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by TestesInSac
Wed Nov 19, 2003 9:37 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: culture jamming center camp
Replies: 111
Views: 23266

Bob wrote:So, any culture-jamming scenario worth its salt cannot be limited to the cafe, and should target all use of money for goods and services in the context of polluting the alleged purity of the event, shouldn't it?
Is that a long way of saying culture-jammers should be jamming themselves?
by TestesInSac
Tue Nov 18, 2003 2:46 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 38 gay dude new to SF seeks friends / psychonauts
Replies: 79
Views: 15087

BlueBirdPoof wrote:Please, please, please, for the sake of minimalizing long term neurological damage
Too late. And it wasn't the fumes, it was the paste on my fingers that I couldn't feel because I've damaged my hands enough to not feel pain the way I should in them.

So wear gloves too, dammit.
by TestesInSac
Mon Nov 17, 2003 4:29 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Burningman and the Bible
Replies: 129
Views: 34418

Hehe, the other day I put nice long, sharp points on some 1/2" rebar stakes. They'd make nailing people interesting.
by TestesInSac
Mon Nov 17, 2003 4:25 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 38 gay dude new to SF seeks friends / psychonauts
Replies: 79
Views: 15087

Drugs are like kids, some of them just make you paranoid.
by TestesInSac
Mon Nov 17, 2003 4:22 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: culture jamming center camp
Replies: 111
Views: 23266

You mean the trash cans or the burn barrels?
by TestesInSac
Mon Nov 17, 2003 12:25 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 38 gay dude new to SF seeks friends / psychonauts
Replies: 79
Views: 15087

Altered states, schmaltered states. Let semi-paste paint remover seep into your system through your hands, then don't eat or sleep for 3 days. You'll be plenty altered.
by TestesInSac
Sun Nov 16, 2003 12:43 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 38 gay dude new to SF seeks friends / psychonauts
Replies: 79
Views: 15087

Niagra!
by TestesInSac
Sat Nov 15, 2003 12:08 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 38 gay dude new to SF seeks friends / psychonauts
Replies: 79
Views: 15087

tomfoolery
<snicker>
by TestesInSac
Sat Nov 15, 2003 11:01 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Your porno name determined
Replies: 259
Views: 55942

Had frontage on two streets, and a number of cats, so there's a few combinations, like Queenie Prince or Puff Duke.
by TestesInSac
Sat Nov 15, 2003 10:44 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 38 gay dude new to SF seeks friends / psychonauts
Replies: 79
Views: 15087

Eh, it was that fellow traveller thing. Raises my capitalist hackles every time.
by TestesInSac
Fri Nov 14, 2003 2:38 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: self-confessed thread killer
Replies: 33
Views: 6048

<chirping crickets>
by TestesInSac
Fri Nov 14, 2003 2:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I WAS ASKED IF I WAS IN A CULT BY A SOCIAL WORKER!
Replies: 39
Views: 6855

Hmph. I wouldn't be a part of any cult that'd have me.
by TestesInSac
Fri Nov 14, 2003 2:13 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 38 gay dude new to SF seeks friends / psychonauts
Replies: 79
Views: 15087

What's yer sign? LEO?
by TestesInSac
Sat Nov 08, 2003 10:43 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Barlow essay on Burning Man and Schwartzenegger
Replies: 419
Views: 76286

Here is another dictionary definition of bigot "One who is strongly partial to one's own group, religion, race, or politics and is intolerant of those who differ." This is the common usage of the word for better or worse. It seems to me that affg is both types. Well, I've had issues with AFFG's app...
by TestesInSac
Sat Nov 08, 2003 10:17 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Barlow essay on Burning Man and Schwartzenegger
Replies: 419
Views: 76286

Lest folks get too high up on their PC horses here, let's talk about bigotry, which I see racism as a subset of. Here's M-W's online def for bigot: a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices I already nailed Kelly and Chimp as a bigots of one type, in that...
by TestesInSac
Fri Nov 07, 2003 1:45 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Matrix Revolting-lutions
Replies: 49
Views: 10466

Patience, the only titles in your list missing from my collection is American Beauty, Crucible and Silence of the Lambs. And that's just 'cause I buy all my DVDs used and haven't seen them yet.
by TestesInSac
Tue Nov 04, 2003 2:15 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Affirmations!
Replies: 216
Views: 36022

I now freely release all my anger and hostility towards all those I see as threats, and embrace calm. This also improves my aim.
by TestesInSac
Thu Oct 30, 2003 1:43 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Barlow essay on Burning Man and Schwartzenegger
Replies: 419
Views: 76286

See, that ISP story illustrates, at least to me, the need for accountability, not new regulation. The law needed to punish/deter the behaviour you describe exists, I think, else the lawyer would have nothing to work with. Oddly, I think there's less recourse for dealing with overbearing/indifferent/...
by TestesInSac
Thu Oct 30, 2003 11:42 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Barlow essay on Burning Man and Schwartzenegger
Replies: 419
Views: 76286

