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re: Dunkirk discussion (NO SPOILERS) - RedStickBR
[quote]What it is, essentially, is 106 clamorous minutes of big-screen bombast that’s so concerned with its own spectacle and scale[/quote] Honestly, I loved the hell out of the movie, but did walk away with a similar feeling. It felt as if the thought process was, "The Dunkirk Evacuation! That w...
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re: 'Dunkirk' Discussion Thread - Spoilers - RedStickBR
[quote]The death of the young kid was a headscratcher. He falls and then is dead? Huh? Plus, his whole arc could have been eliminated without losing anything. I'm guessing he was written in to bring attention to (and personalize) the sacrifices the civilians made in the rescue effort. Just thought i...
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re: 'Dunkirk' Discussion Thread - Spoilers - RedStickBR
I saw Dunkirk tonight and couldn't have more positive things to say about it. While not as good as SPR and while it's non-linearity and unforgivingly tense score in my view make the movie a bit more about its creators than about the story itself, the sheer level of discomfort I felt throughout had m...
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re: Economics Book Club (EBC): Book 3 Starts July 31 (Marx/Engels' The Communist Manifesto) - RedStickBR
Yes, the introduction to the Penguin edition is basically its own book and filled with a lot of really good commentary. I think it will allow for better discussion that the manifesto itself. The question is whether to read the manifesto first or the introduction first....
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re: Economics Book Club (EBC): Book 3 Starts July 31 (Marx/Engels' The Communist Manifesto) - RedStickBR
FYI I picked up the Penguin Classics edition with the 186 page introduction. That way we aren't just reading the relatively dry manifesto itself. By the way, in the event no one else is around anymore :lol: feel free to jump on and off the train as you are able. I'm going to continue trucking alo...
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re: Munich - London Tips/Itinerary Help - RedStickBR
Was also going to recommend both Dachau and the BMW Museum in Munich. Might give Shoreditch a try in London. We've stayed in Belgravia (high end but really cool and near Hyde Park), Greenwich (fun area but out of the way) and Lambeth (pretty central but touristy). The Churchill War Rooms are ...
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re: How different would WW2 have turned out if Germany didn't delay for 3 days at Dunkirk? - RedStickBR
This one gets a decent amount of play. Hell, one of Churchill's most famous speeches was delivered amidst the context of Dunkirk. I agree, though, that most haven't heard of it until recently. My favorite underrated WW2 campaign has to be the Winter War, though....
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re: Gents of the OT.. what wallet do you currently use? - RedStickBR
Eh. I don't use checks and even if I did I'd never have a checkbook-sized wallet. Not sure if you travel much, but being on a metro or subway with that thing in your pocket is basically asking someone to pick you off....
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re: How different would WW2 have turned out if Germany didn't delay for 3 days at Dunkirk? - RedStickBR
How was the movie? Live up to the hype?...
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re: How different would WW2 have turned out if Germany didn't delay for 3 days at Dunkirk? - RedStickBR
Haven't seen the movie yet, but Hitler basically couldn't believe his troops had made the progress they claimed to have made. A major strategic error without which may have been a totally different ending to the war. You have to wonder what was going through his mind....
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re: Gents of the OT.. what wallet do you currently use? - RedStickBR
Order a credit card wallet with money clip from Papini in Florence and thank me in about five years when it's still in mint condition: http://www.papinileather.com/wallets/Gallery.html...
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re: EBC Book #2 - Applied Economics by Thomas Sowell - RedStickBR
This Economics of Discrimination section is frankly fascinating. I'd never thought of discrimination in terms of supply and demand before, but where costs are low, it would make sense "demand for" discrimination would be higher. As such, we are incentivized to make it cost as much as possible. T...
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re: Economics Book Club (EBC): Book 3 Starts July 31 (Marx/Engels' The Communist Manifesto) - RedStickBR
Bump to remind people to order The Communist Manifesto to read beginning July 31...
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re: Hedge Fund Uses Algae to Reap 21% Return - RedStickBR
That is pretty damn cool. He's killing it....
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re: EBC Book #1 - Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt - RedStickBR
I found the below WikiQuote page for Hazlitt to provide a great summary of some of the key points made in Economics in One Lesson. Also, when reading books like this for the purpose of self-education, I always keep a little outline for each book just so I can revisit the key points down the road wit...
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re: Outdoor Clothing Giant Patagonia Pledging to Lead Resistance to Trump - RedStickBR
Fratagonia no more, I suspect. Way to alienate one of the largest support groups of your niche brand in a horrible retail environment....
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re: Italy may seek "nuclear option" in dealing with migrants - RedStickBR
Italy and Greece - the two PIIGS probably least suited to absorbing a new entitlement class. I want to say, though, that there are an extremely low number of Muslims in Italy....
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re: What's your guilty pleasure frozen (quick fix) item? - RedStickBR
My favorite is something that no longer exists. Those born in '75-'85 would remember. Morton honey buns anyone? [img]https://cdn.ipetitions.com/user-images/petitions/bring-back-morton-frozen-foods/zXqf7hJTR4GLCbKjWoEM_Morton+Honey+Buns.jpg[/img]...
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re: How much net income should go to rent - major city - RedStickBR
No more than 30% for a major city....
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re: Favorite cities in Germany - RedStickBR
They aren't in Germany, I get it. But Strasbourg and Colmar are well worth checking out if you're in SW Germany....
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