British Man Beheaded in London in Possible Terrorist Attack, Chicago Set to Close Schools, Tornado Damage Estimated: P.M. Links

  • Credit: KingAdelV/TwitterCredit: KingAdelV/TwitterA British man, reportedly a soldier, was murdered in London and beheaded by two men with large knives in what PM David Cameron is characterizing as a possible Islamic terrorist attack.
  • Chicago’s Board of Education is poised to vote today to close 53 schools, amid protests.
  • The Army has suspended the commanding general at Fort Jackson in South Carolina over allegations of adultery.
  • Reporters from Scripps uncovered tens of thousands of what were supposed to be confidential records publicly available online. In response, they’re being accused of hacking and have been threatened with legal action.
  • Damaged caused by the deadly tornado in Moore, Okla., may top $2 billion.
  • Due to the already significant struggles in passing immigration reform legislation, an effort to add protections for gay couples affected by immigration policies has been dropped.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Chicago’s Board of Education is poised to vote today to close 53 schools, amid protests.

    But where will they park the teachers?

  • NeonCat||

    Rent them out to the Marlins to fill the stands?

  • Mercutio||

    Jeffrey Loria has no one to blame but himself for those empty seats.

  • jonathan132||

    my friend's step-aunt makes $84/hr on the laptop. She has been out of work for nine months but last month her income was $21727 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Go to this web site and read more..... WWW.DAZ7.COM

  • StinkEye||

    Jonathan, jonathan, jonathan,, we've been through this already, you are lying... you never had a "step-aunt", let alone seen a whole $84 anywhere in your life, it's all in your mind. Make peace with it and move on. This sort of delusional lunacy is going to throw all your tedious therapy into retrograde...

  • CE||

    Plus, who want to work 65 hours a week?

  • A Serious Man||

    Due to the already significant struggles in passing immigration reform legislation, an effort to add protections for gay couples affected by immigration policies has been dropped.

    Darn, and I was diligently working on a comedy about a gay Mexican green card marriage.

  • Almanian!||

    "The Gay Bar-rio"

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    To get the thing passed, next I see them dropping protections for immigrants. (It will include plenty of new spending, though.)

  • Rhywun||

    Dems take gays for granted, kick 'em to the curb. Film at 11.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    There's now an Obama Scandals Tournament Bracket

  • Pro Libertate||

    [Takei voice]Oh, my.[/Takei voice]

  • $park¥||

    Today's retaliation for the posting of crap metal in AM Links will be somewhat slow, rather painless, and brought to you by plants. All shall know that I can be merciful.

  • Brandon||

    Pussy.

  • From the Tundra||

    I guess we can look forward to the Spin Doctors tomorrow?

  • $park¥||

    Fuck that, I hate those guys.

  • Rhywun||

    Thanks for putting that in my head, asshole.

  • From the Tundra||

    Well, we have been on this shitty bands of the 90s kick...

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Yes. He's a pussy. May your Dandelion end up as Blod og Aske!

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    It's not cheap to party with the Biebs

  • Bam!||

    Why is that under "Arts?"

    Also, if I threw awesome "Eyes Wide Shut" styled parties, there'd be NDA's. And blackmail.

  • Pro Libertate||

    You mean, Scientology parties?

  • ||

    This Bieber, of which you speak, a musician?

  • Austrian Anarchy||

    Only if you do not require music as a requirement for the occupation.

  • playa manhattan||

    How much does TMZ pay for photos?

  • Almanian!||

    The commentariat reminds me of some other people I know who post online....

    "What?! •That's one way to keep people from reporting his serious drug and mental problems. Seriously, I have a cell phone video of Beiber and Mayor Ford smoking crack together.... but it's going to cost the media 5 million if they ever want to see it."

    "Lionel Hutz •I hear Rob Ford's parties are better anyhow..."

    lulz!

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    You kids get off my mountain!

  • ||

    What could go wrong?

  • DJF||

    Shaking my cane at them. Ooooops splat.

  • Randian||

    Religion of Peace!

  • Almanian!||

    Terrorism is nothing to lose your head over

  • Tim||

    Where was Joffrey?

  • Almanian!||

    At the ballet?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Reporters from Scripps uncovered tens of thousands of what were supposed to be confidential records publicly available online. In response, they’re being accused of hacking and have been threatened with legal action.

    Google search equals hacking. We're all hax0rs now.

  • NeonCat||

    L33+ h@x0r5, @+ +h@+.

  • itsnotmeitsyou||

    This is what happens when you have technologically illiterate people making laws about technology. Basically, the law is "if you're not supposed to have access to it and you see it on a computer thingamajigy, it's hacking!

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    This. I hate idiots.

  • Live Free or Diet||

    Basically, the law is "if you're not supposed to have access to it and you see it on a computer thingamajigy, it's hacking!

    I doubt this will stand up. In business, files are only legally confidential if certain steps are taken to keep them that way. One of them is to limit access.

  • CE||

    Or if you ask someone to look it up for you.

  • Fluffy||

    Half of the jackasses at Volokh will argue that, yes, it's hacking, because you should "just know" what information you're supposed to access.

  • RBS||

    Sounds like something Tulpa would agree with.

  • Pro Libertate||

    So, more war on reporters? Odd.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    Sure it's not plumbing? After all, it's like a series of tubes.

  • $park¥||

    Damaged caused by the deadly tornado in Moore, Okla., may top $2 billion.

    You know what's worse than that? Not being able to watch my regularly scheduled programs because some news assholes can't stop talking about it.

  • Libertymike||

    Last night, I was able to circumnavigate that problem.

  • CE||

    No worries, Headline News was back to non-stop Jodi Arias trial coverage this morning, whoever that is.

  • Xenocles||

    Cool, $2B bonus to GDP!

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    They've been married for 80 years. Some of them happily.

  • $park¥||

    Someone should throw them a surprise party.

  • kinnath||

    37 down and 43 to go. That would make me 99 when I get there.

  • The Bearded Hobbit||

    You got married young, as did I, and stayed married, as did I. We'll hit #41 this summer. Mrs. Hobbit and I would both be 98 on our 80th.

    ... Hobbit

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Unnamed actress refusing to do any more nudity in Game of Thrones

  • A Serious Man||

    I'm guessing Rose Leslie. Fans were kind of harsh about her 'too skinny' appearance.

  • Scotticus Finch||

    I'm guessing Rose Leslie.

    NO! This is why we can't have nice things!

  • Scotticus Finch||

    From the article:

    One of the girls in the show who got her kit off the most in the first couple of seasons...

    Doesn't sound like it's Rose.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    It's hard to get your kit off north of the wall. And when you're not in the storyline.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    Fans were kind of harsh about her 'too skinny' appearance.

    sarc just died a little inside

  • ||

    Did she actually look thinner to you guys than any of the other naked women on the show? I didn't think so at all. Weird.

