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  2. CrypticWeirwood

    [Spoilers] Episode 806 Discussion

    This is the level of dialogue we so needed, for so long.
  3. Pandean

    [Spoilers] Episode 806 Discussion

    except for now if Jon does put out it'll be due to fear.
  4. LongRider

    Popular Book series you’ve tried and failed to get into:

    I didn't read that Bakker Consult book either, I read all the previous books and found The Great Ordeal to be such a f'ng nightmare ordeal I passed on the consult thing. b'ah! enough
  5. Pandean

    [Spoilers] Episode 806 Discussion

    Seeing the queen he supported and loved burning down and killed thousand of innocent citizens plus found his dead family will do that to you, I guess.
  6. Danelle

    [Spoilers] Episode 806 Discussion

    Was going to say the exact same thing!
  7. The Anti-Targ

    International thread 2

    I tend to err on the side of, unless it's rockets being lobbed into Israel from the West Bank or Gaza or a suicide bomber, it's probably the Israeli military / police that are using excessive violence for the situation. I'm willing to be shown that the context demonstrates the IDF / police actions were justified and proportionate, but guilty until proven innocent is my default. So I don't ask "but what if the kid was being a dick?" I ask, "What the hell? explain yourself Israel!" and if they offer a reasonable explanation I say "OK, fair enough". What I'm not going to do is offer a vague explanation for why they might not be the bully in the situation that has less basis in fact than the image or video in question. Starting a tweet "I'm not an anti-Semite but..." is never a good start. Because it suggests what is about to follow could fairly be judged as such, or worse, you actually are anti-Semitic. If I'm going to criticise someone of another race for doing something reprehensible I'm not going to preface it "I'm not a racist, but..." and if I'm going to criticise a woman for a wrongdoing I'm not going to say "I'm not sexist, but". The end of the 2nd international thread is nigh. I think we've hit on a formula that allows for ongoing discussion of things other than US and UK politics, and things about Australia.
  8. Danelle

    [Spoilers] Episode 806 Discussion

    Tyrion's has aged a lot in a few minutes.
  9. The Bear

    [Spoilers] Episode 806 Discussion

    Half of them apparently died yet they look about the same as they did before the battle against the Night King.
  10. Pandean

    [Spoilers] Episode 806 Discussion

    dany's boy toy and a highly paid extra
  11. CrypticWeirwood

    [Spoilers] Episode 806 Discussion

    If Grey Worm's the commander of all her forces, then what is Jon? A ham sandwich?
  12. Much bigger. Climate-wise and culturally, Dorne is akin to Spain/Morocco, the Reach to France, further north such as Riverrun is England and the North Scotland with maybe north of the Wall being Norway.
  13. Danelle

    [Spoilers] Episode 806 Discussion

    Be careful what you wish for.
  14. BRANDON GREYSTARK

    Boltons vs Manderlys'

    The Boltons .
  15. Christi84

    [Spoilers] Episode 806 Discussion

    She should not have that many soldiers
  16. The First Bloodrider

    Strangest Possible Ending

    I think you're seeing that on the show. It's pretty damn awful. Jon should never have come back from death.
  17. Pandean

    [Spoilers] Episode 806 Discussion

    Anyone noticed Dany's outfits went from completely white in the beginning of the season to completely black?
  18. The Bear

    [Spoilers] Episode 806 Discussion

    He did say he wished everyone in KL would be killed, definitely.
  19. The First Bloodrider

    Boltons vs Manderlys'

    I hope the Boltons. That cannibal needs to lose and die.
  20. Nami

    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    I'm conflicted I wanna spare myself the pain but I'm curious Heh, I wish I was drunk at least
  21. CrypticWeirwood

    [Spoilers] Episode 806 Discussion

    HER BEST COSTUME EVER!
  22. Squab

    Aussie Thread: Democracy Sausage

    ABC: Clive bought the election and got nothing out of it. The scare campaign won it for the coalition. The ALP agenda isnt that left wing and climate change is a major issue for coalition. The dislike for the media is understated on the right and in the regions. When i lived in Emerald, it was seen as the Canberra/inner city/SE bubble, ignorant of regional Australia and its issues. On polls, they generally get thought of as media. Even a robot is going to get told lies. I saw posts (on social media nobody here would ever be caught dead on) talking about lying to vote compass and the left wing abc just to try to push them further left. The exit polls even showed a late swing to labor. I saw 48/52 at one point. Some people voting have given the wrong impression to anyone interested. The only media that picked the result prior to Saturday was sky news after dark. Hilarious. Are social media, old media and people here out of touch? No, it’s the children who are wrong - Seymour Skinner. For a laugh i listened to RN breakfast this morning and Fran "im an activist" Kelly. Arthur Sinodinas got asked about how Clive Palmer bought the election for coalition but got nothing in return. I sometimes doubt whether anyone on the left knows where or what the Galilee basin is, or what is stopping it from being mined. The result in Queensland will push qld alp to approve Adani, if not an lnp govt will approve it in 18 months (if results are mirrored). If adani gets approved, they will build the rail link which will open up the Galilee basin including Clive Palmers mines just north of Alpha which is likely to bring him in 3.2B in revenue per year. Not a bad return on an 80M investment. Why can't anyone put that together? The extremely unbiased Michelle Gratton was on as well. The "scare campaign' was the big factor apparently, Bill made himself too big a target even though their agenda "wasn’t especially left wing". Lol. No recognition that policies may have been issue. Maybe the alp should keep them for another election... Zali Steggall and Fran agreed that climate change was an important issue in inner city seats like Kooyong, Higgins and Warringah and that the coalition would need to do more on climate. Nobody seemed to realise the actual cost of the alp climate change policy was the election. Come to think of it, how many of our recent leaders have died on the hill of climate change? Turnbulls run as opposition leader ended because of it. Rudds great moral challenge was apparently too challenging. Gillards carbon tax and now Shortens courageous uncosting. Given coalition is at 75, they’re more likely to deal with Katter to get 76 than a climate zealot. Although i think 77 is now predicted. Joel Fitzgibbon was on as well and explaining how much the left is out of touch with regions. Says he might even run for leader. Which i think is a mistake. The ALP couldn't go for another straight white man as leader. Surely its time someone more woke. Tanya Plibersek would be a perfect leader.
  23. Danelle

    [Spoilers] Episode 806 Discussion

    He also really loved Jaime. He is now the last of the Lannisters. Sort of. Jon believed in Dany more though. So did Varys. But the scene with Tyrion discovering the hand was.... Also didn't Tyrion said something during his trial of burning the city?
  24. Interestingly, in ESSOS there are alternative polities in certain city-states, particularly in Braavos which was founded by escaped slaves fleeing oppressive rulers. It's not an Athenian-type democracy though; it's an extremely complex form of elected oligarchy.
  25. The Bear

    [Spoilers] Episode 806 Discussion

    So much of the Red Keep is in tact and not actually burnt... Cersei and Jaime would have been safe if they’d stayed by the courtyard (or at least it looks like that in the shots) and then fled once the burning was over like Arya did.
  26. Pandean

    [Spoilers] Episode 806 Discussion

    ugh it won't let me post the picture
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