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RPG Ghetto / Re: The Emperor's blockparty RPG ghetto style
« on: June 21, 2015, 01:11:38 pm »
Well, here's my reasoning:
>Tau do everything for the Greater Good and seem to be the least belligerent faction overall, even being willing to engage in diplomacy. They're "good" by virtue of having no plans for genocide.
>Eldar are huge dicks who exploit everyone else for the benefit of the Eldar race, but like the Tau, are ok with the survival of other races and don't really make any more trouble than they have to.
>Imperium are Catholic Space Nazis. They want to kill everyone else because the horrors of the galaxy have given them collective shell shock and they've learned millennia ago that nobody can be trusted. They're evil because they're paranoid and fearful.
>Necrons are arguably less evil than the Imperium in the new lore, but fall lower due to roughly half of them being mindless death machines. The intelligent ones mostly just want to rebuild some vestige of their long-dead empire and take back stolen artifacts. Have cooperated with Space Marines in the past.
>Tyranids have caused widespread destruction and misery for every faction except the ones that are into that sort of thing. They aren't really evil in the sense of active malice, but they've probably killed more people than all the other factions combined and their weapons tend to be unbelievably cruel.
>Orks, as noted above, are the backwater savages of WH40k. They just want to fight everyone for their own amusement, and they don't really seem to understand the concept that other races value their lives.
>Chaos is super evil. Read up on the Daemonculaba if you don't believe me.
>Dark Eldar are even worse, their entire culture revolves around rape and torture and their spaceships are literally fueled by suffering.

Apparently the latest versions of WH40K have eviled up the Tau a bit, by claiming they wipe out populations who refuse to integrate into the Tau Empire and serve the Greater Good.  They're still by far the most moral faction in that Universe, but they've adapted them to be "for the greater good" extremists, Stalinist space communists essentially.

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RPG Ghetto / Re: The Emperor's blockparty RPG ghetto style
« on: June 21, 2015, 01:08:57 pm »
The Ork idea of a good time does involve the sack, rape and pillage of entire systems though.  I think you could argue the Imperium for a lesser evil simply because while it is cruel and vicious it is not arbitrarily so.  They will wipe out an entire planet with orbital bombardment, but they'll do it to contain heretics, not because they thought it was fun.  I mean, Orks are the jokey, lighthearted faction in WH40K, but they're still basically massive bastards.

Hey, Orks don't rape anyone. This is entirely because they're ambulatory algae with no genitals or concept of sexuality, but they still don't rape anyone.

Sorry, should've been more clear, I meant rape in the sense of "rape, loot and plunder" ie; killing and stealing, not the other kind. 

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I....um....well, I really don't know what to say about this

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RPG Ghetto / Re: The Emperor's blockparty RPG ghetto style
« on: June 21, 2015, 10:35:50 am »
The Ork idea of a good time does involve the sack, rape and pillage of entire systems though.  I think you could argue the Imperium for a lesser evil simply because while it is cruel and vicious it is not arbitrarily so.  They will wipe out an entire planet with orbital bombardment, but they'll do it to contain heretics, not because they thought it was fun.  I mean, Orks are the jokey, lighthearted faction in WH40K, but they're still basically massive bastards.


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Jesse Jackson Jr was also a Boy Scout.  Coincidence?  I think not.

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Does Jesse Jackson even do anything anymore?  Shit, is he even still alive?

I prefer people who go on about Al Sharpton being responsible for racism though.  Because then you can point out he's actually an FBI informant and so really the US government invented racism.  And that can lead to some hilarious shit, let me tell you.

Although Jesse Jackson Jr is also a federal informant...

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: June 20, 2015, 07:17:21 pm »
So, I know some other folks mentioned upthread they'd read Collapse by Jared Diamond, and this is my second attempt at the dead tree version after doing the audiobook, so who knows if I've mentioned it here before, too, but I fucking love this book. The stories about the vanished civilizations trigger a lot of the feels that visual ruinporn does, and the author does a fantastic job of explaining how a civilization can collapse because of its people's actions without those people being stupid.

It's a good book, though I understand a lot of anthropologists have issues with it.

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New edition of The Lobster (if you're only going to read one parapolitical journal, it should be this one) has an interesting article by Tim Wilkinson on organised pedophilia and the Tory party.

Killer quotes:

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Tebbit, asked whether there was a political cover-up of such matters, replied:

‘I think there may well have been. It was almost unconscious. It was the thing that people did.’ He explained:

‘At that time I think most people would have thought that the establishment, the system, was to be protected and if a few things had gone wrong here and there that it was more important to protect the system.’

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In 1995, Tim Fortescue, recalling his career as Conservative MP and whip, reported that a member of his party who faced ‘a scandal involving small boys’ would ask the party whips to help hush it up. As Fortescue put it, ‘we would do everything we can because.....if we could get a chap out of trouble then he will do as we ask forever more.’

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One example, whose case has been raised in Parliament to deafening silence, is Stuart Syvret. Syvret was a long-serving member of the government of the small island of Jersey, the independent ‘Peculiar of the Crown’ and playground for rich tax-dodgers. He attempted to publicise allegations of abuse and surrounding corruption. No libel proceedings were ever
brought. Instead Google closed down his blog at the request of the Jersey authorities and Syvret was prosecuted and imprisoned under a bizarre construal of Jersey’s data protection law. Another Jersey Senator was forced to resign when it was revealed that he had advised Syvret to commit suicide.

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For example, child protection officer Chris Fay, who attempted to take statements from children in connection with the exclusive Elm Guest House child brothel, reports that his house was shot at in his absence, and that he was threatened at gunpoint by officers of the Metropolitan Police Special Branch – a unit with national reach which liaises with the Security Service. Ten days after he raised the issue in the House, Tom Watson MP himself reported ‘warnings from people who should know that my personal safety is imperilled if I dig any deeper’.

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Simon Danczuk, one of the two Labour MPs who have been instrumental in bringing awareness of these matters out of the shadows, reports that the day before he was due to give evidence on the matter he was accosted by a Conservative MP who had never spoken to him before.

‘He warned me to think very carefully about what I was going to say the next day before the Home Affairs Select Committee when I’d be answering questions on child abuse. “I hear you’re about to challenge Lord Brittan about when he knew about child sex abuse,” he said. “It wouldn’t be a wise move”, he advised me. “It was all put to bed a long time ago.” He warned me I could even be responsible for his death. We looked at each other in silence for a second. I knew straight away he wasn’t telling me this out of concern for the man’s welfare. There was no compassion in his voice.’


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Eris is the Goddess of Confusion. 

You are confused.

I believe this is what American presidents refer to as "mission accomplished".

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"CAPTAIN SEUNG!  CAN YOU SEE WHAT THESE PLUSHIES ON TOP OF THE CUPBOARD ARE DOING?"

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Interestingly, I mentioned the incident from two months ago, when we had an intruder get inside the building for 15 minutes.  Today, while I was sleeping, the head of operations rang the office to ask about when this occured and to get more details on it.

Makes me think someone did not pass that information up the chain of management...

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Basically, you may recall I made some complaints about security in April, as part of an attempt to secure security contracting work.

That attempt failed, so I reworded it and sent it directly to the principal, alongside a couple of stories about recent incidents.

Result: meeting with him and head of operations in 3 weeks time to discuss my proposal.

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Looks like it is time to get my suit dry-cleaned and locate my sunglasses.  I may be back in the security contracting biz.

At the very least, I have a meeting in 3 weeks time to discuss the possibility of a contract.  Internally, with my current employer, but it's better than nothing.

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I picked that up in the Steam sale, but still have yet to play it :(

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