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I just got a costume award at San Diego Comic Con.



I feel like it's safe to say that there's nothing more strange/sadly pathetic than a gay Trump supporter.

Like, how? Black people I can sort of understand because black people are largely conservative in many ways, and misogyny runs deeeeeoh nevermind....

I figured it out.

Milo Yannanananananananailoupoplos of Breitbart infamy calls Trump "daddy".

Yes, it's every bit as awkward as it sounds.

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: ATTN: Roger
« on: July 22, 2016, 09:25:51 pm »
What exactly was the argument? Stinks of politics, little else raises this level of irrational frothing.

I say irrational because there's multiple posts and not a single lizard reference. I doubt this person knows you as they claim.

That doesn't sound like any sort of politics I know of.

"Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man." - Nietzsche.

Which is my way of saying my copy of The Great Ordeal is now running late.  Just wrote a pissy email via Amazon, asking why my shit hadn't arrived and why I hadn't been notified and where is my shit now.  To add to the good news, my department head wants to meet up for an informal chat, outside of the office.  Debating whether to fake insomnia induced psychosis during the meeting or just explain how the company business model is fucked.

Also found out an interesting secret about the crazy co-worker, the one trying to gaslight me.  Turns out she's not just the department head's pet (which was how she was pushing her agenda before now, by going above my manager's head), her mother heads up the same department at one of the other schools, outside of London.  As such, the mother also has a cordial relationship with my boss. 

This is how the old school tie networks work things.  Because crazy co-worker is a private school student, even though she went to a terrible uni and has less than a year of experience in boarding.  She put in a word with mummy, and mummy leaned on a friend and got a job for her.  Says something about her CV though, if she requires a family leg-up to get ahead in this place.  I mean, the previous Senior Houseparents were the ones who misspelled "potato" and "spatula".

NATO's been on Trump's shit list for a while.  Along with many other US military allies.

Yes, certain European countries don't keep to the spending limit that NATO should.  But some (ahem Greece, France, Poland, Turkey) also overspend.  Does that balance out in the long run?  Eh, couldn't say. 

The point is, everything Trump has been saying suggests he wants to return to an Imperial Athens style of tributary alliances, wherein other nations pay America what is essentially protection money in order to benefit from American military power.  There's a reason the world has, by and large, rejected that form of alliance system in the current period.

Apparently it's 32C/90F outside.

Which means inside it's about 42C.

Surprisingly, this is making it easier for me to stay awake.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Possible military coup in Turkey
« on: July 19, 2016, 12:37:41 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.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Possible military coup in Turkey
« on: July 18, 2016, 03:42:11 pm »
Yeah...I'm going to need to see some evidence before I buy that.

I can allow for a Let It Happen style of thing...a Brookings Institute scholar and expert on Turkey has been warning of a possible coup for a few months now.  Lets say top people in the AKP were informed, by reliable sources with actionable intelligence.  And they were aware that said coup didn't have the backing of the military leadership, or much of anyone else in Turkey.  So they let it play out, confident that the coup would be crushed and that it would give them political capital to purge those of suspect loyalties not only from the military but from all ranks within government service.

That I could maybe see.  And even then, I'd want evidence on that scenario.  A Turkish intelligence memo or similar, to the effect of suspected mutineers within the ranks.  Loyal military units put on high alert in the hours before the attempt.  That sort of thing.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Baton Rouge police shootings
« on: July 18, 2016, 03:34:28 pm »
Cop killer and black man?

It's only a miracle they didn't blow him up.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Baton Rouge police shootings
« on: July 18, 2016, 04:07:12 am »
Sovereign citizen type, I heard.  Moorish Science Temple influenced stuff.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Possible military coup in Turkey
« on: July 16, 2016, 04:30:04 pm »
Oh yeah, Erdogan is going to use this to clear house.  You saw how he used the Ergkenon trials to pursue his own personal vendettas and ensure the loyalty of the officer corps.  This is going to be that x10,000.

In all likelihood, what he does next will almost certainly help lay the seeds of the next coup against him.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Possible military coup in Turkey
« on: July 16, 2016, 12:50:02 pm »
It was interesting to see that the police were combating and arresting soldiers.

That's not often the case in coup situations, and suggests there was little, if any attempt to win over civilian power structures by the plotters.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Possible military coup in Turkey
« on: July 15, 2016, 08:38:35 pm »
Hard to say.  Right now, the PM is saying it's a mutiny by Gulenists, but the AKP blames Gulenists for everything, so that doesn't mean much.  That the Turkish PM was free to make that comment however, is interesting in its own right.

There are reports of clashes around the civilian intelligence HQ in Ankara.  Tanks have been deployed at Ankara airport.  Troops are blocking bridges into Istanbul and have been deployed in the streets of Istanbul and Ankara.  It's not clear in any of these cases where these are pro-government or pro-coup forces.

Reuters has also just reported a comment from the Turkish military that it is now in control of Turkey.

Aneristic Illusions / Possible military coup in Turkey
« on: July 15, 2016, 08:14:13 pm »
Lots of weird shit being reported on Twitter and, in the last few minutes, the BBC

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