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?

Fleur

7 years 5 months ago

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They really don't like Broadstairs, do they? On the other hand, I have similarly strong feelings about Swindon, so who am I to criticize?

Please explain what the "Afro-Thanetian Zaliphate" is dear god wtf

I think they're a spoof. UK has quite a long tradition of parody parties standing in elections.

Reddebrek

7 years 5 months ago

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Fleur

They really don't like Broadstairs, do they? On the other hand, I have similarly strong feelings about Swindon, so who am I to criticize?

Please explain what the "Afro-Thanetian Zaliphate" is dear god wtf

I think they're a spoof. UK has quite a long tradition of parody parties standing in elections.

[youtube]P2paBwPQBn8[/youtube]

Seem like a serious and legitimate political organisation to me. :groucho:

Jason Cortez

7 years 5 months ago

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Mr. Jolly

radicalgraffiti

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

[youtube]O2giBAfDOGw[/youtube]

Oh F#cking dear

Jason Cortez

7 years 5 months ago

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Mr. Jolly

radicalgraffiti

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

[youtube]O2giBAfDOGw[/youtube]

Oh F#cking dear

Entdinglichung

7 years 5 months ago

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http://www.wikihow.com/Be-a-Communist

Getting Involved in Communist Politics

Read current communist and communist-sympathizing websites and publications. Some good examples include People's Word, libcom, and The People's Daily Morning Star.

ocelot

7 years 5 months ago

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Entdinglichung

http://www.wikihow.com/Be-a-Communist

OMG. Find! Too, too funny.

prepare to be chastised

ocelot

7 years 5 months ago

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It gets better...
http://www.wikihow.com/Be-Okay-with-Having-a-Communist-Friend

Entdinglichung

7 years 5 months ago

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what next? How to data an average LibCom troll?

Agent of the I…

7 years 5 months ago

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There's this: http://m.wikihow.com/Understand-Das-Kapital

ocelot

7 years 5 months ago

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"Because it is abstracted". Well that's the whole value-form publishing industry busted

Entdinglichung

7 years 5 months ago

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Reddebrek

Fleur

They really don't like Broadstairs, do they? On the other hand, I have similarly strong feelings about Swindon, so who am I to criticize?

Please explain what the "Afro-Thanetian Zaliphate" is dear god wtf

I think they're a spoof. UK has quite a long tradition of parody parties standing in elections.

Seem like a serious and legitimate political organisation to me. :groucho:

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/regional/farage-skips-bishop-s-hustings-1-6696387

A Ukip source said having the Al Zebabist Nation of Ooog candidate take part "makes a mockery of democracy" and so Mr Farage preferred not to attend.

https://www.facebook.com/alzebabistnationofOOOG/timeline

And here we have it, straight from the horse mouth of the White media. UKIP are scared of us. Farage has been avoiding us since the start of our campaigning - because he knows he cannot defend his hate crimes and shall crumble in fear before our Prophet. As for the "making a mockery of democracy" jibe, may we be the first to assert that we are deadly serious party with a divine mandate from the Almighty OOOG.

To make light of the serious matters we raise - racism, post-colonialism, White inbreeding, the Broadstairs problem and more - just goes to show who and what UKIP really are. They are the joke party, they are the ones making a mockery of democracy, and they are the ones people should seek to avoid - not us. For we are the voice of the downtrodden, we are the voice of the people and the people have had enough.

OOOG AKBAR

petey

7 years 5 months ago

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ocelot

It gets better...
http://www.wikihow.com/Be-Okay-with-Having-a-Communist-Friend

this has xtranormal written all over it.

omen

7 years 5 months ago

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This video by the author of the Leninology blog:

[youtube]-IGYgzy-3ls[/youtube]

It's not so much what he's saying, it's the fact that he looks exactly like a serial killer the whole time he's saying it! The way he turns his face downwards slightly, staring directly into the camera, with a totally discordant smirk on his lips, is really unnerving. Also, while beards are in fashion at the moment and can make some men look like a cuddly wookie-like creature, somehow he comes off looking like Peter Sutcliffe (the Yorkshire Ripper).

Soapy

7 years 5 months ago

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Lol is the UK going through a "voting is important" phase similar to the US craze that was big around 2000?

Scallywag

7 years 5 months ago

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anyone hear about 'Liberland'?

seems to be an 'anarcho-capitalist' or 'libertarian' styled state

https://news.vice.com/article/welcome-to-liberland-europes-newest-state

Tyrion

7 years 5 months ago

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Entdinglichung

7 years 5 months ago

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http://www.workersliberty.org/node/24886

Getting a Labour government on 8 May will be the beginning, not the end, of a renewed fight for working-class political representation. If, in the campaign to win that government and kick out the Tories, socialists have been able to build up a caucus of workplace and community activists who want to push Labour much further than its neo-liberal leadership wishes to go, we will have used the election time to good purpose.

boomerang

7 years 5 months ago

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Entdinglichung

http://www.wikihow.com/Be-a-Communist

If you scroll down, it has what might be one of the best pictures I've ever seen. I laughed myself silly at it.

Caption reads: "Avoid causing physical or mental harm other people in the course of your revolutionary activities. Becoming an oppressor yourself will not further the communist cause, and will only land you in jail!"

Should read: "Try not to make this face when debating with liberals."

Soapy

7 years 5 months ago

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Serge Forward

7 years 5 months ago

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'Kin'ell. I'm so glad I don't do Facebook... an Auschwitz selfie and "shoot them all" attitude. I fucking despair sometimes, I really do.

Entdinglichung

7 years 5 months ago

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http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Contributions/David_Coburn_MEP&offset=&limit=500&target=David+Coburn+MEP

Soapy

7 years 5 months ago

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Serge Forward

'Kin'ell. I'm so glad I don't do Facebook... an Auschwitz selfie and "shoot them all" attitude. I fucking despair sometimes, I really do.

it's pretty funny tho, at least i laughed out loud

Auld-bod

7 years 5 months ago

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Yup, though funny peculiar not funny ha-ha.

Serge Forward

7 years 5 months ago

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Not my kinda humour fella. Just symptomatic of the general lack of awareness and loss of basic humanity that seems to be common with increasing numbers of young people these days. We've really got our work cut out.

Serge Forward

7 years 5 months ago

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Bizarre... just edited out last comment. Was sending a text to my son and for some reason I sent it to libcom. The pitfalls of mobile phone technology eh :D

ocelot

7 years 5 months ago

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Anyone taking a selfie at Auschwitz with that expression on their face is doing the usual thing neo-nazis do when they go there to take photos of themselves gloating. She may be a Barbie nazi (a Klaus-ie?) but don't let the pink dress fool you. There is no inconsistency or "not getting it" in that FB screengrab, just the usual vile politics

wojtek

7 years 5 months ago

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http://www.whoateallthepies.tv/kits/212620/german-club-now-have-the-most-badass-kit-in-the-world-thanks-to-new-heavy-metal-sponsors-photo.html
woof

Noah Fence

7 years 5 months ago

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Soapy

Fuuuuuuuccccckkk! This takes some stomaching. I laugh at all manner of sick shit but I'm with Serge on this one. It's seems like evidence that we're backing a loser.

jef costello

7 years 5 months ago

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Webby

Soapy

Fuuuuuuuccccckkk! This takes some stomaching. I laugh at all manner of sick shit but I'm with Serge on this one. It's seems like evidence that we're backing a loser.

There have also been people like that, I'm not sure things are necessarily getting worse.

Noah Fence

7 years 5 months ago

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I sure you're right mate. Liberalism is definitely getting worse though. It's a runaway train.

Agent of the I…

7 years 5 months ago

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Published in WSM's Irish Anarchist Review, this review of Murray Bookchin's The Next Revolution is written by someone that should be familiar to those on this forum. Can you guess who?

Here's some extracts:

Disliked by class struggle anarchists and Marxists for his advocacy of community organising over workplace organising, and by anarchists involved in single ­issue activism for their lack of organisation and supposed concern with personal rebellion over social change, he made quite a few enemies in his last days for fiery polemics directed at his intellectual opponents.
...
From his own descriptions, Communalism could be viewed as a revamped version of anarcho­-communism ­ in that it seeks a community­ directed economy instead of the worker­ directed economy desired by most anarcho-­syndicalists.
...
He stresses the importance of reason, Enlightenment humanism, direct democracy, and the ecological worldview, while attacking the traditional left’s excessive focus on class and economic issues, pointing out the need to appeal to people simply as “the people”, instead of “workers”, which he finds reduces them to their economic function and discounts the significance of trans­-class power hierarchies that cannot be reduced economics.
...
Looking at the collection a a whole, Bookchin perhaps under emphasised the role of class and workplace organising in social struggle, but no more so than Marxists and class struggle anarchists have overemphasised it, often relegating issues like race, gender, sexuality, and ecology to secondary importance; issues that can be sorted out "after the revolution".

While I may not agree with much of what that poster writes, at least he's keeping busy pushing that libertarian municipalist doctrine.

Entdinglichung

7 years 5 months ago

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embarrassing campaign video by a rightwing state assembly member for the next state assembly elections in Burgenland/Austria:

[youtube]oN-KmVSm0p8[/youtube]

fidel gastro

7 years 5 months ago

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Saw this recently and it really made me laugh. Am really appreciating Matt Berry lately. He is also in a comedy called Toast of London which I've been enjoying Matt Berry- Wild Love

This made me laugh the other day too, more Matt Berry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqDbb7-dn9A....

fidel gastro

7 years 5 months ago

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.... I found this really funny aswell. It's not exactly new but it's hilarious. Piers Morgan 'debating' with Alex Jones. Gets funnier and more bizarre the longer you watch it. And theres also this- Alex Jones-Funniest Moments

the button

7 years 5 months ago

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http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/03/ed-miliband-sets-promises-in-stone?CMP=share_btn_fb

wojtek

7 years 5 months ago

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When your romanian workmate asks whether you've heard of adrian mutu lol.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy9mgzxoWgg
Anyone see Gheorghe Hagi back in the day? I've been told he was pretty good.

wojtek

7 years 5 months ago

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OMG toast of london was SO funny! i HATE clem fandango! :P
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p02mwfcg/matt-berry-does-1-the-boat-race

Chilli Sauce

7 years 5 months ago

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"If those fucking pinko-commie mallards get mobilised again..."

You know, I saw this Matt Berry character in a pub once. Total wanker. He was dressed all in white with like some absurd some sort of crazy Russian Cossack hat. He had a woman on either side of him, drinking some pretentious cocktail and generally being a tosser.

