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Poucas vezes eu vi um deputado federal tão burro e incoerente. Essa merece uma thread. Vamos lá.

1. A fusão entre AT&T e Time Warner lembra a compra da Time Warner pela AOL em 2000, naquela que tinha sido a maior transação corporativa da história. Mas os problemas são graves...
2. O maior inimigo do capitalismo é a concentração do mercado em poucas mãos (monopólio/oligopólios).

A compra da TW pela AT&T, segundo os princípios liberais, é um crime capital porque reúne sob o mesmo controlador dois grupos líderes em setores de uma mesma cadeia.
3. O Bozo Jr. - que certamente nunca leu uma orelha de livro de economia ou economia política - passa longe disso, embora bata no peito para se dizer liberal, capitalista.

Ele deveria fazer um vídeo para alertar sobre o perigo que representa essa fusão. Mas não chega nem perto
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Having spent a couple days on exceptionally bad clothing, it’s time for a #TailorSnarkWars palette cleanser.

Well dressed men of size, a photo stream.

Big, tall, both, burly.
Not skinny bois.
Though we love our Chrises, not this thread.
Formal & casual.

Kristian Nairn (Hodor)
(#GoT has been great - they cast diverse body sizes & shapes. So...)

Kristian is 7’ tall. He favors bright plaids with tee shirts and jeans. (This is perfectly acceptable casual wear.)
Note shoulder seams (at top of arm): a little low on his arm, but that’s movement fabric.
Again, it’s the geometry of fabric: an arc is longer than a line.

Suit jacket, intentionally oversized because this is a casual look, with jeans & Converse. That jacket will button.
If this was formal? Might wanna pad the shoulders a bit, but it’s not. No cuffs, cuz tee.
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It stuns me that people purporting to be Democrats or "resisters" are still devoting their time to attacking @RepAOC. This is such a blatant embrace of GOP talking points. If you don't like change, you're in the wrong party. And if you can't Google the work she's done, be quiet.
If you claim to support @SpeakerPelosi, then assume she knew what she was doing when she put @RepAOC on major committees. Here's an example of AOC's skilled takedowns on the House floor:

Here's @RepAOC as the youngest person in House history to chair the House at Pelosi's behest:

AOC becomes the Speaker of the House — momentarily nydailynews.com/news/politics/…
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•Game of Thrones, a n̶o̶v̶e̶l̶ thread•
One week has passed & I’m still disappointed in the #GOT finale but that doesn’t mean I didn’t love & appreciate the journey 🗺 📺
Think of it this way; much like a breakup...While it’s fresh, you may feel disappointed, surprised, angry, betrayed, hurt, sad. Mourning the loss is normal. Evenings (around 9 p.m. ET) are the most difficult, for the night is dark and full of terrors
You may wish to seek revenge, adding your ex’s name to a list of others who’ve done you wrong, make plans to flay or neuter them, burn their house down, even💀
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Taking a deep look into #GameofThrones you will discover that the story has never been about the Iron Throne.
We all assumed that the story was about who will sit on the Iron throne, but NO, it wasn't about that.
Pg. 1.
Take a look at the Journey that brought each and every key characters to season 8, you will discover that it all happened for a purpose and I think the Lord of Light played a huge role in making it happen.
Everyone who survived till S8, survived for a purpose.
#gameofthrones was never about who will rule the Seven kingdoma, I believe the story and journey has always been about the long winter and defeating the night king.

The armies been gathered by Daenarys was very important for defeating the Night King and white walkers
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You've might heard I published the last and FINAL update to the #GameOfThrones death count graphic here: wapo.st/thrones

I was a naive, tiny baby when I first pitched this graphic 5 years ago shortly after season 4. Here's a lil thread about how this all started:
*extreme 80-year-old narrator voice* It was the summer of 2014. I had just graduated from NU and joined WaPo, and lil ol Shelly Tan was eager to pitch her own major graphic for the first time.

"Another character bit the dust on GoT. What if I counted all of them?"

