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May 19th, 2020 at 10:29:48 PM permalink
petroglyph
Member since: Aug 3, 2014
Threads: 23
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On RT they run documentary's every day. I'm watching a series now on the bombing of Laos. I've seen them on Vietnam before but I don't think on Laos. Laos is asking the US for help in clearing unexploded ordinance from the VN war.

Some stats they have already shown. we dropped 80 million bombs on Laos although never declaring war on them. Many of the cluster bomb "bomblets" didn't explode, they think they have fewer than one percent of the land cleared.

We dropped on average one planeload of bombs every 8 minutes, 24 hours per day for nine years. Watching interviews with some of the people that lived through it, one guy in particular was born the same year I was [55] and it made me think how different our lives are.

1/10th of the population was killed.

It is tragic what happened there.
How do you get RT?
I have direct TV, but it's on the web free.

It said later, 270 million bombs were dropped there that were recorded. Pilots returning to Vietnam that didn't drop there loads where they were designated were to told to drop them at will in Laos. Those weren't recorded.
Everyone gets thrown from the plane to maintain altitude
May 22nd, 2020 at 12:18:28 AM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 136
Posts: 20859
Weeds gets really stupid in season 5. A super handsome
mid-forties Mexican drug lord falls head-over-heels in
love with the mid-40s American woman with two teenage
children. They have a baby together and get married.
Stupidest storyline of the series so far. Super handsome
Mexican drug lords can have their pick of beautiful 28 year
old Mexican women. They do not marry airhead mid forties
American housewives. Season 6 is even stupider, I
might be done with it at this point
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
May 23rd, 2020 at 9:09:26 AM permalink
zippyboy
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 2
Posts: 626
Quote: Evenbob
Weeds gets really stupid in season 5. A super handsome
mid-forties Mexican drug lord falls head-over-heels in
love with the mid-40s American woman with two teenage
children. They have a baby together and get married.
Stupidest storyline of the series so far. Super handsome
Mexican drug lords can have their pick of beautiful 28 year
old Mexican women. They do not marry airhead mid forties
American housewives. Season 6 is even stupider, I
might be done with it at this point

Quote: zippyboy
First couple seasons of Weeds were pretty good. I stopped watching when mama Botwin move to Mexico to be the whore girlfriend of the cartel leader, or some such. kinda fell apart I thought.
May 23rd, 2020 at 9:36:53 AM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 136
Posts: 20859
Quote: zippyboy
First couple seasons of Weeds were pretty good. I stopped watching when mama Botwin move to Mexico


Never happened, never moved to
Mexico. She lived on an estate
he owned outside San Diego.
That's why when her kid killed
the head of the cartel, the FBI
was after them because it happened
in the US.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
May 26th, 2020 at 4:57:40 AM permalink
terapined
Member since: Aug 6, 2014
Threads: 49
Posts: 5966
Watching Grant on the History Channel
3 parter, part 2 tonight
What a great general. I knew he was good, but not this good
Goes into detail how he faced defeat at Shiloh and turned it around
Really good stuff

https://www.thedailybeast.com/leonardo-dicaprios-big-middle-finger-to-the-confederacy?ref=home
'The History Channel miniseries “Grant,” executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, celebrates Ulysses S. Grant’s Civil War heroism and exposes the evils of the racist Confederacy. "
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
May 26th, 2020 at 6:26:33 AM permalink
Pacomartin
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 963
Posts: 11255
Quote: terapined
Watching Grant on the History Channel

What a great general. I knew he was good, but not this good
Goes into detail how he faced defeat at Shiloh and turned it around
Really good stuff

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/09/50_USD_Series_2004_Note_Front.jpg/800px-50_USD_Series_2004_Note_Front.jpg

The 36 years between Lincoln's assassination and McKinley's assassination (April 15, 1865 - September 14, 1901) were the time of our industrial revolution, expansion into the West, and the rise of the USA as a world economic power. But surprisingly the historians take a fairly dim view of the accomplishments of the 8 presidents during this period.

A modern view of the anti-racial standing of John Quincy Adams has led to his resurgence in the national memory. Perhaps they can do the same for Grant.

16 Abraham Lincoln Republican
17 Andrew Johnson National Union
18 Ulysses S. Grant Republican (2 full terms)
19 Rutherford B. Hayes Republican (1 full term)
20 James A. Garfield Republican
21 Chester A. Arthur Republican
22 Grover Cleveland Democratic (2 full terms #22&#24)
23 Benjamin Harrison Republican (1 full term)
25 William McKinley Republican (1 full term + 6 months and 10 days)
26 Theodore Roosevelt Republican

May 26th, 2020 at 11:24:38 PM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 136
Posts: 20859
Told ya space force was going to be a dud. The critics are crushing it.
Anything that has Steve Carrell in it guaranteed to suck.

The far-left Daily Beast called the series “shockingly bad.” The show is “largely unfunny, has no sense of perspective or tone, and, outside of a pleasant, somewhat adorable Odd Couple friendship between Carell and Malkovich’s characters, offers little to warrant a recommendation.”

The Hollywood Reporter said the show suffers from “lax energy” and a lack of comic consistency. The supporting characters are “treated as thin comic relief in a show that’s already supposed to be a comedy. They feel exactly like what they are: glorified day players who did improv for an afternoon rather than parts of any sort of organic satirical universe.”

