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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

fustakrakich Re:Her work (986 comments)

A death threat isn't credible until an actual attempt has been made. And even then words are just words. Nobody has to listen or react in any way towards them. We're looking at another case of widespread attempted censorship here. She may be a fake, but the wannabe dictators will run with it.

Yeah, it's okay to put a price on someone's head. Governments do it all the time and few people complain about it. Now, the person who takes up the offer and tries something should be locked up tight. Everybody goes at this from exactly the wrong angle.

10 hours ago
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VDH is an academic, so I guess that makes him an 'expert', or something

fustakrakich Re:He's living out his Tiger Woods fantasy (19 comments)

Yes, find any of the ones you advocate that aren't. You have no reason to single him out...

10 hours ago
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"What's even more interesting is how you can distinguish Obama from [Reagan]"

fustakrakich Re:"Reagan's leadership" (12 comments)

No, I've been telling you all along that he is the same mannequin as Obama and the rest. It is you who has him up on the pedestal. You idolize the man. It couldn't be more obvious, which is maybe why you don't notice.

10 hours ago
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VDH is an academic, so I guess that makes him an 'expert', or something

fustakrakich Re:Launching the NWO from the back 9? (19 comments)

I said I don't care about the outcome. The action arouses me to no end.. It's the show I find very entertaining. I go to a Cubs game, I don't care who wins (a lot of good it's gonna do me), I'm just out enjoying the game and a few beers. You are definitely fun to watch, but you personally lose points on style. And besides, I don't say you're "wrong", I just say you are natural. There is nothing "wrong" with that. It just makes all your words sound funny and stuff.

Hey batter Hey batter...

10 hours ago
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"What's even more interesting is how you can distinguish Obama from [Reagan]"

fustakrakich Re:"Reagan's leadership" (12 comments)

Reagan didn't manage. He was managed. I truly marvel at your infatuation with this man.

yesterday
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VDH is an academic, so I guess that makes him an 'expert', or something

fustakrakich Re:He's living out his Tiger Woods fantasy (19 comments)

This whole golf thing, what's up with that? The man allegedly has a 16 handicap, where does that place him, and what does it mean? Ah, here we go... You're right. He's no George Bush, but these are pretty old stats.

yesterday
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Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

fustakrakich Re:Unintended consequences? (200 comments)

Nothing wrong with that. If a politician can get nailed for the same offense that we do, they might write the law a bit more carefully.

yesterday
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CenturyLink: Comcast Is Trying To Prevent Competition In Its Territories

fustakrakich Re:what's wrong with cherry picking? (108 comments)

As long as they can't stop community/municipal build out in the poorer neighborhoods, it would be perfectly ok. But, they want it all, on their terms, and we're giving it to them through the electoral process. Not cool...

yesterday
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VDH is an academic, so I guess that makes him an 'expert', or something

fustakrakich Re:Launching the NWO from the back 9? (19 comments)

Why me? I just strip away the fluff and relay the obvious in single syllable words when possible. Eh, maybe it's my disinterest in the outcome that puts everybody off. Without having a dog in this race, all I can do is call the play by play as it is. You could say I'm *losing my opinion*, and get my jollies from watching the dysfunctional.

yesterday
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DoT Proposes Mandating Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications

fustakrakich Ah, this will be fun (249 comments)

Let's trigger all the cars to slam on their brakes with the Gameboy.

yesterday
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VDH is an academic, so I guess that makes him an 'expert', or something

fustakrakich Re:Launching the NWO from the back 9? (19 comments)

Unfortunately, isn't this laziness vs. strongman similar to the ignorance vs. evil-genius dichotomy pushed forth under Bush II by his opponents?

Yes, role reversal has been key throughout. Damn near word for word from both sides. Literally the "mirror gag". Will the poles flip again in 2016? Eh, doesn't matter. As long as it's one or the other, it's just the same old same old.

yesterday
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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

fustakrakich A small point (508 comments)

The process is philosophically driven, but then how else do you acquire knowledge without waiting for a piano to fall on your head?

yesterday
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VDH is an academic, so I guess that makes him an 'expert', or something

fustakrakich He's living out his Tiger Woods fantasy (19 comments)

With that nice girl in the Lincoln Bedroom. What's her name? Somebody Johansson, I believe.

So, what is this? Are you picking up on every meme that drops its poop on your screen today?

yesterday
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"What's even more interesting is how you can distinguish Obama from [Reagan]"

fustakrakich Re:Why are you wasting time with Edward Rolles Wes (12 comments)

"Animated corpses"

That's a mighty fine description of you guys and your marauding pirate hoards around the globe.

yesterday
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"What's even more interesting is how you can distinguish Obama from [Reagan]"

fustakrakich "Reagan's leadership" (12 comments)

Now that's a good one. More proof that you still adore him as your political deity to measure all others against. He was asleep at the wheel from the very beginning, and the second term was "president Bush" (or Nancy ("mommy") as mass media would have you believe). The people around him did all the work, and like all the others before and since he is a wooden dummy, the same one they've been using for 50 years, a little paint and a new suit and wig, and voila!

