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Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#4045

by Matt Cavanaugh » Wed Jan 26, 2022 7:10 pm

I only ever liked two Neil Young songs: Rockin' In The Free World, and Horse With No Name. And sheeeeit, turns out the second one isn't by him.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#4044

by Matt Cavanaugh » Wed Jan 26, 2022 7:06 pm

Clarence Thomas needs to come out at a transwoman. That would be fucking hilarious.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Service Dog » Wed Jan 26, 2022 5:45 pm

https://media.patriots.win/post/edlCd3trkaWk.jpeg

better to burn out
than to fade a-way
dang, i tested
that theor-y today

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Steersman » Wed Jan 26, 2022 5:17 pm

MarcusAu wrote: He's no Heinlein I suppose - but is anyone familiar with the work of Frederic Brown?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-AWkp6bRZI
Can't say that I remember reading much if anything by him:
Fredric Brown (October 29, 1906 – March 11, 1972[1]) was an American science fiction, fantasy, and mystery writer.[2] He is known for his use of humor and for his mastery of the "short short" form—stories of 1 to 3 pages, often with ingenious plotting devices and surprise endings. Humor and a postmodern outlook carried over into his novels as well. One of his stories, "Arena", was adapted to a 1967 episode of the American television series Star Trek.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fredric_Brown

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Steersman » Wed Jan 26, 2022 5:15 pm

Service Dog wrote:
Matt Cavanaugh wrote: It will be Kamala.
... for being a dick-sucking whore.
I expect that’s being unfair to whores who – for my money – tend to be a lot more honest.

Though a curious turn of phrase, even if something of a common one, particularly relative to Harris. But throwing stones at whores? Or at “dick-sucking”? The latter being somewhat “problematic”, given that that seems to be part and parcel of most relationships between many guys and their wives and/or girlfriends ...

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Steersman » Wed Jan 26, 2022 5:08 pm

fafnir wrote: Dinklage Tries To Cancel 'Snow White' But Comes Up Short
https://babylonbee.com/news/dinklage-tr ... s-up-short
:-)

You see the Youtube video of a "trans-MM" self-identifying as a skittle?



Can't see many toe-ing that party-line much longer, given the flak it's getting from left, right, and center.

An absolutely cretinous idea: a person of 40 "self-identifying" as a teenager, a child of 12 being able to buy booze and cigarettes because they "self-identify" as 35. :roll:

But what happens when we disconnect category definitions and labels from the criteria to qualify as members, that constitute the membership dues. Though more than a few should be in the docket for that "crime" ...

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Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Service Dog » Wed Jan 26, 2022 4:56 pm

Fucking weird Biden event today.

At about 5min30sec-- Biden wraps-up his remarks. Then the press gets sheep-herded by Biden's yelling handlers (as usual). Then a Biden introduces guy on the far-left of the table with a lame Biden-joke. The guy starts talking & Biden interrupts, confused, lets the guy continue. The guy says the most gay-ass generic shit: "Climate Change Is The Existential Crisis Of Our Time". Then Biden literally, awkwardly reads-aloud a short bio of the guy (from his 3-ring binder of notes)... with some-shit about his single-mother. The guy says more kiss-ass nothing.

Then Biden introduces the next-guy...waaaaay at the other-end of a Last Supper table. Odd. And Biden just stares-into the binder & mindlessly reads a pre-written question to the guy... zero effort to make it sound like actual impromptu conversation. And the guy launches-into his well-rehearsed response...

thats as far as I got

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by ThreeFlangedJavis » Wed Jan 26, 2022 4:27 pm

Lsuoma wrote:
Wed Jan 26, 2022 10:55 am
Also, Breyer has announced his resignation from SCOTUS. It'll be interesting to see how scorched earth the Rethugs go to block confirmation of a Biden nominee.
Well at least it won't be Merrick Garland, Mr Domestic Terrorism himself. The US dodged a bullet there, although the entertainment value of the mental gymnastics employed would have been the stuff of legend going by his confirmation hearing.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by MarcusAu » Wed Jan 26, 2022 3:14 pm

He's no Heinlein I suppose - but is anyone familiar with the work of Frederic Brown?

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#4036

by fafnir » Wed Jan 26, 2022 3:04 pm

Service Dog wrote:
Matt Cavanaugh wrote: It will be Kamala.
Makes sense... they'd be buying-her-off to stop dragging-down this administration/ & stop cockblocking the Dems from running someone electable after-Biden.

Would be funny if the GOP had the guts to 'Clarence Thomas' her in the confirmation hearings-- for being a dick-sucking whore.
Every time I read "dick-sucking whore" in that sentence, I hear it Trumps voice. If only he could be the one to grill her, but there are dreams that cannot be....

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Wed Jan 26, 2022 3:00 pm

Service Dog wrote: Another option: Obama.
Biden already promised to nominate a black woman. (Which also rules out Michelle.)

