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we are critically short of janitorial staff because my boss keeps firing them without bothering to consult with me. So I suggested a hiring COMMITTEE. They went for it. So I said we needed a kickoff meeting. THEY WENT FOR IT. So I said we needed buy-in from optical engineering. They went for that, too, but I was unable to keep a straight face so we're just doing the first two.

Meanwhile, the toilets don't work.

 :motorcycle:

I'm trying to gear up for presenting my Master's thesis prospectus tonight. In 40 minutes. Funny how TELLING yourself to calm down and be cool because it'll all be fine doesn't fucking work.

Every dry run I do comes in under 9 minutes. I'm supposed to go to 12. I'm out of words for padding it out, so I'm going to have to go pretty slow.

Hell Yes! Go slay their faces with SCIENCE! Calmness is the little penny carousel in the Kmart lobby. YOU ride fire because you can!!

I did a ridiculous dance beforehand, which seemed to loosen everybody up. My reasoning is, I'm a goofy fucker and they will ultimately realize that I'm a goofy fucker, so I might as well get that out of the way up front. The subsequent talk went well, I went to 16 minutes with questions, I have a real thesis proposal, and now I move on to stage 2: grant writing. Woot!

 :banana:

I wish my calendar would quit trying to video call me.
Maybe it wants to date?

 :pissed:
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: RP still not getting it
« Last post by Junkenstein on Today at 12:25:18 pm »
On the plus side, there's so much homophobia kicking around the upcoming administration it's going to be even funnier when they're caught with rent boys etc.

You're not going to get to February before you've got at least 2 upstanding Christian defenders of traditional marriage publicly apologising for getting caught buggering boys and explaining how they're totally NOT GAY. There will probably be a huge pray the gay away rally by mid-march.
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Beyond the wall / Re: Brit Spags! So Jim fixed it...
« Last post by Junkenstein on Today at 12:20:17 pm »
Football accusations continuing to spiral, various figures being charged.

And now we have:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38240524

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More than 300 police officers have been accused of using their position to sexually exploit people, including victims of crime, a report has said.
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary said abuse of authority for sexual gain was now the "most serious" form of corruption facing police in England and Wales.
The watchdog's figures were gathered over two years to the end of March.
The National Police Chiefs' Council described the problem as a "disease".

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Other findings outlined in the report:
Fewer than half (48%) of the 436 reported allegations had been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission
There was an "apparent disconnect" between the numbers of alleged cases and any subsequent staff dismissals
Officers did not have a "sufficiently clear understanding" of boundaries around establishing or pursuing relationships with vulnerable people
Some counter-corruption units did not have the ability or capacity to seek information about potential cases
Almost half of forces inspected were unable to audit or monitor the use of all IT systems, which limited the ability to spot any staff accessing databases to identify vulnerable victims

So the IPCC is again less than worthless. What's particularly disturbing is the lack of ability to investigate themselves even when handed to counter-corruption. It's enough to make you think that those higher in the chain do not want them to have the ability to investigate this crap. That line about "failing to recognise vulnerable people" is fucking appalling too. I doubt this is through honest ignorance and much more likely to be a solid indicator of criminal intent/action.

If you didn't despise the UK police prior to this, you surely should now. Yes, yes, they do a difficult job. So do bank robbers but they don't fuck about with kids and get medals and overtime pay for the privilege.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: RP still not getting it
« Last post by Q. G. Pennyworth on Today at 12:10:20 pm »

"The end justifies the means."

Heard that joke before.

And yall seem to have no problem telling that joke yourselves. Apparently multiplying foreign wars with massive civilian casualties and economic devastation from free trade are just the price we have to pay for gay marriage. Dont dare vote against those things or youre a bigot! And anyone who claims to care about those things is just a bigot in disguise!


I know engaging with you is a mistake, but I am really sick of this one. This argument implies belief that Trump is not going to increase foreign wars and civilian casualties, as well as not tanking our economy. Dude is already failing at international politics and he hasn't even been sworn in yet. His plans for the economy will tank what's left of the middle class, line the pockets of the super rich, and make poverty a death sentence. Hillary was not good, but there is not one position where Trump was actually better. Not. One. ON TOP of being an absolutely unprepared buffoon with bad policy ideas where he had policy ideas at all, and ON TOP of being so dangerously unstable that we have to worry about him starting wars at 3am because someone hurt his feelings, he ALSO promotes an agenda of gay bashing, racism, xenophobia, and anti-semitism.

It's not like he's some isolationist anti-war messiah come to save us from Neo-Liberalism. He's a shit sandwich and bigotry is just the chunky bits mixed in.



