Funniest thing you read today

Submitted by snipfool on June 5, 2012

The funniest thing I read today was Laura Barnett's piece hailing royal succession gender equality as a victory for feminism.

What was the funniest thing you read today?

Railyon

10 years 2 months ago

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Just stumbled across this:
http://www.messagesfromspiritworld.info/MoreMessages/Communist/Communist%20Leaders5.html

What is this, I don't even. Was looking for stuff by Kozo Uno and what I get is this? Internet is trolling me

petey

10 years 2 months ago

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that's ... i don't know what

Entdinglichung

10 years 2 months ago

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why not organizing a protest against the Transit of Venus?

Harrison

10 years 2 months ago

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Railyon

Just stumbled across this:
http://www.messagesfromspiritworld.info/MoreMessages/Communist/Communist%20Leaders5.html

goldmine. thanks!

Entdinglichung

10 years 1 month ago

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http://stilldangerous.blogsport.de/

Entdinglichung

10 years 1 month ago

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again a brilliant contribution on German Indymedia: http://de.indymedia.org/2012/07/332298.shtml

wojtek

10 years 1 month ago

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-18770387

Lumpen

10 years 1 month ago

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Entdinglichung

again a brilliant contribution on German Indymedia: http://de.indymedia.org/2012/07/332298.shtml

It's hidden.

Entdinglichung

10 years 1 month ago

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Lumpen

Entdinglichung

again a brilliant contribution on German Indymedia: http://de.indymedia.org/2012/07/332298.shtml

It's hidden.

it simply displayed a picture of "Skeletor"

Railyon

10 years 1 month ago

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I wasn't quite sure what to make of that, didn't really tell me anything about what that was all about...

Entdinglichung

10 years 1 month ago

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the usual trolling on Indymedia Germany

wojtek

10 years 1 month ago

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http://www.blogcdn.com/www.comicsalliance.com/media/2011/04/jesus-vs-batman.jpg

proletarian.

10 years 1 month ago

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Good, if the working class are to be successful in the civil war they will need military training and skills. Labour once again bringing the revolution in by the back door.

Entdinglichung

10 years 1 month ago

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[youtube]8OfUSFKS_8E[/youtube]

proletarian.

10 years 1 month ago

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They censored 'junk'.

Railyon

10 years 1 month ago

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wojtek

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.comicsalliance.com/media/2011/04/jesus-vs-batman.jpg

lol.

Red Hulk would kick both their asses though.

wojtek

10 years ago

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Red Hulk??

Harrison

10 years ago

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proletarian.

Good, if the working class are to be successful in the civil war they will need military training and skills. Labour once again bringing the revolution in by the back door.

Go Labour! The foremost workers party for working people who work!

Railyon

10 years ago

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wojtek

Red Hulk??

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hulk#Red_Hulk

Basically Hulk on steroids.

There was an Orange Hulk before in Marvel VS Capcom, he was just as badass though he was not a separate character per se...

Cooked

10 years ago

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Railyon

wojtek

Red Hulk??

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hulk#Red_Hulk

Basically Hulk on steroids.

There was an Orange Hulk before in Marvel VS Capcom, he was just as badass though he was not a separate character per se...

wikipedia

The 2008 opening story arc of the current Hulk series established that the character is very aggressive, as the Red Hulk murders Hulk foes the Wendigo and Abomination; destroys the Helicarrier of the spy organization S.H.I.E.L.D.; defeats several Marvel heroes, and, after causing an earthquake in San Francisco, is finally defeated by the combined efforts of the Hulk and the thunder god Thor.

I'm betting with you Rail ;)

(had to look him up)

Entdinglichung

10 years ago

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[youtube]zy2TQTaXt7c[/youtube]

Lumpen

10 years ago

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I've become a bit neutral on Red Hulk. He's been okay in the Avengers. (I am truly sorry I have an opinion on that).

This made me laugh today:

wojtek

9 years 10 months ago

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Harrison wrote:
Go Labour! The foremost workers party for working people who work!

Owen Jones wrote:
Concentrate on building an economy that works for working people


China taking the piss lol

http://www.thisissouthdevon.co.uk/Drunken-Dartmouth-ferry-pirate-woman-jailed/story-16936249-detail/story.html

LIKE A (PIRATE) BOSS

wojtek

9 years 10 months ago

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What is Albert Meltzer doing here? :lol:

http://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/zcrkwt

Ethos

9 years 10 months ago

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wojtek

What is Albert Meltzer doing here? :lol:

http://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/zcrkwt

Keyboard Meltzer, play off the individualists anarchists.

Entdinglichung

9 years 10 months ago

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probably not funny: http://www.socialistunity.com/welcome-to-the-chinese-century/

Railyon

9 years 10 months ago

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Entdinglichung

probably not funny: http://www.socialistunity.com/welcome-to-the-chinese-century/

The reality is that socialists in places like China and Latin America have much to teach socialists in Britain. Whereas British socialists have very few achievements or insights to share with them. A bit of humility and reality is in order.

Comments are a goldmine!

Entdinglichung

9 years 10 months ago

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Railyon

Entdinglichung

probably not funny: http://www.socialistunity.com/welcome-to-the-chinese-century/

The reality is that socialists in places like China and Latin America have much to teach socialists in Britain. Whereas British socialists have very few achievements or insights to share with them. A bit of humility and reality is in order.

Comments are a goldmine!

or this one

So, in very real terms, this aircraft carier is part of ” what socialism look like” in the 21st century

petey

9 years 10 months ago

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build the people's aircraft carrier!

wojtek

9 years 10 months ago

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A quid says they'll be silly enough to back China over the Senkanku Islands dispute (which seems to be just a re-run of the falklands without the inhabitants, well human ones anyway).

Entdinglichung

9 years 10 months ago

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2207539/Nick-Cleggs-politics-envy-war-Britains-economic-future.html

As we all know, the Lib Dems desperately want to impose a ‘mansion tax’ on all homes worth more than £2 million, a move blocked by David Cameron. Targeting the ‘affluent’ who own homes worth more than £1 million looks very much like a sneaky way of getting this ‘mansion tax’ by the back door.

So is the Prime Minister going to roll over and let this happen? What on earth are Tories for if not to protect the country from this kind of socialist wrecking ball?

This war on affluence is nothing less than a war on prosperity and on Britain’s whole economic future.

Railyon

9 years 10 months ago

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This war on affluence is nothing less than a war on prosperity and on Britain’s whole economic future.

If only!

Railyon

9 years 10 months ago

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Today's local newspaper:

'CDU don't care about the German economy anymore'

Now that was a knee-slapper!

Entdinglichung

9 years 10 months ago

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"UK recession is over, economists claim"

Entdinglichung

9 years 10 months ago

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http://www.socialistunity.com/one-nation-labourism/

One Nation labourism is also a positive and progressive concept

wojtek

9 years 10 months ago

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I was going to say all the lefty outrage at Miliband's wooden, nationalistic speech (EIN VOLK EIN REICH) given that the LRC at its founding conference in 1900 threw out a motion calling for 'a distinct party... based upon the recognition of the class war', but then there doesn't seem to be any....

Railyon

9 years 10 months ago

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Funny #1: In my federal state, the Federation of Expellees (pretty much the dinosaurs of German nationalism) are the only ones to commemorate German Unity Day

Funny #2: Newspaper say Germany could do well with some more patriotism

And I was like, nah look at Greece dude! Certainly don't need them fash patrolling the streets kthx.

Entdinglichung

9 years 10 months ago

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http://www.talk2action.org/story/2012/10/3/12731/7126/Dominionism_in_the_military/Pastor_Hagee_Warns_Christians_That_Obama_Will_Bring_Absolute_Socialism_to_America_

"I have said it before and I will say it again: the election on Nov. 6, 2012 for the office of president is the day of decision for America. Four more years of Obama will bring absolute socialism to America. Our children and grandchildren will never know the greatness of America that we have experienced.

Entdinglichung

9 years 10 months ago

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http://kasamaproject.org/2012/10/05/communist-organization-of-greece-kke-is-a-tragedy/#comment-63032

Things like this prove the necessity for going beyond the current dimensions of Communist theory. a good article, which would be perfect if only it added a solution. the solution, which may not be known to the author. Syriza, KKE, KOE etc are all played out, they need a new theory. Syriza should seriously consider taking up BOB AVAKIAN’S NEW SYNTHESIS. this is the way forward.
i hope this helps the cause of revolution in Greece
Dare to struggle
dare to win
Follow Bob Avakian

wojtek

9 years 10 months ago

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/oct/01/my-little-pony-bronies-rebels

http://www.bikersandhuggers.com/

http://www.cracked.com/funny-6421-plastic-army-men/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr1pFnJj6H0&fb_source=message

Entdinglichung

9 years 10 months ago

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http://www.socialistunity.com/on-leaving-respect/

wojtek

9 years 10 months ago

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edit: argh stuff it a plague on all their houses

Entdinglichung

9 years 10 months ago

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wojtek

9 years 10 months ago

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Lol he has a pictures of Guevara AND Kennedy on his mantelpiece, yep he not confused at all...


I think they want our support lol.

Fleur

9 years 10 months ago

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I usually get up in the morning and have a good shout at the news, but my routine was interupted by this stellar bit of satire today,
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19921072

I know that the Nobel Peace Prize is an utterly meaningless thing, but it did give me a bit of a laugh.

Railyon

9 years 10 months ago

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They fucking gave one to Obama, I think that tells you everything you need to know...

Fleur

9 years 10 months ago

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And Henry Kissinger and Motherfucking Theresa.

Melancholy of …

9 years 10 months ago

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Emergency services cop yesterday on Channel 4's "999 What's your Emergency?":
(paraphrasing) I serve the people who pay their taxes, the taxpayers. Unfortunately, I routinely have to handle and deal with the people who don't pay taxes.
note: she didn't mean the rich non-doms

proletarian.

