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Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by free thoughtpolice » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:31 pm

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by ConcentratedH2O, OM » Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:24 pm

Matt Cavanaugh wrote: The Hill, a mostly reliable source for US political news, albeit with a certain left bias, just launched a new full Woke section called Changing America (double entendre certainly intended). Categories and subs include:

Matt, your link is bust.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by fuzzy » Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:00 pm

:rimshot: Yeah, my Dad described himself as a 'backsliding Baptist', while allowing Mom to raise us as Christian Scientist. He'd drop us off at church and Sunday school, prepare the best meal of the week, then come pick us up. Mom was raised as CS too, I'm pretty sure, the religion was pretty popular in the earlyish 1900s, although technically I qualify as Jewish via a chain of mother-blood, as I understand they define these things.
Chri-Sci is a pretty woo-ish religion that believes and old schmoe can self-heal if he gets his mind right. And how many religions are founded by wimmin? Chri-sci is also very short jump from atheism, in that they encourage a highly abstract view of what God is, and allow for plenty of symbolic interpretation of biblical verbiage. It had a pretty good grip on me which I never really broke away from until my late teens. My sister is a practitioner.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Lsuoma » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:06 pm

fuzzy wrote: The lesson I've learned over the last decade from the atheist 'community' is that I'd rather hang around a roomful of Baptists. At least a few of them will have open minds.
In general, I have nothing against Baptists, but I don't think they hold them under long enough.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by fuzzy » Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:01 am

The lesson I've learned over the last decade from the atheist 'community' is that I'd rather hang around a roomful of Baptists. At least a few of them will have open minds.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by MarcusAu » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:53 am

Please escuse me if this is off the topic - but is this what the atheist 'community' has come to?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y7Ig_ejCAE

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:26 am

The Hill, a mostly reliable source for US political news, albeit with a certain left bias, just launched a new full Woke section called Changing America (double entendre certainly intended). Categories and subs include:

Respect
- Equality
- Diversity + Inclusion
- Accessibility
- Poverty

Sustainability
- Climate Change
- Energy
- Infrastructure
- Conservation

Resilience
- Natural Disasters
- Refugees
- Urban Renewal

Enrichment
- Education
- Arts & Culture

Well-Being
- Prevention & Cures
- Medical Advances
- Mental Health
- Longevity

Articles include:

Brooklyn club puts creatives of color first
[Yes, 'creatives' is a noun, and yes, it's a racially-segregated club]

Mattel's new doll hailed as a breakthrough for inclusivity at playtime
Mattel's new Creatable World dolls have no assigned name or gender, but instead offer optional hairstyles and a gender-neutral wardrobe.


Always eliminates female symbol from sanitary pad packaging
The move seeks to foster greater inclusivity for the brand’s transgender and nonbinary customers.


'Immigrant Food' opens a block away from the White House
What happens when you stir together award-winning chefs and immigration reform in D.C.? 


Kids are learning about race from an early age. Just not from their parents
A new report says more than 60 percent of teachers are comfortable talking to their students about race and ethnicity. Why aren't parents?


:suimouth:

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by screwtape » Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:18 am

Trivia time. The last couple of pages have mentioned Winged Victory and it's obscure WW1 slang, and, separately, oikophobia. I remembered today that the ack-emmas (air mechanics) were referred to as oiks. Volume X of the OED tells me that oik or oick, a contraction of oickman, was first recorded in a dictionary of slang in 1925 ('a member of a rival school, a labourer, a clot'). Sadly, oikophobia does not designate the vanishingly rare irrational fear or loathing of air mechanics. Shame, really.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Brive1987 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:12 am

Keating wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:32 am
My grandmother came from Danzig. Krakow is still nice though. I love the castle.
Alas. So did Hans Frank.

Coincidence?

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Keating » Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:32 am

My grandmother came from Danzig. Krakow is still nice though. I love the castle.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Brive1987 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:47 pm

Keating wrote: I lived in Warsaw for 3 years in the early 90s. I went back to Warsaw in 2012 to visit. I didn't like it as much as I did as a young teenager.
I’m focusing on Krakow with the later half of Jan and all of February in Italy or Greece. Cold and smog...

This would be perfect. Went to Barangaroo yesterday, Jesus. I wasn’t sure what dystopian Blade Runner sequel I was in, but it wasn’t set in Australia.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by free thoughtpolice » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:25 am

Take that millenial tards:
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Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by MarcusAu » Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:15 am

Cnut showed the futility of opposing the endless tides of...um...water I suppose. (Though he may have been doing one of those metaphorical things).

In any case Churchill did not take his example to heart when proposing his own version of coastal activism.

