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The Anti-Targ

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    Level 20 Social Justice Mage, with melee ability
  • Birthday 07/03/1969

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  1. I had no idea this disease can be caused by campylobacter infection. That kind of gives the joke about eating bad chicken a much more serious spin. Though often people blame the chicken they had the night before, but if it is campylobacteriosis you have, then it has an incubation period of 5-10 days, so it's never last night's chicken.
  2. Blame it on the chicken dinner: https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/alexander-great-cold-case-solved
  3. Taken as a work of fictions I don't think it's wrong to say it was a good film. In terms of its faithfulness to Scottish history however, it appears Gibson and co took some rather egregious liberties. I guess it all depends on how one emphasises the importance of faithfulness to history. I for one won't ever watch the movie again, even though in my days of ignorance I watched the move a couple of times and enjoyed it a lot.
  4. I'm kind of mad at Black Panther being nominated, because it's clearly just a token gesture. Moves don't win best picture unless they are at least nominated for director, screen play and if not those then at least 2 acting awards. IMO it's nominated mostly because of the failed attempt to introduce a popular film award, and to placate lovers of popular film they nominate the second film that got the pop film pundits chattering about awards snubs for popular films. The first being Wonder Woman. Interesting that the two films that had people talking about the lack of representation of popular films are films lead by demographics that have historically been underrepresented at the highest levels in film. They could at least have given some semblance of credibility to the nomination by nominating Michael B. Jordan for best supporting actor.
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    US Politics: Shutbound & Down

    Except they are not, to the same extent as adults are, or should be. Most under 20's are still quite socially and emotionally immature. It's why most countries don't class 16-year olds as adults in a legal sense. And why most countries don't let you vote until you are 18 (which is arguably still a bit young). One problem we are having here is teens in car chases by cops and them dying in crashes from police pursuits in concerning numbers. The psychologists are telling us that teens have decision-making problems in stressful / high emotions situations. I would say stop treating highschool students as if they are adults, because they are not.
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    US Politics: Shutbound & Down

    Or alternatively, why blame the school kids at all when there are adults around behaving like dicks?
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    US Politics: Shutbound & Down

    Catapults are the most practical way of getting over a wall.
  8. Why would telling remainers that a 2nd referendum would take more than a year to organise and run be a reason for remainers to accept that a 2nd referendum is not possible and give up on the idea? Haven't we been told that the EU would extend the deadline if there were meaningful steps being taken to navigate the process, and if a second referendum actually offered remain as an option wouldn't the EU be pretty supportive of the prospect of the whole Brexit thing being overturned? Nigel Farage thinks leave would win a second referendum easily, and if that's the case then wouldn't leavers be OK (but not necessarily happy) for a second referendum to finally put any remain nonsense to bed? So if remainers are keen for another vote, and the leaver-in-chief is confident of winning another vote, there doesn't seem to be too much political risk in having another vote.
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    US Politics: Shutbound & Down

    Looks like Rome might be the poorer for Jace not gracing it with her presence in 2020. I can categorically guarantee that O'Roruke will not win the Democratic primary.
  10. Into the Spiderverse now over $300 million worldwide. I wonder what Sony expected for box office revenue from this? With a $90 million budget they must have been expecting something around $300 million. Helpful that 50% of the revenue is coming from the USA, which is probably the best market in terms of box office returns to the studio.
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    MCUniverse- Captain Marvel Rises!

    I think it's a sign of age. Back in my day we were fortunate to get a school trip outside of the Island. Though my sister did go on a French class trip to New Caledonia, so it wasn't unheard of in my day. My first son went to Japan with his Japanese language class. My second son went to Europe with his classical studies class. This is at a public school. Both trips were for 3 weeks.
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    U.S. Politics: Phantom of the Emergency

    Thanks for the correction. Sucks to be called in then.
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    U.S. Politics: Phantom of the Emergency

    It is probably better if you are working without pay (for now) because then you will more easily be able to get a line of credit to pay bills, because once the shutdown ends you'll get backpay for the days worked in the shutdown. If you're furloughed you get nada. Also they are technically not doing unpaid work, it's just that there will be a bigger lag than usual between a day's work and when they get paid for it. I suspect that federal worker employment contracts stipulate fortnightly pay, in arrears. So it is a breach of contract to not pay someone within a fortnight of the days that were worked, and you could have federal workers taking a class action against their department for breach of contract, which could include damages over and above simply being paid for the days worked.
  14. Loads of people want to be PM, just not right now. Question: does parliament need to vote for a no deal Brexit or does it just happen when the day arrives if nothing is done to stop it?
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    U.S. Politics: Phantom of the Emergency

    I don't know why some clever Democrat hasn't said "America doesn't negotiate with terrorists" when it comes to Trump and the shutdown. Or has that one liner been used and I missed it?