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Service Dog » Wed Jan 26, 2022 2:56 pm

Matt Cavanaugh wrote: It will be Kamala.
Makes sense... they'd be buying-her-off to stop dragging-down this administration/ & stop cockblocking the Dems from running someone electable after-Biden.

Would be funny if the GOP had the guts to 'Clarence Thomas' her in the confirmation hearings-- for being a dick-sucking whore.

That won't happen... but at-least they'll dig-up the same skeletons Tulsi used against-her in the Primary Debate.

Another option: Obama.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#4033

by fafnir » Wed Jan 26, 2022 2:46 pm

Dinklage Tries To Cancel 'Snow White' But Comes Up Short
https://babylonbee.com/news/dinklage-tr ... s-up-short

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#4032

by John D » Wed Jan 26, 2022 2:17 pm

Matt Cavanaugh wrote: This also Indicates the Dems believe they will lose control of the Senate. Warnock can't win in GA without mystery ballots.
Let the games begin. This SCOUS nomination will be epic and so fun to watch. The Dems will get hammered in the midterms in my opinion. If the SCOTUS overturns Roe v Wade the Dems will get more support... so this is a wildcard. But... on all other topics the Dems are under water...

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#4031

by Steersman » Wed Jan 26, 2022 1:30 pm

Lsuoma wrote:
Steersman wrote:
Reminds me of having listened recently to Joan Baez's The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - a great song, a classic:

<snip>

The tail very often winds up wagging the dog, or cat as the case may be. Particularly when they get fat and lethargic; can happen to the best of us.
Bob Dylan said that [Baez] used to wipe herself down with a Stars 'n' Stripes after teh sexy tiem. Real women don't do that - they have one of their lesbo friends suck it out then swap.

Also, The Band's version of TNTDODD is >>>>>> Baez's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jREUrbGGrgM
A general problem with people wrapping themselves in flags of one sort or another - often a pretext to picking people's pockets.

But not a bad rendition by The Band - quite good in fact. However, as with the classic joke about which type of film to use if one saw George Bush drowning, I think I prefer the "black and white simplicity" of the Baez version as opposed to the overly-elaborate "colour" of the one by the Band ... ;-)

En passant, I see there's been some plans afoot for several months to have Breyer retire - even from the Liberals:



Some evidence that, as Matt & others have suggested, the Democrats are a bit apprehensive about being kicked out of the driver's seat in short order?

A great many "warts" on Trump, but some reasons to think that his legacy isn't all bad - some crockery in the china shop that clearly needed breaking, or at least having some attention drawn to.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Wed Jan 26, 2022 12:45 pm

This also Indicates the Dems believe they will lose control of the Senate. Warnock can't win in GA without mystery ballots.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#4029

by Matt Cavanaugh » Wed Jan 26, 2022 12:42 pm

Lsuoma wrote: Also, Breyer has announced his resignation from SCOTUS. It'll be interesting to see how scorched earth the Rethugs go to block confirmation of a Biden nominee.
It will be Kamala.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Steersman » Wed Jan 26, 2022 11:02 am

fafnir wrote:
Steersman wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 1:27 pm
Just re-reading Chomsky's Failed States - more than a bit of cause to think that neither the US nor the UK are quite the unblemished exemplars they try to portray themselves as.
A book I read a while back ( I think The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities) made the case that the problem with Liberal Democracies is that they start to believe their own bullshit about their noble purpose. This provides a continual justification for war, since we can continually paint the enemy of the month as "the new Hitler". Hence we are quite warlike. It also means that we frequently mess up the realpolitik of balancing powers and so on by acting like pacifist when we should be rattling sabres and antagonizing powers we should be forming alliances with.
Looks interesting - I'll keep an eye out for it. Or you, as a whore with the glass eye once said to a customer as he was leaving ...

But that's sort of the problem with unexamined assumptions and untenable premises - they often entail or produce some very sticky consequences, some quite problematic "perverse incentives". Remember reading a book of historian Barbara Tuchman - The Guns of August if I'm not mistaken - on the lead-up to the first world war. One thing that stuck out, if I remember correctly, was the description of the mobilizations on both sides - at one point, the penultimate one prior to open hostilities, was that the Germans realized that if they "stood down" then the Allies were in an ideal position - full mobilization - to attack them. So they were pretty much forced to attack.

Pretty much the premise and theme of movies such as Fail Safe, Dr. Strangelove, and even Terminator.

And, as the last example suggests, offloading the decision making to computers is often a faustian bargain at best, a "penny-wise and pound-foolish" one. Remember reading of Elon Musk's prognostications on artificial intelligence which he seems to have something of a love-hate relationship with:
But when it comes to artificial intelligence, [Musk] sounds very different. Speaking at MIT in 2014, he called AI humanity’s “biggest existential threat” and compared it to “summoning the demon.”