It would seem that the dichotomy has been defined - either sit with Alfred in the kitchen or follow along after brave Sir Robin.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Keating » Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:04 am

I lived in Warsaw for 3 years in the early 90s. I went back to Warsaw in 2012 to visit. I didn't like it as much as I did as a young teenager.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Brive1987 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:00 am

Pondering the logistics of selling the house, clearing the small mortgage, purchasing a good property to rent out, moving to 🇵🇱 and living largely off the rent. Learn the language and consume culture and history. If and when someone nose-dives, the option is to return ‘home’.

Restoring an MG sports and chasing a blonde are more traditional symptoms. :think:

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:06 pm

Further details emerge on the Santa Clarita school shooting:

- Confirmed .45 semiautomatic, no rounds left;

- It was the rodent's birthday;

- Entire incident took 16 seconds in the quad [so STFU about arming teachers in classrooms];

- Rodent had a girlfriend, who was not a victim, and is cooperating with the police.


https://www.yahoo.com/gma/shooting-repo ... ories.html

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:03 pm

Seattle joins the PRSF in the "municipal mass hysteria" category:
Seattle voters turned out for the progressive-socialist slate. All but one of the most progressive candidates won their districts—including Trotskyist incumbent Kshama Sawant, who demands the nationalization of Boeing and Amazon, and Democratic Socialists of America-affiliated candidate Tammy Morales. Seattle elected its most liberal city council in history...

The progressive-socialist alliance has wasted no time laying out an ambitious agenda. It includes ordinances for rent control, drug-consumption sites, decriminalization of prostitution, legalization of homeless encampments, defunding critical police programs, free public transit, and an array of new taxes, including a “mansion tax,” “excess compensation tax,” and an “Amazon tax” three times larger than the original levy that was repealed last year. Amazon tried to unseat Seattle’s progressive regime, but the progressives have only strengthened their hold on municipal power—and now they’re out for revenge.
https://www.city-journal.org/seattle-pr ... cil-amazon

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by free thoughtpolice » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:58 pm

Driftless wrote:
free thoughtpolice wrote: We had a strange episode in BC this summer. Two young adults from a town near here on Vancouver Island, apparently hopped up on pretend Rambo paintball games drove 800 miles north, killed a young couple, American and Australian tourists, then drove west for a considerable distance where they murdered a botany lecturer, stole his camera, SUV, and who knows what else and then headed 1000s of mile east to the sub-arctic Hudson's Bay region. They fucked up trying to boat down a river and ended up shooting themselves. Apparently they had some goofy adolescent fantasy of hijacking a boat and heading to South America to form some sort Lord of the Flies thing. the assholes.
https://vancouversun.com/news/local-new ... nd-manhunt
As irony has it, I'm sure I met the botanist guy a few months earlier in the park next door. He was taking pictures of some indigenous flora, possibly with the same camera the goofs stole. Presumably he was doing the same thing 800 miles north of here when he ran across 2 losers living out a childish fantasy.
They were going to boat down to Hudson Bay and from there to South America? Wow.

They should have watched this first:

Driftless wrote:
free thoughtpolice wrote: We had a strange episode in BC this summer. Two young adults from a town near here on Vancouver Island, apparently hopped up on pretend Rambo paintball games drove 800 miles north, killed a young couple, American and Australian tourists, then drove west for a considerable distance where they murdered a botany lecturer, stole his camera, SUV, and who knows what else and then headed 1000s of mile east to the sub-arctic Hudson's Bay region. They fucked up trying to boat down a river and ended up shooting themselves. Apparently they had some goofy adolescent fantasy of hijacking a boat and heading to South America to form some sort Lord of the Flies thing. the assholes.
https://vancouversun.com/news/local-new ... nd-manhunt
As irony has it, I'm sure I met the botanist guy a few months earlier in the park next door. He was taking pictures of some indigenous flora, possibly with the same camera the goofs stole. Presumably he was doing the same thing 800 miles north of here when he ran across 2 losers living out a childish fantasy.
They were going to boat down to Hudson Bay and from there to South America? Wow.

They should have watched this first:

Not the brightest bulbs on the Christmas tree. They had no idea of the rapids that stranded them, or the fact there was a dam a few miles downstream.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Driftless » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:49 pm

free thoughtpolice wrote: We had a strange episode in BC this summer. Two young adults from a town near here on Vancouver Island, apparently hopped up on pretend Rambo paintball games drove 800 miles north, killed a young couple, American and Australian tourists, then drove west for a considerable distance where they murdered a botany lecturer, stole his camera, SUV, and who knows what else and then headed 1000s of mile east to the sub-arctic Hudson's Bay region. They fucked up trying to boat down a river and ended up shooting themselves. Apparently they had some goofy adolescent fantasy of hijacking a boat and heading to South America to form some sort Lord of the Flies thing. the assholes.
https://vancouversun.com/news/local-new ... nd-manhunt
As irony has it, I'm sure I met the botanist guy a few months earlier in the park next door. He was taking pictures of some indigenous flora, possibly with the same camera the goofs stole. Presumably he was doing the same thing 800 miles north of here when he ran across 2 losers living out a childish fantasy.
They were going to boat down to Hudson Bay and from there to South America? Wow.

