Gun Support Growing, Craft Brewers Fight Back in Texas, Cheney Says CIA Torture Report 'Full of Crap': A.M. Links

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  • More Americans say it's important to protect gun rights than to restrict gun ownership in a new poll from Pew Research Center. And nearly 60 percent of respondents said gun ownership helps protect people from crime more than puts them in danger. 

  • Texas craft brewers, represented by the Institute for Justice, are challenging a state law that prohibits brewers from accepting compensation for their distribution rights.
  • Least surprising headline ever: "Cheney defends CIA interrogation techniques". The former vice president called the CIA torture report "full of crap".
  • America isn't the only country to report on its torture tactics this week.
  • Google won't suffer Spain's absurd new copyright law, which imposes fees for even small snippets of aggregated text. The company announced yesterday that it's shutting down Google News in Spain.
  • Outrage over American criminal justice has spread to England, where hundreds gathered—and 76 were arrested—in a die-in demonstration in West London yesterday.
  • An Alabama man who posted a photo of his license plate to social media is now having it revoked after the state Department of Revenue was alerted to it. Officials say the "NOHOMO" tag was approved in error.

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  1. America isn’t the only country to report on its torture tactics this week.

    They released more K-pop?

    1. Hello.

      Peru sues Greenpeace.

      http://www.bbc.com/news/world-…..a-30412336

      Idiots.

      1. Before their stunt:

        http://geoextrema.com/wp-conte…..nazca1.png

        After their stunt and the damage:

        http://geoextrema.com/wp-conte…..nazca2.jpg

        1. Like all extremists, their devotion to one cause blinds them to the damage they do to anything else. Sabrina Rubin Erdely would do well in Greepeace.

        2. You can see the all-important message for which they defaced a world heritage site here.

        3. Reminds me of the Taliban blowing up the Bamiyan Buddas.

      2. Mr Castillo said the Peruvian government had nothing against the message “but the end doesn’t justify the means”.

        He clearly does not understand the progressive mindset.

    2. K-pop isn’t torture. Its cute fun.

      1. Maybe some of the girl bands aren’t execrable, but the derivative hip-hop wannabe men who have so much TV makeup on that they look androgynous? Heavens no.

        1. I agree with both of these comments.

      2. One man’s K-pop is another man’s ASMR.

        1. Ok. I am not goggling K Pop

          1. K pop is the musical equivalent of a diarrhea geyser.

          2. You can always turn the sound off while watching Hynua (aka Korea’s Shakira).
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw9CALKOvAI

            1. I was in my bunk after I watched her collaboration w/ psi on their gangnam style variation. At least I think it was her there too, it was last year sometime.

            2. With the sound off I kept hearing in my head “Me so horny”!

              1. I kept asking “My great-uncle died for this?”

  2. 11) Slate today has an article on the estimated five trillion bits of plastic floating in the ocean. As it floats, the plastic becomes brittle in the sunlight and pieces collide against each other, breaking into smaller and smaller bits. A research team investigating this plastic expected to find it eventually turned sort of granular, but couldn’t find evidence of the sand-sized grains of plastic it expected. Perhaps the fish are eating it, is the NY Times’s, and Slate’s conclusion, thus leading to an epidemic of toxic plastic bits in fish! Or, they could have noticed this article from Nature in 2011 about researchers who found a newly-discovered type of bacteria that digests tiny bits of plastic in the ocean. But why follow advances in the field when instead you can spread environmental panic?

    1. The pieces are reflecting sunlight (or absorbing it, depending on the argument you want to make), thus contributing to global warming and the future destruction of earth.

      1. The heat isn’t hiding in the deep ocean, it’s hiding in the plastic!

        1. Mr. McGuire: I just want to say one word to you. Just one word.
          Benjamin: Yes, sir.
          Mr. McGuire: Are you listening?
          Benjamin: Yes, I am.
          Mr. McGuire: Plastics.

    2. I think it’s becoming sentient.

      1. Silicon based life forms are just around the corner.

    3. “Toxic plastic bits”?

      I don’t think plastic in general is terribly toxic, is it?

      It doesn’t seem terribly surprising that there would be bacteria that can consume organic polymers.

      1. “Toxic plastic bits”?

        I thought we had settled on “Pink fondant”!

    4. about researchers who found a newly-discovered type of bacteria that digests tiny bits of plastic in the ocean.

      Its almost like organisms somehow change over time in response to changes in their environment.

      1. Nonsense! Evolution already happened. This is just pseudoscience.

        /sarc

  3. Outrage over American criminal justice has spread to England, where hundreds gathered?and 76 were arrested?in a die-in demonstration in West London yesterday.

    The worst thing about the report is that it brought an end to the face sit-in?

    1. Could it have been fatal face sittings?

      1. The impossible situp turned deadly?

    2. As though the Limeys either know or care about the American police and their tactics. This is just vanity. How about they protest over their own significant losses of freedom perpetuated by their own government?

      1. Exactly. As if Britain doesn’t have its own shit to worry about.

        Holy crap people lose their rational thought easily. More disturbingly, so willingly.

      2. Vanity or denial? They like to focus on American problems so they can ignore their own. Just look at the Daily Mail.

        1. Just look at the Daily Mail

          Only when Sarc gives us hot womynz links or cop nutchpunches.

          1. The cop nutpunches are a perfect example. They are always American. As are the teachers having sex with students.

            1. Holy shit there are so many articles about teachers banging students. It might not be far off that the Daily Mail is reporting on every single case where a female student is banging her student. They know it’s good clickbait.

        2. The super power will always get the scrutiny. Canada has the ‘at least we’re not American’ shtick down to an art form.

          1. They’ve even taken it so far that winning Stanely Cups is an American thing now.

      3. ^This. Though the English protests over the failure of England’s justice system to prosecute the muslim child rapists in Rotherham certainly provide evidence of their principals. /sarc

        1. Rotherham? Never heard of it.

          /Reason

        2. Not only the rapists but the cops, prosecutors and social services people who knew about this for years and covered it up.

          1. The muslims are a privileged protected group minority. What kind of racist monster would prosecute a child raping member of our rightful overlords?

    3. How about they worry about their own fucking problems. Like coppers turning a blind eye to systematic rape and sexual abuse of young girls in and around immigrant communities.

