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Posted: Jun 8, 2015 - 8:37am

I love this show like no other since The Wire. I'm saving this season until the All Star break. I'll save the HBO costs by not going into therapy or hitting the streets in Southeast DC to buy black market anti depressants.


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Posted: Jun 7, 2015 - 7:18pm

Best episode EVER. WOW.
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Posted: May 31, 2015 - 7:37pm

Well, that was interesting. Apparently Valarian steel is as good as dragonglass.
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Posted: May 27, 2015 - 11:27am

Game of Thrones - The musical by Cold Play ( Red Nose charity thing) full version

 
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Posted: May 27, 2015 - 10:35am


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Posted: May 21, 2015 - 1:26pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:


 
{#Lol} Ok, so I get a little serious when I run out of happy hallucinogens...{#Wink}
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Posted: May 21, 2015 - 1:18pm

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Hmm, I suppose if the producers of TV shows were only interested in the truth, there wouldn't be much on TV.  

  Perspective I suppose. Of course, if the producers of weaponry and bondage were only interested in truth, violent bloodshed would be a thing of the past.

We can't escape it. No way. We can't turn our heads or stand aside and think that an ever violent and shrinking world will survive the evil which lurks in the black heart of the near future. We can, however, believe in something greater than the collective sliding scale of helpless attrition. We must believe in the inherent goodness in the soul of mankind. It is there; brighter than the sun. We must continue to explore and teach and race to overcome the experiential lag time associated with exponential learning in the fields of science and physics. We must resist self destruction with all our might.

However we must have the personal choice what to do; how to proceed. Corruption is bred and grows fat on the premise and pretexts of more and more of man's feeble attempts to make and enforce more and more laws and regulations in pitiful efforts to control society. Goodness and mercy are inherent, not legislated. One must be insulated without seeking to be isolated.

There is a solemn post, set perfectly at the place where the road veers in two directions. To see it one has to see the point in their own heart and concience where on the post reads "You Are Here". And, so we are...
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Posted: May 21, 2015 - 12:40pm

 black321 wrote:

Hmm, I suppose if the producers of TV shows were only interested in the truth, there wouldn't be much on TV.  

 
There was The Lasso of Truth:
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Posted: May 21, 2015 - 11:56am

 black321 wrote:

Hmm, I suppose if the producers of TV shows were only interested in the truth, there wouldn't be much on TV.  

 

We wouldn't even be allowed to have TVs. {#Mrgreen}
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Posted: May 21, 2015 - 11:52am

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 Please permit me to ramble for a moment...

sorry for the thread jack

 
Hmm, I suppose if the producers of TV shows were only interested in the truth, there wouldn't be much on TV.  
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Posted: May 21, 2015 - 10:16am

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It's way deeper than that.

Jesus died so we can have 50% off post Easter candy and that really cool Charlie Brown Christmas piano music.

 It was a life well spent.




 
The King is dead-
Long live The King...
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Posted: May 21, 2015 - 10:12am

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 bokey wrote:
Any God that created the candy shelled, milk chocolate malt ball concoctions called Robin's Eggs that go on 50% off sale after Easter is OK by me.

 If He can create those, who amongst us is to say that He can't create dragon eggs and that we aren't all living inside a robins egg candy thing?

I don't want to live in a world where that's not possible.

{#Lol} 
Which came first, the chocolate or the egg?

 
It's way deeper than that.

Jesus died so we can have 50% off post Easter candy and that really cool Charlie Brown Christmas piano music.

 It was a life well spent.





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Posted: May 21, 2015 - 9:56am

 bokey wrote:
Any God that created the candy shelled,milk chocolate malt ball concoctions called Robin's Eggs that go on 50% off sale after Easter is OK by me.

 If He can create those,who amongst us is to say that He can't create dragon eggs and that we aren't all living inside a robins egg candy thing?

I don't want to live in a world where that's not possible.

{#Lol} 
Which came first, the chocolate or the egg?
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Posted: May 21, 2015 - 9:53am

Any God that created the candy shelled, milk chocolate malt ball concoctions called Robin's Eggs that go on 50% off sale after Easter is OK by me.

