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  1. Is Revolution The Only Viable Solution?

    Revolutions in the context you're suggesting - over politics/government/etc - have historically involved violence, ie force, in nearly every case. Violent - as in not throwing fireworks and bottles, but smaller much faster, and harder projectiles, in the 3000 foot per second range. In the USA, which side, the left or the right, has the majority of such weapons, ammunition, and more importantly the training and ability to use them? If you think any kind of revolution using force from the left has a hope of winning vs the right, you aren't being very realistic. That's such a non starter that it's almost laughable. Exactly - it takes more than bandanas, black clothes, a backpack, some dreadlocks, and the ability to throw things or hit people with bike locks. What's funny is that one of the heroes of "the revolution", said things perfectly clearly, and accurately. Mao Zedong, said nearly 80 years ago that "all political power grows/flows from the barrel of a gun". Strangely, you don't see many Antifa people picking up Mao's mantle. The other side however.... So far as some technical/technology miracle that somehow would overthrow those evil Republicans and right wingers, and give power back to the nice, thoughtful, and competent left wingers and Democrats...I wouldn't be holding my breath.
  2. The agony of pedestrian walking patterns

    Regarding driving on the left/right, a Brit Youtber I've watched and communicated for years with, LindyBeige, had a great video a while back on the subject from his always very...British...position. Some good info IMO, and entertaining as always.
  3. SpaceX--Spacecraft, rockets, and Mars

    Those return landing videos are even more impressive when there is some scale to them - it's easy to underestimate just how big those things are from the videos. Googling some pictures of people standing next to them, securing them after they've landed and cooled off/whatever - it's really an amazing thing something so large can do this. What a fine balance between thrust/gravity those engines must keep to set something so large with so much mass down gently enough to not wipe out.
  4. Star Trek: Discovery

    I wonder if they can find that magic formula that B5 and DS9 had - they had a combination of episodic and season, even series long story arcs, and it always seemed to work. Any new Trek is something I'm happy to see coming, it's been far, far too long.
  5. SpaceX--Spacecraft, rockets, and Mars

    Anyone else see the triangle lights + 1 forward light object appear in the rocket camera, and then they cut the feed right away? The same object has been seen on video from the ISS - sure didn't look like "ice crystals" or "space junk", and was identical to previous objects seen on ISS feeds before, and there is proof of that on the net already. Could be some classified observation/recon craft, like the x37 but actually classified in existence, and not just mission. I'm not going to sully the thread with links, it's mostly the UFO types mentioning this, but I did find it interesting that the shape of lights/objects seen in the launch a couple days ago were identical to other light formations seen from the ISS cameras, and the feeds are always cut within a second of them showing up. Such an amazing achievement, the faster SpaceX gets certified fully for manned space flight, the better.
  6. If you wander to the NE at all from Montreal, be sure to see Old Quebec, absolutely fantastic place, a lot of architecture/etc we don't have here in Western Canada/Vancouver, I love it every time I'm there. In Toronto, CN tower is an obvious tourist place, but worth it IMO If you're doing Niagra falls and can afford it, seeing it from a helicopter tour as is good as the Maid of the Mist, and a lot less wet, although both are great. Also, baseball I think will be going by the time you get there, Skydome is an interesting place to visit, and tickets in the nosebleeds can be had very cheap, at least cheap the last time I was there. I'm not really religions, but the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal was astonishingly beautiful. The museum of fine arts if you're into that sort of thing, as well as perhaps the Biodome.
  7. I agree with most of the OP as well, however Falagar has a point(ish) as well, somewhat. Rape is never, ever excusable. Regarding Friend Zone - In at least some of the cases I've seen of "friend zoning", it isn't just a "friends" deal, the women who is holding the power over the "zoned" man typically is getting something out of it, be it money, drugs, whatever, gratis, while doing everything in her arsenal to block the guy from having sexual interest or success in other women. Whine, moan, do whatever you like, but if you haven't seen a similar situation, you're lying to yourself. I do believe men and women can be friends, but it should be based on true friendship, if one person is using sexual attraction, even just the hope of some sort of encounter, in order to use the other person in some way - while this isn't as bad as rape obviously, it's still a very negative situation, and one that IMO puts the woman in these situations at higher risk of being raped. I helped run a large nightclub in Western Canada for a year, 1300 capacity, and with that you observe a lot of male/female interaction, at its worst many times. "Friend zone" interactions were extremely focused in this particular environment. One thing I took specific note of was the guys who never, ever got anywhere with our bartenders/servers/tub girls, but always, always spent piles of $ on trying to get somewhere. "Gift guys" I would call them, always showing up with new jewelry, clothing, gift certs, all kinds of stupid crap - it was pathetic to watch. For many reasons, not just the guys, but also the women accepting such gifts, while never once having any intention of dating/whatever any of the gift guys. Isn't such behavior also a negative in society, not giving a firm "thanks, but not interested in you, or I have an SO already, etc", instead of taking what's offered, which is an obvious line in the water to test for possible future sexual possibilities from the man in the "zone"? I realize this probably isn't the majority of women, or even a real major fraction, however it's significant enough that I've seen it repeated hundreds if not thousands of times in the last few decades. Agreed, however as I said, in some cases, that resentment may be partially built and/or increased due to the actions of the woman/man involved, in cases where said woman/man is using the friend zoned man/woman in various ways. A woman(or man) who makes the decision to accept continual favors in exchange for their time and company with a note of possible sexual possibility in the air, isn't acting as a friend, and while in no way is responsible for any potential sexual assaults from their "suitor", it certainly adds risk, as well isn't a very kind way to treat somebody, using your sexual power over them in exchange for "stuff". Obviously I realize that rape and friend zone are two issues that while having some crossover, are far from one another on the spectrum of right and wrong. I still feel it should be said that using people isn't a victim-less thing either.
  8. NPS discovers hidden City in Cades Cove

