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I am still upset over this. It's not as if I had never heard of this evil. I had read quite a bit about it over the years. But the documentary hit me harder. Way harder. These fuckers led a coup and every goddamn politician in DC knows it.
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I also watched The Family. The first two episodes were pretty much similar to the book. The last three or four were new information, more in depth.

There is definitely a Deep State, and it is The Family.

It is as depressing as it comes, but I would highly recommend it.

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Addie wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:26 pm
I am still upset over this. It's not as if I had never heard of this evil. I had read quite a bit about it over the years. But the documentary hit me harder. Way harder. These fuckers led a coup and every goddamn politician in DC knows it.
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Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:27 pm

I also watched The Family. The first two episodes were pretty much similar to the book. The last three or four were new information, more in depth.

There is definitely a Deep State, and it is The Family.

It is as depressing as it comes, but I would highly recommend it.
I totally agree I had already also known about many of the things in the documentary. My major takeaway is that this is the Deep State the republicans are screaming about and they are the major culprits. That said, there are many Democrats also involved and it appears to be an open secret to everyone.
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MRich wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:50 am
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Trackdown with Robert Culp, the Pueblo Kid episode. Oh my, that is one very young Michael Landon as the guest star :lovestruck:
Young Michael Landon was gorgeous, wasn't he? He had a scholarship to USC (had the year's high school record for javelin throw), but tore his shoulder and had to drop out. But he still had that body!

(I'm actually going to Carson City / Virginia City next week to celebrate Bonanza's 60th anniversary with some Bonanza friends. I'm a Bonanza nerd.)
We recently watched an episode of Dead or Alive (old western with Steve McQueen) and a very young Michael Landon was on that (episode). The show was a big snore, but I still sat down and watched it.
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Hulu has several seasons of Myth Busters, so we're binging on that. I have a big nerd crush on Adam Savage. Also, his Savage Builds (on the Science Channel) was good, at least the first 3-4 episodes. Then it petered out. I may have already posted that here. If so, apologies.

If not, check out at least the first episode where he builds an functioning Iron Man suit. Not a costume. He used powered titanium and a 3D printer. This version of the suit he builds is one of Stark's first prototypes, and it's bullet-proof, bomb-proof and it flies. Yes, you read that right. It flies, although Savage wasn't skilled enough to maneuver it without killing himself so it was flown by the guy who invented the flying suit Savage adapted to his build (flight is achieved via jet packs on his arms and back)

Here's a link to a behind-the-scenes video. It's really kewl.

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The Righteous Gemstones on HBO.

Hilarious!
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Me too on liking The Righteous Gemstones.

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Hey! This is funny. :-D Thanks.
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The Righteous Gemstones on HBO.

Hilarious!

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Slim Cognito wrote:
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Hulu has several seasons of Myth Busters, so we're binging on that. I have a big nerd crush on Adam Savage. Also, his Savage Builds (on the Science Channel) was good, at least the first 3-4 episodes. Then it petered out. I may have already posted that here. If so, apologies.
I have a few dvds of past MBs bug need to collect more. If the Sci Channel holds true to form this December, they will play every episode this during then end of December. Unfortunately, a church music job at Advent/Christmas time, a regular job man and that selling need to sleep, keeps me from watching the whole thing. My DVR does not have enough space for all episodes, and already has about 8 episodes recorded.
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I'm always late to the party on some great shows. I stumbled upon Rectify on Netflix and have become addicted.
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Binged GOOD OMENS and now watching SUCCESSION

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1975's "Two's Company" is on Amazon Prime -- hadn't heard of it, it's Elaine Stritch in London as a writer with a Jeeves-like butler. They are hilarious. Really fun show and looks like YouTube has some of the episodes too (they did 4 seasons of 6 shows). Fun theme song.

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Thanks for the tip on this. I've been wanting something to get hooked on. I didn't have it on Netflix, but I found it on Amazon Prime/Sundance. :thumbs:
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I'm always late to the party on some great shows. I stumbled upon Rectify on Netflix and have become addicted.

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Put Netflix Unbelievable on your must watch list. Stunning, awesome, totally engrossing. Eight one hour episodes on subject matter that usually can't be taken even in small doses. If you like police procedurals at all, you will like this show.

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For quick fun, Here's S3E8 of "Two's Company"... Two members of Parliament come over and one is a SOCIALIST! This sets the butler off, who doesn't consider himself working class. From 1978! Talking about Margaret Thatcher and the House of Commons. At one point Elaine Stritch says:

Well it's the same thing in America, I mean if you're a Democrat you don't dig the Republicans and if you're a Republican you don't dig the Democrats --
That's show business."

Felt very timely. The world has sure made progress in 40 years :lol:

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Bill_G wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:22 pm
Put Netflix Unbelievable on your must watch list. Stunning, awesome, totally engrossing. Eight one hour episodes on subject matter that usually can't be taken even in small doses. If you like police procedurals at all, you will like this show.
Watching this now. I am halfway through. Really thought-provoking. Rights and Protections for women have certainly improved, but we have so, so far to go. :(

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Another vote for "The Good Place". Season four is about to start (broadcast, not on Netflix) so ABC(?) has released season three to Netflix and Netflix is pushing it. I had never watched it but I binged the first three seasons over the last few days and I'm ready for a fourth. Wonderful, funny, sweet.

I've been watching "Land of the Lustrous" on Amazon. I am used to watching anime that are "based on a series of light novels". This one seems to be based on a series of light drug induced psychotic episodes. Girls made of living gems are hunted by Buddhist gods from the moon. It's really weird and charming at the same time. Or there is "Dororo", if you insist on watching a classic.