9 years 10 months ago

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not read, but heard the awl-cpgb 'debate' on israel & palestine

wojtek

9 years 10 months ago

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CRITICALLY SUPPORT HUMUS

Entdinglichung

9 years 9 months ago

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probably someone should create a second thread called Funniest thing you read today on "Socialist Unity":

http://www.socialistunity.com/galloway-uncovers-police-dirty-tricks-campaign-demands-investigation/

Entdinglichung

9 years 9 months ago

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http://www.talk2action.org/story/2012/10/16/132655/58/Front_Page/USAFA_Classmate_Threatens_Imprecatory_Prayer_if_Mikey_Weinstein_Attends_Class_Reunion

On behalf of our classmates, I ask and beg you to publicly announce that you are withdrawing from the speech at UCCS. And that you and your wife Bonny will not be attending our Class of 1977 Academy reunion. We will give you until this Wednesday night to do this. If you refuse to do it then we will pray the Psalm 109. We will pray at home and at church. Our families will pray it together. We will pray to the Lord to stop your poison. We will pray the Psalm against you and your wife and all those who give you sanctuary and protection in Colorado Springs.

Let me be clear. None of us will harm you or your wife. That would be illegal and wrong. It is not our place to mete out the justice and punishment you and your followers deserve and have earned. We won't have to. The Lord will. It is our God-given right to pray for His intervention and protection from your evil. Even under the Constitution you worship as an idol in place of the Son of God.

wojtek

9 years 9 months ago

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http://baconlube.com/

Entdinglichung

9 years 9 months ago

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the youth org of the Arbeiterbund für den Wiederaufbau der KPD celebrates the the 63rd anniversary of the foundation of the German Democratic Republic: http://de.indymedia.org/2012/10/336406.shtml

Railyon

9 years 9 months ago

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Oh my fucking god... never thought we still had them around. That said I take great pleasure in Stalinists calling them revisionists while the DDR guys think they were doing what Lenin taught them to do.

wojtek

9 years 9 months ago

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Conal Urquhart for The Guardian wrote:
16:40 BST We have been hearing reports of police guarding branches of Starbucks in central London to prevent UK Uncut protesters occupying cafés. It seems that the police have been successful in stopping an occupation so far but business can't be great for a café that looks like a target for terrorism.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/20/trade-unions-march-against-cuts#block-5082c5eac0e343ef1abc7d40
unfortunate choice of words methinks

wojtek

9 years 9 months ago

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http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/for-a-future-that-works

Fleur

9 years 9 months ago

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I'm guessing that the Radical Workers' feeder bloc in the Vice article, is the same as the one mentioned on Libcom, in which case I have a question to ask. So, which one of you is really Harriet Harman?

petey

9 years 9 months ago

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Entdinglichung

http://www.talk2action.org/story/2012/10/16/132655/58/Front_Page/USAFA_Classmate_Threatens_Imprecatory_Prayer_if_Mikey_Weinstein_Attends_Class_Reunion

On behalf of our classmates, I ask and beg you to publicly announce that you are withdrawing from the speech at UCCS. And that you and your wife Bonny will not be attending our Class of 1977 Academy reunion. We will give you until this Wednesday night to do this. If you refuse to do it then we will pray the Psalm 109. We will pray at home and at church. Our families will pray it together. We will pray to the Lord to stop your poison. We will pray the Psalm against you and your wife and all those who give you sanctuary and protection in Colorado Springs.

Let me be clear. None of us will harm you or your wife. That would be illegal and wrong. It is not our place to mete out the justice and punishment you and your followers deserve and have earned. We won't have to. The Lord will. It is our God-given right to pray for His intervention and protection from your evil. Even under the Constitution you worship as an idol in place of the Son of God.

weinstein has been getting aggro for years
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_L._Weinstein#Activism

Entdinglichung

9 years 9 months ago

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another one from Andy Newman: http://www.socialistunity.com/the-impracticality-of-a-general-strike/#comment-623050

Socialism is about subordinating the economy to conscious political direction in order to better satisfy human need.

Entdinglichung

9 years 9 months ago

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http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2012/10/30/super-storm-sandy-spawns-plethora-of-conspiracy-theories/

Entdinglichung

9 years 9 months ago

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http://www.socialistunity.com/eu-budget-vote-miliband-shows-inner-steel/

What is more, the single biggest obstacle to economic recovery in the UK is continued existence of the Tory led coalition government. Yesterday Ed Miliband demonstrated how being in opposition is different from being in government. Labour was able to throw a hand-grenade into the Tory camp, but this gesture creates no meaningful precedent over how a future Labour government would handle comparable budget negotiations in the future. By so doing, Labour deeply weakened the authority of the Tory government, and exacerbated tensions with the Lib-Dem passengers. Politics is a contact sport, and Ed Miliband showed that he is prepared to do what it takes to defeat this shower of old Etonians.

Arbeiten

9 years 9 months ago

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FUCK YOU FOREVER SOCIALIST UNITY.

The biggest obstacle to communism in the UK is UK communists and socialists....

wojtek

9 years 9 months ago

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Liberal activist seemingly with writer's block and little historical knowledge naively complains about the state and falls for classic divide and rule tactic re violence:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/nov/01/unhappy-fact-activist-life

How much do you get paid these days for a submission in the Guardian? It's not just this article, but what counts for 'serious' political commentary in the liberal press currently is a joke! Has it always been so? Perhaps I'm suffering from a residual deference to professionalism I don't know...

Entdinglichung

9 years 9 months ago

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http://www.socialistunity.com/meanwhile-in-beijing/#comment-624330

If I were Palestinian or Iranian I would be praying to Allah for a Chinese victory over the Yankees.

Entdinglichung

9 years 9 months ago

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http://zinelibrary.info/files/Wildcrafting%20In%20The%20New%20World.pdf

laborbund

9 years 9 months ago

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http://www.seiu.org/2012/11/tonight-is-a-victory-for-working-people-everywhere.php

the first line is pure comedy gold.

Entdinglichung

9 years 9 months ago

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the new WW:

flaneur

9 years 9 months ago

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Celtic 2 Barcelona 1.

wojtek

9 years 9 months ago

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"Phillip Schofield: paedo-finder general."
http://news.uk.msn.com//blog/trending-blogpost.aspx?post=5dc1a89d-6a56-4d0b-ad00-ebda6eea9559

http://www.scribd.com/doc/111734724/FLR11

Arbeiten

9 years 9 months ago

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Entdinglichung

the new WW:

:-O is this for reals?

Entdinglichung

9 years 9 months ago

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Entdinglichung

the new WW:

:-O is this for reals?

yes

Entdinglichung

9 years 9 months ago

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http://de.indymedia.org/2012/11/337803.shtml

Non-simultaneity?

Entdinglichung

9 years 9 months ago

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Entdinglichung

http://de.indymedia.org/2012/11/337803.shtml

Non-simultaneity?

or probably http://zinelibrary.info/light-my-life-adventures-low-power-lighting is funnier

Entdinglichung

9 years 8 months ago

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wojtek

9 years 8 months ago

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The London-based performer [Example] also said that Wigan needs a “block button” to gag all the folk giving him grief.

The regular Twitter user, who has visited the town only once, Example (real name Elliot John Gleave) singled out the town for special censure saying: “What Twitter needs is a block button for the whole of Wigan. Most abuse I get comes from Wigan. Are there any nice people in Wigan?.”

Addressing more than 1,500,00 followers on the social media site about his most recent and only visit to the centre earlier in summer this year, he tweeted: “I take it Wiganers don’t drink green tea after the reaction I just got when I asked for one in Starbucks.”

http://www.wigantoday.net/news/local-news/rapper-sets-bad-example-1-5102018

A considered and well structured rebuttal

wojtek

9 years 8 months ago

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http://www.campaignseries.co.uk/news/campaign_news/10053012.PCC_elections_called____comedy_of_errors____as_no_one_votes_at_Newport_polling_station/

Entdinglichung

9 years 8 months ago

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-20355161

A former adviser to an MP has been arrested after a recording device, believed to be a camera, was found in the toilets of his constituency office.

David McConaghie is also a member of the Free Presbyterian Church and a prominent spokesman for a religious foundation.

He had been an election agent for David Simpson, the DUP MP for Upper Bann.

wojtek

9 years 8 months ago

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leftists when they think millbank wasn't a small minority

Entdinglichung

9 years 8 months ago

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http://paulstott.typepad.com/i_intend_to_escape_and_co/2012/11/reasons-why-islamo-anarchism-will-never-catch-on.html

devoration1

9 years 8 months ago

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http://www.politicalaffairs.net/lenin-on-the-role-of-a-marxist-party-in-relation-to-the-people-chapter-five-of-left-wing-communism-an-infantile-disorder-by-thomas-riggins/

CPUSA is doing a series about the, apparently again pervasive, infantile disorder of left wing communism. The link above about the party has a lot more all-caps in it than the one about ultra-left opposition to trade unions. You can almost feel the anger he feels toward those long dead German ultra-lefts. I almost doubt he knows people still have such ideas- it's like finding out Santa Claus was fuckin real the whole time when you turn like 26.

wojtek

9 years 8 months ago

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People worry that putting one nation above another is immoral. But that’s what we do with family. Someone once told me that family is not who we share blood with, but who we’d give up blood for. In Britain, we share blood for one another, whether that’s through the army or donating through drips on the NHS. It doesn’t mean we’re justified in treating others badly. It just means there are bonds we just can’t break.

Entdinglichung

9 years 8 months ago

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redsdisease

9 years 8 months ago

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Entdinglichung

I really wish that a higher percentage of that blog was Zizek gifs with Kesha quotes instead of the other way around.