He reiterated those fears in an interview published Friday with Recode’s Kara Swisher, though with a little less apocalyptic rhetoric. “As AI gets probably much smarter than humans, the relative intelligence ratio is probably similar to that between a person and a cat, maybe bigger,” Musk told Swisher. “I do think we need to be very careful about the advancement of AI.”
https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2018 ... ind-openai

You and some others here with at least a bit of programming skills under your belts might enjoy this blog post by Stephen Wolfram - creator of the mathematics program Mathematica and many related ones - on Logic, Explainability and the Future of Understanding:
Logic is a foundation for many things. But what are the foundations of logic itself? ....

That’s the same kind of question that’s increasingly being asked about all sorts of computational systems, and all sorts of applications of machine learning and AI. Yes, we can see what happens. But can we understand it?

I think this is ultimately a deep question—that’s actually critical to the future of science and technology, and in fact to the future of our whole intellectual development. ....

The Nature of Explainability:

What does it mean to say that something is explainable? Basically it’s that humans can understand it.

So what does it take for humans to understand something? Well, somehow we have to be able to “wrap our brains around it”.
https://writings.stephenwolfram.com/201 ... rstanding/

Of maybe some related interest is his description of "a logic puzzle given by Lewis Carroll, that establishes (here with a 100-step proof) that babies cannot manage crocodiles". I'll take his word for it ...

https://blog.wolfram.com/2021/12/13/new ... ebra-logic

But the problem is generally that the logical consequences of various premises are often unfathomable, at least for we lesser mortals. But passing the buck, the steering wheel, to the "techno-geeks" is very often a cure worse than the disease - one is reminded of H.G. Wells' The Time Machine:
A work of future history and speculative evolution, Time Machine is interpreted in modern times as a commentary on the increasing inequality and class divisions of Wells' era, which he projects as giving rise to two separate human species: the fair, childlike Eloi, and the savage, simian Morlocks, distant descendants of the contemporary upper and lower classes respectively.
The Morlocks being, if I'm not mistaken, the ones who tended the machines on which the Eloi crucially depended.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Time_Machine

Some "grim meat-hook realities" there, indeed - as novelist John D. MacDonald once put it.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#4027

by Lsuoma » Wed Jan 26, 2022 11:01 am

Of course, it would be interesting to see all the Libtards' heads asplode if there was a 7-2 majority of fundies on SCOTUS.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#4026

by Lsuoma » Wed Jan 26, 2022 10:55 am

Also, Breyer has announced his resignation from SCOTUS. It'll be interesting to see how scorched earth the Rethugs go to block confirmation of a Biden nominee.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#4025

by Lsuoma » Wed Jan 26, 2022 10:49 am

Steersman wrote:
John D wrote: Dog... you fucking crack me up. I don't know if I will ever get to NYC... but I sure am sorry I had to cancel my trip a few weeks ago.

"Phram-aid"... oh my god. Just want to let you know this one made me laugh so hard I almost spit my drink.

All rich leftist musicians turn into pretentious cunts. It is like some kind of natural law or something. Neil Young... is a fucking twat... and Lynyrd Skynyrd called him a twat... and it turns out they were also twats... Twats as far as the eye can see.
Indeed - success can ruin the best of us.

Reminds me of having listened recently to Joan Baez's The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - a great song, a classic:

https://www.boobtube.com/watch?v=wanJQC ... 0&index=14

Subsequently did a bit of Googling and ran across some cogent criticisms of her by Al Capp who portrayed her as "Joanie Phonie":

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/no-joani ... _b_3491217
The satirical cartoonist Al Capp, creator of the comic strip 'Lil Abner' once tried to castigate Baez as another fly by 'celeb-activist' in his character 'Joanie Phonie,' which appeared in Time Magazine. The character 'Joanie' was an unabashed communist radical who sang songs of class warfare while paradoxically traveling in a limousine, charging astronomical performance fees to impoverished orphans. Baez called Capp's comic strip a 'stupid, vulgar satire' of the anti-war movement. She demanded Capp to make a retraction. Capp never did, saying she "protests about others' rights to protest."
The tail very often winds up wagging the dog, or cat as the case may be. Particularly when they get fat and lethargic; can happen to the best of us.
Bob Dylan said that she used to wipe herself down with a Stars 'n' Stripes after teh sexy tiem. Real women don't do that - they have one of their lesbo friends suck it out then swap.

Also, The Band's version of TNTDODD is >>>>>> Baez's.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Steersman » Wed Jan 26, 2022 10:09 am

Service Dog wrote:
<snip>

But that ain't exactly breaking-news. After all, this is the same cunt who argued that BLM riots weren't covid superspreader events-- because the rioters out panting-in-public were offset by the self-quarantine of other-people hiding from the rioters.
So are mask mandates bad or good? Or it depends on who you wind up sharing the same "umbrella" with?

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#4023

by Steersman » Wed Jan 26, 2022 10:06 am

John D wrote: Dog... you fucking crack me up. I don't know if I will ever get to NYC... but I sure am sorry I had to cancel my trip a few weeks ago.

"Phram-aid"... oh my god. Just want to let you know this one made me laugh so hard I almost spit my drink.

