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by FaxModem1
2020-08-27 03:42pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Federal Law Enforcement Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab Protesters Off Portland Streets
Replies: 136
Views: 12963

Re: Federal Law Enforcement Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab Protesters Off Portland Streets

Different city, same tactics: Grubstreet Video Appears to Show Cops Swarming and Forcibly Arresting Activist Cooks in Kenosha By Chris Crowley Last night, the Seattle no-charge kitchen Riot Kitchen — which was started to feed protesters, activists, and anyone in need — posted footage from Kenosha, W...
by FaxModem1
2020-08-25 05:23am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death
Replies: 703
Views: 62217

Re: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death

NPR Wisconsin Deploys National Guard After Shooting Of Black Man Sparks Protests August 24, 20201:00 AM ET Updated at 5:43 p.m. ET The Wisconsin National Guard has been deployed to Kenosha, Wis., after a Black man was shot several times at close range in the back during an encounter with police ove...
by FaxModem1
2020-08-24 05:38pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Star Trek Lower Decks Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 1021

Re: Star Trek Lower Decks Thread

Episode 3 is hilarious, and to me, has been the best episode so far.
by FaxModem1
2020-08-14 04:08am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Revamping Buffy Season 8: Slayers Around the World and their Organiation
Replies: 19
Views: 1368

Re: Revamping Buffy Season 8: Slayers Around the World and their Organiation

I'm very curious how much the comics go into the new Watchers Council. As the season 8 comics(which is where I stopped) doesn't go into it, as the comics treat it like Giles is the only living Watcher left(meaning they ignore the Angel episode Lineage, where even after cyborg Roger Wyndam-Pryce is k...
by FaxModem1
2020-08-11 07:31pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Revamping Buffy Season 8: Slayers Around the World and their Organiation
Replies: 19
Views: 1368

Re: Revamping Buffy Season 8: Slayers Around the World and their Organiation

This is probably why the original Watchers Council was rather hands off in their treatment of rebellious slayers. If a slayer is uncooperative, wait a couple years, and a new one would emerge to help them on missions. With all of them activated at once, that clearly isn't an option, and they have t...
by FaxModem1
2020-08-11 06:09pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Revamping Buffy Season 8: Slayers Around the World and their Organiation
Replies: 19
Views: 1368

Re: Revamping Buffy Season 8: Slayers Around the World and their Organiation

This is probably why the original Watchers Council was rather hands off in their treatment of rebellious slayers. If a slayer is uncooperative, wait a couple years, and a new one would emerge to help them on missions. With all of them activated at once, that clearly isn't an option, and they have to...
by FaxModem1
2020-08-10 08:55pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Star Trek Lower Decks Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 1021

Star Trek Lower Decks Thread

So, the first episode has come and gone.

Thoughts?
by FaxModem1
2020-08-05 08:46pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Far Cry: New Dawn
Replies: 5
Views: 1434

Re: Far Cry: New Dawn

Yeah, I'm not getting this game. I got 5 because it took place in Montana, and while I had some fun, the ending with you being a cult leader's sex slave chained to a mattress while WWIII was going on outside really turned me off to the game.
by FaxModem1
2020-07-17 09:53pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death
Replies: 703
Views: 62217

Re: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death

NPR Federal Officers Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab People In Portland, DHS Confirms July 17, 20201:04 PM ET Heard on All Things Considered JONATHAN LEVINSON CONRAD WILSON JAMES DOUBEK Twitter FROM Oregon Public Broadcasting 3-Minute Listen Download Police confront demonstrators in Portland, Ore., o...
by FaxModem1
2020-07-17 03:23am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: THE OotS Thread, Part V
Replies: 347
Views: 135835

Re: THE OotS Thread, Part V

Either way, it'd be quite an ego boost to find out that all the deities in creation are waiting on your next move. The big question is, in what way will that affect his decision making? As it will surely affect his decision making in some capacity, but how? A. Gods bow before me(IE, the intense prid...
by FaxModem1
2020-07-15 07:31pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 2002
Views: 338509

Re: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)

The Hill Trump shares photo with Goya Foods products after Ivanka faces criticism BY JUSTIN WISE - 07/15/20 03:22 PM EDT 860 55,469 Just In... TurboTax, H&R Block used 'unfair and abusive practices' to get more money out of people, state regulator finds FINANCE — 17M 56S AGO American Airlines warns...
by FaxModem1
2020-07-14 11:13pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Joss Whedon's reputation continues to crumble, accused of "gross, abusive" behavior on Justice League set.
Replies: 9
Views: 2351

Re: Joss Whedon's reputation continues to crumble, accused of "gross, abusive" behavior on Justice League set.

James Marsters talks about Joss Whedon scaring him at one point because his character of Spike was getting too popular: Cheatsheet 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Creator Joss Whedon Once 'Terrified' James Marsters By Backing Him 'Up Against a Wall' Fred Topel | MORE ARTICLES July 14, 2020 Joss Whedon cr...
by FaxModem1
2020-07-14 06:27am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Should the Son of Mortis have been the Big Bad of the Sequel Trilogy?
Replies: 30
Views: 2228

Re: Should the Son of Mortis have been the Big Bad of the Sequel Trilogy?

