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Good man 'Kyle'.  I'll sleep better now.

Just went to see 'Life'.  If you're looking for hammer house horror time - this nails it.  15 minutes in, and no taking your foot off the gas.  This is a fantastic horror/sci-fi film that is well scripted, plausible, and well acted.  If you felt 'Arrival' was too slow and contemplative, this film is the antithesis of it.  No spoilers, it's a must see.  8.5/10

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Dermatron wrote:

Everything 'Trumptard' Furry voted for is coming apart. Tough times in Dicksville..

I feel confident that Furry shaved his scrotum, painted a face on it, and glued a DT style toupee on it, and now talks to it –  especially while wanking off to Sarah Palin parody porn.  Complete shambles over there in Furryville.   He'll be gluing a Lego Wall around his Frank & beans in no time.

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Donny, blaming it on the Democrats – that's next level alt facts right there.  The Democrats aren't even the majority, so it basically fell upon the Republicans to approve the bill – which of course they didn't. This whole situation is beyond laughable at this point.

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Mr. C's Acting Career wrote:
ghostriddenhuffy wrote:
millsy23 wrote:

Tit for tat politics between a two party system. Absolute shambles of a democracy. Get some spice down you before it's all too late.

Yep, two party system is failing, and has been for a while.

I'm not so quick to throw blame on the two party system. I think Citizens United is a far bigger blame for the current omnishambles we find ourselves in. Not that it has to be an either/or, mind.

I think it's a lot of things, each party is becoming increasingly polorised with respect to the left on the right, so it's a natural tendency for nothing to get done. Not only that but each party is becoming fractured within itself, which contributes to disagreement and a lack of cohesion. Thirdly, I think that any time a new party tries to enter the system both Republicans and Democrats do their best to shut it down because they view it as a threat to their own institutions.

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jamie wrote:
ghostriddenhuffy wrote:

Just as I predicted, they didn't get the votes necessary for the new Heath bill.  They are moving on...

Young Turks were reporting that the Koch brothers were against the new bill as it wasn't conservative enough for them (lol) and had basically said that anyone who voted for the bill would have their campaign donations cut and they would actively look to help fund their oppostion.

gen lols all around big_smile

Could be some truth to that, but I think it just has more to do with satisfying constituents and a looming reality that millions of Americans will be without healthcare.

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Just as I predicted, they didn't get the votes necessary for the new Heath bill.  They are moving on...

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millsy23 wrote:

Tit for tat politics between a two party system. Absolute shambles of a democracy. Get some spice down you before it's all too late.

Yep, two party system is failing, and has been for a while.

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Dan Harwood wrote:

Nuclear Option? Donald's gonna bomb North Korea because the Dems wont back his boy? Bit harsh.

Not exactly,  if the Democrats filibuster, and reject the nomination of the supreme court justice, then what the Republicans will do is exercise the nuclear option which is basically changing the rules so they effectively have of number of senators ( GOP) to approve the nomination of Gorsuch.

"Before November 2013, Senate rules required a three-fifths vote of the "duly chosen and sworn" members of the Senate – (usually 60 votes) to end debate on a bill, nomination or other proposal; they also require a two-thirds vote ("present and voting" – 67 or more votes) to end debate on a change to the Senate rules. Those rules effectively allowed a minority of the Senate to block a bill or nomination through the technique of the filibuster. This had resulted in a de facto requirement that a nomination have the support of 60 Senators to pass, rather than a majority of 51. A three-fifths vote is still required to end debates on legislation and Supreme Court nominations."

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_option

millsy23 wrote:

I just can't take Radcliffe seriously. Same goes for Eddie Redmayne (who also gives me the heeby jeebies). Wet lettuces, no mineral content, wooly woofters.

Lol

Homegrove wrote:

Regarding Horns, read the book ghosty. It's deliciously evil. Joe Hill is a genius when it comes to depicting ugly people.

Would love to read the book.  Not sold on Radcliffe in this leading role.  Jack O'Connell, Logan Lerman, Nicholas Hoult, Taron Egerton or Frank Dillane would have been better.

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I just read the story about a guy who got lost in the Bolivian Rainforest in National Geographic.  Quite eerie to say the least.  http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017 … n-shamans/

Apparently, a film is coming out starring Daniel Radcliffe, entitled 'Jungle' based on the bestselling novel 'Back From Tuichi'.  Looks promising.

