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  1. Comment on Westworld III - HBO 2020 in ~tv

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    Man, this trailer came out of nowhere for me watching it right before the Game of Thrones finale. It looked just like a cool futuristic sci fi show starring Aaron Paul. Seeing Rachel Wood's face...

    Man, this trailer came out of nowhere for me watching it right before the Game of Thrones finale. It looked just like a cool futuristic sci fi show starring Aaron Paul. Seeing Rachel Wood's face reveal at the end followed by the Westworld logo just blew me away.

    Im super stoked to see where the series goes from here.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6 Discussion in ~tv

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    If I remember correctly, all of the spin offs are orequel shows ranging from 100 years prior to Season 1 or thousands of years. GRRM has said that he does not intend to continue any of the stories...

    If I remember correctly, all of the spin offs are orequel shows ranging from 100 years prior to Season 1 or thousands of years.

    GRRM has said that he does not intend to continue any of the stories from GoT as it was intended to conclude the story for those characters.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on This Week in Election Night, 2020 (Week 9) in ~news

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    I mean, how many dead kids exactly would it take before talking about geting rid of the agency responsible seems reasonable to most Americans? We are detaining thousands of children long past when...

    I mean, how many dead kids exactly would it take before talking about geting rid of the agency responsible seems reasonable to most Americans?

    We are detaining thousands of children long past when they are legally allowed to be held.

    The border wall is completely unpopular.

    Trump, the GOP, and Fox News black and white view that immigrants are making America dirty, and that they are disease ridden criminals is disgusting and obviously wrong to most Americans.

    We are a nation of immigrants and our economy would flounder without them.

    I think the Democrats could have a great message on immigration to stand up to the obvious examples of rampant white supremacy running amok on our Southern border.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on This Week in Election Night, 2020 (Week 9) in ~news

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    The fact that Dems have seemingly dropped the discussion of immigration and abolishing / reforming ICE is so dumb to me. Trump essentially forced the GOP to run on as immigration as the central...

    from Buzzfeed News: [LONGFORM] “Abolish ICE” Was The Call Of Last Summer. 2020 Democrats Have Moved On.. despite the big hooplah surrounding this last year, it's been surprisingly quiet on the abolish ICE front since then, to the chagrin of many immigration activists. given the fact that it's fairly radical (despite ICE only being an agency since 2002), don't expect a lot of movement here; many of the democrats running who adopted the drumbeat last year have almost totally dropped it and show no signs of really picking it back up.

    The fact that Dems have seemingly dropped the discussion of immigration and abolishing / reforming ICE is so dumb to me. Trump essentially forced the GOP to run on as immigration as the central topic of the 2016 election and the Republicans were historically trounced because of it. Immigration is a winning issue for the Dems and I would love to see them talk about it more.

    This is also especially dumb to me as there are so many stories just in the last week of horrible shit coming out of ICE and the border patrol.

    I mean honestly, it seems like anyone that works at ICE or Border Patrol at this point is just an absolute monster of a person that relishes in authoritarianism and bigotry.

    2 votes
  5. Alabama’s Biggest Newspapers Publish Essays By 200 Women On Abortion Ban This Sunday more than 200 women wrote essays published in the three newspapers owned by the Alabama Media Group — The...

    This Sunday more than 200 women wrote essays published in the three newspapers owned by the Alabama Media Group — The Birmingham News, Huntsville Times, and Mobile Press-Register — with some of the writers sharing their own stories of receiving abortions. The package of essays was also featured at the top of the Alabama Media Group’s website, www.al.com with the headline “Alabama women speak out.”

    Here is the explanation on Al.com.

    Alabama was the talk of the nation last week as the most restrictive abortion ban in the country became law.
    But, missing from many of those conversations were the voices of women from this state.

    So, we asked them to share their opinions on being a woman in Alabama. And more than 200 of them responded within less than 24 hours.

    They are women who live here, and some who have left. Those who have prayed for this very law, and those who now live in fear. Mothers, trying to understand the message this law sends to their daughters and sons. And women who are angry that a majority of men in the state legislature spoke for them.

    Many chose to write about the new law, and others chose to speak more broadly about their experiences and perspectives.

    We’ve chosen to fill this Sunday’s editions of the Birmingham News, Mobile Press Register and Huntsville Times with their essays.

