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From the side of the stage Mr Trump smiled and clapped. Mr Farage spoke about when President Obama came to the UK and urged voters to remain in the EU. "He talked down to us," he said, "he treated us as nothing."
Mr Farage said "I can't possibly tell you how you should vote", but added he would not vote for Hillary Clinton "if you paid me".
It was not an endorsement but it came close.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37177938

Trump's campaign spending continues to only use cheap suits.



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Oh, yeah.  Run The Jewels is pretty amazing. I even tend to overlook El-P's tough-guy misogyny/homophobia because of his talent.

Is that pronounced "ell pee", "ee ell pee", "ell dash pee", or some other variant?
I'd think that second one, and the first in second,
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Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Last post by Cainad (dec.) on Yesterday at 03:52:42 am »
I got the book a month ago, but I'm digging into R Scott Bakker's The Great Ordeal in earnest now.

As always, Bakker treads the line between "absurdly overwrought" and "lovingly crafted" writing. I can see a lot of people getting into this series and wanting to smash Bakker's keyboard. I'm a fan.

I need to get the Kindle version.  I have the hardback, but since I read all the others on the Kindle, it feels...wrong.  I can't highlight things or compare notes easily.

That said, eating Sranc was a fucking terrible idea.

 :horrormirth:

I am formulating hypotheses. In a world where morality is physics, none of these hypotheses work out well for our heroes.
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Bovine hexaboobs.
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That cover art is AMAZE though.
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Her supporters will bend over backwards and holler that she was taken out of context about vaccination, but they really don't have anything to say about her anti-GMO or "cell phones cause cancer" routines.

Im anti GMO, not because they are bad for people but because Glyphosate is and I really don't like intellectual property applying to DNA, especially in ways that have resulted in farmers being sued after their crops were pollinated by a GMO neighbor.  BT genes getting into wild crops is also a distinct possibility and would be a disaster or the environment.

WOW this post is so full of woo-type misinformation that I don't know where to start. Here, have some useful factual information.


http://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2016/05/18/glyphosate-and-cancer

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2012/10/18/163034053/top-five-myths-of-genetically-modified-seeds-busted

https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer/testing/genepatents

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/06/130614-supreme-court-gene-patent-ruling-human-genome-science/

The one thing you said that may have merit is lateral gene transfer from domestic crops to wild plants. However, the chances that THAT particular gene would transfer are similar to the chances that the gene would transfer from the soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis which already produces BT toxin everywhere in the world... smaller, actually, since the bacterium are universal and most "jumping genes" are transferred from microbes due to their ubiquity.
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Oh, yeah.  Run The Jewels is pretty amazing. I even tend to overlook El-P's tough-guy misogyny/homophobia because of his talent.

Is that pronounced "ell pee", "ee ell pee", "ell dash pee", or some other variant?
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All the Asatru I have met, some of whom were racist and some of whom were not, would be offended at being called Pagan.  They're Heathen or Asatru,  I don't think they want to share an umbrella term with the Wiccans.

Because why? Are we going to pretend that this is anything other than the same woo in a different suit?

Because not like Wiccans I think.

Yeah?  Explain the functional difference.
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Trolling Libertarians is much more fun and a lot easier when you remember they're just another flavor of Utopia, with all the same inherent structural failures.

Sure.  They believe in things that just aren't so.

You can believe in anything you want, but the universe doesn't care, and one day the universe will adjust those beliefs with sometimes fatal results.
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Her supporters will bend over backwards and holler that she was taken out of context about vaccination, but they really don't have anything to say about her anti-GMO or "cell phones cause cancer" routines.

Im anti GMO, not because they are bad for people but because Glyphosate is and I really don't like intellectual property applying to DNA, especially in ways that have resulted in farmers being sued after their crops were pollinated by a GMO neighbor.  BT genes getting into wild crops is also a distinct possibility and would be a disaster or the environment.

Then you're anti-intellectual property being applied to DNA and anti-chemical pesticide, not anti-GMO.

Beat me to it.  My only issue with GMO food is the predatory business practices of Monsanto. 
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