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Who Is Reality Winner? | NYMag
"The World’s Biggest Terrorist Has a Pikachu Bedspread"
politics  surveillance  sousveillance  usa  terrorism  putinonthereich  drumpf 
3 days ago by gominokouhai
A denunciation of Donald Trump | The Scotsman
Tough talk for the Hootsmon. Nothing here we don't already know, but perhaps it's nice to have it all set out plainly in the MSM.
journalism  news  drumpf  fuckwits  politics  usa 
4 days ago by gominokouhai
JUGGALOS | Federal Bureau of Investigation [PDF]
53 tantalizing pages have been redacted from the FBI report on the Safe Streets/Gang Unit's investigation into Juggalos. Of the bits that aren't classified, there's this burn: "Insane Clown Posse can't get its music on the radio, but claim to have 1 million devoted fans".
music  fuckwits  americans  usa  law  policing  silly 
5 days ago by gominokouhai
On the Risk of an Accidental or Unauthorized Nuclear Detonation | RAND Corporation, 1958
p. 24. "There are two delusional complexes frequently observed in paranoia or paranoid disorders which could bring forth the intent to cause an unauthorized nuclear detonation. One is the desire to seek fame[...] The other complex is the idea of having a special mission in history." 
coldwardinosaur  drumpf  nuclearpower  history  usa 
4 weeks ago by gominokouhai
J G Ballard's classic 1968 demolition of the media-friendly politician. What a world it must have been, when this was a novelty deserving of commentary.
writing  books  dystopia  americans  usa  politics  satire  deconstruction  zeitgeisty  literature 
4 weeks ago by gominokouhai
"We’re America, Bitch:" White House Official Defines Trump Doctrine | The Atlantic
In the current climate, any scholarly political article that references <cite>Team America: World Police</cite> can only be a good thing.
news  politics  drumpf  fuckwits  usa  zeitgeisty 
5 weeks ago by gominokouhai
White power, white nationalism, and the Vietnam War: a brief history | Vox
"there’s this perpetual engagement in state violence, and we should expect that violence to reverberate throughout society during and after war."
racism  usa  drumpf  fuckwits  bloodytories  nazis  history 
april 2018 by gominokouhai
Dangerous sound? Listen to what Americans heard in alleged Cuba attacks | KUTV
In the absence of any credible threat, the U.S. diplomatic corps opts to get pissy about a randomly occurring 7kHz tone that probably comes from an air conditioner or something. Announcements that it can be deployed within 45 minutes presumably forthcoming.
news  espionage  usa  coldwardinosaur 
october 2017 by gominokouhai
Sparks of the Meltdown | Talking Points Memo
"locked in for a ride with an emotionally unstable man whose personal insecurities and instinctive racism now seem only to be accelerating"
drumpf  fuckwits  usa  politics 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Just What Were Donald Trump's Ties to the Mob? - POLITICO Magazine
Any story involving a potential president of the United States and someone called "'Fat Tony' Salerno": cause for alarm.
usa  politics  fuckwits  drumpf  crime 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Why the World Is Drawing Battle Lines Against American Tech Giants | NYT
"What's happening right now is the nation-state is losing its grip". I've been waiting for this for years. Now that it's happening, of course, the Americans are in charge of it.
europe  usa  politics  economics  law  internet  livinginthefuture 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Sting of Myself - The New Yorker
How it works in US politics. "The Watergate burglars look good compared to these guys[...] These guys can’t even figure out how to use an Internet browser, let alone conduct an undercover operation".
activism  journalism  fuckwits  tech  politics  usa  bloodytories 
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
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
Has Your Boss Ever Pooped In Your Lunchbox? | Lowering the Bar
"[...]Mr. English sure was going into a lot of detail here, while under oath, about his bomb-making skills and his penchant for setting off the bombs near other human beings[...]. At some point this also occurred to the judge, who then 'advised Mr. English of his Fifth Amendment rights'."
silly  fuckwits  usa  law  employment 
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
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
Goblinbooks: Secret of the Rapture ¦ Paul Bibeau
"I am contacting you in this way to announce something about that Rapture. It was real. And now it’s over."
books  writing  religion  usa  story 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Parents on a Date Were Asleep in Car When Cops Arrived and Killed Them Both – The Free Thought Project
Seven new orphans created because an armed, armoured policeman felt scared of the scary black man. Also note the logic: "Obviously at some point they were conscious because somebody felt threatened" == "obviously they were guilty because they were arrested".
racism  acab  usa  fuckwits 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
Scalia’s Death Prompts Dow to Settle Suits for $835 Million | Big Law Business
Nothing about this that doesn't stink. And nothing about this that wouldn't be better if you were Supreme Court Justice.
news  politics  law  usa  incrediblyobscurereference  globalism 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
"This is what police brutality looks like" ¦ Storify
@greg_doucette explains the everyday reality of state violence against the vulnerable
law  policing  acab  usa 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
How We Failed to Protect Kesha | Jezebel
"This is appalling, but it’s no break from tradition." Obvious content warning is obvious.
news  sexism  litigiousbastards  fuckwits  usa  copyfight  feminism  triggerwarning 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
The Pope Is Way More Popular Than Donald Trump | FiveThirtyEight
"For once, this is a fight that Trump didn’t start. Reporters asked Pope Francis, during one of the informal press conferences held on the papal plane what he thought of Trump’s position on building a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border[...]"<br /><br /> IFPTA "infernal press conferences on the papal plane, which would be much more interesting.
religion  news  usa  fuckwits  politics  drumpf 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
Violence, Tragedy and Nonsense - Talking Points Memo
On the Oregon militia siege: "it's sad to see someone throw their life away over bullshit".
socialmedia  news  journalism  fuckwits  terrorism  usa  internet 
january 2016 by gominokouhai
Google Books held to be fair use | Matthew Sag
Library digitization is apparently a transformative work with massive social benefit. This is great news.
news  law  copyfight  tech  internet  usa 
november 2013 by gominokouhai
What George Zimmerman Can Do Now | Esquire
"Hunting licenses are now available and it's open season on assholes, fucking punks, and kids who wear hoodies at night in neighborhoods where they do not belong, at least according to George Zimmerman, defender of law and order, crimebuster, and protector of the peace, because that is what American society has told George Zimmerman, and all the rest of us, is the just outcome of what happened on one dark and rainy night in February of 2012."
law  news  usa  race  fuckwits 
july 2013 by gominokouhai
I'm a Professor, Not a SWAT Team Member
This is a rather better description of what would happen if there were more guns in schools.
usa  politics  news  blog  guncontrol 
december 2012 by gominokouhai
Clause and Effect - New York Times
There's a comma that significantly affects the meaning of the Second Amendment. This stuff /matters/. "The best way to make sense of the Second Amendment is to take away all the commas (which, I know, means that only outlaws will have commas)." Too soon?
usa  writing  grammar  news 
december 2012 by gominokouhai
You are committing a crime right now | Errata Security
The Computer Fraud & Abuse Act was written /before the web existed/ and as a result might be a touch out of date.
usa  law  tech 
november 2012 by gominokouhai
Obama releases OFFICAL birth video
This is apparently a real thing that happened.
politics  usa  news 
november 2012 by gominokouhai
Can the company fire you for the way you vote?
I keep forgetting that much of the US still has at-will employment, which to British sensibilities seems some sort of hideous Victorian throwback.
employment  usa  politics 
october 2012 by gominokouhai
Romney stands by pledge to shut down FEMA
Remember "George Bush doesn't care about black people"? Mitt Romney doesn't care about /anyone/.
usa  politics  news 
october 2012 by gominokouhai

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