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  1. Here's one for you Fwee. One of our cops arrested a man at a building site for stealing one night. The bloke said, "Fair go mate, if I didn't pinch this stuff someone else would." The cop pretended to give this rot serious consideration and replied, "Well, if I didn't pinch you, there's lots of my mates who would!" And that's about the way I look at it. Might be old fashioned, but there y'go. Casey
  2. So I'm supposed to make crooks feel good? Casey
  3. Casey

    Pony Play...

    There was even an actor, name of Mel Gibson, who played the principal character in a sado-masochistic epic known as the Cruci-Fiction which lies behind the myth to which you refer. Casey
  4. Casey

    Pony Play...

    Twenty two crazy men, thousands of lunatics in the grandstands and one poor bastard, the umpire, who has to control all of 'em! That's Grand Final Day! Casey
  5. And here was I thinking all it meant was they'd ensure they tied a good noose in the rope and stretched it overnight before use. Casey
  6. Haven't had any white scammers so far but I'd probably inquire after how their mother's AIDS is getting on, and/or express a wish that God grant them the mercy of a lingering death from the same. Casey
  7. Oh and by the way, part of the reason I went off in that fashion was that I knew from the local newspaper that a local woman, who could ill afford the loss, found she had been ripped off for around $2,000 by another "Dalit Bhan Chod". Casey
  8. I am posting this separately because I don't want to derail Orbit's thread on racism. Anyway, we in "The Lucky Country," are now getting an avalanche of phone calls from scammers who purport to be Telstra technicians, who relate dire threats about your internet such as how your PC is infested with viruses which only they can remove, and then only if you allow them remote access to your PC. If you do, you will soon find nothing can be done for you unless and until you make a one-off payment, usually of several hundred dollars, which means they will conveniently then have access to your credit information too. As people have started to wise up to this one and others very similar to it, the scammers have changed their tune. Their latest wheeze is, "Your electricity provider owes you a refund," which again only they can supply, if you will kindly provide your bank details. My point? Most if not all of these calls actually come from call centers in India. You can tell this by their Indian accents which can plainly be heard. It is a known fact people become scammers, sometimes after graduation from some IT training course, by joining what amounts to a criminal syndicate which runs these ventures, but their accents betray the origins of these calls almost every time. I know not every Indian is a scammer; the colour of anyone's skin has very little if anything to do with their deciding to join what they must know is a criminal scheme and it has been proven many whites and those of other races do similar things on the promise of easy money. The last I heard, crime as a whole has no colour bar. To cut a long story short I had been getting many of these calls over the last few months, sometimes at least once a day. These always came with the same dogged determination to remotely access my PC, always for the same bullshit reasons. Initially I politely denied these callers before hanging up, then I just hung up anyway as soon as I realized what the call was but finally enough was enough. The straw which broke the camel's back was when some dolt (with an Indian accent yet again!) rang me with the, "Your electricity provider owes you a refund," crap, then asked me did we use dollars in Australia? I just blew up, and after telling him it was passing strange he didn't know that, if he really was working for my electricity provider, I called him a name in one of the commonly used languages in India which would equate to, "Nigger motherfucker!" in English. I had no regrets over using such language then, and I have no regrets about using it now, because this is not, to my mind, being racist. Put simply, in my humble opinion, if you make an unsolicited phone call to me, then put to me what amounts to what we both, and any sane third party would know to be a scam, you have then and there lost any entitlement you would have had to any respect from me, and your colour has nothing to do with it. You are nothing but a lying thief, so do you really expect me to be respectful and politically correct towards you?! This is one of the very few occasions on which racist language is justified, if you ask me. Casey
  9. What is racism? The answer, to a large extent, is "Legalized Theft." In any community anywhere, there are so many resources, to be shared among several diverse groups of people. If those in a community who have the least amount of melanin in their skins decide to organize things such that they have the lion's share of those resources for the untruthful reason they are the most deserving because of their lighter skin, then they have what amounts to a license to steal from the darker coloured members of the community. At the onset however many centuries ago, of this nonsense, typically it would be Jews who were discriminated against, as being "Christ killers," etc etc. If you look into some of the fouler of Martin Luther's writings such as, "On the Jews and their Lies," and "On the Shemhamphorash," you will see the equivalent of the worst of Julius Streicher's screeds; you can even detect a similar literary style. Streicher was the Nazi hate speech specialist; one of his nicknames was, "Julius the Jew-baiter." He was hanged after the Second World War for inciting race hatred. In the US as I understand it, because blacks were captured and forcibly transported to the US, they were seen as inferior, as non-citizens. They were there to do work white men did not care to do, because they were taken to be the, "Sons of Ham" in Genesis. This verse was then coupled with another which spoke of persons being nothing else but, "Hewers of wood and drawers of water." (Joshua 9:23). Because their lives as slaves depended on the white man, they were seen as inferior, to be employed as unpaid rural gang labourers mostly in the South, although some Northerners held slaves as well. After the Civil War, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln prevented his desired remaking and reunification of the country as a whole, thus the racism continued for years until well into the 20th Century. However, what the staunchest of the White Supremacists could not see was how much such policies actually cost the communities where they were practised; there had to be two educational systems and two medical systems one for whites and another for blacks, and so on down the line. Yet, "What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander;" it is just as racist to claim a greater share of community resources merely because you have a darker skin than others as it is to be a white supremacist or a member of Aryan Nation or the like. As to Fascism, well, if you let the Government run your business, that's Socialism (aka Marxist-Leninist Communism, etc), and if you let big business run the Government, that's Fascism. The one is every bit as bad as the other, as can be seen by the viciousness of the conflict between Hitler and Stalin which was The Russian Front. Basically, "There's no one more critical of you than your closest relation." The answer lies in letting things fall somewhere in the middle of two extremes, which aren't, as many think, the Extreme Left and the Extreme Right. It's more like Anarchy versus dictatorial Statism of either variety. Somewhere in the middle lies Representative Democracy. Casey
  10. Casey

