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    The suspect in the shootings at two Jewish community centers in Kansas City, Missouri, will be charged with a hate crime. An imperial wizard with the Ku Klux Klan condemned the killings as an "act of hate."

  • The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize public service medal for reporting on Edward Snowden's National Security Agency disclosures.
  • $760 million in unclaimed refunds from the Internal Revenue Service will officially become the property of the federal government at midnight tomorrow.
  • The 35-year sentence for Chelsea Manning has been approved by the commander of the Army Military District of Washington.
  • A Russian warplane "buzzed" the USS Donald Cook in the Black Sea in what American military officials called a "provocative action."
  • USA Today asks whether tomorrow's blood moon eclipse is a sign of the End Times.

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  1. A Russian warplane “buzzed” the USS Donald Cook in the Black Sea in what American military officials called a “provocative action.”

    Goddammit Maverick!

    1. “I’m not touching your airspace! I’m not touching your airspace!”

      1. Pretty much.

    2. Hello.

      Ok. Am I missing something about the KKK condemning the crime?

      1. It’s heartwarming, in a bizarre sort of way.

        1. It’s hate speech though, right?

          1. Certainly. Just consider the source; and if that’s not enough — it was “too little, too late”.

    3. provocative action = US destoyer in the Black Sea

      1. That is exactly what I thought. Why the hell are we there, except to provoke?

    4. What the fuck are they doing there? Jugears has our sailors fucking with the Ruskies….for what? Yeah, the Ruskies are the ones being provocative here.

      If a Russian warship was cruising around the gulf of mexico I can’t imagine they would not be buzzed by our planes.

    5. It was a desperate plea not to send Joe “the boob” Biden.

  2. An imperial wizard with the Ku Klux Klan condemned the killings as an “act of hate.”

    Looks like someone hired a PR firm.

    1. Imperial wizard, heh. If these guys could ever just stop with the lynchings and cross burnings and crap, they could get a hell of a D&D campaign going.

      1. not if all their ranks are caster classes. they have knights, right? (not looking it up)

        1. One of the offshoot Klan groups was the Imperial Knights of the etc., if I remember correctly. Archers, I don’t know, but I expect some of them do bow hunting. A few hardscrabble ministers, so they have clerics, sort of.

        2. Aren’t they all knights?

        3. Screw that dude – wizards are tier 1, they can do what any other class can do and often better than classes dedicated to that thing.

          *Knights* are tier fucking 5. You’d be better off taking a damned *fighter* than a knight.

      2. Does this have anything to do with the game of thrones?

    2. An imperial wizard with the Ku Klux Klan condemned the killings as an “act of hate.”

      I thought Robert Byrd kicked the bucket.

    3. RObert Byrd’s ghost?

    4. They need that PR firm from that Mr. Show episode…the same one NAMBLA uses.

  3. Woman tackled and arrested for not talking to Cop. Why did he want to talk to her? Because she was walking on the wrong side of the street…

    1. Well, it was for her safety.

      And the cop did get home safely after his shift.

      So everybody wins!

    2. Look – its extremely important for the good of society that you walk on the appropriate side of the street. Its completely appropriate for the city to have made a law mandating that and have police officers use violence to enforce that law.

      If you want to walk all higgledy-piggledy then move to Somalia.

    3. Skimming the comments is interesting.

      1. They are surprisingly decent. Not too many idiots defending the cop.

        1. Has it been posted at PoliceOne yet? That might change your tune.

          1. Maybe, but it’s encouraging to see average people call this cop and his supervisor out. I was expecting a lot of “well, what was she expecting?”

    4. “The motorcycle has a patch on both sides of the gas tank. It’s black and white and says ‘Whitehouse Police,’ and has red and blue lights on it,” Whitehouse Police Chief Craig Shelton said. “So you have to take it for what it is. Do you think he’s a Whitehouse police officer? Why would you think he’s someone impersonating a police officer?

      Tone deaf, stupid and presumptive.

      1. Why would you think he’s someone impersonating a police officer?

        “Because, Chief, I never thought someone so slovenly, crude, unintelligent, and unprofessional could possibly be a member of your department. I stand corrected.”

    1. Wow, they’ve actually manage to upgrade past Windows 3.1?

      1. Windows 3.1 was already EOL by the time they decided to upgrade from [insert ancient non-Unix command line OS here]

        1. THEOS?

      2. If they’re even running anything higher than some DOS program on a green monochrome display, then it’s pretty impressive for a government agency.

      3. Well at least they are not using DOS….

    2. Oh, FFS! 8-(

      At least get Kathleen Sebelius to take over the project.

    3. I wonder how much Microsoft lobbied for them to “forget” to upgrade….or was it just payback for complicity in leaving some back doors open?

      1. No, it’s worse than that — once a government has a legacy computer or operating system, they are loathe to update it (unless they are the military). I guess they realize they are so incompetent, if they can sorta get something running, they are afraid to fuck with it.

        Or maybe, it’s just, “hey, we have no competition! We don’t have to stay up to date to avoid losing customers!”

  4. Six months ago, global finance officials meeting in Washington berated the U.S. for failing to put its fiscal house in order. This time, the critics were silent.

