White House Pushing TPP, Clinton Could Be Deposed Over Emails, Italian Court Rules Stealing Food Not Necessarily a Crime: P.M. Links

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    The White House is urging Congress to bring the Trans-Pacific Partnership to a vote.

  • Hillary Clinton could yet be deposed in the ongoing investigation into her use of a personal email server as Secretary of State.
  • President Obama is in Flint.
  • John Kasich is expected to announce he will be dropping out of the presidential race.
  • A court in Italy rules stealing food isn't a crime if you really need it.
  • Aeropostale files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
  • The newest Call of Duty will be set in outer space.

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  1. No one can hear you call in space.

    1. That’s pretty lame, Fist.

      1. That’s what happens when you rush into the Links.

        1. Technically, the links were on time today.

      2. Well, I don’t see you coming up with anything better.

        1. Sounds like a Democrat defending Obamacare.

          1. Or a republican defending Trump.

            1. You guys really know how to hurt a person.

      3. I agree. Terrible.

        1. Therefore perfect?

          /Needz moar labelz.

    2. Hello.

    3. OT: liberty.me is now free. Anyone here on there?

      1. Didn’t realize they charged: I’ve been downloading stuff in iTunes for a while now.

    4. The newest Call of Duty will be set in outer space.

      Fist, this attempt was just a Call of Doody

      1. Fast, good or cheap. Pick two.

        1. That’s exactly what your mom says!

          1. When did she add good as an option?

  2. The White House is urging Congress to bring the Trans-Pacific Partnership to a vote.

    Is this another bathroom thing?

    1. *slow clap*

    2. Should’ve opened with that one.

      1. Never open with a show stopper.

  3. Hillary Clinton could yet be deposed in the ongoing investigation into her use of a personal email server as Secretary of State.

    And she’ll be just as truthful as she always is.

  4. The newest Call of Duty will be set in outer space.

    In space, no one can hear you scream the n-word at strangers while virtually teabagging them.

    1. But what about all of the COD players who’ve had sex with my mother?

      1. Pimply teenage virgins from San Bernardino. Sorry to ruin the fantasy for you.

    2. the n-word

      N-word as in, ‘not-good-at-this-game’? Why don’t you just come out and say it? It’s not that bad.

      1. Don’t be so niggardly with the euphemisms

        1. ProTip: Setting up your username as ‘Niggard’ will get you banned from basically any server on any game.

          1. Fucking grammar Nazis.

      2. Noob.

  5. Hillary Clinton could yet be deposed in the ongoing investigation into her use of a personal email server as Secretary of State.

    Trump will be the presumptive nominee; and Hillary will be going down.

    1. I’ve said it before and i’ll say it again: Hillary doesn’t go down. Which is why Bill always had to stick it in fours.

      1. Fours?

        Is that an extra hole I don’t know about?

        Aural sex?

        1. Like you haven’t schtupped an ear or two in your day.

      2. I feel sorry for Huma, then.

        1. +2 mutton flaps

          1. That’s why her nickname is Tonga

    2. Going down on Trump?

  6. Elizabeth Warren unleashes Twitter tirade on Donald Trump

    Elizabeth Warren unloaded on Donald Trump after his win in Tuesday’s Indiana primary cemented his position as the likely Republican presidential nominee.

    “It’s real,” Warren tweeted following Trump’s victory in the Hoosier State. “He is one step away from the White House.”

    Someone’s on the warpath.

    1. Her and her cohort’s trail of tears won’t benefit him at all, I’m sure.

    2. Ahhhh… the crying and whining of people in the major parties over the candidates they don’t like winning elections… it’s soothing to the ears.

      I mean, it’s really hard for third party voters or nonvoters to sympathize with these whiners.

      “Boo-Hoo!! I only get my way HALF the time!! So unfair!!”

      1. I mean, it’s really hard for third party voters or nonvoters to sympathize with these whiners.

        It is indeed.

        Ahhhh… the crying and whining of people in the major parties over the candidates they don’t like winning elections… it’s soothing to the ears.

        It seems to me, EBS, that there is more than enough schadenfreude to go around.

      2. “Boo-Hoo!! I only get my way HALF 99.99% the time!! So unfair!!”

    3. She has no reservations about bashing Trump.

      1. You can say she may want to

        /dons sunglasses

        scalp Trump.

    4. Trump is bad medicine for the whole of the American tribe.

      There isn’t enough wampum in the whole world to buy Fauxchahontas’ support for Trump.

      Warren’s spirit animal told her Trump is The Trickster.

      Lizzie would love to drive by Trump Tower one night and teepee the whole place.

    5. “Someone’s on the warpath.”

      That’s racist.

      1. “That’s racist.”

        And an Irish pretending to be a Native American for the affirmative action and scholarship benefits is what, then? That’s at least got to count as cultural appropriation, right?

    6. You’re all overlooking the real outrage:

      Warren, a Native American, is cultural-appropriating Twitter, which was not a feature of Native American life and was invented by, well, not sure who, but they weren’t Native American.

      1. An excellent point. Henceforth, I deem any use of internet technology to be appropriation of white-guy culture.

        1. pasty white-guy culture, TYVM

  7. Aeropostale files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

    I’m surprised, considering how many people I see wearing their shit.

    1. Got boxer shorts from them once.

      Worst underwear evah.

        1. -1 mitigation vs. wedgies.

        2. That magazine sucks.

          1. That magazine sucksed.

            Last issue was 12/2015.

