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    Beer And Beer Drinking

    Be honest now: was it your piss?
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    Corruption, 'Deep Politics', etc.

    I've said something like this before and he got very cross. But I think you can't put so much effort into seeming serious about something without, at some level, taking it at least somewhat seriously. It's like Hamlet's antic disposition.
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    Beer And Beer Drinking

    I'm sure this precise topic comes up on here every few years, regular as clockwork.
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    Corruption, 'Deep Politics', etc.

    Right, but is that a particularly useful observation? Can't we take it as read that when we say disaster, that's what we mean?
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    Corruption, 'Deep Politics', etc.

    I dunno, it seems fairly useful to distinguish between disasters that humans have had something to do with from disasters they haven't. It's only "religious" if you call it an "act of God", which probably everyone other than Richard Dawkins understands is a figure of speech, anyway.
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    Nice and ongoing terror attacks in W Europe

    @craner's favourite Twitterer makes the eloquent eulogy we all wish we could have written.
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    Corruption, 'Deep Politics', etc.

    Is this just a typical gnomic non-sequitur, or do you actually mean something by it?
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    The Uyghurs

    Seeing as linking real-world events to Dune is all the rage at the moment: https://dune.fandom.com/wiki/Fremen
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    Nice and ongoing terror attacks in W Europe

    So that's a case where the "mental illness" argument is totally redundant. Thomas Mair, on the other hand, had a long history of mental illness, and had sought help for his depression the day before he killed Jo Cox, but had been told to come back for an appointment.
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    Nice and ongoing terror attacks in W Europe

    A distinction, sure, I'm just saying it shouldn't be either/or. Some people are obviously much more in command of their facilties than others. For example, I don't think Anders Breivik is delusional or hears voices in his head or anything. He just feels very, very strongly that Norway should be...
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    Nice and ongoing terror attacks in W Europe

    It's a common theme when some (white) nutter in America gets radicalized and does something awful. Conservative news media make much of any talk of "mental illness" and play down connections to established white supremacist terror networks (the old "lone wolf" cliché). Progressive backlash takes...
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    Nice and ongoing terror attacks in W Europe

    I really hope by this time the media can move on from the idiotic binary of extremist ideology "or" mental illness.
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    Nice and ongoing terror attacks in W Europe

    Call me a killjoy but I'm going to say "bad".
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    Nice and ongoing terror attacks in W Europe

    Something like this was my first thought, too. I only know his name from that time he was on Brass Eye reading a prepared script about the dangers of 'Cake.'
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    Nice and ongoing terror attacks in W Europe

    Flippin eck! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58930593
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