They should have watched this first:

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by free thoughtpolice » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:03 pm

We had a strange episode in BC this summer. Two young adults from a town near here on Vancouver Island, apparently hopped up on pretend Rambo paintball games drove 800 miles north, killed a young couple, American and Australian tourists, then drove west for a considerable distance where they murdered a botany lecturer, stole his camera, SUV, and who knows what else and then headed 1000s of mile east to the sub-arctic Hudson's Bay region. They fucked up trying to boat down a river and ended up shooting themselves. Apparently they had some goofy adolescent fantasy of hijacking a boat and heading to South America to form some sort Lord of the Flies thing. the assholes.
https://vancouversun.com/news/local-new ... nd-manhunt
As irony has it, I'm sure I met the botanist guy a few months earlier in the park next door. He was taking pictures of some indigenous flora, possibly with the same camera the goofs stole. Presumably he was doing the same thing 800 miles north of here when he ran across 2 losers living out a childish fantasy.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:35 pm

free thoughtpolice wrote: It could be argued that it is a good thing he didn't show up with a semi automatic rifle with a large capacity magazine carrying more lethal high velocity rounds.Might have been a larger body count.
Small comfort to the families of the two dead. I guarantee this little freak had a long record of mental health issues, anti-social behavior, and raised tons of red flags that the system ignored.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:31 pm

screwtape wrote: Six rounds isn't even a full magazine from any .45 automatic pistol (and is the limit of .45 revolvers). Suggests he wasn't after a body count, but was targeting a girl and the boyfriend he wished he was.
Many of the .45 semis only have c. seven-round mags. And, yeah, it sounds like a targeted shooting as you postulate.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by screwtape » Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:16 pm

free thoughtpolice wrote:
Matt Cavanaugh wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:34 pm
Killer used a scary-looking assault rifle .45 pistol, fired hundreds of bullets from a bullet-hopper thingie six rounds, last one to his own head.

https://nypost.com/2019/11/14/saugus-hi ... -a-victim/
It could be argued that it is a good thing he didn't show up with a semi automatic rifle with a large capacity magazine carrying more lethal high velocity rounds.Might have been a larger body count.
Six rounds isn't even a full magazine from any .45 automatic pistol (and is the limit of .45 revolvers). Suggests he wasn't after a body count, but was targeting a girl and the boyfriend he wished he was. But I may not be as charitable towards him as I should be; Tylenol and J&B Rare can only do so much for post-op pain.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by free thoughtpolice » Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:01 pm

Matt Cavanaugh wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:34 pm
Killer used a scary-looking assault rifle .45 pistol, fired hundreds of bullets from a bullet-hopper thingie six rounds, last one to his own head.

https://nypost.com/2019/11/14/saugus-hi ... -a-victim/
It could be argued that it is a good thing he didn't show up with a semi automatic rifle with a large capacity magazine carrying more lethal high velocity rounds.Might have been a larger body count.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:34 pm

Killer used a scary-looking assault rifle .45 pistol, fired hundreds of bullets from a bullet-hopper thingie six rounds, last one to his own head.

https://nypost.com/2019/11/14/saugus-hi ... -a-victim/

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:34 am

School shooting in SoCal. One dead so far:

https://news.yahoo.com/shooting-reporte ... 23921.html

Caught the perp. Asian male, so the leitmotif will be entitled male incel rage.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Driftless » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:58 am

ThreeFlangedJavis wrote:
screwtape wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:15 am
............
We know that continuing population growth is linked to economic growth. If you can't achieve it the old fashioned way, you can simulate it with immigration.
............
I believe the UK government finds itself in an awkward spot as a result. It has to crack down on any expression of dissatisfaction with this situation or face civil unrest. The race riots in Brixton, Toxteth and Broadwater Farm were shocking to the public, and made governments look foolish, disconnected and uncaring in various degrees. And they were the result of anger within the generally well-assimilated and hard-working West Indian immigrant population. What will it look like when unassimilated, more-numerous members of another culture that prefers its own laws and customs riot?
I understand why an economy would need to adapt and change, but why does it need to grow? An economic model that necessitates growth is a broken one AFAIAC because it is doomed to fail eventually.

