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  1. Re: Wheel of Time: TV show - (Books in spoilers).

    I kind of agree with you. I started off as a fan, but then lost interest in it half way through the series. It had too many characters, and instead of killing off characters to make room.for new...
  2. Re: Jeffrey Epstein arrested for sex trafficking, assets seized

    Sometimes, a sweet deal is given because the prosecutor has doubts about getting a conviction against a top notch lawyer, that Epstein certainly had, and stressing young victims might have been...
  3. Re: Jeffrey Epstein arrested for sex trafficking, assets seized

    What are the guards going to admit, that they were bribed to pretend to be asleep or not pay attention?

    Epstein was a long way from being convicted, he was only accused. There was plenty of...
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    Re: Catalonia Revisited

    While a federal solution to the Catalonia issue might sound good on paper, federal systems can be tricky to implement in practice.

    There will always be some tussle and conflict between the...
  5. Re: Seriously... What's wrong with film critics?!

    Glad you acknowledge it.



    Just like you are doing here, you you made assertions without any real.facts or argumnents to back them up, and just as you are doing here, you say "I will not waste...
  6. Re: Seriously... What's wrong with film critics?!

    Rather typical of you to attack the persons rather than their arguments, but entirely up bderstandable since you dont have the arguments to counter thr claims.

    As for devoting so much time to one...
  7. Re: Seriously... What's wrong with film critics?!

    While we can understand why Disney may have wanted to appeal to a new generation and a new audience, there are ways of doing so without alienating the old fans, which Kathleen Kennedy and Rian...
  8. Re: Is yin yang an accurate image of good and evil?

    You have the Light side of the Force and the Dark side of the Force, corresponding to the Yin and the Yang.
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    Re: Name that historical figure!

    There was an US Senator named Herb Kohl.
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    Re: Name that historical figure!

    Andreas Kohl? I have only seen older pictures of him, and they don't look too much like him, but that picture would have been when he was much younger, so perhaps?
  11. Re: Is yin yang an accurate image of good and evil?

    The concept of yin and yang are not.really the same as the West concept of.good and evil. Evil.isnt really symmetrical.ro.good, not in the western sense, although evil can sometimes mimic good.
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    Re: Name that historical figure!

    Is that a picture of Willy Brandt, a former German Chancellor?
  13. Re: Seriously... What's wrong with film critics?!

    I would like to point out that watching a 6 minute video hardly represents a a great commitment of time. You have responded as I thought you would, by attacking te character od the person rather...
  14. Re: Seriously... What's wrong with film critics?!

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    So you judge a person by what others say about them, instead of making up you own mind? Sounds like you are not interested in facts, but have already made up your own mind, and can't be...
  15. Re: Was China really that far ahead of everyone else in the past?

    Most of th e time when talking about ships of the past I am referring to tons burthen. 0ld sources such at the Tudor Anthony Rolls gives ship sizes in turns of tons burthenz, I suppose because...
  16. Re: Was China really that far ahead of everyone else in the past?

    I agree that using crew size is not a good way of estimating ship size, but in the case of Zheng He's Treasure ships, crew size is sometimes all we havw. We have crew sizes given by someone who...
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    Re: Ebru Art

    Thank you for posting it. It really is an art that should be better know, and not only is thr final product beautiful, you are right about watching it's creations.
  18. Re: Seriously... What's wrong with film critics?!

    When pwople of both the right and left of the political spectrum complain about film cricits, that implies it is a lot more than just a few noisy people whining as you imply.

    I suggest you look at...
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    Re: Franco's Mausoleum upsets Spain, again.

    Although it is not politically correct to admit, both sides committed atrocities, and the Republicans сommitted their share of massacres, and as bad as the National's were, they pale in comparison to...
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    Re: On Islam's strength's and weaknesses.

    To be fair to Islam, the sense of community helped the exchange od ideas and promote innovation for a time. If is just that Islam, like most religions, comes with a lot of negative baggage as well. ...
  21. Re: Seriously... What's wrong with film critics?!

