A.M. Links: Nearly 4 Million Participate in French Unity Rallies, U.S. Says No Intel Al-Qaeda Involved in Paris Attacks, Other Newspapers Targeted After Reprinting Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

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    Nearly 4 million people participated in a unity rallies in Paris and across France, joined by several dozen heads of state and government including the Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Palestinian Authority's Mahmoud Abbas. The United States, which sent no high-level representatives, says it has no credible intelligence that Al-Qaeda was involved in Wednesday's attack on the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo—the masked gunmen told witnesses they were with Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. The German newspaper Hamburger Morgenpost, which reprinted some of Charlie Hebdo's illustrations,  was targeted by arsonists this weekend while the offices of Belgian newspaper Le Soir, which also ran some of the cartoons, were evacuated after receiving a bomb threat.

  • Some fans of Neil de Grasse Tyson are worried about a tweet he sent out suggesting students get good grades in spite of bad teachers.
  • The South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, says she would have no preconditions for meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.
  • An oil tanker and a bus collided in Karachi, killing 62 people.
  • SpaceX successfully launched a cargo capsule but could not cleanly land the booster on a barge off the coast of Florida.
  • The Golden Globes were held in Los Angeles yesterday.
  • The Dallas Cowboys have been eliminated from the post-season.

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  1. The United States, which sent no high-level representatives…

    Le snub!

    1. “Je ne suis pas Charlie!”

      1. I fear I don’t speak frog. (And the sound of the language irritates me towards violence)

        1. What?! Ze language d’amour?

          1. What’s Swedish got to do with this discussion?

            1. What’s Swedish German got to do with this discussion?

              Fixed.

              Well, if command language is your style of “love”.

              1. +1 Schutzhund

              2. Was hast Du gegen Schei?eporn?

                1. Schei?eporn ist am Besten porn.

            2. Actually, pig latin is the language of love.

              ***winkwinknudgenudge***

          2. je t’aime, je t’aime

      2. Je suis OBAMA!

        1. I am not a jelly doughnut?

    2. Imitation is the highest form of flattery.

    3. Hello.

      “The Dallas Cowboys have been eliminated from the post-season.”

      File under ‘poetic justice.’

      1. More like, Rufus J. Hop-on

        1. Shouldn’t that be ‘Pile-on’?

      2. Detroit Lions fans agree.

        1. The Lions (or possibly a Twitter account claiming to be the lions) tweeted a photo of Calvin Johnson yesterday with a caption along the lines of “Now you know how we feel.”

          1. Speaking of Tweets, Totti takes a selfie after a goal:

            http://www.101greatgoals.com/g…..-a-selfie/

            1. Great derby, well worth getting up for the 8:00 a.m. kickoff. How about Felipe Anderson’s first half?

              Napoli Juve was also good. That Pogba goal? That Vidal goal? Woof.

              1. Good games and goals for sure!

      3. That having been said, as a Packer fan it’s going to be obnoxious having to hear all week about the Cowboys and not the winner of the game.

        1. That call was less controversial than the one against the Lions.

          1. Agreed. The rule is pretty clear that you can’t have it pop loose when you hit the ground and it did.

            The best part is that if Bryant had just gathered in the ball it would have been a catch, but he just had to try to stretch for the goal line.

            1. Exactly. In hockey they drill in you to ‘protect the puck’ in soccer it’s ‘shield the ball’ and in football ‘secure the football’. Bryant simply didn’t just catch and secure instead choosing to go for the goal line.

              Blame the rule not the officials on this one.

          2. I can’t believe that rule. He took two to three steps after securing possession and reached for the goal line. How is it not a catch? Even when you read the rule, it states approximately that if a player goes to the ground “in the process of making a catch…” I’d say that process was completed.

            That’s like saying a receiver who takes three steps or turns upfield and fumbles is actually just an incompletion, and we know it would never be called that way. The Calvin catch obviously set the precedent, but I think the refs copped out and are continuing to enforce the rule on an inaccurate reading of the rule.

            The rule is actually correct, it’s just horribly, horribly interpreted by the refs and everyone commenting on it.

            1. That’s like saying a receiver who takes three steps or turns upfield and fumbles is actually just an incompletion,

              This happens twice a week, but since it’s rarely in high-leverage situations you never hear about it. It happened during Jets games at least three times this year.

            2. His knee was also down before the ball popped out, which is why it was spotted inside the 1 yard line.

              The ground ’caused’ the ball to pop out in the end zone.

            3. The rule is actually correct, it’s just horribly, horribly interpreted by the refs and everyone commenting on it.

              Do you remember when you were in marching band and your mom mentioned every other member of the band was out of step?

            4. He took two to three steps after securing possession and reached for the goal line. How is it not a catch?

              Bingo. My issue as well.

              Plus, he was reaching the ball for the goal line when he hit the ground and it came out. He was in possession and control.

              Even Mrs. Dean, who is a Packer shareholder, thought it was a crap call.

      4. Especially since Dez Bryant blew it at the end. Man I hate him.

        My kid had to listen to me rant for days last week about how gutless the officials in the Lions-Cowboys game were for not flagging Bryant when he ran onto the field and badgering the refs into picking up that PI call against the Cowboys.

        The kid thought he was in for another bad week when he caught that long ball. Then it was reversed and I was so happy. I couldn’t get enough sideline shots of him pouting.

        1. That the Packers allowed it to happen on 4th and 2 should leave Pac fans a tad uneasy. Great throw and catch by Romo and Bryant respectively.

          But after what happened against Detroit, I was happy GB won.

          1. I play hoops with a bunch of other old fat guys each week. Last week when we were rehydrating afterwards (very important part of any exercise regime) we were discussing who to support in the Packer-Cowboy game and it unanimous for the Pack.

            Sure the Pack is a conference rival, but they still run a pretty classy organization.

            The Cowboys? Fuck them since 1975 for the Hail Mary play. Also where do they get off trying to call themselves America’s Team?

            1. I’m pretty sure GB won a boat load of fans for one day after the Lions game.

            2. Or trying to call yesterday’s game “Ice Bowl II”. That name was already given to the 1996 Conference Championship Game against Carolina, and could have been given to the 2007 game against the Giants.

              Fuck Jerry Jones.

            3. Americas Team… Indeed, PAH!

      5. I really expected to see John talking Manning by now.

        1. Or anyone talking about Harbaugh whining because his defense can’t figure out that they don’t have to guard a guy who declares himself ineligible.

          I missed that part of the game, but I did enjoy the whining after the game.

