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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: December 08, 2018, 07:53:07 pm »
I wasn’t entirely sure if I was misremembering the potato famine being essentially genocide... guess I wasn’t.
Its a common belief that the one million people who died was entirely due to the potato blight, during the same period farmers were forced at gunpoint to export their crops. It's hard to say how many lives could have been saved if they had been able to use the food themselves, but they are deaths that could have been avoided.
Genocide is too strong a word for it, but there is a responsibility on the UK for many of those deaths.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/books/was-the-famine-genocide-by-the-british-28954929.html

It's not even a thing people talk about other than die hard shinner nationalists, but its those kind of feelings Patel's tone deaf comments illicit.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: December 08, 2018, 06:02:10 pm »
It's either ignorance of her history and the role Britain played in the Irish famine, or a deliberate sneering comment about what was effectively a genocide.

She is correct that if the UK has food shortages we will too (banana's oranges, and imported foods) come on frieight from the UK.
But what makes her comment even funnier are two things:
1) The UK imports 50% of it's food, guess where most of that comes from.
2) https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2017-food-security/

The second is, fuck her, she is putting me in a position where I am given to my baser instinct of reveling at the thought of food shortages in the UK out of spite, which is unfair to the millions of people are aren't fucking monsters like her.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: December 06, 2018, 07:48:36 pm »
The three amendments last night (provided the EU says the UK can withdraw article 50 unilaterally) could allow ministers to cancel brexit if they thought there was no other outcome then "No Deal"
Then the UK could stay, and blame the EU forever (which they were probably going to do anyway).

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: December 06, 2018, 10:54:56 am »
TM finally lost that last fingernail grip on reality and is going to declare herself Lord protector and take on dictatorial powers?

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Apple Talk / Re: Seriously, NOW where is the Youtube thread?
« on: December 06, 2018, 10:49:53 am »
Ireland hasn't contributed much to music this decade, but this gives an insight into the uh... rich... cultural... heritage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljPFZrRD3J8&index=29&list=RDjcNuxNLN3yM
 

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UNLIMITED 2018 Midterm Thread.
« on: December 04, 2018, 04:40:38 pm »
It's not clear if the new incoming legislature would have the votes needed to overturn the rule change.
So basically they lose the seat so they gimp the position until they win it back and then restore the power? I've never seen this kind of thing done so openly, are they desperate or do they just not care. Has trump normalised this kind of behavior?

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UNLIMITED 2018 Midterm Thread.
« on: December 04, 2018, 04:34:16 pm »
Fucking hell, can that be blocked or undone once the governor takes his seat?

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UNLIMITED 2018 Midterm Thread.
« on: December 04, 2018, 04:13:28 pm »
Can someone explain the power grab in wisconson to me?

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: November 28, 2018, 09:22:42 pm »
The Orange One said this:

“One of the problems that a lot of people like myself, we have very high levels of intelligence, but we’re not necessarily such believers.”

I mean... that's straight newsfeed material, if I'm being honest.
The opposite of a problem.
I don't even see what he is getting at here, "it would all be better if we just pretended it was"

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Simulated reality
« on: November 27, 2018, 07:23:08 pm »
One of the weird things about the simulation hypothesis is that if it's true, then our lives have objective meaning

Also, a simulated universe is definitely the product of intelligent design.


checkmate, atheists and absurdists

ME: I am more then just a data point in a bell curve.
GOD: Don't make me tap the graph.

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Apple Talk / Re: Postergasm Brainstorm
« on: November 20, 2018, 05:32:20 pm »
On topic:

"Admit it, you've always laughed at these bastards."
I like this.

Makes me think of this corruption of Voltaire:

I have never made but one prayer to Eris, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
In retrospect this was not the wisest request I have made.

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Apple Talk / Re: Postergasm Brainstorm
« on: November 19, 2018, 05:05:42 pm »
In these trying weird times it is important to remember what is important to us:
SLACK OFF!

Compassion and empathy are the new black

The revolution will not appear in your news feed.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: November 16, 2018, 10:21:43 am »
If it was close I wouldn't be surprised if May had 5-10 of her own supporters put them in, who would then vote in support.
If she wins a contest it is a full year before they can call it again.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: November 15, 2018, 07:02:54 pm »
He knew she wouldn't go for it, but its easier to justify saying he wont take the job by asking that.
Doesn't like like the 1922 got the numbers, if they don't by morning there's nothing that will push them to. Fear of Corbyn and no deal / no brexit might be keeping them from doing it.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: November 15, 2018, 02:59:54 pm »
I worry that I have must been drinking the nationalist cool aid that is going around europe, two years ago I didnt have strong feelings on a united Ireland. If I start complaining about foreigners take me out and shoot me.

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