 If He can create those, who amongst us is to say that He can't create dragon eggs and that we aren't all living inside a robins egg candy thing?

I don't want to live in a world where that's not possible.
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Posted: May 21, 2015 - 9:38am

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I've always enjoyed fantasy stories, dating back to teenage years with the Hobbit, Thomas Covenant Chronicles and so on.  They always involved violence, if not more, but that seemed necessary for the moral victory of the righteous...but I see your point and maybe I agree? I suppose most of us enjoy these types of stories because we are searching for the good to overcome the bad, but is violence always necessary?  I think what you might be asking is: are we simply submitting to our violent nature and that this part of us is something we cant escape?  Further, does indulging in this sort of "entertainment" give credence to our so called leaders when they have a call to arms for whatever "evil" cause they wish to right?

As to Game of Thrones, or any HBO series...the lines between good and bad are not clear.  These stories often have no moral lesson for the audience...that's why i didnt want to watch Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire (although I did watch at least some, I didn't enjoy the experience).  In full disclosure, I have been watching Game of Thrones.


Please permit me to ramble for a moment.

I'm not all that religious really, nor what you might call a true believer in as much as mankind's evolving God-concept is concerned, because I'm disheartened by the hypocrisy I see all around me, and I'm quite flawed as a human being. But I am a believer in truth, and I have the dreams of youth and an insurmountable faith at the core of my hope for children of the future.
 
It's all psychology really. Violence is marketable. Humans are easily manipulated. The ability to plant or project thoughts through subtext is increasingly sophisticated. Notions, rather than simply preconceived, carry an air of normality.
Conflict and violence as far as human beings are concerned is normal. Of course, it always has been. This is intrinsic in an evolutionary manner of speaking. I suppose what I'm talking about here is more akin to a concept based on spiritual evolution. IOW, the more intellectually adaptable and expectant we become in regards to violence, the more accepting we become of manipulation by and for the darker regions of our collective spiritual innermost.

If just one individual rejects the premise that this (violence, lust, greed, etc) is our lot and future in their choices for interaction with the analog realities we are naturally immersed in, then the virtual attempts to market to desires of the flesh and unchecked emotion are muted to flesh that would desire light and peace and brotherhood.

So God, for want of a proper noun to establish such a concept, is revealed to the seeker in seeking, and death is anything which separates us from that. IE, virtual death, etc. is marketable and profitable for the economies of malevolence, and holds increasing dominion over humans who will not recognize the point at which they have been drawn the wrong direction and have given over to a virtual prison of illusion within the fleshly realities of their own making. Virtual death will be spiritual death. To the ones who can resist that manipulation, death shall have no dominion...fear no effect, hell, no reprise.

Ironically, the God reference of man's entire historical awareness has evolved over and through his fear of death. Here, in this future we inhabit, violence and death are marketed and accepted as salient entertainment. This isn't about preaching or laying guilt or anything like that. We all have the power to change the way the world is through the way we perceive it. God, again for want of a common reference, is absolutely real. Our collective awareness and accorded interactions are given as prophetic; through this means, or that. Children know this instinctively. Then the world carries them to the precipice of understanding, or they are manipulated to and through a false ideal. A cosmic lie, if you will...a sacrifice on the alter of salvation.

sorry for the thread jack


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Posted: May 21, 2015 - 7:25am

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Imagine what might happen if people walked out on depictions of violence of any sort, whether in the theater, on TV, or spoken rhetoric. I'm not just talking about turning their head or averting their eyes. I'm talking about not patronizing the vehicle nor the venue. Saying no to violence includes all violence. I'm not saying it's practicle but I'm asking is it possible. It certainly is a reasonable desire. Of course we have all these studies by various and sundry experts indicating that there is no proven correlation between depictions of violence and the actions of every day human beings, plus in this country there's the whole freedom of speech thing, but hey...What if people learned to exercise the freedom to disregard the profits to be made from blood lust and or hatred, especially of the self, which is at the root of most of it IMHO...

