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BingoBoingo: In other lulz, Nuland denied a visa to Russia
trinque: victoria nuland, that's so good.
mircea_popescu: hanbot, http://p.bvulpes.com/pastes/Mr179/?raw=true
mircea_popescu: trinque, http://p.bvulpes.com/pastes/DixkM/?raw=true
mircea_popescu: in other lulz, egypt visa policy is the lulz of all time. afghanistanis, sudanese, yemeni and lebanese nationals can travel w/o visa, provided either >50 or <16 ; algerians, moroccans, tunisians if <14 ; chinese if got 5 star hotel reservation and $$$$$ (ie, 5 figure) in cash ; libya, if female, or else lives in tobruk ; jordan, if passport does not hold jordanian stamp on page 60 ; ☟︎
mircea_popescu: reads to me SO like "harem travel only, poorguys get bent"
nicoleci: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-05-23#1915343 << so this is what you meant by reversion to the mean, Master? ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2019-05-23 16:30 BingoBoingo: In the ongoing saga of a bizarre character: https://archive.is/mOwmu
mircea_popescu: certainly. though the schmuck in question was never mainstream ; he's part of a specific outer cloud of wankers that never amounted to anything beyond sadness.
mircea_popescu: in relatively affluent, urban, educated communities such as 1970s fobourg st germain our revolution yielded masturbatory lulz liek say bruckner&finkielkraut's nouveau désordre amoureux & following ;
mircea_popescu: but in impoverished, rural, "traditional religion" communities, such as the european metropolitan ghettos / ex euro colonies producing their demographic support, it resulted in poorly expressed, highly tensed wank.
mircea_popescu: the immigrant's experience of tearing, right, in the particular case of 1980s to 2000s immigration had a very strong sexual component that the poor fucks in question were eminently ill equipped to digest.
mircea_popescu: thus pedestrian vomit like "pua" as well as reactive nonsense like "re-protestant/original xtianity", "straightedge" etcetera. they're all the ~same thing, epiphenomena among the inconsequential, and you'll readily notice the rlationship between peons' reaction to my showing up and these dudes reaction to porn as a cultural phenomenon.
mircea_popescu: "fascinatingly threatening, so incomprehensible i can't even judge if the opinion i formed on it is meaningful"
mircea_popescu: cooption towards their preoccupations was already a clear sign of imminent reversion. after all, the savage finding a radio will first gaze in mindblown delight, then attempt to cure his warts with it, then go back to chasing squirrels. same here.
mircea_popescu: (for the needs of this discussion, ~all of the united states, excepting san fernando valley, some choice tinybits in san francisco, san diego, arizona and texas fall precisely under "ex-european colonies" heading)
mircea_popescu: amusingly, the "debate" (between sex as a purely performative activity and "moral" sex) directly mirrors the older "purpose of literature" wank. it's a sure sign you're reading cvasi-literate morons when all their crap has a "clear moral tendency". which is actually the deep reason you don't like inane anglowank like jane austen, and ALSO why gay-in-denial us math grad / budapest "writer" does "like" it.
mircea_popescu: though i grant, "there's no anal" is an exceptionally crafty summary of the problem.
mircea_popescu: but what he likes about it is the promise that perhaps sex isn't about sex after all, and thereby ye fearsome http://btcbase.org/log/2019-05-20#1914729 might be had for cheaper by him ? please say he doesn't HAVE TO stick the member into the scary hole necessarily ? IT IS DANGEROUS!!! ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2019-05-20 07:55 mp_en_viaje: they want to could have gotten laid.
nicoleci: mircea_popescu, lol! well he dosent want to assume... now its more clear to me how he makes any money from his 'jane austen fan fiction'
mircea_popescu: cuntfear, produced as the reflection of the (young) female coy behaviour in the (socially isolated) male, is the basic, universal driver of all the idiotic subcultural behaviour. ☝︎☟︎
a111: Logged on 2019-05-22 14:35 mp_en_viaje: he is the sort of guy who doesn't fuck a lot of women, doesn't speak a lot of languages, doesn't like reading things he doesn't know how to interpret and spends a lot of time fucking intricately with garbage.
mircea_popescu: be it "religion" as the male activity, or whatever the fuck else.
mircea_popescu: nicoleci, there's a lot of these schmucks, who "don't want to assume". shit's scary, what! imagine, it bleeds monthly and you don't die, it's always wet yet you don't rust, IT CREATED THE WORLD!!!
mircea_popescu: are you kidding me, it's like... livresque already, specifically engineered to sound fearsome.
mircea_popescu: as far as "don't take your guns to town" dorky mcdorkenson is concerned, there's nothing scarier.
