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  1. Comment on Why Biden has such a large lead in the polls in ~news

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    The issue is that whoever is President is extremely likely to have a split Congress with the Senate remaining under the leadership of Mitch McConnell. If you want to actually have an impact and...

    I'd rather have the president who tries and fails to do the right things than the president who succeeds at compromising and does little anyway or straight up goes against my views like Biden and Trump

    The issue is that whoever is President is extremely likely to have a split Congress with the Senate remaining under the leadership of Mitch McConnell. If you want to actually have an impact and pass legislation under that scenario, it is going to require compromise. Bernie has been one of the most ineffective legislators in Congress as he has been unwilling to compromise on any bills and seems poised to continue that trend should he be elected President.

    Sure, Bernie has a bold vision for America, but if he does not have the votes or political will to back that up, than he will be in office for four years with nothing to show for it. I would say it is likely for him to be voted out after one term as his base will feel disillusioned that all these grand promises were not kept.

    ETA: I also want to add that even though Sanders is very old, he's the youngest candidate at heart. Much "hipper" than any other candidate in the race.

    Yeah, well no matter how old someone is at heart, what matters is the age of their actual heart.

    11 votes
  2. Comment on Why Biden has such a large lead in the polls in ~news

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    What major legislation has Bernie Sanders actually passed in the Senate?

    Despite both Sanders and Warren being old and accomplished senators

    What major legislation has Bernie Sanders actually passed in the Senate?

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  3. Comment on I'm freaking out and need advice in ~talk

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    It sounds like a therapist may be a really good option for you. You are grieving and dealing with a difficult relationship with your remaining parent. It would be a good idea to find a safe space...

    It sounds like a therapist may be a really good option for you. You are grieving and dealing with a difficult relationship with your remaining parent. It would be a good idea to find a safe space for someone to listen and help.

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  4. Comment on I'm freaking out and need advice in ~talk

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    To talk things out. Sometimes it helps to have someone to listen to, maybe offer advice for how they were able to figure things out, and offer to lend a hand. You also may learn that they had...

    To talk things out. Sometimes it helps to have someone to listen to, maybe offer advice for how they were able to figure things out, and offer to lend a hand. You also may learn that they had similar struggles to you and that things are not so insurmountable.

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  5. Comment on I'm freaking out and need advice in ~talk

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    That is totally normal to not know what exactly you want to do or what you would be passionate about in your early 20s. It is a good time to explore options and see what interests you the most. It...

    That is totally normal to not know what exactly you want to do or what you would be passionate about in your early 20s. It is a good time to explore options and see what interests you the most. It sounds to me like trying some community college may be a good idea to see what careers you may be interested in. Maybe you can try using your friends and family to feel things out and use them as a soundboard?

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  6. Comment on I'm freaking out and need advice in ~talk

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    I would encourage you to check out the resources available in the wiki/sidebar of https://www.reddit.com/r/personalfinance/. You may also want to repost your question there as they have a lot more...

    I would encourage you to check out the resources available in the wiki/sidebar of https://www.reddit.com/r/personalfinance/.

    You may also want to repost your question there as they have a lot more experience and have helped a lot of people in a similar situation as yourself.


    As for personal recommendations, the first thing that I would do is sit down and figure out exactly what you want to do and set goals for yourself. If you are currently unemployed, it may be best to stick with your father's house for awhile longer until you get on your feet. If that is not realistic, you can try one of your friends or other family members until you save up enough to put down a deposit on an apartment.

    It seems like right now, you do not have the fiscal ability to move out on your own. I would suggest trying to get a job close to whatever residence you decide to go with. Even retail experience is a marketable skill and can be translated to other jobs. Retail builds interpersonal communication skills, customer service experience, money management, etc. I would suggest checking out banks near by as one option as bank tellers can make a decent starting wage and have some benefits.

    Once you get a job and receive your first paycheck, you need to build a budget. This means determining how much you will be making after taxes, and then figuring out what your current expenses are, then determining from how much is left what you can afford for things like rent.

