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Say six times swiftly: Kim Yo-jong is Not Kim Jong-un.

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Kim Jong-Un’s Sister Takes Control in North Korea | Pyongyang decided four things.
First, to give special and extended medical treatment to Kim Jong-un in order to quickly restore his health. Second, all North Korean high level officials and party members should be responsible in following Kim’s previous orders. Third, the party and army should be on wartime-like alert while Kim Jong-un is out of commission. Lastly, all the important matters related to government administration should be reported to Kim Yo-jong, so that Kim Jong-un can concentrate on getting better.

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The royal invalids – the president, his wife, and the vice president

Unbridled profligacy is on full display when a royal invalid rolls into town. Just pondering the security entourage, per diem per entourage member, operational cost of the tricked-out jet, operational cost of the supporting military jet that carries the motorcade, and the operational cost of the motorcade itself, it's easy to conjure a lot of money spent, and it's likely more than you conjure. American Thinker's When a Royal Invalid Comes to Town
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Chinatown

It’s rare to have the title of a movie serve as its final word, but here it does and feels right
(the ending was rewritten by director Roman Polanski and actor Jack Nicholson the night before it was filmed). The moment Jake and his associates are walking away, the story has ended. One of his associates says to him, for his own sanity sake, “Forget Jake, it’s Chinatown.” It’s unnecessary to the story and indispensable to it all at once. It places the events of the story on a universal scale: this isn’t about some power grab in Los Angeles, it’s about all those things in this universe you can’t control.
moviemorlocks.com – Titleology 101
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Charming News from Darkest Africa

Africa wins again! Bullet charm fails as Man kills friend | According to sources, Osamame asked one of his friends to shoot him to test a new charm he had just acquired against bullets.
It was gathered that the late Osamame and his friend decided to test the efficacy of the charm with live bullets after incising it on their body. The deceased was said to have first shot at his friend but the bullet did not penetrate, but when the friend shot at Osamame on the chest, the charm failed and bullets pierced through his body, resulting to his death.

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1. Girls suck at tackle football. 2. The Secret Service secretly doesn't really give a shit about Barry.

Julia Pierson, the director of the Secret Service, is resigning in the wake of several security breaches.
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The sheeple of the GOP insist the dissenters are being unreasonable.

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After all, staying home means the other side wins.
They always claim the dissenters are looking for perfection and that’s the dissenters are being childish. That’s obnoxiously stupid, which reinforces the sense amongst the dissenters that the hod carriers simply don’t respect the opinions of the dissenters. Frankly, it is the only reasonable conclusion. If every time you raise an objection you’re told to shut up and sit down, what other conclusion can you draw?

What’s irritating about the “perfection” claims is they are easily disproved by recent elections
. Conservatives of all stripes, even paleos, came out in force for the GOP is 1994, 2000, 2004 and 2010. The latter election was fueled by the populist uprising called the Tea Party. Their aim was to reform the GOP, not embrace it. Ever since, the GOP has made war on these people, driving out of the Tea Party wherever possible. Telling these people that perfection is the enemy of the good enough, when they have been living that life and got nothing but abuse for it, is a kick in the teeth.
The Z Blog › Why The GOP Is Toast
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Racist Sperm

Well, what family doesn't have problems? Suit: Black donor's sperm sent to white woman - - A white Ohio woman is suing a Downers Grove-based sperm bank, alleging that the company mistakenly gave her vials from an African-American donor,
a fact that she said has made it difficult for her and her same-sex partner to raise their now 2-year-old daughter in an all-white community. Jennifer Cramblett, of Uniontown, Ohio, alleges in the lawsuit filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court that Midwest Sperm Bank sent her the vials of an African-American donor's sperm in September 2011 instead of those of a white donor that she and her white partner had ordered.
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Barring a tsunami of common sense, I predict that Islam, the brand,

will remain separate in the public mind from the violence and repression it causes and has caused for more than a millennium.
That's certainly the direction leaders from both political parties have been relentlessly herding us in for over a decade, insisting against all reason -- against all sacred Islamic texts -- that "Islam is peace." Thus, while contending with this cycle of expansionist jihad -- a recurrence that should be familiar from Islamic history were it, too, not subject to whitewash -- we must simultaneously withstand a campaign of lies designed to subvert our understanding of how Islam, in fact, has everything to do with beheadings and other violence both in the Islamic world and now in the West – and, why more than a decade of “nation-building” “counterinsurgencies” in Afghanistan and Iraq were doomed from the start.
Diana West > Home - Whitewashing Communism Plus Whitewashing Islam Equals Curtains for the West
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Drone Crews

