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18 May 2017 23:18
Current tfw I have traded bats for wasps. I would rather bats. Got a jar with a wasp I just caught, he was hiding on my computer mouse
13 May 2017 23:57
"Yo, tack day bro. Five sets of tires bro. Track day, bro. Left foot breaking bro. Track day, bro. Let's kiss." youtu.be/kp1kuo6xkbE
11 May 2017 0:33
That feel when you realize it's that time of week where at work we gotta deal with some twelve pallets of paint before going off to our regular duties and you don't look forward to it, tired as fuck.
10 May 2017 22:56
"To punish the oppressors of humanity is clemency; to pardon them is barbarity." -Robespierre
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6 May 2017 23:50

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Name of Nation:
The Free Fairers

Species:
Mixed

Description of government:
Democratic Confederalism/Anarcho-Communism

With the material constraints of authoritarian government considered to have been met and overachieved with the invention of portable and effective means of automated production, mining, refining, and so on the members of the Free Fairers have rejected in many forms government as its known. What remains to keep the collective of the whole in some fashion of unity is that of their own collective, referred to either as just that - The Collective - or as the Confederation of Free Voyagers. The charter that comprises this lays down the following rights in its constitution:

- That among its members, all means of production, of mining, of agriculture, etc are commonly owned by all individuals within the whole.
- That of the whole, all have ownership of the whole through the practice of open and flat democracy.
- That no threat to an individual's life within the collective shall be made, nor against his personal property, his friends, or his family, or his commune by another individual or his or her own commune.

The sum total of their moral code is expressed in an internalization of a quote by Mahavira: "Do not injure, abuse, oppress, enslave, insult, torment, torture, or kill any creature or living being"

It is not to say that any such individually-threatening behavior is uncommon and principles of justice within the commune it was committed or the Collective as a whole is carried out by the very democratic means the Confederation is operated on.

Likewise, no single person is made an appointee by the Confederation itself, and all appointments and law is ordained only by the voters from a commune as a whole or a delegate in that commune's place.

The rather decentralized nature of the whole too means that for the most part there is no functioning home world. There may be worlds that have come under the Confederation's sway in part from its members colonizing and adapting the world for settlement or by some other means. But for the most part the entire Confederation is comprised of autonomous space ships voyaging in the great space between and around stars seeking their own adventure and expanding the range of liberty.

Description of military:
Given the decentralized nature of the Free Fairers, there is no single standing army to speak of. Instead, each band or 'commune' composing the collective often serves as its own military using their own unique weapons manufactured or acquired in their own way. In times of distress the various communes are committed to join forces to create a single Defense Force to protect and defend their collective independence and freedoms.

Technological Overview:
The Free Fairers own no claim to any significant technological uniqueness and often apply existing technology to their own use as brought in to them, or produced and manufactured by any one of the communes comprising it.

Cultural Overview:
The Free Fairers serve as a union of groups of any and all races who have adapted into their life-style. Through predominately they are comprised as humans who went to space on the word of Bookchin and Kropotkin.

History:
Following the closure of the Third World War and Earth's development of interplanetary technology individuals and groups fearing the overbearing pressures of tyrannical government and over-saturating corporate prominence fled Earth for the furthest reaches of the Sol system they could navigate to. Often stealing not just entire space ships but pieces of technology they were regarded by Earth's government as being thieves and pirates and not the freedom-seeking libertines that they considered themselves as. Throughout the Sol system the prototype groups of the Free Fairers were chased and pursued by the government seeking its stolen property back, property that the Free Fairers had come to recognized as being communally owned, believing the liquidation of material ownership and its mass democratization was key to avoid catastrophic meltdown as was the Third World War.

Needless to say, the cat and mouse game drew no conclusive end and the initial problem sewed in effect permission among small groups on Earth and its extraterrestrial colonies to pick up stakes and join the egalitarian pirates at high space. Their image to many poor, under-privileged and disenfranchised were like that of the old Native American and communities of the old tribal persuasion, those who did not believe in class structure and rules, little to no strict gender or social rules, and that which accepted all comes as they were; everything would be provided.

