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calendar   Saturday - April 06, 2013

I really should quit kicking @ss on chess.com

http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=488941685


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 04/06/2013 at 09:34 PM   
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The latest sign of cultural degradation

We can thank the lady that wrote the Twilight books. Now we have homosexual vampires.

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I’m going to leave before I vomit all over my keyboard.


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 04/06/2013 at 06:20 PM   
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Always With His Nose In Some Book

In reaction to something I read over at Gates of Vienna the other week, I went out and found a second hand copy of Joan Peters’ 1984 work From Time Immemorial which researches the roots, history, and propaganda behind the Arab-Israeli conflict. I’ve only read the first chapter so far, but it looks like the book could have been titled Don’t Buy Into The Meme. Except that nobody knew what a meme was back in 1984. But after only a dozen pages, I’m hooked, even if once all the facts are laid out, and all the histories lined up, and all the foots are properly noted, that the gist is exactly that of the somewhat fictionalized story told in Uris’ The Haj. That’s Ok. This one looks like a real scholarly work, but so far it is quite readable. Bravo. I gather that Noam Chomsky intensely hated the book, and did his best to torpedo it even before publication. The hateful little shite. I count that as a near-perfect review.

Used books online are the greatest thing. I think I got this one for $4.99 plus shipping, and it was rated in Very Good condition. It was a gift to someone from Congressman Robert Roe (D-NJ), signed and all, and is in mint shape. It doesn’t even smell like an old book. Not musty at all.



I also picked up a copy of Terry Pratchett’s latest, Dodger, his version of the tale of that Artful character from literary history. It’s set in 19th Century London, not Diskworld, although the two have an awful lot in common so far, even toshers. Good reading and fun, which you would expect for an award winning novel from an award winning author. Although why, or even how, a book has a video trailer is beyond my ken. And sadly, I don’t think there will be a Nac Mac Feegle anywhere in the story.



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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/06/2013 at 02:16 PM   
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Combination Challenge #629

Wes says he’s happy with a ‘once-a-week’ problem. I can do that.

This a new chapter from Combination Challenge. The motif is ‘diversion’. For those who don’t know what that means, here’s the intro to chapter 8:

Diversion is a motif in which we divert an enemy piece from an important post. Once the piece is diverted we can then exploit the new setting to attack other vital elements of the opponent’s position.

Part of the intro. I’m really not interested typing more. Here’s the problem…

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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 04/06/2013 at 01:58 PM   
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lets hear it for diversity and multi kulture. all together now. Boooooooooo-Hisssssssssssss

A quick accusation true or not HAS to be investigated and of course when the card played is RAAAAAAAACE!!!!

Well, that when one gets attention.  And of course, it’s always a race based thing when a member of some (for now) minority scream race.

The pity of it is, while that might be true in many cases, in many more cases the minority member has been brainwashed and conditioned by, I believe, idiot left wingers who are on standby 24/7 to take offense on behalf of all those past and present who have been offended or treated badly based on race and religion.
I find it hard to believe that in the present pc world, a club like this one would intentionally do anything to shoot themselves in one of their own feet.

The mom in this case will now condition her kid in a way that will have him grow up believing any failure made by him, will always be the fault of a white racist society.  And so another potential voter is being conditioned for the left. That’s right mommy. Start em when they’re young.

Meanwhile, this is where diversity and multi-kulture bring us.
People with foreign names we can not pronounce intruding on a culture they don’t belong to and crying foul when they can’t get their way.
Oh go away.

Mother calls in the police after accusing her Asian son’s youth football team of racism… because the coach kept substituting him

Mother claims her son was taken off and substituted on race grounds

Boy, 9, has played for Knowle Juniors for two years

The club said boy was not the only player to be subbed

Knowle Juniors: ‘This is a football, not racial, issue’

By Jill Reilly

The police and FA are investigating a youth football team over claims managers and coaches repeatedly subbed a nine-year-old boy because he is Asian.

Fehnez Khan, of Solihull, claims her son was taken off and substituted on race grounds during a match while playing for Knowle Juniors.

The Birmingham FA is investigating the claims, which have been strenuously denied by the club, established in 1926.

Police were called in by the Khans following a touchline verbal exchange between the boy’s older brother Mohysn, 22, and other parents.

Mrs Khan, who has asked for her little boy’s name to be withheld, said ‘My son is devastated and upset. He was substituted more than any other child.

‘I want an apology to my son and a refund of the £160 subs I paid because the club did not benefit him.’

Members of the Khan family and club representatives have now attended a meeting overseen by police officers at Shirley Police Station.

