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24 minutes ago, Longgone said:

Reminds me of a boss i once had. He'd take prospects out for dinner, and if they salted their food before tasting it, he wouldn't hire them. Said it showed they lacked discernment.

funny, not funny. Back in the day the University used to put incoming students through a 'personality profile' test, and of course the interpretation of all of this stuff is 100% culturally preloaded toward the dominant culture. Some subversive in the early 70's got ahold of the scoring key and leaked it and of course the **** completely hit the fan over the 'meaning' being inferred from the answers and that was the end of that. For instance people that like raw carrots more than cooked carrots were 'impatient'. WFT - ignore that they taste a great deal different - etc. 

Hypothetical: I grew up conditioned by my mother who never salted anything because my dad had high BP so I am conditioned  to salt first and ask questions later - and this yoyo thinks I lack discernment? Probably discerning enough to know I don't want to work for him! :P

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1 hour ago, Longgone said:

Reminds me of a boss i once had. He'd take prospects out for dinner, and if they salted their food before tasting it, he wouldn't hire them. Said it showed they lacked discernment.

I think this is a relatively common one, I've defintely heard this one before.

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On 1/25/2021 at 12:10 PM, chasfh said:

The difference is that the KKK and their fellow travelers in white power have powerful friends in the government and they know that, so they embrace the mainstream political machinery available to them to advance their interests. That's also why they haven't gone around blowing up government buildings on a regular basis: they recognize that government has historically worked on behalf of them. They have been insiders forever, and only once they sensed that they were in danger of being pushed outside did they go after the Capitol, and then only to make sure that they stayed inside and that the government would remain a conduit for their interests. They have a stake in a certain form of the status quo, because there are millions, probably tens of millions, who think like them and are sympathetic to their basic ideals, and most if not practically all of them vote.

The people who cop to being Antifa, such as that is any kind of movement, have no interest in our government as is. They have no friends inside and have no stake in maintaining any status quo. They are outsiders now, they have always been outsiders, and will always be outsiders. They number in the thousands at most, are loosely-organized at best, and represent no threat to the American order other than to the Democratic Party to which they have been inexplicably tied.

So again, please let's not equate left-wing antifa terrorists with right-wing white power terrorists. Left-wing terrorists are outsiders. Right-wing terrorists are living in the house.

There is some historical truth to what you say, but in today's KKK and other white nationalist groups, I think you'd be surprised at some of the same things BLM protesters are upset about, they are upset about.  Obviously they handle it differently and may not see it, but a poor rural community has a lot more in common with a poor urban community than they want to believe.  

3 hours ago, Oblong said:

A lot of my initial contacts with Indians will refer to me as "Long"

I notice that a lot, they reverse the first/last names.  

Trust me, we do it to them too!  I work with a guy named Soni.  He only goes by his last name at work because so many people get it wrong.  He only corrects people if they refer to him by his first name as he wants to keep it consistent.

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So, speaking about the lunatic fringe.  America has had one forever.  

I'm listening to some youtube video about Star Trek II the Wrath of Khan and they mention that fans were livid when word that Spock was going to die in the film were leaked from people looking at early scripts. 

So, trek fans were threatening to murder the producers, the writers, and bizarrely enough, Leonard Nimoy if Spock were to die in the movie.

That happened 40 years ago prior to social media accelerating and distributing the thoughts of these desperate characters.

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You know for the longest time I always thought lunatic fringe was a Pink Floyd song.  Not until satellite radio did I learn. 

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13 minutes ago, Oblong said:

You know for the longest time I always thought lunatic fringe was a Pink Floyd song.  Not until satellite radio did I learn. 

The Hausfrau thinks that Fat Boy Slim's Rockefeller Skank has the line "Check it out NOW, the Funk is so Rubber"

And will defend her chosen hearing of the lyric with logic and precision befitting a woman of the Law.

FTR, the lyric is  "Check it out now, the funk soul brother"

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1 hour ago, Oblong said:

You know for the longest time I always thought lunatic fringe was a Pink Floyd song.  Not until satellite radio did I learn. 

"Lunatic Fringe" - by Red Rider. Cool song from 1981.

 

Funny... I always get Lunatic Fringe mixed up with another song I like By Golden Earring: "Twilight Zone":

 

Golden Earring... of "Radar Love" fame...

 

 

The only band that I know of that had two One-Hit Wonders...

Radar Love in 1973. And Twilight Zone in 1982.

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2 minutes ago, 84 Lives!!! said:

"Lunatic Fringe" - by Red Rider. Cool song from 1981.

 

Funny... I always get Lunatic Fringe mixed up with another song I like By Golden Earring: "Twilight Zone":

 

Golden Earring... of "Radar Love" fame...