Come the development of the warp-drive these anarchist groups were next to follow in the steps of mainstream human research and with the warp drive their last chains tethering them to their antagonistic relationship with Earth were broken. And while short-range and slow the enormous freedom granted to them to visit new worlds and extend the range of freedom gave them boundless avenues and so many infinite places to hide or settle their fight with the Federation to maintain their freedom and independence was considered forgotten and for the most part well in the past.

Over time the growing scale of the experiment sprang to its members' minds that they would need to defend it and its concepts from intrusion and likely attack. Though space is infinite they may not have to run for long as they encountered many hundreds of new things and continued to bring in new acolytes on their flight to freedom.

While it was a complicated and surreal struggle, the self-proclaimed independent communes managed to draft, approve, and sign onto a charter that enshrined their principles of common ownership, democratic rule, and freedom in its most absolute - and balanced - form under the Free Constitution of the Free Voyage. Showcasing the philosophical notions of their libertarianism, it bound it in as broad an institution as could be created for the sake and benefit of all.

Other:

I do agree the pendulum is in effect. The Alt-Right is probably a fad, like libertarianism was ten years ago. If I were a betting man I'd bet on centrist democrats becoming popular by 2020, so long as they don't do something stupid like run Hillary.




There is Islamophobia. I mean, those guys who beat ups Sikhs are an example, in that they create a boogeyman version if Islam that ends up leading them to attack people who aren't even Islamic. If you are actively scared of random Muslims you meet in public, you would be Islamophobic.

Also, regarding attacks in every day politics, both sides have had violent extremists, and in both cases they have been isolated. I suppose the left is more likely to be active in the streets because they are currently locked out of the political system, but thus far all we have had are isolated incidents.

I will say that, for those few serious anarchist agitators among all the LARPers in the Anti-fa movement, the right-wing cracking down is exactly what they want. Marshal law would make the right wing pretty unpopular pretty quickly.


To add to the AntiFa bit: it's pretty easy to piss off conservatives. Shit, fucking walking out over Pence's speech in protest against him is considered by people in he and Trump's court as being literally equivalent to setting fire to a limo. I've read posts by old conservatives brought to my attention by friends of these people firing off about how it's disrespectful and how those students at Notre Dame shouldn't have stood up and left when he started speaking.

With things given how they are now, you can probably get the same ultimate effect by holding up a sign saying how much you hate the powers that be and it'll rile up an already excited right and AntiFa would get the crackdown to validate themselves.

But like with Islamic lone-wolf attacks it may also be a case of each one giving validation to the next for happening. In a strange way - coming from a self described anarchist myself - would be to simply ignore AntiFa and the protests in general and not add to discussions of Europe's next great explosion. The thing being to cut the flow of news and validation from source to receiver and deny those people that need validation to do what they want to do in the first place.
In Can commercials be art? 23 May 2017 9:59 Forum: Spam Forum
They are art. I mean, art is just something that is produced by human creativity. But whether or not they are high art is sorta hard to determine. You aren't going to see ad-agency produced stuff in museums anytime soon, but do we consider something like Warhol's soup cans to be a commercial? If we do, then that is an example of a commercial becoming high art. But if that pop art type of thing isn't considered a commercial, then I think we'd be hard pressed to find commercials as high art.

But that's now. Maybe in 100 years our commercials will be exhibited in art exhibits in the same was that old penny-dreadfuls are sometimes considered literary now.


I'll be waiting for the 2050's to see if the commercials of the 1950's are looked at as art.

Though in that sense it's not likely. Advertisement in the 50's was much more concerned with pushing as much information as possible, print or TV. There wasn't much design in ads then, they all pretty much adapted the hard-core salesmen spirit by laying out why you should but such-and-such a product in a way that's making an argument. More and more now advertisement is geared much more to relaying a spirit of the product.

