« on: August 13, 2014, 04:32:11 pm »
Urgh, Sam Harris. Proof, as if any more was needed, that being an atheist does not exclude one from being a reactionary, genocidal lunatic.
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I dunno, in this particular instance I may be in favour of letting the free market sort this out.
I mean, if you think essential oils sold by someone who admits to not being a doctor are going to fight ebola, I'm pretty sure you weren't going to hang onto your money for long anyway.
And if they do catch ebola they're pretty much fucked anyway.
It's been weeks, and there has been no epidemic in America, even though they brought some lady back from Africa and put her in some sorta "isolation ward" (patoiee!). The essential oils are obviously working.
Well, that or the fact that I painted my door with blood & semen to keep the disease demons away1. Everyone thank me now.
1 I got the idea from a Metallica album cover, which kept the "talent" and "inspiration" demons away.
On Friday I published a blog detailing security issues with the website of NZ's most litigious politician which result could result in total compromise of the server it's on. This week I have a coffee dates with infosec recruitment directors and there has been mention of a first annual "COME AT ME, BRO" award at NZ's yearly hacker convention.
Searching for "best troll threads" on Google in 2009 led me to a thread here by a certain Pterodactyl Handler X. I thought you guys were a funny bunch so I decided to check out the rest of the site and ended up reading the BIP, and then the Principia. I've lurked here on and off ever since then, reading threads in Or Kill Me and Literate Chaotic - the thread "Discordianism as the Perfect Nihilism" by Cain or Cramulus (I don't remember which) convinced me to make an account. So hello everyone, it's nice to finally make a post on here.
Invading Iraq's Kurdish region, it turned out, was Obama's red line for ISIS. There are a few reasons why. The Kurdish region is far stabler, politically, than the rest of Iraq. (Kurds are ethnically distinct from the rest of Iraq, which is largely ethnic Arab; most Kurds are Sunni Muslims.) The Kurdish region, which has been semi-autonomous since the United States invaded in 2003 and has grown more autonomous from Baghdad ever since, also happens to be a much more reliable US ally than is the central Iraqi government. It has a reasonably competent government and military, unlike the central Iraqi government, which is volatile, unstable, deeply corrupt, and increasingly authoritarian.
Well, from what I can tell, if he does become PM, that position seems to automatically make one an idiot, so.