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General Discussion / Re: Fail Quotes
« on: March 03, 2019, 06:18:29 PM »
That and people naturally attempted to help; even the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire sent supplies--against the UK government's request. The Irish still celebrate the guy--they got this plaque for him

It helps that Near Easterners traditionally held the blacks in contempt; anyone in Pre-Islamic Arabia tend to be called things like "crows", "slaves" (this one is still used), and "son/daughter of *insert mother's name*" (a huge insult for a patronymic society: you're calling them bastards)

There's a poet, Antara b. Shaddad, who wrote poetry of the finest caliber: a lot of them are about how people "shame him for the blackness of his skin" to use his phrasing. They also called him "ibn Zabiba" (son of Zabiba) --his black mother:

What's inspiring about it though is that it never broke his will: at the end of the poem, where he lists all the degredations he faced, he says this:

I will abide till my injustices* lay me down
and till patience will loudly crash within me (lit. "between my sides")
(though) your place is in the air (or vault) of heaven is in its place
and my arm is too short to reach the planets

He also says (earlier):

And if they forget me, then the sword-blades and spear-tips,
will remind them of my deeds, and where my blows landed

(Antara was a warrior for his tribe, who won his freedom by defending it against dhubyan, Abs' mortal enemies at the time.

What puzzles me is this: here are black people--real ones--who are worthy of being held up as role-models that blacks can show as evidence (and very valid evidence), that they're the equal of all others: Antara isn't alone, mind you, and he isn't even the best example (he could be very blood-thirsty against his tribal enemies). They have also produced glorious kingdoms and empires, with rich and complex histories, worthy of study:

They have Mali, Songhay, the Kongo (the one from centuries ago), Great Zimbabwe, Benin, and so on and so forth.

*can also mean burdens; 3awadhil is a word that doesn't have a direct translation in English.

General Discussion / Re: Fav quotes
« on: March 01, 2019, 07:49:47 PM »

I mean, seriously, what more do I need to say?

General Discussion / Re: Interesting thing I've noticed on YouTube...
« on: December 27, 2018, 02:43:37 AM »
Creators are given choices on longer videos: we can have an ad before and an ad after the video, and we can put in time codes for internal ads as long as they're at least 7 minutes apart. I do that with Bogosity so you can be given the break between stories and not have them interrupted.

BUT, we have ZERO control over whether or not the ads actually show, or if they do, how many of them there are and how long they are. And we can tell YouTube to just put ads in there wherever they deem appropriate (good especially for livestreams), but they can do crazy things at times.

If so, the mystery deepens:

Massad's videos are rarely longer than 15 minutes, and more typically 10 minutes. Yet he often has anywhere from 7 to 15 ads in these videos--enough to break the flow of the video. I find it strange he'd do that, when one considers how well-structured and thought out his videos are.

General Discussion / Re: Interesting thing I've noticed on YouTube...
« on: December 25, 2018, 12:59:38 AM »
My YouTube subscriber feed seems to be mostly Tim Pool, TheQuartering, and Sargon of Akkad these days, and they seem to be mostly about the crazy nonsense coming from the dieing digital media companies and how the silicon valley tech firms are effectively conspiring against nonconformers.  And this is annoying because it's important enough that I need to watch them but I really don't want to have to.  Ah, the wonders of living through a media singularity...

Anyway, the interesting thing I've noticed is these videos are not just monetized, but HEAVILY monetized.  One of Sargon's videos at about 15 minutes had three different internal ads, and an opening and closing ad.  Ten minutes from Tim Pool had opening, closing, and internal ads as well.  This is pretty consistent:  YouTube has gone back to putting ads on 'controversial' creators.

Now, since I'm watching through a TOR connection, I'm getting a pretty random sample of ads (Ad Sense is clearly using the apparent IP to select ads, not the YouTube login info, since my login is specifically set that I'm in Canada, but I'm getting ads in and for various Easter European languages and places and services, like a Croatian tourism ad and various language localizations for Panzer Rush), but the ads are there.  They must be coming in because in those areas, none of the content on these channels is the least bit controversial.

I'm subscribed to a guy named Ahmad Massad: every minute, there's an ad. If what you're saying is correct, the Jordanian government is probably demanding these ads--since that guy really rips into government and society alike.