Sorry bout that.

I also got into a beef with Alfie Allen from Game of Thrones at a pub a little while back - although I thought he was just some coked-up frat boy at the time.

Auld-bod

7 years 5 months ago

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Chilli, this opens new vista on your drinking venues.
On several occasions I tried to sell Billy Connolly a 'Libertarian Struggle' in the Old Scotia bar and he gave me a look as if I was something the cat had brought in. He added insult to injury when I learned some years later that the only anarchists he claimed to have ever met - were students. Big ijit.

Chilli Sauce

7 years 5 months ago

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You know, after I posted that I realized it makes it sound like I drink in far more fashionable establishments than I actually do! In both those cases, I'd been brought out with some far more respectable friends of mine. Trust me, the high point of standard night out for me is the dive bar and any night that doesn't end up with Strong Brew under the tunnel is a success.

fidel gastro

7 years 5 months ago

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Georghe Hagi was awesome https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT3lQYJc3Bw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mTnWfbXk28

fidel gastro

7 years 5 months ago

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I remember Hristo Stoichkov being an awesome player aswell. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsC6gsKSPWY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSMQsDSbm78

fidel gastro

7 years 5 months ago

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More Hagi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTomKJV54W8

petey

7 years 5 months ago

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http://www.theonion.com/article/little-league-pitcher-just-getting-fucking-shelled-38488

Tyrion

7 years 5 months ago

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Very enjoyable back and forth between Noam Chomsky and warmongering New Atheist douchebag Sam Harris. Despite the many shortcomings of his politics, Chomsky roundly smashes Harris' arguments at every turn and doesn't bother to put on any act of having the least bit of respect for Harris, who keeps feebly trying to turn it into some great intellectual debate between great public intellectuals who greatly respect each other's intellect. Good stuff.

Fleur

7 years 5 months ago

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Tyrion wrote:

Very enjoyable back and forth between Noam Chomsky and warmongering New Atheist douchebag Sam Harris. Despite the many shortcomings of his politics, Chomsky roundly smashes Harris' arguments at every turn and doesn't bother to put on any act of having the least bit of respect for Harris, who keeps feebly trying to turn it into some great intellectual debate between great public intellectuals who greatly respect each other's intellect. Good stuff.

The most amazing thing about it is that Harris decided to publish the exchange, totally oblivious it seems to the fact that it makes Harris look like a complete and total fucking idiot.

arminius

7 years 4 months ago

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On so many levels...

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/05/06/perry-to-texas-stop-being-insane.html

Perry to Texas: Stop Being Insane
Are the Jade Helm exercises just cover for a U.S. military invasion of the Lone Star state? Gov. Abbott is taking no chances. Rand and Cruz aren’t sure. Only Rick Perry is calling BS.

An Infowars conspiracy theory about military takeover of the American Southwest might become a surprising wedge issue among Texas’s Republican presidential candidates.

The Daily Beast detailed last week how the Jade Helm 15 military training exercises—wherein U.S. Special Operations forces will move throughout the Southwest preparing for atypical warfare conditions—have set off such a noisy panic that Texas’s governor has ordered the state’s military to keep an eye on things.

Concerns about those training exercises have been fueled by Alex Jones’s goofball site Infowars, which soberly suggested that this might be the beginning of a military war on the Tea Party. That is not a thing that is happening. Still, Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas stated he was directing the Lone Star state’s military to tail U.S. troops in part “to ensure that Texas communities remain safe.” Abbott’s move generated much levity, with one Texas Democrat consultant suggesting that the governor’s next area of concern might be abominable snowmen.

When I was reporting out that story, I reached out to a number of presidential contenders’ camps for comment and got radio silence. Most of the candidates’ spokespeople didn’t even bother to reply to my email, and understandably—who wants to go on the record awkwardly not commenting about a wacky conspiracy theory that has a small but vocal sector of the Republican base buying hollow-tip ammo and investing in survival food?

But a few of those presidential contenders have spoken about the issue to other media outlets, and their answers are quite telling. On April 21, conservative Iowa talk radio host Jan Mickelson asked Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul if he knew what the deal with Jade Helm was.

“You know I’ve gotten a few questions about it on the road and I really don’t—” Paul replied, per Talking Points Memo’s transcript. “I’m not sure about exactly what is going on with that.”

“It’s making some people nervous, but it doesn’t take much to make people nervous nowadays,” Mickelson replied. “If you get a chance to, I’d like to know what the rest of the story is on that.”

“We’ll look at that also,” the Kentucky senator replied.

Never fear, citizens of the Southwest: Rand Paul is going to make sure the military doesn’t take over your Whataburgers.

Not to be outdone, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told Bloomberg at the South Carolina Republican convention that he’d had his office reach out to the Pentagon to make sure everything is OK.

“We are assured it is a military training exercise,” he said. “I have no reason to doubt those assurances, but I understand the reason for concern and uncertainty, because when the federal government has not demonstrated itself to be trustworthy in this administration, the natural consequence is that many citizens don’t trust what it is saying.”

Former Texas governor Rick Perry drew the sharpest contrast with Abbott’s Infowars pandering.

“It’s OK to question your government. I do it on a regular basis,” he said on May 5, per the Dallas Morning News. “But the military is something else. Our military is quite trustworthy. The civilian leadership, you can always question that, but not the men and women in uniform.”

Questioning men and women in uniform is exactly what Abbott did, and exactly what Cruz and Paul endorsed. Now, thanks to Infowars and unfounded anxieties, we have an early way of differentiating between some of the most conservative—and, in Perry’s case, potential—presidential candidates. Buckle up, guys. 2016 is going to be nuts.

Soapy

7 years 4 months ago

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Tyrion

Very enjoyable back and forth between Noam Chomsky and warmongering New Atheist douchebag Sam Harris. Despite the many shortcomings of his politics, Chomsky roundly smashes Harris' arguments at every turn and doesn't bother to put on any act of having the least bit of respect for Harris, who keeps feebly trying to turn it into some great intellectual debate between great public intellectuals who greatly respect each other's intellect. Good stuff.

Good to see Chomsky still kicking it in his old age

vicent

7 years 4 months ago

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And he remarried last year, he's still got it

laurawhite

7 years 4 months ago

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I am reading to the celebrity articles and it's really funny.

Soapy

7 years 4 months ago

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Edit: o this is funniest thing read nvm

Entdinglichung

7 years 4 months ago

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fidel gastro

7 years 4 months ago

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https://newsthump.com/2015/05/12/nigel-farage-takes-job-back-to-prevent-immigrant-from-stealing-it/

Serge Forward

7 years 4 months ago

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Entdinglichung

That's now my new screensaver at work :D

Soapy

7 years 4 months ago

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Entdinglichung

7 years 4 months ago

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Entdinglichung

7 years 4 months ago

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I should try that

xxzxcuzxme

7 years 4 months ago

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ocelot

Hurriyet: Masturbating men ‘will find their hands pregnant in the afterlife,’ says Muslim televangelist

After claiming that a man would meet his masturbating hand “pregnant in the afterlife” and “asking for its rights,” a Muslim televangelist has set Turkish social media aflame.[...]

I, for one, are exceptionally happy that theological arguments have developed so finely. No longer are we concerned with simplistic matters such as how many angels can fit on a pinhead. Now the pressing question is how many weird afterlife babies can fit in one hand. Progress indeed.

Edit- I missed the "asking for rights" bit, so now they are weird talking afterlife babies.

Serge Forward

7 years 4 months ago

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xxzxcuzxme

I, for one, are exceptionally happy that theological arguments have developed so finely. No longer are we concerned with simplistic matters such as how many angels can fit on a pinhead. Now the pressing question is how many weird afterlife babies can fit in one hand. Progress indeed.

Damn you, you just made me spit my coffee out :D :x

ocelot

7 years 4 months ago

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xxzxcuzxme

Edit- I missed the "asking for rights" bit, so now they are weird talking afterlife babies.

Weird, talking, "social justice warrior" afterlife babies.

edit: in fairness, according to amendment 8 of the Irish constitution, as unborn children, they actually have equal rights to real living people. So maybe they're Irish as well??? The plot thickens...

arminius

7 years 4 months ago

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But would the 'issue' be babies or more hands (and talking ones at that?)?

Serge Forward

7 years 4 months ago

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The patter of tiny hands?

Noah Fence

7 years 4 months ago

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Serge Forward

The patter of tiny hands?

Hang on. What's Jeremy Beadle got to do with this?

plasmatelly

7 years 4 months ago

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That's poor, Webby..

Noah Fence

7 years 4 months ago

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plasmatelly

That's poor, Webby..

Just testing the reactionary acceptability levels for the Mad Max thread.

Selfie down vote applied.

plasmatelly

7 years 4 months ago

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Yeah, I think I need a few of those tests before jump in sometimes too.

Noah Fence

7 years 4 months ago

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Webby

Serge Forward

The patter of tiny hands?

Hang on. What's Jeremy Beadle got to do with this?

Webby, I would strongly advise you to avoid the urge to be a twat.

Noah Fence

7 years 4 months ago

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Webby

Serge Forward

The patter of tiny hands?

Hang on. What's Jeremy Beadle got to do with this?

Webby, I would strongly advise you to avoid the urge to be a twat.

Edit: Well, how's that for irony? About one second after embarking on a career of non-twatishness I make a twat of myself with a double post. What a fucking twat!

kurekmurek

7 years 4 months ago

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Well after seeing the hand-pregnancy post I realized I can also try my chences in this thread:


http://www.diclehaber.com/tr/news/content/view/458820?from=3969113102
As the elections in Turkey is approaching AKP, the government party, constructed closed bus stops to a village close to Kayseri as an election investment. The thing is that the village has no automobile road or has no bus service at all.

Agent of the I…

7 years 4 months ago

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Webby

Webby

Serge Forward

The patter of tiny hands?

Hang on. What's Jeremy Beadle got to do with this?

Webby, I would strongly advise you to avoid the urge to be a twat.

Edit: Well, how's that for irony? About one second after embarking on a career of non-twatishness I make a twat of myself with a double post. What a fucking twat!

Wait, I'm confused. Why are you replying to yourself? Or do I not get what your trying to say?