Let Sadiq Kahn and his Sharia Police have a hissy fit. Let Bradford riot. Britain needs to make up it's mind, enforce respect for British values, freedoms and laws now or succumb to cultural and political takeover. In the words of the inimitable L. Ron Hubbard, "You get what you reward".

The oikophobia explanation for cultural suicide makes a lot of sense to me. It explains the Brexit divide. What is the Remainer cause about but deferring to foreign rule, a contempt for English democratic institutions. What drives mass immigration policies other than a desire to dilute the influence of the British commoner?
I used to think the oikophobia explanation was just right-wing hyperbole, but now I think there is something to it. It explains the split in atheism, with the original atheists being motivated by reason/skepticism and the newcomers by oikophobia. It also explains the otherwise odd fact that Islam gets a pass from atheists. PZ is a great example of someone who saw which way the winds were blowing and changed from the original, reason/skeptic approach to the current social justice/oilophobic approach.

Oikophobia also explains the "no borders" idea. If people really believe that the UK and USA are racist/misogynist/transphobic because of Brexit and Trump they would be trying to turn away immigrants to protect them.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Lsuoma » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:18 am

Regarding oikophobia, just a bit of humor to leaven the mood. I was listening to Flanders and Swann last night, and Michael Flanders pointed out the Greek is the only language where they have the same word for stranger and guest, xenos. As in xenophobia, fear and hatred of guests.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Lsuoma » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:14 am

I agree, sadly, with the above. Back when we were still having the Ol' Kirbo Walls o' Text about ethnonationalism I asserted that in my opinion Britain was gone. Events ever since have only reinforced that opinion. I'm glad I'm out.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by ThreeFlangedJavis » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:49 am

screwtape wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:15 am
............
We know that continuing population growth is linked to economic growth. If you can't achieve it the old fashioned way, you can simulate it with immigration.
............
I believe the UK government finds itself in an awkward spot as a result. It has to crack down on any expression of dissatisfaction with this situation or face civil unrest. The race riots in Brixton, Toxteth and Broadwater Farm were shocking to the public, and made governments look foolish, disconnected and uncaring in various degrees. And they were the result of anger within the generally well-assimilated and hard-working West Indian immigrant population. What will it look like when unassimilated, more-numerous members of another culture that prefers its own laws and customs riot?
I understand why an economy would need to adapt and change, but why does it need to grow? An economic model that necessitates growth is a broken one AFAIAC because it is doomed to fail eventually.

Let Sadiq Kahn and his Sharia Police have a hissy fit. Let Bradford riot. Britain needs to make up it's mind, enforce respect for British values, freedoms and laws now or succumb to cultural and political takeover. In the words of the inimitable L. Ron Hubbard, "You get what you reward".

The oikophobia explanation for cultural suicide makes a lot of sense to me. It explains the Brexit divide. What is the Remainer cause about but deferring to foreign rule, a contempt for English democratic institutions. What drives mass immigration policies other than a desire to dilute the influence of the British commoner?

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by screwtape » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:15 am

The normalisation of things that were recently considered ridiculous is a worrisome thing. The concept of open borders being the pertinent example here. It seems perfectly reasonable that a nation ought to have the right to decide who it accepts from abroad for permanent residency and or citizenship, but there is a growing clamour from the thoughtlessly woke that borders should not exist, probably to aid in the destruction of the status quo and to erase the hegemony of whiteness. Even if that were a desirable end, it were best achieved in a gradual evolutionary fashion rather than by sudden revolution. We know that continuing population growth is linked to economic growth. If you can't achieve it the old fashioned way, you can simulate it with immigration. It seems obvious that picking smart, motivated immigrants would be better than having no choice in the matter. Worst of all would be to have migrants who simply come to enjoy your welfare state with little or no intention of either contributing or assimilating. The UK has found itself the most desirable place to reside in the EU, and has no say in the acceptance or refusal with regard to the free movement of the peoples of the former soviet satellite sates of eastern Europe, nor of those from the economic basket cases of southern Europe. Add in an enormous liability to admit citizens of Commonwealth countries, and taking a share of the refugees encouraged to come by Angela Merkel and there is a real issue. Cap it off with the ideologically driven choice by the Blair government to open the floodgates to "rub the Tories' noses in diversity" (and presumably win themselves a new and loyal voter base) and you have cut the fuze on this particular powder keg very short.
I believe the UK government finds itself in an awkward spot as a result. It has to crack down on any expression of dissatisfaction with this situation or face civil unrest. The race riots in Brixton, Toxteth and Broadwater Farm were shocking to the public, and made governments look foolish, disconnected and uncaring in various degrees. And they were the result of anger within the generally well-assimilated and hard-working West Indian immigrant population. What will it look like when unassimilated, more-numerous members of another culture that prefers its own laws and customs riot? People who are now a majority in many northern and midland towns, and a small minority of them have a reputation for going well beyond a little riot when they want to make a point. There simply aren't enough police in the whole country to quell that, and the costs, financial and social, would be unimaginable. Hence no criticism allowed, however reasonable. Hence the cowardly refusal to provide asylum for Asia Bibi. And British people are well aware that they have enjoyed rights and freedoms that were hard won over many centuries, and don't like seeing them restricted or removed to accommodate the whims of those we invited to share them.

