Open Forum Friday, Brought to You by “The Flying Pig”: January 11, 2019

Submitted by: kalron 1 week ago in Entertainment Funny
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Let's relieve some stress from the week and laugh a bit. Happy Friday!
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Tomorrow is Monday

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Male 5,887
I just finished watching Happy!  What a fun ride into insanity :)

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IAB hive  mind . Me and my girlfriend are thinking of doing a 2 week camping trip in August flying into Denver , driving north to Yellowstone, back down via Salt lake to the Moab and back to Denver. Any tips, advice, recommendations, warnings, alternatives? 
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jayme21    I've seen this movie. Escaped convicts will kill you in the woods.
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jayme21 try and hit Zion National Park in Utah when you out that way.  It’s breathtakingly surreal.
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jayme21 Finish off in Fort Collins and enjoy the food and beer. Take a few days there.
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marsii Fort Collins is great, haven't been there is decades but when I did they had some great micro-brews.  Just don't order a Cheesesteak from any restaurant.  Mid-West doesn't understand the concept ;)
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kalron There are now many microbrews in the city. Can't badmouth the food anywhere in that city. I'm sure there's an exception somewhere.
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jayme21 my recommendation would be don't go to any tourist areas on winter break, spring break, or summer break.
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jayme21 August is not the time to visit Yellowstone. Huge crowds, bad traffic and so on. Go see the big ditch, The Grand Canyon, in Arizona. That will work with Moab. Also Rocky Mountain National park, NW of Denver is pretty amazing.
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scheckydamon "Huge crowds, bad traffic and so on."
The crowds are huge because it's worth seeing and easy to get to. Bad traffic = slow driving and time to look around. Relax and go with the flow. All the tourists are there for the same reason you are. You have that in common. Watch how kids react to everything, and try to be a kid.
Zion is a must if you can fit it in. You won't regret it and you'll never forget it.
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scheckydamon holygod my problem is between our work schedule we can only travel August to first week of September this year. We don't have much interest in grand canyon. Yellowstone was to see the geysers as she didn't believe me when i first said about it. Would we be better delaying until next year then? What time of would be good?
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jayme21 true, there will be tourists, but the summer season is short so you will get tourists whenever you go.
Just do it and enjoy!  
Advice: don’t be a dick.  Don’t walk off the trails and paths for a better pic.  Don’t try and take selfies with the animals.  And for the sake of all that is holy, don’t just stop your car in the middle of the fucking road and get out to stare at and take pics of the animals.

Once you have been there you will know what I’m talking about.  And you will also have been blown away by the beauty.
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Time zones are annoying still bored maybe see you in another 4 years
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Mr_Pedo_Bear Mr. Pedo Bear, where are you, in a general kind of way? In Asia? Australia?
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Mr_Pedo_Bear We'll still be here.
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Male 46,093
Dull Saturday night.
I'm watching 'Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled' while building Downton Abbey in
my SIMS Freeplay game on my iPad.



help I need a life
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Gerry1of1 cocaine whisky and rent boys. Thats what you need. 
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melcervini I can see this on HGTV.  A Chip and Joanna miniseries!
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Male 7,517
I came across this chart this week and it struck me as one of the most disingenuous things I have seen in ages, examine the same chart in its flipped form too..

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daegog if you rotate you image 90 degrees to the right and rearrange the two pieces so the two white bits are next to each other, it looks like an inverse Canadian flag.
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daegog where did you see this? I don't know if it is intentionally misleading or an ill advised design choice to try to look like dripping blood.
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holygod I happened across it on my reddit feed, someone was trying to use it to show how since stand your ground laws started, the gun death totals had been trending downward.. Which it does look like at first glance.

But I think its by design.
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daegog What an absurd mess of a chart. Pisses me off how much unnecessary confusion it brings to the data. A data display disaster, in fact.
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Male 46,093
So I went to see the early show this morning. "Mary Poppins Returns".
It's a good movie. It's what you expect in a Disney family movie and it's not boring.
But it's never going to be a classic either. The songs are nice but don't stick in your
head like the original ones. Emily Blunt was better than expected and did a good job,
except she had trouble pointing her toes out. haha  Lin-Manuel Miranda was flat, and
dull. Any number of actors could have done better.   Jane and Michael were good
casting. Dick Van Dyke appears in it and a cameo with the original Jane all grown
up. :-)      Final word: It was worth the $7.00 I paid for the ticket. {Early show is cheap}

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It's still so much nicer here now.
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marsii   If you like I'll verbally abuse you so you can remember old times
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Gerry1of1 Unfortunately, if you have any sort of a life you won't be able to do it justice.
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marsii I have all the qualifications then as I have no life.
You can tell because I am here at IAB  way too much.
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Gerry1of1 Well I think a lot of us are glad you are here.
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marsii YUP
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daegog    I never heard of either of those people
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Gerry1of1 And Rashida is a female Muslim politician who said regarding trump..."we're going to impeach the motherfucker".

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oobaka Whom or what did she curse?
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7eggert The bloated, orange, raccoon eyed cunt known as trump. 
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Gerry1of1  a few years ago King   ran on the slogan Make America White Again and won
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daegog The one time we had a break-in at our house, they stole my wife's sleeping meds and our bottle of vodka.  We hope they downed both bottles and never woke up.

Consequently there were no further break-ins in the area so...
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Evidently no one to debate now catch up later. 
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Mr_Pedo_Bear Mr. Pedo Bear was very talkative in the pre-dawn hours, I see.
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when the majority of our knowledge is second hand through other people reporting in books, newspapers, tv and radio. Can we trust any of our knowledge or beliefs about the world. Are we simply regurgitating false narratives.  
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Mr_Pedo_Bear Can we trust our self-earned knowledge if we know that we are fooling ourselves about most of our sensory input? Even on the sensory input we don't fool ourselves about, where does it come from?
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Did jimmy at school really have an uncle at Nintendo? 
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There is no logical scientific basis to any law or legal code. It is all based on a spiritual mumbo jumbo blessing. What makes a traffic law? The agency for transport. Why? Legislative chamber gave them power. Why? Constitution says so. Who gave that power? The previous constitution/repeat until you get to.... some people long ago(likely a king)claimed an imaginary power from god (or something else like inherent sovereignty)  to have thier opinions and power decide. 
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Mr_Pedo_Bear You wan t to read Machiavelli.

