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Aneristic Illusions / Re: WTF? Journalists arrested for reporting...
« on: September 05, 2008, 04:36:05 pm »
I read about the river.  It was apparently quite bad down there.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Rev Roger, Flyer #13: The Menace Among Us.
« on: September 05, 2008, 03:35:16 pm »
Red watch are a bunch of fucking pussies.  Just watch how much they cry and piss themselves when you talk about the Anti-Nazi League to them.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Indecision 08 Wingnut thread
« on: September 05, 2008, 03:00:55 pm »
Ah, you stay classy, Phyllis.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: *cough*
« on: September 05, 2008, 02:55:17 pm »
I can think of a few, but they are pretty specialist textbooks, on things like Critical Theory, or Classical International Relations Theory.  I'm not certain the website will have them, and I do not have a scanner, so...

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Principia Discussion / Re: Well, mighty PD
« on: September 05, 2008, 02:50:38 pm »

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Principia Discussion / Re: Well, mighty PD
« on: September 05, 2008, 02:48:18 pm »
And you can argue with admins and mods.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: *cough*
« on: September 05, 2008, 02:17:32 pm »
You have to join  :sad:

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Or Kill Me / Re: Rev Roger, Flyer #13: The Menace Among Us.
« on: September 05, 2008, 02:04:45 pm »
Emailing the Express and Daily Mail with this terrible news (edited for English audience).

and The Sun, and Sky News...can you post your edited version mate plish?


There is a danger to our nation, and our very way of life, that lurks just beneath the radar of ordinary society...An organization of chaos-worshippers which has as its goal nothing less than the utter destruction of the British way of life.

These degenerates call themselves “Discordians”, and they openly admit that they worship a pagan Goddess by the name of Eris. Eris was, as those with a classical education will know, an evil crone who was associated with Ares, the Greek god of war. In mythology, Eris was prone to destroying civilizations for her own amusement (The Trojan War was - in legend - started by her, simply because she wasn’t invited to a party).

Wikipedia states: Discordianism recognizes chaos, discord, and dissent as valid and desirable qualities, in contrast with most religions, which idealize harmony and order. Wikipedia also states that the exact number and organization of these deviants are
unknown.

Are these the kind of people we want running around loose? Their idea of “worship” is, according to their own website (http://principiadiscordia.com), playing stupid pranks and vandalising things, and their stated goal is the destruction of our nation and all “normals” and “merehumes” (“mere humans”) they can catch. If you are unconvinced, check out the forums at the site. These are not just another group of neo-hippies or “pagans”, they are a genuine threat to Britain as a Christian nation...or a nation at all.

Write your MP, the House of Lords, and/or the editor of your local paper and demand that something be done about this menace. It’s bad enough that we have to deal with foreign terrorists out to end our way of life, but now we have a menace lurking like a snake in the grass, composed of our own “citizens”...as if anyone intent on the demolition of a nation can be called a citizen of that nation. They must be rooted out and exposed, before they destroy us all.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Indecision 08 Wingnut thread
« on: September 05, 2008, 10:29:38 am »
Also, am I hearing McCain's speech correctly?  Did he just slam Obama for not going to Vietnam?

 :lol:

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Indecision 08 Wingnut thread
« on: September 05, 2008, 09:53:46 am »
Now, back to some actual wingnuttery:


http://www.time-blog.com/swampland/2008/09/no_questions_please_were.html

According to Nicole Wallace of the McCain campaign, the American people don’t care whether Sarah Palin can answer specific questions about foreign and domestic policy. According to Wallace — in an appearance I did with her this morning on Joe Scarborough’s show — the American people will learn all they need to know (and all they deserve to know) from Palin’s scripted speeches and choreographed appearances on the campaign trail and in campaign ads. Here’s the exchange:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhgUvX_8Joo

SadlyNaught commentary:

Do watch that clip, because Carney is not exaggerating. Wallace just made the case that the only way people in this country should get to know Sarah Palin is through propaganda. We’re talking about someone who could become the single most powerful person in the world, and we can only learn about her through the lens of the GOP’s public relations department.

This is very, very, very dangerous. What Wallace is doing isn’t merely criticizing the behavior of the media — which everyone justifiably does — but rather attacks the idea that the media should exist at all. She wants to run a campaign where the American public only sees propaganda and never gets the contrary view. Ye gods, this is a dangerous and authoritarian mindset. If the media allow themselves to be bullied and if they stop asking questions because they fear that they’ll be tarred as “liberals,” then our democracy is truly dead.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Indecision 08 Wingnut thread
« on: September 05, 2008, 09:31:02 am »
I'm glad I'm not the only one who questioned the good looks thing.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: WTF? Journalists arrested for reporting...
« on: September 05, 2008, 09:23:29 am »
Thanks.

