Red Pill Movie Review — Captain America: Civil War


Spoilers Ahead.

The movie opens up with Captain America and his team of two hot chicks (plus the guy with the bird suit) thwarting some evil doers trying to steal biological weapons in Nairobi.  In the process, some bystanders are killed.

Then we see Tony Stark (Iron Man) giving away lots of money to MIT students; with the teleprompter by mistake showing that Pepper Potts, his girlfriend and the operator of his industrial empire, as the administrator of the grants.  Well, later we find out that she has flown the coop, as she was tired of him being Iron Man.  The Manopshere perspective on this is that she should be turned on by Iron Man, but perhaps became an alpha widow from running his empire.  Or perhaps there was not enough in the budget to pay her.  Dunno.

After the MIT event, this woman corners Tony Stark in the hallway; she tells her story about her totally awesome son who was killed as a bystander in last year’s Avenger Movie.  Tony Stark is really moved by this.  So when it is suggested that the Superheroes come under the control of the UN, he jumps at the chance due to his feelings of guilt.  Which is really kind of stupid for such a smart man as Tony Stark.  First the UN is an awful institution that nobody should take seriously; they are undemocratic like the EU, but far worse.  Second, when the Superheroes are fighting the SuperBaddies, there can hardly help but be collateral damage. Hiding under the auspices of the UN is not going to do anything about it.

Captain America rightly opposes him on this point, as he believes that the superheroes should have the freedom to do what is right.  The superheroes split pretty much evenly on this point, half for and half against. A treaty is about to be signed putting half of the superheroes under UN control.  At the big signing event we meet a young African Price and his enlightened father, the King.  I am not sure where in Africa one might find such a thing, but this is fiction I suppose.  Anyway, the event is bombed, the King dies, and the world is outraged.

Both sets of superheroes are on the case, however Captain America finds out that there is more going on than there seems to be; and is compelled to try to solve the problem himself because he feels that the UN bunch would never believe him.  This sets up an epic superhero group against superhero group fight.  It was hand-to-hand combat mostly, as that is what viewers want to see.  Even the guys who do not have superpowers (they use suits to gain their powers) were fighting suitless hand to hand with fellas with superpowers. I am not sure how that worked.

I will leave the plot here, but there is of course more fighting and twists at the end.  However the aspect that pisses me off is that the super smart alpha Tony Stark would submit the horrendous UN.  I can’t believe anybody with his level of intelligence would do that.  Some writer who probably actually respects the UN probably wrote that in.  For me, the superheroes and their superpowers were more believable than this plot point.

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105 comments on “Red Pill Movie Review — Captain America: Civil War
  1. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Farm Boy,
    I wouldn’t put it past Gwyneth Paltrow to try too hard in negotiations. That would explain her reduced part. The real life Pepper would never dump Tony. Where could she do better?
    From what you say, this whole movie is pro UN propaganda
    I’ll wait till it comes on the Late Late Show.

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  2. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    You forgot to mention that Scarlett Johansson.
    It is a shame that all the Nazis are six feet under or in wheelchairs. They make the best movie villains!

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  3. Ame says:

    Marvel has made the bucks taking their comic books to the theaters.

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  4. Cill says:

    Well, if they bring an ideological / political agenda into it (women, LGTB etc) they will lose fans like me.

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  5. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Cill,
    They are trying. First. they want Captain America to turn gay and, then, they want him to get soft on Nazis. This has to be brought to you by the dunderheads who turned Thor into a girl.

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  6. Cill says:

    Fuzzy I’ve already given up on Thor. I’ll give up on Captain America too, if they sully it with doctrine. And they will. There’s a serious lack of political diversity in the industry. They follow the Leftist Hollywood Establishment like a mob of sheep.

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  7. Tarnished says:

    A few things:

    1. The comic series of Civil War is far superior to the movie. But then, that’s usually typical for book ➡ film adaptations of any kind. Trust me, the real reasoning behind Civil War had a hell of a lot more to do with entirely unnecessary suburban schoolchildren deaths and the gross entitlement of superpowered teens than expected casualties in already less-than-peaceful areas.

    2. Pepper likely left Stark due to him relying very heavily on alcohol during this time period. The comics are not shy about having him need to confront his negative coping mechanisms for stress.