Entdinglichung

9 years 7 months ago

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http://www.socialistunity.com/the-alliance-for-workers-liberty-the-dynamics-of-a-malignant-cult/

laborbund

9 years 6 months ago

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sabot

Glenn Beck is Planning a $2 Billion Libertarian Commune in Texas

That article ends with the line, "Anyways, it's best not to think too hard about it." I don't know why the author, or anybody would feel that way. I'm going to be thinking about this all day with a huge shit eating grin. Its going to be a libertarian capitalist utopia? I can totally see this ending lord of the flies style. Its going to be soooo awesome. Why wouldn't I want to think about it?

Ethos

9 years 6 months ago

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There's another capitalist dystopia in the works.
Check out what the report says about private-property and funding in this one.

[youtube]bwuLOz8aVfQ[/youtube]

Entdinglichung

9 years 6 months ago

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sabot

Glenn Beck is Planning a $2 Billion Libertarian Commune in Texas

and he recently has [s]plagiarized[/s] published a dystopian novel: http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2012/11/27/in-new-novel-glenn-beck-warns-of-squirrel-worshipping-socialists/

In this world, human life has no value: squirrels run free and are feted with the ever-diminished crop yields, while humans are interned in highly regulated compounds (FEMA camps, anyone?) and must work endless hours, sustaining themselves only on tasteless “nourishment cubes.

Agent of the I…

9 years 6 months ago

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/apr/15/aliciakeys.urban

Celebrity anarchism: Alicia Keys

[Its a bit old news though.]

Entdinglichung

9 years 6 months ago

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the new WW's title page, featuring the SWP's emperor

Entdinglichung

9 years 6 months ago

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/feb/06/michael-gove-gramsci-misses-point

Gove started with a statement of sympathy for Jade Goody and the way in which she was an object of derision for her general lack of knowledge. Of course he then promptly blames the comprehensive education system for her failings, claiming that if only she had been taught "properly" then she wouldn't have been so stupid. Using Gramsci he maintains that a proper grounding in the basics is missing from the structures of contemporary education and that this lack is failing working class children.

Entdinglichung

9 years 6 months ago

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http://www.anarchy.no/external.html (at the bottom [sic!])

12. The satanists' "satanic power", "magical formulæ", "number magic", are just confused fantasies, and of course in no way influence our policy - as we don't believe in such 'psychological' and 'hypnotic' humbug. However although fantasy, based on pure superstition, it may affect the actions of people that believe in such nonsens via psychological ruling, similar to wich-doctors and woo-doo priests, i.e. an authoritarian tendency. Thus, as mentioned, anarchists take a clear stand against satanism in real terms of all forms and shapes

Entdinglichung

9 years 5 months ago

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http://spartacist.org/english/wv/1017/3ls.html

Lumpen

9 years 5 months ago

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jef costello

9 years 5 months ago

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Not funny 'ha-ha' I suppose
http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2013/02/five-weirdest-things-daily-mails-profile-michael-gove

Entdinglichung

9 years 5 months ago

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http://cpgb.org.uk/assets/files/resources/special-conference-bulletin.pdf p.8, from the SWP's CC:

We welcome debate. We face a number of serious political challenges in the months ahead that will necessitate further discussion, and if the level of struggle rises, as we hope it will, we will need a lot more. But over the specific issues arising from the recent disputes committee, we feel that the special conference must mark the end of a period in which that debate has consumed most of the party’s attention.

Entdinglichung

9 years 4 months ago

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Ethos

9 years 4 months ago

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I know this is supposed to be funniest thing "read", but this made me laugh.

[youtube]PGfCX9sJqqc[/youtube]

Entdinglichung

9 years 4 months ago

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oh no, it isn't funny

In the 20th Century, the two social movements that harassed shopkeepers to distraction were the mafia in the USA and the German national socialists, but now the perverse anarchists of the AF seem to have taken a leaf out of their book.

Simon Danczuk from Rochdale with his Cyril Smith revelations, Andy Newman from Swindon in highlighting the SWP's misdemeanours, and Barry Woodling in affirming the rights of a free press, are all fighting on the side of political decency

laborbund

9 years 4 months ago

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Ethos

...but this made me laugh.

I couldn't even watch that beyond the first 20 or so seconds. It was hilarious but also seriously cringe inducing.

Ethos

9 years 4 months ago

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laborbund

Ethos

...but this made me laugh.

I couldn't even watch that beyond the first 20 or so seconds. It was hilarious but also seriously cringe inducing.

In all honesty, the first time I watched I couldn't believe what I heard. Then I thought, "He's probably fucking around. By tomorrow it'll be established that he's an up and coming comedian", but no it turns out that he has a "white student union" at his university and everything.

In keeping with the theme of "Members of major right-wing party in the U.S. say the darndest things", here's the latest.

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/03/29/1793271/don-young-latino-wetbacks/

wojtek

9 years 4 months ago

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http://i.imgur.com/rx2Kt.png

petey

9 years 4 months ago

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Ethos

In keeping with the theme of "Members of major right-wing party in the U.S. say the darndest things", here's the latest.

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/03/29/1793271/don-young-latino-wetbacks/

the latest in a very long line. it's the local republican parties where you get the choicest loony.

sabot

8 years 4 months ago

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I thought this thread was locked last I checked. Oh well, continuing on with the funnies:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/10/italy-hotel-antonio-gramsci

Steven.

8 years 4 months ago

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I have brought it BACK FROM THE DEAD

Workerist

8 years 4 months ago

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWqpojSj1CA

i would feel more educated after watching an episode of teletubbies....

omen

8 years 4 months ago

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Steven.

I have brought it BACK FROM THE DEAD

And you know what to do when something comes back from the dead: shoot it in the head! (Unless you're a doctor, in which case: well done!)

Entdinglichung

8 years 4 months ago

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Steven.

I have brought it BACK FROM THE DEAD

so you're God and this thread is Jesus?

snipfool

8 years 4 months ago

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Entdinglichung

Steven.

I have brought it BACK FROM THE DEAD

so you're God and this thread is Jesus?

I'm the Father, Steven's the Holy Spirit?
Or maybe I'm Mary.
This is meant to happen next weekend.

I'm stopping this now.

Soapy

8 years 4 months ago

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[youtube]nz89pWnofBE[/youtube]

Reading is for nerds

boomerang

8 years 4 months ago

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Railyon

Just stumbled across this:
http://www.messagesfromspiritworld.info/MoreMessages/Communist/Communist%20Leaders5.html

What is this, I don't even. Was looking for stuff by Kozo Uno and what I get is this? Internet is trolling me

IT GETS BETTER!!!!!

http://www.messagesfromspiritworld.info/MoreMessages/Communist/Communist%20Leaders2.html#998436

Karl Marx

Karl Marx
...
I attended here to confirm that I, Marx, affirm God's existence and that He is the Parent of all humankind. I denied God and shouted loudly with confidence to the extent that people believed me more than God. Now I'd like to reveal my experience with God to the whole world. I met Dr. Lee for the first time in the spirit world and was very attracted by having several talks about theory with him.

I felt that my theoretical paradigm was crumbling as I listened to his Godism lecture. At the same time my pride was damaged severely. When I listened to Godism, I thought it was a dream, but it was not. Then a beam of light came into my heart like a red-hot bullet. After moving through the air with the light, I came to see a miserable scene. I thought it likely that I was in Hell. Then I heard a voice saying, `Look at that. The poor children of God are groaning here. Save them. Be responsible for them. God is the Parent of all human beings.'

My whole body was covered with sweat, as if it had been raining. I saw a very miserable scene. My chest was choking and was in such pain that I couldn't stand it. I told Dr. Lee what I experienced. Dr. Lee said, `That's your responsibility. Think it over. After my experience of God's light, I have felt God always with me. Dr. Lee opened a new theoretical perspective to me.

All the thinkers in this cosmos! I, Marx, have met God. I have found that He is the Parent of humankind. I have felt the greatness of God's love. I clearly convey to you who God is. He is the Parent of humankind. Reverend Sun Myung Moon, who is on the Earth, brought this fact to light. The Divine Principle and Unification Thought express the original standards that open the way to salvation, so you must read them. I ask this of you seriously. I clearly say that I apologize for my past to God and True Parents and love them and am proud of them.

Marx, April 18, 2002.

Noah Fence

8 years 3 months ago

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(Caliban at Sunset

I stood with a man
Watching the sun go down.
The air was full of murmurous summer scents
And a brave breeze sang like a bugle
From a sky that smouldered in the west,
A sky of crimson, amethyst, gold and sepia
And blue as blue were the eyes of Helen
When she sat
Gazing from some high tower in Ilium
Upon the Grecian tents darkling below.
And he,
This man who stood beside me,
Gaped like some dull, half-witted animal
And said,
"I say,
Doesn't that sunset remind you
Of a slice
Of underdone roast beef?"
-- P G Wodehouse

Entdinglichung

8 years 3 months ago

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communization generator

Entdinglichung

8 years 3 months ago

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bad religion generator

[youtube]I3BiYWR8s80[/youtube]

WordShaker

8 years 3 months ago

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Hey, has automatic insurrection gone dark?

Soapy

8 years 3 months ago

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http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/amys-baking-company-pr-scandal#return

Reddebrek

8 years 3 months ago

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iexist

-Spoilers for the latest GOT episode-

The only people mourning Joffrey are the WRP, cause he can't find them no more.

Also someone took the dead face close up and out I hit the blunt to hard.

Does it still count as a spoiler if I don't understand what you're talking about?

Fleur

8 years 3 months ago

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The only people mourning Joffrey are the WRP, cause he can't find them no more.

Also someone took the dead face close up and out I hit the blunt to hard.

I was wondering too, and I've read the books and know who did it. But I think there might be a clue in

I hit the blunt to hard.

:)

Entdinglichung

8 years 2 months ago

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http://en.internationalism.org/icconline/201405/9742/communique-our-readers-icc-under-attack-new-agency-bourgeois-state ... or probably not funny at all?!

plasmatelly

8 years 2 months ago

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Yeah, read it last week. It is completely bizarre and why it has been their front page for so long without a moment of clarity that would see it being removed. I was going to ask here as there are a few members of icc and ict, but didnt want to add fuel to the worlds smallest fire.

