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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Odds on a war with Iran before 2013?
« on: March 07, 2012, 02:14:02 pm »
I have an overwhelming urge to grab people and scream "They're doing it again you stupid fuckers! This is YOUR fault!" at them over and over until they either ask me what I'm talking about or run away.

Actually, I resist these urges all too often, so I'll indulge myself in this time.

If you see no posts for the next few weeks assume I've been imprisoned somewhere and need assistance.

I also have a mild suspicion that Cain has access to a form of time travel.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Odds on a war with Iran before 2013?
« on: March 07, 2012, 12:39:41 pm »
"faint echoes"?

I've just had a bout of deja vu so hard it's made my eyes bleed.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: March 05, 2012, 01:54:30 am »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17252190

Not really worthy of a thread, given how inevitable it was really. So, PUTIN'S BACK BABY.
It is almost like he never left.


Given Russia's past of dealing with comrades for being ..... disloyal to mother Russia, I wonder if we may yet see dissent in Moscow?
Briefly, of course.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Odds on a war with Iran before 2013?
« on: March 05, 2012, 01:48:33 am »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17251279

Video linked within seems interesting, may be out of context.

The piece reads as a move to exert political pressure, which is a bit of a problem as, well, shit's still going down pretty much everywhere, constantly
Yet, the video is classic posturing - No action off the table, strong emphasis and pauses at all military mentions. It could be the Israel orientated audience, but my "Oh fuck, here we go again soon" sense is tingling.

Calling it now - The president that leads "The War on Terror" into to Pakistan is probably coming. Not today, but at this rate I'd say within the century.

To ensure fulfilment of said prophecy every and all future world leader is about to, and simultaneously likely to, invade Pakistan. They should be worried.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Can the UK actually defend the Falklands?
« on: March 05, 2012, 01:39:58 am »
This would partly lead me to think of it as a bout of sabre rattling, but if they've learnt from their mistakes and that analysis holds true it could get rather interesting.

Hells, I can conjecture half a dozen scenarios where if you really fucking wanted them, you'd get them.It all really depends on how much you care about the islanders and the world perception.

If it happened to escalate to any real degree, I'd suspect relatively little support from the EU, more a direct call to the USA. Again, it'd be interesting to see just how that request gets denied.

I also suspect that someone, somewhere, is waiting on a report of "How much oil if any". A bit of horrendous calculating later you get the literal profit of war.
In summary, find the chaps who do those sums. Questions must be asked and righteous beatings must occur.

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Which is certainly a concern. Investigation into most police corruption in the UK tends to be rather slow and ineffective. The IPPC could be seen as a bigger joke than the PCC. An important issue also here could be that while everyone acts busy condemning the PCC, the self regulation of police is left unchallenged and unchanged.

At least that seems to be what's occurring. I would imagine it serves media interests to say "we're sorry but we've changed.." speeches. It would leave any untouched sources free to do the same again which I would imagine to be inevitable.

The scale of this entire incident will probably never be truly known. I suppose it goes to show, if you go corrupt - Go BIG.

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At this rate I would actually be surprised if it is not every single mainstream paper. Many run remarkably similar stories on the same day, which would indicate to me the information being sold and re-sold. NI may be getting the heat now, but I'm pretty sure everyone else is going to be having a bad time by the end of this.

Apart from Private Eye. Hislop talking to the Levenson Enquiry was a lesson in class and how journalism should be conducted.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/hi/bbc_parliament/newsid_9640000/9640246.stm
(17th January for ease. I would not suggest looking at many others as the volume of obvious lies and outright retardation is incredible. Editors being unaware of the meaning of "ethics" springs to mind. That's editors, plural. The attitude of Dacre, chap who oversees the Daily Hate, I mean Mail was astonishingly arrogant. Good rage fuel if you need it I suppose)


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That's another problem too.

However, the situation we have at the moment includes most "leaders" already being independently wealthy and rather open to bribery. So very little would actually change really.

