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« Reply #4320 on: October 19, 2018, 05:23:08 pm »
And that 10% difference between the center and far-right is pretty consistent along the variety of questions.

It's a strong indicator that the centre-right has been radicalised, while the far-right have somewhat moderated their position, for the most part.  That fertile "populist right" ground between the two has seen a lot of cross-pollination over the years, while at the same time the American right, of both varieties, have been forging strong links with their European counterparts.

Incidentally, the UK attitude to immigration has been terrible for decades.  I would argue up until quite recently it has been a lot worse than the US, and it's been fed by decades of tabloid fear-mongering, that since 9/11 has steadily moved into the broadsheet press (Times, Telegraph, sometimes the Guardian or Observer).   Immigration was the wedge issue on which popular anti-EU sentiment was built, as evidenced by the Brexit debate's focus on "taking back control of our border" as opposed to "this will economically ruin us all".

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« Reply #4321 on: October 19, 2018, 05:43:21 pm »
The world's never going to be right again until people forget 9/11
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« Reply #4322 on: October 19, 2018, 11:45:53 pm »
Julian Assange sues Ecuador for 'violating his rights'

As per the article:

“The accusations against Ecuador come after a document was leaked earlier this week revealing a new set of house rules Assange must adhere to in London from December 1.

The memo, which was written in Spanish and first published by Ecuadorean website Codigo Vidrio, specifies that Assange must pay for his own expenses like food, medical and laundry, that visitors must have prior authorization, and that he must not only keep the spaces inside the embassy clean, but also take care of his cat. It also reiterates the position that he is not allowed to interfere in any other country's political matters.”

Here's the link: https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/19/uk/julian-assange-ecuador-intl/index.html


I think the idiom “biting the hand that feeds him” still applies, even if Ecuador is going to make Assange “pay for his own expenses like food,” starting December 1.

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« Reply #4323 on: October 19, 2018, 11:53:36 pm »
and that he must not only keep the spaces inside the embassy clean, but also take care of his cat.
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« Reply #4324 on: October 23, 2018, 03:54:20 am »
Well, this happened.

https://apple.news/Au-KjGa2jT-iEjChIcCvv4A

I am legitimately surprised that it took this long and yet ever happened at all. I figured it would have been all or nothing for this fucking swine.

I guess he’s letting us know where we’re heading. Barbed wire and ammunition futures truly are the smart investments, boys and girls.

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« Reply #4325 on: October 23, 2018, 09:01:21 am »
Well, this happened.

https://apple.news/Au-KjGa2jT-iEjChIcCvv4A

I am legitimately surprised that it took this long and yet ever happened at all. I figured it would have been all or nothing for this fucking swine.

I guess he’s letting us know where we’re heading. Barbed wire and ammunition futures truly are the smart investments, boys and girls.

Being a nationalist, he could always still appeal to the socialist demographic
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« Reply #4326 on: October 23, 2018, 12:50:59 pm »
Well, this happened.

https://apple.news/Au-KjGa2jT-iEjChIcCvv4A

I am legitimately surprised that it took this long and yet ever happened at all. I figured it would have been all or nothing for this fucking swine.

I guess he’s letting us know where we’re heading. Barbed wire and ammunition futures truly are the smart investments, boys and girls.

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« Reply #4327 on: October 23, 2018, 06:22:02 pm »
Well, this happened.

https://apple.news/Au-KjGa2jT-iEjChIcCvv4A

I am legitimately surprised that it took this long and yet ever happened at all. I figured it would have been all or nothing for this fucking swine.

I guess he’s letting us know where we’re heading. Barbed wire and ammunition futures truly are the smart investments, boys and girls.

Being a nationalist, he could always still appeal to the socialist demographic
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Well, that's hardly my fault.  I was just doing what I do, doing my little dance, singing my little song, you know?  And then Hirley0 got on the dance floor and said

SHAKE THAT
First ^  Then V

And I did.  I didn't feel like I had any choice.  Between P-Funk and Hirley0, I became the man reptillian menace I am today.

Bootsy Collins did this to me.

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« Reply #4328 on: October 27, 2018, 01:06:34 am »
https://apple.news/AIiTRuw_UQEKbWev4dBCocw

I can forget finding work, I suppose. I’m not Quality People enough to be able to keep any job I get.

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« Reply #4329 on: October 27, 2018, 03:07:54 am »
https://apple.news/AIiTRuw_UQEKbWev4dBCocw

I can forget finding work, I suppose. I’m not Quality People enough to be able to keep any job I get.

Thinking on this, it’s likely this will lead to a precipitous decrease in trans folks with housing. In other words: the vast majority of an entire minority demographic is about to be homeless. If the DOJ says that they’re not a protected class and the first state level lawsuit turns up with state protections not overriding federal law, the whole demographic might end up unemployed, nationwide, with very very limited exceptions.

This is genuinely apocalyptic for people like me. I’m still alive because other trans people have been sending me enough cash to stay afloat. I’m not alone in this, either, most of my friends can’t help me because they’re on someone else’s lifeline or they’re helping several other people already.

I predict a sudden rash of suicides in my demographic, with a long, fat tail. The more I think about this, the worse it gets.

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« Reply #4330 on: October 27, 2018, 11:21:31 pm »
https://apple.news/ATPTCHzuJRjKDSSJPW24cOw

On the bright side, in Azerbaijan, it’s possible that human equivalent intelligences regardless of physical provenance might have personhood. Yeah, yeah, it’s a PR stunt, but it’s a PR stunt that makes it more likely they’re granted rights automatically in that country at least.

This is a pretty middle of the road chatbot inside an uncanny valley body with some basic tasks it’s capable of, and poor motor skills. Imagine something with the intelligence level, ability to learn and motor skills of an average cat, and a robust chatbot front-end. You point at this thing and go “why can’t the new one have rights if that glorified telephone voice agent can?”

Strange Times indeed. The weirdest of all possible futures.

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« Reply #4331 on: October 28, 2018, 07:32:30 pm »
https://apple.news/AY3_xU7AHTRei-uLXd1jKMg

This isn’t concerning one bit. The timing is entirely innocent, as is just about everything to do with it. There is no way in hell anyone could get the idea that there’s a state of combat readiness in the neo-Nazi community. This is absolutely a re-enactment plane and in no way would ever potentially be used for any other purposes.

Put bluntly, the truth is way less concerning to me than the appearance is. I know what’s realistic, and I know what is going to create more fucking terror in a country where significant minorities already feel a loaded gun to the back of their head.

And so, while the chances are slim that it is the case, I am choosing to believe that the pilot is a neo-fascist in the absence of evidence to the contrary, because it will prepare me for how everyone else is going to react.