      1. Calling them ‘immigrant communities’ is a wee bit flattering. How about just calling them Muslims.

        1. Fair point. I started with Pakistanis, but couldn’t remember if it was a broader coalition of Muhamedians.

          1. To be fair to Muslims, the Pakistani variety are more barbaric than most.

    1. I assume Florida Man was a spectator?

      1. If by spectator you mean agitator then yes.

        1. You gotta light the reptile signal when that shit goes down you selfish mammal

          1. Sorry but I didn’t have time for you to warm yourself on a rock before scurrying over. It was sort of an unexpected organic event.

        2. “agitator”

    2. I think I saw that on YouPorn once.

    3. Heidi Creamer in a vibrater fight? You can’t write this stuff

    4. started arguing with her twin before it exculpated into punches being thrown.

      exculpated?

      I do not think that word means what you think it means.

      1. Yeah, I saw that and was puzzled.

      2. Poor spelling + unthinking acceptance of the spellchecker’s first suggestion = writing well for great justice!

        1. I could forgive the reporter. But are there no copy editors?

          1. They have one, but he used to work for Rolling Stone…

            1. They have one, but he used to work for Rolling Stonereason…

          2. Yes, but they are still puzzling over the mysteries of “lose” and “loose”.

      3. It is Manatee County. Anyone who can write long ago left for anywhere else.

        1. I was going to put up an argument but you are utterly correct.

        2. Indeed. That whole article belongs on Engrish.com

    5. Intersting…

      /clicks through

      Ew.

    6. The only thing that could make the story better is if it happened in the parking lot of a Waffle House.

      1. My wife has never been to Waffle House and refuses to go. I miss their loaded hash browns and the coffee is usually drinkable.

    7. To be fair, the article says

      after she got into a fight with her twin sister about a vibrator and her boyfriend.

      Emphasis added. I’m guessing that was the bigger issue.

  4. An Alabama man who posted a photo of his license plate to social media is now having it revoked after the state Department of Revenue was alerted to it.

    The quickest way to close your personal loophole is to brag about it on FB.

    1. The Alabama Department of Revenue is supposed to reject license plates that refer to sex, drugs, violence, race, body parts or other “offensive” subjects.

      “Body parts”? Like “EYE” and “EAR”?

      1. Stop offending me!

        1. “My grandmother was raped by an ear!”

      2. I recently say a guy with plates that said “Miller Time” (not fully spelled out, obviously). I wonder if he gets stopped a lot?

      3. Browneye and earhandles. Tried but couldn’t get them. Clever regulators.

    2. Somebody’s overcompensating. Just sayin.

    3. It’s a complete misunderstanding. “noh omo” is just Japanese for “Sweet Home Alabama”.

  5. Hell of being a living statue: Poked. Pushed over. And used as a lamp-post by dogs. JANE FRYER spends a day with a man who suffers from blood clots for his ‘art’

    Five days a week Paul Edmeades earns his money as a living statue
    Faces unusual occupational hazards including DVT, pigeons and assaults
    Has had bleach thrown in his face and been beaten up several times
    But says he loves his job – which he has been doing for 16 years

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new…..-over.html
    Freeze!

    1. Freeze!

      He should do one where he stands with his hands up.

      1. People would complain about the blackface.

    2. Used to see a lot of these type of guys in Santa Cruz.

      They didn’t fool anyone, because real statues don’t have stinky funk so bad you can smell em from 20 feet.

  6. Is she the worst girlfriend EVER? Woman covers loo paper in pepper spray in prank – and then lets her boyfriend use it

    Czech women who was ‘sick of being pranked’ decided to get her own back
    While her boyfriend was out she pepper sprayed his toilet paper
    Her beau later emerged from the toilet hobbling, before collapsing in pain
    His girlfriend gave him ice, but then told him that she had sprayed that too

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new…..umour.html
    That’s assault as far as I’m concerned.

    1. somethingsomething never stick it in crazy somethingsomething

      1. I see a pepper-sprayed condom in her future.

        1. Ya but there’s the whole 50-50-90 aspect of that idea.

      2. Yup, she is going on my list with Casey and Jodi. Although she will be the third wife and get treated like shit because she didn’t kill the dude.

        1. What about the Creamer twins?

          1. They aren’t wife material. Those are the kind of girls you take to a bonfire kegger just to watch shit go down.

            1. Holy Crap…Do I know you, were you ever in Missouri?

    2. She’s Czech and pretty – so no.

    3. deal breaker.

      1. I’m in love…. Pardon me while I shovel this melted pile of self preservation out of the window

    4. I’ve experienced this to a lesser degree. I learned one day as a prep cook that if you are going to go take a leak after cleaning hot peppers, that you better wash your hands really fucking well first.

      1. I use habaneros in my ceviche and know this lesson well.

        1. I think it’s spelled ‘crevice’

          1. damn auto-correct!

      2. Also if you touch your eyes a lot, like I apparently do.

        1. I tried to put contacts in after cutting up habaneros for chili. I involuntarily dropped to the floor before clawing the contact out as quickly as possible.

        2. First time I grew very hot peppers I sampled a little piece and somehow managed to get it in my eye and ear and nose. Which really sucked for an hour or so.

          This year I grew some ghost peppers, which are just ridiculous. I was very careful after handling them.

          1. I find it interesting that people experience hot peppers differently. I don’t find scotch bonnets all that hot but some jalape?os seem super hot. Vice versa for my wife. Habaneros are my favorite, good heat to flavor ratio.

            1. I too have found jalapenos to be quite inconsistent.

              This past summer my mother grew some Thai chilis of some sort. Don’t know exactly what they are, but they’re red and pointy. She gave me the lot and I let them dry in a paper bag. Then I tried grinding some with fresh garlic, salt, honey and vinegar. Best hot sauce I’ve ever had.

              1. That does sound good. I love sweet and hot flavors together.

              2. Probably bird’s eye peppers (aka dragon peppers.) They are pretty easy to grow if you want a steady supply.

                1. That looks like them. She grew quite the bush. I can’t grow shit where I live. I’m in a valley surrounded by trees and only get four or five hours of direct sunlight at best.

              3. I grew some of those this year too. But they were called “Big Thai”. Not sure if it is exactly the same thing.

                1. I don’t know if you’re into canned fish or not, but sarc loves his sardines. I found that that hot sauce I made goes wonderfully on sardines with Ritz. Yum.

                  1. Mmm. Canned fish and hot sauce. I think I am going to have to make some with my peppers.

                    Trouble with growing peppers in New England, even if you have enough sun, is that most peppers need a long growing season to fully ripen. I had to take a couple of plants inside because the peppers were still green when it started to frost.