All rich leftist musicians turn into pretentious cunts. It is like some kind of natural law or something. Neil Young... is a fucking twat... and Lynyrd Skynyrd called him a twat... and it turns out they were also twats... Twats as far as the eye can see.
Indeed - success can ruin the best of us.

Reminds me of having listened recently to Joan Baez's The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - a great song, a classic:



Subsequently did a bit of Googling and ran across some cogent criticisms of her by Al Capp who portrayed her as "Joanie Phonie":

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/no-joani ... _b_3491217
The satirical cartoonist Al Capp, creator of the comic strip 'Lil Abner' once tried to castigate Baez as another fly by 'celeb-activist' in his character 'Joanie Phonie,' which appeared in Time Magazine. The character 'Joanie' was an unabashed communist radical who sang songs of class warfare while paradoxically traveling in a limousine, charging astronomical performance fees to impoverished orphans. Baez called Capp's comic strip a 'stupid, vulgar satire' of the anti-war movement. She demanded Capp to make a retraction. Capp never did, saying she "protests about others' rights to protest."
The tail very often winds up wagging the dog, or cat as the case may be. Particularly when they get fat and lethargic; can happen to the best of us.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#4022

by Matt Cavanaugh » Wed Jan 26, 2022 8:58 am

Twatson's entire existence is based on all-consuming rage spewed like Linda Blair pea soup at random targets. Don Rickles' had a kinder, gentler schtick.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Service Dog » Wed Jan 26, 2022 7:54 am

for context:

Prause's prior, false 'sexual harassment' claims, against an academic critic: https://reason.com/2019/07/03/leading-p ... er-target/


archive of Rebecca Watson vs. Nicole Prause, according to Watson: https://archive.fo/DnSfg

---

Watson, Surly Amy, Elyce, Prause... with scientific-feminism ladyfriends like these, who needs The Patriarchy?

---

And, fwiw,

Rebecca's Watson's position on covid-masks is "Dear Muslima": It's "not a big deal" to force children to wear the veil.

Do masks reduce Oxygen & increase C02? Watson wrote:
We also know it’s not true because we know that oxygen deprivation gets you high. I’ve known this since the 7th grade, when my classmates started purposely hyperventilating to get a quick high. Hey, give them a break — weed was very difficult to get back then.

If wearing a mask got you high then COVID-19 would never be able to gain hold in America’s high schools because every student would be diligently wearing their mask and sailing through their classes in a blissful haze.

If wearing a mask restricted oxygen, erotic asphyxiation enthusiasts would be rejoicing over finding something to get off to that’s way safer than choking each other with belts.

So we know, through common sense, that masks don’t significantly affect how much oxygen a person gets.

I was gonna describe her position on 'comorbidities', but by-the-end of her post, I realized that (as with masks) no one on 'her side' would wish to be on the same-team with someone making such backassward arguments. https://archive.is/JtPet

But that ain't exactly breaking-news. After all, this is the same cunt who argued that BLM riots weren't covid superspreader events-- because the rioters out panting-in-public were offset by the self-quarantine of other-people hiding from the rioters.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#4020

by Guest_772f613a » Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:21 pm

fafnir wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:59 am
Brive1987 wrote: Reviewing Rebecca Watson’s Twitter, I was interested to see what a high performing Apple exec-cuck’s IT setup looks like.

😂😐
I'm getting strong Mr Elyse Wojnowski-Anders vibes.
someone got their Royal Oak road into a knot and has revealed why "Surly Amy" skepchick is no longer a skepchick on twitter

Rebecca Watson
@rebeccawatson

This is infuriating. Copyright trolls made my life miserable...threats of bankrupting me bc Skepchick network writers didn't properly attribute thumbnails forced me to delete all images, which led to a friend/partner blaming me and quitting. Sites haven't been the same since.

I wanted to write about it but I didn't want to attract more trolls, bc it was truly an awful experience and I could never be sure someone hadn't randomly put an image somewhere that I'd missed. The only good to come of it was realizing that that "friend" sucked ass.

Oh, there was one other good thing: by the time Nicole Prause threatened to sue me and tried to have my videos removed with DMCAs, it really was small potatoes comparatively speaking

Thanks. She had actually been extraordinarily mean and toxic to me for years, so it really WAS a gift to finally have that defined split. It was a good lesson that I really shouldn't give someone so many chances to hurt me.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Service Dog » Tue Jan 25, 2022 8:22 pm

Well, it was nice knowin' ya-- before whichever dunning-kruger apocalypse wipes-us-all-out first.

Oppressive COVID Measures for the Unvaccinated Were Based on ‘Software’ Error, Claims German Minister.

The “pandemic of the unvaccinated” was caused by a computer glitch. That was the conclusion of the Health Minister of Germany Karl Lauterbach, after months of vilifying the unvaccinated in the nation’s second largest city, Hamburg.