You fool
I pitched the idea. Eds were interested but not convinced about the feasibility of counting everything. (NO KIDDING I SHOULD'VE LISTENED.) They said if I could get the data, they were in.

For the next 6 months, I slowly counted the first 4 seasons in my spare time...
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Finally saw the #GoTFinale while in Japan thanks to the technological assistance of friends and I am now going to barf out a thread about it.
Those of you who live under rocks should avoid this if you haven’t seen the last episode yet.
The hamfisted political allegory of the last two episodes perfectly encapsulates middlebrow bourgeoisie showrunner Deep Thoughts about “power” i.e. banal horseshoe theory
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Is it too soon to tweet with potential spoilers using the #GoT #GameofThrones hashtags?
To those answering “yes”, please mute those two hashtags (or - faut de mieux - me), you have until I finish my bath. ;p
Let’s have a Stark King! Lords of the EU27 I mean 6 Kingdoms: well OK, we guess

Cool, can we now also have an independent Stark kingdom? New Stark King: sure!

Cakeist much?

I suppose it *is* an escapist fantasy…

#GoT #GameofThrones
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1/ With #GameofThrones done, there’s a lot of talk about #HBO’s post-GOT future. The challenge is the answer seems paradoxical or contradictory, even though it’s neither.

Thrones is an unprecedented hit; a homerun worth not 4 but 100 runs. But HBO will be thrive after it.
2/ HBO’s future slate is *substantially* stronger than that of any traditional or digital network – even though it produces significantly less than Netflix and Amazon, and roughly the same of Starz and Showtime. But can anything replace Thrones?
3/ Next 3 years of HBO:
-JJ Abrams first co-run series in a decade
-Joss Whedon’s first co-run series in a decade
-The Watchmen
-Jordan Peele/Abrams' Lovecraft Country
-His Dark Materials / Golden Compass
-Time Travel’s Wife
-1-2 Thrones spinoffs
-More Westworld
+Lots more

Wow.
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In 2012, I wrote a piece called "Lame of Thrones," where I made fun of the two #GOT episodes my wife & I managed to get through.

Never have I written anything as unpopular. People HATED it. Real people, not bots. I was (figuratively) ratio'd into submission.

Some highlights:
1/ "My wife said: 'Why invest? Lots of unfair & violent things happening to blathering, long-winded people with English accents who desperately need to wash their hair.' Indeed, theirs is a world in dire need of levity, color, moral goodness, and Garnier Fructis."
2/ "King of the Bleached Blonde Bad Guys

I’m still not entirely convinced this is not Andy Samberg with an albino wig filming a protracted SNL Digital Short. I keep expecting Justin Timberlake to appear on a black steed, crooning, 'I’m on a horse, muthafucka!'”
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I doubt many subjected to the Milgram experiment were pleased to discover they could be inhuman.

Similarly, #GOT fans are angry to discover they were backing a privileged monster, even though she’s been using a weapon of mass destruction to roast her enemies alive for years.
All that nonsense about “sure, but the character arc was too sudden”: what was the character arc like for Churchill when he ordered the firebombing of 200,000 civilians in Dresden, or of Henry Truman when he ordered a second city destroyed by an atomic bomb?

#GameOfThonesFinale
No lengthening of the story would have eased the shock here or made indiscriminate slaughter seem narratively “more natural,” “believable,” or “correct.”

#GameOfThronesFinale #GameOfThrones
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Ok, one more briefly. #GoT

The advantage of hereditary monarchy is it’s EXCELLENT for continuity of government. You can do very long term projects if you’ve got reasonable predictive capacity for 2-5 decades out.
(It has 100s of other problems.)
King Bran is kicking the can.
1/?
Because there will be another war of succession when Bran dies. No 3👁R needed. It could be next week (It’s not like King’s Landing is ADA compliant, or even structurally safe) or in 5 years (Iron Bank gets tired of being called out for lying) or 40 (he gets old & dies.)
So they’ve now set up the Elected Leadership without an Elected Body problem, which has been causing civil wars in the Western world since... Charlemagne died.

