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Literate Chaotic / Re: Ominous Fortune Cookie
« on: July 11, 2017, 07:32:32 pm »
Imgur is best image hosting.  It is known

Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: July 11, 2017, 11:29:51 am »
Not likely, unfortunately.  I think Trump's congressional allies would need a lot more in the way of verification and proof before starting anything like that.  And they'd probably want to wait for the Special Counsel to finish their investigation first.

I can think of at least several things with this that I'd want verification or clarification on to start impeachment proceedings, and that's as someone who wants to see Trump gone.  Trump was present at the Trump Towers on the day this meeting took place.  Was he present?  Is Mr Goldstone's claim accurate, can it be linked to any known efforts to influence the election or key players associated with such attempts?  Was Trump informed at any point before or after the meeting that an offer to help swing the election, from a purported agent of the Russian government, was made?  At what point did Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort leave these talks?  Were there any discussions regarding the repeal of the Magnitsky Act, and do these discussions constitute a violation of the Logan Act?

It's super fucking damning, from a political perspective, but it's still not enough legally.

RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« on: July 11, 2017, 08:05:59 am »
Beyond Skyrim: Bruma confirmed to be lore-friendly

Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: July 11, 2017, 07:09:40 am »
Looks like Trump Jr just admitted to attempted collusion with the Russian government.

1.  Trump Jr admits meeting with the Russian lawyer because she said she had information pertaining to Clinton.
2.  Trump Jr was told in an email that the information this lawyer had came from the Russian government.

Quote from: New York Times
WASHINGTON — Before arranging a meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer he believed would offer him compromising information about Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Jr. was informed in an email that the material was part of a Russian government effort to aid his father’s candidacy, according to three people with knowledge of the email.

The email to the younger Mr. Trump was sent by Rob Goldstone, a publicist and former British tabloid reporter who helped broker the June 2016 meeting. In a statement on Sunday, Mr. Trump acknowledged that he was interested in receiving damaging information about Mrs. Clinton, but gave no indication that he thought the lawyer might have been a Kremlin proxy.

Mr. Goldstone’s message, as described to The New York Times by the three people, indicates that the Russian government was the source of the potentially damaging information. It does not elaborate on the wider effort by Moscow to help the Trump campaign.

The Russian lawyer was working on behalf of Emin Agalarov, a Russian-Azerbaijani businessman/singer and associate of Trump (Trump even appeared in one of his music videos).  However, more important is his father, Aras Agalarov, who has acted as a go-between for Putin and Trump before now.

According to the Steele dossier:

Two knowledgeable St Petersburg sources claim Republican candidate TRUMP has paid bribes and engaged in sexual activities there but key witnesses silenced and evidence hard to obtain

- Both believe Azeri business associate of TRUMP, Araz AGALAROV will know the details
1. Speaking to a trusted compatriot in September 2016, two well-placed sources based in St Petersburg, one in the political/business elite and the other involved in the local services and tourist industry, commented on Republican US presidential candidate Donald prior activities in the city.

2. Both knew TRUMP had visited St Petersburg on several occasions in the past and had been interested in doing business deals there involving real estate. The local business/political elite figure reported that TRUMP had paid bribes there to further his interests but very discreetly and only through affiliated companies, making it very hard to prove. The local services industry source reported that TRUMP had participated in sex parties in the city too, but that all direct witnesses to this recently had been "silenced" i.e. bribed or coerced to disappear.

3. The two St Petersburg figures cited believed an Azeri business figure, Araz AGALAROV (with offices in Baku and London) had been closely involved with TRUMP in Russia and would know most of the details of what the Republican presidential candidate had got up to there

Orcs are Maoris and Otherkin are Nazi Furs.  It is known.

You might have missed yesterday's news.  According to Justice Secretary David Lidington all talk of May resigning is the result of warm prosecco, nothing more.

It's certainly not due to plotting by David Davis.

May isnt going to resign. Clearly you've been drinking too much warm prosecco.

This is one of those "I've just learned a word so I'm going to apply it even if its not actually useful here" moments.

