September11th

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  1. 3 days ago
    Thu 17 Aug 2017 07:45:51 PM GMT
    September11th posted in Trump and Other Current Events of 2017.

    Phew.

  2. Thu 17 Aug 2017 07:40:55 PM GMT
    September11th posted in Trump and Other Current Events of 2017.

    To my knowledge there's never been a Catalan separatist terrorist attack. They're hella organized, but there's no equivalent to the Basque terrorist group ETA, which was basically like the IRA. If there is one, they're extremely small and not doing anything.

    Anyway, I blame both sides for what happened today.

  3. 7 days ago
    Sun 13 Aug 2017 10:31:29 PM GMT
    September11th posted in Trump and Other Current Events of 2017.

    Threatening military action against Venezuela was the deep cut of the album.

  4. last week
    Sun 13 Aug 2017 12:07:02 AM GMT
    September11th posted in Trump and Other Current Events of 2017.

    Even Fox is calling it a "white supremacist rally" by the way.

  5. Sun 13 Aug 2017 12:01:00 AM GMT
    September11th posted in Trump and Other Current Events of 2017.

    Wandered over to Fox's site, glad there's some Republicans calling Trump out. I might actually be going crazy if that wasn't happening. Not that it's going to solve all our issues here. Same thing happened during the campaign. But I find myself wanting to cling to pieces of reality when I find them.

  6. Sat 12 Aug 2017 11:53:42 PM GMT
    September11th posted in Trump and Other Current Events of 2017.

    Kim Il-sung is known to have referred to East Berlin as Margaritaville, actually.

  7. Sat 12 Aug 2017 10:45:31 PM GMT
    September11th posted in Trump and Other Current Events of 2017.

    Good times!

  8. Sat 12 Aug 2017 10:45:13 PM GMT
    September11th posted in Trump and Other Current Events of 2017.

    @junea Dprk seems like a wholly diff, v tightly wound, society.

    It definitely is. There's no perfect analogy.

  9. Sat 12 Aug 2017 12:19:41 AM GMT
    September11th posted in Trump and Other Current Events of 2017.

    @junea Im really not so sure about any of this. Maybe? I feel like the counter-scenario could critique this as a sort of romantic, Rand-ian take on the human soul.

    Not totally sure what this means since I'm not really familiar with the whole Rand trip at all. But of course it's just a maybe, nobody has a clue what would happen if the Kim regime collapsed or just started to collapse. But the whole flood gates opening thing does happen and happen quickly in those scenarios. Arab Spring. Or look at Romania in 89 or 90, whenever Ceacescu fell out of nowhere (sorta). He was giving a speech on his balcony in Bucharest in front of a big crowd with Party banners like he'd done probably done hundreds of times. Then from the back of the crowd some unfriendly chanting started, then slowly picked up, then he's waving his hands trying to get it to stop before being hustled inside, then the country devolved into chaos in a matter of hours, and a few days later he and his wife are dead. But at the same time, there's plenty of differences between that government and North Korea. Just saying that in tightly controlled societies with dictatorships, there's inevitably going to be discontent brewing under the surface, and when a little bubbles up, it can turn into a flash flood situation really, really quick.

  10. Thu 10 Aug 2017 10:41:16 PM GMT
    September11th posted in NBA 2017-2018. The Butler Done Did It.

    I'll be out of town in Phoenix or SF. That's fine, going by last year, settling down on Christmas night to watch the Wolves is a sweet thing. Liked it so much I bought the t-shirt. A LaVine shirt but whatever. A cool shirt.

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