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The Secrets Forum / Re: Do impossible thoughts exist?
« on: January 20, 2017, 02:10:22 pm »
Mr. President,
Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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Bring and Brag / Re: Fun with funghi
« on: January 08, 2017, 03:57:45 pm »
Here's a pic I took of one. 

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Bring and Brag / Re: Fun with funghi
« on: January 08, 2017, 01:22:57 pm »
I've seen very little info about muscarine, but gobs about muscimol and ibotenic acid (and Santa Claus)

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Bring and Brag / Re: Fun with funghi
« on: January 08, 2017, 03:23:44 am »
I appreciate you chiming in - you're info jives with the research I've been doing.  Except your comment us the first I've heard about pissing oneself... Vomiting, sure...

Anyhow, I'm reluctant to try them because of the negative side effects... But I'm just so damn intrigued by their history I can't seem to quit picking at it if you follow me.

From what I understand it acts on the same receptors as alcohol so I expect a degree of similarity.

I've been comparing preparation methods and it seems like sun tea provides the best results. But I also think its wise to dry, grind and mix the entire harvest in order to homogenize the sample so to speak.

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Bring and Brag / Re: Fun with funghi
« on: January 07, 2017, 09:40:38 pm »
Cool.  I've recently learned that I have tons of amanita muscaria that pop up on my property every year.  They have quite an interesting history and I'm very tempted to try them.

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Quote
A new law in Michigan will prohibit local governments from banning, regulating or imposing fees on the use of plastic bags and other containers.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/12/30/yes-this-is-real-michigan-just-banned-banning-plastic-bags/?utm_term=.95e141d0ebb5

How many different levels up are possible? Can you pass a law banning banning banning plastics?

banning the banning of banning has already been banned. 

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Random complaint: I have been handy about the house since I was a kid, and have been fixing up old houses since 1998. I used to work for a company that specialized in old house restoration, I used to co-own a company that specialized in vintage hardware, and have done work on at least a dozen old houses. I specialized in vintage plumbing, but I am also fluent with electrical, framing, and basic finish carpentry. I can lay tile, and have taught others to lay tile. I used to, naively, think that the reason people invariably talk to me like I have no idea what I'm doing was because I was young. As I got older I thought they were underestimating my age, and therefore my experience. Now that I'm all old and gray-haired, it's impossible to ignore that it's just my vagina that leads people to talk to me like I am clueless and helpless around home improvement.

I'm so, so fucking sick of it.

In general, I'm sick of being talked to like I'm incompetent just because I'm female.

In general, I'm fucking sick of people underestimating women just because we have tits and vaginas.

My own household is an egalitarian dream, but as soon as I interact with people outside of our little paradise, it's back to being talked to like I'm a retarded version of a man.

I am horrified that this is the world I'm sending my daughters out into; a world where, by virtue of their sex, they will be treated as nincompoops by default.

Fuck all of this bullshit.

have you considered the possibility that people talk to you like you're an idiot, not because of your gender, but rather - most everybody is an idiot? 

not saying that's the case - but, you know - it's possible . . .

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The Secrets Forum / Re: Welcome to Discordia
« on: November 27, 2016, 09:19:09 am »

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: OOO
« on: August 09, 2016, 01:33:33 pm »
Objection!

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: OOO
« on: August 08, 2016, 10:52:27 pm »
seems like schrodinger (or his cat) might have something to say about it

Remember that Schrodinger put forth the cat analogy as a way of pointing out that quantum theory was garbage because a cat that's both alive and dead is insane what is wrong with you people.
Really?  I was not aware of that, dude

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: OOO
« on: August 08, 2016, 10:18:55 am »
seems like schrodinger (or his cat) might have something to say about it

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Dallas Police shootings
« on: July 09, 2016, 01:22:30 am »
Civilian, the technology is available and cheap, there is a culture of entitlement, the idea of using drones in hit and run bombings removes the accountability, maybe I am being alarmist, but the culture is there for another unibomber.

when my son was in Iraq, he said ISIS had more drone coverage than the Marines did.  Cheap from Amazon.com, easy to learn how to use.

weaponizing one would be a breeze.

Oh my god...

18 year old mounts a gun to a drone (i think he made one with a flame thrower, too)

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: June 29, 2016, 11:06:00 pm »
Scotland is a distinctly different place from england. That's what I personally mean by "country" The english are a lot unlike us. The land itself is totally different and inferior. There's some nice bits but it's basically a shithole. Wales is a bit better but still, it's a bit shite really. In terms of politics, it's a total clusterfuck with a semi-autonomous parliament full of entitled rich pricks, representing big money, locked in a squabbling contest with a bunch of entitled rich pricks down south, representing bigger money, over who gets what share of the skim.

Those wankers try to tell me I'm part of some "United Kingdom" of self interested bullshit power fuckery. I laugh. I'm scottish. I sincerely do not give a fuck.

4/5 Would read again  :lulz:

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: June 29, 2016, 09:56:58 pm »
Ok - I guess my confusion came from thinking (erroneously) that Scotland, et all were countries when they actually aren't.  Thanks for clarification

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: June 29, 2016, 05:37:54 pm »
Would someone mind explaining about UK vs England vs Great Britain vs Britain and why Scotland, N Ireland voted to stay but they are leaving EU anyway because England voted to leave or do I have that wrong?

Basically.

The United Kingdom is the whole thing: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland together (and Gibraltar).  Great Britain refers to the landmass which England, Wales and Scotland is on.

The referendum was a single, straight forward in/out vote among the entire population of the United Kingdom.

However, the polling and counting of the referendum was done at a constituency level, which allowed for counts of specific regions, cities and areas to be quickly made.

Because of its sheer population in comparison to the rest of the UK, England carried the "out" vote, even though in Northern Ireland and Scotland more people voted to remain in.  As the United Kingdom total vote is the one that counts, those regional preferences are in theory being discounted.

However, both Nothern Ireland and Scotland have special status under the UK Constitution, and a limited amount of devolved political power.  Because of this, they may be able to make their preferences stick in those areas, despite the overall vote in the UK going against them.

Ok, so - Scotland is a country, right?  England is a country, right?  So, what is the UK?  Also a country? Or, like, a mega-country?  I guess I don't see why EU and UK membership need be mutually exclusive

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