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Post by BlairFan » Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:38 pm

Artemisia, that's called "throwing the book at them." What I don't like about this case is, Shkreli is not being convicted for ripping people off, but for technical financial violations. :-?

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Post by Error of Logic » Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:42 pm

Yeah, I thought of him, too.
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Post by yiraheerai » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:55 pm

It's better to get them on something than leaving them out on the street. People can still hurt you in prison but it's... not as freely as they could if they were out? I think?
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Post by Artemisia » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:32 pm

Blairfan, unfortunately, they can't get him for ripping people off like that because raising prices sky high is not illegal. In fact, a lot of why we are facing so many financial crises these days is because so many businesses raise prices far beyond what people can pay and it creates a squeeze effect on those who actually drive the economy. It's kind of like the homework effect where teachers all think that it's alright for them to assign an hour's worth of homework per day to their students without considering that each teacher is doing the same thing leading to children having to do somewhere between six or seven hours worth of homework per day. All these CEO's are raising prices on essential items to the point where people have to start cutting certain things out, which causes even more price hiking.

So, basically, they're getting him on what they can. Which is frustrating.
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Post by Don Alexander » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:48 pm

Must... resist... urge... to... strangle... Pruitt!

"What the American people deserve, I think, is a true, legitimate, peer-reviewed, objective, transparent discussion about CO2," Pruitt told the Washington Post in June.
"The citizens just don't trust that EPA is honest with these numbers," Pruitt told The Wall Street Journal in February. "Let's get real, objective data, not just do modeling. Let's vigorously publish and peer-review science. Let's do honest cost-benefit work. We need to restore the trust."


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What you bastards want is in now way "true, peer-reviewed, objective" studies, because THOSE studies all tell you that climate change is a real thing!!! You just want lies that give the industry all freedoms to maximise profits and say Après moi, la deluge!!!! X( X( X( X( X(
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Post by Artemisia » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:16 pm

Don, as far as they are concerned, until the data matches what they believe, they won't believe the data.
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Post by yiraheerai » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:45 pm

Haruo Nakajima, who was the original Godzilla, has apparently died at 88
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Post by Azrael » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:01 am

yiraheerai wrote:
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Haruo Nakajima, who was the original Godzilla, has apparently died at 88
Yes, he wore the suit for every Godzilla movie from 1954 to 1972 as well as several other Toho kaiju during that era. :(

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Don, as far as they are concerned, until the data matches what they believe, they won't believe the data.
Well of course, isn't that how science works? :p
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Post by Lokitsu » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:44 pm

Don, would you like to buy my new book "Did Ernst Zundel really Die?" ? I think it'll be a big seller. ;)

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Post by Azrael » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:27 am

Today we say farewell to the Wichita Lineman, the Rhinestone Cowboy, and Ranger La Boeuf. Game until the end, Rest in Peace Glen Campbell. :(
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Post by Artemisia » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:43 pm

Michael Sheen and David Tennant to star in the BBC/Amazon adaptation of Good Omens. . .

Tennant will have gone from playing the Doctor to playing a Detective Inspector to playing a billionaire Scottish duck to playing a demon.
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Post by yiraheerai » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:30 pm

So Jessica Jones, Good Omens, and Duck Tales for open projects. I wonder how that's gonna work. I know nothing about how filming shows go.
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Post by Artemisia » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:16 pm

Well, voice acting takes the least amount of time. Likelihood is that Tennant did all the voice work for Scrooge McDuck over the course of a month or so. The rest depends on the type of show and how many episodes per season. With the exception of Doctor Who (due to various outside appearances), Death in Paradise (due to location filming) and soap operas, most British television series take between two and three months to film. Then again, they only do between 8 and 13 episodes per season as opposed to the American model of series which is typically 20 to 24 episodes per season. For instance, Danny John-Jules (The Cat on Red Dwarf and Dwayne on Death in Paradise) manages to film both despite the longer season run for Death in Paradise. Most shows try to accommodate filming so that the actors can do various projects, and some of them do stage in between.
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