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Oh shit.  I know exactly what that's like - I apparently need a couple more shots of the painkiller as well when things are being done to me.  Unfortunately, the first work ever done on my teeth was last year and I didn't know that at the time.  So I'm laying back, mouth held open by the whatsits, thinking, "well this should be interesting".  A split second later excruciating pain through my jaw, and my hands are waving for him to stop.

Fortunately, my dentist is the decent sort and realized something was obviously wrong here.

So yeah, holy shit.  I only went through a few seconds of it, I definitely wouldn't have wanted any more.

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I'd like to point out many prominent Truthers have longstanding associations with Lyndon LaRouche's NCLC, if they were not in fact explicit members.  The NCLC has longstanding links with the US intelligence community.

http://www.publiceye.org/larouche/nclc2.html

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In a sense LaRouche is a "Silicon Caesar" since he has risen to power through a sophisticated computerized telecommunications network which gathers political and economic intelligence and then packages it for dissemination through newsletters, magazines, special reports and consulting services. Former Reagan advisor and National Security Council senior analyst, Dr. Norman Bailey, told NBC reporter Pat Lynch the LaRouche network was "one of the best private intelligence services in the world."

Not everyone shares the view. When Henry Kissinger was told of how LaRouche operatives met with high Reagan Administration officials in the early 1980's, he told the New Republic, "If this is true, it would be outrageous, stupid, and nearly unforgivable." Dennis King, co-author of the New Republic article which examined LaRouche's influence in scientific and intelligence circles, says during the first Reagan term LaRouche aides managed to gain "access to an alarming array of influential persons in government, law enforcement, scientific research and private industry." These ties form the basis of the LaRouche "CIA defense" against the charges he conspired to obstruct justice. LaRouche claims he believed his security aide Roy Frankhauser, a former Ku Klux Klan leader and government law enforcement informant, was a covert conduit to the CIA.

John Rees, an ultra-conservative whose Information Digest newsletter reports on political extremes on the left and right, says he "believes the New Republic story that LaRouche staffers had access to a lot of people." But he points out, "If you have all the electronic resources and information-gathering staff that LaRouche possesses you are bound to come up with occasional gems, that's what most people were interested in, not the LaRouche philosophy." Both King and Rees feel the Reagan Administration consciously began distancing itself from contacts with the LaRouche network following the New Republic and NBC stories.

Russ Bellant, a long-time LaRouche watcher from Detroit, notes that in the mid-1970's LaRouche simultaneously turned to the right and tried to link up with more respectable groups, including, for a brief period, several state Republican Party organizations. "Some tactical political alliances with various right-wing groups were made on the basis of LaRouche's scurrilous disruption campaigns against mutual enemies, especially liberal Democrats," says Bellant. In fact, LaRouche has consistently targeted the American left, and done so with material and moral support from small but significant elements in law enforcement, the Republican Party and the American far right. There is also evidence to suggest that the LaRouche organization maintained a cozy relationship with certain elements in U.S. and foreign intelligence, military and police agencies.

Its not hard to do the math.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: The 100 Greatest books, according to the BBC
« on: February 23, 2009, 07:36:02 pm »
That's the list from 2003.
yes it is.

And your list comes from where?



Internet fakers.  My apologies, I just did some research.  Either way, its an "interesting" list.

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Principia Discussion / Re: "If it's not KopyLeft, it's not Discordian"
« on: February 23, 2009, 07:35:11 pm »
It appears the new list is an internet meme/forgery.  I should have researched, but foolishly I thought no-one would claim the BBC had done such a thing unless it had actually happened (fool me once...)

On the new one, I've read 25, but I've had a lot of spare time.  My sister is a literature student anyway, so I would agree that some of them are only worth reading so you can say you have read them, and not on their own merit.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Point of views on the new president of the United States.
« on: February 23, 2009, 06:50:58 pm »
No problem.

The more the Internet stays the electronic version of frontier country, the happier I become.  Plus, having politicians take an interest in the web is kinda like your dad asking you about a contemporary band you listen to.  Kinda awkward and creepy, in a way you can't put your finger on.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: The 100 Greatest books, according to the BBC
« on: February 23, 2009, 04:44:40 pm »
That's the list from 2003.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: The 100 Greatest books, according to the BBC
« on: February 23, 2009, 03:57:32 pm »
Fucking with their notions of genre? /chainwieldingtransgenderfurry

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Literate Chaotic / Re: The 100 Greatest books, according to the BBC
« on: February 23, 2009, 03:18:21 pm »
The Complete Works is doubly a cheat when you realize Hamlet is also in the list, as a stand alone work.  You can at least make a case for a series like LOTR or His Dark Materials or even Harry Potter (as much as it shouldn't even be on the list) in that they are part of a wider story arc, with the same characters and overall plot progression through the series.  But that is certainly not the case with Shakespeare.

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I seem to only date girls with Bi-polar or Borderline Personality Disorder. Perfectly sane women are boring.

ALL women are nuts. They just come in degrees.

They come in degrees?

Well that explains why all my girlfriends keep telling me "that was a masterful fuck".

If you see yo momma on a road, make space, cuz man that's one fat chick.

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That is truly wonderful

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Literate Chaotic / The 100 Greatest books, according to the BBC (fake list)
« on: February 23, 2009, 02:58:28 pm »
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling (wtf?)
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible (wtf?)
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the DíUrbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Travellerís Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy -
25 The Hitch Hikerís Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis -
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelliís Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell -
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown Ė (wtf?)
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaidís Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert -
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jonesís Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnightís Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotteís Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

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Principia Discussion / Re: "If it's not KopyLeft, it's not Discordian"
« on: February 23, 2009, 02:54:00 pm »
Yes, sadly.

I'll put the full list up in Literate Chaotic.

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Principia Discussion / Re: "If it's not KopyLeft, it's not Discordian"
« on: February 23, 2009, 02:43:54 pm »
Interestingly, the BBC produced its list of the 100 greatest pieces of literature last week.  The average person has read 6 from the list.

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