I'm in favour of immigration. An immigrant should be an asset to the country they move to, and not a burden. I'm an immigrant, and the process of moving to Canada wasn't easy or simple despite the fact I had a qualification and training that no Canadian had to pay for, and was willing to work in a position that no Canadian had been persuaded to accept even after two years' of statutory advertisement. I filled that position for thirty years, and I think Canada got a pretty good deal and Britain lost its investment in my education. Such a calculation makes for an immigration policy that benefits a country, and can be based purely on national interest. It does not have to be, and indeed ought not be,a policy that pays any attention to race or religion. Simply a matter of 'Do you have what we need? Yes - great! Welcome.' We can decry the fact that western countries 'steal' perfectly good engineers and doctors from third-world countries perhaps, but I don't see the woke instructing them that they are not allowed to migrate because their own country needs them more.

Just for fun, and in the interests of beating opponents at their own game, I sometimes imagine the atheist defense to British restrictions on speech. If, as we are told by some many religionists, that atheism is 'just another religion' then we can expect to be allowed to practice our religion unhindered. And what do atheists do? They criticise religion. Let's be ever more devout!

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by ThreeFlangedJavis » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:32 am

It saddens me that Britain isn't in a state of revolt. Brexit is not going to undo the police state or result in a government which takes heed of public concerns over immigration. In fact the Conservatives are proposing things which may actually make the immigration problem worse. How can people not see what is going on? Labour deliberately flooded London with migrants and those migrants are now using their political influence to crush opposition to mass migration. Not only that, it is now effectively a crime to insult Islam. How can Britons witness arrests like this and not understand that their country is descending into tyranny? I don't understand it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZWuj2_xylI

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Bhurzum » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:27 am

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by AndrewV69 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:44 pm

John D wrote: Chicks are weird and Muslim chicks are really weird.
https://www.boredpanda.com/hijab-makeup ... mJp-mSMSzk
Islam is right about women. That is all you need to know. Now there might be some notable exceptions ... I can think of a few myself ... but overall the world could be a much safer place for peoplekind.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by AndrewV69 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:40 pm

Service Dog wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:25 pm
In that case, I'm definitely starting a neo-nazi rock band called Arrokoth.

After all, you can't spell Arrokoth without 'OK'.

We'll be an Ace Of Base cover band.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/rm35 ... -nazi-past

How far they have fallen is so short a time. I was once a big fanboi of Vice. Todoay I would not even rape click on their rage bait.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by John D » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:35 pm

Jesus fucking Christ.... My wife is watching shitty police procedural shows... and fuck... I can't stand them. They are like a weird detective fantasy, but presented as reality... and my wife thinks they are accurate... and I'm like..... who wrote this fucking shit?

and this particular show has the following features.... 1) all the "bad" people are white. 2) any "bad" people who are black where made that way by Christians and white people. 3) The good cops don't use any of the real tools to go after the crooked cops... so shit happens... like the crooked cops actually kidnap a witness... and I'm like... where are the Feds? Are you fucking kidding me? The bad cops who are known by the good cops are not under surveillance and can just kidnap a witness....... whatever?

I just hate police procedural I guess. Too bad my wife loves them. (and... her sciatica is acting up so she is being a total bitch to me tonight... god how I suffer). Haha.