            1. Ha, you would know.

              1. He was half way thru his subscription; no refund!

              2. Eh, for a while they were perfect airplane reading material. Maxim was too risque and GQ was too…GQ. The writers were quirky and funny, the advertising wasn’t too ham-fisted and the magazine didn’t take itself very seriously past trend-spotting. Over the last decade it tried to seriously compete with other men’s fashion magazines instead of being a quirky outlier and failed badly.

          2. I thought it was for closeted gay guys.

        3. They shredded apart after about three washings.

          I wasn’t even sharting or anything.

          Carry on, Crusty.

  8. Hillary Clinton could yet be deposed in the ongoing investigation into her use of a personal email server as Secretary of State.

    I hope they depose her the same way they deposed Gaddafi.

    1. Make sure it’s not one of her doubles.

    2. Is there no end to the masturbation euphemisms?
      I thought she of all people would be free from any connection to that.

      1. Go ahead, Google “Hillary porn”. I dares ya.

        1. *Forces self out of reflexive fetal position*

          Not okay Dean!

        2. Good God, no! That way lies the Cliffs of Insanity.

  9. Clinton says ‘whole world’ wants her to beat Trump

    And people say *Trump* is an egomaniac?!

    “I don’t know how else to say it: The whole world is counting on us to win this thing. ?.,” wrote Clinton staffer Christine Reynolds.

    Of *course* you don’t, Christine.

    1. “I don’t know how else to say it, because the larvae that the Dark Mistress impregnated my cortex with won’t let me.”

      1. Stargate was awesome. They are cute…

    2. AFAIC, Europeans deserve Trump as much as their American counterparts.

    3. Then send Hilary to China and let her run for office there.

      1. I’m afraid they’d briefly re-instate the One Child Policy and abort her.

        1. Afraid??

    4. rote Clinton staffer Christine Reynolds.

      Any relation to Diane?

    5. It’s amazing how delusional she is

    6. The whole world… except Russia!

      1. Ages ago I suggested Trump for Moscow ambassadorship. He’d get along great with Putin and his cronies.

        Plus, might be time to trade up the wife.

    7. She’s got “the whole world” in her head.

    8. It’s shit like this that could almost make me vote for Trump, if only to keep this power-hungry lunatic out of office. Almost.

      Of course, Trump will respond to this as per usual, will be accused of being misogynistic, and Hillary will come out ahead.

      Ridiculous.

    9. Hillary was correct when she said that, “The whole world is counting on us to win this thing …”

      Well, not literally correct, since she referred to herself as “us”, rather than “me”. But the whole world of elites who she thinks worthwhile are indeed counting on her to win. Obviously, the political, economic, and academic elites that Hilary counts as “the whole world” are a big club, and you ain’t in it. Those in the club understood precisely what she meant.

  10. The White House is urging Congress to bring the Trans-Pacific Partnership to a vote.

    But ‘John’ says that free trade is just corporatist whoring.

    1. OK?

    2. John said a lot of stupid things today, but I don’t think he said anything of the sort.

      He called the TPP a corporatist trade deal.

      1. No, you see, shreek believes with every undermedicated fiber of his twitchy, unpleasant being that the TPP is a massive blow for the free market, struck by that arch-capitalist Barack Obama.

    3. Is it corporatist whoring to provide proof of paying your bet?

  11. Hola from San Juan – just got back from a snorkeling trip where the captain looked like Bob Marley.

    1. Not all brown people look like Bob Marley, Irish. Sheesh.

      1. But he had dreads! *sheepish grin*

      2. Most brown people that i’ve met are way less boring than Bob Marley.

        1. True, Marley has been very quiet lately. What’s he up to?

          1. Undercover snorkel captain, apparently

          2. Chillin’ with Lou Reed.

      3. “Not all brown people look like Bob Marley, Irish”

        My racism is infectious

    2. Nice!! If you can get to the bio bay, I highly recommend it

    3. Hola from San Juan – just got back from a snorkeling trip where the captain looked like Bob Marley.

      I’ve heard great things about vacationing there, so I am just jealous.

  12. Officer acquitted of battery for attacking disabled military vet for parking in a Handicapped spot

    tl;dr: Handicapped vet parks in handicapped spot, officer decides he isn’t handicapped enough, questions him, man has nerve to talk back to officer, officer attacks him (knocking his phone out of his hand and breaking it, which any first year law student will tell you counts as battery), jury acquits because officer.

    Wilson testified that during his entire career as an officer he’s never had anyone respond in such a hostile way to a question or a warning. Wilson said he just wanted to make sure that James was permitted to use the spot.

    “He immediately started cursing me,” Wilson said of James. “I don’t think it was warranted.”

    But James said he was annoyed because Wilson had no right to determine whether he was approved for handicapped parking.

    James, a criminal law student at Palm Beach State College, said he wanted justice because the officer “smacked me for doing nothing wrong.”

    On the video, James and Wilson can be heard yelling at each other before and after the phone crashed to the ground.

    “You cracked my damn phone!” James said.

    Wilson told James he was “in the wrong” and then asked, “What makes you better than an old lady who can’t walk?”

    James responded, “I’m a goddamn disabled veteran.”

    1. “The prosecutor said Wilson couldn’t have been threatened because he never called for backup or arrested James.”

      The cop can scream in your face and break all your shit, as long as he doesn’t arrest you you can’t feel threatened by him.

      1. Nevermind, I was an idiot and got the cop and the defendant switched around.

      2. Scumbag cop.

        1. But you repeat yourself.

    2. Can we call everyone an asshole here?

    3. I FEARED FOR MY LIFE!!!

    4. “He immediately started cursing me,” Wilson said of James. “I don’t think it was warranted.”

