64-year-old put his life savings in his carry-on. U.S. Customs took it without charging him with a crime. by voter in news
[–]exPFCwintergreen 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny - 11 hours ago (0 children)
Many are just uninformed and not very bright in the first place (Carlin's Law). Last night we watched some random HookTube street interviews asking citizens what the letters C, I, A stood for. Not one of five or so, got it right. Does that sound like a good random sample? I'm asking seriously.
Obama Presidential Center to cost Illinois taxpayers nearly $200 million by voter in news
[–]exPFCwintergreen 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny - 12 hours ago (0 children)
I, for one, wish the Kenyan candidate would shut up. His grandmother insists he was born in Kenya, and it has been reported that his birth certificate is a well done forgery. There still are many suggesting he has connections to both the Catholics In Action and the Deep State. Plus, his wife used to play tight end for Notre Dame. No, that last one, I made up.
[–]exPFCwintergreen 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny - 12 hours ago* (0 children)
Anyone who leaves or enters the US with US $10,000 or more on them, in whatever form—cash, precious metals, etc.—must report it to "the authorities." All international travelers know this, even many of those who are mentally challenged. He was way over the line and I'm sure he knew the law. Within the last few years, it has become much more difficult for ordinary US citizens to move money around the world, unless you are rich enough. Try flying to say, Bangkok, and opening a bank account without the correct visa that will take you months to get, if all goes well. Good luck with that, but if you take the 55-minute hop to Cambodia, no problem sir.
Sure -- so all Trump is promising to do now is "expose" Hillary Clinton? She's pretty fucking exposed to anyone who can see straight and isn't a brainwashed Dem loyalist. The time is long past to arrest, indict, prosecute, and lock her up. But that's obviously too much to ask. by The_In-Betweener in politics
[–]exPFCwintergreen 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny - 13 hours ago (0 children)
And what about the 45,000 sealed indictments? About six high-profile trials would be a good start.
China’s chilling plan for complete social control by useless_aether in privacy
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The worst part would be getting them to concentrate on the typewriters. Sure they would wonder about what it was, why it was there, how it would improve their lives. I think a short-term, intermittent reward system. So they would get food and one electric jolt hitting the pleasure centers of their brains when they start writing and more randomly during the writing session. Yes, the Shakespeare is too long strict by far. We could say any work between a short story and novel would do as a winner. It could take centuries but we must know if it can be done.
Our next project would be: if a man speaks in the wilderness but there is no woman there to hear him— is he still wrong? Easy experimental design, for one.
[–]exPFCwintergreen 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny - 1 day ago* (0 children)
You know, it's not true that 500, or whatever number of monkeys given typewriters (in fact I hate this story.) would never write all of Shakespear, because the probability against this ever happening is a larger number that the number of molecules in the universe.
[–]exPFCwintergreen 2 insightful - 2 funny2 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 2 funny - 1 day ago* (0 children)
My hard drive is named DYSTOPIAN, really. Maybe it's just me but I don't want to look back, because something might be gaining on me. Strange thing is my own calmness about it. It's only a simulation. Not real. And is our simulation maker in someone else's simulation?
I will have to deal later with your assertion that a simulation would not be this high-res. Hmmm.
Donald Trump, a good part of his team and the current chairman of the federal reserve are apprentices of the jesuits. by HibikiBlack in conspiracy
Jesuits and Jews are a lethal mix. Have you seen the black pope's brand new papal pulpit, or is it rectumry? The inside and outside views are unmistakably that of a serpent's head. We have the first Jesuit Pope, and his hobby is astronomy, with special interest in our Sun. Inside the snake's head. The narrative is nonsense, but that picture says a lot.
I'm feeling... Rambunctious...! by Magnora69 in conspiracy
[–]exPFCwintergreen 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny - 1 day ago (0 children)
Set mood to rambunctious/edgy. Something about the Presidential Alert worries me.
