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Music, TV, Movies / Re: Jukebox Playlist
« Last post by bob48 on Today at 11:28:18 AM »
Some friends of mine used this as their wedding song




Fantastic. One of my all-time favourites.
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Music, TV, Movies / Re: GREAT NEWS FOR METALDOG!
« Last post by bayonetbrant on Today at 10:41:48 AM »
Even then, after coming out of the gates strong, somebody name me three Bon Jovi songs made after, say...1995.

Debut album in '83.
Last arena-level hit album was '92 with Keep the Faith

but then came back 2000-2007 or so with hits like "It's My Life", "Who Says You Can't Go Home", and "Have A Nice Day" (and the criminally-underrated Dylan tribute "Last Man Standing" and live favorite "Complicated")

So, first go-round was 9-ish years
Second was another 6-7 of good new music (not just touring on the same old 80s hits)

For comparison, Three Dog Night ran 67-76, but their 'return' in 1981 was basically touring on the old hits
ELO's original-music peak was about 74-82 or so, and everything after that is more forgettable than Bon Jovi's second go-round
Moody Blues ran mid-60s to mid-70s and have been touring on those same hits ever since.

So Bon Jovi had a 9-year peak out of the gate, took a break, and came back with 3-4 more legit albums of new music that wasn't just rehashing the existing hits.  Now, they hadn't done much in the past 7-8 years, but they're not lacking in longevity up against many comparable RnR HoF acts, even if you're not a fan :)
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The simple physics of our survival on this planet require us to take a more scientifically pragmatic approach to this, and if it is morally reprehensible to you, I say too bad.  This is where my anger at religion in general begins to manifest; the clearly provable data that shows the earth is growing unsustainably, especially in those areas where things like birth control are not widely available.  But also here.  And I say if your God is telling you to keep having more and more children, and not support efforts to help others to not have children, even if it is morally against you beliefs, you are part of the problem and not the solution.

Actually, Toonces, the "clearly provable data" indicates just the opposite:

1) While earth clearly has some sort of "carrying capacity" beyond which it cannot support any more humans, we're nowhere near that limit. Humanity is increasing far more calories per person than at any time in human history, no matter what part of the world you look at, and the amount of food produced per person continues to rise.

2) We're not going to hit that carrying capacity any time soon. Sure, it looks pretty scary when we've grown from 3 billion humans to 7 billion since the end of WWII, but pretty much all research into global demographics show that global population will level out at around 10 billion by the end of this century, and might even shrink after that. Certainly the populations of Europe and East Asia are going to shrink over the comping decades. That fact is almost inevitable. The population of Africa, on the other hand, is going to double, from 1 billion to 2 billion.

3) Despite your prejudices, on the whole, religion has statistically no bearing on the number of children a society will produce.

Don't believe me? Here's a TED talk from Hans Rosling, a well-respected population scientist (who sadly died earlier this year) that explains the statistics behind the above three statements (has has given several on this subject if you care to take a look, which I imagine you will since you are basing your system of morality and of who should and should not be killed on the assumption that the planet is hurtling towards overpopulation):  https://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_religions_and_babies

For some humor, the government of Denmark also disagrees with your views on population growth. The Danish government sponsors the "Do it for Denmark" campaign, which subsidizes vacations (yes, vacations. any wonder why the Danes are the happiest people on earth  O:-)) for young couples in the hope that they will conceive children to prevent the collapse of the Danish population. The TV advertisements are awesome:





Enjoy!
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Music, TV, Movies / Re: Jukebox Playlist
« Last post by MetalDog on Today at 10:17:20 AM »
A genius and funk pioneer


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Religion, Politics, and Flame Wars / Re: GOP Tax Plan Discussion
« Last post by Con on Today at 10:17:08 AM »
Prepare for some major special interest and pork to be added into this tax bill now that the republican senate majority is down to 2 votes in Jan

With trump chomping at the bit for some sort of signature legislative achievement he is going to push this hard now and we all know how well you do in negotiating a deal when you are desperate.

Perils of screwing up a delicate economic lever that has many nuanced effects when rushing this to get it done are growing exponentially

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Music, TV, Movies / Re: Modern Trailers
« Last post by mirth on Today at 10:14:39 AM »
That literally is all the best parts of that movie.
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Music, TV, Movies / Re: Modern Trailers
« Last post by mirth on Today at 10:12:47 AM »
Ugh. Don't do it.
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Music, TV, Movies / Modern Trailers
« Last post by bbmike on Today at 10:10:39 AM »
This actually makes me want to watch STTMP again.

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Music, TV, Movies / Re: Jukebox Playlist
« Last post by MetalDog on Today at 10:02:45 AM »
Some friends of mine used this as their wedding song


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Music, TV, Movies / Re: Honest Trailers
« Last post by JudgeDredd on Today at 09:54:26 AM »
lol - "Boba Fett going out like Wile e Coyote"  :DD
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