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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: October 31, 2017, 10:51:47 am »

An election campaign adviser to Donald Trump has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about the timing of meetings with alleged go-betweens for Russia.
George Papadopoulos admitted the talks happened while he worked for Mr Trump, not before, court papers show.
He said he had been told the Russians possessed "dirt" on Hillary Clinton.
Separately, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty to charges of money laundering unrelated to the 2016 election.

Is any commentary needed at this point?

Papadopoulos was interesting though, right?  Also showing once again that UK connections to Russian politicians seem pivotal in the Trump campaign (the meeting with the Russian lawyer at the Trump Towers was arranged via a British intermediary also).

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: October 27, 2017, 01:50:31 am »
It's almost as good as the ones who treat (rhetorical) attacks on explicit Nazis as attacks on conservatives.  Are you really in that much of a rush to throw in with Nazis?

I'm seeing that a lot on Reddit, after the most recent crackdown.

RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« on: October 25, 2017, 11:33:43 am »
I've decided Middle Earth: Shadow of War is the best game ever, after seeing a stream where one of the orcs is called "Dush", prounounced, well, "douche".

Celebrimbor is all "I'm coming for you, douche."  When you attack his followers to draw him out, they're all there chanting "douche, douche, douche".  And then you can shame him by going "you are unworthy, douche".


(but seriously, if you liked the previous game, this looks pretty good.  Whining about lootboxes seems completely unjustified thus far).

Or Kill Me / Re: Time to switch sides
« on: October 24, 2017, 06:57:16 pm »
Cryptocurrencies are nonsense and I'm quite frankly depressed that I even had to type that out.  It somehow manages to combine the worst aspects of fiat currency and commodity currency into one bag of suck.

Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: October 24, 2017, 12:47:03 am »
You're right, the No-God essentially collapses all metaphysical categories. You can even see hints of that in how even before becoming the No-God, he couldn't be seen by the Hundred...what comes after should not affect what becomes before, but that's just one of the many rules the No-God breaks.

It was amazing ending though.  Kellhus had already apprehended the Inverse Fire and outplayed the Consult's trump card from the very start.  He took advantage of Golgotterath's unique situation as a topos to remove the "Dunsult" advantage and make them walk Ajokli's conditioned ground.  They were completely negated, every move anticipated...except for Ajokli's betrayal and the No-God himself.

And I think everyone assumed that Kelmomas and Ajokli were linked, after that beetle scene.  I know I did.  But upon re-reading, the hints were there.  Even in The Warrior Prophet, Kellhus had visions of a "horned being" while upon the Circumfix.  How much of the Empire was built on the works of a daimotic pact?

Principia Discussion / Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
« on: October 24, 2017, 12:36:22 am »
Buying any version of the PD is a terrible mistake.

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: October 19, 2017, 11:44:59 am »
It's guns, gas and gods, not gators, geckos and gerbils.

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: October 18, 2017, 05:34:51 pm »
Not sure if bad translation or Bjork being Bjork.

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: October 17, 2017, 07:11:59 pm »
We need to renew the SSL again, to keep LMNO out.

He's bringing BIG GAY COWBOYS, he's bringing BEARFORCE1.  And some, I assume, are fabulous people.

BuildTheSSLRenewl, MakePDGreatAgain

Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: October 10, 2017, 08:30:39 pm »
In that specific case, it's meant to show that humans are not native to Roshar.  Which I suspect will tie into the plot somehow, other than other Cosmere characters popping up constantly (human invaders caused the Parshendi to side with Odium?), but it is kinda clunky, yeah. 

Maybe they should just keep them in the escape room?  I mean, if they can't get out...

Aneristic Illusions / Re: ITT we summon RWHN
« on: October 08, 2017, 07:20:14 pm »
I did think that, but I also thought the US may be having the same problem as the UK, where the prison service is so understaffed and overcrowded you could probably present with signs of ebola and not see a doctor for over 6 weeks.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: ITT we summon RWHN
« on: October 07, 2017, 07:21:29 pm »
Except, as the article notes:

Legal experts said forcing defendants to work for free might violate their constitutional rights. The 13th Amendment bans slavery and involuntary servitude in the United States, except as punishment for convicts. That’s why prison labor programs are legal. But many defendants sent to programs such as CAAIR have not yet been convicted of crimes, and some later have their cases dismissed.

Anyway, I mostly bring it up because RWHN always said he preferred addiction treatment to prison, when it sounds like the two aren't very different at all.

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: October 07, 2017, 10:49:53 am »
That will be your body's reaction in a couple of hours too.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: ITT we summon RWHN
« on: October 07, 2017, 10:48:40 am »
Here's a good way to summon RWHN

McGahey had heard of Christian Alcoholics & Addicts in Recovery. People called it “the Chicken Farm,” a rural retreat where defendants stayed for a year, got addiction treatment and learned to live more productive lives. Most were sent there by courts from across Oklahoma and neighboring states, part of the nationwide push to keep nonviolent offenders out of prison.

Aside from daily cans of Dr Pepper, McGahey wasn’t addicted to anything. The judge knew that. But the Chicken Farm sounded better than prison.

A few weeks later, McGahey stood in front of a speeding conveyor belt inside a frigid poultry plant, pulling guts and stray feathers from slaughtered chickens destined for major fast food restaurants and grocery stores.

There wasn’t much substance abuse treatment at CAAIR. It was mostly factory work for one of America’s top poultry companies. If McGahey got hurt or worked too slowly, his bosses threatened him with prison.

And he worked for free. CAAIR pocketed the pay.

“It was a slave camp,” McGahey said. “I can’t believe the court sent me there.”

Soon, it would get worse.

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