Noah Fence

7 years 4 months ago

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You're confused??? Wait till you've started replying to yourself, then you'll know what true confusion is!

jef costello

7 years 4 months ago

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Soapy

Tyrion

Very enjoyable back and forth between Noam Chomsky and warmongering New Atheist douchebag Sam Harris. Despite the many shortcomings of his politics, Chomsky roundly smashes Harris' arguments at every turn and doesn't bother to put on any act of having the least bit of respect for Harris, who keeps feebly trying to turn it into some great intellectual debate between great public intellectuals who greatly respect each other's intellect. Good stuff.

Good to see Chomsky still kicking it in his old age

That was a good exchange.
Reminded me of the ancaps etc who show up here.

jura

7 years 4 months ago

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I don't know where else to put it. There's a whole bunch of new TLDs like ".agency", ".bargains" etc. Here are some that are still free:

http://proletarian.camp
http://communism.works
http://abolish.capital and http://communize.properties
http://redandblack.ninja
http://communize.biz
http://redderthan.red
http://collective.ceo
http://proletarian.democrat
http://collectivized.enterprises
http://kolkhoz.farm
http://anarchist.international
http://workersself.management
http://communism.today
http://endless.holiday
http://communization.wtf

and my personal favorite

http://kozo.uno

Entdinglichung

7 years 4 months ago

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found at https://twitter.com/Galloway4Mayor

xxzxcuzxme

7 years 3 months ago

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.

Entdinglichung

7 years 3 months ago

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S. Artesian

7 years 3 months ago

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petey

7 years 3 months ago

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It was Lacan who expanded upon Hegel's begierde; to answer desire we must name it. Unspoken, the hippo remains always hungry, hungry. A shapeless yearning without voice drives the consumption inherent in latter day capitalism.

Slavoj Zizek, probably

http://www.somethingawful.com/news/zizek-hungry-hippos/

S. Artesian

7 years 3 months ago

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petey

It was Lacan who expanded upon Hegel's begierde; to answer desire we must name it. Unspoken, the hippo remains always hungry, hungry. A shapeless yearning without voice drives the consumption inherent in latter day capitalism.

Slavoj Zizek, probably

http://www.somethingawful.com/news/zizek-hungry-hippos/

plagiarized from Marcuse; hippos added

boomerang

7 years 3 months ago

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Women. Who can understand them? Here's your handy guide!

Entdinglichung

7 years 3 months ago

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Chilli Sauce

7 years 3 months ago

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Serge Forward

Entdinglichung

That's now my new screensaver at work :D

Ha! I saved it as my background (even before reading your post!).

boomerang

7 years 3 months ago

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Entdinglichung

7 years 3 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

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jun/10/chimpanzees-bossou-south-eastern-guinea-habitual-drinking

ocelot

7 years 3 months ago

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Entdinglichung

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jun/10/chimpanzees-bossou-south-eastern-guinea-habitual-drinking

Welcome to Ireland. Land of saints and scholars. And now, according to a recent new scientific hypothesis, the pinnacle of human evolution. Somehow we always knew...

wojtek

7 years 3 months ago

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http://www.whoateallthepies.tv/transfer_talk/216139/xavis-qatar-airport-welcome-was-entirely-less-spectacular-than-darius-vassells-arrival-in-turkey-video.html

Entdinglichung

7 years 3 months ago

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http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/asghar-bukhari-muslim-campaigner-claims-5878024

https://tendancecoatesy.wordpress.com/2015/06/14/solidarity-with-asghar-bukhari-zionists-ate-my-sock/

A Muslim campaigner claimed 'Zionists sneaked into his home while he was asleep to steal his shoe'.

Asghar Bukhari, a founding member of the Muslim Public Affairs Committee UK, made the extraordinary claim in a Facebook post but soon faced ridicule.

wojtek

7 years 3 months ago

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https://i-d.vice.com/en_gb/article/why-young-londoners-are-moving-to-berlin

Entdinglichung

7 years 3 months ago

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Tyrion

7 years 3 months ago

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Jeb Bush's campaign logo. I was sure this was a joke at first.

Soapy

7 years 3 months ago

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Eh it seems pretty good. Remember the republicans were almost able to get romney electrd, and he had the brand image of the guy from the toothpaste commercial.

Hope that trump gets elected and he raises money for the budget by selling off the branding rights to every month a la infinite jest. Jk i hope they all stfu and go home.

Entdinglichung

7 years 3 months ago

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Tyrion

6 years 6 months ago

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jura

7 years 3 months ago

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Tyrion

Jeb Bush's campaign logo. I was sure this was a joke at first.

In many Slavic languages "Jeb!" literally means "(Do) fuck!".

boomerang

7 years 3 months ago

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Not so much funny as awesome.

source: http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-06-21

fidel gastro

7 years 3 months ago

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I can't post this on Funniest Thing You Saw Today so it's here instead. This guy was called Paul Charles Dozsa, a Hungarian chess champion whose hobby it was to dine at expensive restaurants and refuse to pay. This is what happens when the police try and arrest him in 1970 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeihcfYft9w

Noah Fence

7 years 3 months ago

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Paul Charles Dozsa. My new hero.

boomerang

7 years 3 months ago

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red and black riot

I can't post this on Funniest Thing You Saw Today so it's here instead. This guy was called Paul Charles Dozsa, a Hungarian chess champion whose hobby it was to dine at expensive restaurants and refuse to pay. This is what happens when the police try and arrest him in 1970 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeihcfYft9w

HAAAHAHAHA! that was wonderful!

i could watch that over and over. and that accent!

RebelRising

7 years 3 months ago

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"GENTLEMEN...this is...Democracy. Manifesht. Have a look at the headlock here, see that gentleman over h-- GET YOUR HANDS OFF MY PENIS!"

syndicalist

7 years 3 months ago

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Costa Rica & Animule Rights

fidel gastro

7 years 3 months ago

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Webby

Paul Charles Dozsa. My new hero.

He used to try and pay with Monopoly money, or he would say that the restaurant had two choices, either they phone the police and he makes a scene or they just let him go. In court he would say he was sorry so they would let him go. He even said in his defense that he couldn't help but do it because the Hungarian Military had but a chip in his brain that made him do it.

wojtek

7 years 3 months ago

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http://i.iplsc.com/okladka-ksiazki/00045QMVA1AD0XQW-C116-F4.jpg

Entdinglichung

7 years 2 months ago

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http://metro.co.uk/2015/07/07/lenin-and-stalin-impersonators-get-into-scrap-in-downtown-moscow-5285121/

Two impersonators came to blows on Manezh Square after a Stalin double accused a Lenin double of working with a different Stalin behind his back.

Latifa Valiyev accused his partner Igor Gorbunov of posing for photos with tourists with a rival Stalin impersonator.

During the argument, Valiyev reportedly hit Gorbunov three times with an umbrella, prompting the Moscow metro Prosecutor’s Office to launch an investigation.

Noah Fence

7 years 2 months ago

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Entdinglichung

http://metro.co.uk/2015/07/07/lenin-and-stalin-impersonators-get-into-scrap-in-downtown-moscow-5285121/

Two impersonators came to blows on Manezh Square after a Stalin double accused a Lenin double of working with a different Stalin behind his back.

Latifa Valiyev accused his partner Igor Gorbunov of posing for photos with tourists with a rival Stalin impersonator.

During the argument, Valiyev reportedly hit Gorbunov three times with an umbrella, prompting the Moscow metro Prosecutor’s Office to launch an investigation.

LOL! I'd love to see a punch up between a Chomsky an a Graeber impersonator!

LinksRadikal

7 years 2 months ago

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War isn't funny but bear with me for a moment. It's been more than 200 years since this...incident.

So, in 1788, Austria was at war with Turkey. The Austrian army was marching down to clash with an advancing Turkish army in what is now Romania. Shenanigans ensued.

What happened was the Austrians set up camp for the night, and some scouts on horseback went out to check the immediate countryside for any armed Turks. They came across a band of gypsies with a shitload of schnapps for sale, which they eagerly bought and began drinking with a gusto rarely seen outside of a frat party.

A load of Austrian infantry were also out and about, and came across the group of scouts. They wanted to join the drinking. The boozy scouts refused and set up makeshift fortification in what probably seemed a really funny idea at the time. Things got heated, an argument broke out and someone got too excited and fired a shot.

What Happened Next?

All Hell broke loose, infantry and scouts firing wildly at each other. The infantry, in a state of confusion, began shouting that the Turks were attacking them. The scouts, even though it was they who were attacking their infantry, suddenly believed that there actually was a huge, swarthy, mustachioed Turkish army just behind them.

Filling their snazzy cavalry pants with rapidly escaping dinners, the scouts broke ranks and piled through the ranks of infantry. The infantry took this as a sign that the Turks were definitely there. They began a panicky withdrawal, all animosity forgotten in the face of the imaginary Turkish army.

Just when the whole affair couldn't get any stupider, it did. The Austrian army was made up of soldiers from several countries and they spoke different languages. So when the German-speaking officers started shouting "Halt! Halt!" in their own language, the non-German-speakers mistook it for cries of, "Allah! Allah!"

The whole frantic group of soldiers finally arrived back at the main camp. An officer there, in a moment of slapstick brilliance, reasoned that the charging, shouting men must be a Turkish attack, and ordered an artillery strike.

The entire camp then awoke to the sound of an enormous battle and they all did what every disciplined soldier would do at a time like this: ran away in different directions, firing wildly. The situation escalated until the army was called into a general retreat from the imaginary enemy. Finally, not wanting to miss out on the fun, the leader of the whole operation, Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II, got knocked off his horse and landed in a stream.

(from cracked.com)

Khawaga

7 years 2 months ago

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Wow, that is fucking hilarious.

Noah Fence

7 years 2 months ago

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Ok, so this is a cheat coz you don't read a video but seeing cops made to look like the wankers they are is always a good thing out of place or not.

http://youtu.be/v4gakGK6vRw

jef costello

7 years 2 months ago

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Apparently the war story is apocryphal, I read it on cracked a while back and looked it up. There's some surprisingly good stuff on cracked about gender, sexism, pickup artists and all sorts of stuff.

LinksRadikal

7 years 2 months ago

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jef costello

Apparently the war story is apocryphal, I read it on cracked a while back and looked it up. There's some surprisingly good stuff on cracked about gender, sexism, pickup artists and all sorts of stuff.

Yeah, I wondered if this is an officially recognized event. I'll try and do some research of my own.

And cracked indeed is surprisingly good, yes.

