Non•flict (n.) A bunch of nonsense you say to generate conflict. House of Eratosthenes
In fact, the first thing I thought when I heard about this false nuke alarm thing, before I even knew the details, when all I knew was that it was a false nuke alarm, my first reaction, “I wonder if it’s somebody out there who wanted to give the world a glimpse of what will happen if we don’t get rid of Trump.” I Can’t Accept Hawaii’s Excuse for the False Nuke Alert Rush Limbaugh Show
Around the world we see that just about everybody wants to live with the White Christian Dudes. We see this drive to live with White Christian Dudes every day along our southern border; Australians see it on their coasts and in the changing make up of their cities; Britons in the unceasing wave of migrants besieging their island. The DiploMad 2.0: In Defense of White Dudes
Mr.Trump on the Apertures: Stark Madness and Inmiscibility | For whatever reason, the worst of the Trumpian apertures are in Africa. On racial grounds, the media ignore that cannibalism flourishes, that albinos are hunted down and killed for the magical powers attributed to their body parts. (Dead serious .LA Times: “In parts of Africa, people with albinism are hunted for their body parts. The latest victim: a 9-year-old boy.”)
Trump Slashes Federal Bureaucracy, ‘Morale Has Never Been Lower’ The Environmental Protection Agency is on track to slash 47% of its total staff by the end of President Trump’s first term, according to a report in the Washington Examiner. After just one year, EPA chief Scott Pruitt has reduced his staff to levels unseen since the Reagan administration. If just those federal employees set to retire by 2021 do indeed leave, Pruitt will have cut more than 7,000 bureaucrats.
Hawaii Uh-Oh | The real peril is cheapened by the imaginary one. The actual warning is blunted by the fake. If there is one unequivocal danger those “38 minutes in Hawaii” engendered, it is desensitization. The next time the missile alarm is sounded — possibly on the occasion of the real thing — thousands are doubtless going to say “well, there go those morons crying wolf again.
The strange thing about Hollywood is the future they imagine is usually rather unimaginative. It’s either a hellish apocalyptic world, where order has broken down, or it is a soulless nirvana of glass and stainless steel. While the later may lack the grit and chaos of the former, it always has some malevolent force at its core. I can’t think of an example of a movie where Hollywood creates a future that is nicer than the present. The stuff might be nicer, but the people are always less happy. Hollywood is not a town of optimists. Bright
Thought experiment regarding immigration from “shithole” countries: 1) Think of a so-called “shithole” country, and one that obviously isn’t (say, Haiti and Finland). 2) Swap all the people, leaving all their stuff behind. 3) Check back in 25 years. 4) What results do we expect?Gestanken-Experiment
If on the other hand, everyone must seek permission to association with others, then there can be no individual liberty of any kind. Places where people must get permission to speak and move are called prisons. Thinking Backward
Everything just got bigger: A universe of 2 trillion galaxies
Are skirts the next men’s fashion trend? t A wrap skirt paired with a matching jacket showed up at the Astrid Andersen show in London, as well as a flasher-worthy trench dress at Alex Mullins, and a aflirty full skirt bounced along at Bobby Abley.
These are the deadliest civilian jobs in the US : 9 – First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers Fatal injuries per 100,000 workers – 18 Total deaths – 134
Shadowbans and the Twitterdämmerung of Free Expression | Shadowbanning lets Twitter have it both ways: to play the paragon of free speech, claiming it doesnât actually remove speech, while simultaneously allowing its engineers and their partisan algorithms to hide from view any posts deemed unsavory by their lights. Essentially, Twitter is disappearing speech the company deems unfit. Whatâs more, Twitter employees happily apply salve to their conscience by noting this is a means of looking for botsâi.e., nonhuman accountsâwhich they seem to conflate with “redneck” thought.
NOprah: Oprah Winfrey is loved across the globe for being the fattest black female billionaire in world history, and for that, she deserves to be worshiped! Most people know her for making film history after becoming the first female African American thespian to pee for ten minutes straight on film in Steven Spielberg’s heartwarming racial/gender drama The Color Purple. Sure, even after America rewarded her with enough wealth to buy several African countries in addition to a lifetime Weight Watchers membership, she still feels fit to lie and say that millions of black Americans were lynched (actually, the best estimate pegs the total at around 3,446) and fabricate racist hate crimes against herself. Heck, according to her cousin, Oprah even lied about growing up poor. The Week That Perished
Almost trigger World War 3, keep your job | “This guy feels bad, right. He’s not doing this on purpose — it was a mistake on his part and he feels terrible about it,” Miyagi said. That’s it. No name, no shame, no penalty at all. It’s a Democratic Party state, run by Democrats for Democrats.
This is CNN . . . in 1945 – CNN has also learned that President Roosevelt has been absent from the White House for weeks at a time and has been too ill to work at his desk. Yet he continues to chain smoke and drink a series of stiff drinks each evening, a habit dating back to Prohibition before he was president. As one source put it to CNN, ‘He is incorrigible. We try to get the president to eat healthier food and stop smoking and drinking. No dice. He is like a child, scarfing down eggs, honey biscuits, sugary gelatin, and cottage cheese, smiling while he mixes martinis for his buddies and puffing away on that infernal cigarette holder. Does he want to die eating that stuff?’”
Google needs a new CEO, but dumping Sundar Pichai is not enough Can you trust a self-driving car from Google, if some new company policy might reprogram it to avoid events Google doesnât approve? Can you trust Google to prevent its (apparently many) âsocial-justice warriorâ employees from trawling through your personal data looking for dirt, and then leaking it?
A Hit Man Came to Kill Susan Kuhnhausen. She Survived. He Didn’t. Ten years later, she tells her story.
Wheels within wheels with this President; we should not forget that this indeed is a president who plays 4-D chess; he has an amazing ability, an unparalleled ability, to troll the progs, make them explode in outrage and, thereby, reveal the slimy hypocrisy that flows though their scaly bodies. The DiploMad 2.0: On the Progressives’ Sh*thole Country Conundrum