I'm not sure what the tone of the magazine is, so I aimed at formal...though I did mention that if they wanted a more "gonzo" or personalized style of reporting, that was well within my means.  I sincerely hope it is the latter, it would be much easier to have headlines like

"The Beltway Establishment Are A Bunch Of Cockheads"

than the bland sort of one I served up there.

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Principia Discussion / Re: Oh, Hi.
« on: September 05, 2008, 09:04:05 am »
Hi

I would like to see your thermos

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: WTF? Journalists arrested for reporting...
« on: September 04, 2008, 08:50:57 pm »
I'm applying to an online magazine, so I penned this as a sample of my style of writing:


While the media pays attention to Palin, Minnesota police actions go unreported.

With politics being “more of the usual” and bad news about the economy on the home front, it is no surprise that the British public and media have taken to watching the US Presidential campaign, especially the speeches of the controversial Vice President pick by the Republican Party of Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin.

However, while attention has focused on the brash nature and the possible controversies of this newcomer to the Presidential race, it has taken attention off events outside the Republican National Convention in Minnesota.

Reports of problems started on the 31st of August, as internet connected protesters and bloggers reported that police were massing in central St Paul's, the city where the Convention was being held.  In pre-protest raids, Ramsey County Sheriffs Office arrested several dozen protesters, many without charge.  While not illegal under state law, which requires the police to bring charges 36 hours after an arrest is made (not including weekends and holidays), such measures are only normally used in order to secure more evidence before formally charging a suspect – not as a method of shutting down protests.  Probable cause is also required, and in this case the National Lawyers Guild argued this was absent from many of the arrests made.

Police had set out to intimidate activists with a show of force.  Not only were the local police involved, but the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, and Firearms had a strong presence in the city.  The police were apparently heavily armed with semi-automatic weapons, and also used rubber bullets, water cannons and tear gas against peaceful protesters.  Police did not only target activists, however, but also lawyers and reporters on the scene, presumably in order to minimize problems arising from their hardline tactics.

Of particular concern was the arrest of Amy Goodman, the veteran reporter and presenter of Democracy Now!, a nationally syndicated news program shown by over 700 media outlets in the USA.  Goodman, along with two producers and a film maker were arrested on charges of conspiracy to cause a riot.  Goodman was later released, however other members of the Democracy Now! team are still being held in custody.

Also a worry was the presence of the Minnesota National Guard.  The USA has a long history of resistance to soldiers being used for policing reasons and their appearance was considered highly unsettling by many observing the protests and police actions.  There were also reports of mistreatment of those arrested – several were denied medical attention and others went on hunger strike in order to protest this lack of care.

There was some violence from activists, but according to the organizers of the St Paul's protests, these were a small number of self-proclaimed anarchists, who smashed property and set up blockades.  However, even among the anarchist groups present, this was a minority of perhaps no more than 15 people.  All in all, arrests in St Paul's concerning the protests number over 300.

The conduct of the police during the Convention is worrying to those who have a keen interest in civil liberties, yet this concern has not been reflected in the national press, many who ignored the pre-convention raids and blamed all the violence on the protesters in St Paul's.  Whether the abuses of law enforcement agencies will ever get more press than the minutiae of Sarah Palin remains to be seen.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Indecision 08 Wingnut thread
« on: September 04, 2008, 07:08:16 pm »
Official 2008 Debate Drinking Rules

If any of these phrases come up in the Presidential debates, take the amount of shots you are required according to the list.

POW/Prisoner of War - 1 shot
"Experience" - 1 shot
9/11 - 1 shot
Any story about eating a moose - 1 shot
Hockey mom - 1 shot
Change we can believe in, any recognizably derivative phrase - 1 shot
Liberal elite - 1 shot
Liberal media - 1 shot
Imply your opponent is a Muslim - 1 shot
Washington Elite - 1 shot

Commander in Chief of Alaska - 1 shot
Bridge to Nowhere - 2 shots
Bill Ayers - 2 shots
Community organizer - 2 shots
Manchurian Candidate - 2 shots
How many houses - 2 shots

Downs Syndrome Baby - 3 shots
The Keating Five - 3 shots
Ambien - 3 shots

Edit: if you want to share, use this link http://episkoposcain.wordpress.com/2008/09/04/official-2008-debate-drinking-rules/

Yes We Can! - 1 shot for each full chant

Fuck yeah, forgot that one, we better add it to The List

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