The best preserved cave lions have been found. Basically, two cubs made into ice mummies. Neat. So lets clone them. What could possibly go wrong? (Note, reproductive science on felines is notoriously finicky, so we may luck out there). (Grokked from Elizabeth Bear)
Last year, police civil forfeitures exceeded all burglaries. So, what's the definition of a police state? So what do our elected officials do? Why lets try and repeal Obamacare, stuff in a clause to remove the EPA's authority to regulate pollution, and (here in Ohio) make sure you can take your concealed weapon anywhere (except government buildings, natch). (Grokked from Saladin Ahmed)
"As many as half of all natural history specimens sitting in our museums are mislabeled, according to a team at the University of Oxford and the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh." Well, for botanic specimens at least.
Ah, the glories of the free market. Fucking poor people over since 1840. In this case a story about how rents are rising, mostly on the low-end of the spectrum.
Hey brave fucktards, don't do the work of the terrorists. This shit is exactly what ISIS wants you to do. And that this happened in Canada is doubly disheartening. Seriously, you all are supposed to be the polite neighbors. (Grokked from Saladin Ahmed)
"They hate the pictures of Germans welcoming refugees. They're convinced that Muslims cannot peacefully co-exist with their neighbors in western societies. More than anything else, they want to convince other Muslims of this. They chose France as a soft target where racist politicians are already doing well, where it will be easy to provoke reprisals." Declaring war on a terrorist organization is the big time, for them. That's when they know they've made it. And, as long as one of them survives, they will declare victory. (Grokked from Dan)
Hell, even Shepard Smith knows this. (Grokked from John)
So, the voice on the tape is a frenchman. Strange how that happens. It's not the people fleeing ISIS who are the problem. Really wish the people "in charge" in this country would fucking grow a pair (balls or boobs, whichever gives them the fortitude to not piss their pants). (Grokked from Xeni)
"'I'm not worried about what a bureaucrat in D.C. or an unelected judge thinks… We need to gather [Syrian refugees] up and politely take them back to the ICE [federal immigration] center and say, They're not coming to Tennessee, they're yours,' Tennessee state House GOP Caucus Chairman Glen Casada told The Tennessean Tuesday." Well, as long as we're polite about a racism and pants-pissing fear, I guess that's alright. Ignorant, xenophobic, racist fucktardism at it's best right there. Good job, Tennessee state House GOP Caucus Chairman Glen Casada, I think you will win some kind of award for that. You can put it on the shelf next to all the participation trophies you've gathered. (Grokked from Robert J Bennett who retweeted Steve Silberman @stevesilberman "We can stop wondering how Japanese internment happened in America. Guys like this did it.")
A more comprehensive strategy for Syrian refugees? Fuck, it already takes years for refugees to get approval to come to the US. Years. Literally years. Look, in all seriousness, all these political leaders are pissing themselves with fear and trying to make you afraid of absolutely fucking nothing. They hope to take this into next year's election cycle, "Booga Booga, be afraid and vote for me 'cause I'm the only one who will save you." (BTW, Giuliani, the GOP denied the President's request for more war powers to go after ISIS, fuck you) This isn't bravery or leadership, this is cowardice in the face of the enemy. This is exactly what ISIS wants us to do. It's is also especially sad that these very same people will also tell you how "Christian" they are (and most of them will give you their eschatology if you scratch hard enough). The Bible they so revere has many stories that should be informing to them, yet they choose (because it is a choice) to go the way of sin. They're all cowardly fucktards, the lot of them.
Oh, and about those passports. They may have been fake. Like, you know, a disinformation campaign. Boy, those tewowists awe sneaky. If only… if only we had an intelligence service that could help us with this, or intelligent people in charge (in politics and the media) who might have thought that the passport found at a distance from the people who killed themselves with explosive belts might have been planted. You know, away from the bodies so they wouldn't be destroyed by the explosion. :: beats head against desk :: (Grokked from Chuck Wendig)
My governor. It's not in the "highlights", but during the interview when confronted with having said we should welcome refugees because we're Americans, and his "deeply held Christian values" he actually said, "I've said what I'm going to say on the subject and no more." That is what you say when you realize you've just been caught lying, "That's my story and I'm sticking to it." Jebus, doesn't any of these candidates have intelligent political advisors to help keep them out of these messes? (well, no, they're in deep pandering mode, unfortunately the GOP voter rolls a shock full of ignorant bigots)
Tweet of my heart: @thesadheight Where are the "belt-tightening" fiscal conservatives on police abuse? It's expensive and an excess we can't afford. (about this article on Baltimore police settlements this year alone
Double dip: @raganwald If you have an open office space, and everyone has headphones on, and people escape to breakout rooms, what should that tell you?