So in this sense we may be waiting until 2070 if we're taking the hundred-years estimate as truth to when we can detach ourselves from something enough to look back at it as if it was art.

Though having said this we come to Andy Warhol and the purpose of his art. One artistic examination I heard for his work is that it stems from the dadaist methodology born from taking a urinal and tipping it over and presenting it as art. Warhol's work adapted what was every-day to frame it as something higher than it was (in the case of the urinal, it was to mock the art community by enshrining a manufactured commodity as high-art). Marilyn Monroe had the Triptych made of her by Warhol to underscore her goddess-tier worship by her fans at the time, and Campbell's Soup in much the same way.

Now to apply this to advertisement I don't think we'll hold a Chrysler ad as high-art or anything. You could for one make the claim an ad for a car - or any other product - isn't aiming for any sort of immortality (though you could argue that's the same for Warhol's work), but is seeking for the moment in time to sell the product immediately then and there, it's not reaching for a broad and timeless sort of spirit that would keep something relevant for such a long time it becomes a permanent artistic fixture. Advertisement is geared so much for in the moment they flash on and sputter out quickly so I can't really see them considered as "art" in the sense as the great masters.

If we were to make an TV commercial that was made to be high-art then I would say it wouldn't need to be for a single product. It would need to be for the concept of the product. In a way a commercial for consumerism as a whole, a meta thirty-second examination of consumerist culture that is like Warhol's work. But a Surge or Zoobooks commercial from the nineties isn't going to be that and all it's going to do is invoke nostalgia as all these ads we have now will invoke nostalgia later.



That said, I do think commercials will be immortalized, but not for their art value. More like for their anthropological value in history of the 20th and 21st century.

IF you're worried about our time being looked at through the lens of television ads only, then I would sure as hell start printing out all your online conversations now so we don't lose them to data corruption or incompatibility; or they just get straight-up deleted.

EDIT - on the other hand, we are living in a unique time compared to the past. We are a time of mass media and information. We can literally pump out more images than people of the 19th century and the 17th before them. So inevitably something might be looked as high-art, if only for its aesthetic or what society happens to be doing at that time (will we go full Fallout in fifty years?).
Name of Nation:
The Free Fairers

Species:
Mixed

Description of government:
Democratic Confederalism/Anarcho-Communism

With the material constraints of authoritarian government considered to have been met and overachieved with the invention of portable and effective means of automated production, mining, refining, and so on the members of the Free Fairers have rejected in many forms government as its known. What remains to keep the collective of the whole in some fashion of unity is that of their own collective, referred to either as just that - The Collective - or as the Confederation of Free Voyagers. The charter that comprises this lays down the following rights in its constitution:

- That among its members, all means of production, of mining, of agriculture, etc are commonly owned by all individuals within the whole.
- That of the whole, all have ownership of the whole through the practice of open and flat democracy.
- That no threat to an individual's life within the collective shall be made, nor against his personal property, his friends, or his family, or his commune by another individual or his or her own commune.

The sum total of their moral code is expressed in an internalization of a quote by Mahavira: "Do not injure, abuse, oppress, enslave, insult, torment, torture, or kill any creature or living being"

It is not to say that any such individually-threatening behavior is uncommon and principles of justice within the commune it was committed or the Collective as a whole is carried out by the very democratic means the Confederation is operated on.

Likewise, no single person is made an appointee by the Confederation itself, and all appointments and law is ordained only by the voters from a commune as a whole or a delegate in that commune's place.

The rather decentralized nature of the whole too means that for the most part there is no functioning home world. There may be worlds that have come under the Confederation's sway in part from its members colonizing and adapting the world for settlement or by some other means. But for the most part the entire Confederation is comprised of autonomous space ships voyaging in the great space between and around stars seeking their own adventure and expanding the range of liberty.

