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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Good morning from sweltery, Happy Larryville…

*Glances at upper right corner of monitor*

…WTF; Monday again? GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!1!

Mac --

Yer killin’ me with teh thread GIFs; bravo!

BBL…when I’m more coherent.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Darn, second. Jooooooooooos always seem to have first dibs!

Yeah, another Monday. Not all that excited about it, but there you go.

Thread pic: well that explains why bees have been disappearing!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

Jooooooooooos always seem to have first dibs!

That’s a pernicious stereotype. 😉

Thread pic: well that explains why bees have been disappearing!

Heh.

“StingAir 537…you’re on a collision course!!!1

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Claire Wolfe has some good stuff:

http://www.backwoodshome.com/blogs/ClaireWolfe/2013/08/06/americas-ubergovernment-and-the-rest-of-us/

OK, off to work-behave yourselves today!

BrendaK
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8 years ago

Happy 126th b-day, Zombie Schrodinger!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Sven --

Thanks for the Claire Wolfe link; I think we’re getting past what she called “that awkward stage”. Wish it were otherwise…

Also, you haz email.

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Happy Birfday, Erwin!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Claire wrote another piece on her site, Friday I think, where she said no, it aint THAT time yet and that it wasnt her intent to say it was:

Part of me is grateful for the large response it’s gotten. But the fact is it wasn’t what I meant to write. And having written it, I’m distressed to see it being misinterpreted.

I actually meant to write a meditative piece of a sort I’ve done before — about living our own lives around and in spite of the growing tyranny. But the writing went its own direction. You can say my Evil Twin (or my Better Self, whichever you prefer) finished the piece for me.

Having written it, I looked at it and … frankly found it rather wimpy. That final line (“… we will damn well finish you”) that’s being taken as “Looks as if Claire thinks it’s finally time to shoot the bastards” is no such thing.

If you read the passages leading up to that, you’ll hear me saying something more like, “We’ll be patient and when you’ve finally destroyed yourself with your outrages and excesses, freedom-loving people will deliver the coup de grace — which is by definition an act of mercy.

Not a word written about shooting, either. Or any form of violence. If I had specifically been talking about violence, it would have been more like “after you would-be tyrants have hoist yourself on your own petard, we’ll gather up the bloody pieces of you and bury them, nice folks that we are.”

I actually expected people to perceive me as being (believe it or not) overly cautious, and possibly full of hot air.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Quantum superposition thread is simultaneously dead and alive…until someone looks at it.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Machinist

Hee! Let’s do a little science:

Someone else can “observe”…because I refuse to take responsibility for collapsing this particular wave function.

That’s just how I roll.

[singsong]

Oh, SweetheartK…

[/singsong]

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Here’s something I find quite f*cking funny in light of Florida’s actions in the Zimmerman case and the feds ongoing civil rights violation witch hunt:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/12/ramses-barron-torres-death-border-patrol_n_3744792.html

In a statement released Friday, the DOJ said there was not enough evidence to disprove the Border Patrol agent’s claim that he shot 17-year-old Ramses Barron Torres in self-defense.

Torres was fatally shot in the early morning hours of Jan. 5, 2011 after ignoring Spanish-language commands to stop throwing rocks at Border Patrol agents on the American side of the fence, the statement said. The DOJ said it reviewed video of the incident as part of its investigation. The video has not been made available to the public.

“While the loss of life is regrettable, the facts of this matter do not support a federal prosecution,” the statement concluded.

When it’s their own, well, the rule of law and all that…

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

I was actually somewhat excited to go to work this morning as I had three meetings lined up that would have made me feel like I was actually doing something productive. As it turned out, all three got cancelled leaving me to figure out what to do for 8 hours today.

My problem at work is this: I’m bored out of my mind.

When I was hired, they were suppose to be hiring a project manager that I would report to that was going to start the week before me. At the last minute, he turned them down. They extended an offer to another guy they liked the following week; he turned it down. They’ve interviewed 5-6 other guys and either they end up not being interested or don’t fit the ‘rigorous’ company culture.

The director that hired me has no time for me. Don’t get me wrong as he appears to be a decent guy and a lot smarter than me, but the fact that he’s running around all day taking care of IT problems doesnt help me at all. I’ve got no direction, no input, no feedback.

I’ve gone around making myself available to other groups, but even that is hit or miss in terms of productive tasks to do. And honestly, I’m tired of IT groups, especially ones that are 85 people large and that spend all day putting out fires for an infrastructure that is broken that runs 100+ applications that don’t talk consistently to each other. This company has problems, but I’m not sure that they want to fix them.

It’s a paycheck, and one that I desperately need, but my attitude is bad especially only after like 2 months of this crap.

But so it goes-suck it up, buttercup!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Now here’s something else that pisses me off:

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/12/politics/holder-mandatory-minimums/index.html

” The centerpiece of Holder’s plan is to scale back prosecution for certain drug offenders — those with no ties to large-scale organizations, gangs or cartels. He said they would no longer be charged with offenses that “impose draconian mandatory minimum sentences.””

Do I agree with the sentiment? Yes, I do. But I vehemently disagree with the f*cking double standard here. Jurors are routinely not told about the penalties for convicting someone--it’s not part of their job--and supposedly has no place in determining guilt or innocence. Jury nullification is a bad word in the eyes of the govt, but when they once again decide to ignore the laws that they passed and swore to uphold, well then it’s all OK. If I were on a jury and pulled what Holder is pulling here, I imagine, if I opened my mouth about it, that I might be in contempt of court.

Don’t do as I do but do as I say.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

If Il Douchey cares about the “draconian mandatory minimum sentences”, how come he’s not pardoning / commuting some of them? In fact, he has been more niggardly with pardons and commutations than any other modern president.

(Nope…not gonna denounce myself.)

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Yeah, well, that’s just the way Obama rolls. After 2014, I imagine there will be lots of stuff like pardons going on.

But bottom line: we are either a nation of laws or we are a nation of men. I know what side of the fence President Constitutional Professor is coming down on.

The damage this guy is doing to the country aint going to be fixed in our lifetimes.