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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: February 20, 2019, 05:42:11 pm »
I don't think that's on the cards.

Which does raise a rather important question: why now? They're not actually going to be able to impact on anything important, even with today's defections.

It just strikes me as an exercise in ego, a bunch of second-tier centrists attempting to hijack and control the Remain crowd any way they can. And this goes doubly for the former Tories, who have just made May even more reliant on the ERG and DUP

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: February 18, 2019, 11:38:53 pm »
Oh it totally is.

You know the best part? They're not even a registered party yet. That's why they're so deathly afraid of having by-elections in their constituencies.  This has led to the hilarious position that it's OK to go back and ask the people again because the facts on the ground have changed re: Brexit, but not when it comes to your MP dumping the party and the manifesto they supported 18 months ago.

Not that they have the money to fight 7 by-elections yet. And at least two of them were parachuted into Labour safe seats and so aren't exactly loved by their constituents in the first place.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: February 18, 2019, 05:45:25 pm »
No, wait, 7 MPs have chosen now, today, to defect from Labour and save us from Brexit!

We did it, Reddit! Independent Party.

I agree with the expert analysis of the wrongly broadcast BBC voices: “Between this and Brexit we are actually fucked, it’s going to be so divided … The Conservatives are going to win.”

Oh well. At least people with a "funny tinge" can rest safe, knowing the Independent Party has their best interests at heart.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: February 15, 2019, 11:32:20 pm »
The Lib Dems and their 11 MPs

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: February 15, 2019, 07:26:27 pm »
So the government has actually failed to hire any ferries.

Also the UK has failed to roll over the vast majority of its existing trade deals, leaving over 100 billion in trade not covered by treaties.

I guess they felt that they couldn't allow Trump to dominate the stupidity.

Even the rest of the Tory party are getting sick of how the ERG has essentially hijacked the party.  There's been some pretty credible reports of discontents from both Labour and the Tories joining up with a Lib Dem backed venture.  I mean, that won't make things any better, probably just fracture Parliamentary voting blocks even further, and they're not exactly A-list names...but things are getting dicey.

If something isn't sorted by the 27th, No Deal is more or less guaranteed.

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But also 100 times smellier.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« on: February 14, 2019, 09:22:49 pm »
So the government has actually failed to hire any ferries.

Also the UK has failed to roll over the vast majority of its existing trade deals, leaving over 100 billion in trade not covered by treaties.

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There has to be some hypno shit in games. I always wondered why my mom didn't let me play as much as I wanted to, and still dodged that pothole only by an inch.

I think there's some pretty weird socialisation in online multiplayer games* specifically which contributed to this. I know I played a lot, but generally single player stuff, which has a different dynamic.

*And Japanese games, because as we know, the alt-right are basically a bunch of weaboos.

Perhaps the alt-right are mostly weeaboos (I hadn't really noticed), but not all weebs are alt-right, nor do I really see anything in the Japanese games I play that I think would induce that sort of view.

The JRPG community I hang out with mostly leans left.  We do have a token right-wing hypercapitalist Texan, but he's well-spoken, and hates Trump, so things stay pretty civil.

Oh there's a lot, and it overlaps with fetsihization of Asian women.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UNLIMITED Immigration Nutbaggery Thread
« on: February 13, 2019, 08:26:39 pm »
From what I've heard, it may have been an attempt to deflect Trump's relationship to Epstein by using the Podesta emails "pizzagate" nonsense, that subsequently spiralled out of control.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UNLIMITED Immigration Nutbaggery Thread
« on: February 13, 2019, 07:12:38 pm »
Meanwhile, Qanon is literally still going on about how Hillary wants to murdersex babies.

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It's weird how Gamergate, of all things, sent so many people off the deep end.

I mean, sure, the calculated effort from Bannon & Co. didn't help. But still...

There has to be some hypno shit in games. I always wondered why my mom didn't let me play as much as I wanted to, and still dodged that pothole only by an inch.

I think there's some pretty weird socialisation in online multiplayer games* specifically which contributed to this. I know I played a lot, but generally single player stuff, which has a different dynamic.

*And Japanese games, because as we know, the alt-right are basically a bunch of weaboos.

Is there a political label for someone who thinks we made a massive mistake when we stopped being hunter gatherers?

I regularly fantasise about going off to live in the woods.

It's only the knowledge that its a stupid idea that would suck in reality that stops me... and also I need to do the laundry.

All kinds of very serious and well considered ideologies as based on stupid ideas. I think this could be a real go-er.

Anarcho-primitivism.  Some people have seriously argued for it, especially among the militant fringes of the animal rights/environmentalist movements.

Also the Unabomber.  He has a manifesto. It's not that interesting, I don't recommend reading it, though at least he did all his own work on it, unlike SOME terrorists I could name.

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Apple Talk / Re: PICS VIII: 10% LARGER THAN PICS VII
« on: February 12, 2019, 07:05:53 pm »
BSOD

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It's weird how Gamergate, of all things, sent so many people off the deep end.

I mean, sure, the calculated effort from Bannon & Co. didn't help. But still...

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: February 10, 2019, 01:14:53 pm »
Damn, and I was stressed by moving while ill.

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