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    http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/07/25/game-of-thrones-...

    http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/07/25/game-of-thrones-season-5-cast/?hpt=hp_t2

    Season 5 casting news is officially out. Doran Martell (Oberyn's older brother) to be played by Alexander Siddig, known...
  2. And by the way -- do we know that the woman...

    And by the way -- do we know that the woman participated in beating him? I get that he says so, but do we know that he's reporting that part accurately?
  3. How long after the burglar leaves your house...

    How long after the burglar leaves your house again is it OK to hunt them down and kill them?
  4. I agree.

    I agree.
  5. Thanks, but that seems like a general argument...

    Thanks, but that seems like a general argument for why causing a fetus to die might not be a terrible thing, and as such isn't really responsive to my point. I was noting the dissonance between...
  6. And neither you nor our local YECs can be bother...

    And neither you nor our local YECs can be bother to worry about her fetus, which you purport to regard as an innocent human being.

    I understand that from the fundies, because they worship a god...
  7. There's a strong case to be made that she got...

    There's a strong case to be made that she got what she deserved, and that the shooter did society a favor.

    Still, shooting a fleeing bully/burglar in the back is and should be regarded as murder.
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    Thanks, but my question was about the next level...

    Thanks, but my question was about the next level of the system.

    Why do players sign contracts that cause them to receive such a low fraction of their value? Is there some kind of global salary...
  9. "Marvel Comics announced that the next Captain...

    "Marvel Comics announced that the next Captain America will be black. He has the same powers as white Captain America except he has to show ID when he votes." –Bill Maher
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    Terrorist watchlist guidelines

    https://firstlook.org/theintercept/article/2014/07/23/blacklisted/

    This is really extreme. The quote below is just one of many troublesome ones.
  11. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/educat...

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/gaddafi-sons-lse-thesis-written-by-libyan-academic-2233667.html

    Saif Gaddafi was a major politician/plagiarist, in part because it seemed...
  12. http://blogs.wsj.com/eurocrisis/2013/02/11/another...

    http://blogs.wsj.com/eurocrisis/2013/02/11/another-german-minister-felled-by-plagiarism-claims/

    This kind of thing is a huge problem in Germany, where PhDs are widely-sought status symbols.
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    Infectious diseases

    The world is becoming a scary place, infection-wise, in my opinion.


    Antibiotics are losing effectiveness.
    Drug companies can't make much money finding new ones.
    Some diseases are of course...
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    My wife's first husband was a Turk. She had an...

    My wife's first husband was a Turk. She had an Armenian classmate in grad school (I don't know whether actual Armenian or Armenian-descended, but I conjecture the latter). On learning of the husband,...
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    I don't understand this custom of selling players...

    I don't understand this custom of selling players for huge amounts of money. What in the structure of the game prevents them from pocketing the money themselves when they negotiate their contracts?
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    That's BEFORE you kick the bucket?

    That's BEFORE you kick the bucket?
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    http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/Wmju8T7RdVIuJkY....

    http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/Wmju8T7RdVIuJkY.78KB6w--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTE4ODtweW9mZj0wO3E9NzU7dz02MDA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ucomics.com/crbc140722.gif
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    The opposite has happened at boarding schools,...

    The opposite has happened at boarding schools, colleges, camps etc. in the US as well. I have some cousins who successfully lobbied for a joint kosher/halal dining option at their university,...
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    I hadn't been focusing on the fact that this...

    I hadn't been focusing on the fact that this conflict has a lot to do with tunnels under the fence/wall separating Gaza and Israel. Anyhow:

    ...
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    I don't think many of us have internalized how...

    I don't think many of us have internalized how small the distances are there. According to the first figure I could find, there are 8,019 square miles of Israel. That would make it the fourth...
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    Other countries have holidays for "Catastrophe...

    Other countries have holidays for "Catastrophe Day" or whatever they call it -- anyhow, something having to do with the displacement of Palestinians. At least Iran does. So I suspect that it's...
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    Yes. I especially liked that part.

    Yes. I especially liked that part.
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    And for those who don't mind a cute look: ...

    And for those who don't mind a cute look:

    http://m.iphotoscrap.com/Image/341/1267092140.jpg
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Y2F9s2fHCJk/UO5N25Z1a3I/AAAAAAAAEX0/OKAhKdX2IEo/s1248/aki-kawamura-05.jpg
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    I'm pretty sure we've seen this here before, but...

    I'm pretty sure we've seen this here before, but it bears repeating for general awesomeness:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BtBNYBAIYAI5boV.jpg
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    Go F yourself, old man. Since I criticize Israel...

    Go F yourself, old man. Since I criticize Israel a fair amount, you just accused ME of being anti-semitic, or at least regarding myself as such. And that's beyond stupid, as well as being inexcusably...
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