    3. Wakanda (the country where T’Challa and his father are from) is meant to be very different than most other African countries. It is a shining beacon of knowledge and trade, especially being the one place in the world that the incredibly rare metal, vibranium (what Cap’s shield is made from) is mined from. Compared to his future wife Storm, who grew up an orphaned street rat in what a lot of modern Africa actually looks like, the panther-god blessed Prince is a bit of an arrogant “ivory tower” type.

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  8. Tarnished says:

    Steve doesn’t need to be gay. He’s never been gay. It’s very much NOT canon.

    We already have gay superheroes in the Marvel (and DC) universes. I wish they’d stop changing what should be left alone.

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  9. Yoda says:

    Know much Tarn does.
    Spend much time to learn this she must

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  10. Farm Boy says:

    Wakanda (the country where T’Challa and his father are from) is meant to be very different than most other African countries. It is a shining beacon of knowledge and trade

    This is difficult to believe

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  11. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Tarn,
    I may be a bit paranoid but, this business with Captain America is playing out large in all men who could be heroes or role models to boys are getting their reputations trashed.

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  12. Tarnished says:

    Meh. I’ve been reading comics since I was very young. Age 6 or so? Like I mentioned previously, my bio father was really into comics and used to let me read everything in his collection. When I was 9, I started my own. Mostly “indy” titles with a decent smattering of Marvel and DC/Vertigo.

    Hasn’t changed much, except that I buy graphic novels instead of individual issues.

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  13. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Farm Boy,
    For fiction to work, some suspension of belief is required.
    Everytime the black kingdom is mentioned, I am reminded of the Eddie Murphy movie “Coming to America”. The Prince needs a wife, so he looks first in Queens, NY.

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  14. Farm Boy says:

    I may be a bit paranoid but, this business with Captain America is playing out large in all men who could be heroes or role models to boys are getting their reputations trashed.

    Dalrock had something to say about this,

    https://dalrock.wordpress.com/2016/06/08/unquenchable/

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  15. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Farm Boy,
    There is nothing in it for them but destruction, pure and simple. Is this the product of their hate? So they hate so passionately that they would bring ruin on everyone than see anyone benefit?

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  16. Cill says:

    I may be a bit paranoid but, this business with Captain America is playing out large in all men who could be heroes or role models to boys are getting their reputations trashed.

    It’s not paranoid. It’s what’s happening. Unlike most boys, who are thrown to the leftist wolves by their mothers, I had parents who took care to ensure that I understood the nature of indoctrination. I was subjected to indoctrination every day I went to school. Even at home, it came through the media*, especially the media for children. Most white boys have never heard anything positive about white men. Of all the thousands of positive role models they could have, they are allowed none.

    *from Australia, USA, Canada, UK

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  17. Cill says:

    I might add that had it not been for my parents and my family, I would not have heard anything positive about white men to this day. All my friends grew up indoctrinated against white men, but as they get more mature the indoctrination gradually wears off. Some remain raving lefties to the bitter end.

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  18. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Cill,
    I can see the feminists doing it out of pure spite but, they are killing the future. It resides in little boys.

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  19. Yoda says:

    Some remain raving lefties to the bitter end.

    Sad this is.
    A waste it would be

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  20. Yoda says:

    “ivory tower”

    One of these I have not

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  21. Yoda says:

    Wonder if Glorious Patriach refers to “Captain Murica” he does

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  22. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    “Ivory Tower”
    Hard to build one of these on Degoba it would be.
    Sink like X Wing fighter it would.

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  23. Yoda says:

    “Ivory Tower” I have not,
    because Verde I am

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  24. Choicy says:

    Yeah Cillo it’s the same here mate, there’s no positive masculine roloe models for boys except some blokes in sports. It’s up to jokers like you and me to show them the true side of the story by our example. We do our part mate, which is made easier if you come pre-packaged as a ruddy great rootin tootin “lurch” to quote Spawny. No offence mate. Size matters mate. You do a great job Cillo my mate.

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  25. JDG says:

    The theater version of Tony Stark has been a “blue pill” henpecked pedestalizer of women since the 1st movie. It was very disappointing, and the 2nd Iron Man movie was worse then the 1st. That seen where BW takes out several military trained men that each had 75 to 125 pounds on her was laughable.

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  26. Yoda says:

    Wonder if Pepper Potts ever made sammiches I do

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  27. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    JDG,
    It is more than silly but, she is cute. They need to do a dialogue scene in which she is making sandwiches. That will make the feminists have apoplexy.

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  28. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Do you think they have have written her out of the script because they wanted her to do a sandwich scene?

