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Aneristic Illusions / Re: OFFICIAL POLITICAL CARTOONS/PIC FREAD.
« on: November 15, 2017, 10:05:25 am »

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Apple Talk / Re: PICS VIII: 10% LARGER THAN PICS VII
« on: November 15, 2017, 10:03:28 am »

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: November 14, 2017, 06:02:25 am »
Not specifically related to Trump (any more so than anything else in American politics right now), but it struck me today that it's a real shame there's nobody on the "not batshit crazy conservative" side pulling the strings of real schism in the GOP, with the kerfluffle surrounding Roy Moore and the general rabid hatred for Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan on account of their not being quite crazy enough. It seems like the perfect time to start astroturfing a synthetic "grassroots" movement to vote for some kind of MAGA Party. Play up all the ways the Republican establishment is stabbing Real 'Murricans in the back by failing to round up and imprison, deport, and/or execute anyone who isn't white, straight, male, or Christian enough. It's plainly evident that there's no turning these people back from where they are, and the least destructive way to avert actual disaster is to stop treating them as if they're within the spectrum of reasonable politics. Give them exactly what they want -- an openly extremist party, but one totally controlled by cynics and doomed to failure -- just to mop up all those MAGA votes and throw them in the trash. I'd do it, but I left my fifty billion dollars in my other pants.

The Real ‘Murricans may be doing that job all by themselves. There are, after all, a growing number of Republican incumbents who have already decided to not run for reelection next year.

One of those incumbents, to my surprise, is the “moderate” from my congressional district. In this particular case, Mr. Moderate is so popular it’s extremely unlikely he could lose the GOP primary to a rabid conservative. And, after having being reelected several times by sizable margins, the Democrats have yet to find a viable candidate, who actually lives within the congressional district, to run against him. The consensus opinion in the district is that Mr. Moderate has had his fill of the crazies in his party, and just wants to move on with his life.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: November 14, 2017, 02:17:59 am »
U.S. hate crimes rise for second straight year: FBI

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of hate crimes committed in the United States rose in 2016 for the second consecutive year, with African-Americans, Jews and Muslims targeted in many of the incidents, the FBI said on Monday in an annual report.

There were 6,121 hate crime incidents recorded last year, an almost 5 percent rise from 2015 and a 10 percent increase from 2014, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Hate Crimes Statistics report said. It did not give a reason for the rise.

(Bold type is mine.)

Here’s the link: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-hatecrime-fbi/u-s-hate-crimes-rise-for-second-straight-year-fbi-idUSKBN1DD2BA

I think I can give a reason for the rise.

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Apple Talk / Re: PICS VIII: 10% LARGER THAN PICS VII
« on: November 14, 2017, 02:11:51 am »

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Climate change is a real phenomenon that has been shown repeatedly, scientifically and mathematically, to be caused primarily by human activity. It's really not really a debate except on the fringes where uneducated people think they can opine hard enough to overcome mountains of actual evidence.

That said, I'm personally in favor of carbon taxes and a forced march to clean and renewable energy for reasons that would still be valid even if climate change weren't real. Political and economic power derive from control of resources, and the most important resource in the modern global economy is energy. Decentralized energy generation using renewable resources disrupts the monopoly of existing power structures. Those powers do anything that crosses their mind in order to sabotage any attempt to disrupt that monopoly, which is ethically bad, but more importantly, their activities induce widespread cultural conservatism by fostering popular thinking that new ideas are dangerous or unsound simply because they are new. That leaves human civilization in a really bad position with respect to adaptability and progress of all kinds. We should have solved all kinds of problems by now that are portrayed as "unsolvable" just because solving them doesn't make anyone rich. Capitalism may have been necessary for the Industrial Revolution, but post-Information-Revolution, it's holding us back so much that the survival of the species is at risk.

So regardless of global warming/climate change, we should be forcing the issue of clean energy because we have to undermine and ultimately disassemble all scarcity-based economic systems.

Well thought out, and well written. Bravo!

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Apple Talk / Re: PICS VIII: 10% LARGER THAN PICS VII
« on: November 13, 2017, 08:16:27 pm »

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: OFFICIAL POLITICAL CARTOONS/PIC FREAD.
« on: November 13, 2017, 07:23:25 am »

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: OFFICIAL POLITICAL CARTOONS/PIC FREAD.
« on: November 12, 2017, 08:52:30 pm »

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: OFFICIAL POLITICAL CARTOONS/PIC FREAD.
« on: November 11, 2017, 07:05:08 pm »

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: November 11, 2017, 07:01:56 pm »
The death of the forum.

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Apple Talk / Re: PICS VIII: 10% LARGER THAN PICS VII
« on: November 11, 2017, 05:03:13 am »

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: November 10, 2017, 06:28:27 pm »
Does anybody here know anyone with the expertise to rig things so google searches for "the manchurian candidate" turn up Trump as the top result

I have zero expertise in this sort of thing, but you may want to research how Dan Savage managed to redefine the word “santorum,” as described in the following Wikipedia article:

Campaign for the neologism "santorum"

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The campaign for the neologism "santorum" started with a contest held in May 2003 by Dan Savage, a sex columnist and LGBT rights activist. Savage asked his readers to create a definition for the word "santorum" in response to then-U.S. Senator Rick Santorum's views on homosexuality, and comments about same sex marriage. In his comments, Santorum had stated that "n every society, the definition of marriage has not ever to my knowledge included homosexuality. That's not to pick on homosexuality. It's not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be." Savage announced the winning entry, which defined "santorum" as "the frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex". He created a web site, spreadingsantorum.com (and santorum.com), to promote the definition, which became a top internet search result displacing the Senator's official website on many search engines, including Google, Yahoo! Search, and Bing.

Here’s the link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campaign_for_the_neologism_%22santorum%22

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: OFFICIAL POLITICAL CARTOONS/PIC FREAD.
« on: November 10, 2017, 06:25:39 pm »

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« on: November 10, 2017, 05:08:04 am »
Defence against the dark arts: Saudi Arabia trains staff against black magic

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A Saudi government commission gave dozens of members of its Mecca governing body a five-day crash course in “developing scientific skills to defeat black magic”.

Here’s the link: https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/blog/2017/11/8/saudi-arabia-trains-staff-against-black-magic

Let’s hear it for Science!

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