Like, the thing about portraying goblins as Always Chaotic Evil is stupid and lazy, but any half-decent DM knows how to work around that (just in the way you get marauding human gangs bent on conquest - see Syria - goblins can do exactly the same).  Goblins are just like people, only smaller, greener and worth less XP.  Which means just like humans, they can be shit.

(fun fact: Tolkein was always uncomfortable with his own portrayal of Orcs as being beyond the possibility of redemption, due to his own Catholic beliefs).

Also, besides the point, but if they are talking about that, the age of propaganda that portrays your enemy as subhuman does coincide with the high tide of European empires, but occured way after the process of colonisation.  As Darwinian concepts became more acceptable in the mainsteam, they were married to an ugly form of nationalism that was often directed first and foremost against other European nations, as a form of war preparation, psychologically prepping society for action in the event of conflict.  By the 1890s, such a conflict was already seen as inevitable, and likely played a key role in the rise of fascism (the more you know...).

« on: July 08, 2017, 01:34:13 am »
No, that's Putin.

Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: July 07, 2017, 06:55:21 pm »
Also have fun spending the next 8 years figuring out if Kelhus is mankind's saviour or mankind's doom.

Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: July 07, 2017, 06:46:19 pm »
Cainad started me on it, so he's totally to blame.

Propaganda Depository / Re: Sympathy and Nazis
« on: July 07, 2017, 05:45:34 pm »
Just looked now.  Wow, that is pathetic.  This is like something my management would come up with, it's that poor.

Propaganda Depository / Re: Sympathy and Nazis
« on: July 07, 2017, 04:12:17 pm »
I'm a pacifist.
That term is loaded with far too much shit, so let me unpack what that means to me. Here, I've re-packaged it into a set of easily digestible bullet points:
I don't like violence.
I'm not going to begrudge anyone for using violence in self-defense or in defense of someone in danger, ESPECIALLY not if the person you hurt is a nazi.
I do not believe in an inherently moral universe.
I do believe that part of why I can tell a nazi to go fuck theirself instead of punching them and get away with it is because of the privilege this unjust society gives me, and understand that that is not necessarily an ability afforded to everyone.
If you punch a nazi, I'm not going to tell you you're a bad person.
When I see nazism being advocated for, I most certainly tell the nazi in question to fuck off. I will continue to do so until the time that they fuck off.
I will fuck with, drown out, and insult nazis all day long.
I am not advocating for everything to be done my way. Like I said, it can't always be done my way.
I endorse all non-violent driving away of nazis, and, like I said, am not going to bitch and moan if some nazis get punched in the process of getting them the fuck out.

Also, I really like that pamphlet you made, Q. G. Pennyworth!

Thanks! This one definitely got under people's skin, but Joshua Ellis deserves all the credit for that.

He's actually in facebook jail again, as an excellent demonstration of how FB's policies protect free speech when it's hateful towards non-white people, but comes down hard on anything that makes straight white men uncomfortable.

What's really weird about his jailing is he was thrown in this time around for reposting something from a former member of this forum.  I know because I (and a few others here) are friends with her, and the picture was posted to her feed well before his.

She's not been banned fron FB at all, despite it even showing on his post that he shared it from her post.

You'd think if the material was really that objectionable, Facebook would follow it up and ban others.  But consistency has never been FB's strong point.  Trans people get banned for signing up accounts with their new names, whereas I use a blatantly fake name for years and no-one blinks.  Support groups get banned for no reason, and white supremacist groups that are literally the political arm of proscribed organisations/terrorist groups are allowed to operate.

Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: July 07, 2017, 10:15:59 am »
OK, so, The Unholy Consult.  Wow.  That was an ending.  And then some. 

I really can't say anything without spoilering the shit out of what happened, except I will say Meppa was nowhere to be seen.  So I can only assume he has been secreted away somewhere by Kelhus and has a role to play in the final trilogy.  And as the Last Cishaurim, with power enough to even wow Kelhus, I can't imagine his role being minor.

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