          It goes to one of my pet peeves about today’s NFL. It is populated by physical freaks who don’t really understand the dynamics of the game.

          When confronted with a situation that they weren’t coached up on, they don’t know what to do. The old time NFL players from 40 years ago would have done better because they understood the game.

          It is the same thing as offenses needing plays to be called in because QB’s don’t get it. Troy Aikman was the poster child of this. If he had played in the era when players on the field called their own plays he would never have made it.

          1. I was at the game. Not only did the refs announce on the PA system that Vereen was ineligible, they followed it up with a helpful hint – the announcement was something like “#34 is reporting ineligble. Do NOT cover #34”.

            At the time I could not figure out why they were being so explicit. But in any case it’s not like there was a sudden trick and the Ravens could not have just called a time-out.

            1. I was hammered, and in the uppermost row, as far from the field you can get. I still figured out what was going on based on just the first half of the refs’ announcement.

          2. I love how some are calling it “deceptive”, when the Patriots literally have to announce it before they do it.

    4. I guess in the grand scheme of things, having a no-show from Obama and/or Biden isn’t a huge deal, but it does look like shit from a PR perspective. I believe at least 40 heads of state were at the rally to show unity w/ France and we sent the ambassador, who was already there. How reassuring to our allies in the fight against Islamic extremism.

      1. Hey, Obama uses drones to blow up wedding parties, what more do they want?

      2. BAD OPTICS!

      3. Bill and Shrillary should have gone.

      4. “having a no-show from Obama and/or Biden isn’t a huge deal, but it does look like shit from a PR perspective”

        Agreed. How many of those 40 heads of state are champions of freedom? My rough guess, as a follower of world affairs, is approximately zero. And if Obama HAD attended, the number would have been approximately……..zero.

        1. He could’ve reminded everyone that the future does not belong to Charlie Hebdo.

      5. “Having a no-show from Obama and/or Biden isn’t a huge deal”

        I think Obama’s cowardice is a big deal–on this and lots of other issues.

        Generally speaking, Barack Obama doesn’t think average people should be free to take risks–and now I know why.

        It’s because he’s a coward himself, and he sees the world through a coward’s eyes.

        1. You’re just now figuring that out?

          His whole career is built on cowardice and using his grace and race to play both sides of any given issue.

      6. Eric Holder was actually in France for, wait for it, an anti-terrorism meeting.

        And couldn’t be arsed to attend. That makes me think this was not just an oversight or scheduling problem, but a decision by the administration that nobody, but nobody, was going to attend.

        Probably in their ongoing and pointless pursuit of warm fuzzies from psychopaths.

    5. Four million cheese-eating surrender monkeys are braver than Barack Obama.

      This is our President, and we should do what he says.

    6. Who let the frogs out? Oeuf, Oeuf

      1. *considers narrowing gaze, but laughs instead*

    7. What’s French for “the future must not belong to Charlie Hebdo”?

      1. Le futur ne devrait pas appartenir ? ?Charlie Hebdo? .

        My French is rusty, though.

    1. Based on this link posted here over the weekend , I think first post should always be given to the next person in the “progressive stack”

      1. haha! The stack starts with the priveledged white woman telling everyone how the priveledged white women and men don’t get to speak first. Snake eating itself.

      2. Principals, not principles

        Sweet Jesus, these people are stupid.

      3. I didn’t finish the video. Are the various marginalized classes weighted in any way? Do I get more for being anti-statist at a progressive rally than one of the thousand progressives in attendance?

        1. SPOILER ALERT: Nobody clarifies any specifics.

      1. My story is my keyboard stuck, and I’m sticking to it, too!

        1. Why was your keyboard sticky? Too much smartphone cream?

          1. Nice, um, catch.

          2. At 65 pounds a jar, I’d just have my orphans hold the smartphone for me.

      2. WHAT DO WE WANT?

        FIST!

        WHERE DO WE WANT IT?

          1. See this is my problem with Fist insisting on always being first.

            Shouldn’t we have a poster with a handle like “Lube of Manners” go first?

            How many people are turned off of libertarianism because they come to HyR and the first thing they get is a dose of Fist. Maybe if they had been eased into Fist after a bit of Lube of Manners they wouldn’t leave so sore and would come back again.

            1. If they go straight to the sexual, then they have no place here at Hit & Run.

              1. Fist, I’m not sure that your insistence that newbs treat you more like a visit to a proctologist than a visit to a dominatrix is much of a selling point.

              2. “If they go straight to the sexual, then they have no a place here at Hit & Run.”

                Repaired that for ya.

                1. Exactly.

            2. I think by the time you find your way here you’ve been so thoroughly pounded in the ass by government and its enablers that no lube is necessary.

  2. Some fans of Neil de Grasse Tyson are worried about a tweet he sent out suggesting students get good grades in spite of bad teachers.

    Because of Global Warming, probably.

  3. Some fans of Neil de Grasse Tyson are worried about a tweet he sent out suggesting students get good grades in spite of bad teachers.

    I’m less concerned about the grades than the learning, since bad teachers can pass out good grades like candies.

    I learned in spite of bad teachers.

    1. That was my first thought: students don’t get good grades in spite of bad teachers — they get good grades BECAUSE of bad teachers.

      1. I suppose that is sometimes true. Though plenty of people in high school at least have bad teachers and get bad grades.

        In this case, I think Tyson is spot on (though as UCS points out, it would probably be more to the point to say “learned” rather than “got good grades”.

      2. ^THIS^

        Bad teachers give good grades because they know that no student is ever going to protest an A.

        If they give bad grades a lot of students are going to protest and the teacher may be called to justify them.

        1. There certainly are bad teachers who do that. But I don’t know that the generalization is justified.

      3. ^^This.

        A bad teacher doesn’t want to face possible review because they gave out bad grades. I’m reminded of the geriatric Tiwanese Professor I had for ‘Fuzzy Set Theory’. He could barely speak english, could barely answer any student questions, and probably could only barely understand the course material.

        At the end of the course, I had an A, and only a vague notion of what ‘Fuzzy Set Theory’ actually was.

        1. So you were kind of fuzzy on the concept?

        2. I had a guest professor from Hong Kong for my differential equations class. His lectures were writing down the examples in the book on the black board, and when I asked him a question he would take the words I used in my question, re-arrange them, and then say them back to me.

          To this day, I feel like diffyQ is a glaring hole my math background because I didn’t have the time to teach it to myself properly and study for all my classes.