To top it off I started working at the General Motors Tech Center in Warren MI. Some fucking genius decided the work areas had to be shared spaces. You are told not to sit in the same space every day (except for the women who are administrative assistants.. they get to be squatters on the same desk every day). So the rest of us engineers pick a place to sit in some big space every day. It is like every day at work is a camping trip. You have to carry everything with you. And, since I am the new guy, no one knows me and I can't learn who anyone is unless I just walk up and ask... like ... "Gee wizz... I am the new guy... and what is your name.... and gee wizz... it is so nice to meet you." Fucking hell. Everyone at GM that I talk to about this setup hate it. Fucking HR sociologist bull shit peddlers.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by John D » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:54 pm

Chicks are weird and Muslim chicks are really weird.
https://www.boredpanda.com/hijab-makeup ... mJp-mSMSzk

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by katamari Damassi » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:18 pm

I also wanted to mention how the author calls out SJW's shoddy understanding of logic, obscurantist rhetoric, and power grabbing tricks.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by katamari Damassi » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:13 pm

A white man who started a chain of very successful charter schools that cater to a mostly black student body has been fired from his CEO position for white supremacy. What constitutes white supremacy? His support for tradition book learning over modern educational woo. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archi ... on/601696/

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by MarcusAu » Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:06 pm

I thought this was an interesting counterpoint to the story told many times (and soon to be again in Scorsese's 'The Irishman').

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WQZ8SlzWgY

Apparently things weren't quite as rosey as some portray, back in the days when the Kennedy's (and of course J. Edgar) were running roughshod over due process and the legal system in general.

Ah well, I'm sure that movie will make a compelling narrative that I can believe in...at least for a while.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by MarcusAu » Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:56 pm

Brive1987 wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:16 pm



Indeed - opinion is divided on the subject.

And on a similar note is anyone up to speed on what is happening with the Nick Fuentes (sp) vs Charlie Kirk spat? (or 'Groyper' insurgency or whatever they are calling it).

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:38 pm

Service Dog wrote: In that case, I'm definitely starting a neo-nazi rock band called Arrokoth.

After all, you can't spell Arrokoth without 'OK'.
I get a commission on all concert T-shirt sales...

Arrokoth_logo.jpeg
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Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8264

by Service Dog » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:25 pm

In that case, I'm definitely starting a neo-nazi rock band called Arrokoth.

After all, you can't spell Arrokoth without 'OK'.

We'll be an Ace Of Base cover band.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/rm35 ... -nazi-past

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8263

by Matt Cavanaugh » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:59 am

NASA renames "Ultima Thule" asteroid "Arrokoth" -- an Algonquin word meaning 'sky' and 'gifted' to the space agency by the Powhatan peoples -- to avoid association with neo-nazi groups and rock bands:
Heavy.com wrote:The name itself probably dates back about a thousand years and has been used in Latin literature. It’s historically been used to describe remote, hard to reach places.

But in the twentieth century, the name became associated with White Supremacists and Nazis. In Hitler Germany, members of the Nazi Party started talking about an imagined land of Aryan purity which they called Ultima Thule. The name still carries Nazi associations. A Swedish rock band with links to neo-Nazis named itself Ultima Thule. And a group of white supremacists in Portland, Oregon produced a newspaper full of racist, anti semitic articles which they called Thule.

Alan Stern, the lead scientist on the New Horizons mission, said that NASA wanted to reclaim the ancient name: "... the term Ultima Thule—which is very old, many centuries old, possibly over 1,000 years old—is a wonderful meme for exploration. And that’s why we chose it. And I would say that just because some bad guys once liked the term, we’re not going to let them hijack it.”
Oh, you silly, unwoke scientist.

USAF, no doubt, will soon be renaming Thule AFB the Inuit word for 'seal intestines'.


FYI, don't rely too heavily on Heavy for your science news:
It’s so far away from the sun that it doesn’t receive light, or heat.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8262

by AndrewV69 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:16 am

ThreeFlangedJavis wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:07 am
Lsuoma wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:19 pm
Billary "under enormous pressure" to run in 2020:
Her proxy Kamala got taken out. If she wants revenge on Putin and the deplorables she'll have to do it herself.
Interesting.

Hillary does indeed sound like a "crazy cat lady tossing cats" to paraprase someone else.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8261

by ThreeFlangedJavis » Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:07 am

Lsuoma wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:19 pm
Billary "under enormous pressure" to run in 2020:
Her proxy Kamala got taken out. If she wants revenge on Putin and the deplorables she'll have to do it herself.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8260

by Lsuoma » Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:19 pm

Billary "under enormous pressure" to run in 2020:



Watch her go down even harder if she tries it. Perhaps the Dems might learn something?

Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8259

by free thoughtpolice » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:06 pm

fuzzy wrote: Back when Cherry was coaching the Bruins, you could still go to the Garden the day before a game and buy Stanley Cup finals tickets against the Habs, maybe behind a post. Smallest sheet of ice in the league vs the biggest one up there where Guy Lafleur would skate rings around us. Now I feel old.
I'm even older. Bobby Orr and Phil Esposito vs Beliveau and LaMare. The best years of the rivalry. It was talent versus talent and free wheeling.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8258

by Matt Cavanaugh » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:53 am

Mookie wrote: Personally, while I am neither a great fan not a great critic of Microsoft, I appreciate that for less than $50 of the cost of a new computer I get a very powerful and reliable OS that is the result of man-centuries (if not man-millennia) of development. I consider it more than a fair exchange and do not begrudge Gates one cent of his wealth.
Innovation, creativity, and risk-taking need to be reasonably rewarded.

