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Re: .... hi again

Postby SandRider » 30 Dec 2010 12:21

I don't know ... I'm still a little hurt, you know ?
and vulnerable ... I'm not sure you won't take advantage of that ...

but .. well, let's just take things slow ... a few posts here and there ... no thread-starting or anything like that,
and I swear, if you start with the incessant PMs again, Imma perma-block your ass ...
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Re: .... hi again

Postby SandChigger » 30 Dec 2010 12:27

OH MY GAWD, IT'S BéBé COME HOME!!! :tissue2:

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Re: .... hi again

Postby SandRider » 30 Dec 2010 12:28

well now, that's what I'm talking about ...

you know it, I know, the HoneyTrap knows it ... but there's no reason to advertise it ....
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Re: .... hi again

Postby SandChigger » 30 Dec 2010 12:37

Well, according to chanilover, even if SR tried to hide his thing, the smell would still give it away. :shock:

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Re: .... hi again

Postby Serkanner » 30 Dec 2010 13:26

Welcome Home! ... and don't you dare walk out of us again! :violence-hammer:
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Re: .... hi again

Postby Freakzilla » 30 Dec 2010 13:45

Good to have you back!

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Re: .... hi again

Postby Omphalos » 30 Dec 2010 14:15

Welcome back BB. You must have changed parties or something. Liberals understand that opinionated Internet chat is a valid form of communication and social interaction. Yea, that's the ticket. :wink:

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Re: .... hi again

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 30 Dec 2010 14:31

:lol: Holy crap. Good to see you back!

I don't honestly even remember why you left, I thought it was a bit of a mystery at the time as well, couldn't figure out if you were angry or just wandered off. Maybe I'll dig through your posts to see what the deal was...

Hope you're well!
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Re: .... hi again

Postby chanilover » 30 Dec 2010 16:30

SandChigger wrote:Well, according to chanilover, even if SR tried to hide his thing, the smell would still give it away. :shock:


I thought it had a seasonal rinse out this time of year.

Welcome back Bryan!
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Re: .... hi again

Postby inhuien » 30 Dec 2010 16:51

wbwbwb bb :)
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Re: .... hi again

Postby Tleszer » 30 Dec 2010 18:27

Welcome back, BB!

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Re: .... hi again

Postby Nekhrun » 30 Dec 2010 19:34

Welcome home.
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Re: .... hi again

Postby Hunchback Jack » 30 Dec 2010 22:45

Welcome back! Glad to see you back among the fold.

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Re: .... hi again

Postby Robspierre » 31 Dec 2010 12:56

Welcome back!

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Re: .... hi again

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 31 Dec 2010 13:52

Baraka Bryan wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote::lol: Holy crap. Good to see you back!

I don't honestly even remember why you left, I thought it was a bit of a mystery at the time as well, couldn't figure out if you were angry or just wandered off. Maybe I'll dig through your posts to see what the deal was...

Hope you're well!


it was just a case of time poverty


Yeah, I hear that'll happen when you try to buy a home at the same time as going to school!

Baraka Bryan wrote:and needing to prioritize my resources to something other than online discussion :P in the meantime I finished my internship, returned for the final year of my degree, graduated and started working full time 8 months ago. it's been slow around teh year-end so I figured I'd pass some time at work browsing the old forums.

Good to hear, what kind of work did you end up doing?

Baraka Bryan wrote:how are things in AB? of course I assume you've gotten a membership and joined the wave of the WRA ;)

Things are good here, we've got a bit of a skin-head infestation (they recently swarmed the leader of the Anti-Racism-Alliance in his home and beat him with hammers and baseball bats, while his whole family including children were home too, pretty bad), but they're a lot less organized and have much lower membership than they did in years past, which is nice.

I haven't honestly been following the WRA closely, I consider Albertan provincial politics more or less a write-off. (Though we did elect the guy I voted for for mayor, seems like he's doing a great job too and was a breath of fresh air in red-neck Calgary). What's the deal with the WRA again, they're basically extra-Conservatives? Like our version of the Tea Party? Or are they more serious than that? I hear they've been doing well, nice to see things shooken up anyways I suppose.