AND BEFORE YOU HOLLER TPP ONE MORE FUCKING TIME: Hillary backpedaled on it before she was running against Trump, and I was out hollering about it before this election ever happened. Trump didn't kill it, it was already dead. I sincerely hope you and everyone you agree with get AIDS and die.
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Beyond the wall / Re: Academia Ghetto Thread
« Last post by Xaz on Today at 10:18:46 am »
I gave my presentation and it went well. Perhaps... TOO well.

CONGRATULATIONS!?
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I wish my calendar would quit trying to video call me.
Maybe it wants to date?
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I wish my calendar would quit trying to video call me.
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Hey guys, let's use all the slurs we want when fighting Nazis. I mean, we'll need people to slap around once the terrible bigots are removed from power, you know?

>current year
>still trapped in an inconsequential semantic purity spiral
>thinks you are ever going to overthrow the god emperor

 :lulz:

Acceptance of slurs is the best way to build a strong leftist movement. Because dehumanizing oppressed classes with our words is inconsequential—JUST LIKE THE PEOPLE IT TEARS DOWN!!! LOLOLOLOL!

Yes exactly youre starting to understand.
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: RP still not getting it
« Last post by xXRon_Paul_42016Xxx(weed) on Today at 05:49:06 am »
I'm not really politically minded at the moment and never really have been. Nor have I been engaging my brain much over the last few years, so my parsing of this might well be off.

Ron, it seems to me that you would have me align with bigots.

Youre all aligned with Bigots too. They just smile and dont use slurs for the people they blow up. Trump is apparently some kind of monster for wanting to deport illegals but, oh wait:
http://www.snopes.com/obama-deported-more-people/

He also wants a database of muslims! Lucky for him Obama already has one. Only its not just muslims, its everyone! Inclusion! Diversity!

Trump is the president America deserves. And by America I dont mean "those stupid hicks that voted for him." I mean you all too. He isnt going to do anything that Obama hasnt done or Hillary Clinton wouldnt have, hes just not going to sugar coat it. Its going to be a Naked Lunch. Everyone will see whats really wriggling on the end of their fork.

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If I'm understanding you correctly you do not believe that you yourself are a bigot but that this a disenfranchised section of society that you can manipulate under the guise of solidarity into guiding your country's political system into a terminal state. From this terminal state, your particular form of political ideology will then slowly reveal itself, unrecognized but willingly welcomed by the general populace.

From here it gets a bit muddy for me.

It seems to me that this would just let in a more insidious form of bigotry, whatever you feel your intentions for the betterment of your nation might be.

I think that when Fascism, which as previously stated will be a bipartisan effort, comes it will mostly follow the will of the silent majority. By spreading Ecological awareness among the right, the primary but not exclusive home of climate denial ect, we can assure an Eco-Consensus and thus Eco-Fascism when fascism does come. And even if Trump does succeed in staving off fascism for who knows how long, an Eco-Consensus is a good deal.

And no I dont think Im or anyone in the alt-right is planting the seeds of future fascism, except indirectly by inspiring thinkpieces about how "Democracy has failed." Fascism is just what late stage democracy turns into. It wont need thinkpieces about fascism or any existing ideas of fascism to come about. It just happens. The original fascists movements didnt share notes, they were all just reacting to the same circumstances. The funny thing is that fascism is so commonly used as a snarl word that theres a good chance that American fascism will sell itself as being anti-fascist, and mean it.

And again, there is no need to guide us into a terminal state. Accelerationists fail to understand that no one could ever intentionally destroy things as well a idiots do accidentally. We are already right on track to fascism. No need to speed up a natural process.
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: RP still not getting it
« Last post by xXRon_Paul_42016Xxx(weed) on Today at 05:28:36 am »

"The end justifies the means."

Heard that joke before.

And yall seem to have no problem telling that joke yourselves. Apparently multiplying foreign wars with massive civilian casualties and economic devastation from free trade are just the price we have to pay for gay marriage. Dont dare vote against those things or youre a bigot! And anyone who claims to care about those things is just a bigot in disguise!

He's become too obsessed with being right and justifying himself without critical thought.

Wherein critical thought is dropping all of my existing beliefs without any counterargument against them, because heck youre all just so darn smart! I mean have you seen some of your one liners? Speaking of. You have yet to actually add anything to any discussion about all of this at all. My top Nigel moments so far have been,

1) Declaring that you dont have to learn anything from losing the election because the evil white men are all going to die off.(And be replaced with conservative christian working class hispanics, a third of which voted for Trump and more of which vote Republican each election. Totally going to work out how you planned.)

2) Not understand how the electoral college works. (Guise we won the popular vote! So what it was because of densely populated urban areas and that we lost ground in important swing states. Popular Vote!)

3) Derailing a thread for I think it was 5 pages based on a misunderstanding and then trying to save face by bragging about your degrees.
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