EDIT: btw, this is what wikipedia's got to say on the matter

The earliest major source detailing this battle is from "Geschichte Josephs des Zweiten" by A. J. Gross-Hoffinger, written 59 years after the battle's supposed occurrence, and most authors tend to cite this account. The earliest source for this battle was from History of the eighteenth century and of the nineteenth till the overthrow of the French empire, with particular reference to mental cultivation and progress, which was published in 1843, 55 years after the incident. This source refers readers to the "Austrian Military Magazine of 1831" to find a more complete account of the battle:

"A detailed account of the singular story of this night-march and its consequences does not appear to us to belong to the province of general history; it will however be found both authentic and complete in the 'Austrian Military Magazine of 1831.

petey

7 years 2 months ago

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not funny, exactly, but, y'know, america

Next News Network, a conspiracy theory website co-founded by Gary Franchi, the former chair of Rep. Ron Paul's (R-TX) super PAC, noted that the start of the "Jade Helm 15" exercise coincides with a Druidic cremation ceremony performed by a secret society of America's Republican elite.

The Bohemian Club, which has counted former Presidents George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan among its members, meets every year in early July at a Redwood grove in Monte Rio, California. There, the club performs a ritual known as the "Cremation of the Care" where members burn a coffin effigy in a show of forest-worship.

Next News Network stated in a YouTube video that July 15 not only marks the start of "Jade Helm 15," but also the cremation ritual. The outlet speculated that the ritual "actually represents the physical manifestation of the cremation of America."

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/jade-helm-15-begins-wednesday

Fnordie

7 years 2 months ago

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this isn't something i read, but i overheard a great interaction:

punk landlord: "I'm a capitalist, but I sympathize with anarchists. I'm an anarcho capitalist." [has never heard of ancaps]
punk tenant: "JESUS CHRIST DON'T EVER FUCKING SAY THAT!!!"

boomerang

7 years 2 months ago

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boomerang

7 years 2 months ago

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Funnier thing just happened right after posting: I showed it to my bf, and he's like, "Blazing it everyday? Is he talking about insurrectionism?"

It was a completely serious question.

petey

7 years 2 months ago

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In an interview in the documentary American Storytellers, Ramis said he hoped to make a film about Emma Goldman (even pitching Disney with the idea of having Bette Midler star)

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Ramis#Film_career

Entdinglichung

7 years 2 months ago

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http://edlnews.co.uk/2015/07/23/edl-and-national-action-fight-it-out-at-rotherham-demo/

Entdinglichung

7 years 2 months ago

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https://www.marxists.org/history/erol/ncm-3/rw-principles.htm

Auld-bod

7 years 2 months ago

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This from today’s Guardian after Zoe Williams visited the wee town of Stonehaven.

‘Some things are so obvious that no description would be complete without them, and yet they must surely have been observed before: the problem with deep frying a Mars bar isn’t the fat or the salt or the sugar, but the colour. It looks like a turd in batter; so much so that there’s some kind of evolutionary wisdom urging you not to eat it.
But when you’ve gone all the way there and, at 41, are ready to experiment, you can ignore that wisdom for the first bite, and it turns out these are delicious; much better than regular Mars bars, since the neutral, savoury flour breaks into the sugary flatness, the batter mixes up the texture and of course the salt and the caramel meet, in an elegant and self-contained precursor to this decade’s trendy obsession, salted caramel.
Look, you wouldn’t eat two in a row. You may not eat again that day. But it’s better than the chocolate puds I could name in 10 separate restaurants, which considering the low quality of the chocolate is saying a lot.’

Invented in 1992 by the fryers of the Carron fish bar, Stonehaven.

petey

7 years 2 months ago

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boomerang

Funnier thing just happened right after posting: I showed it to my bf, and he's like, "Blazing it everyday? Is he talking about insurrectionism?"

It was a completely serious question.

well i had to look it up too :(

/geezer

Elgeeto

7 years 2 months ago

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I got banned from the ghetto now its' time to do nothing but live happily ever after (eats his own brains)

We do not negotiate with (blank erased word underneith:)YOU!

Soapy

7 years 2 months ago

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wojtek

7 years 2 months ago

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http://battlefieldcasualties.co.uk/

fidel gastro

7 years 2 months ago

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wojtek

http://battlefieldcasualties.co.uk/

Pure genius.

wojtek

7 years 2 months ago

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Maybe libcom could promote it and VFP?

Entdinglichung

7 years 2 months ago

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Entdinglichung

7 years 2 months ago

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petey

7 years 2 months ago

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Fnordie

7 years 2 months ago

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Chilli Sauce

7 years 1 month ago

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In Turkish soğan (pronounced "so on") means onion. I have friend who tells a story about going to an English language lecture at his university and the speaker kept finishing statements with "and so on and so on....". The whole time all my friend could think was "and onion and onion...". I always think about that when I see Zizek.

Anyway, I think libcom ought to have a Zizek-themed fundraiser. Regular posters can post their best impersonations of Zizek on youtube and we can all pay a dollar or a pound or whatever to vote on whichever is the best.

Entdinglichung

7 years 1 month ago

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http://www.charismanews.com/politics/50889-is-god-using-donald-trump-to-wake-up-the-nation

Devrim

7 years 1 month ago

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Except it's pronounced 'ʌnjən', or 'so an', so unless they were speaking in the most hideous Texas drawl, it doesn't really work.

Devrim

Chilli Sauce

7 years 1 month ago

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iexist

Our mission is to reveal the truth of the War for Southern Independence with particular emphasis on the contributions black people made to support the South in its struggle for independence.
There were an estimated 50,000 blacks who served willingly as Confederate soldiers and almost four million other blacks who stayed on the farms, plantations and factories in the South of their own free will. These blacks supported the Confederate army by supplying them with food and supplies. The ancestors of most blacks living in the United States today supported the Confederacy and have a right to be proud of their ancestor's service to the South. The Confederate Battle Flag is their flag also.
http://www.southernheritage411.com/aboutus.shtml

So is that.

Chilli Sauce

7 years 1 month ago

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Devrim

Except it's pronounced 'ʌnjən', or 'so an', so unless they were speaking in the most hideous Texas drawl, it doesn't really work.

Devrim

It's a schwa though, isn't it. So not so much "an" but more "uhn". But thanks for pissing on that bonfire Devrim ;-)

Entdinglichung

7 years 1 month ago

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Fnordie

7 years 1 month ago

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Entdinglichung

7 years 1 month ago

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http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/the-emerging-fetish-of-laying-alien-eggs-inside-yourself

Chilli Sauce

7 years 1 month ago

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Fleur, that's great.

Entdinglichung

7 years 1 month ago

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http://en.internationalism.org/forum/1056/lem/13360/tobacco-and

Ugh I really doubt that the question makes enough sense to ask, but will communists allow the production of tobacco products?

Chilli Sauce

7 years 1 month ago

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I've got a good one for you: I got a new job recently and today I went into my boss's office for the first time. She has Crimethinc posters on the wall.

Entdinglichung

7 years 1 month ago

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you're working in a Crimethinc-owned business?

Fnordie

7 years 1 month ago

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Chilli Sauce

Crimethinc posters

Haha, which one?

Chilli Sauce

7 years 1 month ago

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Ummm....that gender one and a some of the old ones, the super text heavy ones, Days of War, Nights of Love shit.

jef costello

7 years 1 month ago

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Not from today but still good :)

RebelRising

7 years 1 month ago

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Apparently our favorite British Trotskyist arose from his grave to pursue his posthumous dream of writing graphic novels about the rip-roaring adventures of a renegade British swashbuckler and her mild-mannered Turkish traveling companion:

http://www.delilahdirk.com/

(Not "ha, ha" funny, but just a mildly amusing coincidence.)

Entdinglichung

7 years 1 month ago

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http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/aug/31/the-jeremy-corbyn-victory-scenario-confrontation-or-cooperation

There are forces that have rallied round him that are spoiling for a fight. Take the Alliance for Workers Liberty, once known as Socialist Organiser, and its newspaper to which Corbyn recently gave an interview. Its leading theorist Sean Matgamna wrote last month: “If Jeremy Corbyn wins, it won’t be the end but the beginning of the fight. A leader of the French Revolution once observed that ‘those who make half a revolution, only dig their own graves’. A Corbyn victory will at best be only half a revolution. It will energise the PLP and its backers in the press for a serious fight back. If we don’t respond blow for blow, with determination to win, then the rightwing counter-revolution will win. There will be a severe repression of the left. The chance of a new beginning for working-class politics will be squandered.

“If Corbyn wins, then the left should immediately go on the offensive. Irreconcilable MPs should be de-selected. Labour party democracy needs to be restored. The Labour party conference must again become the democratic labour movement. There is a strand of Corbyn’s support that seeks to delegitimise its opponents rather than engage with them.”

petey

7 years 1 month ago

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i don't know one end of a soccer ball from the other, but ...

Fenerbache fans threaten Celtic fans with knives on Twitter, Celtic fans respond

https://imgur.com/XlwrCsn

Khawaga

7 years 1 month ago

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haha, that's hilarious!

Devrim

7 years 1 month ago

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I don't think the idea of Fener fans stabbing people is that funny. It's not as if people have never been killed around foo all matches in Turkey.

Devrim

Khawaga

7 years 1 month ago

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Come off it Devrim, you know perfectly well I found the Celtic supporters' response funny. I guess you've not completely washed out the everything-is-srs-biznizz attitude of the ICC...

Devrim

7 years 1 month ago

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Yes, there response is funny. I just don't think that all Fener fans will see it that way.

Devrim

Tarquin

7 years 1 month ago

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I expect you are right but a fair few joined in. Good on 'em.

Entdinglichung

7 years ago

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https://workersspatula.wordpress.com/2015/09/06/trotskyist-dating-site-launched/

petey

7 years ago

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Entdinglichung

https://workersspatula.wordpress.com/2015/09/06/trotskyist-dating-site-launched/

hot to trot?
(amazingly, that appears nowhere in the post.)

wojtek

7 years ago

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http://badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=269178232573

xxzxcuzxme

7 years ago

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Is Khawaga really all that intelligent, or is it all a lot of pompous hot air sprouted within the safe confines of the internet??

Khawaga

7 years ago

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yes, I really am all that intelligent.

Noah Fence

7 years ago

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jef costello

Not from today but still good :)

Fuck off Jeff with your childish dig at the true revolutionary philosophy of our time. It's now a proven fact that if we end speciesism not only will we destroy fascism, but Billy Bragg will retire, Jeremy Corbyn will join Black Bloc and our premium bonds will come in!
Freedom is just a vegan cupcake away!

wojtek

7 years ago

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I found a football team for all the Big Lebowski fans/italophiles.

jef costello

7 years ago

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Webby

jef costello

Not from today but still good :)

Fuck off Jeff with your childish dig at the true revolutionary philosophy of our time. It's now a proven fact that if we end speciesism not only will we destroy fascism, but Billy Bragg will retire, Jeremy Corbyn will join Black Bloc and our premium bonds will come in!
Freedom is just a vegan cupcake away!

