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    Australia. East coast. A Shire. Dharawal country.

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  1. I want my suit. The Marauder one. Just in case. The thing is people have been the same for a long time. Some people have the insight to observe and predict and some others have the insight to observe and then grab the levers. I’ve known a psychopath - she knew how grab the levers. But she didn’t get 13 years of fake “reality” show and a $400m inheritance to build a public image and gain enough public confidence to execute her scams. Heinlein. Sigh. I’m probably not critical enough myself about his works. “Farnham’s Freehold” is pretty disturbing. Let’s hope his predictive powers were off there. Its all going a bit pear shaped, really.
  2. Thanks for the clarification. I’m sure if there is an opportunity to game it, it will be gamed. Daily I read the news to find what’s happened next. Cliffhangers and plot twists every night! I’m 12,000km away. I have no idea what being there is like.
  3. That’s the whole point. It’s in the “what the hell? ” column. Why, just why? And regarding Russia. Extremely unlikely, given NATO. But wait... who wants to kill that again. Starts with T. Crazy. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/08/trump-defects-autocrats/596518/
  4. I read that just getting the trucks with food and necessities across the Channel will be challenging, just because they will have stop and park for customs checks. 20km queues. The modern economy is built on “just in time” supply chains. This breaks the chains. And who knows what troubles will again arise in Northern Ireland. It’s not like there’s history or anything. It’s very vexed. November 1 is coming quickly for the UK. And then there’s next November. Plus, the inverted yield curve occurrence. And the Greenland thing. It goes on. It’s all too weird. Edit: And as others were speaking of American constitutional amendments, I understand the 25th has been evaded, because there isn’t a quorum of senate confirmed cabinet members, even if the intent could coalesce. “I like acting”. Rat cunning, right there.
  5. I understand it’s a bit tricky, being, I think, that it’s a consequence of having slavery as a national institution. Hard to untangle, I believe. That’s not so common elsewhere. Again, whole other country.
  6. From 12,000km away, it lookes to me that discussing a visit to Family Planning might have been challenging for the show. I could be wrong. It might have gone swimmingly. But they were not behind a subscription service, where apparently the grown-up conversation are safe to go on. It wasn’t a potential pregnancy, they could have been having a “go, no-go” conversation. I’d have been for that conversation but it may not have been funny, though it could be with excellent writing, but the show didn’t do much messaging of that type. Unless it was coded and I missed it. A member here once told me Chuck had an agenda, but they didn’t explain what it was.
  7. One’s thinking does crystallise when it’s not a hypothetical. I’m glad they’re happy with their unforced error. I’m sure it’s not uncommon. And at least Leonard didn’t have to stick to a roster to get there. That’s nice. Again, the chafing. Edit. Re democracy. Um... well. Thoughts and prayers?
  8. Gettin’ real there Tensor. It’s a dodge by the writers to have their cake (the dramatic conflict) and eat it too (a warm and fuzzy ending). It ain’t literature, are it. And yes, in a classically liberal democracy with no eye out for the lurking theocrats, that’d be a scene. Leonard and Penny sitting at the kitchen table discussing her choices. But for the pre-teens on the couch with mum watching alongside, maybe it’s thought to be too much.
  9. Ask as well how many Americans think 6001BCE* isn’t a thing. But I don’t really know. It’s a whole other country. edit: and in Oz voluntarily postponing sex has been non-dominant since the 70’s, I believe. (Being invited can still be challenging, I understand - s1-3 Howard et al are still relevant ) edit 2: sigh * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Era?wprov=sfti1
  10. It seems to me that the invention of reliable methods of controlling fertility have disrupted these traditional models. The effects are still shaking out. It’ll take awhile. There’s a lot of inertia. The cultures are still working through the new possibilities. TBBT is just a tiny part of the ongoing process. A nano-mirror of the new potentials This new technology has profound levelling implications. And the patriarchy (aided by adherence to tradition) will fight it all the way. It’s a long slow revolution. To me at least, “try before you buy” is sensible. Better to know than not to know? It looks to be the dominant norm in Oz now. And we all know people were doing that forever anyway, just with greater risks and greater consequences. Still, people have their own beliefs. It’ll be interesting to see where this is at in 2119. Assuming...
  11. It’s possible. She may well be able to tolerate him for a long time. Or forever. I’d hope that she would get more chance to be her own person than we ever saw during the show. But that’s me, and what do I know. Seeing that she said that Leonard going to the bathroom whenever he wanted was “like an an animal” she may like the idea of order and structure to a near similar degree to Sheldon. And if she’s happy with executing deceptions like “schedule the nookie, but don’t tell me that you’ve scheduled it, so I be able to deceive myself that it’s spontaneous, and you can stop bothering me with things that clutter my calendar” , then it’ll be all be great. Her meta-control over Sheldon’s attempts at controlling her may work. Then maybe he’ll work out what she’s doing and respond with another added layer of control. It could end up as four dimensional chess between the two of them. They’ll be so happy. Anything could happen. She might get assigned a hot post-grad student and suddenly start working late in the lab. Heheh. Who knows.
  12. Yeah, well. It could play out that way for any of them. I’d think there’d be more stress on the Amy Sheldon deal. Amy has to fight hard for autonomy. Sheldon schedules everything they do to his benefit, from bowel movements to their nookie. Maybe she likes that, maybe it’ll become wearing. It’d be challenging long term. But for the moment they are all frozen in amber. Speculate away.
  13. I’d have been happy if Leonard and Penny had just left him on his own across the corridor, and if Leonard had explained why. The lesson would have lasted longer. But I understand the sentiment. Penny also could have ju-jitsued him more by deploying his his mother. It wasn’t to be of course. And there won’t be a reboot. This is over.
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