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Bring and Brag / I wrote a poem on why xenophobia pisses me off.
« on: March 31, 2013, 02:48:32 am »
No Blacks, No Irish, No Dogs.



I do not want to see a nation return

to sentiments like these in windows of B&B's

“they are stealing our jobs!”

“they are taking our council houses”

“illegal immigrants are benefit tourists”

I hear.

Enough.



I am the daughter of an economic migrant.

A man once considered as much worth as a dog.

Although a dog would get a scratch behind the ears, and “who's a good boy, then?”

My dad, not so much.

To be illegal is to be undocumented, you can't get a flat without a passport stamp.

Saying “They let me in, see, right here, guv”

You can't get anything from this land, if you are not supposed to be here.

Except exploitation, overcrowding, and hate.

I think they mean asylum seekers, who get a small chunk of fuck all.

Due to torture, systematic assault, rape as a weapon of war.

They land here with nothing but pain and PTSD

I have had ENOUGH of

Xenophobia in my family

my “friends”

My Facebook feed.

Deny the dignity, and that these people are human beings.

I welcome these people with a hug, and a cup of tea,

I get excited about the potential for new cuisines, for when they find their feet on this land.

And I hope for an end to their nightmare that was no dream.

Enough.



Complain about outsourcing, but please, the person on the phone

When your internet goes down

Was given that job by a corporation.

They are, like you and me, just trying to struggle on.

The anger aimed at “Steven”, or “Lisa” in Mumbai

Is misaligned. A poor aim.

The Wrong Target.



The Polish girl, Marta, whose Gran lived downstairs and would put potted plants in the hall.

Sorted the post, and hoovered the floors of the entrance.

Used to live in my one bedroomed hole.

With a shower and a loo in a cupboard in the corner.

A 2 ring cooker and oven

 that would make the large hob not work when it was switched on.

space for a washing machine

a small fridge and a sink.

With her mum

Her Dad

Her sibling

When I used to spin poi in the tarmac come car-park come fly-tip come place for drying clothes

 she would talk to me.

About when 4 became 5

and Flat 5 was vacated

And they had to leave a room barely big enough for just me.



Enough.

With the “piss off, we're full” screen-savers on Blackberries.

Photoshopped onto the White Cliffs of Dover.

The misinformation memes from and that form the Daily Hate Mail

Your last boss may have been a bully who was not white.

But do not forget that bullies are not all the people you see

who do not look like you

speak like you

dress like you

pray like you

they are not homogeneous.

Enough.

You raised me better than that.

I expect more from you.



 
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Apple Talk / THE ORANGE EATING CONTEST IS baaaaaaaack!
« on: March 12, 2013, 02:29:43 am »
nO, SERIOUSLY.

I HAVE 30 OF THESE HERE BLOOD ORANGES.

I CANNOT BELIEVE I AM DOING THIS, IT'S DECIDEDLY NOT SENSIBLE AT ALL.

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Apple Talk / OMG NIGEL! CHECK THIS OUT!
« on: February 02, 2013, 02:06:47 pm »

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Apple Talk / 2012 Prediction proven right, dead rise from their graves!
« on: December 25, 2012, 10:43:55 pm »



~Love from Payne

35
Apple Talk / STOP CONFUSING ME YOU FUCKS
« on: December 05, 2012, 10:38:21 am »
fucking polar bears fucking everywhere and I can't fucking tell who is who.

Original irritating Hungarian fuck is easy to tell, but his avatar brings me out in hives.

STOP IT NOW!!


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Aneristic Illusions / Oh for feck's sake, Ireland!
« on: November 15, 2012, 10:57:34 am »
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/nov/14/savita-halappanavar-medically-unnecessary-death?intcmp=239

Irish pro-choice activists are fucking fuming at the moment. I hope they get a change in the law, but in this case I would say that it has come too late. 

I have decided not to visit Ireland until there is a change in the law to the equivalent of UK law or better.

 :sad:



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Discordian Recipes / Sanity Soup, AKA Pixie's Jerk Chicken and Bean Soup.
« on: October 30, 2012, 11:18:31 am »
Do a roast chicken marinaded in Jerk Seasoning, serve with rice and black eyed beans,

make gravy using a vegetable stock and the chicken juices. I tend to use Vegetable OXO as the stock.

eat your roast chicken.

leftover gravy gets poured over the chicken.

Soak dried soup mix overnight, cover chicken leftovers and shove it in the fridge till tomorrow.

next day, rinse your dried soup mix with the pearl barley, lentils, split peas, normal peas and those other bits of stuff they put in that. Put that shit aside for later.