        3. my Chem teacher was Austrian, couldnt understand a godamned thing he said.
          got an A
          and i still dont know how, but i wasnt going to question it at the time.

      4. I received excellent grades in calculus in high school from a very bad teacher. That fact hurt me down the road when I found I hadn’t learned calculus well enough. In engineering school you *really* don’t want to find that out the hard way in your freshman year.

    2. The reason they’re upset is because Tyson (and now you) are suggesting that there is such a thing as a bad teacher. We all know that all teachers are overworked, underpaid and underappreciated so only dedicated saintss become teachers. Not a bad one among them.

      1. I had a math teacher who spent more time talking about her vacations than math.

        She hated being ignored so much that she added questions about them to tests.

          1. NYS Public Schools. I think she had 40 years seniority.

            1. I would have (or dreamed of anyway) written a math equation ‘How many miles inside my teacher’s cunt can I journey into in five minutes.’

  4. The health benefits of smoking:

    “He yelled, ‘Is that a crossbow bolt through your foot you silly prick?'”

    The cook them took him and lay him in the back of a car for the drive to Katherine Hospital.

    “It was starting to feel a lot of pressure building up and honestly just wanted it out,” he said.

    “It was an hour and a half into town, the cook chucked me a pack of Longbeach 40s and said to get them into me.

    “I smoked about 20 on the way.”

    1. They keep crossbows around in case of drop bear attack?

      1. Crossbows are for the spiders.

        The only effective defense for drop bear attack is deforestation.

            1. No can see Youtube at the works. Will check at home later. Danke.

            2. Heh, listened to that – nice. Felt like I had been flung back to the end of the 1980s.

    2. Hey the smokes kept him from going into shock.

    1. I thought the penalty for being a dumb pedestrian was getting hit by a car.

    2. Pedestrian busted for walking without due care

      Seems like she should be arrested for ‘don’t care’

    3. I get an error message trying to open that link – I can only assume the car she ran into the path of was a cop car that she insists had no business driving that fast on the sidewalk to begin with?

      1. works fine for me. Full text below:

        Pedestrian busted for walking without due care after she ran into the path of a car
        NT NEWS JANUARY 12, 2015 5:20PM

        A WOMAN has been cautioned for walking without due care after she ran into the path of a car in Darwin city on Sunday.

        The woman was running across The Esplanade in pouring rain when she ran into the path of the car about midday.

        Superintendent Del Jones said the impact was enough to leave a dent in the bonnet of the car.

        “The car was travelling at the speed limit ? they were doing nothing wrong.”

        The pedestrian was knocked to the ground by the impact, and suffered abrasions to her knees and elbows.

        She admitted to being at fault and was cautioned.

        1. Darwin City?

          Seriously?

      2. A cop saw her, thought she was good looking, and wanted a pretext to get her address.

    4. In Pennsylvania, the law presumes that pedestrians are more maneuverable than cars, so cars have the right of way except in labeled crosswalks. I knew a guy who worked as a pizza deliveryman who ran over a person who ran out in front of him from between 2 cars; the pedestrian had to pay for the damage and my acquaintance had no charges against him.

  5. Some fans of Neil de Grasse Tyson are worried about a tweet he sent out suggesting students get good grades in spite of bad teachers.

    Wonder twin controversies activate! Form of: special interests!

  6. SpaceX successfully launched a cargo capsule but could not cleanly land the booster on a barge off the coast of Florida.

    They probably shouldn’t have named it the Kamikazi.

    1. Drug smugglers are probably taking notes….

      1. HEY you pay extra for Space-weed!

  7. The Dallas Cowboys have been eliminated from the post-season.

    And Hitler is pissed.

    1. At least The Real America’s Team? advanced…

      1. The Atlanta Braves?

  8. The Dallas Cowboys have been eliminated from the post-season.

    ELiminationist rhetoric! Too soon. Too soon.

  9. …says it has no credible intelligence that Al-Qaeda was involved in Wednesday’s attack on the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo?the masked gunmen told witnesses they were with Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

    Because, as we all, know Al-Qaeda is on the run.

    1. The difference between “on the run” and “charging” is one US Officials have difficulty with at all levels.

      1. Advancing towards the rear!

    2. Met an Islamist in the grocery store
      He said was a Jihaaaaaadi
      I hid from him in the frozen goods
      and I crouched under the peeeeas

      Some ex lovers are worse than others

  10. Smartphones cause drooping jowls and ‘tech-neck’ wrinkles in 18-39 year-olds

    The first ever cream specifically designed to combat a smartphone-related condition does not come cheaply, setting consumers back ?65.

    Got your “smartphone cream” right here.

    1. You might want to buy a tiger-repelling rock while you’re at it.

      1. Hey, I have one of those and it works great.

    2. Life imitates Absolutely Fabulous, darlings.

    3. Ah, so that is how I have maintained such an elegant and youthful neck and jaw line.

  11. Kim Jong-Un plans to open restaurant in Scotland

    I was going to make a joke about how Scotland is probably one of the places in the world most receptive to Juche, but reality beat me to the punch:

    “The Scottish independence referendum catapulted Scotland into the North Korean elite’s thoughts.

    “Despite voting ‘No’ they’d consider left-leaning Scotland to be more suitable to deal with than England.

    1. Being a Communist Leader, I’m sure Kim will understand when the profits of the restaurant are taxed at 100%.

    2. It won’t work. There’s already two great Korean places on Causewayside.

      1. North Causewayside and South Causewayside? Or are they both in South Causewayside?

        1. I’m pretty sure Causewayside is about 5 blocks long. This is the older town where streets change names every few blocks. Unless you’re making a reference I’m missing.

          1. It was meant to be a joke regarding North versus South Korea. Of course the two successful Korean places would be on the South…

    3. This should be a specific signal to Scots they’re doing something speciously and (alliteratively speaking) spectacularly wrong.

      1. True in many ways, but surely they didn’t do something wrong in having the referendum. That is what is so batty about this. Is Kim planning a referendum soon of some sort?

        1. I wholeheartedly support any independence movement, even if Scotland is ruled by leftwing nutjobs.

          1. It is indeed but the support is softer than it appears. Westminster slept, while Scotland managed to set up the referendum in the only terms that gave it any chance of victory. For example, many Scots move to the rest of UK for work, that lost them their vote but obviously they would have voted yes.

