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bhrgunatha  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Biden Calls for New U.S. Report on Virus Origins in 90 Days

The whole thing sounds too fanciful to me, I just remembered your comment when I read about it.

I think it might be clumsy US disinformation - the dailybeast article mentions the rumours spreading through the anti-CCP Chinese media.

    Dong’s defection was raised by Chinese officials last March at the Sino-American summit in Alaska, according to Dr. Han Lianchao, a former Chinese foreign ministry official before defecting after the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.
bhrgunatha  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Biden Calls for New U.S. Report on Virus Origins in 90 Days

    This move is going to piss China off so badly, that my guess is that the administration already has the evidence they need to make a reasonably certain conclusion.

The about-face on the lab leak theory felt very orchestrated to me. In particular the public finger pointing linking the scientists decrying the theory and their involvement in gain of function research and those that funded them also promoting a zoonotic cause.

There is a juicy rumour floating around recently that a high level Chinese intelligence officer has defected. I can't find any reliable sources talking about it, but haven't looked very hard either.



bhrgunatha  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 438th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

Getting into King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard


Also KRS-One - Return 0f The B00M Bap

bhrgunatha  ·  13 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 'Do we need to be in Hong Kong?'

I used to teach English on skype (about 5-6 years ago) and having lived in Hong Kong I'd always chat with the students from there. The hate for the mainlanders who settled and visited was universal, without a single exception. There's always been ahem... some rivalry, but the increase in hate expressed was a shock, although not unexpected. I know biased and anecdotal data, but still.

To be honest I think the CCP were incredibly restrained over their 50 year commitment. Not restrained compared to most democratic or open governments, but compared to other dictatorships.

No surprise, lifelong-fascist-in-chief Xi couldn't tolerate the last few years of increasing demonstrations and rebellion.

Given the CCP shills installed in their government and since last year's overt crackdown, Hong Kong is certainly doomed and it's incredibly sad.

I''ll have a chat with Satan to reserve a special place at the head of the queue for the anal barbed wire and broken glass insertion machine for Carrie Lam and the rest of the Hong Kong born CCP plants.

So appropriate.

I saw quite a few videos of people singing it in Italy during their first lockdown - a sort of ominous portent for those who thought "it can't happen here."

I first heard that song in the 80s but had no idea of the meaning or history.

Dog Faced Hermans:


I guess post your own favourite versions hubski.

bhrgunatha  ·  85 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I Like That The Boat Is Stuck

I'm waiting for the kickback.

"There is no boat."

"Boats can't get stuck in sand, Do some research."

"How can a canal be thinner than a boat length? Impossible! That's the laws of physics"

bhrgunatha  ·  88 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I've written a script to delete your saved reddit posts.

I'm curious about why it focusses on deleting saved posts? Was it for learning how to use PRAW and develop a script that works on reddit?

bhrgunatha  ·  90 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Yoko Ono covers “Big Shot,” by Billy Joel

I enjoyed merzbow. I love Aube and PanSonic and early Swans - Filth / Cop etc. The reason I say that is I've listened to a lot of music many (most) people find inaccessible.

Art for me is in the eye of the beholder. Once you've made your creation, whatever your motivation was and whatever you've tried to express with it, it's out of your hands. Maybe people will find the same or similar meaning in your work but you have no right to expect that.

Having said that, this is beyond me. I can't imagine what she's trying to express here and that's perfectly OK. It doesn't have top speak or appeal to me but it does make me wonder what people that do appreciate this see? What meaning is she trying to express?

Anyone care to comment to help this philistine understand at least a little?

bhrgunatha  ·  103 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What song/artist/album transports you to another time and place?

I don't think we've got any gramophones 'ere grandad.


First. I've already mentioned the connection between Candlemass and Hulme before:

But in the spirit of what goobster said of course it's the whole album that transports me.

Epicus Doomicus Metallicus

Next is the odd one out because it's a single track.

Donna Summer's State Of Independence (New Radio Millennium Mix)

Takes me directly back to Sydney and the early rave scene there. That article takes me back too - as much as the song. Sugar Ray, Ming D, Joe 90, Sheen... - I've no idea how they've tracked down so many flyers and dates and places from that era....

Finally, I guess the last one is not just a place but a specific event - I got bitten by a mosquito in Hong Kong and the bite got infected. I was bedridden in agony for a week with a huge swollen, puss filled neck that ended up with a hospital trip to get drained. Had this album on almost constantly the whole time. Do you hear a cow?

Searching with my good eye closed from Badmotorfinger