In November 2021, news outlets reported on the increasing “incident numbers” in the city – where the figure grew from 111.6 infected people per 100,000 to 160 per 100,000 in a span of few of days. By the end of November, that number shot up from 209.2 to a record of 223.3.

The ostensibly drastic increases have been used to legitimize new COVID policy measures in the city. First, 2G (vaccinated or recovered) status limitation was announced in order to enter shops, restaurants, and clubs. Social contact limitation was mandated for the unvaccinated. After the order, Mayor Peter Tschentscher, claimed to observe an increase in vaccination numbers, and implied it was the only way out of the pandemic.

Now, an investigation from the Sueddeutscher Zeitung and Welt newspapers has found that the numbers in Hamburg’s Social Services departments were drastically skewed and, in most cases, they didn’t even know who was vaccinated and who was not. This, however, did not stop them classifying everyone with an unknown status as unvaccinated. Indeed, by the end of November, a whopping 70 percent of the positive cases had unknown status.

In the second week of November, the Mayor of Hamburg held a press conference and incorrectly claimed that 90 percent of all new infections were amongst the unvaccinated. In addition, he alleged the 7-day infection average for the unvaccinated was at 605 per 100,000 and just 22 in 100,000 for the vaccinated.

Furthermore, the Welt newspaper received the following answer regarding the classifications from Hamburg’s Senate:

“…The categorization (used in Hamburg) matches to the one used nationwide…”
"Gerade in den E-Mails gefunden: Am 4.12. erklärte ein Sprecher des Senats auf meine
@welt
"Anfrage hin, "bundesweit" würden Inzidenzen so ermittelt wie in #Hamburg. Gleichzeitig, so behauptet man nun, begann man zu diesem Zeitpunkt überhaupt erst nachzuforschen, wie gerechnet wird"
Until this weekend, the data on how the classifications are made and how the final numbers are “calculated” have not been made public. The mayor claimed by the end of December that the reason for the misclassifications were caused by deploying “different IT Systems”, where each system used different classifier.

On January 17th, Health Minister Karl Lauterbach had the following to say:

“…with the situation in Hamburg… I can claim without a doubt, that the problem was in the automatic classifier of the software. The problem is solved now… and it was a mistake and was not done on purpose in order to largely blame the unvaccinated for the pandemic…”

The city of Hamburg was not the only region affected by false COVID numbers.

In mid-November, in Bayern, 48.468 cases of unknown vaccination status were added to the category of unvaccinated – pushing the incident number of the unvaccinated to 1469, compared to 110 for the vaccinated.

Germany’s COVID measures targeting the unvaccinated were introduced in November 2021, and have used these two major data mismanagements as basis for legitimacy.

https://thenationalpulse.com/2022/01/24 ... -minister/



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They are the ger-men.

Choo-choo ka jew.



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Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#4018

by John D » Tue Jan 25, 2022 6:14 pm

Dog... you fucking crack me up. I don't know if I will ever get to NYC... but I sure am sorry I had to cancel my trip a few weeks ago.

"Phram-aid"... oh my god. Just want to let you know this one made me laugh so hard I almost spit my drink.

All rich leftist musicians turn into pretentious cunts. It is like some kind of natural law or something. Neil Young... is a fucking twat... and Lynyrd Skynyrd called him a twat... and it turns out they were also twats... Twats as far as the eye can see.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#4017

by Service Dog » Tue Jan 25, 2022 5:11 pm

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#4016

by Service Dog » Tue Jan 25, 2022 1:15 pm

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#4015

by Service Dog » Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:50 pm

Lsuoma wrote:
zou3gou3 wrote: plague rat.jpg
Yeah, does that mean people are going to drive their F-150s into the swamp?
But if they drive their Ford F-150s into a swamp, then that will probably cause more hardship for themselves than to Ford. This doesn't seem like a very productive way to protest. I'm starting to think anyone who destroys their own expensive property to make a political statement isn't very smart and deserves mockery. And, by golly, I'm just the fellow to do it. I'm going to sit right here and pee and chuckle. That'll show 'em! VVas ist das? Paint is stripped off the radiator near the toilet?! I must file a formal request with the proper authorities in Brussels, to ask permission to have a word with my wife about her American soldier visitors. Then I'll have to visit all the new mosques around town and apologize for this islamaphobic desecration of their country and their holy traditions. Oh look, here comes one of them now, driving the truck we gave him. I hope he can see me waving. "Sag hallo zu meiner Tochter!"

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#4014

by Lsuoma » Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:56 am

Matt Cavanaugh wrote: The moment you realize your nation is doing the same shit it did 84 years ago, and you're like, 'I'm in!'


Heil_covid.jpg
https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/ed ... -insignia/

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#4013

by Lsuoma » Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:55 am

zou3gou3 wrote: plague rat.jpg
Yeah, does that mean people are going to drive their F-150s into the swamp?

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#4012

by Lsuoma » Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:54 am

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#4011

by Matt Cavanaugh » Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:31 am

Deranged Mask Karens physically assault an umasked black man while chanting "Black Lives Matter."