              4. Jalapenos are heavily affected by the acidity and moisture of the soil they’re grown in. My uncle grew some up in North Central CA that were so hot that when we went to cut them up, they actually made my fingers tingle and burn. Just the fumes made my eyes water as well.

                We roasted them and put them in some salsa. Clean out your sinuses, make you sweat out any toxins in your system, and make you dab with TP, instead of wipe.

      3. Wear gloves. You’ll take shit for it, but fuck them.

    5. Haha, ass-ault, nice.

      Crazy she might be, but let’s be serious here: I’d bounce a basketball through a minefield just to smell where she peed. She is smoking.

    6. That laugh…haunting.

      Shouldn’t she be doing porn somewhere?

    7. I’ll bet he stops pranking her.

      1. I wouldn’t. Time to escalate to near death pranks. It ain’t funny if no one gets hurt.

    8. This guy would have done well to have learned about the Hot/Crazy Matrix before he met this woman.

      1. Judging by her picture, I would definitely have been willing to chance the Danger Zone.

        1. No, no, no! That’s not the way the Hot/Crazy Matrix should be interpreted.

          You don’t want to be in the Danger Zone. That’s where your car gets keyed, you get a bunny in the pot, your tires get slashed, and you wind up in jail … or in agonizing pain from pepper-spray-treated toilet paper.

          Crazy zone just ain’t worth no matter how hot the women is.

  7. Earth’s water did NOT come from comets: Rosetta results deepen mystery of how oceans first arrived on our planet

    Experts had though a comet collision brought water to Earth, seeding the oceans and providing ingredient for life
    Rosetta found its comet contains a different type of water, with more of a hydrogen isotope called deuterium
    Experts now believe asteroids may have been responsible from bringing Earth’s water

    Heavy!

    1. I reported on this yesterday. The half life was pretty short.

    2. I wonder if it is possible that over the billions of years since lots of comets were crashing into earth the heavy water has been somehow concentrated in comets. Anyone know if heavy water evaporates slower than regular water?

      1. Or, could the differential mass have caused the heavier water to collect nearer the center of the original comet prior to it’s multiple ablative passes near the sun?

        1. That was another thought that crossed my mind. But as far as I know, comets aren’t internally differentiated and the mass difference is pretty small. I don’t know.

          1. I’m just throwing out ideas. Its in the category of “why to asteroids have so much higher proportions of iridium than the Earth” questions.

            1. “why to asteroids have so much higher proportions of iridium than the Earth”

              Pro L prefers to do his banking outside of LEO.

          2. I think you are right about this. They aren’t gravitationally bound, so differentiation is unlikely to occur. Plus they would have had to go through a fluid phase in their formation.

            Not all comets go through multiple solar passes, either. I’m not sure if this one has or not, but it could be on its first pass.

      2. I do not think that it does.

        1. Yes, it does, but only very slightly, proportional to the difference in molecular weight. Regular water is 18 amu and heavy water is 20 amu (if both H’s are replaced by D’s).

          1. Yes, I see that my intuition was wrong. See what I posted below about the physical properties calculations.

      3. Don’t you just need a lot of hydrogen (the most common element in the universe), oxygen, and a spark? Combustion should take care of the rest.

        1. Oxygen is the problem there. There was very little free oxygen in the early earth. And keeping molecular hydrogen concentrated enough is tough too.

        2. Are you asking why that is not a good explanation for where the water on Earth came from? If so, the answer is that light elements (not locked up in heavier molecules) are not thought to survived this close to the Sun in the early Solar system, back when everything was still a protoplanetary disk. It’s a form of differentiation. It’s why the planets in the inner solar system are mostly rocky and the planets and moons in the outer solar system are mostly H/He and ices.

      4. I don’t know for sure, but I would bet that heavy water does evaporate more slowly. I don’t know how that would concentrate it in comets, though, since it would have been in a solid phase the entire time.

        1. It apparently depends on temperature. I dug up an.old paper available online from Oak Ridge that has functions for.calculating the physical properties of water and deuterium oxide. The latent heat of vaporization of the two between -200C and 200C tracks within about 6% for the two compiunds.

      5. Yes. That’s the basis for the reconstruction of the paleoclimate.

  8. More Americans say it’s important to protect gun rights than to restrict gun ownership in a new poll

    Wait, I thought 97% of America was for ‘common-sense’ gun control? Or was that just millenials?

    1. Or maybe it was a myth.

      1. Or maybe they were in favor of one and two handed gun control and none of that crazy three handed gun control?

      2. dingdingdingding! Winner!

    2. It’s not necessarily a contradiction. They are talking about the relative importance of regulations and rights, not an absolute right. I would think that 97% of people do favor some degree of firearms regulation. That doesn’t necessarily mean that they want more than or even the same as what we have now.

      1. Yes, without defining terms, “common sense gun-control” is meaningless.

        1. My definition is “Keep the gun pointed away from anything you don’t want dead.”

        2. If 90+ percent of people really wanted common sense gun control, there would be no problem passing a constitutional amendment that modified the language in 2A.

          1. Unless most people’s idea of common sense gun control is in accord with the 2nd.

        3. Yeah, who would be against common sense?

            1. So the 3 percent who were against common-sense gun control were the SJWs? Good for them for being honest, I guess.

      2. “It’s not necessarily a contradiction. ”

        You’re right, it wasn’t a contradiction, he was making a joke. I noticed you do that a lot, respond to obvious jokes and sarcasm by explaining to us something we were well aware of already.

  9. Terrifying moment skier lunged down VERTICAL run in a 5ft-wide crevice in the Alaskan wilderness and survived to tell the tale

    Cody Townsend, 31, from California, took to the Tordrillo Mountains, 75 miles northwest of Anchorage to perform the death-defying stunt
    A video shows him peering down the run before taking a deep breath and bombing it down at high speed
    It takes him just 30 seconds to complete the steep course
    Townsend was honored Saturday at the 2014 Powder Awards in Salt Lake City for skiing what was deemed the most challenging line of the year

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new…..-film.html
    Yikes!

    1. That. Was. Awesome.

    2. No freaking way.

      Although I did enjoy the screams of “I’m so happy I didn’t die” at the end.

      1. I don’t get the point of this at all.

        Call me an old fart.

        1. I’m not going to do that, but I totally get the motivation.

    3. I saw where the helicopter dropped the guy off, and I thought: no way in hell he makes it. But he did, in spectacular fashion. And I’m glad he wore a Go Pro Camera. That was amazing.

