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Old 20th January 2021, 04:36 AM   #201
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Originally Posted by Mike! View Post
THRUSH, SPECTOR, and CHAOS, are all thoroughly pissed off right now. ANTIFA is making the Association of Evil Acronyms look silly.
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It's SPECTRE: the SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence Terrorism Revenge and Extortion
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Old 20th January 2021, 04:50 AM   #202
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Old 20th January 2021, 11:26 AM   #203
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Originally Posted by catsmate View Post
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It's SPECTRE: the SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence Terrorism Revenge and Extortion
Early in 2002, the British SAS had t-shirts madewith the acronym for The War Against Terror.

I wish that had caught on. We could have funded the two wars by selling t-shirts, coffee mugs, and bumper-stickers.
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Old 20th January 2021, 11:33 AM   #204
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Don't forget ZOWIE. Also, the red launch pad tower for the Saturn V rocket was the Saturn Launch Umbilical Tower until someone saw the acronym.
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Originally Posted by JayUtah View Post
Don't forget ZOWIE. Also, the red launch pad tower for the Saturn V rocket was the Saturn Launch Umbilical Tower until someone saw the acronym.

Was a similar problem with a proposed city rail system, can’t recall if it was Seattle or San Fran. They wanted Seattle Light Urban Transport; the jokes really write themselves.


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The T shirts for the University College of the Northern Territory flew off the shelves for some years.
Of course some wag had changed the name on the shirt to College University of the Northern Territory.
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Old 20th January 2021, 09:35 PM   #207
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Originally Posted by Hellbound View Post
Was a similar problem with a proposed city rail system, can’t recall if it was Seattle or San Fran. They wanted Seattle Light Urban Transport; the jokes really write themselves.


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Old 21st January 2021, 02:39 AM   #208
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So, uh.

The inauguration happened, right? Trump is no longer president. I saw video of him leaving the White House for the last time.

Didn't the Q-tards insist that somehow this wouldn't happen?
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Old 21st January 2021, 05:27 AM   #209
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Originally Posted by Puppycow View Post
So, uh.

The inauguration happened, right? Trump is no longer president. I saw video of him leaving the White House for the last time.

Didn't the Q-tards insist that somehow this wouldn't happen?
Why yes, yes they did.
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Old 21st January 2021, 05:30 AM   #210
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Apparently there's a new magic date, Feb 4th or something. Supposedly this is the "real" inauguration date (it did get changed from later in the winter to Jan 20th way back).
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Old 21st January 2021, 06:23 AM   #211
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Originally Posted by grmcdorman View Post
Apparently there's a new magic date, Feb 4th or something. Supposedly this is the "real" inauguration date (it did get changed from later in the winter to Jan 20th way back).
March 4th was the date of presidential inaugurations in the US prior to 1933, so some die hards are hoping and praying for Trump's ultimate triumph on that day.

Good luck with that.
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Old 21st January 2021, 06:28 AM   #212
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Originally Posted by Hellbound View Post
Was a similar problem with a proposed city rail system, can’t recall if it was Seattle or San Fran. They wanted Seattle Light Urban Transport; the jokes really write themselves.


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Close. It was South Lake Union Transit, but it was indeed in Seattle.
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Originally Posted by Ron Obvious View Post
Close. It was South Lake Union Transit, but it was indeed in Seattle.

That’s the one! At least I was on the right coast

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Originally Posted by catsmate View Post
Oh dear, someone's in for a measure of electronic correction; I hope they lubricate the catheter....
It's SPECTRE: the SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence Terrorism Revenge and Extortion
That'll teach me to work from memory around here.

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Was a similar problem with a proposed city rail system, can’t recall if it was Seattle or San Fran. They wanted Seattle Light Urban Transport; the jokes really write themselves.


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Close. It was South Lake Union Transit, but it was indeed in Seattle.
Now I want them to change the name of the local light rail system from Metrorail to St. Louis Urban Transit...

Then our local newsteams could ask people, "Do you feel safe riding the SLUT?"
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Old 21st January 2021, 05:55 PM   #215
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Originally Posted by Hellbound View Post
Was a similar problem with a proposed city rail system, can’t recall if it was Seattle or San Fran. They wanted Seattle Light Urban Transport; the jokes really write themselves.