Devrim

8 years 2 months ago

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Yes, I don't think its funny. I think it's deeply sad.

Devrim

Steven.

8 years 2 months ago

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That ICC thing is very bizarre…

Funniest thing I've read has to be this insult of libcom from a Stalinist cretin on Twitter today:

‏@escalatorover · 3h
@libcomorg your "LOL" response shows Ultra Leftists like you have no historical knowledge or dialectical ability Face it I Fucked you over

https://twitter.com/escalatorover/status/468367828270067712

Khawaga

8 years 2 months ago

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Dialectical ability; priceless...

That ICC thing is a bit tl;dr. Is it just paranoia?

Scallywag

8 years 2 months ago

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A reactionary referring too UKIP's European election gains as a 'revolution' and calling UKIP supporters and supporters of far right and nationalist parties in Europe his 'comrades'. :(

Ethos

8 years 2 months ago

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Steven.

That ICC thing is very bizarre…

Funniest thing I've read has to be this insult of libcom from a Stalinist cretin on Twitter today:

‏@escalatorover · 3h
@libcomorg your "LOL" response shows Ultra Leftists like you have no historical knowledge or dialectical ability Face it I Fucked you over

https://twitter.com/escalatorover/status/468367828270067712

That made me smile.

cresspot

8 years 2 months ago

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"We will do our utmost that none shall lack aught, that not a single man shall be forced to sell the strength of his right arm to obtain a bare subsistence for himself and his babes"
-Peter Kropotkin

So sweethearted

"A policeman was reportedly injured in the leg by an arrow shot during the scuffles."
Brazil World Cup protests

that's pretty cool.

Noah Fence

8 years 2 months ago

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"A policeman was reportedly injured in the leg by an arrow shot during the scuffles."
Brazil World Cup protests

I see nothing 'cool' about a fellow human being getting seriously injured.

Just kidding - what I actually thought was HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

jef costello

8 years 2 months ago

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Webby

"A policeman was reportedly injured in the leg by an arrow shot during the scuffles."
Brazil World Cup protests

I see nothing 'cool' about a fellow human being getting seriously injured.

Just kidding - what I actually thought was HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

http://www.hark.com/clips/fxdlwqhmjn-no-real-people

Entdinglichung

8 years 2 months ago

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[youtube]FNk6QE6RFPc[/youtube]

Entdinglichung

8 years 2 months ago

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Soapy

8 years 2 months ago

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From twitter:

yeah boss sorry i cant make it in today, I have 1500 articles about gun control to comment “WHY DONT WE BAN CARS” on

also a thread about open carrying in gamestop
http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/showthread.php?114405-GameStop-Policy

Chilli Sauce

8 years 2 months ago

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"We're dealing with fiery darts aaaaaaalllllllllllllllllllllllllll day long...and the devil is trying to find an opening where he can get a fiery dart through."

There's some serious sexual repression coming through in that vid, Ent.

Entdinglichung

8 years 2 months ago

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Chilli Sauce

"We're dealing with fiery darts aaaaaaalllllllllllllllllllllllllll day long...and the devil is trying to find an opening where he can get a fiery dart through."

There's some serious sexual repression coming through in that vid, Ent.

Karl Teschitz (Karl Motesiczky), a Reichian analyst did some field research among protestant fundamentalist in Scandinavia during the 30ies, he stated basically that their bodily states when "speaking in tongues", etc. was quite similar to his experiences when having an orgasm

jonthom

8 years 1 month ago

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Entdinglichung

Chilli Sauce

"We're dealing with fiery darts aaaaaaalllllllllllllllllllllllllll day long...and the devil is trying to find an opening where he can get a fiery dart through."

There's some serious sexual repression coming through in that vid, Ent.

Karl Teschitz (Karl Motesiczky), a Reichian analyst did some field research among protestant fundamentalist in Scandinavia during the 30ies, he stated basically that their bodily states when "speaking in tongues", etc. was quite similar to his experiences when having an orgasm

The God Experiments

Intriguingly, Newberg has found some overlap between the neural activity of self-transcendence and of sexual pleasure. This result makes sense, Newberg says. Just as orgasms are triggered by a rhythmic activity, so religious experiences can be induced by dancing, chanting, or repeating a mantra. And both orgasms and religious experiences produce sensations of bliss, self-transcendence, and unity; that may be why mystics such as Saint Teresa so often employed romantic and even sexual language to describe their raptures.

The overlap between rapture and orgasm isn't total. The hypothalamus, which regulates both arousal and quiescence, seems to play a larger role in orgasms, while the brain's frontal lobes, the seat of higher cognitive functions, are apparently more active during spiritual practices. Nevertheless, Newberg concludes, an "evolutionary perspective suggests that the neurobiology of mystical experience arose, at least in part, from the mechanism of the sexual response."

Newberg's research can be questioned on several counts, however. One might ask what his brain scans are really measuring, since his subjects must remain self-aware enough to pull a string when they reach what is allegedly their deepest state of spirituality. Also, the SPECT method provides only a snapshot of the brain at a single moment. Studies of meditation carried out with other techniques, such as magnetic resonance imaging and electroencephalography, have revealed different patterns of neural activity—not surprisingly, since meditation is a complex behavior that evokes many different psychological states.

(while interesting, in fairness Choccy's excellent article on "Neuromania" seems very relevant here.)

Entdinglichung

8 years 1 month ago

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he even can copy a Spart's facial expression ...

the button

8 years 1 month ago

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jonthom

Intriguingly, Newberg has found some overlap between the neural activity of self-transcendence and of sexual pleasure.

The ecstasy of St Theresa of Avila. Who wrote in her journal that she sometimes doubted whether the consecrated host could really be the body of Christ. Because it didn't feel big enough in her mouth.

jef costello

8 years 1 month ago

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the button

jonthom

Intriguingly, Newberg has found some overlap between the neural activity of self-transcendence and of sexual pleasure.

The ecstasy of St Theresa of Avila. Who wrote in her journal that she sometimes doubted whether the consecrated host could really be the body of Christ. Because it didn't feel big enough in her mouth.

The most common (by a country mile) metaphors for sex in all medieval stuff are religious or feudal and the saints lives are ridiculously full of sexual overtones (and sado-masochism, Sade lifted lots from Saints' lives and claimed to use them to get off iirc). They also take the bride of christ stuff to a rather 'earthy' place.
There's one text where a character talks about what would happen if you exchanged the word relic with balls and then describes what you would do with them.
So an early example of the joke about christian rock (just swap Jesus for baby) which I think I first heard in Peep show but can't find it for now.
http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/154133/replace-darling-baby-with-jesus

Entdinglichung

8 years 1 month ago

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http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/06/29/fox-news-pundit-equal-marriage-is-a-marxist-plot-from-the-new-world-order/

Entdinglichung

8 years 1 month ago

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Chilli Sauce

"We're dealing with fiery darts aaaaaaalllllllllllllllllllllllllll day long...and the devil is trying to find an opening where he can get a fiery dart through."

There's some serious sexual repression coming through in that vid, Ent.

now, he did the step from "fiery darts" to "consuming fire"

[youtube]lsQ_N75VWp0[/youtube]

Entdinglichung

8 years 1 month ago

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/north-korea-files-complaint-to-un-over-seth-rogen-and-james-francos-kim-jongun-assassination-movie-9596605.html

Standfield

8 years 1 month ago

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The best thing I saw in the V&A Renaissance section today. Every museum should have a kids section. WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT.

commieprincess

8 years ago

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After 7 fascists came down to Cricklewood against 300 anti-fascists. This is one of the saddest things I've ever seen.

[youtube]LRVKXLSr_TU[/youtube]

JoeMaguire

8 years ago

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cresspot

8 years ago

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Saw this at the bookstore today, it looks like a sci-fi novel starring Marx as a space-wizard on Planet Proleteniusol

Entdinglichung

8 years ago

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cresspot

8 years ago

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

"Outside of Germany, the term nipster has also been used to mean different things, including Asian hipsters and fans of male breasts."
" and at least one vegan neo-Nazi cooking show exists"

boomerang

8 years ago

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Question for everyone in UK: Is the word "chav" considered offensive?

I didn't want to start a whole new thread for a pretty trivial question, and this thread seems non-serious enough that it would be ok to derail just for a moment.

I live in Canada so don't know. I heard the term used on a TV show and just assumed it was a non-derogatory description for white youth with a certain fashion style and who are generally poor. I assumed people like this in the UK refer to themselves as chav as a chosen self-descriptive. But is it actually just an insult?

sabot

8 years ago

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https://www.facebook.com/GMIULRO

Reddebrek

8 years ago

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boomerang

Question for everyone in UK: Is the word "chav" considered offensive?

I didn't want to start a whole new thread for a pretty trivial question, and this thread seems non-serious enough that it would be ok to derail just for a moment.

I live in Canada so don't know. I heard the term used on a TV show and just assumed it was a non-derogatory description for white youth with a certain fashion style and who are generally poor. I assumed people like this in the UK refer to themselves as chav as a chosen self-descriptive. But is it actually just an insult?

CHAV was originally a tabloid acronym and means Council House Associated Vermin. It was coined to demonise poor kids. It is an insult and I don't know of anyone who chooses to call themselves that.

Its the youth equivalent of calling poor adults benefit scroungers.

radicalgraffiti

8 years ago

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I suppose some people might use it as a self description but every time i've heard its a negative.

Standfield

8 years ago

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Boomerang - yeah it's derogatory, but at the same time quite acceptable to use in mainstream society. I find it pretty offensive, yet I hear my mates use it all the time, my family too, even though looking back ten, fifteen years, we'd be labelled a chavs too. But now we're mostly all out of that estate, it makes me sick to my stomach when my friends use that word, like, "where the fuck do you think you're from? Look at who you're calling that word, then look in the mirror". Pisses me off to no end really, but every society needs a folk devil.

