HeavenIsOtherDogs t1_iu767ah wrote

Same here but my understanding is the one of the purposes of a blue/green screen is a computer can cut everything of that color out leaving you with only the foreground that you can then paste on top of any background you want.

It's how they did school pictures back in the 80s/90s, photographed you against a static backdrop then edited it on top of lasers or w/e.


HeavenIsOtherDogs t1_iu290mk wrote

“There’s no point in acting surprised about it. All the planning charts and demolition orders have been on display at your local planning department in Alpha Centauri for 50 of your Earth years, so you’ve had plenty of time to lodge any formal complaint and it’s far too late to start making a fuss about it now. … What do you mean you’ve never been to Alpha Centauri? Oh, for heaven’s sake, mankind, it’s only four light years away, you know. I’m sorry, but if you can’t be bothered to take an interest in local affairs, that’s your own lookout. Energize the demolition beams.”

― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


HeavenIsOtherDogs t1_itvg4zs wrote

“As soon as the land of any country has all become private property, the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed and demand a rent even for its natural produce. The wood of the forest, the grass of the field, and all the natural fruits of the earth, which, when land was in common, cost the labourer only the trouble of gathering them, come, even to him, to have an additional price fixed upon them. He must then pay for the licence to gather them, and must give up to the landlord a portion of what his labour either collects or produces. This portion, or, what comes to the same thing, the price of this portion, constitutes the rent of land, and in the price of the greater part of commodities, makes a third ” - Adam Smith

"The interest of the landlord is always opposed to the interests of every other class in the community. His situation is never so prosperous, as when food is scarce and dear: whereas, all other persons are greatly benefited by procuring food cheap." - David Ricardo

“And this is the economic constitution of our entire modern society: the working class alone produces all values. For value is only another expression for labour, that expression, namely, by which is designated, in our capitalist society of today, the amount of socially necessary labour embodied in a particular commodity. But, these values produced by the workers do not belong to the workers. They belong to the owners of the raw materials, machines, tools, and money, which enable them to buy the labour-power of the working class. Hence, the working class gets back only a part of the entire mass of products produced by it. And, as we have just seen, the other portion, which the capitalist class retains, and which it has to share, at most, only with the landlord class, is increasing with every new discovery and invention, while the share which falls to the working class (per capita) rises but little and very slowly, or not at all, and under certain conditions it may even fall.” - Karl Marx

“The businessman is only tolerable so long as his gains can be held to bear some relation to what, roughly and in some sense, his activities have contributed to society.” - John Maynard Keynes


HeavenIsOtherDogs t1_it3p2z6 wrote

CTPublic scheduled them before anyone RSVP'ed. Trying to shame them into showing up I guess.

edit: To further add

> The campaign of Gov. Ned Lamont agreed Friday to two televised debates with Republican Bob Stefanowski, half the number of head-to-head contests between the duo in 2018 when they competed for an open seat.

> This year, at least five broadcasters offered to host debates, including WFSB on Oct. 6, News 12 on Oct. 25, and CPTV with the League of Women Voters on Oct. 27.



HeavenIsOtherDogs t1_it3ojai wrote

Sort of. Lamont and Stefanowski already debated a few weeks ago. Blumenthal and Levy are scheduled to debate in 2 weeks.

This was a debate scheduled by 2 other organizations. The candidates never agreed to it, they just turned down the invitation offered.

They are debating, just not this one. And if you wanted to hold your own debate next week and invite them they'd probably turn you down too.

League of Women Voters is a credible organization and turning them down isn't great but this isn't all together terrible.