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Interzone / Re: So nobody's making any poop comments?
« on: March 19, 2013, 09:02:49 PM »
Well, first the cardinals considered an African pope but in the end they elected a South American one. This suggests that they want to focus more on the third world after losing many members in Europe because of the child abuse scandals.


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Metal / Re: Guy posts video of himself buying a CD
« on: March 08, 2013, 02:20:23 PM »
Reminds me of that video of the fag in McDonalds getting a MLP with his happy meal.

The video has been removed by the user by now. But I found a video of an even bigger faggot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS6EghVzNsI

What a cheap publicity stunt.

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Interzone / 80% Of Recent NYC High School Graduates Cannot Read
« on: March 08, 2013, 04:58:48 AM »
Idiocracy...

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Nearly 80 percent of New York City high school graduates need to relearn basic skills before they can enter the City University’s community college system.

The number of kids behind the 8-ball is the highest in years, CBS 2′s Marcia Kramer reported Thursday.

When they graduated from city high schools, students in a special remedial program at the Borough of Manhattan Community College couldn’t make the grade.

They had to re-learn basic skills — reading, writing and math — first before they could begin college courses.

In sheer numbers it means that nearly 11,000 kids who got diplomas from city high schools needed remedial courses to re-learn the basics.

...

In its defense, the NYC Department of Education said it has raised high school graduation rates by 40 percent over the last seven years. And that the number of students needing remedial courses to do college work has declined slightly — by half a percentage point overall.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/03/07/officials-80-percent-of-recent-nyc-high-school-graduates-cannot-read/

The students can't read? Too bad, at least 40% more kids are graduating. Isn't that great news? Just think of all the opportunities those kids are getting that they otherwise would have never had.

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Interzone / Re: inspirational quotes
« on: March 07, 2013, 09:17:50 AM »
Also, hello everyone, I'm new. Not sure if it's etiquette to announce that, though I am aware I've just painted a target on my back.

Oh no need to worry, you're perfectly cool in my book for the time being. Just don't make your first post a thread titled "inspirational quotes", post two fairly fluffy quotes in it and include an "inspirational quotes" link in your sig linking to your quotes website.

Gee, I feel pretty motivated now. Ironic?

"Fas est et ab hoste doceri (It is right to learn, even from the enemy)"
- Ovid

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Interzone / Re: inspirational quotes
« on: March 06, 2013, 06:45:50 AM »
"The wise man speaks because he has something to say, the fool because he has to say something"
- Aristotle

"Noble and manly music invigorates the spirit, strengthens the wavering man, and incites him to great and worthy deeds."
- Homer

"It is pleasant, when the sea is high and the winds are dashing the waves about, to watch from the shores the struggles of another"
- Lucretius


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Interzone / Re: Totalitarian humanism rewards criminals
« on: February 24, 2013, 08:39:49 PM »
That's great. Not allowed to do a background check on an applicant. Meanwhile the applicant is uploading videos of himself committing crimes on youtube and posting on facebook that they will go out and get the abortion as soon as the bottle of whiskey is empty.


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Interzone / Fist of Jesus
« on: February 24, 2013, 07:07:40 PM »
The Spanish, who in the past who produced a small gem like El Dia de la Biesta, are working on a new blasphemous movie that will surely cause millions of christians to protest at embassies while burning the Spanish flag. To help raise money for their movie they have released this short film to give people an idea of what they are working on.

The first three minutes are boring but keep watching, it gets better later.
Fist of Jesus



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Interzone / China acknowledges 'cancer villages'
« on: February 22, 2013, 07:52:04 PM »
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The latest report from the environment ministry is entitled "Guard against and control risks presented by chemicals to the environment during the 12th Five-Year period (2011-2015)".

It says that the widespread production and consumption of harmful chemicals forbidden in many developed nations are still found in China.

"The toxic chemicals have caused many environmental emergencies linked to water and air pollution," it said.

The report goes on to acknowledge that such chemicals could pose a long-term risk to human health, making a direct link to the so-called "cancer villages".

...

The BBC's Martin Patience in Beijing says that as China has experienced rapid development, stories about so-called cancer villages have become more frequent.

And China has witnessed growing public anger over air pollution and industrial waste caused by industrial development.

Media coverage of conditions in these so-called "cancer villages" has been widespread. In 2009, one Chinese journalist published a map identifying dozens of apparently affected villages.

In 2007 the BBC visited the small hamlet of Shangba in southern China where one scientist was studying the cause and effects of pollution on the village.

He found high levels of poisonous heavy metals in the water and believed there was a direct connection between incidences of cancer and mining in the area.

Until now, there has been little comment from the government on such allegations.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-21545868

A reminder why you should only buy American or European cancer products.

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Interzone / Toronto declared ‘sanctuary city’ to non-status migrants
« on: February 22, 2013, 03:57:11 PM »
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Toronto has made history by affirming itself as a “sanctuary city,” the first Canadian city with a formal policy allowing undocumented migrants to access services regardless of immigration status.

On Thursday, City Council passed the motion by a vote of 37 to 3 that also requires training all city staff and managers to ensure Toronto’s estimated 200,000 non-status residents can access its services without fear of being turned over to border enforcement officers for detention and deportation.

The vote puts Toronto in the same league with 36 American cities, including Chicago, New York City and San Francisco that already have such policies.