It's still fair to note that:
1) The obscene levels of wealth we now see in no way yield commensurate levels of incentives for innovation;
2) Gates obscene level of wealth in particular is the result of him running a near-monopoly first for an OS someone else 'innovated' & who Gates fleeced for $50k, then the shell for that OS which was a shoddy simulacrum of someone else's (XPARC's) innovation;
3) Said near-monopoly immensely stifled innovation in software development for decades.

Curiously, many of the very high-tech billionaires (Gates excluded) whose wealth Lizzie Warren wishes to tax at an effective 150% rate, are some of her biggest donors:

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8257

by katamari Damassi » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:51 am

Matt Cavanaugh wrote: My report on MIDWAY:

[MILD SPOILERS]

About 80% satisfied.

Hardly any sappy or hokey moments, and that mostly justifiable exposition of young men, many with families, going into a very dangerous and likely -- especially that day -- fatal situation. The human element was shown for both Americans and Japanese, sometimes quite subtly yet powerfully. A few muted yet evocative mirroring of Japanese and American experiences and actions. None of the actors portraying the famous commanders go over the top; they do just fine. For better or worse, Yamamoto is depicted as tragic Hamlet type.

Visuals were very striking, especially when contrasting how small the planes were and how big the ships -- and how really big the ocean. The pilots' views of the dive bomb runs were stunning. Overall, SFX were near-perfectly realistic. (My GF asked how the planes taking off were filmed and was shocked when I told her it was all on a computer.)

The storyline kept close to historical events. Begins with Pearl Harbor, which sets the state of mind and strategic situation so Midway can be seen in perspective. IMO, a bit too much time spent on individual sailors at Pearl. Same for the Doolittle raid on Tokyo, though the sight of those B-25s on the carrier deck when no way in hell should they be on a carrier deck, was awesome. (I say this as someone who's been on two carrier decks and recently stood way too close to a taxiing B-25 at an air show.) Fortunately, Aaron Eckhart as Doolittle was not given enough lines for him to turn in his usual clunker of a performance. Dallying on director John Ford's presence on Midway during the battle was a distraction that added nothing.

Despite those complaints above, pacing was good, with sufficient down time interspersed with intense, chaotic battle scenes. (The GF reported extensive goosebumps and sweaty palms from the combat scenes.) The attacks on the first three Japanese carriers is presented near real-time, that is, in about eight minutes, and is just nuts. The decision to omit the attack on Yorktown, however, was puzzling, especially given the time spent on the Tokyo Raid digression. IMO, showing Yorktown's fate would've served as a poignant mirror to that of the Japanese carriers.

Minor quibble: it was impossible to tell who was flying off of which carrier.

Big disappointment: NO WILDCATS. Yes, we get a glimpse of Buffaloes taking off, but otherwise, you'd come away from the film thinking the Americans had no fighter planes in the Pacific that day.
I enjoyed it, though it's a by the numbers war movie. CGI looked cheap in places. Was pleasantly surprised no one had been race/gender swapped, nor have I seen articles decrying its whiteness as I did when Dunkirk came out.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8256

by Mookie » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:42 am

PZ and associated worthless dipshits are using the fruits of capitalist innovation to bash capitalist innovation. Personally, while I am neither a great fan not a great critic of Microsoft, I appreciate that for less than $50 of the cost of a new computer I get a very powerful and reliable OS that is the result of man-centuries (if not man-millennia) of development. I consider it more than a fair exchange and do not begrudge Gates one cent of his wealth.

It is mesmerizing to watch losers like PZ, who has never produced anything of value in his life, constantly berate those who have actually accomplished something.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8255

by Brive1987 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:05 am

This is the beastie.

https://i.imgur.com/1a7xFRU.jpg

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8254

by Brive1987 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:00 am

Matt Cavanaugh wrote: My report on MIDWAY:

[MILD SPOILERS]

About 80% satisfied.

Hardly any sappy or hokey moments, and that mostly justifiable exposition of young men, many with families, going into a very dangerous and likely -- especially that day -- fatal situation. The human element was shown for both Americans and Japanese, sometimes quite subtly yet powerfully. A few muted yet evocative mirroring of Japanese and American experiences and actions. None of the actors portraying the famous commanders go over the top; they do just fine. For better or worse, Yamamoto is depicted as tragic Hamlet type.