          2. If Scotland ever regains its independence, the leftwing nutjobs won’t last – you need English subsidies to maintain Scottish socialism in the style to which it has become accustomed

            1. Precisely. The old saying here is even if Quebec secedes, it’ll need Ottawa to prop it up nonetheless. Never mind Montreal would want to secede from Quebec.

              1. There was some comedy here when the Shetlands declared they might then secede from an independent Scotland. Of course that would have cost Scotland its oil revenues.

              2. And the English bits of Montreal would want to secede from the French rest.

                1. That’s the idea. But Montreal Francos-Anglos-Allos are pretty united (except for the poor part of the East-end district where most of the welfare cases are) on the secessionist part in that they don’t want to leave Canada. Like, duh.

  12. The South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, says she would have no preconditions for meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.

    Even knowing Kim might bring a copy of Simon Sez to watch?

    1. Does Park get to bring The Interview or Team America?

  13. Reposting here. Why I condemn the killings in Paris?but don’t endorse the mockery of Islam.

    And that’s what Charlie Hebdo typically does. Often, the target of Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons?the people being caricatured and ridiculed?are simply the religious. Other times, the target is unclear?the last tweet before the attack was a cartoon of the head of ISIS offering politically correct holiday wishes. Muslims already face discrimination in Europe as in America, and mocking them is not courageous or beneficial. The paper’s cartoons have depicted all religions, but the paper’s stance as an equal-opportunity offender is also part of what makes it a generator of pseudo-satire. There’s just nothing brave about secular white men mocking everybody else. You can’t satirize intolerance by being intolerant.

    Of course you can, you dumb little 20-year-old twat.

    1. They can mock whoever the fuck they want to mock. It’s satire. Tough shit, bitch.

    2. This is my favorite bit.

      Other times, the target is unclear?the last tweet before the attack was a cartoon of the head of ISIS offering politically correct holiday wishes.

      “I don’t get the joke, so there must not be a joke.” I don’t get it. What’s not to get about the cartoon?

      1. What makes it funniest of all is that Charlie Hebdo is clearly most fiercely critical of precisely this kind of mealy-mouthed liberal-ass goody-goody moral equivocating cowardice. And she’s clueless. What a moron.

    3. There’s just nothing brave about secular white men mocking everybody else.

      OTOH, if they also mock *themselves* ?.

    4. 20-year-old? ’bout time to get to work on those memoirs…

      1. HM pointed out earlier that she’s adorable. Bless her heart.

        1. Well in that case I volunteer to give her some memories to write about

        2. “Remy has a deep appreciation for satire, and has finally learned that one should always laugh, and never take oneself too seriously, and she agrees with Jon Stewart that America needs to “take it down a notch.” When she grows up, she wants to be Meg the Intern on The Colbert Report.”

          ^ I don’t care how adorable she is, if I had to speak to her I’d kill myself in like 10 minutes.

        3. “college student by day…pundit by night” AYFKM?
          You’d think actually having a degree in hand would be a prerequisite (along with a little, you know, experience) for the title of “Pundit”. But then again, I guess were in the age of “self-described”…

          1. I don’t know if it’s merely cultural or a product of our increasingly shitty K-12 system, but a lot of kids these days seem to share the belief that they are experts without actually having any, you know, expertise.

            I have some lefty friends who are also teachers. In the past, they toed the party line on education, but no more. Saw them recently, and they trashed the whole fucking system. Excellent.

    5. Eh, she’s mostly correct on nothing being brave about mocking the religious in general. With the big exception for Muslims, the worst that will happen is picketing.
      It’s a shame the left wasn’t willing to admit that their favorite comedian aren’t brave before someone died, and now only seems to be doing so because their favored religious class is the one being mocked.

      1. The ridiculous always deserve mockery, and there’s very little more ridiculous than religion.

        1. What does deserve have to do with bravery? With the exception of muslims there is nothing brave about mocking religion. This has nothing to do with if it is deserved or not.

          1. She’s not saying there’s nothing brave about mocking other religions, she’s specifically saying there’s nothing brave about mocking Islam.

            Given that Islamists have shown the ability to manipulate western media outlets into toeing their preferred line through periodic threats of violence, this is provably untrue.

      2. “Eh, she’s mostly correct on nothing being brave about mocking the religious in general.”

        No, she’s not correct because she gets the situation exactly backwards.

        She says it’s not brave for white men to mock everyone else, when in fact the truth is that the only group you don’t have to be brave to mock ARE white men.

        You can say whatever you want about white men and nothing bad will happen to you. If you say anything about another ethnic or sexual group, you’ll probably lose your job.

        And if you make fun of Muslims for long enough, particularly in Europe, there is a non-zero possibility that someone will try to kill you.

        Her argument is therefore the opposite of the truth.

      3. I disagree. If they were only mocking Christianity or Judaism, secular leftists would be applauding them without reservation. It is only because they repeatedly mocked Islam that a lot of leftists are saying they were unoriginal or boring or offensive.

        It’s also important to remember that a lot of commentators have no context for any of this. They’re talking out of their ass. They didn’t know about the magazine a week ago, or only hazily knew it as being targeted for a Muhammad cartoon, and they have no idea what any of the cartoons mean.

    6. American Thinker agrees (mostly):

      http://www.americanthinker.com….._sane.html

      FTA: And whom should we fear most? Who most imperils us? Muslim fundamentalists? Or the secular fundamentalists who, like dysfunctional cells attacking a body’s immune system, make us susceptible to harmful outside agencies?

      1. When you start using the term ‘secular fundamentalist, you should just pack up and go home.

        1. It sounds fitting. What term would you use?

          1. As robc likes to point out, neither Muslim nor secularists can be fundamentalists, by definition.

    7. “There’s just nothing brave about secular white men mocking everybody else.”

      There is when ‘everybody else’ is willing to shoot you to death.

      1. WHITE MAN MOCK BECAUSE IMPERIALISM!

    8. Who the fuck said satire is supposed to be brave? Obviously, continuing to make Mohammed related jokes was quite brave. But this person seems to be assuming that satire needs to be brave to be valid or something.

      1. Reminds me of an argument in Slate some years ago about the Daily Show being the only form of satire in existance because ‘truth to power’ or some shit.

        John Stewart going ‘Look at GW stumble over his words, he’s such a dummy!’ was the height of satire.

        South Park or Team America wasn’t satire, because they made fun of the wrong side.

        That was when I finally gave up on Slate, which seemed to have some balance at one time.

        1. The basic idea of satire being a critique of power is right, but Slate et al are refusing to see the power in question. To them, there’s only one source of power: middleaged white conservative men. False consciousness or a cynical attempt to divert attention from their own power?

