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  • Mar 5th, 2015 @ 5:07am

    Re: Huh, haven't seen that before

    (mr roger's voice)
    can you say, 'honeypot' ?
    sure, i knew you could...

  • Mar 5th, 2015 @ 5:04am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Don't they work for us?

    *ouch* that'll leave a mark...

    the hell of it is, i agree with both of you: john seems like a great guy from his writings, don't really 'know' tqk, but can't refute what he says... a little harsh, perhaps, but we are w-a-a-a-y past the point of being polite (or voting) having any real effect on TPTB...

    and on alternate days, i can be understanding of sincere -yet frustratingly pollyannish- citizens who have yet to be awoken, and give them a pass, if not try to edumacate them; but then on days i am fed up with The System and ignorant, i can lampoon willfully blind sheeple mercilessly myself...

    to paraphrase whitman (?): do i contradict myself ? very well, i am full of multitudes, therefore i contradict myself...

    the truth of the matter, is that the 'blame' lies somewhere in between the sociopathic .1 to 1% who fuck it all up PURPOSEFULLY for their own greedy ends; and the 99 to 99.9% who are too busy, stupid, misinformed, uninformed and/or cowed to rise up on their hind paws and bare their fangs at our 'superiors'...

    Empire must fall.
    the sooner the fall,
    the gentler for all...

  • Mar 4th, 2015 @ 7:25am

    Re:

    gee, you don't think he has knowledge/evidence of other USG skullduggery, skeletons in closets, and where the bodies are buried that he used to extort favorable terms ? ? ?

    goshies, i'm certain *that* can't be the case...

    (when you are being threatened by goons of the state, it helps if you can (credibly) threaten back; otherwise you are going to be steamrolled flatter than a fritter...)

  • Mar 4th, 2015 @ 7:17am

    Re: Re: Re: Re:

    you sly dog...

  • Mar 3rd, 2015 @ 1:39pm

    Re:

    @ violynne-

    1. boohoo, you don't have software with YOUR preference of bells and whistles, gosh, aren't public service jobs so-o-o hard... *snort*
    2. i SERIOUSLY doubt that was the case, and SERIOUSLY doubt that was the reason she did so... NO, that was all about the lack of accountability...
    3. she backed them up and archived and handed them ALL over to the USG ? ? ? how much you want to bet, viola ? ? ? i'd bet my whole savings account that she did not...
    4. i don't know about the USG, but just read not too long ago (here?) where florida's open records laws say that IF you use private emails for state business they ARE subject to being included in public records requests and searches...
    of course, that begs the question of HOW are we going to know who with dog knows how many different accounts slimeball, unaccountable 'public servants' (sic)...
    5. lastly, you are prioritizing an INDIVIDUALS software/email preference OVER THE PUBLIC'S RIGHT TO KNOW... how you can feel good about that, i don't know...

  • Mar 3rd, 2015 @ 1:32pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: I wonder...

    c'mon, johann, you know better: DOES NOT MATTER if you are '100% legit' these days, if the eye of sauron turns on you, you are toast...

    ALL KINDS of copyright use, etc is '100% legit' doesn't stop people from being jacked up by the (il)legal system...

    at the very least, you become one of the 'persons of interest' due to even THINKING about privacy, talking about technical workarounds, tinkering with software, going to protests, having a copy of the declaration of independence on their wall (ooops, ...), donating money to organizations that are deemed 'terrorist' AFTER THE FACT, etc ad infinitum...

  • Mar 3rd, 2015 @ 1:22pm

    Re: Re:

    i don't know why i'm on a heinlein kick lately, but how about we forget about the vehicles, and make the roads roll ? ? ?
    heinlein had a system of -what amounted to- giant moving walkways that stepped up in speed as you went from one to the other...
    hell, no more hare-brained than a space elevator...

  • Mar 3rd, 2015 @ 1:14pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: That's some mighty fine paranoia you've got there

    excellent point, thank you for bringing that to our attention...

  • Mar 3rd, 2015 @ 4:42am

    Re:

    i will only take this opportunity to repeat about how the original terms for copyright were a 'scant' 14 years (actually, if i recall my initial readings, even shorter than that), in a time when information traveled as fast as a horse could, and about the only media outlet you had was the town crier and handbills...

    i have never seen ANY REASONABLE reasons for why -in this moderne age of instant, worldwide communications- it has to not only be MUCH LONGER, but essentially endless...