Maybe, if done really, really well. Otherwise, no. Mostly because such a villain would be very hard for most audience members to wrap their head around.
by FaxModem1
2020-07-13 03:37am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Apple TV's Foundation
Replies: 1
Views: 1021

Apple TV's Foundation



I personally rolled my eyes at the "Apple is the company of the future" line. But this could be good. I don't really know where they're going to take this.
by FaxModem1
2020-07-13 03:02am
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Does the importance of Starfleet make Trek less utopian?
Replies: 11
Views: 1511

Re: Does the importance of Starfleet make Trek less utopian?

While the question of whether or not Star Trek is really utopian is certainly one that can be raised, this was clearly the intent. It was meant to inherently be a future better than the present. However, at the same time, this future revolves around a space navy who wind up fighting wars. They can ...
by FaxModem1
2020-07-12 07:45am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: The Expanse Season 4
Replies: 40
Views: 8872

Re: The Expanse Season 4

Wasn't most of that expense Fred Johnson billing them for space station facility construction? Basically billing the Mormons for upgrading his entire space station into a 1st class spacedock? As part of a plan to make the Belt independent of Mars and Earth? While the UN would have to eat the same k...
by FaxModem1
2020-07-11 11:15am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: The Expanse Season 4
Replies: 40
Views: 8872

Re: The Expanse Season 4

It's worth noting that it isn't technological, it's cultural. Only the Mormons funded an exodus ship(that was promptly stolen by the Belters, but alas). There's really no reason, unless the UN is poorer than the Mormons, couldn't do the same and fund several Ark ships to give humanity a chance beyo...
by FaxModem1
2020-07-11 09:52am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: The Expanse Season 4
Replies: 40
Views: 8872

Re: The Expanse Season 4

Moving onto a more broad topic. Is the season's Earth plotline, with the election, meant to be a strike against populism, or not? Or just a broad corollary to today's issues? Because there's clearly a parallel there between wealthy elites and career politicians arguing for the status quo, while an ...
by FaxModem1
2020-07-10 10:10pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 2002
Views: 338509

Re: Der Fuhrer proposes stripping tax exempt status from Universities in retaliation for Left-wing speech.

Is this nothing but bluster, or can he actually do this?
by FaxModem1
2020-07-10 03:51am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: The Expanse Season 4
Replies: 40
Views: 8872

Re: The Expanse Season 4

Moving onto a more broad topic. Is the season's Earth plotline, with the election, meant to be a strike against populism, or not? Or just a broad corollary to today's issues? Because there's clearly a parallel there between wealthy elites and career politicians arguing for the status quo, while an u...
by FaxModem1
2020-07-10 03:40am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 467
Views: 50569

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

CNBC 32% of U.S. households missed their July housing payments Published Wed, Jul 8 202012:11 PM EDTUpdated Thu, Jul 9 202011:18 AM EDT Alicia Adamczyk @ALICIAADAMCZYK Twenty/20 As the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic continues, almost one-third of U.S. households, 32%, have not made ...
by FaxModem1
2020-07-06 10:59am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Could the Fulminatrix have pierced the Raddus's shields?
Replies: 110
Views: 7921

Re: Could the Fulminatrix have pierced the Raddus's shields?

Scene could have worked too if they were able to get actors from the PT, OT, and ST all in there. In addition to someone like Maz to represent the ST, with Lando and Wedge representing the OT, have someone like Dex and/or Hondo to represent the PT. What, no Jar Jar? I'm assuming he was first agains...
by FaxModem1
2020-07-06 10:17am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Could the Fulminatrix have pierced the Raddus's shields?
Replies: 110
Views: 7921

Re: Could the Fulminatrix have pierced the Raddus's shields?

Scene could have worked too if they were able to get actors from the PT, OT, and ST all in there. In addition to someone like Maz to represent the ST, with Lando and Wedge representing the OT, have someone like Dex and/or Hondo to represent the PT.
by FaxModem1
2020-07-05 05:35pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Could the Fulminatrix have pierced the Raddus's shields?
Replies: 110
Views: 7921

Re: Could the Fulminatrix have pierced the Raddus's shields?

If Holdo is a civilian, why did Leia give her such a high military rank? Did everyone who joined the Resistance get handed a rank? What does that say about their organization? In keeping with the theme of people emulating the past, albeit clumsily, it would track that the Resistance just isn't that...
by FaxModem1
2020-07-05 12:45pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Could the Fulminatrix have pierced the Raddus's shields?
Replies: 110
Views: 7921

Re: Could the Fulminatrix have pierced the Raddus's shields?

It's a combination of the two. Holdo strikes me as more civilian leadership (she was not in a uniform). Possibly a diplomat. She was treating the evacuation as a civilian evacuation - Get everyone to safety. She failed to see that the military officers should be informed as to what was going on, so...