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Donald Trump calls Meryl Streep 'overrated' after Golden Globes speech | BBC News
One day I hope to be a good enough human being to be insulted by the president-elect.
drumpf  politics  acting  news 
january 2017 by gominokouhai
The Scottish pioneer whose plan for a basic income could transform Britain | Guardian
"At its core is a message from the state to the individual, saying ‘we actually give a damn about you and we’ll treat you with respect’."
economy  welfare  scotland  basicincome  politics  news  handwringingLeftyGuardianistasFTW 
january 2017 by gominokouhai
Rhythm of breathing affects memory and fear | Northwestern Now
"Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered for the first time that the rhythm of breathing creates electrical activity in the human brain that enhances emotional judgments and memory recall." That's nice, but anyone with a passing familiarity with yoga could have told them that.
science  news  psych 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
2016 in pictures: The best science images of the year | Nature
Ooh some of these are lovely. And some of them are just as depressing as the rest of 2016.
science  news  photography  photos  art 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
Why is it so dark today in Gloucestershire? | Gloucestershire Live
STOP THE PRESSES. Exclusive: "seasons" discovered in sleepy Englandshire village, "journalism" still elusive
news  fuckwits  clickbait  journalism  churnalism  britishness 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
No one can stop President Trump from using nuclear weapons. That’s by design. - The Washington Post
"The only sure way to keep President Trump from launching a nuclear attack, under the system we’ve had in place since the early Cold War, would have been to elect someone else."
nuclearpower  politics  fuckwits  news  drumpf  fuck  oops 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
Euro 2016 England Fans Chant About Brexit At Violent Clashes In Marseille
This is what we look like to the rest of the world. And oddly enough, it's us who get to decide whether or not we can continue to be part of their club. Thank fuck we haven't given the rest of the EU a vote in the referendum. We'd all be exiled to some draughty archipelago somewhere off in the North Atlantic before you could say "rule Britannia".
britishness  Brexit  europe  fuckwits  news  politics 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Tory MP's attempt to block police investigation into election fraud allegations fails | Indy
Of course we all know they bought the election. It's what they do. “The consequences of a conviction would be [...] the potential for election results being declared void.” The schadenfreude would be exquisite, but all it would do is return them again with a bigger majority. There's a better way.
news  politics  bloodytories  lies  fuckwits 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Iain Duncan Smith says what most Brexiters think: economic harm is a price worth paying
"Duncan Smith has offered an insight into the mindset of a true ideologue". As if he wasn't terrifying enough already.
europe  Brexit  news  politics  fuckwits  bloodytories 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
What's the EU ever done for us? | YouTube #fb
Worth five minutes, although the conclusion is weak.
europe  politics  bloodytories  news 
may 2016 by gominokouhai
They Got His Number | Talking Points Memo
"Getting hit on this gets him mad - mad and undisciplined". And how the cracks begin to show.
drumpf  fuckwits  usa  politics  news  incrediblyobscurereference  sexism 
may 2016 by gominokouhai
Iain Macwhirter: Shame on the SNP for choosing to park its conscience (From Herald Scotland)
I am not remotely surprised by this, just disappointed. It happened to the Lib Dems and now it's happening, in slightly less car-crash fashion, to the SNP. It will happen any time a party becomes mainstream and/or gets a sniff at the corridors of power. Radicalism is about pushing the envelope: it seems we need to start pushing a little harder again.
news  politics  opinion  activism  northofwatford 
april 2016 by gominokouhai
Plan for £1.8m new theatre in heart of Edinburgh gets green light (From Herald Scotland)
Ooh, yes please. About time that old place in Rose Street was put to some good use. While we're about it, how about the big old Methodist pile down the bottom end of Lothian Road? We could get a fantastic theatre in there, and all it would need is some curtains.
acting  news  edinburgh  luvviedom 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Think IDS's resignation is a masterstroke? Sadly, he's not that clever | The Staggers
"[IDS] spent five years in the Cabinet not resigning over cuts to disabled people's payments that did happen, before resigning over that one that won't happen".
news  politics  fuckwits  welfare  bloodytories 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Iain Duncan Smith quits over planned disability benefit changes - BBC News
IDS, who has made a career out of murdering people for money, claims to have grown a conscience. Literally no one believes him.
politics  news  disability  dwp  hardesthit  fuckwits  bloodytories 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Now Canada is trying a basic income, Britain can ignore it no longer | Indy
An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.
basicincome  news  politics  economics 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Andy Burnham's pro-ID Cards letter in The Guardian - Spy Blog
From 2006. <em>That</em> Andy Burnham. The wretched little weasel has prior form.
news  politics  fuckwits  bloodytories  identity  surveillance 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Rachel Maddow: Donald Trump chose to visit cities with recent racial unrest | Graun
The violence at these rallies is no accident. “This is the work of an American presidential candidate who deliberately made this happen. And the Republican party is going to nominate this man for president.”
news  politics  fuckwits  usa  drumpf  grauniad 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Terrifyingly, according to the World Health Organisation definition the UK no longer has a NHS | The Independent
"The NHS Reinstatement Bill[...] would 'renationalise' the NHS and restore it to its original remit[...] And when the government eventually opposes it then they will reveal their true colours - that they do not care about our NHS."