    The Congressional Budget Office projected today that the 2014 deficit will be the lowest in six years and down more than 60 percent from the record $1.4 trillion in 2009. With the annual April 15 tax filing deadline looming, the U.S. has received about $80 billion more in income taxes this fiscal year than it had 12 months earlier.

    The Treasury’s coffers are swelling as the almost five-year economic expansion gains momentum, generating more corporate and personal income-tax revenue and reducing spending on social services. Stronger growth, in turn, will depend less on government spending to fuel growth than it has in the past.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/…..itics.html

    FUCK YEAH!

    1. “The Congressional Budget Office projected today that the 2014 deficit will be the lowest in six years and down more than 60 percent from the record $1.4 trillion in 2009.”

      I’m totally trying this with my wife. I’m going to vegas every weekend for the next month. At the end of the year, when I am only going to vegas twice a month, I can be all “Look honey, I has been responsible. We are at our lowest level of debauchery in 6 months! I am sure we can cut that number in half next year- only one vegas trip per month!”

      1. I don’t see why she’ll complain. Your wife enjoys it when I engage in debauchery with her.

        1. “Your wife enjoys it when I engage in debauchery with her.”

          Thank god someone finally sated her need to crush a man’s balls and have someone eat her own shit. I got tired of telling her no. You have done me a great service, sir.

        2. She might complain because of all the week-ends you’re home though…

          Cuts down on here cheating on Ted S. by cheating with me.

        3. Higher taxes. Check. Sequester. Check.

          Still too much spending. Check.

      2. Yeah. Obama reduced the deficit that he created by 60%. I am going to come over and piss on your floor Overt. But don’t worry, I will clean up 60% of it.

        1. Oh no, not clean it up – tomorrow I’m going to piss on your floor again, but less of it this time.

        2. You’re an idiot. You know that Bush left the highest deficit in history to Obama ($1.3 trillion).

          Now I will tell the truth. The GOP House helped force that deficit down to these lower levels.

          1. You say: “You’re an idiot. You know that Bush left the highest deficit in history to Obama ($1.3 trillion).”

            And yet your previously quoted article says:

            “The Congressional Budget Office projected today that the 2014 deficit will be the lowest in six years and down more than 60 percent from the record $1.4 trillion in 2009.”

            I mean christ. You can’t even do TWO fucking posts without contradicting yourself. Please enlighten me as to how $1.3T is actually more than $1.4T or how Bush somehow caused the 2009 deficit. (Also, let’s not forget that “Bush’s Deficit” include a bunch of TARP spending that was, ya know, signed by Obama.)

            1. Listen, dumbass. The deficit BUSH left was #$1.3 trillion (CBO numbers).

              The current FY deficit is only $480 billion.

              Now spew your Rush Redneck talking points.

              1. The current FY deficit is only $480 billion

                The Treasury’s coffers are swelling

                I haz a confuse

                1. Simple.

                  The Federal government uses cash-based accounting. Deficits count as revenues and debts don’t count until you’re making payments on them.

              2. Palin: If you want to hold Bush accountable for his budget, then let’s pull out the 300+ billion that Obama put onto that outlay and add it to the 2010 budget. That would put 2010’s deficit at around 1.6 Trillion.

                The fact is, Bushpig delivered Obama a 1 Trillion dollar deficit, and Obama pushed it up to 1.4 trillion. If you don’t want to talk about years where Obama and Bush worked together to screw the fucking piggy-bank, then we can talk about 2010, which- at 1.3T- was only moderately below the previous year’s absurdity. And my point would still stand. Obama shouldn’t get credit for “cutting spending” from the ridiculous high he got it to.

              3. The current FY deficit is only $480 billion.

                10/01/2013 16,747,478,675,335.18

                04/01/2014 17,578,141,920,035.68

                Total: $831 billion

                Oops–LOL

      3. My wife fucked only four men this month after averaging 5 for the last three years!

        We’re renewing our vows.

      4. The Congressional Budget Office projected today that the 2014 deficit will be the lowest in six years

        Accordng to debt to the penny, the debt held by the public at the end of the last fiscal year (09/30/13) was $11.927TT. Through the end of March, it was $12.581TT, for a deficit to date of $654BB.

        For the same period last fiscal year (09/30/12 – 03/30/13), the deficit was $647BB.

        If I’m reading the CBO right, they are saying that the FY 2014 deficit will be $560BB (40% of $1.4TT). The deficit is already almost $100BB higher than that.

        The deficit has never gone down from 03/20 to the end of the fiscal year. Sure, they get a big revenue pickup in April, but not enough to fund the entire government for the rest of the year, much less take $100BB off the already accumulated deficit.

        Something doesn’t add up here.

        1. OK, looking at the total public debt, it has increased by $816BB from 09/30/13 to 03/30/14.

          So that’s even worse. I have no clue why the CBO thinks the deficit (whether total or held by the public) is going to be anywhere close to H0BB. Its just lunacy, no matter how you look at it.

          1. “anywhere close to $460BB”.

            Fuck you, squirrelz.

