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by Voronwë the Faithful
Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: The Tolkien Translation Game!
Replies: 5419
Views: 1012146

Re: The Tolkien Translation Game!

Or Irika's. ;)
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot
Replies: 891
Views: 234047

Re: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot

There are aspect of this that could go in either the 2020 Election thread, or the Challenges Ahead thread, but really, this is the only thread that this can go in.

Video shows Osama bin Laden's niece waving a flag saying 'Trump won' on a lake outside the Biden-Putin summit
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: US Supreme Court Discussions
Replies: 230
Views: 78508

Re: US Supreme Court Discussions

I have stopped paying attention to anything the right wing says and very close attention to what they do. I try to pay attention to everyone, whether I agree with them or not. We are still part of the same human family, whether we want to admit or not. I honestly don't even know what that means. I ...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: US Supreme Court Discussions
Replies: 230
Views: 78508

Re: US Supreme Court Discussions

I honestly don't even know what that means.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: US Supreme Court Discussions
Replies: 230
Views: 78508

Re: US Supreme Court Discussions

Listening to the oral arguments in the Texas v. U.S. case (the ACA case). Justice Breyer is seriously pissed off. From what I have heard so far, I am fairly sure that Chief Justice Roberts is not going to vote to overturn the full law. I'm not sure where the fifth vote against overturning the law w...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: Gimli's Stunt Double and why he got the Tattoo
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: Gimli's Stunt Double and why he got the Tattoo

Interesting. I had not heard that before either. I assume, however, that all of the voice work for Gimli was done by John Rhys-Davies.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 660
Views: 53962

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

Earlier this week, the publishers and top editors at several major media outlets met with the Dept. of Justice to push for better treatment of the press, in response to recent revelations about how DOJ had obtained subpoenas for reporters' records in the course of leak investigations (investigation...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1163
Views: 314255

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

The New York Times is reporting that the Manhattan D.A.'s office has obtained the personal tax returns of Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg and that he might face charges for failing to pay taxes on benefits given to him by Trump as soon as this summer. Or he might not face any charges. Of co...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: News from Bree and other random discussions
Replies: 86
Views: 37428

Re: News from Bree and other random discussions

That's pretty much what I was thinking, too. I can't think of who else it could be, off the top of my head, but I'll keep thinking.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 660
Views: 53962

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

I don't see why they could not issue such a subpoena. Whether they would, and whether it would be enforceable, are two different questions.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: Catholicism in the Lord of the Rings
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: Catholicism in the Lord of the Rings

As a renown Tolkien scholar once said to me, "There is a school of thought that thinks because Tolkien and Lewis were friends and Lewis was a Christian apologist, Tolkien must therefore be one too. A popular fallacy, but mistaken."
by Voronwë the Faithful
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 660
Views: 53962

Re: The challenges ahead

So, with Bill Barr out, and Jeffrey Rosen elevated to Acting Attorney General (despite having no previous prosecutorial experience at all), will we see a spate of special counsels appointed to cause more chaos for the Biden administration? I must say, I was wrong about Jeffrey Rosen. He is emerging...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Bitcoin mining
Replies: 7
Views: 710

Re: Bitcoin mining

Anyone else see the irony of someone like Abbott using the term 'Mecca'?
by Voronwë the Faithful
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1163
Views: 314255

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

It is very likely that Demers is a key player in this debacle. He became the Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division in February 2018, the same month that the subpoenas in question appear to have been issued. As the person in charge of the National Security Division, it would m...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: The Tolkien Translation Game!
Replies: 5419
Views: 1012146

Re: The Tolkien Translation Game!

You gots it!

Your turn.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: The Tolkien Translation Game!
Replies: 5419
Views: 1012146

Re: The Tolkien Translation Game!

No, it is later than that!
by Voronwë the Faithful
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: The Tolkien Translation Game!
Replies: 5419
Views: 1012146

Re: The Tolkien Translation Game!

No, neither Beren nor Lúthien are involved in any way. The conversation in question takes place before their story is told.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: World News Thread
Replies: 358
Views: 97624

Re: World News Thread

Ideologically, Bennett is to the right of Netanyahu. However, his main partner in the coalition, Lapid, is considerably to the left of Netanyahu, and will be Foreign Minister for the first two years of the four year term, and then become PM. It remains to be seen how much power Bennett (whose party ...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: Tolkien biopic
Replies: 80
Views: 58892

Re: Tolkien biopic

Dr. Dmitra Fimi's review perfectly captures my feelings about the film.
Tolkien: Knowing it’s so wrong, but feeling so right (my review of Dome Karukoski’s biopic)
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: Catholicism in the Lord of the Rings
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: Catholicism in the Lord of the Rings

Here is a review of Professor Kreeft's book, The Philosophy of Tolkien from an early (Volume 4) issue of Tolkien Studies back in 2007.

https://muse.jhu.edu/article/215126/pdf ... AZzs2gy4gQ