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I like this article tearing apart the AP

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The State Department is a big operation. So is the Clinton Foundation. The AP put a lot of work into this project. And it couldn’t come up with anything that looks worse than helping a Nobel Prize winner, raising money to finance AIDS education, and doing an introduction for the chair of the Kennedy Center. It’s kind of surprising.


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Fergie wrote:
Caineach wrote:
Actually, this may be my big problem with the article. It implies that these are new, undisclosed emails by Clinton that were hidden, when in reality these were not new. They are emails that the Justice Department obtained through their investigation that they cleared her in, but that she no longer had, and therefore previous freedom of information requests to the state department couldn't grant. The headline is a big part of why the article comes across as misleading.

"Washington (CNN)A federal judge set a preliminary schedule Monday for the release of nearly 15,000 documents between Hillary Clinton and top aides when she was the secretary of state.

The State Department was directed to assess 14,900 documents it received from the FBI as part of the investigation into Clinton's use of her private email server while she was secretary of state, determine a plan to release the documents and report back to the court September 23. "
I may well be wrong, (and dear god help me, I'm reading cnn) but it sure sounds like these are new emails that have not been gone over by anyone. EDIT: This headline also seems to indicate that these are new emails.

"Clinton’s lawyers also may have deleted some of the emails as “personal,” Comey said, noting their review relied on header information and search terms, not a line-by-line reading as the FBI conducted." -WP article. Given that Clinton's lawyers seemed to be the ones doing the filtering, I don't trust their idea of what should be given over for investigation and what should not.

I don't really think there is anything in Clinton's emails that would affect her supporters one way or the other. Maybe something that could get people to vote against her, but her supporters seem willing...

Except none of this is actually new information. The FBI said during their investigation that they recreated thousands of emails that she had deleted, either through reconstruction on old servers or because the people she corresponded with still had them. The only change here is that the FBI has turned over all the emails they collected to the State Department, and the State Department is going slowly in complying with a freedom of information request about them because they have to verify the content. These aren't new emails into an investigation, they are just previously unreleased to the public. Not to mention many of them may have already been released because the 2 collections of emails, the FBI's and the State Departments, haven't been integrated with each other.

This is a non-story trying to be made into a story.\

edit: and that is why it is a bad article. Its implying that these are new and sensational, when they have already been looked at by the FBI (otherwise they wouldn't be turning them over to the state department), and they have been found to be not incriminating. All that is news is that the State Department is being slow to comply with a witch hunt.


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Kalshane wrote:

Batman Begins was my favorite of the Nolan trilogy, as well. (I sometimes wonder what would have happened if they had stuck with the original rumored plot-progression, with Joker being the lone villain of TDK and the third movie beginning with the Joker scarring Harvey Dent at his trial. I think wedging Harvey-as-Two-Face and then killing him off into the second movie was too much of a distraction.) I loved Ledger's Joker (though Mark Hamill's will always be #1 for me) but I agree that Alfred, Lucius and pre-Two-Face Harvey were more interesting than Bats in that movie.

TKDR was pretty meh for me. I watched it once and didn't feel the need to see it again. Also, the Batsuit in broad daylight will never not look silly.

Have you seen Killing Joke. Mark Hamill's Joker is amazing at broadway.[potential spoilers in link, but nothing the comic doesn't also have]


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thejeff wrote:
Caineach wrote:
CBDunkerson wrote:
Charon's Little Helper wrote:
One thing about something which started (didn't remain for long) as grass-roots as the Tea Party is that it isn't hard for any group who wants some clout to grab the name.

There never was a 'grass roots' Tea Party.

Rather, the Tea Party was a Koch Industries front group founded in 2002 (as a splinter of their 'Citizens for a Sound Economy' front group dating back to 1984), that was partially co-opted by Ron Paul's campaign for a few months in 2007, then further grown by Koch through support from their 'Americans for Prosperity' front group...

By the time it achieved any sort of national recognition (i.e. February 2009) it had been a corporate run front for nearly a decade.

That may have been true for the organizational level, but its not how the people who were early fans actually saw it. It grew too large, too quickly, for the message to be consistent, so a lot of people saw it as something very different from what it eventually coalesced into. Some early Tea Party rhetoric was very similar to Occupy Wall Street. After about 6 months though, a lot of people left because the inmates were running the asylum.

I'm not sure where you put the 6 months point. A lot of people may have left, but more kept flooding in for the first few years at least.

As far as I can tell the "Tea Party" name first got broadly applied to the Tax protests in 2009. At that point it was already a weird amalgamation of Rand Paul supporters with those stirred up by Palin. Rand had earlier events linked to the Boston Tea Party, but it didn't really become the name of the movement until 2009, by which point it was already far from the Rand roots. Fox picked it up and Beck started promoting it and we were off to the races.