    2. The CBO also says the deficit is going to start rising every year after 2015. A bit premature for a “fuck yeah”

  5. $760 million in unclaimed refunds from the Internal Revenue Service will officially become the property of the federal government at midnight tomorrow.

    All your money are belong to us, bitches!

    1. If any nongovernment people tried to do this, could you imagine the wailing and gnashing of teeth that would ensue?

    2. Circa 1920s, the Feds wanted people to stop drinking by poisoning their alcohol.

      1. “Yo dawg, we heard you liked to poison yourself with booze, so we put poison in your poison so you could kill yourself while you kill yourself.”

        1. +1 recursive laugh

      2. They still do. There is no practical reason for solvent or fuel alcohol to have anything but ethanol in it.

      3. And, circa the 1980s, the Feds wanted people to stop smoking pot by poisoning their marijuana with paraquat.

    3. Yeah and if the driver then loses control of the vehicle and causes a multiple fatality pile up, I can just see the shocked look on the faces of the idiots who though up this clusterfuck of an idea.

      1. This.

        And you know someone will “lose control” just for the monetary gain, too.

      2. You forget who you are talking about. There will be no shocked looks, no apologies. There will be an official statement that speeders got what they deserved.

    4. 153 db – the damn kids still won’t hear it over their own stereos.

    5. And I thought barrel Bob eating speeding motorists was enough, now this?

  6. $760 million in unclaimed refunds from the Internal Revenue Service will officially become the property of the federal government at midnight tomorrow.

    The last time I checked, this would pay for roughly 2.66 days of the wars we have going on.

  7. The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize public service medal for reporting on Edward Snowden’s National Security Agency disclosures.

    GASP. The press/Obama honeymoon is officially almost over.

    1. Not almost, already over.

      1. Yeah, but they still are up for a booty call now and then.

      2. Nope, as with the torture report, this is all Bush’s fault.

        Read the stuff Atkinsson is saying, the press is still sucking Obama schlong or they just ignore what’s going on.

    2. It will end election day 2016. The moment covering for his sorry ass no longer furthers the cause, the media will discover there may have been some corruption in the Obama administration. They will then spend two weeks covering 8 years worth of news so they can later claim “no President in US history was subjected to the kind of scrutiny Obama was subjected to.”

    3. They’re still having a honeymoon with Jay Carney.

      1. “Let’s go back to my place, babe. I’ll cook a breakfast that serves twelve people and then I’ll show you my collection of poorly photoshopped books…”

        1. “This is where little Jay Jr. lost his finger in a cloning accident.”

  8. USA Today asks whether tomorrow’s blood moon eclipse is a sign of the End Times

    Well, it’s been a handy excuse for all the recent turmoil in my life. It’s weird to say that right now my source of stability is my job.

    1. Blood moon,
      You saw me standing alone….

    2. Yes, we’re all doomed. The blood moon is going to get us. It’s all over. No, really, this time it’s really the end.

      1. No, really, this time it’s really the end.

        So you don’t mind if I come and take all your stuff, right?

        1. You can try.

    3. Last time I saw a blood moon, the plateau I was standing on heaved up into the sky and there was a lot of fire and lightning.

    4. I appreciated today’s blood moon alt-text.

    5. Wake me up if it gets eaten by a wolf.

    1. Hope her settlement check isn’t made out to “Big Mama”.

    2. Flatizza

      I leave the country for a week and you people are speaking a totally different language.

      1. We discussed this in the AM Links, but I’ll post it again for your benefit: Get your Tom of Finland postage stamps this autumn!

        1. Er…

        2. So bold! Now your mail can look like the interior of every leather bar in the world.

          1. If the postal authorities don’t seize it as porn.

            1. Were I getting married I’d want to use these stamps for the invite just so I could say I invited my family but not actually have to worry about them ruining it.

              I’m actually a bit disappointed that I missed the Tom of Finland exhibition in LA.

          2. We’ll have to take your word on that one.

      2. This is what happens when you leave us behind!

      3. Where’d you go, jesse? I’m assuming it was some kind of sex tour in Brazil or something. In fact, don’t tell me, I’ll just assume the worst.

        1. Ireland, but everything else is accurate.

          First night in was a Guinness tasting with a cute red head who was considerate enough to make me coffee in the morning.

          Also I was sworn at in Gaelic by an old dude I was ignoring in a Dublin bath house. Fun times!

          1. A whole country full of Micks. It must have been a nightmare. I assume you were drunk the whole time just like them?

            1. I think you and I have different definitions of “nightmare”

              Except for two old men (the other at a bus stop, who decided that I was in his way and stopped to tell me to move), everyone was grand.

          2. You should visit Wales while you are over there. I hear that everyone there owns goats.

            1. Wales is not only a fish with the biggest dick in the ocean.

            2. Scotland (and New Zealand) is for sheep fuckers!

          3. A sex tour of Ireland, huh. “Go raibh maith agat as an gn?as t?in iontach.”

  9. USA Today asks whether tomorrow’s blood moon eclipse is a sign of the End Times.

    Well something is.