Now I'm curious, I'm going to go look them up.
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Re: .... hi again

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 31 Dec 2010 16:28

Baraka Bryan wrote:WRA is basically a libertarian party. sort of tea-partyish but less populist. i thought the calgary mayoral race was so fascinating... shows the power of social media that he actually won. I was loving watching the TO race too. glad Ford won only because I don't have to deal with the cuts he'll make lol.

I'm working for a large Canadian CPG company in a management development program, currently doing a role in purchasing. it's been a great 8 months so far!


Yeah, I looked them up, basically what I expected, very conservative but with a few left-wing concepts thrown in, probably not because they have a left-wing bone in their bodies, but because certain things are expected to be more left-wing in Canada, even in Alberta (like healthcare).

I work in purchasing too, good times, I get to work from home so can't complain!

With Nenshi winning his use of technology certainly helped, but I think what really happened was a display of what happens if the youth vote actually bloody votes. He was nowhere near winning in the poles, but those poles were conducted via home phone calls only, and most young people just have cellphones so were left out of the poles. It was also a bit of a charisma win (as usual in politics) and he was hands down the winner. I almost gave up on democracy during that race because Higgens was in the lead for a while (she was a news anchor who was in the lead without even having a single stance or a platform of any kind, utterly dissapointing to see how stupid people are, but hey, she lost in the end). His support of students was big as well.


He was frankly the best choice as well, he was the only one who really said anything about slashing useless funding and channeling it all into police, transit, etc. Everyone else basically was for the status quo.
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Re: .... hi again

Postby Eyes High » 01 Jan 2011 23:24

Hey BB!!! About time you came home you #@##$%&£¢¢√Π^°¶~%@

Sorry the fatted calf won't be ready for quite some time so in meanwhile you'll have to make do with this spiced beer.

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Re: .... hi again

Postby DuneFishUK » 02 Jan 2011 17:46

wb sir :)

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Re: .... hi again

Postby lotek » 03 Jan 2011 09:15

Hey welcome back بركة !
We didn't exchange much but I am glad to see you finished your hajj... sorry internship, always nice to know someone's making good for themselves :)

And that story of those fucking brainless racists attacking someone in his own house... they have no immortality and none of their descendants carries their blood!
I hope they pay for their cowardice !!
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Re: .... hi again

Postby SadisticCynic » 03 Jan 2011 11:03

Hey welcome back بركة !


Cool! :)

Edit to add: Did you know this one lotek?

Wikipedia wrote:Baraka is used in contemporary French as a synonym of "luck". A person who has "baraka" is said to be able to emerge unscathed from dangerous situations.
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Re: .... hi again

Postby lotek » 04 Jan 2011 13:18

I must admit I googled the بركة I knew about the French use of baraka as many slang words derive directly from the north african French original languages. Most of them are a bit old fashionned like this one, but no doubt new ones have been used since.

Also, there is this baraka

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Re: .... hi again

Postby Nekhrun » 04 Jan 2011 19:24

lotek wrote:I must admit I googled the بركة I knew about the French use of baraka as many slang words derive directly from the north african French original languages. Most of them are a bit old fashionned like this one, but no doubt new ones have been used since.

Also, there is this baraka

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And this one: http://www.amiribaraka.com/blew.html
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Re: .... hi again

Postby SandChigger » 04 Jan 2011 19:52

lotek wrote:the north african French original languages

I don't think I've ever heard Arabic described in quite that way before. ;) :lol:

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Re: .... hi again

Postby merkin muffley » 04 Jan 2011 20:00

I always think of this Koyaanisquatsi-type movie, which was slightly more palatable because there was less time lapse photography, and the soundtrack was not as punishing. Phillip Glass can be great, I'm just saying that time lapse photography + Phillip Glass = :beat dead horse:

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Postby SandChigger » 05 Jan 2011 04:37

Wehr just defines baraka(t) as "blessing, benediction" (from the verb baraka "to bless") but he also lists qilla(t) al-barakat as "misfortune, bad luck". Literally it means "a paucity of baraka".

In one of the Budayeen novels, Effinger has Audran go on a bit about the baraka of one of the characters; Papa Bey I think it was, the underworld boss who's also a devout Muslim, but it could also have been Fuad the Fuaked Up. ;)


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