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Apple Talk / Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« on: Yesterday at 06:37:53 pm »
New guy gets it.

Hi, new guy!

If you’re not a guy, hi, new sentient!

Edit: not that the only “non-guy” option is “sentient”, I just...

The 21st century is hard.

It turns out that Rex was correct.  I retract my "fuck you" from LMNO.

I appreciate that. To be honest, I don’t log on here on weekends very often, so I was surprised how big this threadgot. I wasn’t that surprised when some people immediately started proving me right by, rather than Dok’s analysis of the HRC campaign’s flaws, went all in on calling her a cunt.

Some would say that her main flaw was having a vagina.

Apple Talk / Re: DSPN Presents: World Cup 2018
« on: June 14, 2018, 05:55:44 pm »


That’s rough.

Apple Talk / Re: DSPN Presents: World Cup 2018
« on: June 14, 2018, 04:47:04 pm »
I have some friends from the UAE, so I was gonna root for Saudi anyway.

EDIT: Whoops, 2-nil Russia.

Apple Talk / DSPN Presents: World Cup 2018
« on: June 14, 2018, 04:18:25 pm »
Welcome to the World Cup discussion thread!

(for those of you who care)

First up, Saudi Arabia vs Russia.  What a conundrum of who to root for!  The election meddlers and Crimean annexer vs the oil barons and supporter of Wahhabism.

Principia Discussion / Re: Adopt a sacred chaos
« on: June 14, 2018, 02:17:59 pm »
I don't like to post on this forum (discordians shouldn't stick together yada yada), but this was so cool I couldn't resist.

Helps to remember to hail eris every fucking day.

I hear you; and looks like you hear me.

So, now that I said my piece, I'm comfortable in my position of "if it doesn't sound like it's about me, it's not about me".


But I do call myself progressive (or at least way left of the DNC).

So: the DNC platform has adopted and moved towards a few of the progressive/Sanders ideas, namely: single payer healthcare; universal basic income; increased minimum wage; criminal justice reform; climate change.

I don't think this would have happened without a lot of people loudly asking for it from their local/primary elections. But I could be wrong.

In the "small steps" strategy, this is what would be expected from a grassroots push against the Democratic moderate status quo that currently exists in Congress.

It should be noted, however, that when the Big Bet is on the table, not voting for the "not perfect, but more probable" is akin to voting for the "a shit demon" option.

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: June 13, 2018, 07:20:29 pm »
Make sure you have low-to-moderate alcohol intake with naproxen.  It can really fuck up the liver.

Or Kill Me / Re: The Faustian compact
« on: June 13, 2018, 01:05:44 pm »

Bad thing X happened because of seemingly reasonable concern Y

So, that entire wall of text can be summed up in one line? 


Apart from that, I have issues with the things you plug in for the X,Y values, as the wording of the premise lends the idea of objectivity.  The majority of your examples could be more accurate by substituting "was sold as an answer to" in place of "happened because of".  There seem to be deeper core reasons for doing terrible things to other humans, but doing those things were made palatable using loftier excuses.

I can totally see a reasonable, even-handed discussion from this post onward.

Nailed it.

Oh HO!

Now I'm interested in leveraging my core competencies to do a solve on this mission-critical turnkey solution.

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