  10. I thought this was interesting: why do human women have periods?

    1. Finally, science proves that girls are icky after all.

      1. My eyes glazed over just trying to read that. Just like when your mom tries to talk to me after fornication.

        1. That’s not glaze.

          1. It’s also not your mom. It’s Hugh’s mom. I get them confused sometimes.

    2. They have colons, too, not just periods.

      1. The colon is for when the period is active.

      2. They also are born with hyphens – or something like that.

    3. It’s not quite as bad as it seems, because in nature, women would experience periods quite rarely ? perhaps as little as 7-10 times in their lives between lactational amenorrhea and pregnancies.

      Yet *another* reason for the government not to fund birth control.

      1. lactational amenorrhea

        that does not sound like a good band name 😉

        1. Does not roll off the tongue.

    4. Uteri do not fossilize well.

      good read.

      1. Good band name, too.

    5. But where do cooties come from on pre-pubescent girls?

      1. Look, some things are beyond the scope of mere science. All pre-pubescent males KNOW that cooties exist and that they WILL get you if you touch a girl.

    6. I think a much better question is how do we make them go away forever.

      1. Get an IUD. You’ll have very few periods and the ones you do have will be light.

        1. One of my friend’s girlfriends had one of those. He said that it was uncomfortable not only because he could feel it each time, but because it turned her into a sniping bitch.

          1. Ewwww. I think I’ll keep the pill.

            1. You can feel them, but it’s not that bad. Well worth it, actually. And the bitch part is just whether you’re better on hormone pills or off. Gonna be different for every person.

      2. Go through menopause.

      3. What a bunch of nancies.

        Hysterectomy. Boom, no more periods.

        1. Are those covered under Obamacare?

          1. Everything is covered under Obamacare.

      4. Replace your uterus with one made from stainless steel and plastic.

        Bonus points if you can get it to assemble cyborg babies using parental genetic material.

        1. Um, if anyone here has plans to become a mad scientist & can do this, I am one hundred percent willing to be a test subject.

          1. Dr*. Algerknop Krieger here. I believe I can be of some assistance. If you’ll just step into my van.

            *technically not a medical doctor. Or the other kind.

  11. USA Today asks whether tomorrow’s blood moon eclipse is a sign of the End Times.

    I love stories if so-called End Times from various religions and cultures. They are colorful to say the least.

  12. The suspect in the shootings at two Jewish community centers in Kansas City, Missouri, will be charged with a hate crime. An imperial wizard with the Ku Klux Klan condemned the killings as an “act of hate.”

    Also a GOP Neo-Nazi US Senate candidate in North Carolina 1986.

    And amazingly, Fat Rush called him a “Democrat”!

    1. He ran for LT Governor as a Democrat. And besides, the guy is a National Socialist, since when are socialists not welcome in the Democratic Party?

      1. He ran for the US Senate as a Republican in 1986 after Reagan called all the racists to the GOP.

        That was the end of his political smooching.

        1. That was before he realized that as a socialist he belonged with the Democrats.

          1. Shit, this fucker is at home right now with the Stormfront/Vanguard fascist element you love, John.

            He posted there as late as Saturday. Are you his internet bro?

            1. He is a Democrat. All socialists are.

              1. All socialists are.

                The Green and Peace and Freedom Parties haz a sad…

                1. They should be. After all, voting for one of their candidates is just throwing the race to the Rethugs!

              2. You’re a fascist, John. All conservatives are.

                1. No Fascists are socialists. So, no they are Democrats too.

                2. And we’re all conservatives here, right? Everyone except for you, the only true libertarian on the site.

                3. The fascism and the fascist party was founded by Mussolini. Mussolini was a socialist and his father a communist.

                  Try again.

                  1. STFU you dumbass Canuck. You are a real fucking socialist with your health payer plan you fucking Mooseheads love so much!

                    1. Yes, I’m gonna marry a carrot.

                      /rolls eyes.

                  2. Rufus, Shreek is, laughably, far too stupid to understand this since it is beyond the scope of the talking points it lives on.

                    1. You can actually tell when it runs off the rails of its programming. It just sort of blorts out random word salad.

        2. Re: Peter Caca,

          He ran for the US Senate as a Republican in 1986 after Reagan called all the racists to the GOP.

          You fucking liar. F. Glenn Miller never obtained the nomination. He was NEVER a GOP candidate for the senate, only a contender for the nomination. You can’t even make up good lies.

          1. He tried that stunt when he claimed Stanhope wasn’t a libertarian because he voted a certain way (I forget what but the assertion was bull shit anyway).

            1. Stanhope voted for Obama, you puss-strained jackolope.

              1. Re: Peter Caca,

                You’re obfuscating, Caca. What about the fact that F. Glenn Miller was never a GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate for North Carolina? You fucking lied.

                1. He won’t answer you OM.

                  And God dammit, each time I see his name I want to ballroom dance.

              2. And I already showed you it was taken way out of context.

                But that’s not a word you seem acquainted with.

      2. I think it was actually Governor, not Lt. Governor. And in 2006, he ran as an independent against Roy Blunt.

        1. That is the Missouri GOP. He ran as NC GOP back in 1986.

          Anyway, he is a Fat Rush type Republican all the way.

