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Mike 03

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Hometown: Modesto California
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You nailed it. These "treasures of wisdom" come from Stephen Miller is my guess

like this new legislation allowing hunters to shoot bear and wolf cubs in their dens. Fucking evil people. Get ready for the onslaught because they have nothing left but to wear us down and try to break our spirits.

Exactly: He didn't care he was being filmed.

Just my opinion: It was a deliberate provocation to the witnesses, the bystanders, telling them, "I don't care that you want me to spare this man's life, I'm going to kill this man and you are going to watch me kill him because I have that power and you don't." I agree it was one element that makes this murder so shocking and brazen. It was a crime against George Floyd and everyone who tried to stop it, and his family and, really, everyone who watches that video.

I take your point, but to be fair, that's a common, legitimate law enforcement technique

probably suggested by the FBI to open a channel of communication with a dangerous person in some kind of negotiation or to try to get a confession by suggesting to the perpetrator that investigators want to hear 'their side of the story" and telling them what they did was "out of character", etc.. You shut off any possibility of surrender or communication if you really tell them what you're thinking ("turn yourself in you psychopath!". It's been used a lot including on Christopher Dorner (African American) when the LAPD tried to stop his killing spree by telling him he was right to be angry and had legitimate grievances and to surrender so they could be addressed. It's really quite common.

Mike Bloomberg and Steve Schmidt need to track down

Katie Johnson, the 13 year old. She has a story to tell. That would shut Trump up real fast.

Trump Teen Rape Allegation Resurfaces, Ronan Farrow Claims National Enquirer Tried to Protect Him in New Book

I think there's a lot of this.

It's the sunk cost fallacy in Behavioral Economics. They are too deeply invested now to admit they were stupid enough to get on the "Trump Train" to begin with, especially with two thirds of the population telling them this from day one. It would simply be unthinkably embarrassing.

Number of screenings per day is a huge deal.

Great movies have been destroyed (edited/shortened) in order to make it possible to screen them more times per day.

Also, just in general, more theaters were built in the 80s and 90s and they were luxurious (or at least comfortable) multiplexes. Families could go to one of these and mom and dad could watch Animal House while the kids watched Jaws 2. They made it so easy to go the movies and tie it in with other things, like shopping at the mall, grabbing lunch. Theaters could charge more too, and finance state of the art sound systems and experimental things like 70 Millimeter, THX Sound, Sensurround, quadraphonic sound, to enhance the movie going experience.

Imagine watching something like Apocalypse Now, or Altered States, or a really high-tech movie at a drive-in. The drive in experience, for many, lost its appeal as films became more technologically evolved and moviegoers didn't want to miss out on the experiential aspect. (at least that's my theory).

I don't know the answer to this question: Could you screen a movie in 70mm at a drive in? (Just curious)

Greatest war film NEVER made:

Stanley Kubrick's screenplay for Napoleon. But I digress.

His efforts to demonstrate strength always culminate in abject self-humiliation

and embarrassing self-debasement. It never fails.

Yes, we must go big on the ridicule

Trump doesn't care if he's despised or feared, but he hates to be ridiculed or condescended to.

Pelosi, Bloomberg, Carville and Steve Schmidt get this.

The very end of Silent Running

when the surviving droid is all that is left to take care of the last forest from earth (now in space).

And this scene from Barry Lyndon and the sequence that follows, with Lady Lyndon coming apart.
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