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  Topic: Medicare for all, how the hell do we pay for it?
Brinn

Replies: 57
Views: 1412

PostForum: Hile Troy's Think-Tank   Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:39 pm   Subject: Medicare for all, how the hell do we pay for it?
"Medicare for all. How do we pay for it?"

Same way we pay for Social Security or National Defense. By running a deficit. In a Fiat economy where the currency isn't pegged the monetary ...
  Topic: Medicare for all, how the hell do we pay for it?
Brinn

Replies: 57
Views: 1412

PostForum: Hile Troy's Think-Tank   Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:17 pm   Subject: Medicare for all, how the hell do we pay for it?
"Medicare for all. How do we pay for it?"

Same way we pay for Social Security or National Defense. By running a deficit. In a Fiat economy where the currency isn't pegged the monetary ...
  Topic: Modern Monetary Theory (MMT)
Brinn

Replies: 534
Views: 70824

PostForum: Hile Troy's Think-Tank   Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:52 pm   Subject: Modern Monetary Theory (MMT)
In the wake of the Stock Market having temper tantrums, I thought I would bring this old thread up and see if Brinn can weigh in on the Market.

The Fed changed the rates .25 as expected and signale ...
  Topic: What fantasy/science fiction book are you reading RIGHT NOW?
Brinn

Replies: 7752
Views: 532793

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:53 pm   Subject: What fantasy/science fiction book are you reading RIGHT NOW?
Bakker, The Judging Eye, book 1 of the Aspect-Emperor series.

(And prob my least favourite of them, although that may change...)

--A

As you know I loved this series. So different and dark. A ...
  Topic: The Problem of Free Will and the Point of Prayer.
Brinn

Replies: 91
Views: 4984

PostForum: The Close   Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:40 pm   Subject: The Problem of Free Will and the Point of Prayer.
This has been a fascinating discussion. Very frank and eloquent, on all sides. Thanks for a great read!
  Topic: Gates of Fire
Brinn

Replies: 195
Views: 27150

PostForum: General Discussion Forum   Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:19 pm   Subject: Gates of Fire
Read this thread for reactions from others who have read the book. Not a single person has had anything less than rave reviews.
  Topic: Gates of Fire
Brinn

Replies: 195
Views: 27150

PostForum: General Discussion Forum   Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:11 pm   Subject: Gates of Fire
Bump. For any newcomers to the forum who haven't heard of this masterpiece. Read it and thank me later!
  Topic: What fantasy/science fiction book are you reading RIGHT NOW?
Brinn

Replies: 7752
Views: 532793

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:52 pm   Subject: What fantasy/science fiction book are you reading RIGHT NOW?
Entropy in Bloom by Jeremy Robert Johnson.
  Topic: BIG, EARLY NEWS: Amazon buying LOTR to make a Series
Brinn

Replies: 60
Views: 8700

PostForum: J.R.R. Tolkien Forum   Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:17 am   Subject: BIG, EARLY NEWS: Amazon buying LOTR to make a Series
That quote from GRRM that Wayfriend posted above nails it. One is gritty and realistic and the other is more fairy tale fantasy. I hope it's good but it will never be able to match the tone of GoT a ...
  Topic: BIG, EARLY NEWS: Amazon buying LOTR to make a Series
Brinn

Replies: 60
Views: 8700

PostForum: J.R.R. Tolkien Forum   Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:59 pm   Subject: BIG, EARLY NEWS: Amazon buying LOTR to make a Series
Amazon is looking for it's version of GoT. Unfortunately, LotR will not be the solution. GoT has violence, sex and political intrigue. LOTR is geared to a much different audience and won't pick up ...
  Topic: Bakker's The Prince of Nothing series
Brinn

Replies: 321
Views: 46756

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:53 am   Subject: Bakker's The Prince of Nothing series
Good call Hiro. Forgot about not spoiling things for others.
  Topic: Bakker's The Prince of Nothing series
Brinn

Replies: 321
Views: 46756

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:23 am   Subject: Bakker's The Prince of Nothing series
I don't mind the dark ending. It's classic Bakker, a subversion of standard fantasy tropes.

I think I was expecting the No God to walk again all along. It's truly ballsy when looking at it from ...
  Topic: Bakker's The Prince of Nothing series
Brinn

Replies: 321
Views: 46756

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:29 pm   Subject: Bakker's The Prince of Nothing series
Page 2, second post. I also was less than pleased with ending. This could have been the finale to the best, most unique fantasy series ever conceived and written and I can't help but feel like it's ...
  Topic: Bakker's The Prince of Nothing series
Brinn

Replies: 321
Views: 46756

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:24 pm   Subject: Bakker's The Prince of Nothing series
Lol...Guess who Nil Sertrax is, the gentleman who wrote the question that prompted this response?!?!?!
  Topic: Bakker's The Prince of Nothing series
Brinn

Replies: 321
Views: 46756

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:53 am   Subject: Bakker's The Prince of Nothing series
Happy to help. ;^)
  Topic: Bakker's The Prince of Nothing series
Brinn

Replies: 321
Views: 46756

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:56 am   Subject: Bakker's The Prince of Nothing series
The Vile Angel is a summoned ciphrang known as Kalkaliol (sp?).
  Topic: Bakker's The Prince of Nothing series
Brinn

Replies: 321
Views: 46756

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:04 pm   Subject: Bakker's The Prince of Nothing series
The interludes with the Blind Slave etc. are utterly impenetrable. Totally confusing. What the hell?

The Blind slaver is Iyokus. Read it again with that in mind and it will be clearer.

Can't wa ...
  Topic: Bakker's The Prince of Nothing series
Brinn

Replies: 321
Views: 46756

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:05 am   Subject: Bakker's The Prince of Nothing series
Looking forward to your thoughts. There are a variety of opinions regarding the ending.
  Topic: Rick and Morty
Brinn

Replies: 8
Views: 2040

PostForum: TV Shows   Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:42 pm   Subject: Rick and Morty
Themes aren't sexual? I watch this with my son, who is 13, and occasionally an episode will push the boundaries. Can't recall the name of the episode but the one where Rick get's reunited with the h ...
  Topic: What fantasy/science fiction book are you reading RIGHT NOW?
Brinn

Replies: 7752
Views: 532793

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:24 pm   Subject: What fantasy/science fiction book are you reading RIGHT NOW?
The Unholy Consult...for the second time.

No way! How did you get an ARC?

Plus, how is it?

I have a friend from TSA who bought it and then sold it to me after he read it. We did the same thi ...
 
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