The flying branch refers to each on-station drone as a “Combat Air Patrol,” or CAP.
Normally, a CAP includes four drones. One is in the air over the target area. Another is en route to replace it when its fuel runs out. The other two machines are in maintenance. But a CAP also needs people—186 people, to be exact. Fifty-nine people launch, land and repair the Predators at airfields near the actual combat zones, in places such as Afghanistan, Pakistan and Djibouti. Forty-five CAP members live and work at an air base in the United States, flying the drones via Ku-band satellite. Another 82 people scattered across the U.S. pore over the video imagery the robots acquire and forward it onward to intelligence officials and front-line commanders.
Air Force Drone Crews Got So Demoralized That They Booed Their Commander — War Is Boring — Medium
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400 = Brazil's 200 Million

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All together the 400 wealthiest Americans are worth a staggering $2.29 trillion, up $270 billion from a year ago.
That’s about the same as the gross domestic product of Brazil, a country of 200 million people. The average net worth of list members is $5.7 billion, $700 million more than last year and a record high. An impressive 303 of the 400 saw the value of their fortunes rise compared to a year ago. Only 36 people from last year’s list had lower net worths this year. Twenty-six people fell off the list; another six people died, including businessman and Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Malcolm Glazer.
Inside The 2014 Forbes 400: Facts And Figures About America's Wealthiest
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The Refuge

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After all, down there in the dust and absolute darkness nearly at the mine's lowest point, the so-called Refuge —
a tiny locker room thousands of feet below the Earth's surface where the miners congregated to await either rescue or death—is, it seems, still intact, a room now sealed off from the surface but peppered with hand-written notes and objects the men deliberately left behind.

There is something weirdly nightmarish about this room —
the very fact that it's still down there. Indeed, it's not hard to imagine the metal doors of those old lockers swinging shut now and again, or suddenly popping open, their hinges rusted, trembling as distant caves implode in the mountain all around them, or even the sound of small rocks bouncing down the Ramp from higher levels, like the awful footsteps of someone lost and alone, as if the miners are all still down there.
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Real science doesn’t make you feel smart. Fake science does.

No matter how smart you think you are, real science will make you feel stupid far more often than it will make you feel smart.
Real science not only tells us how much more we don’t know than we know, a state of affairs that will continue for all of human history, but it tells us how fragile the knowledge that we have gained is, how prone we are to making childish mistakes and allowing our biases to think for us. Science is a rigorous way of making fewer mistakes. It’s not very useful to people who already know everything. Science is for stupid people who know how much they don’t know.
Sultan Knish: Science is for Stupid People
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“Catastrophic Gradualism”

Nothing is ever achieved without bloodshed, lies, tyranny and injustice,
but on the other hand no considerable change for the better is to be expected as the result of even the greatest upheaval. History necessarily proceeds by calamities, but each succeeding age will be as bad, or nearly as bad, as the last. One must not protest against purges, deportations, secret police forces and so forth, because these are the price that has to be paid for progress: but on the other hand “human nature” will always see to it that progress is slow or even imperceptible. If you object to dictatorship you are a reactionary, but if you expect dictatorship to produce good results you are a sentimentalist.
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What did the president not know and when did he not know it?

Obama has had accurate intelligence about ISIS since BEFORE the 2012 election, says administration insider 'Unless someone very senior has been shredding the president's daily briefings and telling him that the dog ate them, highly accurate predictions about ISIL have been showing up in the Oval Office since before the 2012 election,' said a national security staffer in the Obama administration who is familiar with the content of intelligence briefings.
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The Modern Campus Cannot Comprehend Evil

Liberalism lacks a profound sense of evil
— but so does conservatism these days, when evil is facilely projected onto a foreign host of rising political forces united only in their rejection of Western values. Nothing is more simplistic than the now rote use by politicians and pundits of the cartoonish label “bad guys” for jihadists, as if American foreign policy is a slapdash script for a cowboy movie.
Camille Paglia: | TIME
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QOTD

"You can tell for whose benefit an institution is run by looking at who gets the closest parking spaces. At universities the students get the most distant spaces, administrators and faculty the closest. At Wal-Mart, they ask the employees to park away from the entrance."
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An Interview with the Former Weekly World News Editor Who Created Bat Boy

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It looks like it's made of clippings of an adult in a costume, plus animal parts and a baby head. Am I right?