    4. It appeared he wasn’t the first to attempt it by the looks of the snow in the cam, or saved the videography for subsequent runs after proving it would capture the moment of his demise

      1. *wouldn’t capture

  10. What’s GILMORE’s phrase? “Moral narcissism”? Here’s some.

    So, like I said, you may believe you are not racist. You may have never said the N-word. You may have non-white friends. However, there are many different forms of racism, not all of them are active. Many of them are passive, and they might be invisible to you, because you’re a white man. (Pause, breathe, try not to jump to defense at this idea. Stay open. Hang with me.)

    1. they might be invisible to you,

      IN other words, ‘You’ll know it when I see it’?

    2. I shan’t stay with him, nor shall I hang with him.

      P.S. Are all your Johnny Football hopes coming true?

      1. If one did hang together with him, one would surely also hang separately from him.

      2. Not until he wins the Super Bowl the night after getting arrested for rimming a stripper in public. But this is a good start.

        1. Warty, did you like Johnny Football’s birthday cake? I found it to be quite appropriate.

          1. The rolled Benjamin was a nice touch.

            1. It was. But it was missing white powder underneath and around it. All they had to do was sprinkle some powdered sugar next to old Uncle Benjamin.

              That aside Warty, I want Johnny Football to succeed for your Browns. They need something good to happen to them and if it comes in the form of a short, hard-partying, gunslinger QB, then so be it.

        2. I’d….I’d like to see that happen.

    3. Ugg. Who could put up with that a-hole for more than 5 seconds, life is to short.

    4. (Pause, breathe, try not to jump to defense at this idea. Stay open. Hang with me.)

      Fuck this maternalistic condescending twat. Don’t tell me what to do. And don’t expect me to suspend rational thought and go along blindly with your retarded argument out of deference to the idea of “Staying open.”

      1. In each of these cases, the common thread is that you are being infantilizing.

        Ummm….

    5. I read that the other day. The whole point was that it is wrong to dismiss other people’s “lived experiences” just because you haven’t experienced them.

      So if I pointed out that individual white males face personal challenges (like all people) and that that these can easily outweigh whatever white privilege they might experience, what would the response be? Loving acceptance, I’m sure…

      1. Black and Brown “lived experiences” matter (more)!

        1. The better rejoinder is that “your lived experience of the black and brown ‘lived experience” is biased, condescending, and cannot help diminish the importance of the first-hand, that is *lived*, experience of persons of colors other than vaguely pinkish-white’.
          The whole ‘lived experience’ argument is so easily susceptible to being turned back on idiots like this that it really ought to be done more often.
          You can do no worse damage to these fuckwits than by taking their allegedly ‘foundational’ ideas and reflecting them back on said fuckwits.
          It is always possible, it is always funny, but sadly it is almost always pointless. They stopped learning years ago — in my lived experience, of course.

      2. “I take no personal responsibility for the glass ceiling, having spent all of my corporate career under the ‘glass carpet’.” – Scott Adams

    6. Apparently…implied by that article…only white men can experience cognitive dissonance.

      Golden.

    7. “because you’re a white man.”

      Um that sounds a tad racist to me. What does a guy’s race have to do with anything?

      1. Everything to a race-baiter

      2. Open yourself to other people’s experiences, Bardo. Like, really dumb people.

    8. And I can’t believe none of you people caught the “dancemaker” bit at the end.

      1. I had to stop after the second time “lean in” occurred.

    9. As I said the last time this was posted, the logical response is for white male cis shitlords to be gratuitously nasty to every “minority” group, since we’re going to be accused of racism/sexism/homophobia/whatever no matter what we do.

    10. Best response ever in the comments, money quote:

      First, let me say, I’m not addressing you to put you on the defensive. I don’t want to fight. But I really am hoping to reach your mind. So please start with holding what I’m going to say in an effort to create a discussion to arrive at the truth, and see if you can’t think this over with your brain before you make an instinctive emotional reaction.

      Well done, thedigdeeper, well done.

      1. Let me guess, the reaction was “now you’re just asserting your privilege, you mansplaining racist!”

  11. Just caught up with the latest WaPo revelation about the UVA story. It sounds like Jackie was really just trying to manipulate people for attention. The WaPo story makes it clear she had a crush on “Randall” and that he rebuffed her. So she tries to manipulate him by inventing a handsome upper classmen that has a crush on her. When that doesn’t work, she escalates it into pictures, text messages and emails to Randall supposedly from this upper classmen, praising Jackie and lamenting that she likes Randall. She keeps on escalating it until she finds something that does get attention: a story of assault. She finds a community that embraces her because of the story and realizes that she can get even more attention if she makes it more sensational.

    My wife also read somewhere that she never wanted to go to UVA, she wanted to go Brown, but that her parents couldn’t afford it. Apparently she was a top HS student but not doing so well at UVA. So she may have been trying to convince her parents to send her some place else. But at this point, there is no reason to think she was assaulted at all.

    1. So because she doesn’t get who and what she wants, Jackie decides to royally fuck over an entire fraternity? Good god. I don’t know if the word psychopath is appropriate here but it has to be close.

      1. Maybe, but it sounds like RS is the one that really tried to fuck over the fraternity and a lot of other people. Jackie just seems to have wanted to tell the story and get the attention.

        1. Oh I agree. But she certainly lit the kindling on that dumpster fire of a story.

      2. “Yeah. We’re still gonna have to go ahead and close down the fraternity. Yeah. And don’t forget your TPS reports. And if you can come in on Saturday it would be great.”

      3. It is entirely possible that she both consciously fabricated the story AND completely and utterly believed it was true.

        I have met people who were capable of doing this

        1. We probably all do it to some extent. Every time you remember something, you reconstruct the memory. And our brains are really good at making shit up to fill in the gaps.

          1. No, what you are describing is a faulty memory. What I am describing is something different.

            They consciously and intentionally craft a false reality, they simultaneously know it is false becuase they consciously change and alter it as needed and make it to achieve a specific goal and yet believe it to be utterly true.

            Basically they see their own subjective reality to be equally valid with the objective one we all share

            1. Ah. I think I know some people like that too.

            2. Was Bill Clinton anywhere near her mother nine months before her birth?

              1. It depends on what the definition of “was” was.

        2. Met? Hell, I married one.

          1. Lol I did too.

            My ex wife was not an extreme example of this but she absolutely could do it

    2. Like I said before, her friends knew she was nuts, full of shit, and a drama queen – but a “professional” journalist believed every word.

