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#102 Aug 01 2012 at 11:21 AM Rating: Decent
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I guess I probably would, I might get quite a few surprises when I get around to visiting the states in person.
Been meaning to for years.
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#103 Aug 01 2012 at 12:38 PM Rating: Good
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They'd never get away with this in the states I'd imagine.
You might be surprised.

Well, if they put her in a swimsuit, or some **** lingerie, it'd probably end up about the same. If she's nude, the religious activists would try to burn it.
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Am I the only one who clicked on this thread expecting actual baby photos [of Jinte]? o.O

Except if it were baby photos, it would be like looking at before and afters of Michael Jackson. Only instead of turning into a white guy, he changes into a chick!
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I was just looking at this photo essay at the Atlantic...

Warning: NSFW - Lots of naked people
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/07/the-naked-world-of-spencer-tunick/100344/

...and noticed that the shots were all done during daylight hours, in public, etc. And the one American shot was done indoors at 3:00am. I can just imagine trying to shoot those images in New York, Chicago or LA during normal waking hours. Well, actually I can't imagine it because there's no way it would happen.
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#105 Aug 01 2012 at 2:06 PM Rating: Good
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Makes sense that it's at night in a building that's usually very busy, although I guess the other places he's shot at are busy places too.
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Makes sense that it's at night in a building that's usually very busy, although I guess the other places he's shot at are busy places too.

Yeah, he's got stuff done in large public squares and whatnot. From what I remember, it was also his only indoor shot. Can you imagine one of the other photos being done at 3:00pm in Times Square?
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I've never been to Times Square but I imagine that'd be a **** of a lot of organizing.
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#108 Aug 01 2012 at 3:02 PM Rating: Excellent
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Can you imagine one of the other photos being done at 3:00pm in Times Square?


The religious folk might have something to say about all that sinful skin..
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Jophiel wrote:
I was just looking at this photo essay at the Atlantic...

Warning: NSFW - Lots of naked people
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/07/the-naked-world-of-spencer-tunick/100344/

...and noticed that the shots were all done during daylight hours, in public, etc. And the one American shot was done indoors at 3:00am. I can just imagine trying to shoot those images in New York, Chicago or LA during normal waking hours. Well, actually I can't imagine it because there's no way it would happen.



Tbh, I'm less surprised by the difference between the US and the others, and more surprised that he managed to convince that many people to lie naked on the floor in grand central station. I wouldn't want to go barefoot there, let alone lie down, **** naked.

I'm also slightly amused by how almost none of the pictures contained anyone with visibly hairy anything (baring the obvious heads and pubes), and the few that did didn't have many, and were much closer.
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Reiterpallasch wrote:
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Am I the only one who clicked on this thread expecting actual baby photos [of Jinte]? o.O

Except if it were baby photos, it would be like looking at before and afters of Michael Jackson. Only instead of turning into a white guy, he changes into a chick!
#110 Aug 02 2012 at 8:30 AM Rating: Good
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I just got back from the UK, and tho' the quality of newsrag there is prettty lamentable (excepting a couple of notable publications),


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Unfortunately the majority of the UK read sh*t like "The Sun", which is more or less printed Fox News. Very sad.


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It's not a coincidence, 'The Sun" is part of Rupert Murdock's media empire.


The good news is that Rupert Murdoch's name is mud here now, with the News International Phone Hacking Scandal (Well worth researching by the way) still ongoing. As a result of this one of his papers "The News of the World" was axed and "The Sun" is soon-to-be under investigation for similar criminal offenses. Murdoch's empire is being systematically expelled from the UK, thank god. This isn't taking into account that Murdoch himself has been moving more and more assets to the USA and appeared on FOX News to say that he doesn't care about the English people anymore, which added another layer to the sh*t sandwich.
Paul McMullan is part of this "Gutter Press" who gets verbally mauled in this YouTube video.

The reasons "The Sun" sells so many papers is because,
1. It's dirt-cheap (30p), reflected in the quality of the writing too.
2. It never provides evidence or cites it's sources, it acts on "Opinion" (Guess Who's?)
3. Guys like seeing topless women.
4. Women like reading "Dear Deardrie" segments and like the trashy columns about celebrities.
5. Shorter articles, for people with short attention spans who don't want to get the full story.

Personally I read The Independent and/or The Guardian. Sure, they cost considerably more than other papers (£1.20) but the quality of journalism found is leagues better than anything Murdoch's rags provide. Despite being the herald for the end of life as we know it, I'll let The Daily Mail slide.

Back on topic, Romney is a tool.

Edited, Aug 1st 2012 11:02am by Tatham

I don't read the Independent broadsheet. I do however read their i paper. It's good for reading between lectures and such.

RE: Murdoch being essentially thrown out of the UK - Kind of glad about that. Seeing as his takeover bid for BSkyB has essentially been blocked I daresay he won't be back any time soon. Smiley: grin
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#111 Aug 02 2012 at 9:22 AM Rating: Good
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I was just looking at this photo essay at the Atlantic...


I like the last photo in that series just for the fact that the woman in the back looks like she's thinking "WTF is this baby doing here?".

