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  1. Thread: The Movie Thread

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    Saw IT this weekend. Not sure if I really...

    Saw IT this weekend.

    Not sure if I really like it or not. I thought the part of the movie with the kids coming together and everything that went with that was good and the acting performances...
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    Yeah, sorry, my overreaction for calling you out...

    Yeah, sorry, my overreaction for calling you out on comparing Trump to the Gestapo and Mao. Those were great analogies.

    I'm sure you'll understand then when I compare Trudeau to Stalin and Pol...
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    Come visit Calgary....

    Come visit Calgary....
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    Yes, it's just like the Gestapo. I hear they are...

    Yes, it's just like the Gestapo. I hear they are torturing and imprisoning bureaucrats as we write. Trump is rounding up people and killing millions of them like Mao. This has nothing to do with...
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    Oh, yes, the GOP isn't happy cause this time they...

    Oh, yes, the GOP isn't happy cause this time they won't be able to try and pass off their normal Kabuki theatre on their voters.

    Step #1: Posture and make noise for weeks/months about not...
  6. Thread: The Movie Thread

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    It's central theme is the internal conflict...

    It's central theme is the internal conflict between civilization and savagery, order and chaos. Golding associates good with civilization and evil with savagery. The clear implication from the novel...
  7. Thread: The Movie Thread

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    That's not what Lord of the Flies is about. ...

    That's not what Lord of the Flies is about.

    And anyone who thinks putting a gaggle of girls on an isolated would end in anything but chaos has never raised girls....
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    Don't worry, the Libs got another big ol' package...

    Don't worry, the Libs got another big ol' package of tax hikes ready for the next budget. Those will be sure to stimulate the economy....
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    Wait, you mean rich people buy golf memberships?...

    Wait, you mean rich people buy golf memberships? Holy shit. Better lead the 11:00 news with this....
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    Right, because we only want people with lots of...

    Right, because we only want people with lots of money. That's why it is so tough. Canada is difficult to immigrate to because we don't really want a lot of people to come here. Well, some people do,...
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    Well, let's be clear on our terms. These migrants...

    Well, let's be clear on our terms. These migrants are not refugees. They are economic migrants. No one travelling from the United States is a refugee. They were in the United States only because of a...
  12. Thread: Canada Basketball

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    Not so sure about that. This was a couple/few...

    Not so sure about that. This was a couple/few years ago but I was having lunch with a guy who had recently left working with the men's national team programs and he said that (almost at every level)...
  13. Thread: TV Thread

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    The first three books are excellent fantasy. They...

    The first three books are excellent fantasy. They are voluminous but are still tightly plotted and well-paced.

    The fourth book starts to wander off the rails. The number of characters, plot...
  14. Thread: Canada Basketball

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    Canada has great talent at the very top but we...

    Canada has great talent at the very top but we are not deep. All you need to do is look at the names playing in this tournament to see how thin it is at the senior men's level. That will change over...
  15. Thread: Canada Basketball

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    The purpose of a world championship is to make as...

    The purpose of a world championship is to make as much money for FIBA as possible so it can be distributed in the proper bribes and graft to the people running FIBA, related organizations and their...
  16. Thread: The MMA Thread

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    For boxing but the Ali Act doesn't apply to MMA,...

    For boxing but the Ali Act doesn't apply to MMA, so, it's not entirely clear to me whether UFC may have some rights of action against McGregor under his MMA contract. Doesn't really matter because...
  17. Thread: The MMA Thread

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    That fight is never happening.... No way UFC...

    That fight is never happening.... No way UFC risks Conor in that fight.

    I still think they are angling for a St. Pierre-McGregor superfight. Let GSP beat up Bisping, out-point Woodley, and then...
  18. Thread: The MMA Thread

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    Maybe, but nobody thought McGregor-Mayweather...

    Maybe, but nobody thought McGregor-Mayweather would happen 2 years ago.

    Now, you have to think McGregor is done with UFC. He has a bigger platform right now than probably any fighter in the world...
  19. Thread: The MMA Thread

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    The biggest loser here, potentially, is the UFC....

    The biggest loser here, potentially, is the UFC. McGregor's negotiating power with them has definitely improved dramatically, plus, this will now encourage other fights to try to find unique...
  20. Thread: The MMA Thread

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    Reading today McGregor will end up over...

    Reading today McGregor will end up over $100,000,000 and Mayweather will be around $300,000,000.

    Crazy money for McGregor who has never made more than $3,000,000 for a fight. He also starts like...
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    It's a culture that's unique to certain...

    It's a culture that's unique to certain businesses. That kind of culture may make some sense when you're in a cutthroat business but if you did that where 99% of us work you'd be fired and likely...
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    Amazon operates on margins so small that you need...

    Amazon operates on margins so small that you need a magnifying glass to find them. They will take an ax to Whole Foods management, employees, costs, etc. and then they will cut prices in half (or...
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    Have to wait and see how things look in January....

    Have to wait and see how things look in January. I'm not convinced Irving can carry a top-5ish team and the Celts have weaknesses but they have a bunch of young talent if the coach will play them (a...
  24. Thread: The MMA Thread

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    Reading today that the Vegas books are getting...

    Reading today that the Vegas books are getting nervous about the Mayweather-Macgregor fight and are hoping for some big Mayweather bets late in the week. MGM apparently has 6,000 more tickets for...
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    How can Afghanistan be a problem? The war ended...

    How can Afghanistan be a problem? The war ended in 2014. President Obama said so.

    As for NAFTA, the best fix is simply to scrap NAFTA and do three separate bilateral deals: Canada/US - US/Mexico...
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