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She won't see you here, either, MMIX.

hence my edit

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Lol, No. What I actually said was that the idiot cyclist was probably bitching to all his on-line connections about this woman who bawled him out on a junction when he was patently in the right. I then had a fun evening walking around the junction on google earth because i'd never really tried it before, but if you prefer your version, no harm no foul.



I tried to pm this but apparently you still have me on ignore

ETA Which just goes to prove that I really am the idiot I was always told I was.

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for those of you watching in black and white Spurs are in the all-yellow strip

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The Democrats have Hillary Clinton (a relatively conservative, pro-rich people, pro-foreign-intervention former senator and secretary of state) and Bernie Sanders (a self-declared socialist and old man). The Republicans have 8 million candidates, all of whom are varying degrees of insane.

Shit and derision! Apparently we have become the 51st state, just nobody was impolite enough to tell us yet

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK general election 2015
« on: May 16, 2015, 07:00:44 pm »
Jim Murphy actually seemed pretty reasonable the one time I saw him on Question Time.

But really, he had to lay his head on the chopping block. He couldn't stay on with the result he got when Milliband left after increasing the vote.

Our contemporary obsession with demanding sepukku at the drop of a hat for anything less that total success just makes my teeth itch, is all. Oh, except for business leaders, they get a free pass for some godforsaken reason.

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I always thought any type of labor for private companies by prisoners was a choice. I thought it worked a little like this:

Prisoner has a 4 year sentence. But, if he does some labor work for any of the various companies that offer it through the prison, he can earn anything from privileges, to the label of "good behavior," and possibly small amounts of money (Or prison currency (Cigarettes, right? Too many shows/movies?)). But at the end of the day, he could also choose to just sit in his cell and serve his sentence.

Nope.

Quote from: Wikipedia "Penal Labor in the USA"
Over the years, the courts have held that inmates may be required to work and are not protected by the constitutional prohibition against involuntary servitude.[11] They have also consistently held that inmates have no constitutional right to compensation and that inmates are paid by the "grace of the state.”[11] Under the Federal Bureau of Prisons, all able-bodied sentenced prisoners were required to work, except those who participated full time in education or other treatment programs or who were considered security risks.[11] Correctional standards promulgated by the American Correctional Association provide that sentenced inmates, who are generally housed in maximum, medium, or minimum security prisons, be required to work and be paid for that work.[11] Some states require, as with Arizona, all able-bodied inmates to work.[12]

With that catchy national anthem
. . .
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the land of the free and the home of the slave
or something like that

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The arguments may be unpacked, but they're only nuanced in a relative sense when compared to the Twitter storm.

But then, tumblr.

Yeah. It probably tells you more about my current adverse reaction to the screeching morass of puerile obscenity which is masquerading as discussion on the intersnot. You're both right QG and Cain. "Nuanced" actually requires more nuance. Mea culpa.

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In other news, Joss Whedon is a sexist pig and piece of shit:

https://imgur.com/a/il1rT

Yes, we've reached the point where self-described feminist creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is sexist.

Dunno if you're actually interested in the background but I came across this today which gives a much more nuanced view of where some of this shit is coming from.
http://laureljupiter.tumblr.com/post/118320729761/laureljupiter-im-looking-at-screenshots-of-this

Not exactly seeing the nuance here.

That would be nuanced in the sense of not relying on screeching banshee internet fury and unspoken arguments. This one actually unpacks her arguments. Hence the "nuanced" comment.

ETA Also I personally found some of this informative from the POV that my love of Joss comes from Buffy, Angel and Firefly. I found it interesting to see the development of the growing disconcertion [is that even a word?] in feminist quarters [which I have long since ceased to visit personally] as worth drawing attention to if people are interested in what is causing so much shit to fly. YMMV

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK general election 2015
« on: May 16, 2015, 01:25:25 pm »
And there goes Jim Murphy http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-politics-32726692
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Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy will quit the post next month, after tabling reform plan, he tells press conference

I'm getting really pissy now; that only one I actually wanted to see the back of was that tosspot Cameron  :evilmad:

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In other news, Joss Whedon is a sexist pig and piece of shit:

https://imgur.com/a/il1rT

Yes, we've reached the point where self-described feminist creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is sexist.


Dunno if you're actually interested in the background but I came across this today which gives a much more nuanced view of where some of this shit is coming from.
http://laureljupiter.tumblr.com/post/118320729761/laureljupiter-im-looking-at-screenshots-of-this

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A Trojan ship.  :fap:

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Wow. Just Wow. That sort of pain stays with you. Sympathy Dok.

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 :mittens: this is magnificent ^
 

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: No Obama moment for the Labour Party
« on: May 15, 2015, 02:54:53 pm »
Yeah its not like you'd find a politician over here dead in a car with a bullet in his head, with important documents taken and and burglarized from his office.

Only in that crazy Nigeria place would such things occur.

You may well be the finest light comedy writer of your generation, you know.


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Aneristic Illusions / No Obama moment for the Labour Party
« on: May 15, 2015, 02:30:29 pm »
So the first runner has pulled out of the fight for the poisoned chalice that is the leadership of the Labour Party. My money says someone had a good dig into Chuka Umunna's dad's death. Who would want to be a politician, eh?

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In a recent interview, he said: ‘There was a lot of speculation in Nigeria. He was a well-known  figure. I don’t really want to go  into it, but things in Nigeria don’t operate like here.
‘It’s not like you’re going to get an official post mortem or a proper police investigation.’


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2180339/Bennett-Umunna-death-Labour-MPs-father-killed-mysterious-car-crash-refusing-pay-bribes.html#ixzz3aDXUF9ly
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I'm not satisfied with the amount of Rockstar in my Rockstar brand energy drink.

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