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Like a lot of people, I have several times mocked Harold Camping and all those who believed that the Rapture would come yesterday. Still, I have a creeping feeling that Camping might be smarter and less crazy and more evil than people give him credit for. He has made fortunes from his predictions. Considering that he has changed the date of Jesus’ return several times already, I think it’s only a matter of time before he comes up with some bullshit theory on why it’s actually 3 years into the future and tries to invoke hysteria again. The saddest thing about this is that he probably knowingly made money out of convincing parents to tell their children that yesterday was the day they were going to die. I think the joke is probably on us. This is a good article about who Harold Camping is and why he sucks.

Do you think it’s possible to get pregnant from continuously fucking yourself over? And if you do get pregnant, will the fetus be a clone of yourself? Will the clone, once born, also continuously fuck itself over since it’s a identical copy of you? Will the clone then end up pregnant with a second clone and end up populating the world with self-impregnating clones?
If so, I really hope Lindsay Lohan is on birth control.

It is over 10 years ago since a man cleared of rape because the victim had been wearing skinny jeans. The court found that it would have been impossible for rape to happen since “her jeans couldn’t be removed without her consent”. You’d think that 12 years later, rape victims would be better protected by the law. Sadly, they’re still continuously fucked over as a bill by the House GOP’s aims to change the definition of rape for tax-funded abortion purposes. If this bill pass (and hopefully, with all the outrage from women’s rights organisations, it won’t), a woman would only be eligible for a tax-funded abortion if she could prove she’s pregnant from forcible rape. The underlying message seems to be that if your body wasn’t shattered, it wasn’t “rape-rape” as Whoopi would put it. If you got raped while incapacitated by drugs or alcohol and was unable to give consent, or if you were threatened, or raped by your spouse, you’ve got to pay for your own abortion since it was “your fault”. At least that’s what I and many others understood it.
Well, fuck them. The bill will probably not pass, but it’s frightening that these views remain in “modern” society and that suggestions like this are still taken seriously.

If you want to sign a petition against this bill, go here. I’m kind of sceptical if petitions ever work, but they usually don’t hurt and it takes roughly 3 seconds.

Source 1 & Source 2.

There’s always a lot of hysteria going on about infringement of free speech and free information. Usually  I react to mass hysteria by getting bored and annoyed by it fairly quickly, but when my favorite way to kill time is threatened I start to feel a bit uncomfortable. Swine flu? Meh, I’ll be alright. Terrorists? Oh well, shit happens. Limited Internet? BRB getting my little friend the kitchen knife and heading to the parliament.

The net neutrality debate is mostly limited to the US right now, but if it gets passed over there then it’ll definitely affect the rest of the world as well. If you’ve missed out on what it’s about, it’s in short a law about demolishing the current Internet neutrality and letting Internet distributors sell so-called “internet packages” similar to TV channel packages. You’re currently paying for a certain speed, like 1mb/s and getting access to every free site you want to visit, like youtube, facebook, wordpress etc. An example on what could happen if the net neutrality law disappears is that you get package deals for different Internet sites and every other site you try to visit will be blocked.This fake ad paints a pretty good yet depressing picture of how it could be like:

There’s already been some of this going on in Sweden. One of the biggest telephone providers, who also delivers Internet, has for example semi-blocked Skype because they don’t want the competition. That’s obviously a mild example of what they *could* do if they were allowed to sell a so-called “tiered” Internet.  It might sound a bit alarmist but I think it’s reason to be worried. Me along with a lot of people in my generation has gotten used to roaming the Internet and become almost dependant on it because of how boundless it’s been in terms of free speech and information. It’s however very clear that not only is there a lot of money to be made from controlling Internet, but also some governmental advantages that I’m sure you can think of.

If you think abandoning net neutrality is bullshit and I’ve managed to scare you with this post, go to http://www.savetheinternet.com/ and have a look around.

Sauce and sauce.

n-n-n-nuthing!

Posted: July 20, 2010 in Thoughts
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I haven’t had much to write about recently, so here’s some thoughts sharing a post.

I could begin by saying that I didn’t think it was possible to screw up instant coffee before a few days ago. Unless you pour way too much coffee powder in the water, making instant coffee should really be something even a trained penguin could do. All you have to do is a) take a mug, b) pour coffee powder in it, c) then add boiling water and d) stir. Even with severe coffee abstinence that should be hard to mess up, but evidently it can be done.

I’m such a retard. I can’t believe I’ve made it this far in life.

What else, what else, what else? Well, I found this poem that I like.

Invictus

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
– William Ernest Henley

Bahahahhuhuh this post is useless, but I’m so effin tired. Somehow the clock turned 1:30 am and I thought it was just after 11 pm. Bah!

Here’s an idea for something different: A party where only people with really bad eyesight is allowed. Glasses must be handed over before entering the party. It’ll be sort of like those dining in the dark-restaurants, except you’re dancing, drinking and socializing. This will be sort of like a dating event for nerds, a chance to find a partner who doesn’t immediately rule you out due to your looks before you have a chance to charm them with your personality. The ugliest guests will be matched with those with the poorest eyesight. People who are scared of embarrassment will be more open to dancing, thanks to the anonymity.

The event will be recorded for a reality show where people can laugh while nearly-blind-Andrew mistakes Beou-the-long-haired-LAN-nerd for a cute girl, and the scandal that arouses when the big pile of people on the floor who has tripped on each other turns into an orgy.
Sadly, groups like RNIB might have an objection to this concept.

This is why I became a vegetarian, MWAHAHHAHAHA. I want those tiny vegetables to suffer more! It is, by the way, now 6 months since I decided to convert. I think I should get a badge or something, like a swimming badge or one of those AA coins.

The funny thing is that the night before I found this, I asked AMA:

“Scenario: Someone put a curse on you and you will in 5 minutes be transformed into a vegetable in someone’s kitchen, but you will have all your ordinary cognitive and sensory functions intact. You get to choose which vegetable to transform into. What do you choose and why?

I think it would be worst to be a potato, since people usually peel their skin off and then boil them, and if you’re really unlucky after you’ve been boiled they might make mashed potatoes out of you. I would therefore choose a vegetable that decayed quickly, so they either ate me or threw me away relatively fast. I don’t think a cucumber would be a good idea since they’re rather big and most people usually amputate them piece by piece over a span of several days. Because of this I would probably choose to be turned into a radish, plus a lot of people dislike them and aren’t going to eat them.”

The answers had 4 different trends:

One group picked a vegetable that was less likely to be eaten or prepared in painful ways: The most popular answer was brussel sprouts since most people would just throw them away.

Another group picked a vegetable after it’s ability to exert revenge on it’s reaper. One poster wanted to be a vegetable contaminated with Ecoli, another wanted to be a really potent onion that would sting the eyes of it’s perpetrator.

A third group of people picked vegetables after their likeliness to end up inside a woman’s vagina. Cucumbers and carrots were the only vegetables present in these answers.

The forth group of answers were replies to the posters in group 1 about how they would suffer in numerous ways if they ever ended up in their kitchen. Group 4 didn’t have a common vegetable, but several agreed that they would eat all the brussel sprouts in group 1.

… in other words, I’m not the only one who spends time thinking about these kinds of things.