Laws are not made because somebody has the power to decide, but because people behave badly and need to be stopped. That's why people elect a government, and if the elected people do bad, they'll elect sb else. That's democracy

Even in Monarchies and Despotism, kings like their head to be on their shoulders so they will tend to make laws for the benefit of the people, too.

But there is a truth that can't be attributed to a son of humans, but to a you-may-call-it-divine truth, a god: Each man being created equal. If a man gave you your universal rights, he can take it away or limit it to White Anglo Saxon Protestants just by stopping to give it to them - or to you.
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Mr_Pedo_Bear Order.  The universe is naturally chaotic.  Human beings have been shown to live better under structured systems.  Religion was created by our desire to have right and wrong; right and wrong created religion, not the other way around.
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punko pick any law. Think what gave it the power to be law. What process. Eventually you get authority called from a higher mystical power which is not objective. UK for instance although symbolic all laws are from the queens authority. Elected officials pass queens signs them. The queen is by divine right of god ergo mysticism. 

All laws in the US derive from the constitution. The constitution is a piece of paper why does it have more power as opposed to another piece of paper?  What is the underlying authority ? Mystical and non objective. Ergo there is no logical independent basis of any legal system. As every legal system starts with some people just claiming it. Objectively why should they be more authorative then anyone elses rules.
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Mr_Pedo_Bear <sigh> In the first case, you have simply agreed with me.  Many have called upon their mythical basis to justify the law.  However, if you look at the first laws (the Code of Hammurabi, for example) no appeals to a higher power exist.  They are laws of common sense.  similarly with laws from the ancient world.  they revolved around politics and trade.

US law did not derive from the constitution.  Law in the US  is a direct descendant of English Common Law, which is a legal system built on precedents.
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punko Common sense might be telling you (or whomever) that the sun orbits the earth and there is no greater man than Chairman Mao.

Common sense is just the accumulation of all prejudices (right and wrong) accumulated by the age of 18.
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Mr_Pedo_Bear  Not true. There is a logical basis for incest taboos and the laws forbidding siblings to wed in order to avoid inbred children.
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Gerry1of1 and the prohibition on drugs and alcohol has logical reason. Everyone driving on the same side of the road has a logical reason but not a basis. Think about how it was converted into a statute? Who codified it? What gave them the right to codify? Follow the chain you get to something imaginary/mystical. 
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Mr_Pedo_Bear I disagree. May I present a scenario?

A small hunter-gatherer group whose religious development hasn't gone much beyond burying their dead and trying to placate thunder. No codified rules.

One guy decides that he can't be bothered to make a new spear so he'll just take Tharg's. Tharg can't do anything about it because he's smaller. In that situation the thief is likely to be killed because people don't like having their stuff nicked and also he's screwing up the cohesion needed in a hunter group. No appeal to mysticism needed.

"Don't steal."
"Why not?"
"Because look what happened to the last guy we caught."

Acts which undermine society will be punished for that reason. Later these prohibitions might be attributed to a super-natural injunction (even if we don't catch you you will still be punished.) After that it was a slippery slope.

I'd be willing to bet that the first murderers (i.e. killing within the in-group) were punished by pissed off relatives - you killed our brother so we are going to kill you - without any need for mystical justification. Lex talionus. 
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LordJim Thief has his gang and if you lay hand on Thief, his gang will kill you. Thief is exempt from the law (for now). (That's true for chimps, too.) Tharg will die, and Tharg's brother will die.

The other group has the law of don't steal because they have the concept of universal law, and even though it has no one as strong as Thief and would not fare well in a clash, Thief's clan will perish eventually and the other group will survive.
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7eggert You might find this interesting. It's not a direct connection but relevant;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tSLH345W_0
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7eggert Well, in the scenario I presented it was a small hunting group. Would you go hunting with someone you had stolen from and seriously pissed off?

"Tharg. You back from hunting?"
"uh"
"You kill mammoth?"
"No kill mammoth."
"Where Thief?"
"Mammoth kill Thief."
"Mammoth kill Thief?"
"Uh"
"How mammoth kill Thief?"
"Spear in back."
"Mammoth not use spear."
"Mammoth evolving."
"Shit. That bad. Me feel sad for Thief"
"Me too. Tharg cry tonight."
"Tharg, you just invent sarcasm?"
"Tharg? Sarcasm? Nooo."

I'll try to find something to post that discusses this topic. It's complicated and there are several schools of thought. It's been a while since I read into the topic but, as far as I recall, the few remaining hunter-gatherer groups that we know of abide by social norms without appeal to higher powers. Sure, they have spirits to placate but those spirits do not impose a moral code.
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Mr_Pedo_Bear 

That's not true of Buddhism, they don't believe in an inherent Divine being.
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normalfreak2 They don't have a personification. Adonai is not a person either, as we learned at Horeb.
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normalfreak2 "That's not true of Buddhism, they don't believe in an inherent Divine being."

So they say, and the Buddhists I know seem to believe it. But Gautama once cut off his own eyelids so that he would not fall asleep while meditating. He threw those eyelids to the ground, and they grew into the first tea plants. There is a large (almost six feet long) depression in the stone on Adam's Peak in Sri Lanka, known to Buddhists as the footprint of the Buddha.

