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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: July 25, 2018, 07:52:20 pm »
I don't want people to suffer "to teach them a lesson". I just want them to suffer. Smart vertical farming technology makes sense economically and environmentally, and it would be great if we did it. But because people are people, there's no way we ever actually will do it, so it seems like requiring it is among the most guaranteed ways of getting people to suffer.

ETA: As for becoming what I hate, I've already been a human being for as long as I can remember.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: July 25, 2018, 07:39:12 pm »
It should be a capital offense to own, operate, work at, or view from afar any farm that isn't a 100+ story self-sufficient solar-powered skyscraper using the latest in hydroponic technology.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: July 25, 2018, 06:04:58 pm »
I'm honestly okay with the idea of a military coup followed by a somewhat benevolent (or at least not openly hostile) dictatorship at this point. Surely one of our famous generals is up for it?

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Looking for ideas
« on: July 20, 2018, 05:17:20 pm »
The thing about American cheese-like products, in general, is that they only taste (vaguely) like cheese as long as you also eat like an American: faster than the signals from your taste buds can travel to your brain, and quickly drowned out by a gallon of Dr. Pepper.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: July 19, 2018, 07:52:39 pm »
The good news is that we're going to have a boom in the Mathematics industry, as mathematicians will need to count higher than ever before to describe the number of ways Russia has completely pwned the American political system.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: July 18, 2018, 09:31:18 pm »
I feel like Russia has stumbled across the formula for the domestic policy equivalent of the Brown Note, like they've discovered a zero-day exploit for human nature itself, and there really isn't anything we can do about it because our source code was, through some evolutionary fluke, designed specifically to allow this sort of thing.

What's more, I'm not even mad at Russia. I'm mostly just sad we didn't get there first, especially since the CIA spent so many decades almost getting there.

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Principia Discussion / Re: The New Wave
« on: July 17, 2018, 10:02:14 pm »
Think of the entire human race (and Discordians in particular because they are maybe a little more conscious of the fact) as embarking on a massive, century-long piece of performance art wherein we illustrate all the extremes of our nature and the way those extremes enforce a kind of futility of attempting to build any permanent structures either physically or culturally. The fact that more than half of the artists involved do not know they are artists or that they are doing art only adds to the power of the ultimate work.

Discordianism violently abhors being named or labeled, and I don't think it does any good to classify some people as "good" or "bad" Discordians. What does that accomplish -- even if you manage it -- other than giving us one more group to be in that others aren't, and one more cause whose purity must be maintained?

I've been thinking a lot lately about labels and categories of people and the way everyone seems to be scrambling to put names on everything, even more than usual. "Millennials" and "hipsters" and "proto-Fascists" and "alt-Right" are all words that mean different things to different people. We have no shortage of words to use for ourselves and each other, but the flexibility of definitions allow us to hilariously misunderstand and talk past each other. The gut reaction is to establish a semantic universe where, when I say "I am a Discordian", that people understand I am one of the "good" Discordians. But... why, tho? My being "a Discordian" isn't important enough to me or my own self-definition to bother with drawing wavy lines in the sand.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: July 17, 2018, 09:42:41 pm »
I take it back what I said about it being a great story.

Who the fuck ends an epic like that.

Seriously, who

ETA: If that's what I wanted, I would have just stayed home and watched America collapse with no hope for redemption whatsoever.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Looking for ideas
« on: July 17, 2018, 04:49:39 pm »
Our nation was founded on a set of shared beliefs, and our values, by the grace of God, have made us the greatest country in the world.  Lately our culture has come under attack from outside, by a torrent of illegal aliens who steal our jobs, threaten our children, and endanger our very way of life.  But thanks to the strengthening of our borders, and extreme vetting of would-be immigrants, this tide is being stemmed.

Yet there is another threat which faces us today, one far more insidious.  Every year, four million people arrive in America, and are summarily granted citizenship, without so much as a pledge of allegiance.  These newcomers often take years to learn to speak and read our language, placing an enormous drain on our already overburdened educational system.  Even when they pretend to fit into our culture, they twist it in subtle and disastrous ways.  They disrespect our hallowed institutions, distort our language, commit obscenities, and even mock our religion.