From 10:15 this rapper from East London talks about it in a TED talk, I think he explains it pretty well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhtAfIw4qJY

Standfield

8 years ago

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Reddebrek

CHAV was originally a tabloid acronym and means Council House Associated Vermin. It was coined to demonise poor kids. It is an insult and I don't know of anyone who chooses to call themselves that.

Its the youth equivalent of calling poor adults benefit scroungers.

Nah, it was originally a gyspy/Romany word to mean little child. "Chavi". The papers just adopted it as they do.

radicalgraffiti

8 years ago

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You can see for yourself how people use it https://twitter.com/search?q=chav&src=typd

Standfield

8 years ago

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That's actually a great example. Those tweets are horrible.

Standfield

8 years ago

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Boomerang, I could be taking your username at face value ;) but when I was in Australia I heard a lot of people use the words "derro" and "bogan". I could be wrong, but I think it's the equivalent of chav.

Fleur

8 years ago

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Boomerang

I think it's pretty derogatory, whatever it's etymology. I'm from the UK and I live in Canada and I can't really think of a specific Canadian equivalent, possibly because the class system has different nuances here than in England. I suppose the nearest would be trailer trash but even that isn't quite the same. It's a pretty nasty.

boomerang

8 years ago

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Thanks everyone! It's important to know this. The show I saw that used the word was years ago, so I can't remember the exact context, but I got the impression it wasn't meant to be negative, but a subculture label like skater or goth or raver. So for years I've had it in my mind that this is an acceptable label. I've never used the word because nobody here does, but it was in my head categorized as a neutral word. I'm going to have to make my brain relearn that chav=offensive.

That's harder than you might think.... In grade 8, I went to a school for 6 months where all the white and black kids referred to the brown kids as "Pakis" -- but they didn't say it with malice, just as a way of describing someone. The brown kids mostly hung out with each other, so I didn't hear their reactions to it, but there was this one brown kid who hung out with black and white kids, and he called himself a "Paki" so I got it in my head that this was actually the appropriate term for a person of Pakistani descent, kind of like people from Britain are called Brits or people from Serbia called Serbs. So even after I got into my late teens and early 20s and started hanging out with progressive folks, I still thought it was an appropriate term. I was stunned to learn it's a racist slur! And it took a long time to retrain my brain. A few times I almost caught myself using it...

Entdinglichung

8 years ago

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Entdinglichung

8 years ago

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radicalgraffiti

8 years ago

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Brazilian police list Bakunin as a suspect

http://revolution-news.com/19th-century-anarchist-bakunin-investigated-by-brazils-police-as-suspect/

cresspot

8 years ago

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Lifestyle
Walmart ice cream sandwich left in sun, doesn't melt

Oh I thought this was saddest thing you read today

Entdinglichung

8 years ago

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found at https://www.facebook.com/socialistmemecaucus/posts/599180053531710

Happy Yorkshire Day! For a free and socialist Yorkshire! Yorkshire Leeds the international proletariat! Hull Communism Now!

Entdinglichung

8 years ago

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England's James Anderson and India's Ravidra Jadeja found not guilty of breaching ICC Code of Conduct

are they now accepted into the Proletarian Milieu?

RebelRising

8 years ago

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Entdinglichung

Who's the Green Goblin in that picture?

Soapy

8 years ago

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Read how this Wikipedia entry changed one man's life http://www.clickhole.com/r/695tsd

Entdinglichung

7 years 12 months ago

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http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/07/31/reaganbook-is-the-latest-conservative-fail.html

ReaganBook, described by its founder as “the Facebook for patriots” is the latest in a long line of poorly done conservative social networks. A day after launching, the site was overrun with trolls and taken down by admins.

Entdinglichung

7 years 12 months ago

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https://www.facebook.com/TheprovisionalLABOURPARTY

Entdinglichung

7 years 11 months ago

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Entdinglichung

7 years 11 months ago

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found at https://www.facebook.com/socialistmemecaucus

Entdinglichung

7 years 10 months ago

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https://www.facebook.com/freeyorkshire/

Entdinglichung

7 years 10 months ago

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Entdinglichung

7 years 10 months ago

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Gepetto

7 years 10 months ago

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But what if prole owns a cat? Labour aristocracy?

Fleur

7 years 9 months ago

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I have found the craigslist ad to beat all craigslist ads - the invitation to spend the oncoming apocalypse in a hole in a ground in Vermont. A man in Boston needs a fertile woman to share this opportunity with him.

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/m4w/4716807484.html

I thought I'd copy-paste the text, just incase the stampede of women wishing to take him up on this offer means that he takes his ad down soon.

Ebola is about to break loose in America. It's already in Dallas and Atlanta. Boston will be its next stop I am sure and soon airplanes, taxis, and the T will not be safe. Don't wait for it to be too late. I have been prepping for about 10 years in the Vermont mountains and have a hidden sustainable bug out shelter well off the grid and completely self sufficient. I only fear that by going there now, alone, I will emerge in 10-15 years to find humanity has succumbed to this modern day plague and I will have no way to keep the species going.

I plan to wait no longer than 2 weeks to head out. I have enclosed some pictures of my shelter so you can see this is for real and it is not going to be completely rustic. If you already have children and wish to bring them then I think that is a good idea, and if not that is fine too. I request that you are fertile and able to bear at least three children with me should we find ourselves in a situation where a decade or more passes before it is safe to emerge. If you have small arms experience or hunting experience that is a big plus.

I have already transferred my life savings into gold and I recommend you do the same even if you choose not to respond or try to survive with me. It is almost certain that even if humanity doesn't crumble that at the very least our monetary system and possibly our government will.

This could be the best decision you ever make in your life. Choose adventure and take control of your destiny instead of waiting and hoping that the government will fix this for you. I await your message.

boomerang

7 years 9 months ago

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That Craigslist ad made my day. It's been removed, but I saved the image locations before it was, and somehow those are still available. So here's a look at the bunker and the armored van that goes with it:

Fleur

7 years 9 months ago

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I know, it's irresistible, isn't it? Form an orderly line, ladies. It's not every day you hear about an offer like this.

proletarian.

7 years 9 months ago

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Meh delete.

boomerang

7 years 9 months ago

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Entdinglichung

I love both cats AND dogs.

But when I read this, I couldn't help but think about how fitting it is for a Stalinist to prefer "faithful" and "hard working" dogs (i.e. obedient little proles) vs. independent anarchist-like cats. (Based on exaggerated caricatures of their species, but still.)

Then today when I saw this on Reddit I remember what our Stalinist friend Žižek wrote and couldn't help myself:

Gepetto

7 years 9 months ago

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Cats are anarchists and fascists simultaneously.

Entdinglichung

7 years 9 months ago

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http://spartacist.org/english/wv/1054/hongkong.html

Imperialist-backed “democracy” activists seeking to end Chinese Communist Party (CCP) control over the capitalist enclave of Hong Kong continue to block streets in parts of the city, as they have since late September. Using the demand for universal suffrage as a wedge, the protesters, known as the Umbrella Movement, are attempting to open the way for Hong Kong’s capitalist parties to exercise direct political power. It is in the interest of working people around the world to oppose these protests. Political power in the hands of the bourgeoisie in Hong Kong would be a spearhead for smashing the Chinese bureaucratically deformed workers state and opening the mainland to untrammeled capitalist exploitation.

Devrim

7 years 9 months ago

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This was from a few years ago. Somebody mentioned it in the pub yesterday. I managed to find a short report about it in English:

ANKARA (02-10) – A 52-year-old Turkish man was shot in the leg by his own son over his intentions to have a penis transplant from a donkey.
On two previous occasions Mehmet Esirgen, 52, purchased two donkeys, amputated their sexual organs and appealed in vain to medical doctors to perform a penis transplant in order to cure his sexual impotence.
His family, opposed to Esirgens intentions, became hysterical when he purchased a third donkey on his way home from Ankara and one of his sons shot him in the leg.
For a long time now I have had sexual problems and I have spent all my pension funds to overcome them, said Esirgen. He plans to buy a fourth donkey as soon as he recovers from his leg wound.

Devrim

jonthom

7 years 9 months ago

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I think you have to live or have lived here to appreciate the exact degree of surrealness in the phrase "pro-PKK protest at York Minster".

Entdinglichung

7 years 9 months ago

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http://www.worldsocialism.org/spgb/socialist-standard/1990s/1996/no-1104-august-1996/dogs-cats-wage-slaves

Mr. Jolly

7 years 9 months ago

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jonthom

I think you have to live or have lived here to appreciate the exact degree of surrealness in the phrase "pro-PKK protest at York Minster".

Why?

plasmatelly

7 years 9 months ago

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Can this thread be re-titled The Least Funny Thing You Read Today?

Tarquin

7 years 9 months ago

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Mr. Jolly wrote:

jonthom wrote:

I think you have to live or have lived here to appreciate the exact degree of surrealness in the phrase "pro-PKK protest at York Minster".

Why?

Was wondering too. I lived in York for 4 years and don't find this surreal. Am I missing something?

Mr. Jolly

7 years 9 months ago

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Ahh is it the PKK protects bit? Didn't see that....

Entdinglichung

7 years 9 months ago

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Entdinglichung

7 years 9 months ago

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Alan Woods & Co. have made an amazing discovery:

We have discussed the new situation and how best to utilize our energies in the next period in order to further the cause of socialism. We believe the Labour Party has been largely discredited in the eyes of most youth and workers. As Marxists, we are not going to stand on the sidelines in the present political realignment in Scotland.

but in England, Labour isn't yet discredited ;-)

http://www.socialist.net/scotland-needs-a-revolution.htm

Entdinglichung

7 years 9 months ago

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http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/11/05/nyc-pastor-starbucks-is-flavoured-with-the-semen-of-sodomites/

A New York pastor has warned that Starbucks coffees are flavoured with the “semen of sodomites”.

