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  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Sorry, I prefer all-wrong, since it sums up everything about them....
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    Fazal Majid: a favor, please. how do you pronounce your name? The letter "j" can be "y", or "h" or "jay".......
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    TV shows? There is an answer to the magical invisible overlord. He's been known to wear a red-lined coat, or a long, long scarf, and I *wish* he'd get here to help....
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    Well, there's the answer: Labor and the SNP should surround Parliament with Morris Dancers. The Tories will run.... At one point, when I lived in Chicago, some friends moved into the area, and I told them I was sure the...
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    I don't refer to them as alt-right, either. It's either neoNazis, or, as I came up with, all-wrong....
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    By the bye, Charlie, if the IRA in NI needs recruits, they should go to the South Side of Chicago.... In '09, the year I relocated here to DC, I went to the Irish-American Heritage Center for St. Patty's Day...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    I'm sorry, but your replies suggest some ignorance of the profession of writing. "What's legal?" Let's see, IP law, both someone claiming plagerism, or asserting it. Or going after someone who mass distributes it, with no arrangement or royalties. That's...
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    You wrote: I suppose arranging an EU nonviolent invasion via the Chunnel is out of the question... ---- Let me recommend what I was hoping for during the Shrub's reign: for the EU to invade, and bring democracy back to...
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    Actually, Cheney was a serious honcho at KBR, which is partly oil industry. I don't even have to google that - a friend of mine, who's spent most of his career in the petrochemical industry, told me years ago he...
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    What we're disagreeing about was that you said the Malignant Carcinoma had four bankruptcies, and I was correcting that - he had six....
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    First, lit'ry pay for publication, or at least did - you had to pay to be published in "Real" Lit'ry mags. One of the early members of PSFS told us once (I can *not* remember his name, dammit) that he...
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    I see that the Speaker has quoted precedents back to 1604, and said that the PM cannot continue to ask for a vote on something that's been rejected twice, in the hopes of winning by boredom. I also see that...
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    For the novel, I think I'm hitting 11 and/or 13. Come to think of it, I may be hitting that on my short fiction, too, along with "we have too many others, and the dart didn't hit yours". More directly...
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    Ghu, Purple be His Name, please don't. Or I mind have to post a link to the text of Eye of Argon, with the barbarian's search for, I think it's the blood-red emerald.......
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    I think I object to Gorgon Slayers. I mean, they were there, innocently, on their own island, or temple, minding their own business, and he comes charging in to kill.......
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    Nope, sorry, screw the Shrub. The Project for the New American Century, a truly *evil* collection of villians, among their founding documents was a letter to Clinton in '98, urging him to invade Iraq, oil, y'know. Among the signatories on...
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    Ycmts were *so* wrong. Trump's been in *six* bankruptcies, not four. He went to Deutschbank because no one ine US would lend to him... and that was in, what, 2015? 2016? His cowardice... he thinks he's God-Emperor of the world,...
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    You write: The Stuff comments from a couple of security types about the money required to carry out the attack are somewhat concerning - it's going on a year of average income for an average worker. -- Well, then, the...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    Interstellar: haven't read the book, REALLY liked the movie, was *seriously* pissed it didn't win the Hugo, becuase it *deserved* to - it was real sf. And it had the absolute only and best simulation of a four-dimensional scene ever....
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    That I knew, Charlie. (One of my late wife's prize possessions was a rejection from George Scithers, for a novelette?, that she'd sent to Asimov's, to that exact effect. (Wish I could find the letter.) Anyway, I was just hoping...
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    Going way, way back to the thread... a question for published writers: I'd submitted a short to Amazing Stories in early Sept. In late Dec, I emailed Ira, the editor, and he told me that the slush pile reader had...
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    Having never eaten it, and had to look up the correct name, I sit and type corrected. Of course, when I first heard of SoS when I was around 20, as well as other waitress slang, I came up with...
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    Ok, things went differently in the US. Here, the agribusiness companies bought up the farms. As of the 1990 Census, "family farmer" was no longer an officially recognized occupation, because it comprised less than 1.5% of the population. I *think*...
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    Oh, by the by, I was chatting with my ex-pat manager this morning about the news story I posted yesterday, about the Queen having the freedom to apply a sword to the Malignant Carcinoma, should he visit, and mentioned Scotland......
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    You wrote: The next level up (where capital dominates) can in theory be taxed hard by targetting capital but, as I said, that is almost always highly counter-productive because of the harm that it does and the scope for evasion....
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    St. Helena? And lots of nice peaches...?...
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    So, along the lines of sos (shit on a shingle, chipped beef on toast)?...
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    All of which were bull. When he announced, in 2015, he *explicitly* said he would not pull a Ralph Nader, which was a) why he changed his affiliation from independent to Democrat, and b) why he gave it to Hillary...
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    You seem to have missed the tenses I used. The high marginal tax rates kept them down to millionaires. It was as they cut and cut the marginal rates that they became billionaires. I want *new* taxes that, future tense,...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    Um, what you meant 'we white men', kemo sabe? I may be beige (or is that salmon?), but I've never felt "really white", and I *certainly* have never been "in power". I suspect there's a lot of others like me,...
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