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  • OnTheLastCastleOnTheLastCastle and you're not happy, but you're funny and I'm tripping over my joyRegistered User regular
    I notice we haven't seen Houk since he went to go try his copper paste. Odds he is dead and his cats are eating his eyeballs?

    I'm a published writer and have a very unique and interesting writing style. I'm also sharp and witty. My profile is well-written and hilarious. My messages are likewise brilliant. And I've been doing this stuff for...four or five years. I know what "works" in terms of good internet dating writing. "Works" in the sense of leading to a "date" with a human female.
  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    bah. anarchists today are wimps.

    In the 19th / very early 20th centuries they bagged several sitting heads of state (including a US president and several kings) and were all setting off bombs in parliments and such. edit: and of course one rather famous Archduke.

    Not failing to blow up a bridge in some flyover state.

    RiemannLives on
  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    Incenjucar wrote: »
    ronya wrote: »
    Five anarchists apparently looking to make a destructive statement against society were arrested by federal authorities in Ohio for planning to use C-4 explosives to blow up a Cleveland area bridge.

    Three of the five men; Douglas Wright, 26; Brandon Baxter, 20; and Anthony Hayne, 35, were arrested by members of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force the evening of April 30, on conspiracy and charges of trying to use explosives to damage property affecting interstate commerce, said the FBI in a May 1 statement. Authorities also arrested Connor Stevens, 20, and Joshua Stafford, 23, but charges against the two are pending, said the FBI.

    The men, self-proclaimed anarchists who formed into a small group had considered a series of evolving plots over several months under the watchful eye of federal authorities who were running an undercover sting operation.

    ...

    According to the complaint, the men came to the FBI’s attention during an anarchist protest event last October. An FBI informant attended the protest and saw four of the men dressed in black, carrying anarchist flags and “acting differently than the other people in attendance.” The men, according to the informant, allegedly said “F--- that” when the protest organizers emphasized demonstrations should remain peaceful and to use civil disobedience tactics and not violence.

    According to the complaint, the men allegedly told FBI undercover agent that they didn’t want to be thought of as terrorists. To that end, they allegedly discussed blocking off the bridge, pretending to be a construction crew, dropping with orange traffic cones and detonating the explosives at night when there wasn’t any traffic.

    I'll say what I said on Facebook: Anarchists are the most powerful tool any would-be dictator could ever ask for in securing their power over the population.

    Apropos of May Day.

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  • MimMim Registered User regular
    This is me when I wake up on the wrong side of the bed:

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  • LudiousLudious It's hard out here for a conservative bronyRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    All I'm saying is on September 10th, there was a report that the Pentagon had found it couldn't account for over a trillion dollars of funding.

    On Sept 11th that very financing office was destroyed by a "plane".

    S'all I'm saying.

    TOWER 7 IMPLODES


    peace out

    Ludious on
  • FeralFeral Who needs a medical license when you've got style? Registered User regular
    Ludious wrote: »
    or how about we have personal accountability and if 2 or more people agree to get in a ring or arena and beat each other up we let them

    ohaistrawman

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
    the "no true scotch, man" fallacy.
  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    i wonder what percentage of people could correctly identify the US presidents who've been assassinated (excepting jfk and lincoln, i mean)

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  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    Feral wrote: »
    I remember a while back arguing in chat that certain sports (like boxing) that involve repeated head impacts are inhumane and we should stop encouraging them. I was also wondering if football could be included in that category.

    Well, Malcolm Gladwell seems to think so: http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/intelligence_squared/2012/04/the_next_slate_intelligence_squared_debate_is_may_8_why_malcolm_gladwell_thinks_we_should_ban_college_football_.html
    Slate: Is unacceptable risk intrinsic to football, or could rule changes and equipment modifications salvage the game?

    Gladwell: You can certainly mitigate the risk. But remember the issue isn't concussions. It is "repetitive subconcussive impact." It's not the one big hit. It is the cumulative effect of thousands of little hits that lineman and defensive backs (the most affected positions) endure, play after play. Can you take the "head" out of line play? You can. But then what you are left with would no longer be called tackle football. It would be called touch football.

    You take the pads out of the game. Football:Rugby::Boxing:MMA

    Boxing became far more dangerous when they added gloves. There were almost no recorded deaths in professional bare knuckle boxing and far fewer concussions.

    Without gloves professionals would very rarely try to hit the other guy in the face or head. It just doesn't pay off because of the potential for damage to your own hands.