  • ||

    No. I would suggest ignoring vague statements about "fans".

  • Raston Bot||

    Yes. She was boney which is appropriate for the starvlings north of the wall. But then again Osha was really fit. Maybe she ate well during her short stay at the castle.

  • ||

    In the second book Bran does note that Osha has put on some weight, though she's still thinner and more angular than women south of the wall.

  • Irish||

    Well you can't expect GRRM to go more than a page without commenting on some woman's figure, can you? He's got a very specific style.

  • alittlesense||

    Trying very hard to come up with a joke about eating bran being good for you.....

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Yes.

    The telltale was that you could see each and every vertebrae and rib on her body.

    She needs to eat a couple of cheeseburgers.

  • ||

    Give her 10 years.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Gladly. But her being filled out 10 years from now doesn't change the fact that she is WAY too skinny now.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    Dammit.

  • ||

    One of the girls in the show who got her kit off the most in the first couple of seasons now doesn’t at all because she said, 'I want to be known for my acting not for my breasts.’

    Thank Christ its not Ygritte!

  • MJGreen||

    Obviously Emilia Clarke. Whatever, we've already got the goods!

    But seriously, given how popular she is on that show, it's laughable to think people 'know her' because of her nudity. She plays an iconic character who controls DRAGONS.

  • Irish||

    Well...I also very much enjoy the nudity part. I'd say my appreciation of Emilia Clarke is 2 parts badass dragons, 1 part nudity.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    I wonder, however, given that she so beautifully displayed her tits in the latest episode.

  • MJGreen||

    Oh, I thought it was referring to next season.

    The only other explanation is the actress who played Ros, but I'd expect there to be the suggestion that they killed her off because she wouldn't show the bazongas. Which would be hilarious, though pretty shocking.

  • Irish||

    There's no way it would be Ros. Her entire reason for existing was to provide exposition while periodically showing the tits.

    There's no way she'd be dumb enough to refuse to do one of the two things she did on that show.

  • MJGreen||

    Hence throwing her off as target practice.

    As I recall, she wasn't exposed at all this season. But I also don't recall her really getting naked last year either.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    She showed titties when she beat the fuck out of that other prostitute in season 2.

  • ||

    I feel like we haven't seen her naked, though, since she really became Littlefinger's right hand. Sounds like it could be her.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    The only other explanation is the actress who played Ros, but I'd expect there to be the suggestion that they killed her off because she wouldn't show the bazongas.

    Even if they hadn't killed off her character, my understanding is that she works as a burlesque dancer in real life so I doubt it would have been her anyway. Her tits are basically her moneymakers.

  • ||

    Yeah, there's no way Esme Bianco is going to care about getting nude.

  • ||

    Well she sure got neked on Sunday.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    Yeah, it would have to be. The only other semi-regular who took her clothes off as much was Ros.

  • Raston Bot||

    It's Emilia Clarke.

    ...with one critic saying the excess of “random boobage” undercut any aspirations it might have to address the oppression of women in a feudal society.

    Bullshit. One woman's a conquerer, another's a hunter, another a ship's captain. Another's a sorceress. Gimme a break. Is that critic even watching the same show?

  • Juice||

    Obviously you can't address the oppression of women without portraying them as being oppressed.

  • Raston Bot||

    Good point. Are there any oppressed women in that show? I see a bunch of entrepreneurs, psychopaths, and working middle-class women.

  • ||

    Craster's family.

  • Raston Bot||

    That's a good call. They are chattel. But then Sam rescues Gilly and there's upward mobility if she ever makes it to Horn Hill.

  • KPres||

    Yep, and Gilly had to show Sam how to make a fire cause women can't do anything right.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Are there any oppressed women in that show?

    So I guess you don't think that being used as pawn and being married off at the will of a man is somehow oppressive? Because of all the marriages that have happened in the show, only 1 has been consensual.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    only 1 has been consensual.

    And I'm not sure how much longer it will last.

  • Virginian||

    Well historically there really aren't any consensual marriages among nobility. Ned and Cat had an arranged marriage. Tywin and his late wife had an arranged marriage.

    The sons of nobility had their brides chosen for them, but they also got to go fight in wars, which mostly meant wondering if the enemy or the sickness would get you first.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Me neither.

    If GoT has one deficiency, it's that the writers/directors/producers have no idea what subtlety means or how to use it when making television. They've been giving signs for at least 4 or 5 weeks that something is going to happen. I don't know whether that something will be that she is some kind of spy who's worked her way to the king's chamber, or whether she's simply gonna die somehow.

    The so-called letter to her mother (written in a far off language that no one else within 1000 miles can read) suggested to me that she is an infiltrator writing back to her masters.

    But I don't know.

  • ||

    But I do know. Because I read the books. She's gonna...

  • Virginian||

    Eh, we don't really know considering they changed the books on this one.

    Actually, I'm getting somewhat concerned they're going to make a major divergence for some retarded reasoning.

  • ||

    They can't possibly not do the Red Wedding. I mean, that would be beyond retarded. Yeah, they changed the wife character, but...no.

  • Raston Bot||

    The men are subjected to the same treatment. All (except for Rob) married for political treaties. And we all know how Rob's turned out.

  • Virginian||

    The men are subjected to the same treatment. All (except for Rob) married for political treaties. And we all know how Rob's turned out.

    Yeah it's crazy how many people don't get that. It's just casual sexism to look at the institution of arranged marriage and think it only sucks for women.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    The men are subjected to the same treatment.

    Only 2 so far have been.

    Tyrian and Rob's uncle (who, if you will recall, argued vociferously that the laws of god and men state that a MAN cannot be married against his will).

    Men may not have absolute free choice on whom to marry, but they cannot be forced to marry except under coercive circumstances. The "Sword Swallower" (Knight of the Rose - I forget his character's actual name) is being coerced by Tywin. He has a choice, but with Tywin holding the "I will simply name him to the King's Guard if he refuses to marry Cerce" card trumps his will. Tyrian could always leave rather than marry Sansa, but 1) what's the point?, and 2) he would have to leave Westeros in order to do so, and a dwarf's fortune isn't very good unless you happen to be a very rich dwarf. He'd rather stay and marry Sansa against his will, do his family duty, and remain a very rich person than go to some other land with Shae where he would be a pauper. It's a bad choice, but still a choice.

  • ||

    Plus, the men have a lot more leeway to cheat. I don't think a ton of women get away with what Cersei does.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Plus, the men have a lot more leeway to cheat. I don't think a ton of women get away with what Cersei does.

    Yes.

