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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: nazis - and actual PEOPLE: WTF happened?
« Last post by Bu☆ns on Yesterday at 06:23:28 pm »
Robert Paxton in Anatomy of Fascism argues that the Ku Klux Klan were the first fascist organization.

I've been following Teri Kanefield on twitter and she has some pretty interesting observations in this arena. I haven't yet read Paxton's book, but Kanefield's take in this thread is basically the same thing.
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Last post by Cain on Yesterday at 02:14:19 pm »
She's very close friends with an attorney who is a very close friend of the Russian oligarch who helps to bankroll the NRA.

Just saying.
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I think modern Nazis are more the result of

"Everyone I don't like is a racist.
Hitler, a known Nazi, was a racist. 
Racists are like Hitler. 
Racists are Nazis. 
Everyone I don't like is a Nazi."

Try talking with some self described nazis, they aren't all that hard to find.

You can't swing a fucking dead cat without hitting two Nazis and an apologist.  So three Nazis.
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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: nazis - and actual PEOPLE: WTF happened?
« Last post by Pergamos on Yesterday at 05:41:28 am »
I think modern Nazis are more the result of

"Everyone I don't like is a racist.
Hitler, a known Nazi, was a racist. 
Racists are like Hitler. 
Racists are Nazis. 
Everyone I don't like is a Nazi."

Try talking with some self described nazis, they aren't all that hard to find.
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Apple Talk / Re: Things I have learned in the last 6 months
« Last post by Doktor Howl on Yesterday at 05:38:47 am »
Bonus:

11.  Ian Anderson was a lying bastard and should be shot.
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Apple Talk / Things I have learned in the last 6 months
« Last post by Doktor Howl on Yesterday at 05:37:42 am »
1.  Don't put anything in your ear that's smaller than your elbow.
2.  A nation doesn't go bad in two years.  It was already rotten, it's just that you could ignore it because it wasn't happening to you.
3.  You can't go back.  Thomas Wolfe was a dumbfuck, but he got that right.
4.  A bacon sandwich is worth any number of coworkers.
5.  Simply Red AND the Moody Blues together are still not as good as Deep Purple.
6.  All humans should get on the bus.  WeeOOOWeeOOO.  Like right fucking now.  Fuck it, just go stand by the stairs.
7.  American Science & Surplus sells a de-weaponized bazooka.  I don't even know where to start with that shit.
8.  No matter how much you loathe people, they won't believe you really loathe them, because they are special.
9.  You apparently cannot kill humans just by loathing them.
10.  You can normalize anything, no matter how grotesque and orange it is.
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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Last post by Doktor Howl on Yesterday at 03:02:39 am »
So tomorow or Monday, I find out if I have in fact found the worst job yet.

Which would be better than what I have now.
I wish you luck, if that's appropriate.

Thank you.  I found out today that I do in fact have the worst job in the world now.   :)

Oof. Sorry to hear

I am remarkably okay with that.  It beats hustling for PLC programming gigs.
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Apple Talk / Re: The Compleat Billy Chronicles (thanks to Zenpatista)
« Last post by Doktor Howl on Yesterday at 03:02:02 am »
The Freak Crew rides again.

I have managed to lower the bar for morality yet again in the job I just accepted today.  Facilities maintenance for a company that builds weapons or something like that.  Needs staffing up, so I am looking to hire Billy, Angry Ed from the refinery days, and a couple of HVAC geeks.

Me:  "So, are you in?"

Billy:  "Fuck yes, I'm in.  When you said it was a morally-bankrupt job, I thought you meant it was connected to health insurance or some shit.  I can do arms manufacturing and not lose a wink of sleep."

For some reason, when reading this, an old expression came to mind: "It is better to be the right hand of the devil than in his path."

I'm not really a people person.
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The Freak Crew rides again.

I have managed to lower the bar for morality yet again in the job I just accepted today.  Facilities maintenance for a company that builds weapons or something like that.  Needs staffing up, so I am looking to hire Billy, Angry Ed from the refinery days, and a couple of HVAC geeks.

Me:  "So, are you in?"

Billy:  "Fuck yes, I'm in.  When you said it was a morally-bankrupt job, I thought you meant it was connected to health insurance or some shit.  I can do arms manufacturing and not lose a wink of sleep."

For some reason, when reading this, an old expression came to mind: "It is better to be the right hand of the devil than in his path."
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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Last post by Nephew Twiddleton on June 15, 2019, 07:34:39 pm »
So tomorow or Monday, I find out if I have in fact found the worst job yet.

Which would be better than what I have now.
I wish you luck, if that's appropriate.

Thank you.  I found out today that I do in fact have the worst job in the world now.   :)

Oof. Sorry to hear
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