      Cops should be cursed at in every one of their on-duty interactions with non-cops. (I don’t necessarily believe Wilson’s assertion, anyway.)

    5. If he’s got the tag, he’s got the right to use the spot.

      The cop was in the wrong. Completely. And that’s even before he assaulted the victim for using bad language.

      1. Privilege. He’s got the privilege to use the spot. And it comes at the expense of *someone else’s* rights.

    6. “What makes you better than an old lady who can’t walk?”

      “Nothing. Except this STATE APPROVED placard that forces other people to extend me extra privileges under threat of death. You should be familiar with that concept, officer.”

  13. Aeropostale files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

    Is B.U.M. Equipment next?

    1. B.U.M. Equipment sounds like a buttplug manufacturer.

  14. The newest Call of Duty will be set in outer space.

    What took them so long?

    Is the Reason Foundation being indicted evidence of the libertarian moment.

    1. You really need to give it a break.

      We all get it.

      You’re just pissed because we celebrated the moment and nobody told you about it.

      1. We all get it.

        The Writers Don’t.

    2. A subpoena is not an indictment.

  15. GILMORE?,
    Thanks for doing the extra work to get greasonable working for you again.

    I am a little concerned because I am not sure where the problem was introduced. Do you think there is anything I can add to the documentation to avoid that problem in the future?

    Thanks.

    1. I don’t use that, but thanks anyway because I know a lot of people here find it useful.

      1. Aye

    2. I am not sure where the problem was introduced. Do you think there is anything I can add to the documentation to avoid that problem in the future

      I don’t know what it was.

      I think it may have been something i did myself by accidentally clicking on the “add as user exclude” button in the Script Settings…which added a “*” as a page-ban to the global user settings

      then, no matter what i did w/ new script, it treated all pages as ‘excluded’.

      Which seems kind of crazy that it would be so easy to mung up that whole extension with one click, but it seems like it might have been.

      Uninstalling greasemonkey and reinstalling actually didn’t initially change this *(maybe GM retains settings from previous installs? don’t know)

      I don’t even know if that’s what it was. I’m not hip enough w/ GM to actually tell you WTF actually happened. I just deleted that “Exclude” from the User settings, and everything ran Ok after that.

  16. So how about some news in Links for a change?

    EU plans penalties for refusing asylum seekers

    The European Commission has proposed reforms to EU asylum rules that would see stiff financial penalties imposed on countries refusing to take their share of asylum seekers.

    The bloc’s executive body is planning a sanction of ?250,000 (?200,000; $290,000) per person.

    The Commission wants changes made to an asylum system which has buckled amid an influx of migrants.

    Is this some weird “I’d rather be hated than provoke no feelings” play?

    EU officials hope that, twinned with a deal with Turkey that has already reduced migrant numbers, tensions over migration within the bloc can be reduced.

    Oh, they are just completely insane. Carry on.

    1. And they want to go after countries that elect the “wrong” people.

      Gotta love the totalitarianism of the Brussels Class.

      1. Yeah, they push too hard and a lot of countries are going to leave the EU.

        1. I think it would be awesome if the Slavic countries put together their own alliance competing with the EU.

        2. They should have just left it as a single currency free trade/travel zone.

          1. They didn’t get to boss enough people around that way.

    2. “There’s simply no way around it: whenever a member state is overwhelmed, there must be solidarity and a fair sharing of responsibility within the EU,” Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans said.

      So, Frans, how many asylum seekers are *you* taking in?

    3. The Euro, immigration madness, political correctness, seething nationalism, welfare, high unemployment, etc. – it will be the undoing of the EU. From its beginnings to foster trade and fend of American hegemony it has no morphed into a giant Leviathan threatening the sanctity of sovereign states.

    4. They are completely insane.

      Christ, just look at the shit that Cytotoxic says regarding it. Completely unhinged.

      With fines that high they might start finding their little club shrinking.

      1. Tell us about the ‘Swedish rape epidemic’ and the ‘Muslim conquest of Europe’ totally not deranged internet commenter.

        1. Hey dickhead. Remember how polls are predictive? What happened to Hillary’s win in Indiana?

    1. Cosmo I could see. SI? Didn’t think they were still in business.

    2. She-he’s Illustrated.

      1. Nice.

        Anyway, if Caitlyn’s wearing a Medal xe’s not *really* naked.

        1. Depends on where xe’s wearing it.

          1. Or, um, holding it.

          2. It’s probably resting on xe’s adam’s apple.

    3. I’m not really up for seeing any 66-year old women naked.

      1. I’d take a glance at Jane Seymour.

      2. Seniors Illustrated.

        1. “I’ve lain down in the surf, and I can’t get up!”

      3. More for Crusty, then.

      4. how old is Christie Brinkley?

      5. Ellen Barkin, Helen Mirren – there are so many. Don’t limit yourself. Live, man, live!

      6. +1 Melissandre

      7. Well then good news, he’s not really a…
        Shit, the pc police are trying to break down my door again

    4. STUNNING AND BRAVE

  17. So, here we are:

    Earls restaurant to face human rights hearing over failure to provide high chairs

    A man who was unable to get a high chair for his baby at two different Earls restaurant locations in Vancouver will have his complaint heard by the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal.

    Ryan’s complaint stems from a February 2015 visit to the chain’s Hornby Street location. When he was told no high chairs were available, his family left. Ryan, who is alleging discrimination on the basis of family status, said he encountered the same issue when visiting a different Earls location three weeks later, and this time opted to dine there with the child in his lap.

    That’s right… high chairs are a human right now.