I could go on for hours, but that is some Bible-Class bullshit.
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semichisam In Sri Lanka there is a temple containing what is claimed to be the Buddha's tooth. I've sometimes wished someone would sneak in and replace it with a silver sixpence.
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normalfreak2 although a religion is not a legal code. Buddhism rules all derive from Siddhartha Gautama. Where did Siddhartha Gautama source the rules "enlightenment" can enlightenment be logically proved? Can enlightenment be objective? What gives Guatama enlightenment a greater right to be enforced on a person then thier own enlightenment? Enlightenment is the mystical authority that authorisesit.
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Mr_Pedo_BearWe know one since we can derive it by deriving it: Cogito ergo sum, since if I wasn't, I would not derive. As far as I know, this is the only objective truth.
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The solution to gay marriage is to abolish state backed marriage and have only a state backed relationship partnership. If your religion doesnt accept you its a question of why its your religion not getting the state to force people against thier beliefs. 
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Mr_Pedo_Bear If you abolish marriage, you abolish your own future.
If you force gays and lesbians to marry, you force them to breed.
Therefore no matter weather you like it or not, the only sane solution is to allow marriage.

BTW: http://explosm.net/comics/3970/
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Mr_Pedo_Bear Gay marriage is not a problem.  The only problem is that some religions don't agree with it.  
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Mr_Pedo_Bear "getting the state to force people against their beliefs"

Please cite one example where the state has forced anyone into a gay marriage against their belief?

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Gerry1of1 well 2 points . People trying still count as its trying to get the government to coerce someone. Peter tatchell has supported and called for legal challenges to UK law on it. Moment the act was passed there was a HRA legal challenge.

Secondly. In Denmark if you want a gay marriage in your church the Bishop of the area has a criminal liability to find a priest who is willing to go and perform it or perform themselves. You cannot have a stance of being against gay marriage in your faith and rise to rank of Bishop without facing sanction. 

Do I care? Not massively its my opinion that the state should not be involved and as i said if a religion doesnt accept natural gay love more fool them.
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Mr_Pedo_Bear  In Denmark if you want a gay marriage in your church the Bishop of the area has a criminal liability to find a priest who is willing to go and perform it or perform themselves.

That's one way of expressing it. Another would be that the church accepts gay marriage but respects the rights of individual priests to recuse themselves.

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Mr_Pedo_Bear I agree on the State staying out of it . In the US the marriage license came about when counties figured out they could get $5 per couple to get married... a revenue generating scheme.  Now it's ingrained in the government and like termites, once in it's hard to get rid of them.
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Gerry1of1 funnily enough. Its my stated position until the divorce laws are amended i will not get married. My partner agrees they are very one sided and there should be no fault divorce. 

Getting married* should be difficult getting divorced should be easy. Not the other way round. 

* a government backed union of 2 people with accompanying legal benefits and privileges  
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Mr_Pedo_Bear Except marriage is a contract between two adults.  Entering or breaking this contract should be no harder, but no easier that any other legal contract.

In a marriage you make a promise. You sign the document confirming your commitment. 

The biggest mistake is that many refer to it as a "Marriage license".  Licenses have an expiry date.  Marriage agreements don't.  I know, I've looked.  

More than once.

More than once.
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Gerry1of1 He might be referring to people catering gay weddings "against their beliefs" 
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Mr_Pedo_Bear That's A solution, not THE solution.  If you want the "Legal benefits of Marriage" then the State is what defines those terms.  Really this is a semantic argument over the world "marriage".  State back marriage vs Partnership same damn thing.  Different words.  The Solution is to grow the fuck up and stop being offended by someone that is living their life the way they want to live it.
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normalfreak2 you got that it isnonenof semantics hence why civil partnerships dont stop gay marriage calls. And the semantics only matter because the state backs marriage and not something open to all. 

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Mr_Pedo_Bear Right or Wrong marriage exists as a legal  mechanism moreso than a religious one.  There are significant "benefits" to being married.  I don't think the solution is to simply "to get the government out of Marriage"  It has to be involved in someway due to what both parties get out of the Marriage.  There's tax implications, Property implications, you get certain authorities and benefits for each other, etc.  Really the question should be what should people be getting out of legal marriage, do we still need legal  marriage?  I'd say as it's currently structured probably.  Although in the future it should always be up for needing to be updated with the times.
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If we need socialism to have a lot of power over humans and business to force people to be virtuous because they are inherently fat cat exploitive capitalists. How do you stop the people in charge from inevitably being inherently exploitative themselves with less power to fight back. 

Interesting side point have you ever read the kgb interrogation manuals in gulag cells. You always had a right to stop questioning if being oppressed/tortured and s full investigation. 
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Mr_Pedo_Bear <sigh) socialism and communism are two different things.  Technically speaking, having a military is a socialist policy.  Socialism isn't power over human beings, it is the codifications of the desire of people to work together for a common goal.
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punko sigh didnt mention communism. The side point is to say how ineffective rights and safeguards are against a authoritarian powerful state. 

And what is a government codification other than coercive power over people? The more codification and restrictions the more powerful the state. 
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Mr_Pedo_Bear You specifically mentioned the KGB and the gulag - hence the association with communism.  Your tone directly from the start has been a rant about the over stepping authority of the State.

 what is a government codification other than coercive power over people

Lets see: laws prohibit actions by individuals that have been deemed unwanted by the society that enacted the law.  You see "The State demands you do this" where the law reads "Do not do this".

Behavior of the individual where it causes harm to another is unwanted.  Laws are enacted to avoid these behaviors.

 The more codification and restrictions the more powerful the state.  

Explain how the Tragedy of the Commons is to be avoided without law.

The State also acts to prevent the tyranny of the majority.

Like anything in this world, too much is as bad as too little.  Moderation, in almost every case, is the key to happiness.

Unrestricted freedom is anarchy.  Unrestricted corporations leads to fascism. Unrestricted government control leads to totalitarianism.  Balance is key.

The best countries in this world (based on human development index, happiness index, corruption index) are democracies with a strong, independent, legal system, including politically independent judiciary; a police system with transparent oversight; clear separation of church and state; enshrinement of a significant and meaningful political opposition; and a professional public service without political ideologies.
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Mr_Pedo_Bear If we need socialism to have a lot of power over humans and business to force people to be virtuous because they are inherently fat cat exploitative capitalists. How do you stop the people in charge from inevitably being inherently exploitative themselves with less power to fight back.