          1. I vote C) Utter cluelessness.

          2. The basic idea of satire being a critique of power is right…

            Why?

            Are you suggesting that those not in power can’t have lousy ideas? Are you suggesting those lousy ideas are somehow exempt from critique? And if they’re worthy of criticism, why shouldn’t they be worthy of satire?

    9. It’s intolerant to satirize murderous intolerance.

    10. There’s just nothing brave about secular white men mocking everybody else.

      Well, first of all, given that some subset of those mocked have an affinity for murdering those who disagree with them, I’d say such mockery is quite brave.

      But, that leaves an odd point I’ve seen even writers here make. Why is it we should assume that satire is somehow less legitimate if the target is less powerful or a minority? It seems to me that the legitimacy of a target for satire is the silliness on some level of the position being satirized. And it doesn’t seem rational to argue that the positions held by minorities or those without power are somehow or another uniformly laudable. Sometimes, minorities or the powerless have dumb arguments. And those arguments should be just as fair game as those held by anyone else. If we accept the position being pushed here, we should conclude that neo-Nazis should be somehow exempt from having their arguments lampooned.

      1. They have no qualms about satirizing dumb hicks. The Westboro protestors are completely ineffectual people, and they can be lampooned with ease. Same for the creationist museum.

        But I guess they can be lumped into the larger group of “white people,” and the current thinking is that this extremely large group (numbering in the hundreds of millions) is all that matters. If some members of that group can be classified as powerful, then the entire group is powerful, which percolates back down and damns everyone else.

  14. An oil tanker and a bus collided in Karachi…

    When I first read this, I was picturing one of these modes of transport being where it was not designed to go.

    1. Yet, selling rides atop the oil tanker proved to be a poor business model.

      1. Somewhere a lyft VP throws a portfolio to the ground in anger..

    2. “But I sounded the ship’s horn!”

      /oil tanker captain

      1. “Landlocked? That’s just another word for ‘challenge’!”

        /oil tanker captain

    3. Did the oil tanker get pregnant?

      1. *applause*

        /H&R commentariat

        “I don’t get it?”

        /Tony

  15. You know who else attended large unity rallies…

    1. Indiana Jones in The Last Crusade? Plus he got an autograph.

    2. Unitarians?

    3. The minions in Despicable Me?

    4. Juggalos?

      1. DO tell?

        *turns on recorder*

        /FBI agent

      1. Hey!

        (Unity sucks)

  16. Men Who Post Selfies Show Psychopathic Tendencies

    “It’s not surprising that men who post a lot of selfies and spend more time editing them are more narcissistic, but this is the first time it has actually been confirmed in a study.”

    It *is* surprising, however, that none of this applies to *women* who post selfies.

    1. I’m detecting a patriarchical tone…

      1. That’s just the ‘double standard’ alarm.

        1. Women are just naturally psychopathic?

          /TIWTANLW

  17. “Some fans of Neil de Grasse Tyson are worried about a tweet he sent out suggesting students get good grades in spite of bad teachers.”

    Alt-Headline: Neil de Grasse Tyson says basic fact, mouth-breathing dipshits who pretend to be ‘pro-science’ freak out.

    1. It’s absolutely true. The most common trait among students who succeed is apparently grit, or determination in the face of adversity (per research of Angela Duckworth, besides being common sense). Who could be against that message?

    2. What they are probably upset about is that he would dare suggest that there is any such thing as a bad teacher. They are all heroes of the revolution afterall.

      1. All teachers are above average teachers.

    3. Also, read what he actually said. He said students who get ‘straight A’s’ do so in spite of bad teachers. So he’s not saying that every teacher is bad, merely that enough are bad that a good student is inevitably going to have some.

      This is an obvious fact, not something controversial.

      Mindless fans of teachers are like mindless fans of cops. If you dare argue that a single member of the protected class might not be a wonderful, brilliant human being, you are evil for failing to worship them enough.

      1. Mindless fans of teachers are like mindless fans of cops.

        Yep.

        1. cf. Damon, Matt

      2. This is an obvious fact, not something controversial.

        Things that are obvious facts to sensible people often are controversial to others.

        1. Or at least others pretend they are controversial.

          I mean, it seems like the only reason to object to the statement is that you don’t think there are bad teachers. Which is just absurd. I can’t see how that could be controversial to anyone arguing in good faith.

          I guess “controversial” is one of those words like “offensive” that has nothing objectively to do with the content of the idea.

          1. But, but, but… intentions! The teachers mean well! I mean, they have to be good people to have chosen that profession! They’re selfless! They think only of the children! How dare you question their good intentions by looking at the results! Intentions!

            1. And they have to maintain the pretense that all teachers are equally highly trained and qualified professionals, or they might be subjected to the horrors of merit pay.

        2. My older kids like to bitch about teachers and assume bad grades because “Everyone bombs this class.” I don’t take that shit for a second, because sometimes you just have to endeavor to persevere.

          1. Agreed. I also teach my kid there week be bad teachers who give you good grades with no work. So what – it’s her job to learn what’s necessary or change teachers as in the end, knowing and being able to utilize learned knowledge provides value (and therefore income), not good grades.

  18. Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, author, and science education advocate, has often tweeted things that have been upsetting to some religious groups, but this time, his tweet has offended educators and supporters of education, instead.

    But you repeat yourself.

    1. Je suis Neil.

      Not really, though. Dude’s a smug douchebag.

    2. “has offended educators and supporters of education, instead.”

      Objection! Assuming what has to be proved!

      I have seen no evidence that the average teacher is a ‘supporter of education.’ They’re supporters of teachers. Teachers =/= education

      1. They’re supporters of education in the same way that they’re fans of science.

      2. I support education by wanting to get rid of bad teachers.

        When they say “supporters of education”, they mean people who support the state monopoly on the provision of “education”.

  19. A BRIEF encounter like no other: New York straphangers join thousands of commuters across the globe ditching their trousers to celebrate the ‘No Pants Subway Ride’

    Public transport in cities including Milan, Bucharest, Prague and Berlin were crammed with bare-legged travellers
    Participants are required to dress normally on their top halves and keep a straight face as they ride
    London Undergound users also took part in the ‘celebration of silliness’ which was founded by Improv Everywhere
    Stunt began in New York in 2002, where seven people attended. Passengers are advised to take something to read

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new…..-Ride.html

    1. Given the sort of people I see on public transport this is very much a case of “Do Not Want!”

    2. I may have to rethink my position that the USA is the leader of infantilism.

  20. Prosecutor issues arrest warrant for NINE-YEAR-OLD boy for failing to show up to court for stealing a pack of gum

    Boy, nine, wanted for failing to show up in court over gum theft
    He missed court because his family had no way of getting him there
    The nine-year-old is now in detention awaiting a court date

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new…..k-gum.html

    1. The arrest warrant had been issued by Prosecutor McHugh after the nine-year-old missed his court date over the alleged theft for the second time.