Dick Kulpa:The image is all baby.
We enlarged the eyes and did wonders in these computer programs. Even then, in 1992, there were no add-ons. I worked in concert with the retouch department and designed this character. In this specific case, it was absolute and they followed my detailed instructions to the letter. So that’s where Bat Boy was born, but it wasn’t called Bat Boy originally.
| VICE United States
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If you looked at a chicken sandwich lying next to a double cheeseburger,

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you wouldn’t think anything of it.
You’d think, “There’s a slightly shittier than average meal for an adult.” But slap the chicken sandwich between the double cheeseburger and suddenly it becomes this depraved amalgam of obesity and Obamacare-causing quasi-foods. It becomes the salient indicator, the shibboleth of America’s largest health problem since fucking polio. Fuck that noise, bro.
Culinary Bro-Down
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Dear Internet Fact Checking: Now that every product on the shelves claims to be gluten-free, I started to wonder what happened to all of that gluten that used to be in everything.

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Where has all the gluten gone?
Is it just a coincidence that the same question was raised (hidingstuff.com) about the eventual destination of the trans fats that so many products claimed to have rid themselves of? What about reports (photosquashed.com) that astronauts took pictures from space of quivering mountains of trans fats in the Chihuahuan Desert, and that the pictures were suppressed because of pressure from the Trilateral Commission?
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We may live in a degenerate age but we are told by the media that it is progress.

Even the outright disgusting is celebrated as a renaissance.
Divorce, illegitimacy, gays, gay marriage, transgender people, soon to be followed by polygamy, bestiality (transspecies romance?) and loosening of age of consent laws (probably for gays horny female teachers only). This is not progress, only change. This is not new, just located on our shores. We live in the United States of Weimerica.
28 Sherman: Weimerica
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Fired Oklahoma City nursing home worker threatened beheading, police say

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“This is just what we do.”

The return of the argument for public hangings emerges: Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, a native of Kenya, was arrested Friday in Oklahoma City on a terrorism complaint. | News OK The woman said she asked him why they kill Christians and he replied, “This is just what we do,” the detective reported.
“The victim said Jacob asked her what time she got off work and she replied by asking him in a joking manner if he was going to kill her,’ the detective wrote. “Jacob told the victim, ‘Yes,’ he was going to cut her head off. The victim asked Jacob what he was going to cut her head off with and he said, ‘A blade,’ then told her after he did it he was going to post it on Facebook.

Vigilantism coming right up. Sooner or later. Depend upon it. Sad but true.
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Presenting ISIS-Beating "Mad Max" Battle Tanks And Buses

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So to sum up - ISIS (the enemy) is using the latest and greatest US military equipment that it either stole from (or was given) Iraqi military and the Kurdish Peshmurga (our allies) are using tractors and trucks cobbled together with steel plates, duct tape, and surreal images. OK.... | Zero Hedge
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#TOLDYA On Goldman

You ask "How can Goldman Sachs be running at 545 times leverage relative to its assets?"
And the answer is, because Goldman Sachs and the United States government are, for all intents and purposes, the SAME. FISCAL. ENTITY. And if anybody has any explanation other than that, I would love to hear it. And again, I would just encourage you to look at the people who are populating the United States government, the bureaucracy, the federal reserve banks. And look at their CVs. Where did these people come from? They came from Goldman. ‘Kay? Again, I don’t like the whole conspiracy theory worldview, but sometimes it’s real. And when it is real, you have to be brave enough to face it. That’s it.
-- | Barnhardt
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21st-century U.S. politics in miniature:

a half-assed listicle penned by a half-bright celebrity and published by a gang of abortion profiteers.
It is an excellent fit, if you think about it: Our national commitment to permanent, asinine, incontinent juvenility, which results in, among other things, a million or so abortions a year, is not entirely unrelated to the cultural debasement that is the only possible explanation for the career of Lena Dunham.
Five Reasons Why You’re Too Dumb to Vote | National Review Online
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The Japanese. Nuked Too Much or Not Enough? (KS)

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Prevent muzzle habit of barking, biting OPPO_quack of (Ku~akku) Dog!
Muzzle invisible muzzle for just a good relationship of pets and people, it is the muzzle that can be used freely. To prevent biting, excessive barking, eating and picking up training for. Motif of the beak: By be in the form that is charming, such as the beak, you can use it freely.

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How Big Bird Works

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Inside the black markets for your stolen credit cards

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These sites often take payment in Bitcoin,
the digital cryptocurrency first popularized by Silk Road, but also accept transfers via Webmoney, MoneyGram, and Western Union, among others. Since such payment methods aren’t reversible like credit card transactions, the storefronts rely heavily on their reputations. They can also use third-party services that add an additional level of security, an act that’s become necessary with the recent surge in sites selling fake credit card numbers across the stolen personal data industry.
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The Flying Flivver: Henry Ford's Attempt to Make Us All Pilots

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Ford knew that successfully marketing a civilian plane would be tricky, so he charged Koppen with designing a small, light craft.
(Koppen later said that Ford wanted a plane that would fit in his office.) By the summer of 1926, Koppen had come up with an aircraft that fit the bill. The Ford Flivver was a small single-seat plane that was just over 15 feet long and had a wingspan of just a hair under 23 feet. It ran on a 3-cylinder, 35-horsepower engine made by the Ford company Anzani, and it weighed just 350 pounds when empty.
| Mental Floss
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They are always somebody elses’ intelligence failures, never the president’s.

