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This review pertains to the trilogy of the 2 EP's 'Not The Actual Events', 'Add Violence' and the album 'Bad Witch', by Nine Inch Nails.

Okay, so I've been spending some time with the EPs Not The Actual Events, Add Violence and the album Bad Witch...and Add Violence is the strongest work (and my most favourite of all 3). As for Not The Actual Events, I think there are some strong elements to it, but I do feel like Trent threw some garbage in there too as a "fuck you" to the current affairs and political climate in Trump's America. I know he doesn't like to get too political in his records, but I feel fatherhood and ageing has influenced his outspoken nature and worldview of late. My least favourite piece of the trilogy is Bad Witch. Funnily enough, I usually hate the songs that go on to be singles. They always jibe with my tastes. I remember feeling this way about Closer as a single, about With Teeth as the lead single on that album...I just seem to enjoy the works that are less mainstream. I'm spending more time with the music still, but I've found there is certainly a sense of anxiety embedded in the work. I feel its deliberate - because of Trent's new found outspokenness on the right wing agenda he is angry with. I do feel he is immature in a political sense. I do feel like he doesn't want to be associated with anything that the Republicans are doing in America today. But also, in a way, has Trent ever had to grow up? I'm not so sure. The fame and fortune he attained sheltered him from a lot of the harsh realities of life...sure, he must've battled financially before he got a hit on the radio, but he is a white guy, and therefore, especially in America things come easier for you when you are white. I struggle to understand whether his wife has had an impact on his political stance. And that disappoints me. It disappoints me in anyone, when they lose themselves to their significant other. So anyway, that's my assessment of the whole thing so far.

So original bagging on "Trump's America"...huh...the one where we had the lowest unemployment in history, especially for people of color?

The one where our stock market was "en fuego"?

The one where black leaders actually get personal audiences with the Prez and are listened to?

The one where the regulatory miasma of taxatious bullshit is reigned in?

An AWFUL place this must be, I should stop focusing on discomfiting facts and let Satan's hyper-emotional nitwittery wash over me like the River Styx...



I don't think there are but a handful of "musicians" out there hwo have a Goddamned clue what is going on in this nation and how quickly their precious right to "free speech" will be torn from them by the fascistic Demotards like the skin from a Cennobite initiate...


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AUDIO / Re: AZZERAE'S WORLD (PODCAST DISCUSSION)
« on: May 29, 2020, 07:04:46 pm »
Haha thanks it was poetry actually, seeing all those old guys taking it seriously as a cultural force that made me go back and read it, especially Yeats's twenty centuries of stony sleep vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle -- I know what he's saying.  But yeah, sometimes when I am playing the Holy Ghost possesses me and jets of fire seem to shoot from my fingers that shrivel all doubts like scraps in the flame.  So it is not just intellectual but personal and ecstatic.  Shreddie can mock all he wants; I've felt the power.

The closest Shreddie comes to that talent involves checking the casing on his skin flute for leaks ...



 :D

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Yeah I don't get it.  If God showed up I'd hide under a pew.

I hear ya, and neither one of us had anything to do with touching that Ark...



Certainly not without proper grounding anyway.

Mercy, a heavenly degaussing awaits ye of little faith...


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POLITICS / Re: QANON
« on: May 29, 2020, 06:55:33 pm »
One of my faves from Q and precisely what the fascist Dems are planning for us:

PAN-DEM-IC
DEM–PANIC
Fear [vote-by-mail] and obey [stay inside or face death or arrest] tactics push will end +1 [election day].
Reconcile:
Release of convicts from prison [evil releases evil].
Do these people care about your well-being?
Do these people love America?
Do anything to regain power?
Q


Yesterday's stolid DemoCrap looks a lot better than today's...






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POLITICS / Re: Democrat Candidates
« on: May 29, 2020, 06:49:59 pm »
Shhh! I don't want Metron to find out, he's my best source for good Canadian jokes

LOL!

No joking on this, I was watching Andrew Zimmern's foodie tour of Quebec City last night. That is one serious bit of Paris plunked down by the Seaway.

'Course you have over 100" of snowfall to deal with which is heinous to the extreme, but...



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec_City

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Quebec was founded by Samuel de Champlain, a French explorer and diplomat, on 3 July 1608,[22][23] and at the site of a long abandoned St. Lawrence Iroquoian settlement called Stadacona. Champlain, also called "The Father of New France", served as its administrator for the rest of his life.

The name "Canada" refers to this settlement. Although the Acadian settlement at Port-Royal was established three years earlier, Quebec came to be known as the cradle of North America's Francophone population.

Fascinating etymology, learned something there.

But it was the maple syrup taffy made over an ice table on a popsicle stick that got my attention - that has to be some serious sweet tooth satisfaction!

https://www.acanadianfoodie.com/2017/02/21/canadian-maple-syrup-taffy-candy/




I believe you can sign me up for that and a bowl of that squeaky curd poutine any old time!





Obummer is still tripping on Loco Moco, the poor dumb half haole... ;D ;D ;D





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OPINION / Re: Derail this thread
« on: May 28, 2020, 11:10:55 pm »

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POLITICS / Re: Democrat Candidates
« on: May 28, 2020, 11:10:20 pm »

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POLITICS / Re: Partisan race "relations"
« on: May 28, 2020, 11:06:38 pm »

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POLITICS / Re: Welcome to Clown World
« on: May 28, 2020, 11:05:39 pm »

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POLITICS / Re: Democrat Candidates
« on: May 28, 2020, 11:03:33 pm »

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HEALTH / Re: The Coronavirus (COVID-19)
« on: May 28, 2020, 11:02:34 pm »
https://reason.com/2020/05/24/the-cdcs-new-best-estimate-implies-a-covid-19-infection-fatality-rate-below-0-3/

The CDC's New 'Best Estimate' Implies a COVID-19 Infection Fatality Rate Below 0.3%
That rate is much lower than the numbers used in the horrifying projections that shaped the government response to the epidemic.


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A recent review of 13 studies that calculated IFRs in various countries found a wide range of estimates, from 0.05 percent in Iceland to 1.3 percent in Northern Italy and among the passengers and crew of the Diamond Princess cruise ship. This month Stanford epidemiologist John Ioannidis, who has long been skeptical of high IFR estimates for COVID-19, looked specifically at published studies that sought to estimate the prevalence of infection by testing people for antibodies to the virus that causes the disease. He found that the IFRs implied by 12 studies ranged from 0.02 percent to 0.4 percent. My colleague Ron Bailey last week noted several recent antibody studies that implied considerably higher IFRs, ranging from 0.6 percent in Norway to more than 1 percent in Spain.

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POLITICS / Re: Ben Garrison Cartoons
« on: May 28, 2020, 10:58:11 pm »

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POLITICS / Re: Democrat Candidates
« on: May 28, 2020, 10:54:00 pm »

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POLITICS / Re: Partisan race "relations"
« on: May 28, 2020, 10:25:27 pm »

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POLITICS / Re: President Trump
« on: May 28, 2020, 10:24:28 pm »

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POLITICS / Re: Fascism on the march
« on: May 28, 2020, 10:23:45 pm »

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