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#1134353
Topic
Tuesday Thread
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I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving Tuesday. How 'bout y’all?

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#1134347
Topic
Tuesday Thread
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Well it seems that The Dictators have alternate facts.

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#1134301
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Yep. And Democrats need to call on him to resign, not just refer it to an ethics committee.

You know, I’ve seen comments that Democrats are handling these things better than Republicans. While there is a bit of truth to that—Democrats aren’t just outright denying allegations—it’s still a weak response that they’re giving.

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#1134285
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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I’m not sure of the point of this, considering that the damage has already been done.

https://www.recode.net/2017/11/22/16689744/facebook-google-twitter-russia-election-disclosure

Facebook is trying to alert some U.S. users that they fell victim to Russian propaganda during the 2016 presidential election.

In the coming weeks, the social giant plans to roll out a new tool so that users can check if they followed or “Liked” pages and accounts — on both Facebook and Instagram — that the Kremlin quietly set up over the past two years in order to sow social and political unrest, the company announced Wednesday.

Only a slice of the roughly 140 million users who may have seen Kremlin-backed content on Facebook and Instagram during the 2016 election can take advantage of Facebook’s new portal, which will soon become part of the site’s Help Center. That’s due in part to technical limitations, the company contends.

But the move nonetheless comes as the tech giant tries to assuage its critics in Congress while further working to “protect our platforms and the people who use them from bad actors who try to undermine our democracy,” Facebook said in a blog post Wednesday.

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#1134281
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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TV’s Frink said:

yhwx said:

TV’s Frink said:

You’re welcome!

It’s disgusting when you just hear the words, but putting the actual picture to it (and especially that picture), it brings it to a whole new level.

Maybe we should send the picture to every person who doesn’t think that sexual harassment and assault is a big deal.

Fantastic idea.

My sarcasm detector is not sure what to do with this one.

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#1134278
Topic
Random Thoughts
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Tomorrow I’ll have had an account on the forum for one year and six months.

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#1134277
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
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Possessed said:

mfastx said:

ChainsawAsh said:

I might be able to give you ROTS above ROTJ, but certainly not TFA.

TFA is certainly a better film on a technical level, what kills it for me is Starkiller Base and the story. Maybe it’ll grow on me with the release of TLJ. I go back and forth on ROTS vs ROTJ.

TV’s Frink said:

I understand people not liking TFA (especially if the rehash stuff bothers you) but I don’t see how anyone can claim any of the prequels are better-made movies.

If you enjoy them more, I guess I understand that…sort of.

I would certainly rank TFA higher if it were solely about how “well-made” the films are. That ranking in my view would go like this:

ESB
ANH
TFA
R1
ROTJ
ROTS
AOTC
TPM

My previous ranking was just pure personal preference.

Tpm worse made than the other two prequels? Curious

I’d say TPM is the best prequel. In its non-edited form, it’s at least mildly funny, and it doesn’t really have any connection to the rest of the movies, so it’s easy to ignore. It also didn’t look as CGI-to-hell as the other ones.

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#1134274
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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oojason said:

yhwx said:

oojason said:

My head actually hurts reading the last few pages.

Is it too much to ask that members think and then explain their opinions and thoughts… instead of seemingly posting whatever first comes to mind for the rest of us to suffer?

 

I suggest we leave it there and get back onto politics again.

I know that I’m going to be disrespecting a moderator and will probably be disciplined for it, but I have to say this.

This is what people have doing with discussions about women’s issues for decades. “Could we just move on to something else?” This is the attitude that caused all the cover-ups of sexual harassment. It’s a kind of erasure. No, we cannot move on. This is important stuff, and people need to realize it. It’s an especially privileged position to take. People need to realize the nature of our society and our culture. While I have found this discussion inane, it’s still important. I just hope after enough times, people will finally get it. Maybe I’m a bit too optimistic.

No, you’re not going be disciplined - why would you be?

As posted by myself in the part you chose not to quote:-

‘If anyone wants to start a thread on females and Star Wars or sci-fi / culture - feel free - it’ll hopefully be a lot better than what has appeared in here today.’
 

However, if you’re going to put words in my mouth and 2nd guess my request, thoughts and attitude… then we will have a problem.

I’ll just say at the beginning that this will be my final post in the matter, and that no personal offense is intended.

I did read that part that part of the post. My issue is with the larger cultural, institutional, and societal context of that attitude. I did not mean to insult you. I’m just saying that it’s emblematic of a trend to hush these issues. I am not saying that you did this intentionally. I am not blaming you. I do not hold anything against you. The problem I have is not with you; it’s with culture in general. I think men should not try to get as offended when they’re shown the cultural issues that we have at hand. If we do that, we’ll work closer towards increasing equality for all. I hope you consider this.

This is my final post on the matter. Thank you.

This post has been edited.

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#1134273
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

TV’s Frink said:

You’re welcome!

It’s disgusting when you just hear the words, but putting the actual picture to it (and especially that picture), it brings it to a whole new level.

Maybe we should send the picture to every person who doesn’t think that sexual harassment and assault is a big deal.