Have a mechanism in place (Ideally a bedrock foundation of law) that can't be changed easily that limits those in power to terms. You have to set a playing field by which everyone abides by and is held in check by elections and terms to prevent one person or a group of people from sustaining power.  It's not Socialism or Capitalism that's bad, it's the ability to sustain power an influence that's the problem.
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normalfreak2 a great thinker once stated 
"Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides"
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Mr_Pedo_Bear A politician is the only known being that is able to  remain on the fence, while maintaining both a foot in each camp and an ear to the ground on each side.
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If gender stereotypes are a social construct ergo there are no non physical traits specific to men or women, how can you feel a different sex to your biological sex as its not synonymous with the opposite physical sex?
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Mr_Pedo_Bear physical gender and social gender are two different concepts. 
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punko but then my social age is different to the physical age i am. My race is different? Why is physical and social gender different ? And are you suggesting to say a trans woman is physically a man? That transphobic.

If you are not physically your birth gender then you emotionally and mentally feel its wrong. But back the point how fan you feel like a man or a woman when there are no non physical criteria for such. 
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Mr_Pedo_Bear no non physical criteria.  

Why would emotional and/or mental association of gender require a physical criteria ?
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Does a straw have one hole or two?
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Mr_Pedo_Bear https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeomorphism
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Mr_Pedo_Bear Well if put both ends of the straw together then you have one triangle or square
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tinfoilhatsociety or first prize at the Oregon state science fair. Badum dum tsch 
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Mr_Pedo_Bear A straw does not have a hole.  It is a tube; an opening at each end.  Technically speaking, a straw, a donut, and a tea cup are all topologically identical.
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punko sigh if were getting all technical and topological then the mathematically correct answer is 1 hole.

A straw is topologically the product of a circle, which has 1 hole, and an interval, which has 0 holes. So the straw has 1 hole. Formally, a straw is topologically equivalent to S1 × [0, L], where S1 is the unit circle and L is the length of the straw.

But does it feel like it has one hole or no holes. Thats the real question.
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Mr_Pedo_Bear A straw is an elongated torus.
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punko "a straw, a donut, and a tea cup are all topologically identical."
A topologist is a mathematician who can't tell a donut from a cup of coffee.
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semichisam Or a mathematician who knows why coffee and donuts go well together.
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punko "Or a mathematician who knows why coffee and donuts go well together."

It is only to a human that they go well together. That is because all three of us are tori.
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semichisam No, you forget the nose.
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semichisam I never had any living thing claim that coffee and donuts do not go together.   Sadly, despite many claims, human beings are not equivalent to a torus.  we have numerous holes. i.e. your ears are directly connected to your throat, as  The ear drum is not 100% closed. your mouth and nose are connected.  We are a torus with branching holes.  Which is very weird to contemplate.
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punko You forgot our asshole are connected to our mouth. In more ways than one.
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punko "We are a torus with branching holes."
So, if a torus is a genus 1 surface, then we are a genus x. Can we shorten that to gen x?

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punko "I never had any living thing claim that coffee and donuts do not go together."

That is easy to believe. I have never had any non-living thing claim that coffee and donuts do not go together.
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semichisam *waves arms in the air*  "We are the same, McLeod!"
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Mr_Pedo_Bear We have to arrange for Mr. Pedo Bear and Rumham to meet. They could ask these questions back and forth all night. A match made in heaven.
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Mr_Pedo_Bear "Does a straw have one hole or two?"
Yes!
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I've had a few beer and sleeping pills so I'm off to bet.. see you all tomorrow, maybe.

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Tonight I wathced "SOLO: A Star Wars Story" ........ I'd say ... meh
It was good, not great.  Good casting of Han and Lando

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Gerry1of1 I thought the casting of Han was off.  To me he didn't come across as Han Solo.  Something was missing.
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normalfreak2   Chewbacca is an exhibitionist. Every film he's in he has to do full frontal nudity.
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SNARFUHGOPOLIS! Excuse me. Just had to get that out there.
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squrlz4ever gesundheit
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drwhowho Thank you.
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squrlz4ever Why is it considered civilized to blow snot into a piece of cloth and keep it in your back pocket?
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scheckydamon alot better then blowing your nose into a tissue and then eating it
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tinfoilhatsociety Studies have shown that kids that eat their booger’s get sick less.
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scheckydamon Because it's more civilized than many alternatives.  (of course, I use disposable tissue...gotta kill them trees.)
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megrendel You won't see a logger using a handkerchief to blow his nose.
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I have a confession to make. I am two IAB users. I was semichisam01 last year. In December I finally found my original registration, from 2012, as semichisam. As of January 1 2019, I am using only this persona, but the other one still exists, and I can not find a path to destruction. 
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semichisam Or, as Styx sang in Double Life, "I'm schizophrenic and so am I."
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semichisam       Is He Or Isn't She ?

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semichisam Hey, Sam. All's good. I saw your notice about this the other day. We rarely delete accounts out of the system; more typically, we shut the accounts down so that no one can log into them. If you'd like to do that with your 01 account, lemme know. (Probably a good idea.)
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squrlz4ever Hey, when i first started here I was 'Grendel'.  It wasn't until some occurrence that I had to re-register and found someone had taken it, so that's why I'm now MeGrendel. 
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megrendel Someone took over your first account? That basstid. I'd always wondered why you were "Megrendel" and not just "Grendel." Well, Megrendel works. 
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squrlz4ever I don't think they 'took it over'.  At one point in IAB history I had to re-register, and it had been taken.  I'm alright with my MeGrendel as long as I get to use my Stogie Smoking Otter avatar. 
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megrendel Yes, your avatar is a home run. I love it.
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squrlz4ever Yes. semichisam01 is dead to me now.
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      No Doll Shaming, please.