Re: geek 101

Great post, Blvslv! Sorry 'bout the name, it was given to me by Precipitate in a Topica post, and now I'm stuck with it here. I think that maybe there are some fundamentally different concepts that are getting mixed up in this discussion, namely <u>accountability</u> vs. <u>regulation</u>. I think t...
by TestesInSac
Wed Oct 29, 2003 4:35 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Barlow essay on Burning Man and Schwartzenegger
Replies: 419
Views: 76286

I would amend this final sentence to read "Personally, I think 8 (bankruptcies) for 8 (completely avoidable) is a strong indicator that personal choices play a key role in MY experience." I suppose that's fair. Responsibility in a transaction is a two-way street. Paying for the item is the consumer...
by TestesInSac
Wed Oct 29, 2003 3:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: McBurners -- Burning Man as Cult and/or Franchise
Replies: 88
Views: 15917

When people on the street say "cult", they mean the pejorative sense. The original author certainly meant the pejorative sense. You're saying you want to use the word non-pejoratively. I'm saying that the pejorative sense has no objective meaning outside of Lifton's 8 points, and trying to use the ...
by TestesInSac
Wed Oct 29, 2003 3:40 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Barlow essay on Burning Man and Schwartzenegger
Replies: 419
Views: 76286

I fear the formidable Tom/PJ libertarian tag team but, here goes Keeheehee I'd be surprised to find that 'myth' refuted by a source with no axe to grind. I take home less than the average 2 income household (remember, I work for the State of CA), but my fixed costs are only half of my paycheck. I c...
by TestesInSac
Wed Oct 29, 2003 1:50 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Barlow essay on Burning Man and Schwartzenegger
Replies: 419
Views: 76286

RE: household bankruptcies, I can't see using a measure of personal irresponsibility... this is a common myth that is refuted in a batch of research recently concluded. I will dig for it. It was summarized in a article. Watch me thrash it in the retelling the data shows it's people scrambling for a...
by TestesInSac
Wed Oct 29, 2003 1:39 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Barlow essay on Burning Man and Schwartzenegger
Replies: 419
Views: 76286

I think that sample is so small as to be meaningless. If you're looking for a normal distribution, you're unlikely to have experienced it WRT bankruptcy unless you're an accountant or bankruptcy counselor or something. Personally, I think 8 (bankruptcies) for 8 (completely avoidable) is a strong in...
by TestesInSac
Wed Oct 29, 2003 12:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Barlow essay on Burning Man and Schwartzenegger
Replies: 419
Views: 76286

Sorry if I misread your post. It struck me as incredibly callous and I posted in anger. No worries, I come across like that because I am a bit like that, Malthusian and Darwinian processes being philosophically linked to my view of markets and people. However, I wonder just how many personal bankru...
by TestesInSac
Wed Oct 29, 2003 11:53 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Barlow essay on Burning Man and Schwartzenegger
Replies: 419
Views: 76286

RE: household bankruptcies, I can't see using a measure of <u>personal irresponsibility</u> as a barometer of the health of the economy. Sorry if that sounds harsh, but in times past people either learned how to conserve or they died of starvation. Jeez Tom. You act like we don't live in a competit...
by TestesInSac
Wed Oct 29, 2003 11:20 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Barlow essay on Burning Man and Schwartzenegger
Replies: 419
Views: 76286

we did elect a career politician in california; his name is pete wilson. He is just wearing the Arnold puppet at the moment. <snicker> That could be. OTOH, Bustamante is just Richie Ross's puppet. As far as the unemployment reported at 6.1% that number sure seems not too bad. Unfortunately, tha...
by TestesInSac
Wed Oct 29, 2003 10:19 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Barlow essay on Burning Man and Schwartzenegger
Replies: 419
Views: 76286

California's economy has taken a nosedive with Gray Davis in office. This is unquestionably true. While the (bubble/new) economy was up, the Dems, and CA in general, pushed enormous and permanent spending increases. When the bubble burst, the permanent spending increases still had to be met. Meanwh...
by TestesInSac
Wed Oct 29, 2003 9:30 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Barlow essay on Burning Man and Schwartzenegger
Replies: 419
Views: 76286

After seeing that last post, I'm sending a nice donation to the Democratic National Committee: http://www.democrats.org/ Hillary dangerous? Yeah, right. I smell fear in the air. And it's coming from the Republican camp. All radicals are dangerous, and Hillary plays the role of left-wing radical con...
by TestesInSac
Tue Oct 28, 2003 4:10 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: McBurners -- Burning Man as Cult and/or Franchise
Replies: 88
Views: 15917

stuart wrote:It also does not let me slap the lable on fundamentalist christianity like I would like to.
Don't see why you'd need to. "Fundamentalist" is already almost as pejorative, IMO, as cat-rapist or troll.

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