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Comment: Re:DAESH, not ISIL (Score 1) 373

by Lilith's Heart-shape (#47976953) Attached to: US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria
I think that the chapter and verse quoting is a performance. It's something they do for the benefit of their followers, since it plays to their emotions and gets them pumped up to kill and rape. Also, if you keep your strategy to yourself, instead of telling your flunkies everything, then it doesn't matter if the flunkies get captured, sent to Guantanamo Bay, and waterboarded. They've got nothing of value to say. I think the real strategy has fuck-all to do with Islam, and everything to do with earthly power. If Satan can quote Scripture to suit his purpose, why shouldn't DAESH leaders do the same with the Quran?

Comment: Re:DAESH, not ISIL (Score 0) 373

by Lilith's Heart-shape (#47973879) Attached to: US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria
Well, yeah. The US needs a boogeyman to keep the proles distracted and scared, otherwise they might realize that the government and big business have been running a train on them since about 1945 and start demanding real reform. Russia under Vladimir Putin isn't quite suitable to purpose, so we keep stirring shit up in the Middle East.

Comment: Instead of advice, I have a question. (Score 2, Insightful) 274

What's it like to be a sucker who lets his bosses exploit his passion for computing for profit? You see, I'm one of those older programmers who keeps up in order to stay "employable", but has no passion for the work. I only do it because it pays better than cleaning toilets, and I'm good at it.

Uncertain fortune is thoroughly mastered by the equity of the calculation. - Blaise Pascal