I do feel that I should take the revolutionary potential of bunnies into account more often. And if Billy Bragg retires then we'd be a fair way towards utopia!

Chilli Sauce

7 years ago

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http://libcom.org/forums/news/so-turns-out-david-cameron-face-fcked-dead-pig-21092015

Steven.

7 years ago

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xxzxcuzxme

Is Khawaga really all that intelligent, or is it all a lot of pompous hot air sprouted within the safe confines of the internet??

admin: no personal abuse, this is a warning

Entdinglichung

7 years ago

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https://www.facebook.com/socialistmemecaucus/photos/a.261275940655458.58229.261266100656442/816624981787215/?type=3

wojtek

7 years ago

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.

Jamal

7 years ago

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A Stalinist walks into an Anarchist pub.

"Who's in charge here?"

Pennoid

7 years ago

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A post-colonialist walks into a really boring conference.

"Whats in charge when?"

(muh'subaltern)

Jamal

7 years ago

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Haha

Entdinglichung

6 years 12 months ago

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https://www.facebook.com/Meantrots-675045492617890

Entdinglichung

6 years 11 months ago

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https://workersspatula.wordpress.com/2015/09/26/pope-declares-us-left-opportunists/

Pope Francis, leader of one of the world’s most notoriously conservative and reactionary institutions, has spent much of his papacy attempting to maintain the relevance of the church in the increasingly left-leaning political status quo of Latin America today. A few critical statements about inequality and the obvious problems of capitalism, however, have caused him to be viewed as a modern day Che Guevara by the majority of US pundits. Indeed, even much of the US “left” is unable to cope with the ferocity of Pope Francis’s mild statements: A joint statement of Bernie Sanders, Cornel West, the CPUSA and the Working Families Party denounced the pope’s “ultra-leftism” and “adventurism”. The pope has responded to these accusations in an interview with Max Ajl published at Jacobin. He referred to the US left as “petty bourgeois hacks”, “opportunists”, “bleeding-heart liberals” and “objective agents of US imperialism.”

Entdinglichung

6 years 11 months ago

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http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/oct/13/im-the-new-jesus-katie-hopkins-tells-church-conference

The gathering – largely made up of clergy, Church of England officials, and workers and volunteers in Christian charities and campaigning organisations – heard that she was hoping to produce a Christmas book called The Bible According to Katie Hopkins. “I’m Jesus of the outspoken. Jesus had his followers; I have 600,000 followers on Twitter. It’s about leading the way – I am the new Jesus.”

Entdinglichung

6 years 11 months ago

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[youtube]_Q0ozIOcmuc[/youtube]

Jason Unruhe criticises the SPGB

ajjohnstone

6 years 11 months ago

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Cheers for bringing this to our attention...

Just to clarify what the SPGB means by exploitation

Exploitation. A morally neutral term, as used by socialists, to denote the historically specific form of the extraction of surplus labour. Feudalism was based on the appropriation of surplus labour as feudal tribute (in the form of money, produce or labour services) from the peasantry. Capitalist enterprises buy workers’ labour power for a wage or a salary which is more or less equal to its value but extract labour greater than the equivalent of that wage or salary. This surplus labour takes the form of surplus value and is the source of profit. But it is important to remember that, because surplus value is socially produced, an employee is not just exploited by their particular employer. Exploitation is a class relationship only: the capitalist class exploit the working class.

fidel gastro

6 years 11 months ago

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http://newsthump.com/2015/10/16/man-successfully-reads-entire-daily-mail-after-lobotomy/

seahorse

6 years 11 months ago

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https://www.facebook.com/tldrwiki/photos/a.271009899736570.1073741827.269505439887016/320094104828149/

seahorse

6 years 11 months ago

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Entdinglichung

https://workersspatula.wordpress.com/2015/09/26/pope-declares-us-left-opportunists/

[...]The pope [...] referred to the US left as “petty bourgeois hacks”, “opportunists”, “bleeding-heart liberals” and “objective agents of US imperialism.”

Almost makes me want to convert to catholicism.

Entdinglichung

6 years 11 months ago

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Mao for beginners: https://www.marxists.org/history/erol/ncm-1a/mao-sez.pdf

ocelot

6 years 11 months ago

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S. Artesian

6 years 11 months ago

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Funniest thing? This from an administrator:

I'm not sure it's worth trying to explain this to you, but the reason we have to remove off topic comments once we have warned people not to derail a topic is because if, say, you were allowed to post that, someone on the other side of the debate would feel they had to respond. And so the derail argument would kick off again.

Moderating discussion online isn't easy, fortunately we don't do it to make friends

boozemonarchy

6 years 11 months ago

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Oh shit, I guess racist-types are upset at the new Star Wars for not being white enough which is particularly funny because the saga has consistently featured a great number of alien and robot leads.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/boycott-star-wars-vii-movement-833102?facebook_151019

I also heard some conspiracy theory about this being a new kind of edgy marketing whereby people are enticed to watch the show in order to make a statement to this or that unpopular group (MRAs for Fury Road and racists for Star Wars).

Seems kinda silly - as if these types don't consistently make asses of themselves in public. (?)

boozemonarchy

6 years 11 months ago

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Oh shit, I guess racist-types are upset at the new Star Wars for not being white enough which is particularly funny because the saga has consistently featured a great number of alien and robot leads.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/boycott-star-wars-vii-movement-833102?facebook_151019

I also heard some conspiracy theory about this being a new kind of edgy marketing whereby people are enticed to watch the show in order to make a statement to this or that unpopular group (MRAs for Fury Road and racists for Star Wars).

Seems kinda silly - as if these types don't consistently make asses of themselves in public. (?)

boozemonarchy

6 years 11 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

Oh shit, I guess racist-types are upset at the new Star Wars for not being white enough which is particularly funny because the saga has consistently featured a great number of alien and robot leads.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/boycott-star-wars-vii-movement-833102?facebook_151019

I also heard some conspiracy theory about this being a new kind of edgy marketing whereby people are enticed to watch the show in order to make a statement to this or that unpopular group (MRAs for Fury Road and racists for Star Wars).

Seems kinda silly - as if these types don't consistently make asses of themselves in public. (?)

boozemonarchy

6 years 11 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

Oh shit, I guess racist-types are upset at the new Star Wars for not being white enough which is particularly funny because the saga has consistently featured a great number of alien and robots in important roles.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/boycott-star-wars-vii-movement-833102?facebook_151019

I also heard some conspiracy theory about this being a new kind of edgy marketing whereby people are enticed to watch the show in order to make a statement to this or that unpopular group (MRAs for Fury Road and racists for Star Wars).

Seems kinda silly - as if these types don't consistently make asses of themselves in public. (?)

Entdinglichung

6 years 11 months ago

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nothing on the pages of CPB, Morning Star, CPGB/ML, NCP, RCPB/ML or Sparts on the meeting between the heads of the British and Chinese states

ocelot

6 years 11 months ago

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Entdinglichung

nothing on the pages of CPB, Morning Star, CPGB/ML, NCP, RCPB/ML or Sparts on the meeting between the heads of the British and Chinese states

Derrida thou shouldst be living at this hour!

Entdinglichung

6 years 11 months ago

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https://workersspatula.wordpress.com/2015/10/22/paid-advertisement-anarchist-lifestyle-consulting-services/

Chilli Sauce

6 years 11 months ago

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Workers Spatula is really good. Do we know the people who run it?

Entdinglichung

6 years 11 months ago

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some similarities with the Weekly Smirker?

Entdinglichung

6 years 11 months ago

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iexist

I've seen double pots, but quadrupal posts are new.

surely veiled warning against a trotskyist conspiracy

Entdinglichung

6 years 11 months ago

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iexist

Chilli Sauce

Workers Spatula is really good. Do we know the people who run it?

I heard it was Stalinists who split from Socialist Action.

USA, Canada or UK?

Entdinglichung

6 years 11 months ago

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http://www.deadcells.org/software/partygen.html

Communist Party Generator

Thinking of splitting? Need a new banner for the writhing mass of the working class to rally behind? As revolutionary statisticians, we are certain not every permutation has been attempted. So, click the hammer & sickle! Maybe your vanguard will have more luck as...

wojtek

6 years 11 months ago

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A v privileged, womanising thai yellow shirt who doesnt work/lives off trading on the market said i was less of a man for being slim and joking that he and his friend should fight for me. i think he's right...

RebelRising

6 years 11 months ago

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Sometimes I read the advice columnist for Slate, "Dear Prudie." Less for the putatively sage advice she imparts and more for the powerful snark issuing forth from the comments.

Anyways, this question from today takes the cake for classist miserliness:

"Dear Prudence,

I live in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country, but on one of the more “modest” streets—mostly doctors and lawyers and family business owners. (A few blocks away are billionaires, families with famous last names, media moguls, etc.) I have noticed that on Halloween, what seems like 75 percent of the trick-or-treaters are clearly not from this neighborhood. Kids arrive in overflowing cars from less fortunate areas. I feel this is inappropriate. Halloween isn’t a social service or a charity in which I have to buy candy for less fortunate children. Obviously this makes me feel like a terrible person, because what’s the big deal about making less fortunate kids happy on a holiday? But it just bugs me, because we already pay more than enough taxes toward actual social services. Should Halloween be a neighborhood activity, or is it legitimately a free-for-all in which people hunt down the best candy grounds for their kids?

—Halloween for the 99 Percent"

Gratifyingly, Prudence and the commenters mocked her sufficiently.

Pennoid

6 years 11 months ago

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Wojtek are you in thailand??

Pennoid

6 years 11 months ago

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Wojtek are you in thailand??

wojtek

6 years 11 months ago

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I might be ;) hanging with what seemed to be some, admittedly mostly friendly, bkk elites was v surreal.

Entdinglichung

6 years 11 months ago

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http://godsandradicals.org/2015/10/31/the-thinning-of-the-veil-dragons-and-the-ecology-of-fire/

forming an alliance with dragons to overthrow capitalism?

Entdinglichung

6 years 11 months ago

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https://workersspatula.wordpress.com/about/comment-page-1/#comment-151

Virgin

someone from libcom said that Worker’s Spatula is run by Stalinists, is that true?