Fuck, back to the big board of plans.

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To briefly clarify this as it may have caused some confusion.

"Eventually people will begin to see the sense in paying any government official minimum wage and making them live in accommodation comparable to the average in their constituency"

I do not believe this is currently being pushed for in any country, anywhere. The notion derives from my own feeling that those who seek power are often the least qualified and adept to wield it. To my mind it seems logical to make power a burden, not a privilege.

Yes, yes, there are more problems than solutions, least of which is that it would require current law makers to essentially put themselves in the poor house, at least in the future.

I just like the idea of the world leaders earning minimum wage and living in the ghetto. Combine that with a Maximum wage initiative and I suspect the world would be a better place within a generation or two.

It can be nice to examine the ideal from time to time. The real tends to be pretty constant, the ideal invariably changes.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Picking Cain's Brains
« on: February 24, 2012, 06:40:50 pm »
I'll be honest and admit ignorance on the true capabilities of all three types, I was assuming there would have been advances on bio/chem simply due to how long they had been around. These could also play more into guerilla tactics which I would imagine Iran to come down to.

Still, lots more to research and read up on, many thanks.

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Cenk Uygar talks about war with Iran and how it stinks of idiocy. It like what Lenin said, you look for who will benefit and... uh... you know. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Uet6qsZpLo&feature=g-u-u&context=G25e86acFUAAAAAAABAA

Interesting video. Is there any truth to the claim that 7/10 US citizens believe Iran has nuclear weapons?

I suspect I am over-estimating the intelligence of humans again.

Totally unrelated,

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17145225

"The shareholders were paid 11m in dividends in that period. Ms Harrison, who is one of the five, received 87% of this, the public affairs committee heard this month."

This is a UK MP in charge of getting people back to work. Company currently being investigated for fraud, 9 arrests so far.
By the by, they've had major government contracts for several years, so this has potential to drag in some old faces. Previous and current government involved? I'm shocked.

Eventually people will begin to see the sense in paying any government official minimum wage and making them live in accommodation comparable to the average in their constituency.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Corruption in the Met
« on: February 24, 2012, 02:51:16 pm »
Corruption, almost certainly. Knowing a few freemasons personally, I'd say they get up to far more surreptitious shit than the criminals I know. As for having a grand secret agenda, most likely not. The object of membership is mainly business connections to line your own pocket as quickly as possible.

If the memberships have to be declared, where would one ask for this information? A FOI request somewhere seems to be wise. I could have a lot of fun with that list.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Picking Cain's Brains
« on: February 24, 2012, 02:28:20 pm »
Thanks Cain, Appreciate the perspective.

Looking at the U.S presidential candidates it seems to be an all party push to keep Obama where he currently sits. Assuming he gets another 4 years I'd guess "They" would be using this as a way to further push the "Iran is crazy" agenda. 10 years of pre-war prep sounds right considering how Iraq went. It would also be perfect for a Hawk candidate to get the AMERICA FUCK YEAH voters out.

Your point regarding nuclear weapons is fair. I still fail to understand the current fear of these when you can make chemical or biological weapons. Considering how much quicker and cheaper they are, it would seem remiss to not have at least a few stashed for a rainy day. Do they simply not have the needed horror value to instigate wars quickly? I really can't decide here as that was pretty much the case for Gulf #1 and #2.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Picking Cain's Brains
« on: February 18, 2012, 04:41:25 am »
Cain, Could I take a moment and ask for a current perspective on Libya? I believe it is close to a year since the start of the shift to whatever you'd currently call it at the moment? Militarization with a veneer?
 
With Syria and Iran still not doing anything particularly productive, and Israel being Israel, It'd be interesting to see predictions for the region for the coming year.

The current rounds of finger pointing about terrorist attacks makes it look like a fun year ahead. Last one to your deity is hell bound.

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I'll take that as high praise.

I'll spare you a lengthy biography and leave it as "Someone who is smart enough to know he's fucking stupid and should shut up more"

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