Two days ago, Josh Earnest argued the fact that the US was evacuating the embassy didn’t mean the administration strategy wasn’t working.
ED HENRY, FOX NEWS: In terms of decisive action by the president, how can you cite as a success Yemen when the country is falling apart?
JOSH EARNEST, WHITE HOUSE: Because, Ed, what we have seen is the effective deployment of counter-terrorism strategy that involves building up the capacity of local forces, on occasion backed by American military forces, to counter extremist threats that are emanating from that country.
HENRY: If it has been so successful why are we pulling our embassy personnel out of there?
EARNEST: Ed, what we have been focused on is mitigating the threat from extremists and denying them the kind of safe-haven that would allow them to plot –
HENRY: The embassy said we are pulling out. We have to get our people out of there.
EARNEST: Ed, what we have seen in Yemen is the effective deployment of a counter-terrorism strategy to put continual pressure on extremist groups that seek to do harm to the United States.
HENRY: If there is so much pressure why are we leaving?
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A Nigerian Prince Called Islam

To protect your self-esteem, you go on believing that no matter what Prince Ngobo does, he is credible and sincere.

That is where Western elites find themselves now. They invested heavily in the illusion of a compatible Islamic civilization. Those investments, whether in Islamic immigration, Islamic democracy or peace with Islam have turned toxic, but dropping those investments is as out of the question as writing off Prince Ngobo as a con artist and walking away feeling like a fool.
Sultan Knish:


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Reliable Source: “Next Attorney General Will Be A Woman”

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THE RIGHTLY GUIDED:
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"Warmunists"

The New York demonstration, full as it was of communist organizers and sympathizers, inspired one wag to argue the marchers really were warmunists -- that is, far left-wingers posing as environmentalists. (Any question respecting their commitment to environmentalism and keeping the planet clean were resolved by shots of the mounds of trash they left behind while purporting to save the planet.) Articles: Jihadis and Warmunists: Brothers Under the Skin
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Welcome back to reality, Mr. President.

For those paying attention, the core of ISIL was formerly known as “Al Qaeda in Iraq.”
And some more history for those not paying attention to the Iraq War from 2003-2010: Al Qaeda in Iraq got its ass kicked by the US military. It was baby steps at first, and then it was in earnest from “The Surge” onwards. Who championed this “Surge”? He’s now a painter in Texas. What the surge accomplished- against virtually every voiced opinion put out by the wizened sages in Foggy Bottom, Democrat activists at CIA and all the panjandrums that were part of the Iraq Study Group- was very much like the objectives announced a little over a week ago by our peace prize Nobel Laureate President.
DANSEN: Take A Bow, Neocons... | Truth Revolt
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Generation Wuss

When you don’t have the cushion of rising through the world economically then what do you rely on?
Well, your social media presence: maintaining it, keeping the brand in play, striving to be liked, to be liked, to be liked. And this creates its own kind of ceaseless anxiety. This is why if anyone has a snarky opinion of Generation Wuss then that person is labeled by them as a “douche”—case closed. No negativity—we just want to be admired.
- - Bret Easton Ellis | Vanity Fair
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He Who Hesitates Has Had It

Ferguson officer wounded after confronting burglars; suspects remain at large : News
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Britain is on Fire, Let the Motherfucker Burn [Bumped]

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Long ago the British cashed in their man cards in exchange for the bitter tonic of Empire Guilt,
a deadly poison the Islamic immigrants are only too happy to pour down their quivering English throats. They deserve what they get. No one forced this on Britain. The English had a long conversation with themselves, and decided to commit mass suicide and welcome the Muslim hordes intent on replacing them. If anything, Britain should serve as a haunting lesson of what happens when a people intellectualizes themselves into a position so far to the left it condones their own self-destruction.
| The Right Stuff
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Alton Nolen: religious black man gunned down by white racist

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As you may have heard, there was a beheading in Oklahoma, and for some reason the whole country is freaking out. It's just a little blood, people!
Sometimes, some of us will have to give our heads in order for Muslims to have the civil right to fully practice their religion. There are more important things to be concerned with in the United States, such as the right of Muslims to practice Sharia law, and whether blacks are being gunned down in huge numbers by racist whites. Today, the world mourns the double civil rights violations (bigoted racism and religious persecution) that occurred in Oklahoma. The incident in question involved Alton Nolen, a black man and a practicing Muslim.
- - People's Cube
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