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by thoreau
28 Nov 2010, 16:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Help me, brothers and sisters!
Replies: 29
Views: 2740

Re: Help me, brothers and sisters!

Welcome, spambot! I would be happy to help you, but we need to discuss payment. If you give me the info needed to access your bank account and acquire the payment, I will be happy to spread the links that you request!

Yours in Christ,

Dr. T, Minister of Mines, Lower Nigeria
by thoreau
28 Nov 2010, 15:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Wikileaks - Diplomatic Cables Edition
Replies: 722
Views: 29856

Re: Wikileaks - Diplomatic Cables Edition

Kolohe wrote:spraying around secrets willy nilly is as likely to be harmful
Harmful to whom? To what?

Will Al Qaeda kill me or my family (or anybody else who's in the US minding their own business) tomorrow if Julian Assange does what he does?
by thoreau
28 Nov 2010, 15:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: FBI coaxes loser off couch. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Replies: 52
Views: 2968

Re: FBI coaxes loser off couch. Lather, rinse, repeat.

I think that the crazy Serbian guy in San Diego is probably just crazy rather than ideological. Nonetheless, I'm more afraid of a guy who can get bombs on his own than I am of a guy who needs the FBI to hold his hand in the bomb-building process. The way that we fear the guy without bombs more than ...
by thoreau
28 Nov 2010, 15:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Wikileaks - Diplomatic Cables Edition
Replies: 722
Views: 29856

Re: Wikileaks - Diplomatic Cables Edition

how does a libertarian known a govt official is lying? because his lips are moving amirite? You've never worked for a public university, have you? Because, um, well, if the administrators were hooked up to lie detectors the machines would melt down and probably heat up enough to cause hydrogen nucl...
by thoreau
28 Nov 2010, 15:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: FBI coaxes loser off couch. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Replies: 52
Views: 2968

Re: FBI coaxes loser off couch. Lather, rinse, repeat.

So, maybe don't send a guy to find him a job. I'm just saying that if the FBI has a choice between sending an undercover agent posing as an Al Qaeda recruiter, or making a phone call to a friendly neighborhood Imam or good Samaritan or whoever, well, why not put the guy on the radar of a positive fi...
by thoreau
28 Nov 2010, 14:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: FBI coaxes loser off couch. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Replies: 52
Views: 2968

FBI coaxes loser off couch. Lather, rinse, repeat.

http://www.salon. com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/11/28/fbi/index.html So, the FBI found yet another troubled loser, held his hand through yet another process of planning a terrorist attack, and then busted him. The best part is that he got himself a job on an Alaskan fishing boat, but because...
by thoreau
28 Nov 2010, 14:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Wikileaks - Diplomatic Cables Edition
Replies: 722
Views: 29856

Re: Wikileaks - Diplomatic Cables Edition

So, I keep hearing that the next Wikileaks posting will result in the streets running red with the blood of informants....and then nothing happens. Now, I don't want anybodyy to be killed (in fact, my anti-killing stance makes me LESS favorably-inclined towards the war machine, not more favorably-in...
by thoreau
27 Nov 2010, 18:14
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Here's a fun new forum game!
Replies: 18
Views: 975

Re: Here's a fun new forum game!

I recommend using an infinite improbability drive to try to find it.
by thoreau
27 Nov 2010, 00:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: dboom. skrilldhex.
Replies: 1451
Views: 79034

Re: ears and how they get that way

So, go ahead and tar me as emo, but I like the new My Chemical Romance release. I like the concept of a band on the run from an evil corporation in a post-apocalyptic future, being cheered on by an underground DJ named Dr. Death.
by thoreau
26 Nov 2010, 11:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Impeaching the President
Replies: 7
Views: 619

Re: Impeaching the President

Get an intern to blow him.
by thoreau
25 Nov 2010, 00:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Groping Resistance - Pfft.
Replies: 1061
Views: 35589

Re: Groping Resistance Growing

Welcome back numero seis!
by thoreau
24 Nov 2010, 23:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Groping Resistance - Pfft.
Replies: 1061
Views: 35589

Re: Groping Resistance Growing

This seems relevant:

http://www.ordinary-gentlemen
.com/2010/11/200000000-per-arrest/
by thoreau
24 Nov 2010, 18:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Groping Resistance - Pfft.
Replies: 1061
Views: 35589

