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You can use my stuff if you want.

That said, for cartoon quotes, there are a lot more, uh, "punchy" quotes to use than mine.  I tend to be more expansive in how I deal with things, not so much for the one-liners.

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Probably.

My plan for the next 3 weeks is simple:

Today: die from lack of sleep.
Next two days: do some writing
Next 3 nights: work, do some writing.
Have day off, die from lack of sleep.
Write 1000 words a day, every day, for the next 10 days because I'm on holiday.
Send dissertation over a week early.
Collapse for a few days.
Update CV, Linkedin profile etc
Apply for jobs.
Report this place to various inspection bodies for its complete disregard for the law.
Laugh.

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lol

So, the longest standing member of my department, excluding my manager, moved to another department last week.  This makes me the most senior member of staff, in term of time spent at the company.  A whole 16 months worth of it.

Also, the next most senior person after me just handed in her notice.

I, of course, will be looking for work elsewhere once my dissertation is handed in, at the end of this month.  This will leave the company entirely with its February 2016 intake, and whatever new staff they manage to scrounge up.

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It may be small comfort, but Shiite militias have also mobilised for Mosul.  Unlike the Iraqi Army, these guys have little choice about running or giving up, so they will hold position no matter what.  Despite Iraqi government protests to the contrary, Kurdish news agencies are reporting that the al-Hashd al-Shaabi, the umbrella militia organization set up to combat ISIS, are present in large numbers.

I mean, you wouldn't invite a lot of these guys to dinner, Kata'ib Hezbollah, Badr Brigade etc....but I trust in their willingness to fight, their training and their equipment (which is apparently being sourced from Iran and the USA).  No doubt the Awakening Council have thrown fighters into the mix as well, and despite their Sunni backgrounds, they're also marked for death by ISIS.

Allegedly there are also significant Peshmerga forces in the area, though I don't think they're participating in Mosul itself.

It is actually a comfort.  Between that news, a butt-pile of air support, and a dozen 155 MM tubes, I feel mostly okay about this.

It's a messy situation over there, but outside of being out of the country, he's probably in the best place possible. If I had to choose...it's honestly probably where I'd go, even as a civilian (safer than Baghdad, that's for sure).

50
Still, this correlation between Warner Bros cartoon characters and dickbag political messages is oddly interesting.

51
Finally met up with my former co-worker for drinks, after nearly 4 months of trying, due to insane schedules between the two of us (she now works an 8-5 job, no weekends.  Not that I'm jealous or anything...).  Drinks and catching up were good, especially in the "actually not a complete shithole" part of London she works in now.

It's just...I'm not entirely sure what is going on.  I like C, but when we were both working, it was always strictly professional between us.  We got on well, and she is an intelligent and attractive woman.  I wasn't entirely getting that professional vibe last night and, once my dissertation is over, she wants to "make a day" of going out somewhere in London.

So, not sure where this is going, but I'm not complaining.  Even if I'm reading things entirely wrong, getting out from this shithole section of town, where the latest gossip is invariably the latest murder, may not be the worst plan.

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It may be small comfort, but Shiite militias have also mobilised for Mosul.  Unlike the Iraqi Army, these guys have little choice about running or giving up, so they will hold position no matter what.  Despite Iraqi government protests to the contrary, Kurdish news agencies are reporting that the al-Hashd al-Shaabi, the umbrella militia organization set up to combat ISIS, are present in large numbers.

I mean, you wouldn't invite a lot of these guys to dinner, Kata'ib Hezbollah, Badr Brigade etc....but I trust in their willingness to fight, their training and their equipment (which is apparently being sourced from Iran and the USA).  No doubt the Awakening Council have thrown fighters into the mix as well, and despite their Sunni backgrounds, they're also marked for death by ISIS.

Allegedly there are also significant Peshmerga forces in the area, though I don't think they're participating in Mosul itself.

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Well nvm. I caught myself up on what's been happening.

I passed basic, I can spoon feed myself now.

Have you learnt to eat soup with a knife yet?

54
Oh yeah.  It's quite a common theme, especially among libertarians, who conflate nationalism, statism, the welfare state, socialism, laws against diddling children etc as all, somehow, being Nazism.  Which is a form of socialism.

Bernie Sanders also isn't a socialist, but shhhhh.

55


Or, more accurately:

"Lets go kill someone who's not a socialist, so our dumbass great grandkids can elect someone who isn't a socialist."

56
Yeah, the Pentagon has been super fucking shitty with regards to telling people where their relatives actually are.  :sad:

57
While looking into this, I did find something interesting:

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Freleng's cartoon, Show Biz Bugs (1957), with Daffy Duck vying with Bugs Bunny for theatre audience appreciation, was arguably a template for the enormously successful format to The Bugs Bunny Show that premiered on television in the autumn of 1960. Further, Freleng directed the cartoons with the erudite and ever so polite Goofy Gophers encountering the relentless wheels of human industry, them being I Gopher You (1954) and Lumber Jerks (1955), and he also directed three cartoons (sponsored by the right-wing Alfred P. Sloan Foundation) extolling the virtues of free-market capitalism, said cartoons being By Word of Mouse (1954), Heir-Conditioned (1955), and Yankee Dood It (1956), all three of which involved Sylvester.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_P._Sloan#Nazi_collaboration

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goth deer. its face is actually an electronic screen. its insides are glowing.

That's pretty fucking goth

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Quote from: Steven Erikson, The Dust of Dreams
‘Stupid Bolkando. What value fielding an army that crawls like a bhederin with its legs cut off? We could dance round it and strike straight for the capital. I could drag that King off his throne and plant myself in it sloppy as a drunk, and that would be that.’

He snorted. ‘Generals and commanders understand nothing. They think a battle answers everything, like fists in an alley. Coltaine knew better—war is the means, not the end—the goal is not to wage slaughter—it is to achieve domination in the bargaining that follows.’

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Panama Papers thread
« on: April 08, 2016, 12:02:41 am »
I don't see Cameron lasting to 2020 at this rate, except perhaps through inertia.

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