 

 

So, you may not know that Golden Earring is a Dutch band.  I found that out when visiting Holland during my days in Germany in the Air Force when I heard way more of this band played than I thought was appropriate to their place in the then canon of rock acts in 1987/88.   Always enjoyed Twilight Zone for the lyric

"My beacon's been moved under moon and star
Where am I to go, now that I've gone too far?"

At the time I was learning about "beacon bombing" as a means of guiding an air strike for the big planes (B-52s, B1s) so it sort of registered with me.  

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1 minute ago, ROMAD1 said:

So, you may not know that Golden Earring is a Dutch band.  I found that out when visiting Holland during my days in Germany in the Air Force when I heard way more of this band played than I thought was appropriate to their place in the then canon of rock acts in 1987/88.   Always enjoyed Twilight Zone for the lyric

"My beacon's been moved under moon and star
Where am I to go, now that I've gone too far?"

At the time I was learning about "beacon bombing" as a means of guiding an air strike for the big planes (B-52s, B1s) so it sort of registered with me.  

Yeah I didn't know that actually... always just thought they were American...

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Actually, I also was in Nederland in 1987. Went to Amsterdam and my best buddies future sister-in-law showed me around town... starting with the Rijksmuseum.

Later linked up with my sister (not in Holland) who was in the Army in Stuttgart Germany, listening in on Czech radio as an interpreter/ spy. Loved the cavernous Koln (Cologne) Cathedral...

Weird parallels...

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12 minutes ago, 84 Lives!!! said:

Actually, I also was in Nederland in 1987. Went to Amsterdam and my best buddies future sister-in-law showed me around town... starting with the Rijksmuseum.

Later linked up with my sister (not in Holland) who was in the Army in Stuttgart Germany, listening in on Czech radio as an interpreter/ spy. Loved the cavernous Koln (Cologne) Cathedral...

Weird parallels...

Half the Gen Xers who went into the military probably went through Germany/Europe in those days.  I kind of miss that opportunity for small town America to experience a culture like that.  It wasn't always pretty (rather, they weren't always pretty) but we figured out how to talk to the girls.

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2 minutes ago, ROMAD1 said:

Half the Gen Xers who went into the military probably went through Germany/Europe in those days.  I kind of miss that opportunity for small town America to experience a culture like that.  It wasn't always pretty (rather, they weren't always pretty) but we figured out how to talk to the girls.

I was in college that year (1987).

Had gotten out of the Army in 1985. I wish I had gone to Germany. I got Korea instead. I loved learning about Korean culture...! But I think I would have had more fun in Germany (love Europe big-time...).

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8 hours ago, ROMAD1 said:

So, speaking about the lunatic fringe.  America has had one forever.  

The Mayflower was full of people who would be on Parler today.

They may have had good reason to be of course.

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A bit like reading about the construction of the constitution. “Yeah, we don’t like slavery, but we don’t want to **** off South Carolina and Georgia” and “We need to count slaves, but we’ll be damned if we let them (and women) vote”

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8 hours ago, 84 Lives!!! said:

I was in college that year (1987).

Had gotten out of the Army in 1985. I wish I had gone to Germany. I got Korea instead. I loved learning about Korean culture...! But I think I would have had more fun in Germany (love Europe big-time...).

the stories the "Korea guys" who had done their short tour and then rotated to Germany were always fun to listen to.  Basically, Korea was a war zone and everybody went there, went unaccompanied (no spouse, no kids) and thus partied like a bunch of single dudes who could pay for anything they like (booze, women) and get in minimal trouble if they got into a fight, broke windows, ran jeeps into walls like it wasn't a real place with real civilians.

Meanwhile, Germany was where everyone slept with someone else's spouse but drank nice beer and excellent wine and had good relations (generally) with the civilians.

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3 hours ago, Blue Square Thing said:

The Mayflower was full of people who would be on Parler today.

They may have had good reason to be of course.

I like to think of them as really nerdy. 

 

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22 hours ago, Longgone said:

Reminds me of a boss i once had. He'd take prospects out for dinner, and if they salted their food before tasting it, he wouldn't hire them. Said it showed they lacked discernment.

I don't know why what I do reminds you of that. My thing directly reflects on the care the candidate puts into detail-orientation. Your boss's thing is just dumb.

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20 minutes ago, CMRivdog said:

Meet the face of the insurrection party

I think White Trash Fascist Party is more accurate.

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But the Insurrection Party CEO still won’t even get a reprimand 

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1 hour ago, CMRivdog said:

Meet the face of the insurrection party

Yeah, this is not just going away. They'll deny or ignore they ever said it until they don't have to anymore.

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