    The CruciFiction

    Alternatively, Mary could have been that same soldier's ancient version of a "Shack Job." The phrase didn't originate with 1960's Hippies; it was an American military upgrade of the term, "Campaign Wife," which had been known since the 18th Century or earlier in the British Army. When a soldier posted to "The Colonies," was far enough advanced in rank, seniority and pay that he was no wet behind the ears recruit any more, and so didn't fancy cleaning his own quarters and kit (this might even include his weapons) he would seek out a local woman who would, for a consideration, attend to these menial tasks, and share his bed as well. If she fell pregnant, that was usually the end of the relationship. The practice was certainly established by the time James Jones wrote From Here to Eternity; Prewitt keeps a shack job, although the term isn't used. It was however, well known by the 1950's. Human nature being what it is, one has no reason to suspect the ancient Roman Legionaries of high enough rank, etc, didn't do exactly the same thing. Ancient Judea was a hellhole posting where the locals were many of them poor, and it wouldn't have been hard for a Standard Bearer to procure himself a woman of that sort, and that's very likely what a hardened old soldier like himself would have done. Casey
  11. A slightly edited version of a post I originally made on another forum, if that's OK, Moderators? I was born into a cult. I wasn't given any choice in the matter. This cult was called the Roman Catholic Church among other things, some complimentary and others by far the opposite. The church didn't call itself a cult, but oddly enough, liked to bestow that pejorative on other "Denominations," which were, as I discovered later, simply variations upon the same theme. All of these cults centered, as they still do, upon a man who may or may not have existed. He was supposed to have been born of a virgin (a new star even appeared in the heavens, for No-God's sake!) and to have been visited by three Magi bearing gifts, of gold, frankincense, and myrrh it was written. Oddly, there is not a single account of these events outside the gospels, nor is there any record of Mary or Joseph making any use of their new found wealth. You'd think there would have been; for peasants like them, this would have been the equivalent of winning the bloody Lottery! There is a principle known as Occam's Razor which posits that the best explanation for any extraordinary event is the simplest which can be found. In this case this would be that a Roman lover of Mary jumped over the wall one night and, so to speak, put the bitch in pup. There's even a possible name for this lover, Julius Abdes Pantera, who was the Standard Bearer of a Cohort of Archers known to have been stationed in Judea at the time. In modern times he'd be a CSM or RSM, in either case a squaddie who could afford his, "Bit on the side." After the offspring of this affair had become famous, or infamous if you like, his alleged birth was re-invented to avoid "Shame an' Scandal in de Fam'ly" as The Immaculate Conception and the Virgin Birth, neither of which myths are unique to what I like to call Christinsanity. They are part and parcel of several ancient tales, but their Christian versions are the ones in which "The Faithful," happen to believe. They don't like admitting their "Saviour," was probably born on the wrong side of the blanket, if indeed, that is, he was born at all. Anyway this bloke went to do all kinds of good works, miracles even. Then he got himself strung up for what appears to have been inciting a riot. Yet this too was sanitized into today's version, not by contemporaries who were there, but by authors writing a century after these supposed events who didn't even bother to get their stories straight, in that no two of the four gospels agree on significant details. For example, they don't appear to have known Roman Law very well; they wrote he was crucified "Between two thieves," but petty thieves weren't crucified. Armed robbers were, and if that was the case, why didn't they say so? There is a difference, I should have thought. Also, what are we to make of a certain Barabbas, whose name simply means, "Son of the father," rather like "John Smith," in modern times? He was an armed robber, and an insurrectionist to boot. Pilate wouldn't have dared to release him; he'd have soon been strung up himself. The Romans were particular about that sort of thing. Carrying on with this gibble-gabble - bibble babble, we are told he finally died in great agony around noon. No sooner had he kicked the bucket than a violent storm broke out, along with an