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I had ownership of a rail IT project for remote train locating system in the days before Google.
It was initally called the Train Information Tracking System.
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Old 21st January 2021, 07:00 PM   #216
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Did it go tits up?
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Did it go tits up?
No but we 50 year old teenagers had to keep asking who is going to handle TITS today. Followed by muffled insane laughter. It never got old until it was canceled.
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No but we 50 year old teenagers had to keep asking who is going to handle TITS today. Followed by muffled insane laughter. It never got old until it was canceled.
Ah. I was once involved in a NATO training exercise in Germany that was called (after translation from German, then French, Danish, Italian and few others to American which came out as Practical exercise not involving soldiers - ie a logistical staff exercise the abbreviation of which raised some eyebrows.
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Now there's a photoshopped photo of a supposed CNN crawl saying ANTIFA takes credit for starting the capitol riots, being shared on FB. Naturally the Trump cultists totally believe it's real.
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Now there's a photoshopped photo of a supposed CNN crawl saying ANTIFA takes credit for starting the capitol riots, being shared on FB. Naturally the Trump cultists totally believe it's real.
Typical.
"Don't trust the MSM! Apart from this, on the MSM! This is real! It'll never be shown on social media, because conservative voices are being censored! Share this on Facebook like I did!"
They aren't big on self-reflection, these people, are they?
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If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it was probably antifa trying to make ducks look bad.
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I think it's pretty funny that the best they can do now is claim some agent provacateur antifa incited the riot. Even most conspiracy cranks have to admit that the bulk of the mob was Trump supporters.

OK, so the MAGA CHUDs are just a bunch of stupid morons that will follow a mob to commit felonies. I wish it were true that these guys got played this hard.
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Old 22nd January 2021, 05:56 AM   #223
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Ah. I was once involved in a NATO training exercise in Germany that was called (after translation from German, then French, Danish, Italian and few others to American which came out as Practical exercise not involving soldiers - ie a logistical staff exercise the abbreviation of which raised some eyebrows.
I love stuff like this.

Back when I was in phone tech support, we channeled call tickets into queues according to call status. One of them was for "follow-up", designated for calls we needed to address at a later time to ensure it had stayed solved. It was abbreviated "FUP". So of course we all made sure to call it the "Fup Queue".

It occupied an odd position in our priorities--because clearing them took time off the phone, we could only work so many, especially when the lines were busy. However, none of the calls could be billed to the client until they came out of Fup Queue status. If I recall they usually had a couple of people not on calls at all that spent a lot of time clearing them. I don't recall if they were smart enough not to use technicians for the task, as it could easily be done by a non-technical admin. That was a problem on both ends--they used technicians for admins instead of hiring someone cheaper, and they used technicians for analysts instead of promoting them to a dedicated role. That means that most projects were done "off the side of the desk". This meant that the most versatile and experienced staff wound up having their call intake numbers tank and look bad, unless their manager was properly aware of their non-call assignments to inform the executives asking them about it. Guess how reliable that was?

It wound up worth it, because it gave me experience that I later used to survive an outsourcing of tech support at my next job.
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I think it's pretty funny that the best they can do now is claim some agent provacateur antifa incited the riot. Even most conspiracy cranks have to admit that the bulk of the mob was Trump supporters.

OK, so the MAGA CHUDs are just a bunch of stupid morons that will follow a mob to commit felonies. I wish it were true that these guys got played this hard.
Hard choice: they were either a bunch of violent seditionaries, bent on wrecking Merkinaian democracy, or they were a bunch of credulous eejits who'd do anything someone told them to (I appreciate that both may be true...).
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March 4th was the date of presidential inaugurations in the US prior to 1933, so some die hards are hoping and praying for Trump's ultimate triumph on that day.