  • OnTheLastCastleOnTheLastCastle and you're not happy, but you're funny and I'm tripping over my joyRegistered User regular
    Ludious wrote: »
    or how about we have personal accountability and if 2 or more people agree to get in a ring or arena and beat each other up we let them

    The industry has been covering up the impact the sport has on its players. I'm not sure if you're aware of the level of brain trauma that gives a person who's 30 the brain of a 90 year old late stage dementia/alzheimers patient.

    Then again... if we go by personal accountability being the only stipulation, we could bring back gladiatorial to the death fights if both parties agree. Or duels. Bring on the duelin'!

    I'm a published writer and have a very unique and interesting writing style. I'm also sharp and witty. My profile is well-written and hilarious. My messages are likewise brilliant. And I've been doing this stuff for...four or five years. I know what "works" in terms of good internet dating writing. "Works" in the sense of leading to a "date" with a human female.
  • LudiousLudious It's hard out here for a conservative bronyRegistered User regular
    Ludious wrote: »
    or how about we have personal accountability and if 2 or more people agree to get in a ring or arena and beat each other up we let them

    The industry has been covering up the impact the sport has on its players. I'm not sure if you're aware of the level of brain trauma that gives a person who's 30 the brain of a 90 year old late stage dementia/alzheimers patient.

    Then again... if we go by personal accountability being the only stipulation, we could bring back gladiatorial to the death fights if both parties agree. Or duels. Bring on the duelin'!

    I..don't disagree?

  • FeralFeral Who needs a medical license when you've got style? Registered User regular
    Mim wrote: »
    This is me when I wake up on the wrong side of the bed:

    you turn into a drag queen?

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
    the "no true scotch, man" fallacy.
  • Disco TerrierDisco Terrier Registered User regular
    Winky wrote: »
    Don't assume you know what other people are thinking.

    Yeah, sorry, I didn't mean it like that exactly.

    I mean to say, I really know what it feels like to fuck up in school because of ADD. I can't assume you've had the exact same experience that I've had, but the things you've said so far remind me a lot of myself.

    I got that. It's good to be reminded that you're not the only one with your problems.

    ADD is tough because you just can't help but feeling it's nothing and you're just not putting in the same effort as everyone else. No one ever thought I had ADD as a kid because I had so much interest in learning, so it just went undiagnosed (even though everyone kept calling me lazy and irresponsible), but as the difficulty of school ramped up I just couldn't keep up no matter how hard I tried.

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  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    can i be real for a second?

    i'mma be real real

    i'm pretty sure i'm never going to give to charity

    not because i think they're corrupt or whatever- i just don't want to

    i enjoy volunteering my time and helping people out and i could totally build a house for south americans or clean up a local school or become a doctor without borders or whatever

    but in terms of straight cash naw fuck that, daddy gotta keep that tank full of premium

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  • LudiousLudious It's hard out here for a conservative bronyRegistered User regular
    That's cool Chu

    as long as you don't accept it either

  • FeralFeral Who needs a medical license when you've got style? Registered User regular
    Organichu wrote: »
    i wonder what percentage of people could correctly identify the US presidents who've been assassinated (excepting jfk and lincoln, i mean)

    JFK, Lincoln, McKinley, ummmmmmm Martin Luther King, uhhhhh John Lennon

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
    the "no true scotch, man" fallacy.
  • OnTheLastCastleOnTheLastCastle and you're not happy, but you're funny and I'm tripping over my joyRegistered User regular
    Time is money for a lot of people!

    Personally, I make it rain.

    I'm a published writer and have a very unique and interesting writing style. I'm also sharp and witty. My profile is well-written and hilarious. My messages are likewise brilliant. And I've been doing this stuff for...four or five years. I know what "works" in terms of good internet dating writing. "Works" in the sense of leading to a "date" with a human female.
  • BethrynBethryn Registered User regular
    Organichu wrote: »
    talking that talk, you'd best come correct
    If you're going to abort grammar so much as to type "best come correct," keep to the original ebonics and don't add the (grammatically correct) 'd to the end of you.

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  • OnTheLastCastleOnTheLastCastle and you're not happy, but you're funny and I'm tripping over my joyRegistered User regular
    Feral wrote: »
    Organichu wrote: »
    i wonder what percentage of people could correctly identify the US presidents who've been assassinated (excepting jfk and lincoln, i mean)

    JFK, Lincoln, McKinley, ummmmmmm Martin Luther King, uhhhhh John Lennon

    MALCOLM X UGH C'MON

    I'm a published writer and have a very unique and interesting writing style. I'm also sharp and witty. My profile is well-written and hilarious. My messages are likewise brilliant. And I've been doing this stuff for...four or five years. I know what "works" in terms of good internet dating writing. "Works" in the sense of leading to a "date" with a human female.
  • MimMim Registered User regular
    Feral wrote: »
    Mim wrote: »
    This is me when I wake up on the wrong side of the bed:

    you turn into a drag queen?

