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High Weirdness / Re: Operation Jade Helm 15
« on: Yesterday at 09:05:09 pm »
I'd find it unlikely.  Like Roger says, spec ops guys are not cut out for holding territory, and riot/crowd control/restoration of order duties are similar enough in kind that I wouldn't expect commando units to be made to do it.  It's more of a National Guard thing, is my understanding.

Instead, I'd be looking at geography.  I'm no expert on US climates, but Texas, Utah and "parts of California" are all hot, arid and with some rugged/mountainous terrain.  Sound like anywhere the US may have an interest in?

And of course, it's also entirely possible that a training exercise is just a training exercise.  With the relative wind down of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, now would be a good time to see what lessons have been learned in the field, in a large scale operation.  See if anyone has seen or come up with anything especially clever in the last few years.  That this may also help in future operations in the middle east against ISIS is, of course, entirely coincidence.

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Things I learned on Facebook today:

Chemtrails cause global warming
The TV show Firefly shows a hatred of women that some people find disturbing and scary
The greatest crime of the white man is when his children sneak into your garden and vandalise stuff and you promise to pay but not everything is paid for
That due to the fact the more coffee you drink the longer you live, I will live forever.
That Jhonen Vasquez is, unfortunately, still alive, and trying to sell Invader Zim again.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: OFFICIAL POLITICAL CARTOONS/PIC FREAD.
« on: May 02, 2015, 11:05:03 pm »
OK, you want a reaction to the royal birth?  Here you go:



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High Weirdness / Re: Operation Jade Helm 15
« on: May 01, 2015, 06:39:19 am »
More importantly: how does Obama invade a state he already owns?

That's like claiming I illegally broke into my own house.  It's retarded.  I know Texas likes to think it's not America, at least when a black man is in charge, but it is. 

The South lost, and it really fucking needs to get over that.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: OFFICIAL POLITICAL CARTOONS/PIC FREAD.
« on: May 01, 2015, 02:16:50 am »

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I could have yelled a lot and threatened people with a hammer, at least.

Glowering while giving said hammer loving looks is far more effective.  Shouting says the problem has started, and people think differently.  A present yet suspended threat gets results.

Have you considered a career in educational pastoral care?

Believe me, you would be amazed at the amount of overlaps.  Though fortunately, thus far, no people handcuffed in basements.

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More important facts of that story:

1) it happened in South Africa
2) the same police officer drew a gun on his girlfriend in a nightclub earlier in that evening, which apparently only merits a throwaway line

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At least money is one thing I don't have to worry about in the near term.  Things are actually getting sorted out on that front...May should be a good month for me and, if nothing else, should cover the cost of moving again if I have to. 

Though hopefully I'll just find another boarding role and continue in my efforts to never have to pay proper rent.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: gofundme?
« on: April 30, 2015, 04:17:42 am »
http://www.goarmy.com/

Killing my self for someone else's motives? screw that.

My apologies, I did not realise m'lord had conditions.

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Such is, such is.

I was hoping to leave after the M.Litt was done...if this is the case, I'll just have to step up my plans some.  Still, it would be nice to not work for complete asstards at least once.

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I'm a glutton for punishment tho, so that sort of thing suits me.  I did a whole "single character" run of Baldurs Gate (1+2 and ToB) and it wasn't even a Mage/Kensai, favoured dual class of cheesemongers everywhere.  Not Dead is Dead, though I am considering doing that for Skyrim, if I can setup streaming properly when I get my new graphics card (SkyRe for funsies, or Requiem for short streams).

And yeah, I've already noticed ciphers are getting some special treatment.

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Urgh.

I discovered something about this place which makes way too much sense.  This whole building was set up to fail.  The reason I was hired was because they were expanding, built a new building for the younger students.

What they did was the staff they wanted to keep, they moved over to the shiny new flagship project.  The people they couldn't get rid of, the fuckups and generally incompetent, they put over here.

They did that because they had no plans for this place.  They knew they couldn't fill it, so they were going to use till the end of term as a trial run.  If the returning numbers were good, they could continue with the status quo.

I've seen the returning numbers.  They're not good.

Downsizing is coming.  Even though this place needs more staff, its not cost-effective for the college to main staff for adult students.  They'll reduce it to one person per shift, at least on days but probably on nights too.  And I'm not working here alone, no way.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: gofundme?
« on: April 29, 2015, 05:14:55 pm »
:thanks:

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Pricetag

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