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Commentary: Controversy over a Endera s Gamea moot

There are 24 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from Oct 29, 2013, titled Commentary: Controversy over a Endera s Gamea moot. In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

Because of author Orson Scott Card's anti-gay marriage view, some have called for a boycott of the film.

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Since: Mar 09

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#1 Oct 30, 2013
He set to make MILLIONS in residuals.

Guess how he's going to spend them.

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Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#2 Oct 30, 2013
I'm looking forward to seeing this.

Since: Apr 08

Cleveland, OH

#3 Oct 30, 2013
A particular work of art can certainly be significant but the audience is perfectly within their rights to choose to ignore it if they don't want to support that particular artist.

Orson Scott Card has made it very clear he does not approve of LGBT citizens having any sort of equal rights and actively works to deny any rights we currently have. LGBT citizens and their supporters don't need to give Orson Scott Card a single penny.

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#4 Oct 30, 2013
It's even worse ... he's made clearly seditios comments.

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#5 Oct 30, 2013
*seditious
Buddy

Romania

#6 Oct 30, 2013
snyper wrote:
He set to make MILLIONS in residuals.
Guess how he's going to spend them.
Awesome!

Go Orson go!

WOO HOO!
Ezra

Dallas, TX

#8 Oct 30, 2013
I'll be going to see this movie with a large group of normal, decent folks!

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Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#9 Oct 30, 2013
Ezra wrote:
I'll be going to see this movie with a large group of normal, decent folks!
Lucky you !:)

I'll probably wind up with Democrats.:(
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#10 Oct 30, 2013
Ezra wrote:
I'll be going to see this movie with a large group of normal, decent folks!
Normal decent folks do not find mormons amusing
Sick of Bigots and Morons

San Francisco, CA

#11 Oct 30, 2013
Ezra wrote:
I'll be going to see this movie with a large group of normal, decent folks!
Yeah, a large group of small minds.
Buford

United States

#12 Oct 30, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Lucky you !:)
I'll probably wind up with Democrats.:(
ROFL!
Chance

Grove City, PA

#13 Oct 30, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Lucky you !:)
I'll probably wind up with Democrats.:(
LOL! You could go with me, Fa-Foxy. The Anti-Democrat.

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Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#14 Oct 30, 2013
Chance wrote:
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LOL! You could go with me, Fa-Foxy. The Anti-Democrat.
I'll go to Casa Grande to see it in 2 days.

(btw, did you see that story on the tv news about that pileup on I-10 in Arizona they been showin the past 2 days ?)

I went to the movie theatre in Casa Grande a few weeks ago to see "Captain Philips". It was very good and I recommend it.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#15 Oct 31, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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I'll go to Casa Grande to see it in 2 days.
(btw, did you see that story on the tv news about that pileup on I-10 in Arizona they been showin the past 2 days ?)
I went to the movie theatre in Casa Grande a few weeks ago to see "Captain Philips". It was very good and I recommend it.
Guess I can't make it to that. No vacation coming up. Hope you have a good time.

I did the story about that pileup. Horrifying. I hope you were not in the middle of that.

I plan to see "Captain Phillips." Also want to see Gravity.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#16 Oct 31, 2013
Chance wrote:
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Guess I can't make it to that. No vacation coming up. Hope you have a good time.
I did the story about that pileup. Horrifying. I hope you were not in the middle of that.
I plan to see "Captain Phillips." Also want to see Gravity.
I wasn't in that pileup, but I travel that same stretch of I-10, which is near Picacho Peak each Sunday on my way to and from church. I have never encountered bad conditions on I-10 tho, there or anywhere else.

But I have another story for you. And being born and raised n New York, I was SHOCKED when I saw this:

About 6 months ago, i was traveling that very same stretch of I-10 on my way home, and I cold see a little bit of smoke in the distance. I assumed it was just a small brush fire, and didn't pay much attention to it.

I got off I-10 traveling to my home, and I could see the smoke in the distance was darker and heavier, and north of me now, which meant that I would probably pass by the fire, and see what was burning.

I rapidly approached the source of the fire (unlike New York, the speed limit here is 75 MPH), and I could see flames up ahead. Soon I was right across the street of a home in flames. A man was frantically trying to save his belongings, but the house was fully engulfed. The road was only set about 30 feet from the main highway, so it certainly wasn't in the boonies or inaccessible.

But there was NOBODY there but me, and this poor man trying to save his stuff. I pulled over and called 911, and reported the location of the fire. The fire department was only about 4 miles away, and the 911 operator I spoke to said they would send someone.

About 5 minutes went by,and I called 911 again, as nobody had showed up yet. not the police, sheriff's deputies, nor the firemen. The 911 operator said to me that she had just spoken to me a few minutes ago, and they would send someone.

After about another 7 minutes, with NO emergency lights or sirens nearby, I called 911 a THIRD time. This time the operator said to me: "We're not sending anybody." I WAS SHOCKED ! "What do you mean, you're not sending anybody ?! No police ? 1 No firemen ?!" I said. "No," she replied. I said "What are you going to do ? Let this poor man's house burn to the ground ?!" "Yes," the 911 operator said.

And that's exactly what happened. The house was fully engulfed, and there was nothing I could so, so I continued on my way home which was about 15 miles north.

I'm from Long Island, and if you have a small fire in a garbage an, they will send 3 trucks and 15 fireman for one tiny fire.

