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Name: Aerows
Gender: Female
Home country: USA
Member since: Sun Feb 20, 2011, 12:17 AM
Number of posts: 39,961

About Me

Love to cook, Code, Build Computers, Tae Kwon Do, write, observe local fauna (sometimes at peril) and argue about interesting topics. Typical Sagittarius.

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The Democratic Party is a political party - not a cult.

It isn't a single minded cult. Those that think it should be should form their own party, because the Democratic party isn't a cult, nor to we exist to serve a cult of personality.


It's Cara and Kahlan . Cara is wearing heavy makeup so that she doesn't look like this:

Then there is this:

And this:


Senator with the Snowball should check in

No offense to the DU member that has the moniker "winter is coming", winter came, winter has been here, and it is kicking everyone's ass. (I read the books checked out of the library before it was dreamed of being such a delicious series.)

I'm not even in the "snow piled so high I couldn't start my car even if I could find it" zone.

Winter isn't Coming. It has been here with gusto. Jon Snow is probably over this mess.
You know what is coming, a deadly hot summer, too.

PS Winter Is Coming, I hope you don't take offense. It was meant to be a joke and I love your posts.

Jacket I bought off ebay, any good?

I have a cat in my lap that won't go 2 inches away from me it's so cold. I bought a jacket off of Ebay it has been so cold. I'm southern and not familiar with such things, but this looks nice.


I made a scarf

out of an old sweatshirt, complete with the fringing on the end. I have enough sweatshirt to make a watchcap, anyone ever do this?

The cold is unreal for down here, and I didn't have things like a scarf. So naturally, I made one.

What are you doing to beat the cold?

I'm still trying out how to make a good hat. It's cold here.

Fanfiction - I love it

It gives me the opportunity to read people that rewrite the way it *should* have been.

I write Cara/Kahlan mostly, here

Then there are things like this:

I *always* get nervous

when I get a hard sell on anything. A car, an insurance policy, a house, and a political or current affairs opinion that doesn't make sense.

If I'm pressed to accept something at face value, particularly when I feel that I don't have enough information to see the big picture, I ask questions.

Reluctance to accept the prima fascia when I see problems doesn't make me a stupid proletariat that is being "divisive" "difficult" or "delusional", it means I am not going to be sold a barrel of piss that is gussy-ed up and public relation-ed to high heaven as "fine Scotch".

We've already been down that road as a nation with the fine whiskey of patriotism, WMD, Patriot Act, mission creep, etc., only to find out that piss is all that is in that barrel.

It's so cold outside

a thought doesn't cross your mind, it passes you on the way inside where it's warm.

Pentagon and others manipulate social media to shape opinion on Security State.

If you ever get the feeling that you are getting a hard sell on the security state, military adventures, the alphabet soup agencies, and everyone in the supply chain that profits off of war, spying, and all of the above, you are.

This has been repeatedly detailed.

Heck, Google Palantir. That will get you started. If you'd rather a sampling, however, here are some.


Cass Sunstein's Nefarious Plans

In case you didn't like the first one

Then there are these types of tactics:

How to disrupt a forum discussion

How about Karl Rove's Guide to Effective Blogging

And on, and on and on.

To preclude the absolute FIRST argument I'm going to get in this thread, I'll refer to the rules of web disruption,

5. Pretend that alternative media – such as blogs written by experts in their fields, without any middleman – are untrustworthy or are motivated solely by money (for example, use the derogatory term “blogspam” for any blog posting, pretending that there is no original or insightful reporting, but that the person is simply doing it for ad revenue).

I didn't link to the intercept, either, but they certainly have a lot of detailed information on this, too - but I figured I'd cut that off at the pass, as it were.

Do you recognize anyone using these tactics? It's similar to Sibelian's how to tell if someone is wasting my time. They are, and doing a lot more.

EDIT: Changed the title to reflect what this was really about.

No boots on the ground, PERIOD

I have noticed a few hanging around here that seem to think if you aren't bound and determined to send your family members and friends to die or come back forever changed fighting ISIS, aren't eager to see our tax dollars thrown away while we have people right in this country dying homeless on the street of hypothermia, well, you must be an ISIS supporter.

I have a question. Does our "ally", Saudi Arabia not have an army or the money to fund a war it obviously wants us to fight for them? Yes, they do. Let the Sauds feel the pain of lost loved ones for a change, and a drain on THEIR GDP.

We have children going to bed hungry here, homeless people in the midst of a horrible winter, and are probably a hair's breath away from another financial market crash worse than the previous one (remember, the last one was in 2008 - the historical 7 year[sup]‡[/sup] spacing of them and soaring index says we are absolute RIPE for the picking again). Why on EARTH should we be engaging in another fight?

There are other countries on this damn planet. They need to step up to the damn plate for a change.

[sup]‡[/sup] Example
[sup]‡[/sup]Another Example
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