutant who spews sticky bug goo out of his veins and grows grotesque little arachnid spikes on his hands and feet. A great part of the appeal of Peter/Spidey was that he was an ingenious young inventor who could create and build his own webcasters and a suit that helps his finger and toe strength. Why mess with that???

Don’t get me wrong. I like Tobey Maguire. I think he is a talented actor with his own special sort of slightly geeky presence and charm. I could appreciate seeing him in any number of roles. I understand that they were going for the ‘slightly awkward and geeky young underdog overcomes and gets the HAWT chick’ sort of thing and why that story line is appealing. Trouble is, that is a COMPLETE SUBVERSION of what Peter/Spidey represents. By accident or design (I’m guessing design), the story of Peter is allegory and metaphor for an idealized passage from gangly and awkward adolescent boyhood to strong handsome confident funny capable young man. Harsh motivation aside, Peter is everything boys hope to become.

If I had been casting those films or any before or after, there is no question about what I would have done. I would have gone through every HS yearbook and contacted every HS drama coach in the English speaking world. Criteria would have been boys 16-19 who: have classic comic book features and good-looks, are very lean and cut, very well proportioned, 5’10" to 6’ tall, blue or hazel eyes and are likely to retain these qualities through the series. In other words, I would have been looking for Peter Parker. Why would anyone go looking for anyone else??? I would have had the 500-1000 likeliest candidates send in a 10 minute audition video wherein I would be looking for those with the greatest natural acting ability, presence, humor and charm.

TH was a terrific 15 year old Peter just discovering and beginning to cope with his new powers. They bought a lot of good will in HOMECOMING and I’m happy to take this ride until the next iteration in a few years.

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#1092492
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Last movie seen
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LEGO BATMAN, LOGAN, GUARDIANS 2, WONDER WOMAN, SPIDERMAN HOMECOMING

All outstanding. 2017 is quite a year for the genre. THOR 3 has a series of tough acts to follow.

Recently, BABY DRIVER and WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES were both great.

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#1087984
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Scriptwriting Random Thoughts
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Muslim experienced in tracking German gas warfare units. Says if hydrogen gas explodes on ground most will be pushed across the surface and must take out to sea or high in the air to disperse. Trevor asks them to clear his path to plane. Confused German shoots out engine trying to stop Trevor. Engine on fire Trevor realizes he won’t reach sea.
WW and Aries spiral together up into sky lightning power frying WW, Aries says only god can kill a god and now he will send her to Hades, WW says then we will go there together, last of her strength crashes gauntlets.

WW never a Roid Rangerette. Set apart from Amazons and accentuates female. No lesbo-homo-Baphomet-eroticism.

DCEU: RECONSIDERED

No SM:MOS, drop everyone into action ANH style in BvS, let them figure out with little expo drops that world is just now discovering SM, chaos and Metropolis(Manhattan) is being ripped apart in fight, Bats comes from Gotham(Bronx Kings Queens establishing shot at the beginning), Supes origin flashback recording at Fortress and Bats origin while drinking in cave, no Lois yet, mysterious brunette keeps appearing at odd moments, Supes was trying to stop destruction, everyone questions, Young Lex superindustrialist and Joker world’s supercriminal meet to discuss implications philosophy future twisted jokes they hit it off partnership, Examine ship, Joker only able to get a little Kryptonite powder Lex transforms it into inhaled poison for Supes that affects his mood and reduces his powers and makes it all erratic agitated, Lex plants false info about Bats and Joker plants false info about Supes escalating distrust and fear. Lex and Joker capture WW and tie her with Lasso explain plan, While BvS fight Lex and Joker see about creating Doom something goes wrong and Doom unleashed more quickly than expected, WW gets loose and tries to stop Doom but needs help runs and stops fight just before sink on Supes, says come with me or I will kill both of you, helps Supes up and leads them to Doom. Lex and Joker captured in neighboring cells, WW regaining strength Supes greatly weakened Bats trying to control his demons.

Well, I think I’m done with DC stuff for foreseeable future. Anyone else have thoughts?

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#1086395
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Last movie seen
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THE MUMMY

Yeah, sure, watevs.

A sort of by-the-numbers actioner. I didn’t see the cause for all the scorn it received in some quarters.

It had a couple of great action sequences and some clever concepts that didn’t quite play to full potential.

