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That Farage is willing to endorse Trump in all but name should put to rest any doubts that he is entirely comfortable with racism and bigotry.

There were doubts??????  :eek:

I'm in Provincetown, Where Heterosexuals Are The MinorityTM, and guess who showed up yesterday?  Hillary Clinton and Cher.

I got the fuck out to the beach and let everything blow over -- but not before I saw the protesters.  Not Trump protesters, they probably believe their genitals would spontaneously combust if they approached such a large number of queers.  Stein/Bernie protesters.

But, as we might expect, they sounded EXACTLY like Trump protesters.  I shit you not, they even were using the "Crooked Hillary" moniker, and the "Jail her" chant.  Proof that a nutbag is a nutbag, regardless of political affinity.

 Provincetown, Where Heterosexuals Are The Minority and Hillary dates Cher . . . now that's my American Dream!

I suspect that the necessity of teaching my way through those 8 years may have jaundiced my view of academe, though.

No, it really does suck that badly.

Yeah, an ivory tower is just like any other tower block; the lifts break, there are dangerous dark corners and people piss in the stairwells.

Alright, I've narrowed down my potential PhD research program to one of 8 proposals.  Like to get some thoughts:

1.  How did the National Socialist Underground go undetected for so long?  LE and intelligence implications in the wake of the NSU killings.

2.  The internationalisation of far-right terrorism in Europe

3.  How does far right terrorism and political parties and organisations interact?     Institutionalised cooperation or creation of a conducive environment and narrative (re: Paul Wilkinson’s study)?

4.  Shifts in public debate as a precursor to far-right violence?

5.  Does right wing terrorism have unique strategic characteristics that make it harder to detect and counter (terrorism versus hate crime, rhetoric mirrored by government etc)?

6.  Russia’s response to far-right militarism

7.  Comparing Germany’s far-right anti-immigration terrorism of the 1990s with today’s terrorism: similarities and differences.

8.  Cumulative terrorism?  Assessing the validity of the concept and associated risks.

I like number 5.  It seems to both be more practical, and I think you'd probably have an easier time with your defense.

Hmm, its not my line of country but 5 does look juicy. Also if it is something you find particularly appealing then you should run with it. I say this as someone who undertook 8  [yes that is eight] years of doctoral research only to realise that if my doctoral thesis was lying at my feet being kicked to death defending it would be amazingly far from my mind that I would almost certainly turn my back and abandon it to its fate with scarcely a backward glance or moment of doubt. I suspect that the necessity of teaching my way through those 8 years may have jaundiced my view of academe, though.
I also like the look of 4, it strikes me as one which would offer career opportunities, just a thought.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Utah can't into filters on porn searches
« on: August 05, 2016, 09:05:37 am »
What about a dead animal?
Just eat it and be damned

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Rio 2016 shitshow thread
« on: August 02, 2016, 11:59:49 pm »
Thanks everyone!

Also, in other news, an old lady from a local tv station lit up a broom with the olympic torch and started parading it around. The gifs are amazing  :lulz:

Dona Irene is her name, not a poorly translated nickname or something? I have a series of people who are my new hero and she belongs on it.

She seems to be called Maria Irani
interesting sounding woman, I think [ ?] if the translation is anything like accurate

I love when you are looking for something and you find something better

from their album "Blatant Propaganda" ladies and gentlemen I present

The Bar Stool Preachers

not everyone can handle discordia, even though everyone lives there here.
fixed that for you

Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: July 27, 2016, 10:20:57 am »
But . . . the Sovereignty . . . think of the Sovereignty. We've taken back Control. Surely that's worth a few quid?

Well the sovereignty and banana shaped bananas, yanno?

also:- really sorry to hear about the hit you're taking, Junkenstein.  They keep saying 'We have to respect the views of our fellow citizens' but damned if I can see why atm. Cos apparently 52% of them are too stupid to vote, too self-interested to respect [yes I'm looking at you Boris] and a goodly number of them make my flesh crawl and seem to be the sort of racists/fascists we used to be so proud of ourselves for beating back in the day

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Possible military coup in Turkey
« on: July 21, 2016, 11:43:37 am »
Its a damned good job that they can't get out of their bloody country, Smithers, otherwise we would be up to out elbows in illegal Turks along with all those other foreign Johnnies!
[/John Bullshit ]

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Possible military coup in Turkey
« on: July 19, 2016, 06:01:23 pm »
I'm certainly coming across it more often.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Possible military coup in Turkey
« on: July 19, 2016, 03:44:54 pm »
15K+ teachers suspended in Turkey.

Education standards set for new record.

And it just keeps getting better

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Possible military coup in Turkey
« on: July 19, 2016, 01:24:30 pm »
Do you have a source on that other than Russia Today?

I'm not saying it's not true.  However Russia Today has paid Assange's wages before now, and given asylum to Snowden, and Russia has a longstanding conflict with Turkey, and has a long history of politically distorted reporting.  We're not exactly talking neutral parties here.

Hmm, good point. I don't think I actually believe in neutral parties any more. And no I haven't seen that report anywhere else, well except Wikileaks twitter a/c, - but then it is too hot and I haven't  really look

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Possible military coup in Turkey
« on: July 19, 2016, 11:25:13 am »
Wiki leaks apparently releasing docs and related erdogan emails today. In land of fuck all signal and struggling to check
WikiLeaks reported suffering a “sustained attack” after it announced the upcoming release of hundreds of thousands of documents relating to Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the wake of a failed military coup.
Coup attempt in Turkey
“Our infrastructure is under sustained attack,” WikiLeaks said on Twitter. “We are unsure of the true origin of the attack. The timing suggests a Turkish state power faction or its allies.”

 :eek: -no not really shocked

Aneristic Illusions / Baton Rouge police shootings
« on: July 17, 2016, 07:31:49 pm »
BBC news report
Three police officers have been killed and three injured in a shooting in the southern US city of Baton Rouge.
One suspect is dead and two others may still be at large. Witnesses reported a man firing indiscriminately.

and they just interviewed Rep Valarie Hodges of the Louisiana House of Representatives [white R].
Her take? They must have been from out of state because we all love our police. Also - that racism is the latest excuse for anarchy!

wake me up when they start shooting politicians would you?

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