But most strikingly, when the Barons got tired of Henry II’s brats (Magna Carta) or the batshittery of the Stuarts...
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Last night wasn’t just the final episode of #GameOfThrones, it was the final episode of ‘A Science of Ice and Fire’—our series with @ChabotSpace that dives into wild experiments involving reactions freezing cold and burning hot. Here's all of them for your binging pleasure 1/
You don’t have to be a dragon to breathe fire. You can get your Drogon on using the fundamental laws of basic combustion. #GameofThrones 2/
Touching liquid nitrogen is basically like touching the Night King. This rose doesn’t turn blue, but by dipping it in the -321 F° substance, you can smash the flower like an ice cube: #GameofThrones 3/
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SOBRE #GOT:
O que foi bom no último episódio:
- Jon matar Danyele, cheio de culpa e o dragão "entender" o que rolou e queimar o simbolo de tudo aquilo que FUDEU o mundo deles e ainda ocasionou a morte da mãe dele... Derreter o trono é muito significativo! achei a cena foda!
(...)
- a Sansa mandando um "senta lá, tio"

- a cena final na mesa com os conselheiros do Rei, num mix de pastelão e inadequação... Achei maneiro tb o Bron como cara do dinheiro!

- Jon ir para alem da muralha ficar com os selvagens junto com o Fantasma

(...)
O que foi "nheee":
- Arya Colombo ou Arya Aventureira, como preferir... sem sentido. (Sem contar a cena ridicula do cavalo nao ter sentido nenhum e nao explicarem nesse episodio)

- O encontro de Tormund e Jon... deveria ter sido mais caloroso e com algum dialogo...
(...)
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1/ The big failure in #GoT finale was yada yada-ing of post-war power/statehood/allegiance. These notions underpinned the entire show/books, GRRM’s very interest in writing epics.

To point, his core criticism of LOTR was Tolkien’s conflation of a “just king” w/ a "good king"
2/ #Thrones probes these ideas at length. Robert had no interest in ruling, but was King because he was a great fighter/rebel. Ned died because he was just, Tywin ascended because he was a cruel tactician, Joffrey King because his “father” was. Dany Queen because she conquered.
3/ But at the end of the show, all kingdoms and provinces but The North are simply cool with submitting to the rule of Bran Stark, with no debate nor concern for consequences. Several Kingdoms are just reassigned.

This betrays the show’s logic, principles and recent history.
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Es curioso que espectadores de izquierda usualmente no entienden de distanciamiento o extrañamiento bretchiano, “verfremdungseffekt”, y tienen a empatizar ciegamente con los personajes. Curioso, porque Bretch era furibundo comunista (aunque no dogmático ni partidista).
Pero aunque curioso, en modo alguno es inusual. Esa empatía entre el espectador y la obra fue lo que en el fondo llevó a la promulgación del realismo socialista, por ejemplo. Una corriente artística donde los personajes de las obras dramáticas y narrativas debían ser virtuosos.
Hombres y mujeres rectas, de moral intachable, comunistas perfectos. Hoy, esa imposibilidad para el distanciamiento está en la base de la corrección política, de la visión de las políticas de género sobre lo artístico, en las críticas al reggaetton y al entretenimiento escapista.
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y hay algo más que no sé si contar. acá son las 12 de la noche, acabo de venir de Paris a HK en la mañana, después de eso, vi #got, después pasé toda la jornada 11-16 en mi trabajo, después gimnasio y después me tomé unos vinos, así que no sé si es prudente, pero fue algo fuerte
tiene que ver con el motivo por el que nos fuimos a vivir a China. Y pasó en el congreso al que acabamos de ir.
desde que empecé mi tesis, mi orientador me tenía ganas. Y todos sabemos lo que pasa cuando uno -una- le dice que no a un profesor poderoso. El señor era grado 5, fue nombrado Honoris Causa por la UdelaR, gran amigo de Maria Simon y Carolina Cosse, entre otros
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I was feeling a little bad for Jon Snow until I realized that any idiot who TOLD Grey Worm what he'd done even though Drogon had removed all evidence effing deserved worse.
Also too?
Readers: "George R.R. Martin is a BRILLIANT WRITER!"
GRRM: I think I'll name the dragon "Drogon."
Ultimately, the best part of #GoT for me was falling in crush with Rose Lesley (I have a bit of a thing for redheads), then learning that she grew up in Lickleyhead Castle.

