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Apr 10 2015 00:35
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i ... i just ... what the ...

I couldn;t make it through the first page without hysterics. I must have this book! Of course I want to get in touch with my inner Bonobo. Who wouldn't? (apart from the author of the review). Kudos

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Apr 10 2015 05:33
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petey wrote:

i ... i just ... what the ...

I couldn;t make it through the first page without hysterics. I must have this book! Of course I want to get in touch with my inner Bonobo. Who wouldn't? (apart from the author of the review). Kudos

I'm still waiting for Chris Knight's review of the book wink

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Apr 10 2015 16:06

http://spartacist.org/english/wv/1065/neareast.html

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We take a military side with ISIS when it targets the imperialists and forces acting as their proxies, including the Baghdad government and the Shi’ite militias as well as the Kurdish pesh merga forces in Northern Iraq and the Syrian Kurdish nationalists. This does not mean we give the slightest political support to the reactionary ISIS butchers.

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Apr 10 2015 16:19

There is no way that that is not Zach Galifinakis.

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Apr 10 2015 17:38

I didn't have the patience for more than few paragraphs. What the hell is he even arguing?

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Apr 10 2015 20:28
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https://socialistcampaignforalabourvictory.wordpress.com/about/ ... or probably the "Saddest thing you read today"

Oh Christ. Reading that actually translated into physical pain. It was nearly as bad as listening to a jazz saxophonist.

do you mean listening to a saxophonist playing jazz or listening to Gilad Atzmon ranting?

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Apr 15 2015 07:05
Entdinglichung wrote:
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https://socialistcampaignforalabourvictory.wordpress.com/about/ ... or probably the "Saddest thing you read today"

Oh Christ. Reading that actually translated into physical pain. It was nearly as bad as listening to a jazz saxophonist.

do you mean listening to a saxophonist playing jazz or listening to Gilad Atzmon ranting?

Both. I don't hear jazz sax, I feel it as though I'm getting a kicking from a bunch of guys wearing winkle picker shoes! Reading that heap of bollocks gave me a very similar sensation.

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Apr 15 2015 08:31

"If ICC is in trouble so is the working class." (here)

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Apr 15 2015 08:53
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"If ICC is in trouble so is the working class." (here)

therefore, they're asking LibCommers for help:

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Sybok: Your pain runs deep.
J'onn: What do you know of my pain?
Sybok: Let us explore it together. Each man hides a secret pain. It must be exposed and reckoned with. It must be dragged from the darkness and forced into the light. Share your pain. Share your pain with me, and gain strength from the sharing.
J'onn: Where did you get this power?
Sybok: The power was within you.
J'onn: I feel... as if a weight has been lifted from my heart. How can I repay you for this miracle?
Sybok: Join my quest.
J'onn: What is it you seek?
Sybok: What you seek. What all men have sought since time began. The ultimate knowledge.

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Apr 16 2015 14:38

http://www.internationalviewpoint.org/spip.php?article3972

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Speaking at a meeting of his All-Russia People’s Front a couple days ago, Vladimir Putin said, “Trotsky had this [saying]: the movement is everything, the ultimate aim is nothing. We need an ultimate aim.” Eduard Bernstein’s proposition, misquoted and attributed for some reason to Leon Trotsky, is probably the Russian president’s most common rhetorical standby. He has repeated it for many years to audiences of journalists and functionaries while discussing social policy, construction delays at Olympics sites or the dissatisfaction of the so-called creative class. “Democracy is not anarchism and not Trotskyism,” Putin warned almost two years ago.

Putin’s anti-Trotskyist invectives do not depend on the context nor are they influenced by his audience, and much less are they veiled threats to the small political groups in Russia today who claim to be heirs of the Fourth International. Putin’s Trotskyism is of a different kind. Its causes are found not in the present but in the past, buried deep in the political unconscious of the last generation of the Soviet nomenklatura.

The strange myth of the Trotskyist conspiracy, which emerged decades ago, in another age and a different country, has experienced a rebirth throughout Putin’s rule. Sensing, apparently, the president’s personal weakness for “Trotskyism,” obliging media and corrupted experts have turned this Trotskyism into an integral part of the grand propaganda style. Until he died, the indefatigable “Trotskyist” Boris Berezovsky spun his nasty web from London. Until he turned into a conservative patriot, the incendiary “Trotskyist” Eduard Limonov seduced young people with extremism. Camouflaged “Trotskyists” from the Bush and, later, the Obama administrations have continued to sow war and color revolutions. Unmasking “Trotskyists” has become such an important ritual that for good luck, as it were, the famous Dmitry Kiselyov decided to launch a new media resource by invoking it. So what is the history of this conspiracy? And what do Trotskyists have to do with it?

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Apr 16 2015 16:45
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http://www.internationalviewpoint.org/spip.php?article3972

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Speaking at a meeting of his All-Russia People’s Front a couple days ago, Vladimir Putin said, “Trotsky had this [saying]: the movement is everything, the ultimate aim is nothing. We need an ultimate aim.” Eduard Bernstein’s proposition, misquoted and attributed for some reason to Leon Trotsky, is probably the Russian president’s most common rhetorical standby. He has repeated it for many years to audiences of journalists and functionaries while discussing social policy, construction delays at Olympics sites or the dissatisfaction of the so-called creative class. “Democracy is not anarchism and not Trotskyism,” Putin warned almost two years ago.

Putin’s anti-Trotskyist invectives do not depend on the context nor are they influenced by his audience, and much less are they veiled threats to the small political groups in Russia today who claim to be heirs of the Fourth International. Putin’s Trotskyism is of a different kind. Its causes are found not in the present but in the past, buried deep in the political unconscious of the last generation of the Soviet nomenklatura.

