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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: October 17, 2018, 12:47:57 pm »
Looks like it is working again, sorry to disappoint.

On the plus side, this down time likely interrupted no less than 200 new Nazi/incel/Qanon videos from being uploaded.


Hey, remember when we thought ISIS was our biggest threat?

(well, not you Cain, I meant people who don't pay attention)

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: October 16, 2018, 08:33:05 pm »
So, the left-wing screeching about the dems has reached new levels on social media.  Apparently, if you vote to stop the redneck trash in the GOP, you are literally the next Hitler.

Do your part, America.  Shove a progressive down a manhole today.

What’s this now?

I just had - and I'm not kidding, here - some raging berner tell me that he isn't voting this year because Bernie never even got a chance to run for the ticket.

I mean, nobody did.  IT'S NOT A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION YEAR.

I hate everyone.  I hate everyone and I demand a return of the Spanish flu.

I wish people would stop ruining the term "progressive".  I mean, it's getting to be the same reaction when I tell people I'm a Discordian -- there are far too many assholes who don't get it, giving it a bad name.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: October 16, 2018, 07:54:42 pm »
So, the left-wing screeching about the dems has reached new levels on social media.  Apparently, if you vote to stop the redneck trash in the GOP, you are literally the next Hitler.

Do your part, America.  Shove a progressive down a manhole today.


Is this about Warren's DNA test fiasco?

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: October 12, 2018, 03:48:47 pm »
It's a weird feeling to see politics actually working the way it was intended, i.e. resolving disputes without too much bloodshed.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Reality Safari: Gurdjieff
« on: October 11, 2018, 07:46:11 pm »
I'm not sure where this is going, but as a drummer and a dancer, you're learning "isolations".  The brain can separate body movements 'independently'.  Of course, the brain is doing all the work, but it's now in charge of independent conscious movements, in the same way it's in charge of independent unconscious movements.

It's not conceptually hard, as we walk and use our cell phones without thinking about how the brain is doing both of them without a hitch.  But when we try to force it along a pattern its not used to, sure.

But I can move all my limbs independently to play a beat, and I used to be able to follow intricate choreography that literally called for the left hand not knowing what the right is doing, so I can't wait for the next lesson.




Also, I need to point out that you're only spending 52 hours on this movement class.  That's hardly anything when it comes to training the body for physical movement.

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Apple Talk / Re: The Compleat Billy Chronicles (thanks to Zenpatista)
« on: October 11, 2018, 01:16:15 pm »
"I'll get to that right away.  First thing.  Top priority."


Then continue doing what you're doing.

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Oh, Verthaine.  I miss him.

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Apple Talk / Re: Ill-considered drama #1 of hopefully 1.
« on: October 10, 2018, 01:16:48 pm »
I like Kai.  I know this changes no-one's mind.  She's smart and funny, and has a diverse, creative spirit.  Her ongoing book project of a history textbook of America a thousand years in the future is really great.

Anyway, not looking to start beef, just wanted to say my piece.

Peace.

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Principia Discussion / Re: The Smillsoid Has Landed!
« on: October 09, 2018, 07:39:29 pm »
Also:


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Apple Talk / Re: 21C Weirdness in blog format.
« on: October 09, 2018, 04:16:18 pm »
My (limited, anecdotal) experience with hobby gardening is telling me that a warming climate isn't going to open up vast tracts of new agricultural land in northern Canada.  I don't think we're temperature limited, but rather daylight limited.  Unless climate change includes a free adjustment of the planetary axis, all we're likely to get is a bunch of plants that are confused by the change in weather patterns.

Apple trees not producing as many blossoms, for example.

Christ CNO, you're not supposed to say that out loud.



I think I got something for this blog, gotta ponder a bit.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: October 09, 2018, 01:48:57 pm »
Yikes.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: October 09, 2018, 01:24:20 pm »
You asked, LMNO...

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China has confirmed it is holding the missing head of Interpol, Meng Hongwei.

Beijing said he was under investigation by the country's anti-corruption body for unspecified breaches of the law.

Mr Meng, also a vice-minister of public security in China, was reported missing after travelling from the city of Lyon in France, where Interpol is based, to China on 25 September.

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China's National Supervision Commission, which handles corruption cases involving public servants, said Mr Meng was under investigation in a statement on its website.

Mr Meng is the latest high-profile disappearance in China, where a number of top government officials, billionaires and even an A-list celebrity have vanished in recent months.

Earlier this week, actress Fan Bingbing, who disappeared in China in July, emerged with a public apology and a fine of 883 million yuan ($129m; £98.9m) for tax evasion and other offences.

Yeah, I heard that this morning.  Not sure if this is just business (grift) as usual, or if it's rising above the baseline of things to worry about.

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Apple Talk / Re: Dream a Little Dream With Me, part VIII
« on: October 09, 2018, 12:56:04 pm »
They had a lovely personality.  What can I say?  A man appreciates a certain amount of politeness on the high seas.


Or below them, apparently.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: October 05, 2018, 07:35:32 pm »
Um, Cain?  What's going on, here?

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-interpol-missing/french-investigate-wherabouts-of-interpol-chief-after-wife-reports-him-missing-idUSKCN1MF1BC

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The president of Interpol, the entity that connects police forces internationally, is missing

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Apple Talk / Re: Dream a Little Dream With Me, part VIII
« on: October 05, 2018, 07:27:59 pm »
Poor Jenn, though. 

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