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    Amazing Book Deals V.2

    Tim Pratt's The Wrong Stars and its sequel The Dreaming Stars are on sale on the publisher's site today https://www.angryrobotbooks.com/books/sale/ for less than £ 1.99.
  2. Even more funny, the US has one as well. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mace_of_the_United_States_House_of_Representatives https://history.house.gov/Blog/Detail/15032450168
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    Amazing Book Deals V.2

    Orbit has sales on new (to them) authors for $2.99 or £1.99 (and they seem to show up as €1.99 in Europe). US, UK,
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    US Politics: A Feast for Crows

    Plenty of areas cannot be defended with sea walls (eg the ground beneath Miami is inherently porous). And changing rain patterns are a huge threat as well (Dutch flood control earthworks crumble when they get too dry in current summers). And of course while indoor farming is nice for some vegetables, it is not a solution for any of the staple foods. Just look at the area used for wheat, rice, potatoes, etc, etc, etc.
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    Amazing Book Deals V.2

    Adjacent. Hidden Figures is on sale in the UK for £1.99 at the moment eg Kindle
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    What Do You Think Cultural Appropriation Is?

    Slight caveat, traditional culture cannot be owned as property. Modern culture definitely is ownable, even if it is a reworking of existing culture. Which is one of the damaging aspects of cultural appropriation, people are reusing traditional stories, designs, etc. They not only earn money from them but now own that re-worked product without having to pay anything to the people who kept it alive and use it all the time.
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    My Podcast: Celtic Myths & Legends

    Congratulations! And definitely looking forward to your continuing adventures in podcast land
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    Amazing Book Deals V.2

    Rosewater by Tade Thompson (in the Orbit edition) is on sale (in Europe perhaps more locations) for 0.99.
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    Congratulations brook and karaddin!

    Congratulations!
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    Amazing Book Deals V.2

    Current Tor.com giveaway (to people in the US/Canada) is The Black Tides of Heaven by JY Yang, a great novella. https://www.tor.com/2018/11/13/free-ebook-of-the-black-tides-of-heaven-by-jy-yang/
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    Dutch man sues to change his legal age

    As far as I can tell it didn't make a blip in local news until it was picked up internationally somehow. To great bemusement of local news sources.
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    Dutch man sues to change his legal age

    No clue actually, so I did some searching. He was in the news in 2009 with homophobic remarks, calling gay people abnormal and unnatural. My search didn't get any results for any transphobia. He has been convicted for assaulting his (ex-)wife, only got 25 hours of community service. And that was after taking it up to the highest courts here. He seems to have published a book claiming that people's looks tell a lot about how they are, basically rehashing racism as well as Lombroso's anthropological criminology. Piece of work.
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    Dutch man sues to change his legal age

    He has been a public figure for decades, the lie will still be provable.
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    My Podcast: Celtic Myths & Legends

    Nice overview again, I think there are some parallels to Dutch folklore/mythology (they are associated with local dolmen (hunebed)), but my memory is vague on details. I liked the intro music, and the segmented recording is noticeable but not distracting. I am testdriving the Podcast Addict app, and could find your podcast in their search as well.
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    My Podcast: Celtic Myths & Legends

    Oh that is soon after the previous one.
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    US Politics: Four Days and Counting

    Never will happen, because those who contribute most to society tend to be poor, while those who contribute least have a lot of money to protect themselves. Or are you using some weird system of contribution where the takers, those who hang onto everything that they can get from society and pile up their wealth are considered more worthy?
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    Tolkien 3.0

    As far as I understand it excluding Melkor would have been impossible. The song is the world, the world merely a different way to experience the song.
  18. Nope. No such ruling, they simply said that Austrian laws had been applied correctly. And it should be no surprise to anyone we don't do free speech absolutism here in Europe, we just do consequences-included speech and free press.
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    What is the largest country in history?

    We have mountains, or at least hills we call mountains. And since a bunch of us live below sea level we are used to our view being obstructed by the dikes and dunes that protect us from water.
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    What is the largest country in history?

    Discounting colonial empires, did anyone ever flatten out the Inca empire properly?
  21. There seems plenty of precedence, five people was enough to redefine the 2nd amendment to cover self-defence. It seems unlikely the votes are there for that redefinition of the 14th amendment, but that could change with any death or retirement.
  22. No. I think I either misread or misquoted there. It was more a thought about the GOP/conservatives keeping control of the USA regardless of elections.
  23. Depends, does the house have any say in court appointments? Because as long as the GOP keeps control of the senate they seem happy to keep stuffing the courts with young conservative candidates in life-time appointments.
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    Amazing Book Deals V.2

    Pratchett's Women: Unauthorised Essays on Female Characters of the Discworld by Tansy Rayner Roberts is free on Amazon for the next few days. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078X9JKX1/ It is a nice collection of essays (most previously published on her site).
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    Amazing Book Deals V.2

    I am still on pause in reading the third one, but both Foxglove Summer and Broken homes show as €2.49 on kobo and google play (as do the first three). Might get them.
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