    A hot one. Who fake laughs and then smacks a heifer.

    fierce

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  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    Ludious wrote: »
    That's cool Chu

    as long as you don't accept it either

    man if i were in nola i'da been like

    gimme that shit, red cross

    chomped down on all the MREs

    drank all the bottled water

    accepted all of the rebuilding funds

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  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    Organichu wrote: »
    i wonder what percentage of people could correctly identify the US presidents who've been assassinated (excepting jfk and lincoln, i mean)

    All the ones that angered Robert Todd Lincoln.

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  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    wow that was nice

    I sent off an email earlier suggesting that the coffee bar stock bagels in addition to dessert stuff. The head of the cafeteria organization just came by my office to thank me and gave me a $10 card for the place.

    Aparently they had been stocking them but there was a glitch in their process that meant that they weren't ordering enough and the defecit wasn't showing up on their reports. Now they have spotted the error.

  • FeralFeral Who needs a medical license when you've got style? Registered User regular
    Feral wrote: »
    Organichu wrote: »
    i wonder what percentage of people could correctly identify the US presidents who've been assassinated (excepting jfk and lincoln, i mean)

    JFK, Lincoln, McKinley, ummmmmmm Martin Luther King, uhhhhh John Lennon

    MALCOLM X UGH C'MON

    I thought he was MLK's vice president

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
    the "no true scotch, man" fallacy.
  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    Feral wrote: »
    Organichu wrote: »
    i wonder what percentage of people could correctly identify the US presidents who've been assassinated (excepting jfk and lincoln, i mean)

    JFK, Lincoln, McKinley, ummmmmmm Martin Luther King, uhhhhh John Lennon

    MALCOLM X UGH C'MON

    Tupac
    Hendrix
    uhh oh yeah ELVIS.

  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    Bethryn wrote: »
    Organichu wrote: »
    talking that talk, you'd best come correct
    If you're going to abort grammar so much as to type "best come correct," keep to the original ebonics and don't add the (grammatically correct) 'd to the end of you.

    oh we got some sort of linguistic aficionado, huh

    you some sort of cultural surveyor?

    this fukkin guy

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  • FeralFeral Who needs a medical license when you've got style? Registered User regular
    spool32 wrote: »
    Feral wrote: »
    Organichu wrote: »
    i wonder what percentage of people could correctly identify the US presidents who've been assassinated (excepting jfk and lincoln, i mean)

    JFK, Lincoln, McKinley, ummmmmmm Martin Luther King, uhhhhh John Lennon

    MALCOLM X UGH C'MON

    Tupac
    Hendrix
    uhh oh yeah ELVIS.

    he wasn't president, he was king

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
    the "no true scotch, man" fallacy.
  • FeralFeral Who needs a medical license when you've got style? Registered User regular
    8-)

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
    the "no true scotch, man" fallacy.
  • LudiousLudious It's hard out here for a conservative bronyRegistered User regular
    Organichu wrote: »
    Ludious wrote: »
    That's cool Chu

    as long as you don't accept it either

    man if i were in nola i'da been like

    gimme that shit, red cross

    chomped down on all the MREs

    drank all the bottled water

    accepted all of the rebuilding funds

    Seeing as the red cross is a sham and most of that funding came out of the government's pocket anyway it's hardly charity.

    People give to the red cross to feel warm and fuzzy while the red cross pockets the donations and only gives out the money the government has granted them.

    It's a pretty good scam actually

  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    Organichu wrote: »
    can i be real for a second?

    i'mma be real real

    i'm pretty sure i'm never going to give to charity

    not because i think they're corrupt or whatever- i just don't want to

    i enjoy volunteering my time and helping people out and i could totally build a house for south americans or clean up a local school or become a doctor without borders or whatever

    but in terms of straight cash naw fuck that, daddy gotta keep that tank full of premium

    chu you are on fucking food stamps and your family is constantly trying to claw away what few assets you are able to earn.

    You don't need to be giving to charity dude. Maybe in a couple decades if you suddenly realize you have a few hundred grand in the bank you can reevalute.

  • descdesc raised on the battlefield born as a suffererRegistered User regular
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    Mim wrote: »
    Feral wrote: »
    Mim wrote: »
    This is me when I wake up on the wrong side of the bed:

    you turn into a drag queen?