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Love 17 Seconds, Standing On A Beach, and Staring At The Sea - I'll have a listen to the samples.   However this makes sense, their music should've stayed in the 80s, like The Smiths.

The Duel - kinda slow, but rich in tension and subtext.  Woody Harrelson does a fine job as a villainous, self-righteous antagonist while Liam Hemsworth is adequate as the murky hero.  6.5/10

Horns -  A creepy, supernatural crime drama with not so subtle undertones of redemption and abrupt coyness.  Loved it.  Definitely a different take in this genre of movies.  Stars Daniel Radcliffe, Heather Graham, Max Minghella, James Remar, Juno Temple,  David Morse, and Joe Anderson.  7.5/10

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zackster wrote:

he's just said that if it doesn't pass tomorrow he is moving on....

They don't have the votes, don't think it's gonna happen.   Key Republicans I think are having an attack of conscience, because they know this means – millions of Americans will be suddenly without healthcare, and millions will be constituents that reside in the senators and congressmen's home states.   Not only millions now, but many more millions in the future.   A different bill will appear in the future of course, but in its current state, there's just too many people vying for different interests and nobody can agree on a unified bill that all or a majority agree on. I also think that the spectre of the FBI investigation into the Trump administration and his cronies with respect to Russia is setting a dark undertone.  The Dems are also threatening a filibuster with the Gorsuch nomination and the GOP threatening the nuclear option if they do.

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Dan Harwood wrote:

Healthcare Bill postponed until the morning according to CNN. Just seen one of the GOP demands for the removal of the minimum requirements coverage. Clearly the Freedom Caucus know nothing as to how Insurance works?

Can see that if this bill gets passed with additional takeouts that the number of 24m less Americans with cover will only raise!

They can't agree on shit, this will be weeks, if ever.

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zackster wrote:

fingers crossed for, at minimum, a rico case. manafort, page, flynn, and stone should all face indictment charges. until there are indictments, nothing will really happen.

Especially Manafort, Page, and Stone.   Once their assets are frozen, I think we'll get a good indication of where this is going- that will be the first step.

Really loving this at the moment....

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Benghazi, Hillary's private email server, Accusations that Obama is Muslim, Obama's birth - fucking hell, these issues are laughable as to what's going on now.

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zackster wrote:

idk what nunez was thinking with that stunt yesterday. that was a "just wow" moment.

now, he looks as stupid as many had already suggested. he's given the dems hard proof as to why a special outside investigator is needed. he's made trump and his people look even more suspect with the facts he's brought to light, and he's probably given rise to at least one strong contender for his ca seat in the house.

got so excited that he ran right to donny for a "i done good boss, huh?" pat on the head.

now, fingers crossed that their travesty of a healthcare bill gets smacked down today.

Major blow, but expected - the vote on the healthcare bill was delayed - who knows when or if this will get passed.  7 fucking years to the day when Obama signeded the ACA into law.  What a fucking mess the GOP is right now, ironically, the Dems are similarly flopping around like a decapitated chicken as well.  I literally can't wait for Comey to finish his investigation, heads are gonna roll, ironically, if it is proven that Trump had significant involvement, anything that he signs into law,will be deemed moot.

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Get Out is very good.

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chromosome_junction wrote:

lightweights imo

Steven Avery country...not much else to do except OD on synthetics ( or was it the McDonald's Happy Meal).  Grim - becoming an epidemic in some areas over here.

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liquitech1 wrote:
ghostriddenhuffy wrote:
zackster wrote:

id argue that america's real problem has to do with capitalism and the myth of the free market. the constitution is flawed, but those can flaws can be amended.

The American style of capitalism is outmoded for sure. For the simple fact that is not sustainable, but more importantly it relies on an archaic assessment of growth and resources.

..Nice of them to infect the rest of the planet with it too. Muchos gracias for that.

Infect is a perfect word.  Greed is a disease.

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zackster wrote:

id argue that america's real problem has to do with capitalism and the myth of the free market. the constitution is flawed, but those can flaws can be amended.

The American style of capitalism is outmoded for sure. For the simple fact that is not sustainable, but more importantly it relies on an archaic assessment of growth and resources.

Diminished Responsibility wrote:

Have you seen "Meru" ghost?

Made for a very good watch.

Yep.  Meru is epic - I have it DVR'd and have watched it several times.  I would also recommend 'Jumbo Wild'.