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Gerry1of1 looks like pappy is eyeballing the blonde for a possible “doll swap”
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woodyville06 He's probably thinking she's more plastic than the doll.
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What if most trump supporters are just liberal trolls doing caricatures of and making fun of retarded conservatives?

There might just be like 20 rednecks who think he is the greatest president of all time and everyone else is just mocking them.
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holygod Then those 20 rednecks must be my neighbors
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holygod about a decade ago i ran for a elected student position as a joke. My manifesto blurb was a joke. It was picked up by online sites to make fun of me and how stupid i am. Since that day whenever i see something crazy/stupid online i wonder is it a joke and im too foolish to realise
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holygod Or! What if Trump is Kalki? 
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holygod Typical libtard gun-grabber. Did you get that talking point from Obama?
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David Hasselhoff's some what decent music video.  From the movie "kung furry" from 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTidn2dBYbY
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tinfoilhatsociety Important question that needs to be answered before I click that. What's his fursona?
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marsii http://en.wikifur.com/wiki/Fursona

something to do with the pathfinder series of rule books for D&D or something like that
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I know that many of you are concerned about how the current partial government shut down is affecting government workers who aren't being paid today. You will be relieved to hear that Congressional salaries are guaranteed under a law (passed by Congress), and are not dependent on appropriations bills. So Congress can continue working without the stress of late mortgage and credit card payments.
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semichisam to be fair that's valid. Otherwise POTUS can blackmail congress by forcing a shutdown whenever they disagree. 
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Mr_Pedo_Bear But if politicians stop being career politicians and never get paid, they might actually work for the people and not the money.
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DuckBoy87 How much politics can you manage to really really understand between your working hours?
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7eggert Politicians work on average 138 days a year. In contrast, the average worker works 260 days a year.
94% of House members and 100% of Senators hold a Bachelors degree, while (combined) 76% hold something higher.
The average holder of a Bachelor's degree has a salary of $59,000 per year.

The average salary of the average Congressperson is $174,000 per year.

We're talking 53% fewer working days for 294% the salary. Something is wrong here, yes?
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DuckBoy87 If no one got paid for being a politician, all we'd get would be folks of independent means who are utterly out of touch with the average . . . . well shit.
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punko Because we all know that Clintons are in touch with the people, and the DNC, the ones who ran Clinton instead of Sanders, are the epitome of being in touch.
And of course Romney was in touch as well, right?

Sarcasm aside, let me clarify my point because I didn't spell out what I really meant, and that was my fault.
What I really mean is 'for profit'. Basic expenses should be covered for politicians, such as basic travel expenses; more local states would have car / bus / train expenses taken care of, farther states would have coach (business class at best) plane tickets taken care of. Things like that.

When the government was founded, the politicians would come to Congress, do their work, then go home and work. That's more of the idea I'm thinking of.
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DuckBoy87 The rationale for politicians to be paid in the first place, was the recognition that doing all that travelling etc. on behalf of the body you represent, should be compensated.  I get pissed off when I pay my politicians, who spend more of their time and effort trying to be reelected, rather than working for me.

I'm not paying you for that.  When you work for me its 100% unless its on your time.  You know, evenings and weekends.  As soon as the writ is dropped (or the election has started) your pay ends.  You don't get paid when the political body is not in session.  You guys want to do the barbecue circuit all summer?  Cool. But you paycheque stops when the house rises.

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tinfoilhatsociety But then, the motivation behind voting for this guy in the first place was to achieve that purpose, no? Ruin the government; just break everything? His base loves this shutdown. It was the only thing that I could come up with to explain his baffling rise to power during his campaign. The worse he said and did, the more his base loved him. They knew he was a piece of sh*t and that's why they voted for him. I've become tired of blaming him. He even tried to lose support. I feel like I'm in a boat with a super misogynist, and we both agreed we needed to move faster, and our choices were one oar that was pink or shooting a hole in boat. He chose shooting a hole in the boat, and now we're just looking at each other while the water rises in the boat. He says "What? I ain't touchin' no f*ggot oar."
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tinfoilhatsociety Wow, he found 5 out of over 500 businesses he's started or been part of.  Sounds like a good percentage to me.

Or, rather, another TDS example.
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megrendel US football league
Trump board game (1988)
Trump beverages (fire, power, ice, American pale ale, vodka)
Central Park furniture
Trump World Studios (2012)
Fund Anything (2013)
Trump mortgage company (2006)
tour de Trump (1980's)
Go Trump travel company
Trump mattress
Trump menswear
Trump fragrance x 3 
Trump Tower Tampa (sold on his name, settled lawsuits)
Trump Tycoon mobile app
Trump Office for Staples chairs
Trump animated series 1980's
Trump Network (vitamin-shilling pyramid scheme)
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DoktorI I think there was a Trump Vodka in there too, somewhere.
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squrlz4ever Trump vodka, that’s the missing Russian connection!  Call Mueller now!
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squrlz4ever discontinued in 2011. I was checking on ebay for how much it would go for a few minutes ago . A couple of people where selling the empty bottles for around 30-50 cad dollars and unopened around 150- 350 cad a bottle 
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megrendel are you shitting me? Twitter has a character limit you know.

The list of failures is huge. 