    A hot one. Who fake laughs and then smacks a heifer.

    fierce

    I can see the benefits to this approach

  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    Organichu wrote: »
    can i be real for a second?

    i'mma be real real

    i'm pretty sure i'm never going to give to charity

    not because i think they're corrupt or whatever- i just don't want to

    i enjoy volunteering my time and helping people out and i could totally build a house for south americans or clean up a local school or become a doctor without borders or whatever

    but in terms of straight cash naw fuck that, daddy gotta keep that tank full of premium

    chu you are on fucking food stamps and your family is constantly trying to claw away what few assets you are able to earn.

    You don't need to be giving to charity dude. Maybe in a couple decades if you suddenly realize you have a few hundred grand in the bank you can reevalute.

    yeah i dunno

    i imagine that my financial status informs my guessing what kind of not-poor-person i'll be in ten years

    but my guess is that when i'm 35 and i get my christmas bonus and also i take my next vacation

    i'll be like i'd rather go volunteer on my days off then write a check

    even though optimally i should probably do both if i'm able

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  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    they announced skyrim DLC

    by which i mean gave it a name and "lol find out more at e3"

    mother. fucker.

    this had better be one big goddamn DLC

    taking goddamn forever

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  • Dunadan019Dunadan019 Registered User regular
    Elendil wrote: »
    they announced skyrim DLC

    by which i mean gave it a name and "lol find out more at e3"

    mother. fucker.

    this had better be one big goddamn DLC

    taking goddamn forever

    you can ride the dragons.

  • LudiousLudious It's hard out here for a conservative bronyRegistered User regular
    Dunadan019 wrote: »
    Elendil wrote: »
    they announced skyrim DLC

    by which i mean gave it a name and "lol find out more at e3"

    mother. fucker.

    this had better be one big goddamn DLC

    taking goddamn forever

    you can ride the dragons.

    You can do that now in half a dozen mods

  • MentalExerciseMentalExercise Indefenestrable Registered User regular
    Ludious wrote: »
    or how about we have personal accountability and if 2 or more people agree to get in a ring or arena and beat each other up we let them

    Nothing wrong with personal accountability, that doesn't change the morality of promoting bloodsport. Which is not to say football qualifies, but personal accountability isn't a handwash.

    "More fish for Kunta!"

    --LeVar Burton
  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    Feral wrote: »
    Organichu wrote: »
    i wonder what percentage of people could correctly identify the US presidents who've been assassinated (excepting jfk and lincoln, i mean)
    JFK, Lincoln, McKinley, ummmmmmm Martin Luther King, uhhhhh John Lennon
    Don't forget about Robert Kennedy and Malcolm X.

  • PodlyPodly good moleman to youRegistered User regular
    sup skanks

    desc, check out my new jam

    mr mills would be proud, me thinks

    http://soundcloud.com/spssky/rivington-live-at-the-apc-mix

    follow my music twitter soundcloud tumblr
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  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    Organichu wrote: »
    Organichu wrote: »
    can i be real for a second?

    i'mma be real real

    i'm pretty sure i'm never going to give to charity

    not because i think they're corrupt or whatever- i just don't want to

    i enjoy volunteering my time and helping people out and i could totally build a house for south americans or clean up a local school or become a doctor without borders or whatever

    but in terms of straight cash naw fuck that, daddy gotta keep that tank full of premium

    chu you are on fucking food stamps and your family is constantly trying to claw away what few assets you are able to earn.

    You don't need to be giving to charity dude. Maybe in a couple decades if you suddenly realize you have a few hundred grand in the bank you can reevalute.

    yeah i dunno

    i imagine that my financial status informs my guessing what kind of not-poor-person i'll be in ten years

    but my guess is that when i'm 35 and i get my christmas bonus and also i take my next vacation

    i'll be like i'd rather go volunteer on my days off then write a check

    even though optimally i should probably do both if i'm able

    With few exceptions (extremely small charities with little operating needs) volunteering is valued more highly than cash donations. I'm eventually going to want to donate a good chunk of my paycheck to charity just because it is fairly important to me (at least, I hope to be able to afford to), but actually putting in the work is way better and a lot cheaper.

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  • OnTheLastCastleOnTheLastCastle and you're not happy, but you're funny and I'm tripping over my joyRegistered User regular
    I put in today to volunteer at United Action for Youth. Gonna play videogames with kids! Teach them the way of the samurai.

    I'm a published writer and have a very unique and interesting writing style. I'm also sharp and witty. My profile is well-written and hilarious. My messages are likewise brilliant. And I've been doing this stuff for...four or five years. I know what "works" in terms of good internet dating writing. "Works" in the sense of leading to a "date" with a human female.
  • BethrynBethryn Registered User regular
    Thanatos wrote: »
    Don't forget about Robert Kennedy and Malcolm X.
    Plus the band Franz Ferdinand. Their assassination led to the Americans' involvement in World War II.

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