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  29. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    There is precedent. Sharon Stone went crazy during the filming of Casino because the director wanted a bedroom scene to spice up the movie. Considering how feminists feel about sandwiches, they may see this as a worse option.

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  30. Spawny Get says:

    “Pepper likely left Stark due to him relying very heavily on alcohol during this time period”
    How very clichéd (in America). What is it with you guys and ethanol?

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  31. Spawny Get says:

    “the country where T’Challa and his father are from”

    Isn’t Fozzie from the Muppets from Wokka Wokka too?

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  32. Spawny Get says:

    What fresh hell? From Choicyland!
    http://realmenwearpink.org.au

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  33. Sumo says:

    That seen where BW takes out several military trained men that each had 75 to 125 pounds on her was laughable.

    I kind of liked that scene. Not because I buy into the whole “girls can do whatever boys can do” bullshite, but rather that the character didn’t try to fight toe to toe, she utilized a combination of speed, environmental factors, and weaponry. Back when I was an instructor on the finer points of police brutality law enforcement control tactics, I passed on those same principles to my students.

    Especially the smaller, physically weaker ones, male and female alike.

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  34. Cill says:

    Sumo, a little girl beats up on a bloke twice+ her size. Sends him hurtling.
    No. Physics. Willing suspension of disbelief, stretched too far.

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  35. Sumo says:

    Based on my experience with hand to hand combat and physics in relation to the same, I shall maintain that it is plausible in the context of movie magic. 😉

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  36. Tarnished says:

    I liked it for the same reason, Sumo.

    Willing suspension of disbelief, stretched too far.

    But having radioactivity turn someone into a temporary giant, muscular, green alternate personality (and then back again) based on mood swings is acceptable…?
    Lol. *wink*

    Sorry. I don’t mean to make fun of you, Cill. But I laugh when things like hard light, super soldier serum, telekinesis, literal blessings from gods, artificial intelligences created in less than 24 hours, and people being born with incredible powers are accepted without question (because it’s fantasy…it’s what we’re supposed to do) but then people get bent out of shape because Black Widow or Wonder Woman (one of whom was raised from age 10 to be an assassin and nothing else, even having an involuntary hysterectomy to ensure loss of motherhood, the other who was made out of clay and given life by the Greek gods as a gift to the Amazons) kick ass.

    It’s like, really?
    But being able to control fire or shrink to the molecular level is given a pass? Lol.

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  37. Cill says:

    lol

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  38. Spawny Get says:

    Two fight scenes in this. Tony Jaa is stupendous. The first one should not be watched by anyone who…well anyone really (but watch it). The second addresses the height weight issue. Even someone as talented as Jaa…him winning?

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  39. Tarnished says:

    And at least it’s one thing when an actual mover/doer like Cill says something about it.

    But when an obese, pimply guy who’s only knowledge of fighting comes from playing Mortal Kombat goes on a rant…
    I’m like “Wtf, dude. I’d bet $1000 on Black Widow taking out a handful of guys waaaaaay before I’d put a single dollar on your Dorito-filled ass”.

    Peoples be weird.

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  40. Spawny Get says:

    More plausible differential?

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  41. Spawny Get says:

    And there’s more

    Interesting figting styles. Jaa saved by the bell.

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  42. Spawny Get says:

    No flying through the bamboo forest tree-top shite here. Shame that he’s starting to use wires though.

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  43. Spawny Get says:

    #LEXIT – Labour party members for #BREXIT
    This is getting thumbs up

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1258075/its-time-to-break-free-from-the-eu-and-take-back-control-of-our-lives/

    At the heart of our problems, we have at all times now one arm tied behind our back by the European Union and there is nothing we can do about it.

    Nowhere is that clearer than with the free movement of people, which has, is, and will continue to undermine pay and conditions in working class communities.

    It is not sustainable to have 300,000 new people added to the population every year.

    It has created two kinds of people in this country: the people who gain from this and the people who lose out.

    If you live in London and you want a cheap nanny, and a gardener and a cheaper plumber you can get really nice, really good people cheaper than you could before and you can go to a different restaurant every night and eat a different kind of food.

    In the North of England, in the Midlands, in South Wales, people do not get those benefits. They get the problems.

    In areas like mine the schools have got huge numbers of new children coming in. They do an absolutely brilliant job, as does the health service dealing with new people, but it costs them money, it shifts their expertise and resource. It has an impact and the impact is huge.

    So the speed of change is worsening inequality in the country.