    1. Reactionary bigot/Gillespie.

    2. Yeah, they’re telling you they don’t want you and your squalling brats disturbing the other customers, not tipping the waitress and leaving a booth/table that takes five minutes to clean of all the spills, cracker crumbs, etc.

    3. Ryan, who was attempting to have a celebratory family dinner while avoiding the cost of a babysitter during the first incident, said holding the child in his lap for the entire meal would be stressful, and that was the case when he decided to stay for the second incident.

      Fuck the high chair — Provide this man with free babysitting!

      1. while avoiding the cost of a babysitter

        Yep, that’s so typical. Won’t pay a teenager a few bucks, won’t tip a hardworking waitress, no bar tab, freebies and extras (crackers and crayons), extra cleanup, demands for a special childrens menu…

        1. But, see Tonio, their baby is the most precious thing ever, and everybody else will love their little poop-machine as much as they do, and his cries sound like music and can’t possibly bother anyone, and the parents support raising the minimum wage so that the wait staff won’t need to rely on tips.

    4. Tribunal? Sounds even more fucked up than Iran.

  18. On his radio program today, white nationalist leader David Duke celebrated Donald Trump’s “amazing victory” in the Indiana primary, which allowed him to become the presumptive Republican nominee for president, hailing Trump for terrifying wealthy “Jewish extremists” and exposing the “Jewish supremacists who control our country.”

    Trump, who earlier this year briefly refused to reject Duke’s endorsement, has been a favorite of white nationalist leaders like Duke, who predicted that the GOP presidential candidate will rehabilitate the image of Adolf Hitler.

    – See more at: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/…..fRPtj.dpuf

    1. Trump, who earlier this year briefly refused to reject Duke’s endorsement, has been a favorite of white nationalist leaders like Duke

      Not all of them

      1. “Clinton has yet to address the unexpected new endorsement”

        Wait, you mean Clinton has REFUSED TO DISAVOW WILL QUIGG?! OMG THIS IS SUPER MEGA PROOF THAT SHE WAS A RACISM ALL ALONG!!

    2. Duke is a freaking idiot.

      “I’mma stop the wealthy Jews from taking over America by endorsing the man who’s daughter is a wealthy Jew!! BEST PLAN EVER!!”

      “briefly refused to reject Duke’s endorsement”

      I actually think Trump did the right thing there. So a media agent says a random person who they assure you is a racist has endorsed you and ask you to, right then and there, disavow that person. If I was put into that position, I’d want to at least Google the name before disavowing. It’s not like the media /constantly/ overblows non-racist incidents and people and brands them racist.

      1. Duke is pretty well known, and Trump has indicated previously that he knows who he is.
        Also the reporter mentioned the KKK, do you talking have to Google them to know if they are racist jackasses?

    3. There’s even lower life than David Duke? people who don’t provide proof of repaying their wagers.

  19. Aeropostale files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

    WON’T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF THE BROS?!?

    1. Ten thousand pastel polo collars flipped up in mourning.

      1. *Hires Dave Matthews Band to play taps*

    2. Not in the way you think of the bros.

      1. Let’s try to keep this family friendly.

        1. Mandatory high chairs?

      2. “It’s not gay if you’re, like, super wasted, brah.”

        1. It’s not gay if you don’t self-identify as gay.

          1. but what if you’re 2qt2bstr8?

            1. Then God bless you, friend.

            2. +1 Mini Cooper Vanity Plate.

              1. Wait a minute, i thought the PT Cruiser was the it car for the homo on the go?

                1. i thought the PT Cruiser was the it car for the homo on the go?

                  That doesn’t sound right to me.

                  1. That doesn’t sound right to me.

                    I suspect CitizenX lives in flyover country, where Friends of Dorothy are a little harder to spot.

                    1. Oh, I just meant that I don’t think PT Cruisers are the stereotypical car for any demographic group. Incidentally a friend had one and they have the worst turning radius of any car I’ve ever had the displeasure to drive.

                    2. Have you driven a RAV4 AWD? Turning radius approximating the southern half of the North American tectonic plate.

                    3. Ha. No I haven’t. Sounds awful.

                    4. So, it’s better than an AMC Pacer?

                2. Wait a minute, i thought the PT Cruiser was the it car for the homo on the go?

                  Eh, That seems to be more for the fruit flies.

    3. High School kids stopped buying when 6th graders were wearing the shit.

      1. Axe sucks. I got my kid cousin into Old Spice

        #Timber #Bearglove

        1. As my roommate always says “Not every guy who wears AXE is a date-rapist, but ALL date-rapists wear AXE.”

          I assume she poached this from somewhere, but don’t know the source.

        2. Yes, I like Bearglove

      2. It’s the Brut of the 21st century.

    4. I thought Aeropostale only sold women’s clothes? I know them most for the brown flight jackets the girls wore in 1990 or so.

  20. Libertarian Party Applications Double After Trump Becomes Nominee

    In the hours after the polls closed in Indiana and it was announced that businessman Donald Trump had won the Republican presidential primary ? thereby ending Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign ? the Libertarian Party saw a doubling of its new membership applications.

    Between 7 p.m. Tuesday evening and noon on Wednesday, the Libertarian Party received 99 new memberships. For the same time period a day earlier, the LP received only 46 new memberships.

    1. Libertarian Party Applications Double After Trump Becomes Nominee

      So 12.

      1. [golf clap]

        1. I just read the quoted part Mazakon posted… the reality isn’t much better for the Libertarians.

          1. Because…according to Cato, 91% of libertarians reject the label!!!

          2. You could have gone so many ways:

            We’ve got 99 Libertarians, but [insert person here’ ain’t one.