mircea_popescu: anyway, the reflection's particularly amusing : 12 yo girl goes "hmm... i have this thing between my legs... wtf is it ?! seems pretty fucking weird... actually, this shit's scary holy shit" ; 16 yo boy goes "omfg, girls are so fucking great and bestest...hmm... and EVEN THEM in their divine perfection are still affraid of cunt ?! THAT THING IS MONSTROUS!!!!".
mircea_popescu: then they get to be 30 and still stay mentally 16, and voila, http://btcbase.org/log/2019-05-23#1915400 ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2019-05-23 20:06 mircea_popescu: "NEW RULES: Casual sex and hooking up can no longer be discussed on the forum" roflmao.
mircea_popescu: makes perfect sense. if you're poor and stupid.
mircea_popescu: aaand now that the log's been thoroughly destroyed for the day, /me shall go write an article!
nicoleci: mircea_popescu, definitely makes sense, ty
diana_coman: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-05-24#1915445 -> dunno about reflection of coy because if not coy then they get even more scared. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2019-05-24 06:38 mircea_popescu: cuntfear, produced as the reflection of the (young) female coy behaviour in the (socially isolated) male, is the basic, universal driver of all the idiotic subcultural behaviour.
mircea_popescu: diana_coman, because "there can not be no coy".
mircea_popescu: what do you find scarier, a mouth open so wide you can see the teeth, or a mouth open so wide you can't even see the teeth ?
diana_coman: possibly again one of those choices
diana_coman: to my mind if it eats you then the rest doesn't make a lot of difference in the end.
mircea_popescu: yes well.
feedbot: http://trilema.com/2019/the-fungus/ << Trilema -- The fungus ☟︎
stjohn_piano_2: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-05-22#1915032 << ah. makes sense. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2019-05-22 14:47 mp_en_viaje: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-05-22#1914957 << understand the problem -- if someone wishes to sign something, they're probably making a deed, which they'll publish on their own castle walls and on the republican deedpost. they
stjohn_piano_2: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-05-22#1915043 << rsi (repetitive strain injury) ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2019-05-22 14:52 mp_en_viaje: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-05-22#1914993 << recovery from what ?
mircea_popescu: https://www.oglaf.com/forecast/ << such excellent concise statement of pantsuitism. "nothing to do with us", this is a ~possibility~ to the pantsuit mind. which happens to be the definition of the term : a pantsuit is the mentally deranged who imagines just like a cow or a boulder exist, so his "indemnity" exists, there can be such a thing as "nothing to do with him". ties directly into both [http://trilema.com/2018/the-pr
mircea_popescu: oblem-with-christians/#selection-77.114-85.449][xtianity] and (postmodern) engineering. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2019-05-22 14:42 mp_en_viaje: and yes, the welfare state has produced a lot of really dumb engineers, through the simple process of making a lot of parents comfortable. their kids become engineers not because anything to do with either engineering or intelligence -- but simply because that's the sort of thing kids with an invulnerability delusion do.
mircea_popescu: ties directly into both xtianity and (postmodern) engineering. * ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2019-05-22 14:42 mp_en_viaje: and yes, the welfare state has produced a lot of really dumb engineers, through the simple process of making a lot of parents comfortable. their kids become engineers not because anything to do with either engineering or intelligence -- but simply because that's the sort of thing kids with an invulnerability delusion do.
mircea_popescu: there, now with working linkage.
oglafbot: https://www.oglaf.com/glindr/
feedbot: http://qntra.net/2019/05/theresa-may-out-as-uk-prime-minister-after-bungling-brexit/ << Qntra -- Theresa May Out As UK Prime Minister After Bungling Brexit
mircea_popescu: and to be replaced by... who the fuck.
mircea_popescu: almira al-chowdry ? not like anyone wanted the job when she got it, either.
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-05-24#1915464 << absolutely superb piece imho, even beats the 'fuckfly' prev. in series ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2019-05-24 08:14 feedbot: http://trilema.com/2019/the-fungus/ << Trilema -- The fungus
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-05-24#1915428 << last i knew, place was riotously packed with ru tourists. ( to the point that errytime they have a car bomb etc go off, ru foreign ministry makes Official broadcast '...and x ru tourists ate frags' ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2019-05-24 04:31 mircea_popescu: in other lulz, egypt visa policy is the lulz of all time. afghanistanis, sudanese, yemeni and lebanese nationals can travel w/o visa, provided either >50 or <16 ; algerians, moroccans, tunisians if <14 ; chinese if got 5 star hotel reservation and $$$$$ (ie, 5 figure) in cash ; libya, if female, or else lives in tobruk ; jordan, if passport does not hold jordanian stamp on page 60 ;
mircea_popescu: prolly.