    Actually, the example of Amy Schumer's "I Feel Pretty" and the critics shows that even if you do the right things, if you don't do it the way the critics want, then it is not good. Even though young...
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    Re: On Islam's strength's and weaknesses.

    I would argue that you are incorrect in your analysis of Catholic beliefs. I see that Catholics believe you are justified by faith, but their opinion is that if your faith doesn't produced concrete...
  23. Poll: Re: USA Democratic party 2020 candidates and primaries thread

    Obama could get away with being to the Left of center, he was likable and well spoken, but other Democrats would struggle I think if they ran on the same platform.

    Being against Wall Street is...
  24. Poll: Re: USA Democratic party 2020 candidates and primaries thread

    Tulsi Gabbard's anti-war stance could help her stand out from the crowd of Democrats without making her seem to radical. And being the only major candidate that I can see that actually has war...
  25. Re: What are your top five favorite villain songs from animated films, Disney or otherwise?

    I nominate "You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWFaP1tkGgM. Although, Grinch does not actually sing the song, it is sung by the narrator about Grinch, so it might not...
  26. Re: Seriously... What's wrong with film critics?!

    I found this Bill Maher, who is no conservative, criticizing movie critics on a movie like Amy Schummer's movie "I Feel Pretty".
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDW7PViQts0

    And another reporting...
  27. Re: Seriously... What's wrong with film critics?!

    duplicate posting
  28. Re: Was China really that far ahead of everyone else in the past?

    If the owner rents out the slave, then the "wages" would be the cost rhe owner rented the slave out for. And the costnof the initial purchase price needs to be taken into account when computing a...
  29. Re: Was China really that far ahead of everyone else in the past?

    The Tower ships were river ships, not sea going ships, and essentially nothing more than very large barges. In any case, unlike Roman ships, we have no evidence they actually existed.



    The...
  30. Re: Was China really that far ahead of everyone else in the past?

    I found an excellent article on Roman shipping. ...
  31. Re: Seriously... What's wrong with film critics?!

    Sure you know the reason. You simply don't like the proganda of the critics and the media being exposed. That is why you respond.




    Cookiegod didn't really post any particular political...
  32. Re: Seriously... What's wrong with film critics?!

    Whether you describe people like Hillary or Biden as leftist or not depend where on the political spectrum you sit, would it not? I certainly would not call them conservative, and while I know...
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    Re: On Islam's strength's and weaknesses.

    Might I suggest you start a new thread where we can discuss these things, instead of hijacking this thread further? I could respond, but I don't want to divert the thread even further from its...
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    Re: The King...

    According to knowledgeable YouTubers (scholagladitoria) the armor shown in the trailer is not historically accurate for the period.
  35. Re: what improvements should be made in the next generation nuclear power plants?

    That maybe so, but it still doesn't help the vast interior of the US which are thousands mile or more away from the coast. But it does mean that the US could be using a lot more renewables that it...
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    Re: On Islam's strength's and weaknesses.

    What you say seems to be true about Islam, but does not seem true about Catholicism. Catholics believe in salvation by faith, and they do not believe, at least today, that you can "earn" salvation. ...
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    Re: On Islam's strength's and weaknesses.

    This is a thread about Islam, and we seem to have gotten away from that in the discussions.

    Compared to this Prottestsnt vs Catholic discussion of belief vs faith, Islam is rather simple in...
  38. Re: Was China really that far ahead of everyone else in the past?

    The fact is that the Romans were also sailing on the Indian ocean, and from the Mediterranean. What is there average size of rhd Dutch ships sailing to the Indies, and give example of Dutch ships...
  39. Re: Was China really that far ahead of everyone else in the past?

    No, I don't. The slaves had to eat, and since they had no money, it had to be provided for them. I don't need to proved that the Scythian police needed air, or water to drink either. If you know...
  40. Re: Was China really that far ahead of everyone else in the past?

    A few points to bring up:

    1. Technically, the Romans did sail the Atlantic, since you have to sail thr Atlantic to reach Britain from Spain or the Mediterranean. The Romans had ports in Wales. ...
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