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Comment Re:This could be a big problem for Republicans (Score 1, Troll) 216

It's their anti-science position. Going to Europa and finding alien life might encourage the teaching of evolutions in schools.

It will also interfere with their plan to teach that the Earth is a the center of the universe, and the eventual mandate to make it official policy that the world is flat.

That will put the godless atheists in their place: in the lower left corner of the flat world, where the climate is terrible and all the icky stuff collects at the bottom.

Except it won't - they'll just claim it was faked or staged in some way. The mentality of these sort of people is that they will automatically and unquestioningly reject anything that does not fit their world view.

Comment Flat rate movie viewing (Score 1) 464

Over here in the UK one of the cinema chains (Cineworld) has a thing called an Unlimited Card. For £14.99 a month you can see as many movies as you like (with a couple of restrictions). Given that single adult ticket prices are now over £8 for 2D films it's pretty easy to see that this is a no-brainer if you want to see more than a couple of movies a month. Having one also tends to expand your options of what movies you see in the cinema - for example, back when I was paying full price for movie tickets, I'd only have gone to see triple-A blockbusters every once in a while, but now I go to the cinema most weekends and usually see two or three movies including some that aren't on the A-list.

The restrictions aren't particularly onerous: you can't book online or by telephone, you have to show up at the cinema with your card (it has a photo on it, so it's not transferable); once you've got a ticket for one movie you can't get another movie ticket until after the first movie ends; and there is a small surcharge for 3D movies (currently £1.50, and you need to bring your own 3D glasses, or you can purchase some for a further 80p). I was initially a bit concerned about not being able to book in advance but I've had the card for almost 2 years now and the only time I ever had any trouble getting in to the showing I wanted was Harry Potter 7 part 2 (I was able to get in to a later showing).

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