The strange myth of the Trotskyist conspiracy, which emerged decades ago, in another age and a different country, has experienced a rebirth throughout Putin’s rule. Sensing, apparently, the president’s personal weakness for “Trotskyism,” obliging media and corrupted experts have turned this Trotskyism into an integral part of the grand propaganda style. Until he died, the indefatigable “Trotskyist” Boris Berezovsky spun his nasty web from London. Until he turned into a conservative patriot, the incendiary “Trotskyist” Eduard Limonov seduced young people with extremism. Camouflaged “Trotskyists” from the Bush and, later, the Obama administrations have continued to sow war and color revolutions. Unmasking “Trotskyists” has become such an important ritual that for good luck, as it were, the famous Dmitry Kiselyov decided to launch a new media resource by invoking it. So what is the history of this conspiracy? And what do Trotskyists have to do with it?

Oddly no mention of the dog-whistle antisemitism?

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Apr 16 2015 16:47

AM: Turkish students' Jedi temple protest

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on April 3, students at Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir launched an online petition asking for a Jedi temple (also known as the Palace of the Jedi from the movie Star Wars) on their campus. The campaign received close to 7,500 signatures in a week. Students said they need a temple to train new Jedis and hold the Jedi community together. The signatories justified their request in a way that ridicules the repeated victimhood rhetoric of pious Muslims in Turkey. One student wrote: “The closest temple is billions of light years away. I cannot pray during lunch hour, I miss classes. Our needs should be met.” Another student wrote: “All my relatives have gone to the dark side. We need the temple now.”

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Apr 16 2015 17:37

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Apr 16 2015 20:35

Libcom? More like GLIBCOM.

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Apr 17 2015 14:59

http://youtu.be/ETScOvxnvsQ

Aw, shame.

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Apr 17 2015 18:30

Webby #297

Webby I am not getting at you here, but that rich b****rd’s sob story just makes me so f***ing angry.
Asset rich and cash poor, do me a favour! My mum and I lived for years in a room and kitchen. I slept in a bed recess off the kitchen and mum slept on a sofa bed in the main room. Some poor sods have to live in single ends.

I bathed in Govan public baths for years and except for the mile walk each way rather enjoyed the high jinks that went on. My mum washed half way down and half way up using the kitchen sink. In the Glasgow hurricane the chimney stack collapsed and as we lived at the top of the tenement, we were told the only reason my mum was not killed, was because there was a false ceiling in the front room which trapped most of the bricks. We then had years waiting for our factor to repair the f***ing roof!
Recently a comrade asked me if the tenement was still there and as I’ve wondered that myself - I found it using Google maps.

So to hell with the ‘impoverished aristocracy’ - there are tens of thousands of working class people, who still have to put up with sub-standard living and working conditions. Turn all these stately piles into something of social use.
Rant over.

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Apr 17 2015 17:30

Hehe, though a million miles from your eloquence Auld Bod, my 'Aw, shame' comment was intended to convey EXACTLY the same meaning. I mean, his embarrassment at being a van driver was nothing short of revolting.
Honestly, if you're so skint then sell the fusty old pile you daft bastard.
I hope you don't think it's in bad taste for me to laugh at this splendid chaps 'misfortune' in the light of the true poverty that him and his kind have created? If offence was caused though I'm sorry for it.

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Apr 17 2015 18:29

No offence taken, it’s the effrontery of these rich gits to publically whine about their hard lives, I want to throttle them!
Most people suffer in silence and there lies the real shame of it.

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Apr 18 2015 05:05

this thread https://www.facebook.com/groups/652723731510243/permalink/77297980615130...

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Apr 18 2015 05:09

I didn't red it but here is something my alex-jones-conspiracy-theory-christian-college new co-worker said:

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I had like... a dream that I bought a Batman suit, and went downtown to fight crime but......but nobody was there!

Straight faced the whole time. I replied: Man, I guess that's *kind of* ironic huh?

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Apr 18 2015 09:38

Does anyone else play reactionary bingo in their heads with co-workers? In the space of thirty seconds, two english lads called a driver a puff, another a paki bastard and said they'd 'pog' two mothers walking past because 'they go all the way'. *facepalm*

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Apr 18 2015 12:01
wojtek wrote:
Does anyone else play reactionary bingo in their heads with co-workers? In the space of thirty seconds, two english lads called a driver a puff, another a paki bastard and said they'd 'pog' two mothers walking past because 'they go all the way'. *facepalm*

I've been working with a guy on and off for 10 years, have socialised with him as well and never thought of him as anything but a decent easygoing chap. Recently though we went to do a job in Devon and shared a cottage for 2 weeks. I turns out that his preferred TV viewing is the military channel, something I didn't even know existed. He then said that we could do with a the 'boys' at the borders to keep 'the fucking Eastern Europeans out'. I tried to engage him in conversation about this but his conclusion was that 'they look wrong, they smell wrong and they are wrong.'
The next day I tackled him again and we had a bit of a tear up. I left it alone after that but now thank god he's quit. Possibly he no longer wanted to work with a 'commie cunt'?

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Apr 18 2015 12:30

lol, his conclusion's hilarious. you should've asked him to explain further.

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Apr 18 2015 13:47

http://www.vice.com/en_uk/video/al-zebabist-nation-of-ooog-election-15-3...

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Apr 18 2015 16:25

What in the hell is that?

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Apr 18 2015 17:19

the prospective new MP for South Thanet

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Apr 18 2015 17:21

https://www.facebook.com/alzebabistnationofOOOG

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Apr 18 2015 19:09

that facebook page raises more questions than it gives answers

1. Wtf?
2. Is that some trolling?
3. So confused
4. Please explain what the "Afro-Thanetian Zaliphate" is dear god wtf