      Emphasis added. The kid is fortunate to be alive.

  21. Giggling over genocide: They flirted with the SS, wore pink underwear and even had a hair salon – the female death camp guards as evil as the men

    More than 50,000 women slaughtered at concentration camp Ravensbruck
    It was Hitler’s biggest all-female death camp, located in northern Germany
    Pretty female guards with fashionable hair would release dogs on inmates
    One guard, known as ‘beautiful bitch’, had penchant for torturing pisoners
    ‘Her eyes shone when she beat people,’ said one survivor 70 years later

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new…..l-men.html

    1. +1 Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS

    2. I thought this was the creation of 70’s exploitation films…

    3. The article keeps mentioning that many of the female guards were “beautiful.” Judging from the accompanying pics, there are no ‘photos of the beautiful guards remaining.

      1. Remember beautiful is relative and unless they are professional photos tend to make you look uglier. In Germany at this time these women might have been real stunners.

      2. Some of them look pretty plain, but some would clean up nicely.

    4. This isn’t news to anyone who actually knows history.

      1. These same news outlets thought it was a new revelation that Gladiators were fed mostly barley soup, despite their historic appelation of ‘Barley eaters’ and had headlines about these slaves’ “vegitarian diet”, as if it were voluntary. You expect them to know things that were thoroughly documented?

    5. This is what I’d like Orange is the New Black to be.

  22. ‘I just crumpled him’: Pastor demonstrates how he punched a ‘smart aleck’ child for ‘not taking God seriously’

    Footage is of Pastor Eric Dammann from Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
    He speaks to his congregation about a boy named ‘Ben’ from Calgary
    Described him as a smart aleck who ‘wasn’t taking the Lord serious’
    Said they were outside youth group when he walked over and hit the kid
    Defended his actions saying: ‘There’s times that might be needed’
    Dammann told DailyMail.com in a statement his actions were ‘inexcusable’

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new…..-Lord.html

    1. He saved that kid from Hell. He’s a hero.

    2. Might be needed what? Might be needed WHAT!!?

      1. Punching a child. There are times when “punching a child” might be needed.

  23. Lena Dunham goes from topless shocker to carpet stunner in red at the Golden Globe Awards

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvs…..wards.html
    I just threw up. Don’t click this unless you’ve got a strong stomach. Or a fetish for fatties.

    1. NSFW.

      carpet stunner

      HAH!

      1. It was a typo…they meant ‘carpet stainer’

    2. Man, the Daily Mail has quite the dry sense of humor.

    3. She’s…hideous. Forget her body type, some like that and others don’t, her face is just utterly unattractive.

      1. Nondescript. I prefer.

        1. It’s not ‘nondescript’ it’s ‘punchable’. ‘nondescript’ would not get any sort of reaction.

          1. I bet if you knew nothing about her it would be different. I don’t believe in the punchable face. Just punchable personalities. She’s just very plain.

            1. Maybe, but I’d been introduced to the personality long before there was a face to go with it.

    4. It’s the weird insistence that she is attractive that I find so baffling. Is it not enough to lavish her with praise for her writing and directing? Why insist that she is also attractive?

      1. Imagine her with an apple in her mouth, rotating slowly over a bed of coals…

        1. She can scrub up OK, but then ruins it with a village idiot expression and standing as if she needs to pee.

          1. That’s the thing. It’s almost as if she makes a point of making herself unattractive even when she is dressed and made up nicely. Or maybe she is just an awkward weirdo.

            1. All of the above.

        2. That should be her next tattoo. It can say TAINTED MEAT under it.

      2. Yeah, that is the weirdest thing.

        I know almost nothing of her writing or acting, so I’m not commenting on that. But for people who like her and who want to make some feminist point or something, isn’t it good that a not particularly attractive woman is successful clearly because of her talents and not her looks.

        1. Well, it leads back to their Catch-22 about casting. They simultaneously demand that unattractive people be given roles and then turn around a proclaim everyone attractive, even if they have to give the backhand compliment “unconventional attractive.”

      3. Maybe by “stunner” they mean literally stunning. You know, like a phaser. I wonder if she has a “kill” setting in her look repertoire?

        1. Yeah. It’s called “naked.”

          1. That’s “dematerialize.”

        2. Somebody resurrect Joan Rivers, we need her unadulterated honesty.

    5. Lena Dunham cannot be tamed.

      Hows about euthanized?

    6. Her legs are all pock marked with pimples turned scabies. I can say as a guy who was trying to find some redeeming quality about this she-man-child, I’d already ruled out her personality.

    7. Am I wrong when noticing that she has to have the strangest pair of aerolas any human not in death row deserves to see?

    1. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Go home, go home, go home!

    2. Ms Petzel, in her lawsuit, claims Ms Finley questioned how her Australian accent ‘was received’ in the US marketplace

      “‘I might’ ? what?”

      1. “Petzel” is the Yiddish word for “very small penis.” No joke, but funny anyway.

  24. My wife is currently applying for fellowships in her chosen subspecialty, and every single one is in places that top my list of worst places to live: NY, New Jersey, Massachusetts, California, and Illinois. Fuck me. The silver lining is that it will only last 2 years.

    1. Oh, and if you have a child considering going to med school: tell them FUCK NO. It is not worth it.

      1. 3 or my 4 kids are pretty well determined to attend a vocational school (although one of them is only 6 so she has a long time to change her mind). Only 1 is even considering college

    2. Depending on where in NJ it is, you might be able to pull off living in PA instead. Ditto NH and MA.

  25. Watch out for icebergs! Kate Winslet makes waves in plunging black swimsuit as she hits beach in New Zealand

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvs…..stume.html
    She hasn’t said no to a cheeseburger in a while.

    1. no to a cheeseburger

      Nice band name.

    2. she did not age well.

