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  1. In ROTJ, Vader killed the Emperor and died himself before the Death Star was blown up. But, Luke, the "good guy" that he is, didn't bother to communicate that fact and possibly spare some very redeemable people on the Death Star. He was like "Really, what's most important is getting my dad's helmet and cloke and stuff off of here so I can burn them and give him a proper funeral. No need to try make sure these thousands and thousands of people aren't blown up. My relationship with my dad is more important than these people getting to go back to see their families."


  2. 2 minutes ago, [scooter] said:

    Can you recall another incident in any of the SW movies in which a protagonist committed murder and then got away with it?

    What would need to happen to indicate to you he didn't get away with it? For example, you attribute Anakin's burning as him not getting away with murdering younglings or baby sand people. So, if the Jawas sneak attack Mando in a future episode and he suffers a good amount of pain, does that work for you?


  3. 2 minutes ago, [scooter] said:

    This illustrates one of the errors of the new movies, IMO.

    In the original trilogy, Vader's killings can be justified because none of his victims are 100% innocent. That's why audiences were able to accept his eventual redemption.

    But then the prequels come along, and suddenly we've got Anakin killing baby sandpeople. Now it becomes a little harder for audiences to accept his redemption.

    THEN, we get Kylo Ren ordering the murders of innocent villagers, not to mention the cold-hearted murder of his own father. It will be interesting to see if audiences will be as willing accept the redemption of Kylo (if that happens).

    I think audiences like redemption stories and that's why audience accept Vader's redemption. I don't think it has to do with an analysis of the guilt or innocence of his victims. I haven't heard anyone's view change based on the prequels, but that gives me an interesting question to ask the nerdiest of my SW friends.


  4. 1 minute ago, [scooter] said:

    audiences don't like it when perceived good guys do bad things.

    Why do you perceive him as a good guy? He's a bounty hunter. He's killed people for money. I predict the story will take him down a path of becoming a good guy, but I don't think he's currently a good guy. I think turning over a baby to bad guys is where he'll draw the line and he'll experience a transformation.

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  5. 23 minutes ago, [scooter] said:

     

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    He tracked down their camp and started shooting nonthreatening Jawas indiscriminately.

     

    It was a startling moment for a show that advertises itself as being appropriate for kids.

    (And I get that the Mandalorian is supposed to be some kind of immoral mercenary who will do whatever it takes to accomplish his task, yada yada yoda. But it was just a bit disturbing to see that kind of killing in the SW universe. I can't recall another incident in which a main character committed what essentially amounts to an act of murder, and then gets away with it. I guess it happened in Rogue One, but those guys didn't really get away with it because they all eventually died.)

    Not sure exactly what you mean by "gets away with it," but I feel that might be an important qualification of your claim. Bad guys in SW do a lot of murdering. Probably the most disturbing scene in all of SW so far is Anakin and the younglings. Not sure if you'd say whether he got away with that or not. And the clones/stormtroopers turned on all of the Jedi with a goal of extinction, with only a few ultimately surviving. Entire planets were blown up by the Death Star. Death Vader chokes multiple people to death and just leaves the body laying there. Again, maybe you don't consider any of these as them getting away with it.

    To be fair, we don't know what Mando will and won't get away with because we're only a couple episodes in. And, I like the earlier comment about the ambiguity of whether Mando is a good guy or a bad guy. Seeing him waste some Jawas is unsettling if you view him as a good guy. If he's a bad guy, then par for the course. I think we all assume he's on a good-guy track and will ultimately end up being good, but who knows at this point?

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  6. When projecting where you'll be several years from now, do you make adjustments based on recent returns? For example, let's say you're 20 years from retirement and predict 6%/year average. Well, if you're up 20% this year, do you bump that 6% down a little for future projections to account for this big year? Or, after a down year, do you bump it up to make up for the down year? Or just keep it at 6%?


  7. 12 minutes ago, Dickies said:

    I voted sometimes.  As for the question itself, it would depend on the ends and means.  

    For example, starting a farm would be perfectly acceptable if your end goal is to help feed poor people.  Harvesting another farmer's crop without their permission would not be acceptable if your end goal is to feed poor people.

