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Messages - Prelate Diogenes Shandor

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: June 10, 2018, 07:45:31 pm »
The more tariffs Trump puts on foreign goods, the more likely that is to happen.

I believe the current EU tit-for-tat sanctions on US goods were chosen precisely to affect industries in pro-Trump states.

Excellent!

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Or Kill Me / Re: The Faustian compact
« on: June 10, 2018, 06:41:19 pm »
:lulz:
I suppose the difference is that of which fucks are given?

It makes a difference, but it's less significant than the amount of fucks given. Caring too much about things that are otherwise reasonable or even just to worry about causes problems. The USAPATRIOT act came out of people worrying about their safety, naziism and ethnic strife in places like the middle east and eastern europe and subsaharan africa derive from love of one's cultural heritage, communism and the reign of terror both came from a desire for legal and economic equality, McCarthyism and America's slavish devotion to capitalism and greed both derive mostly from people being appalled by communist purges, Ayn Rand was a direct reaction to Jospeh Stalin, concern over the possibility of children getting injured led to the removal of every piece of playground equipmemt that could possibly compete with videogames for kids' attention and consequently helped fuel America's obesity epidemic, misplaced concerns about children's mental health is causing parents not to vaccinate their kids against diseases that could kill them, islamofascism and christofascism both derive from a desire to save people's souls, Trump was elected by people who were worried about losing their obsolete jobs, FOSTA-SESTA is derived from concerns about people being exploited, SOPA was proposed as part of an attempt to protect an industry that employs lots of people, there have been countless revolutions throughout history which have accomplished nothing except to replace one tyrant with another who is functionally identical (while killing a lot of people in the process), obesity is caused by the combination of lack of famine and enjoyment of one of life's simpler pleasjres, anorexia is caused by being concerned about obesity, strong ethnic identity hinders integration, concerns about employment cause ludditism, tradition is a stumbling block to progress, there are countless people who have killed for love, and liberalism's concerns about feelings and identity have gotten so loud and obnoxious that they're driving people away to Trump and indirectly helping him wreck the country.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: June 10, 2018, 03:22:50 pm »
What we really need is some kind of global embargo on american made goods. It would either deliver a much needed coup de grace to the american manufacturing sector or at the very least a much needed fuck you to one of the major populations of americans that voted for Trump

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Or Kill Me / The Faustian compact
« on: June 09, 2018, 04:05:47 am »
There are five woes that are innate to the world: Ignorance, Death, Poverty, Disease, and Starvation

To combat these woes, the demon Giving-A-Fuck was conjured. And Giving-A-Fuck did batyle against them and did weaken them, yet only at a terrible price. For with it, Giving-A-Fuck brought into the world every woe other than the primordial five: War, hatred, racism, sexism, lies, toadying, slavery, oppression, mammon, obesity, delusion, fear, panic, grief, imprisonment, execution, vanity, judgementalness, attachment, and too many others to name, and at times it even turned and bolstered the primordial five, bolstering their common forms and creating new ones as well, such as false knowledge where there was once just ignorance.

Be wary of passions and attachments, and make sure you aren't giving too much of a fuck

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: June 09, 2018, 02:01:10 am »
"The Scramble for Europe" - After a nuclear war devestates the developed world (and also North Korea), the nations of the third world rush and war with each other to claim the newly emptied territories

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: June 09, 2018, 01:56:27 am »
Have we talked yet about fosta-sesta, the anti-free-speech bill that this idiot and the republican congress passed in april?

That's the bill that makes it functionally impossible for sex workers to function without a pimp, right?

That's the one.

Furhermore, it also makes most online dating and personals ads sites functionally illegal.

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You are far more likely to be yourself if you can be yourself and not have to worry about starving to death or dying of staph infection.
exactly this

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: June 08, 2018, 11:47:08 pm »
Have we talked yet about fosta-sesta, the anti-free-speech bill that this idiot and the republican congress passed in april?

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: June 08, 2018, 06:32:22 pm »
Fearmongering in American politics reaches a crescendo and it's logical conclusion in a preseidential election where both candidates run on a platform of "Vote for me or the bogeyman will get you"

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: OFFICIAL POLITICAL CARTOONS/PIC FREAD.
« on: June 05, 2018, 03:54:19 pm »
:eek:
That would actually be a pretty good idea if it continued a ways down the line of succession instead of just stopping with Pence

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Theological Questions!
« on: June 05, 2018, 03:30:37 pm »
Is heaven just a method to get people to pull down their/zip up there - pants?  :eek:

The most cynical take on religion would say Heaven / Hell is just a motivational tool.

The old Hebrew word for Hell, Sheol, really refers to the shaded slope on the west side of the city of Jerusalem, where everyone threw their garbage. "When you die, you go to Sheol", in a literal sense means that if your life wasn't worth anything, we just throw you in the trash.

I thought that was Gehenna, not Sheol

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: June 04, 2018, 03:43:33 am »
I know the “National Park Service says sinkhole at White House poses no threat.” But, can you really trust those guys? I mean, aren’t they the guys in charge of all of the Federal swamps?

"No threat" sounds about right to me. What's the worst that could happen? White House collapses? That's not a problem in the current state of affairs; If anything that's potentially a solution.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: June 04, 2018, 03:40:14 am »
Dark comedy skit in which the WW1 christmas truce degenerates into a soccer riot that transitions seamlessly back into fighting the war

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: June 03, 2018, 06:12:06 pm »
A Virgina man is running for Congress he’s pro-rape, pro-incest, runs an incel website, and is pro-pedophelia.


He’s running on the Libertarian ticket.

What a country!


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/2018/06/01/hes-pro-incest-pedophilia-and-rape-hes-also-running-for-congress-from-his-parents-house/?utm_term=.84d28f1f3879

You left out pro-Hitler and pro-Taliban, and honestly those are the worst ones

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: June 03, 2018, 11:27:58 am »
You mean she's been recalled by the KGB (or whatever they're calling themselves these days) because the investigation's getting too close

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