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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Dallas Police shootings
« on: July 09, 2016, 12:22:30 am »
Civilian, the technology is available and cheap, there is a culture of entitlement, the idea of using drones in hit and run bombings removes the accountability, maybe I am being alarmist, but the culture is there for another unibomber.

when my son was in Iraq, he said ISIS had more drone coverage than the Marines did.  Cheap from, easy to learn how to use.

weaponizing one would be a breeze.

Oh my god...

18 year old mounts a gun to a drone (i think he made one with a flame thrower, too)

Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: June 29, 2016, 10:06:00 pm »
Scotland is a distinctly different place from england. That's what I personally mean by "country" The english are a lot unlike us. The land itself is totally different and inferior. There's some nice bits but it's basically a shithole. Wales is a bit better but still, it's a bit shite really. In terms of politics, it's a total clusterfuck with a semi-autonomous parliament full of entitled rich pricks, representing big money, locked in a squabbling contest with a bunch of entitled rich pricks down south, representing bigger money, over who gets what share of the skim.

Those wankers try to tell me I'm part of some "United Kingdom" of self interested bullshit power fuckery. I laugh. I'm scottish. I sincerely do not give a fuck.

4/5 Would read again  :lulz:

Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: June 29, 2016, 08:56:58 pm »
Ok - I guess my confusion came from thinking (erroneously) that Scotland, et all were countries when they actually aren't.  Thanks for clarification

Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: June 29, 2016, 04:37:54 pm »
Would someone mind explaining about UK vs England vs Great Britain vs Britain and why Scotland, N Ireland voted to stay but they are leaving EU anyway because England voted to leave or do I have that wrong?


The United Kingdom is the whole thing: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland together (and Gibraltar).  Great Britain refers to the landmass which England, Wales and Scotland is on.

The referendum was a single, straight forward in/out vote among the entire population of the United Kingdom.

However, the polling and counting of the referendum was done at a constituency level, which allowed for counts of specific regions, cities and areas to be quickly made.

Because of its sheer population in comparison to the rest of the UK, England carried the "out" vote, even though in Northern Ireland and Scotland more people voted to remain in.  As the United Kingdom total vote is the one that counts, those regional preferences are in theory being discounted.

However, both Nothern Ireland and Scotland have special status under the UK Constitution, and a limited amount of devolved political power.  Because of this, they may be able to make their preferences stick in those areas, despite the overall vote in the UK going against them.

Ok, so - Scotland is a country, right?  England is a country, right?  So, what is the UK?  Also a country? Or, like, a mega-country?  I guess I don't see why EU and UK membership need be mutually exclusive

Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: June 28, 2016, 06:39:27 pm »
Would someone mind explaining about UK vs England vs Great Britain vs Britain and why Scotland, N Ireland voted to stay but they are leaving EU anyway because England voted to leave or do I have that wrong?

Fernando Poo I suspect, in a speculative entertainment only capacity, that you have a nutrition deficit of potassium, but going to a doc is a must because it could be a congenital muscular or neurological problem. That you've experienced those symptoms for a long time implies that you either eat very poorly on the regular or you're not able to utilize potassium properly for some reason. If you're not inclined to go or the cost is prohibitive you could consume a banana with each meal for a week and 2 before bedtime and see if your symptoms persist. If they do persist AT ALL after a week or don't improve in the slightest after a couple days go asap.

Yea, this.  Potassium, magnesium (I think they compete), and hydration.  Then doc.

Fwiw, I was thinking this too.  If you've had it this long and it hasn't killed you yet, it probably won't kill you any time soon.  And, if you've had it this long, and it can kill you, its probably too late.  But, what do I know? I'm no Dr

What would really tie it up is if the turtles all the way down was a Hopi story ...

so, I recently learned there's a lot of RAW stuff on YouTube and have been thoroughly enjoying it.

Anyhow, last week I was telling my girlfriend about one of the interviews (she's very into language) where RAW was talking about how what language you speak influences your thought processs.  Specifically, his example about how it is very difficult to speak about Einstein's relativity in english, but native Hopi is a much better language for discussing relativity.

Skip forward a day, and I see my girlfriends daughter coloring a bunch of turtles - it reminded me of the "turtles all the way down" story and I told her I liked turtles and that I wanted to tell her a story about turtles (the turtles all the way down story) but for reasons I can't recall I didn't get to tell her the story.

Skip forward another day - no school and complicated work schedules and stuff means my parents are babysitting my gf's daughter.  they just got a little fishing boat and the weather is finally nice enough to play outside, so they take her out on the boat.  My mom posted pictures of the boat trip and i see that they saw some turtles on the lake which reminded me to tell my gf's daughter the "turtles all the way down story"

skip forward a couple more days - my GF invited her sister and my parents over for mother's day (she lives with me, I was at work).  After I get home, she tells me that my mom was telling her about how she's been studying the history of the Hopi Indians.  I was like - that's weird - and my GF was like, I know right?
skip forward another day - I see on facebook that one of my friends has sort of realized he needs to (and has pledged that he will) be changing a lot of things about his life.  Since I'm on a RAW kick, I start thinking maybe I should send him a copy of Prometheus Rising - I always felt that book had a tremendous effect at showing you how powerful your mind is and ways to go about changing it.  Anyhow, I knew I had read it but didn't have a copy, so I figured I must've read a .pdf while on midnights or something and sure enough - a google search turns it up (on nonetheless).  So I send him a link and start re-reading it myself - where I'm delighted to see the very first part of the very first chapter is the "turtles all the way down" story.

maybe putting some tape or something over the rivets would reduce the snagging?

I've found that work has become a much more enjoyable experience now that most people no longer wish to talk to me and those that do are never sure if i'm serious or not

I wish so bad that someone would show up at a Cruz/Fiorina rally or town hall or whatever and when there's an opportunity for questions, that someone would say, "uh, yeah, hi - um, this question is for Carly - PC Load Letter? WTF Does that mean??"


Pessoptimism:  the glass is half full... Of despair

Think we're off track.

I'm looking for dicks that enjoy being around. Like you guys.

Plus I'm from the mid west. Their dive bars are pretty bad and their warehouse raves have cops prebuilt in.

Where's the best gay bar in america? That'd be a good place to go on vacation.

Can't say for certain, but there is a good chance it is in Minneapolis

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