A pretty accurate diagnosis of the state of the American left today, not to mention some of the “Never Trump” right: Ataques de nervios are culture-bound psychological phenomena during which the individual, most often female, displays dramatic outpouring of negative emotions, bodily gestures, occasional falling to the ground, and fainting, often in response to receiving disturbing news or witnessing or participating in an upsetting event. Historically, this condition has been associated with hysteria and more recently in the scientific literature with post-traumatic stress and panic attacks.  Is America on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown or Civil War?
“The Chinese had a word for certificate trust revocation: Losing the Mandate of Heaven. That’s it: the elites lost the Mandate of Heaven.” – – Wretchard T. Cat
The woke world is a world of snitches, informants, rats. Go to any space concerned with social justice and what will you find? Endless surveillance. Everybody is to be judged. Everyone is under suspicion. Everything you say is to be scoured, picked over, analyzed for any possible offense. Everyone’s a detective in the Division of Problematics, and they walk the beat 24/7. You search and search for someone Bad doing Bad Things, finding ways to indict writers and artists and ordinary people for something, anything. That movie that got popular? Give me a few hours and 800 words. I’ll get you your indictments. That’s what liberalism is, now — the search for baddies doing bad things, like little offense archaeologists, digging deeper and deeper to find out who’s Good and who’s Bad. I wonder why people run away from establishment progressivism in droves. – – Planet of Cops – Freddie deBoer
BUT ALL IS NOT LOST! Kill Your Pets to SAVE THE PLANET! Reducing the rate of dog and cat ownership, perhaps in favor of other pets that offer similar health and emotional benefits would considerably reduce these impacts. Environmental impacts of food consumption by dogs and cats
Books are a curse. We’d all love to have a library with shelves stretching up to heaven, a ladder on rollers that lets you access the 17th level, where you keep the minor Polish poets and the monographs on eighth-century Chinese mandarins. But you end up with boxes of books in the basement, and you cannot part with them. Simply throwing them away feels sinful — hey, why not build a time machine and go back to Nazi-land and burn them, dude? You could sell them, but there’s something depressing about getting $7 for 70 pounds of paperbacks. It’s like auctioning your kid’s baby pictures on eBay and getting a high bid of a buck-fifty. The last time I divested my excess books I dumped them off on a Goodwill dock in the middle of the night, and I felt like someone pushing the family dog out of the car on a country road. The books will find a good home. I’m sure there’s a farmer around here they can live with. QotD: Confessions of a book-hoarder ｫ Quotulatiousness
Gayest diet to date. Must need dates. “They should be brown and spotty. They should almost look like they’re about to go off,” he says. “When they’re like that, they’re the sweetest that they can be, and they’re soft as well.” Student Survives Mostly on 150 Bananas a Week, as Part of “Fruitarian” Diet | Oddity Central – Collecting Oddities
Losing faith in humanity for whatever reasons? Read this and have your faith restored. Man Stops His Car To Save Frozen Kitten Covered In Snow, And It Makes A Stunning Recovery
“They have set about writing out the Muslim antagonists from the stories about Muslim terrorism. Here we are a year after the event and they are blaming guns. In another year, the killer will be a white guy.This is why it is a fool’s errand to assign logical motives to Progressives. The goofy white woman holding the sign that reads “We Will Not Let Hate Win” in the Post story has no idea why she is there or even what she is saying with that sign. It is not even about a normal emotion like anger or sadness. People attending public memorial services for strangers can at least claim to feel bad for their community or humanity. That woman is there hoping to gain attention from the media so she can gain status among her coreligionists.That’s the thing about this new religion. It is feminine. Their “war on hate” is more like a popular new diet craze or a fashion trend.The gals get into it because the popular gals are into it. Everyone gets into it more and more, until everyone is doing it to the fullest and it suddenly stops being popular. Some new thing is the new thing and the cool girls are into that and not the old thing. Today’s war on extremism is just the yoga pants craze, but for emotionally unstable single women. It gives them a way to gain attention.” Source: The Irrationality Of It All | The Z Blog
Magical, Striking Scenes From … Google Street View? | Yes, if you think living in the 3rd World instead of just passing through with Google’s 1st world tech is just wonderful.
Morning Chorus: Pyongyang’s 6 am wake up call While North Korean music owes a great deal to the legacy of Korean folk music, it bears the heavy imprint of the first two Kim’s tastes. Where the father had a preference for martial songs harking back to the anti-colonial struggle against the Japanese, the son mixed a taste for grand opera with a predilection for electronic ballads. All three sensibilities merged in ‘Where Are You, Dear General?’, a piece allegedly written by Kim Jong Il for the North Korean opera “A True Daughter of the Party.” It is this song, covered by the Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble, that Fahey heard being broadcast from the clock tower.
Oh just kill yourselves:”Cuddle parties hosted by professional cuddlers are becoming popular with Donald Trump in the White House.” Don Surber: Further proof Hillary would be a disasterThis room is called The Love Dome and hosts events including yoga, dance and private parties. Every Wednesday and Saturday night, The Love Dome is host to Cuddle Sanctuary, an organization that leads group cuddle events, professional cuddling and training for professionals. This is one of their group cuddle sanctuary.
Why did New Orleans lose out to the other big cities in the South, like Houston, Atlanta, Miami and Dallas, when it used to be “Queen of the South”? Since the percentage of those in poverty continues to increase and the same politicians are kept in office by the poverty vote, it becomes an endless cycle of increasing taxes and fees on the productive, who have left en mass to surrounding areas like Metairie and the North Shore towns of Covington and Mandeville and Slidell, where diversification of their economies is strong and education is first rate and the people live better lives than the remnant population of New Orleans. The trend to lower the quality of New Orleans continues, as drugs and crime is beginning to affect the one trick pony of the remaining economy, tourism, that still sputters along. Unfortunately, once the number of injured and murdered tourists becomes unbearable, even that small flicker of life will kill what is left of New Orleans, when that industry folds.
Whatever could the root cause possibly be? Never Yet Melted ｻ Six Baltimore Schools Report 0 Students Proficient in Math, ReadingData shows that despite maintaining one of the country’s highest per-pupil spending levels, a recent study out of Harvard University found Baltimore to have the lowest rate of mobility out of poverty in the country, a statistic tied directly to education as much as it is economic opportunity.
Inside the $600-a-head Silicon Valley restaurant where Google and Apple executives eat gold-flecked steaks
He decided the tech elite needed a high-end place to eat. The restaurant’s details — from the privacy shades on the windows to the discreet back entrance — caters to their needs. Hiroshi accommodates just one seating of up to eight people per night. If a customer’s party has only six people, they must buy out the whole table. Dinner starts at $395 a head, but Biggerstaff said it averages much closer to $500 to $600 with beverages and tax.
How many leftist lives that are wasted envying what others have instead of saying, “WOW! I’m driving a car ACROSS THE ENTIRE COUNTRY at 80MPH to see the GRAND CANYON while eating food conveniently located EVERY 20 MILES at gas stations!”? How many leftists are pissed because the government won’t pay for their birth control, instead of focusing on the fact that affordable birth control exists? How many leftists live angry, hate-filled lives because somebody has a 10 bedroom, 4 bathroom McMansion, ignoring the fact their modest 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom house will more than adequately house them for the rest of their lives? Captain Capitalism: The Pettiness of the Left