I wasn’t especially thrilled to have seen it, and wasn’t particularly bothered, either.

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#1085941
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

oojason said:

People at Glastonbury try to get a view of Jeremy Corbyn - Leader of the Labour Party - giving a speech on the Pyramid Stage yesterday…

 

His speech in full here (14 mins) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAkaae8qZJs

a short version of his speech here (4 mins) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVGFi8balOM

Same nation that gave us Orwell.

Tragic, TRAGIC disgrace

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#1085459
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Scriptwriting Random Thoughts
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WONDER WOMAN RECONSIDERED:

This will serve as my spoiler review as well, so…

SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS

It was wonderful, but even the best has a little room for improvement. What would we do?

Certainly leave the cast as-is. they were perfect for the task. The WWI setting as well. It was clever though dark. The basic story and direction were great. Quibling about for something to improve…

Dial the Lewisian allegory up to 11! Bury the needle! It was by far the finest aspect of the story. Paradise until the Devil corrupted man, a war between the Devil and his angels and the Heavenly Host, Devil cast out to wander and corrupt… In the process, expand foreshadowing for Aries and the final confrontation and tighten-up the final confrontation a bit.

The queen and her sister tell their legendary tales. Aries and Hades and gods and demigods attack Olympus, who are greater in numbers but not furious determination, we learn that Zeus draws out all the powers of the gods including the fury thrown at him and in the form of lightening and in one last effort to prevent overrun rises up releases descends drained then withdraws from the world of men except to give life to Diana, Aries and his host fall, near death, might have died or brought back by Hades to wander very weak to rebuild strength that will become full before the next great fight,

Peace Pol offers help to Trever to convince council that it’s too dangerous without immediate armistice due to gas weapon, gives money but no office use and tells Trever that he will have Chief and the Serbian boy meet them at the Front. Chief tells Diana his story and Serb tells of being a boy in Sarajevo and being abused by soldiers and telling other Serbians (Diana learns that war was started by assassination of just one man earlier), Serb tells Trever Peace Pol doesn’t want gala interfered with, Diana horrified that men would continue after killing Luden says Amazons were right mankind doesn’t deserve help it will just perpetuate evils and great suffering, Trever takes sword up to his breast and says he should have what he deserves first if it is about what humanity deserves, Aries in form of Serb and PP and weakened form of original self, Lasso and we see images of Aries through the ages too weak to fight but as Chinese counselor to warlords and other shapeshifting forms whispering to great leaders for more war and for domestic strife American Confederate demonstrator…, needs to join power with Diana for greater world without humans, Dr Poison told Lude earlier that plane gas was on a timer so will cause great death even if doesn’t reach destination chief overhears, very brief talk Trever and WW can’t hear Aries rising in background it’s “gotta go I save today you can save the world I love you” and runs as WW has to turn back to Aries, WW asks Dr P if she can destroy all knowledge of gas and she nods yes, Diana absorbs power like lightening rises and releases and collapses drained of power like Aries was, In a non-descript office she says she used to want to save the world but learned humanity must want it and do it themslves or efforts mean nothing, Wayne security leaves past sign CAMPAIGN FOR HUMANITY AND JUSTICE, we see flashback montage she spent the last century without power going to peace conferences and truce talks whispering encouragement for peace to leaders and generals, until she is strong once again for the great approaching fights sees emergency on tv and jumps off building to swelling romantic orchestral very vaguely like WW theme

More thoughts later…

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#1085448
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Scriptwriting Random Thoughts
Time

Like they said of Aubrey Hepburn’s character in BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S “She’s a phony, but she’s a genuine phony.”

Movies are phony, but the ones that truly strike a chord are genuine in expressing and exploring some aspects of the human condition.

WONDER WOMAN did a fine job of this. Without seeing it, I would wager that THE MUMMY fell short.

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#1085446
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

oojason said:

thejediknighthusezni said:

oojason said:

thejediknighthusezni said:

oojason said:

Grenfell Tower will forever stand as a rebuke to the right

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/16/grenfell-tower-rebuke-right-rampant-inequality

^ this is well worth a read.

I thought it was unaffordable and pointless green energy initiatives and the “progressive” outfits that peddle them that were the cause of this.

“The Right”, left to itself, never would have placed immigrants in that situation.

No.

