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#1255758
Topic
Current Events. No debates!
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UK austerity has inflicted ‘great misery’ on citizens, UN says’:-

UN finds levels of child poverty in the UK… “not just a disgrace, but a social calamity and an economic disaster”.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/nov/16/uk-austerity-has-inflicted-great-misery-on-citizens-un-says

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Poverty causing ‘misery’ in UK, and ministers are in denial, says UN official

Ministers are in a “state of denial” about poverty, a UN expert has said following a 12-day tour of the UK.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46236642
 

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#1255748
Topic
The Force Awakens - The Starlight Project
Time

NeverarGreat said:

With the day off, I had some fun taking apart the Starkiller Infiltration and putting it back together (somewhat).

https://vimeo.com/300872367
Password: fanedit

I intentionally didn’t spend a great deal of time finessing the scenes or transitions, so it’s a very rough idea. Kylo begins the interrogation the same place as in the Theatrical, but it then transitions to Hux and the Starkiller charging, then the Resistance briefing, and then finally back to the interrogation to imply that it has been going on for quite a while (it definitely needs an establishing shot though). I would like to have some indication in this scene that implies that Rey’s connection to Han is what defeats Kylo, which is what Snoke picks up on later.

Really liked your reworking of the interrogation scenes - you can really feel the ebb and flow of information, Rey’s resistance and then her own probing of Kylo when he more forcefully tries to exert the info he wants. Nice execution in amongst the Falcon’s approach, and Han & Co entering the base.

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#1255746
Topic
*<em>THE JEDI'S APPRENTICE: AOTC Edit Video-Breakdowns</em>
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Cathy said:

Part 2 of 2 and the next video! Ahh, I’m struggling to keep up with sharing these!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKLah-umSfU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9CbtQ3iw5E

You’re doing great - loving the explanations and reasoning as to your changes in your videos (both informative and helpful to anyone out there thinking about undertaking their own project too).

Nicely done, and also with the changes to the order at the end.

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#1255692
Topic
All Things Star Trek
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I think it’s more of a new ‘this machine kills Breen fascists’ experimental type phaser - with smooth free jazz accompaniment for closing scenes after the villain has been defeated each week… 😃
 

Am looking forward to the new season of The Orville in a couple of weeks - should be intriguing to see how it approaches that awkward 2nd album season.
 

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#1255254
Topic
Doctor Who
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Quality episode that for me - and also another one addressing somewhat awkward and sensitive historical events with respect and care they deserve - from the POV of the people in everyday life who would just start to be affected by them.

And hopefully also serve as an introduction to the subject of Partition too - for those who may beinterested.

Loved the music at the end too (and also the cinematography throughout).
 

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#1255084
Topic
An Environmental &amp; Ecology thread
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^ 'Tis indeed a good point that.

 

 

Hard to believe this advert for Iceland Food Stores was banned in the UK as ‘the advert wasn’t approved by advertising regulators as it was seen to be in support of a political issue.’…

https://twitter.com/IcelandFoods/status/1060774234266484737

'You won’t see our Christmas advert on TV this year, because it was banned. But we want to share Rang-tan’s story with you…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdpspllWI2o
 

^ Not a big fan of Christmas tv adverts anyway - yet banning that above seems utterly ridiculous.
 

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#1254944
Topic
An Environmental &amp; Ecology thread
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flametitan said:

Glad you enjoyed those links. I feel they help show the problem with Climate Change: There are large powers invested in ignoring it, and there’s only so much we as individuals can do to stop it without radical change.

Fully agree, I hope that at the personal and local levels there is enough happening (and publicity and awareness) to help make that pressure count on the larger powers - if not now, then for the next generation - or hopefully sooner.

 


 

Remarkable decline in fertility rates’:-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-46118103

 

and on a happier more uplifting note…

Miami just broke ground on a new, High Line-inspired 10-mile park under its train tracks’:-

http://happyeconews.com/2018/11/08/miami-just-broke-ground-on-a-new-high-line-inspired-10-mile-park-under-its-train-tracks/
 

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#1254814
Topic
The Astronomy thread
Time

Astronomers find pairs of black holes at the centers of merging galaxies’…

For the first time, a team of astronomers has observed several pairs of galaxies in the final stages of merging together into single, larger galaxies. Peering through thick walls of gas and dust surrounding the merging galaxies’ messy cores, the research team captured pairs of supermassive black holes—each of which once occupied the center of one of the two original smaller galaxies—drawing closer together before they coalescence into one giant black hole.

https://phys.org/news/2018-11-astronomers-pairs-black-holes-centers.html
 

^ so cool, fascinating and hopefully a lot more intriguing images to come (20 years of Hubble images 😃)