Worker's Spatula

Please choose whichever answer is most useful to class struggle:
1) Different elements behind WS have different views on Comrade Stalin, but it is true that our enemies consider all of us “Stalinists”. Of course, there is no such thing as “Stalinism”, there is only the science of Marxism-Leninism.
2) “If WS was run by Stalinists, you would not be allowed to ask that question.” -Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
3) Everything you have ever read on libcom is true.
4) All of the above.

Shorty

6 years 10 months ago

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Not sure if this falls under 'funny' or feeding your class hatred.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/12000288/We-earn-190k-a-year.-Do-we-need-to-sell-our-flat-to-afford-private-school-fees.html?fb_ref=Default

Entdinglichung

6 years 10 months ago

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good to know: http://thejewniverse.com/2015/trotskys-yogurt-is-alive-and-well-in-nyc-and-you-can-eat-it/

Noah Fence

6 years 10 months ago

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I don't eat yogurt but if I did I wouldn't go near Trotsky's - I'll bet it plain unflavoured, austere muck. Now, This guys yogurt is some rare shit. Plus you get a pony.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4d_FvgQ1csE

arminius

6 years 10 months ago

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The really weird thing is, this is the 2nd time in 24 hours I have stumbled into a reference to this guy. I mean, wtf?

Tyrion

6 years 10 months ago

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Jamal

6 years 10 months ago

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http://en.internationalism.org/icconline/201511/13682/reply-ex-members-our-turkish-section

jondwhite

6 years 10 months ago

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CPGB-ML study session video uploaded 1 week ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFn9Kgavl0c

British Maoism seemingly undaunted by recent revelations

also had to make this gif

http://makeagif.com/i/-aFk5K

radicalgraffiti

6 years 10 months ago

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Surprised no one posted this yet
https://www.reddit.com/r/Anarcho_Capitalism/comments/3ucp8y/i_was_beat_up_by_left_anarchists_in_greece/

proletarian.

6 years 10 months ago

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jondwhite

CPGB-ML study session video uploaded 1 week ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFn9Kgavl0c

British Maoism seemingly undaunted by recent revelations

also had to make this gif

http://makeagif.com/i/-aFk5K

They are not Maoists and what is the joke?

Fleur

6 years 10 months ago

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radicalgraffiti wrote:

Surprised no one posted this yet
https://www.reddit.com/r/Anarcho_Capitalism/comments/3ucp8y/i_was_beat_up_by_left_anarchists_in_greece/

"You're breaking the NAP!"

Seriously, that made my day when I read that :)

gram negative

6 years 10 months ago

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radicalgraffiti

Surprised no one posted this yet
https://www.reddit.com/r/Anarcho_Capitalism/comments/3ucp8y/i_was_beat_up_by_left_anarchists_in_greece/

thanks for this

redsdisease

6 years 10 months ago

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Fleur

radicalgraffiti wrote:

Surprised no one posted this yet
https://www.reddit.com/r/Anarcho_Capitalism/comments/3ucp8y/i_was_beat_up_by_left_anarchists_in_greece/

"You're breaking the NAP!"

Seriously, that made my day when I read that :)

Yeah, I laughed pretty hard at that.

Entdinglichung

6 years 10 months ago

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Chilli Sauce

6 years 10 months ago

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Fleur

radicalgraffiti wrote:

Surprised no one posted this yet
https://www.reddit.com/r/Anarcho_Capitalism/comments/3ucp8y/i_was_beat_up_by_left_anarchists_in_greece/

"You're breaking the NAP!"

Seriously, that made my day when I read that :)

So, that was pretty damn funny, but what's the NAP?

wojtek

6 years 10 months ago

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http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/deluded-individual-has-sense-of-loyalty-to-employer-2015021095242

Agent of the I…

6 years 10 months ago

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Chilli Sauce

So, that was pretty damn funny, but what's the NAP?

Non Aggression Principle.

Noah Fence

6 years 10 months ago

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Stop initiating violence against me!

Oh Jesus, that's one of the funniest things I've ever seen on Libcom. Still, I might just work, I'll give it a try next time I'm getting the shit kicked out of me!

Khawaga

6 years 10 months ago

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Oh wow, that reddit post is priceless.

Entdinglichung

6 years 10 months ago

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wojtek

6 years 10 months ago

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There was an academic conference on the history of beards
http://notchesblog.com/2015/12/01/hirsute-histories-a-notches-special-issue/

Entdinglichung

6 years 9 months ago

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http://macarthur.charismanews.com/culture/53743-compelling-historical-evidence-for-the-virgin-birth-of-jesus-christ

Soapy

6 years 9 months ago

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Paypal donations=participation in the "political revolution"?

works for libcomers I guess ;)

ocelot

6 years 9 months ago

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radicalgraffiti

Surprised no one posted this yet
https://www.reddit.com/r/Anarcho_Capitalism/comments/3ucp8y/i_was_beat_up_by_left_anarchists_in_greece/

LOL

NAP-sack

wojtek

6 years 9 months ago

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0xD5ppyrL_c

Ivysyn

6 years 9 months ago

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I have a bunch of random FB friends so I have some like Maoists and tankies on there and I had stumbled across one of the Maoists' posts rambling incoherently about right deviationism and opportunism. It pissed me off more then made me laugh, but hey, I am sure there are people that would laugh at that.

Entdinglichung

6 years 9 months ago

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Jason Cortez

6 years 9 months ago

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where did you find this gem of enlightenment?

Entdinglichung

6 years 9 months ago

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Jason Cortez

where did you find this gem of enlightenment?

https://www.facebook.com/Meantrots-675045492617890/

Auld-bod

6 years 9 months ago

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From 38 degrees:

'Imagine Christmas without the BBC. No more Queen’s Speech as you sit down to enjoy lunch. No episodes of Only Fools and Horses or Doctor Who. This could be a reality if the government gets its way. They want to rip apart the BBC so that media moguls like Murdoch can rule the airwaves.'

Noah Fence

6 years 9 months ago

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Auld-bod

From 38 degrees:

'Imagine Christmas without the BBC. No more Queen’s Speech as you sit down to enjoy lunch. No episodes of Only Fools and Horses or Doctor Who. This could be a reality if the government gets its way. They want to rip apart the BBC so that media moguls like Murdoch can rule the airwaves.'

Imagine Christmas without Turkey. What you having this year Auld Bod? Or do you not do the silly Christmas dinner nonsense anyway? I normally have some pasta or something while my meat eating family have the traditional works but this year, without a request from me my chef daughter has decided to cook a vegan version of a trad Christmas dinner. I suppose I should be grateful but yuk! Anyway, what ya having comrade?
BTW, I really do have a flat cap, it is however made from a fine country tweed, as befitting the extremely rural nature of where I live and also because I have upper class pretensions.

Auld-bod

6 years 9 months ago

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Webby #547
Had dinner with small family group all wolfing down Aberdeen Angus beef. Sat opposite two young folk in their twenties and remembered I’d played chess with their dad when he was half their age. Now just get the New Year out of the way and I can relax – being sociable is a bit stressful – two years ago had too much to drink and got into a blazing argument about immigrants – with everyone shame faced in the morning. Hope you had a good time.

wojtek

6 years 9 months ago

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I think i may have a date with a banker haha

Entdinglichung

6 years 9 months ago

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Reddebrek

6 years 8 months ago

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I'm torn between these two stories from the same page, http://www.retroweb.com/lynchburg/attractions/main.html

"The Spock"
(The World's Only Church of Star Trek)

A few miles south of Lynchburg in Campbell County sits a large and attractive octagonal building which is home to one of most unique churches in the world. Founded in 1977, "The Spock," as the church is called, is the world's only church of Star Trek, a religion centered on the popular 1960's television series featuring the adventures of a crew of interstellar explorers. "The Spock" promotes beliefs associated with one of the popular characters in the TV series, Mr. Spock, who was from a peace-loving race of aliens known as "Vulcans." The ideology of the church is centered on so-called Vulcan philosophy which includes the belief in pure "logic" and which emphasizes a lifestyle devoid of emotion. A huge stained-glass likeness of the church's namesake is featured in the sanctuary, where churchgoers recite sequences of dialogue from the series and participate in what they call a "Holy Mind Meld." Many church members wear stick-on pointed ears (mimicking those of the TV character) during services and at other church functions (in one case of excessive dedication to the "faith," one member attempted to have his ears surgically altered but with disastrous results, requiring extensive corrective surgery). "The Spock" is not without controversy, as reportedly in the late 1980's disagreement arose within the church over the lengths to which members should go in emulating the purely logical and emotionless Vulcan approach to life. Some members advocated a reasonable degree of emotion (citing Mr. Spock's half-human side), but a core group of hard-line members insisted on a rigid adherence to Vulcan ideology. The stricter view won out, and as a result, several members left the church and publicly denounced its practices. One resentful former member went so far as to publish a science fiction story based on his rigid and stifling upbringing in the faith, a story which concludes with the destruction of the Campbell County sanctuary by a "phaser" blast from an orbiting "starship" at his command. Despite the dissent, "The Spock" boasts a membership today of over 120, and actively campaigns for new members at area fan conventions and at Star Trek movie showings in local theatres. Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played Mr. Spock in Star Trek, has refused comment on "The Spock."

Or this,

The Southern Liberal Confederation

Most Lynchburg residents are aware of the highly-publicized political organization that was once based here, Jerry Falwell's "Moral Majority." Few are aware, however, of another political organization that was founded in Lynchburg, an unusual group which reportedly once boasted 200,000 members. The "Southern Liberal Confederation," as it is called, promoted an unusual mix of offbeat views with a "southern heritage" theme. The Southern Liberal Confederation was founded in 1980 by Lynchburg resident Ted Cumby, who claimed that by 1988 the group's ranks had swollen to over 200,000 members across the South. The SLC was strictly an underground operation until 1996, when Cumby conducted an unsuccessful candidacy for Lynchburg City Council. Making no public appearances, Cumby's campaign relied instead on a local media blitz with videotaped ads in which Cumby (seen left) angrily denounced "the North" with statements such as "We are disillusioned by the growing right wing during the Reagan years, the continued acts of Northern aggression against the Southland and the continued de-funding of our Southern culture and heritage. We particularly resent the overall Northern mind set that Southerners are stupid, and we are determined to consolidate all Southern liberals into a single political force to resist this growing menace and its infiltration of Southern politics."

