What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Linkee-poo, it starts when you're always afraid, the Man comes and takes you away

And it appears to be (almost) all over but the shouting, handwritten motions, outdated legal philosophy, and "you can't jail me, I'm a sovereign citizen!"

There's eddies in the space-time continuum. "Oh he is, is he? Well, good for Eddie."

Yes, Virginia, there will be an eighth Harry Potter book.

Why you can't start a fire with the Moon. With explanations. (Grokked from Dan)

The Year of the Monkey poster. Or, when designers go rouge. Actually, it's when designers fall in love with the process and forget to step back and critically evaluate their solutions.

The gender bias in medical research extends to the animal trials.

Do you miss Microsoft Windows 3.1.1? Then "Good news, everyone!"

The Global Fund uses a big stick to make sure their funds aren't embezzled or misused. Met the stick.

"It’s not a chicken-and-egg problem so much as an exclusionary system pretending to reward merit. As long as Oscar-bait films privilege white-savior narratives, actors of color will find it difficult if not impossible to get nominated for awards… inside a system designed to prevent this." How racism works. (Grokked from Justine Larbalestier)

You know that story about NASA spending millions of dollars to develop a pen that will write in zero-g and the Russians just used a pencil? Yea. Here's a little more about that story.

We'll just file this here and hope nobody notices. "In a document quietly posted alongside its formal response to the Senate Torture Report, the CIA admits some of the accusations its formal report denies." Somewhat of relevance to the GOP boners on display in the last debate over torture and waterboarding. (Grokked from Annalee Flower Horne)

What happens when you base your government's budget on fleecing your minority and poor population through a rigged judicial system and cops on the lookout to increase fines? When the Feds come in and say, "stop that shit", yea, any deal will practically break the bank until you fix the finances. Funny how that works that way.

Oh, and so much for that thought that "it'll be alright." Instead the DoJ says, "Nope" and sues Ferguson which will cost the city more to fight than if they had just accepted the deal. Oh, and then they'll have to accept the deal.

The Feds arrest Cliven Bundy as he flew in to support his son's occupation. Who could have seen that happening? I'm sorry, I'm still giggling over that. Especially the various reporters who ask, "Well, why was he arrested?" and then spout something about him coming to his son's support. No, he's a criminal who (and this is the part I keep laughing over) got on an airplane, and place where he and his supporters would be disarmed, and flew to an airport which means arriving in a secure area at a specific time, after being able to confirm his presence on the plane. Thank God for stupid criminals.

And then there were eight. And then there were seven.

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