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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: A new currency.
« on: April 15, 2014, 06:46:44 pm »
Oh wow, that is going somewhere.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Can we get another Cain reading dump?
« on: April 15, 2014, 12:12:11 pm »
Anyone got any other suggestions or are we running with "Problem of Punishment" for the first one?

Also, new thread or keep it in here?
Problem of Punishment has my vote.

Same thread but change the title?

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Can we get another Cain reading dump?
« on: April 14, 2014, 06:45:11 pm »
I've got 100% and will be seeding for a while longer.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Financial fuckery thread
« on: April 14, 2014, 12:13:34 pm »
Wouldn't it be hilarious if many countries decide to legalize weed for monetary gain but it backfires and drug use rates drop?

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Hmmm, it is difficult to compare two so disparate and ill-defined hypotheticals.
Situation A depends on the people that take care of the kid afterwards, if those are good at that sort of thing then this is the better option, if not then not.
Situation B depends on the way the not-suiciding parent handles the stress. Common responses to extreme stress are stupidity and violence.



Table to illustrate the situation where 1 is best and 4 is worst.
                     Context:              Good          Bad
Situation:
A                                                2             4             
B                                                1             3                 

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Oh, they are on a hilarious anti-masturbation tear lately. Them and the Jehovah's Witnesses. I don't know if that particular image is genuine (I kind of doubt it) but they do say some funny shit.

You know...  You'd think they'd be all for taking care of your own business.  After all, no contraceptives needed, one would think consent would rarely be debated, and abortions due to this would be rare, statistically speaking.  Also, low odds of passing on STD's.  (Except Roger, he'd mutate new ones to inflict upon Tuscon via the aquaduct.  On purpose.)
I think your idea of their goals is inaccurate.

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Y'alls lives are full of suckage. So is mine but at least i planted some peas, lettuce, watermelon and unknown seeds today. Also, I started a new hermetically sealed (half-assed sealing as usual) bottle-ecology today. This time i am using morning glory instead of strawberry because strawberry does not respond well to enclosed spaces and the hardware store had morning glory seeds. The unknown seeds i planted came from my mom, the bottle said "Parsley (?), Marjoram or Opium." I have no idea how she couldn't tell what was in teh bottle because i am pretty sure those plants have quite distinct looks.

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I missed this the first time around!
AYEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAH!!!!

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Seriously, have a read around it:
https://firstlook.org/theintercept/article/2014/03/07/nsa-advice-columnist-seriously/

Quote
What if the National Security Agency had its own advice columnist? What would the eavesdroppers ask about?

You don’t need to guess. An NSA official, writing under the pen name “Zelda,” has actually served at the agency as a Dear Abby for spies. Her “Ask Zelda!” columns, distributed on the agency’s intranet and accessible only to those with the proper security clearance, are among the documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. The columns are often amusing – topics include co-workers falling asleep on the job, sodas being stolen from shared fridges, supervisors not responding to emails, and office-mates who smell bad. But one of the most intriguing involves a letter from an NSA staffer who complains that his (or her) boss is spying on employees.

In the letter, which Zelda published in a column on September 9, 2011, the employee calls himself “Silenced in SID” – referring to the Signals Intelligence Directorate, the heart of the NSA’s surveillance operations. Zelda’s column, headlined “Watching Every Word in Snitch City,” offers an ironic insight into a spy agency where the spies apparently resent being spied upon.
MWHAHAHAA THAT IS HILARIOUS!
Thanks for the link, bookmarking when i get home.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Financial fuckery thread
« on: April 11, 2014, 07:14:54 am »
I wish I did have actual numbers to compare to the general population. Because of stories like this one:

http://politicalblindspot.com/bank-ceo-assassinated-in-parking-garage/
If only we had some people with researching skills that look up these interesting and new things for us.
I would gladly pay for some paper object filled with this kind of thing.
Because they are filled with new and interesting facts we could maybe call them interestingpapers?
I have heard legends of such things existing in the past, the people that did this kind of work were called journalists or something like that.

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I just found out that my PSU bill for 5 credits is more than $2k.

I guess I'm selling my car.

5 credits total or 5 classes? If you can sneak it one more credit somehow you can qualify for federal aid, because that's less than half-time enrollment otherwise.

Pretty sure she said 5 credits.  Pretty sure that's not all she's taking.

Yeah. I do, in fact, understand what words mean when I say them.
:lol:
You keep forgetting that that is extraordinary.

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It's only murder if they find a body.

What?  I occasionally like to spout random facts about the legal system.
Not here.
Wait, you can get convicted for killing someone who isn't dead at all but merely buggered off to Istanbul?
How about murdering fictional characters?

Yeah, and people have thereafter shown up and here's someone rotting in prison.

FUN FACT ABOUT THE US JUSTICE SYSTEM:  Just because someone else is found to have committed the crime and is convicted OR the guy was never murdered in the first place DOES NOT mean an automatic out for the poor bastard who was falsely convicted.  In fact, in at least one case that I know of, the DA fought the overturning of a conviction along those lines.
...
I offer my condolences to you and your countrymen.

We're mildy brain damaged, so we mostly don't notice this sort of shit.
Heh, we aren't exactly sane either:
The average voter for our currently biggest political party PVV says "All Morrocans should go back to Istanbul!"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjhxlHCvTLc

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It's only murder if they find a body.

What?  I occasionally like to spout random facts about the legal system.
Not here.
Wait, you can get convicted for killing someone who isn't dead at all but merely buggered off to Istanbul?
How about murdering fictional characters?

Yeah, and people have thereafter shown up and here's someone rotting in prison.

FUN FACT ABOUT THE US JUSTICE SYSTEM:  Just because someone else is found to have committed the crime and is convicted OR the guy was never murdered in the first place DOES NOT mean an automatic out for the poor bastard who was falsely convicted.  In fact, in at least one case that I know of, the DA fought the overturning of a conviction along those lines.
...
I offer my condolences to you and your countrymen.

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It's only murder if they find a body.

What?  I occasionally like to spout random facts about the legal system.
Not here.
Wait, you can get convicted for killing someone who isn't dead at all but merely buggered off to Istanbul?
How about murdering fictional characters?

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