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Re: Fuck the State

Post by eumaas » 14 Jul 2010, 6:16pm

Flex wrote:
matedog wrote:I want to see the cop start out as the top and the kid eventually usurp his position and finish off violently and powerfully.
Yes!
Are you getting behind that idea?
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Re: Fuck the State

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eumaas wrote:
Flex wrote:
matedog wrote:I want to see the cop start out as the top and the kid eventually usurp his position and finish off violently and powerfully.
Yes!
Are you getting behind that idea?
Is that a pun? Or a set up to one?
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: Fuck the State

Post by eumaas » 14 Jul 2010, 6:18pm

matedog wrote:
eumaas wrote:
Flex wrote:
matedog wrote:I want to see the cop start out as the top and the kid eventually usurp his position and finish off violently and powerfully.
Yes!
Are you getting behind that idea?
Is that a pun? Or a set up to one?
I'm just not sure I want to be the first one to take the plunge.
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Re: Fuck the State

Post by matedog » 14 Jul 2010, 6:19pm

eumaas wrote:
matedog wrote:
eumaas wrote:
Flex wrote:
matedog wrote:I want to see the cop start out as the top and the kid eventually usurp his position and finish off violently and powerfully.
Yes!
Are you getting behind that idea?
Is that a pun? Or a set up to one?
I'm just not sure I want to be the first one to take the plunge.
Is that a pun? Or a set up to one?
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: Fuck the State

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"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Re: Fuck the State

Post by Flex » 16 Jul 2010, 12:43pm

The notion that governments derive their only just authority from the consent of the governed is a foundational principle of the American experiment.

However, a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 23% of voters nationwide believe the federal government today has the consent of the governed. Sixty-two percent (62%) say it does not, and 15% are not sure
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_ ... e_governed
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Re: Fuck the State

Post by Dr. Medulla » 20 Jul 2010, 7:32am

Remember, videotaping cops to make sure they can't lie in court makes you a criminal: http://abcnews.go.com/US/TheLaw/videota ... d=11179076
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Re: Fuck the State

Post by Flex » 20 Jul 2010, 11:21am

Dr. Medulla wrote:Remember, videotaping cops to make sure they can't lie in court makes you a criminal: http://abcnews.go.com/US/TheLaw/videota ... d=11179076
Yeah, pretty horrible trend. There's a blog that's been linked 'round these parts once or twice before - The Agitator - which is a libertarian blog but often with a focus on police abuse and overreach. As your article indicates, conflicts involving recording officers is often featured.
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Re: Fuck the State

Post by matedog » 20 Jul 2010, 12:01pm

Not sure if these really belongs here, but my college town made some minor news recently when its excellent wiki (daviswiki.org) helped alert townspeople of a scam artist soliciting money throughout the town. Due to a lack of police response, the people were able to inform other residents of the scam and put a severe damper on her activities.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/26/us/26crying.html
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: Fuck the State

Post by eumaas » 20 Jul 2010, 12:04pm

matedog wrote:Not sure if these really belongs here, but my college town made some minor news recently when its excellent wiki (daviswiki.org) helped alert townspeople of a scam artist soliciting money throughout the town. Due to a lack of police response, the people were able to inform other residents of the scam and put a severe damper on her activities.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/26/us/26crying.html
Awesome.
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Re: Fuck the State

Post by JennyB » 20 Jul 2010, 5:07pm

matedog wrote:Not sure if these really belongs here, but my college town made some minor news recently when its excellent wiki (daviswiki.org) helped alert townspeople of a scam artist soliciting money throughout the town. Due to a lack of police response, the people were able to inform other residents of the scam and put a severe damper on her activities.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/26/us/26crying.html
You own a college town?

OK, so this part totally reads like an Onion article...who says shit like this?:

Sunjeet Baadkar, 28, is one of the dozens who have been duped. “Unfortunately, my white-knight complex kicked in,” said Mr. Baadkar, who was approached by the Crying Girl one evening in late March in the parking lot behind the bookstore where he works. In the fading light she looked like a teenager, he recalled, an Amtrak schedule clutched in her hand and makeup streaked down her face.

“It was the crying that really got to me,” he said.
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Re: Fuck the State

Post by matedog » 20 Jul 2010, 5:11pm

JennyB wrote:
matedog wrote:Not sure if these really belongs here, but my college town made some minor news recently when its excellent wiki (daviswiki.org) helped alert townspeople of a scam artist soliciting money throughout the town. Due to a lack of police response, the people were able to inform other residents of the scam and put a severe damper on her activities.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/26/us/26crying.html
You own a college town?

OK, so this part totally reads like an Onion article...who says shit like this?:

Sunjeet Baadkar, 28, is one of the dozens who have been duped. “Unfortunately, my white-knight complex kicked in,” said Mr. Baadkar, who was approached by the Crying Girl one evening in late March in the parking lot behind the bookstore where he works. In the fading light she looked like a teenager, he recalled, an Amtrak schedule clutched in her hand and makeup streaked down her face.

“It was the crying that really got to me,” he said.
Davis is a special place. They did three separate features on us on the Daily Show (toad tunnel, Conservative Coming Out Day, and our professor that makes porn).
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: Fuck the State

Post by Flex » 20 Jul 2010, 5:14pm

matedog wrote:Davis is a special place. They did three separate features on us on the Daily Show (toad tunnel, Conservative Coming Out Day, and our professor that makes porn).
I love the toad tunnel!
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Re: Fuck the State

Post by eumaas » 20 Jul 2010, 5:49pm

"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Re: Fuck the State

Post by Dr. Medulla » 20 Jul 2010, 5:55pm

eumaas wrote:http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn ... index.html

Seems fucking logical.
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