    And that is not going to change unless we leave the EU.

    I don’t want to live in a country with 80-90 million people living in it. I don’t want everything to be one big city. And the only way you can deal with that is by controlling borders.

    There is another side to it. Many Labour colleagues say we should stay to protect workers’ rights.

    But the poorest in society are the ones who have been hit by agency workers and zero hours contracts already. They are the ones who have been hit by labour flexibility with so many workers coming into the country.

    The reason I’ve concluded that we have to come out is it’s impossible to change the EU from the inside.

    David Cameron couldn’t even get agreement on child benefit being stopped for people here with children abroad. Even something as absurd as that cannot be changed because EU structures won’t allow it.

    People want control over their own lives. They don’t want people at a distance controlling their lives anymore.

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  44. Spawny Get says:

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/politics/1257718/poll-reveals-david-cameron-makes-voters-twice-as-likely-to-back-brexit-in-body-blow-for-pm

    NO THUMBS UP Poll reveals David Cameron makes voters twice as likely to back Brexit in body blow for PM
    Of those polled 29 per cent said the PM makes them more and more likely to vote to Leave on June 23 compared to 15 per cent who say answer his pleas to reject Brexit.

    Barack Obama ‘s intervention also encouraged more people to vote leave than remain
    To the dismay of the Remain campaign, Barack Obama’s hyped entry into the campaign earlier in the year made 24 per cent of voters more likely to vote Leave, but just 16 per cent back Remain as planned.

    The damning survey shows Jeremy Corbyn’s interventions have had no impact on 68 per cent of the public.

    However Nigel Farage makes voters more likely to back Brexit, according to 22 per cent of voters, compared to the 17 per cent who say he makes them want to stay in the EU.

    Donald Trump’s comments that Britain should Leave made 19 per cent of voters keen to back Brexit and just 10 per cent back Remain.

    A lot of people are starting to say that they’re real life experience of talking to people does not remotely match the polls…I want to believe too much to trust myself

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  45. Spawny Get says:

    SHUT UP
    audience finally has enough of Eddie Izzard’s bizarre ranting attacks on Nigel and BREXIT

    (from BBC Question Time. The second programme that I watched last night. 2 of 3)

    From Guido’s comments

    While fully supporting Eddie Izzard’s self-identification as a trans-gender woman, why, judging by his appearance on Question Time, does it have to be as a shrill, profoundly irritating, bonkers version of Widow Twankey? Surely, that’s Hillary’s job.

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  46. Spawny Get says:

    Boris’ closing statement at the end of the first programme from yesterday

    he was judged the least effective of the Brexiteers, but all three beat all of the remainiacs

    Just coming to the end of a two hour tv debate. Online poll on who’s delivering best:

    Who is performing best so far:
    Stuart: 34%
    Leadsom: 24%
    Johnson: 15%
    Sturgeon: 11%
    Rudd: 10%
    Eagle: 4%
    #RedBoxReact http://thetimes.co.uk/redboxreact

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  47. Liz says:

    When we saw the trailer for this and Stark was on the side of “control” and “following the rules” and so forth, it was pretty clear the movie would be lame and go directly against the character of those…er, characters. So we decided not to watch it.
    Instead, we watched the first and second Rocky movies on Amazon. 🙂

    One of my favorite lines, “Adrian, I’d never ask you not to be a woman, so don’t ask me not to be a man.”
    Also….”Condominiums? I don’t use them”
    😀

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  48. Spawny Get says:

    Not even salt and pepper?

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  49. Spawny Get says:

    The attitude of the political class…democracy? never heard of it

    Majority of MPs in all 3parties want to stay in EU. They’re your democratically elected leaders. Voting Brexit overrules your own MPs

    — Ros Altmann (@rosaltmann) June 9, 2016

    Vote the way your bought and sold MPs tell you to…

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  50. Spawny Get says:

    http://www.timworstall.com/2016/06/10/so-i-was-at-the-visegrad-4-conference/

    At one stage I pointed out that fiscal union simply was not going to happen. Europeans just are not going to allow 15-20% of GDP to be distributed through Brussels, which is what would be needed for the automatic stabilisers to operate properly so that the eurozone comes even close to being an optimal currency area. To do that really does mean German taxes paying Greek pensions.

    It. Will. Not. Happen.

    Not this century at least.

    Everyone was shocked: how could you say such a thing? And anyway, we need to work out how to make this happen not think of why it cannot.

