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  1. Comment on Top Gun: Maverick - Official Trailer (2020) in ~movies

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    Man, Ed Harris just has such a great voice and presence on screen. Im tempted to see this just for him. I know Top Gun is seen as some iconic American movie, but I never really liked it beyonf the...

    Man, Ed Harris just has such a great voice and presence on screen. Im tempted to see this just for him.

    I know Top Gun is seen as some iconic American movie, but I never really liked it beyonf the sound track.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Newsletter Recommendations in ~talk

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    We had a good post on newsletters awhile back here for some solid recommendations. https://tildes.net/~talk/agl/tilderinos_what_email_newsletters_are_you_subscribed_to Copying over my suggestions...

    We had a good post on newsletters awhile back here for some solid recommendations.

    https://tildes.net/~talk/agl/tilderinos_what_email_newsletters_are_you_subscribed_to

    Copying over my suggestions from that thread here.


    Overnight Energy & Environment from The Hill – It’s a nice daily round-up of the latest energy and environmental news from a federal perspective.
    Today’s stories included:

    • Dems slam EPA plan for fighting drinking water contaminants
    • HUD acknowledges recent shutdown slowed pace of recovery aid to Puerto Rico
    • EPA chief knocks Green New Deal: 'Not really ready for prime time'
    • Utility votes to shut coal plant Trump tried to save
    • EPA to announce PFAS chemical regulation plans by end of year

    Daily Pnut – Great daily overview of international and U.S. news, interesting quotes, and a huge selection of links and articles to great in-depth topics.
    Today’s highlights included:

    • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government plans to push through new laws that would restrict internet content
    • Thursday Vice President Mike Pence spoke at a Middle East peace conference in Warsaw
    • France’s foreign minister defended airstrikes against Chadian rebels earlier this month
    • Remembering the victims of the Parkland shooting one year later
    • A new report by the Pew Research Center says the young people of Generation Z are part of one of the most ethnically diverse and progressive age groups in American history, and they’re moving to the left on social issues.

    Right Richter by Will Sommer of the Daily Beast – Weekly Wednesday overview of various right wing media stories.
    This week’s stories were:

    • The Nancy Pelosi fancy water hoax - A week after the State of the Union, a significant percent of the pro-Trump internet has become convinced that Nancy Pelosi was drinking out of some baroque water contraption during the speech, rather than out of a humble glass.

    • Steve Bannon wants to make Trump’s Wall out of hemp

    • George Papadopoulos courts QAnon conspiracy theory on Twitter

    • Will Sommer reviews a movie made by pro-Trump YouTube personalities “The Dip Run”*

    2 votes
  3. Comment on The Village Where Every Cop Has Been Convicted of Domestic Violence in ~misc

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    Well first of all, this official sign for their police department should say a lot about the state of things in the village. That being I wonder how much of this issue is due to low pay / budgets,...

    Well first of all, this official sign for their police department should say a lot about the state of things in the village.

    That being I wonder how much of this issue is due to low pay / budgets, lack of interest, or because of the perception by the community that the police are all corrupt criminals already?

    In the villages where there are cops, a different problem has emerged. A first-of-its-kind investigation by the Daily News and ProPublica has found that at least 14 cities in Alaska have employed police officers whose criminal records should have prevented them from being hired under Department of Public Safety regulations. The news organizations identified more than 34 officers who should have been ineligible for these jobs. In all but three cases, the police hires were never reported by the city governments to the state regulatory board, as required.

    In eight additional communities, local tribal governments have hired tribal police officers convicted of domestic violence or sex crimes.

    All 42 of these tribal and city police officers have rap sheets that would prevent them from being hired by the Anchorage Police Department and its urban peers, as Alaska state troopers or even as private security guards most anywhere else in the United States. Many remain on the job today.

    How can anyone trust the word of a cop about an alleged case of domestic violence or sexual assault when the officer has served time for the same crime? This is just a complete mess.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on USDA expected to lose two-thirds of research staff in move to Kansas City in ~enviro

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    Yup, absolutely. The GOP has been working to gut every regulatory body possible for decades and now Trump is happily doing it for them. Yeah, it is not like poverty, food stamps, and climate...

    Yup, absolutely. The GOP has been working to gut every regulatory body possible for decades and now Trump is happily doing it for them.

    Those two agencies are filled with the bulk of USDA researchers, who either study or fund research into food stamps, climate change, rural poverty and conservation farming.

    Yeah, it is not like poverty, food stamps, and climate change are major issues that we need to consider the impacts of or prepare for.

    You would think even Republicans would be outraged at the loss of study on conservation farming. Using our resources more efficiently and supporting rural communities seems like a no brainer, but I guess any science is bad science with our current administration.

    8 votes
  5. Comment on Taika Waititi to Direct 'Thor 4' in ~movies

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    They said the Akira adaptation is getting delayed again, which is what freed him up for Thor 4.

    They said the Akira adaptation is getting delayed again, which is what freed him up for Thor 4.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Are 'Exemplary' labels no longer visible? in ~tildes

  7. Comment on People Tell Us How QAnon Destroyed Their Relationships in ~life

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    This article reminds me of another recent piece shared here about how "Fox News Didn't Steal Your Parents." Just as the other article argues that Fox News did not really change your parents into...

    This article reminds me of another recent piece shared here about how "Fox News Didn't Steal Your Parents."

    Just as the other article argues that Fox News did not really change your parents into racist, hateful people, the Murdoch propaganda machine is just made them feel more open to sharing those views, I wonder how many of these Qanon folks already had these conspiratorial beliefs / mental illness and finding these online communities just exacerbated those existing issues? For instance, the first interviewee says that her mother already had BPD and PTSD.

    In reading (probably far too many) conspiracy posts on reddit over the last few years, it really seems like a lot of these people are just unhinged, uneducated, and mentally unwell. These online communities seem to prey on the weakest members of society.

    I don't really have an answer for how we can deal with this, but it seems to me that tech companies that host these conspiracy forums like Reddit need to be held accountable for providing these platforms and enabling radicalization.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on ‘The Lion King’ Review: Disney’s Remake Is a Disastrous Plunge into the Uncanny Valley in ~movies

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    Well the issue is that the movie is still a musical. If they wanted to do a realistic telling of the Lion King story (aka jungle Hamlet) they could have done that with a super serious tone like...

    Well the issue is that the movie is still a musical. If they wanted to do a realistic telling of the Lion King story (aka jungle Hamlet) they could have done that with a super serious tone like they did with the Jungle Book remake.

    Instead they did this weird mix of photorealistic serious / angry looking animals, along with the original upbeat, happy music.

    The original Lion King movie was visually gorgeous and colorful, everything we have seen so far just comes off as bland and does not fit the tone of the movie or the casting.

    14 votes