Noah Fence

7 years 9 months ago

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Entdinglichung

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/11/05/nyc-pastor-starbucks-is-flavoured-with-the-semen-of-sodomites/

A New York pastor has warned that Starbucks coffees are flavoured with the “semen of sodomites”.

Hmmm, I knew there was something familiar about the taste of a good Starbucks.

Entdinglichung

7 years 9 months ago

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jef costello

7 years 9 months ago

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Entdinglichung

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/11/05/nyc-pastor-starbucks-is-flavoured-with-the-semen-of-sodomites/

A New York pastor has warned that Starbucks coffees are flavoured with the “semen of sodomites”.

Another new gimmick to add 30 cents to the price of a coffee :)

Entdinglichung

7 years 8 months ago

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http://www.rabble.ie/2014/11/20/ireland-facing-isis-situation-over-water-charge-protests/

Entdinglichung

7 years 8 months ago

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http://www.bolshevik.org/statements/ibt_20141208_sl_ig_scotland.html

Over the years, the Spartacist tendency has published a series of rather peculiar statements on Scotland, most of which are attributable to the fondness of James Robertson, the group’s founder/leader, for all things Scottish. (Robertson fancies himself a descendant of Robert the Bruce, the 14th century Scottish king.) The Autumn 2006 edition of Workers Hammer reprised some of these strange positions:

“the Scottish proletariat [has …] historically openly identified with the Soviet Union and Communism. During the 1980s Cold War we appealed to such sentiments by raising evocative slogans such as ‘Turn Holy Loch into a Soviet U-boat pen!’ and ‘For a Scottish workers republic as part of the USSR!’ &hellipl ”

A decade earlier, Robertson’s Canadian acolytes published a piece by Oliver Stephens that included a paean to Scottish nationalism ranking among the most cringe-worthy passages ever produced by these political degenerates:

“So the concept of a nation, as we know it in the latter 20th century, is historically a recent development. This of course has not prevented various nationalists from inventing a glorious ‘history’ for their own particular nation. Most of this is nonsense, but the Scots may be an exception to the rule. In 1320 the Scottish lords petitioned the Pope – in writing, quite a novelty at the time! – for succor against the predations of the English king. In their ‘Declaration of Arbroath’ they noted that:

“‘ … we find that among other famous nations our own, the Scots, has been graced with widespread renown. They journeyed from Greater Scythia by way of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Pillars of Hercules, and dwelt for a long course of time in Spain among the most savage tribes, but nowhere could they be subdued by any race, however barbarous. Thence they came, twelve hundred years after the people of Israel crossed the Red Sea, to their home in the west where they still live today.… In their kingdom there have reigned one hundred and thirteen kings of their own royal stock, the line unbroken by a single foreigner.’”

—Spartacist Canada, March 1996

boomerang

7 years 7 months ago

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This is a true thing that happened during the riots & general strike in Paris, May 1968:

''The scene was an echo of Paris's long tradition of insurrectionary barricades. The Belgian Trotskyist Ernest Mandel is said to have climbed on to a barricade and declared "How beautiful! It's the Revolution!" He was watching his own car burn.''

(Source: Revolutionary Rehearsals)

sihhi

7 years 7 months ago

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I took a long pause from internet and seeing this on twitter from today has made me laugh: "Masterchef UK has to be the least intersectional show ever. Always white men competing and winning. Like, literally always."

Entdinglichung

7 years 6 months ago

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http://m.timesofindia.com/india/I-am-a-Marxist-Dalai-Lama-says/articleshow/45870660.cms

"As far as social-economic theory is concerned, I am still a Marxist," the spiritual leader said adding that he admires Marxism because of its focus on reducing gap between the rich and the poor.

Entdinglichung

7 years 6 months ago

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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/21/germany-pegida-adolf-hitler-lutz-bachmann

Germany’s Pegida leader steps down over Adolf Hitler photo
Future of anti-Islamisation movement thrown into doubt by resignation of Lutz Bachmann after Facebook photo goes viral

The head of the German anti-Islamisation movement Pegida has stepped down after a picture of him posing as Adolf Hitler went viral. Lutz Bachmann, 41, a butcher’s son from Dresden and co-founder of the organisation, was seen as Pegida’s figurehead and his resignation throws the future of the group into doubt.

The picture of Bachmann posing as Hitler after a session at his hairdresser, complete with a Hitler hairstyle dyed black and parted on the right and a toothbrush moustache, went viral on Wednesday after it was published by , a local newspaper, the Dresden Morgenpost.

ocelot

7 years 6 months ago

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Lulz Bachmann...

The image, which had appeared on Bachmann’s Facebook page, was accompanied by the line: “He’s Back,” after Timur Vermes’ best-selling 2012 satirical novel of the same name about Hitler.
.
Bachmann, a publicity agent[...]

The man has serious PR skills.

Serge Forward

7 years 6 months ago

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Talking of Hitler lookalikees, there's these posh new houses down the road from me which, if you look directly at them from one side, look a lot like Hitler.

Noah Fence

7 years 6 months ago

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Serge Forward

Talking of Hitler lookalikees, there's these posh new houses down the road from me which, if you look directly at them from one side, look a lot like Hitler.

Haha. Priceless - got a lol from the whole family with that!

Is it just me, or does it also look like a house off of Mary, Mungo and Midge?

confusionboats

7 years 6 months ago

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for a second I thought that was Anton Newcombe and I was about as temporarily concerned about him as I was excited for his upcoming black metal record...

Reddebrek

7 years 6 months ago

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From the comments section of https://theworkersdreadnought.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/bob-avakians-new-synthesis-a-critique-part-2/

Peter sez

long live marx engels lenin stalin Mao -Avakian
it is time to state openly and without fear that MLM has been surpassed.
Marxism-Leninism-Maoism-Avakianism
this is the future. instead of MLMA, we use the term ‘New synthesis’
Prachanda Path, was a path, Gonzalo thought did not quite come an ‘ism’. but with Avakian we can truly say Avakianism. but because of the great modesty of Chairman Avakian, he suggested the ‘new synthesis’ which is in effect a synonym for Avakianism, a qualitatively higher level in Marxist science.

Serge Forward

7 years 6 months ago

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Talking of Hitler lookalikees, there's these posh new houses down the road from me which, if you look directly at them from one side, look a lot like Hitler.

And here's a pic from a better angle, which really makes you wonder, what the fuck were the architects thinking????

Noah Fence

7 years 6 months ago

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Serge Forward

Talking of Hitler lookalikees, there's these posh new houses down the road from me which, if you look directly at them from one side, look a lot like Hitler.

And here's a pic from a better angle, which really makes you wonder, what the fuck were the architects thinking????

Perhaps it was commissioned by the owners of a certain vegan cake shop?

Tyrion

7 years 6 months ago

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Obama dispensing wisdom to the common man.

SRQ

7 years 6 months ago

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Dalai Lama has given up from next dalai lama cause Tibetan buddism has changed normal institution, whit capitalist aims. People from US thought that capitalism, selling Buddhism as books etc would help them fight back to china. That did not work but was against ideological aims what every self respecting philosophy has. Funny thing is that dalai lama is from royal family, his Highness is against whole hierarchy of Tibetan monks : ) Aint that nice, him has been get know Marxism at all, and speaking for it, as contrast to modern Chinese people whit new technology.

Entdinglichung

7 years 5 months ago

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or not funny?

http://en.internationalism.org/icconline/201502/12079/doctor-bourrinet-fraud-and-self-proclaimed-historian

Entdinglichung

7 years 5 months ago

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https://fullgrownministry.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/is-alexis-tsipras-the-antichrist/

Chilli Sauce

7 years 5 months ago

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Entdinglichung

https://fullgrownministry.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/is-alexis-tsipras-the-antichrist/

Amazing.

Entdinglichung

7 years 5 months ago

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/northernireland/11414130/Gerry-Adams-trampolines-naked-with-his-dog.html

Entdinglichung

7 years 5 months ago

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Serge Forward

7 years 5 months ago

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Funny as fuck that :D

Is that from an actual test paper?

arminius

7 years 5 months ago

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" http://www.marxists.us/ "

I thought it was funny...

Entdinglichung

7 years 5 months ago

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http://weeklyworker.co.uk/worker/1049/candidates-give-their-answers/

Fleur

7 years 5 months ago

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From wikipedia today.

Reddebrek

7 years 5 months ago

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This isn't technically reading but I think this is still rather apt
From youtubes number one `Marxist`
[youtube]stphcIk49os[/youtube]

Plus a few of those comments should be worth a laugh or two if you can stomach them.

Entdinglichung

7 years 5 months ago

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my great-grandmother had the same surname ... probably we are related

Reddebrek

7 years 5 months ago

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Entdinglichung

my great-grandmother had the same surname ... probably we are related

Ouch, which one MRN or Alejandro etc?

Entdinglichung

7 years 5 months ago

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MRN

DekuScrub3

7 years 5 months ago

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So I was listening to this podcast where they were discussing an actual statue of the founder of the KKK, that I guess exists somewhere in the South. But one of the things they mentioned was how ugly it was. OMG, I looked it up and it's laughably bad. You have to check it out. I'm literally laughing out loud. Literally

https://cwcrossroads.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/forrest-bad-statue-two.jpg

plasmatelly

7 years 5 months ago

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Is that thing real? It's like someone was taking the piss whilst drunk.

DekuScrub3

7 years 5 months ago

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Lol, yes. Google: "Nathan Bedford Forrest statue I-65"

Mr. Jolly

7 years 5 months ago

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Is that thing real? It's like someone was taking the piss whilst drunk.

I dont know, it rather captures the white supremicist. Its the eyes I think.