 

‘Grenfell Tower fire: Up to 600 high-rise blocks using similar cladding’…

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/grenfell-tower-latest-600-high-rise-apartment-blocks-same-combustible-cladding-councils-estimate-a7802406.html

Austerity forced on the poor, disabled, voiceless, vulnerable, unemployed, ignored and the often forgot about - regardless of colour, ethnicity, religion, sex, or employment status - is finally being seen for what it actually is, 7 years and countless lives too late.

Let alone austerity on the emergency services, NHS, local councils, schools, libraries, parks, armed forces, intelligence services.

It’ll take years to recover from - even if it were started to be reversed today - but hopefully people will remember how austerity failed - and the true cost of it’s impact, both on people and services, for years to come…

 

In other news…

‘Tory Government’s benefit cap is unlawful and causes ‘real misery for no good purpose’, High Court rules’…

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/benefit-cap-judicial-review-welfare-payments-government-loses-lawsuit-court-case-judge-misery-a7802286.html

Lefties really have a problem with the concept of U-N-A-F-F-O-R-D-A-B-L-E and W-O-R-S-E T-H-A-N U-S-E-L-E-S-S LEFTY initiatives.

There would be no need for austerity without that nonsense.

It was - and still is affordable - someone didn’t read the Labour manifesto with costings before spouting uninformed rubbish, and also neglects many of these ‘worse than useless lefty initiatives’ ideas were created just after WW2 where Britain had no money and has done fine - in the main - up till the last 7 years.

However, it is the Tories who chose austerity as a mask to get in their ideological agenda in 2010 - for which they are now paying the price - and others have paid with their lives (and I doubt you read their manifesto either).

Though I see you neglected to mention it being forced on the poor, disabled, voiceless, vulnerable, unemployed, ignored and the often forgot about - regardless of colour, ethnicity, religion, sex, or employment status - and also affecting the emergency services, NHS, local councils, schools, libraries, parks, armed forces, intelligence services etc - whilst the rich and corporates received tax breaks, and uncollected UK tax comes in at £34b annum (on 2012/13 figures - https://www.ft.com/content/48d5a518-552a-11e4-b616-00144feab7de?mhq5j=e3) - figures which will have likely escalated since due to cuts to the HMRC itself since.

Try harder my capitalising troll/wum.

Labor manifesto? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! XD

To highlight just one tiny but especially pertinent fraction of the crushing and worse-than-useless wastage… Humanity has been building atmosphere scrubbers for submarines for more than century. For pennies on the dollar much more “Greenhouse Gas” could be pulled out of the atmosphere than is contributed by everything except the big smoke-stack power plants and operations, if there was ever a reason to believe it was necessary, which certainly there is not. All of these non-smokestack energy initiatives are unaffordable scams of the progressives to gain political power and filthy lucre while generating maximum misanthropy for the collapse and Valentinian Great Culling.

Does your Labor manifesto cost-out the tens and hundreds of billions for gov’t services to undereducated and culturally hostile immigrant families that were necessary to nothing but expanded power for the insane and nihilistic totalitarian Left?

I could go ON AND ON AND ON AND ON BEFORE studying your gov’t budgets and practices in detail.

I thought it was a looooooong and DREARY slog for the UK, due to Labor havoc, from the end of WWII until the advent of a little Thatcherite sanity.

Do you know who invariably winds up paying, one way or another, for greater taxation and debt? The middle class and the poor and voiceless and vulnerable… The wealthy and corporations have teams of tax lawyers and accountants to keep from being crushed and to pass it on. And don’t talk to me about socialism, where the disparity between the elite and their victims is FAR FAR GREATER in terms of power and advantage.

This is what happens to the brain for spending any time listening to demented totalitarians.

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#1085402
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Ryan McAvoy said:

thejediknighthusezni said:

TBH, the UK is beyond formal uniformed defense. It desperately needs to reprogram it’s defense budget towards assault rifles for all responsible long-term citizens and other equipment for an effective militia.

Are you a “responsible long-term citizen”?

Nah, they don’t post too much of the Truth online.

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#1085371
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Ryan McAvoy said:

thejediknighthusezni said:

Lefties really have a problem with the concept of U-N-A-F-F-O-R-D-A-B-L-E and W-O-R-S-E T-H-A-N U-S-E-L-E-S-S LEFTY initiatives.

There would be no need for austerity without that nonsense.

