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  1. David Selig

    YA Twitter Tribunals

    The ignorance of many of the persons involved in this is quite embarrassing, frankly. They seem to think that the only type of slavery that has ever existed was the racial based one, which is complete nonsense. It's ironic that these supposed champions of diversity can't look past their US biases and obsessions and let the writers from other cultures tell their stories they way they want. As for Kosoko Jackson, he apparently attempted (probably clumsily, but still) to show the Kosovo conflict in a bit more nuanced way and not in the simplistic way presented by the US government "All Serbs bad, all Kosovo Albanians good", but was eviscerated for it. The infamous review that started the witch hunt against him claimed that there was a genocide in Kosovo which is nonsense. Yes, the Serbian forces committed atrocities, but it wasn't a genocide. And the Kosovo Liberation Army committed their fair share of atrocities too. The reviewer was outraged that the villain is this book was a Muslim Albanian, but this type of person certainly existed in Kosovo at the time despite the official US propaganda which tried hard to present the conflict purely in black and white. "Stay in your lane" is an idiotic principle when it comes to writing fiction and anyone championing it should be embarrassed of themselves.
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    Malazan: High House Shadow edition

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    NBA 2018: Fear the Deer

    He should be at least 3rd, if not higher, he's been carrying the Thunder all season on both ends because Westbrook's shot is completely broken. When he doesn't play, they turn from an elite team into an atrocious one (-11.4 Net rating, which is worst in the league level).
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    NBA 2018: Fear the Deer

    The Bucks have the best defense in the league this season and Giannis has been easily the best player in the conference. The Bucks have also been blowing out opponents all season, their net rating is one of the best in many years.
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    Eddard Stark and Catelyn Tully: The true villains

    Textbook victim blaming.
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    The Good Place S3 - heaven is a place on Earth (spoilers)

    Last night's episode was awesome. Amazing performance by D'Arcy Carden. I binge watched the first two seasons and the second was as good as the first, as far as I am concerned. The third season started very strongly, but declined a bit midway (Still better than pretty much every comedy on TV), but the last episode was a return to form.
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    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

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    US Politics: In Through the Out Door

    It's quite ridiculous that the idiotic lifetime appointment system and the extreme politisation of the Supreme court means that justices who are 80+ year old and/or in poor health feel they can't retire until they get the right combo of a President and Senate.
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    US Politics: In Through the Out Door

    The Democrats actually won most Senate seats which were decided this year, and by a very big margin too (23-10, or close to it, depending on what happens in Arizona). But most of the races were for seats they already held so it ended up being a net loss for them.
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    US Politics: In Through the Out Door

    Some sites (CNN and NBC) reports that Tester leads by 2,000 votes with 99% of the votes counted.
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    US Politics: In Through the Out Door

    Given that apparently every media is proclaiming that the US economy is doing great under Trump and almost everyone is ignoring that the budget deficit is exploding during a long period of GDP growth, which is incredibly shortsighted, I'd say this a pretty impressive performance by the Dems. The ruling party losing so much ground during a period of good economic growth is pretty rare IIRC. And I know that matters little in the US system, but winning the total popular vote for the House by 9 percentage points is quite impressive, that's a huge margin.
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    US Politics: In Through the Out Door

    What would be a good place to see detailed exit poll data about demographic breakdowns by gender, education level, income, etc?
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    US Politics: Four Days and Counting

    Great Britain. It's traditionally on Thursday there IIRC.
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    U.S. Politics: One Wave, Two Waves, Red Waves, Blue Waves

    I am no lawyer, but this sounds like utter nonsense to me. And given the source, it most likely is.
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    U.S. Politics: One Wave, Two Waves, Red Waves, Blue Waves

    It's amazing how in this day and age when checking out the veracity of a politician's claims is easier than ever Trump keeps blatantly lying practically every time he opens his mouth yet it doesn't seem to hurt his popularity at all. His supporters apparently just love being treated like gullible morons who'd believe every ridiculous and blatantly false claim.