The claims are being investigated by the FA, while police say they hope to ‘resolve this locally’.

Knowle Juniors, who are in the Warwickshire League, which runs 22 teams, denies the race claims.

A spokesman said ‘We are very upset by these allegations. We have taken statements from nine parents, including those of an Asian player.

‘They have all said this is a football, not racial, issue.

‘The manager has had so much support from parents. Mrs Khan wants the manager and assistant removed. There is no way that is going to happen.’

Mrs Khan claims her boy, a club member for two years, has been criticised and forced to sit on the subs bench.

The police station meeting on March 20th has done nothing to calm troubled waters, she said.

‘The club are in denial. The club’s child welfare officer said he found nothing substantiated, but no-one spoke to me or my son.’

Knowle FC recently received Community Club Charter status from the FA - an acknowledgement of its good work in the area.

The club said Mrs Khan’s son was not the only player to be subbed.

‘There are two other children who have got less game time’ said the spokesman.

‘One of our major concerns is the effect this is having on the child. He is confused, makes mistakes and, when we say something, now sees it as us getting at him.’

A Birmingham County FA official said ‘We have received a complaint and are currently investigating it.’

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said ‘We are aware of the situation and hope to resolve this locally.’

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 04/06/2013 at 12:13 PM   
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emphasis on members of ‘alternative identity sub-cultures

I clearly recall this case due to the nature of the violent attack and the death of a young girl who had been kicked and stomped to death.  The reports said she had hardly any face left by the time help arrived.  Her boyfriend had been attacked and was on the ground, she went to help him and cradled him and the thugs turned on her.  And all because they thought she and her boyfriend looked like freaks.  Well, they might have. She certainly didn’t look good to me with that hair and all the studs in her face.  Hell, if you don’t like someone’s looks, ignore them. Turn away.  OK, if you really feel compelled to tell them they look stupid, go ahead.  But beating innocent ppl to death based on nothing more than how they appear seems to be a bit over the top.  On the other hand, just how many “Hate Crimes” will now be added to the list?  And why the hell should the fact that one hates someone enough to kill or injure, carry a bigger jail term then killing someone in a robbery or anger or just because the killer thought it was fun?  The victims are just as dead or injured, often for life. 

Manchester police said the change would enable officers to give more support to victims of anti-punk or anti-Goth crime. But it won’t necessarily mean tougher sentences.

sure. but that’s where it’ll end betya. and why would the family of someone killed in cold blood require more support than someone murdered for any other reason? For example, the mother of a young girl who called her mom telling her she was being stabbed by the ex boyfriend. And yeah, she died. So her mother would require less support since her daughter’s death was not a hate crime in the sense the authority here uses that term.

And WTF is an emos?  Yeah, yeah. I can look it up.

I believe the mention here re. punks is in relation to punk rockers? As opposed to how we use that term in the USA.  But to be truthful, from what I saw of a group of them once on a ferry, I wouldn’t say there is any difference. But that’s my impression.

Hate crime: Police record attacks on punks, emos and goths

A police force has begun recording attacks on members of subcultures, such as goths and emos, as hate crimes.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is the first force in the UK to treat the offences in such a way.

Previously hate crimes were only registered for offences against race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity.

GMP has worked with a charity set up following the murder of 20-year-old goth Sophie Lancaster in 2007.

Ms Lancaster was attacked in a park in Bacup, Lancashire, on 24 August 2007, along with her boyfriend Robert Maltby, because of the way they were dressed.

She was kicked and stamped on as she cradled her badly beaten boyfriend.

While Mr Maltby made a partial recovery from his injuries, Ms Lancaster slipped into a coma after the attack and died later in hospital

BBC home affairs correspondent Tom Symonds said offences motivated by hatred for the victim’s race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or transgender identity could receive higher sentences.

But, our correspondent said, without a change in legislation, police in Greater Manchester can do little more than record subculture hate as an element in a crime.

Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan said this new understanding of hate crime was a “major breakthrough”, adding: “This means that we can recognise the impact that alternative subculture hate crime has on its victims and the wider community.

“Any crime motivated by hate is an insidious and evil crime and I hope other forces will follow our lead.

“We need to make a stance here and say clearly, in memory of Sophie, protecting the victims of hate crime should extended beyond those the law already safeguards.”

However, former director of public prosecutions, Lord Macdonald, said he had reservations about changing the legal definition of a hate crime.

He said: “People’s racial origins, their religion, their sexual orientation, people’s dignity in the face of disability - these have been lines in the sand with the law saying, look, these are crimes that threaten social cohesion as a whole and therefore national life.