Then again, this could be him doing it--he needs every penny (OK, Piastre), since he doesn't appear to have steady work (he's an actor by trade, with IIRC eight international films, as well as several local productions).

General Discussion / Re: FCC fake quotes on Net Neutrality
« on: December 25, 2018, 12:55:06 AM »
Which thing?  Bad military security?  Bad network security?  Failure to update critical infrastructure?  Buzzfeed doing something stupid?

Oh, yes, all of the above.

Specifically Buzzfeed's sloppy work. But yes, it still applies to all of them...

General Discussion / Re: FCC fake quotes on Net Neutrality
« on: December 15, 2018, 11:32:32 AM »
And Buzzfeed is doing it's usual bang-up job.  Down at the bottom of the page are links to related articles.  One of which is about the US military having a security failure due to outdated router firmware.  What?  How does THAT relate to net neutrality?

That's a given, at this point.

General Discussion / Re: OK, this is one funny prank
« on: November 15, 2018, 09:53:17 PM »
Not being a fa of this sort of art or a prank aficionado, I'd never heard of Banksy, but this is really funny:

I was checking CNN to see if the confirmation had gone through and saw this headline about a painting that self-destructed immediately after being sold for $1.4 million at auction at Sotheby's.  Apparently, Banksy is known for pulling stunts, in this case, building a remotely-activated shredder into the painting's frame and having it turned on right after the sale.

What I find more impressive is the reaction of the guy who won the auction: he went ahead with the sale, and declared that it was now more dear to them...

General Discussion / Re: Fav quotes
« on: November 15, 2018, 12:40:44 AM »
I think Shane in Particular will like this, in light of the grief he got over his immigration videos:

Whatever your thoughts on Shaun are personally, got to say: he got this one nailed down.

General Discussion / Re: Fav quotes
« on: November 04, 2018, 08:21:13 PM »

@ 8:42: Palestinians are protesting Mahmoud Abbas' plans for a social security program (the West Bank is one of the few places without it). This by itself is win, but then Nicolas Khoury explains the problem in more detail:

Of course, you'll ask me what the problem is, Nicolas, with the legislation. I don't know how long I have to sit here and explain everything to you, but OK--I'll tell you my problem with this legislation:

1-We all know that in the Arab World, social security is so government can take you money from you, because it is "afraid for you", and and wishes to guarantee your future and your retirement. This is just like when your mom takes your 3eediyye, so she could "save it", and give it to you when you grow up. DID ANY OF YOU ACTUALLY GET THAT MONEY ONCE YOU GREW UP?! At least she's still you mom--she still loves you and actually cares about you.

2-The Palestinian Authority has not implemented the labor laws, yet wishes to implement Social Security. It's a lot like they want to take your money, so as to buy you a car-horn, even though you don't have a car.

3-Every few days, the PA comes and threatens to disband itself. So who is to say you won't close, and take the box with you? I mean the one for social security, not the ballot--that they took a long time ago...

4-This law only encompasses Natural Causes. The law in PALESTINE only encompasses Natural Causes. You remind me of the days of the occupation, WHEN THEY WISHED THEY DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES!

General Discussion / Political action a la IRA
« on: October 26, 2018, 09:42:39 AM »

Yeah, that's all I got.


General Discussion / Re: Fav quotes
« on: October 20, 2018, 06:57:51 PM »
I am curious as to where the original commercial is from.  Canada legalized recreational weed three days ago, and there's private retailers in at least one Province.  (The law changed at local midnight, so it was legal first in Newfoundland And Labrador.  There was a shop in Saint John's that opened right at midnight to sell the first legal recreational pot in Canada.  The guy who bought it told the media he was going to frame it as a historical artifact.)

Well, all these lines were sarcastic to an extent: I mean, you'd be a walking pot advertisement too if you thought a WWE preview was real news..

as to the original WWE commercial? not sure. Let me look and see. EDIT: yeah, I can't find anything matching what the Egyptian dude said.

Anyway, another (this has English closed captions):

Another captioned one:

General Discussion / Re: Fav quotes
« on: October 19, 2018, 02:09:55 PM »
Ahmed Al-messad's video is glorious!

it starts with the title: "planet Pot will slam into planet Earth"

It's his reply to a video from an Egyptian guy who's clearly on pot, where he says that the WWE predicted that a planet will slam into our own. Translation would take forever--he says a lot, but I'll just leave you with the start:

cheers! feel at ease! Things have worked out for you "la-la"! You've lived your lives waiting for this night!!! By God I'm happy today guys!

