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ENORMUS DICK (Louched_liver)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Louched_liver

Post Number: 1862
Registered: 12-2001

Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2003 - 3:03 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Like always.
Smuttty the WeinerBoy.
Will work for absinthe.
mattm3 (Mattm3)
Elitist Bastard
Username: Mattm3

Post Number: 413
Registered: 4-2003

Posted on Friday, May 23, 2003 - 9:23 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Whoa! I'm HARD
How sweet life can be when the misery of ones existance is blurred by slight intoxication!!!

August Strindburg
Pastor of Muppets (Emmy)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Emmy

Post Number: 167
Registered: 9-2001

Posted on Friday, May 23, 2003 - 1:49 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

this seems as good a place as any to drop this in:

(untitled) 24Oct01

war comes home
in body bags and angry faces
mean mugging
the world unfamiliar
afraid and frustrated
truth betrayed by love
and country
sometimes aware
most often blind
hatred and spite glad for any target
source unwanted sight
march or stomp it's all the same
every string leads in kind
master of puppets one and all
we but meat on a string
feeding the frenzies
faking care indifferent
suckas and bitches
to the end
to the front

c. 2001 Emiliano Lee
(inspired by 9/11 etc.)
Pataphysician (Pataphysician)
Elitist Bastard
Username: Pataphysician

Post Number: 584
Registered: 5-2001
Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 2:41 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Firearms?! What good will that do? They've got Weapons of Mass Destrution.
Karl (Raschied)
le Duc
Username: Raschied

Post Number: 319
Registered: 3-2002

Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 2:08 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Keep the firearms ready.
Rock over London, Rock on Chicago.
Pontiac - We build Excitement.
ENORMUS DICK (Louched_liver)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Louched_liver

Post Number: 1833
Registered: 12-2001

Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 6:26 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Don't forget #15-Drugs and absinthe are a pain to get.
Will work for absinthe.
The Red Pigeon (Icarus)
le Duc
Username: Icarus

Post Number: 340
Registered: 4-2003

Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 10:21 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I think Crosby is the President of that club. Email him for membership info!
Darrin, Stalker of Head (Traineraz)
Elitist Bastard
Username: Traineraz

Post Number: 905
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 10:18 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

It's OK, we all know it's true . . .


He who would sacrifice liberty for security deserves neither.

-- Thus Spake Zoboomafoo
Mr_green_jeans (Mr_green_jeans)
Username: Mr_green_jeans

Post Number: 8
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 8:44 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

it clearly takes no imagination to make the leap, but I will wait for someone else to speak it, lest I be branded as a knee-jerk . . .
Pastor of Muppets (Emmy)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Emmy

Post Number: 153
Registered: 9-2001

Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 7:23 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post


how's that Stalin quote go? "those who vote decide nothing, those who count the votes decide everything..." or sumfin

seen simliar trait lists when i was in college. good times.

Darrin, Stalker of Head (Traineraz)
Elitist Bastard
Username: Traineraz

Post Number: 903
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 7:07 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

14 characteristics of fascism

Dr. Lawrence Britt, a political scientist, wrote an article about fascism, which appeared in Free Inquiry magazine -- a journal of humanist thought.

Dr. Britt studied the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia), and Pinochet (Chile). He found the regimes all had 14 things in common, and he calls these the identifying characteristics of fascism. The
article is titled 'Fascism Anyone?', by Lawrence Britt, and appears in Free Inquiry's Spring 2003 issue on page 20.

The 14 characteristics are:

1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism -- Fascist regimes tend to
make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols , songs, and
other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on
clothing and in public displays.

2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights -- Because of fear of
enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are
persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because
of "need". The people tend to 'look the other way' or even approve
of torture, summary executions , assassinations, long incarcerations
of prisoners, etc.

3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause -- The
people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to
eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial, ethnic or
religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.

4. Supremacy of the Military -- Even when there are widespread
domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of
government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and
military service are glamorized.

5. Rampant Sexism -- The governments of fascist nations tend to be
almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional
gender roles are made more rigid. Opposition to abortion is high, as
is homophobia and anti-gay legislation and national policy.

6. Controlled Mass Media -- Sometimes the media is directly
controlled by the government , but in other cases, the media is
indirectly controlled by government regulation, or through sympathetic
media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in wartime,
is very common.

7. Obsession with National Security -- Fear is used as a motivational
tool by the government over the masses.

8. Religion and Government are Intertwined -- Governments in fascist
nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to
manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is
common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the
religion are diametrically opposed to the government's policies or

9. Corporate Power is Protected -- The industrial and business
aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the
government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial
business/government relationship and power elite.

10. Labor Power is Suppressed -- Because the organizing power of
labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are
either eliminated entirely or are severely suppressed.

11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts -- Fascist nations tend to
promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and
academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be
censored or even arrested. Free-expression in the arts is openly
attacked, and governments often refuse to fund the arts.

12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment -- Under fascist regimes, the
police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people
are often willing to overlook police abuses, and even forego civil
liberties, in the name of patriotism. There is often a national
police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.

13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption -- Fascist regimes are almost
always governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each
other to government positions, and who use governmental power and
authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not
uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures
to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.

14. Fraudulent Elections -- Sometimes elections in fascist nations
are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear
campaigns against (or even the assassination of) opposition candidates,
the use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district
boundaries, and the manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also
typically use their judiciaries to manipulate or control elections.
He who would sacrifice liberty for security deserves neither.

-- Thus Spake Zoboomafoo

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