    What’s scary about this is that these are the people (the varied policy wonks, political aides and so on who made up the audience) who are actually deciding policy within that EU bureaucracy. and they’re simply off with the fairies. The demos is something to be managed, not something to be regarded as the fount of legitimacy. Something to be imposed upon, not something to be listened to.

    It’s out of this sort of mindset that we get the recent one from Martin Schultz. Only those who sign up to European values should be allowed to be elected to the European Parliament. EU values of course including ever closer union etc. Not all that odd a socialist shouting that only those who agree with him can stand for election but what’s remarkable is the lack of people pointing out the idiocy of the idea.

    They’re seriously dangerous these people. Not listening to that demos, locking it out as they wish to do, is going to cause that very unrest that they say they wish to avoid.

    My boldinating, obviously

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  51. BuenaVista says:

    ‘Two things I never fuck with:the IRS and condoms ,..’

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  52. I have to admit I haven’t see any of these movies. I don’t watch movies in general tho, nor watch TV. I prefer to read. 🙂

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  53. I was wondering if that was a really ugly mannish woman or… Yikes!

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  54. Yoda says:

    An intoxicated New York state man was recorded experiencing some instant regret upon allowing his friend’s pet alligator to bite his nipple.

    http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2016/06/09/Man-allows-friends-alligator-to-bite-him-on-the-nipple/9021465483839/

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  55. Spawny Get says:

    Rampant sex with supertotty to be ours…according to Dellers
    All down to the ongoing failure of Project Total Wanker (he claims)

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  56. Spawny Get says:

    They say that you can’t improve on perfection. Here’s why they’re wrong; plu-perfect ticket

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  57. Spawny Get says:

    OH NOES
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/06/09/brexit-bilderberg-2016-elites-fear-reverses-70-years-atlanticism/

    The hottest topic at this year’s Bilderberg conference will be the June 23 Brexit referendum, where voters can demand the U.K. quit the EU’s Euro-government. Stratfor Global Intelligence traces the roots of the crisis to the Bilderberg supported 2004 enlargement of the EU, and the ensuing wave of Polish migration to the United Kingdom.

    Despite European open-border mandates, the accelerating immigration crisis across the EU has forced national political leaders to appease their citizens by re-erecting border controls that restrict the flow of low-wage workers and foreign refugees across their territory.

    To the dismay of the Bilderbergs after 70 years of trying to suppress nation states, Stratfor argues that the ascendant forces within Europe are national and that is forcing countries to put their own interests first:

    “Over the centuries, great empires have risen and fallen, leaving behind distinct groups of people with different histories, languages and cultures. Any project attempting to fuse these disparate cultures into one monolithic state over the course of just 70 years would inevitably encounter insurmountable levels of nationalistic resistance and eventually the project would stall. That is the point where we now find ourselves.”

    Even the wildly pro-EU ‘Economist Magazine’ latest poll shows the leave the EU faction with a slight lead.

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  58. Yoda says:

    Good news, everyone. The government continues to demonstrate there’s no problem it can’t invent. Educators striving to create gender-inclusive classrooms now can benefit from a new guide, “Creating Supportive Learning Environments for Girls and Boys: A Guide for Educators.”

    http://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2016/06/10/gender-inclusive-classroom-guide-is-free-but-requires-you-to-identify-as-male-female-or-other/

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  59. Spawny Get says:

    “for Girls and Boys”
    Are they even serious? What about everyone else?

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  60. Yoda says:

    Kiwis at sea this is

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  61. Cill says:

    More Kiwi storm footage

    Just seafaring Down Under.

    3:30 on the video, typically casual. She’ll be right, mate. Continues at 14:24 “Looks like he’s in trouble, Brad.” The pumps are working overtime. Great footage of a boat broaching, taken from the beach. The helmsman of one of these two boats is better than the other. Can you tell which?

    4:51. He’s okay, he’s done it that way heaps of times.

    11:21 shows a keeler, smaller than mine.

    The big waves are at 7:40

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  62. Padawan says:

    .

    Sort of on-thread. Written by me at sea, a while ago.

    Straying in the Deep… (by Padawan, blog doggerel 2014 – ?)

    Now in very deep waters playing…
    Deep as Mariana Trench I’m straying…
    Into tricky deep waters I pry
    7000 feet deeper than Everest is high.

    My boat sailed over that fathomless trench
    Over Challenger Deep we went,
    Over to starboard she did heel
    To fight the chasm that sucked at her keel,
    While far below in his lockery lair
    Davey Jones patiently waits down there.

