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- 01:26am Feb 16, 2001 EST (#691
Quotations from the universe next door;
The fact that plutonium was missing originally leaked to the
press in the mid-1970s. At first there was a minor wave of panic
among those given to worryijng about such matters, and there was
some churlish grumbling about a government so incompetent it
couldn't keep track of its own weapons of megadeath. But then a year
passed, and...eventually a decade... but nothing drastic had
Terran primates, being a simpleminded, sleepful race, simply
stopped worrying about the subject. The triggering mechanism of the
most destructive weapon ever devised on that backward planet was in
unknown hands, true; but that was really not much more unsettling to
contemplate than the fact that many of the known hands which had
enjoyed access to plutonium belonged to persons who were not in all
respects, reasonable me. (See TErran archives Ronald Raygun, BS
artist, career of.)
- 01:29am Feb 16, 2001 EST (#692
The six-legged majority on Terra were never consulted when the
domesticated primates set about building weapons that could destroy
all life-forms on that planet. This was not unusual. the fish, the
birds, the reptiles, the flowers, the tress, and even the other
mammals were not allowed to vote on this issue. Even the wild
primates weren't involved in the decision to produce such weapons.
In fact, the majority of domesticated primates themselves never had
a say in the matter.
A handful of alpha males among the leading predator bands among
the domesticated primates had made the decision on their own.
Everybody elsde on the planet, including the six-legged majority,
who had never been involved in primate politics, just had to face
Most of the domesticated primates of Terra did not know they were
primates. They thought they were something apart from and superior
to the rest of the planet.
Even the educated didn't often think of themselves as primates,
and above all never understood that the alpha males of Unistat were
typical leaders of primate bands. As a result of this inability to
see the obvious, they were constantly alarmed and terrified by the
behaviour of themselves, their friends and associates and especially
the alpha males of the pack. Since they didn't know it was ordinary
primate behaviour it seemed JUST AWFUL to them.
Since a great deal of primate behaviour was considered JUST
AWFUL, most of the domesticated primates spent considerable energy
trying to conceal what they were doing.
With apologies since your talk policy doesn't allow rude words,
ST stands for the stuff that comes out of your backside.
Some of the primates GOT CAUGHT by other primates. All of the
primates lived in dread of getting caught. Those who goth caught
were called no-good ST's
The term no good ST was a deep expression of primate psychology.
For instance, one wild primate taught sign language by two scientist
domesticated primates, spontaneously put togehter the signs for "ST"
and "scientist" to describe a scientist she didn't like. She did the
same for a chimpanzee she didn't like, she was calling him
This metaphor was deep in primate psychology because primates
mark their territories with excretions , and sometimes they threw
excretions at each other when disputing over territories.
Among the anal insults exchanged by DP's when fighting for their
space was "UP your Ass"
When primates went to war, or got violent in other ways, they
always said they were about to "knock the ST" out of the enemy.#
They also spoke of "dumping" on each other.
The primates who had mined Unistat with nuclear bombls intended
to dump on the other primates REAL HARD.
Time to face up to our ST, and start dealing with it, then maybe
we can leave the age of BS behind.
I have some sympathy with the nutter who tried to crash the
This man, you could say he was evil, but I reckon he was just
confused, tried to kill a number of other innocent people.
But there are others, who I would call evil, who seem to be
intent on crashing spaceship earth, and they call themselves sane,
and they accuse the people who try to stop them of insanity, or of
not living in the real world, this "real world" being an insane hell
that they created, and imposed on the rest of us.;
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