S. Artesian

7 years 4 months ago

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This, from that unrepentant ignoramus, Louis Proyect

I plan to write something about this at some point. Lapavitsas swears by
Keynes while Roberts swears at Keynes. Roberts is for Marxist economics
when it comes to Greece but what exactly does that mean? What possible
guidance could Capital offer when it comes to building socialism? Much
of running a socialist state (postcapitalist, to be more exact) rests on
pragmatism rather than Marxism. And this is not to speak of the
precariousness of trying to build socialism in a single country even
when it is immense and resource-rich as the USSR was in the 1920s. In
the early 90s Cuba went through a "special period" that made the
austerity in Greece look like the Garden of Eden by comparison, a result
of the Soviet Union going capitalist. What in Marx's writings could
solve the Cuban economic crisis? When a country relies on exports, it is
the market that determines its success or failure--not the labor theory
of value.

Well, more to come...

What a boob. I always suspected this guy never read Capital. This proves it.

Entdinglichung

7 years 4 months ago

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http://www.epjournal.net/articles/dr-strangeape-or-how-to-learn-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-bonobo-a-review-of-susan-block-the-bonobo-way-the-evolution-of-peace-through-pleasure/getpdf.php?file=EP1302440249.pdf

arminius

7 years 4 months ago

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Happy Ides of March!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHYzn9y_B1M

Soapy

7 years 4 months ago

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Glad to see someone standing up for our soldiers
https://twitter.com/TommyOGorman/status/565740058888515584

Serge Forward

7 years 4 months ago

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Soapy

Glad to see someone standing up for our soldiers
https://twitter.com/TommyOGorman/status/565740058888515584

What a massive bell end :D

Soapy

7 years 4 months ago

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From John Boehner's twitter :

"House Republicans have called on Secretary Clinton to hand over her email server to an independent arbiter. The Benghazi Select Committee needs to see all these emails, and the American people deserve the facts."

So apparently the Benghazi Select Committee is a thing.

Entdinglichung

7 years 4 months ago

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Entdinglichung

7 years 4 months ago

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[youtube]0ilNGbEdDag[/youtube]

petey

7 years 4 months ago

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Entdinglichung

http://www.epjournal.net/articles/dr-strangeape-or-how-to-learn-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-bonobo-a-review-of-susan-block-the-bonobo-way-the-evolution-of-peace-through-pleasure/getpdf.php?file=EP1302440249.pdf

i ... i just ... what the ...

Chilli Sauce

7 years 4 months ago

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But....you're a horse.

http://kindlecoverdisasters.tumblr.com/

Not at all political, but definitely the funniest thing I've read today.

petey

7 years 4 months ago

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http://itsrainingmensheviks.tumblr.com/

Entdinglichung

7 years 4 months ago

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www.vice.com/en_uk/read/white-man-march-photos-193

Entdinglichung

7 years 4 months ago

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http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Bitter-row-splits-spiritual-group-protest-lock/story-26229034-detail/story.html

wojtek

7 years 4 months ago

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some academic wrote an essay on the origins of the latin word for dick
http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/266675?sid=21106291438503&uid=4&uid=2&uid=3738032&uid=70&uid=2129

petey

7 years 4 months ago

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wojtek

some academic wrote an essay on the origins of the latin word for dick
http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/266675?sid=21106291438503&uid=4&uid=2&uid=3738032&uid=70&uid=2129

non ridiculum, immo mihi valde interest

Debbie

7 years 4 months ago

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That having a rich 1% is a statistical requirement.

Entdinglichung

7 years 4 months ago

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Entdinglichung

7 years 4 months ago

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Noah Fence

7 years 4 months ago

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Re #263

I have it on good authority that Craig did receive a hasty reply:

Dear Craig

Fuck off you racist cunt.

Regards
Tesco Customer Service

Ah, if only...

Soapy

7 years 4 months ago

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Agent of the I…

7 years 4 months ago

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@ Soapy

Why do you always use that gif?

Soapy

7 years 4 months ago

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THE GIF IS AT ONCE THE MUTUAL TRANSMIISION OF NON-LIFE AND THE LANGUAGE OF SPECTATOR, SPEAK NOW AND FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE

Agent of the I…

7 years 4 months ago

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Soapy

THE GIF IS AT ONCE THE MUTUAL TRANSMIISION OF NON-LIFE AND THE LANGUAGE OF SPECTATOR, SPEAK NOW AND FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE

That GIF is the language of spectator? How so?

Agent of the I…

7 years 4 months ago

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How about this one:

Soapy

7 years 4 months ago

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Agent of the Fifth International

Soapy

THE GIF IS AT ONCE THE MUTUAL TRANSMIISION OF NON-LIFE AND THE LANGUAGE OF SPECTATOR, SPEAK NOW AND FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE

That GIF is the language of spectator? How so?

lol idk, im just typing nonsense, for some reason the charleton heston gif is funny to me

Agent of the I…

7 years 4 months ago

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Soapy

Agent of the Fifth International

Soapy

THE GIF IS AT ONCE THE MUTUAL TRANSMIISION OF NON-LIFE AND THE LANGUAGE OF SPECTATOR, SPEAK NOW AND FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE

That GIF is the language of spectator? How so?

lol idk, im just typing nonsense, for some reason the charleton heston gif is funny to me

It is funny, as well as weird. Is that from a movie? That makes a weird scene. It sort of Bollywood-ish.

Soapy

7 years 4 months ago

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Not sure what it's from, I think I find it funny because Heston is laughing SO epically hard in the gif that it is like saying "the joke you just made was so funny that I am now forever at peace with the world"

Edit:

On that note there is also this gif

which I think is also hilarious because it is like Robert Redford, this ultimate image of the impossibly masculine handsome guy, is giving his modest nod of approval to what you did. So it's like saying that I'm such an epically amazing person and yes I Soapy have awarded you with my approval so you should feel forever grateful.

All sarcastic of course.

Agent of the I…

7 years 4 months ago

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There's lots more alternatives here on a quick google search. But the bottom two are def funny.

Group laugh:

Creepy and diabolical:

[I think I might go with the second one]

Soapy

7 years 4 months ago

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Entdinglichung

7 years 4 months ago

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http://wildhunt.org/2015/04/column-fetishes-and-sticks-the-sorcery-of-capitalism.html

wojtek

7 years 4 months ago

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Entdinglichung

7 years 4 months ago

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https://socialistcampaignforalabourvictory.wordpress.com/about/ ... or probably the "Saddest thing you read today"

Soapy

7 years 4 months ago

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Entdinglichung

https://socialistcampaignforalabourvictory.wordpress.com/about/ ... or probably the "Saddest thing you read today"

Dont worry, it hasnt worked all those times we did the same things before, but this time it's going to be different!

Noah Fence

7 years 4 months ago

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Entdinglichung

https://socialistcampaignforalabourvictory.wordpress.com/about/ ... or probably the "Saddest thing you read today"

Oh Christ. Reading that actually translated into physical pain. It was nearly as bad as listening to a jazz saxophonist.

Entdinglichung

7 years 4 months ago

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Webby

Entdinglichung

https://socialistcampaignforalabourvictory.wordpress.com/about/ ... or probably the "Saddest thing you read today"

Oh Christ. Reading that actually translated into physical pain. It was nearly as bad as listening to a jazz saxophonist.

http://www.workersliberty.org/node/24919

ocelot

7 years 4 months ago

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petey

Entdinglichung

http://www.epjournal.net/articles/dr-strangeape-or-how-to-learn-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-bonobo-a-review-of-susan-block-the-bonobo-way-the-evolution-of-peace-through-pleasure/getpdf.php?file=EP1302440249.pdf

i ... i just ... what the ...

I couldn;t make it through the first page without hysterics. I must have this book! Of course I want to get in touch with my inner Bonobo. Who wouldn't? (apart from the author of the review). Kudos

Entdinglichung

7 years 4 months ago

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ocelot

petey

Entdinglichung

http://www.epjournal.net/articles/dr-strangeape-or-how-to-learn-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-bonobo-a-review-of-susan-block-the-bonobo-way-the-evolution-of-peace-through-pleasure/getpdf.php?file=EP1302440249.pdf

i ... i just ... what the ...

I couldn;t make it through the first page without hysterics. I must have this book! Of course I want to get in touch with my inner Bonobo. Who wouldn't? (apart from the author of the review). Kudos

I'm still waiting for Chris Knight's review of the book ;-)

Entdinglichung

7 years 4 months ago

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http://spartacist.org/english/wv/1065/neareast.html

We take a military side with ISIS when it targets the imperialists and forces acting as their proxies, including the Baghdad government and the Shi’ite militias as well as the Kurdish pesh merga forces in Northern Iraq and the Syrian Kurdish nationalists. This does not mean we give the slightest political support to the reactionary ISIS butchers.

Pennoid

7 years 4 months ago

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There is no way that that is not Zach Galifinakis.

RebelRising

7 years 4 months ago

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Entdinglichung

http://wildhunt.org/2015/04/column-fetishes-and-sticks-the-sorcery-of-capitalism.html

I didn't have the patience for more than few paragraphs. What the hell is he even arguing?

Entdinglichung

7 years 4 months ago

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Webby

Entdinglichung

https://socialistcampaignforalabourvictory.wordpress.com/about/ ... or probably the "Saddest thing you read today"

Oh Christ. Reading that actually translated into physical pain. It was nearly as bad as listening to a jazz saxophonist.

do you mean listening to a saxophonist playing jazz or listening to Gilad Atzmon ranting?

Entdinglichung

7 years 3 months ago

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Noah Fence

7 years 3 months ago

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Entdinglichung

Webby

Entdinglichung

https://socialistcampaignforalabourvictory.wordpress.com/about/ ... or probably the "Saddest thing you read today"

Oh Christ. Reading that actually translated into physical pain. It was nearly as bad as listening to a jazz saxophonist.

do you mean listening to a saxophonist playing jazz or listening to Gilad Atzmon ranting?

