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#1091651
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Earth 2 seems pretty bleak.

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/if-clinton-had-won/

On Monday morning, Clinton and the rest of the political world awoke to a barrage of incendiary tweets from Donald Trump. “Crooked H is a failed, FAKE PRESIDENT,” said one of them, which linked to a Rasmussen Reports poll showing Clinton’s approval rating at 37 percent.

On Tuesday, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr announced that he’d call upon former Attorney General Loretta Lynch to testify before his committee next week as part of hearings on whether Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, interfered with the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s private email server.

Also on Tuesday, Fox News’s Sean Hannity revealed what he said was “shocking new evidence” of widespread voter fraud in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, states Clinton won by just 7,000 and 17,000 votes, respectively. (Hannity’s evidence consisted of an academic paper that has widely been discredited.)

And on Wednesday, White House press secretary Brian Fallon got into a shouting match with reporters at his daily press briefing, triggered by what he later said was frustration over the media’s failure to cover new revelations about Russia’s apparent interference in the 2016 campaign.

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#1091616
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Last movie seen
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TV’s Frink said:

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

Meh. Can’t believe how little I cared about the movie. The problem was with the human cast, which was a big ball of yawn. Nobody stood out and everyone was just uninspired. The apes were pretty good but every time a human was onscreen I felt like I was back on Zion instead of enjoying my time in The Matrix.

5/10

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#1091464
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/19/health/gupta-mccain-glioblastoma/index.html

Sen. John McCain, 80, has been diagnosed with a primary glioblastoma, a type of brain tumor, Mayo Clinic doctors directly involved in the senator’s care told CNN exclusively. The doctors spoke directly to CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

The senator underwent surgery to remove a blood clot on Friday at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Lab results from that surgery confirmed the presence of brain cancer associated with the blood clot.

Glioblastoma is a particularly aggressive tumor that forms in the tissue of the brain and spinal cord, according to the American Brain Tumor Association.

A pathologist was in the operating room during the procedure, a minimally invasive craniotomy with an eyebrow incision, said his doctor, who added that the surgery lasted about three to four hours. Post-surgical brain scans show the tissue causing concern has been completely removed.

McCain is recovering “amazingly well,” according to a statement from his office.

Wishing the best to McCain and his family.

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#1091421
Topic
The problem of Owen Lars
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NeverarGreat said:

yotsuya said:

thelonius said:

Give the guy a break, he aged at least four decades on only 19 years.

When you look at the ages of the actors who played him and consider that people’s skin age faster under harsh sun, the discrepancy shrinks. If you make the Clone Wars longer (three years is too short for such an epic, galaxy spanning, Republic destroying conflict) Owen and Beru’s ages make more sense in the PT and their apparent age in Ep 4 no longer is off at all.

Granted people can look older than they are, but Ewan McGregor was around 35 when filming ROTS, and Alec Guinness was in his 70s when filming Star Wars. Sure, actors don’t always play characters that are the same age, but unless it’s obvious through makeup or exposition it’s a good metric. I could see McGregor being as old as 45 in ROTS and Guinness being as young as 65, but it strains credulity:
rough years
I also can’t help noticing that Guinness’s nose and ears are proportionally much larger than McGregor’s, and this is a characteristic not of harsh environments but of advanced old age which only gets more pronounced in Empire and Jedi.

I don’t really see a problem with this.

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#1091404
Topic
Random Thoughts
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TV’s Frink said:

yhwx said:

TV’s Frink said:

yhwx said:

TV’s Frink said:

yhwx said:

Not everybody needs to know the same things.

Maybe but everyone needs to like what I like.

Oh wait that was the other guy.

Are you threatening an image?

Or worse yet, the image?

DO IT

I just want to zoom in on it and laugh some more.

Just for you.

I know the difference between a static image and a YouTube link, son.

I was worrying about that. I was considering using a link shortner but I just used the link.

Well played, sir.

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#1091396
Topic
Random Thoughts
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SilverWook said:

yhwx said:

Not everybody needs to know the same things.

It’s not essential information, but a basic awareness of popular culture never hurt. I’m not even a Sinatra guy, but I know who he is and what his signature tune was.
The old joke about people who think Paul McCartney’s first band was Wings is being replaced by “Paul who?”

Yeah but I’m sure you don’t know stuff that people thirty years older than you might.

DominicCobb said:

“New York, New York” wasn’t even originally a Sinatra song.

See, we can all complain about something.

Nicely played.

TV’s Frink said:

yhwx said:

TV’s Frink said:

yhwx said:

Not everybody needs to know the same things.

Maybe but everyone needs to like what I like.

Oh wait that was the other guy.

Are you threatening an image?

Or worse yet, the image?

DO IT

I just want to zoom in on it and laugh some more.

Just for you.

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#1091384
Topic
Random Thoughts
Time

TV’s Frink said:

yhwx said:

Not everybody needs to know the same things.

Maybe but everyone needs to like what I like.

Oh wait that was the other guy.

Are you threatening an image?

Or worse yet, the image?

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#1091383
Topic
All Things Star Trek
Time

I don’t think that person was calling “people who don’t like certain aspects of Star Trek” jerks and trolsl, just calling you a jerk and a troll.

Disclaimer: This post is not an endorsement of anything.

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