Edited, Aug 2nd 2012 11:23am by Shaowstrike
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#112 Aug 02 2012 at 11:27 AM Rating: Good
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Makes sense that it's at night in a building that's usually very busy, although I guess the other places he's shot at are busy places too.

Yeah, he's got stuff done in large public squares and whatnot. From what I remember, it was also his only indoor shot. Can you imagine one of the other photos being done at 3:00pm in Times Square?
I can imagine the mothers crying that their babies have been damaged because they may have seen part of a naked a body. I can imagine the publitics chanting phrases about decadence, decay, gaydom, and the downfall of human civilization. Mostly though the rubber-necking would be worth photographing itself.
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This feels incredibly relevant.
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Am I the only one who clicked on this thread expecting actual baby photos [of Jinte]? o.O

Except if it were baby photos, it would be like looking at before and afters of Michael Jackson. Only instead of turning into a white guy, he changes into a chick!
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Romney Confuses 'Sikh' With 'Sheik'

US presidential candidate Mitt Romney has made another gaffe - wrongly referring to the scene of a recent deadly gun attack at a Sikh place of worship as a 'sheik' temple.

The Republican politician, who is racing against President Barack Obama to become the next American president, made the mistake at fundraising event in Iowa on Tuesday evening.

Paying tribute to those killed in the shooting in Wisconsin on Sunday , Mr Romney said: "We had a moment of silence in honour of the people who lost their lives at that sheikh temple. I noted that it was a tragedy for many, many reasons."

Further confusing the Arabic term with the Sikh religion, he went on: "Among them are the fact that people, the sheik people, are among the most peaceable and loving individuals you can imagine, as is their faith."

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/romney-confuses-sikh-sheik-115557882.html
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I'm sure we'll look back on this mispronunciation of a word and pinpoint it as the exact moment Romney lost the election.
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#116 Aug 08 2012 at 9:18 AM Rating: Good
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He was actually in the running at one point?
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#117 Aug 08 2012 at 10:08 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'm sure we'll look back on this mispronunciation of a word and pinpoint it as the exact moment Romney lost the election.


If he indeed made the mistake twice, then I'd be skeptical of it being just a mispronunciation. I suspect that he didn't know the proper term.

Not that it really matters. It's not like this is going to damage his sterling reputation for cultural know-how.
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If he indeed made the mistake twice, then I'd be skeptical of it being just a mispronunciation. I suspect that he didn't know the proper term.


Me too.

Falls comfortably into the same category as the dozens of other inevitable awkward stumbles that politicians make every election cycle.
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#119 Aug 08 2012 at 10:31 AM Rating: Excellent
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If he indeed made the mistake twice, then I'd be skeptical of it being just a mispronunciation.
Well, he made the same mistake twice in the same speech. If he didn't know how to pronounce it right the first time, I kind of doubt he'd pronounce it correctly further in the speech. Not that it's impossible he just didn't know, just that it's the less likely of the two theories to me.

Either way, the more telling thing is how political "experts" will latch onto it to make talking points. Even bet it is a "liberal media conspiracy" how "blown out of perspective" and how it's "tricking millions of people against Romney" and such?
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#121 Aug 08 2012 at 11:51 AM Rating: Excellent
Yes, his use of "that", instead of the correct term "those", while taking his speech out of context can confuse simple minded fools.
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Sikh, Sheik, Shake... this was more amusing.
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Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul "offered an unusual counterattack to an ad in which a laid-off steelworker blames the presumptive GOP nominee for his family losing health care: If that family had lived in Massachusetts, it would have been covered by the former governor's universal health care law," Politico reports.

Said Saul: "To that point, if people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney's health care plan, they would have had health care."

"Oh yeah? Well, if she had lived somewhere with government mandated universal health coverage, she wouldn't have died... so THERE!!"
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#123 Aug 08 2012 at 3:10 PM Rating: Excellent
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#124 Aug 08 2012 at 5:15 PM Rating: Excellent
Weird how Romney can't run on his single greatest legislative accomplishment, isn't it?

In other news, Bain Capital start up money came from Salvadoran death squad financiers.
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Jophiel wrote:
Sikh, Sheik, Shake... this was more amusing.
Political wire wrote:
Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul "offered an unusual counterattack to an ad in which a laid-off steelworker blames the presumptive GOP nominee for his family losing health care: If that family had lived in Massachusetts, it would have been covered by the former governor's universal health care law," Politico reports.

Said Saul: "To that point, if people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney's health care plan, they would have had health care."

"Oh yeah? Well, if she had lived somewhere with government mandated universal health coverage, she wouldn't have died... so THERE!!"
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It was kinda hilarious to watch Ann Coulter hissing like a cat in the rain about this woman. I anticipate, much like Romney's *** former spokesman, this woman will soon disappear completely from the campaign.
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#126 Aug 09 2012 at 7:17 AM Rating: Good
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Romney was worried that the oligarchs might be tied to "illegal drug money, right-wing death squads, or left-wing terrorism,"
I found that statement the most amusing for some reason.
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