Tag Archive: ek Politics

Aug 24 2019

Sometimes it’s like this.

Posting from North Lake can be interesting, in that painful sense that it’s not at all reliable. However, since North Lake is pretty remote (we don’t have cell service, landlines only) they’re literally the only game in town. They are fairly prompt at fixing it if by prompt you mean anywhere from 8 to 48 …

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Aug 22 2019

On Mental Health

So I’m also the site’s clinically diagnosed sufferer from Depression and Anxiety (also SAD and PTSD) and I’ve been in Therapy for years (I recommend it to everyone). I’ve come to the conclusion that Existential Depression is not my main problem at the moment, in 14 Billion years or so the Universe will either disperse …

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Aug 22 2019

Erik Thorvaldson’s Big Swindle

I suppose as the resident Viking (I’m a quarter Danish, that’s why I have the Ben Franklin seal of ‘Whiteness’ you turkeys which is proof enough that not every idea is a good one) I have to say something about Greenland, and Denmark for that matter. Denmark is basically a flat swampy part of Germany …

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Aug 21 2019

Do you believe it’s fascism now?

Fascism is not dependent on anti-Semitism. Anti-Semitism is an unfortunate side effect. Accusing people of “dual loyalty” based upon religious belief is to say Catholics or Jews or Muslims are “other” and is pure hatred and bigotry designed to separate winners (fascists) from losers (everyone else). It’s an expression of the anger they have for …

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Aug 21 2019

Italian Politics, Briefly Explained.

This is a really helpful take given that I’d be tempted to start with Aleric’s Sack of Rome on August 24th, 410 (CE), not the less well known one by Brennus of the Gauls in 390 (BCE). Clio is a harsh mistress. After over 1000 years of division Giuseppe Garibaldi (a fascinating man, you should …

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Aug 20 2019

The Police State That Already Exists

Borders are not where you think they are. If you live within 100 miles of an “International” Airport (and most people do), you’re technically in “Border Country” and Customs and Border Patrol can stop and arrest you on whim, without pretext let alone a warrant or probable cause. I have no idea what it’s like …

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Aug 19 2019

The truth emerges.

Ok. There is only one “Whitest Guy” (Ben Franklin certified) and so I have unwittingly Doxxed myself as John Oliver. You should now re-read all my posts ever in a British accent. They’ll sound much more authoritative and classy. That’s what Game of Thrones money gets you. Wanda Sykes. As the whitest guy in the …

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Aug 19 2019

It’s worse than you think.

So the Intertubz is a twitter after Steve King’s abysmally attended Town Hall Saturday. As it turns out the Corporatist Media is vastly exaggerating the turn out, by like 100%. These fractions are easy because the denominator, the statistical (yeah, had to take that too) universe of people who attended Steve King’s Town Hall is …

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Aug 18 2019

Not A Rant

I’m a great believer in purpose driven shopping. Alone. When shopping with others my job is usually “No!” Except when I say, “Oh, that looks pretty, and it’s in just the right color to match your shirt.” Ok, I’m pretty terrible to shop with.

Aug 18 2019

The Effects of Brexit

First of all, “Effect” is a result. “He shot the Prison Guard to effect his escape.” or the ever popular “cause and effect.” “Affect” means adopt (with an implication of insincerity and pretense). “Stephen Colbert affected the mannerisms and attitudes of a right wing news commentator.” Good. Now we’ve settled that the Tory’s latest consternation …

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