Yesterday I had to go to AAA to pull a temporary permit for my old truck which I'm giving to my friend. I was instantly approached by an employee and told they require masks (CA's on & off mask mandate was extended another month because of the tens of thousands of Californians not dying of omi.) She backed off when I told her I have a medical exemption, but reminded me to "maintain proper social distancing." The (male) Karen in line behind me decided he'd only stay safe by standing 18' behind me. Because my Death Breath would travel with me as the line advanced, and not diffuse throughout the room. Which forced everyone behind him in the long line in the small AAA office to stand about 18" from each other.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#4010

by John D » Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:28 am

Service Dog wrote: I'm impressed that Leon Russell would wear that denim & beard look... one year after the Manson Family trial...

and give his song the same title as the alien-cult-leader novel... which was said-to inspire Charles Manson.
Yeah - shit is crazy!

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Service Dog » Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:22 am

Covid testing company-- which administered more than 80,000 tests per day in 300 locations across 26 states--

raided by FBI agents.

Dozens of people-- in 18 states-- allege the lab provided: "inaccurate and deceptive” test results and fraudulently reported negative test results.

I only see reference-to charges... for falsely billing the government $124 Million dollars. Would be interesting to see them charged for killing someone's grandma. (Or did grandma merely die "with" covid, not "of"?)

I wonder if there's a way to charge-them for interfering-with the denominator?...




https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/f ... 5-million/


A fair punishment would be to sentence-them to a firing squad... armed with russian-roulette revolvers. Maybe they die/ maybe not.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Service Dog » Tue Jan 25, 2022 8:54 am

I'm impressed that Leon Russell would wear that denim & beard look... one year after the Manson Family trial...

and give his song the same title as the alien-cult-leader novel... which was said-to inspire Charles Manson.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Tue Jan 25, 2022 8:05 am

Connecticut Governor, Ned Lamont, issued a decree that all visitors to nursing homes must be vaccinated.
https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Office-of ... No-14F.pdf

He still hasn't rescinded his order requiring nursing homes to admit covid-positive residents.
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents ... nce-6jan22

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by John D » Tue Jan 25, 2022 7:03 am

Playing this song today. Love me some Leon Russell. Saw him live twice. He is a sort of 1970's Jesus Freak. I give him credit for really having some kind of Christian concept of joy and love in his music. I think that Jesus is at his best when embraced by an artist like Russell. This song has such great imagery... the baby Jesus laying in a bed of hay looking around thinking "Stranger in a strange place". And how the song draws you in... making you think you are like Jesus... and you feel like a stranger too. Great hippy shit for sure. No one is doing this sort of thing now.



How many days has it been
Since I was born
How many days until I die
Do I know any ways
That I can make you laugh
Or do I only know how to make you cry
When the baby looks around him
It's such a sight to see
He shares a simple secret
With the wise man
He's a stranger in a strange land
Just a stranger in a strange land
Tell me why
He's a stranger in a strange land
Just a stranger in a strange land
How many miles will it take
To see the sun
And how many years until it's done
Kiss my confusion away in the night
Lay by side when the morning comes
And the baby looks around him
And shares his bed of hay
With the burrow in the palace of the king
He's a stranger in a strange land
Tell me why
He's a stranger in a strange land
Just a stranger in a strange land
Well, I don't exactly know
What's going on in the world today
Don't know what there is to say
About the way the people are treating
Each other, not like brothers
Leaders take us far away from ecology
With mythology and astrology
Has got some words to say
About the way we live today
Why can't we learn to love each other
It's time to turn a new face
To the whole world wide human race
Stop the money chase
Lay back, relax
Get back on the human track
Stop racing toward oblivion
Oh, such a sad, sad state we're in
And that's a thing
Do you recognize the bells of truth
When you hear them ring
Won't you stop and listen
To the children sing
Won't you come on and sing it children
He's a stranger in a strange land
Just a stranger in a strange land

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by zou3gou3 » Tue Jan 25, 2022 1:14 am

S Dog wrote
Sitzpinkler
I've taken over enough Married Quarters (*) where the paint has been stripped off the radiator by the splashback and holes eaten into the floor. Of course I sit down unless there's a urinal.
(*) Now politically correct called Families Service Accommodation.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Service Dog » Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:23 pm

FDA halts use of antibody drugs that don’t work vs. omicron https://archive.md/ROazU

By MATTHEW PERRONE
yesterday

On Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration said COVID-19 antibody drugs from Regeneron and Eli Lilly should no longer be used because they are unlikely to work against the dominant omicron variant.

WASHINGTON (AP) — COVID-19 antibody drugs from Regeneron and Eli Lilly should no longer be used because they don’t work against the omicron variant that now accounts for nearly all U.S. infections, U.S. health regulators said Monday.

Now do Pfizer, Moderna, J&J.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Steersman » Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:48 pm

Matt Cavanaugh wrote: The moment you realize your nation is doing the same shit it did 84 years ago, and you're like, 'I'm in!'