    We’re also publishing headlines for every one of them below. You can click on the headline and read each individual story. We have restricted your ability to comment on our site about their essays, wanting their voices to be heard instead of debated.

    No one should ignore their voices.

    Yes, it is time we had a conversation about women in Alabama -- one in which the voices of Alabama women lead the way.

    A directory for all 200 of these stories is available here: https://topics.al.com/tag/Reckon%20Voices%20of%20Women/

    10 votes
  6. Comment on Movie Monday Free Talk in ~movies

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    Was this supposed to be the final entry in the series, or did it seem like they are just setting this as another perpetual franchise like Fast and Furious?

    Was this supposed to be the final entry in the series, or did it seem like they are just setting this as another perpetual franchise like Fast and Furious?

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Movie Monday Free Talk in ~movies

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    Yeah, that was my concern with the 2nd one as well. The first Wick movie was so tight and wrapped things up nicely, it didn't feel like it really needed a sequel. It was just a simple action movie...

    Yeah, that was my concern with the 2nd one as well.

    The first Wick movie was so tight and wrapped things up nicely, it didn't feel like it really needed a sequel. It was just a simple action movie with some allusions to broader lore and story. I am not sure we really need them to dig into all of these other points and flesh that stuff out.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Movie Monday Free Talk in ~movies

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    Has anyone seen John Wick 3 yet? I am interested in any takes on it.

    Has anyone seen John Wick 3 yet? I am interested in any takes on it.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Movie Monday Free Talk in ~movies

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    I have yet to see GotF, but have seen plenty of online discussions of it and that seems on par with what my expectations would be. I never got the impression that it was just a sad movie, but that...

    I watched Grave of the Fireflies the other day, and had a different reaction than I was expecting. Most descriptions I had come across focused on how sad it was, and how likely it is that you're going to cry watching it. But, my reaction was more... devastated?

    I have yet to see GotF, but have seen plenty of online discussions of it and that seems on par with what my expectations would be. I never got the impression that it was just a sad movie, but that it was more on level with something like Requiem for a Dream in how emotionally crippling it can be.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6 Discussion in ~tv

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    After how much of a letdown episodes 3-5 were, my expectations for this finale were so low I was expecting much worse. The ending was fine I guess. I don't think it makes a whole lot of sense that...

    Or maybe my expectations were so low that mediocrity seems fine to me.

    After how much of a letdown episodes 3-5 were, my expectations for this finale were so low I was expecting much worse.

    The ending was fine I guess. I don't think it makes a whole lot of sense that Bran is king, and only the North are independent, or much else, but I am just pretty over the show at this point.

    If HBO was hoping this finale was going to be some epic boost that would leave us wanting more, I think they are pretty sorely mistaken. I know that they have several prequel GoT shows in the works at this point, but I am struggling to give a shit about them personally.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on Movie Monday Free Talk in ~movies

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    I saw Detective Pikachu last week and thought it was pretty medicore. The pokemon designs were pretty cool and Ryan Reynolds was pretty funny doing his voice for Pikachu, but the overall plot was...

    I saw Detective Pikachu last week and thought it was pretty medicore. The pokemon designs were pretty cool and Ryan Reynolds was pretty funny doing his voice for Pikachu, but the overall plot was a slog to get through. The movie was just over an hour and a half and felt like it dragged the whole way to me. I would say unless you are a diehard pokemon fan, I would pass on it.

    2 votes
  12. Warning: this post may contain spoilers

    Tilderinos, have you watched any movies recently you want to discuss? Any movies that you want to recommend or are hyped about? Feel free to discuss anything here.

    Please just try to provide fair warning of spoilers as you can.


    Past discussions:

    May 13, 2019 | May 6, 2019 | April 22, 2019 | April 15, 2019 | April 1, 2019 | March 25, 2019 | Sept 3, 2018 | August 27, 2018

    5 votes
  13. Comment on Epic Games Store - Mega Sale - Up to 75% off and $10 off every game $14.99+ in ~games

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    Witness is currently 75% from $40 -> $10. https://epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/the-witness/home I was surprised how expensive the game still is, but that seems like a huge bargain.

