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  2. Moments of Foreshadowing v.12

    Penny will get caught in the cross hairs as Tyrion pursues revenge against Jaime for Tysha?
  3. I am not very interested in which doomed Islamic terrorist outfit is currently flavour of the month. Domestically, the crucial difference is that the IRA were Irish living in the province while the current aggressors don't come from Iraq/Syria or wherever but are home grown, being nearly always descendants of immigrants from the Islamic world.
  4. LBGTQ - 4 out of 5 cats prefer lesbians

    And we're at 400. I've started a new thread.
  5. LGBTQ+ 5 -- Now With More Gender Outlaws

    Last thread reached 400. Do continue. Reminder: This thread is for the discussion of issues relating to the lives of LBGTQ+ (lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender/transsexual, queer/questioning) people. This thread aims to be a supportive space for issues on sexuality and gender identities. Please do not post comments that negate, belittle, or insult people's chosen identity.
  6. Most complex relationship of asoiaf

    I agree with all of the posters ideas. There are certainly many complex relationships between the characters in these books. I would like to add the Ned - Cat - Jon relationship in Winterfell as one of the more complex relationships in the story.
  7. US Politics: Kill (the) Bill

    I don't see it. This was a terrible piece of legislation that was going to piss off everybody, even the base down the road. I think even the dummies sussed this out. They might be too stupid to craft a decent bit of legislation, but they can recognize a toxic piece of shit when they smell one. I don't think anyone with half a brain would sign this. It was a career killer.
  8. US Politics: Kill (the) Bill

    the simplest explanation is that they believe their own propaganda and truly and deeply believed that repeal would be a slam dunk in every measurable respect. I think they were completely blindsided by the possibility that people would fight to keep it. that there were broad coalitions willing to fight to keep it. From their perspective, they did not know one person who liked Obamacare, benefitted from any aspect of it, or any person who thought they were better off because of it. From their perspective, it was only bad, so repealing it could only be good with utterly positive outcomes.
  9. Arthur Dayne

    Do you have a quote?
  10. Arthur Dayne

    I wouldn't be surprised if there was a bit of a rift in the Kingsguard between those who felt more loyalty to Rhaegar and those that would stay true to the king.
  11. US Politics: Kill (the) Bill

    That. And of course they had 7 seven years to come up with something they could agree on. Or maybe the dog ate their healthcare plan, forcing Ryan to do a "Mc Bill".
  12. US Politics: Kill (the) Bill

    Wouldn't you? I'd want one between myself and Ryan as well.
  13. Westeros Fantasy Baseball 2017

    You've got to be a masochist if you enjoy playing fantasy baseball. There, I got my hot take in!
  14. Glass Gardens in Winterfell

    Do you have that quote by chance?
  15. Suitable Marriages for Prince Viserys and Princess Daenerys

    Marry Danerys with Jaime Lannister. It don't think it would beneficial to marry Viserys to any great house because he wouldn't treat his wife well which would not be good at all. I would probably marry him into one of the larger Crownlands houses.
  16. US Politics: Kill (the) Bill

    Nothing is adding up right now which makes it really difficult to game out what's going on. The one thing I do feel confident in saying is that Ryan really did want this to pass. As for creating a wedge with the WH, I've been wondering who would benefit more if the bill failed? Would that make Congressional Republicans stronger or weaker? I really have no idea.
  17. I'm surprised. My evaluation of a lot of characters differs greatly, especially the Northern folks. Starks Ned - ISTJ (okay, no argument here) Cat - ESFJ Robb - ENXP Sansa - ISFJ Arya - ESFP Bran - EXTP (really hard to estimate) Rickon - no clue Luwin - XNTP Night' Watch Jon Snow - IXTP Samwell - INXP Jeor - INTP Alliser - no clue Aemon - XNTP Wildlings Mance - ENTP Ygritte - ESFJ Tormund - ESFP
  18. US Politics: Kill (the) Bill

    The Tea Partiers will need to find a reason at some point to claim that Trump isn't a True ConservativeTM so that they can blame him for all the Republican failures over the next couple of years.
  19. College Basketball: Sweet and disappointing

    Watching Pit, and Tony K said WVU shot 27% from the field...... like I said, only team that could beat us is us and that's what happened. Tony K said, "I can't believe I'm saying this, but if WVU shoots 29%, they win that game. I knew it's what would end up beating us, and it fucking pisses me off. Rant over.
  20. Glass Gardens in Winterfell

    When Sansa and Petyr were building the snow castle at the Eyre I got the impression that only the roof of the greenhouse was made out of glass (althought she called the building "glass garden"). Petyr helped with the glass frame but she raised the walls. Sansa VII, aSoS "No. It was always warm, even when it snowed. Water from the hot springs is piped through the walls to warm them, and inside the glass gardens it was always like the hottest day of summer." She stood, towering over the great white castle. "I can't think how to do the glass roof over the gardens." Littlefinger stroked his chin, where his beard had been before Lysa had asked him to shave it off. "The glass was locked in frames, no? Twigs are your answer. Peel them and cross them and use bark to tie them together into frames. I'll show you." He moved through the garden, gathering up twigs and sticks and shaking the snow from them. When he had enough, he stepped over both walls with a single long stride and squatted on his heels in the middle of the yard. Sansa came closer to watch what he was doing. His hands were deft and sure, and before long he had a crisscrossing latticework of twigs, very like the one that roofed the glass gardens of Winterfell. "We will need to imagine the glass, to be sure," he said when he gave it to her. [...] She raised the walls of the glass gardens while Littlefinger roofed them over, and when they were done with that he helped her extend the walls and build the guardshall. [...]
  21. US Politics: Kill (the) Bill

    That's the benefit of taking every side of every issue. You can inevitably claim you were right no matter what.
  22. Each other. Or.... Viserys + Rhaenys, Arianne Martell, Margaery Tyrell, Sansa Stark, Daenerys and Aegon, Renly Baratheon, Loras Tyrell, Rob Stark, or Joffery whateverhislastnamewouldbe
  23. Arthur Dayne

    I can't recall the passage and my copy of the book is on loan to a friend. Could you please post the relevant passage so I know what is being discussed and can contribute?
  24. Glass Gardens in Winterfell

    The sun is the heat source for greenhouses. The glass traps the heat the sun makes but doesn't allow it to leave/dissipate. The hot springs most definitely make it easier, and even possible to further diversify the food grown, and would certainly help maintain the temperature through super-long storms. You'd be surprised how f**king sunny it can be and still be -50Celsius!
  25. NFL Offseason: Trail of Tears or My Cousin Kirky

    The thing about the Harbaugh scenario that IMO makes it the worst is that it wasn't just a 'let's fire this uber-successful coach who turned the franchise around' kind of fuck-up. I mean, that's nuts, sure...but at least it can be argued as a football decision if you feel the coach is getting stale or w/e. But when the Niners wasted an entire season sabotaging the coach and torpedoing the team's success, even that frail ghost of an argument goes away, and all that's left is ego and/or optics.
  26. US Politics: Kill (the) Bill

    That's the part that makes me suspicious about this whole thing. it seems like there's more to this than meets the eye. Like, are the republicans in congress looking for a wedge to separate them from the WH? I dunno. Could be I'm overthinking it and it's occams razor. but something about this doesn't quite add up.
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