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re: Re-read LOTR for the first time in about 15 years...WOW! - Big Scrub TX
[quote]Extended version. [/quote] You're right, I had forgotten about that! :dude:[quote]Different time (relative to the sex) and he was coming off a world war that had very definitive black/white, good/evil.[/quote]Understood. But even intra-good-guy, there was essentially never a bad actor beyond...
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re: Pizzagate shooter sentenced to four years in prison - Big Scrub TX
[quote] Did you read the article? According to the evidence as set forth therein, it seems, he wasn't shooting AT anyone.[/quote] Yes, I did read about the incident. There were lots of people present who scrambled for safety. As someone else said, I'm not sure you would be so sanguine if you had ...
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re: Pizzagate shooter sentenced to four years in prison - Big Scrub TX
[quote]Sounds about right. He likely won't serve the full sentence, but the sentence is fair.[/quote] I'm surprised to learn that the penalty for shooting a rifle into a food establishment is only 4 years....
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re: Fargo Season 3 Thread - Big Scrub TX
[quote]That's a good read. Pure vengeance makes for powerful cinema. And Fargo 3 wasn't going there any more than Old Country did, at least for Nikki. [/quote] A related shade of NCFOM is in the offhand nature of the deaths. Yeah, Nikki was this incredible, bad-ass, femme-fatale with a righteous mot...
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re: Mississippi wins right to enforce religious exemptions law - Big Scrub TX
[quote]You are in favor of involuntary servitude?[/quote] What? I'm asking you a serious question....
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re: Mississippi wins right to enforce religious exemptions law - Big Scrub TX
[quote]Do my personal thoughts and beliefs expose me to state action under drug laws? [/quote] No. Nor do they for not wanting to bake cakes for gay couples. The exposure to state action comes from your own actions - i.e. smoking pot or not baking the cakes. So, I ask the question again: do you beli...
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re: Mississippi wins right to enforce religious exemptions law - Big Scrub TX
[quote]I am not a religious person but I understand religious liberty is a fundamental right and is a building block of this county's history, tradition/customs, national identity, and federal/state laws. If the government can take away someone's religious rights, then no rights are safe from the...
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re: Mississippi wins right to enforce religious exemptions law - Big Scrub TX
[quote]protect basic personal liberty[/quote] So that's your take on, say, drug laws also?...
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re: Fargo Season 3 Thread - Big Scrub TX
One nit (not to be that guy): I know it's somewhat irrelevant what the details are regarding Varga's scheme to use Stussy Parking for his evil ends, but when the IRS guy says "bleeding a company" isn't illegal, it's just preposterous. It would seem the very scheme was to use the corporate entity to ...
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re: Fargo Season 3 Thread - Big Scrub TX
[quote]It was an innocent man that the State assumed was Yuri Gurka being charged with a murder of Helga Albrecht. Yuri was almost certainly the same Yuri who was a henchman for Varga and Helga Albrecht was one of the victims of the massacre of the Jewish settlement, so apparently it wasn't the firs...
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re: Re-read LOTR for the first time in about 15 years...WOW! - Big Scrub TX
I read the full trilogy before and after the movies came out. I think they were great for understanding what was going on and then an excellent companion piece after the movies that made me appreciate everything even more. I still think, however, that the Ice and Fire series has laid bare how off-pu...
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re: Pit Bull Mauls 2 Kids in Car Seat - Big Scrub TX
[quote] I'm sure I will catch some flack, but I honestly believe that the majority of problems this breed faces today is because of their owner. Sure if the dog attacks, it can cause severe damage. But the point is ... if the pit bull has a responsible owner, an attack should never occur. [/quote] ...
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re: Fargo Season 3 Thread - Big Scrub TX
[quote]No way this finale was better than season 1. [/quote] I thought Season 1 really had a weak second half. [quote]Where have we seen the deaf guy before? [/quote] I watch these things so fast that I didn't realize it until I went back and checked. He's one of the 2 hitmen from Season 1 tasked w...
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re: Fargo Season 3 Thread - Big Scrub TX
I enjoyed the season and the finale. My ranking for seasons is now 2,3,1. BUT...I hated the UFO shite last season, and have chosen to ignore it. Is the bowling alley more of the same nonsense? Also, can someone please explain the relevance of the 1st scene (East Germany) of the season? I agree with ...
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re: Diet Recommendations? - Big Scrub TX
[quote]Diet Recommendations? Im obese by any means but could stand to lose weight. I don't have time to go to a gym. I'd like to find a diet to help with weight loss. Obviously I need to find time exercise too so I'm thinking or walking or jogging to start. I've done Insanity multiple times in ...
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re: Protein 30 mins after a workout, yay or nay? - Big Scrub TX
[quote]78% of the world is Lactose intolerant for a reason.[/quote] Then eat butter and cream. Barely any lactose. [quote]because of the amount of hormones that are in it.[/quote] I believed this unthinkingly at one point. However, [link=(https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4517)]this podcast[/link] has m...
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re: Protein 30 mins after a workout, yay or nay? - Big Scrub TX
[quote] Mediterranean diet. [/quote] Doesn't even have a definition and has been a sham since the early 90's when it was foisted on the public. [quote]I don't see how eating fruits and veggies is a bad thing regardless of fructose in fruit. [/quote]"Bad" is a relative term. I don't believe that, in ...
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re: Protein 30 mins after a workout, yay or nay? - Big Scrub TX
[quote]But I believe a diet high in natural unprocessed carbohydrates is healthier than one high in animal fat [/quote] Why would that possibly be true? (And it certainly hasn't been demonstrated to be true.)...
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re: Questions for you lib/prog/socialist/communist types. Where will you move? - Big Scrub TX
[quote]How about Treblinca?[/quote]You're a peach....
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re: Any Mississippi baws remember the "wade-ins"? - Big Scrub TX
[quote]What is the point of this thread exactly?[/quote] Political history. How is that not obvious?...
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