    April 1st...
  9. Recommendations for two weeks in Japan

    Tokyo national museum is interesting, I spent 2 days there. Also, if you're into Japanese history and weapons, the Japan Sword Museum is in Tokyo as well. Opportunity to see many swords from famous makers, going back many centuries.
  10. They'll be looking for a lot more than a few seasons IMO. Also, the negatives to the Rebellion is having to get all new cast just after the current series end, replacing known and adored characters with mostly new people (due to age, example, look how much NCW playing Jaime has aged since 2010 when they filmed the first episodes/reshoots). There is also little room for "magic", and no dragons, a creature/concept sort of vital to the TV end of GOT, again, just IMO. That's why I'd guess it will be either the conquest, or perhaps the Dance. I do agree though that the rebellion would provide some great potential, telling that story on screen would be something I'd love to see. Again though, I think they would reject it just based on having to change out so many known, and most importantly recently known, actors for almost all of the characters. The show got away with it with Ned and some others being recast younger in the flashbacks, due to it being closer to a decade than not since he was seen on screen in that role. It wouldn't work with others like Jaime, Cercei, Tyrion (obviously), Baelish, etc...
  11. Reported that GRRM has stated that the GoT related thing he's working on with HBO is NOT either a Dunk/Egg or 9PK series, sooooo...I wonder what it'll be? Aegon's original conquest maybe, or perhaps Bob's Bellion now? Original Dance?
  12. Just finished the first episode of season 2. I noticed that the thumbnail for Last Kingdom on US region Netflix doesn't have the new graphics, nor the "New episodes coming weekly" infographics at the bottom of the thumbnail for the show in the Netflix page like Canada has right now. Maybe it isn't coming out for a while in the USA.... Enjoyed that part as well. "Uhtred, that borders on blasphemy".
  13. Snatch: the tv show

    Just finished first ep, I'm in for the rest now. I will say not being British, understanding WTF the characters are saying without subtitles can be a challenge.
  14. Legion (FX's Marvel tv series) [SPOILERS]

    We're truly living in the golden age of TV - so many fantastic series, who would have thought just back in 2010 that Netflix would be producing so many great products, but HBO and other networks are proving up to the task too. SyFy with The Expanse, and now this program - Legion has completely blown me away, I've been waiting a while for something like this. A friend of a friend, Youtuber (Peter Chow/David Tong) from up here in Vancouver had one of his first notable TV rolls in this new show. I never thought I'd reach a place where, even being on disability and having limitless free time - I wouldn't have time to watch all the great new programs that I wish to. I'm literally playing catchup constantly, so many series I need to watch, example, we binged "Girls" right up to this week's episode, and still have dozens left to see. Speaking of Blacksails, just finished season 1, and started 2 tonight, Master and Commander being a top 5 film for me, I have no idea why I've waited so long, loving all things nautical from the age of sail. Legion I'll be making time for, continually. Really makes me hopeful too for more future projects in these characters' universe.
  15. BOOO. The icon for the program on Netflix just changed at 1AM on the 16th, the day it's advertised to release - it's the same as other Netflix shows that run concurrently with TV released episodes weekly, the icon box now says "New Episodes Weekly", it's identical to the icon/thumbnail for "Designated Survivor". No new episode yet either, I imagine it won't be available until tonight, close to or after the time it's released live on TV. Again, BOOOOO.