[–]exPFCwintergreen 2 insightful - 2 funny2 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 2 funny - 1 day ago (0 children)
Raised my ambient paranoia level by ~1.5 on a ten-point scale. Paradigm shifts will do that.
Anything Unusual with Your ISP the Day Before the **Presidential Alert**? (self.conspiracyundone)
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‘Tin Foil Hat’ Folks Get the Last Laugh: CIA Director Lauds Chemtrails in CFR Speech by dragonslayer in conspiracy
Screw that tin foil apparatus; I've got a Faraday Cage over my entire head and it is grounded to the bottom of my shoes. So here's my laugh at the Catholics In Action: HA. Thanks DS.
Another controlled demolition: The Plasco Building Tehran (2017). When Will the World Notice? by Tom_Bombadil in conspiracy
[–]exPFCwintergreen 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny - 2 days ago* (0 children)
You could see the quibs clearly. A textbook example of controlled demolition. Or the first [edit: second. Pull it.] time a steel-framed building collapsed into its own footprint without being hit by a drone, uh, plane.
SPREADING 9/11 TRUTH = DISCREDING MUELLER. The Robert Mueller that is currently investigating Trump is the same Mueller that directed the FBI during 9/11, and found the magic terrorist passports. A classic deep state agent. by Tom_Bombadil in conspiracy
[–]exPFCwintergreen 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny - 5 days ago (0 children)
No, it makes everything better. I have called a couple of guys early in the morning and asked them: have you read my email yet. —uh, no man, its six thirty. —Well just trash it. Don't read it, it's got a virus or something. —Sure, I'll trash it. Good night.
Now I'm learning to slow down. Remember, nothing you guys say will get me upset, probably. I've done my share of surfing under the influence. There is no fine, but your email box gets empty pretty fast.
The One-martooni-tee-many effect. The less said about my career, the better, but I never went to the dark side, except for those few days. When it clicked, you know, who they were, it was pretty scary. Do not be alarmed. I am not a spook or a bot...bot...bop...
Looking for the Heart of Saturday Night — Tom Waits (hooktube.com)
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Are Narcissists Psychotic? by Nechama in science
[–]exPFCwintergreen 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny - 5 days ago* (0 children)
That is a hard one, but I can say this: all narcissists are psychopaths. They are the center of the universe and only care about themselves. That's a rough definition of psychopath. But some psychopaths can keep it under control so they appear more or less normal to most people most of the time. Just look up >psychopathy scale (or test)< and you can find out in minutes if you or one of your loved ones is a psychopath. Of course there is a scale from mild, to "that dude is really boinked in the head man." (Excuse the technical jargon.)
Inspirational Hemingway Quotes by Nechama in quotes
Good. One of his wives described a dinner party they attended just after being married. I'm not sure of the context or his phrasing but a tipsy Ernest announced to all guests that his wife had just had an operation to...uh make their genitals more compatible. What a guy.
Hunter Thompson wrote a fictional story, and he makes it clear that it is f I c t I o n a l. Hemingway is a terminal alcoholic, depressed and suicidal. He lacks a reason to go on living. He must prove himself, even if only he knows about the potentially messy affair. So, Ernest, a gun collector and living alone in Montana, picked out his favorite shotgun. He had used it often before so he knew the "pull" of the trigger. He loaded it and put the barrel in his mouth. Then he pulled the trigger slowly, and stopped just in time.
He did it every morning, the way some people would wash down 30 mgs of Adderall or put a dabble of cognac in his/her first coffee. But then one day he overdid it. Don't be like Ernest. Just let nature takes it course. [note to self: too dark?]
Not arguing with you, but about the photo, he is famous for saying that he wrote standing up and in the nude. The view must have been spectacular.
Weatherman Just Doesn't Get Paid Enough (hooktube.com)
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Trevor Moore: High in Church - "Kitty History" by useless_aether in music
The end justifies the means, is my dating and kitty advice. No Kitties were harmed during the filming. Hey, that doesn't even make sense. Outrageously fine vid. Thanks again.