Great strides have been made in preventing the influx of these invaders, but these measures are not always effective.  Yet there are those in our own government who want to make some of these measures illegal!  Your help is needed.  Defend our American way of life, and petition your representatives to continue to allow us to protect ourselves, by any means necessary.

Support women's right to choose.

  • I don't think this really fits what you want, but I felt like writing it anyway.
  • Although I've tried to write this from an American perspective, I'm Canadian.  I don't claim to understand what's really going on down there.  You people are weird.
  • I don't necessarily agree or disagree with anything I write, including this statement.

I almost choked on bile until I realized you were making a submission. Like... shit, warn a person first.

It isn't exactly what I'm looking for, but I felt it shift a gear somewhere. I'm taking notes from all these suggestions, and they're all helpful.

And yes, someone should do something about this unchecked undocumented immigration from the spiritual plane.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: July 14, 2018, 07:18:07 pm »
Finally reading The Unholy Consult after almost a year of putting it off, and after the other series I've read in the intervening time I've decided this guy is garbage who thinks everything should be phrased in poem form because he spent too much time in grad school.

 :lulz: Maybe. I think TUC goes really far in that direction, I don't recall the writing style being like that in the previous books. Ultimately I think it suits the themes and events of the book, but YMMV.
I'm going to finish it, but it feels like a chore. The most annoying thing is the constant shifting between scenes with no warning and using flowery purple prose to say even the most simple things. It's a great story, though, and his use of abstract language and building every statement out of metaphors is effective in some ways. I'm mostly just complaining about how much attention it demands.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Looking for ideas
« on: July 13, 2018, 04:00:13 am »
someone bought the domain official.gop and is looking for decent troll material beyond what's already there. any help would be appreciated. asking for a friend.

Iím interested. Tell me more.

I believe that bigly hilarity can be had from trolling Louis Buller Gohmert Jr. alone. And, I didnít even know his middle name was ďBullerĒ until I just looked it up. (Now Iím wondering whether or not thatís a Wikipedia troll.)

Anyway, given the rest of the cast of characters currently in the GOP, the skyís the limit!

(You may want to consider moving/posting this to/on the Project Board.)
Yes I should probably

There's not much more to tell. I'm just not sure what format it should take, other than "pretending to be Republicans but accidentally telling the truth", and I don't have enough content.

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Aneristic Illusions / Looking for ideas
« on: July 12, 2018, 07:37:35 pm »
someone bought the domain official.gop and is looking for decent troll material beyond what's already there. any help would be appreciated. asking for a friend.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: July 12, 2018, 07:35:32 pm »
Finally reading The Unholy Consult after almost a year of putting it off, and after the other series I've read in the intervening time I've decided this guy is garbage who thinks everything should be phrased in poem form because he spent too much time in grad school.

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I'm way past excuses. I'm not even aware of what I'm doing half the time. The other day my coworker was wondering out loud why he hasn't gotten a raise after 3 years, and I just blurted out that his H1B status means he's at the mercy of our corporate overlords and they love that cheap brown labor, like it wasn't a big secret nobody's supposed to talk about.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UNLIMITED Immigration Nutbaggery Thread
« on: July 05, 2018, 06:15:56 am »
Its a derogatory term, though the detainment centers for the japanese in the 40s were about as close as it gets to concentration camps. Wasnt there even experimentation on prisoners?

A detainment facility crosses into the dark territory when children are harmed though, war crimes and all that

Just happy to remind you all of the following:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unethical_human_experimentation_in_the_United_States

Particularly the "non-consensual" section as it gives a likely taste of the future.

Add in
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugenics_in_the_United_States#Compulsory_sterilization_prevention

For fun and I think you can see where you're headed in the mid-term. Then it'll start getting really fucked up.

This isn't the future. This is now.


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