    Robert Baratheon openly fucked dozens of whores in his chamber while Jamie Lannister stood outside.

  • Dr. Frankenstein||

    It happned more than you might think. They got marrried young and the unmarried were supposed to be virgins. That left the married women being the ones who could play around and they were expected to have children.

  • ||

    That left the married women being the ones who could play around and they were expected to have children.

    Yeah, that remained the norm until fairly recently. But still, if you get knocked up, you have to cover for it by still fucking your husband at the appropriate time, and your lover had better not look too different from him either.

    Cersei didn't do either of those things, but her husband was really dumb.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Are there any oppressed women in that show?

    Even if forced marriage isn't viewed as somehow oppressive, I'd say that women being forced to fuck their elderly father and give any male children to the white walkers as payment for being spared is pretty fucking oppressive.

  • ||

    It's Emilia Clarke.
    “One of the girls in the show who got her kit off the most in the first couple of seasons now doesn’t at all because she said, 'I want to be known for my acting not for my breasts.’ ”

    She just did last episode.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    Are they filming season four right now? If so, maybe that's what's being reported on.

  • MJGreen||

    They'll start shooting soon. It would make sense that Oona meant that she was talking with the actress and it's been decided that the actress won't be playing nude from here on out.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    The problem, if it is Emilia Clarke, is that though beautiful, her tits aren't anything by which I might remember her. Her ass, yes; but not her tits.

  • ||

    Yeah, I guess it could be interpreted either way. Depends on whether "a couple" is 2 or 3 and whether "now" is now going forward or "now" already.

    It would be disappointing, here scenes have been some of the least gratuitous.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Unless you count the very first episode of the series ending with her being raped from behind while her tits sling in the wind.

  • ||

    In the book it wasn't so rapey but in any case:

    It is in context important. She starts off as powerless and weak, being pawned off and now has reached the point where she uses her sexuality as power. Maybe nudity isn't necessary in either scene but I wouldn't say it is totally gratuitous.

  • CE||

    I thought she had the clause already.... and then she stepped out of her bathtub.

  • ||

    one critic saying the excess of “random boobage” undercut any aspirations it might have to address the oppression of women in a feudal society

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • A Serious Man||

    Rural Oregon woman raped, no police were on duty at the time to answer her call. Amanda Marcotte see this is an opportunity to satirize us crazy libertarians and our free market fantasies.

  • Randian||

    oooh, you almost got me to click on that one.

  • Irish||

    Government built by leftists and conservatives fucks up. It's the libertarian's fault.

    Of course, if the woman had a gun, she probably could have protected herself.

  • Randian||

    I am sure the lack of police had nothing to do with The Washington Monument effect. Nope.

  • ||

    Gun? Are you nuts? What do you think private security firms are for? Regular people still won't have guns in Marcotte's bizarro libertopia.

  • ||

    You are a better man than I. Fuck Marcotte. That was revolting.

  • playa manhattan||

    A commenter gets ripped apart for suggesting that she get a gun. That would be "an escalation of violence".

  • Irish||

    Wait. Wouldn't calling the police to attack the guy also be an escalation of violence?

    Are they really arguing that it's only okay to be protected by government agents but never to protect yourself?

  • Randian||

    YES. This why "the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is to call a good guy with a gun" drove them so crazy - because it was correct.

  • CE||

    Yeah, and when the cops get there, they can collect the evidence for you, and open a case file to catch the guy later when he's arrested on a drug warrant.

  • ||

    A commenter gets ripped apart for suggesting that she get a gun. That would be "an escalation of violence".

    I don't like to get all "as a woman" and shit, and men can be raped too regardless, so as a person I am made physically ill by the idea that if someone is raping or attempting to rape me, I shouldn't kill him or her myself, if my own conscience permits me to do so. That is incredibly vile.

  • Irish||

    It's also incredibly sexist.

    'Women shouldn't protect themselves! They should wait for big strong men who have been trained by the patriarchal state to come and protect them!'

    It reminds me of when feminists were literally telling women to piss themselves if they were about to be raped, in order to scare the man away. Call me old fashioned, but I've always felt that the only people who should be pissing themselves during an attempted rape is the rapist as he stares down a gun barrel.

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    Irish, we don't want to go escalating the violence now do we?

    /prog

  • Invisible Finger||

    Rape 'em all, let the police sort it out if they want to.

  • ||

    I fail to see how and escalation of violence is a bad thing. Aren't most of the rape self-defense classes tips on how to do as much bodily harm as possible and then get away? Why shouldn't that bodily harm be a bullet somewhere not near a vital organ? And if the guy goes to the doctor he's going to have to explain a gunshot wound.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    Aren't most of the rape self-defense classes tips on how to do as much bodily harm as possible and then get away?

    No guns, because that's icky-poo

  • Geoff Nathan||

    Actually, most self-defense instructors say 'no guns' because it'll take too long to get it out of your purse, and it might get taken and used against you. Maybe not good arguments, but ones that are actually used.

    I used to help with women's self-defense classes. Didn't agree with everything everyone said, but they were somewhat more rational than 'icky-poo'. They thought they were actually offering practical advice.

    FWIW even worse things were said about Mace.

  • Virginian||

    I've taught a couple ad hoc ones. I always open with the line, which I stole from somewhere else:

    "First off, the fact is that the shittiest handgun in the world is ten times better then anything else you might use for self defense. Mace, pepper spray, knives, tasers, etc. are all better then bare hands. But a gun, and the skill to use it, is the best way to defend yourself."

    One time I showed the clip of River from Firefly beating the shit out the whole bar. Then explained that that is a movie, and that real life is not like that.

  • Cliché Bandit||

    "Why do you need a gun?"

    "Cause I can't throw a rock at 2000 fps."

  • Michael||

    I fail to see how and escalation of violence is a bad thing.

    I fail to see how thoroughly ventilating an attacking rapist's skull constitutes "escalation of violence." To me, that's putting an end to violence.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    Watch me while I escalate this shit

  • Curtisls87||

    No, I believe that would be a cessation of violence.

  • Irish||

    Question: Are there even very many liberals that like Marcotte? Other than the absolute psychotics that are at Rawstory, everyone seems to hate her.

    Most Slate articles that she writes even end up filled with anti-Marcotte trolls. And that's Slate, a place where her bizarre brand of leftist delusion should be welcomed.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    I think Marcotte is what a good part of the left-feminist movement looks like without a filter.

    So no, most leftists wouldn't agree with her but the crazy ones who get degrees in Lesbian Folk Dance and such surely do.