If JUST Amazon paid the same tax as I did when I bill my customers, they would owe an extra 1 billion tax every year in the UK alone. Across the last 7 years, that is more than equal to the cuts in the UK Defence budget. I assume if Amazon’s offices were subject to the kind of terrorist attacks we’ve seen in recent weeks (gods forbid) they’d want the UK Government to do something about it… free of charge?

It’s not the scroungers at the bottom that are the problem, it’s the scroungers at the top.

Amazon going big is relatively recent. The gov’t might be behind the curve.

TBH, the UK is beyond formal uniformed defense. It desperately needs to reprogram it’s defense budget towards assault rifles for all responsible long-term citizens and other equipment for an effective militia.

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#1085363
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Warbler said:

darth_ender said:

I wonder if there are any good Republicans or good Republican ideas.

I think there are a few, but they are obscured by the all the bad Republican ideas and all the bad Republicans.

I certainly don’t consider myself aligned with establishment Republican “thought”, but I’ll give it a go…

HEALTH CARE: Establish accounts within the Medicare system supposedly holding $10,000 each, pay individuals $200 a month for not draining their accounts, they must recharge accounts to $10,000 whenever drained to pay qualified providers, convert rest of Medicare to 80/20 catastrophic, convert gov’t health facilities to private NPOs that must self-sustain thereafter, pay for it with monies from all private and gov’t health care spending and a surtax and $140 a month charge to speed recharging accounts.

TAXATION: A 20% VAT introduced 2-3% per year with ALL the revenue going to wipe-out all state and local taxes. Fed income tax replaces revenue for the states and localities with the states placing a surcharge on the fed income tax to cover deficits and increased spending. If states or localities try to raise own taxes, twice the amount of revenue will be deducted from fed receipts. All taxes Federal.

IMMIGRATION: Give all illegals $10,000+ for voluntarily going home with a fraction of the money for gov’t services paid for keeping them here long-term. New illegals get no payment and are immediately deported to camps in Honduras until they can be returned to home countries. The money subsidizing college for foreigners spent in home countries for English and educating truly helpful professionals. No student visas except advanced degrees especially helpful to society. All temp visas must have money in account for return trip and bonded for bounty hunters if they don’t leave when they should. Establish a guest worker program with Mexico for up to three years for jobs that cannot be filled reasonably by citizens.

DRUGS: Of the options, current efforts or legalization or the China solution or clinics where addicts get what they want, establish clinics where adult addicts can get a less than dangerous dose of what they want in sex segregated rooms on clinic chairs with videos and literature for overcoming their problems. Must pass sobriety test or have responsible adult pick-up to leave. Draconian punishment for pushing on kids or trafficking outside the system. escalating punishment for any abuse outside the clinics.

EDUCATION: Raise age of majority to 21 with exceptions for vocation school and auto loans, 20 year olds same as 17 otherwise. Court emancipation 16-21 for those few with need and capability. 17-21 focused on vocational training including advanced professions. Eliminate ALL public education for those under 11. Replace with testing every four months for achievement to certain levels fines for failure to achieve. $20,0000 tax credits regardless of number of children under 11 to cohabiting parents one gainfully employed other home educating and caring for children, paid to caregiver. $7,000 for qualified child care if both gainfully employed. “Mom’s day” once a week children of same gender and age supervised socialization. Program to identify 4-8 prodigies in music and mathematics and get them to subsidized schooling. 11-17years old school runs 11am-5:30pm 6 months October-Thursday before Easter. Courses focused on what they will ALL require as adult citizens Practical Mathematics-English Language Skills-Driving-Social Studies-Personal Finances and Employment-SEX EDUCATION FOCUSED ON DOUBLE CONTRACEPTION AND THE HORRIBLE COSTS OF UNWED PREGNANCY… 11-17 optional gender segregated personal interest clubs Easter-early October for Athletics-STEM-Music-Fine Arts-Languages…

I could go on. The difficulty is not in finding solutions. It’s the Demican-Republocrat establishment Uniparty and it’s activist interests and puppet-masters. HUMAN MISERY VAMPIRES who gain power and sustenance by deliberately creating terrible conditions and stupid divisions in the populace.

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#1085304
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

oojason said:

thejediknighthusezni said:

oojason said:

Grenfell Tower will forever stand as a rebuke to the right

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/16/grenfell-tower-rebuke-right-rampant-inequality

^ this is well worth a read.