Trump has succeeded at 3 things:
Buying real estate
Licensing out his name
Being an asshole on television
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holygod Yes, he has succeed at all three.
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holygod did Trump not win the presidential election? 4 things
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Mr_Pedo_Bear "did Trump not win the presidential election?"
                          He didn't win. We lost!
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holygod   Trump NEVER fails.  His companies do and his investors do. He always makes millions even if most go bankrupt.
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Gerry1of1  When Trump declaires bankrupsy it is his backers that lost money . Trump then files chapter 11 and gets All his personal debt whiped  his backers  get screwed   and then the Russian banks back him up and give him credit
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Gerry1of1 That's his Bullshit propaganda. Don't believe the hype. Trump has lost millions, if not billions. That is why he never released his tax returns. He didn't want to show his lemmings the emperor's New clothes.
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megrendel "5 out of over 500 businesses he's started or been part of..."
It would be easy to show him up. List at least five Trump-named businesses that are still viable.
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semichisam   " List ... Trump-named businesses that are still viable "

Trump Tower Moscow
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megrendel i really don't follow trump, i have to deal with the idiot running canada right now. From what i seen trump has a lot of failed businesses but it seems like jim mcgovern just cherry picked which ones would be good for his narrative .It's true that trump is not owing up to his part of the shutdown. I don't see how a wall would be any good. When the wall doesn't go all around the U.S, since there is bodies of water on each side of America. 
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semichisam Congress, the Senate, the POTUS, and their direct staffs are all just fine.  Not just congress.
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punko POTUS, Donald Trump, has not taken a paycheck since he was elected.
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scheckydamon he hasn't needed to. By going to his properties every other weekend and charging his staff and protection full price for rooms he has made way more off being president than any president in history.
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scheckydamon His staff has.  His companies have made a shit ton directly from his presidency, so he's not hurting in the slightest.
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punko Bingo. Pres salary is probably a day at Mar a Trumpo.
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daegog Awesome. "Um... sorry for bothering you again. My friends were wondering...."
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daegog  What? They don't have room for Penelope Cruz ?

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Gerry1of1 now there is a Cruze I can use;)
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Gerry1of1 Penelope Cruz > Salma Hayek

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holygod Nope.  Salma every time

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Gerry1of1 both meh
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Mr_Pedo_Bear ! Only if by "meh" you mean "rawr."
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melcervini Yush. There you go. Put me in the Rawr column.
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Gerry1of1 I'll take one of each, thanks.
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squrlz4ever end of the line is back here buddy!
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Gerry1of1 salma has a tranny jaw. I'm more into delicate features. To each their own. They are both lovely ladies.
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holygod Why not both at the same time?
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scheckydamon I can't satisfy one woman, why would I want to piss off two?
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piscivous "So they have each other to talk to after you fall asleep."  - Rodney
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piscivous Wash, rinse, repeat.
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Gerry1of1 I have room for her in my shorts.
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Gerry1of1 There's always room for dessert.
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Saw AQUAMAN last night.... it was Terrific. Way better than I expected.

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Gerry1of1 I loved Aquaman more than I expected too. Nicole Kidman, did great in the scenes she was in. And, when Jason Momoa showed up, lets just say he wasn't the only one that was wet in that theater.
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panth753 I want to see it but my local theater tries to save money by dimming the projector bulbs (which are expensive). Dimming them lengthens their "lives" but makes movies appear darker. A friend went to see the movie and said the darker scenes were basically black screens. 
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oobaka Oh, man. I would not be happy about that. Wouldn't surprise me if that actually violates the conditions of the leasing of the films from the studios. I hope they pass the savings onto the customers by "dimming" the ticket price accordingly, but somehow doubt they do.
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squrlz4ever Their head office claims they don't tell them to do it.
I told the head office that if they're being truthful and they're not telling them to do it, then the local management is doing it behind their backs. I've had a couple of local employees admit it's being done. 
And now with Captain Marvel coming up soon and the new Avengers shortly after, I'm gonna have to bite the bullet and try to enjoy the shadow puppet shows.
As for prices...they range from 10-20 depending on what you want to see...regular...3d...imax... etc...
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oobaka  It's the price at the concession that irks me. $5.50 for a small drink.  This theatre is for grown ups so they have wine and beer, but a beer is $11.00!!!
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Gerry1of1 I haven't bought food at the stands for decades. That's what pockets are for.
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oobaka This could be a futile gesture, but I'll mention it nonetheless.

The place to contact would be the legal department of the studios whose movies this theater is showing. When a movie theater rents the rights to project a film from Warners Bros., Paramount, Universal, et al., there are legal stipulations about the theater's responsibilities in projecting it. I'm pretty sure dimming the projection is a violation of that contract. I'd email the legal department of each major studio, mention the theater chain, the specific theater with address, and a list of recent movies from the studio the theater has been projecting in this half-assed way. I'd send an email to each studio's legal department and cc: the movie theater franchise, the management of the specific theater, and any local newspapers that might find such a story of interest.

Might take you one hour, but it could bring about the desired correction. If the manager of the movie theater gets a clear signal that the risk of legal action and bad publicity associated with this idiotic cost-cutting measure isn't worth the paltry savings, he or she might discontinue the practice.
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squrlz4ever I might actually try that. They really pissed me off doing it and denying it to my face over and over. 
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"A man who exports sheep illegally is called an "Owler".
Unless you are from Wales and then you're a sex trafficker
." - Jimmy Carr

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Gerry1of1 thats a hate crime under England and Wales law. I do hope someone complains for the lols and show how stupid it is. 
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Mr_Pedo_Bear   What's a hate crime? Exporting the sheep or shagging it?
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Gerry1of1 "What's a hate crime? Exporting the sheep or shagging it?"

I believe they are both crimes of passion.
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Gerry1of1 The only draw back of jimmy carr is his laugh. Watching him as the host on 8 out ten cats, he can be really damn funny.
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tinfoilhatsociety 
What happened to the short-sighted Mohel?
He got the sack.
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tinfoilhatsociety Just tell the Mohel to keep the tip.
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megrendel It won't be long now!
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In a couple of weeks my daughter is coming home on a visit from the States. I've just booked a couple of nights in a pub on Lindisfarne. If you guys haven't been I suggest you add it to your list. I'm happy right now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNVu9bXglzs
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LordJim    Why?  The video looks like a charming place for a day trip, 
but what do you do for 3 days that won't corrupt the sheep and make
the locals jealous ?
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Gerry1of1 After all these years and all I have achieved some bastard always has to bring up the sheep.

When the tide comes in and the day trippers go you have the place, at this time of year. If we are lucky enough to get a clear sky...

