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I dunno, a good 90% of it is me writing emails.

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Summarised version of the latest security meeting:

Me: your processes aren't working.

Department Head: We have processes. Also your tone is derogatory.

Me: I have 6 years experience in int'l schools, 2 as a security contractor and I'm telling you we have a problem.

Department Head: I live near a student accommodation and sometimes I can't see the security guard. Your experience is invalid.

Me: *walks out*

What the actual fuck. Wow.  :lulz:

It gets even better.

The spy for the department head, on the other shift, just completely undercut a decision I made regarding a student.

The student in question had an unauthorised overnight guest, which is a major issue.  As such, I banned her from having any future guests, pending a decision from my manager when he returns from holiday.

I come back in tonight, and I find the other person in charge of the other nights, has reversed my decision entirely.  So she's not only undercut me, but also the two members of staff who we answer to.

Shit's gonna get fun.

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Summarised version of the latest security meeting:

Me: your processes aren't working.

Department Head: We have processes. Also your tone is derogatory.

Me: I have 6 years experience in int'l schools, 2 as a security contractor and I'm telling you we have a problem.

Department Head: I live near a student accommodation and sometimes I can't see the security guard. Your experience is invalid.

Me: *walks out*

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Cruz, Gingrinch, Quayle, Fred Thompson, Pence and Akin.

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Jack Chick waited. The lights above him blinked and sparked out of the air. There were demons in the base. He didn’t see them, but had expected them now for years. His warnings to the American People were not listenend to and now it was too late. Far too late for now, anyway.
Jack was a Christian for fourteen years. When he was young he watched the church sermons and he said to dad “I want to be a Christian daddy.”
Dad said “No! You will BE KILL BY DEMONS”
There was a time when he believed him. Then as he got oldered he stopped. But now in the grim future of 2016 he knew there were demons.
“This is Roberston” the radio crackered. “You must fight the demons!”
So John gotted his pencil and drew up anothe tract.
“HE GOING TO KILL US” said the demons
“I will shoot at him” said the cyberdemon and he fired liberal propaganda. Jack railed at him and tried to blew him up. But then the ceiling fell and they were trapped and not able to kill.
“No! I must kill the demons” he shouted
The radio said “No, Jack. You are the demons”
And then Jack was a zombie.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: October 25, 2016, 11:36:40 am »
Yeah, the whole Tesco-Unilever thing is an example of just how quickly this can happen.  Those stores probably don't want to raise their prices, but they can't absorb that big a hit in this financial quarter because they no doubt didn't budget for the loss of sterling purchasing power last financial year.

Yet another thing to thank the Brexiteers for.  Everyone forgot we're an island and so have to import goods.  We're not going to be eating fancy financial products for Christmas, nor burning apps to stay warm.

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Add another marker to the "election violence is inevitable" column then.

In other news, trumps campaign manager is apparently posting things that make her look good at the expense of.... trump. One person noted that she's a contractor and therefore unlikely to get paid even in the outside chance of a win.

I almost feel sorry for Kellyanne Conway. Almost.  She does have a history of supporting or working for deeply stupid politicians though, so my sympathy is suitably limited.

Still, being the only adult in the Trump campaign must get tiresome.

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Thank god your brother was there and armed at least.  This shit is only going to get crazier and worse...especially since it looks like Florida may flip this year.  Are there any upcoming votes after the election?

In other news...

http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-media/2016/10/breitbart-liberal-activist-230255

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A liberal activist and organizer coordinated with reporters from the conservative news site Breitbart during the primaries to cover his disruptions of events for candidates such as Sen. Marco Rubio.

Aaron Black, an associate with Democracy Partners and a former Occupy Wall Street organizer, worked with the pro-Trump site Breitbart, tipping it off about his stunts, exchanging raw video and coordinating coverage, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation.

Black has resurfaced recently as one of the people featured in undercover video from the Project Veritas group. In the video, he claims to work for the Democratic National Committee. Though he does not appear on their payroll, his bio at Democracy Partners credits him with "working closely with the Democratic National Committee" during the 2012 election cycle. Black in the video says he helped organize protests in Chicago that led to Trump's cancellation of a rally there in March.

Please combine this with Podesta emails regarding making the media focus on Trump, for a truly horrible (if also brilliantly cynical) campaign strategy of pushing the weakest candidate and undermining the strongest ones.  IMO Rubio's credentials were always overstated, but with him as the candidate the Latino vote definitely wouldn't have been alienated, and Rubio may have even been able to win over some Catholic voters.  I can see why the Clinton campaign may have felt he was a dangerous opponent, despite his other weaknesses.

(When asked for a comment, Rubio no doubt said "let us dispel with the fiction that Clinton doesn't know what she is doing...")

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: October 24, 2016, 02:38:05 pm »
I think Christmas shopping will be down quite a bit this year.  Between the weakening pound and continuing uncertainty, people won't be able to get previously good deals, and are saving for when shit goes down in March.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: October 23, 2016, 05:47:30 pm »
I would've said Brookings was far more postwar liberal centrist myself.