    I would also recommend checking out community college. It is a great way to get back into school without the huge cost and loans racking up. If you are not as academically inclined, you may also want to check out some technical schools to learn a trade.

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  7. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

  8. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    The television show follows the continuity of the graphic novel, not the movie. It is set a few decades after Ozymandias dropped a squid on New York City so the population believes that there was...

    The television show follows the continuity of the graphic novel, not the movie. It is set a few decades after Ozymandias dropped a squid on New York City so the population believes that there was an alien attack, not that Dr. Manhattan attacked the world.

    You will see a few familiar faces from the graphic novel in the show, as well as a lot of new characters and stories. One of the interesting aspects is that there is an in-universe television show in this one about the old Minutemen costumed heroes called American Hero Story, a play on American Horror Story, as well as a corollary to the Black Freighter comic-in-a-comic from the graphic novel.

    The show really does an amazing job of expanding the watchmen universe while telling its own unique story. I can not recommend it enough.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    I just have to say that Watchmen is the best show on TV right now. The interconnectedness of this story is just so insanely well written it is blowing me away every episode. Not to mention how...

    I just have to say that Watchmen is the best show on TV right now. The interconnectedness of this story is just so insanely well written it is blowing me away every episode. Not to mention how great the cinematography is in this show. The huge character reveal on this Sunday's episode was just so well done in how they framed every shot up until the final moment, it was just perfect. The only downside is that I just wish it was going to be more than one season. With one episode left, there seem to be a fair bit of loose ends to tie up and I just want them to keep developing this universe more. There seem to be some rumors it could be picked up, potentially with a new writing team, but I just can't see it being the same without Damon Lindelof at the helm.

    I also cant believe that the Golden Globes snubbed Watchmen this year.


    I am enjoying His Dark Materials as well right now. Dafne Keen is doing an amazing job as Lyra and I absolutely love James Cosmo's Farder Coram. He just seems perfect for this character and brings a ton of emotion into every scene. I am a bit disappointed in Lin Manuel Miranda's Lee Scorseby character. I don't know what exactly it is, but he just is not clicking for me. I am glad that HBO picked up this story and they have been doing a great job at staying true to the source material while keeping the story engaging. The Golden Compass always felt like the weakest of the books to me and I am SO excited to see The Subtle Knife brought to life in season 2.

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  10. Comment on The Mandalorian | S01E05: The Gunslinger in ~tv

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    I definitely did not get Boba Fett from that ending bit. Isn't this set after Return of the Jedi, when Boba got eaten by the Sarlac?

    I definitely did not get Boba Fett from that ending bit. Isn't this set after Return of the Jedi, when Boba got eaten by the Sarlac?

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  11. Comment on Knives Out - Discussion Thread in ~movies

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    I know I am a few days late on this, but I just saw Knives Out last night. I thought this was such a great movie. The story was so well written and really felt like a modern twist on a classic...

    I know I am a few days late on this, but I just saw Knives Out last night. I thought this was such a great movie. The story was so well written and really felt like a modern twist on a classic Agatha Christie story (I loved the Murder She Wrote cameo in the middle).

    I really liked that they just told us right off the bat what had happened from the nurse's point of view and then let us follow her perspective for the rest of the movie. It really let us see so many funny moments, particularly when she threw the piece of the terrace away for the dog to play with. It also still felt like we still didn't quite know everything that was going on so there was still a good sense of mystery.

    The acting was fantastic, particularly Daniel Craig. His "now I may be just a small-time country lawyer" accent was just hilarious and I want to see way more of it.

    I also just gotta say that my favorite gags were how the family kept calling the teen son playing on his phone a nazi the whole movie.

    As a big fan of Brick, I think this shows a huge evolution for Rian Johnson on his writing ability and I think that he really excels in these kinds of stories. I really want him to make more movies like this.

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  12. Comment on The Mandalorian | S01E05: The Gunslinger in ~tv

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    I thought this episode was pretty solid. It was another shot little story, still has great visuals and special effects. My only real nit pick is that the fan service was a bit much at times in...

