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Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Last post by Cainad (dec.) on Today at 03:41:04 am »
TUC?

The Unholy Consult, seventh and final book in Bakker's The Second Apocalypse series. It has... an ending. It definitely fucking ends.
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Contrapoints rules in general. Peterson realized there was a SHIT ton of money to be made in developing and expounding on his anti-SJW platform, and he gets the side benefit of believing that he's saving Western civilization. He ticks many of the boxes for a charismatic cult leader.

Peter Coffin also has some content describing the JPB phenomenon (mostly as a way to get at more general points):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kbk_4x70OG4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j66nyzeoO5M
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Got a new job in May, thinking a pay raise and a change in scenery would be the ticket out of my funk.

I'm not in a funk anymore, but the downside is that I now realize that this line of work is really not the way I want to spend the next decade, regardless of employer.

Luckily, I have an extremely specific set of nerd skills and credentials that hopefully make me an ideal candidate for a potentially WAY cooler job, in a less expensive part of the country. So if all goes well I only have to put up with this for a few more months.
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Iíve also noticed recently that there is a slice of the progressive left who donít seem to be willing to accept when someone has done their time. Does the legal system mean anything anymore? How does a society rebuild something like a legal system? Is that idea as infeasible as the libertarians who want to rebuild the government?

I think it stems from a deep distrust of the legal system's ability to redress certain grievances.

Our society in general has a really hard time digesting the concept of someone having done their time, or having repaid their debt to society. What crimes exactly someone is most concerned about varies, but lots of people feel the need to twist the knife on anyone who's ever fucked up. Being a felon in the USA is practically second-class citizen status, no matter how much you're punished.

OTOH, the only voices I've heard (lol perception bias) calling most strongly for justice reform and rehabilitation are progressive voices. The ways in which the USA's penal system in particular is perverted by private interests and profit are especially strong rallying points.
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Last post by Cain on Today at 02:45:59 am »
True.  Interestingly, he seems to have followed me after I tweeted about Erik Prince and Trump reconsidering his "let mercs pacify Afghanistan" plan...lets see if I can figure out what his interest is first.
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Last post by Doktor Howl on Today at 02:29:54 am »
I actually kinda have a soft spot for the Mooch.  He didn't sell out his former employees at SkyBridge when he left, and he saw through Bannon's bullshit.  That automatically puts him in the top 0.5% of Trump appointees in morality and IQ.

Sure, but that shouldn't prevent you from fucking with him some.  I mean, what you say is true, but it's like saying he's the sharpest kid on the short bus.
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Last post by Cain on Today at 02:18:16 am »
I actually kinda have a soft spot for the Mooch.  He didn't sell out his former employees at SkyBridge when he left, and he saw through Bannon's bullshit.  That automatically puts him in the top 0.5% of Trump appointees in morality and IQ.
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And don't for a moment think I support Weinstien or their ilk, thats the worst part, the more obviously evil the target the more important they get ruined through the courts, through official channels.
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Trial by social media will never lead to real change, abandoning the rule of law is why the progressives are so weak and why trump will have two terms. It invalidates their position. And the worst part is it is because the targets are tantalizingly evil. Wienstien gets fired as part of #MeToo and the studios use the whole thing as a power shift, it does not shift to women, but to the other evil old men who sit in opposition to Wienstien.
As to helping women in these situations, the rape culture will go underground for a year or two and resurface with less vulnerability then it had before.
Without prosecutions and the flow, the media circus just ends up making the whole thing feel less authentic, it actively hinders changes to the wide social consciousness.
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: OFFICIAL POLITICAL CARTOONS/PIC FREAD.
« Last post by Brother Mythos on Today at 12:05:31 am »
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