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We need to renew the SSL again, to keep LMNO out.

He's bringing BIG GAY COWBOYS, he's bringing BEARFORCE1.  And some, I assume, are fabulous people.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: October 10, 2017, 08:30:39 pm »
In that specific case, it's meant to show that humans are not native to Roshar.  Which I suspect will tie into the plot somehow, other than other Cosmere characters popping up constantly (human invaders caused the Parshendi to side with Odium?), but it is kinda clunky, yeah. 

Maybe they should just keep them in the escape room?  I mean, if they can't get out...

Aneristic Illusions / Re: ITT we summon RWHN
« on: October 08, 2017, 07:20:14 pm »
I did think that, but I also thought the US may be having the same problem as the UK, where the prison service is so understaffed and overcrowded you could probably present with signs of ebola and not see a doctor for over 6 weeks.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: ITT we summon RWHN
« on: October 07, 2017, 07:21:29 pm »
Except, as the article notes:

Legal experts said forcing defendants to work for free might violate their constitutional rights. The 13th Amendment bans slavery and involuntary servitude in the United States, except as punishment for convicts. That’s why prison labor programs are legal. But many defendants sent to programs such as CAAIR have not yet been convicted of crimes, and some later have their cases dismissed.

Anyway, I mostly bring it up because RWHN always said he preferred addiction treatment to prison, when it sounds like the two aren't very different at all.

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: October 07, 2017, 10:49:53 am »
That will be your body's reaction in a couple of hours too.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: ITT we summon RWHN
« on: October 07, 2017, 10:48:40 am »
Here's a good way to summon RWHN

McGahey had heard of Christian Alcoholics & Addicts in Recovery. People called it “the Chicken Farm,” a rural retreat where defendants stayed for a year, got addiction treatment and learned to live more productive lives. Most were sent there by courts from across Oklahoma and neighboring states, part of the nationwide push to keep nonviolent offenders out of prison.

Aside from daily cans of Dr Pepper, McGahey wasn’t addicted to anything. The judge knew that. But the Chicken Farm sounded better than prison.

A few weeks later, McGahey stood in front of a speeding conveyor belt inside a frigid poultry plant, pulling guts and stray feathers from slaughtered chickens destined for major fast food restaurants and grocery stores.

There wasn’t much substance abuse treatment at CAAIR. It was mostly factory work for one of America’s top poultry companies. If McGahey got hurt or worked too slowly, his bosses threatened him with prison.

And he worked for free. CAAIR pocketed the pay.

“It was a slave camp,” McGahey said. “I can’t believe the court sent me there.”

Soon, it would get worse.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: October 04, 2017, 02:32:59 pm »
He's also got the New York AG helping with the investigation, as the President can only pardon federal crimes, not state level ones.  Mueller is covering all his bases.

Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: October 04, 2017, 12:13:05 am »
Anyway, I'm now reading the preview chapters for Oathbringer, the third book in Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archive series.

So far, Kaladin's depression is not making him repeat the same mistakes over and over again, which is nice to see after the last two books.  The depiction of Kaladin and his depression may be one of the best I've ever read, but going down that road a third time would've been completely unnecessary.

Adolin doesn't seem to be turning to the dark side or anything after his entirely justified murder of Sadeas.  It is complicating things, but thus far it doesn't seem to be causing him any major distress. 

Dalinar's flashbacks are showing just how much of a complete dick the younger Blackthorn was.  It's actually hard to believe they're the same men, the difference is that great.  The implied murder of a noble child to claim his shardplate in the wars of unification is the worst thing so far, but we've also had scenes where Sadeas appears to be picking out women to rape, with Dalinar not commenting, and an awful lot of glee taken in killing his enemies. 

Shallan's courting multiple personality disorder to not deal with the memories of killing her mother while training in using the shardblade with Adolin.  I'm sure this will have no negative repurcussions whatsoever, given Shallan's already fragile mental state. 

Voidbringers can play cards.  Who knew?

Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: October 04, 2017, 12:01:52 am »
No problem.  In that case....






Everything fell logically into place, as far as I can see.  It all makes a terrifying amount of sense, the end of The Unholy Consult.  That the Consult would take Dunyain alive was incredibly foolish, but once they did, it sealed their own fate.  The tekne and the Dunyain philosophy are too close...that's assuming the Mutiliated are still Dunyain, and not Shaeonara possessing them. 

Proyas was being set-up all along.  He was the scapegoat, the fall-man designed to take the blame for the decision to eat Sranc.  His breaking was necessary, to make that step possible, and once it was done, he served the purpose of dying to redeem the Great Ordeal.

Kellhus was trying to save the world, and his plan was actually quite brilliant.  The gods could not see the threat, so he used the daimos to travel to the Outside, and made pacts with the pit.  Ajokli's summoning at the topos that is Golgotterath completely negated the advantages of the Consult and their chorae-armed skin spies, and is one of the most chilling scenes in a series full of them.

And then, Kelmomnas ruins it all, as he ruins everything.  Of course he's the No God.  No wonder the Narindar couldn't see him, couldn't react to him.  Once he was on the path to becoming the No-God, he was always the No-God, and so always invisible to the Hundred.  Ajokli intended to use the Consult as the lash to drive nations to despair, but he very conveniently abandons Kellhus at a key moment (very conveniently indeed, considering he cannot see the No-God).  Whether Kellhus had a contingency for this it's hard to say, but at the very least he is now a Ciphrang in the Outside, which means his part may not be over just yet.  And then of course, Ajokli is now also loose in the world, in the body of Cnauir, which makes a terrifying amount of sense.

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: October 02, 2017, 12:06:52 pm »
You might get more out of this specific info than me, but the takeaway is that PR's in a very bad way, and wasn't doing well even before the hurricane hit

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: October 02, 2017, 09:08:27 am »
I'm hearing the damage is so bad that PR's infrastructure, including electrical grid, has been knocked back 40 to 60 years.  It's going to take a decade to recover under optimal conditions.

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: September 30, 2017, 01:13:54 am »
I finally found one.

I was getting lunch the other day, and an old white guy bellies up to the bar, sees the TV above him talking about Puerto Rico, and says, "Why we spending so much time on this?  I don't want to see hard-earned American taxes go to helping out Those People" (he definitely spoke that with capital letters).

To the bartenders credit, he did attempt to explain to this guy that PR is part of America, and the people there pay federal and Medicare taxes.  This really stymied Racist McRacisthead.  He blustered about "first I've heard" or something, then proceeded to address the server as "hey, stupid." 

I do not want to know what sorts of fresh bodily fluids made it into his lunch.

I love how "first I've heard" is so obviously a fault on their part, yet whenever people use it they inevitably sound petulant and whiney, as if reality itself shouldn't be able to inconvenience them by not conforming to their notions.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: September 27, 2017, 11:34:44 am »

The information that President Trump sees has been a major subplot of the White House's internal drama. Aides often privately describe the president as highly susceptible to acting upon the last piece of information he's seen — no matter how dubious. And controlling that flow of information is a big part of new White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly's effort to right the ship and keep the Oval Office on-task.

But rarely do you see someone close to the president just come out and admit how unsophisticated he is as a consumer of information.

That's what Stephen K. Bannon did Monday night, though not quite in so many words. While chatting with Fox News's Sean Hannity, the former White House chief strategist suggested that Trump was essentially duped into supporting appointed Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) in Tuesday's Alabama special-election runoff. And it wasn't really all that subtle.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: September 26, 2017, 07:19:28 pm »
What does Trump find so objectionable about Moore?  I mean, his views aren't that far from Trump's, if he's posting Britain First videos.

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