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Although undocumented migrants — often visitors overstaying their visas or failed refugee claimants dodging deportation — have been able to use city services such as library and public transit without hassles, the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy has not been consistent in other areas.

“This is a historic moment because we are saying we are a sanctuary city and that anyone who is in the City of Toronto will be able to access all the services the city offers, be it in the areas of health, in the area of parks, in the area of library, in the area of health and safety,” said councilor Joe Mihevc.

“That is the kind of city we want. We want to open our arms to anyone who comes here while they are here.”

...

However, councillor Minnan-Wong, a vocal critic of the motion, said undocumented people are illegal in Canada and do not deserve government services.

“We shouldn’t encourage them. We shouldn’t help them. We should not facilitate them. They are an insult to every immigrant who plays by the rule to get into the country. They are an insult to every immigrant who is waiting to enter this country legally,” said Minnan-Wong.

“It sends a message to the world that it is okay to break the law to come to Canada and it says that the City of Toronto is an accomplice to this lawbreaking.”

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/02/21/cisanctuarycity21.html

What a lovely looking people. It must feel really safe sleeping at night knowing that they are there to make important decisions for you.




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Interzone / Re: "Mature" modern society giggles when poop is mentioned
« on: February 19, 2013, 06:54:01 PM »
I figured people were interested in this story because it's what happens when all commodified facilities suddenly are not available to humans anymore. This is just a micro version of what could happen to our entire civilization in the case of a large scale disaster or war.

http://www.shtfplan.com/emergency-preparedness/when-the-power-goes-out-its-like-a-bunch-of-savages_02152013

But yeah, perhaps average Joe just likes to read about people who are literally forced to wallow in their own shit because it makes him feel better than others. Or worse: maybe it makes other people seem less superior? Either way this could happen to anyone who just happens to be unlucky. It's the way we act in such a situation that defines our true nature, not the fact that "shit happens" to everyone.

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Interzone / Deskjobs 140 times dirtier than kissing your toilet seat
« on: February 16, 2013, 05:58:22 PM »
Or "Why everyone always has a cold around christmas"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_ejEHcHL-A

Go out they said. Socialize they said.

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With my attitude, I'll win wars, because I don't care about inconsequential nonsense like pictures on bank notes enough that I make it this large of an issue. Big issues first (the environment, dealing with parasites, etc). So when my army burns down a village in your country, I do hope you'll save the quilts and good china that your nation's emblem is on.

So you're the commander of an army now? Wow, I'm impressed...

Well why won't you help fight racism with me, my friend? Your attitude tells me that all Canadians are racists who don't care about their nation's progressive agenda. We need something that will truly unite all citizens of earth on a single bank note. For instance a Chilean catholic, a liberated Cuban, an aryan German and an American pro-wrestler standing together and pointing their guitars towards the camera like a gun.

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Perhaps whatever the government does is SUPPOSED to be indicative of a nation's character, but my point was simply that the appearance of bank notes is of extremely low priority, and this much of a hooplah should not be made over it.

With that attitude you'll never win any wars.

Ok so seriously: a liberal market research firm is hired for nearly half a million dollars to think of what cool typical Canadian things they could put on money so they'll make Canadians feel proud of their country. But instead of starting an informative website and having a referendum so Canadians can vote on it (and vote for Slayer on 10 dollar bills) they have "focus-group discussions and workshops with Canadians in six cities" which seems to paraphrase as "we held a meeting at a local gay rights club and 12 lesbians and 3 members of antifa showed up" So far the success of liberal democracy...

After the documents are obtained by the press and a shitstorm begins to brew Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney makes a public apology and they back peddle the whole thing. They drop all the radical ideas and go for the most conservative ones to please the public. It seems at the last moment they decided it might be a bad idea to force this on the Canadian people at this time. Maybe next time, eh? So far the success of liberal democracy...

And let's not ignore the following considerations:

Proposals to depict “safe cities” and Canada’s so-called “no gun” culture were rejected because the theme might not endure over the lifetime of the bank notes, e.g., cities might become more crime-ridden.

But banning guns leads to less crime! That's why we need to ban guns everywhere! This is a fact! - No, apparently it isn't.

Images that included snow “may become more controversial should global warming progress,” and are best avoided, said some.

But there is no global warming! It's all a hoax! This is a fact! - No, apparently it isn't.

Pictures of wind turbines and solar panels were rejected because “clean energy is a controversial concept.”

But wind turbines and solar panels are the only way we'll be able to stop global warming! We need clean energy otherwise we're doomed! This is a fact! - No, apparently it isn't.

So far the success of liberal democracy...

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They didn't even strive to be ultra progressive - just edgy-progressive, business as usual. An ultra progressive would make the new currency out of recycled tampons with a chromatic hologram security feature showing a 3d bust of some secular prophet like Herr Marx, Kurt Cobain, or Justin Beiber.

I was thinking money should have pictures of starving Africans on it. Just like packs of cigarettes should have pictures of lung cancer and stuff on them. People need to be aware of the harmful effects of everything they do, they need to be reminded of their guilt.

I like the idea of using recycled tampons but I'd like it even more if it was possible to use the money as a condom, then wash it and use it as money again. This way people will always have contraceptives when they need them and we can finally defeat the AIDS epidemic that has claimed the lives of so many of our beloved celebrities. By switching to plastic money at least Canada is paving the way towards a global rubber currency.

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