    3. Three girls have lied to me about rape before.

      One like Jackie who desperately wanted my attention, one who was scared I’d be mad if I found out she concealed being pregnant with my child from me, and another who just didn’t want to have sex that night but did a few nights before without any problems.

      All were college students.

      I’m firmly convinced that women who go to college know they can pull the rape card whenever they really don’t want to deal with something. Of course you can’t call them on it because you’ll offend the PC police and psycho rape advocates.

      1. “and another who just didn’t want to have sex that night but did a few nights before without any problems.”

        I’m assuming you didn’t proceed to have sex with her thinking it was ok because she wanted it before.

        1. I certainly didn’t.

          Nothing kills a boner faster than some girl telling you she was raped. I got the hell out of there.

      2. My ex wife admitted to me that she did this in college.

        She was having a fling with a guy who was considered socially unacceptable by her social group and got knocked up by him.

        She told everyone that she was raped by the guy to explain why she needed to go get an abortion. She never went to the cops of course because any investigation would have blown her story out of the water but she got plenty of sympathy from her friends and being in a small college town basically ruined the guys life because of the rumors and never admitted the truth to anyone before she admitted it to me almost 20 years later.

        In retrospect I should not have been surprised when she told all of our friends that I was a pedophile with gigs of kiddie porn on my computer when we split up.

        1. Jesus Christ.

        2. WOMEN DON’T LIE!

  12. The company announced yesterday that it’s shutting down Google News in Spain.

    Didn’t see that coming.

    1. Funny that Google seems to choke down the shit it’s fed here in the US from the NSA – but fuck with their money in Spain and it’s lights out.

  13. ‘Calgary’s Worst Driver’: Woman gets ticket after video of botched backing up goes viral:

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/…..-1.2864063

    The roughly five-minute YouTube video posted Thursday, which has more than three million views, shows a woman attempting to back out of a parking spot.

    The incident was captured by video surveillance at a nearby business.

    About 20 seconds into the video the driver of the BMW SUV forcefully backs into a parked vehicle.

    The woman then spends the next several minutes trying to get turned around, driving back and forth, eventually completing a full circle before driving away from the scene.

    How high/asian could you possibly be?

    1. That really needs to be sped up and accompanied by you-know-what.

    2. Holy shit.

    3. How high/asian could you possibly be?

      That is completely lacist.

      I laughed.hard.

  14. More Americans say it’s important to protect gun rights than to restrict gun ownership in a new poll from Pew Research Center.

    It’s now called the “Pew Pew Pew”Research Center

    1. I laughed. Thank you.

    2. Trying not to laugh too hard at work

    3. *widens gaze to let out tears from laughing*

  15. However, there are many different forms of racism, not all of them are active.

    So order your Mister Bojangles Racism Detector now, before we run out. Supplies are dangerously low. Don’t get get cozying up to some secret racist; stay safe the Bojangles way! Only six payments of $329.95, plus shipping and handling. ORDER NOOOOOOW!

  16. Cop chokes 14-year-old boy, nothing else happens.

    A police officer’s actions in restraining a 14-year-old boy by putting his arm up his back and choking him was excessive and contrary to law, an Independent Police Conduct Authority report says.

    But….

    However, due to the conflicting evidence the high threshold required for criminal prosecution was not met.

    1. the high threshold required for criminal prosecution was not met.

      Oh, well, that’s ok then.

      1. The “threshold” being the cop saying “Yes, I planned in advance to murder this person”. Without such a confession, how can we be sure?

    2. However, due to the conflicting evidence the high threshold required for criminal prosecution was not met.

      The conflicting evidence is what saved OJ from ever having to go to trial in the case of his ex-wife being murdered, right?

      It seems to me that any case that results in a “Not Guilty” verdict must have some conflicting evidence, so how do any of those ever make it past the indictment phase?

  17. Woman, 24, died after taking overdose of raspberry ketone slimming pills

    After splitting up with her fiance, Miss Reynolds, 24, swallowed a large number of the tablets, containing as much caffeine as 225 cans of Red Bull energy drink.

    Those pills gave her wings!

    1. Or a pitch fork depending on her belief system.

      1. lols upon lols

  18. the high threshold required for criminal prosecution was not met.

    As soon as prosecutors can win an election by shipping cops off to the Cages (as they currently can with civilians), that threshold will fall.

    1. Shudders thinking of Spitzer, Coakley, Christie, and every other ambitious DA…

      It would be cool to see the next wave turn their attention on cops instead of business people or pre-school teachers.

    2. As soon as prosecutors can win an election by shipping cops off to the Cages (as they currently can with civilians) are from other jurisdictions so they don’t have to rely on those same cops as witnesses, that threshold will fall.

      Better.

  19. No Comfyballs in U.S.

    The Norwegian company Comfyballs applied to release its product into the US market earlier this year, but the country’s patent office refused to trademark the term, ruling that the brand name was “vulgar”.

    But American authorities banned it from operating under that name, finding that, “in the context of the applicant’s goods… Comfyballs means only one thing – that a man’s testicles, or ‘balls,’ will be comfortable in the applicant’s undergarments.

    “The mark does not create a double entendre or other idiomatic expression… When used in this way, the word, ‘balls’ has an offensive meaning.”

    1. Comfysack?

    2. Pfft. Underwear is a scam. Freeballing is by far the most comfortable alternative.

      1. The zipper scares me.

      2. Except in jeans.

      3. I see you have never gone running more than a mile.

    3. The very existence of testicles is offensive!

    4. “Oh, very well. ‘Comfytesticles’, then.”

    5. So, let’s help them out:

      Nuthuggers?

      For the Hispanic market, perhaps “Dos Huevos”?

    6. Come on, is “balls” really offensive? It’s pretty much the standard casual word for testicles at this point. Or is mentioning private parts at all a no-no?

      1. “Ow! My balls!”

    7. Hmmmm. Wonder how Duluth Trading gets away with ballroom jeans?
      http://www.duluthtrading.com/s…..jeans.aspx

  20. Treasury Department Seeking Survival Kits For Bank Employees

    The kits must … include a “reusable solar blanket” 52 by 84 inches long, a 2,400-calorie food bar, “50 water purification tablets,” a “dust mask,” “one-size fits all poncho with hood,” a rechargeable lantern with built-in radio, and an “Air-Aid emergency mask”…. Survival kits will be delivered to every major bank in the United States including Bank of America, American Express Bank, BMO Financial Corp., Capitol One Financial Corporation, Citigroup, Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Company, and Wells Fargo.

    W.T.F?