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  63. Ame says:

    arg! Cill! my sea-sick stomach! :<(

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  64. Cill says:

    I thought you’d appreciate the sight of all that wetness, Ame
    (you being from Texas). Seriously, I hope you weren’t as damaged as some by the floods.

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  65. Spawny Get says:

    Ha ha
    NewsUKUK Politics
    EU Referendum: Massive swing to Brexit – with just 13 days to go
    Exclusive: polling carried out for ‘The Independent’ shows that 55 per cent of UK voters intend to vote for Britain to leave the EU in the 23 June referendum
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/eu-referendum-poll-brexit-leave-campaign-10-point-lead-remain-boris-johnson-nigel-farage-david-a7075131.html

    The campaign to take Britain out of the EU has opened up a remarkable 10-point lead over the Remain camp, according to an exclusive poll for The Independent.

    The survey of 2,000 people by ORB found that 55 per cent believe the UK should leave the EU (up four points since our last poll in April), while 45 per cent want it to remain (down four points). These figures are weighted to take account of people’s likelihood to vote. It is by far the biggest lead the Leave camp has enjoyed since ORB began polling the EU issue for The Independent a year ago, when it was Remain who enjoyed a 10-point lead. Now the tables have turned.

    Even when the findings are not weighted for turnout, Leave is on 53 per cent (up three points since April) and Remain on 47 per cent (down three). The online poll, taken on Wednesday and Thursday, suggests the Out camp has achieved momentum at the critical time ahead of the 23 June referendum.

    Many people seem ready to vote for Brexit even though the poll shows they believe it involves some risk and think the economy is more important than immigration – widely seen as the Leave camp’s trump card.

    Looks like the threats are getting the traditional British two fingered salute

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  66. Ame says:

    ahhh, thank you, Cill! so nice to know i’m thought of even in NZ!

    my dad had a client that took us out deep sea fishing when i was a little girl. i barfed my guts up … but, when my stomach was empty, i had fun 🙂

    i remember begging my dad to make that man take me back. he didn’t. i never forgave him … cause i barfed, and i hate barfing.

    and i’ve never been deep sea fishing again.

    but … i LOVE the ocean. i love the sounds of the ocean. i love the waves. i love the salt water. i love nautical things. i love having my toes in the sand as the waves wash back out to sea. i love watching boats from the shore. i love watching the moon rise over the ocean, seeing the streaks of sunrise on the sea. i miss that.

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  67. Cill says:

    The storm video at 7:37 pm. I’ve added some comments and pointers to footage.

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  68. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    As Robin would say, “Holy shit, Batman!”

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  69. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Do I see a WWII lorry driver smiling?

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  70. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Off topic. After the Hulk Hogan suit, this was inevitable.
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/gawker-files-for-bankruptcy-after-hulk-hogan-lawsuit/ar-AAgTuYa?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=iehp
    This house also owns Jezebel.

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  71. Yoda says:

    Wonder if allowed to define their gender they will I do

    The Supreme People’s Court of China today passed legislation that will ban Chinese women from marrying non-Chinese men, with the law coming into effect at the beginning of 2018. The policy had been fiercely debated for a number of months before it finally won approval from the required number of legislators earlier today. Civil rights groups in China have condemned the restriction, pointing out that it discriminates against women by still permitting males to enter into interracial marriages.

    “We strongly urge the People’s Court to reconsider this new law, and repeal the legislation before it comes into force.” A small group of protesters staged a rally outside the courthouse in central Beijing today, but were soon dispersed by authorities. Following decades of the one-child policy, China is now faced with a shocking gender imbalance – for every girl below the age of 18 in China, there are now three boys.

    http://www.eastasiatribune.com/north-asia/china-bans-interracial-marriages-for-females-no-plans-to-restrict-men/

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  72. Yoda says:

    However, one issue in particular is now more visible due in part to something Trump represents to his supporters, something the culture has lost: the manly man.

    https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2016/06/10/do-trumps-supporters-think-hes-masculine/

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  73. Yoda says:

    Michelle has apparently refused to invite Hillary and former President Bill Clinton over to the White House for dinner due to built up animosity over the 2008 primary election between then-Senator Obama and Hillary.

    http://www.dailywire.com/news/4855/apparently-michelle-obama-hates-hillary-clinton-amanda-prestigiacomo

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  74. Yoda says:

    Now Montague is suing Yale for his treatment, and alleging the sex was consensual but that Yale ignored evidence of this to make him the “poster boy for tough enforcement” at the Ivy League institution.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/jack-montague-sues-yale-over-sex-assault-expulsion/article/2593506

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  75. Yoda says:

    My trouble began once the rally was over.