Re: Groping Resistance Growing

I suspect that the first airport to opt out will be in South Carolina.
by thoreau
24 Nov 2010, 11:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Groping Resistance - Pfft.
Replies: 1061
Views: 35589

Re: Groping Resistance Growing

dhex wrote:i was into not trusting the government before it was cool.
+1

That's also my take on the Teabaggers, FWIW. I was into this whole "Government is too big and powerful and expensive" thing way before their team lost to B-rock "the Islamic Shock" Hussein Superallah Obama.
by thoreau
24 Nov 2010, 01:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Groping Resistance - Pfft.
Replies: 1061
Views: 35589

Re: Groping Resistance Growing

I grant that the blind Bosnian is unlikely. But the Malaysian who can pass as Chinese (at least in the eyes of a screener who lacks an understanding of ethnic differences), the Turk who can pass as Greek or eastern European, and the Mediterranean Arab who can pass as Italian or Hispanic are all poss...
by thoreau
23 Nov 2010, 23:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Groping Resistance - Pfft.
Replies: 1061
Views: 35589

Re: Groping Resistance Growing

Yet somehow Al Qaeda has not yet unleashed its reserve stock of red-headed blue-eyed suicide bombers. No doubt they are legion, though. Ahem. A better argument is Timothy McVeigh. Then again, since 9/11 they haven't unleashed their reserve stock of any other sort of suicide bombers against the US e...
by thoreau
23 Nov 2010, 22:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Groping Resistance - Pfft.
Replies: 1061
Views: 35589

Re: Groping Resistance Growing

There is a grain of truth in the argument that anybody could be a threat. There are violent organizations in many Muslim countries (as there are in plenty of non-Muslim countries) and those countries span a wide swath of the globe, from southeast Asia through central Asia, the Indian sub-continent, ...
by thoreau
23 Nov 2010, 16:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: We can win the war in Vietnam!
Replies: 1190
Views: 46307

Re: We can win the war in Vietnam!

JsubD, I have blogged your point.
by thoreau
23 Nov 2010, 10:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corporate Espionage becomes National Security Issue?
Replies: 19
Views: 1274

Re: Corporate Espionage becomes National Security Issue?

So, theft should be punished as such. However, treating it as National Security takes it from ordinary theft (which cops and prosecutors know how to handle via established practices) to National Security, which is a cause for fear and hand-wringing. Not good.
by thoreau
22 Nov 2010, 22:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Groping Resistance - Pfft.
Replies: 1061
Views: 35589

Re: Groping Resistance Growing

Ali, I would love to see you protest this dehumanizing precrime regime, but I don't think they give you internet privileges at Guantanamo. Harold and Kumar did manage to escape, though. So, if you do get sent there, just escape (be careful about the cheetahs), then go smoke a joint with the Preside...
by thoreau
22 Nov 2010, 22:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Groping Resistance - Pfft.
Replies: 1061
Views: 35589

Re: Groping Resistance Growing

I really hate that America has become the sort of place where my friend's skin color and ethnicity actually fucking matter . Goddammit. Um, the blacks, Native Americans, Hispanics, and Japanese are all taking issue with your verb tense. As well as various other groups at various points in history.
by thoreau
22 Nov 2010, 22:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Groping Resistance - Pfft.
Replies: 1061
Views: 35589

Re: Groping Resistance Growing

Yep, leave the TSA rudeness to European-Americans of Christian background. (Even most of the atheists here were raised by or at least among Christians.) But, if you absolutely must mess with them, I suggest that you pretend to enjoy it a bit too much. But basically, yeah, leave it to us. Maybe we ca...
by thoreau
22 Nov 2010, 18:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Groping Resistance - Pfft.
Replies: 1061
Views: 35589

Re: Groping Resistance Growing

Radley made me realize something: for every statement defending TSA groping, you can substitute "Japanese Internment" and a) the argument has been made, and b) it's bullshit. And there isn't (yet) a Godwin's Law for Japanese internment comparisons. The lack of a Godwin's Law is also why I've prefer...
by thoreau
22 Nov 2010, 17:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Groping Resistance - Pfft.
Replies: 1061
Views: 35589

Re: Groping Resistance Growing

Hugh Akston wrote:An epidemic of cryabetes spreads through the TSA rank-and-file.
Cryabetes is caused by excess HFCS (Highly Futile Crotch Searches).