Consequence of Sound unequivocally panned the series, calling it “a glib comedy about stupidity and wasted resources that itself feels stupid and wasteful.” The show often comes off as a like a one-joke premise stretched out over an entire season. “Haha, Space Force, amirite?” is the thesis. That’s it, that’s the premise. There is no more.” Ultimately, the show is a “waste of space, talent, resources, time.”

Rolling Stone concluded that the show is “uncomfortable to watch at best.” The show’s “stylistic touchstone seems to be in the farcical vibe of Dr. Strangelove, but everything just winds up feeling frantic and labored.” At the end, you’re left wondering: “How did so much talent and money go to such waste?”

Indiewire called it “a diversionary delight at best,” adding that the show is hamstrung by “under-developed characters” and “first-draft jokes.” Malkovich is the best reason to tune in, with his “carefully paced elocution” and “subtle reactions,” which “work in brilliant comedic contrast to his regular scene partner.” But overall, the show is merely “serviceable.”
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
May 27th, 2020 at 4:31:48 PM permalink
terapined
Member since: Aug 6, 2014
Threads: 49
Posts: 5966
Quote: Pacomartin
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/09/50_USD_Series_2004_Note_Front.jpg/800px-50_USD_Series_2004_Note_Front.jpg

The 36 years between Lincoln's assassination and McKinley's assassination (April 15, 1865 - September 14, 1901) were the time of our industrial revolution, expansion into the West, and the rise of the USA as a world economic power. But surprisingly the historians take a fairly dim view of the accomplishments of the 8 presidents during this period.

A modern view of the anti-racial standing of John Quincy Adams has led to his resurgence in the national memory. Perhaps they can do the same for Grant.

16 Abraham Lincoln Republican
17 Andrew Johnson National Union
18 Ulysses S. Grant Republican (2 full terms)
19 Rutherford B. Hayes Republican (1 full term)
20 James A. Garfield Republican
21 Chester A. Arthur Republican
22 Grover Cleveland Democratic (2 full terms #22&#24)
23 Benjamin Harrison Republican (1 full term)
25 William McKinley Republican (1 full term + 6 months and 10 days)
26 Theodore Roosevelt Republican


Part 2 of Grant is fantastic
His Vicksburg campaign strategy is simply brilliant.
So daring, Sherman wanted it on record that he was against the strategy
What a General. Lincoln was so lucky to have him.
I am eating this series up
Watching part 2 again tonight then on to part 3 later tonight
Good stuff
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
May 27th, 2020 at 10:27:39 PM permalink
Pacomartin
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 963
Posts: 11255
Quote: Evenbob
Anything that has Steve Carrell in it guaranteed to suck.


Critics liked a few of his non-animated movies, but outside of "The 40 Year Old Virgin" usually not for Steve Carrey's performance.

91% Little Miss Sunshine Frank Hoover $59.9M 2006
90% Knocked Up Himself $148.8M 2007
87% Foxcatcher John du Pont $9.8M 2014
85% Battle of the Sexes Bobby Riggs $12.6M 2017
85% The 40 Year Old Virgin Executive Producer Screenwriter Andy Stitzer $109.3M 2005
83% The Way Way Back Trent $21.6M 2013
79% Crazy, Stupid, Love. Producer Cal $83.4M 2011
77% Last Flag Flying Larry 'Doc' Shepherd $0.5M 2017
75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Brick Tamland $76.9M 2013
75% Hope Springs Doctor Feld $63.4M 2012
71% Café Society Phil Stern $11.1M 2016
66% Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy Brick Tamland $84.2M 2004
66% Date Night Phil Foster $98.8M 2010
64% Dan in Real Life Dan Burns $30.1M 2007
61% Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Ben Cooper $56.8M 2014
55% Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Dodge $7.2M 2012
52% Melinda and Melinda Walt $3.8M 2005
50% Get Smart Executive Producer Maxwell Smart $130.3M 2008
48% Bruce Almighty Evan Baxter $242.6M 2003
41% Dinner for Schmucks Barry Speck $73M 2010
37% The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Burt Wonderstone Producer $22.6M 2013
25% Bewitched Uncle Arthur $62.3M 2005
23% Evan Almighty Evan Baxter $100.3M 2007
15% Sleepover Sherman $8.1M 2004

ANIMATED
81% Despicable Me Gru $251.5M 2010
79% Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! The Mayor of Whoville $154.4M 2008
75% Despicable Me 2 Gru $368.1M 2013
75% Over the Hedge Hammy $155.1M 2006
58% Despicable Me 3 Gru $264.2M 2017
55% Minions Young Gru $278M 2015

NO BOX OFFICE
100% Too Funny To Fail Actor — 2017
88% The Big Short Mark Baum — 2015
69% Beautiful Boy David Sheff — 2018
67% Tomorrow Night Mail Room Guy Without Glasses — 1998
66% Vice Donald Rumsfeld — 2018
49% Freeheld Steven Goldstein — 2015
35% Welcome to Marwen Mark Hogancamp — 2018
May 28th, 2020 at 3:42:11 PM permalink
Gandler
Member since: Aug 15, 2019
Threads: 13
Posts: 1126
I have been watching the Jeffrey Epsein documentary series on Netflix.

Its strange, in the mid 2010s, you talk about Epstein and Clinton you were a conspiracy theorist, now it's a mainstream story....

Also, there is almost no chance that he killed himself...
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