    My friend and I joined a crowd of Trump supporters who had all left the convention center around the same time. The garage where we had parked our car was right next to the building, but police were directing everyone around the block to another garage entrance instead. The farther we walked, the fewer Trump fans were with us — people began peeling off to go to restaurants or bars in the area, or to other garages nearby.

    And suddenly, there were protesters everywhere. And suddenly, there were protesters everywhere. Some were holding Mexican flags, or burning American ones. They were yelling “F— Trump!” at us and cornering us. Some of them started grabbing Trump supporters — they were going up and slugging people, sucker-punching people, just picking random people out. As much as we wanted to help, because our fellow Republicans were getting hit, I knew any moment that could be me. So my friend and I just kept walking — sometimes, we’d be running. We saw police standing nearby, but they didn’t do anything. That scared me, because I thought, “Okay, if I’m next, there’s going to be no cops.”

    About a block from the garage entrance, we turned down the street and found a line of protesters standing in our way. To get back to our car, we’d have to go through them. My friend and I were wearing “Make America Great Again” Trump hats. We were targets, and I was terrified. I could feel it coming — they would look at me and start walking up to me.

    Before we could make it into the garage, four or five men surrounded me, and another four surrounded my friend. They just started swinging. We swung back as best as we could. My main thing was I didn’t want to fall; I didn’t want to be knocked down. I’m not a big guy, but I can defend myself as best I can if it’s one on one — but not when they have so much anger against us.

    One of the blows caught my nose, and blood just started pouring out. That kind of stunned them, and they backed off a quick second. My adrenaline kicked in; I felt punches on my head, and I felt the punch that hit my nose, but I was in survival mode by then, and I didn’t realize until later how much it hurt. I called my friend, “Okay, let’s go!”

    We ran into the parking garage, and we thought we were safe, but there were another few dozen protesters there, too. We got in our car and headed toward the exit. Some protesters jumped on the cars in front of us, but we eventually made it out. My friend drove me to the emergency room because my nose was pouring blood. I had a broken nose, and because I was covered with scratches, I had to get a tetanus shot, too. It took a lot out of me, much more than I realized at first; my headaches and soreness didn’t start to go away until a week later.

    I still can’t believe how poorly the police handled the protests. I live by Levi’s Stadium, where the Super Bowl was. They had every single cop out there. Yet knowing the violence that’s been breaking out near Trump rallies, San Jose wasn’t prepared for it last week? So the Los Angeles chapter of Log Cabin Republicans held a news conference back in San Jose on Wednesday, to get some answers from the city’s mayor, Sam Liccardo, and its police department about why they let me and other people get attacked and only made a few arrests.

    The whole thing made me angry. Here in Northern California, I feel like I’m a unicorn: I’m a gay Hispanic who’s a Republican. It was much harder to come out as a Trump supporter than it was to come out as gay — the minute you say you’re for Trump, everyone comes at you — but this has pushed me out of the closet about it completely

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/06/10/im-voting-for-donald-trump-so-i-went-to-see-him-speak-protesters-broke-my-nose/

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  76. JDG says:

    If they gave BW the super serum or put her in the IM suit I wouldn’t have had a problem with it. Instead they have the guy 100 lbs heavier than her barely make it through a fight with one guy while she takes out six (or seven?) with only training? Those guys were trained as well.

    Male reflexes are faster. Men do not get disoriented as easily as women, and they have more muscle mass. Those guys would know to get her on the ground if she was too fast for them (which is also hard to believe). Sneaking girl power in with super powers is what I call bait and switch.

    A must admit though that I might be tempted to watch another BW girl power bout if, and only if, there was a BW sammich making for Capt. America scene guaranteed.

    – And for the record I’m not an over weight Doritos eating couch potato, though I do like my sammiches.

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  77. JDG says:

    Men get disoriented as easily as women — should read: Men DO NOT get disoriented as easily as women

    [SG – fixed it ]

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  78. horseman says:

    http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/flapjack/images/f/f5/Jksimmons.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090908225139

    JK Simmons the dumpy psychologist on Law and Order

    JK Simmons at 61 for new Justice League.

