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    Saw on the news that the Emmys had happened....

    Saw on the news that the Emmys had happened. Yawn. But, for the first time ever, one series won every category in the comedy section. Called Schitt's Creek.

    So, I took a look at Episode 1.

    I...
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    Bit strange, but worth a watch. PAG's...

    Bit strange, but worth a watch. PAG's recommendations continue to be consistently good.
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    ^I just don't see Biden stirring potential voters...

    ^I just don't see Biden stirring potential voters to get out there and get rid of Trump. Surely they could have found a better candidate.
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    Biden is about as inspirational as a clump of...

    Biden is about as inspirational as a clump of seaweed. His handlers are terrified of allowing him to speak in public, as neither they, nor he, have any idea what he might say.

    I really fear that...
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    And to close out the thread, he's gone. Flew out...

    And to close out the thread, he's gone. Flew out to the US on a US military aircraft this AM. A sordid chapter closed.
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    One of my brothers has lived in Marin County, near San Francisco, for the past 50 years - says the current smoke situation there is the worst he has ever experienced.
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    Very disturbing that so many polls are so close....

    Very disturbing that so many polls are so close. I think Biden is a horrible choice, but how can anyone, no matter how stupid, avoid grasping the fact that ANYONE is better than Trump. Storekeeper's...
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    Side Note: Just saw on the news that under the...

    Side Note: Just saw on the news that under the terms of the pardon, he's not being deported nor is he barred from reentry to the PI. Weird. He will fly out to Guam or Hawaii on a US military plane,...
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    ^Indeed.

    ^Indeed.
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    ^True. Duterte is unpredictable. He is certainly...

    ^True. Duterte is unpredictable. He is certainly not a friend of the US, as numerous actions over the past four years have shown. Why he chose to get involved is a mystery.
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    President Duterte's decision to pardon Pemberton...

    President Duterte's decision to pardon Pemberton is a strange move. The Olangapo Court that sentenced him had already said he was to be released...the release from a 6-10 year sentence was based on...
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    "The Falcon And The Snowman" is indeed a true...

    "The Falcon And The Snowman" is indeed a true espionage tale - a good movie and even better book. Don't recall "At Close Range" offhand - will take a look. Thanks.
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    "State of Grace" 1990. IMDB 7.2. Sean Penn in a...

    "State of Grace" 1990. IMDB 7.2. Sean Penn in a good Irish American gangster movie.
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    As a final note, convicted murderer Pemberton was...

    As a final note, convicted murderer Pemberton was just ordered freed after serving 6/10. Off to a life of obscurity.
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    ^There certainly is for Physical Therapists. They...

    ^There certainly is for Physical Therapists. They only stick around here long enough to pass the US proficiency and language exams. And, considering the salary difference, small wonder.
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    Never understood it. Except for Woody Allen of...

    Never understood it. Except for Woody Allen of course.
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    "The General" (1998) IMDB 7.3. Movie about Irish...

    "The General" (1998) IMDB 7.3. Movie about Irish career criminal Martin Cahill. B&W; subtitles available. Long movie that was watchable - I'd say the IMDB ranking was about right.
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    R&R from Vietnam in '68. Knew I'd be back, but...

    R&R from Vietnam in '68. Knew I'd be back, but never expected to live there for 6 years.
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    Bob Hope. Watched a football game with him at my...

    Bob Hope. Watched a football game with him at my parents' home. Really witty guy.
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    ^Was only 19 when he went in...will be almost 30...

    ^Was only 19 when he went in...will be almost 30 by the time he gets home. Doubt that he has much of a life awaiting him......convicted murderer with a dishonorable discharge.
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    Original sentence was 6 - 12. Reduced to 10....

