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  1. Comment on Iowa Democratic caucus results delayed until Tuesday due to reporting inconsistencies and technical issues with app in ~news

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    I'm not normally a conspiracy-minded person, but if it comes out that Bernie won by a significant margin, I'll be convinced that and that alone is why this happened. Maybe because I'm Canadian,...

    I'm not normally a conspiracy-minded person, but if it comes out that Bernie won by a significant margin, I'll be convinced that and that alone is why this happened. Maybe because I'm Canadian, but I'm more likely to attribute this to malice rather than incompetence. That being said I hope I'm wrong.

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  2. Comment on Trump administration Middle East peace plan calls for creation of a State of Palestine, freeze on new Israeli settlements in ~news

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    Agreed. It seems to me that the plan is basically: set the status quo in stone, with insultingly minuscule concessions towards the Palestinians. I fail to see the point of even publishing this.

    Agreed. It seems to me that the plan is basically: set the status quo in stone, with insultingly minuscule concessions towards the Palestinians. I fail to see the point of even publishing this.

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  3. Comment on 1917 (2019) — Spoiler-free discussion thread in ~movies

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    Just got back from seeing it. I agree with your judgement as a high quality but largely unexceptional movie. Besides the very long shots with well-hidden cuts, which is still impressive, I felt...

    Just got back from seeing it. I agree with your judgement as a high quality but largely unexceptional movie. Besides the very long shots with well-hidden cuts, which is still impressive, I felt that 1917 didn't really break any new ground.

    One issue I had, that was fairly minor, was the depiction of the Germans. I think there was a missed opportunity to have a slightly less unsympathetic portrayal of the rank-and-file German soldiers, but given the cultural legacy of WWII I understand why they didn't.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on What are your unpopular game opinions? in ~games

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    GTA V is an awful, joyless game. I make a point to finish any game I buy, and I got maybe 10 hours into a game that has 50+ hours of content according to How Long to Beat. I don't know how anyone...

    GTA V is an awful, joyless game. I make a point to finish any game I buy, and I got maybe 10 hours into a game that has 50+ hours of content according to How Long to Beat. I don't know how anyone could play the game for that long. I didn't find any part of the game enjoyable at all. The controls are clunky; driving is terrible and so is combat. So when I got bored with the stupid, pointless minigames, and the unengaging story, even rampaging around the city in classic GTA fashion got old quickly.

    It's soaked through with cynicism and misanthropy to the point where everything about the game is just downright unpleasant. This is true for every single interaction, even just listening to the radio. People call it a satire of American life, but it's not actually saying anything beyond "These people suck, amiritie?" It's media for people who are angry about something about society, are looking for an outlet, but don't actually want to think about why they're upset.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on What are the best movies mainly set in a single location? in ~movies

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    Locke takes place within a car, as the protagonist, played by Tom Hardy, drives from Birmingham to London. The movie consists entirely of Hardy driving and making phone calls. It's absolutely...

    Locke takes place within a car, as the protagonist, played by Tom Hardy, drives from Birmingham to London. The movie consists entirely of Hardy driving and making phone calls. It's absolutely riveting, and one of those movies that's basically a stage play but in a good way. Apparently the whole thing was shot over the course of eight days.

    7 votes
  6. Comment on IRGC: Missile attack on US base in Iraq is revenge for Soleimani killing in ~news

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    Yeah I meant someone with the impulse control of drunk Nixon, who once came very close to nuking North Vietnam.

    Yeah I meant someone with the impulse control of drunk Nixon, who once came very close to nuking North Vietnam.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on IRGC: Missile attack on US base in Iraq is revenge for Soleimani killing in ~news

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    So based off what you're saying, the ball is now back in Trump's court in terms of escalation, which is concerning. He's mercurial, and if recent reporting is to be believed he chose to...

    So based off what you're saying, the ball is now back in Trump's court in terms of escalation, which is concerning. He's mercurial, and if recent reporting is to be believed he chose to assassinate Soleimani after choosing the option on a whim from a list. He might choose peace today but do something wild tomorrow. Seems like there's a drunken Nixon in the White House, with less heart or forethought.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on A genderless prophet drew hundreds of followers long before the age of nonbinary pronouns in ~lgbt

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    History has been thoroughly "cis-washed," for lack of a better word. This is a problem because it supports transphobic arguments that trans and non-binary identities are a modern day invention, a...

    History has been thoroughly "cis-washed," for lack of a better word. This is a problem because it supports transphobic arguments that trans and non-binary identities are a modern day invention, a fad. A lot of these are just bad faith arguments from bigots, but a lot of people are simply ignorant.

    9 votes
  9. Comment on Iran's Qassem Soleimani killed in US airstrike at Baghdad airport in ~news

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    This is really, really bad right? Soleimani was high-ranking and apparently fairly popular. I can see this getting so much worse in the coming days, and Trump has no incentive to back down.

    This is really, really bad right? Soleimani was high-ranking and apparently fairly popular. I can see this getting so much worse in the coming days, and Trump has no incentive to back down.

    11 votes
  10. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    I've been catching up on Watchmen, just finished episode 8. Overall I'm really liking the show, from the acting, to the music, to the pacing. But I'm a little tired of the "mystery box" style of...

    I've been catching up on Watchmen, just finished episode 8. Overall I'm really liking the show, from the acting, to the music, to the pacing. But I'm a little tired of the "mystery box" style of storytelling. A little mystery is needed for stories, but with Watchmen it's just so relentless that it's actually starting to pull me away from the story somewhat.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Let's Talk: What are your guiding rules in life? in ~talk

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    I don' think I have a clear moral code, but I do have a few rules to guide me: Be Kind Be Honest Be Fair

    I don' think I have a clear moral code, but I do have a few rules to guide me:

    • Be Kind

    • Be Honest

    • Be Fair

    4 votes
  12. Comment on 4 dead in police shoot out after UPS truck was hijacked in ~news

  13. Comment on I've Only Eaten Mac & Cheese for the Past 17 Years, Here's Why in ~health

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    Trigger Warning: description of an eating disorder and abuse Don't let the clickbait title turn you off, this isn't just about gawking. It's a surprisingly genuine exploration of someone's...

    Trigger Warning: description of an eating disorder and abuse
    Don't let the clickbait title turn you off, this isn't just about gawking. It's a surprisingly genuine exploration of someone's struggle with an eating disorder.

    7 votes
  14. Comment on Rick and Morty Season 4 Trailer | adult swim in ~tv

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    I'm happy there's more Rick and Morty, but I feel the same way. Especially because they signed a 70 episode deal. Does the world really need that much of this show?

    I'm happy there's more Rick and Morty, but I feel the same way. Especially because they signed a 70 episode deal. Does the world really need that much of this show?

    2 votes
  15. Comment on The War of the Worlds - Trailer in ~tv

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    Seeing as this seems to be a fairly direct adaptation of the book (set in England, late Victorian/early Edwardian era), I really hope they keep most of the overtly anti-colonial and anti-imperial...

    Seeing as this seems to be a fairly direct adaptation of the book (set in England, late Victorian/early Edwardian era), I really hope they keep most of the overtly anti-colonial and anti-imperial messaging. That was the central point of the book, and the narrator literally says "What the Martians did to us really sucked but it basically is what we did to the Africans so maybe we had it coming." From the two adaptations I've seen (Spielberg and the 50s one) both seem to drop it, or at least downplay it.

    3 votes