    Guy makes a living as a character actor best known as the yellow M&M and then buffs up to this. With a DECADE on me. This guy is a god!!!

    There are NO EXCUSES, only lack of desire. Puttin this up on my gym locker.

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  79. horseman says:

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  80. JDG says:

    Thank you SG. Much appreciated.

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  81. JDG says:

    horseman that pic is an inspiration.

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  82. horseman says:

    I think a large part of all of it is lack of desire. Most dont desire a relationship enough to want to do the work, or even drop the donut. So we get all the excuses and shaming and blah blah blah.

    If you could do something in 60 minutes a day that after two years I gauran-fucking-tee you will get the person of your desired sex or improve your odds 300% would you? Give up the equivalent of an episode of survivor or american idol for a better life?

    Bullshit. Most say it few do.

    the secret? Every other day go to a gym and run for 30 minutes til you can do 5 k in the 30. Then immediately go lift heavy for thirty. To muscle failure.
    One the other days go to the library, college or a professional course, hell the net. And learn something. Me its learning Russian on dualingo and getting my welding certificate at the college. Welding gives me cred with the in laws and people at work get scared when I get pissed and swear in Russian.
    On the weekends do home repair or just clean for the hour. make your living space better.
    (i love instructables.com for wacky projects)

    Gaurantee in two years you will be smarter, stronger, more interesting and the small achieverments will boost ego to the moon.

    But then again Survivor is on and I will start tomorrow.

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  83. horseman says:

    Ed O’Neil…..Al Bundy. Started martial arts at 51 for a lark. After ten years received his black belt. in Brazilian Ju jitsu one of the hardest arts…..in his 60s.

    I never saw a horse til I was 45.

    Go. Do. Conquor!

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  84. Farm Boy says:

    There is a new post

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  85. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    Three to one male to female for Chinese under eighteen? This is beyond serious.
    I knew that there was an imbalance caused by sex selected abortion. Males are expected to support their parents in old age and females are not. I had no idea that it cut this deep. Arithmetically, what this means is, if all the women pair up, half the population will be single men with no prospects because ll the Chinese women are taken. To add to that, there is no way enough foreign women can be insourced to accommodate seven hundred twenty five million men. They are going to be furious.

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  86. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    JDG,
    The more that I think about it, the more that I like it. Black Widow has to do a a dialogue scene where she makes Captain America a sandwich. That will make the feminists blow gaskets!

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  87. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    Three to one male to female for under eighteen Chinese is more than a little extreme. Stopping foreign marriage of their women will only account for a few thousand. That is not even a band aid on a bullethole.
    It’s not like Chinese planners to let things get this far out of hand.

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  88. SFC Ton says:

    Wakanda (the country where T’Challa and his father are from) is meant to be very different than most other African countries. It is a shining beacon of knowledge and trade

    This is difficult to believe
    ———-

    Having been to Africa I say it is impossible to believe. Doubtful they can set aside the child rape, bestiality and cannibalism long enough to create much of anything

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  89. Tarnished says:

    Yes, I suppose it would be difficult to “believe” in a fictional country.
    Unless you want to talk about your “belief” in Mu or Atlantis while you’re at it?

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  90. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    JDG,
    There is a little bit of precedent to allow for Black Widow. While Lavrenti Beria was in charge of the NKVD, the re was an ongoing program of training women agents to use the arts of seduction. They also learned about exotic poisons. I don’t think they got too involved in hand to hand.

    Tarn,
    For fiction to be accepted, a certain amount of of suspension of belief is required. The more fantastic, the more suspension of belief.
    I like fiction.

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  91. Tarnished says:

    As do I, Fuzzie.

    Currently I am reading Octavia E. Butler’s Lilith’s Brood trilogy, James P. Hogan’s Inherit the Stars, and Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House. Every one of them is fictional yet powerful.

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  92. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Tarn,
    I used to read a lot. Discovering used book stores and thrift shops was a wonderful thing. They were happy to take in the books once read!

    About that story from China about banning foreign marriage, it may well be a hoax.
    I fell for it.

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  93. Spawny Get says:

    That’s alright Fuzzie, so did Vox. I don’t think that it’s beyond the bounds of reality anyway.

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  94. SFC Ton says:

    For fiction to be accepted, a certain amount of of suspension of belief is required. The more fantastic, the more suspension of belief.
    ——-

    Legit.

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  95. SFC Ton says:

    ^^^^
    which is also why I cannot believe in the blue bill stuff or any of that nonsense.

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