When that ineffable compound of depression, sadness (these two are not the same), anxiety, self-hatred, sense of failure and fear for the future begins to steal over you ... - Kingsley Amis.
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"When that ineffable compound of depression, sadness (these two are not the same), anxiety, self-hatred, sense of failure and fear for the future begins to steal over you, start telling yourself that what you have is a hangover. You are not sickening for anything, you have not suffered a minor brain lesion, you are not all that bad at your job, your family and friends are not leagued in a conspiracy of barely maintained silence about what a shit you are, you have not come at last to see life as it really is."
Malcolm Roberts and Sovereign Citizens https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/sep/14/agenda-21-is-conspiracy-theory-but-dont-dismiss-malcolm-roberts-as-a-harmless-kook https://twitter.com/SenatorMRoberts/status/776170374031478784 http://www.readfearn.com/
Hutt River Principality https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principality_of_Hutt_River#Casley_family
Chuck Yaeger says that a missile is the best fighter plane https://twitter.com/adinasi/status/777288165593788416
'On Killing' by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
People setting other people on fire
RIP (aka Things Coming to an End … aka The End Times)
Worst mine disaster in Bananaland history. 95th anniversary. 25% of the town's population died. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-20/mount-mulligan-mine-disaster-anniversary/7853514
Russians arrest a politically-active robot http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-17/robot-arrested-by-russian-police-at-political-rally-in-moscow/7854764
British Standard BS 8611 Ethics design and application robots https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jun/23/the-ethics-of-ai-how-to-stop-your-robot-cooking-your-cat http://www.bsigroup.com/en-GB/about-bsi/media-centre/press-releases/2016/april/-Standard--highlighting-the-ethical-hazards-of-robots-is-published/ http://shop.bsigroup.com/ProductDetail?pid=000000000030320089 (just as a note, why the f is there a space between 'BS' and '8611'. Idiots. Think about search strategies when you name a document, FFS.)
Goodsex and Sexcrime https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Newspeak_words#Goodsex_and_sexcrime
Russian Election 75% for Putin's mob ... but opposition parties severely impeded (by deaths inter alia) and lowest turnout since fall of USSR http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21707388-reshuffle-russias-security-services-may-follow-parliamentary-elections-vladimir-putins
Analysis of Russian election fraud http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2016/09/daily-chart-12
The statue of Cecil Rhodes at Oriel College, Oxford University https://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/jan/28/cecil-rhodes-statue-will-not-be-removed--oxford-university
(Interesting aside, Chancellor of Oxford is Chris Patten)
And another Rhodes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecil_John_Rhodes_Statue
Christian Porter: rank arsehole. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-20/government-new-welfare-investment-approach-risk-groups-targeted/7859432
Weather and Climate
[After setting your car on fire] Listen, your car's temperature has changed before.
Wooden escalators still exist at Wynyard, but not for long ... http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/walk-on-the-wynyard-side-sydneys-new-pedestrian-tunnel-opens-to-commuters-20160920-grk8tr.html
Say Uncle https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Say_Uncle
Up the Bloods!