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Old 03-01-2017, 01:42 PM   #1
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Great article about Milo Y and his entourage. As you'd expect it's pathetic children unable to deal with the world turning their pain outwards. The author vacillates between sympathy for their plight and anger that they will get as many mulligans as they need to fix their mistakes. That playing fascist for larks will not necessarily damage their life chances.

https://psmag.com/on-the-milo-bus-wi...986#.6141om57b


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The team is mostly composed of young men. Extremely young men. The sort of young men who are very brave behind a computer screen and like to think of themselves as stalwart fighters for the all-American right to say whatever disgusting thing they please, but who are absolutely unequipped to deal with any suggestion of real-world consequences.
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Over the course of a few hours, I find myself playing an awkward Wendy to these lackluster lost boys as I watch them wrestle with the moral challenge of actually goddamn growing up.
I enjoy most respectful conversation, and these boys are scrupulously polite to me. They were polite to me a month earlier when I slept on their tour bus — right until a door closed between me and them, and they immediately started talking loudly, to each other, about the crass and anatomically implausible things they wanted to do to me. Intellectually, they must have known that I could hear them, but these kids grew up on the Internet, the world’s locker room, where if you can’t see a woman, she doesn’t really exist.
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It turns out that some words do hurt. You may have noticed that, in this piece, I have not explicitly described Yiannopoulos or the movement that has made him famous as white supremacist, Neo-Nazi, fascist, or racist. The main reason for that is that it has been made explicitly clear to me that, were I to write such a thing, a libel suit the size of Mar-A-Lago would drop on me, and Yiannopoulos would use every trick in his surprisingly defensive playbook to prize out an apology, because that’s what friends are for. He’s done it to other reporters. He’s not the only one. In fact, a defining feature of the new-right populists is their ability to build a reputation as rhino-hided truth-sayers while flailing their hands in panic if anyone uses whatever words happen to hit them where it hurts.
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because a fundamental tenet of far-right pro-trolling is that it’s only other people’s feelings that are frivolous. Their own feelings, by contrast, including the capacity to feel shame when they’re held accountable for their actions, are so momentous that infringing them is tantamount to censure, practically fascism in and of itself. These are men, in short, who have founded an entire movement on the basis of refusing to handle their emotions like adults
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Old 03-01-2017, 01:45 PM   #2
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Old 03-01-2017, 02:20 PM   #3
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Old 03-01-2017, 03:00 PM   #4
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Great article about Milo Y and his entourage. As you'd expect it's pathetic children unable to deal with the world turning their pain outwards. The author vacillates between sympathy for their plight and anger that they will get as many mulligans as they need to fix their mistakes. That playing fascist for larks will not necessarily damage their life chances.

https://psmag.com/on-the-milo-bus-wi...986#.6141om57b
Standard internet hit piece. Seems like this is only great if you like living in a bubble.
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Old 03-01-2017, 03:12 PM   #5
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But State Sen. Mark Chelgren's alleged alma mater is actually a company that operated a Sizzler steak house franchise in southern California and he doesn't have a "degree," Ed Failor, a spokesman for the Iowa State Republicans, told NBC News.
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Old 03-01-2017, 03:29 PM   #6
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Great article about Milo Y and his entourage. As you'd expect it's pathetic children unable to deal with the world turning their pain outwards. The author vacillates between sympathy for their plight and anger that they will get as many mulligans as they need to fix their mistakes. That playing fascist for larks will not necessarily damage their life chances.

https://psmag.com/on-the-milo-bus-wi...986#.6141om57b
i cant read more pieces on these guys but i thought this pretty good and well worth a read https://medium.com/@DaleBeran/4chan-...8cb#.61x11e4iw

only thing i would add is than none of this is any new and it's only the internet version of a much larger population that is very authoritarian and reactionary. it was the much broader (and older) group that won trump the election.
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Old 03-01-2017, 04:41 PM   #7
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Old 03-01-2017, 05:16 PM   #8
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Old 03-01-2017, 06:11 PM   #9
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An emergency radio broadcast on WZZY 98.3FM in Randolph County report a zombie attack and disease outbreak in Indiana.