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Clairez wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:23 pm
Bill_G wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:22 pm
Put Netflix Unbelievable on your must watch list. Stunning, awesome, totally engrossing. Eight one hour episodes on subject matter that usually can't be taken even in small doses. If you like police procedurals at all, you will like this show.
Watching this now. I am halfway through. Really thought-provoking. Rights and Protections for women have certainly improved, but we have so, so far to go. :(
Have you ever noticed in similar shows, they investigate the MURDER that started with a rape, they barely touch that aspect, but this show places the emphasis on the rape. Could have something to do with all the white men that didn't star, produce, and direct it. Maybe. I'm kinda thinkin.

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Ken Burns' "Country Music". Addictive. Hank Williams died in Episode Three. :crying:
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Bill_G wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:44 am
Clairez wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:23 pm
Bill_G wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:22 pm
Put Netflix Unbelievable on your must watch list. Stunning, awesome, totally engrossing. Eight one hour episodes on subject matter that usually can't be taken even in small doses. If you like police procedurals at all, you will like this show.
Watching this now. I am halfway through. Really thought-provoking. Rights and Protections for women have certainly improved, but we have so, so far to go. :(
Have you ever noticed in similar shows, they investigate the MURDER that started with a rape, they barely touch that aspect, but this show places the emphasis on the rape. Could have something to do with all the white men that didn't star, produce, and direct it. Maybe. I'm kinda thinkin.
True. It is like rape doesn't really constitute a real crime in and of itself. It is either "those hysterical women making a big deal out of nothing" or a slightly distasteful episode that is better not spoken about. Only when the rape is part of a murder MO or when it is accompanied by a severe and brutal physical attack is it considered important. Even in this series, the fact that all the rapes were accompanied by burglary and home invasion makes me wonder if they are taken more seriously than if they had occurred while a woman was walking home from work, or while she was at a party.

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True. It is like rape doesn't really constitute a real crime in and of itself. It is either "those hysterical women making a big deal out of nothing" or a slightly distasteful episode that is better not spoken about. Only when the rape is part of a murder MO or when it is accompanied by a severe and brutal physical attack is it considered important. Even in this series, the fact that all the rapes were accompanied by burglary and home invasion makes me wonder if they are taken more seriously than if they had occurred while a woman was walking home from work, or while she was at a party.
I think the writers and producers did a good job placing the focus on rape as the primary crime, and used the "typical" actions of the police to raise the ire of the audience. They even had a character say it out loud for those who may not have gotten it already: these women were raped twice - first by the rapist, and then by the police and judicial system.

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Addie wrote:
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I guess I will watch this next.
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Based on author Jeff Sharlet’s book of the same name, the Netflix docuseries highlights a secret (homoerotic) Christian cabal that you’ve never heard of
Working my way through this now. It's one of those conspiracy stories that you actually need to know about.

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Indeed. Everyone needs to know about this coup d'état.
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Working my way through this now. It's one of those conspiracy stories that you actually need to know about.

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For those who like true crime documentaries, there's a good one showing on Amazon Prime/Sundance: The Oslo Killing. In 1974, a housewife, married to a Spanish diplomat, was found murdered in their home, the only witness their 4-year-old child. This murder remained unsolved for decades. Now a grown woman, the daughter returns to Norway, for the first time, to try to figure out what it was she saw that day.

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Clairez wrote:
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True. It is like rape doesn't really constitute a real crime in and of itself. It is either "those hysterical women making a big deal out of nothing" or a slightly distasteful episode that is better not spoken about. Only when the rape is part of a murder MO or when it is accompanied by a severe and brutal physical attack is it considered important. Even in this series, the fact that all the rapes were accompanied by burglary and home invasion makes me wonder if they are taken more seriously than if they had occurred while a woman was walking home from work, or while she was at a party.
Well, that’s the thing about rape allegations. Rightly or wrongly, they are more likely to be taken seriously when there’s no possibility of consent. People don’t consent to having sex with burglars, and they don’t usually consent to having sex with people who jump out of the bushes while they’re walking home. But they do consent to sex with acquaintances or people they met at parties, including people they just met.

I do criminal appeals. Most of my cases are sex assault cases. I’ve never had a case involving sex assault by a stranger.

But this has happened in two of my cases: the victims had previously made to the police what they later admitted were false allegations of rape by a stranger.

In the first case the victim went home and told her roommates that she had been raped, and they pressured her to go to the police. She went to the police, told them that she had gotten a flat, and pulled her car to the side of the road. A guy came by in a van and offered to help her fix the flat. And while he had the back of the van open he grabbed her and dragged her inside the van and drove her somewhere else and raped her, then returned her to where her car was. There was a surveillance camera in a nearby parking lot, trained right where she said this went down. Nada. She admitted she made the whole thing up when confronted by the cops.

In the second case the victim showed up at her unit with two black eyes. It was obvious she had been in some kind of fight and may well have been sexually assaulted. Her supervisor took her to the clinic, and they took her from there to a civilian hospital. She was adamant that she did not want to make any statements to anyone. But the police weren’t really taking no for an answer, so she told them that she had gone to a local shopping center, and while she was there some guy grabbed her and dragged her in between two buildings and assaulted her. Again, there were surveillance cameras, and they showed she was never there. She refused to cooperate further with the police when they showed her the surveillance video.

In both of these cases the accused ended up getting convicted even though the victim had admitted to making a false allegation previously. How does that happen? When the burden is proof beyond a reasonable doubt, and the only evidence against the accused is the testimony of a person who has admitted to lying about this very sort of thing in the past, how can a jury conclude that it is not reasonably possible that she’s lying again? I’ll never understand it.
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