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If it bleeds we can kill it

They aren't killed when blood is taken. Only 1/3 of their blood is taken and they are returned to the sea. Also, they are not really crabs. Spiders!
MARRAKESH, Morocco -- A controversial trip to Morocco by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt last December was partly arranged by a longtime friend and lobbyist, who accompanied Pruitt and his entourage at multiple stops and served as an informal liaison at both official and social events during the visit.

Richard Smotkin, a former Comcast lobbyist who has known the EPA administrator for years, worked for months with Pruitt's aides to hammer out logistics, according to four individuals familiar with those preparations. In April, Smotkin won a $40,000-a-month contract, retroactive to Jan. 1, with the Moroccan government to promote the kingdom's cultural and economic interests. He recently registered as a foreign agent representing that government.

Information obtained by The Washington Post shows the visit's cost exceeded $100,000, more than twice what has been previously reported -- including $16,217 for Pruitt's Delta Air Lines fare and $494 for him to spend one night at a luxury hotel in Paris. He was accompanied by eight staffers and his round-the-clock security detail.
Parents should get to decide about medical care for their children.

Not courts.  Or doctors.


End of story.

Tonight is Walpurgisnacht. There is a local coven, led by old Keziah and Brown Jenkin, that plans to sacrifice a number of stolen unbaptized youths and unsullied she-goats upon the Alter of Sin atop the Green Tower. It will be in payment to Nyarlathotep for deeds and rites as of yet unperformed. Be warned. You have aroused the attention of unclean principalities in the air, heathen gentile, and the ire of the point between Hydra and Argo Navis is awoke. I will personally see to it that your name will be written in innocent blood in the Book of Azathoth.
The doctors didn't make the decision, the court did.

At least get the facts right.
Ok whatever.  My point remains.  Why is a court deciding something that parents should be deciding?

Still haven't read 1984, I see...

Imagine a boot stamping on a Dave's face -- forever.
I wanted to believe in the piss tape. I really did. I thought I was being wise in my skepticism, waiting for the piss tape to manifest itself all over the place, on the sheets, the rug and maybe even on that old man. I was wrong. I can admit that now. I have accepted that the piss tape is real. My hubris, my folly, I was blind. Now I can see.

Friend, I too was like you. What have you to lose by believing in the piss tape? Pascal was right all along.
If only Bart were still here. He could rectify this situation.
General Discussion / Re: Love your washing machine?

kind of a crazy article. Stuff we don't think about.

I have a suspicion that my washing machine has been farming chinese bitcoins.
Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
I'm listening to the History of Rome podcast right now and just got to the "Taking Stock" episode that takes place right after the triumph over Carthage and Greece and the start of the shift from Republican to Imperial/oligarchical government. A big theme is increasing wealth inequality, displaced labor, and a growing detachment of the wealthy ruling class from the desire for long-term political stability and allegiance to the state in favor of international wealth.

Sounds, well, somewhat familiar.
there were still some decent emperors.  unfortunately we're on our Nero.

But we haven't really hit the emperors yet. I would suggest we are looking at an early Clodius Pulcher:

A fairly talentless rich fuck jumping on the populares bandwagon because it represents a shortcut to power after an initial career without any real political accomplishments. His record is rife with sexual scandals and stunningly hypocritical attempts to prosecute a political opponent while blatantly doing the exact thing he tries to prosecute them for. He further erodes the already well-worn veneer of the rule of law with his blatant bending of the rules, and pretty soon he pisses off the real powers that be too much by trying to play them off each other, which results in the end of his career. However, his supporters cause so much chaos when this happens that it causes the next step towards a monarchy as a strongman is appointed.

All this against a backdrop of a republic that is unable to deal with the problems caused by the continuing concentration of wealth into a small group of the ultra-rich, where more and more money is pouring into politics which raises the stakes, and where the relevance of the existing political systems to anything but international wealth is becoming more and more dubious.

So the Bona Dea scandal = Pussygrabbergate, the whispers of incest = the pee tape and, well, those pictures of Trump with his daughter,  the prosecution of Milo = "lock her up". All this will end with political violence first (Trump critic escorted out of Cpac hah!), the appointment of a strongman next, and then civil war.
fascinating.  I bet trump himself would draw parallels between pulcher throwing the sacred chickens into the sea and trump's "slaughtering sacred cows"

Different Pulcher, but I see your point.

He gets a pass. Any haruspex joke is a good haruspex joke.
Clarence "Long Dong Silver" Thomas spake thusly,

"If I used that kind of grotesque language with one person, it would seem to me that there would be traces of it throughout the employees who worked closely with me, there would be other individuals who heard it, or bits and pieces of it, or various levels of it," Thomas said, as if daring the Senate committee to investigate further.

Evidence has come to light. Where's the guillotine smilie?
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse

So Trump's personal lawyer says he paid the porn star $130,000 for some nefarious reason, and that neither Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign were involved in the transaction. Lol.

Remember when that kind of story was first page news, and not some minor footnote?

Pepperidge Farms remembers.
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Introductions / Re: Um, hello?
Hello, it's me
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that was a pretty cool video shot on a hollywood sound stage

I though Jerome was banned? Welcome back, buddy!
That was entertaining.
Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow.
Another interesting aspect of the picture:
Other finds indicate our species began colonizing far-flung lands well before 60,000 years ago, reaching China by perhaps 120,000 years ago, Indonesia as early as 73,000 years ago and Australia by 65,000 years ago.

That is interesting.
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I may have posted this before. Still interesting and important.

You unlearned fool. Form as we know it originated from the flesh of Ymir, who first suckled from the streams that flowed from Auðumbla's teets.

    Of old was the age when Ymir lived;
    Sea nor cool waves nor sand there were;
    Earth had not been, nor heaven above,
    But a yawning gap, and grass nowhere.

    Out of Ymir's flesh was fashioned the earth,
    And the mountains were made of his bones;
    The sky from the frost cold giant's skull,
    And the ocean out of his blood.
The only redeeming quality of any of the new Star Wars movies is the expectation of a new Plinkett review.
I'd be surprised if someone hadn't. I wouldn't expect the first documentation on the Picts to wait for the 1960's.

But the Picts weren't Irish Celts anyway (although they were still Indo-European).

The true undiluted Picts had hid themselves from the corrupting seed of the white man for a very long time, often under ground. You would know this were you better read.  See the stories of Bran Mak Morn for details, you uncultured heathen. You speak in ignorance, but that can almost be forgiven. The best historian of these events put a bullet in his skull on June 11, 1936 upon learning of his "mother's" death. He had discovered the truth. Better to willingly extinguish the flame than have it co-opted by the perversions and memetic soul-theft of the pseudo-caucasiods.
Hate to break it to you, but the Irish Celts were Indo-European, which means their legends were too.

You fool. R.E.Howard documented the fall of the Picts long before you suckled at your mother's well chewed teets.
Did not read.
Kill all white people.

I just read the date of the debate:  7-7-2013

and the results:
a grand total of 2 votes were submitted and debator TheYummyCod was declared the winner of those 2 votes.

What yon heathen calling hisself Hawkins fails to understand is that white people are the spawn of Nephilim and the sons of Nod. Dave and his race is the product of alien/fallen angel gene tampering with the swarthy easterlings of the Caucuses. The whole perverted strain that is the white man is a weaponized form of memetic soul-theft, originally engineered to steal the sacred island of the People of Dana, the very last refuge of the untainted. The Tuatha Dé Danann had no defense against the cold steal of the Indo-Europeans, slang for their corrupting seed and musky virility. Even Dave's own creation myth documents the vulgar origin of his own heathen ilk.