    THE ONLY 'REASON' is money-grubbing by korporate 'persons' who matter more than real people...

  • Mar 3rd, 2015 @ 4:34am

    Re: Re:

    i don't know the posters intent (which is THE HEART of the misguided idiocy behind 'hate' laws), but it appeared to be a lame-ish joke... no harm, no foul, play on...

    but, the larger point is: it is 'okay' to slur a slur-er, and *THAT* is -you know- allowable slurring ? ? ?

    you need to think that through, sparky: you are being just as much a 'hater' as your adversary, AND a hypocrite to boot...

    ('oh, but my hate is a good, clean, righteous hate...' sure it is...)

  • Mar 1st, 2015 @ 4:35am

    Re: Re: What's left if government fails?

    worked out pretty well, didn't it ? ? ?

    When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

  • Feb 28th, 2015 @ 4:52am

    Re: Alternatives

    sorry, a non cow, that bullshit won't wash:

    1. TRIED to get even shitty satellite link (problem -for most- isn't that it is 'slow' -it is 5-10 times faster than DSL!- but the latency), but you know what ACTUALLY happens ? ? ?
    i call or go on website of a satellite ISP, and as SOON as i input my zip code, they either A. tell me they can't offer service because of NON-COMPETE 'agreements' (I DIDN'T agree to any steeenking non-compete 'agreements'!); or, B. LITERALLY transfer my phone call to my present (shit) ISP...
    THERE IS NO CHOICE, nimrod...
    2. live in a rural-ish area outside a medium metro area (said area has a local utility which has 50mps service in some parts of the city, but CAN NOT EXPAND; NOT due to their desire, NOT due to the market/demand, NOT due to economics, BUT BECAUSE THEY ARE FORBIDDEN TO DO SO...) and while the local cable MONOPOLY (um, this *is* America, richtig ?) has said (and shown maps) that their service extends MILES past our residence for DECADES, that is a lie on two counts: A. they are plain old-fashioned lying, it does not extend that far; B. they are subject to NON-COMPETE agreements, so that i could not get their (slightly less shitty) ISP service if they did have cable strung out here...
    3. last frustration, in esearching about fiber optic, ran across a map which shows a major fiber trunk NOT ONE MILE from where i live... will there be ANY FREAKING WAY i could tap that shit, EVEN IF I HAD THE MONEY/MEANS ? ? ? no fucking way, i am screwed by korporations who have fucked us over royally...

    'we' do NOT own or even have any real influence on the shitty and shady 'deals'/laws 'our' (sic) municipalities/states have imposed upon us, to parcel out OUR right-of-ways, AGAINST OUR WISHES...

  • Feb 28th, 2015 @ 4:28am

    Re: Magic is real !

    me too...

    on the left side of this photograph is some material in the background that *appears* (i feel like a 'Fair Witness' in heinlein's stranger in a strange land) black/white...

    *HOW* is that black even REMOTELY like EITHER shade shown in the dress (which i find ugly-ish) ? ? ?

    further, in the upper right, you can see the overexposure where sunlight is streaming in a window which has blue-green (teal?) drapes; to *me*, it is obvious that *that* is what gives the 'white' portion of the dress its blue-ish cast to the white... again, HOW can you match any of that blue-ish color to either shade (aside from the white with blue-ish cast alluded to) ? ? ?

    i have not stared at it long enough to get the colors to flip, and won't waste my time doing so...
    it is a gold-ish brown and white with blue cast...

  • Feb 28th, 2015 @ 4:17am

    Re: Re: Brown and blue-tinted white

    i see the LOL button as blue/black, amirite ? ? ?

  • Feb 28th, 2015 @ 4:04am

    Re:

    banksters, lawyers (hmmm, funny there is a huge overlap in those cohorts) and car salesdroids: great for plugging sinkholes, not so good for civilization...

  • Feb 28th, 2015 @ 4:01am

    Re: I request clarification:

    "...the US does not recognize the current government of New Zealand, and its judical decisions, as legitimate?"