  • Brandon||

    The comments:

    A
    Normally not a big fan of Amanda, but this was solid. I suggest that the rabid, anti-government, pro-gun types move to Somalia. There, they won't have to worry about a pesky government, and everyone has guns (really big guns!), so it obviously must be a capitalist paradise of pure freedom.
    10 Minutes Ago from slate.com · Reply

    Holy shit, Somalia! How original and logical! I wonder why no one has ever thought of such a coherent and devastating rebuttal to libertarians before?

  • Irish||

    I think that pro-government loser should go back in time to Soviet Russia.

    THIS WAY OF ARGUING IS SO EASY!

    There, they won't have to worry about a pesky government, and everyone has guns (really big guns!), so it obviously must be a capitalist paradise of pure freedom.

    Other than warlords and their armies, no one has guns in Somalia. Their per capita GDP is $114. The average Somalian doesn't have enough money to feed his family, much less buy a gun.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    Somalia? Never heard of it.

    I drive on public roads, you say? My God man, my entire philosophy is undone!

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    The funny part is that progs think it's such a devastating analogy.

    Somalia has a government. It's venal, corrupt, and tribal, but it's a government. Anyone arguing that it's a good example of low-scale libertopia is retarded in the extreme.

  • PapayaSF||

    It's also a failed socialist state. Hard to blame that on libertarians.

  • Gray Ghost||

    FWIW, this is the same county (Josephine) in Oregon that was covered by Reason TV a week ago, when they were talking about the private neighborhood watch group that took up patrolling the area when the cops wouldn't/couldn't.

    Beautiful part of the country, albeit quite broke, now that the logging isn't doing well. Not going to read anything from Marcotte, but does anyone mention that urban police forces aren't exactly known for their stellar response times either? (cue Flavor Flav...)

  • John C. Randolph||

    I see that Marcotte is still the blithering idiot that she was when she went to work for Fluffy the Ambulance Chaser.

    If a woman wants to avoid rape, the single most effective measure she can take is to be armed and prepared to defend herself.

    -jcr

  • db||

    I would expect a lot more blood at the scene of a beheading.

  • Bam!||

    And thus a conspiracy is born.

  • NeonCat||

    British people are too polite to bleed profusely?

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    just a scratch, mustn't grumble.

  • Almanian!||

    ....'tis only a flesh wound!

  • Not Sure||

    A flesh wound? You're heads off!

  • tarran||

    If his heart has stopped prior to the severing of the arteries, there might not be much blood.

  • Raston Bot||

    The body is pixelated at the DT website.

  • db||

    But not in the picture above. And blood is a rather distinctive color.

    Anyway, by the article it looks like he may have been killed off the street and then dumped in the road. From the linked article, it sounds like they jumped the curb in their car, hitting him and then getting out and whaling on him with some knives for a while before beheading him. All while the fine unarmed folk of London stood watching.

  • Bam!||

    Just think how he could have defended himself if they had to reload their knives.

  • Smells Like Tom Skerritt||

    He should have just pissed himself.

  • wingnutx||

    He was killed at the front of the car, then dragged into the street and cut on some more.

    Then the killers hung out for 10 minutes until the cops arrived.

  • ||

    There are actually three bodies in the photo, and it's hard to say which is supposed to be which.

  • Harvard||

    Reason #34,569 why open borders is a idiotic idea.

  • db||

    Why? In your world, would each race and religion would have to wear identifying marks so the bodies could be properly identified from far away?

  • CE||

    Because only immigrants commit murder?

  • GILMORE||

    ""'It must have taken about 20 minutes for the police to arrive, I think it must've been because they were waiting for armed police.""

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new.....z2U48gdkYu

    See, in the UK, the criminals are polite! They waited~! This is why guns are bad.

  • A Serious Man||

    Damon Lindelof apologizes for Alice Eve stripping scene.

    Apologizing for one of the few unobjectionable scenes in the movie? Mr. Lindelof, your Agonizer please.

  • Caleb Turberville||

    That scene, Benedict Cumberbatch, and maybe Peter Weller, are the only things good in Into Darkness

  • A Serious Man||

    Cumberbatch was so good that it was frustrating how underutilized he was.

    One review I read it summed it up perfectly: Into Darkness is less a Star Trek movie and more like some sci-fi nerds playing with various action figures, like having Luke Sykwalker team up with He-Man to take out Cobra Commander.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Cumberbatch is superb in Sherlock, which I was fully prepared to hate. The only Sherlock Holmes knock-off I really like is House M.D..

  • $park¥||

    like having Luke Sykwalker team up with He-Man to take out Cobra Commander.

    Greatest movie idea EVER.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Michael Bay can direct

  • Pro Libertate||

    Too restrained. Needs more car chases and explosions.

    Say, could we set it on present-day Earth? And, I dunno, Capt. James T. Skywalker and the Jedi Mind-Melder could have flying motorcycles?

  • Auric Demonocles||

    Not modern earth. 1970's Earth. To increase the crossover options.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    2020 earth as envisioned in 1960.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Let's just cut to the chase--U.F.O. Earth.

  • Pro Libertate||

    You're right, much better. And, yes, I hear you sneaking in the superior. . . .sitcom.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    Also we can make fun of people's funny haircuts and stuff.

  • Pro Libertate||

    What about purple hair?

  • Auric Demonocles||

    That's easy to make fun of.

  • Rich||

    Could they take out Jar Jar Binks instead?

  • Caleb Turberville||

    Between the threat of warming up the cold war with the Klingons, Khan, and the maniacal intentions of Peter Weller's Admiral Marcus, the movie had enough menace and challenge for its main characters. Too bad these threats never materialize into anything too troublesome for the Enterprise.

    Hell, Khan lands on Earth, and five minutes later, the movie ends.

  • Juice||

    And why did they need to capture Khan alive? Didn't they have 70 other mutants from which to draw super-mutant-healing blood?

  • Pro Libertate||

    Look, logic is the one thing you can't expect from Teen Trek.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    You can't expect Spock to contribute much when he's too busy boning Uhura.

  • Pro Libertate||

    If someone had told me that Star Trek would go off in this absurd direction, I'd have laughed.

  • ThatSkepticGuy||

    That disengenuously presupposes that Star Trek was ever in possession of dignity with which to lose or degrade.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I love that Peter Weller is getting a PhD (albeit in art history) and is doing all of those history documentaries. Buckaroo Banzai.

  • Almanian!||

    Yeah - he kicks ass on History Channel.

    Plus - "Put down your weapon or there'll be.....trouble."

  • Pro Libertate||

    Yes, Robocop for the win as well. I also liked Screamers.

  • Almanian!||

    I saw him in a couple Dexter episodes (till I decided that show bored me) - he was superb as a REALLY bad guy. He'll always be Robocop to me!

  • ||

    Screamers is highly underrated.

  • wingnutx||

    'Screamers' was good.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Highly. And, of course, it's based on a story by what author? That's right, that author.