            99 Libertarians on the wall.

            99 Liberballons.

            Etc.

            1. “I got 99 libertarians, but an elected officeholder ain’t one.”

              1. Wow, Jay-Z and Nena equally applicable to a libertarian joke.
                What a moment this is.

              2. I never thought it would happen, I feel quite the same.

      2. Between 7 p.m. Tuesday evening and noon on Wednesday, the Libertarian Party received 99 new memberships. For the same time period a day earlier, the LP received only 46 new memberships.

        LOL… Paul is not far off…

      3. It’s pretty telling that even with Sanders, Hillary and Trump in the mix, libertarians can’t capitalize.

        1. +1 Declaration of Independents!

    2. WOW! At this rate, the LP can get 24,000 more votes on election day!!!

      1. +1 grain on day one, 2 grains on day two, 4 grains on day three…

      2. +1 grain on day one, 2 grains on day two, 4 grains on day three…

        1. + squirrels

          1. They’ll eat the grain…

        2. Unfortunately, the pattern stops around 8 grains or so.

          1. The mice ate all the grains

    3. I love how there’s decidedly two camps within the Libertarians. The super-hyper-optimists, and the sarcastic cynics who make fun of the first group.

      1. You know the tragedy of the commons? This is analogous.

        An ideology that’s fundamentally individualistic and anti-collectivist can’t cohere well enough to have an impact? Well, duh.

        1. Er, its adherents can’t cohere…

      2. What about the ones who make fun of the fact there are two groups in a failed attempt to sound smugly superior to both?

    4. We’re the 1%! No, not that 1%.

  21. A court in Italy rules stealing food isn’t a crime if you really need it

    Does anyone not really need food?

    1. Airitarians?

      1. You missed an opportunity for a Chris Christie joke. I am disappoint.

        1. Shit. I did…now *I’m* disappointed.

      2. Are you doing an impression of a Chinese person making fun of Italians?

        1. I’d pay for that.

        2. Breatharianism is a real, though totally insane, thing.

          1. Who are the dudes who do that near-starvation diet. Something like just around 900 calories a day, and they all look cadaverous?

            1. Vegans.

              1. *rimshot*

            2. Right now, I’m trying the 20-or-fewer grams o’ carbs daily, eating 2000-2500 calories a day. It feels like that 900 calorie diet at the moment.

            3. Right now, I’m trying the 20-or-fewer grams o’ carbs daily, eating 2000-2500 calories a day. It feels like that 900 calorie diet at the moment.

              1. I am getting squirrel’d like crazy lately.

              2. Low carb worked for me … lost about 30 pounds in about six months without feeling hungry all the time.

                Then I took a trip to Asia, and simply could not maintain the diet while traveling. Since then, it’s been very difficult to get back on the low-carb track.

              3. That would put you around 3% of your calories coming from carbs. There is no need to be so extreme. The only thing that matters is calories in versus calories burned. Whatever your surplus/deficit determines your fat growth/loss.

            4. Who are the dudes who do that near-starvation diet. Something like just around 900 calories a day, and they all look cadaverous?

              Some Transhumanists/life-extension types.

              1. Some Transhumanists/life-extension types.

                Like S.R. Hadden?

              2. life-extension types

                Your life isn’t extended but it feels like it.

            5. Trump girlfriends?

    2. If he stole caviar, that would be different.

  22. North Korea threatens United States with peace treaty demand

    SEOUL, May 4 (UPI) — North Korea threatened to “settle the score physically” with the United States, unless Washington agrees to a peace treaty.

    Pyongyang’s state-controlled KCNA issued a memorandum from the Korean People’s Army Panmunjom mission on Wednesday, stating the United States and South Korea are using joint military drills as a “pretext” to allow the “phantom of war” to roam on the Korean peninsula.

    Different drills are held annually and draw a strong reaction from North Korea’s media outlets, although data analyzed by the Center for Strategic and International Studies have suggested North Korea’s responses to joint drills are more driven by the status of U.S.-North Korea relations in the period.

    The Trump Effect?

  23. Screw that recycled Call of Duty In Space nonsense, Overwatch is what all the cool kids are playing.

    1. That’s what I hear. My daughter bugs me daily about Overwatch. I’m currently playing The Division.

      1. Overwatch is an upcoming multiplayer first-person shooter in development by Blizzard Entertainment. Unveiled at BlizzCon 2014, the game emphasizes cooperative gameplay

        That’s so damned PC. Fuck em all and let Zod sort em out.

        1. Let me guess, your the Abu Hajaar who goes running off by himself over the bridge in AA3.

          1. Damn, Arab please, watch the shell casings!

        2. LEEEEEEEEEEROOOOOOOY JENKINS!

      2. Overwatch general beta starts tomorrow. Get on it! It’s awesome.

  24. Medical Errors Are Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

    Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., after heart disease and cancer, causing at least 250,000 deaths every year, according to an analysis out Tuesday indicating that patient safety efforts fall far short.

    “People don’t just die from heart attacks and bacteria, they die from system-wide failings and poorly coordinated care,” says the study’s lead author, Dr. Martin Makary, a professor of surgery and health policy at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “It’s medical care gone awry.”

    The magnitude of the death toll ? roughly 10 percent of U.S. deaths annually ? is striking coming, as it does, in an era dominated by efforts to reform the health system to ensure safe, high quality, high-value medical care. Patient safety efforts have failed to gain much traction, Makary says, because there’s no systematic effort to study medical errors or to put effective safeguards in place.