A lot of the early rhetoric was anti-banker and especially anti-bailout. That's really the only similarity to Occupy that I ever saw.

I pulled the 6 month number out of my ass from when I remember my libertarian friends who loved the movement start to flee it. I first heard about it from them, not news, and I wasn't really paying attention to politics at that point, so I can't really say. By the time Palin was involved, they had all already become completely disillusioned with it.


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Grey Lensman wrote:
Alzrius wrote:
Krensky wrote:
Lemmy wrote:
I got curious about Susei no Gargantia... But I'm not a fan of series about giant robots... So I lost interest. :/
Whigh is funny, because it's not a show about giant robots. It has them, but that's not what it's about.
Krensky is correct; Gargantia isn't a giant robot anime as that genre is usually defined.

It does, however, start off looking like one in the intro. Someone who isn't overly aware of the series as a whole can easily mistake it for one.

That said, I recommend the series highly. The giant robots serve the plot rather than being the plot.

I would actually recommend the show for people who do not typically like giant robots. They need to get past the first episode, but after that I think it more resembles a slice of life anime than a giant robot one.


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Hama wrote:
MewTwo is probably in area 51 or in some nuclear power plant.

heard someone GPS hacked into area 51 and found nothing


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Purple Dragon Knight wrote:
Anyone watched that new 'Ajin' anime on Netflix? how is it?

I thought it was really good. They take an interesting premise and run with it. Only problem is it very much cuts off halfway through the story. I hear season 2 was greenlit.


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Dragon78 wrote:
So, is the Gargantia anime any good?

I really enjoyed it as well.


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Kolokotroni wrote:
Sissyl wrote:
Fire stations, apparently.
Is there any evidence for this? The only reliable charmander spawn anyone has found so far in the nycpokego reddit is at the museum of natural history, with the apparent explanation that charmander likes checking out the dinosaur exhibits...

I've been told that Knolls Atomic Power Lab has Charmander, but getting them is a federal offense.


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thejeff wrote:
Hitdice wrote:
Not to be a dingus, but everyone reading this knows the difference between a Fiduciary and a Financial Counselor, right?

Kind of. I don't have either one, so I haven't boned up recently.

What does it have to do with Johnson's economic policies?

I'll let John Oliver explain the difference. It has to do with retirement planning, not Johnson's policies.


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I don't really want to know what is leaving red streaks on the TP.


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Krensky wrote:
Well, I'd hesitate to say without qualification that modern games are better, but ootherwise, yeah.

Name an old game that isn't available today that you would want to play.


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Kolokotroni wrote:
13. PAY ATTENTION TO WHERE YOU ARE GOING. Don't walk into traffic or wander into a gated community. Stay out of private property, poke stops should only be on public property. If there is one that is on private property, report it with the bug link in the app. Alsp be as alert as you normally would going out into the world. If going out at night make reasonable judgement calls about safety. Traveling in groups is not only fun, its also a good idea to avoid issues that can pop up when traveling through parks and other secluded locations at night.

My work has 8 pokestops and 3 gyms on private property. No way I'm reporting it.


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I now have a picture of a Magnemite in front of a William Coolidge Fellowship Award plaque. My day is complete.


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At level 16 now I can say that pokemon get significantly better as you gain levels, to a pretty ridiculous extent. Its actually a little annoying because it means that ones you train up are inferior to ones you just catch randomly. I really have to wonder about the game design choices they made for this game.


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I have yet to find any of the starting pokemon, though did hatch a Charmander.


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Blue Team is where its at.


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Yeah, its over a mile for me to find a pokestop from my house. Amusingly, the 2 highest density places I have found are a graveyard (15 pokestops and 3 gyms in 2 blocks), and gang territory in downtown Troy ("street art" graffiti pokestops)


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Sissyl wrote:
If one was to go visit the congress, would the road be blocked by a lump of snorlaxes?

Going to DC later this month. Will let you know


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For those b*$$*ing about singular they, an 18th century rant about singular you


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Ross Byers wrote:
It's also possible that MitD isn't so much deliberately trying to derail Team Evil so much as he's stupid, childish, and impulsive. He could have just decided that painting 'X's on doors was fun, so he did it a couple more times when Xykon et al were not looking.

I disagree. A lot of his actions are way too deliberate for that.


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137ben wrote:
Hmmm, I wonder if the MitD subconsciously used a power to pick the wrong door.

I get the impression that he is intentionally picking the wrong door.


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Finally getting around to watching Bodacious Space Pirates. Its awesome, but I keep having to convince my female friends they would love it. There is practically 0 fan service relative to what the name would imply.


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Scythia wrote:
Lemmy wrote:


Besides, is "witch" even considered a slur? It's an offense, of course, but I don't think it's "heavy" enough to be considered a slur... It's not like the OP called them "the C word".
"Witch" is often used as a more acceptable placeholder for a word that is very similar but begins with a B. Not always of course, but it is certainly done.