Snicker.

Because, you know, I'm twelve.
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So I finally watched S8 #GOT - re-subscribed to HBO and binged it in the 2 days pre-finale. Apparently I disagree with lots of vocal folks, because I don’t think any of it was shocking or out of character. Rushed, though.
(Particularly given they had two years.) There could have been two full 8-ep seasons in those 6 eps.

I don’t get ppl who say “But Daenerys was never evil, only good!”

You were blinded by the blonde. The greatest evil grows in ppl who become convinced they can only do good.
Daenerys didn’t become evil simply because she was a Targaryen. She was driven mad by a lust for revenge. Every time prior seasons showed us a “Myhsa” good deed, they also showed us Daenerys acting out of personal revenge for a slight.
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Now watched. Sigh.....

PAUCITY OF IMAGINATION much?!!!!

(Yeah, my phrase so look up my TL for it).

#GameofThronesFinale #Spoilers
As I said way too long ago JRRM and the showrunners are too invested in toxic white supremacist heteropatriarchy. So even when supposedly 'subverting' a genre, they replicate and reinscribe the same old shit.
Not surprised that a show that centred violence against women chose to go with Jon killing Daenerys (especially after rationalising how much he loves her but she really is mad).

SO SO many tropes there. Although given the sloppy writing, included inadvertently
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Ok I'm up early so I suppose we should talk about #GoT. And since such a large portion of the episode dealt with the question of succession, I feel like we are justified in taking a final look at the politics of the show.
So here's my take: the political resolution of the narrative was so unsatisfying because the writers did not have a clear sense of what was politically defective in Westeros to begin with.
If we accept the late medieval setting of the story and the source material, however remote, of the Wars of the Roses (Lannister/Lancaster vs. Stark/York) then the political problem of Westeros should have been the independence of the aristocracy.
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@GregTBasta Tell me more. Is it because you invested almost a decade into a formative entertainment touchpoint of our generation only to be bashed over the head by heavy-handed references, clumsy plot devices and none of the nuance and character sense you originally loved? OR
@GregTBasta Is it because you expected more out of the story as “new way same as the old way,” aka “this story didn’t need to be told because it literally changed nothing about how this world is governed or structured” OR
@GregTBasta Is it because of the horrible editing and timing issues, Re: how did Greyworm beat Jon to the castle and woah when did Sansa get here oh wait it’s been weeks? OR
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Es todo un tema para comentar acá porque la gente está tomada por el fanatismo: la mayoría odió esta temporada y están predispuestos desde el capítulo 1 porque la serie no cumplió sus expectativas (algo que es lógico, pero muchos confunde la forma con el fondo) Abro Hilo:
Yo estoy satisfecho con lo que sucedió porque dramáticamente siempre estuvo allí. Aunque muchos no lo leyeron -o no quisieron hacerlo-, la historia iba encaminada hasta llevarnos a este desenlace, tanto en el desarrollo de sus personajes como toda la controversia del trono.
Lo podemos ver por un tema de simetría (que lo debes recordar de clases, siempre les decía que todo está en los primeros planos, a veces literal, otras simbólico): serie comienza con la caída de Bran, termina con el ascenso de Bran...
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I have seen the episode and can now return to the internet. As always, many good moments, but you have to not think about stuff too much. In particular the twist toward the end is pretty ... brandom.
I need to work now and all I want to do is read takes.
Bran, falling through the air after Jaime pushed him, thinking, "oh yeah, MFer? Watch this."
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