Good luck with that.
I'm sure they can get the 20th Amendment repealed by then...
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I'm sure they can get the 20th Amendment repealed by then...
Anyone who at this point thinks Trump can still win the presidency isn't interested in details. Or reality at all.
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Anyone who at this point thinks Trump can still win the presidency isn't interested in details. Or reality at all.
Anyone who wants Trump to still win the presidency isn't interested in details, or reality at all.
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Oregon Republican Party falsely calls U.S. Capitol riot a ‘false flag’ meant to ‘discredit President Trump’
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Three weeks after hundreds of people stormed the U.S. Capitol in a violent rampage that left one police officer and four rioters dead and led to more than 100 arrests of the pro-Trump rioters, the House delivered an article of impeachment to the Senate, charging the former president with inciting the mob.

In Oregon, the state Republican Party isn’t just backing former president Donald Trump — its official position falsely claims that the entire episode was a “false flag” operation staged to discredit the GOP and silence Trump’s supporters.

Last week, the state party released a resolution passed by its executive committee that says the supposedly fake operation was meant to undermine Trump and give more power to President Biden, citing websites by John Solomon and the Trump-friendly Epoch Times.

“The violence at the Capitol was a ‘false flag’ operation designed to discredit President Trump, his supporters, and all conservative Republicans; this provided the sham motivation to impeach President Trump in order to advance the Democratic goal of seizing total power,” the resolution says.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...-flag-capitol/
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Oregon Republican Party falsely calls U.S. Capitol riot a ‘false flag’ meant to ‘discredit President Trump’
Jaclyn Peiser

Three weeks after hundreds of people stormed the U.S. Capitol in a violent rampage that left one police officer and four rioters dead and led to more than 100 arrests of the pro-Trump rioters, the House delivered an article of impeachment to the Senate, charging the former president with inciting the mob.

In Oregon, the state Republican Party isn’t just backing former president Donald Trump — its official position falsely claims that the entire episode was a “false flag” operation staged to discredit the GOP and silence Trump’s supporters.

Last week, the state party released a resolution passed by its executive committee that says the supposedly fake operation was meant to undermine Trump and give more power to President Biden, citing websites by John Solomon and the Trump-friendly Epoch Times.

“The violence at the Capitol was a ‘false flag’ operation designed to discredit President Trump, his supporters, and all conservative Republicans; this provided the sham motivation to impeach President Trump in order to advance the Democratic goal of seizing total power,” the resolution says.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...-flag-capitol/
So they're going with bat- ****, cement-head crazy. New normal.
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Originally Posted by zorro99 View Post
Oregon Republican Party falsely calls U.S. Capitol riot a ‘false flag’ meant to ‘discredit President Trump’
Jaclyn Peiser

Three weeks after hundreds of people stormed the U.S. Capitol in a violent rampage that left one police officer and four rioters dead and led to more than 100 arrests of the pro-Trump rioters, the House delivered an article of impeachment to the Senate, charging the former president with inciting the mob.

In Oregon, the state Republican Party isn’t just backing former president Donald Trump — its official position falsely claims that the entire episode was a “false flag” operation staged to discredit the GOP and silence Trump’s supporters.

Last week, the state party released a resolution passed by its executive committee that says the supposedly fake operation was meant to undermine Trump and give more power to President Biden, citing websites by John Solomon and the Trump-friendly Epoch Times.

“The violence at the Capitol was a ‘false flag’ operation designed to discredit President Trump, his supporters, and all conservative Republicans; this provided the sham motivation to impeach President Trump in order to advance the Democratic goal of seizing total power,” the resolution says.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...-flag-capitol/
Pretty bold considering that the vice chair of the Young Republican of Oregon was arrested for participating.

Also the same person who organized one of the infamous "boat parades" for Trump that resulted in the sinking of an unrelated boat in the Willamette River. Quite the deep plant for a false flag operation, hat's off to the antifa super soldiers.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article...limon-arrested
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Women on Bumble are matching with Trump supporters then reporting MAGA rioters to the police

As police use social media to track down Capitol rioters, dating app Bumble is also proving to be surprisingly fertile ground for discovering insurrectionists.

It started when women in Washington DC started to notice MAGA supporters on dating apps who were clearly in town for the riots.

