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  1. The Fallen

    u.s. politics: is this purity test covered under my obamacare?

    I'll just drop this right here. https://theoutline.com/post/2079/things-are-bad-and-david-frum-makes-them-worse
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    u.s. politics: is this purity test covered under my obamacare?

    I'm with the red lobster. I can't believe what I'm reading. I can understand seeing allies in the fight against Trump in the form of Frum, but let's not get carried away and rewrite history.
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    u.s. politics: is this purity test covered under my obamacare?

    What states did Hillary win that Bernie would have lost and what states did Hillary lose that Bernie could have won?
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    US Politics: The 'In His Own Words' Edition

    I've been looking for info on whether this site is fake news or legit. It sounds legit to me, but maybe you guys might know something about it. It's ir.net. And they posted this on the site: http://ir.net/news/politics/125969/report-two-media-outlets-soon-drop-mega-bombshell-trump/ "According to two sources, what we have seen so far in terms of evidence of a conspiracy in Trump/Russia, pales in comparison to what we are about to see very soon." They quote a Claude Taylor tweet and a statement Dr. Dena Grayson, the wife of Congressman Alan Gayson: “My sources confirm Claude’s WaPo story,” Grayson tweeted. “Plus *another* major MSM outlet (not CNN) has Trump on TAPE -> ”damning”‼️ Per source, MSM outlet is “coordinating w/Mueller”. I don’t know *exact* timing, but VERY likely less than 2 weeks. Again, my sources have NOT commented on timing. In general, they’d hold for a few weeks at most…”
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    US Politics: The 'In His Own Words' Edition

    I'll see your 'dog ate my homework' excuse and raise you 'the Secret Service didn't stop the meeting so it was fine'.
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    Debt to Society Paid?: Luke Heimlich

    So you don't think an individual with this type of history can change?
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    How rich are the Starks pre series

    What you say about the west may be true, but if I remember correctly, Tywin had around 45k men in the field. That's close to the 50k maximum. I will say that a host of 5k men isn't outright laughable, especially if they're playing defense at home. But Robb being able to devastate the west and take castle after castle, forcing Tywin to have to return west to confront him, leads me to believe that the west was pretty much tapped of any more fighting men.
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    How rich are the Starks pre series

    In the story Tywin raises two armies initially. When Robb defeats Jaime Tywin then raises another host. And it clearly states in the story that the last host included the sweepings of Lannisport. There's the evidence of what the west can raise. So add up the numbers and that's what the west was able to raise. There's no similar statements regarding the north. Instead you have Rodrick telling Bran that they can raise more men. The Riswells state that they held back men. Roose left a decent garrison behind. The clans raise several thousand men. Manderly has men at his disposal. Those are clearly different scenarios. We don't necessarily have numbers, but Free Northman is trying to extrapolate from that.
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    How rich are the Starks pre series

    Goodness! Oberyn comes to King's Landing with members of other Dornish houses. Need comes to King's Landing with his own men. He doesn't ask his vassals to come along. He isn't trying to intimidate Robert.
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    How rich are the Starks pre series

    Good post. Regional customs should be taken into account.
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    How rich are the Starks pre series

    On 7/3/2016 at 7:05 PM, thelittledragonthatcould said: Sure some do. Lord Redwyne laughed. "What is there north of the Neck that any sane man would want? If Greyjoy will trade swords and sails for stone and snow, I say do it, and count ourselves lucky." [This is well after the fall of House Stark, not pre-series. And this is just the normal disdain the south has for the north.] and I'm not sure Cersei thinks too much of it either "Bend the knee and swear fealty to my son, and we shall allow you to step down as Hand and live out your days in the grey waste you call home." [Same here as Lord Redwyne, disdain for the north.] We don't quite know what the Queen of Thorns thinks of it, but we do know that Tywin thinks it worthwhile to offer to Tyrion while he gives Darry to Kevan and Riverrun to Genna. Make of that what you will. [Yet the king is willing to marry his son to a Stark daughter. And before him two great lords, Tally and Baratheon, happily marry their daughter to the Stark heir and a future lord of the stormlands to a Stark daughter. Not to mention that the Uber-wealthy Tyrells tried to marry Sansa to the heir of their own house. Make of that what you will.] And I think the tell tale sign here is that many other Houses would have their own boats to use for such a journey, not be reliant on others to bring them. [And the Starks hardly venture south. But in the future they'll have their pick of 50 ships.] While other Houses have singers as retainers. [You really think the Starks can't afford a singer? It seems singers don't like to venture to the north too often, what with the harsh winters and all. Shit, the Manderleys and Boltons and Riswells and Dustins could all afford singers if they so wanted to.] There are also signs that they have to be frugal as winter is (potentially) very costly [Winter is Coming. Says it all.]
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    How rich are the Starks pre series

    There are old houses. There are rich houses. And there are old and rich houses. The Westerlings are old and have prestige, but no money. No one, not Tywin nor Cersei nor the Queen of Thornes, views the Starks in that way. Forget about the broken tower. They've built other buildings since then. When Cat traveled to King's Landing she wasn't short on cash. She even generously tipped the ship's crew. All the Starks dress nice, taking into account each region's particular style. Ned has hired singers for Sansa whenever they've ventured up north. There are small telltale signs that the Starks aren't living paycheck to paycheck.
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    How rich are the Starks pre series

    Who needs three Maesters? Ned would never arrive to KL with a huge entourage. Brandon Stark on the other hand ...
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    How rich are the Starks pre series

    We hear of lords who have fallen on hard times or are impoverished. Yet the Starks are never thought of in that way. They also don't seem to lack anything. Jory is a household guard, not a lord. I'm not sure if Ned is supposed to provide him with armor. As far as not having singers, Ned explains to Sansa that singers don't venture up north quite often. However, there was a time when Ned had a singer in Winterfell for a couple of weeks. As far as the tower is concerned, if I recall correctly that's one of, if not, the oldest towers. Meaning that they've built other towers since then. So they've just decided to leave it be. Also, if the Starks were that poor I would think that Cersei and Tywin would have raised objections. The Starks are obviously not on the level of the Lannisters and Tyrells, but they're not hurting for money either. And are clearly one of the most powerful houses (arguably top three) in Westerns, which I would think is more important.
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    Mr. Robot (spoilers).... 'cause I suck at this stuff

    I watched this really late and I could swear I heard cursing. Anyway, I really liked it. And thought the lead actor was great.
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