Abu Fijl (lit. "father of radishes"): what's the matter? (basically)

What's the matter? well here, come, come take this wallet of mine, a gift from me to you! All my money to you! and my sunglasses which I have about me, I'll give them to you, too. And take these slippers, from me to you I give. Good people, I'm happy! I feel guys like I'm at a wedding!

Abu Fijl: Well, you know more than me: is it your wedding?

Whose wedding, you lowlife?! you're looking at me like I'm going to marry you! Well, you've done ill! I don't resort to desperate acts, abu fijle!". And anyway these are not mine, but rather, these slippers I bequeath to you. I want to bequeath all my possessions to you. These slippers are from my great-great-great-grandfather, bunga-bunga. He bequeathed them to me when  was little, and then I grew up, and the moment I have longed for has finally come. So these slippers I consider to have bequeathed to you, and they are now yours. Catch! They aren't to come back, abu fijl. I entrust them to you, so take them already, and relieve me of them, God damn your parents (lit. "those who blew into you")!

Anyway, once you get these slippers, you can go on instagram and write you're honored to have theese!

Abu Fijl: so why are you bequeathing everything, and are wearing a Tarha?

What, man?

Abu Fijl: the Tarha! Tarha!

you Billygoat, this isn't a Tarha, it's a shroud! Thank God, guys! The one who perseveres will get what he desires! And finally, the day I awaited has come! thanks O Lord! Thanks O Lord!

Abu Fijl: and what will happen to you today?

Dude, a large plane twill slam into us, and will rid us of this shitty life! Heaven protect! I've truly become happy, by God...Oh, wait, where you going, good people? before we get flattened and die, when the planet falls on us and squish us, don't forget to give this video 150K likes!

Some highlights

Well, I know WWE is a wrestling organization, but I trust them. Now, had it been WWF, I'd be more skeptical

Yes, the WWE has established wrestling rings on Mars

3aa-3a is this city they founded on Mars, it's really lovely and they built it to look like a toilet

"here, let me drink down all this marijuana after you, so I can reach your level of comprehension

This isn't a warning that a planet will collide with us! it's a commercial for pot! the Netherlands should adopt you!

I'm not sure what you're saying, but I totally agree with you

You're absolutely right! Yeah, a lot of what you say is contradictory and makes no sense, but it's still right! it's like the Arab rulers, they issue contradictory edicts, then when confronted, say these are individual edicts, and then proceed to punish the low-level civil servants

This kid reminds me of my school days, I'd go to an exam, and I wouldn't dream of leaving the test paper empty, so I'd fill it with everything from east to west, and I know I'll get zero cubed, and yet somehow I get it back the next day, and I find I made 11 out of 20; how did I come up with that, I have no idea. Finish your video big-shot!

Why? What would be your problem, if the planet slams into us? My God you're a weirdo! Best not to tire me of you! I mean, is it conceivable That you have a problem? Dude, a blessing's coming on to you, and you refuse it?! What's your problem at the end of time? A planet wide and long, with mustaches like that of that one guy at the end of the alleyway, is coming to this shameful planet, and is going to slam into you and the God-damn retards who brought you into this world, and you have a problem? Why? Tell us, professor!

So you're worried that it'll interfere with your travel plans?

OK I have a suggestion, Major-General--big shot: I say, we gather all people to one side of the Earth. We then spin the Earth around like a Hamster does, till it pops out of place. Then it'll veer off course, and the other plane twill not bump into us. It'll just slam into another planet instead. I just wished it'll take you out though.

They shouldn't put you away as part of the war on Drugs--it fall under the Vice Squad. Why? because you raped my mind! You raped my entire though pattern!

General Discussion / Re: Most misdirected political robocall
« on: October 19, 2018, 01:50:29 PM »
It's that God-damn blue wave, swamping us all like the Tsunami in Indonesia!

I've had one from the gulf coast, demanding I vote for a guy in Utah (which, to be fair, is where I live), and I've had another demand I vote for a guy in Texas.

They were actual people there, rather than robo-calls.

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