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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: Yesterday at 08:11:53 pm »
Jeremy Corbyn remains Labour leader, actually gaining vote share on his previous victory.

Look, I'm not exactly thrilled with him as leader myself (it's not so much his policies, but his inaction and apparent inability to lead), but when the dude wins twice, as convincingly as he did and with a media as hostile as he did, it rather suggests continuing Labour's ongoing orgy of fraticide is going to go very badly.

Hopefully the party make accommodation with this and move on, though I wouldn't place any large bets on Labour doing something sensible.

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 :lulz: Dude, it's literally called Jacob's Ladder.

You really did sleep through Bible Studies.

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That's because you didn't pay attention in Bible studies:

http://biblehub.com/amos/9-2.htm

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Quote from: MLK
I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Council-er or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I can't agree with your methods of direct action;" who paternalistically feels he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by the myth of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait until a "more convenient season."

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Sounds like she's defective.  Return her to the store and ask for a refund.

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As is encouraging war by stating you may not fulfill your mutual defence treaty obligations.

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Nuking ISIS isn't an act of war, you see.

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Lame.  How will we be able to live out the future promised to us in WH40k without space demons?

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Even weirder physics could see it reborn as a gravity drive.

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Applied to go back to Switzerland, for a doctoral program.

I think my Australian passport may give me an edge over other British applicants, in that if we do do something stupid re: Brexit, arrangements with Australia will remain unaffected and so shouldn't pose a problem for an academic or work visa.  Since these programs are all 4+ years long, and who knows what idiocy we will see in the meantime.

It's not as good as an EU second nationality would be...but I'll work with what I have.

Ooooh, good luck! That sounds great. I can't imagine any program rejecting you!

Well unfortunately I'm in a position where I can only afford to study if I get on a paid program, so competition is likely to be fairly intense.

In other news, after 17 months of asking, I've finally been allowed to move from a dinky student room into an actual studio flat.  I've been given 3 days, on one of the few weekends I get off due to our idiotic rolling rota, to do this.

I don't even need to tell you what my response is.

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That may just be the stupidest thing I've seen written on this forum, and I'm including Kaienne's "J is my personal pronoun" in that.

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I think what Pergamos is trying to say is Clinton is a better tool for keeping the status quo as it is, with all that entails.  Just with some weird wording "oppressors" = ruling class/status quo individuals and groups).

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For the sake of reference

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/09/trump-supporters-neo-nazis-white-nationalists-kkk-militias-racism-hate

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With his many appeals to nativism, bigotry, and bitter discontent, Donald Trump has enthralled far-right extremists with his campaign for president. According to an investigation by Mother Jones and the Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute, since Trump officially announced his bid in June 2015 he has drawn effusive praise and formal backing from some of the country's most virulent neo-Nazis, white supremacists, militia supporters, and other extremist leaders. They include the head of the American Nazi Party, three former Ku Klux Klansmen, four people involved in a recent armed standoff against federal authorities at an Oregon wildlife refuge, and at least 15 individuals affiliated with organizations described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as hate groups.

Trump has disavowed none of them.

Article goes on to quote actual endorsements from many of the leading lights of the far-right.

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Recently i've been finding that my usual time-sinks of Reddit and console games are feeling less fulfilling than previously.

Particularly Reddit, where i've been noticing the effects of the 'hivemind' more and more.

What do you guys do for rest/relaxation/stimulation? Anything that you would recommend?

Reddit's metasphere is occasionally fun, though you have contrarian hivemind smugness instead of the usual hivemind nonsense.  Not to mention a fuckload of 3edgy5me tankies and "antifascists", most of whom aren't even 20 yet.

Lately I've been mixing things up on the game front by going back to some older games (everything between Dragon Age Inquisition and Morrowind) and trying new things, character types and classes I wouldn't normally pursue.  If there's one thing to like about RPGs, it's replay value.

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Looks like I'm through the first stage of the Oslo PhD application.

Now I just have to wait up to 3 months (!) for the selection committee to decide who they want to invite to interview.  Good thing I applied for some other jobs in the meantime.

Good stuff there. Ballache of a process, but at least it's begun. What did you run with in the end?

Unique strategic characteristics of right wing terrorism, juxtaposed against a legal and policy system geared to fight Islamist terrorism.

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