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"your" nation? Germany, 1938? Part of the reason why you won't take one for the US team?

But maybe you'd still follow good olde Newt?
Outrage as Newt Gingrich says Capitol attack investigators could be jailed
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... ittee-jail

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Steersman » Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:41 pm

Matt Cavanaugh wrote: Why not go to war with Albania? It's much easier to produce.
Somebody's listening to you ...

US constructs new special forces regional base in Albania

https://www.dw.com/en/us-constructs-new ... a-60361419

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:40 pm

Tarnfleck für Schwulen.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:32 pm

μολὼν λαβέ, Mutterficker!

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Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Service Dog » Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:23 pm

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:14 pm

The moment you realize your nation is doing the same shit it did 84 years ago, and you're like, 'I'm in!'

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by zou3gou3 » Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:40 pm

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Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by fafnir » Mon Jan 24, 2022 3:53 pm

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Matt Cavanaugh » Mon Jan 24, 2022 2:46 pm

Why not go to war with Albania? It's much easier to produce.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Steersman » Mon Jan 24, 2022 2:37 pm

Matt Cavanaugh wrote: Carhartt, one of the top brands of work clothes in the US, is standing by its employee jab mandate. CEO's memo just hit the news. Twitter deactivated #BoycottCarhartt, which was trending nr1. FB won't allow posts of the memo. Carhartt has turned off comments on its FB posts after each got 5-10K comments. You can guess what they had to say.

This is possibly even a dumber how-to-piss-off-your-target-audience move than Gillette's anti-male ad campaign. Everyone I know, myself included, wear and love Carhartt. No more. Fuck, I know people who will burn their Carhartt clothes now.

https://twitter.com/ElijahSchaffer/stat ... 7817821185
Maybe they should also burn any Harry Potter books they have laying around ... :roll:

Never seen such a lot of people so quick to cut off their noses to spite their faces. Principles - "Cheese-eating surrender monkeys!", amirite?

Recent article on CBC about the exasperation that many of the vaccinated are feeling about the unvaxxed:
Vaccinated majorities in wealthy western countries are growing increasingly impatient with a science-denying minority being blamed for prolonging the pandemic and stretching critical care resources to the breaking point.

Governments are responding to that anger by turning up the heat on the unvaccinated with policies intended to inconvenience them, curtail their social lives, drive them out of the public square, make them pay or even criminalize them — measures Ravitsky said are "politically meant to appease the vaccinated majority."

Quebec plans to impose a financial penalty on unvaccinated people who don't have medical exemptions.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/pandem ... -1.6319844

No doubt whatsoever in my mind, or very little, that many of the policies of the "powers that be" are overly draconian or not particularly effective. But when - or at least if - the behaviour of the unvaxed leads to the deaths of thousands because of overloading the medical system then one might have some cause to justify those "financial penalities":
Research by the think tank Second Street shows that nearly 12,000 Canadians died while on various medical waiting lists during the period 2020-21. In Ontario, nearly four times as many people died while waiting for CT or MRI scans in 2020-21 than did five years earlier.

Not all of those deaths can be blamed on the demands placed on the system by the unvaccinated — but some probably can.
I wonder whether you think that speeders - particularly in school zones - should be fined or even have their licenses removed.

Society generally works because we have laws, although there's often some justification for civil disobedience, for refusing to follow those laws, many of which are based on incoherent and odious traditions at best. Many have argued or pointed to the fact that America has one of the highest incarceration rates in all of Christendom; a town without pity, indeed. As Pascal put it, "Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction"; a god-besotted culture riven with zealots, even in a secular sense - almost as bad as Afghanistan or Pakistan:

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Moot of course exactly where civil disobedience is justified and where it isn't. And I sure wouldn't ever say that I've never done so - even in cases where I could well have wound up with my ass in a sling, even if more out of ignorance than not. A case in point being me having contracted the services of an escort in Salt Lake City, Utah many moons ago - she being something of an oasis in a desert in more ways than one.

Not sure what the laws are on prostitution in that neck of the woods, but I rather expect that the "City Fathers" would have at least frowned on me if they had known.

Somewhat apropos of which, a recent post from The Honest Courtesan - my "fave slut Maggie McNeill" as Another Lurker once charmingly described her as - who has created a documentary The War on Whores, available on Vimeo but also "now showing", for a short time, on her blog:

https://maggiemcneill.com/2022/01/21/now-showing/

The War on Whores, the War on Drugs, the War on Terror, the War on Undemocratic States, the War on Those Restricting Access to Our Oil: maybe the problem is as much with America itself as it is with those who it is targeting?

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Service Dog » Mon Jan 24, 2022 2:37 pm

Or plain-old Hot War?

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Service Dog » Mon Jan 24, 2022 2:35 pm

.

"The State Department told private American citizens still in Ukraine to find their own way out because 'the US government will not be in a position to evacuate U.S. citizens' should Russia invade"
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... raine.html

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and, 'We don't know how many American citizens are in Ukraine.'


