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Or Kill Me / Re: Luka Magnotta : Everything is A Dream
« on: Today at 01:05:27 pm »
I guess he wants to be romanced, maybe the guys in the 25 to life wing have a fear of commitment?

Smuggling in roses and champagne is pretty hard, I'll give them that.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Cain called it. Greece defaults.
« on: Today at 01:04:39 pm »
I will laugh on the day Russian economists convince the west its in its own interest to cut its own throat.

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I wonder if sales of Hagakure are soaring in wake of season 2 of True Detective, much like season one prompted purchases of The King in Yellow?  It was pretty prominently displayed in episode one in Ani Bezzerides' home, alongside a less prominent copy of A Book of Five Rings and some what look like some Fairbairn and Sykes knife-fighting manuals.

Well tough luck poseurs, my samurai killer manuals are well over a decade old. My knifefighting manuals too, though I only keep digitized copies of those nowadays.

Who the hell is Ani Bezzerides?

Character in True Detective.  Likes knives, has a New Age hippie cult leader for a father and, works for the County Sherrif's office and spends most of her time staring into the middle distance while looking mildly perturbed

And her full name is Antigone. 

I swear, if there's even a hint that she's going to get locked up in a mausoleum or something, I'm gonna punch the scriptwriters in the face.


Also, save for the final two minutes of last episode, it's is boring as fuck.

I've only watched the episodes while tired as hell, but that was the general impression I was getting too.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Cain called it. Greece defaults.
« on: Today at 12:38:13 pm »
Russia can also supply Greece with the oil it pretty desperately needs.  My understanding was that Greece previously had arrangements with Iran regarding the black gold, but the most recent set of sanctions made that impossible to continue.

It would be a significant strategic coup for Moscow...yet another reason we shouldn't be playing this dumbarse game with the Greek government.  If at the start of this whole mess we'd just written off the debt, it would've cost us less than it has now...and that's not including the political and possibly international tensions we're talking about here.  Just in strict monetary terms.

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It gets complicated if one side does have soldiers though.

So long as it's the other side, I can live with that.

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I wonder if sales of Hagakure are soaring in wake of season 2 of True Detective, much like season one prompted purchases of The King in Yellow?  It was pretty prominently displayed in episode one in Ani Bezzerides' home, alongside a less prominent copy of A Book of Five Rings and some what look like some Fairbairn and Sykes knife-fighting manuals.

Well tough luck poseurs, my samurai killer manuals are well over a decade old. My knifefighting manuals too, though I only keep digitized copies of those nowadays.

Who the hell is Ani Bezzerides?

Character in True Detective.  Likes knives, has a New Age hippie cult leader for a father and, works for the County Sherrif's office and spends most of her time staring into the middle distance while looking mildly perturbed

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Cain called it. Greece defaults.
« on: Today at 10:20:03 am »
The military is still really popular in Greece so that could easily happen, could even happen without a coup. We rang my relatives yesterday and they aren't too concerned. They are a bit out of it in Crete and have farms to be self sustaining, they cant afford to keep their cars running but they're not going to starve.

They are worried about Athens though, and when the rioting starts the police are going to be right along side people in a looting free-for-all.

Yeah.  Greece has a lot of classic precursors for a coup as well...even though the literature on that is lacking.  There was also that attempted coup-lite or whatever a couple of years back, where a bunch of Greek generals were suddenly and with no warning made to spend more time with their families.

Plus the military is, based on what I can see, about the best funded arm of the state.  Hell, while the Greek government were cutting spending everywhere else, part of their EU bailout clause required using the money to purchase German and French arms systems, and Greece spends 2.4% of its GDP on its defence annually - double that of most European states, above that of the UK and 0.4% more than what is required by NATO.

Speaking of which, I suspect NATO would support a coup and the EU or elements thereof may be playing along.  Greece's leaders are awfully cozy with Russia, and I know if I was a Greek leader in dire straits I might look to use relations with Russia to counterbalance the EU.  In return, if I was an NSC staffer reporting to the American President, I'd be backing a coup to prevent that scenario.

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I wonder if sales of Hagakure are soaring in wake of season 2 of True Detective, much like season one prompted purchases of The King in Yellow?  It was pretty prominently displayed in episode one in Ani Bezzerides' home, alongside a less prominent copy of A Book of Five Rings and some what look like some Fairbairn and Sykes knife-fighting manuals.

Well tough luck poseurs, my samurai killer manuals are well over a decade old. My knifefighting manuals too, though I only keep digitized copies of those nowadays.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Cain called it. Greece defaults.
« on: Today at 12:58:13 am »
BRB buying ouzo.

Now I'm waiting for the banks to refuse service, leading to businesses shutting down and food shortages and riots.  Then the glorious Greek colonels will march in and restore order...or something.

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So both the military and PUA/MRA movement...use advertising?  Shocking.

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Edge of Tomorrow is as original as it's gonna get, I'm afraid.

I'm kinda resigned at this point to any film either having already been a book, a comic or another film.  Talk about a cultural dead-end...

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In much happier news, I heard a rumour that Emily Blunt is being considered for the starring role in an Escape from New York remake.

I don't think many women (or men for that matter) could make a convincing Snake Plissen, but after her performance in Edge of Tomorrow, I definitely think she could.

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Yeah, maybe.  Bigger picture, countries like Tunisia are utterly reliant on their tourism trade.  If that collapses...the government won't be far behind.

Attack the tourism to attack government revenue.  Build credibility with those who disagree with tourism, either because they don't benefit financially or because they disagree morally (westerners in bikinis, alcohol and unmarried sex, oh my).  Scare investors and other foreigners by extension.  Mentally isolate and besiege the country.

They need to take this deadly serious.  And I'm sure they are, but that needs to be reciprocated by the hotel industry.

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So, I'm thinking, if I can wrangle this security contracting thing in a couple of weeks time (when I make my presentation) I might start looking at doing similar stuff abroad.

I mean, even though there was probably very little that could've been done to prevent last Friday's tragic events, I have a CV and some experience which could be useful to hotels in that part of the world.

I'm not sure exactly how I want to approach that yet, and I want to get this on my resume first, but it's something I'm keeping in mind.  Hotel security is usually notoriously bad, filled with the sort of no-lifers who couldn't make it in the local regime's military (which is saying something, in most cases) and can't handle more than a bar fight or domestic without relying on the local security services.

I'm thinking such things could be significantly improved.

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