  • Juice||

    Naked Lunch.

  • Cliché Bandit||

    Dude actually brings history to life. I am not being facetious.

    "And when Hannibal crossed the Alps the people bowed or they died."
    *fade out*

    freakin AWESOME!

  • Scotticus Finch||

    Was there any exposition I missed explaining how Robocop took command of Starfleet from Madea?

  • Randian||

    I am shocked, shocked I tell you that Fast & Furious in Space engaged in gratuitous half-nudity.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Super Baby Genius Trek.

  • $park¥||

    Oh look, here's Randian again expressing his supreme displeasure over the new Star Trek film. Hey Randian, can you do the rant again where you tell everyone why they're supposed to hate the new movie?

  • Randian||

    Since you already did the one where you show what a cunt you are...

  • $park¥||

    Aww come on little fella, you don't have to be like that.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Come on, it's stupid. Enjoy the mockery.

  • ||

    Did they at least have Tribbles?

  • Randian||

    He already snuck that into the first one.

  • Juice||

    There was a single Tribble.

  • db||

    I didn't like the first reboot enough to consider seeing the second. Sounds like I made the right choice.

  • Randian||

    Good man.

  • $park¥||

    Yay db, you get the Randian cookie of approval! I don't think you've earned the generous pat on the head though.

  • db||

    Don't worry, dude, I hear the next of the reboots features Ke$ha as a Klingon Warbird captain who has her bridge control chair set up so she can pinch a loaf while commanding the ship. The main viewer is usually tuned to the loaf-cam she has installed under the seat.

  • NeonCat||

    Impossible! How would there be lens flare in such a situation?

  • Rights-Minimalist Autocrat||

    There's a light in the bowl.

  • CE||

    This was better than the first one. By a lot.

  • Brandon||

    Half? So I shouldn't bother seeing it?

  • ||

    I copped to the fact that we should have done a better job of not being gratuitous in our representation of a barely clothed actress.

    He should cop to the fact that he needs to grow a sac.

  • ||

    Seriously. I get hot Spock, y'all get hot semi-naked chick who turns out to have been in a Poirot I watched last night. Winners all around! Except for Randian, who is apparently just the enemy of fun.

  • ||

    He subscribes to Playboy for the articles.

  • Rights-Minimalist Autocrat||

    Not just Randian. I fucking hate Bay Trek too.

  • Juice||

    If she’s a super-smart scientist, why is she stripping out of her clothes for no apparent reason?

    Ummmmm, because she's hot?

  • Pro Libertate||

    They'd have done the same on the old show if they could have. Ever see what they put the women in? Some of that clothing had to be glued on.

  • Invisible Finger||

    Lack of market failure?

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Work capability assessments place those with mental health conditions at substantial disadvantage, judge concludes

  • DJF||

    He is just afraid that they will start testing judges.

  • ||

    Work capability assessments place those with mental health conditions incompetents and fuck-ups at substantial disadvantage, judge incompetent fuck-up concludes

  • Caleb Turberville||

    http://reason.com/archives/201.....nt_3763953

    Yeah, I know. It's unfair to link to another Reason article, but the new Dan Brown book sounds hilarious.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Nobody escapes the Friend Zone.

  • Fluffy||

    The person who wrote that letter needs to take the Fluffy Online Course: "The Emotion of Spite and How It Can Benefit Your Life".

    How do you even consider that shit, dude?

  • A Serious Man||

    Here's a first: Obama administration formally acknowledges that it has killed 4 Americans with drones.

  • Pro Libertate||

    What, just now? Retaliation against Congress?

  • Almanian!||

    We had to kill the citizens to save them. What a truly frightening fuckstick he is.

  • Rich||

    “These [three other American] individuals were not specifically targeted by the United States,” Mr. Holder wrote.

    Alrighty, then.

  • ||

    Is that supposed to be comforting? Cause the idea that they killed three Americans by accident isn't exactly appealing.

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    If you or I "accidentally" kill somebody we just get to shrug it off as an accident, right?

  • db||

    The drone program is just too big, you know, for Barack to maintain control. Things get out of hand and low level underlings exceed their authority and next thing you know, American citizens are collateral damage. You really can't blame anyone--especially Obama. As President, he he has the least control over any of this of anyone. He's just so far removed from the decisionmaking process.

    Wait, I'm sorry, I forgot: Barack is intimately involved in all of these discussions and assure us Top. Men. have totally vetted his Kill List and he asks really hard wuestions and stuff and makes sure all the collateral damage is justifiable.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Where is KILL AMERICANS!! in the Disposition Matrix®?

  • ||

    1, 2, 4, why not fuck with the 5th this month too?

  • Anonymous Coward||

    Casual Observer San Diego, CA

    Shame on Obama. As a constitution law professor I don't understand why his administration routinely puts forward bad legal arguments and sets bad precedents. I am fairly confident that he vets the kill list well and nobody can reasonably argue Awlaki didn't need to go, but to argue that due process doesn't mean due process is farcical and sets a terrible precedent. They could have easily tried him in absentia for treason and had a judge and jury sign off on the kill, at least keeping our constitutional rights in place.

    The big problem isn't Obama, I voted for him and he was much better than the alternative both times, but could you imagine a presidential kill list with no judicial oversight in the hands of a president Romney, or god forbid a president bachmann, Palin or santorum? That should keep the american public awake at night.
    ,,,
    May 22, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.

    "Sure, Obama is a murderous bastard, but at least he's not SARAH PALIN!"

    Why is there not some better country for me to immigrate to?

  • Virginian||

    I wish the people who want to bend the knee to a king would move to a place where they actually bend the knee to the king.

    Swaziland's king is looking for a virgin bride, so I heard.

  • CE||

    Or, worst case kill list wielder, President Hillary Clinton.

  • Smells Like Tom Skerritt||

    "A British man, reportedly a soldier, was murdered in London and beheaded by two men with large knives in what PM David Cameron is characterizing as a possible Islamic terrorist attack."

    Religion of peace.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    Thank Aqua Buddha guns are outlawed in Britain, otherwise this unfortunate man might have been quickly shot with an assaulty-mckilly death weapon instead of decapitated.

  • ||

    Testing some code just now, and I was running some SQL queries to join data from a few tables, one of which has customerlastname and customerfirstname columns. The last row in that table shows: SMITH STEVE. I'm scared.

  • $park¥||

    HE'S RIGHT BEHIND YOU!

  • Almanian!||

    Ooo! Does he look anything like Jeff Fahey? Those dreamy eyes...

  • Fluffy||

    Speaking of which, I was recently having a philosophical discussion with a colleague, in which we speculated about whether people who can't write SQL are actually sentient - or if they simply have tangled groups of perceptions, unrelated to each other, passing through their minds like the thoughts of a puma or a dingo.