Last edited by yeSpiff; 03-01-2017 at 06:12 PM. Reason: , but the sheriff's department there says it was the result of the station being hacked.
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Old 03-01-2017, 06:49 PM   #10
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That's exactly what I would expect them to say to keep everybody from freaking out. I bet it's real.
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Old 03-01-2017, 07:04 PM   #11
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Just a note that "playing fascist for larks" is the only mode in which fascist discourse occurs in 2017.
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Old 03-01-2017, 08:22 PM   #12
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Texas moving bill along that would allow doctors to lie to pregnant women about the health of their unborn babies.

http://m.sacurrent.com/the-daily/arc...pregnant-women
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Old 03-01-2017, 09:12 PM   #13
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Them Duke Boys are in a whole heap a trouble this time!

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Old 03-01-2017, 09:25 PM   #14
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Texas moving bill along that would allow doctors to lie to pregnant women about the health of their unborn babies.

http://m.sacurrent.com/the-daily/arc...pregnant-women
Good thing this isn't a nanny state bill. Just another one of those small government bills, giving the citizen all the information and trusting that they'll make the right choice.
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Old 03-01-2017, 10:38 PM   #15
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Old 03-02-2017, 12:19 AM   #16
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Which Ruby Tuesday is this? There's not that many hot chicks in ours in any given day, much less at the same time.
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Old 03-02-2017, 01:13 AM   #17
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Oh Sessions! What's a little perjury between colleagues, amirite?
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Old 03-02-2017, 02:44 AM   #18
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Old 03-02-2017, 08:16 AM   #19
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Jeff Sessions and the rest of the 45 crew are Dancing Mad. Which ones will end up in prison and which ones will end up humiliated with no political career left whatsoever?
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Old 03-02-2017, 10:21 AM   #20
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My informal review of swearing-in photos shows that most people keep their hand at shoulder-level (DeVos) or eye-level (Manuchin, Mattis). Even Trump knows to keep hls elbow down.

Sessions is the only one that seems to want to stick that hand way, way up there for some reason.
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Old 03-02-2017, 10:30 AM   #21
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My informal review of swearing-in photos shows that most people keep their hand at shoulder-level (DeVos) or eye-level (Manuchin, Mattis). Even Trump knows to keep hls elbow down.

Sessions is the only one that seems to want to stick that hand way, way up there for some reason.
Have we seen any photos of how he adjusts his tie?!?
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Old 03-02-2017, 02:48 PM   #22
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In 2015, five San Jose police officers each made more than $400,000.

A payroll error? In fact, they earned every penny by the book.

Hefty compensation, it turns out — including regular pay, overtime and benefits — is not unusual for public safety employees in California.

“It is routine now for firefighters to be up over $200,000, $300,000,” said Mark Bucher, chief executive officer of the California Policy Center, a public policy think tank. “Look at just about any city and you’ll see the same thing.”

Take, for example, the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District, which covers a portion of southern Contra Costa County.

More than half of the district’s roughly 150 full-time workers — among them battalion chiefs, captains and firefighter paramedics — earned more than $300,000 in total compensation in 2015, according to data collected by Transparent California, a nonprofit watchdog.
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Pensions guaranteed to California police and fire personnel allow them to retire in their 50s and draw 70 percent or more of their peak pay as long as they live. Most private sector employees have no pensions.


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/02/u...=top-news&_r=0
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Old 03-02-2017, 02:51 PM   #23
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No harm no foul. Local govt money is an endless well. Don't hate the player hate the game bro.
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Old 03-02-2017, 03:07 PM   #24
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Pretty sleazy for the NYT to throw "compensation" and "income" into the article as if they are interchangeable imo.
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Old 03-02-2017, 03:18 PM   #25
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I don't pay taxes in California so whatever.
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