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traditional and digital artwork / Re: Holt5's Artwork
« Last post by Iara Warriorfeather on August 20, 2017, 10:20:30 pm »
I really like the possum and the squirrel. Great work!  (:
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general non-furry discussion / Re: What Are You Up To?
« Last post by Kobuk on August 20, 2017, 07:22:59 pm »
Re-organising my current 500+ DVD/Blu-Ray movie collection, and also compiling a long list of DVD movies that I don't have, but want to collect.
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general furry discussion / Re: What do you really love about the fandom?
« Last post by Rocket T. Coyote on August 20, 2017, 05:25:58 pm »
I love how one can integrate furry art and fursuiting with other activities and cult favorites. As an example, my local con is doing a Monty Python theme for next year. Another year-Steampunk. Yet another--Mad Science.
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traditional and digital artwork / Re: Holt5's Artwork
« Last post by Holt5 on August 20, 2017, 11:14:57 am »
Your doing well.

Keep up the good work. :orbunny:

Thank you much, sir!  :)

Here are some random guys I made up the other day - kinda thinking of turning it into a comic or something...
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news forum / Re: Trump the GOP and Democrats. A new path or more of the same.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on August 20, 2017, 09:46:05 am »
Trump Day 212
If President Trump continues to  say there are fine people in
hate groups, its likely he will loose support. Fine people wouldn't
give hate groups the time of day. Their whole ideaoligy is self
distructive. It goes against the human instinct to look after our
fellow man. We need each other, and to deny this leads to failure
eventually.

Its reported Bannon is working to have a network preaching
far right ideas. Likely to use hate and fear trying to grow support
for white nationalism.  We need to rember people like this twist
the ideas to make them look acceptable. Much like a cult does to
recrut people to their cause.

Communisum failed because it fails to recognise self need.
To succeed an ideaoligy must allow for the human psyche.
Not just self, want, hate, fear, or apathy but the whole thing.

Democracy is a fine ideaoligy, but if people sit back and let
others do the work. It will fall to those who think only of
them selves. It's a very small step to a society controlled
by the very rich. Look at Russia and it's oligarchs. In the
late 1800's the nation had to pass laws to limit the vary
rich. The monopolies they were creating were hurting
the working class and the national economy.

Today we have billionaires, and pople taking advantage of
the working poor wanting to be multi billionaires. Big
money is addictive, and I think as in the 1800's will have
to be regulated. A billion dollars is more money than
most people can get their head around, but those who
have it want more. I really think there is a race going
to see who is going to be the first Trillionaire. I lay odds
Russias Putin. I think he is currently at 200 billion.
We have 2 here in the USA pushing 90 billion in worth.

The business with removing confederate monuments is
becoming policitcal. I know many feel they are historical,
but their history is more about hate than the civil war. I
say put them in musems, and cemetaries with the rest of
the history about the civil war. If people feel these statues
are so important to history. Let's put up monuments to the
Union leaders and generals of the civil war.

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the polling booth / Re: Removing Confederate statues and memorials.
« Last post by Loc on August 20, 2017, 05:12:04 am »
I'm curious - to people who want the statues to stay, do you also think that the statues of Saddam Hussein shouldn't have been toppled? I mean, they're an important part of history too, right?

Trump rambled on about people like Washington having their statues taken down next, because he was a slave owner. However, people like Washington are not EXCLUSIVELY famous for keeping slaves. They did things which -actually- made the country, or made it a decent country, and their statues honour those things. Lee's sole contribution was to fight to keep his slaves. And that's what his statues represent - The slave-owners kitted up for war, riding off to defend keeping other people as property. This is what we have problems with, and what no one on the side of keeping the statues has said anything about yet - You can memorialise a horrible event as a lesson without glorifying the wrong side. If those statues were of slaves being freed, or the slave owners NOT in a position of power, people would not have issues with them.

Removing a statue doesn't suddenly make an event not happen. There are books, the internet. It is literally impossible to wipe the slave owners off the map at this point. Removing the statues is not a "slippery slope" at all. It's simply saying "America is not proud of our racist, enslaving past".
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the polling booth / Re: Removing Confederate statues and memorials.
« Last post by Acton on August 19, 2017, 11:37:00 pm »
I say the issue is more complex. I rather err on the side of liberty as a Black man. Those who are calling for the removal of confederate monuments are  closer to ISIS, the Taliban,   Chinese during cultural revolution, and soviet communism than  freedom fighters.

As for violence  when fighting violence  with more violence ever solved the problem.   
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anime / Re: Ghost In The Shell movie
« Last post by Kobuk on August 19, 2017, 07:59:03 pm »
A bit late aren't you, Shim? Took you this long to post a reply.  :P
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anime / Re: Ghost In The Shell movie
« Last post by Shim on August 19, 2017, 05:30:01 pm »
I'm hoping to go see this film sometime next week. ;) Anybody else planning to see it?

Shim, I understand you don't like Scarlet Johansson to play the lead role of the Major in the film. But here's something I read which you might want to take notice:


http://time.com/4714367/ghost-in-the-shell-controversy-scarlett-johansson/

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Director Rupert Sanders recently told CNET that he stands by his casting of Johansson, who he calls “the best actress of my generation and her generation, and the person I felt most embodied the physicality and the ability to inhabit that role.”  The director of the first Ghost in the Shell movie, Mamoru Oshii, agreed but for different reasons, telling IGN: "The Major is a cyborg and her physical form is an entirely assumed one. The name ‘Motoko Kusanagi’ and her current body are not her original name and body, so there is no basis for saying that an Asian actress must portray her."

Of course the director is going to defend his work. What does this prove?


If a person's brain is placed inside a bio-mechanical cyborg body, whether in male or female form, then how do we really know what the original biological body was? The cyborg could look female and talk in a female voice, but did the brain actually come from a female body? What if the brain was from a male body, but placed in a cyborg female body that had a feminine voice?

People can say all they want that the Major must be female and must be Asian/Japanese because of the look of the cyborg body and because the anime/movie is in Japan. But the big questions are:
Are you sure? How do you know?

Actually yes because if you saw the film,
Spoiler: show
She's revealed to have originally been a Japanese brain put into a white woman's body
.
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news forum / Re: Trump the GOP and Democrats. A new path or more of the same.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on August 19, 2017, 09:25:28 am »
Yes Kobuk, Bannon is out, but I wonder if Trump will still call him
as he has Flynn. Or is it war between the agenda of Trump and
the agenda of Bannon? Reports say Bannon feels Trump has lost his
agenda/promise to his voters. Now we will see if President
Trumps thin skin can handle Bannons message.

Trump day 211
President Trump apparently decided to have his chief of
staff fire Bannon. Mr Alt Right his self. I wonder if
this will make any change by Trump. It's hard to say.

Bannon may take some of Trumps support away from
him. His politics are more in line with White Nationalists
than most of the GOP is. He has a billionaire to pay for
Bannons costs to spread his words which may conflict
with Trump.

Reports say Bannon is already saying Trump is working with
Globalists and must return to nationalism. Trump seems like a
Nationalist to me. Perhaps Bannon wants Nationalism to the
extreme.

Trump may still hold his voting base, but he is loosing big
business over this apparent support for hate groups.

If the GOP doesn't distance it's self from hate, and extremism
they will cease to  be a viable political party. Not just in their
words, but their actions.
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