    Thoughts?

  • $park¥||

    This world would be a much different place if people's thought tied together the way relational databases do.

  • kinnath||

    I prefer math. It's much cleaner than SQL.

  • ||

    The ability to think in a set-based way as opposed to a functional way is a...skill...that some people do not have. Are they sentient? I don't know. Is ProL sentient? I don't know.

  • Pro Libertate||

    It's unknowable. I passed the V-K Empathy Test but failed the Turing Test. What can this mean?

  • ||

    That you're a really dumb android?

  • Pro Libertate||

    The Turing Test isn't an intelligence test, retard. Of course, being stupid, you wouldn't know that.

  • ||

    It is when you can't figure out how to pass it. I mean, it was what you were designed for, right? Idiot.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I was designed to destroy humanity. Oh, wait. . .ERROR, ERROR, STER-I-LIZE. . .EPISIARCH.

  • ||

    You're wrong! Episiarchical, your creator, is dead! You have mistaken me for him, you are in error! You did not discover your mistake, you have made two errors. You are flawed and imperfect. And you have not corrected by sterilization, you have made three errors!

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Nerds.

  • ||

    What are you talking about? All we did was start discussing SQL, then reference Blade Runner, then start quoting Star Trek. Really?

  • Pro Libertate||

    Really, given the millions that went to watch a bad science fiction movie this past weekend, I daresay that the genre couldn't be more mainstream.

  • Marc F Cheney||

    I like Star Wars.

  • Rabban||

    DUNE

  • Pope Jimbo||

    So you are saying that the results of

    select *
    from users a inner join smarts b on a.user_id = b.user_id

    is going to be a lot smaller than

    select *
    from users a left outer join smarts b on a.user_id =b.user_id

    ?

  • ||

    STEVE SMITH COME OUT OF SQL DATABASE VIDEODROME-STYLE.

  • Fluffy||

    BTW:

    HOW DARE YOU COSMOTARDIANS not include in the PM Links any story about a government parasite invoking her 5th Amendment rights?

    YOU FUCKING WORTHLESS COSMOS better get your priorities properly aligned with our blood and soil.

    When I see PM Links posted by a Cosmo, that's when I reach for my revolver.

  • Almanian!||

    Come on Tweak - have a cup of coffee and calm down....

    /Tweak's dad

  • Fluffy||

    You're just a South Park watching COSMO.

    If you weren't, you'd reference a real show, an American show, like The Waltons.

  • Libertymike||

    Good night, Almanian.

    Good night, Fluffy.

  • Cliché Bandit||

    "Quick put the jam on his nose!"

  • Pro Libertate||

    You leave John-Boy alone!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I think it was in AM Links. No cross posting of links.

  • Brandon||

    I have yet to see VG Zaytswhatthefuckever denounce the IRS woman in this thread. He must be a commie-loving statist!

  • VG Zaytsev||

    When I see PM Links posted by a Cosmo, that's when I reach for my revolver.

    Us true yokeltarians use flintlock rifles and dynamite.

  • Sidd Finch||

    Beyond the Pale

    Back in 1999 the main focus of the White Privilege Conference had been on race. Recently, though, the categories of victims of white supremacy have grown to include such overwhelmingly white groups as feminists and the “LGBT community”​—​or “LGBTQ community,” “LGBTQQ community,” and “LGBTQQIA community”​—​all acronyms used by White Privilege participants at various times (the two “Q’s” stand for “queer” and “questioning,” the “I” for “intersex,” and the “A” for a conventionally heterosexual “ally” of all of the above). This year’s conference also offered yoga classes “especially welcoming to people of size, queer people, and others who might not feel comfortable in conventional yoga classes.” In addition, “gender-neutral” restrooms for those who “opt out of a gender binary system” (in the words of the WPC14 program) are a standard feature of every White Privilege Conference.

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    Never forget to check your privledge

  • Fluffy||

    I wish at this time to thank whoever invented the sneer.

  • ||

    "People of size"? You've got to be fucking kidding me.

  • ||

    I can't help the super literal part of me that sneers not even at the content but at the fact they don't even realize that ALL people are "of size" or "of color."

  • db||

    My Penis of Size would like a word.

  • Almanian!||

    I took a shit in a gender-neutral bathroom once. Well, in fact, a whole...shitload of times.

    No Sandi...

  • DJF||

    I am still waiting for my White Privilege Card to come in the mail. Until I get it they say I won’t have head of the line privilege at the supermarket.

  • Rich||

    "LGBTQQIA community”

    Good Lord.

  • KDN||

    If your acronym is longer than 5 letters then you should probably just come up with an actual name for your gay little club.

  • ||

    A (straight, female) friend of mine did that with the campus gay-straight alliance in college. She changed it to GLOW: Gay Lesbian Or Whatever. A clique of more hard left lesbians took over and changed it back to an unpronounceably long acronym.

  • Juice||

    Damn, I'd show up expecting the Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling.

  • CE||

    Which is pretty much the same thing.

  • Sidd Finch||

    This reminds me a feminist book I read a long time ago. The author goes to a conference and the attendees immediately split into blacks and whites, and again into straights and lesbians, and again to pro and con having a male speaker. So there's at least 8 factions arguing with each other before the thing even officially begins.

  • Smells Like Tom Skerritt||

    The first rule of Gay Little Club...

  • NoVAHockey||

    Proud Parents Against Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens and Gays" (PPASSCCATAG)

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Straight people need not apply.

  • Michael||

    I read the words White Privilege Conference and my first thought was, "So THAT'S where I go to sign up!"

    And then I read the article and was severely disappointed.

  • Nicholas Sarwark||

  • Sidd Finch||

    This is amazing. I watched a few of his other videos. They're 'meh' except for "Ex-Girlfriend" which is maybe even more amazing.

  • Sidd Finch||

    I watched it again and realized he's wearing a bootleg jersey. Deion Sanders didn't wear #21 for the Braves. I might have to get on Tweeter to get to the bottom of this.

  • Juice||

    Damaged caused by the deadly tornado in Moore, Okla., may top $2 billion.

    [krugman]Sweet! Economic stimulus![/krugman]

  • DJF||

    The economy is saved!

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    Neologism of the day, Amanduh style:

    He talks about Ben Carson, who is a homobigot who runs around on TV advocating that gay people be denied their basic human rights, and whose fear of having to face down the people who aren’t as awful as him caused him to withdraw from speaking at Johns Hopkins. Kinsley openly characterizes progressive discourse about conservative opinions as an affront to free speech rights.

    Homobigot. I wonder if Amanduh knows that she's not posting this on livejournal for the benefit of her five cats.