Both. I don't hear jazz sax, I feel it as though I'm getting a kicking from a bunch of guys wearing winkle picker shoes! Reading that heap of bollocks gave me a very similar sensation.

jura

7 years 3 months ago

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"If ICC is in trouble so is the working class." (here)

Entdinglichung

7 years 3 months ago

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jura

"If ICC is in trouble so is the working class." (here)

therefore, they're asking LibCommers for help:

Sybok: Your pain runs deep.
J'onn: What do you know of my pain?
Sybok: Let us explore it together. Each man hides a secret pain. It must be exposed and reckoned with. It must be dragged from the darkness and forced into the light. Share your pain. Share your pain with me, and gain strength from the sharing.
J'onn: Where did you get this power?
Sybok: The power was within you.
J'onn: I feel... as if a weight has been lifted from my heart. How can I repay you for this miracle?
Sybok: Join my quest.
J'onn: What is it you seek?
Sybok: What you seek. What all men have sought since time began. The ultimate knowledge.

Entdinglichung

7 years 3 months ago

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http://www.internationalviewpoint.org/spip.php?article3972

Speaking at a meeting of his All-Russia People’s Front a couple days ago, Vladimir Putin said, “Trotsky had this [saying]: the movement is everything, the ultimate aim is nothing. We need an ultimate aim.” Eduard Bernstein’s proposition, misquoted and attributed for some reason to Leon Trotsky, is probably the Russian president’s most common rhetorical standby. He has repeated it for many years to audiences of journalists and functionaries while discussing social policy, construction delays at Olympics sites or the dissatisfaction of the so-called creative class. “Democracy is not anarchism and not Trotskyism,” Putin warned almost two years ago.

Putin’s anti-Trotskyist invectives do not depend on the context nor are they influenced by his audience, and much less are they veiled threats to the small political groups in Russia today who claim to be heirs of the Fourth International. Putin’s Trotskyism is of a different kind. Its causes are found not in the present but in the past, buried deep in the political unconscious of the last generation of the Soviet nomenklatura.

The strange myth of the Trotskyist conspiracy, which emerged decades ago, in another age and a different country, has experienced a rebirth throughout Putin’s rule. Sensing, apparently, the president’s personal weakness for “Trotskyism,” obliging media and corrupted experts have turned this Trotskyism into an integral part of the grand propaganda style. Until he died, the indefatigable “Trotskyist” Boris Berezovsky spun his nasty web from London. Until he turned into a conservative patriot, the incendiary “Trotskyist” Eduard Limonov seduced young people with extremism. Camouflaged “Trotskyists” from the Bush and, later, the Obama administrations have continued to sow war and color revolutions. Unmasking “Trotskyists” has become such an important ritual that for good luck, as it were, the famous Dmitry Kiselyov decided to launch a new media resource by invoking it. So what is the history of this conspiracy? And what do Trotskyists have to do with it?

ocelot

7 years 3 months ago

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Entdinglichung

http://www.internationalviewpoint.org/spip.php?article3972

Speaking at a meeting of his All-Russia People’s Front a couple days ago, Vladimir Putin said, “Trotsky had this [saying]: the movement is everything, the ultimate aim is nothing. We need an ultimate aim.” Eduard Bernstein’s proposition, misquoted and attributed for some reason to Leon Trotsky, is probably the Russian president’s most common rhetorical standby. He has repeated it for many years to audiences of journalists and functionaries while discussing social policy, construction delays at Olympics sites or the dissatisfaction of the so-called creative class. “Democracy is not anarchism and not Trotskyism,” Putin warned almost two years ago.

Putin’s anti-Trotskyist invectives do not depend on the context nor are they influenced by his audience, and much less are they veiled threats to the small political groups in Russia today who claim to be heirs of the Fourth International. Putin’s Trotskyism is of a different kind. Its causes are found not in the present but in the past, buried deep in the political unconscious of the last generation of the Soviet nomenklatura.

The strange myth of the Trotskyist conspiracy, which emerged decades ago, in another age and a different country, has experienced a rebirth throughout Putin’s rule. Sensing, apparently, the president’s personal weakness for “Trotskyism,” obliging media and corrupted experts have turned this Trotskyism into an integral part of the grand propaganda style. Until he died, the indefatigable “Trotskyist” Boris Berezovsky spun his nasty web from London. Until he turned into a conservative patriot, the incendiary “Trotskyist” Eduard Limonov seduced young people with extremism. Camouflaged “Trotskyists” from the Bush and, later, the Obama administrations have continued to sow war and color revolutions. Unmasking “Trotskyists” has become such an important ritual that for good luck, as it were, the famous Dmitry Kiselyov decided to launch a new media resource by invoking it. So what is the history of this conspiracy? And what do Trotskyists have to do with it?

Oddly no mention of the dog-whistle antisemitism?

ocelot

7 years 3 months ago

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AM: Turkish students' Jedi temple protest

on April 3, students at Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir launched an online petition asking for a Jedi temple (also known as the Palace of the Jedi from the movie Star Wars) on their campus. The campaign received close to 7,500 signatures in a week. Students said they need a temple to train new Jedis and hold the Jedi community together. The signatories justified their request in a way that ridicules the repeated victimhood rhetoric of pious Muslims in Turkey. One student wrote: “The closest temple is billions of light years away. I cannot pray during lunch hour, I miss classes. Our needs should be met.” Another student wrote: “All my relatives have gone to the dark side. We need the temple now.”

Tyrion

7 years 3 months ago

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Pennoid

7 years 3 months ago

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Libcom? More like GLIBCOM.

Noah Fence

7 years 3 months ago

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http://youtu.be/ETScOvxnvsQ

Aw, shame.

Auld-bod

7 years 3 months ago

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Webby #297

Webby I am not getting at you here, but that rich b****rd’s sob story just makes me so f***ing angry.
Asset rich and cash poor, do me a favour! My mum and I lived for years in a room and kitchen. I slept in a bed recess off the kitchen and mum slept on a sofa bed in the main room. Some poor sods have to live in single ends.

I bathed in Govan public baths for years and except for the mile walk each way rather enjoyed the high jinks that went on. My mum washed half way down and half way up using the kitchen sink. In the Glasgow hurricane the chimney stack collapsed and as we lived at the top of the tenement, we were told the only reason my mum was not killed, was because there was a false ceiling in the front room which trapped most of the bricks. We then had years waiting for our factor to repair the f***ing roof!
Recently a comrade asked me if the tenement was still there and as I’ve wondered that myself - I found it using Google maps.

So to hell with the ‘impoverished aristocracy’ - there are tens of thousands of working class people, who still have to put up with sub-standard living and working conditions. Turn all these stately piles into something of social use.
Rant over.

Noah Fence

7 years 3 months ago

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Hehe, though a million miles from your eloquence Auld Bod, my 'Aw, shame' comment was intended to convey EXACTLY the same meaning. I mean, his embarrassment at being a van driver was nothing short of revolting.
Honestly, if you're so skint then sell the fusty old pile you daft bastard.
I hope you don't think it's in bad taste for me to laugh at this splendid chaps 'misfortune' in the light of the true poverty that him and his kind have created? If offence was caused though I'm sorry for it.

Auld-bod

7 years 3 months ago

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No offence taken, it’s the effrontery of these rich gits to publically whine about their hard lives, I want to throttle them!
Most people suffer in silence and there lies the real shame of it.

radicalgraffiti

7 years 3 months ago

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this thread https://www.facebook.com/groups/652723731510243/permalink/772979806151301/

Pennoid

7 years 3 months ago

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I didn't red it but here is something my alex-jones-conspiracy-theory-christian-college new co-worker said:

I had like... a dream that I bought a Batman suit, and went downtown to fight crime but......but nobody was there!

Straight faced the whole time. I replied: Man, I guess that's *kind of* ironic huh?

wojtek

7 years 3 months ago

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Does anyone else play reactionary bingo in their heads with co-workers? In the space of thirty seconds, two english lads called a driver a puff, another a paki bastard and said they'd 'pog' two mothers walking past because 'they go all the way'. *facepalm*

Mr. Jolly

7 years 3 months ago

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radicalgraffiti

this thread https://www.facebook.com/groups/652723731510243/permalink/772979806151301/

[youtube]O2giBAfDOGw[/youtube]

Noah Fence

7 years 3 months ago

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wojtek

Does anyone else play reactionary bingo in their heads with co-workers? In the space of thirty seconds, two english lads called a driver a puff, another a paki bastard and said they'd 'pog' two mothers walking past because 'they go all the way'. *facepalm*

I've been working with a guy on and off for 10 years, have socialised with him as well and never thought of him as anything but a decent easygoing chap. Recently though we went to do a job in Devon and shared a cottage for 2 weeks. I turns out that his preferred TV viewing is the military channel, something I didn't even know existed. He then said that we could do with a the 'boys' at the borders to keep 'the fucking Eastern Europeans out'. I tried to engage him in conversation about this but his conclusion was that 'they look wrong, they smell wrong and they are wrong.'
The next day I tackled him again and we had a bit of a tear up. I left it alone after that but now thank god he's quit. Possibly he no longer wanted to work with a 'commie cunt'?

wojtek

7 years 3 months ago

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lol, his conclusion's hilarious. you should've asked him to explain further.

Entdinglichung

7 years 3 months ago

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[youtube]t9Gn04SLiyY[/youtube]

http://www.vice.com/en_uk/video/al-zebabist-nation-of-ooog-election-15-329

Soapy

7 years 3 months ago

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What in the hell is that?

Entdinglichung

7 years 3 months ago

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the prospective new MP for South Thanet

Entdinglichung

7 years 3 months ago

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https://www.facebook.com/alzebabistnationofOOOG

Soapy

7 years 3 months ago

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that facebook page raises more questions than it gives answers

1. Wtf?
2. Is that some trolling?
3. So confused
4. Please explain what the "Afro-Thanetian Zaliphate" is dear god wtf