    Original sentence was 6 - 12. Reduced to 10. He'll do the full bit. Additionally, the fat Atty. who prosecuted him is now the Presidential Spokesmam; young jarhead is screwed.
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    Lance Cpl. Pemberton

    Time flies. Just saw on TV that the Supreme Court confirmed Pemberton's 6-10 year sentence for the 2015 murder of the Flip tranny who lured him to a hotel room. Six years in solitary. Four to go.
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    Maternal GF: Army officer in WW1 and WW2. MGM:...

    Maternal GF: Army officer in WW1 and WW2. MGM: Housewife.

    Paternal GF: Lawyer/prosecuting attorney. PGM: Housewife.
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    ^The last line ^ is my guess.

    ^The last line ^ is my guess.
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    330 million people and Trump/Pence vs...

    330 million people and Trump/Pence vs Biden/Harris is the best ya got? WTF?
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    ^I think not.......................

    ^I think not.......................
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    ^Mine never did. Guess they figured Tagalog,...

    ^Mine never did. Guess they figured Tagalog, Visayan and English were enough.
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    ^Thanks, Hogg

    ^Thanks, Hogg
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    ^15 and 18 are big here; 21 not as much. Except...

    ^15 and 18 are big here; 21 not as much. Except for now as kids under 21 are confined to home under lockdown....as are folks over 60. So the kids are free as of today....and I'm fucked by 11 years.
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    Thanks to all for the good wishes!

    Thanks to all for the good wishes!
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    ^Thanks. Advance best to yours.

    ^Thanks. Advance best to yours.
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    Huh? Don't understand.

    Huh? Don't understand.
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    Couple more years.....

    Couple more years.....
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    The Twins

    Having on occasion doubted my wisdom in having twins at 50, I am delighted to announce their 21st birthday today! We made it!
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    ^ A new season? Never mind....old stuff.

    ^ A new season?

    Never mind....old stuff.
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    ^Both Seychelles and Mauritius were also great,...

    ^Both Seychelles and Mauritius were also great, although my marlin fishing plans for Mauritius were scuppered by stormy weather.
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    ^Also a good one!

    ^Also a good one!
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    ^Was between my 2nd and 3rd year of an assignment...

    ^Was between my 2nd and 3rd year of an assignment to India.
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    Summer of '85 I spent two weeks in the...

    Summer of '85 I spent two weeks in the Seychelles, and a week in Mauritius; always regretted not adding another week to go to Reunion.
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    ^ Was a nice movie for a rainy Sunday afternoon....

    ^ Was a nice movie for a rainy Sunday afternoon. Thanks. I don't particularly like Peppard or Ursala Undress, but the flying scenes are great!
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    Watching "True Detective" again. Three seasons....

    Watching "True Detective" again. Three seasons. Great series!
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    The 2020 Perry Mason COULD have been a good...

    The 2020 Perry Mason COULD have been a good series, had it not been permeated throughout with religious lunacy.

    Likewise, Che COULD have been ok, but much of it is in Spanish without English...
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    ^Excellent movie!

    ^Excellent movie!
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    Into EP1; promising start!

    Into EP1; promising start!
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    ^First three episodes can be found at 1337x.to....

    ^First three episodes can be found at 1337x.to. Found EP4 on rarbgprx.org
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    "Homicide: Life On The Street". IMDB 8.5. Series...

    "Homicide: Life On The Street". IMDB 8.5. Series on a Baltimore police murder squad. Six seasons....it's been around, but I hadn't seen much of it before. Quite good, you can see similarities to "The...
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    ^thepiratebay10.org

    ^thepiratebay10.org
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    "The Last Detail" (1973). IMDB 7.5. Early Jack...

    "The Last Detail" (1973). IMDB 7.5. Early Jack Nicholson movie with Randy Quaid. Two Navy Chiefs take Quaid to the brig. Bit dated, but a classic.
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    Have you seen "Tunes Of Glory" with Alex...

    Have you seen "Tunes Of Glory" with Alex Guinness? Another classic.
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    ^Excellent film!

    ^Excellent film!
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