They didn't have to. Labour didn't bother to turn out for it.
news  politics  fuckwits  bloodytories  health 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
What ISIS Really Wants - The Atlantic
Fascinating, engaging piece, challenging a lot of preconceptions. "[W]e tend to see jihadism as monolithic, and to apply the logic of al‑Qaeda to an organization that has decisively eclipsed it [...] much of what the group does looks nonsensical except in light of a sincere, carefully considered commitment to returning civilization to a seventh-century legal environment, and ultimately to bringing about the apocalypse."
religion  terrorism  politics  fuckwits  news 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
David Cameron duped newspapers with generic ‘love letters’ | Yorkshire Post
Pathetic PR sop to the regions in order to avoid doing anything that might constitute 'government'. Not even good PR: the letter was "formulaic" and "lacked empathy". The Yorkshire Post is a Tory newspaper.
propaganda  news  politics  fuckwits  bloodytories  northofwatford  uk 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
British people stopped believing in the benefits system due to Tony Blair, researchers claim | Indy
"The exact moment at which the British public lost faith in the benefits system" bastard red tories
politics  news  welfare  welfarereform  bloodytories  blairism 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Medical Examiner Says Ex-Kremlin Press Minister Died Of 'Blunt Force' To Head | Radio Free Europe
How odd. Not SMERSH's usual style. No microchip-controlled monkies firing poison darts from quadcopters. Not even one terrifying blank-faced assassin with a single deadly gimmick. No blonde pouting temptress inna mink bolero and little else. Just blunt force trauma to the head and neck. No artistry any more. I don't know what the world's coming to.
news  politics  russia  coldwardinosaur  putinonthereich  espionage 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Never Mind Trump. The Internet Wants to Watch What’s Behind Him | WIRED
Somebody forgot either a) to deactivate a certain Chrome extension before posting copy or b) pajh's Rules for Life #11.
silly  journalism  politics  news  usa  internet  fuckwits  meme  drumpf 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Cannabis legalisation in UK 'would raise £1bn a year in taxes' | Indy
"[...]a rational policy must pragmatically manage the reality of use as it currently exists, rather than attempt to eradicate it using punitive enforcement".
drugs  prohibition  law  politics  news  uk 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Bitter Contract Dispute Extends to Who Owns Yosemite Names - NYT
The name "Yosemite" is a registered trademark of Delaware North, Inc, a food service and hospitality company in Buffalo, NY. Can we stop this now please?
litigiousbastards  copyfight  fuckwits  news  usa 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Eye For Film: New company puts women first
I support this. They need to get Kathryn Bigelow on board. And Ruth Wilson.
movies  film  news  feminism 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
'Planet of the Apes': Scientists believe modern humans lived among other ancient human species - ABC News
"There may be more accidental reasons we are still here and they are not, because they have all gone and we are left alone."
archaeology  news  anthropology  evolution  racism 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Vacuum your Villages! | Bella Caledonia
"This is the most abhorrent, patronising, feudalistic, impoverishing, dire shite I have ever experienced[...] If you worried that Osborne and Iain Duncan Smith’s benefits changes took us back to Victorian Britain, be reassured it’s the Middle Ages they’re aiming for."
news  politics  bloodytories  despicabletoadying  independence 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
No Go: Facebook fails to spoil Google's big AI day | Technology | The Guardian
The creatures outside looked from Zuckerberg to Google, and from Google to Zuckerberg, and from Zuckerberg to Google again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.
news  tech  whyfacebooksucks  incrediblyobscurereference  oops 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
Robots will take your job - The Boston Globe
This is how big it is: "We must seriously start talking about decoupling income from work".
basicincome  tech  economics  news  ai  futurism  livinginthefuture  cyberpunk  apophany  robots 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
AlphaGo and AI Progress - Miles Brundage
This is big. Holy grail achieved, and inna way that seems (mostly) to be generalizable.
ai  livinginthefuture  futurism  tech  science  coolstuff  news 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
Donald Trump is not a joke: A warning to Americans from an Italian who survived Berlusconi - Quartz
"Like Trump, Berlusconi consistently seemed too absurd to be true[...] People didn’t take him or what he said seriously. Then one day we woke up to find our government overrun by criminals, our economy destroyed, and our cultural mores perverted to the extent that the objectification of women was commonplace. There was no more laughing left to do."

See also: Boris
news  politics  fuckwits  journalism  drumpf 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
Anthony Hilton: Stay or go - the lack of solid facts means it’s all a leap of faith | Evening Standard
"I once asked Rupert Murdoch why he was so opposed to the European Union. 'That’s easy,' he replied. 'When I go into Downing Street they do what I say; when I go to Brussels they take no notice.'" Thoughtful article with a deeply depressing conclusion.
news  politics  europe  Brexit  bloodytories 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
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