Guessing that is a regional thing, cause I can't say I have ever heard it used that way.


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Spoiler:
Not to mention he has handed world governments their ass multiple times, so they probably don't want to go after him too much


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Terquem wrote:

Ugh, sorry for coming back into this thread, I know I probably should not be here, but, ugh, I am so mad. Livid.

These damn republican states suing the federal government to oppose the president's order that schools should let students use the bathroom that they identify with is just asinine.

Nothing says douchebag more than some old person saying
"hey, you know what? I hate the president and love my party so much that I am going to make sure that we come down hard on kids who are already going through the hardest time in their lives."

What the...mfff, urrr, mmmmm Who are the idiots who think they are actually protecting anyone, and not actually causing more harm. GOD this makes me angry.

Congresswoman calls out transphobic witness


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Azih wrote:
Yeah Comic Book movies can't sustain this. They'll wind down just like Swords and Sandals, Disaster Movies, Westerns etc. did. I hope the MCU continues though.

I wouldn't mind if they had half the run that Westerns did.


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Sundakan wrote:
Caineach wrote:
Sundakan wrote:

And on the flipside, having taken an intense liking for something often leads to overlooking its flaws, and feeling the need to defend it even where it's not warranted.

Fact of the matter is, some characters were not well written. In Howard Stark's case, it was an amusing sort of 2D character. In others...not so much.

Likewise with the occasional clunker of a line.

That doesn't mean the final product wasn't good, or the writers were incompetent. It means it wasn't perfect, and the flaws bothered some more than others.

Why does being a 2D character make you not well written? Especially for a tertiary character.

It doesn't, in itself necessarily. That's why I'm fine with Stark.

Captain whatsisface though I take issue with. He has one character trait and it's "I'm a dick". And yet the show spends waaay too much time following him.

I think you watched a completely different show than I did.


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phantom1592 wrote:
Norman Osborne wrote:

If Agent Carter was too "girl power" then I'd hate to see what they thought about Supergirl. :P

I actually like the Supergirl show a LOT. I agree with the issue being the writing, but I give higher props to Supergirl.

In Supergirl, Cat Grant is an overbearing obnoxious girl power fanatic... but that's kind of her thing. She's a secondary character who offers advice once in a while... but she's not the actual focus.

Supergirl gets looked down on... but it's not JUST because she's a girl... She's also disrespected because she's young... she's inexperienced, she makes legitimate mistakes, and she's being compared to SUPERMAN... It's a tough shadow to step out of. And of course while they disrespect her as a hero... people are still terrified of her because she's an all powerful alien. In fact that's always been General Lane and Max Lord's point of view... Alien = Bad... not Woman = weak.

With Carter she's one who REPEATEDLY would defend her awesomeness and the awesomeness of women everywhere through terrible dialogue and surrounded by stupid menfolk who can't accomplish anything without her...

It got tedious. I still think that if they brought in the Howling Commandos... started up SHIELD and been a team of awesome guys AND awesome Gals all doing Awesome stuff, it would have been great.

They could even have her take advantage of the Male dominated society... but c'mon... The SSR knew EXACTLY who she was and what she was capable of. The whole Captain America thing was all SSR, and she was their eyes on the ground the whole time. If they REALLY believed her to be some weak useless woman... they would have kept back with the civilians in the first place and never sent her to front lines. THAT wasn't realistic for 1940's.

I really will miss having another Marvel show to watch during the Agents of SHIELD off season...

I wonder what they're going to come up with for those months...

Spoken like someone who has never talked to women who had jobs before the men came back from the war. Seriously, it was a huge deal that women entered into fields for the first time because of the war, then when the soldiers came back competent women who had proven themselves were pushed out of jobs they had held for years. Ignoring that fact would make it a terrible period piece.


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From what I understand, the a large portion of death metal singers are classically trained in opera, with some of them being quite well known for it. A lot of death metal bands started as offshoots of symphonies.


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Am I the only one picturing a marvel muppet dance party at the end?


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well, in pathfinder, DC10 check to tread water. Assume Str +3 and 1 rank in swim, then they still have a +1 after ACP.


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I know people IRL that can swim in platemail, so the idea that relatively high level Paladins can do it (or at least the one whose career is based around the water) can doesn't surprise me.


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Sadly, I was just a little too old to realize how amazing Gargoyles was.


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archmagi1 wrote:

It's a black Sabbath song but that's beside the point.

It's a generational identification, I think. As a stereotypical 90s kid, marvels most identifiable characters were unequivocally Spider-Man and the X-Men. This is almost purely due to the weekly awesome cartoons of both. Every boy I knew watched them. We collected xmen and Spider-Man trading cards. I even bought a few spider man comics even though i had 0 comic interest.

