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Haven't happy endings become mostly a thing of the past these days?
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Is that because they became cliche or because our heroes have disappointed us so much?
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Could it be that adopting a cynical pose has become more and more fashionable as the average maturity level drops?
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Interesting. Can you explain how cynicism and immaturity go together?
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Don't kids always try to hide their naivete and insecurity behind a veneer of hep cynicism?
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That makes sense. The most mature people I know are invariably optimistic.

How optimistic are you that this upcoming presidential election will go smoothly?
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Pretty optimistic. Don't you think the media are exaggerating the danger?
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Is the danger exaggerated when the President is on record saying that he won't accept the results of mail balloting?
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Do you think it matters whether he accepts it or not?
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Didn't he tell the "proud boys" during the debate to "stand by"? Doesn't that imply they're gearing up for civil unrest?
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Do you think a couple of hundred Millennial rednecks can keep The Donald in power?
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I guess I was thinking about his 63 million voters in 2016, not a couple hundred rednecks.

If someone could go back in time and assassinate a young Hitler, would it prevent WW2 or would some other con-man lead Germany into the same war and holocaust?
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Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:05 am
I guess I was thinking about his 63 million voters in 2016, not a couple hundred rednecks.
And 99% of them are just normal voters who have no interest in civil unrest or staging a revolution over The Donald.
If someone could go back in time and assassinate a young Hitler, would it prevent WW2 or would some other con-man lead Germany into the same war and holocaust?
Given that WW2 was just a continuation of WW1, it was probably inevitable, but not on that scale-- but wouldn't going back in time and assassinating Hitler a hundred years later result in orders of magnitude more deaths than leaving it all alone?
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...wouldn't going back in time and assassinating Hitler a hundred years later result in orders of magnitude more deaths than leaving it all alone?
But if you have time travel ability, couldn't you keep trying and tweaking past events until you get it right?
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Wouldn't it be impossible to change the timeline so drastically without wiping out billions of lives?
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Wouldn't we use our time machine to tweak past events so that lives were saved? For example, saving 6 million holocaust survivors might conceivably mean 50 million more people would be alive today, assuming the survivors went on to have children who then had their own children, etc.
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But what about the Butterfly Effect? Most of those survivors, plus all the people who weren't killed in the war this time, would marry people who had married other people in the original timeline and have different kids-- that means millions of kids and their descendants would be wiped out. By eighty years later, wouldn't most of those living today never have been born, even though the overall population is about the same?
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Would you say that almost every human being butterfly affects people on a regular basis? When you drove to HQ last week, you politely let someone pull in front of you, an action that placed them in a good mood, which led to them having an amorous evening with their partner, which led to a pregnancy, which led to that baby becoming the 53rd President of the United States.
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Would that make me responsible for child support?
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:lol:

Imagine all the potential litigation of being responsible for countless Butterfly Effect accidents, pregnancies, and deaths.

How might a Twilight Zone episode use the Butterfly Effect in an episode?
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How about one of those sparsely furnished future Dystopias that they used to do, and in this one people can be sued for damages for wrongful Butterfly Effects?
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^That's perfect :D

Do you know that about once a year, The Wife wakes up in the morning and elbows me in the ribs because I did something bad in her dreams?
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Do you feel lucky that it's only once a year? :lol:
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Shouldn't I be concerned that she confuses dreams for reality?
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Is there anybody who doesn't do that?
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