    I thought this episode was pretty solid. It was another shot little story, still has great visuals and special effects. My only real nit pick is that the fan service was a bit much at times in this episode.

    The fact that Mando went to Mos Eisley and ended up at the exact same bar that Han Solo was hanging out in A New Hope, and then Mando meets a rougish character sitting in the exact same table in the exact same pose with his feet up and the exact same shot used to frame him really took me out of the moment.

    Early in the episode the mechanic character also mentions womprats and at the end of the episode she says a throwaway line about Beggar's canyon.

    All of these little bits of fan service came off just a little too cute for me at times and I felt that they did not really add anything to the overall story. I mean, was it really necessary for all of the thousands of planets that Mando could have ended up at that he lands on Tatooine at all?

    I really want this show to explore new spaces and stories, and not use the existing movies as a crutch.

    7 votes
  13. Comment on Spotify Wrapped 2019 is out! What were your top artists? in ~music

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    I believe that Apple Music did a 2019 recap as well for users there

    I believe that Apple Music did a 2019 recap as well for users there

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  14. Comment on Spotify Wrapped 2019 is out! What were your top artists? in ~music

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    Here were my highlights. https://imgur.com/a/mopZwZl I was one of a lot of people who got pop rap as one of my top genres which just seems like an odd name choice. I also spent the last few months...

    Here were my highlights.

    https://imgur.com/a/mopZwZl

    I was one of a lot of people who got pop rap as one of my top genres which just seems like an odd name choice. I also spent the last few months almost exclusively listening to lo-fi beats while studying / writing so that was really outsized on my listening for the year. I am also just a huge pop punk fan.

    I have had Spotify premium since 2012 so it was pretty cool for to go through my top songs/albums over the years.

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  15. Comment on Disney's Mulan | Official Trailer in ~movies

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    Yeah, I think the Jasmine example in Lindsay Ellis' video is pretty stark on that point. The original Jasmine was already a very strong women who was not afraid to speak her mind. No one ever...

    Yeah, I think the Jasmine example in Lindsay Ellis' video is pretty stark on that point. The original Jasmine was already a very strong women who was not afraid to speak her mind. No one ever criticized the movie for her characterization. But for some reason Disney with the live action movie amped up her strong independent womenhood to eleven, talk a ton about how she wants to be the Sultan, and then even gave her a new song all about how she wont be silenced, which ironically was followed up immediately by her being captured.

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  16. Comment on Disney's Mulan | Official Trailer in ~movies

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    Because to Disney, it seems that they feel that the only way to be a "woke" is to "fix" some of their dated gender tropes by adding in / making existing characters into strong independent girl...

    Because to Disney, it seems that they feel that the only way to be a "woke" is to "fix" some of their dated gender tropes by adding in / making existing characters into strong independent girl boss types.

    Like in Lion King they made Shenzi into a larger character and turned them into a girl boss for seemingly no other reason than to seem more woke. Disney also did something similar with Jasmine in Aladdin, Belle in Beauty and the Beast, or the daughter in the new Dumbo remake.

    Basically instead of addressing any real criticism of their older movies in a meaningful way, they just throw in the smallest bit of strong women to the story and call it a day.

    I linked it in my top comment, but I really highly recommend Lindsay Ellis' Woke Disney video as she explains it a lot better than I could - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU1ffHa47YY.

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  17. Comment on Disney's Mulan | Official Trailer in ~movies

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    This looks pretty interesting to me. I like that it seems they are taking this as a more serious movie and seem to be making some changes like toning down the comedy and changing Mushu into a...

    This looks pretty interesting to me. I like that it seems they are taking this as a more serious movie and seem to be making some changes like toning down the comedy and changing Mushu into a pheonix.

    Hopefully this is not just doing another boring straight remake, but woke, like Beauty and the Beast or Lion King. Though the inclusion of another female girl boss baddie gives me a little concern.

    The soundtrack sounds awesome too. I love the cover of my Reflection used in the trailer here.

    4 votes