I thought it was unaffordable and pointless green energy initiatives and the “progressive” outfits that peddle them that were the cause of this.

“The Right”, left to itself, never would have placed immigrants in that situation.

No.

 

‘Grenfell Tower fire: Up to 600 high-rise blocks using similar cladding’…

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/grenfell-tower-latest-600-high-rise-apartment-blocks-same-combustible-cladding-councils-estimate-a7802406.html

Austerity forced on the poor, disabled, voiceless, vulnerable, unemployed, ignored and the often forgot about - regardless of colour, ethnicity, religion, sex, or employment status - is finally being seen for what it actually is, 7 years and countless lives too late.

Let alone austerity on the emergency services, NHS, local councils, schools, libraries, parks, armed forces, intelligence services.

It’ll take years to recover from - even if it were started to be reversed today - but hopefully people will remember how austerity failed - and the true cost of it’s impact, both on people and services, for years to come…

 

In other news…

‘Tory Government’s benefit cap is unlawful and causes ‘real misery for no good purpose’, High Court rules’…

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/benefit-cap-judicial-review-welfare-payments-government-loses-lawsuit-court-case-judge-misery-a7802286.html

Lefties really have a problem with the concept of U-N-A-F-F-O-R-D-A-B-L-E and W-O-R-S-E T-H-A-N U-S-E-L-E-S-S LEFTY initiatives.

There would be no need for austerity without that nonsense.

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#1085222
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

yhwx said:

thejediknighthusezni said:

oojason said:

Grenfell Tower will forever stand as a rebuke to the right

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/16/grenfell-tower-rebuke-right-rampant-inequality

^ this is well worth a read.

I thought it was unaffordable and pointless green energy initiatives and the “progressive” outfits that peddle them that were the cause of this.

“The Right”, left to itself, never would have placed immigrants in that situation.

No.

Imagine if The West took a small fraction of what it spends on social services for immigrants and spent it on the essential factors for uplifting their home countries.

Send young attorneys dedicated to Rule of Law and effective commercial codes to reform and establish their legal systems and protect property rights, underwrite financial lending to truly promising private development companies and school loans for genuinely promising private professionals and entrepreneurs, help with infrastructure finance, contraceptives for achieving first-world levels of birth control…

Nah, much better to import third worlders who have no understanding or desire for the elements that made The West great and good and then spend society to collapse. Everybody gets more socialist totalitarianism and green energy initiatives that way.

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#1085215
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

oojason said:

Grenfell Tower will forever stand as a rebuke to the right

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/16/grenfell-tower-rebuke-right-rampant-inequality

^ this is well worth a read.

I thought it was unaffordable and pointless green energy initiatives and the “progressive” outfits that peddle them that were the cause of this.

“The Right”, left to itself, never would have placed immigrants in that situation.

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#1085214
Topic
The DC Extended Universe
Time

EyeShotFirst said:

I’m kind of hoping there’ll either be a huge shift in quality, or it will crash and burn, so somebody who knows what they are doing can start it from scratch. Have somebody start it up on a high note like Favreau did with Iron Man. Wonder Woman is great, but it’s a ripe piece of fruit in a satchel of rotten fruit. The connection to the disgusting Suicide Squad is doing no favors. I hate Leto’s Joker so much. I’ve hated it since they released the teaser image of him as the Joker. I hate Eisenberg’s Luthor…2 key villains ruined. Your hero is only interesting if their villain is. To me, that’s a screw up that will take a lot to make up for.

I actually liked Eisenberg’s Young Lex quite a bit. It was fresh with a lot of potential. I prefer close adaptation of main protagonists in most cases, but don’t mind a little innovation in secondary characters. Apart from that dang runny nose, I don’t believe the problem was basic acting/characterization, it was that he was the repetitive mastermind of an incoherent muddle. This is a script/story structure problem.

Leto’s Joker was appropriate to what they were doing. I would have gone in a different direction with the entire structure.

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#1084142
Topic
Zero or Hero - A Discussion about Objectivism vs Subjectivism
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NeverarGreat said:

As much as it frightens me to contemplate, there are many people who subscribe to the idea that most human beings are insignificant, worthless, and contemptible. I believe this stems from a materialistic, ‘Objectivist’ view of the world, wherein only physical facts comprise Truth and only those who capitalize, produce, or otherwise exert influence in the world are worthy of value or praise.