          1. How come you never call her Fat Oprah?

            1. Fat Okra doesn’t nose her way into politics on a daily basis.

              “Fat Okra” is really my name for her.

              1. And conservatives are the racists.

        2. No matter else what he did, he ONCE ran for something as a RETHUGLICAN! Don’t you see that’s all that matters!? BOOOOSH PIGS! BIBLE THUMPING TEATARDS!

          Why do you all insist on ruining Shreeks hysteria?

          1. Protect TEAM RED, you fucking fake “libertarian”! AT ALL COSTS!

            1. The ultimate irony.

              1. No joke. Change “RED” to “BLUE” and it is the essence and LCD of every single post shriek has shat out here.

          2. Huh. I just realized that the root of shreek is…Reek.

            1. Don’t sully Theon like that.

              1. Can we sully The Off instead?

                1. I understood it to be -9 inches?

              2. Theon is dead. They chopped him off of Reek’s body.

    2. Re: Peter Caca,

      Also a GOP Neo-Nazi US Senate candidate in North Carolina 1986.

      Candidate???

      He received just 6,662 votes (or 3.18%) seeking the nomination.

      1. That’s three times the percentage of votes Gary Johnson reeived.

        1. The difference, Ted, is that Johnson was already nominated by the LP to be their candidate for president, whereas F. Glenn Miller was never a candidate for the U.S. Senate. He was contending for the nomination, but that is a far cry from what Peter Caca is insinuating.

  13. http://www.forbes.com/sites/go…..has-begun/

    The China property bubble is about to go boom!!

    1. I’ve been hearing this for almost a decade. It’s like waiting for a bomb to go off, while wondering if the fuse somehow got put out, and knowing that checking if could potentially mean death.

      1. I assume the bomb has already gone off, but the Chinese government has much more latitude with reporting than ours. And Obama is extremely jealous.

    2. I was in China more than ten years ago before the bubble really took off and the way they were just obliterating entire towns with ugly high-rises was kind of sad. It was like sixties “urban renewal” at its peak, and I bet the results will be exactly the same.

  14. John L. Allen Jr. in the Boston Globe: “Global war on Christianity is violent and real”

    http://www.bostonglobe.com/new…..id=Top-GNP

    1. Well, something must be done to stop the Teahadists.

  15. Longboarders’ run-in with West Van cops caught on camera

    A YouTube video that appears to show a police vehicle driving into the oncoming lane to block some longboarders has prompted an investigation by West Vancouver police.

    “West Vancouver Police are aware of concerns being expressed via social media regarding the videotaped interaction between a WVPD officer and longboarders on Finch Hill Road in West Vancouver last week,” the department said in a statement released on Monday morning.

  16. Article by a former British Army captain (who has a book out) about how the allies didn’t understand the war in Afghanistan. It’s The Telegraph so don’t read the comments.

  17. A Russian warplane “buzzed” the USS Donald Cook in the Black Sea in what American military officials called a “provocative action.”

    The WARBONERS are going to make sure they get their war no matter what.

    1. We have a responsibility to keep Russia out of Russia. Or something.

    2. Who are you? Neville Chamberlain?

    3. Well, our lovely CIA head, Brennan, seems to have been in Ukraine this weekend, incognito:

      WH DOwnplays Brennan visit to Ukraine

      What could he have possibly been there to discuss? The weather?

      1. The ’90s are calling, President Obama, and Ukraine wants its nuclear weapons back.

    4. Because, you know, if there were Russian warships in the Gulf of Mexico, we would ignore them.

  18. Good infographic: percentage of each state owned/possessed by the Federal government. No wonder BLM says that dude in Nevada is trespassing: statistically speaking, he probably is.

    1. Interesting.

      What percentage of each state is owned/possessed by foreign governments/investors?

      1. I don’t know, the difference being the latter (probably) paid market value for it. The Feds (especially in the west) pretty much declared they owned what they own and let the states have the rest.

  19. This is pretty rich.

    1. [?]Reginald_Waterbucket 11 points 7 hours ago
      Pragmatically speaking, are there ways to frame the public discourse that might circumnavigate or penetrate the cognitive loop of these conspiratorial types? In other words, what kind of dialogue may perhaps serve to move the national discussion in a more productive direction, given your insights into the psychology of denial?
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      [?]StephanLewandowskyProfessor of Cognitive Science|U. of WA[S] 24 points 7 hours ago
      My views are: 1. The public is currently being denied the right to be fully informed about the risks it is facing. 2. There are many reasons for this, from ‘doubt-mongering’ to ideologically-motivated denial. 3. We know from much research on misinformation (reviewed at: Lewandowsky, S.; Ecker, U. K. H.; Seifert, C.; Schwarz, N. & Cook, J. Misinformation and its Correction: Continued Influence and Successful Debiasing Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 2012, 13, 106-131) that people cannot dismiss “noise” or misinformation unless they are given a reason to do so. 4. Hence it is important for the public to understand who the people are who oppose climate science. This is one of the reasons why I am doing the research i am doing.
      In a nutshell: Underscore the consensus which will move all but the hardcore, and identify who the hardcore contrarians are so the remainder of the population can make an educated choice about who to listen to.