    Witness is currently 75% from $40 -> $10.

    https://epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/the-witness/home

    I was surprised how expensive the game still is, but that seems like a huge bargain.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Alabama Senate passes nation’s most restrictive abortion ban, which makes no exceptions for victims of rape and incest in ~news

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    Update: Governor Kay Ivey has now signed the abortion ban into law. It goes inti effect in six months....

    Update: Governor Kay Ivey has now signed the abortion ban into law. It goes inti effect in six months.

    https://governor.alabama.gov/statements/governor-ivey-issues-statement-after-signing-the-alabama-human-life-protection-act/

    For comparison sake, while abortions come with a 99 year prison sentence in Alabama, uncest and first-degree sexual abuse, are Class C felonies in Alabama, punishable by a maximum of only 10 years. Second-degree rape ― defined as rape in which the victim is 12 to 16 years old and the assailant is at least two years older, or the victim is incapable of consenting ― carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

    https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5cdc1467e4b061f71b88d11e?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000016&section=politics

    Can someone explain to me how this could possibly make sense or why the modern GOP should be considered anything other than a party of backward and barbaric extremists?

    8 votes
  15. Comment on alyaza is unbanned in ~tildes.official

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    Everyone makes mistakes and thanks for the explanation. I don't know a single moderator who hasn't banned someone for a wrong reason and don't think it is necessary to belabor the point. It is...

    Everyone makes mistakes and thanks for the explanation. I don't know a single moderator who hasn't banned someone for a wrong reason and don't think it is necessary to belabor the point.

    It is good to hear that @Alyaza is back!

    11 votes
  16. Comment on Alabama Senate passes nation’s most restrictive abortion ban, which makes no exceptions for victims of rape and incest in ~news

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    Honestly, that is the part that worries me the most, because a majority of evangelical Christians and Repbulicans do think abortion should be illegal in all or most cases....

    We're all thinking it, most republicans included.

    Honestly, that is the part that worries me the most, because a majority of evangelical Christians and Repbulicans do think abortion should be illegal in all or most cases.

    About six-in-ten white evangelical Protestants (61%) think abortion should be illegal in all or most cases.

    About six-in-ten Republicans (59%) say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases. By contrast, three-quarters (76%) of Democrats say abortion should be legal in all or most cases. Among independents, 60% say abortion should be legal in all or most cases.

    Conservative Republicans are far more likely to say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases than to say that it should be legal (66% vs. 29%). Among moderate and liberal Republicans, 58% say abortion should be legal, while 37% say it should be illegal.

    https://www.pewforum.org/fact-sheet/public-opinion-on-abortion/

    Republicans sincerely do want to overturn roe v wade and outlaw abortion nationwide.

    20 votes
  17. Comment on Alabama Senate passes nation’s most restrictive abortion ban, which makes no exceptions for victims of rape and incest in ~news

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    The justification given by the Alabama GOP is that abortion is a sin tantamount to murder and that a fetus is an "unborn baby who deserves protection." They are explicitly using their religion to...

    The justification given by the Alabama GOP is that abortion is a sin tantamount to murder and that a fetus is an "unborn baby who deserves protection." They are explicitly using their religion to justify this legislation.

    Alabama Sen. Clyde Chambliss, who shepherded the bill through the chamber, opened the tense and at times dramatic session by saying the bill could have national ramifications. “When is a person a person? When does a life become a life?” he said, opening the debate on the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon.

    “I believe that if we terminate the life of an unborn child, we are putting ourselves in God’s place,” Chambliss said.

    Edit: another AL GOP said here:

    Life is a gift of our Creator and we must do everything we can to protect life.

    https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1128647780292091904?s=09

    In reality, this all seems like a way for Republican lawmakers to control women.

    After a Democratic amendment to the bill that would have provided exceptions for victims of rape and incest failed 21-11, Democrats railed against the prospects of young crime victims having to carry the resultant fetuses to term and having to then live with their assailants’ children for the rest of their lives.

    Forcing a 12 year old who is raped and becomes pregnant to carry that child to term is a level of physical and emotional abuse that is astounding to me.

    Ultimately, the GOP know this law is unconstitutional, but they believe that now that Trump has stacked the Supreme Court, particularly after Mitch McConnell somehow denied Obama his final appointment with Merrick Garland, they think that the time is ripe to overturn Roe v Wade and make abortion illegal nationwide.

    26 votes