Description of military:
Given the decentralized nature of the Free Fairers, there is no single standing army to speak of. Instead, each band or 'commune' composing the collective often serves as its own military using their own unique weapons manufactured or acquired in their own way. In times of distress the various communes are committed to join forces to create a single Defense Force to protect and defend their collective independence and freedoms.

Technological Overview:
The Free Fairers own no claim to any significant technological uniqueness and often apply existing technology to their own use as brought in to them, or produced and manufactured by any one of the communes comprising it.

Cultural Overview:
The Free Fairers serve as a union of groups of any and all races who have adapted into their life-style. Through predominately they are comprised as humans who went to space on the word of Bookchin and Kropotkin.

History:
Following the closure of the Third World War and Earth's development of interplanetary technology individuals and groups fearing the overbearing pressures of tyrannical government and over-saturating corporate prominence fled Earth for the furthest reaches of the Sol system they could navigate to. Often stealing not just entire space ships but pieces of technology they were regarded by Earth's government as being thieves and pirates and not the freedom-seeking libertines that they considered themselves as. Throughout the Sol system the prototype groups of the Free Fairers were chased and pursued by the government seeking its stolen property back, property that the Free Fairers had come to recognized as being communally owned, believing the liquidation of material ownership and its mass democratization was key to avoid catastrophic meltdown as was the Third World War.

Needless to say, the cat and mouse game drew no conclusive end and the initial problem sewed in effect permission among small groups on Earth and its extraterrestrial colonies to pick up stakes and join the egalitarian pirates at high space. Their image to many poor, under-privileged and disenfranchised were like that of the old Native American and communities of the old tribal persuasion, those who did not believe in class structure and rules, little to no strict gender or social rules, and that which accepted all comes as they were; everything would be provided.

Come the development of the warp-drive these anarchist groups were next to follow in the steps of mainstream human research and with the warp drive their last chains tethering them to their antagonistic relationship with Earth were broken. And while short-range and slow the enormous freedom granted to them to visit new worlds and extend the range of freedom gave them boundless avenues and so many infinite places to hide or settle their fight with the Federation to maintain their freedom and independence was considered forgotten and for the most part well in the past.

Over time the growing scale of the experiment sprang to its members' minds that they would need to defend it and its concepts from intrusion and likely attack. Though space is infinite they may not have to run for long as they encountered many hundreds of new things and continued to bring in new acolytes on their flight to freedom.

While it was a complicated and surreal struggle, the self-proclaimed independent communes managed to draft, approve, and sign onto a charter that enshrined their principles of common ownership, democratic rule, and freedom in its most absolute - and balanced - form under the Free Constitution of the Free Voyage. Showcasing the philosophical notions of their libertarianism, it bound it in as broad an institution as could be created for the sake and benefit of all.

Other:
If I could go back in time, retaining everything I know now: then sure. I would be an economic oracle when it comes to the financial crisis and I could actually do good in school, not take speech classes, and probably skip out on all that stuff they put me through because of my ADHD diagnoses back in the day.

I'd be the nineties again and I would be guiding my parents through the dotcom boom and we'd be golden.
In Replace a word 22 May 2017 8:40 Forum: Spam Forum
Replace a word in the post above yours with 'George Soros'.
In y'all mind if i 22 May 2017 5:49 Forum: Spam Forum
0/10 not Cold Steel the Edgeog
"How long have you been 'involved' in politics?"


Since the years of George W. Bush, even if then I was way too young to do anything.

And if arguable: dimly aware of the fact a president existed when Bill Clinton was president. But at that point I was more interested in stomping about the creek and catching snakes in the woods when not playing Age of Empires 2 to actually pay one iota of attention to anything.

In We have Renn Faires... 20 May 2017 22:22 Forum: Spam Forum
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We've already got groups LARPing like Boston Tea-Partiers and fuckin' Nazis, might as well go full-out.

The Revolution will be a costume party.


It will begin at ComicCon and spill out into the streets.
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