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Washington vs Jefferson vs Lincoln vs Teddy Roosevelt (the four heads on Mt. Rushmore)
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I think interior stuff will be hard to do. You've seen how easily stuff blows up when he's around. I don't think anyone wants to play a game where the AI can just send a suicide bomber to collapse whatever building you are in.

That said, since we don't really want realism in the game, I think it'd be fine to cheat by having walls or support beams go all indestructible on us when we are more than 20 feet from the entrance. 
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The statue they show during the end credits may be a reference to Glorian, the universe's perfect sculptor whose creations are so perfect that you can see a story within them just by looking at them. The implication being that the whole movie is just what happens when we look at the statuette.
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I think the statute of Anne had one thing right: 14 years is reasonable. The system impedes progress at this point unsteady if fostering it.

Though how about this alternative: 20 years or until you have generated revenue based on the idea equal to 20× the investment into creating it, whichever comes first. That way big ideas quickly make their money and then everyone can improve them but you still get a window even if your idea isn't profitable.
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I'm actually curious about those two lesser cousins that you mentioned. I have a vague idea of what trade secrets are and hadn't heard of the right of self publicity. I hope you decide you make a bonus video on them at some point in the future! 
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Also, I really hope your episode on interest groups talks about things like ALEC which just straight up write legislation or how groups like the NCTA provide "facts" that are about as unbiased as a cat spitting out yellow feathers.
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Seems like you have just ignored the Gilens and Paige article from 2014. That was a Princeton study that systematically tested what influences congressional representative voting behavior. It isn't cynicism when we have empirical data to back it up. It's reality.
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This is uncharacteristically sloppy.
*Snopes is right, it was an extremely uncommon word that had more common contemporary equivalents. It seems very unlikely that retellings of the story would keep archaic usage. It'd be like telling your children of Fast and Furious by calling what they drove horseless carriages.
*The Grimm brothers were some of the first anthropologists who went around gathering and preserving stories for history as they observed the culture is changing. Anthropologists frequently are credited as authors in that context even if they weren't the people who came up with them.
*The monster in Frankenstein muses that children take their father's name and what is the doctor if not his father. He is also referred to as the Adam of a new age, which is a biblical reference instead of really an appellation.
*Troy is absolutely a place and it absolutely was destroyed (repeatedly) in wars. archaeologists have known about it for almost 200 years. We know that the earliest versions of the city date back to the Bronze Age. And if you look at Western Turkey and ask who was warring in the Bronze Age it's hard to claim that none of the military destructions of the city were Greek.
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I'm so glad that they nerfed crits. They are now just like a 25% boost plus ignoring defense increases. Yes, they're much more common. But they don't swing things wildly like the old doubling.
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+James Endicott I agree. It was so horrible in the first generation as well.
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There are a dozen states where number 3 is wrong. These "all party consent" states require that you get permission from everyone in order to record them. Yes, there are exceptions for places without a reasonable expectation of privacy (among others) but the distinction there is not based on whether it is public or private property.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/crime/2011/03/broken_record_laws.html
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+James Endicott Once again, anything that can be seen or heard from a public place is fair game to be recorded, with nobody else's permission. Yes, that includes cops pulling people over on the side of a public road.
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I hope that a future series is Supreme Court cases. I'd love 5 minute summaries of how the case came up, the arguments on both sides, and the legacy of the rulings for a bunch of cases. Plessy v Ferguson, Brown v Board, Koromatsu, Maubury vs Madison, Citizens United, Reynolds v US, Loving v Virginia, and plenty that I haven't heard of that shape my life in ways that are all but invisible to me since the Supreme Court is about as transparent as lead.
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+James Endicott This would actually be really cool. I'd also like to see this.
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Scalia isn't really a constitutional originalist. He just claims he is to justify some of his seriously out of date views. He's completely fine ignoring the intent at time of writing when it suits his purpose.

Though I suppose that just makes him a politician more than it makes him not anything else.
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Sorry, when I said ok I meant that it is a reasonable constitutional argument, even though I disagree with it and find it morally reprehensible. Because nobody has challenged the RFRA's constitutionality, it's still constitutional. The two rulings can, legally, have seemingly contradictory outcomes because they have different bases for their logic.

His stance on America being a Christian nation at least isn't as bad as Thomas's. Thomas claims that freedom of religion meant freedom to practice any form of Christianity. He really /really/ isn't qualified to be sitting on the bench (for that and many other reasons).

And we can at least take some solace in the fact that Scalia's dissent in Lawrence v Texas is cited in nearly all cases that rule in favor of gay marriage. In that dissent he claimed that if we can't use morality to stop gay sex then there's nothing to stop gay marriage from being legal. He tried to slippery slope argument into scaring people out of striking down the anti-sodomy laws. But he actually just pointed out that neither law had firm legal grounding. So that bigot's words are being used to destroy the very bigotry he espouses.
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    Business Administration, 2013 - present
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    Information Science, 2010 - 2013
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Their food is great and is worth the little extra it costs over a normal burger place. But I'm taking off two stars because of how much hassle it is that they screw up more than 2/3rds of the delivery orders I make. They aren't going to start getting it right until we call and complain to force them to waste money sending a driver out for the corrections.
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Karl's is great. I play FNM here every week and thoroughly enjoy it. It's a relaxed atmosphere of friendly players. On top of that Karl charges less than MSRP for most of the events he runs so you can save a few bucks by coming here.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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I guess some people like the signature way they pound patties flat but I'm not one of them. It winds up with chunks of burnt grease just attached to the edges. The fries were better but I'm still not a fan. The place was also much dirtier than I would have expected. I eat a lot of fast food but this place was bad. The "clean" tables still had chunks of food from previous meals on them and the floors looked like they hadn’t been mopped in hours (even in response to spills).
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Food: GoodDecor: Poor - FairService: Very Good
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The food is delicious. I had their chicken sandwich and it was unlike anything I've had before. I'm normally a fan of less healthy stuff but this was better than what I normally eat despite being full of veggies. When you come make sure you order their root beer. It's an amazing microbrew that I'd love to have replace all future root beer I drink.
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It's basically a non-chain version of chipotle. I liked the wider variety of meats but disliked that the only vegetables were on veggie burritos.
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The burger was pretty good but the fries left much to be desired.
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I got a great futon, platform bed, and mattress here. The service was great and selection was better than you'd expect from a small store. They also can order stuff so it's got a great selection. They are willing to go the extra mile by providing things like loaner mattresses free of charge. But be forewarned, you will have to haggle to get a good price.
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