      1. When you’re that voluptuous that young…it’s good while it lasts.

    3. Maybe she is just well adjusted?

      I’m guessing she made a pile of money when she was young. At that point, she sat back and thought, “I could keep acting, but it would require me to deny myself a lot of fun because I’d have to work out and watch everything I eat so I can stay super thin, or I could just say fuck it. Enjoy myself and live off my pile of cash”

    4. Holy Smoke. Watch it only for the full frontal of a young Kate Winslet.

  26. *headdesk*

    My Brother just wrote this on Facebook…

    It’s been very popular to talk about the Charlie Hedbo attacks this past week as an attack on Freedom. While it is true that the attack was attempt to silence a particularly lewd type of anti-Islamic expression, we should not confuse our war against Islam with a war for freedom. To be blatantly honest, we Christians only differ from radical Islamists in the level of restrictions we seek. Humanists only differ from Christians in the level of restrictions they seek. Sure there are people who don’t think things through and follow some mystical “non-aggression principle” but even that forces a level of standards on society (such as age of consent).
    Islamists believe women should be covered from head to toe.
    Christians believe women and men alike should dress modestly in public.
    Even secularists would agree that clothing should be required in most public spaces.
    The most radical libertarian would shun the idea of sex with minors in public (or at all).

  27. …cont

    It’s not about a society’s right to set standards. What the battle against Islam is really about is Judeo – Christian Principles versus Islamic principles. It’s what it has ALWAYS been about! If people really want to know why they hate us and what their greatest recruiting tools are, it’s not “blowback” for some perceived offenses, it’s what we see in the Charlie Hedbo attacks. They are disgusted by our increasing depravity. The only difference between the Islamists and the Christians is the way we deal with it. Christians evangelize, Islamists behead! Christians think society has a right to set standards of dress and that people should dress modestly in public while Islamists think women who aren’t covered head to toe should be raped and stoned in the street.
    Freedom cannot exist in a culture that allows itself to be taken over by a culture that does not see freedom as an essential liberty because we want them to have freedom. Put more succinctly, free nations cannot allow Islam free reign and still expect to remain free themselves!

    Someone please tell me I am adopted

    1. My condolences. My brother is a hardcore prog, so I know your pain.

    2. Sounds like a progressive do not tolerate the intolerant rant with words swapped to make it a religious culture war. Also, I think he made a dig at you there.

      1. Lol no he hates all libertarians and his favorite criticism of them is that they at a minimum condone pedophilia. Which is rather funny because when he was 27 he dated a high schooler that he met online.

        He will occasionally make a dig like that at me but this was more generic criticism on his part.

    3. The only difference between the Islamists and the Christians is the way we deal with it. Christians evangelize, Islamists behead!

      Any chance your brother is a satirist?

      1. Lol nope, this is pretty much exactly how he thinks.

        He is almost a characiture of a religious fundamentalist extremist tea party member.

        Seriously to him Freedom means “the community” has the right to set moral standards

    4. Your brother is confused. And if it’s any comfort, my brother thinks and says the exact same stupid things.

      ‘Humanists only differ from Christians’

      I musta missed the part when there was a Humanist-Christianity Schism.

      1. Modern Humanism is considered to be explicitly non-theistic.

        1. Perhaps, but the Humanists I learned about were the ones from the Renaissance and they weren’t hostile to Christianity.

          1. Then maybe you need to go back to the Renaissance, you puckslapping maplesucker.

            1. “maplesucker”

              Does that mean Canadians are neo-Druids, making syrup magic from trees?

              1. It’s more like The Wicker Man.

            2. And you go back to Germania!

            3. Then maybe you need to go back to the Renaissance, you puckslapping maplesucker.

              Attacking flappyheads is definitely “punching down”.

          2. Blackadder has the appropriate response for you: “To you, Baldrick, the Renaissance was just something that happened to other people, wasn’t it?”

            1. I. HAVE. BEEN. REBIRTHED!!!

    5. Freedom cannot exist in a culture that allows itself to be taken over by a culture that does not see freedom as an essential liberty because we want them to have freedom. Put more succinctly, free nations cannot allow Islam free reign and still expect to remain free themselves!

      Your brother keeps using that word.

      1. Bo agrees with the brother on that part.

    6. I love the claim that it’s Islam versus Christian values rather than Islamic fundamentalism versus WESTERN values.

      Free speech is not a Christian value. In fact, Christianity has frequently had a bit of a problem with free speech.

      1. I am not sure a lot of the “West” is all that dedicated to free speech anymore.

        1. If not, it comes with too many qualifiers and faulty premises and notions of needing to ‘balance’ free speech making sure they are ‘tasteful’ and do not ‘offend.’

          It’s quite the problem and appeals mostly to middling mindless minds.

        2. Nope. Any place that has or is contemplating “hate speech” laws is no longer a defender of freedom of speech

      2. Bill Donohue agrees.

  28. Ben Carson’s Troubling Connection
    For ten years, he interacted with a medical-supplement maker accused of false advertising.

    “I don’t know that he’s ever had a compensated relationship with Mannatech,” says Armstrong Williams, Carson’s business manager, when asked about those appearances. “All we know is that the Washington Speaker’s Bureau, which booked hundreds of speaking engagements for him through the year, booked these engagements. He had no idea who these people are. They’re booked through the speakers’ bureau. The question should be asked to the Washington Speakers Bureau, when did they have a relationship with Mannatech, because Dr. Carson never had one.” (At Washington Speakers Bureau, Carson is listed as a level-6 speaker, meaning his fee is more than $40,000 per speech.)

    Williams adds that Carson won’t personally be answering any questions about his interactions with the company, “because that is the decision that has been made.”

    1. At first glance, my initial reaction is ‘FAKE’, but I have a policy of not following links to that site, so I can’t evaluate further.

    2. What’s tattooed on her philtrum?

      1. It’s a microdot tattoo containing the missile plans.

    3. “But then I woke up the next day, looked at it and thought ‘Oh God, what have I done?’.

      So many jokes available here.

      1. My BIL got drunk at college and his buds attempted to tattoo a sword in a stone with a coiled snake around it on his arm. We’ve been mocking his tattoo of a hoover upright vacuum cleaner for years.

  29. So, I’ve been thinking about the prog stack and the oppression olympics, and “punching down”, the prog hivemind’s rationalization for why it can’t criticize Islam or even the assholes in Islam.

    What they’re missing is a corollary, a balancing rule that says “for every group you oppress, you lose ranking in the oppression scale”. That way, if you belong to a group of misogynistic homophobic bigots who occasionally use the mentally disabled as walking bombs, you get kicked down below white cis men on the whine order. Which means when it comes to conservative Muslims (not even radicals and terrorists, just the sort that run Muslim countries), everybody can attack them without it being “punching down”.

