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Comment: Re:Don't worry actors (Score 1) 171

by myowntrueself (#49383269) Attached to: Why More 'Star Wars' Actors Don't Become Stars

To my mind, the difference is clear. It's Lucas.

I agree. I felt so sorry for Natalie Portman in Episode III. "Oh Ani! YOU'RE BREAKING MY HEART!" Seriously. I cringe. That is no one but the director.

Watch Natalie Portman in Black Swan. She is utterly brilliant.

Not that I hate Star Wars. Far from it. The broad story arcs echo many ancient myths and stories. George Lucas has said that he read Joseph Campbell's "Hero with a Thousand Faces" which surveys many ancient myths for commonality. The idea of a young boy escaping his mundane life to find his "hero's journey" is primal, as is the story of a son of facing the sins of his father. In my mind these things elevate Star Wars into the pantheon of cinema, in spite of the horrific dialog.

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Comment: Re: Does this law protect puppies? (Score 1) 1083

You are ignoring that homosexuality is between consenting adults (the type that is legal anyway - homosexual rape isn't legal for example). Whereas bestiality and pedophilia are not. Which is a pretty significant difference making your "only difference" claim absurd.

I'm not so sure.

There could be an argument that many homosexuals are suffering from a form of sexual addiction and therefore they cannot appropriately consent to sex (because of diminished responsibility due to their addiction).

Also theres plenty of evidence that interspecies sexual relations can occur with consent and it certainly occurs quite a lot in nature (there are LOTS of hybrids out there, in the wild).

Comment: Re:Risk Management (Score 1) 737

by myowntrueself (#49370549) Attached to: Germanwings Plane Crash Was No Accident

Then they should be issued to the public who can't seem to stop shitting themselves every time there is an incident. Frankly I think planes are victims of their own success, so safe that crashes are too unusual and people can't handle it makes them freak out more.

Fact is when this happens it is major international news. That right there tells you something. This is not even worth the time we have spent talking about it, never mind wasting time playing musical chairs every time someone has to take a piss.

I tend to agree with you. The level of squeamishness in modern Western culture is truly sickening.

Comment: Re:Risk Management (Score 1) 737

by myowntrueself (#49345529) Attached to: Germanwings Plane Crash Was No Accident

The thing is, this really is a freak occurance. So many flights, every single day, over every single city. People need to piss and shit, its simple biology. Every time someone goes for a piss break, someone else needs to be called in? That is just silly and insulting to the people involved.

In the grand scheme of things to worry about, this isn't really one of them. Its ridiculous to feel we need new regulations every time something happens...the next tragedy will always happen. It is inevitable.

There are daipers for this kind of thing. They are good enough for astronauts, should be good enough for airline pilots.

Comment: Re:False Flag Plots.... (Score 1) 202

by myowntrueself (#49327221) Attached to: Leaked Snowden Docs Show Canada's "False Flag" Operations

In the long run, it can definitely make Canada safer. Prohibiting this behavior means that we won't do stupid shit that will cause even more enemies.to appear. The number of threats that the Anglosphere faces that we didn't create ourselves is incredibly small.

I've lived in 3 Anglosphere countries and 2 non-Anglosphere countries. I'm a native English speaker from the UK.

Having experienced life outside the Anglosphere I'm puzzled why it is that virtually all the English speaking nations are so fucking retarded in so many ways. Its not just the dumbass self-defeating 'espionage' its also the amazing pedantry, prudishness, squeamishness etc, the obsession with poop jokes. Almost all the adults in these cultures seem, by external standards, to be like large schoolchildren.

I've also lived outside the angloshpere, every single nation has huge glaring problems that people simply ignore because it's part of their culture.

There's no real way to say which one is better, both have their advantages and drawbacks. You may be able to get away with more things in Thailand than the UK, but in Thailand you'll always be a second class citizen, accepted only because you have enough money to live there without working. Any fight between you and a Thai will result in the Thai winning regardless of what actually happens. If you want to live in Asia, you'll have to get used to the corruption, nepotism, tiered society, face, blood money and a lot of other things we would consider uncivilised in Anglo countries.

Believe me, I know all that and have experienced it first hand.

What seems strange to me is the way that its so consistent across English speaking cultures. Maybe its an emergent property of the English language?

Comment: Re:False Flag Plots.... (Score 2) 202

by myowntrueself (#49323619) Attached to: Leaked Snowden Docs Show Canada's "False Flag" Operations

In the long run, it can definitely make Canada safer. Prohibiting this behavior means that we won't do stupid shit that will cause even more enemies.to appear. The number of threats that the Anglosphere faces that we didn't create ourselves is incredibly small.

I've lived in 3 Anglosphere countries and 2 non-Anglosphere countries. I'm a native English speaker from the UK.

Having experienced life outside the Anglosphere I'm puzzled why it is that virtually all the English speaking nations are so fucking retarded in so many ways. Its not just the dumbass self-defeating 'espionage' its also the amazing pedantry, prudishness, squeamishness etc, the obsession with poop jokes. Almost all the adults in these cultures seem, by external standards, to be like large schoolchildren.

Comment: Re:Your government at work (Score 2, Insightful) 335

you really hold an organization like ISIS and the US Govt on the same moral equivalency?

i don't care how much you hate the USA, you fail the ability of coherent thought if you think the USA and ISIS are morally the same

I wasn't claiming moral equivalence, just behavioral equivalence. The USA is run by a completely amoral group of people for whom human life has little value. I'll say the same about ISIS. Since I'm talking about amoral people its hardly a matter of 'moral equivalence'. Its not like I'm giving it a number and saying they are both at the same level of morality. They don't even have NO morality. They see themselves as operating at a meta-level above morality.

Comment: Re:Gee whiz (Score 1) 335

If your enemy is in an unassailable position you have two choices; infiltrate and kill them in their sleep or attack something outside their fortress which they must come out to defend. Though I would think that the most obvious targets for the infiltration would be the drone 'pilots' families, people they do business with, people who make them burgers, people they owe money to, people who owe them money.

Comment: Re:Careful, they might shoot back (Score 3, Insightful) 335

From a group that made its name slaughtering helpless civilians, I wouldn't expect a whole lot of guile.

I'm confused and not properly following this thread. Are you saying ISIS or the US military have made their names slaughtering helpless civilians?

Or both?

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