    “Throughout the world, medical error leading to patient death is an under-recognized epidemic,” Makary and his co-author, Dr. Michael Daniel, also of Johns Hopkins, write in Tuesday’s British Medical Journal.

    1. Yay! We’ve cured many diseases and made automobiles safe!

    2. I’d have to know more about what they count as medical errors.

      Anecdotally, that number is way high, though. I see every medical error death in our rather large hospital, including the ones with poor care coordination, and its nowhere near that high.

      1. They define medical errors as lapses in judgment, skill or coordination of care; mistaken diagnoses; system failures that lead to patient deaths or the failure to rescue dying patients; and preventable complications of care.

        I’m sure there’s very high variation from hospital system to hospital system, but having had parents on Medicaid, the number doesn’t completely shock me. My dad ended up dying last year from sepsis stemming from an improperly treated simple UTI.

        1. There’s a lot of wiggle in that definition, especially “system failures that lead to patient deaths or the failure to rescue dying patients”.

          I can think of a couple of patients off the top of my head who did not have family, but who we put DNR orders on (legally). Would that be a failure to rescue dying patients? Sometimes we let patients die naturally on purpose, and not as an error of any kind.

          “System failures” could mean anything, and to call them “medical errors” is expanding medical errors from, essentially, failures of clinical skill and judgment to include, say, a poorly set-up electronic medical record seems a stretch.

          1. And the other thing is how much time the patient spent in the hospital. My wife was going to die eventually, from something related to her diabetes, but technically she died from some infection she got in the hospital. But, if you have enough surgeries and other procedures, eventually you’re going to catch something. And if she was dying anyway, should her death be classified as a medical error?
            Her family certainly thought so, and wanted to sue the hospital. I knew she was dying anyway, and was grateful to the medical community for the life extension they had provided, and the comfort provided by the hospice/end of life staff.

      2. Anecdotally, that number is way high, though. I see every medical error death in our rather large hospital, including the ones with poor care coordination, and its nowhere near that high.

        Speaking from a small amount of personal experience, let’s hope that you actually do see every medical error in your hospital, and some biddy from Risk Management isn’t round-filing them.

        1. Risk reports to me.

    3. Is this because deaths due to medical errors are going up, or because deaths due to everything else are going down?

      Because barring a sudden outbreak of immortality, people do have to die from something eventually.

  25. American Girl Has a Hit With Diabetes Doll Kit

    American Girl, the doll company, has introduced a diabetes care kit for dolls, and it has been available only intermittently because it’s so popular.

    The kit, which sells for $24, has 10 doll-size make-believe items, including a blood sugar monitor, a lancing device, an insulin pump that can be clipped to a doll’s waistband with an adhesive to attach the infusion set, as well as an insulin injection pen needle (for dolls not using the pump). There are also a vial of pretend glucose tablets, a medical bracelet, an ID card, logbook and stickers, and everything fits in a bright fuchsia carrying case the size of a small change purse.

    1. Does she also write abominable politically-themed erotic fiction?

      1. [golf clap]

    2. My daughter would break our budget at AG.

      I left my wife and daughter for 30 minutes in Chicago and I come back to a $250 bill.

      1. Jesus I just looked how much those things cost. I might just go get a vasectomy right now.

        1. There is a huge store in New York that is designed to steal a parents money. It is impressive.

          1. Meh. We’ve had to hit AG in Boston, NYC and Chicagoooo. My kid loved it so…value or something.

        2. All the price tags read “Expensive” and “hand us your libertarian moment”.

          1. “hand us your libertarian moment”.

            *Pulls out empty pocket liners*

      2. That’s CPD’s new cover charge.

      3. I left my wife and daughter for 30 minutes in Chicago and I come back to a $250 bill

        Your mistake was coming back.

      4. I had all the books (late 80s to early 90s) which I bought with my allowance.

        I never got anything special from my parents outside of allowance money (which I did chores for) bday or Xmas gifts and coincidentally, they never complained how expensive we were.

        1. My younger sister had one. She cut it’s hair and drew on it. My parents are still unhappy.

      5. On YouTube, there’s a hilarious video of Conan O’Brien touring AG’s flagship store in NYC.

    3. The doll weighs like 300 pounds?

    4. I am so offended by this product. People die from this shit, and alot of it is preventable. You have to assume that the girls who want this doll probably have a parent who is diabetic. We should spend more effort to encourage people to take care of themselves, rather than to normalize a horrible disease that can often be controlled by not being an out of shape fat ass.

  26. The newest Call of Duty will be set in outer space.

    Sounds like there’ll be some doomed space marines.

    1. The Space Libertarian Party?

    2. “Game over, man!”

  27. So I was checking the DC elections results and I found that the best LP performance was 11% in a straight fight for a open Council seat in a bad year for the Democrats. Veritable libertarian moment I tell you!

    1. Libertarian memento mori

    2. Well, it is DC, which is a hotbed of statism. Also a hotbed of ignorance; I’m sure that many of those votes were cast by extremely low-information voters who were merely voting for “none of the above.”

      1. Interesting that it seems to be the only city that the LP is trying to gain a foothold. Lots of DC libertarian think tankers there. Also getting power in the Capital would be quite the coup and a way to show that libertarians aren’t a bunch of racists.

  28. Radiohead, Beyonc? and Other Pop Stars Tease Fans With Digital Crumbs

    Catherine Moore, a clinical associate professor of music business at New York University and an expert in strategic music marketing, said the “bread crumbs” strategy was an example of fans’ enthusiastic participation in what used to be considered the business side of the industry.