You should give Ted Turner more credit for bringing down the Wall. It was satellite TV, not satellite "defense" that did it. The Russians lost the propaganda war when they couldn't stop the Charmin toilet paper commercials from being broadcast into the country.

And you really should count the vacation days he took before comparing him to his twin there...

Nope, obviously your tribalism still stands out as much as it always has. Pure status quo all the way.

You're right about needing a good laugh, thanks. A day late, but what the hell. Every day is Tuesday here...

yesterday
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Funny? Racist, dishonest hypocrisy.

fustakrakich Re:Not sure what you even mean (10 comments)

As a species of troll...

So... this has become your standard defense of that which you adore... What's even more interesting is how you can distinguish Obama from him. Is there a mole on the side of his neck, or what?

2 days ago
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Comcast Tells Government That Its Data Caps Aren't Actually "Data Caps"

fustakrakich Re:Sigh (328 comments)

Why are you trying to regress back to seventh grade social studies? No, the real world isn't a House of Cards. It's a plain old regular chimp saying, *Pick the fleas off my back, and you can have my girl for the night*.

Yes, some people actually enter public service for noble reasons, and if they want to maintain that "nobility", they will get nowhere, and will lose the next election if they raise a fuss. If they want to get on some committee with real power and influence, and stay in office, and fix those potholes, then all bets are off. They're going make deals, or it all shuts down. They are animals, in not so cheap suits.

I won't call any of this "crooked" per se, because it is perfectly natural behavior. People will do whatever they can get away with. The veneer of civility only holds up while there's something to eat and something to fuck. Let's not read anything into it that's not there, and definitely let's not pretend there's any "nobility" in the system.

2 days ago

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Bacteria and global warming

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a year and a half ago

fustakrakich (1673220) writes "Like we do, most bacteria respire, that is they convert carbon containing compounds, into carbon dioxide and water, and as an outcome of this process generate cellular energy. Unfortunately, for us there are far more bacteria on the planet that there are people and as a consequence bacteria produce rather a lot of carbon dioxide. In fact the microbes that break down plant matter in soil release 55 billion tons of carbon dioxide a year into the atmosphere, which represents around eight times the amount that humans are putting into the atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels. As the temperature of our planet increases, we will inevitably alter the activity of planet’s microbes and through this fundamentally their impact on the Earth’s climate"
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Good News on the Free Speech Front

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about 2 years ago

fustakrakich (1673220) writes "Supreme Court blocks Illinois law prohibiting taping of police:

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a plea from the Cook County state's attorney to allow enforcement of a law prohibiting people from recording police officers on the job.

The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that found that the state's anti-eavesdropping law violates free speech rights when used against people who tape law enforcement officers...

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in 2010 against State's Attorney Anita Alvarez to block prosecution of ACLU staff for recording police officers performing their duties in public places, one of the group's long-standing monitoring missions."
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David Cameron 'orders new curbs on internet porn'

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about 2 years ago

fustakrakich (1673220) writes "

The new measures will mean that in future anyone buying a new computer or signing up with a new internet service provider (ISP) will be asked, when they log on for the first time, whether they have children. If the answer is "yes", the parent will be taken through the process of installing anti-pornography filters, as well as a series of questions on how stringent they wish the restrictions to be, according to a newspaper.

If the answer is "no", all male customers over 18 will be immediately tagged as pedophiles."

Journals

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Looting and Pillaging

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  yesterday

I think the most important thing is to avoid peeing in your own pool. I mean, other than that, go nuts.

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Every penny I spend ends up in either of two places

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a month ago

The toilet, or the ashtray.

By the way, my current playlist is a Led Zeppelin discography up through Coda. Am I missing anything?

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So... you like to play word games, eh?

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a month ago

Okay, which country is called Democratic People's Republic of Korea?

Hint: It's not Congo

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Hey babe, mod bomb here often?

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about 2 months ago

Apparently someone in my friends list has a bunch of points to blow off. Somebody who knows how to game the system by not posting for a few days. I know that trick too. It works every time, being automated and all. But I like being a motormouth between gigs. I just might leave this account for all to see the abuse and just make another.. You'll know if it happens

I see you...

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According to Hobby Lobby birth control and abortion are teh evil

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about 5 months ago

But that's only if their employees might benefit. If their hedge funds benefit, well then, all bets are off. Any ruling in their favor would be most egregious, but will definitely prove that wealth/power does not concentrate in DC. It is funneled through on its way to business that owns it. This is how capitalism works, even in so-called "communist" countries. If these people are going to demand that their taxes match their "morals", they damn well better make sure their investments do the same.

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