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Ser Scot A Ellison

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    The Orville Season 2

    So, it’s back. The Sunday opener about Bortus taking his annual pee was pretty weak. The normal time season opener was better. I thought the way they interlaced the “Bortus has a porn addiction” plot with the “rescue survivors of the dying planet” plot was pretty well done.
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    New Forum Census

    US South Carolina
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    Denis Villenueve to direct Dune

    That doesn’t mean they are going to physically look like Bedouin.
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    Should we lower the age of adulthood in the US to be 16?

    Indeed. It’s a violation of equal protection to only require on gender to register.
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    Should we lower the age of adulthood in the US to be 16?

    Nope. When your nation can, hypothetically, demand you lose your life in a military conflict you should have the right to vote on the government that could send you out to die. I see that milestone as quite a bit more significant than the opportunity to drive an automobile.
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    U.S. Politics: 5.7 Billion Problems But The House Ain't One

    Exactly. This is Trump attempting to prove he still has power after losing the House. It is Trump attempting to provide a “win” to solidify his base. To prove “he’s their man”. Giving Trump that win when he expressly took ownership of the shutdown is a mistake. Forcing him to balk will hurt him more with his base than anything else.
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    Should we lower the age of adulthood in the US to be 16?

    If the age is arbitrary why not 14, or 12? The voting age was lowered to 18, in large part because men were drafted into the Army at 18 during Vietnam. As such it seemed fundamentally unjust to request someone to risk their life for their Country but deny them the franchise. There is no draft now and no one can voluntarily join the military (without their parent’s permission) before age 18. As such there is no similar situation to the Vietnam War why lower the age to 16, now?
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    Cartoons you'd like to see remade?

    So, are you going to give “Star Blazers, BOOM!”, “Macross, ZAP!”, and “G.I.YO!” A chance too when they are “reimagined” in the “Calarts” style? And, for the record, if you like that style more power to you. But make new cartoons don’t take cartoons people love and draw them like “Power Puff Girls”.
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    Cartoons you'd like to see remade?

    I loved “Hong Kong Fuey” when I was really little. I don’t think that is ripe for a remake.
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    Should we lower the age of adulthood in the US to be 16?

    Again, I don’t support this, but, in other contexts people hold proxies for their kids all the time, so, while I can see where you are coming from labling all parents as “breeders” is a tad harsh.
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    Should we lower the age of adulthood in the US to be 16?

    I don’t support giving parents proxy to vote for their children but “breeders”?
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    Should we lower the age of adulthood in the US to be 16?

    “Taxation without representation” (ironically) is not illegal in the US. It happens with surprising frequency.
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    Should we lower the age of adulthood in the US to be 16?

    Such “knowledge tests” were abused systematically in the South to exclude Blacks from voting. As such they are legally impermissible because they are abused.
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    Should we lower the age of adulthood in the US to be 16?

    Indeed. We do not need to go with a gerontocracy.
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    Should we lower the age of adulthood in the US to be 16?

    Really? I was hugely different at 16 than I am now. I was hugely different at 25 than I was at 16 or now. Life is change. Are most folks really that static?
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    Cartoons you'd like to see remade?

    I have seen it. It’s cute. It’s campy. I dislike it for the same reason I dislike the Adam West and Joel Shoemake Batman iterations. Not my thing. I also don’t want to see “Star Blazers, BOOM!” or “Macross, ZAP!” or “G.I. YO!” done in the same kiddie style animation as “Teen Titans, Go!”.
  17. So, when do we get to see the Keida'ya spaceships? (New thread... continue)
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    The Passage - TV spoilers but please spoiler tag book discussion

    Love the books. I have no desire to watch the show. It will never look the way I imagined.
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    Cartoons you'd like to see remade?

    The “Teen Titans Go” thing of taking decent cartoons and turning them into fart joke stories really needs to stop.
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    A question to capitalists; how much should we fear AI?

    They also take longer and are more difficult than just walking to the counter. If they lose business for McDonald’s McDonald’s will get rid if them.
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    US Politics: Shutbound & Down

    You have yet to offer a rational reason why losing one election automatically means you cannot win a Presidential election.
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    US Politics: Shutbound & Down

    Perhaps, a presidential primary?
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    US Politics: Shutbound & Down

    So, no one who loses an election can ever, later, be elected President?
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    US Politics: Shutbound & Down

    I do not understand the logic behind this. Why is any election loss an automatic DQ for the Presidential race?
  25. It appears to be a sequel to “Reamde”. https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062458711/fall-or-dodge-in-hell/
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