earthquake of such magnitude that "The veil of the Temple was split in two." Not only that there was three hours of darkness throughout the world, and, "The dead arose and appeared to many." Not all that many outside of the four gospels it would seem; not a single ancient scribe recorded either of these events. Come on! The Zombie Apocalypse ante literam happens in Jerusalem and not a single scribe records it?! The miracles he allegedly performed were all reported to have been done by several contemporary figures, Apollonius of Tyana being but one. Turning water into wine has been, and is, a popular stage trick down through the ages; it's but simple chemistry and a little legerdemain. All in all, if anyone believes any of this tripe they may as well believe someone looking a bit like Jesus walked into an inn one Easter and asked to be "Put up for the night," then threw four nails down on the counter as payment. No one who had the wits of a weevil would believe a word of any of the above. Nonetheless the naive and the conniving entered the priesthood or "the religious," either because they were simple minded enough to be looking for a better eternal reward or because they were cynical enough to go into it for what they could get out of it, which included in some cases being red hot after boys or girls, age being no barrier either way. I'm not saying all priests and religious were or are paedophiles or paederasts, but over the years there's been so many you'd almost think The Devil must have been looking out for his own. Actually I'd say the reason for most of the child abuse (including physical and mental abuse) was that parents thought of the priests and religious as being the modern day "Lares et Penates." These were Roman household gods kept in little niches about the house in a practice not unlike Japanese Shintoism. It is, I've read, where we get the phrase, "Little tin gods," although I might be wrong about that. In any case it was considered very bad form to insult or in any way criticize these entities for want of a better word; to do so could bring the very worst of bad luck. It was certainly true, down through the ages, that if you criticized ordained members of the church for misconduct sexual or otherwise, you would have a thin time of it afterwards. I left the cult when I was old enough, and have had nothing to do with any of its other copies. They are all tarred with the same brush as far as I'm concerned. The name of their god means no more to me than a convenient swear word, one which is all the more effective if you drop the F bomb in the middle of it. However, "Live and let live;" I don't care what others choose to believe, I know what I believe. Casey CSM = Company Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer Class Two) RSM =Regimental Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer Class One, the senior Warrant Officer of an Infantry Battalion)
  12. Casey

    16 Personalities, a follow up to L,R, or C Logician
  13. Fair point. It was more a recycling of Porsche's name, or of Porsche re-inventing himself after the Hitler years. VW is short for Volkswagen, or "The People's Car," which had been designed by Porsche at Hitler's request. The Nazis even got up a scheme whereby any German who paid a minimum five Marks a week was guaranteed a car, but no one who subscribed to it ever received one. Their monies were used instead to build tanks and assault guns, one of which was even at first designated the "Ferdinand." This became the 88mm "Elefant." What had started life as the Volkswagen became, in military guise, the "Kubelwagen," the German Wehrmacht's equivalent of the Willys Jeep. This was later sold to the public in Germany and elsewhere as the VW "Thing." Naturally Porsche's family were anxious to distance he and themselves from this side of his life but those eventual VW Beetle owners who were aware of the vehicle's history and that of its designer had their little dig at both. Casey
  14. Sign on a VW Beetle: "I'm a recycled Porsche." True enough, Ferdinand Porsche was the original designer. That was in his spare time, when he wasn't designing quite a few of Hitler's Panzers, including the infamous Tigers. Casey
  15. Casey

    The College Scam

    Well yeah. If College degrees were much rarer than they now are, they would be valued all the more. This is the same reason certain military decorations are ranked above others, because they are much harder to earn than those they outrank. (You don't "win," any decoration, you earn it.) That, if some people still haven't caught on, is why there are "Stolen Valor" laws. Something similar ought to apply to higher education. Casey