In the future there won't be any commemorating the failures of the past by entertaining the death of reason. The stones fell, and the unseen was revealed, and no one wanted to go back to the way it was before...not a single loving soul...

 
I've always enjoyed fantasy stories, dating back to teenage years with the Hobbit, Thomas Covenant Chronicles and so on.  They always involved violence, if not more, but that seemed necessary for the moral victory of the righteous...but I see your point and maybe I agree? I suppose most of us enjoy these types of stories because we are searching for the good to overcome the bad, but is violence always necessary?  I think what you might be asking is: are we simply submitting to our violent nature and that this part of us is something we cant escape?  Further, does indulging in this sort of "entertainment" give credence to our so called leaders when they have a call to arms for whatever "evil" cause they wish to right?

As to Game of Thrones, or any HBO series...the lines between good and bad are not clear.  These stories often have no moral lesson for the audience...that's why i didnt want to watch Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire (although I did watch at least some, I didn't enjoy the experience).  In full disclosure, I have been watching Game of Thrones.
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Posted: May 21, 2015 - 4:45am

 oldviolin wrote:

Imagine what might happen if people walked out on depictions of violence of any sort, whether in the theater, on TV, or spoken rhetoric. I'm not just talking about turning their head or averting their eyes. I'm talking about not patronizing the vehicle nor the venue. Saying no to violence includes all violence. I'm not saying it's practicle but I'm asking is it possible. It certainly is a reasonable desire. Of course we have all these studies by various and sundry experts indicating that there is no proven correlation between depictions of violence and the actions of every day human beings, plus in this country there's the whole freedom of speech thing, but hey...What if people learned to exercise the freedom to disregard the profits to be made from blood lust and or hatred, especially of the self, which is at the root of most of it IMHO...

In the future there won't be any commemorating the failures of the past by entertaining the death of reason. The stones fell, and the unseen was revealed, and no one wanted to go back to the way it was before...not a single loving soul...

 
A noble ideal.
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Posted: May 20, 2015 - 11:01pm

 oldviolin wrote:

Imagine what might happen if people walked out on depictions of violence of any sort, whether in the theater, on TV, or spoken rhetoric. I'm not just talking about turning their head or averting their eyes. I'm talking about not patronizing the vehicle nor the venue. Saying no to violence includes all violence. I'm not saying it's practicle but I'm asking is it possible. It certainly is a reasonable desire. Of course we have all these studies by various and sundry experts indicating that there is no proven correlation between depictions of violence and the actions of every day human beings, plus in this country there's the whole freedom of speech thing, but hey...What if people learned to exercise the freedom to disregard the profits to be made from blood lust and or hatred, especially of the self, which is at the root of most of it IMHO...

In the future there won't be any commemorating the failures of the past by entertaining the death of reason. The stones fell, and the unseen was revealed, and no one wanted to go back to the way it was before...not a single loving soul...

 
See: cartoons from day 1.
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Posted: May 20, 2015 - 10:53pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:

I'm a fan of lots of things but will immediately walk out of the TV room or movie theatre if rape is about to happen or is happening. I simply cannot stomach that.

 
Imagine what might happen if people walked out on depictions of violence of any sort, whether in the theater, on TV, or spoken rhetoric. I'm not just talking about turning their head or averting their eyes. I'm talking about not patronizing the vehicle nor the venue. Saying no to violence includes all violence. I'm not saying it's practicle but I'm asking is it possible. It certainly is a reasonable desire. Of course we have all these studies by various and sundry experts indicating that there is no proven correlation between depictions of violence and the actions of every day human beings, plus in this country there's the whole freedom of speech thing, but hey...What if people learned to exercise the freedom to disregard the profits to be made from blood lust and or hatred, especially of the self, which is at the root of most of it IMHO...

In the future there won't be any commemorating the failures of the past by entertaining the death of reason. The stones fell, and the unseen was revealed, and no one wanted to go back to the way it was before...not a single loving soul...


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