A day trip is grand, get a pub lunch, an ice-cream and some photos. Really, that's great. But we've been there before, it's a strange place. Spend quiet time there and it gets to you.
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LordJim  Okay, I'll go with you. You'll pay my air fare from San Diego, right?
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Gerry1of1 It's time you had a trip back to the old country.

If you come north I'll buy you lunch. Best I can do.
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Anyone else seen Mandy yet?  I highly recommend to to anyone who loves a good revenge flick, or is a straight up movie buff.  Absolutely brilliant cinematography.  Who doesn't like a blood-covered frenzied Nicolas Cage?

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melcervini but what about the sh*tbox? 
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Mr_Pedo_Bear That's there the prosthetic goes?
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melcervini Mel, you are da bomb. Marry me!
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melcervini Why are they both hiding their noses?
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melcervini 

What do you do when your brother starts smoking?



Slow down and use lube.
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melcervini Incest can be family entertainment if presented correctly

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melcervini You know why Greek boys have such a hard time growing up and leaving home? The can't leave their brother's behind!
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scheckydamon I heard they left because they didn't like the way they were being reared.
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melcervini incest is best, when you give your brother a test

incest is best planed, when you give your brother a hand
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melcervini Ok this is absolutely terrible!! And I love it :)
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melcervini   looks natural to me 
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melcervini i hope to gawd that is Photoshoped 
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melcervini If you do a simple substitution cypher (1=A, 2=B, etc) you will find that 23=W and 19=S.

Ergo:  23 19! is WS...or White Sock!!!
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megrendel WS  is   WORLD STAR!!!
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Gerry1of1 Depending on usage WS could be Western Samoa, West Saxon, Workstation, Web Site/Server, West Side, Wind Speed, William Shakespeare, Weapon Systems/Specialist, Winchester Special, White Sands, Wiring System, Worship Service, Walkersville Southern (railroad), World Syndication, Williams-Sonoma, Water System, Water Soluble, Watt Second, World Standard, Wall Switch, Warkany Syndrome, Wolfram Syndrome, World Series, Will Save, Wind Shield, Wipper Snapper, Weird Shit or Would Smash.

But I'm going with White Sock in this usage.  
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megrendel    Yeah well W E is for 

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melcervini lmao, I didn't even realize that.
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melcervini    I don't get it
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Gerry1of1 Go watch Monsters,Inc.
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melcervini I want some fucking snow!  And we normally get it...but a big NOPE this year :(
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melcervini I don't miss the snow at all since I moved to Florida
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melcervini I'm hoping we get the snow being forecast for this area. I love it.
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trimble I do too.. im a freak around here :D  bring it on!
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melcervini If anyone has too much snow, you can send it to Southern Oregon. I was up at the cabin today. There should be a foot of snow by now. It looked like this:



It's going to be a bad water year. Great for wildfires, though.
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nettech98   O'Reilly's Pig Wings recipe



Deep-fried pork shanks slathered in spicy apple butter sauce. Great replacement for chicken wings. These are from O'Reilly's Irish Bar and Restaurant, downtown Indianapolis, IN.

Ingredients

  • 12 trimmed bone-in pork shanks  
  • 1 (2 liter) bottle root beer 
  • 1 ½ cup prepared apple butter  
  • ¼ cup hot sauce  
  • 6 cup vegetable oil for frying  


Directions

  • Step 1  Cover pork shanks with water in a large pot over medium heat; bring to a boil.Ads will not print with your recipe
  • Step 2  Reduce heat to low, cover the pot, and gently simmer pork shanks until tender, about 2 hours. Skim foam that forms on the surface of water as pork cooks; pour in more water as needed. Drain pork shanks and allow to cool, about 15 minutes. Remove surface moisture with paper towels.
  • Step 3  Pour root beer into a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until reduced to 4 cups, about 20 minutes.
  • Step 4  Stir apple butter and hot sauce into root beer; reduce heat to low and simmer to keep warm, stirring occasionally, while frying shanks.
  • Step 5  Heat vegetable oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Step 6  Gently lower pork shanks into hot oil, 2 or 3 at a time, and deep-fry until meat is crisp and brown, about 3 minutes per batch. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels.
  • Step 7  Serve pig wings slathered with hot apple butter sauce.
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Gerry1of1 I bit the bullet and bought a Wagyu brisket. I'm going to smoke it on my big pellet grill on Tuesday and we're going to chow at work. $139 for 15#. I'm excited.
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scheckydamon what do you put on it, just S and P? Do you use a crutch or just wait it out?
I made one on my electric smoker and it was good, but not great.  You need to use real wood or pellets.
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woodyville06 I use S&P&garlic. I go to 175 or so and then into foil with beef broth until 200 degrees. Then it gets put into a cheap Walmart beach towel and into the Walmart "Yeti" for another 3 hours. My smoker is a RecTec pellet grill and I use Cooking Pellets brand which are a blend of 4 kinds of hardwood. Hickory, Cherry, Hard Maple and Apple. I like a pellet smoker because it's doesn't overpower the flavor with smoke and the computer give consistent temps the whole time.  I've only ever done 3 briskets on it but all were slap ass the best meat I've ever eaten. Thought I would try a Wagyu this time to see what all the fuss is about.
As I'm in the Carolina's and we have amazing fresh pork here I do a lot of Butts for pulled pork and my ribs are to die for.
Thanks for asking!
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scheckydamon sounds like you are following the tried and true path - It should perfect.  I’ve done several pork butts and honestly, it’s hard to ruin one of those.  Put a decent rub on it and cook it to about 200deg and let it rest then shred and dig in.

Let us know how the brisket comes out.
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woodyville06 So I did the brisket. 10.5 hours on the smoker and 3 hours in the towel. As far as taste I can't say it had any better or worse flavor than any beef I've had. I was smoking in the 40 to 50 degree rage outside so the grill was pumping extra pellets to keep the temp at 230. This gave a little more smoke flavor to it but not overpowering. Tenderness was off the charts however. The slices from the flat were nice and had just the right amount of pull so the extra marbling didn't affect that. The point, my favorite part, was nice. I took most of it to work and shared it with my 6 co-worker. A fest was had!