asciilifeform: i dunthink they're in '5star' hotels, either
mircea_popescu: from muscovy perspective i'm sure it's "other exactly symmetrical england"
asciilifeform: they go cuz cheap orcistan, and pyramid, etc
mircea_popescu: same reason they went to london. and i expect same russkis. $$$.
asciilifeform: afaik very diff folx. it's the 'discount' tourist trap for'em.
asciilifeform: london is moar of a perma-move miamistan destination.
mircea_popescu: afaik they started moving to cairo once england started being moronic (cca late 90s) ☟︎
mircea_popescu: but the fungus thanks you!
asciilifeform: that fungus really oughta exist. nao if only 'bioengineering' actually worked..
mircea_popescu: ikr ?
mircea_popescu: seems palpably credible.
BingoBoingo: <mircea_popescu> and to be replaced by... who the fuck. << To Be Determined
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: it aint as if there were a shortage of suitable meatpuppets
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: But its a terminal gig for whichever meatpuppet gets it. Once they take the chair they get however many months of salary as prime minister and that's it. A very Shremmy problem.
asciilifeform: possib the 1 thing the 'civilized world' has in bottomless supply
BingoBoingo: Anyways, torrys and "Unionists" have some time to pick a stooge for the fall job. If they can't get a fall guy General elections.
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: near as i can tell, brit pm is like gensec of sovok after brezhnev -- they'll take whichever next half-dead dementia patient and 'here's yer caftan'
BingoBoingo: I though half dead was the sovereign
feedbot: http://qntra.net/2019/05/usg-dumps-more-charges-on-assange-amid-dueling-extradition-claims/ << Qntra -- USG Dumps More Charges On Assange Amid Dueling Extradition Claims
BingoBoingo: Meanwhile in local news: https://www.elobservador.com.uy/nota/aduanas-cerro-2018-con-el-mayor-valor-de-incautaciones-de-los-ultimos-tres-anos-2019523191444
BingoBoingo: And from the weird mines http://archive.is/TfUts
asciilifeform: meanwhile, in vintage reich lulz: https://archive.is/A46RP
asciilifeform: 'In 1979, Systime's management discovered that it was about 25 per cent. cheaper to buy equipment direct from DEC in the United States than from DEC's subsidiary in the United Kingdom. DEC UK objected to the loss of profit that that implied, and persuaded DEC US to insist that equipment could be bought only from the subsidiary. Subsequently, when DEC US tried to break its contract with the Systime subsidiary in the United States, Sys
asciilifeform: time's management commenced an anti-trust action in which the British Government took an amicus curiae position. DEC drew back and agreed to a partial continuation of supply. Systime appeared to have won a breathing space, but it was only temporary....'
asciilifeform: 'In 1979, DEC UK, under its American manager, Mr. Darryl Barbé launched a formal campaign known as the "Kill Systime" campaign. He had the full support of the American management. The DEC president, Mr. Ken Olsen, was subsequently overheard leaving a board-level meeting with another company, declaring that he wished to see Systime out of business. Mr. Pier-Carlo Falotti, European vice-president of DEC, said to DEC staff: I want you
asciilifeform: guys to go out and kill Systime. '
asciilifeform: '...Amazingly, it is now, and has been for some considerable time, an offence to ship high technology goods from the United Kingdom without United States Government export licences. Systime was fined $400,000 and has had its domestic and export sales put under the direct control of the United States Department of Commerce. '
asciilifeform: whole thing lulzy.
asciilifeform: apparently uk was certifiably sad much longer than http://btcbase.org/log/2019-05-24#1915490 ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2019-05-24 14:00 mircea_popescu: afaik they started moving to cairo once england started being moronic (cca late 90s)
asciilifeform: the arm thing evidently is an exact replay of this old film.
mircea_popescu: "peoples of sexuality" ? wtf is this, like "womens of fat" ?
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform, back when the uk still pretended, what of it?
mircea_popescu: everyone in yurp in the 70s/80s had this weird rarara kick going
BingoBoingo: <mircea_popescu> "peoples of sexuality" ? wtf is this, like "womens of fat" ? << I assume so. "Womens of fat" need their corn sugar.
mircea_popescu: ustedians, the next instar of ustardians. fucking tedious.
mircea_popescu: anybody on fucktard camp over there EVEN AWARE they're wanking the same trite nonsense over and over again, ever more ridiculously derivative ?
BingoBoingo: I've met a few. They tend to be very sad or angry, but mostly sad.
asciilifeform suspects linked item was a shannonized parody