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#1134266
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

TV’s Frink said:

oojason said:

I suggest we leave it there and get back onto politics again.

I lied, I’m going to post in here again, but not on the subject of the last several pages.

So with that said, enjoy…POLITICS!!!

http://www.tmz.com/2017/11/22/texas-congressman-joe-barton-nude-sexting-twitter/

Texas Congressman Joe Barton sent nudes and illicit text messages to a woman, and he’s apologizing for the graphic image first revealed by a Twitter user.

Barton, a Republican, sent the nude photo showing his penis. The Twitter user censored the image, and also revealed a sext that reads, “I want u soo bad. Right now.”

Ready? I’m spoilering this. You can’t actually see anything, in fact it’s covered up quite a bit…but just to be safe, because you can’t say I didn’t warn you.

Ugh. Disgusting.

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#1134261
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

oojason said:

My head actually hurts reading the last few pages.

Is it too much to ask that members think and then explain their opinions and thoughts… instead of seemingly posting whatever first comes to mind for the rest of us to suffer?

 

I suggest we leave it there and get back onto politics again.

I know that I’m going to be disrespecting a moderator and will probably be disciplined for it, but I have to say this.

This is what people have doing with discussions about women’s issues for decades. “Could we just move on to something else?” This is the attitude that caused all the cover-ups of sexual harassment. It’s a kind of erasure. No, we cannot move on. This is important stuff, and people need to realize it. It’s an especially privileged position to take. People need to realize the nature of our society and our culture. While I have found this discussion inane, it’s still important. I just hope after enough times, people will finally get it. Maybe I’m a bit too optimistic.

This post has been edited.

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#1134259
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warbler said:

yhwx said:

chyron8472 said:

yhwx said:

chyron8472 said:

moviefreakedmind said:

chyron8472 said:

If I may, since we’re arguing equality, why does the culture tell us men shouldn’t like cartoons originally targeted toward female children?

Oh great. I don’t know why I’m addressing this, but that has nothing to do with equality.

It has to do with people arguing that some people should like certain things, while other people should not like other things because [insert reason].

chyron8472 said:

In my view tolerance and equality are similar beasts, approaching the same argument from opposite angles.

Women apparently should like Star Wars more than they do. And it’s our job (and Star Wars’ job) to tell them they should…why? Just let them like it or not. If they don’t, then they don’t.

We need to create a cultural environment, both explicitly and impicitly, where’s okay for women to like Star Wars.

On these forums: Yes, we should.

In society at large: …We don’t? What does the culture do to shun women for liking Star Wars?

It’s more subtle, systematic, and implicit than that. While there are explicit examples of these deeper norms, it’s more of a pervasive problem that surfaces subtly. It’s hard to notice, but it’s there. Sometimes women aren’t exposed as much to these things. Sometimes it’s a gentle force steering them away. It’s like the norm that blue is for boys and that pink is for girls. There’s no biological reason for that; in fact, there was a time where the opposite was true. It’s just that there are societal norms embedded in culture that we are exposed to since the time we are born. It doesn’t have to be so explicit.

sounds like a conspiracy theory. Nah, I think I will stick with men and women having different brains and different hormones and it sometimes causes them to have different tastes in things.

Do you believe in institutional racism? If you do, it’s an issue with that sort of scale. It only sounds like a conspiracy theory because you haven’t thought about the issue enough and projected the situations other people might live in.

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#1134216
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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chyron8472 said:

Oh. Umm… I don’t know much about that. I visit here. That’s it.

And I can’t talk about my knowledge of Star Wars with my IRL friends because I get labelled a “purist.”

Not Star Wars culture, just Western culture in general.

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#1134214
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

chyron8472 said:

yhwx said:

chyron8472 said:

moviefreakedmind said:

chyron8472 said:

If I may, since we’re arguing equality, why does the culture tell us men shouldn’t like cartoons originally targeted toward female children?

Oh great. I don’t know why I’m addressing this, but that has nothing to do with equality.

It has to do with people arguing that some people should like certain things, while other people should not like other things because [insert reason].

chyron8472 said:

In my view tolerance and equality are similar beasts, approaching the same argument from opposite angles.

Women apparently should like Star Wars more than they do. And it’s our job (and Star Wars’ job) to tell them they should…why? Just let them like it or not. If they don’t, then they don’t.

We need to create a cultural environment, both explicitly and impicitly, where’s okay for women to like Star Wars.

On these forums: Yes, we should.

In society at large: …We don’t? What does the culture do to shun women for liking Star Wars?

It’s more subtle, systematic, and implicit than that. While there are explicit examples of these deeper norms, it’s more of a pervasive problem that surfaces subtly. It’s hard to notice, but it’s there. Sometimes women aren’t exposed as much to these things. Sometimes it’s a gentle force steering them away. It’s like the norm that blue is for boys and that pink is for girls. There’s no biological reason for that; in fact, there was a time where the opposite was true. It’s just that there are societal norms embedded in culture that we are exposed to since the time we are born. It doesn’t have to be so explicit.

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