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  1. When I was at university, they were still coming across pits where bodies were buried. I doubt they'll ever find them all.
  2. I don't think Marx was an idiot, nor do I think he was evil. And greed isn't the problem, at least not anymore than it is in any other kind of society. The problem, as we have graphically seen, is that when the collective means everything, an individual life means nothing. Hence the hundred million and more dead under communism, you know, for 'pragmatic' reasons. Attempts to bring health, wealth, and happiness to all by governments inevitably lead to totalitarianism. And it will inevitably fail, because life doesn't work like that. I'm not against social welfare, I don't fancy seeing people die of exposure, starvation, or lack of medical care, we need a social safety net. But even that needs massive redesign. Communism - not going to help. Not for anyone.
  3. I quite liked it, too. And I hope there'll be a next season. The heyy and handjob recreation had me in stitches.
  4. The T.V. Show Thread

    American Vandal on Netflix. Mockumentary/satire of true crime shows, I can't believe they did such a good job of it. Funny, quite engaging, drama's there - and whodunit?
  5. Hurricane Irma

    But if it was being caused by human-created climate change, wouldn't the US have been pounded by severe hurricanes a lot in the years preceding this year? What makes this year different?
  6. The T.V. Show Thread

    Haven't seen Ironfist or Defenders. Got bored of Luke Cage in the first episode, so I never went back. Loved Daredevil, and Punisher might be fun. Really liked Jessica Jones, too, partly because I'm a David Tennant fan. My current superhero passion is the Tick. They've done a great job with the new series, such as it is - only six episodes out, another six supposed to be coming in January. Worth a watch, especially if you're suffering from a surfeit of superheroes.
  7. Twin Peaks returns (Confirmed)

    It may all be a dream. Audrey's? Coop's? I get it in a way. The world is broken. Maybe irreparably (all the weird tense sound effects instead of music). And the people are broken, too. You can tell by some of the intentional leaden acting, like in the first few episodes. There's no heart to it anymore. And maybe it just can't be fixed. Also, did you catch the flashbacks to mask = possession that Lynch has used before in the series when the eyeless woman turned out to be Diane? I can't say I enjoyed it, because mostly I didn't, not for eighteen hours of purgatory. But I do think it was what Lynch wanted to do. I wish Mark Frost had had more say in it, might've reined in Lynch's self-indulgence a bit and given us more story. The loss of Coop (as Coop) was noted. And missed.
  8. The T.V. Show Thread

    If you're American you can get the first two episodes free here: http://start.att.net/exclusive/audience/mr-mercedes/episodes The rest of us have to resort to 'indirect means'.
  9. The TV show on audience/direct tv, Mr Mercedes. With Brendan Gleeson as the lead. It may well be the winner of King adaptations this year. If you're American, the first two eps are on the direct tv site for free, the other two out so far, and for those of us in other countries - thar be pirates. Very much worth a watch, and the soundtrack is killer, too.
  10. The T.V. Show Thread

    Has anyone else seen Mr Mercedes? Just started watching it, great cast, great soundtrack. It looks to be an actually good Stephen King dramatisation.
  11. Anti-vaxxer denied visa to Australia

    Actually it does achieve something. The persons being denied free speech can become sort of martyrs/victims to their cause, and that gains them sympathy, which often gains them followers. Which is why free speech is an excellent principle to keep around. Especially if said speakers are loony-toons. They can be rebutted. That's the other good part about free speech.
  12. The T.V. Show Thread

    The Tick is back. Yes! The Wynonna Earp season finale was amazing.
  13. US Politics/Elections Thread

    ghaaa...the board didn't quote. move along, nothing to see here.
  14. The T.V. Show Thread

    The Flash was a LOT of fun last night, surprising considering how the season has gone so far. I'm happy. Also liking Jane the Virgin.