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  1. Yeah I'm really encouraged by this casting and I hope they all turn out great. Looking at Egwene and her prior work and was surprised to see she's probably Australian, probably shouldn't be though as there's been so many young actors from here landing roles in the last 5-10 years and doing well.
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    U.S. Politics: Moscow Mitch

    You're missing the "a" part that I'm using as the signifier of the difference. Biden is racist (according to me) in the sense that you and larry discussed above - he is something that has racist implicit associations and it almost certainly colours his actions at times, but he is not a racist. Trump is. With the construction I'm using, being racist is a description of thoughts and behaviours that you sometimes have/exhibit. Being a racist is functionally an identity and its paired with conscious views of superiority or hostility etc. Both are important, both have a huge impact on the POC in our nations, but need to be confronted and changed in different ways. One damns the behaviour, the other damns the person.
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    U.S. Politics: Moscow Mitch

    I'm literally saying he's not a racist in the post you're replying to and at the very least implying, and it was meant to be more than implication, that Trump is. I'm specifically saying he's not the same as Trump. My only point in even posting was trying to get people to cool off on the fighting because I felt they were primarily talking about different things.
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    U.S. Politics: Moscow Mitch

    I think there's some conflation of two different things going on in the argument, what I'd call "a racist" and "racist". A racist is someone for whom their racism plays a significant part in their world view, they are hostile and/or contemptuous of people of other races and they're the type of people that need to be ostracised from society to show that being a racist is not acceptable in society. Someone that is racist but not "a racist" is genuinely most people. There are varying levels of it of course, and varying self awareness. I feel it's generally better to address via education and collaboration rather than ostracism as it isn't backed by intent - but by implicit associations. I think Biden is pretty clearly racist in that he has a number of these associations and has put other issues ahead of working against racism in the past, but I don't think he's a racist. There are plenty of other examples on the national stage that are though. Yeah, the number of slips in the last week is definitely concerning. Most of them aren't gaffes, they're cognitive slips and it makes me worry he's hit the point of significant decline. My feeling that Warren would be the best president of the candidates is firming but I still worry about her ability to win the election necessary to become it.
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    u.s. politics: sundowning on the american empire

    From what I'm seeing on Twitter it looks like there were mass ICE raids in Mississippi during the school day that have left hundreds of children with no parents to go home to and no one to look after them. Some are being put up at a local gym overnight but... Fucking hell. As you just said, it's past the point of trusting the system to stop this, mass resistance needs to happen right now.
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    The Boys (Amazon)

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    u.s. politics: sundowning on the american empire

    AT - the way you're using mental illness there is kind of like they have dysfunctional morality - it's qualitatively different to what we generally mean by mental illness and avoiding tainting all the people with mental illness with that brush is exactly why you get the push back on trying to label it as such. It's a completely different axis of mental health if you will.
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    u.s. politics: sundowning on the american empire

    80+8 in this case.
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    u.s. politics: sundowning on the american empire

    I haven't been able to take quite as much joy in the hog memes since I saw it pointed out that unlikely to be a coincidence that if you add the 30-50 to each other and the 3-5 to each other you wind up with the Nazi whistle number. Those fucks are so obsessed with their weird numerology shit that he's probably getting more pleasure out of getting everyone to repeat those numbers than is offset by the entirety of Twitter dunking on him.
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    The Boys (Amazon)

    If you read the situation as Honestly the weird in between accent averaged out at sounding closer to Aus than NZ to me which is just weird. Its definitely an odd hodge podge, and if you isolated it to specific sounds when the NZ accent shines through you definitely can get it right but on the whole? Sounds more like me than a NZer. I think the idea at that point was The psychology of Yup this. The bechdel test is primarily a tool for analysing the media landscape as a whole - the trends in the industry etc rather than a particular work. There can be perfectly reasonable reasons to tell a story that won't pass it, the critcism is when basically every film in a year or a decade fails the test - then you can see the equivalent stories for women aren't being told. Perhaps that's what happened with most of them, Starlights mum signed on for a more intensive treatment course which is why she wound up as one of the really powerful ones? And testing whether the duration of administration has an impact like that is part of why they were doing tests with aware parents.
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    u.s. politics: sundowning on the american empire

    I knew you'd posted her before, that thread was just more recent than your last post so thought I'd bring it to your attention. Incel is definitely my gut assumption once you get that info but he seems like he was getting drawn into that at a young age even for them. Ugh at the hate camp at Spokane, the nazis have set up across the Idaho border in the past but even the very Red towns weren't putting up with that shit 10 years ago and they got driven out by everyone refusing to serve them (if I'm remembering it right)
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    u.s. politics: sundowning on the american empire

    @Bonnot OG I'm willing to trust Emily G when she's putting forth what she's managed to find so far on the shooter: ETA: Id seen that post from a classmate of his earlier, whatever his political beliefs he sounds pretty clearly a misogynist and a scary one
  13. Just going off memory - don't they get uneasy at the start when the guy is trying to talk her into throwing the match? Because they know she can't do that.
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    u.s. politics: sundowning on the american empire

    If I can attempt to speak for Zorral I'd say its a twofold thing. As already mentioned there is a sickness in gaming culture which has been recognised by right wing extremists who have moved it from "there are problems within this culture that are caught in a negative feedback loop" to "nazis and white supremacists are actively recruiting from this group on top of the other issues". The point she's specifically making that is separate from the gaming culture issue is gamifying shootings - this was a big "achievement" of the Christchurch shooter (who heavily influenced the El Paso fuckwit). By streaming his atrocity online with a helmet cam oriented to give it the sense of a first person shooter and putting it to a 'soundtrack' he really leaned into what already existed in the disgusting way they talk about body counts as a high score. None of which is saying that video games are the problem or cause this, but that there are things associated with the gaming community which are feeding through into this. On the subject of influences the thing I've found really chilling and disquieting in the last few years is realising how much success the Noway attack had in its primary goal of inspiring others to follow his example. It didn't happen in the first few years but now we're coming up on a decade the fingerprint of his influence is showing up in a lot of other attacks. It makes me so mad that that fuckhead may have done what he wanted.
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