The only reason it looks leftish is because of the insane rightwing think tanks like Heritage which were explicitly set up to drag the conversation right of said postwar liberal consensus, and it's actually frequently cited by conservatives.  They've got some notable PNAC neocons kicking around the place, as well (O'Hanlon, anyone?).

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: October 23, 2016, 05:39:07 pm »
This was obvious and forseeable.  The UK was a great place to have a bank due to the City of London secrecy laws, EU common market access and historical Commonwealth links.  Not to mention fortuitous positioning between the American east coast and the Mid East (time zones for business) and historical banking links in China and the Middle East.

Not to mention these banks like to employ the best and brightest, no matter where the fuck they are from. 

The EU vote will have convinced them off the necessity to move, but the post-Brexit racism is likely confirming that as a good decision.  This is the same reason you don't see tech companies setting up in Idaho or Montana, other than the lack of infrastructure.  No-one wants to put their employees in a place where they're going to be shat upon simply for being foreign/different colour skin/not hetrosexual.  Market uncertainty plus intolerance is a deadly cocktail.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: October 23, 2016, 03:50:02 am »
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/oct/22/leading-banks-set-to-pull-out-of-brexit-uk

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Britain’s biggest banks are preparing to relocate out of the UK in the first few months of 2017 amid growing fears over the impending Brexit negotiations, while smaller banks are making plans to get out before Christmas.

The dramatic claim is made in the Observer by the chief executive of the British Bankers’ Association, Anthony Browne, who warns “the public and political debate at the moment is taking us in the wrong direction”.

A source close to Brexit secretary David Davis said he and the chancellor Philip Hammond had last week sought to offer reassurance that they were determined to secure the status of the City of London.

However, the government’s stated intention to take control of the freedom of movement into the UK is widely recognised among officials to be a hammer blow to any chance of retaining the present terms of trade for banks, particularly given the bellicose rhetoric of major politicians on the continent.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/video/2016/oct/21/polish-woman-booed-on-question-time-after-describing-discrimination-video

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A Polish woman is booed by audience members on BBC1’s Question Time when she says she feels no longer welcomed by 52% of British voters who backed Brexit. Speaking on Thursday’s programme, filmed in Hartlepool, the woman says she’s lived in the England for 23 years and was never discriminated against before the Brexit vote

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/oct/21/no-10-rejects-alain-juppes-threats-to-push-uk-border-from-calais-to-kent

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Downing Street has rejected the suggestion from the French presidential hopeful Alain Juppé that he would tear up a treaty with the UK to push back the border for migrants from Calais to Kent.

A source made clear that the prime minister, Theresa May, who has spent two days meeting world leaders at the European council meeting in Brussels, would expect any French leader to maintain the agreement.

Juppé, the current favourite to win the presidency, said he wanted a complete renegotiation of Le Touquet treaty, the deal that keeps border checks and thousands of refugees and migrants on the French side of the Channel.

“We can’t tolerate what is going on in Calais, the image is disastrous for our country and there are also extremely serious economic and security consequences for the people of Calais,” he said in Paris.

“So the first thing is to denounce the Le Touquet accords. We cannot accept making the selection on French territory of people that Britain does or doesn’t want. It’s up to Britain to do that job.”

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: October 23, 2016, 03:39:37 am »
https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/political-parties/labour-party/news/80062/ex-coronation-street-actress-tracy-brabin-heckled

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Far-right supporters heckled former soap star Tracy Brabin as she won the Westminster seat vacated by the killing of Labour MP Jo Cox.

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As a mark of respect to Ms Cox - who was killed outside a library in the constituency as she prepared to carry out an advice surgery - no mainstream parties stood candidates in the by-election.

Ms Brabin was repeatedly shouted down by supporters of her opponents after the result was announced in the early hours of the morning.

She received 17,506, well ahead of Therese Hirst of the English Democrats, who polled just 969 votes. David Furness of the BNP came third with 548, while independent candidate Garry Kitchin was fourth with 517.

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I wonder if there's something keeping track of statistics. If so, does it just like, use human ideas of "things" to calculate what the groups of particles are (Y'know, so if one of these simulation engineers wanted to watch some good old fashioned, rough and tumble slimy, lubed up super sex they could switch to it instead of any other situation where carbon, water, and various other elements are moving in and out of each other repeatedly), or does reality abstract everything on the large scale and only turn on the particle physics when someone's looking closely? Are sex and driving and writing and fighting all their own separate but seamlessly integrated sub-systems?  Are we actually just living in the final version of Dwarf Fortress?

I think Bethesda designed the universe.

It would explain a lot about the general lack of playtesting and overall bugginess and stability issues.  Like black holes everywhere and dark matter.

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So now I see that, in addition to castigating the US and Iraqi military for not successfully sneak attacking the entire city of Mosul (because hiding a 30,000 strong military force is super easy), one of Trump's advisors, former General Flynn, is now attacking Hillary via Twitter for revealing how long it takes for nuclear weapon to launch.

Which has been known for almost 30 years now, due to the declassified Managing Nuclear Operations manual.

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