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Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:29 pm
by Mongrel
HuffPo: Congressional Candidate In Virginia Admits He’s A Pedophile

Nathan Larson, a 37-year-old accountant from Charlottesville, Virginia, is running for Congress as an independent candidate in his native state. He is also a pedophile, as he admitted to HuffPost on Thursday, who has bragged in website posts about raping his late ex-wife.

In a phone call, Larson confirmed that he created the now-defunct websites suiped.org and incelocalypse.today ― chat rooms that served as gathering places for pedophiles and violence-minded misogynists like himself. HuffPost contacted Larson after confirming that his campaign website shared an IP address with these forums, among others. His sites were terminated by their domain host on Tuesday.

On the phone, he was open about his pedophilia and seemingly unfazed about his long odds of attaining government office.

“A lot of people are tired of political correctness and being constrained by it,” he said. “People prefer when there’s an outsider who doesn’t have anything to lose and is willing to say what’s on a lot of people’s minds.”


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Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:04 pm
by mharr
I guess this explains the right's worry about slippery slope outcomes, such as normalised gay marriage leading inevitably to bestiality.

(Serious face though, what actually drives all of this nonsense is the inability to comprehend the primacy of consent.)

Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:30 pm
by Mongrel

Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:37 pm
by Joxam
I thought incels were already jerking each other off on the internet?

Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:51 pm
by Mongrel
:joxam's sig.gif:

Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:36 pm
by Mongrel

Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:05 pm
by Mongrel
Could have also gone in the sports thread, but I figure it has general interest: John Doyle opines on the links between the 2018 World Cup, FIFA, The Steele Dossier, Trump, and Russia

Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:37 pm
by zaratustra


man, I can understand one person going over the end this way

but a couple?

Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:24 pm
by François
If two people with severe, untreated mental illness come together, with one of them impressionable and meek, and the other charismatic and abusive, once a long enough period of time has elapsed I could see both sharing the same delusions. Heck, they're almost certainly in a perverse feedback loop.

Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:40 pm
by Mongrel
For sure. That's an old dynamic in situations where abuse and mental illness are combined.

Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:04 am
by Mongrel
A whistleblower accused Tesla of installing punctured batteries in their model 3s and Elon Musk responded by accusing the whistleblower of threatening to shoot up the factory.



Also,



Oh Muskie...

Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:29 pm
by Mongrel
G&M: France's LaFarge cement faces charges of funding terrorism and crimes against humanity

(They bribed ISIS with a fat wad not to attack their new cement plant in Raqqa).

Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:02 pm
by François
Man, fuck these higher-ups going "uh we di'n know". They manage to keep a factory open in ISISland while everybody else has to bail, and nobody thought that was weird? And 15 millions just fell off the books and nobody thought to ask about where it went?

Clearly they're going for the old "we're incredibly stupid" defense.

Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:16 pm
by Mongrel
Lors sa brève confrontation avec la presse, le PDG de LaFarge, Jean Georges Lefebvre, a déclaré: "J'ne sais rien! RIEN!", avant de se cacher rapidement autour d'un coin.

Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:48 pm
by Mongrel


My my, what a small world we live in!

Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:46 pm
by Metal Slime
New game show 'Paid Off' offers chance to eliminate student loan debt

If this isn't the point where you say the student loan system is fucked, then nothing will get through. I am actually waiting for the inevitable headline where a contestant loses and then decides to kill themself.

Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:52 pm
by mharr
If they win, "the show will cover up to 100 percent of their loans". Sooo I don't want to be all picky math nerd here, but WTF does that mean?

Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:57 pm
by Büge
Lesley Goldman, the network's senior vice president of development and original programming, said the "intention" is to show that student loan debt is a "ridiculous crisis."

"The best way to address the issue is with a ridiculous game show," Goldman said.


"Coming up next on NBC: Live Free or Debt, the game show where contestants with potentially fatal medical conditions compete to have their lifesaving procedures paid for!"

Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:05 pm
by François
"Losers get 10% off anything in Wal-mart's tombstone division."

Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:21 pm
by Thad
Metal Slime wrote:New game show 'Paid Off' offers chance to eliminate student loan debt

If this isn't the point where you say the student loan system is fucked, then nothing will get through.

That's actually the point, at least according to the people making the show.

“One of the mantras is ‘an absurd show to match an absurd crisis,’ ” [Michael] Torpey, who hosts the program, said in an interview. “A game show feels really apt because this is the state of things right now.”

The series will kick off the first of 16 episodes Tuesday, hoping to raise consciousness about the many students and graduates saddled with debt and provide a few of them some relief.


mharr wrote:If they win, "the show will cover up to 100 percent of their loans". Sooo I don't want to be all picky math nerd here, but WTF does that mean?

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