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Both of the above statements are actually reasonable. But they resonate so-poorly after Afghanistan.


A few nights-ago, Tucker Carlson questioned whether the US should be entangling ourselves in this Russia Ukraine dispute.

And, the following night, Tucker showed Twitter reactions to his dissent-- from "establishment" figures... whether Biden supporters or Dubya-era neocons. Their reaction was beyond-parody. They literally called him "racist" ...the kneejerk reaction to every deviation from the hivemind. And they accused him of Russian Collusion... because those same-old kneejerk responses-- are all they've got in their arsenal.

--

Today I was listening to the Reason magazine Roundtable podcast, which is now my weekly-dose of What Are The Compliant NPC's Thinking?. I literally listen-to the podcast to hear exactly-how they'll betray their libertarian philosophy... in-order to remain socially-acceptable to their fellow barnacles in Journalism and their fellow inside-the-beltway hacks (the progressive ones).

...and the Professional Libertarians are just-as-guilty as Kamala Harris or The View... of only-being-able-to strawman their 'red state' or Trump-diehard opponents.

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Right now-- I can't forsee how the midwit NPC hivemind will react... when their cries of "You're Racist!" fail to make a dent in 2022 dissent... about the Economy & Crime & Ukraine & Covid. I think they'll thrash & scream & ESCALATE their blame-game & targeted harassment of dissenters...

What are they gonna do? Freeze our bank accounts? Turn-off the Internet? strange times

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

#3991

by ThreeFlangedJavis » Mon Jan 24, 2022 2:23 pm

Lsuoma wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 1:00 pm
US puts 8,500 troops on high alert over Ukraine:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-60118193

WTF good would they be apart from to start WW III?
Who knows? Maybe that's the plan. Could be Biden just wants to look seeerious without actually doing anything. The bottom line here is that entrenched US power has been meddling in Ukraine for years. The US practically governed the place before Trump. There is a definite long term agenda there and it could be as simple as Ukraines natural gas reserves as a means to break Yerp's dependence on Russia.

Tensions over Ukraine were a big issue before Trump, Trump set off a tripwire when he poked his nose in and everyone scrambled to neutralise him and now the original agenda is back on course. That's my impression.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by fafnir » Mon Jan 24, 2022 1:39 pm

Steersman wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 1:27 pm
Just re-reading Chomsky's Failed States - more than a bit of cause to think that neither the US nor the UK are quite the unblemished exemplars they try to portray themselves as.
A book I read a while back ( I think The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities) made the case that the problem with Liberal Democracies is that they start to believe their own bullshit about their noble purpose. This provides a continual justification for war, since we can continually paint the enemy of the month as "the new Hitler". Hence we are quite warlike. It also means that we frequently mess up the realpolitik of balancing powers and so on by acting like pacifist when we should be rattling sabres and antagonizing powers we should be forming alliances with.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by fafnir » Mon Jan 24, 2022 1:27 pm

Lsuoma wrote: US puts 8,500 troops on high alert over Ukraine:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-60118193

WTF good would they be apart from to start WW III?
Presumably they have a bunch of expensive equipment with them that they can leave behind?

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Steersman » Mon Jan 24, 2022 1:27 pm

Lsuoma wrote: US puts 8,500 troops on high alert over Ukraine:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-60118193

WTF good would they be apart from to start WW III?
Maybe Russia has a justified complaint or two?
The Kremlin has said it sees Nato as a security threat, and is demanding legal guarantees that the alliance will not expand further east, including into neighbouring Ukraine. But the US has said the issue at stake is Russian aggression, not Nato expansion.

Nato's secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg has rejected Russia's demand for a veto, saying the alliance stands "for the right of each nation to choose its own alliances".
Cuban missile crisis preciptated because US & JFK objected to Russia responding tit-for-tat:
The Cuban Missile Crisis, also known as the October Crisis of 1962 (Spanish: Crisis de Octubre), the Caribbean Crisis (Russian: Карибский кризис, tr. Karibsky krizis, IPA: [kɐˈrʲipskʲɪj ˈkrʲizʲɪs]), or the Missile Scare, was a 1-month, 4 day (16 October – 20 November 1962) confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union which escalated into an international crisis when American deployments of missiles in Italy and Turkey were matched by Soviet deployments of similar ballistic missiles in Cuba.
Just re-reading Chomsky's Failed States - more than a bit of cause to think that neither the US nor the UK are quite the unblemished exemplars they try to portray themselves as.

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Steersman » Mon Jan 24, 2022 1:03 pm

Lsuoma wrote: <snip>

That's the joke.jpg
I got it. But as it was some 6 years ago, I thought many others might not have ...

Re: Steerzing in a New Direction...

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by Lsuoma » Mon Jan 24, 2022 1:00 pm

US puts 8,500 troops on high alert over Ukraine:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-60118193

WTF good would they be apart from to start WW III?

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