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  1. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: To Kill a Mockingbird

    I can see the confusion, but the comment you made referenced the movies as well as the other TV shows. I'm not seeing a problem with the lack of connectivity with the Netflix shows. They've tended to stick to plots that don't rise to the level where SHIELD would expect to become aware of them, except after the fact, perhaps: and that don't have repercussions that would require AoS to reference them. Is Coulson aware of some of the incidents in Jessica Jones, for example? Probably. You could drop in an easter egg to that effect. But it's not a problem if you don't.
  2. UK Politics: The Overton Defenestration

    So you can't comment on whether Corbyn's hard to work with because you haven't got enough first-hand information, but you definitely know what the entire PLP were thinking right from the start?
  3. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: To Kill a Mockingbird

    But... they do. That's why AoS plugs the films but the films don't plug AoS. I've always understood that one of the things AoS had to do, from Marvel's point of view, was plug the films. It's not ever going to make Marvel the amounts of money the films do, so it has to justify itself at least partly as cross-promotion. (I can't be alone in that understanding, can I?) For the same reason, the same is not true in reverse. The films make plenty of money and need no other reason to exist. They certainly have no reason to bother trying to promote the TV shows, which would be creatively very difficult for reasons others have already noted (principally, uncertainty due to different production schedules). I mean, it wasn't even certain AoS would get renewed for the current season at all. If you had been plugging it in, say, Civil War it could easily have turned out to be a waste of time.
  4. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: To Kill a Mockingbird

    Because that's in the interests of their parent company?
  5. US elections 2016 - "Go ahead, throw your vote away"

    You've said many things here that are ill-founded, but this is the silliest by far. Donald Trump is, and always has been, a professional bullshit artist. That's been his career and persona for decades, in business, in the media, and in politics. He's on a bigger stage now but bullshit, more than anything else, has been Donald's life.
  6. US elections 2016 - "Go ahead, throw your vote away"

    Well, other than the emails, there's nothing much else to criticise Clinton for. Literally any discussion of Clinton on any other point - policies, suitability for office, etc. - winds up looking like a puff piece because she's so far ahead of Trump. And the media dislike that, because they're so paranoid about accusations of bias.
  7. UK Politics: The Overton Defenestration

    Not a surprise to anyone at this point, even Owen Smith.
  8. US elections 2016 - "Go ahead, throw your vote away"

    Baloney. The issue is that some people interpret the word 'intolerance' differently, wrongly, so that they can make the spurious claim above, in order to have an intellectually respectable excuse to reject 'political correctness' and support the existing unfair power structures while feeling good about it. In any case, this is another derail so let's leave it at that and get back to the election, shall we?
  9. US elections 2016 - "Go ahead, throw your vote away"

    Look, human beings are complicated. Changing the mind of one human being generally requires a specific mixture of tactics including a variable mix of reason and appeals to various emotions (sympathy, embarrassment, whatever). There is a specific solution in each individual case but there is no magic formula that'll work with absolutely everyone in a group of tens of millions. The best you can do is try a range of tactics in the hope that you'll find combinations that work for at least some of them, while at the same time standing up and clearly saying what you believe is right - as Guy says, if only to signal to the people who're being discriminated against. Since there is no magic formula, I'm not sure there's a further purpose to arguing about what it might be. ETA - how about this: if you want to have a general discussion about 'how do you change people's minds en masse?', start a separate thread. If you want to discuss 'how, in this election, does one of the candidates appeal to a specific group of voters?' then keep it here. Make sense?
  10. Cannabis Oil and Cancer

    Yeah, no useful information but I do want to say you have my sympathy and best wishes.
  11. Here's the thing: all you guys saying 'I don't get it' are, well, guys. For a lot of female fans, younger ones in particular, Harley is their version of Deadpool or, if you're a bit older, Lobo, or something like that. An anti-hero, a transgressive character who's a little bit damaged and morally questionable but also kicks ass and cracks wise. And for female readers, they haven't really seen that kind of character in comics very often - at least, not a female one. So they're willing to forgive (but they do notice) the male-gaze depictions, the occasionally thin writing and the problems with her origin and relationship to the Joker. That market is, not coincidentally, currently poorly served by superhero films - in fact it's Marvel's main weak spot. So a Harley Quinn film is the number one thing I'd be doing if I were making a DC film, at least after Wonder Woman.
  12. Am I a coward?

    You have very sound reasons for saying 'no', and that doesn't make you a coward. It makes you a sensible person who knows better than to get guilted into doing something unwise.
  13. US elections 2016 - "Go ahead, throw your vote away"

    Dictionary definitions. Those are always a telling argument!
  14. You, me and everyone else reading this knows that even if there were a million of them every year Donald J. Trump would not give a shit. And neither would most of his supporters. And then he qualified that qualification by adding 'I assume'. Strangely, he didn't apply that qualification when he said that these immigrants were rapists, or that they were bringing crime and drugs. The only way to parse that is that he was certain about the drugs, crime and rape but unsure about the good people. This is supported by his repetition and insistence on the drugs, crime and rape in other comments. Trump's statements are clear. The point at which someone trots out the 'it's a nationality not a race!' defence is the point at which they might as well give up. Splitting hairs about racism is never a good look. I suggest you search for details: I can't give you an exact number but certainly Trump has been sued over causing employee's deaths because of negligence on more than one occasion. Yes. You seem really obsessed with this one. I'm not sure I've ever heard anyone describe the Clintons and the Bushes as 'best mates' before. But no, Trump doesn't get on well with the Bush family, though he used to get on well with the Clintons. Some of Trump's other friends, though, include Jeffrey Epstein, a man who was prosecuted for sex with minors and about whom Donald Trump said this: Emphasis mine. So if we're going to be worrying about the company Presidential candidates keep, perhaps we should start there and ask Mr Trump just exactly what he meant by that bolded remark, given Mr Epstein's subsequent legal problems. Yes. They're worse, actually.
  15. Trump is the candidate who's been brandishing his family bible and talking about his religion. But again, you prefer your own ideas about the candidates. Can you explain to me what the difference is between your 'intuition', your prejudices and just plain making stuff up?