“I’m a little cautious about watering down this concept.”

Ryan Herbert and Brendan Harris, both from Bacup, were jailed for life in 2008 for Miss Lancaster’s murder and for causing grievous bodily harm to Mr Maltby.

Sentencing them, Judge Anthony Russell QC said: “This was a hate crime against these completely harmless people targeted because their appearance was different to yours.”

H/T BBC NEWS

The new rules aren’t designed to protect society from gangs of punks and heavy metal headbangers.
They’ve been drawn up to protect them from the rest of society.

If you’ve ever been to a heavy metal concert, the audience won’t have struck you as all that ‘vulnerable’. Upset one of them and you’ll probably end up with a motorcycle chain wrapped round your head. And that’s just the women.

According to the latest figures available, in January there were 25,411 crimes reported in Greater Manchester, including 2,500 burglaries, 10,800 incidents of anti-social behaviour and another 2,500 involving violence.

I wonder how many victims of violent crimes were drawn from the goth, punk, heavy metal or emo communities? Precisely. So why this sudden emphasis on members of ‘alternative identity sub-cultures’?

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 04/06/2013 at 10:47 AM   
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an unexceptional crime

Remember Bizarro?  If not, you’re very young.

Well anyway, if Bizarro wasn’t a cartoon but news stories instead, I think it would have been reported in just this way.

What’s it take to get arrested you may ask again.  Well, I guess hurting someone’s feelings is still right up there with major criminal offenses. Especially if the hurtee belongs to a protected and newly popular group.

Hmmmm. OK. What’s it take to be deported for committing a crime here?
Does one have to kill someone?
Well .... maybe not. The crime would have to be ...  EXCEPTIONAL.

I only bring the subject up because btw, a court has over-ruled the Home Secretary (Atty.General in the USA) yet again, on deporting a terrorist. Been trying for YEARS and he’s still here. On benefits. With the whole family.

In this case, left unsaid in the article perhaps, is how much did she put up with before she snapped?  We don’t know. It’s just I was caught up in the phrasing of this and the idea that killing someone might not be ‘exceptional’ enough to deport.

Meanwhile, confronting real crime.  And I’ll get to the whole thing later on.
A police department here has added a few more things to the Hate Crime menu.  Along with abusing ppl based on race and religion and sexual lifestyle etc., they are now about to classify as Hate Crimes, attacks against goths, heavy metal ppl, ppl with weird dress and lifestyle. The punk thing for example.
It does not get funny.  It gets more stupid by the day.

Polish wife who killed husband by stamping repeatedly on his head, can’t be deported under EU rules

She admitted ‘gratuitous’ attack, but her crime isn’t ‘exceptional’ enough

By Daily Mail Reporter

A Polish woman who killed her husband by repeatedly stamping on his head cannot be deported from Britain because of EU rules, it emerged today.

A judge rejected the Home Office’s claim that Theresa Rafacz posed a danger to the public despite her admitting the ‘gratuitous’ attack.

Mr Justice Blake, the UK’s most senior immigration judge, ruled that she could stay because her crime did not cross a ‘seriousness threshold’ under European law.

EU citizens can only be ordered out of the country if they have committed crimes in ‘exceptional circumstances.’

Rafacz pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was jailed for two years after Belfast Crown Court was told how she ‘lost control’ when she came home from work to find her husband Piotr drunk while he was meant to be looking after their three-year-old son.

Tory MP Dominic Raab, who is campaigning to change the law on foreign criminals, told the Daily Telegraph:  ‘It beggars belief EU law bars the UK from deporting people convicted of homicide offences, unless the government can somehow prove they are still dangerous.

“Brussels has whittled away our national border controls, undermining public safety and democratic accountability.

‘If we can’t renegotiate this kind of issue with Brussels, public trust in the EU will continue to ebb and the clarion calls for Britain to leave will grow louder.’

On the day of the attack in May 2009, she discovered he had left their son alone, probably for several hours, while he went drinking.

Piotr died from blunt force trauma to the head, suffering considerable bruising and a broken nose. Rafacz’s shoes and jeans were splattered with his blood.

After she was assessed In March last year of posing a ‘medium risk’ of reoffending, the Home Office decided to deport her.

When the lower immigration tribunal ruled in Rafacz’s favour, Home Secretary Theresa May appealed the decision last November.

Mr Justice Blake said:’ There was no basis to conclude that her level of risk that she presented to the United Kingdom and its people was significant or could justify her deportation on the grounds of public policy.’

