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    Sarah Palin is part of M.P? I'm cancelling my...

    Sarah Palin is part of M.P? I'm cancelling my sense of humor.
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    Bad taste? Moi?:). The NY times obit said that...

    Bad taste? Moi?:). The NY times obit said that rumor was Clees and Jones did not get along. "I only threw a chair at John once, and he only threw one at me once. " Jones said. Paraphrasing.
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    Two down four to go.:(

    Two down four to go.:(
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    Shouldn't the Brits be allowed a similar...

    Shouldn't the Brits be allowed a similar opportunity to keep up with our politics:)
  5. Thread: Prohibition

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    I think the first federal taxes were on alcohol....

    I think the first federal taxes were on alcohol. Anybody know?
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    Hmm? Curious how this site can talk about...

    Hmm? Curious how this site can talk about politics but it's banned everywhere else.
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    The bigger issue for me is reliable resources on...

    The bigger issue for me is reliable resources on issues I'm interested in. As I lean to the left I read the NY Times, Wa post BBC Guardian, NPR, and Al Jazeera( for foreign affairs). What is clear...
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    My Trump friends say Snopes is a liberal site. I...

    My Trump friends say Snopes is a liberal site. I tell them I'm glad to know that being a liberal equates with facts.
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    Ah! An inquiring mind has been satisfied.

    Ah! An inquiring mind has been satisfied.
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    How does Hanks get a supporting role as the main...

    How does Hanks get a supporting role as the main character?
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    My pick would be: Parasite. The winner will be:...

    My pick would be: Parasite. The winner will be: The Irishman.
    Renee for actress. Phoenix for actor.
  12. Thread: RIP BuckHenry

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    https://www.npr.org/transcripts/795195864 NPR...

    https://www.npr.org/transcripts/795195864
    NPR interview.
    Re "The Graduate"
    About the test audience reaction to Dustin Hoffman;
    "The kid is weird, isn't he? It's a shame. He's so odd-looking - big...
  13. Thread: RIP BuckHenry

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    RIP BuckHenry

    One of the great screenwriters (especially comedy) of all time. "The Graduate"
    “Heaven Can Wait” (1978 “The Owl and the Pussycat” (1970), “What’s Up, Doc?” “To Die For” (1995), “The Day of the...
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    Most of my social gang has never been to college....

    Most of my social gang has never been to college. 1( a cop) is a multi millionaire, 3 were cops, 1 ran his own business and owns 6 cars and a boat, and two homes, and one is a navy vet (Chief). They...
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    I'm pretty sure I got into my Ivy League College...

    I'm pretty sure I got into my Ivy League College (Dartmouth) not because of grades in High School. I went to an English Boarding School (Public school) and they had no grades. I only had one 'A'...
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    And the beat goes on:...

    And the beat goes on:
    https://www.npr.org/2019/12/26/791112099/in-2019-the-legal-fight-over-opioids-unraveled-into-confusion-and-infighting
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    Remember: 5. You resent the torrent coming from...

    Remember:
    5. You resent the torrent coming from the 10 year old next to you at the urinal.

    I had my prostate roto rootered in August and can now cross off #5.:)
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    Saw Bombshell. Looked good but it didn't really...

    Saw Bombshell. Looked good but it didn't really dig into it's subject, and way to partisan. Next up: Little Women. New Years gift for my wife.
  19. Thread: Holiday season

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    Happy Xmas to one and all. This is our (spouse)...

    Happy Xmas to one and all. This is our (spouse) first Xmas where all our offspring are out of the country. My daughter and both gkids are in N Z. Our first Xmas was in Italy.
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    In no particular order. MANCHESTER BY THE SEA...

    In no particular order.

    MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
    A SEPARATION
    LADY BIRD
    LEVIATHAN
    SON OF SAUL
    IDA
    WINTERS BONE
    WIND RIVER
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    Sigh! Found it boooring.

    Sigh! Found it boooring.
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    Now if you go according to the critics:...

    Now if you go according to the critics:
    https://www.indiewire.com/gallery/50-best-movies-2019-critics-poll/parasite-11/
    I have seen 3 1/2 (Irishman the 1/2) and #11 and #12.:) This year maybe the...
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    No we're at 66.7%...of eligible voters....

    No we're at 66.7%...of eligible voters. Minorities tend to have larger families so a larger % of them too young to vote..yet.
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    Hmm, saw 1. Midway.

    Hmm, saw 1. Midway.
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    Most striking findings in 2019

    19 of the most striking findings in 2019 by Pew Research.
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