      1. “Professor, how do we get the racist teabagger climate denier murderers to listen to us?”

        “Nag them and publicly shame them. That should do it.”

    2. The Debunking Handbook was written by John Cook and myself and has now been translated into virtually all languages short of Swahili.

      RACIST!

    3. I notice that nowhere in that discussion do they account for the fact that there is NO WARMING.

      It makes one wonder who the real deniers are.

  20. NYT reviews The Wrong Enemy by Carlotta Gall: Apparently Pakistan, not Afghanistan, was the problem all along. Oops.

    1. Moving our shit over a country should be easier than bringing it home.

      1. Aren’t they droning lots of people in Pakistan as it is?

      2. I think this will go down as the worst blunder in US foreign policy.

      1. “It was the animal part of me that came to your cabin. He even scratched me to make us look more alike.”

        Bet that worked with all the chicks.

        1. Yeoman Rand…

      2. Good one, Epi.

        Written by Richard Matheson who also wrote the original novel “I am Legend”.

        1. Oh, I know all about Matheson. He’s one of my favorites. Remember that he also wrote “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet”, which is the Twilight Zone episode with Shatner and the gremlin on the wing of the plane. The short story is way better. In fact, if you want to really some excellent shit, get Matheson’s collections of short horror stories.

    2. Irrelevant. Why would you fight Pakistan? That would be difficult and possibly dangerous. Not to say that Afghanistan was easy, but what really happened there? Some half-assed bombs and goat-fuckers with Kalashnikovs? The Pakistanis have a proper military and some nukes.

    3. But Pakistan has 179,000,000 people and nuclear weapons.

    4. Just ask India. My home country has been back stabbed one time too many.

  21. The Harvard Crimson continues it’s recent spectacular run on academic freedom justice by approving of the Brandeis decision on Hirsi Ali.

    1. Entirely unsurprising. Harvard is not known to deviate from the PC orthodoxy, it would rather enforce it.

  22. God.

    Just had a weird but pleasant interaction en francais. A client walked in and noticed she was tanned so I commented about it and asked where they went. She responded ‘Cuba. Did you notice the tan on my (her adopted) son?”

    He’s black.

    1. So, did you notice?

      1. Of course not but I actually refrained from engaging her. French-Canadians are laid back have pretty good sense of humors (unlike their Anglo counterparts) but I wasn’t gonna test it there.

        Lord, they don’t need to know what I’m really thinking.

    2. what’s the deal with Canadians and Cuba anyway!

      1. No clue.

        They – especially Quebecers who can’t get enough of it and Florida – fucking love it.

        It is beautiful and the people are super but it’s a communist shithole. Proof that people in the West don’t give a shit about the destitute so long as they have beaches and are entertained.

    1. cattle battle

      Nice band name.

      1. You know who else had interesting views on Battle Cattle?

      2. You know who else had interesting views on Battle Cattle?

      3. You know who else had interesting views on Battle Cattle?

      4. You know who else had interesting views on Battle Cattle?

        1. The server squirrels after snorting that second line?

          1. That’s right, Rhonda.

    2. Am I evil for hoping it were a cancer battle?

      1. No.

        Unless, of course, you utilize a voodoo doll while so hoping.

    3. “Well, it’s not over. We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it’s not over,” Reid said.

      Not unless they work on Capitol Hill, that is. Anyway, Reid might do well to let that rest. At some point someone other than Alex Jones might start asking why certain information related to that land was suddenly sent down the memory hole.

    4. I posted this in story right before PM links:

      OT: Harry Reid says the little dust up between the feds and a rancher in NV is not over:

      Harry Reid wants a real fight

      Well, it’s not over. We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it’s not over,” Reid said.

      Really, Harry? You forgot to say that we can’t have the ‘wrong’ American people violating the law and just walking away from it. But for you, your buddies in the U.S. Senate and your cronies, and the current executive administration, it’s business as usual, right?

      1. We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it.

        Harry is right. Once you are clothed in the authority of the State, THEN and only then, may you violate the law and just walk away from it.

      2. Harry Reid wants a real fight

        I’d like to see him in a real fight…the kind of fight where he gets to try and keep his power solely by wielding his fists against an opponent.

      3. Yeah, I saw that; a follow up:

        1982: Reid enters NV legislature, estimate new worth at 1-1.5m.

        2012: net worth, 3-10m. That’s a really big spread to the point of being worthless. On the bottom number he’s doubled his wealth in 30 years which doesn’t seem unreasonable. BUT, Reid consistently refuses to release personal financial info.

        http://tinyurl.com/lwbbadq

        Center for Responsive Politics

    5. Huh. So all the conspiracy stuff about him being behind this in order to grab the land is likely true.

      I would love it if he let his true colors show for everyone to see and this nasty business ends up being his undoing.

      1. I think he’s making a very big mistake if he doesn’t just let this die. But he’s so drunk on power and senile at this point, that he probably can’t possibly imagine his own downfall.