    “Harnessing the sharing, harnessing the excitement and enthusiasm of the first to see the next bread crumb is really exciting for fans,” Dr. Moore said.

    “People talk about user-generated content ? user-generated distribution is just as important,” she added.

    I am simultaneously jealous and outraged by her job title.

    1. Why? It’s not tenure-track; that’s what the “clinical” means.

      1. I am not actually outraged. Being a professor of “music business” seems pretty fun. What, she talks about the new marketing strategies bands use, or how to get a town to let you start a music festival? It seems like such a fluid industry. Perhaps I am just being ignorant (it happens).

    2. Sure, but you must already have above a certain level of popularity. Then you can play around with marketing strategies than hinge on fan action.

      What’s the term for the marketing strategy of pretending that one is marketing one’s creations in a novel way, and this is like really cool and check it out!

      1. What’s the term for the marketing strategy of pretending that one is marketing one’s creations in a novel way, and this is like really cool and check it out!

        Positioning.

  29. Maine’s GOP governor, veto record-holder, names new dog Veto

    LEWISTON, Maine (AP) ? Republican Gov. Paul LePage, the state’s all-time veto champion, has named his new dog Veto.

    LePage, who has earned renown for exercising his veto pen on bills he didn’t like, adopted a Jack Russell terrier mix from a shelter. His family’s previous dog, an 11-year-old Jack Russell named Baxter, died in late March.

    The governor stopped by the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society on Tuesday to see what dogs were available for adoption and was happy to find the brown and white dog from Louisiana, shelter operations manager Zachary Black said.

    “It was just luck,” Black said.

    1. +4 unpeeled banana emojis

    2. The fact that Ed Henry gets any at all is depressing to me, yet somehow gives me hope.

      1. I’m sorry it hasn’t worked out for you yet!

    3. At least she was hot.

      1. See the photo of the wife at their marriage. She worked for N-fucking-PR. Philosophical differences?

        Henry, 44, married his wife, NPR Deputy Washington Editor Shirley Hung at the Wynn in 2010

        1. Shirley Hung

          Awesome cross-dresser stage name.

          1. Definitely.

            1. In a major way.

    4. Also why don’t these people just hire hookers?

    5. HOLY-

      I did not anticipate a mistress of such quality.

    6. He then sent emojis of an excited face, a couple with a heart and a hand making a slapping gesture.

      Lima responds by saying; ‘Ok’ with three kissing face emojis. ‘As long as I’m not [redacted] u while your asleep’ followed by a laughing with tears emoji and a winking emoji with the tongue hanging out.

      Lima then adds; ‘You’ll wake up’ with a blushing face emoji.

      Henry reponds to this by texting; ‘i would nottttttt,’ ‘mind being,’ ‘[redacted] by u.’

      He added emojis of three shocked monkey faces after writing that.

      Islamic preacher BANS text emojis for Muslims

      I am now seeing the inherent wisdom in sharia.

      Allahu akbar!

      1. That’s… some interesting reasoning for Akkari’s ruling of emojis as haram.

      2. Was the hand making a slapping gesture, or a fapping gesture?

    7. She added that he did withdraw the money form an ATM however as that would have been a ‘red flag’ to his wife.

      The writing/editing in this article is atrocious. Maybe even morally repugnant-er than cheating on your spouse.

    8. I would for both his wife and his mistress.

      Who knew Ed Henry had that kind of game?

  30. A court in Italy rules stealing food isn’t a crime if you really need it.

    That’s an attack on fat people.

    1. +1 Jean Valjean

    2. What’s next, ruling that rape isn’t a crime if you are really horny?

      1. Cue Louis CK

    3. Something doesn’t have to be a crime to be illegal. Decriminaliz’n is not the same as legaliz’n.

    1. So he’s going to get Soon-Yi to adopt Miley Cyrus and then…?

    2. OK! OK! I’ll look at the goddamn pictures of Caitlyn! Just don’t ever put “Woody Allen” and “huge pleasure” in the same sentence again!

    3. Her full name is Soon Yi Be Too Old For Me

    4. I am not drinking heavily enough to read that.

      *pours another cuban screwdriver*

    5. “Henry then responded by sending his own emojis – three unpeeled bananas and three pairs of female lips.
      Lima responds with an ‘Lol’ and three female emoji lips.
      Henry shoots back; ‘yummy woman,’ ‘make me so,’ and then once again sends emojis of unpeeled bananas, this time upping the number to four. ”

      This is one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a long time.

  31. I’m hoping Kasich makes an announcement he’s filing a lawsuit against Trump for spreading the false rumor that he’s withdrawing from the race.

  32. The Police Officer ‘Nextdoor’ A social-networking site is helping Seattle’s cops dive deeper into the communities they serve?but the platform can stoke neighborhood paranoia and social stigma.

    Summary: Only richers use it. OUTRAGE!

    1. Crusty wou- wait a second.

    2. Is that when you try to understand something by divining a used tampon?

      1. Like gutting a chicken?

    3. I bloody well see what you did there.

  33. Justice Department just said that North Carolina is in violation of Title 7 of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, barring discrimination on the basis of sex.

    So, I guess, constitutionally speaking, your sex is whatever you say it is? This is going to be an interesting road to go down…

    (Yeah, no way this isn’t challenged up to the Supremes. I mean, at some point, a definition of sex must be legally determined)

    1. So male and female bathrooms and all-men or all-women sports teams are discriminatory?

    2. North Carolina is in violation of Title 7 of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, barring discrimination on the basis of sex.

      So they’ve decided to just skip over legislating gender into the protected classes, and have redefined “sex” to mean “gender”?

