The Devil of course thrives on stupidity — which is what makes Democracy so attractive to him — but his intentions are not merely stupid. On the D-word
“The assumption behind all these dystopian/Orwellian/Hitlerian scenarios is that Trump’s secret purpose is to build an oppressive superstate. Fortunately, anyone with a fourth-grade education who lives in the Midwest—unlike the cultural Brahmins at Lincoln Center—can see that he’s doing the opposite. He’s tearing stuff up. He’s castrating the EPA, hollowing out the Department of Education, carving up HUD, firing people for disloyalty to him personally, deciding that we don’t need foreign ambassadors anymore. If you’re looking for entertainment-related metaphors, you don’t need Shakespeare. Use any Monster Truck Show.” Exit the President
Better Living Through Suicide: In order to save the planet, according to researchers and experts no less, is to avoid having more humans and make the ones waiting around to die as miserable as possible. The unspoken reason for selling the car and sitting in the dark with your nothing burger is so you can suffer and atone for your sins. In other words, it is not enough to be a green, you have to kill yourself as the ultimate sign of your virtue.
If you are going to drain the swamp, cannot rely on swamp critters. Appointing a loyalist communications director is a good start. Needs to bring in anti Washington Trump loyalists who have the attitude that they are a hostile occupation force who have come to seize the Washington establishment’s land and women, that they are there to drain the swamp, and the locals, everyone with supposedly relevant qualifications, are swamp critters who depend on the swamp ecology, who are unlikely to appreciate their beloved swamp being drained. Trump taking power – slowly.
CHICAGO—Promising that every effort would be made to limit the impact on residents’ day-to-day lives, Chicago officials announced Wednesday that a fleet of plows was working around the clock to clear more than 18 inches of fresh bullet casings that had blanketed the metropolitan area overnight. Never Yet Melted » Satire Versus Reality
Stalin is the new Hitler? That would be one hell of a rhetorical contortion for the zeitgeist to undergo if Stalin becomes the new Hitler. If it comes to pass I’ll have to shelve one of my favorite normie-triggering Steve Sailer quotes: “Lenin, Stalin, and Mao slaughtered even more tens of millions in the name of equality than Hitler murdered in the name of inequality”.
By 2100, the world’s population will increase 50 percent. China and India’s nearly 3 billion people are rapidly moving toward western levels of energy use. Assuming an increase in the standard of living for the 1 billion people living on the margin, the world’s energy consumption will be two to four times today’s level in 2100. Today 85 percent of the world’s energy mix is produced by burning fossil fuel. Erratic and unpredictable sun/wind installations only provide 2 percent and require fossil fuel backup to ensure reliable power supplies when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing. Sun/wind systems cannot provide base load power.The great global warming hustle
In 1633 Chinese printer Hu Zhengyan used the douban technique to produce what is now the world’s oldest multicolor printed book, Shizhuzhai Shuhua Pu (Ten Bamboo Studio Manual of Painting and Calligraphy). The color illustrations of flora and fauna Zhengyan created in his Nanjiang studio are shown hereunder.. Every Illustration From Shizhuzhai Shuhua Pu – The World’s Oldest Multicolor Book (1633)
The shape and character of the American Dream is surely defined by its people, but when the majority of them cannot afford to live in these vastly expensive and globalizing cities, yet cannot find work outside of them, the prospects for the ordinary American begin to look uncertain – as does the stability of the system itself. Myth Of The 20th Century – Episode 27: The American Dream, Cities, Promise and Peril
Stretch Wrap | Cool Tools The genius of this product is that it sticks to itself. You just roll it around the boxes or posters or lumber that you want to wrap and it sticks tight.
“You’re a racist, euro-centric, transphobic sympathizer!”
“You’re a racist, nativist, homophobic traditionalist!”
“You’re a privileged, mansplaining, heterosexual nazi!”
Gives new meaning to the trademark KIA: Iraqi police display captured vehicles that were turned into armoured car bombs for suicide attacks by Islamic State militants during the battle for Mosul. The cars are covered in thick metal armour, with small glass ports for a driver to see through, and are equipped with bombs
Who says there’s no surreal news?
The shape and position of Dalí’s mustache has not changed since he was buried 28 years ago. “The mustache kept its classic 10-past-10 position,” said Lluís Peñuelas, the secretary general of the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation, which runs the museum, according to the New York Times. “Finding this out was a very emotional moment.” Dalí’s Mustache Discovered Intact After 28 Years
The total number of neurons in the human brain falls in the same ballpark of the number of galaxies in the observable universe.
It is truly a remarkable fact that the cosmic web is more similar to the human brain than it is to the interior of a galaxy; or that the neuronal network is more similar to the cosmic web than it is to the interior of a neuronal body. Despite extraordinary differences in substrate, physical mechanisms, and size, the human neuronal network and the cosmic web of galaxies, when considered with the tools of information theory, are strikingly similar. How Your Brain Is Like the Cosmic Web
Robert Louis Stevenson’s original map of Treasure Island was lost during publication. He sent it to his editor and was “aghast” to learn that it was never received. “I had written it up to the map,” he wrote — most of the novel’s plot had been inspired by the picturesque map he had dreamed up at the start. Now he had to redraw it working backward, inferring the island’s layout from the descriptions in the text. Lost Treasure – Futility Closet
Newham is the London borough with the highest number of acid attacks. It also has the second highest percentage of Muslims in the UK. 398 acid attacks occurred in 5 years in the area named as “the most ethnically diverse district in England and Wales”. 33% of Newham consists of non-UK passport holders. But surely that’s some sort of random coincidence. Except that the place with the third highest number of acid attacks is Tower Hamlets. Tower Hamlets is a Muslim no-go zone. It has one of the smallest native British populations in the country. 35% of the population is Muslim. Most of those are Bangladeshis with a healthy sprinkling of Somalis.There were 84 acid attacks in what has been dubbed “The Islamic Republic of Tower Hamlets”. Also, entirely by coincidence, Bangladesh has the highest rate of acid attacks in the world. But if anyone suggests that these two statistics are related, the Met police will investigate them for hate crimes. Sultan Knish: London’s Acid Test of Diversity
Don Surber: Make America $4 Trillion Greater MA4TG. Stuart Varney added the amount of money the Trump Bump added to the value of stocks in America and came up with a cool $4 trillion gain since 62 million Americans shocked the world and elected Donald John Trump president. Compare that to how the market tanked once voters elected Barack Hussein Obama on November 4, 2008. Stocks fell 9 percent by July 20, 2009 — the same point that they rose 21 percent under The Donald.
There always has to be some kind of food fad or diet fad to interest people but who loves beets? Are beets the new kale? The Unbeatable Beet? | Dr. Helen