Just met an old friend this afternoon, and he says, first I've got to tell you to get a copy of The Peoples' History of the United States by Howard Zenn. I didn't have the heart to tell him I read it around twenty years ago. You guys are great or fantastic imposters.
The Wall Street Banksters factually conspire with the drug cartels to launder money. These same financial institutions finance the campaigns of prohibitionist politicians. by HibikiBlack in conspiracy
I have lived in Mexico and the following is an open secret. You will find an HSBC Bank in any medium-sized city in the country. Imagine an old fashioned bank that has steel lattice work from the counter, up to the ceiling, with an opening in front of each teller big enough for a shoebox to fit through. This was a problem for the cartels until they designed steel boxes that from the front were just larger than US and Mexican notes, but the boxes are several feet long, so they can be slid (slud? sludded?) into the tellers' windows. I imagine they were filled with US $100 dollar bills, but that is only conjecture. Everyone who walked into an HSBC Bank knew this and HSBC, in the town where I lived, had very few customers, but a few BIG ones, the cartels. But somehow the FBI and other US agencies appeared blind to the facts that were clear to a casual observer. The HSBC employees, wherever they are, surely noticed the few, but massive deposits.
James O'Keefe Announces Deep State Investigation at the Gateway Eagle Forum by useless_aether in news
What a brave man. Does anyone else feel that a showdown is near? Beware the anger of a patient people.
I edited and expanded my previous so you might need to look again. I will make an effort to be less sloppy with my remarks in future.
[Edit ]There have been so many directors recently, but the one I mentioned is:
Louis J. Freeh, September 1, 1993 - June 25, 2001
He has maintained (paraphrase) that a more thorough investigation of the events and actions of 9/11/2001 is needed, and I agree. I will list, copy pasta the more recent ones. Sorry it took so long to answer but your day is my night:
Christopher Wray, August 2, 2017 - Present
Andrew McCabe (Acting), May 9, 2017 - August 2, 2017
James B. Comey, September 4, 2013 - May 9, 2017
Robert S. Mueller, III, September 4, 2001- September 4, 2013
Robert Mueller headed the FBI for exactly 12 years, the second longest in history, following legislation in 2011 that extended his tenure by two years.
Thomas J. Pickard (Acting), June 25, 2001 - September 4, 2001
On June 25, 2001, Mr. Pickard was appointed Acting Director of the FBI by Attorney General John Ashcroft.
Louis J. Freeh, September 1, 1993 - June 25, 2001
Louis Freeh was confirmed by the Senate on August 6, 1993 and was sworn in as Director on September 1, 1993.
Floyd I. Clarke (Acting), July 19, 1993 - September 1, 1993
William S. Sessions, November 2, 1987 - July 19, 1993
On November 1, 1987, Judge Sessions resigned his position as United States District Judge to become Director of the FBI and was sworn in on November 2, 1987.
John E. Otto (Acting), May 26, 1987 - November 2, 1987
William H. Webster, February 23, 1978 - May 25, 1987
William Webster resigned as judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on February 23, 1978 to become Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
James B. Adams (Acting), February 15, 1978 – February 23, 1978
James Blackburn Adams was appointed acting director of the FBI, serving February 15, 1978 until February 23, 1978.
Clarence M. Kelley, July 9, 1973 - February 15, 1978
William D. Ruckelshaus (Acting), April 30, 1973 - July 9, 1973
L. Patrick Gray (Acting), May 3, 1972 - April 27, 1973
Louis Patrick Gray, III served as Acting Director from May 3, 1972 to April 27, 1973.
J. Edgar Hoover, May 10, 1924 - May 2, 1972
J. Edgar Hoover led the FBI for nearly a half-century, from 1924 until 1972. Under Director Hoover, the Bureau grew in responsibility and importance, becoming an integral part of the national government and an icon in American popular culture.