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woodyville06 Thanks I will. Try this on your butt. Take it to 209 , take it off the heat for 15 minutes then do the beach towel thing for 2 hours. The meat will still be above 160 so it’s safe but the juices will pull back up into the meat making the flavor better and the texture even softer.
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Got my heater fixed on wednesday
And back up to a chilly 115. No more Dr Nguyen saying I should climb in the oven with    colliflower and mushrooms to stay   warm
Anyone from IAB who wants to stop by for lunch is welcome i

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thezigrat Depends...I'm I on the menu?
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kalron dinner with the Zigrat will always be your “last supper”. 
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I am writing a couple of chapters for a textbook, and I usually use MSWord.  It crashed on me, and though I am almost positive that I had routinely saved my work (a compulsive habit from my time writing my dissertation), it sent my save file back to more than 24 hours previously - losing 20 pages of work.

Anyone have something similar happen?  I checked all the file restore options and the only file that didn't autosave to something more recent was the one I was working on.  (I had 5-6 documents open - all were recoverable to within the last hour or so, except the chapter I had spent all morning working on.)  

I suppose it is possible that I didn't save it, but it really is something of an automatic action for me to hit "ctrl-s" frequently while working.  I couldn't go back to it, after losing all that work, though.  I just jotted down some notes about what I had done and then shelved it for the rest of the day.
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scheckydamon Thanks - there were a couple of places I hadn't looked yet on this list, though it still ended up a dead end.  I am taking better precautions now, but recreating the lost work is still a pain.
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faustsshadow I use a program called Scrivener for my writing. It does auto saves. Organizes chapters in a single file, while still letting you modify them individually. It can export as a whole host of file types, even for e-publishing.

I don't even know all its features yet, but so far I really like it. Worth every penny.
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profworm I've tried it, but even though the features are great, I am so familiar with Word that I usually stick with it.  Maybe it is time to make the switch (but it feels as though I never have the time on these projects to learn a new system).

I suppose I could write it all in Google docs as well, which helps prevent loss as well.
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Gerry1of1
Week #2 of retirement.

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mentott510 I’m exactly 1 year away from retirement today.  I was just thinking about my first day of work when I turned 15 (I was was a busboy at a pancake house) and how cool it was going to be getting a paycheck.  Welp, let’s just say that after the first week of fun and then seeing the “after tax” amount, the journey has been a long 44 years...
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woodyville06 In my situation I actually have more income by not working.   The really weird moment is when you sign up for Social Security benefits. Mentally, I am still 12 years old. What am I doing here?  George Carlin said in one of his routines, "Old people are just wrinkled kids". I agree!
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mentott510 You made it!  Something I am worried about, retirement not existing by the time I get there  :(
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mentott510 You lucky bastards. I got a long way to go before I can retire. 
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panth753 Start planning for it now. 
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semichisam start panicking now is what you meant, right?
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woodyville06 Get some investments in place.  Social Security benefits are projected to be reduced by 21% by 2030. Find an employer with a good pension plan. The sacrifice you make to day will pay off in the long run.
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Male 2,468
mentott510 I’m fine, the gen X, Y and Z folks are screwed.  Pensions are history, for two reasons: 1. Almost nobody offers them (soon to be nobody) and 2. Nobody stays at a company long enough to get one now.

I really don’t think people get how bad a shape they are in.  One divorce or significant illness wil wipeout whatever savings they may have built up.  Medical bills in retirement will take the rest.
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Male 613
woodyville06  I should have added a 401K plan to my comments. I can agree on how life events can wipe you out financially. I ended up having to borrow from my family (the lowest point in my life and that is saying something) after a divorce and my job ending at the same time.  I am much wiser now and embrace the single lifestyle. I also made it a goal to get a civil service job in a sector (Corrections) that is unlikely to be eliminated under normal circumstances.  Income and benefits will always be there.   
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Male 195
mentott510 "Find an employer with a good pension plan."
This is a good idea, if you can find one, and if you can confirm that the plan is fully funded. But!
Do not depend on anyone else, ever! Make sure your home is designed and located so you can live independently. Look for areas that will likely always have low property taxes. Pay off your mortgage! Don't just save your money. Invest it in local businesses or local real estate, whichever you understand best. Stay flexible. Learn to love low-cost entertainments. You might need just a small boat and a vehicle to tow it. You might need a little bit of forest land, a pickup and a few good tools. Maybe all you need is a well-planned shop. Think it through. Start with the question, "if I could do anything I want today, what would I do?" Will that work for you for the rest of your life? If not, what would be your second choice?
It isn't rocket science, but it is the rest of your life.
One of my favorite retirees, from back in my twenties, was a woman who had bought a small house with a huge country kitchen, and hosted stone soup dinners every Saturday night.
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Male 613
semichisam I totally agree with you.  It has always been my been my lifestyle. 
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Male 3,051
mentott510 Week #3 of Retirement

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Male 613
scheckydamon
Me next week after I install the flux capacitor in my 1971 Datsun 510.

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Male 2,468
semichisam a 510!  The poor (or smart) man’s BMW.  Those cars are so underrated.  I’m really surprised we don’t see more of them restored and tricked out.
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Male 613
woodyville06 I had a 1970 510 years ago, my first four cylinder car that I mildly tweaked and never really got out of my system. I bought my 1971 several years ago from a guy in California and have been collecting parts to build it into a hot street version and do some autocrossing with it. Its rough, but solid, and has been lowered, upgraded to an L20B 2 liter with dual side draft carbs and five speed transmission.  As soon as we get some warm weather here in Pennsylvania I will start to work on it. Parts are easy to get. This is what it will look like like, the body is too nice to cut for fender flares.
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Male 2,468
mentott510 me likey.
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Male 2,015
mentott510 coming up on year 3