    1. You can buy those from Amazon for multiple people for maybe $80 each.

    2. That had to have been picked up from The Onion

      1. Zerohedge. The Onion’s non sarcastic little brother.

    3. 2 possible reasons.

      1. Someone at the Treasury Dept or higher in the admin owes a favor to someone who makes survival kits.

      2. Economist who have seen non-cooked government numbers are predicting doom.

    4. The mission of the OCC is to “ensure that national banks and federal savings associations operate in a safe and sound manner ?.”

      Ah.

      1. Therefore, we are locking all of the bankers in the vaults with only their survival kits.

        Whoever is left alive after 18 months will be released into the wild.

    5. “one-size fits all poncho with hood,”

      It fits John’s girlfriends and sarcasmic’s?

      1. Well, one of John’s and two of sarc’s, so yes.

    6. Does it include spare coke bottle spectacle lenses?

  21. When used in this way, the word, ‘balls’ has an offensive meaning.

    Bollocks.

  22. Rick Perry: ‘Running for the Presidency Is Not an IQ Test’

    “I think Americans are really ready for a leader that will give them a great hope about the future.”

    Just shut up, Rick.

    1. Obviously

    2. “I think Americans are really ready for a leader that will give them a great hope about the future.”

      That approach to candidate selection gave us 8 years of Barry O.

  23. “I think Americans are really ready for a leader that will give them a great hope about the future.”

    You’re a little behind the curve, aren’t you, Rick?

    1. At least he didn’t sneak the c-word in there, too.

      1. “Cromnibus?”

      2. crypto-fascist?

    2. “”I think Americans are really ready for a leader that will give them a great hope about the future.”
      You’re a little behind the curve, aren’t you, Rick?”

      Yeah, we already got one of those and now, to quote Meatloaf, we’re “praying for the end of time”.

  24. last day of the Lean meeting… where it turns into the Lean manager wanting everything he can get from the IT department instead of any changes to our processes.

    Have a good day, everyone, because you’re bound to have a better one than me.

    1. Be sure to ask if you can head a study to determine whether Total Quality Management or Lean Six-Sigma would be better for your group.

    2. Champion that effort, form your own tiger team and become a shao-lean monk. Your TQM destiny awaits you.

      1. You motherfucker, that just gave me PTSD.

  25. Someone took the cotton ball in a tylenol bottle joke too seriously.

    But shopping at high-end stores while Black, especially young and female, too often feels like navigating a minefield of assumptions, microaggressions, and thinly veiled hostility.

    I thought that shopping at Brooks Brothers would help soothe my pain, and that finding the right shirt or blazer would be good for my soul. Fortunately, nobody eyeballed me, followed me around or mistook me for “the help.” Things were looking promising as I made my way past tables of neatly folded cashmere cardigans and satin deco scarves. But then, I stumbled across a display with a small decorative bale of cotton stalks. In that instant, Brooks Brothers went from being a place for therapeutic shopping to a hostile environment. WTF? I thought to myself.

    On a day when it was difficult just to be in predominantly White spaces, I was accosted by the sight of raw cotton. You may wonder: Why is this such a big deal? Because to African Americans, the sight of raw cotton is equivalent to a swastika. Without going into unproductive comparison of various holocausts and genocides, cotton is the icon that reminds us why our ancestors were snatched from their homeland, carted across the planet and subjected to centuries of nonstop horrors to build the infrastructure and wealth of this nation.

    1. Non-Black people might look at the fluffy bolls and see something soft and pleasant. But we see endless fields of torture and misery. We are reminded of generations of backbreaking, soul-crushing unpaid labor, of the whips and stings of bare skin split open by whips and rubbed raw by chains. Of families torn asunder and nonstop rapes and the degradation and humiliation passed down in our DNA. We hear the Confederate anthem, “I Wish I Was in Dixie Land,” and it’s famed lyric:

      Oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton,

      Old times there are not forgotten ?

      Sure, we wear cotton, sit on it, sleep on it, and use it in everyday items just as everyone else does. But raw cotton is every bit as painful and offensive as those other visuals icons of white supremacy: the Confederate flag, burning crosses, KKK regalia, and lynched black bodies hanging from trees. It’s a form of the N-word that we can see and touch and smell.

      So standing in Brooks Brothers, visions of the perfect shirt or blazer temporarily wiped from my mind, I realized that I needed to address this faux pas. I was calm and gracious as I pulled one of the workers aside, a nice White lady whose nametag said “Helen.”

      “Excuse me,” I said to her. She smiled expectantly. I pointed at the cotton display and made a face as if it stunk to high heaven. “Can you all please stop decorating your stores with cotton?”

      1. “Oh,” she said, appearing confused as she looked between me and the display. “What’s wrong with it? Why don’t you like it?”

        “My ancestors in Virginia had to pick that,” I said wearily. “I don’t want to see it in my face while I’m shopping.” Just like I don’t like going to urban stores like G-Star Raw and being verbally assaulted by the n-word and misogynist and homophobic rap lyrics blasting from the speakers.

        Helen’s eyebrows converged, the blood ran out of her face, and her entire spirit dropped down into her loafers. She looked at that cotton as if she was seeing it for the very first time. I stormed away from her and continued shopping. On the way out with my crisp new 100-percent cotton fitted shirt in hand, Helen smiled at me and said, “Thanks for shopping with us.”

        I responded by nodding back at the cotton display and saying, in my haughty Maya Angelou tone of voice: “Make it go away, Helen.” I went by to check the next day, and the display was gone, evidence that Helen took a lesson from that teachable moment.

        1. I responded by nodding back at the cotton display and saying, in my haughty Maya Angelou tone of voice: “Make it go away, Helen.” I went by to check the next day, and the display was gone, evidence that Helen took a lesson from that teachable moment.

          What an asshole. And if it traumatized her so much, why go back and expose herself to it again? Unless, of course, the entire stunt was an exercise of power and an ego trip for her…

          1. Unless, of course, the entire stunt was an exercise of power and an ego trip for her…

            Uh, yeah, evidenced by her eagerness to publicly write about it.

          2. “What an asshole. And if it traumatized her so much, why go back and expose herself to it again? Unless, of course, the entire stunt was an exercise of power and an ego trip for her…”

            Two other possibilities.

            1. This didn’t happen and she completely made it up because she is crazy.

            2. This is the greatest troll-job I’ve ever read and the writer is just mocking SJWs.

            1. The last few weeks have sort of opened my eyes to just how much of an incentive there is to be a victim in our society. She has an incentive to make it up. She also has an incentive to take elements of a real story and gin up her “pain” and “suffering”. But even if she truly experienced everything she wrote, it’s still worthy of derision. So there really is no way this isn’t stupid.

