Bigotry is abound, apprently, within these boards.  There is a level of supposed tolerance I will have no part of.  Obviously, it seems to be well-embraced here.  I have finally found something more fucked up than what I'm used to.  Congrats. - Ruby

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
January 18, 2016, 12:09:57 AM
Irony Alert! Irony Alert! Irony Alert!

"Quit acting as militia and stirring up fear," armed Bundy Militia spokesperson Lavoy Finicum said of the FBI, adding, "This isn't Russia. This isn't the Berlin Wall."

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
January 16, 2016, 09:12:45 PM

I wonder if  "Fluffy Unicorn" will be charged with "desertion in the face of the enemy" by the Bundy Militia.

Or Kill Me / Re: What do?
January 15, 2016, 03:10:35 AM
I'm new to this forum, but I'm not new to dealing with depression. I was diagnosed with dysthymia a long, long time ago. You'll have to take my word for it, but it gets easier to deal with as you get older. At this point in my life, I don't give it much thought.

There's a lot of good advice in the above posts. I'm sure your old friends, and some new ones, can help you get though this.

Approaching your depression analytically is a good move. There are places where emotional responses are appropriate, and places where they won't do you any good whatsoever. Learn what is helping you, and what is hurting you.   

The best advice I can give you, from my own experience, is that if you have access to psychiatric care, take advantage of it. I've learned that for my particular form of depression, a small, daily dose of medication helps tremendously. I can not overemphasize that fact, as my own depression does have a physiological basis. (I don't go out of my way to advertise that I take 10 mg of Paxil every morning, but I'm not ashamed to admit that it works.)   

As others have already posted, take care of yourself physically. If you're not exercising, start a program. Walking is a good start. Get out and talk to people, even if you have to fake a little cheerfulness.

Keep posting here, the human contact will help. I hope to hear from you again soon. 


Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
January 06, 2016, 02:44:31 AM
Armed militant "Fluffy Unicorn" complains about backlash:

I hate it when armed militants complain about backlash.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Picking Cain's Brains
January 03, 2016, 11:30:39 PM
Thanks Cain,

I don't doubt ISIL has been able to recruit individuals from their areas of control in Iraq and Syria. And, I'm sure Sunni tribes within ISIL areas of control must cooperate with them on some level. I can also understand why some Sunni tribes revolted against Iraq's Shia dominated central government.

I do realize some wealthy Saudi Arabians are partially funding ISIL, and I can understand an enemy-of-my-enemy-is-my-friend mindset.

What I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around is Iraqi Sunni tribes buying into the Islamic fundamentalist Wahhabi movement of Saudi Arabia.

I was under the impression that the Iraqi Sunnis under Saddam Hussein were somewhat tolerant of other religions in the Middle East. I can understand Sunnis from Hussein's government and military fomenting revolt among their tribes after getting thrown out of power. But, going from a somewhat tolerant religious attitude to full-blown fundamentalism seems, to me at least, to be a big step. However, I'm not of Middle Eastern heritage, so I might be mistaken about that. 

To your knowledge, are any of the various Sunni tribes living within ISIL controlled areas really enthusiastically and wholeheartedly supporting ISIL's fundamentalism?

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Picking Cain's Brains
January 03, 2016, 04:58:53 PM
From what you've said, it sounds to me like its going to be up to local forces to hold onto any ground taken back from ISIL.

Do you think the Iraqi central government will, at least, keep the local forces adequately supplied, or is it too corrupt to do even that much?

After seeing this thread I realized I haven't read anything of  'literary merit', or 'philosophical', in quite some time, other than the Principia Discordia and related texts, of course. So, I started Notes from the Underground by Dostoyevsky.

Wikipedia states that this book is considered by many to be the first existentialist novel. But, since it's also very short by Dostoyevsky standards, I decided to read it anyway.
Aneristic Illusions / Re: Picking Cain's Brains
January 03, 2016, 09:21:04 AM

I was under the impression that the Iraqi Security Forces were little more than a corrupt, public welfare program. But it appears, for now at least, that the ISF are willing and capable of advancing into enemy held territory, capturing it, securing it, and holding it.

So, what's changed within Iraq to bring that about?

Discordian Recipes / Re: DECLASSIFIED
January 01, 2016, 07:42:38 AM
General Ripper:

2 parts Pure-Grain Alcohol (190 proof high-test)
1 part Distilled Water, or Rain Water (HEALTH WARNING: Do not substitute Fluoridated Water!)
Shaken, not stirred.

As USAF Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper once asked, "Have you never wondered why I drink only distilled water, or rainwater, and only pure-grain alcohol?"

And further asked, "Have you ever heard of a thing called fluoridation, fluoridation of water?"

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Picking Cain's Brains
January 01, 2016, 01:12:26 AM

Thanks, again, for sharing your knowledge of Middle Eastern politics. I have more questions, but I'll give it a rest for now. Have a happy New Year!
Aneristic Illusions / Re: Picking Cain's Brains
December 31, 2015, 12:08:24 AM
Thank you Cain,

If you would care to elaborate, I'd also like to know your thoughts on the Saudi aristocracy and their support for ISIL. I imagine the palace intrigue in a place like Saudi Arabia is quite interesting.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Picking Cain's Brains
December 30, 2015, 04:13:34 AM

What are your thoughts on the level of civilian support for ISIL from within Saudi Arabia?


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