In addition to demanding the halting of garbage and waste shipments from Northern states into Virginia and other Southern states, Cumby also advocated that the government "suspend tax exemptions from businesses masquerading as churches," "halt the removal of historic Southern symbols, statues, and artifacts from public display," "ban trigger-locks," "lower the legal age of consent," "require unattractive people to wear more clothing," "relax immigration laws, except those pertaining to Northern Europeans," "raise speed limits on residential streets," "allow for the formation of a Southern economic trading block" and "lift restrictions on public breast-feeding." Cumby also called for adding an extra thirty seconds to the mandatory "moment of silence" in Virginia public schools.

Lynchburg voters soundly rejected the bizarre assemblage of views in the SLC platform and gave Cumby less than one percent of the vote. Cumby delivered a bitter concession speech (again by videocassette) in which he vowed "Lynchburg and the nation hasn't seen the last of the Southern Liberal Confederation. Northern tyranny will fall, and the South will rise again. More importantly, all Americans will eventually realize that drug abuse is a medical, and not a criminal problem." Following his unsuccessful bid for city council, Cumby retreated to his mountain abode where he continues to live, coordinating the efforts of the Southern Liberal Confederation through his high-speed satellite Internet connection.

(There is no affiliation between this web site and the SLC)

James MacBryde

6 years 8 months ago

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German Safety Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G95n427P9-w

Sharkfinn

6 years 8 months ago

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The Oregon standoff

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2016/1/8/oregon-standoff-what-if-the-armed-occupiers-were-black-or-muslim.html

Entdinglichung

6 years 8 months ago

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http://www.workers.org/articles/2016/01/12/wwp-sends-message-of-solidarity-to-koreans/

Guardia Rossa

6 years 8 months ago

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"Marxist theory of Nationalism"

"links to Stalin book"

jura

6 years 8 months ago

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Well I haven't read it anywhere and it's not that funny but there's a nationwide teachers' strike planned for next Monday in my country, and the current Minister of Education is a former student of both Werner Bonefeld and Bob Jessop. I had noone else to tell because nobody cares :).

wojtek

6 years 8 months ago

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https://mobile.twitter.com/Seinfeld2000/status/663398271205965824

Entdinglichung

6 years 8 months ago

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jura

Well I haven't read it anywhere and it's not that funny but there's a nationwide teachers' strike planned for next Monday in my country, and the current Minister of Education is a former student of both Werner Bonefeld and Bob Jessop. I had noone else to tell because nobody cares :).

at least better (or not?) than Bonefeld or Jessop becoming ministers in a bourgeois government ... like some former marxist sociologists in Brazil

jura

6 years 8 months ago

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Entdinglichung

at least better (or not?) than Bonefeld or Jessop becoming ministers in a bourgeois government ... like some former marxist sociologists in Brazil

Yeah, sure – I wouldn't hold the career of their former student against either of the two. But if I were that guy, I'd have serious moral dissonance right now (I'm sure he doesn't, though).

Entdinglichung

6 years 7 months ago

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https://workersspatula.wordpress.com/2016/02/13/marxism-too-mainstream-declares-hipster-embracing-young-hegelianism/

petey

6 years 7 months ago

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wojtek

I think i may have a date with a banker haha

well??

Entdinglichung

6 years 7 months ago

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http://spartacist.org/english/wv/1084/mejia.html

As far as we’re concerned, if Mejía did knowingly use anabolic steroids, he did nothing wrong. Whether an individual uses drugs—for fun, bodybuilding or perceived enhancement of athletic ability—is a personal choice. We demand his immediate reinstatement and full restitution of back pay—with interest!

Chilli Sauce

6 years 7 months ago

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So, full credit to Auld-bod for linking to this on another thread but, man, this thread is its natural home:

[youtube]BBi-KXc0CRk[/youtube]

wojtek

6 years 7 months ago

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Petey, she concluded i lived too far away so no gossip. It was too good to be true anyway.

redsdisease

6 years 7 months ago

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Chilli Sauce

So, full credit to Auld-bod for linking to this on another thread but, man, this thread is its natural home:

[youtube]BBi-KXc0CRk[/youtube]

Wow, that was a hard listen.

Khawaga

6 years 7 months ago

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My ears are bleeding.

Chilli Sauce

6 years 7 months ago

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But, guys, they've taken all our fish and money through the years.

petey

6 years 7 months ago

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wojtek

Petey, she concluded i lived too far away so no gossip. It was too good to be true anyway.

:(

Devrim

6 years 7 months ago

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Chilli Sauce

But, guys, they've taken all our fish and money through the years.

I think that you are missing the entire point; they are not 'your' fish. They are BRITISH red white and blure, happy to be cooked in too much oil, but distinctly saying 'No', to any innovations in the cuisine department that may be offered by foreigners type of fish.

Zeronowhere

6 years 7 months ago

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Surely they're polemicising against immigration more than the EU. In that case, given that everyone in the EU hates immigration, such separation might actually not help such a cause. You sure that, akin to Theories of Surplus-Value, we could not propose that that be some kind of fourth section to 'The German Ideology,' or supplement to 'The Holy Family,' etc.? Certainly people didn't generally give Marx that much more time.

Devrim

Chilli Sauce

But, guys, they've taken all our fish and money through the years.

I think that you are missing the entire point; they are not 'your' fish. They are BRITISH red white and blure, happy to be cooked in too much oil, but distinctly saying 'No', to any innovations in the cuisine department that may be offered by foreigners type of fish.

But Devrim, fish must be divided between their two qualities of water, which is their international existence, and fishiness, which is their Britishness metaphysically posited. Their fishiness is not only a metaphysical category, but its relevance to the price of fish is disputed. Hence, in being someone's fish, they are not 'British' fish, as their relation to water in essence is international, although this is in contradiction to their transhistorical Britishness and this must be resolved through the form of the 'international,' Tony Blair.

As fish themselves are either Turkish or nothing, of course, their Britishness hence has to be expropriated wholly from them to one David Cameron, and merely returned to them as recompense, despite the superiority of Turks to David Cameron. Hence, apart from any cunning references to Britain's relation to the US, we may state that their international existence is merely their being expressed in other forms of Britain, or in brief the immigration of all other countries into one fish, regardless of their specific nature. Hence, for instance, they must come into relation as British fish with the USA as another form of Britain, and the existence of fish is the reason why these countries must be treated both socially and in the bourgeois state as equivalent. This is, however, only a cover for the unacknowledged presentation of the fish as abstract and deified. Hence, the internationalising of fishes occurs through the exploitation of ichthyolatry.

Entdinglichung

6 years 6 months ago

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redsdisease

Chilli Sauce

So, full credit to Auld-bod for linking to this on another thread but, man, this thread is its natural home:

Wow, that was a hard listen.

even worse is this one

[youtube]0o1TXMAGtNE[/youtube]

Chilli Sauce

6 years 6 months ago

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Oh yeah, that was amazing.

Chilli Sauce

6 years 6 months ago

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Zeronowhere

Surely they're polemicising against immigration more than the EU. In that case, given that everyone in the EU hates immigration, such separation might actually not help such a cause. You sure that, akin to Theories of Surplus-Value, we could not propose that that be some kind of fourth section to 'The German Ideology,' or supplement to 'The Holy Family,' etc.? Certainly people didn't generally give Marx that much more time.

Devrim

Chilli Sauce

But, guys, they've taken all our fish and money through the years.

I think that you are missing the entire point; they are not 'your' fish. They are BRITISH red white and blure, happy to be cooked in too much oil, but distinctly saying 'No', to any innovations in the cuisine department that may be offered by foreigners type of fish.

But Devrim, fish must be divided between their two qualities of water, which is their international existence, and fishiness, which is their Britishness metaphysically posited. Their fishiness is not only a metaphysical category, but its relevance to the price of fish is disputed. Hence, in being someone's fish, they are not 'British' fish, as their relation to water in essence is international, although this is in contradiction to their transhistorical Britishness and this must be resolved through the form of the 'international,' Tony Blair.

As fish themselves are either Turkish or nothing, of course, their Britishness hence has to be expropriated wholly from them to one David Cameron, and merely returned to them as recompense, despite the superiority of Turks to David Cameron. Hence, apart from any cunning references to Britain's relation to the US, we may state that their international existence is merely their being expressed in other forms of Britain, or in brief the immigration of all other countries into one fish, regardless of their specific nature. Hence, for instance, they must come into relation as British fish with the USA as another form of Britain, and the existence of fish is the reason why these countries must be treated both socially and in the bourgeois state as equivalent. This is, however, only a cover for the unacknowledged presentation of the fish as abstract and deified. Hence, the internationalising of fishes occurs through the exploitation of ichthyolatry.

All seems a bit fishy to me....

Noah Fence

6 years 6 months ago

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You could be picking at the bones of this for quite a while. You both need study each other's 'school' of thought, use your political 'scales' to weigh up your options and then give each other a grilling. Careful though, you could end up between a rock and a hard plaice and then you'll simply be getting out of the frying pan and into the fire.

whirlwind

6 years 6 months ago

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#574
This is not really funny. It is seriously scary. If my memory serves me right the outcome of an election can be irrelevant if the petty bourgeoisie has the will to seize political power. I hope you fellows have your combats dusted off.

Zeronowhere

6 years 6 months ago

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Chilli Sauce

All seems a bit fishy to me....

Perhaps this conflict is mostly a question of definitions, and in that sense cosmetic. Let's split up the Fourth International.

FOR TROTSKY.

Chilli Sauce

6 years 6 months ago

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Surely, Noah, you're got to be squiddin me. I mean, you're really floundering with that argument. First, we'd clearly end up between the devil and the deep blue sea. Second, you've really jumped the shark with all your punning, but let's not turn this into a roe, codrade.

As to that last comment, we need to coral up all the Troutskyists and give them a good kick in the bass. Then we can worry about chipping away at the 4th Finternational.

Noah Fence

6 years 6 months ago

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Chilli Sauce

Surely, Noah, you're got to be squiddin me. I mean, you're really floundering with that argument. First, we'd clearly end up between the devil and the deep blue sea. Second, you've really jumped the shark with all your punning, but let's not turn this into a roe, codrade.

As to that last comment, we need to coral up all the Troutskyists and give them a good kick in the bass. Then we can worry about chipping away at the 4th Finternational.

Wow, that's some serious punning, right there. I hereby concede my title to you oh great one. You got me hook, line and sinker.

Chilli Sauce

6 years 6 months ago

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Why are you awake!?! It's reely early in the morning! You really need to catch some sockeye...