  • Irish||

    He talks about Ben Carson, who is a homobigot who runs around on TV advocating that gay people be denied their basic human rights, and whose fear of having to face down the people who aren’t as awful as him caused him to withdraw from speaking at Johns Hopkins.

    This is bad grammar. Someone needs to explain comas to Amanda.

    He talks about Ben Carson, who is a homobigot homophobe who runs around appears on TV advocating that gay people be denied their basic human rights, and whose fear of having to face down the people who aren’t as awful as him he is caused him to withdraw from speaking at Johns Hopkins.

    Does anyone edit this shit?

  • KDN||

    Wouldn't homobigot imply a bigoted homosexual? And I'm pretty sure she understands comas, that sentence put 3 of her 5 cats in one.

  • ||

    My guess is absolutely not, just her.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    Remember Irish, proofreading is the enemy.

    Always.

  • ||

    Blog posts at sites like that are typically not even copy edited. And it shows.

  • Virginian||

    Your really annal about grammar and spelling aint you?

  • ||

    It is kind of my thing.

  • Virginian||

    Days of copy editing, nights of anal loving.

    This fall, on HBO.

  • ||

    "The Editor in the End"

  • NeonCat||

    "My participle is hardly dangling."

    "Mark my copy! Mark my copy! Mark my copy!"

  • ||

    No, no.

    "Stet! Stet!"

  • ||

    That would be...not an inaccurate portrayal...

  • db||

    "Deep Indents: Spreading Tales from the Newsroom"

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Pics or you're a filthy, little liar.

  • ||

    That reminds me of the Turkish military exemptions for gays:

    Gokhan, conscripted in the late 1990s, very quickly realised that he was not made for the army. [...] after little more than a week he plucked up the courage to declare his sexual orientation to his commander. "They asked me if I had any photographs." Gokhan says, "And I did." He had gone prepared with explicit photographs of himself having sex with another man, having heard that it would be impossible to get out of military service without them. The face must be visible," says Gokhan. "And the photos must show you as the passive partner."
  • ||

    Damn, jesse, I'm not that swarthy.

  • Irish||

    To be fair, given what I've heard, Nicole seems to be into all kinds of anal.

  • ||

    Irish, have you learned nothing? This all stemmed from the idea that there were both bad and good ways to get fucked in the ass.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    A British man, reportedly a soldier, was murdered in London and beheaded by two men with large knives in what PM David Cameron is characterizing as a possible Islamic terrorist attack.

    Thank god they didn't have guns, or someone might have gotten hurt. Better ban alt-text too, just to be safe.

  • Invisible Finger||

    If al Qaeda moved into Detroit, would the locals look at them as enemies or heroes?

  • JeremyR||

    Not just Detroit, here in St. Louis there are areas where you see dozens of women walking around in Burkhas.

    30 years ago when I was growing up, I had some muslim friends in school. They were no different than anyone else.

    But now it's completely different.

  • Invisible Finger||

    I meant the locals other than middle easterners.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    I saw a woman at the Maplewood Wal-Mart in a burkha. I made a joke about Wal-Mart being the preferred store of ninjas everywhere. I don't think she or her male relative understood it.

  • Harvard||

    IF... Al Qaeda moved into Detroit. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  • Auric Demonocles||

    After seeing a discussion about HOA, I was wondering if it's possible to get out of one. This is hypothetical, I am not part of one. I know that typically your only option is to just not buy a home in a HOA neighborhood. However, I'm wondering if it would be possible to disband it. Can you have a vote on it and dissolve if you get enough neighbors to agree with you?

  • Pro Libertate||

    Sure. But that will never happen. Petty tyrants for the win!

  • Auric Demonocles||

    Well obviously it wouldn't actually happen. Convincing that many people to stop trying to control their neighbors would would require some intellect far superior to any human's.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Yes. A Roomba's.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    All I've ever seen a Roomba convince someone to do is put another candy bean on the carpet.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Their subtlety is truly insidious. They're so far beyond us that we have no idea we're being manipulated.

  • ||

    My Roomba convinced me to love again.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    Anal isn't love.

  • ||

    How would you know, AD?

  • Brandon||

    If you can prove your HOA board has violated its bylaws, you can get the HOA disbanded. At least in CO.

  • Libertymike||

    First, look to the document that establishes the HOA. If it is comprehensively drafted, it should provide for dissolution of the HOA, including the requisite procedures which must be undertaken in order to properly entomb the sucker.

    In many instances, a developer will create an HOA or authorize its creation, but will not set forth its rules and regulations, much less provide for its dissolution.

    If there is no provision regarding dissolution, my guess is that the HOA could be dissolved by a vote sufficient to do so.

  • Libertymike||

    You should not forget that lienholders, particularly banks holding mortgages, have an interest in whether and how the HOA may be dissolved.

    Another potential complication: Current, on-going litigation involving the HOA or individual owners (if the suit touches, in any way, the individual owner's interest in the real estate).

  • CE||

    Only if you move to Keene, New Hampshire.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    A reader asks:
    What would you recommend to cover up my muffin top?

  • NeonCat||

    Frosting?

  • ||

    I recommended a burkini, but was told it's offensive to suggest things like that to one's siblings.

  • ||

    fat rolls or, as I call them, "skin"

    Um...what?

  • Brandon||

    This woman is unhinged. She seems to be angling for a position with Jezebel.

  • MJGreen||

    Squats?

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    Paging Joe Pile...

    Scientists in Uruguay have genetically modified sheep to glow in the dark. The fluorescent sheep are a world first, the scientists report.

    The flock of nine lambs was born last October at a farm belonging to the Animal Reproduction Institute of Uruguay, an nonprofit organization affiliated with the Pasteur Institute's genetically modified animals unit. The laboratory incorporated a green fluorescence protein into the genes of the sheep, which will glow when exposed to certain ultraviolet light, making the the ruminants easily identifiable as genetically modified.
  • Bam!||

    Cancer. Work on that instead, you morons.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    Boring. Glow-in-the-dark sheep are *cool.* And easier to find.

  • Harvard||

    Then he whispered "there'll never be another ewe".

  • ||

    They're putting the BaaStuds out of work!!

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

  • MJGreen||

    Huh? I think clouds are beautiful, but what is there to say about them?

  • GILMORE||

    "CHEMTRAILS!!"

  • playa manhattan||

    current membership: 32,031
    make that 32,032. I 100% agree with their cloud manifesto.

  • Jesus H. Christ||

    Have not RTFCs, but that murder in London is just that, a murder. Sad, tragic and despicable, but just a murder, not a terrorist attack. We already have laws to deal with murderous lunatics. No need to turn it into an attack on the Motherland.

  • Rich||

    "Thank God it wasn't a *terrorist attack*!"

