tomreynolds: “Paul’s Day at the Office” - Hard day’s work at the office today.
The Under-Appreciated Heroes of 2010 →
kateoplis: Under-Appreciated Person One: Bradley Manning Here’s what really happened. Manning signed up when he was just 18, believing he would be protecting and defending his country and the cause of freedom. He soon found himself sent to Iraq, where he was ordered to round up and hand over Iraqi civilians to America’s new Iraqi allies, who he could see were then torturing them with electrical...
We have been gradually disempowered by a corporate state that, as Huxley...– Chris Hedges (via azspot)
If inner-city gangs had done this to America, we’d have martial law. If Arabs...– STREET CRIME Marketwatch column on how Wall St. triumphed and left rest of American with devastating financial losses and high unemployment. - GregMitchell (via brooklynmutt) Another great quote from this article that’s not so much inflammatory as informative: By keeping short-term interest...
Why has the lame-duck session been so productive? →
technipol: “So far, the lame-duck session has managed to pass an $850 billion tax-cuts-and-stimulus deal, the repeal of DADT, the Defense Authorization bill, a continuing resolution to keep funding the federal government, the START treaty, the food-safety bill, and probably a few more pieces of legislation I’m forgetting. This is vastly more than anyone expected, and even if I’m disappointed by...
This is rather as if you imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking,...– Douglas Adams
People who live on the streets tend to cycle through emergency rooms, addiction...– Bornstein, David. “A Plan to Make Homelessness History“ NYTimes.com. Web. 21 Dec. 2010.
Live hearing on Net Neutrality →
mikehudack: kellysutton: If the FCC creates policies like they ground their mics, we’re totally effed. Seriously. Indubitably. Also, their streaming is absolutely terrible. It keeps skipping and repeating. And the color balance is absolutely horrifying.
jaredklett: Classic. (especially considering a lot of us will be seeing our families in the next couple weeks.)
Robert Reich: The Real Reason Why Republicans... →
robertreich: Has the President’s olive branch on extending the Bush tax breaks for the rich opened a new era in bi-partisanship? Not a chance. Anyone who isn’t worried about loose nukes – nuclear warheads that can travel long distances, and could find their way into terrorist hands – should have his head… How do scumbags get elected? Easy. They trade on fear, ineptitude and ignorance. The...
This has to be an exercise in trolling →
You kidding me? This is the best example of grade-A awesome on the internut.
imageoscillite: Heathens: Stripping away the layers of society. 1846. The town of Freedom, Texas. The local men, in an attempt to bolster their egos and prove their manhoods, exchange precious ivory for carnal pleasure with a mysterious savage woman. All 28 episodes will play in sequence if you let the player have it’s way.
Do as we say, not as we do?
In Bahrain: Furthermore, anyone challenging the brutality of the regime towards detainees is being targeted. BCHR president Nabeel Rajab was detained for over an hour at the airport on 2 December as he was on his way to Greece. He was threatened, his laptop and mobile phone were confiscated and all files and information on these devices were copied. In the U.S.: David House, 23, said his laptop,...
The Espionage Act was crafted in 1917 — because President Woodrow Wilson wanted...– Naomi Wolf (via ericmortensen)
So far, Komen has identified and filed legal trademark oppositions against more...– Susan G. Komen Foundation Elbows Out Charities Over Use Of The Word ‘Cure’ (via apsies) Wow. I just read the whole article on HuffPo. I will no longer be donating to Komen. (via evangotlib) They spend almost $1 million dollars of donor funds a year suing other charities. That’s evil. (via...
Wikileaks is only a single part of something that is, on its own terms, very...– zunguzungu (via azspot)
zadi: chriscantwell: spytap: peterwknox: thegreg: comedycentral: Jon Stewart Blasts GOP for Screwing Over 9/11 Responders Classic Stewart barnburner. I posted the transcript of this, but it truly has to be seen. These fucks need to be held accountable for their blatant and insulting hypocrisy. This is The Daily Show at it’s best. The GOP - We’ll use you, and then throw you...