              1. If that story is true, she is really an insufferable cunt.

        2. Fuck, my Irish ancestors were starved by the British during the Potato Famine, but I certainly don’t freak out at the sight of French Fries, you fucking lunatic.

          1. Ah, but what about raw, whole potatoes?

        3. On the way out with my crisp new 100-percent cotton fitted shirt in hand, Helen smiled at me and said, “Thanks for shopping with us.”

          So in the end, she gave her money to a shop that was being so offensive to her…

          1. And bought a product made with trauma-inducing COTTON!!

            1. I’d hate to imagine the indescribable trauma she would experience if she drove a mile down the road from my house to the cotton fields. Hate to break it to ya, ma’am, but cotton fields do still exist, and people still do pick cotton (albeit in a farm implement)

        4. Helen’s eyebrows converged, the blood ran out of her face, and her entire spirit dropped down into her loafers. She looked at that cotton as if she was seeing it for the very first time. I stormed away from her and continued shopping. On the way out with my crisp new 100-percent cotton fitted shirt in hand, Helen smiled at me and said, “Thanks for shopping with us.”

          This has to be satire. Has to be.

        5. On the way out with my crisp new 100-percent cotton fitted shirt in hand, Helen smiled at me and said, “Thanks for shopping with us.”

          Two things:
          1. I guess she only has problems with raw cotton, not carded, woven, cut and stitched. I suppose one is not related to the other in any way.

          2. Why is Helen walking out with her new shirt?

          1. I guess she only has problems with raw cotton, not carded, woven, cut and stitched. I suppose one is not related to the other in any way.

            The unfavorable humours are drained from the cotton during the weaving process.

        6. A million facepalms are not enough for this hooey.

          1. +1 Suk physician

        7. time to take down my pyramid shaped advertisements for Passover…

      2. We are reminded of generations of backbreaking, soul-crushing unpaid labor, of the whips and stings of bare skin split open by whips and rubbed raw by chains. Of families torn asunder and nonstop rapes and the degradation and humiliation passed down in our DNA.

        You didn’t experience any of that. And you don’t evidently understand DNA.

      3. Okay, so after a few seconds of research I find cotton stalks, like dried flowers–and the ‘stalks’ are actually branches, not stalks. I find little bales of cotton one can get for decoration.

        But no bales of cotton stalks. I don’t think it would bale well.

        I suspect this genius took umbrage at hay bales–which are also common harvest decorations–if this happened at all–the idea that someone would be upset at racism and try to get away at Brooks Brothers is just ludicrous.

    2. Does this person honestly expect me to take her seriously?

      1. My style of dress is classic preppy. My fashion sense evolved from my years spent in boarding school, where I was required to dress that way for class: khaki pants, fitted dress shirts, crewneck sweaters, and penny loafers. J.Crew and Ralph Lauren could have used our campus to shoot their advertisements.

    3. Because to African Americans, the sight of raw cotton is equivalent to a swastika.

      Good. God.

      1. Just like the sight of potatoes to an Irish American.

        1. My ancestors were coal miners in Appalachia. I get physically ill whenever I see a CSX train headed to the coal terminal. Their lignite privilege offends me.

          1. The stockings filled with coal Christmas meme must send you into a virtual catatonic state of fear and horror.

            1. It’s so bad I have to ask for an extension on wrapping presents while I cope with the stress.

    4. My ancestors were born from the Big Bang – that’s right, the BIG BANG! Every time I see things made from subatomic particles, it reminds me of that horrendous moment when everything was created.

      1. It is generally thought to have been a bad move.

  26. So, the wife is asking me to put blue christmas lights up on a tree to honor police officers because of a facebook thing she found called project blue light. Anyone else run into this yet. Trying to find a tactful way of saying hell no.

    1. My wife thinks cops and arrogant bullies – so no.

      And blue lights are tacky.

      1. Especially the new LED ones. I can’t stand the LED Christmas lights.

    2. I’d show her a few videos of cops murdering unarmed innocents and then ask her why they should be honored.

    3. Your wife is fucking a cop. Sorry, bro.

      1. Damn, bro, that was harsh.

        1. It’s Warty. No punches pulled, nor fucks given.

    4. Weird.
      Put up the lights so they spell “fuck tha police”.

    5. I think I would lose my shit at that. I definitely second showing her a few cop videos and probably screening “America’s Longest War” for her. See if you can get excerpts from PoliceOne to show her too.

    6. I thought Jews put up blue lights. I don’t know where I heard that.

      1. I thought Catholics. Isn’t there something with Mary and blue lights?

        1. My wife is catholic and I’ve never heard of blue lights for Mary. Then again I haven’t asked.

        2. Seven “Hail Mary”s when there’s a Kmart special going on?

    7. Aren’t blue lights a Hannukah thing?

      1. Yes, but not exclusive to that or to jews.

    8. Trying to find a tactful way of saying hell no.

      Seems to me that a simple “Hell, no” is the tactful way to respond.

    9. “Only if we can put a bunch of black dolls in death poses around the bottom.”

  27. It must be something in the water!
    “A climate idea comes of age: Zero emissions”
    […]
    “In your lifetime, emissions have to go to zero. That’s a message people understand,” said the Pakistani-born Yamin,”…
    Oh, and: ” and celebrities including Leonardo DiCaprio have backed variations.”
    http://www.newsobserver.com/20…..rylink=cpy

    I’m pretty sure he’s got the patent on GM purple unicorns so we can harvest the farts, right? I mean, she wouldn’t propose something that is impossible as a goal, right? And, hey, Lennie’s down with it!

  28. Tha fuq?

    Bad victims. The article is nonsensical, but the most crazy is in the comments.

    A sample:

    AnotherBadVictim ? 20 hours ago

    I was drunk. I went to the bar to flirt because I was angry with an ex. When it started happening in the back of his friend’s darkened restaurant, I didn’t resist, I didn’t fight, I couldn’t do anything but follow along in shock. I made him finish as quickly as possible. I slapped him in the face. He didn’t understand why I was upset. I let him talk me into staying. I let him give me a ride home. I let him have my phone number.

    I knew, as it was happening, that I was a bad victim. That he could say I wanted it, even though everything inside me was screaming. I knew nobody would believe me. I knew how I would be treated. I knew I didn’t want to deepen the cut. I have never told anyone.
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    riveting.rosie ? 19 hours ago

    We were best friends with him before, and for a long time after.
    We made out with him again after.
    We drank alcohol again in his presence after.
    We still loved him after.

