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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: November 05, 2016, 03:38:29 pm »
Appeal to be heard next month, though I can't possibly imagine why they're bothering.  Even cursory knowledge of how the UK government works meant that Parliament would need to vote.  Not to mention the political ramifications of an unelected government claiming a democratic mandate based on a referendum ("Parliament is sovereign" is apparently really hard to grasp).

Double irony in that the Brexiteers were talking about "restoring sovereignty" to the UK.  Well, this is sovereignty, jackasses.

Incidentally, the trial of the man who shot Jo Cox starts on the 14th.  Mark it in your diaries.

The farage crowd is having fits everywhere and the irony is quite delicious.

There's also interesting implications as a result of the court decision. Expect some odd statements from the law and order mob shortly.

The Bar Council is trying to pressure Lord Chancellor Liz Truss into condemning the press attacks on the judiciary, and Tory MPs (like the eminently sensible Dominic Grieve) have called upon May to also condemn the hysterical press reaction.

No reply from the government so far.  That could be because it's a Saturday, but I suspect it's got more to do with the government secretly being quite pleased at having the press fight their corner.

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I feel sorry for making fun of Ron Paul, clearly something is deeply wrong there. Who doesn't like John Oliver? More to the point,  sorry your brain is all fucked up, Ron Paul.

I don't, actually.  Not because he's the poodle of his masters at the DNC via Turner Times Warner or whatever, but mostly his voice sets me on edge and makes me want to punch him.

I know for you Americans he has an English accent, and therefore is sophisticated and sexy, but he honestly sounds like a twat.  It's the worst combination of Brummie, Liverpudlian and private school twazzock I can possibly imagine.  I suppose though at least he's not Geordie - then you'd need subtitles to watch his show.

Watching Jill Stein spazz out about his show was pretty funny though, so props to him for that.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: November 03, 2016, 02:27:46 pm »
Appeal to be heard next month, though I can't possibly imagine why they're bothering.  Even cursory knowledge of how the UK government works meant that Parliament would need to vote.  Not to mention the political ramifications of an unelected government claiming a democratic mandate based on a referendum ("Parliament is sovereign" is apparently really hard to grasp).

Double irony in that the Brexiteers were talking about "restoring sovereignty" to the UK.  Well, this is sovereignty, jackasses.

Incidentally, the trial of the man who shot Jo Cox starts on the 14th.  Mark it in your diaries.

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Hope it was a good one, Roger.

Today, it's my turn.  I bet you ungrateful bastards didn't even get me anything.

I got you this.

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Looks like the worst of this norovirus thing is over and done with.  Thank God.  I haven't felt that bad since I caught the flu, almost 2 years back.  Mercifully briefer than the flu as well, though nearly as nasty and virulent.  I also mostly avoided throwing up anywhere that wasn't the kitchen sink, which is definitely a bonus.

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You try and come up with something witty inbetween puking your guts out.  I didn't split though, just renamed it when I noticed it hadn't been done and was confusing when browsing from the main forum page.

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Demonic possession ITT

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xXRon_Paul_42016Xxx(weed), just to notify you, I edited your initial post in this comment chain to change the subject topic.

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Can anybody explain why the Republicans seem to think that the State Department and not the Department of Defense is in charge of repelling attacks on American soil?

Pure conjecture, but probably for the same reason the Pentagon carries out most direct country-to-country US diplomacy ie; no-one knows what the fuck they are doing.

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I had a student that I have never laid eyes on because they have never set foot inside my lab email me because they are going to be seeking accommodations through the DRC. As far as I know, there is no disability for which a reasonable accommodation would be "never coming to class or turning anything in". They may find themselves a tad bit disappointed.

Kinshasa is lovely this time of year.

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Related to what I was saying earlier:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-27/inside-the-trump-bunker-with-12-days-to-go

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Regardless of whether this works or backfires, setting back GOP efforts to attract women and minorities even further, Trump won’t come away from the presidential election empty-handed. Although his operation lags previous campaigns in many areas (its ground game, television ad buys, money raised from large donors), it’s excelled at one thing: building an audience. Powered by Project Alamo and data supplied by the RNC and Cambridge Analytica, his team is spending $70 million a month, much of it to cultivate a universe of millions of fervent Trump supporters, many of them reached through Facebook. By Election Day, the campaign expects to have captured 12 million to 14 million e-mail addresses and contact information (including credit card numbers) for 2.5 million small-dollar donors, who together will have ponied up almost $275 million. “I wouldn’t have come aboard, even for Trump, if I hadn’t known they were building this massive Facebook and data engine,” says Bannon. “Facebook is what propelled Breitbart to a massive audience. We know its power.”

Since Trump paid to build this audience with his own campaign funds, he alone will own it after Nov. 8 and can deploy it to whatever purpose he chooses. He can sell access to other campaigns or use it as the basis for a 2020 presidential run. It could become the audience for a Trump TV network. As Bannon puts it: “Trump is an entrepreneur.”

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Beyond the wall / Re: PICS VIII: 10% LARGER THAN PICS VII
« on: October 27, 2016, 03:53:20 pm »
That's awesome. So you'd really only need one of those and a duck for a turducken.  8)

I was thinking just the same, tbh

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I am.  I'm rooting for Saruman, he's going to make Middle Earth Beleriand again.

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Beyond the wall / Re: SPECIAL OFFER
« on: October 27, 2016, 03:09:46 am »
I'm pretty sure the polling station for Gary Johnson supporters is located in Aleppo.

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