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Or Kill Me / Re: Two Steps Away From a War Zone
« on: April 05, 2018, 12:35:16 am »
People shooting kids is an appropriate reason to burn cars and we aren't doing so.

Say, you still in Seattle?

Reasonably close.  up in the San Juans.

Literate Chaotic / Re: How full of shit is Peter Levenda?
« on: March 27, 2018, 07:53:08 am »
Book of Worms and the 50 Names of Marduk were fun. If he made those up... wow.

One word: Plagiarism

Done in a way that is convincing to Lovecraftianites but otherwise not. There are parts of the book are derived from rituals that do work (with Cthulhu inserted in), but it is the kind of book that Occultists scoff at and that superstitious paranormal people think is legitimately real.  :lulz:

Rituals that legitimately do work?  Elaborate please, what do they do?  Assuming you take out the cthulhu and put whatever diety belongs in there back, or whatever part they snippled to put in tentacles.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: March 27, 2018, 07:39:07 am »
In an allegorical satire of sci-fi stories that worry about how technology will change society as well as nostalgia stories that fret about how technology has changed society: A man gains immortality, perfect health, and the ability to fly from a procedure that also involves cutting off his big toe. Rather than be happy for him, all his friends and acquaintances keep urging him to "think of what you've lost"

Where's the nostalgia part?

Or Kill Me / Re: Two Steps Away From a War Zone
« on: March 27, 2018, 06:22:07 am »
When I was young I got my war rush from protesting, that adreniline surge that I assume soldiers have, when they know the bad guys are out to get them.  I got lucky, my big battle was Seattle WTO, we won, nobody got killed, and it was dramatic and violent and I got to help people who got teargassed and beaten, and know that i was making things better for them.  I started a march, on the day that they weren't allowed, but I realize now I was a puppet, some guy came along and said "start shouting 'workers and students downtown'" so I did, then we went downtown,a nd got gassed and arested, and I was lucky my sister asked Kuan Yin for an escape and she ushered us into a little convenience store just before the cops came down and the owners let us out the back. 

My family hated the military, I was raised thinking soldiers were just murderers.  I understood why people would be soldiers in that experience, how you could follow orders you thought were right and lead people to get hurt and later realize the guy who gave that order was getting you hurt.  I am profoundly grateful for those on the streets.  I have been thinking about getting back out there myself, but we thought we won vs the WTO, they closed down their meeting, and then everyone lost their jobs anyways and the backlash elected the cheezit fuerher.  And now Seattle is all full of rich people and they riot when their football team wins, or loses, like good Merrkans.  And the kids politely leave school on a permitted political action day to politely ask if the police would please take some guns away from the people who have them.  We're rude when we should be, I don't know, I don't care about sports, but I imagine an appropriate reaction to winning or losing something I care about and it doesn't involve burning cars.  And we're way too fucking polite about anything that matters anymore.  People shooting kids is an appropriate reason to burn cars and we aren't doing so.

Apple Talk / Re: Blessed are the Terrible
« on: March 27, 2018, 06:01:23 am »
Blessed are the ones we hate, because they make us feel.

Blessed are the ones who hate, because they care.

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: March 23, 2018, 01:24:23 am »
So a break-in happened a few houses down from my girlfriend's parents house, and the police were going around asking the neighbors if they saw anything.  They got to my gf's parents, and knocked on the door.  Gf's mom opens the door and greets the officer, and while they are talking, the family dog manages to escape.  The dog (Buster) got out onto the porch and was growling at the cop, and the cop decided to go right up to Buster and try to grab him.  Buster nipped the cop on the ankle and backed off.  Cop swears, takes a step back, pulls out his pistol, and in what is clearly an act of revenge and absolutely not self-defense, shoots Buster three times, killing him.

Cop goes to hospital, plays it up like the wound (which I was told barely broke the skin) was a huge thing.  The family, hysterical and wrecked (major animal lovers), file a formal complaint with the police department.  The police department, I'm guessing to strengthen their case in case they get sued, FINE the family a bunch of money for "out of control animal" AND charge them for the hospital bill despite the wound not requiring stitches or anything more than a fucking band-aid.

Buster, the 9 year old Australian Shepard, was a friendly family dog.  Great with kids, loved people, and was protective of his property from strangers.  He was absolutely NOT any sort of menace.  There wasn't a mean bone in his body.

And people wonder why I hate the police as much as I do.

This is why opening the door when the cops visit is a bad idea.  If you have a dog you absolutely should require a warrant, for the dog's safety.

Musk walks a fine line between genius and bankruptcy. Sooner or later he'll go under. I'm just hoping that doesn't dissuade the corporations that space is a fucking profitable enterprise.

It'd be nice if we colonised the galaxy as some kind of utopian star trek, greater good of humanity project but that's not going to happen. Human beings are neither great nor good, they're greedy little self centred fuckheads who will only engage in something if they can make a quick buck on it.

In the real world it's either greedy corporations racing for the mining rights to the asteroid belt and setting up overpriced chain restaurants in low lunar orbit or else humanity ends in this pathetic fucking gravity well we call Earth.

Either option suits me just fine.

Our president has shown that bankruptcy, without genius, can still be a path to success...

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Discordian Politics!
« on: February 25, 2018, 06:48:14 am »
You hope more molestors off themselves?


No I just meant the election results sorry. I wasn't thinking.

Can't say as I'd mind personally.  I am glad to see Republicans being voted out.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Discordian Politics!
« on: February 22, 2018, 06:41:57 am »
You hope more molestors off themselves? 

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: January 29, 2018, 12:39:51 am »
The sentient magic sword that decides the chosen hero is, in fact, lecherous, jealous, shallow, and possessive, and chooses heros based on who it thinks is hot. The hero is the only one with a telepathic connection to this sword, and the sword controls his or her destiny.

It also speaks in whatever gender,accent, whatever is least likely to be attractive to the hero, an unfortunate side curse.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Universal Basic Income
« on: January 28, 2018, 02:50:08 am »
A UBI would have to be tied to inflation to work, high inflation isn't really a problem as long as society is geared toward it.  It does discourage saving currency, but that is a good  thing for the economy. 

Techmology and Scientism / Re: Windows 10
« on: December 31, 2017, 07:39:27 pm »
I use windows 10 because I mostly use my computer for playing games and windows, specifically the latest edition, is generally the best for games.  It bothered me today because last ight I told it to update and shut down,  I turned it on this morning to discover that it had to spend an hour updating.  Why it did not do this before it shut down for the night I do not know.

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: December 14, 2017, 01:30:14 pm »
I'm being made to do online training.  About radicalisation.

I'm actually doing the test, mostly for the lolz, but I'll be damned if I'm emailing my certificate to the training coordinator, when I have an entire thesis on this topic.

This is dumb as fuck. your supervisors prove yet again that they are incompetent toolbags.

I suspect it's someone higher than his supervisors.  Sounds like policy.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Universal Basic Income
« on: December 10, 2017, 03:07:49 am »
Widespread automation isn't going to happen until it is more expensive to employ people than to use machines, it's already technically possible for pretty much every low skill job

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