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  1. felice

    Okay Renters...

    The problem there is the poverty, not the housing.
  2. If you do have them and need them to defend yourself then you're most likely still in a world of trouble... If they break the law, arrest them. The US has no problem arresting vast numbers of drug users who aren't willing to give those up! There might be a lengthy process to buy a new gun, but you've just said you support private sales that bypass all that. Though if there were no sales of new guns, the supply to the second hand market would shrink drastically. Travelling to the next state over is hardly a major imposition on criminals who want guns; state-level restrictions are basically worthless. And it's easy enough for sellers to avoid provably knowing things about their customers! I would assume gun shops are not a good place to carry out private sales, since the shop owner is likely to take a dim view of competitors operating on their premises!
  3. I suspect it's more than the places with the most violence have the strongest incentive to enact stricter laws. But no law is going to be very effective when alternative jurisdictions are an easy drive away with no border controls; gun control needs to be done at the Federal level. Then ban private sale of guns. Only allow licensed gun dealers to buy and sell them. Problem solved! A gun show is a good place for people who want to sell guns to meet people who want to buy them.
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    His Dark Materials Series

    There was a scene with Mrs Coulter in episode 2 where she made up a story about having long hair.
  5. A pizza party? Seriously? That's not exactly going to convince the conspiracy nuts of his innocence!
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    The Mandalorian (Spoiler Thread)

    Yeah, this is officially stupid. Very pretty stupid, but an infant has mastery of the Force comparable to that of a trained Jedi with centuries of experience just because he's the same species? Also, why not scavenge the Mandalorian's weapons and armour while he's unconscious? He just killed a bunch of them so they've no reason to be merciful, and it seems implausible that his gear isn't valuable enough to stop for. And who were the people he massacred in the first episode, and why were they looking after the infant? That might get explained later, I suppose.
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    LGBTQ+ 6 -- It's a Rainbow of Flavors

    This might be of interest to some of you: https://www.boosted.org.nz/projects/rurangi - "a fiercely contemporary new drama series written, produced by and starring transgender talent."
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    U.S. Politics: Attaquer son cul orange!

    So you're saying Trump should be impeached for failing to take a personal interest in thousands of other potential instances of corruption?
  9. Also, I don't think a catapult would be sufficient to reach escape velocity. Seems more likely he's testing the boundary of his prison? I think that's a transition to a different location, not over time. It's unlikely that the "meteor" wasn't Veidt-related, and four years ago is too long to match up with what we've seen of Veidt so far. Is Lady Trieu Laurie's half-sister? She's close enough to the right age, and it's quite plausible Jon could have saved her after failing to save her mother. She'd have to take very much after her mother, though.
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    U.S. Politics: Attaquer son cul orange!

    The fact that private enterprises can have a major effect on the planet for good or ill without any kind of democratic accountability is a bad thing, even if some of them sometimes do something good. And in general, market forces will discourage them from doing good. Not even a million a year? However do they manage to scrape by? Most people don't approach earning a million dollars in a decade, let a lone a year.
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    Star Wars: The Circle is Almost Complete

    That's something like three people per planet. Did they all go home and broadcast the news to the people they represent? Maybe some of them, but we know some actively disbelieved Palpatine, others would have been unsure, and keeping the public informed of current events doesn't seem to be a priority for the Republic in general.
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    Star Wars: The Circle is Almost Complete

    FTL communication exists, but that doesn't mean it's cheap and accessible. I think the first time we see it is between the Emperor and the flagship of the Imperial fleet? And in the prequels, Jedi on missions and planetary heads of state have access to it. There's certainly no indication of anything resembling a galactic internet. I don't think Han would have been especially interested in galactic politics as a teenager, and even if he was aware the Jedi were a big deal on Coruscant, that doesn't prove the existence of the Force! Did the Emperor announce to the people of the galaxy that the Jedi were evil, or did they just quietly disappear?
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    Star Wars: The Circle is Almost Complete

    It's their magic powers that people thought were mythical, not the Jedi themselves. And real-time interplanetary communication does seem to be fairly limited, so a lot of information would be disseminated word-of-mouth from space travellers, who'd still be a tiny fraction of the population. Oh, everyone had heard of them; but virtually nobody ever actually saw one with their own eyes.
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    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    There's a playable proof-of-concept available now: https://summerfallstudios.itch.io/chorus-concept
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    U.S. Politics: Attaquer son cul orange!

    "He’s even discussed the idea with Apprentice creator Mark Burnett, who bats ideas back and forth with Trump about how he can get back on TV once he’s out of the White House, according to the site." Orange is the New Black: ADX Florence?
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