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  1. Alias

    Free Guy

    Looks good. Also I liked the twice thing at the beginning.
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    General strike in France

    https://www.npr.org/2019/12/05/785018695/national-strike-in-france-shuts-down-cities-over-macrons-pension-reform-plans Wonder if Macron's going to stick to his reform plans or buckle to protesters demands.
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    Chinese surveillance state continues to grow

    https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/dec/02/big-brother-is-watching-chinese-city-with-26m-cameras-is-worlds-most-heavily-surveilled https://www.businessinsider.com/china-to-require-facial-id-for-internet-and-mobile-services-2019-10 Wonder how long till China will be able to monitor it's...
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    Just watched it. A rather good and funny movie to my own surprise. I'd suggest giving it a watch if you have Netflix.
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    K-pop stars Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon sentenced to prison for rape

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-29/k-pop-stars-jung-joon-young-choi-jong-hoon-sentenced-prison-rape/11752066 https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/21/asia/kpop-korea-sex-scandal-intl/index.html I remember how a few months back this story came out and shook K-Pop industry. Western media though seemed...
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    Iraqi protesters burn down Iranian consulate amid ongoing violence

    https://www.scmp.com/news/world/middle-east/article/3039670/iraqi-protesters-burn-down-iranian-consulate-amid-ongoing So in Iraq's march to at the moment, to a likely new civil war, anti-government protesters burnt down the Iranian consulate building in Najaf. Not the first this month that an...
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    Trump says U.S. will designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorists

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-mexico-cartels/trump-says-u-s-will-designate-mexican-drug-cartels-as-terrorists-idUSKBN1Y02NJ Also supposedly Trump is not ruling out the possibility of using drone strikes on the cartels. Likely without Mexican permission as AMLO and the Mexican government...
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    The Owl House

    Been a while since I've been interested in a Disney channel cartoon. Also noticed that Eda is voiced by Wendie Malick. Wonder if they got any other big stars in the cast.
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    News of Koalas potential Extinction greatly exaggerated.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2019/11/23/koalas-functionally-extinct-after-australia-bushfires-destroy-80-of-their-habitat/#6d264e727bad https://www.cnet.com/news/koalas-are-not-functionally-extinct-but-they-need-our-help/ So due to the recent fires in Australia and the death of few...
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    South Korea to continue intelligence-sharing pact with Japan

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-50526883 Despite recent tensions and the long running "comfort women" controversy between Japan and South Korea, the GSOMIA pact has been renewed hours before it was to expire.
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    Valve announces new Half-Life game. No, not the one we've been waiting for.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2019/11/18/valve-just-announced-a-new-half-life-game-but-not-the-one-we-wanted/#42ce5bee70d1 Well this is surprising. Though being that it's a VR game, probably never gonna play it.
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    YouTube can terminate creators who are 'no longer commercially viable'

    https://www.businessinsider.in/tech/apps/news/youtube-new-policy-says-creators-can-be-removed/articleshow/72002384.cms https://mashable.com/article/youtube-new-terms-of-service-no-longer-commercially-viable/ https://www.youtube.com/t/terms?preview=20191210#main So Youtube is going to update...
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    Bolivian President Evo Morales has resigned

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bolivia-elections-president-evo-morales-resigns-today-after-reelection-fraud-protests-live-updates-2019-11-10/ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-50369591 So last month Bolivia held it's general election and there were more than a few irregularities...
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    30 years since the Berlin Wall came down

    https://www.dw.com/en/the-day-the-berlin-wall-came-down/a-51099267 Funny how an accident caused one of the most memorable moments of the Cold War.
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    Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan

    I liked the first season for the most part and just started watching the first episode of the second season. Anybody else watching it?
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    Rising xenophobia against Venezuelan migrants

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/latin-america-fears-rising-discrimination-xenophobia-against-venezuelan-migrants-n1068536 Initially there was a warm welcome for Venezulean migrants and refugees in Latin South America along with other parts of the America's. Though as the number of...
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    Venezuela water system is collapsing

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/venezeula-water-system-collapse-contaminated-supply-disease-a9163566.html Obviously not news to Venezuelan's who were warning about this months ago. Also another potential epidemic in the making as it becomes harder to survive in Venezuela. Well...
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    Frozen In Carbonite Writing Competition Thread

    Hello fellow popsicles! It is I Alias, your oppressor and leader of the glorious Bunny Empire with an announcement. Of course if you read the title of the thread, you know it’s our first ever FiC writing contest! You will have one month(Due date is November 15th) to write and post a short story...
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    Survive Mars free on Epic

    https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/surviving-mars/ The game and two DLC are free. Get it while it lasts.
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    United Nations could run out of money by the end of the month

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/united-nations-could-run-out-of-money-in-october-secretary-general-antonio-guterres-says-today-2019-10-08/ So as the title says, the UN may run out of money by the end of October. Though I'm gonna guess that somebody, group or mixture of the previous two will...
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    Ecuador moves government out of capital as violent protests rage

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/08/ecuador-moves-government-out-of-capital-as-violent-protests-rage So due in part to security concerns, Ecuador’s president Lenín Moreno has moved his government from the capital in Quito to the coastal city of Guayaquil as protests continue over...
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    Knives Out

    Saw a trailer for this today while waiting to see Joker today. A modern take on the whodunit murder mystery, the film follows a family gathering for the family patriarch's birthday. The gathering end's in tragedy after the family patriarch's supposedly commits suicide. As a result the cops...
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    The Gentlemen

    A new Guy Ritchie film that's seems a bit ridiculous and fun. Hits US theaters on January 24th, 2020.
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    Vaping death toll continues to rise

    https://www.nbcnews.com/health/vaping/first-vaping-related-death-reported-nebraska-raising-death-toll-least-n1060536 So a 15th person has died of vaping. Though the true death toll is likely a lot higher. I remember back when I was in college, a lot of people were vaping and doing it inside the...
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    I'm planning to go see it. Any of my fellow Popsicle's going to go see it? 'w'
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