The Objectivist philosophy is well-known, just read any of Ayn Rand’s books such as Atlas Shrugged (or try to and then get desperately bored and skim through the final fifty pages of pontification to get to the end, like I did). However, although there exist fairly well-developed versions of opposing ‘Subjectivist’ philosophy such as Idealism, none is particularly clear.

So here is my philosophy, put here for consideration: Like in most Idealist formulations, the universe is ultimately an illusion. Unlike Idealism however, in my view nothing exists, not even mind. This nothingness is fundamentally undefined, and so it can appear to be anything, and this gives rise to the illusion of the universe.

Science has a lot to say about consistent natural phenomena, but it can say nothing beyond the fact that they are consistent. Science cannot find ultimate Truth, and natural phenomena cannot be proven to be true, merely consistent in their behavior. There is a difference between facts and Truth.

Even though nothingness is undefined, and thus ultimately unknowable, one can approximate fairly well its basic attributes. It is singular, simple, unchanging, dimensionless, and pure. Just consider a point. It is also True, and for that reason it is the subjective core of all things. I believe that it is the soul that religion speaks of, and all life shares this simple, beautiful Truth.

So when someone tells me that humanity is worthless, or the universe is without meaning, I will cordially disagree. Life creates meaning through an exploration of the illusion that is the universe, for the more falseness we know, the more we can understand Truth, and ourselves. Self awareness arises from this relationship with falseness. It always changes, but its source is always the soul.

So in summary: Zero! (but isn’t that kind of heroic?)

I agree there are great problems in Randian philosophy. It’s essentially Social Darwinism with the belief that it will trickle down to improve the lives of the rest. Let’s not forget that Leftism is hyper-elitist twattle for psychopathic control freaks, in spite of it’s noise about concern for the little guy. It wasn’t Ayn Rand who was slaughtering those 100+ million people while savagely enslaving and driving to cruel and early deaths BILLIONS throughout the twentieth century, it was socialists under red banners. These same sorts of Globalist Fascist/socialist/communist enlightened dears are now eagerly awaiting the ‘Big Glitch’ to save the world from man-made global warming.

The ZERO idea, while clever, strikes me as another desperate effort to avoid even considering the Creator. As science provides ever-more compelling evidence that intelligent life is beyond a four billion year span of this planet and/or a fourteen billion year span of this universe, more people turn to space aliens or Many Worlds speculation. Space aliens will be as unlikely as we are, and I’ve come to the conclusion that Many Worlds generates a Creator as almost a logical necessity.

Does human life have value? Does it require a Creator to have value?

Value is a purely subjective term in some contexts, or it can be objective within the context of subjective valuation. Value to whom? There are those who believe that it has no intrinsic worth to a godless universe, those who believe that only people who can make an important contribution to some socio/political/economic operation they prefer are worthwhile, and those who recognize that in order to have the lives they value valued by others and/or in order to achieve optimal conditions of decency and pleasantness, they must sincerely assign a considerable degree of worth to all relatively innocent human life. Once Value has been assigned to all of the relatively innocent, it is possible to honestly search for objective methods of upholding that worth and determining which are better or worse.

A creator’s existence and it’s wishes are independent of our valuation and so whether humanity has value for us might depend upon a need to please our creator in order to achieve the optimum desired conditions. If, as promised, God has a sense of justice and concern for creation, the lives of the half-decent will have value to us for that reason, if no other.

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#1083742
Topic
Random Pictures and Gifs (now with winning!) [NSFW]
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Lord Haseo said:

yhwx said:

I still think you’re painting with too broad a brush, and your reduction of that human being’s life still irks me. But you seem like a nice guy.

Given that most people go through life without one achievement of note I don’t hold intelligent life in the high regard most people do.

That’s why I hate my current existence. Working construction is the most notable thing I have achieved thus far and most of my social interactions are completely devoid of exchanges of meaningful information. How I see it, my life is of no consequence.

You could redirect your anger to the HUMAN MISERY VAMPIRES who create the conditions that cause so many to lose hope, rather than one of the many victims. Who knows what this woman would look like or be doing in a society dedicated to the principles that elevate people and set them on the path to living in the way humanity is meant to thrive.

Your now worse than useless existence would suddenly have meaning. Contempt for the victims places you in the same camp as the enlightened ones.