      I’ll be curious to see which Reason writers support this (skipping over legislation can be a good thing when it comes to amnestying illegal immigrants) + (we should expand public accommodations because equality).

      1. I thought that Libertarians were principled? Need to avoid that subpoena…oh wait.

    3. I mean, at some point, a definition of sex must be legally determined

      A quick scan of the EEOC site shows they have already redefined sex as gender. How this reconciles with transgender folks, who by definition have a gender identification that does not align with their sex, well, who knows.

    4. So what was all that Equal Rights Amendment crap about in the ’70’s if the 1964 Civil Rights Act had already barred discrimination? And why were all the people who kept saying the ERA would ban separate men’s and women’s bathrooms scoffed at for making up absurd shit because nobody could possibly believe that’s what it would lead to?

    5. Good to see the Justice Department has lots of spare time and staff.
      Looking forward to that Hillary indictment tout suite.

    6. sex certainly is not subjective. Gender is.

  34. I’ve been away the last two weeks, and today’s AM Links was a nice way to reacquaint myself with this place. The digression about litter was particularly entertaining.

    1. digression == nice way to say apocalyptic shitstorm.

  35. Aeropostale files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

    WHAT?! This is an outrage. How will I send my packets to Casablanca by Biplane *now*? Don’t tell me i’m going to have to go by steamer again.

    1. The Turks?

  36. Obama sips water in Flint, tells residents it is safe

    Of all the pathetic self-promoting publicity-milking acts Obama engaged in over the years, i find this one ranking amongst the most pathetic.

    1. That is just…

      Pitiful.

    2. Idiot government in Flint forsook the water of Lake Michigan for their river. And for that, they were punished most grievously.

      Seriously, what idiot chooses alternate water sources compared to the Great Lakes?? Lakewater is the best.

      1. Lakewater is the best.

        I’ve never had tap water from a lake source that didn’t taste a little off.

        Well water FTW!

    3. $20 says it wasn’t actually Flint tap water.

      [checks article]

      Yup. “Filtered” Flint tap water =/= Flint tap water.

      1. all politicians should be forced to drink nothing but unfiltered tap water and send all their kids to the worst public school in the area

    4. Is he gonna drink a glass each day for the next 5 years? Cause that’s how lead poisoning works.

      1. He did, Many years ago. Can’t you tell?

        1. +1 side of paint chips.

    5. See? Even Obama will drink Republican water.

    6. Yeah, he’s really plumbing the depths of shamelessness here.

  37. Today’s “Now THAT’s a Headline” comes with a trigger warning = ‘sorta creepy’

    Chimp victim hospitalized with face-transplant complications

    1. I had it in my head after reading the headlines that the picture was a chimp that was given a human face. made it even freakier.

  38. Colorado woman gets 100 years for cutting baby from womb

    Needs a call from Crusty on ‘would’-levels

    1. Sentenced for “maximum penalties for attempted murder and unlawful termination of a pregnancy”.

      Well, at least they didn’t charge her with murder because the fetus died.

    2. I would have been okay with the first baby death (‘sup Casey Anthony), but the second one is a step too far. How dare you!

    3. That’s some Helter-Skelter-level insanity right there.

    1. need a call from Jezebel on whether it counts

    1. I am interested (yet not optimistic) in what results the lawsuit will have.

    2. The first AUMF gave the president the clearance to wage war on anyone around the globe at any time indefinitely.

    3. The White House has claimed it has all the authority it needs to wage the war against IS, but says if an authorization tailored specifically for IS passed Congress with bipartisan support, it would send a clear signal of unity to U.S. troops and those groups they are fighting.

      So a declaration of war from Congress isn’t a constitutional requirement, it’s just window dressing for the President’s unilateral decisions. Got it. Thank’s for clearing that up Mr President.

  39. Yesterday in the thread about Hunter Osborne the kid who flashed his peen in the yearbook I commented

    jesse.in.mb|5.3.16 @ 1:56PM

    So, will this story be updated when he gets an offer from a porn producer to do a bit part because he’s nominally famous for his wang…and named Hunter?

    It turns out the answer is “not very long at all”

    We’re trying to reach this kid to get him in Playgirl. We want to support him as this was a hilarious prank, and people are too tightly wound. Playgirl.com would like to have him pose naked and pay his legal bills.

      1. It was never for women.

        1. That haircut is so coming back

      2. back when Playgirl was for women!

        *clearing throat*

  40. Apparently Trump is now saying that he is open to raising the mnimum wage.

    The guy really detests and fears the Free Market, doesn’t he?

    1. So we’re done with “Phrasing”?

    2. Fox News could not independently confirm Lazar’s claims.

      I heard this earlier today, it’s too bad there’s no hard evidence he actually did, beyond his verbal claim. Hackers do love them some notoriety so it might be all sound and fury, signifying nothing.

      1. If I had hacked Clinton’s email server, it’d have set up a rule to forward a copy of every email to WikiLeaks and several choice reporters.

    3. His hacking tools consisted of a desktop computer, a cellphone, an internet connection and lots of patience and persistence. He used the simple technique of finding personal information about his victims online and then using this to guess the correct answers to security questions.

      By the way, this always cracks me up. It’s tempting to believe that they’re doing some kind of hollywood shit, but so many people answer common security questions with common answers.

      Again, at some point it crosses from “you got hacked” to “you got dumbassed”.

      1. Social engineering is the best way to hack someone.

      2. Yep.

        No one’s ever gonna guess that my password for everything is *S*E*X*G*O*D*.

        1. Mine is “fingerprint”.

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