    Yep. There are usually many means that can reach an end. If the end is good, find a mean that is also good to reach that end. 

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  8. Easy to say because it’s not me, but it might be time to cut a small hole in the wall. Maybe drill a hole and wait a while to see if anything comes out and then make a bigger hole if nothing comes out. 

    ETA: would be nice to take bees off the table. 


  9. 2 hours ago, dgreen said:

    Question for SW nerds: Was it known from other sources that other Yodas existed and that maybe this baby Yoda existed? Or is this something they just recently made up for this series? I ask because the first thing that came to my mind when seeing baby Yoda was when Yoda said: "No, there is another." That was in Empire, right? Or was it ROTJ? Anyway, I always assumed that was referring to Leia, but could it have been referring to this baby Yoda the whole time and that's just now being revealed to those of us who haven't read every thing related to Star Wars?

    NVM. I forgot that in ROTJ Luke is talking to Obi Wan about how Yoda said there was "another" and that's when Luke finds out Leia is his sister. I don't think there's any way that Yoda's line in Empire was in reference to anything other than Leia. Not sure if they'll try to paint baby Yoda as "another" in Mandalorian. Actually,my guess is something bad is going to have to happen to baby Yoda,. Would be weird to have this character in this timeline who is then not around at all for episodes 7-9.


  10. 1 hour ago, fatness said:

    I think it was during Larry Michael's postgame interview with Haskins yesterday that Larry asked him what he says to guys when they come back to the huddle after dropping a pass (since that was a problem yesterday). Haskins just said that he makes bad throw sometimes (to which my son joke, "Sometimes?"). Also, during that interview, they talked about how Guice's first TD was Haskins' first TD and Haskins was happy for Guice to keep that ball because he knows everything Guice has gone through to get to that point.

    I like a lot about we hear from Haskins. My assumption is that video of him on the sideline with the OL was him genuinely asking what he needs to do better. His play on the field was REALLY ugly his first two appearances but he's shown progress which is good. By the end of 2020, we'll hopefully know if he's the guy or not.

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  11. Question for SW nerds: Was it known from other sources that other Yodas existed and that maybe this baby Yoda existed? Or is this something they just recently made up for this series? I ask because the first thing that came to my mind when seeing baby Yoda was when Yoda said: "No, there is another." That was in Empire, right? Or was it ROTJ? Anyway, I always assumed that was referring to Leia, but could it have been referring to this baby Yoda the whole time and that's just now being revealed to those of us who haven't read every thing related to Star Wars?

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  12. 1 minute ago, fatness said:

    J.P. Finlay said this morning that the offensive line is mostly checked out mentally, and he expects more of the team to follow suit. That was a disinterested bunch Haskins was talking to.

    I remember hearing Gibbs once say that when he evaluates players, he likes to see how they play when times are bad. He said it's easy for players to play hard when it a lot is on the line, but he really like players who play hard when nothing is on the line. Paraphrasing, of course. 

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  13. 2 hours ago, Long Ball Larry said:

    anyone with thoughts or suggestions for up and coming towns like this on the east coast where I could look to get in early?

    Maybe Charlotte? I think it’s still relatively cheap there. 

    Not sure if Norfolk or Richmond will get there during our lifetime. Norfolk at least already has a short light rail line and has had some decent development downtown. Richmond has started a BRT line but I’ve heard no talk of rail there. Some great old neighborhoods in Richmond, though. 

    Roanoke recently got Amtrak service back and is really cheap. Supposed to be a great outdoors city. 

    Tons of cheap stuff in Baltimore. No idea when some of their neighborhoods make a comeback. If HSR can link Baltimore and DC with a 15 minute ride, Baltimore could explode. No chance this happens anytime soon, though.

     


  14. On 11/13/2019 at 12:16 PM, KarmaPolice said:

    I sifted through for about 30mins last night.  Sure, stuff I will watch with the kids, but nothing that I wanted to watch or add to my list for myself.  Highly doubt I would pay for this if I didn't have kids.  

    Agree. I did the monthly subscription for now because I wouldn’t be shocked if we aren’t watching that much in a few months. If they can grow their library and push out good original content, then maybe I will switch to an annual subscription.