Visuals were very striking, especially when contrasting how small the planes were and how big the ships -- and how really big the ocean. The pilots' views of the dive bomb runs were stunning. Overall, SFX were near-perfectly realistic. (My GF asked how the planes taking off were filmed and was shocked when I told her it was all on a computer.)

The storyline kept close to historical events. Begins with Pearl Harbor, which sets the state of mind and strategic situation so Midway can be seen in perspective. IMO, a bit too much time spent on individual sailors at Pearl. Same for the Doolittle raid on Tokyo, though the sight of those B-25s on the carrier deck when no way in hell should they be on a carrier deck, was awesome. (I say this as someone who's been on two carrier decks and recently stood way too close to a taxiing B-25 at an air show.) Fortunately, Aaron Eckhart as Doolittle was not given enough lines for him to turn in his usual clunker of a performance. Dallying on director John Ford's presence on Midway during the battle was a distraction that added nothing.

Despite those complaints above, pacing was good, with sufficient down time interspersed with intense, chaotic battle scenes. (The GF reported extensive goosebumps and sweaty palms from the combat scenes.) The attacks on the first three Japanese carriers is presented near real-time, that is, in about eight minutes, and is just nuts. The decision to omit the attack on Yorktown, however, was puzzling, especially given the time spent on the Tokyo Raid digression. IMO, showing Yorktown's fate would've served as a poignant mirror to that of the Japanese carriers.

Minor quibble: it was impossible to tell who was flying off of which carrier.

Big disappointment: NO WILDCATS. Yes, we get a glimpse of Buffaloes taking off, but otherwise, you'd come away from the film thinking the Americans had no fighter planes in the Pacific that day.
Cheers. Would like something I should use my birthday cinema max tickets on.

BBC History Extra podcast (recommended) just released an episode interviewing the director. The BBC girl, usually busy grilling historians on their latest book, learns quickly to keep the conversation on the movie and not the history. But you do get to find out why dive bombing took centre stage over Wildcats.

https://www.historyextra.com/article-type/podcast/

I remember the book of the 1977 or ‘78 movie transfixed me in 5th or 6th class. It was like a full form war comic. Shifted my attention from the Bismarck to the Akagi et al. Changed my modelling focus from Airfix to strange Japanese brands and opened up a new history genre. So happy memories.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8253

by Bhurzum » Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:57 am

fuzzy wrote: A dear friend recently passed away: the person whose permanently wooish beliefs first drove me to web fora circa 2010 in search of coping mechanisms. I found JREF, which I now like to call JERF, and that seemed to help for a while, and then a few years later I bumbled over here. I'm friendly with people who claim alien encounters, angelic encounters, mysterious water that emits energy that can be felt only by the pure in heart. perfessor whooppee who invented it.
My ex-wife was a woo-merchant of the highest order - angels (even though she was atheist, figure that one out!), out of body experiences, ghosts, the whole shooting match. My favourite holy cow to slay was fortune telling; I'd routinely end up in the doghouse for ripping it to shreds. No sex for a few days? Worth it to watch the cogs turn behind her eyes as she attempted to validate her batshittery.

Fucking hippies...

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8252

by fuzzy » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:30 pm

A dear friend recently passed away: the person whose permanently wooish beliefs first drove me to web fora circa 2010 in search of coping mechanisms. I found JREF, which I now like to call JERF, and that seemed to help for a while, and then a few years later I bumbled over here. I'm friendly with people who claim alien encounters, angelic encounters, mysterious water that emits energy that can be felt only by the pure in heart. perfessor whooppee who invented it.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8251

by fuzzy » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:34 pm

Back when Cherry was coaching the Bruins, you could still go to the Garden the day before a game and buy Stanley Cup finals tickets against the Habs, maybe behind a post. Smallest sheet of ice in the league vs the biggest one up there where Guy Lafleur would skate rings around us. Now I feel old.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8250

by free thoughtpolice » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:14 pm

Matt Cavanaugh wrote: Hockey great, Don Cherry, fired from broadcasting job for complaining that immigrants don't buy poppy pins:

https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/280 ... t-comments
Don Cherry is a cheerleader for dimwits and has been for decades. He was a crappy player that lucked out with a job coaching a good team for a few years. It was largely the moronic drivel from losers like him that soured me on appreciating hockey.
Hockey great my hemmorhoid. :naughty:

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8249

by free thoughtpolice » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:55 pm

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

#8248

by Matt Cavanaugh » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:36 pm

Hockey great, Don Cherry, fired from broadcasting job for complaining that immigrants don't buy poppy pins:

https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/280 ... t-comments

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