How defunding Planned Parenthood killed Star Wars' Old Republic

Thanks, that means a lot coming from one of the main ones hounding me lol but yeah i mean, i thought it’d be another youtube but with articles instead of videos, but i mean, educated people are my type of people.

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Fifties here.:slight_frown:

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Truly a sincere good luck on your future! And welcome.

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How did you find this forum? It would be interesting to know how someone who cares about history and research but is still at the start of their adulthood came here for the first time. Especially considering your statement that you thought it would be like YouTube.

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I honeslty can’t remember, clearly it was something Star Wars related, the “Defunding Planned Parenthood” + “Star Wars” both in the same sentence caught my attention right away, I live in Illinois, the governor wants to defund the clinics here so yeah, it peaked my interested

It was the first recommendation in the little articles sliding section, since it was the first i figured it was the common people’s entertainment that pushed it up so far and there would be more common people in the platform but clearly that isn’t the case

Edit: Leia & Does Vader know Leia is his daughter show up in my search history, but this article doesn’t appear again

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I think it says a lot about public attitudes toward reproductive health care that more people didn’t immediately notice that glaring plot hole.

If Anakin turned to the Dark Side because he had a premonition that Padme was going to die of an inflamed appendix then every theatergoer would immediately react with “What?? Are we seriously supposed to believe that’s a major risk in a society with advanced medical science?” But “dying in childbirth” seems like a totally legit fear and “total ignorance of a condition that should have been known from the very first prenatal checkup” doesn’t even get an explanation.

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Then most certainly stick around and contribute AND listen to us old farts… I think you’ll find it worth your time.

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I should have stayed in his thread for the popcorn.

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I’ll share mine!

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All we ask is that posts are in good faith: “I don’t agree with your argument, and here’s why” rather than “you’re an idiot for not agreeing with me”. Also, a facility with puns is useful.

You will learn a lot, and enjoy yourself if you stick around.

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I’ll certainly stick around lol and thanks for your patience with me and my over thinking of the article :sweat_smile:

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There’s plenty of us uneducated common people around here, too. :slight_smile:

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Omg lol okay :))

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It’s what keeps me here. A massive cross-section of mutants and no matter what your interest, someone will share it and few people will give you shit about it if they don’t.

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Who? Where? OH… you mean me! :wink:

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…and some of the “educated” types aren’t quite what you’d expect.

I work in forestry restoration these days. Tools, mud, weeds and bugs, for not a lot of money; very much blue collar. This is me at work:

I also have a doctorate in neuroscience, and undergrad qualifications in philosophy and history. Like a lot of the folks here, I’ve been and done quite a variety of unusual things.

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That’s a great pic. :slight_smile:

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He’s Anakin’s confidant, he’s a politician whose home planet is the place that they got married, and he can foresee the future.

I’m all for pointing out plot holes in Star Wars films and books, but that part actually makes sense.

While I agree that the whole point of that scene was to get Anakin to commit to turning to the Dark Side (and was planned by Palpatine specifically for that effect), Windu was nearly 800 years younger than Yoda, four feet taller, and was generally noted as an expert in lightsaber combat. I have no trouble believing that Windu could have won that fight (especially since Palpatine was defeated, in the end, by a one-handed, half-dead, wheezing cyborg).

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