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  1. The slow revolt of Western electorates

    Well one field which has historically enjoyed good levels of remuneration is going to have the workload drop off a cliff in the near future - lawyers. It's an extremely expensive degree in terms of money and time, and while I don't see any robot or software replacing court room lawyers in the near future, clerical stuff is likely to be almost entirely taken over by software.
  2. US Elections: My religion Trumps yours

    This is what I was saying back when that piece came out which challenged the "Clinton = more electable" line, saying in a normal election it would be true, but Bernie would be better against Trump. I underestimated this effect here and was utterly shocked at the quantity and vitriol of the misogyny that came out of the woodwork and in the unashamed open over 3 years of having a woman as our PM. This is hardly a comparison against the average though, Obama is utterly stand out at this kind of thing, he's both a great speaker but also very personable and conveys a sense of being personally in conversation with him when doing interviews etc. Compare Clinton to Romney or Kerry and she'd be ranked much more charismatic but for sexism IMO (I certainly rank her as such), and I'd say she's on par with other average candidates on this (as admittedly those two are below average).
  3. Ghostbusters (2016)

    I loved it. Sure some of the in universe jokes were cheesey but the meta humour just killed me. The villain was flat, but given he seemed like they were deliberately trolling their trolls... He seemed like a red piller and I loved it. Made me wonder if they tweaked it after the backlash started it was so on point with it. Was everything I think I could have wanted from it in this situation.
  4. Star Wars Rebels (All Star Wars Spoilers)

    Some of it is from the first two episodes which were shown at the celebration (and will probably come out in a month or two like siege of lothal did).
  5. Star Wars Rebels (All Star Wars Spoilers)

    The mid season 2 trailer and this have both been amazing, so excited and impatient for it. I see speculation about making an appearance were spot on and great to see it turn up there. I'm going to go crazy waiting to see more of Ahsoka, her potential/likely absence from this season is about the only thing likely to frustrate me other than the wait!
  6. Video Games: France not a WWI Nation

    That's exactly it Jace. Shooting bottles in the citadel is one of the best moments in all three games, and for me in gaming full stop. The most emotional moment was Thessia, I'd really bought into caring about Liara and going to her homeworld with her, sending her people to their death to buy just a tiny bit of time for your group knowing how long lived they are and how much is being lost, it was so sad for me. Even just the time capsule Liara sends out in case you lose, its a small thing but its just so infused with Liara's feelings for Shepard - somewhere between intense friendship, unshakable faith and potentially love but not falling into hero worship - that requires more remoteness from the target than Liara has with you, regardless of how you've developed the relationship. It wasn't the ending to the story I was hoping for, but the rest of the game up till that point was. That final conversation with Garrus before you head out as well, so real, much feels.
  7. Video Games: France not a WWI Nation

    Clearly different people can just get different things out of the game, because ME3 was far from a dumb action flick for me. It was all the emotional beats that were flowing from the story and characters that made it so good for me (until the end), and while the gameplay itself did fit the action game more it was also the most polished and smooth of the 3 games.
  8. Alton Sterling shooting.

    I feel like you're already at the point where you can say it is continually happening. This is far from the first.
  9. Alton Sterling shooting.

    At some point convenient camera malfunctions need to be treated as circumstantial evidence of guilt and/or an additional charge making the sentencing more severe when wrongdoing is found. Current the cameras are worse than a joke, they are always sabotaged when the police do something wrong but are treated as though having them ensures appropriate behaviour. At least there are so many other cameras around now it's hard to get them all.
  10. Infidelity

    There also is not universal agreement with the 'addiction as a lifelong state of being' point of view, at least not in all (or even necessarily most) cases. But that's not the point of the thread, and it's not what Zabzie is looking for so I'm biting my tongue on that front and trying to stick to what she is - advice on trust in relationships following a dramatic beach of said trust, and related to that is maintaining perspective on what you want in/from a relationship. It's a very sensitive issue with strong opinions on all sides.
  11. Infidelity

    There can be situations where cheating happens because one partner is struggling with things, and the other one is completely non responsive to their needs/the problem and eventually that happens. That isn't the case here, Zabz had noticed the problem, tried to discuss it and tried to get him to go to counseling with her - he wasn't shut out, he chose to do this. Cheating can also be the way someone tries to end a relationship when they either don't feel safe breaking up, or can't admit to themselves/their partner that they want out. The latter at least is a possibility, so it's worth keeping that in mind if you were already asking yourself that question.
  12. Aussies LXV - what choices have we?!

    Yeah agreed on that last Jeor. I don't think Hanson is a condemnation of our system, which imo is up for there as democratic as it gets (and I'm very happy that we do have the Senate as a house of review), she is a condemnation of our country itself/the Australian public, along with the other parties and the media who have played along for the last 15 years since Tampa with asylum seekers being a huge threat to the country, and brown people being scary and different, and all the other rubbish they cynically think they can take advantage of without cost. Harm to a whole lot of people is the biggest cost, Hanson is a political cost that they and the whole country will now pay. And it's not just the racism, it's that the racism is the scape goat for all the other problems that fail to get addressed. Which doesn't excuse anyone that votes for her, but its the context in which it happens.
  13. Aussies LXV - what choices have we?!

    It would be nice wouldn't it? I just don't see how you can expect to have Xenophon, One Nation and CDP all on side for every issue. Wouldn't blame the governor general for not even trusting a guarantee of supply!
  14. Aussies LXV - what choices have we?!

    I don't see how this even limps along for 12-24 months. We can't have a Senate half election for 2.5 years now, the coalition is looking very unlikely to even have a majority lower house and I don't see the new Senate as being as workable as the last even if there is fewer factions. The combination of the coalition's seeming inability to respectfully negotiate and work with a cross bench, combined with a bunch of people who may be ideologically inclined to work with them but have personal/historical antagonisms at play are going to make it come down to each issue being negotiated on its own. Eden-Monaro may not have gone with the 'winner' in the sense of who looks to get the most seats, but it may have gone with the party that is in the better situation. I'd not be surprised to see us back at the polls this year.