  • Smells Like Tom Skerritt||

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    n footage released by ITV News, a man with bloodied hands carrying a knife and a machete addresses people holding a camera, where he appears to attempt to justify the incident.
    Speaking to those recording the scene he says: 'I apologise that women had to witness this today, but in our land our women have to see the same.
    'You people will never be safe. Remove your government, they don't care about you.'
    In footage obtained by The Sun, he can also be heard saying: 'You think David Cameron is going to get caught in the street when we start busting our guns you think politicians are going to die?

    Never mind....this is obviously workplace violence.

  • db||

    Is this on Youtube yet?

  • GILMORE||

    Oh, fuck.

    The *british army* gets multicam, and the US Army is still wearing @#*($&@ ARPAT??

    We so fucking suck. Seriously. If the british uniforms are cooler? We suck. Rule #1 of military planning = look cooler than either your enemy or your allies.

    Don't even get me started on MARPAT. Mouldy dog puke.

  • ||

    They issue Multicam for service in Afghanistan now. You keep it when you come home.

    Naturally, the US Army version is somehow pre-dulled (not sure if this is camo or fire resistance related) to look dusty and worn down, whereas the British version has much sharper and prettier colors that looks like it belongs in a civilized country.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Indeed, they're calling it a "terrorist attack" because, "[t]he BBC reported sources had told them the men were shouting "Allahu Akbar" as they carried out the attack and had filmed carrying it out." However, why is this not just the proverbial "hate crime" instead?

  • Jesus H. Christ||

    Exactly.

    This was a murder. Not an attempt to cause mass injury and mass terror.

  • Jeff||

    "We want to start a war in London tonight" indicates an attempt to cause mass terror.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    You can't tell me what to do!

    Mitch Hurwitz Explains His Arrested Development Rules: Watch New Episodes in Order, and Not All at Once

  • MJGreen||

    It's like he gets off on being withholding.

  • ||

    He realized he'd made a huge mistake with his initial promises of interchangeability.

  • Auric Demonocles||

  • Auric Demonocles||

    A bit long, and possibly NSFW if your work is very uptight.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    Funny stuff. Very funny. Nothing quite like British sarcasm to elicit a good belly laugh.

  • ||

    The Army has suspended the commanding general at Fort Jackson in South Carolina over allegations of adultery.

    Any my branch manager told me last week there were no openings there!

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    One witness, called James, told LBC radio: "We saw clearly two knives, meat cleavers, they were big kitchen knives like you would use in a butcher's, they were hacking at this poor guy, we thought they were trying to remove organs from him"
    "These two guys were crazed, they were not there, they were just animals. They then dragged him from the pavement and dumped his body in the middle of the road.
    "They took 20 minutes to arrive, the police – the armed response."
    He added: "There was only a few people at first then traffic began to build up because people were getting out of their cars to shout at them they were taking no notice, they were standing there, I think they were proud of what they were doing.
    "When they dumped the body in the road, these two black guys had the opportunity to hurt other people if they wanted to because there were brave women with the dead guy on the floor, they were shielding and covering him. The attackers with the knives were standing over these women.
    "The guy with the gun, the tall guy with the beanie cap on, even a bus had pulled up – he was going over to the bus and asking people to take his photo."

    KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON!

  • Auric Demonocles||

    When they dumped the body in the road, these two black guys had the opportunity to hurt other people if they wanted to because there were brave women with the dead guy on the floor, they were shielding and covering him.

    Brave? It sounds like they waited for the guys to finish cutting him up first and just yelled at the guys for several minutes.

  • CE||

    Why not run them over with your car?

  • CampingInYourPark||

    “I believe I took Constitutional law, but I’m not prepared to take an exam at this time,” Shulman said with a chuckle. “Meaning I’ll answer any of your question but I can’t promise that I’m an expert.”

    “Well, you know the First, Second Amendment and one of my favorites, the 19th, right? You know those?” Bentivolio asked.

    “Excuse me,” a seemingly confused Shulman responded.

    “You know those amendments. The Constitutional amendments,” Bentivolio said matter of factly. “You know the First, you know the Second, and you know the 19th.”

    “I don’t necessarily have the Constitution memorized, sir.”

    “Ok, well, they’re pretty general in what each one is. Like the First Amendment is the freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and freedom to petition the government for a redress of grievances. First Amendment, right?”

    “I really can’t recite the Constitution, sir,” Shulman concluded.

    http://www.theblaze.com/storie.....y-gop-rep/

  • db||

    I have worked with union who can quote, from memory, entire sections from their collective bargaining agreementz.

    At a MINIMUM a Federal officer or employee who is sworn to uphold the Constitution should be able to discuss the specific authorization for their department a
    Within the Constitution as well as the basic meaning of each Amendment, especially the first ten.

  • db||

    union *members*

  • CampingInYourPark||

    I think the IG is the only person that has testified so far who seems to be actually qualified for their job.

  • Marc F Cheney||

    All together now:

    "Come on, how am I supposed to remember that? That was like a hundred years ago."

  • Auric Demonocles||

    I will admit that I wasn't positive I was thinking of the right one with the 19th. (as it turns out, I was correct).

  • Marc F Cheney||

    OK, why didn't anybody tell me that Star One did a song about Firefly?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX5t8iy9FfY

    It's good, too.

  • GILMORE||

    A British man, reportedly a soldier, was murdered in London and beheaded by two men with large knives in what PM David Cameron is characterizing as a possible Islamic terrorist attack

    Well, at least there were no guns involved / Progturd

  • ||

    Actually, they're probably disappointed it didn't involve a gun.

  • ThatSkepticGuy||

    Oh well. As long as they can scrape up some way to scapegoat Israel for it.

  • WomSom||

    Big Middle Finger Salute to Muhammad, Allah, and Islam in general!

    www.Prox-Anon.tk

  • Goldwyn Smith||

    Uh oh anonbot has become racist. Will the gov ban anonbot now?

  • PapayaSF||

    Finally, the annoying WomSom makes an on-topic remark! And no, criticizing a religion is not "racist." But perhaps you were being facetious.

  • Rhywun||

    Can you put a fatwah on a bot?

  • Chexsystems||

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  • WomSom||

    Sometimes man its just like way cool like that.

    www.AnonThis.tk

  • Underzog||

    Prof. Hawkings appeases Muslim terrorists by refusing to attend a scientific convention in Israel and the Muslims reward Britain by chopping off the head of a passing soldier.

    This is where appeasement gets Britain and you Reason clowns yourselves. Keep kissing the Islamic ass you guys, it won't save you and may even hasten your heads being chopped off sooner.

    "There's no need to fear. Underzog is here."

    The Jewish Defense Marching Song

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