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Ser Scot A Ellison

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  1. Ser Scot A Ellison

    Things To Do In Chicago

    The Chicago Institute of Art is amazing. I really enjoyed both the Field Museum and the Shedd Aquarium. Just walking downtown is pretty nice. Great food and a beautiful city. I really like Chicago.
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    GRRM struggling how to show Daenerys' mental instability

    See the future, can you? Quite the talent you have there.
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    GRRM struggling how to show Daenerys' mental instability

    One of the things people forget is that Aerys II was seen as a great king early in his rule. He was forward thinking and creative. He went mad as this rule continued and after he had been captured and imprisoned in "The Defiance of Duskendale" mentioned in A Feast for Crows. It seems that particular experience changed him and pushed him toward madness. If the books follow the same pattern as the series I have to wonder if the experience of defending the North from the Others will change Dany. Or will there be some other episode that will push her towards madness? I agree that the show handled this very poorly. She went from willing to sacrifice everything for her people to carpet chewing crazy lady without even a blink. I would hope that the mention of "The Defiance of Duskendale" in AFFC's creates a pattern we can watch for that will be the impetus for Dany's eventual fall, if fall she does.
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    International Thread 4

    Who here is a “pro-China propagandist”?
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    Rothfuss XV: Move along, nothing to see here

    That’s not my understanding. There will be more Temerant stories. But they aren’t necessarily Kvothe’s story.
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    Wuhan Coronavirus

    Thank you very much.
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    US politics - sometimes political jokes get elected

    Perhaps go to a single primary day for the entire country? Who says this horserace crap needs to continue?
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    US politics - sometimes political jokes get elected

    Only a "True Scotsman" though.
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    Publishing Industries Social Ills

    I think it came out in the early 1990s when there was a civil suit involving MZB but not well publicized. It wasn't until 2014 that MZB's daughter made public her allegations of child sexual abuse by her mother and Walter Breen.
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    Denis Villenueve to direct Dune

    I have every confidence in Villenueve. Both Arrival and Blade Runner 2049 show a deft and delicate touch needed for this film. What keeps me nervous is the way KJA and Brian Herbert like to see their excremental material given equal billing with Frank Herbert's creation. See, the Dune: Sisterhood program that will be on HBO and has to be based on the KJA/Brian Herbert shit.
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    US politics - sometimes political jokes get elected

    Zorral, I actually like the new SC voting machines. You vote on a touch screen and a printed paper ballot is created. That ballot is carried over to another machine that scans the printed ballot to tabulate the vote totals. It allows a well preserved paper trail while at the same time allowing the convenience of touch screen balloting. I was trained on them last month. I'll be a poll manager for the Democratic primary set for 2/29/2020.
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    US politics - sometimes political jokes get elected

    And that willingness to kill is why I have never liked Che Guevara.
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    Rothfuss XV: Move along, nothing to see here

    Do you mean The Slow Regard of Silent Things? I actually enjoyed the book. It was an interesting peak into the mind of someone clearly pretty damaged.
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    Denis Villenueve to direct Dune

    I seriously doubt Villenueve wanted to turn Blade Runner into a series so I'm not certain the comparison makes sense. I just want this to only be Frank Herbert's Dune that is adapted. KJA and Brian Herbert's stuff is absolute excrement.
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    US politics - sometimes political jokes get elected

    What... the... hell?
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    US politics - sometimes political jokes get elected

    Buttigeig's staffer's wife?
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    US politics - sometimes political jokes get elected

    It is our business. But because they are private organizations they can choose candidates for office by whatever means they see fit. Ultimately, voters will or will not support those organizations. I dislike primaries and caucuses to begin with not the least because private entities are using the public dime to pick their candidates and limiting who may and may not participate in their publicly funded elections. I further don’t like the impression it leaves in people’s minds that to be a real candidate in the November general election you have to have participated in the earlier races. The only election where candidates for office may be voted upon is the general. Anyone should be on the ballot. The two party’s stranglehold on ballot access should be eliminated.
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    Publishing Industries Social Ills

    The Breendoggle (reluctance to ban a convicted peodophile) is a perfect example of just how fucked up it was: https://breendoggle.fandom.com/wiki/Breendoggle_Wiki
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    US politics - sometimes political jokes get elected

    Caucuses suck. But who are we to tell a private organization what methods it must use to select, not its representatives, but the people it will allow to attend its convention for the selection of who it will offer for election in the November general election? if the Iowa Democratic Party decides to use jumping jack contests to select delegates isn’t that their call? Heck the South Carolina Republican party decided to cancel its primary rather than see threats to Trump’s 2020 candidacy.
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    Wuhan Coronavirus

    Do you think the PRC authorities are deliberately underreporting the disease’s impact?
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    Wuhan Coronavirus

    A Hong King paper?
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    US politics - sometimes political jokes get elected

    FYI, in South Carolina all primaries are open to any registered voter. There is no Republican primary for President this year. I’ll be a poll manager for SC during the 2/29 primary.
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    Wuhan Coronavirus

    The supplemental remarks about symptomatic patients being turned away from Chinese hospitals. And the death rate being higher than official figures.
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    Wuhan Coronavirus

    Where are you seeing these reports?
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