    What I need is a way to hack into the echo chamber and upload this programming. At minimum, I’ll need Will Smith and some sort of Apple computing device.

    1. some sort of Apple computing device.

      So you plan on distracting them with Candy Crush Saga on an endless loop? Or do you plan on just staring at the screen wondering why nothing happened by virtue of you plugging it in, then screaming “I thought you ‘just worked’, dammit!”

  30. Slate’s In-Kind Donation to the Warren Campaign

    Six of the 12 said they would like to have Warren over to their house to talk, more than any other possible 2016 presidential contender they were asked about. They said she was “down to earth” and “knowledgeable.” When asked a separate question about which politician they would like to have live next door, they picked Warren over every other contender as well. Jenny Howard, an accountant with student-loan debt who voted for Romney in 2012 and Sen. John McCain in 2008, also liked Warren: “If she ran, she could be the next president because she is personable and knowledgeable and has a good handle on what’s going on in the country.”

    Where are you, barfman?

    1. Why would you want the busybody to be your neighbor?

      1. Yeah, you’d have to be like “Bitch, I’ll take in my fucking trash cans when I goddamn feel like it.” all the time.

  31. If people really want to know why they hate us and what their greatest recruiting tools are, it’s not “blowback” for some perceived offenses, it’s what we see in the Charlie Hedbo attacks. They are disgusted by our increasing depravity.

    Sorry, rasilio, but your brother is a fucking retard. He can kiss my hairy ass.

  32. Meanwhile, on last night’s episode of Girls

    NSWF and NLDSB

    1. Also, I don’t know what either of those acronyms stand for.

      1. NLDSB – National Library and Documentation Services Board (Sri Lanka)

        Is that Tamil Tiger in her ass?

        1. Based on the other one, I’d say it’s the National Lysdexia Sensitivity Board.

      2. Not Safe For Work
        No Lena Dunham Sad Boobs

        1. Those two are mutually exclusive where I work.

  33. Yeah, you’d have to be like “Bitch, I’ll take in my fucking trash cans when I goddamn feel like it.” all the time.

    And then she’d give you the exasperated scholmarm face and off you’d go to the hoosegow for assault and battery.

    “But seriously, Your Honor- isn’t that the most punchable face you’ve ever seen?” is not likely o be a winning defense.

    1. That defense only works for cops.

  34. An article about new bills awaiting the NH legislature.

    This comment amused me:

    I dont understand how the State on NH existed hundreds of years with out all these news laws. It must have been anarchy

  35. ‘Manslamming’: A Verb, a Gerund

    The term comes from an experiment conducted by Beth Breslaw, a 25-year-old labor organizer: Inspired by a friend, who wanted to test the theory that men were less likely than women to make room for other people on a crowded sidewalk, Breslaw decided to spend a couple of months walking like a man. “Instead of automatically moving out of the way for people in her path,” Roy writes, “she would spend some time taking a more masculine approach to city living. She would stride confidently in whatever direction she chose, refusing to alter her route for anyone, male or female.”

    The results? Breslaw “spent every day getting repeatedly body-checked.” Women, generally, moved out of the way for her; men, generally, refused to move, with the consequence being that they simply plowed into her. As Breslaw told Roy: “I can remember every single man who moved out of the way, because there were so few.”

    Yep. Hence, “manslamming.”

    Next up, “Mancoating” wherein a man stubbornly refuses to throw his coat down on a puddle when a woman passes.

    1. It sounds like she was plowing into them.

    2. That ho has some serious penis envy.

    3. I plow through the crowds at the World Trade Center PATH station every morning and I can confirm that the women are every bit as pushy as the men.

      So… FAIL.

      Also, I call bullshit on this: “men, generally, refused to move, with the consequence being that they simply plowed into her”.

      Also also, “a 25-year-old labor organizer”. WTF?!

    4. Inspired by a friend, who wanted to test the theory that men were less likely than women to make room for other people on a crowded sidewalk, Breslaw decided to spend a couple of months walking like a man.

      It’s nice of them to admit right up front that she assumed her conclusion.

    5. What’s funny is that she seems to believe that men who just go plowing through crowds don’t body-checked when we’re being assholes.

      We do.

    1. As a Bills fan I have to talk myself into Rex Ryan so I feel your pain.

      Kubiak was not even a good head coach so that makes no sense.

      1. I’m a Ryan fan, but that signing was idiocy for both parties.

      2. At least you’ve been able to get used to a good defense and awful offense the past few years.

    2. Yeah, Pettine should preemptively resign. I think he handled himself well this year, there’s no reason for the Browns to do what is most likely a sidegrade in picking up Kubiak.

      1. It looks like this rumor is most likely bullshit. But if not…Christ.

    3. You have my sympathy. At this stage it looks like that franchise has precisely no idea what the fuck it wants to do about anything.

  36. my buddy’s sister-in-law makes $67 an hour on the internet . She has been without a job for 6 months but last month her paycheck was $12455 just working on the internet for a few hours. website link……….
    ????? http://www.work-reviews.com

  37. Sorry to repeat post. Very moving story from KC:

    Four would-be robbers become punch line by trying to strongarm a KC gun shop in broad daylight. Three leave with gunshot wounds.

    Unfortunately, one of the owners met his end in the firefight, and his wife, the other owner, was punched. But the lesson remains: don’t rob a gun shop. You will get shot. Good on the owner for standing his ground against 4-1 odds and protecting his wife and partner.

    1. One of the gun stores I go to is in a shitty neighborhood, and you have to look into a camera and get buzzed in to get in. Meaning no one with saggy britches gets anywhere near the place. I don’t understand why more gun shops don’t do things that way.

    2. But the lesson remains: don’t rob a gun shop. You will get shot.

      Same with a pawn shop. They’re all packing.

  38. The South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, says she would have no preconditions for meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.

    I have a suggestion for a precondition…that Kim Jong Un not be armed with a flamethrower.

      1. What’s the lunch menu got to do with this?

  39. My best friend’s mother-in-law makes $85 /hour on the internet . She has been out of work for 5 months but last month her pay was $16453 just working on the internet for a few hours.
    Visit this website ????? http://www.jobsfish.com

  40. my roomate’s half-sister makes $69 hourly on the laptop . She has been without a job for 10 months but last month her check was $15722 just working on the laptop for a few hours. why not look here………..
    ????? http://www.netjob70.com

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