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  1. I think one of the key points GRRM makes is that perhaps it shouldn't be. Things are not always black and white. In terms of this topic in general I think we can also give Arthur Dayne, Oswell Whent, and maybe Gerold Hightower the benefit of the doubt. We don't know exactly what happened nor their motivations for doing so, but they did seem to be defying Aerys in some way.
  2. We don't know what happened exactly. This is the only thing I can think of that would lead to the conclusion that Howland Reed "defeated" Arthur Dayne. But this could have meant a dozen different things.
  3. I think it is pretty clear Robb beat Joffery and Joffery didn't want any more of it. Jon at least has the potential to be much more deadly than Iron Emmett, who in turn is the best at Eastwatch. Normally it sounds pretty even but when Jon got angry and stopped thinking he absolutely destroyed Emmett, to the point where everyone watching believed he killed Qhorin Halfhand in an actual fight. You also have to look at the other people he fought. Qhorin Halfhand was always going to let Jon win the fight but he needed to make it seem realistic. Jon was also extremely reluctant to be fighting him in the first place. With Mance, he had defeated everyone who didn't yield to him north of the wall. This is a lot of very good fighters and who knows what effect the illusory magic had on the fight. And it was still close, even while losing Jon did manage to get Mance to the ground. All from a 15 year old against the best fighter north of the wall. I think it is very clear that GRRM has made Jon a very good swordsman. It is very difficult to judge the merits of the fighters up at the wall and beyond compared with those to the south. At the same time it is true that he didn't make the Starks out to be Gary Stu's. I don't think any of the Starks (since possibly Cregan) compare to Arthur Dayne or Jaime Lannister (with the possible exception of Jon).
  4. By killing him? The bolded does not make it a coup. It's an insurrection or a revolt. I don't believe there was any real unity to the mobs objective other than to cause chaos. I repeat, there was absolutely no way they could take control of the government. It was violent petulance.
  5. I think Trump is a moronic, egotistical, evil piece of shit. I think anyone who voted for him is insane. But I don't see that mob riot as a coup, there is no way they were ever going to be able to seize power or control of the government.
  6. I like the sound of this. Does it mean they will call in their loans? Fingers crossed this bankrupts him.
  7. For the woman who was shot, have they revealed who shot her? Was it security? Her own gun accidentally?
  8. Hopefully today will make at least some of the 70,000,000 people who voted for Trump to realize what a terrible decision that was.
  9. I enjoyed the series, I think it was my favorite of his since the Nights Dawn trilogy. In terms of your issue with the plot
  10. There was a proposition to rename a San Francisco sewage plant after Bush jr, but it didn't pass the vote. Maybe it's time for the Trump Toilet Repository.
  11. I suspect I would be in violation for only mowing my lawn once a month when everyone else looks so nice and trim.
  12. I don't think this is the case at all. The entire Dragonseed storyline and lore sounds like a parody of real world racial supremacist's to me. You tamed a dragon so you must be a Valerion
  13. Probably my favorite hint for the irony when Arya and Jon are watching the training and discussing Robb and Joffery
  14. I do think the frontline doctors and nurses at least should have the second dose reserved for them. They deserve all the best protection they can possibly be given.
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