ammoniacal's Diaries
Print Story I won't pay a Goddamned Dime for MetaFilter.
By ammoniacal (Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 06:04:20 AM EST) (all tags)
Some days, it looks good. Links to educational stories and such. Today, however, I see this story. Above the fold is an assertion that Darren Wilson murdered Michael Brown. Below the fold, no one disputes the inaccurate statement. Wilson has yet to be indicted, much less found guilty of murder!

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Print Story Congratulations to our NFL champs, the Seattle Seahawks!
By ammoniacal (Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 10:27:44 AM EST) (all tags)
That was like watching a well-executed prison shanking.
Well-played, lads!

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Print Story How Not to Support the Notion You Are a Marxist Kenyan Usurper:
By ammoniacal (Sat Dec 07, 2013 at 02:15:30 PM EST) (all tags)
Step 1: Don't order the flags of the country you're presiding over to fly at half-mast for a dead guy who co-founded a Marxist terrorist organization, achieved jack-shit for your own nation and was responsible for the loss of well over 100 innocent lives.

Super fucking annoyed about this right now.

Spare me the platitudes about his saintly life at the end. It doesn't wash the blood away, people.

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Print Story Attention: Dubai-Residing, Persistent Cunt Infidel
By ammoniacal (Wed May 22, 2013 at 02:40:21 AM EST) (all tags)
Dear "M.S.":

It's been several YEARS since you began trying to befriend me on various social-networking sites, and as I have yet to accept any of them (and will continue to do so), please take a fucking hint and go die in a fucking fire.


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Print Story Warehouse 13
By ammoniacal (Sat Apr 13, 2013 at 12:32:46 AM EST) (all tags)
I am kinda getting into season 2, in spite of the fact that it's painfully clear that it's for chicks. Really. It's a power fantasy tale for chicks. If I were watching it live, it would be constantly interrupted by Tampax, Pampers and constipation meds commercials. Will season 3 get better, or should I stop while I'm ahead? No spoilers, you gits.

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Print Story That was His Power.
By ammoniacal (Tue Oct 19, 2010 at 07:13:47 AM EST) (all tags)
"The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist."

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Print Story Well, I just don't know what to make of this-
By ammoniacal (Fri May 22, 2009 at 12:34:56 AM EST) (all tags)
Sitting in the break room with a co-worker today, when we got to discussing politics. Guy claimed that Dick Cheney might have been involved in some torture business over the past couple of years.
You coulda knocked me over with a feather duster right then! Not sure if the fella's got his head on right with this accusation.

What do you folks think might have happened?

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Print Story Federal Communications Commission v. Pacifica Foundation, et al.
By ammoniacal (Mon Jun 23, 2008 at 02:07:35 PM EST) (all tags)
438 U.S. 726; 98 S. Ct. 3026; 57 L. Ed. 2d 1073; 1978 U.S. LEXIS 135; 43 Rad. Reg. 2d (P & F) 493; 3 Media L. Rep. 2553

Because of the pervasive nature of broadcasting, it has less First Amendment protection than other forms of communication. The F.C.C. was justified in concluding that Carlin's "Filthy Words" broadcast, though not obscene, was indecent, and subject to restriction.

The Court accepted as compelling the government's interests in 1) shielding children from patently offensive material, and 2) ensuring that unwanted speech does not enter one's home. The Court stated that the FCC had the authority to prohibit such broadcasts during hours when children were likely to be among the audience, and gave the FCC broad leeway to determine what constituted indecency in different contexts.

Thanks, Mr. Carlin, for inviting the vampire through the threshold.
You don't have to worry about the FCC now that you're dead. Lucky you.

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Print Story Thank you, Mrs. Bridgewater.
By ammoniacal (Sun Jan 20, 2008 at 05:40:39 PM EST) (all tags)
Lovely service tonight, and all songs sung are done a Capella, for doctrinal reasons.
My favorite tonight, composed by the woman noted above, was How Beautiful Heaven Must Be.

Quite a lovely tune and gave me pause to reflect.

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Print Story Mental Health Update:
By ammoniacal (Tue Jan 01, 2008 at 10:23:51 PM EST) (all tags)
Peace offering received convivially, which made me cry and smile, simultaneously.
Moderately pleasant telephone convo with the woman, no yelling or interrupting (and important thoughts were shared), which raised my spirits enough to enable eating again.

Important Feedback: I sound "less crazy" today.

Watched AvPR with my son, it was O.K. Thanks, Ms. Yutani.

Next paycheck: Nicotine patches. It's time to quit, because 1. It's good for me and 2. Certain people can't stand my dirty habit (COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE). 3. Money saved can go to better causes, perhaps a liberal political concern or an environmental charity.

Currently playing: Interpol

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Print Story What I learned from 2007:
By ammoniacal (Tue Jan 01, 2008 at 12:58:23 AM EST) (all tags)
1. People are more important than Plastic. Always.

2. When a woman tells you she loves you and wants you refrain from negative behavior, she really means it.

3. The first half of 2007, I was pretty happy, at my partner's expense. A horrible, dreadful and severely regrettable error on my part.

4. When two people stop taking psychoactive medication, it can exacerbate underlying problems. Address these problems together and come up with a plan, if you want to survive them.

5. If I want to ever regain the glory years I shared with a certain person, I must make some important changes in the way I live.

6. I must learn to love and trust with all of my heart, withholding nothing from my partner, for in return, she shall provide what I lack, and we shall both be the better for it.

7. Never forget your desires, for they are mostly your destiny, providing you are already living your life as detailed in 1-6 above.

8. Forgive your partner's foibles and do not judge them, for you are no better. Remove the stick from your own eye.

9. Make many small things of joy together, and  share the joy and passion of creation with your partner, for it brings comfort and inspiration to them.

10. Tell your partner, every day, that you love them, that they are the most important thing in the world to you. Then demonstrate what you just said. Do this without fail, or you may lose that love.

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Print Story So long, so long, so long, so long, so long
By ammoniacal (Fri Jun 29, 2007 at 02:37:34 PM EST) (all tags)
So long, so long, so long, so long, so long

So long, so long and thanks...

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Print Story I'm pretty bad at Maths, but...
Logic & Maths
By ammoniacal (Sat Jun 23, 2007 at 06:51:27 PM EST) (all tags)

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Print Story Stuff I did this Week:
Husi Stock
By ammoniacal (Sat Jun 09, 2007 at 11:24:54 AM EST) (all tags)
Monday: Call from the Voc. Rehab. counselor. Bad News on my initial picks. Must shift fire.


Wednesday: Hung out with the Boy, who was "off". Must investigate further.

Thursday: Drinkies w/ riceowlguy and his colleague in Bellevue. Nice peoples!

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Print Story CAR DIARY, AHOY!
By ammoniacal (Wed Jun 06, 2007 at 07:39:37 PM EST) LET'S TALK ABOUT OUR CARS! (all tags)
You drive like Old People fuck.

Slow and sloppy.

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By ammoniacal (Tue Jun 05, 2007 at 12:17:20 PM EST) (all tags)

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Print Story Not just a river in Italy.
By ammoniacal (Fri Jun 01, 2007 at 07:19:12 AM EST) (all tags)
We awoke this morning to some bad news.

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Print Story Another Teen Student Killed in a High School Shooting
By ammoniacal (Wed May 23, 2007 at 05:49:38 PM EST) (all tags)
You know, this sort of thing makes me sick.

We, as Americans, should fully support strict gun laws which remove these indiscriminate killers from the hands of our youth.

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