Others decided to take matters into their own hands. Allison Norris shared that one woman changed her political preference to Conservative and sent the FBI any photos and videos from the insurrection she received from rioters.
As stupid as they look, bwahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!
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Was a similar problem with a proposed city rail system, can’t recall if it was Seattle or San Fran. They wanted Seattle Light Urban Transport; the jokes really write themselves.


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It was South Lake Union Transit in Seattle. The street cars even had SLUT on the side, and people made shirts that said "come to Seattle and ride the SLUT."
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Pretty bold considering that the vice chair of the Young Republican of Oregon was arrested for participating.

Also the same person who organized one of the infamous "boat parades" for Trump that resulted in the sinking of an unrelated boat in the Willamette River. Quite the deep plant for a false flag operation, hat's off to the antifa super soldiers.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article...limon-arrested
Certainly there is the point that it defies basic reality, but we have reached the point where the problem is far more dangerous and serious than that.

A recent survey found that over half of all Republicans surveyed thought that Antifa was mostly responsible for the Capital riots. There is a consistent pattern where Republicans have just started to make believe whenever there is a situation they don't like. From global warming, to BLM, to election fraud conspiracies, to Qanon. Republicans have increasingly been making up a false reality with an increasing amount of violence given as the solution.

To my knowledge, that level of mass delusion is unique in American history. It's a disconnect from reality that fits short term goals of avoiding responsibility, but one that could lead to dangerous levels of gullibility given the tens of millions who are engaging in it.
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Sen. Ron Johnson plays down Capitol riots: ‘This didn’t seem like an armed insurrection to me’
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As a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol last month, rioters battered police with a multitude of weapons: metal flagpoles, baseball bats, wrenches and clubs. Many soaked police in caustic bear spray. One officer died in the Jan. 6 melee along with four civilians.

But Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on Monday argued that it’s wrong to describe the group as “armed” and accused Democrats of “selectively” editing videos to exaggerate the threat posed by a mob that came within feet of Vice President Mike Pence and other elected officials.

“This didn’t seem like an armed insurrection to me,” Johnson said on WISN. “When you hear the word ‘armed,’ don’t you think of firearms? Here’s the questions I would have liked to ask: How many firearms were confiscated? How many shots were fired?”

Johnson added, “If that was a planned armed insurrection, man, you had really a bunch of idiots.”

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Johnson added, “If that was a planned armed insurrection, man, you had really a bunch of idiots.”
Here, he said a correct thing.
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Sen. Ron Johnson plays down Capitol riots: ‘This didn’t seem like an armed insurrection to me’
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As a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol last month, rioters battered police with a multitude of weapons: metal flagpoles, baseball bats, wrenches and clubs. Many soaked police in caustic bear spray. One officer died in the Jan. 6 melee along with four civilians.

But Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on Monday argued that it’s wrong to describe the group as “armed” and accused Democrats of “selectively” editing videos to exaggerate the threat posed by a mob that came within feet of Vice President Mike Pence and other elected officials.

“This didn’t seem like an armed insurrection to me,” Johnson said on WISN. “When you hear the word ‘armed,’ don’t you think of firearms? Here’s the questions I would have liked to ask: How many firearms were confiscated? How many shots were fired?”

Johnson added, “If that was a planned armed insurrection, man, you had really a bunch of idiots.”

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Weird, he worked against a law which would have punished pedophiles. Like he lacks judgement or something.
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Ron Johnson: Main competition with Lindsay Graham for the title of "Biggest Trump Butt Kisser In The Senate"
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A recent survey found that over half of all Republicans surveyed thought that Antifa was mostly responsible for the Capital riots. There is a consistent pattern where Republicans have just started to make believe whenever there is a situation they don't like. From global warming, to BLM, to election fraud conspiracies, to Qanon. Republicans have increasingly been making up a false reality with an increasing amount of violence given as the solution.

In Trump, it seems to be a habit and not something he first has to consider doing. By now, it must have become a habit in most of his followers, too.
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Senator Johnson today said that Trump supporters are too fat and jolly to be violent insurrectionists.
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Senator Johnson today said that Trump supporters are too fat and jolly to be violent insurrectionists.
Democrats need to start organizing now to **** him up in the next election. He's in a swing state and he's bat **** crazy.
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