  23. I came across some pretty righteous derp on my FB feed this afternoon.

    Short version: All that rampant and institutionalized homophobia across Africa has nothing to do with Africans or their beautiful culture; it’s the white man’s influence and fault entirely!

    http://thinkafricapress.com/ge…..al-kalende

    1. Yeah, those damn white Ugandans are totally out of control, I have heard.

    2. reclaim their forgotten pasts as peoples who refused to hate

      Holy fuck. The history of Africa is nothing but tribalism.

      1. The history of Africa is nothing but tribalism.

        You must mean the history written by WHITE PEOPLE!

    3. US evangelicals
      In today’s postcolonial world, the influence of US conservative evangelicals on Africa’s sexual politics cannot be understated. They have picked up where their colonial predecessors left of and are providing the propaganda, by way of religious brainwashing, for Africa’s antigay campaigners to make the case for harsher laws against LGBT communities. This is why holding American missionaries like Scott Lively and Lou Engle to account is crucial to the protection of LGBT people in countries where they evangelise.

      Not to defend the Jesusfuckers, but it’s not like the Muslim parts of Africa are terribly nice to homos either.

      More than ever, what Africa needs is a global uprising for LGBT rights.

      *Insert bad joke about limp-wristing.*

      1. This is why holding American missionaries like Scott Lively and Lou Engle to account is crucial to the protection of LGBT people in countries where they evangelise.

        What’s fun is that Scott Lively brags about having influenced Uganda’s “kill the gays” bill (and Russia’s anti-propaganda bill) although he was disappointed with how it turned out. Also Martin Ssempa has modeled himself after Peter “Porno Pete” LaBarbera pretty exactly.

        Both sides seem to want this to be true. The Livelys and LaBarberas on the religious right want to be seen as relevant and those who have an ax to grind with the religious right want to keep their bugbears.

        1. The noble savage aspect of this is hard to stomach. Without the horrible influence of my enemies, the beautiful peaceful Africans would still be living in peace and harmony, never hating anyone. Jesus Christ. What is it about fucking do-gooders that makes them unable to see people as people? Everything is a fucking morality play to them.

          1. It’s because they’re sociopaths. People are not people to them. They are cogs that if they can just get to run the right way, everything will be perfect. The only reason that things aren’t perfect now is because someone else (wreckers, kulaks, you name it) came in and screwed things up.

          2. Eh, the whole thing is sad. Putin or Mugabe doing “God’s work” by being bulwarks against the gay agenda is laughable and grotesque. The idea that Africa was ever any one thing (gender non-conforming paradise or not) is just as laughable. We like our broad strokes and simple narratives though so they carry the day.

            1. Talking about Africa as if it is one place is always stupid. It has the most genetically diverse human population of any continent by far and is huge and very geographically diverse.

      2. but it’s not like the Muslim parts of Africa are terribly nice to homos either.

        Considering that Islam didn’t originate in Africa, that would be colonialism too. Yet, when talking about the evils of colonialism, they never speak of the large swaths of Africa, Europe, and Asia that were conquered and colonized under the swords of the four major Islamic Caliphates.

        Funny, that.

        1. These people spend their lifetimes writing about how they hate themselves and thinly disguise it as hating their ancestors. TOTAL PROJECTION theory strikes again.

    4. Oh, sweet merciful crap. Colonial powers did plenty to fuck up Africa, but that doesn’t mean that it was all peace and rainbows before that.
      I’m pretty sure anti-gay shit exists outside of Judeo-Christian-Islam type cultures.

      1. A ton of the stuff that is blamed on ‘colonialism’ is simply the normal reactions of extremely racist people who are forced to interact with each other. And the natural state of human beings is being extremely racist.

        Before the Europeans created mega-states on the African continent these people live in smaller tribal nations and inter/intra-tribal power struggles didn’t include ‘others’, reducing the stakes for not maintaining a hold on that power.

        Same shit happens all over the world when you force these interactions – look at what happened in the corpse of Yugoslavia once the SU’s iron grip was removed. Decades of forced resettlement and repression didn’t create a homogenous culture, only created a pressure-cooker that exploded when the lid came off.

        1. The SU? The Soviets? Tito defied them in the 40s.

        2. There was some particularly horrible shit in Africa. But it’s academic at this point. That’s history. The idea that people are indebted to each other because of evils their ancestors committed is pure poison and a big reason why there is still so much bigotry and violence in the world today.

    5. Only whitey can be racist/sexist/ageist/homophobic/specist because only whitey has developed the capacity for moral agency…oops.

      Progressivism does tend to go in that vein, doesn’t it?

      1. Yes, that is Progressivism to a tee.

    6. That is stunning.

      Africa has been a bloody, savage hell-on-earth for as long as there has been an Africa.

      1. That’s because in the days before history existed, white space aliens came down and fucked up the planet. And they left some of their white devil offspring solely for the purpose of keeping things fucked up.

  24. Determining pi by ballistic Monte Carlo approximation, aka shotgunning your way to pi. You can find pi to an accuracy of 0.3%.

    1. Beautiful.

      More fun than the classic Buffon needle technique.

    2. 3.14 is accuate to within about 0.05% of pi.