I was shocked that calling 911 resulted in NOBODY showing up at all. How did they know that there was not someone trapped in the house or injured or dead if they didn't come to investigate ?

The next day I made some phone calls to find out why nobody showed up to put this man's house fire out.

It seems..... that in certain areas in Arizona, including come areas near me (but not inside the city limits where I live), in order to have the services of a fire department for fire protection for your home or other property, you MUST PAY A PRIVATE COMPANY IN ADVANCE for those fire protection services.

I NEVER heard of such a thing.

So they let the poor man's house burn to the ground.:( I think that really stinks. The house was completely razed. Nothing more than 4 inches high there now.

And I watched this guy frantically trying to save his belongings, and nobody would help him. Not the police, nor the fire dept, not ANYBODY !:( It was a fully engulfed inferno when I got there, so there was nothing I could do. Otherwise I would have tried to help this poor man.

If you're interested, this happened at 15380 State Route 87 in Eloy, Arizona at 32.7392,-111.51595 on March 19, 2013 at 7.24pm (if you want to look it up on Google Earth or Google Maps).

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Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#17 Oct 31, 2013
Chance wrote:
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Guess I can't make it to that. No vacation coming up. Hope you have a good time.
I did the story about that pileup. Horrifying. I hope you were not in the middle of that.
I plan to see "Captain Phillips." Also want to see Gravity.
"Captain Philips" is well worth seeing.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#18 Oct 31, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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I wasn't in that pileup, but I travel that same stretch of I-10, which is near Picacho Peak each Sunday on my way to and from church. I have never encountered bad conditions on I-10 tho, there or anywhere else.

If you're interested, this happened at 15380 State Route 87 in Eloy, Arizona at 32.7392,-111.51595 on March 19, 2013 at 7.24pm (if you want to look it up on Google Earth or Google Maps).
That is horrible and totally shocking. It wouldn't happen where I live because the fire departments aren't set up that way. It seems to me that is a deplorable way for things to be. Maybe someone would simply overlook the bill to pay for fire service or maybe they couldn't afford it. And someone could have been trapped in the fire. I would have found that whole thing very distressing. Was the man able to get much out? I hope there were no animals in the house.

Regarding the pile up, we have them happen here, too, but for an entirely different reason. They happen in snow squalls that suddenly reduce visibility to nothing. I have been caught in squalls like that, but fortunately not on the interstate. It is frightening enough on a country road.

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Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#19 Oct 31, 2013
Chance wrote:
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That is horrible and totally shocking. It wouldn't happen where I live because the fire departments aren't set up that way. It seems to me that is a deplorable way for things to be. Maybe someone would simply overlook the bill to pay for fire service or maybe they couldn't afford it. And someone could have been trapped in the fire. I would have found that whole thing very distressing. Was the man able to get much out? I hope there were no animals in the house.
Regarding the pile up, we have them happen here, too, but for an entirely different reason. They happen in snow squalls that suddenly reduce visibility to nothing. I have been caught in squalls like that, but fortunately not on the interstate. It is frightening enough on a country road.
Well, as I said, I'm from Long Island, which has a few hundred fire departments, all volunteer except for 3 I think, and if you hav a fire in a garbage cam they will send 3 trucks and 15 guys without even you askin.

So the fact that I was told by the 911 operator that they would not send anyone, and let the house burn down, which they did, was unbelievable to me. It simply would not happen anywhere in New York State.

I live in a small city, so I called the and asked, and they said I'm covered by them for fire protection.

The private company that provides fire protection to that area, as well as ambulance service is a company called "RURAL-METRO". When I looked into this, this was teh first tie I ever heard of them. But just a couple of months ago (about July I tink) they declared bankruptcy. So I don't know what people here are going to do about fire protection and ambulance service.

I live in a small city of about 9000 people so its not like I live in the boonies here.

As far as taht pile-up on I-10 near Picacho Peak, it was on the national news for 2 days. I heard there were 3 people killed, 19 injured, and 21 vehicles involved.

I take that exact route at least once a week, to go to church on Sundays, but I never saw bad weather there, nor any bad wrecks. Certainly nothing like that. They said they had I-10 closed down there for 10 hours while they cleared the wreckage and did the investigation. And that's really the only road between Phoenix & Tucson.

But ya can't beat the weather here !:) sposed to be in the 80's here the next few days.:)

(For people here who are going to be annoyed by this post, please don't read it. Thank You for your expected coöperation.:))

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Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#20 Oct 31, 2013
And I got the diaresis in there !:)
Chance

Grove City, PA

#21 Nov 1, 2013
Hey, Foxy, I think everybody else has abandoned this story. We can talk about other things all we want - The Evil One, storms, cats, whatever.

I live in a small town, too, and I think our fire department is adequate. The surrounding areas all have their own volunteer fire companies. When really big fires happen, they help each other. The only homes that seem to not have adequate coverage are the ones that are way out and down dusty country lanes. There are no fire hydrants and limited property access. Some of the Amish homes are like that. Sometimes they burn to the ground.

Believe it or not, I rather like our weather here. I love to watch the changing seasons and would really miss that if I lived in a placed like Arizona. Even the bitter winters have their charms. I especially love deeply cold nights when the snow is so frozen it glistens. In the light of the moon or even street lights, it can look like the ground is sprinkled with diamonds. Of course, I do not like driving in it. After all these years, that still scares me.

How long have you been in AZ, and what took you there?

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