There were half a dozen 16bit era spider man games and as many xmen games. Yeah we may have seen hulk Thor or iron man as a cameo, but that's all they were was secondary.

The late 90s came and gave us the before mcu movies. Then Ang Lee's hulk put him into the forefront again. And we had the raimi spidey films. And the singer x trilogy.

For me and my ilk, it's only spider man and the X-Men. Cap and iron man and hulk popularities are all products of the recent films.

During that same time though, dc kept pumping Batman thru the movies and superman in video games.

As another 90s kid who didn't really read comics, I will totally agree. X-Men were huge, Spider Man was less for me but I knew people into him. Batman was amazing. Cartoon exposure was everything, and those were the big 3.


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Hama wrote:
Why are you sad? If you don't like the character, just don't watch the show.

Because Punisher works amazingly as a reoccurring antagonist and really s~+#tily as a protagonist. By giving him his own show, they eliminate their ability to use him as the former.


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thejeff wrote:
Caineach wrote:
You realize this was one of the biggest complaints Sad Puppies made, right?

Which complaint?

Video games?
Different size categories?

I don't really remember either of those, but I could be wrong.

That the categories no longer match what is actually being published, so things like multi-book series get completely ignored while the focus is on the short literature that doesn't actually pay authors enough to live on. Correia has had it as a major complaint since the beginning.


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Bjørn Røyrvik wrote:
You mean to say the last SS trailer sucked?

My response immediately after watching the last one

Caineach wrote:
Wow, I didn't think they could make me want to see their movie less, but they somehow managed


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Considering a lot of the recently locked threads are similar to topics that have been discussed here in the past, I think a lot of it has to do with the current tone outside of the site and not wanting the flamewar to expand here.


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I love the idea. Not sure about implementation, will need to look it over more.

One of the most frustrating things I have found in game is trying to play an enchanter. Charm Person is a completely worthless spell in almost all circumstances. Trying to play a manipulator is impossible if everyone around you realizes that someone just got magically whammied by you.


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Alzrius wrote:
So I started watching Erased ("Boku Dake ga Inai Machi") last night. I only planned on watching one or two episodes, but the series hooked me so hard that I ended up watching the entire thing in one sitting. It was just that good.

Honestly, I'm not sure it is the best series to blitz. Waiting time between episodes allowed the suspense to build pretty well.

But yes, definitely is that good.


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It would be awesome if they chose any power metal band for the soundtrack.


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(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻


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Well, apparently they will be going with dark and gritty The Tick


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Best line from the crossover

Spoiler:
You look like the attractive yet non-threatening racially diverse cast of a CW show


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currently 41% on rotten tomatoes


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Pillbug Toenibbler wrote:
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
Caineach wrote:
This is a terrible president for freedom of the press.

I know it's popular to blame Obama for everything up to including hurricanes, but I fail to see the applicability here. Gawker made the unethical decision to post publicly a video that should have been left private. They then made the arrogant move of ignoring a judicial order to have them taken down. It wasn't until AFTER that process that Hogan launched his lawsuit.

Freedom of the Press is an important ideal, but you're seriously picking both the wrong battlefield, and the wrong side here.

Judging from the context of Caineach's quote, I'd imagine he meant "precedent" and got sneak-attacked by auto-correct.

That is correct


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Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
Caineach wrote:
This is a terrible president for freedom of the press.

I know it's popular to blame Obama for everything up to including hurricanes, but I fail to see the applicability here. Gawker made the unethical decision to post publicly a video that should have been left private. They then made the arrogant move of ignoring a judicial order to have them taken down. It wasn't until AFTER that process that Hogan launched his lawsuit.

Freedom of the Press is an important ideal, but you're seriously picking both the wrong battlefield, and the wrong side here.

I disagree that the video should have been left private, and the initial judicial order was wrong. Choosing to post a newsworthy video should never put a news organization in the position of defending itself from a lawsuit.


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This is a terrible president for freedom of the press.


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Aranna wrote:

Freehold you will be disappointed too... not for the same reasons I was. I know how much you love fanservice and there isn't any to be found here. No it's just a couple episodes where they portray polygamy as this amazing situation. Well no. Even the apostles of Lord Jesus said during an age when it was not only legal but globally accepted; they said polygamy is a horribly unfair and unequal situation to place women in. So they started the ban on polygamy for good reason.

I feel I should elaborate more on the child soldier disappointment. It isn't new to Gundam to use children as warriors. But this show seems to take it to a whole new level. The whole platoon is child warriors... sticking it to their elders. But every time some adult reacts with horror to the child soldier situation they are downright dismissive of the sorrow. I guess that is the part that rubs me wrong... don't be so dismissive. Let the horror of what these kids have had to endure sink in. People should be horrified by it.

Knowing a couple dozen people in loving, stable polyamorous relationships, I have to say I find this comment very disturbing.

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