      1. Yes, but they got 3.13, which I get to be 99.7% of of pi to 2 sig figs, which is as far as they went.

      2. 22/7 is accurate to 0.0402%

    3. Just memorizing the first few values gives:

      3.1415924

      Which is close enough for government work.

      … Hobbit

  25. “KKK Wizard Condemns Kansas City Jewish Community Center Shooting”

    – Says Nigger-Love, Dragons, Greater Problem Facing Middle-Earth

    1. Wouldn’t that be orc-love?

    2. Ever since Gandalf became “The White”, he’s been insufferable.

      1. And he totally bogarts the pipeweed, too.

        1. And he totally bogarts the pipeweed, too.

          He’s just feeling his priviledge

  26. Now we all know that Shriek is not only an economic ignoramus, he’s also a fucking liar:

    Shriek wrote: “Also [Frazier Glenn Miller, Jr.* is] a GOP Neo-Nazi US Senate candidate in North Carolina 1986.”

    *F. Glenn Miller (the alleged shooter at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park in Kansas City, Missouri) tried to obtain the GOP nomination for Senate candidate for North Carolina, obtaining only 3.18% of the votes. He was NEVER a candidate.

    1. How did he get any votes if he wasn’t a candidate?

      1. Re: Zeb,

        How did he get any votes if he wasn’t a candidate?

        He was never the GOP candidate for the US Senate; he was just contending for the nomination, obtaining only 3.18% of the votes and losing to Rep. James T. Broyhill.

        I mean, this isn’t even my country for cryin’ out loud, yet I can find these things easier than you gringos. What’s the matter with you?

        1. Well, he did say “a candidate” not “the candidate”. Many people would say that running in the primary makes you “a candidate”.

          Anyway, why are you wasting your time on Shriek?

    2. Is it still lying when it is too stupid to know what it is talking about?

  27. OT – Went to the dentist this afternoon for a cleaning. Had a new hygienist. She’s about 25-years-old and HAWT! Were I a rich man, I’d get them cleaned everyday. It was awesome!

    1. Did you pop a boner while she asked you to open wide?

    2. “Were I a rich man, I’d get them cleaned everyday.”

      Sounds like your up for a little light BDSM, for the right party?

    3. My dentist and optometrist are both smoking HOT. I just need to find a hot primary physician to fill the gaps.

      Of course, TIWTANLW (except my daughters)

      … Hobbit

  28. Champion of keeping a list of microagressions tells white people to quit taking being called racist so personally.

    And then there’s this:

    More to the point, the demand to be reasonable is a disingenuous demand. Black folks have been reasoning with white people forever. Racism is unreasonable, and that means reason has limited currency in the fight against it. Black folks understand, just like white folks do, that reason should be wielded as a tactic, not adhered to as a rule.

    1. Black folks have been reasoning with white people forever.

      An assertion without proof.

      Racism is unreasonable, and that means reason has limited currency in the fight against it.

      So your best solution is fight irrationality with irrationality? To see who can break the most toys? Who can fling the most shit against the walls? And at the end, after you’ve burned down the world, the winner gets to claim his prize, right?

      Black folks understand, just like white folks do, that reason should be wielded as a tactic, not adhered to as a rule.

      So…you are not required to justify your ideas in facts or logic? Or you can, but if it goes against you, resort to the above shit-flinging and burning?

      These people are fucking sick in the head.

    2. We better accept the inchoate and limited politics of those on the liberal left. Or else. Conservatives will take over the government. (Aren’t they already running shit, though?)

      Yes. Barack Obama is a conservative hero.

      1. Barack Obama is a conservative hero.

        According to the idiot Leftists on college campuses and the Internet, Obama is centrist or even right wing.

        Because he actually hasn’t nationalized corporations. Anything short of nationalizing corporations is right wing. But don’t you dare call these people commies. That’s a label, and thus bad.

        1. Anything short of nationalizing corporations is right wing.

          That doesn’t make sense to me. Guess I need a Vox explainer to lay it out for me.

          1. They really have taken that classic Obama “some say X, others say Y, I say Z, thus Z is moderate and centrist and pragmatic” bullshit to heart.

            These idiots honestly believe that heavy handed socialism is a middle ground because hey, we haven’t gone full soviet.

    1. Positive coverage early in the game is used to excuse hit pieces when it counts.

      1. ^^This; This is also why the Repubs end up running probably the two worst candidates against B.O. in his two elections.

        McCain and Romney were Press darlings in the primaries and then the Press attacked them for what they previously praised them for.

        1. Yeah the number one reason why the GOP is the Stupid Party is they think that the Media’s Favorite Republican is going to get fair coverage in a race against any Democrat.

          1. Because they wouldn’t want to pull the football away *again!*

      2. And, on the flip side, critical pieces in the dead zone between campaigns are used to provide cover for sycophantic coverage when it counts.

  29. At 8,000 members, the KKK is insignificant and not a threat to anyone. I worry more about the Potoks of the world who are embedded in our illegal government and are spreading more hate and death than we could ever imagine. Just look at the poor Bundy family, who are about to be raided on their homes. The gov’t doesn’t want anyone ranching or farming anymore, they want us dead.

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