Noah Fence

6 years 6 months ago

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It's coz I'm having a whale of a time talking to you although I must admit I'm also a bit resentful about you taking my crown, in fact I've got quite a chip on my shoulder about it. Anyways, I'll wave goodbye now, gonna read my Salmon Rushdie book and catch some Zs. I might drop you a line later though, it would be good to hook up again. Have a cold at the moment though so will have to wait till I feel batter, then we'll get it salted out.

Chilli Sauce

6 years 6 months ago

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Noah Fence

I've got quite a chip on my shoulder

Bit of class struggle history to this expression, don'tcha know:

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/chip-on-your-shoulder.html

whirlwind

6 years 6 months ago

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Although the explanation of the origins of the phrase, 'a chip on my shoulder', referred to above does make reference to the class struggle in England, the writer concludes that it originated not in England but in a display of machismo in America.

Chilli Sauce

6 years 6 months ago

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whirlwind

Although the explanation of the origins of the phrase, 'a chip on my shoulder', referred to above does make reference to the class struggle in England, the writer concludes that it originated not in England but in a display of machismo in America.

Well, in it's figurative form, yes. But, FWIW, Wikipedia seems to lean towards the former explanation. In any case, figurative or literal, it's not surprising that the term would travel from portyards in England to a port city like New York.

petey

6 years 6 months ago

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Glaciers are key icons of climate change and global environmental change. However, the relationships among gender, science, and glaciers – particularly related to epistemological questions about the production of glaciological knowledge – remain understudied. This paper thus proposes a feminist glaciology framework with four key components: 1) knowledge producers; (2) gendered science and knowledge; (3) systems of scientific domination; and (4) alternative representations of glaciers. Merging feminist postcolonial science studies and feminist political ecology, the feminist glaciology framework generates robust analysis of gender, power, and epistemologies in dynamic social-ecological systems, thereby leading to more just and equitable science and human-ice interactions.

http://phg.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/01/08/0309132515623368.abstract

Zeronowhere

6 years 6 months ago

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[youtube]rTiGlNDnOtE[/youtube]

Entdinglichung

6 years 6 months ago

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https://www.facebook.com/Jason-Unruhe-is-a-Cop-567722790048076/

Noah Fence

6 years 6 months ago

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The revolution has already started comrades, and here's the proof!

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10153995178814717&id=296808489716

petey

6 years 6 months ago

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http://www.trotwars.org/about-the-game/

Fleur

6 years 6 months ago

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I'd play it. I'd pretty much play anything though which doesn't require me to be a fucking elf.

the button

6 years 6 months ago

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Noah Fence

It's coz I'm having a whale of a time talking to you although I must admit I'm also a bit resentful about you taking my crown, in fact I've got quite a chip on my shoulder about it. Anyways, I'll wave goodbye now, gonna read my Salmon Rushdie book and catch some Zs. I might drop you a line later though, it would be good to hook up again. Have a cold at the moment though so will have to wait till I feel batter, then we'll get it salted out.

Fuck's hake.

Zeronowhere

6 years 6 months ago

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Fuck's hake.

You lot, always complaining about Engels.

Anyway, so that's what Salman Rushdie was writing about with the Satanic Verses thing. I figured that he was just a trashy rip-off of Anton LaVey.

Anyway, so this also happened:

How can a novel written by The Times journalist-celebrity-critic flop?

Perhaps they were employed by a system which was based on the division of labour. Someone should have told them. It could have saved them a lot of time.

Honestly, people who were successful at stuff should have stopped writing novels. It brought the quality of unsuccessful novels down significantly. People need good novels somewhere, or the whole format would seem worthless.

commieprincess

6 years 6 months ago

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http://animalquestions.org/birds/chickens/do-chickens-have-tongues/

I’ve helped raised chickens when young and now in my 50’s have chickens. They are so special[...]My chickens names are Jewel, Aunt B, Mischief, Punky, Brownie, Riley, etc. They were hatched about April 18, 2015 and I bought them at Linnton Feed and Seed. I love that store. I hope it stays open forever. Everyone said they wouldn’t lay until next year and August 23, 2015 they laid three eggs. I looked everywhere for fruit cake to celebrate, but guess I’ll have to use something else. I sing to them and talk to them and they follow me around the yard like a puppy dog. God is so amazing to give us such beautiful pets.

gram negative

6 years 6 months ago

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petey

Glaciers are key icons of climate change and global environmental change. However, the relationships among gender, science, and glaciers – particularly related to epistemological questions about the production of glaciological knowledge – remain understudied. This paper thus proposes a feminist glaciology framework with four key components: 1) knowledge producers; (2) gendered science and knowledge; (3) systems of scientific domination; and (4) alternative representations of glaciers. Merging feminist postcolonial science studies and feminist political ecology, the feminist glaciology framework generates robust analysis of gender, power, and epistemologies in dynamic social-ecological systems, thereby leading to more just and equitable science and human-ice interactions.

http://phg.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/01/08/0309132515623368.abstract

actually that article isn't as bad as it has been made out to be

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/03/qa-author-feminist-geology-study-reflects-sudden-place

Entdinglichung

6 years 6 months ago

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http://spartacist.org/english/wv/1086/sharapova.html

The small gang that decides who can play and who cannot doesn’t rule in a social vacuum. WADA is the end-product of the hysteria over performance enhancers—which had previously been handed out like M&Ms in U.S. locker rooms—as a response to the international successes of athletes from the Soviet Union and the East European bureaucratically deformed workers states in the 1970s and ’80s. Meldonium itself was developed by Soviet scientists in Latvia in the 1970s. It was used by Red Army soldiers in the 1980s to enable them to carry out operations in mountainous terrains during the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan against the murderous U.S.-financed and -armed mujahedin, the precursors of the Taliban, Al Qaeda and ISIS.

We say: Let Maria Sharapova play! Down with the ban on PEDs! Whether an individual uses drugs—for fun or perceived enhancement of athletic ability—is a personal choice. Down with the war on drugs!

Chilli Sauce

6 years 6 months ago

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Stick with it....

[youtube]84cVizR6sPQ[/youtube]

commieprincess

6 years 6 months ago

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90s racism

[youtube]7sv-q7Ja1xQ[/youtube]

Chilli Sauce

6 years 6 months ago

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Touching robots can arouse humans, study finds

Researchers discover that touching the areas where a robot’s genitals or buttocks would be provokes a physiological response in humans

Sometime I'm just amazed it's not from the Onion.

Mr. Jolly

6 years 6 months ago

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http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/video-scottish-resistance-issue-declaration-of-glasgow-1-4092772

Fkin state of Tammy

Standfield

6 years 6 months ago

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Chilli Sauce

Stick with it....

[youtube]84cVizR6sPQ[/youtube]

"So yeah, I was like, 'it's great and that, but it's missing the ferocity I require'. Then I had meself a brainwave - I slapped on some clay. Hey presto. Deltoids bruv." - Bernini, 1650.

Entdinglichung

6 years 5 months ago

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Entdinglichung

6 years 5 months ago

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and one more:

Devrim

6 years 5 months ago

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Trotsky was living in Istanbul when Kentucky Friend Chicken opened.

Devrim

Entdinglichung

6 years 5 months ago

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https://www.facebook.com/Posadist-Paul-Mason-Memes-1042460562491416/?rc=p

Zeronowhere

6 years 5 months ago

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Devrim

Trotsky was living in Istanbul when Kentucky Friend Chicken opened.

Clearly he got friendzoned by Donald Trump.

Reddebrek

6 years 5 months ago

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Entdinglichung

and one more:

Well he did have a background in fast food service
[youtube]oe2Y9BYE4fU[/youtube]

Zeronowhere

6 years 5 months ago

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Entdinglichung

https://www.facebook.com/Posadist-Paul-Mason-Memes-1042460562491416/?rc=p

Trotskyist aliens and underground Stalinists: A summary of the 20th Century (in black metal).

Entdinglichung

6 years 5 months ago

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Entdinglichung

6 years 5 months ago

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A 'council of war' will be led by Solidarity MSPs to oppose austerity in Scotland, Tommy Sheridan has said.

cactus9

6 years 5 months ago

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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/02/frenchman-takes-former-employer-to-tribunal-over-tedious-job

Man sues his employer for his tedious job. The actual story is not very funny but the headline made me laugh, I could be retired by now with all the compensation I'd be owed.

Zeronowhere

6 years 5 months ago

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They were ashamed of being paid for it, though. That's why they're suing. It does seem to mostly have to do with their being misused or their employment misrepresented, which apparently others went along with. The 'tediousness' is mostly just them advertising their getting hurt in order to thereby seem to have more of a case.

I'm sure most people would be 'owed' more compensation here, though, because anarchists have no shame.

Zeronowhere

6 years 4 months ago

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This confirming that Posadism is what happens when you look up at a solar eclipse.

Reddebrek

6 years 4 months ago

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I think I've finally found the one true way

http://howiescorner.blogspot.fr/2015/04/fringe-2015-patriotic-socialist-party.html

The Patriotic Socialist Party, officially launched on 1st January 2014, is the first and only party in Britain advocating patriotic socialism, an ideological position that embraces the patriotic values of a devoted love, support and defence for one’s nation and the cultural identity that makes it unique with the socialist objectives of public ownership of the means of production and the co-operative management of the economy.

It is an ideology that rejects the extremes of both Marxism and Nazism, instead promoting radical, progressive aims that revolve primarily around the desire to preserve national identity while working towards the betterment of mankind as a whole, highlighted by the slogan “You don’t have to hate anyone in order to love your country and you don’t have to hate your country in order to love mankind”.

Further to this, it is anti-discriminatory, anti-corporatist and anti-austerity while also promoting environmentalism, monetary reform, nationalisation, internationalism, workers rights and direct democracy.

The Patriotic Socialist Party is fully committed to the dissolution of the United Kingdom and the formation of the United Federation of Britain in order to mould Britain into a modern nation and to address the issues concerning the balance between devolution and the preservation of a united Britain. A British Assembly will take the form of Britain’s central government, which will be granted all primary legislative powers, alongside English, Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish Assemblies, which will be limited to secondary legislative powers only. The newly formed Federation will work towards the reunification of the British Isles under a single central government, with the consent of the Irish people, and will be consolidated and preserved in a Codified Constitution.

7.1 The Party Leader can expel any Party member if there is reason to believe that the Party member concerned may be acting in a manner contrary to the interests of the Party.

6.5 A Party member who dies or, as far as the Party is concerned, ceases to exist, will no longer be recognised as a Party member.