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Messages - Prelate Diogenes Shandor

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: Yesterday at 11:42:32 pm »
What we really need is another march to the sea

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: Yesterday at 05:55:53 pm »
I want to see a version of Dracula set in the modern day and done as a found footage movie. Because the found footage horror film closely matches the format of the original novel (which might be described as "found letters")

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: October 13, 2018, 06:48:35 am »
The story of Oedipus reimagined to involve time travel. Laius and Oedipus are combined into a single character who is his own father and has a fatal altercation with himself

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: October 13, 2018, 01:58:38 am »
All of this highlights the need to switch to alternative energy sources and recycle your used plastic products. Because petrochemical use doesn't just hurt the environment, it also helps these shitheads.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: October 12, 2018, 07:02:33 am »
I've got a dozen grand I can drop on solar panels if it comes to it. It's a very significant chunk of my savings but I could do it if need be

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In any case, Saudi Arabia is one of the most evil regimes in the world, or at least one of the most efficient exporters of evil. There's plenty of evil governments but the Saudi Arabian government does a really good job of having a negative impact on the entire world rather than jist their own oppressed subjects

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They're like Russia or China. They've got enough influence to spread their evil into the world at large. But unlike Russia or China their collapse wouldn't result in a huge number of nuclear ICBMs becoming loose and contested.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: October 11, 2018, 11:49:31 pm »
Saudi Arabia really needs to be toppled

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: October 09, 2018, 07:36:51 pm »
It's business as usual in the sense China is cracking down hard.  They've brought their "social credit" system online, whereby citizens are rated as to ther trustworthiness.  Do the right thing...you get cheaper loans, better medical care, better access to higher level jobs.  Do the wrong things...you get penalized financially, maybe dragged off to a detention centre for "re-education".

They're using an extreme version of this in Xinjiang, where they're cracking down heavily on any expressions of Islamic faith.  Uighur citizens already get an automatically lower score than ethnic Han, and these are significantly lowered by, for example, praying, covering one's hair, being a man between 18-45 or having studied overseas.  There are CCTVs with facial recognition programs on every street corner and microphones in most public places.  It's the world's largest open air concentration camp, which is made even worse by the actual concentration camps many Uighur are being taken to for "re-education".  It's estimated between 500,000 and 1 million are currently in these camps, and they are expanding.

Basically, someone in the Politburo watched the final two seasons of Person Of Interest and said "Samaritan, what a brilliant idea!"

I was thinking it was more like the setting from Paranoia

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: October 09, 2018, 02:34:37 am »
I'm more troubled by the idea that being in the correct locker room would be a priority in an emergency situation. It's barely a legitimate concept when it isn't an emergency. Regardless of whether you accept this person's identity it seems to me that the correct locker room to take shelter in during an emergency, for anyone, would be "whichever one is closest".

It's less a trans issue and much more of a general gender issue. The more important issue is that they're teaching people that not only does it mateer if you're a man or a woman, but that it matters more than prudently getting to safety in an emergency. Which is total bullshit. The only time it legitimately matters whether you're a man or a woman is during sexual intercourse and certain medical procedures

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: October 07, 2018, 08:33:54 am »
Republicans don't give a shit for state rights and never have.  "State rights" only matters to undermine civil rights.

They only care about states' rights when they undermine civil rights, but undermining civil rights is the only non-weed-related context in which states' rights, or indeed the states in general, ever come up.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: October 07, 2018, 08:09:36 am »
Nothing would distract the Senate, because getting a reliable conservative on the bench was all that mattered

Or a conservative at any rate. I don't know how reliable. His decisions might not reliably help them; If he helps the court deliver a decision that presidential pardons extend to the state level it will help them in the short run but potentially undermine states' rights and thus hurt them in the long run (except when it comes to pot). And he might not be there too long; surely he's likely to have some kind of liver problem in the works.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: October 07, 2018, 07:57:56 am »
Dark energy turns out to be caused by the titan Atlas

A response to Atlas Shrugged in which rather than being likened to titans keeping the world from collapsing Galt is presented as an egotistical cult leader with a "dark energy" that threatens to "tear the world apart"

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: October 07, 2018, 06:40:43 am »
It's election time again in Dystopialand, and once again it's a tight race between the Smiling-Is-Forbidden Party with their platform of summary execution of anyone (other than top-level officials) who does not live a life of austere and pious self-denial, versus the Smiling-Is-Mandatory Party with their platform of compulsory euthanasia of anybody who is not both friendly to everyone they meet and happy all the time 24/7 (except for government officials, who are expected to be stern and serious, even when not on official business).

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: October 07, 2018, 04:24:10 am »
The existence of a seemingly unkillable James Bond-esque superagent working for the British government is an open secret. The real secret is that this agent does not work for MI6 he actually works for MI7, the officially disbanded propaganda office, and the "superagent" is actually several expendable body doubles. Their purpose is to draw attention to Britain and away from Britain's real agents. (I know Casino Royale sort of did this, butsmokescreen part and the part about the propaganda office are original) (Did I post this idea before?)

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: October 07, 2018, 02:03:55 am »
Like, there's so many damn sex scandals and drunk celebrities that people are becoming desensitized. His authoritarian views should have been attacked head on

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: October 07, 2018, 12:55:57 am »
I think the sex scandal ironically distracted everyone from the fact that he's a fascist

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