Sir Andrew Green, chairman of MigrationWatch UK,told the Daily Telegraph: ‘This underlines the difficulty which we face increasingly often in removing from Britain EU citizens whom we would much prefer not to have living in our community.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 04/06/2013 at 09:59 AM   
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A question?

I posted this on my Facebook page. So far, no answers. The question?

‘What’s so ‘gay’ about being queer?’

I’ve been asking this for two decades. No answers yet.


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 04/06/2013 at 12:38 AM   
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calendar   Friday - April 05, 2013

Wow, Perfection

And she’s a natural red too, pretty sure.

See More Below The Fold

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/05/2013 at 04:39 PM   
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Learning German!

And I blame whoever the BMEWS guy was that told me about alt.binaries.ijsklontje. The bad part is that there isn’t enough dialog in the movies. So it’s a slow process.


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 04/05/2013 at 02:19 PM   
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Comments

Wes might like this. Some comments I made on chess.com

cruithni: Bd6 is almost always a bad move

cruithni: e5 is really looking attractive

cruithni: just need to kick your bishop back to d6

cruithni: Aw… Bd6 was my favorite

cruithni: I will go for the classic bishop sac though

cruithni: freebie!

I’ll post the game later. Ain’t over yet.

I won. The game is here. (wish this worked like on Facebook. Then you’d see what I think is flash movie of the game.)

http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=487956197


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 04/05/2013 at 12:39 PM   
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Going Artsy Fartsy

Playing with my new graphics software

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/05/2013 at 10:05 AM   
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groans

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lots more where that came from

See More Below The Fold

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/05/2013 at 09:20 AM   
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Just Buggin

Has It Been 17 Years Already?

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Cicadas To Invade Tri-State Area

After a 17-year slumber, cicadas will be making their unwelcome debut throughout the Tri-State Area in about a month.

Experts said the cicadas will not be out until mid to late May.  ...  scientists said the spring and summer will bring record numbers of the noisy insect.

“In places where they’re going to be present, it’s going to be spectacular. There could be as many as one billion cicadas emerging per square mile,” Michael Raupp, a professor of Entomology at the University of Maryland, told 1010 WINS. “This is really a spectacular opportunity for children, for adults, for students to go out and learn about one of Mother Nature’s rarest, most interesting events.”

That’s one way to look at it. Another way is ... egad, great giant bugs all over everything, making a bloody great racket. The upside is that we’ll soon thereafter have some very well fed birds, racoons, and even fish. Cicadas make great bass bait, and can even be nearly self casting if you set them up right.

After the cicadas have counted 17 years—"we really don’t know how they count the years,” Kritsky said—they are ready to emerge, which usually happens in late spring when the soil reaches a temperature of about 64 Fahrenheit (18 Celsius).

When twilight of their emergence day hits, the one-inch-long (2.5-centimeter-long) nymphs crawl out of their holes and up just about anything vertical—trees, barbecues, walls, tombstones.

Firmly latched onto the surface of their choice, the nymphs begin their overnight transformation into adults: youthful skin breaks open, milky-white cicada emerges, wings flush out, and the body darkens as its outer shell hardens.

This emergence also marks the beginning of a huge feast. “It’s well known that pretty much everything starts chowing down on cicadas,” Clay said. Dogs, cats, birds, squirrels, deer, raccoons, mice, ants, wasps, and, yes, humans make a meal of the insects.

According to Kritsky, the best time to eat a cicada is just after they break open their youthful skin. “When you eat them when they’re soft and mushy, when they come out of their skin, they taste like cold, canned asparagus,” he said.

Some scientists believe the mass emergence of the cicadas is part of a survival strategy. With so many of them, they collectively satiate their predators within a few days. Then the billions left uneaten are free to mate.

A bit of quick research shows that we’re actually going to get off easy here in the east; this group of bugs is known as Brood II, which is much smaller than Brood X which won’t come up until 2021. Oh, lucky us!

Magicicada is a genus of periodical cicadas known for emerging in massive numbers in 17 or 13 year cycles/periods. The cicadas emerging in 2013 have 17 year life-cycles. Magicicada are also organized into broods. There are 12 broods of 17 year cicadas, and the brood emerging in 2013 is Brood II (Brood Two).

There are 3 species of 17-year Magicicada: M. septendecim (aka “decims”), M. cassini, and M. septendecula. The adults of all three species have black bodies with orange markings, and almost all have red-orange eyes (some have white or multi-colored eyes.

So there you have it. We get some of the bugs every year, from different broods. This just happens to be one of the larger ones. And folks all over are gathering their ingredients, getting ready for the big feast. Yeah right.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/05/2013 at 06:52 AM   
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