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[fill in the blank] Just Died!
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Handman said:

Another 60s icon is gone. The world is a whole lot less funny now. His Batman series was unavailable on home video for so long that he predicted he would no longer be around to see its release, so he recorded his own commentary tracks on some episodes in case he died before an official release. At least he was able to see that happen, and how much he was loved for it

The Saint and now The Caped Crusader.

The series was such great exuberant corn. I met Adam West briefly at a car show. Seemed like a good guy.

RIP

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Last movie seen
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ALIEN: COVENANT

SSSSHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAA… where to start.

As is typical of the Scott brand, the mood and atmosphere and universe building were outstanding. Fassbender was terrific and the rest of the cast did the best that could have been done with what they were given.

SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS

From the same crowd that gave us LOST, TOMORROWLAND…

Lesseee… We’ve got black-clad clean-shaven monkish Borgish tall dark-eyed statuesque time-jumping super-beings with Romanesque noses that are totally not the idealized image of the Jesuits, we’ve got another duality with a WASPy rapey-heterosexual insane “Davidic” would-be creator god and an Americany tool of the dimwit crew who tries to do the “right” thing according to programming, we’ve got the far-too-stupid to survive mostly white sloppy wildly-irresponsible dimwit crew with their moronic-and-evil-because-he-tries-to-be-Christian leader and their “asleep” cargo of presumably dimwit colonists unworthy of entrance into the great TOMORROWLAND…um…I mean TOMORROWWORLD…

The tall Not-Jesuits have created rapey impregnating aliens and bio-weapons for their INFERNO on Earth to help “cleanse” their planet of all they consider unworthy. It sure would be unfortunate if there was any blow-back onto the coadjutor families and lesser tools of the not-Jesuits, and they wouldn’t want any too-stupid-to-live useless-eaters surviving and learning it was they who did it. Luckily, The WASPy hetero-rapey Davidic would-be god intervenes and makes it very clear that he is solely responsible and anyone who blames the not-Jesuit group is TOTAL EVIL AND MUST SUFFER AND DDDIIIIIEEEEEEEEE!!! No, it is would-be David-god who is SOLEY responsible for bringing in and unleashing the hordes of rapey aliens and super-infectious pathogens.

Americany tool might have a change of heart after the thesis-antithesis wrestle at THE END and then merge their programming into the great synthesis.

END SPOILERS

It’s a good thing these are all just sychronicities sent through time by the great Jesuit-Borg OMEGA POINT to let us know the best possible path and it’s totally NOT a little gang of PURELY DEPRAVED SADISTIC AND INSANE PSYCHOPATHS using their control of Hollywood to advance their COSMICALLY CRUEL and BERZERKLY STUPID program.

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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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CatBus said:

TV’s Frink said:

I like how Fox News said this in their retraction of the Seth Rich story:

The article was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting. Upon appropriate review, the article was found not to meet those standards and has since been removed.

Lol high degree of editorial scrutiny.

We’re still waiting for that Obama the Secret Muslim retraction, guys.

Yeah! FOX needs to let everyone know that Barry Hussein isn’t a Muslim. He’s a doped-up chain-smoking alcohol-swilling homosexual Islamicky-Satanist. There’s a difference.

In other “Obama” news: The puppet-masters have Barry running around Europe performing an excellent ‘Valentine’ impression.

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#1077892
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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CatBus said:

TV’s Frink said:

STOP HARSHING MY BUZZ!

Sorry! 12 Governorships! 12! Totally reasonable chance!

TRULY INSANE!!!

The Democrat Party has been ENTIRELY subsumed by the SAVAGELY DEPRAVED TOTALITARIAN Left and their Globalist puppet-masters.

The Republican party is completely in the thrall of PROFOUNDLY LEFT-WING Globalist-Fascists, with a bunch of right-wing private wannabe oligarchs selling them the rope.

What we are looking at is a show designed to systematically divide the denizens of North America exactly 50/50 to achieve a maximum culling.

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Religion
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TV’s Frink said:

thejediknighthusezni said:

TV’s Frink said:

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/way-more-americans-may-be-atheists-than-we-thought/

The statement “I do not believe in God” is as true for agnostics and people undergoing a crisis of faith. Ask an agnostic “Do you believe in God?” and he must answer “No”.

Wrong.

I didn’t BOTHER reading the rest of your POST.

I meant questions or statements requiring a simple “True” or “False” response such as in the survey.

Fine shades of distinction lead to more qualified responses.

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