    1. pjwren 111p ? 19 hours ago

      We didn’t know what to say when he started taking our clothes off, so we mumbled “okay.”
      We continued to date him afterward.
      We let his friends call us trash.
      We forced ourselves to forget every and any detail.
      We didn’t even know we could call it assault, so for 15 years we just called it bad sex.

      Mars ? 10 hours ago

      It was a choice between staying there and walking out alone into the city at night to call for another ride, so we stayed there and let it happen.
      We thought it couldn’t happen to people like us.
      We felt like it wasn’t worth saying no to big things when no had already been ignored around small things.
      We said yes to one thing and then didn’t say stop when it escalated into something else.
      We worried about making the other person angry.
      We stayed because we were lonely.
      We stayed because we needed validation.
      We stayed because we were scared of explicitly turning them down.
      Hell, sometimes we even stayed because we really wanted to finish reading a piece of their comic book collection.
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      Catandrist 110p ? 4 minutes ago

      This hits so close, you don’t even know. Well, no, you do know. And thank you.

      1. ‘We didn’t know what to say when he started taking our clothes off, so we mumbled “okay.”‘

        So you gave verbal consent and are now claiming it’s rape?

        1. But that wasn’t enthusiastic consent. She didn’t yell “Woo! Fuck me!” and queef a rainbow.

          1. “Queef a Rainbow”

            Sounds like an advertising campaign for Skittles? flavored feminine hygiene products.

          2. And yet again you have caused my co-workers to look into my office worryingly due to my sudden, uncontrollable and obnoxiously loud laughter.

        2. Hey, who are you to question their “lived experiences” They believe they were raped and so they were raped, silly things like facts are tools of the patriarchy used to continually rerape them all over again. Unless you agree to incarcerate their rapists for life you are a rape apologist and part of rape culture

          1. They can have their lived experiences if the men who thought (for good reason in most of the stories, it seems) they had consent can as well. Sorry, if subjective experience is all that is important, it goes both ways.

            1. “Sorry, if subjective experience is all that is important, it goes both ways.”

              Bless your heart.

      2. “We said yes to one thing and then didn’t say stop when it escalated into something else.”

        I’ve come to realize that 90% of what feminists call rape is actually just feminists having no self-esteem and being unable to make their desires clear.

        If you say yes to something and then when it ‘escalates’ you never make it clear that you don’t want it to escalate, then anything that happens actually is your fault.

        Regretting the fact that you don’t have the spine to say ‘no’ does not make the man a rapist, you idiots.

        1. Actually, it seems like more a case of after-the-fact regret attempts to escape responsibility for their own sexual desires and activities.

        2. That does seem to be a big part of the problem. It is just insane to both consider things like “I didn’t know how to say ‘no'” rape and insist that suggesting that women change their behavior in any way is blaming the victim. Yes, it is good to make it quite clear to men and boys that you really should make sure people are really consenting to sex. But you still need to say “no” when you don’t like what is happening.
          A lot of the guys in the stories probably are giant assholes, but that doesn’t mean that they wouldn’t have stopped if she’d said “stop”.

      3. We didn’t even know we could call it assault, so for 15 years we just called it bad sex.

        An admission that assault is being expanded to include bad sex?

        Hell, sometimes we even stayed because we really wanted to finish reading a piece of their comic book collection.

        Oh, so it must not have been all that bad, really. If you can’t be bothered to give up looking at a comic book that same night, I can’t be bothered to give a fuck.

      4. What’s all this “we” shit? Is Gollum narrating all his rape experiences in Mordor?

    2. What is with all of the “We”?

      1. An extension of #yesallwomen

        Basically an attempt to universalize their idiocy by saying this could be any of us

        1. Seems especially idiotic in this context. Do they think that all women are pathetic, frightened creatures who can’t say “no” or leave an uncomfortable situation.

          1. Yes, yes they do

            And they have the gall to call us misogynists

          2. Really, SJW feminism is reverting to the nineteenth century.

            Women are frail creatures who have to be cosseted and protected from alarm and offense.

            Women can’t be left unchaperoned with a man, because they just can’t avoid having sex if they are.

            We should automatically punish any may who is accused of rape, just like the KKK used to do.

            Next stop is probably adopting the radical Muslim approach for women: hide from the male gaze in a black sack, men become uncontrollable rapists at the glimpse of a woman, men should accompany women everywhere to protect them because men are uncontrollable rapists, etc.

            1. But Muslim women aren’t oppressed. They get to wear pretty underpants!

  29. 1. This didn’t happen and she completely made it up because she is crazy.

    Who the fuck would actually stand there and listen to that gibberish?

    “Yeah, okay, that’s nice. Are you going to buy something, or not?”

    1. Or Brooks Brothers, wary of being burned by being labeled ‘racist’, have trained their staff to be hyper sensitive to any racial bullshit.

  30. Some tips for white people who have an opinion on ferguson

    This is great. The text is bunk, but look at the section headings:

    1) Don’t trust everything ? or really anything ? you believe.

    2) Take a minute to step back and evaluate some of the mental gymnastics you are doing.

    3) Consider that if you aren’t angry, you probably don’t understand what is happening.

    4) Identify what’s at stake in this conversation.

    I’m willing to bet that almost any regular here can write a response to this bullshit, using the exact same headers.

    1. 3) Consider that if you aren’t angry, you probably don’t understand what is happening.

      Yes, anger is always good for making a detached, rational assessment of a situation. My version:

      If you are just getting angry now about police violence, you really need to pay better attention

      1. I was thinking, using the exact same header:

        Consider that if you aren’t angry, you probably don’t understand what is happening.

        People are being hurt and people’s property and livelyhood are being destroyed. If you aren’t angry about the riots and think they are justified, you probably don’t understand what is happening.

        I’d make your point with #4.

    2. What’s the fun of projecting, unless you lack self-awareness.l

  31. $404,155,000,000: Taxes Set Record in First 2 Months of FY15 ? Deficit Still $179B.

    (CNSNews.com) – The U.S. Treasury continued to rake in tax dollars at a record rate in November as the federal government closed out the first two months of fiscal 2015 with $404,155,000,000 in total receipts, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today.

    In constant 2014 dollars, this is the first time federal revenues have topped $400 billion in the first two months of the fiscal year.

    Even with these record revenues, the Treasury ran a deficit of $178.531 billion deficit in October and November as it spent $582.686 billion.

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