    *bingo*
    we have a winner ! ! !

    um, except, it ain't just NZ, it is EVERYONE ELSE, EVERY OTHER COUNTRY whose sovereignty, laws, boundaries, and LIVES just happen to disturb Empire in the slightest...

    of course, should it suit their purposes, Empire will argue equally vehemently the opposite tomorrow, and certainly aver that these types of (il)legalistic shenanigans -of course!- don't apply to ourselves...

    i know some people (in fact, i work with them) who *think* they are some kind of reasonable human beans, who are abject authoritarians, who refuse to actually observe, reason, and come to their own conclusions based on archaic stupid things called 'principles', 'fairness', and 'ethics' ... they reflexively side with WHATEVER 'their' gummint (the fools) says, and want to ELIMINATE people like me who do not knuckle under the weight of Empire...

    let me make this clear: i would like to get rid of (by any means necessary) the .1% who perpetrate this horrific charade; but, i do not want to eliminate the authoritarian dupes (i'd like to educate them, but -if you read up on authoritarians- they are NOT amenable to reason); but they WOULD lynch me tomorrow if they could, AND SEE THAT AS BEING HEROIC, NOT MONSTROUS... they see themselves as eliminating 'savages' and 'traitors', NOT humans...

    they are quislings to the constitution, they are about as UNamerican as you can get, but they will NEVER see that; and WILL string you up righteously, all the while hiding behind the flag... never realizing THEY are what is wrong with amerika, THEY are unpatriotic and have abandoned the constitution, reason and equity in their sham patriotism...

    i pity them, they hate me...

  • Feb 20th, 2015 @ 8:57pm

    Re: Re:

    um, 2000 acres, not 2000 thousand...
    guess i can't resist going full-pedant even on myself...
    im an idjit ! ! !

  • Feb 20th, 2015 @ 8:46pm

    Re:

    andrew ? is that you ? ? ?
    hee hee hee

    fyi, andrew zimmern of 'bizarre foods' teevee show (which i like and watch a lot), had a segment on a show i saw recently about the sauce and vietnamese immigrant who started the company, and that was something he repeated throughout the segment: didn't see what all the fuss was about...

    not sure if it was a new or old show, but that was pretty much his take: thought it was 'ok' sauce, but no big deal... kind of weird thing is, he made allowances for how much he admired the guy and his operation, and *THAT* was what made it a 'great' product for him...

    frankly, while i certainly do admire the guy and what he has done, i have not had a chance to try the sauce yet (and not something i am generally into *that* much: a little hot sauce on a wing or shrimp, whatever, sure, but not an every meal thing for me; besides, i like some spicy thai and peanut sauces better); BUT, basing your 'taste' in that condiment on how it was made and the backstory, is kind of retarded: either you like the taste of the sauce and buy it because of that, or you don't...

    having said that, i am intending to buy a bottle *because* the guy seems like a quintessential American success story, BUT, if i don't care for it, i won't buy any more *just because* he is a 'good guy'...

    also, having seen the segment, i have *some* qualms with the fact that they are mono-culture farming of -i think it was- 2000 thousand acres devoted exclusively to peppers... i think we are fucking up big time with mono-cultures, and need to go back to interplanting on smaller scales, varied crop rotations, etc which provides the benefits of a diverse agricultural ecosystem, and sustains the land better than mono-cultural, force-fed fertilizers, endless dousing with herbicides/pesticides, BECAUSE YOU HAVE ELIMINATED all the beneficial microbes and bugs that could help us raise crops...
    HOWEVER, that argument can be made for 90%+ of our agricultural products, because 'that is they way it is done' in a system dominated by Big Ag... not fair to pick on him for what is the prevailing practice...

  • Feb 20th, 2015 @ 3:43pm

    just wondering...

    if either of the teams and/or major league boreball have a bug up their butt over some CEO/whoever who owns or is associated with the finance company...

    this could *all* be some bullshit internecine warfare among rich pukes who are flinging feces at each other, just, well, just because if you're a rich puke, what else do you have to do all day but harass underlings and destroy your personal enemies...

    *could* be that 'simple'...

  • Feb 14th, 2015 @ 3:51am

    Re:

    as a k-k-k-konspiracy kook, thank you...
    besides, butter just tastes better...

    had some seaweed flakes the other day, took some bbq chicken and 3-4 ribs to get that horrid taste out of my mouth... i didn't claw my way out of the ocean and evolve limbs so that i could still eat seaweed...

    not looking forward to our soylent green future...

    ('soylent green is long pig ! ! !')

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