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    U. S Politics: I know why the caged babe screams.

    All reasons why it important to get as many people out there as possible to overcome these obstacles.
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    U. S Politics: I know why the caged babe screams.

    Then move to Mississippi and run for school board. That aside? Vote. Stop whining about a rigged system from your laptop (not "you" personally, the general 'you'), go out in November, and vote. And by vote, I mean vote for the only viable option for a check on Trump, which is anybody with a D next to their name. Districts are very rarely won by more than 60%. That really isn't that much of the population that you have to flip, gerrymandering or no gerrymandering. If they can elect a Democrat in South Carolina, we can flip Texas in November.
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    U.S. Politics: Kraving for Kavanaugh

    Oh, this was the guy that Dick Durbin compared to Forrest Gump? Man, the Bush years really do seem a lifetime ago...
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    U. S Politics: I know why the caged babe screams.

    Oh, I'm not saying he's a moderate. Just that he's really no different than Kennedy. I don't like that a Trump nomination could be on the bench for the next four decades, but I don't like that a sexual predator has been on the bench for most of my life. Aside from a few rulings that get some good press, we have had a very conservative court for decades now. Kavanaugh and Gorsuch are nothing new. If we don't like it, we need to vote. Vote all of these assholes that stole Obama's pick out in November, then vote in Democrats that run on a promise of term limits for Supreme Court justices. This is a fight that needs to happen at the polls.
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    U. S Politics: I know why the caged babe screams.

    That's conservative ass-covering speak for "I'm not overturning Roe."
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    U. S Politics: I know why the caged babe screams.

    This really is nowhere near the disaster that it's being made out. Kavanaugh is a partisan stooge, but so was Kennedy. Everyone acts like Kennedy was this big swing vote because he was liberal on abortion and gay marriage. But he also gave us Bush v. Gore, Citizens United v. FEC, made it harder for minorities to vote, and was generally a hard right conservative for most of his career, up to and probably including his decision to retire when he did. The important thing is that, from what I've found, Kavanaugh's said that he would rule to uphold Row v. Wade., so for all intense and purpose, we have the same court that we did before. What will be interesting is when this hits the Senate.
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    Boarders Writing a Novel Part 15

    @The Marquis de Leech Love the new handle.
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    Don’t pirate books, just don’t

    The tricky thing about the piracy debate is that it's one of those things like rolling through a stop sign, where most people do it at some point under some circumstances, and most of those who do will still admit that it's wrong. I believe in supporting artists and writers, but if TWoW or something similar happens to drop while I'm in China next year, I don't plan on missing it due to a lack of legal availability. I know a lot of people who stream audiobooks on youtube, and pat themselves on the back for having also gone out and bought a physical copy of the book. That's great to do, but it's still taking money out of the pockets of the people who made the audio recording, which drives the prices of audiobooks up, which cements the monopoly that companies like Amazon are able to gain over the marketplace. I know a lot of students who pirate digital textbooks. It's bad to do, ad very bad if everyone does it all the time, but it's also something most of us have done at some point or another. I'll also point out two things. 1) If it weren't for piracy, services like Netflix and Kindle Unlimited wouldn't exist. 2) I've met a lot of poor teenagers who are veracious readers, and are only able to read as widely as they do because they aren't paying for all of the books that they read. I think rather than the over-simplified "just don't" this conversation should be framed around exercising responsible and ethical use of this technology, supporting artists, and making literacy and material available to as many people as possible. TLDR: Piracy is like having sex as a teenager, and "just don't" is the Abstinence Only approach to birth control. I mean yeah, don't, but if you do (and we all know you will), be responsible.
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    Don’t pirate books, just don’t

    Mark Lawrence had a nice response to that one.
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    Amazing Book Deals V.2

    There's some good stuff on Audible on sale $5.95 for the next few days. Abercombie, Jemisin, Erikson, King, Gaiman, etc.
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    RIP Harlan Ellison

    Did he really mail a dead gopher to his publisher?
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    RIP Harlan Ellison

    Not to be that guy, but I'd hardly say the two are comparable. One is an ass, the other drugged and raped a 13 year old girl.
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    Trailer Thread IV

    I mean, body-mass alone...
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    Trailer Thread IV

    The opening scene with the kid got me all excited that 20th Century Fox finally read one of my emails about doing a Predator vs Home Alone crossover...
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    is the WoT series worth reading

    Never read a word of it, and have no plans to. I've never read a word written by Robert Jordan, and only a single short story by Brandon Sanderson. And yet, for some reason, I've owned four different Wheel of Time books at varying points in my life. None of them were gifts.