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by yovargas
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Murder of George Floyd and the Response To It
Replies: 348
Views: 57593

Re: The Murder of George Floyd and the Response To It

I'm sorry, I phrased that poorly. I should have said when was the last time one got widespread media attention that brought widespread outrage. Because "you" (royal you, I didn't mean to imply you personally) can't care if you never hear about it. As an aside, I would like to point out tha...
by yovargas
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Murder of George Floyd and the Response To It
Replies: 348
Views: 57593

Re: The Murder of George Floyd and the Response To It

By and large, nobody cares about any of this. Yes, that's point #3. Civilized societies care about extrajudicial killings. If that was what this was truly about, we would discuss all police shootings of unarmed people, not exclusively those that happen to black people. When was the last time you go...
by yovargas
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Murder of George Floyd and the Response To It
Replies: 348
Views: 57593

Re: The Murder of George Floyd and the Response To It

If you want to rigorously understand a problem, you need a full review of all data. For the few attempts that have been done to do this, the results of the data don't fit the narrative being pushed by the loudest people on either the left or the right. (As is usually the case.) Anybody can selective...
by yovargas
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: The last movie you saw Thread
Replies: 1777
Views: 485463

Re: The last movie you saw Thread

I've seen a lot of people say they hated the movie so I'm not surprised to hear you say that. I don't really get why though. I found the whole thing ridiculously entertaining from front to back, with a bunch of great performances and such delightful, sharp writing. (Though I agree the ending was pre...
by yovargas
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: The last movie you saw Thread
Replies: 1777
Views: 485463

Re: The last movie you saw Thread

Not that there was a lot of competition but Chicago 7 was easily my favorite movie of 2020. But then, I'm a big Sorkin fan too.
by yovargas
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: Middle-earth [formerly LotR] in New Media
Replies: 435
Views: 242152

Re: Middle-earth [formerly LotR] in New Media

If you've ever thought, I love LOTR but I wish I could see an ULTRA low budget Russian film adaptation - I have good news for you!

https://www.slashfilm.com/soviet-lord-o ... EX5jtIh7aw
by yovargas
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 677
Views: 54559

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

I will add that I say that very much as one of those people that was (and still largely is) shocked and confused by the existence of all those Trump supporters.
by yovargas
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 677
Views: 54559

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

I would argue that the major effort to "understand the Trump voter" is definitely not a signal of conservative bias. It is, fairly blatantly, an admission they were shocked and confused by the existence of these Trump supporters and they needed to be analyzed and studied, like if they were...
by yovargas
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Murder of George Floyd and the Response To It
Replies: 348
Views: 57593

Re: The Murder of George Floyd and the Response To It

Frelga wrote: This must necessarily mean that the entire movement, in the broadest possible sense, share this opinion and indeed it defines and negates the entire movement.
I like the part where you completely ignore the actual words that he said so that you could instead put words in his mouth.
by yovargas
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Murder of George Floyd and the Response To It
Replies: 348
Views: 57593

Re: The Murder of George Floyd and the Response To It

The workshop participants are assumed to be racist and any argument to the contrary is treated as evidence that they are racist and refuse to accept the fact. Yes, a common variant of what I mentioned above. The extremely common and successful tactic of "any criticism of my idea is proof that ...
by yovargas
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Murder of George Floyd and the Response To It
Replies: 348
Views: 57593

Re: The Murder of George Floyd and the Response To It

It's not a Left vs Right thing, that's pretty much across the board, it's just the Right's version is "Hm, our message isn't resonating with voters, maybe we should shift our platform," they say "Hm, our message isn't resonating with voters, we need to stop people from voting if they...
by yovargas
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Murder of George Floyd and the Response To It
Replies: 348
Views: 57593

Re: The Murder of George Floyd and the Response To It

The house burning analogy is pretty terrible. A common thing I see, when people often misunderstand the intended ideas behind a lot of the (poorly phrased) leftist messaging, instead of saying "hmm, our message isn't getting across properly to many people, maybe our communication is flawed"...
by yovargas
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Murder of George Floyd and the Response To It
Replies: 348
Views: 57593

Re: The Murder of George Floyd and the Response To It

The whole debate could have been avoided if they had picked the much clearer slogan "Black Lives Matter Too". So much easier to understand the intention of that phrase. In general, I think progressives and far-leftists are extremely bad with how they try and communicate their ideas (see th...
by yovargas
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2022 U.S. Congressional Elections
Replies: 87
Views: 8452

Re: 2022 U.S. Congressional Elections

Investigators believe Joel Greenberg, the former tax collector in Seminole County, Fla., who was indicted last year on a federal sex trafficking charge and other crimes Hey, that's where I live! Woohoo, my town is in the news! Oh wait.... So I only really started hearing about the Gaetz scandal yes...
by yovargas
Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: TV obsessions—come on, admit it!
Replies: 886
Views: 298489

Re: TV obsessions—come on, admit it!

I watched that a while ago, it was fun. Birds are weird! :)
by yovargas
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Marvel Movie Madness
Replies: 376
Views: 131580

Re: Marvel Movie Madness

If I recall correctly, Avengers Infinity wars had a few scenes filmed there, but I think it's just a few.
by yovargas
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Marvel Movie Madness
Replies: 376
Views: 131580

Re: Marvel Movie Madness

Huzzah!
by yovargas
Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Marvel Movie Madness
Replies: 376
Views: 131580

Re: Marvel Movie Madness

So Frelga, Falcon and the Winter Soldier starts today. You going to be watching or what? :poke:
by yovargas
Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: The Tolkien Translation Game!
Replies: 5419
Views: 1014265

Re: The Tolkien Translation Game!

Fabulous?
by yovargas
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: The Library of Rivendell
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 332
Views: 93450

Re: What are you reading?

Maybe this isn't quite the thread for this but something that's been on my mind after reading Earthsea. The book is a fairly simple, classic tale - a young hero must undergo a magical quest to defeat evil. That kind of story. Throughout the book, Ursula casually mentions that our hero is brown skinn...