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    Just in case anybody is interested signing up for...

    Just in case anybody is interested signing up for Amazon prime gets you a free subscription to the Post. Both owned by Bezos.
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    Both movies about the real world. My guess is...

    Both movies about the real world. My guess is people prefer movies about dissing Wall Street than those dissing the Catholic Church.
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    It was one of my favorite small movies of the...

    It was one of my favorite small movies of the year. Not too quirky, droll, cockles of the heart warmer.
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    Interesting take by a NYT critic on the Oscars,...

    Interesting take by a NYT critic on the Oscars, and the life of being a critic.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/31/sunday-review/everybodys-a-critic-and-thats-how-it-should-be.html?ref=international
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    I think it's a personal reaction that differs for everybody. Some people in Texas cheered the JFK assassination. Perhaps losing a mostly popular POTUS is like losing a close family member, while 9/11...
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    Iran's shopping spree in Europe is good for their...

    Iran's shopping spree in Europe is good for their economy. Hopefully the more wedded they are to capitalism the more they'll lean westward. Same with Cuba. A growing middle class tends to breed human...
  7. I was visiting a patient in a Psych ward when I...

    I was visiting a patient in a Psych ward when I saw Flojo run 10.49. As usual (in psych wards) no-one was watching, and I couldn't hear the announcer, so I assumed it was wind aided, when I realized...
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    Wettest January in SW Florida history. A fourth...

    Wettest January in SW Florida history. A fourth tornado in as many weeks, and one in Miami as well.
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    I'm glad the Feds moved in, I'm sorry someone got...

    I'm glad the Feds moved in, I'm sorry someone got killed. Live by the sword....
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    http://fivethirtyeight.com/contributors/nate-silve...

    http://fivethirtyeight.com/contributors/nate-silver/ All of his articles, and his latest seems to see a change in his earlier skepticism.
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    Nate Silver, who has an amazing track record for...

    Nate Silver, who has an amazing track record for predicting elections statistically sees it differently. Winners of early primaries rarely go on to win it all. http://fivethirtyeight.com
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    Neeeeiiiiggghhhh!

    Neeeeiiiiggghhhh!
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    Track and the elections

    This is not a political thread. My point is about the media, the people, and the current primary elections. In watching what is being said and written about the polls and candidates I am reminded of...
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    I'm with booond on this. I will always look to...

    I'm with booond on this. I will always look to see critics (metacritic) ratings for movies first. Then I go to their users ratings. Then I go to IMDB and look up my age groups ratings to make sure...
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    These kinds of ratings are like election polls....

    These kinds of ratings are like election polls. Inconsistent, affected by time, affected by subjective differences in ratings. I have never given a 10 to any movie. Movies that appeal in the moment...
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    Now in the 40's at night with 40 mph winds. I...

    Now in the 40's at night with 40 mph winds. I ain't goin walkin. LA Fitness here I come.
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    A wild and crazy guy. Methinks his company wore...

    A wild and crazy guy. Methinks his company wore thin fairly soon.
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    A cliff that I have been quite happy going off on...

    A cliff that I have been quite happy going off on many an occasion. I have a parachute of self esteem.
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    Soon to be snow capped?

    Soon to be snow capped?
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    Luckily, living on the Florida gulf coast I'll be...

    Luckily, living on the Florida gulf coast I'll be dead before it gets serious. The East coast will get it first, in fact Miami is already showing signs of water incursion.
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    Interesting map about global population density. ...

    Interesting map about global population density. ...
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    Hey you get to say popular equals acclaimed by...

    Hey you get to say popular equals acclaimed by critics once in awhile. Even for fantastical super heroic middle American mythology.
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    Watch the documentary, report back. The whole...

    Watch the documentary, report back. The whole rape scenario was created by his nephew being fed the story by the cops, and the slitting her throat part, and the doing it in the bedroom part. The cops...
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    In my L. A. Fitness gym there are quite a few...

    In my L. A. Fitness gym there are quite a few ladies like her.
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    There is something called expulsion, and with...

    There is something called expulsion, and with Israel leaning more and more to the right, courtesy of their growing fundamentalist population, that's quite possible. Having dozens of nukes helps as...
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