Add more pearl barley if you are a sucker for that stuff when you soak it. I didn't this time cos I like to put a fuckton in and Payne is kind of ambivalent about it.

chop carrot, onion and garlic.

pull all the easy-to grab meat off the chicken. Do this whilst singing along to the songs on your headphones, put that shit aside for later and cover.

chop some chorizo.

put olive oil and butter in the big assed pan.

fry the onion, garlic and chorizo in the butter, till the onions are nice and soft and the paprika and pr0k fat turns it all orangey lookin.

fill the pan with some water (I use boiled water from teh kettle, because I'm an impatient fuck and this shit takes long enough.)

add the carrots.

put your chicken carcass in the pan. cover with water. boil for 2 hours to make your stock. stick a lid on the fucking pan. You remember the leftover gravy you poured over the chicken? That shit is now an awesome jelly full of tasty tasty shit. pur boiling water over that shit, add it to the pan.

when your stock is stock shaped, fish out your chicken bones and strip em of their meat, add the meat you stripped to the stuff you made earlier.

get rid of the bones, you don't need that shit any more, the good shit is gone from that chicken.

add your dried soup mix stuff that you soaked, boil for an hour. If you have to go to the docs to get your head checked before you wreck yourself, just turn the heat down and go get that shit sorted out.

add your cans of black eyed beans and cannelini beans, or whatever other beans you have. Add the chicken. you can add sweetcorn if you feel like it. I didn't this time.

turn that shit down to low heat, add some yeast extract like Marmite or Vegemite or shit, this shit is your salt, and has extra B complex vitamins... It's far superior to salt health wise, and rounds out all the flavours nicely.

add some ground black pepper, a little bit of jerk BBQ sauce and some dried chilli flakes.  let it heat for about another half an hour.

sometimes I add saffron, sometimes I don't. It all depends on what seasoning I got in the kitchen and what I feel like on the day.

get some bread and butter and a couple of bowls. serve up some soup after you've washed all the dishes and crap, eat that shit.

divide up what is left over into tubs for the freezer, label that shit, freeze it once it has cooled down, for the days your head is so fucked you cannot be fucked to cook.

it's always better after the first day because the spices and flavours mingle in together and it gets spicier.

This is Sanity Soup.

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http://www.xojane.com/entertainment/angel-haze-exposes-brutal-history-of-childhood-sexual-assault-in-devastating-new-track

I'm speechless about this housebrick of truth in hip-hop form.

Angel is fucking wicked brave.  I'm giving her Discordian Sainthood, on grounds of Telling The Uncomfortable Truth.

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Ok, so Cain made a point about feminist theory and then The Squick Master tried to make a thread about it, which got ignored because he's The Squick Master.

I totally still want to discuss it, so I'm starting this thread so we can discuss it without the squicky feeling that comes from being involved in any way with BH.

Cain's point was that in feminist theory, a patriarchal society constrains men too.

I can think of one or two instances right now- Custody battles for kids seem to favour women. Even when you factor out the violent and abusive guys, a lot of the time unless the mother is seriously abusive, or seriously mentally ill, a lot of custody battles favour women.  I've heard anecdotes of single dads being given none of the considerations of single mums when it comes to flexibility and work-related situations, however I don't have any data on it (mostly because I haven't looked).

Another thing I wanted to point out is the attitudes towards tomboyish girls, and how that seems totally fine in our culture, yet when a boy shows interest in more stereotypically feminine pursuits, it's a massive taboo. For a male in the west to be told he's "like a girl" is a massive insult.  I think that homophobia comes from this fear of being feminine whilst male in our society.  This means that women have more scope to express themselves in whatever part of the gender binary spectrum than men do.




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Apple Talk / ZIPPLETITS! I WOULD LIKE TO PICK YOUR BRAINS ABOUT LINUX!
« on: August 05, 2012, 12:30:21 pm »
My 12 year old nephew is using Ubuntu on his laptop, and I said I'd ask about Python programming resources at a basic level, and wonder if you have or know of any resources that would be good for someone his age.

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Apple Talk / Righteous Snark poetry Vs Hipsterdom
« on: August 02, 2012, 10:28:01 pm »

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http://jezebel.com/5929544/rapists-explain-themselves-on-reddit-and-we-should-listen?comment=51346779

This article and the Reddit part that it links to makes me want to puke, and stabbinate someone.  Do some people really have no empathy or conciousness of what is consent? Well, obviously.

I had the idea for a rant about why we need to teach every teenager what constitutes consent and what is sexually inappropriate behaviour, and holy fuckballs, we need it like we need vaccines.

I'm just one person yelling against the tide, though, and as good as my ranting would make me feel, I'm not sure if I can do this the justice it deserves today.

If you are feeling brave and your rage gland needs oiling, go to the links to the actual Reddit discussion. Mine got so big it sprang a slow leak.



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...what with trying to drown Phoenix and having a bad aim....

But the "summer" here has resembled a monsoon season.

There has not been a day in the last 2 weeks that it has not rained. the "summer" has failed to appear, and we are in the traditionally warmest months of the year.

It has impeded my lulz at the lobster-looking English and their disregard of the concept of sunscreen after 3 days of weather that is above 23C, there are no sunburned people to heartily slap on the back, no one who has burned so badly they have fluid forming under the skin ( saw that once at a service station on the motorway as a teen, guy looked in serious pain), no weirdly two-toned peeling people, whilst I snicker and shade my pale Irish skinned self whilst applying factor 60 sunscreen.

There are no Mad Dogs or Englishmen to be found.

It has been warmer in Scotland than here, and the Scots take sunburn seriously, so no fun to be had there either.  :argh!:

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