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Thursday, 13 September 2018

A Warning From Europe: The Worst Is Yet to Come

quote [ Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well. ]

More evidence that politics may be impossible to understand, except maybe later, when it's history, which is too fucking late.

[SFW] [politics] [+6 Underrated]
[by HoZay@4:52amGMT] [12 comments]

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

The Second Redemption Court

quote [ The Supreme Court again appears poised to pursue a purely theoretical liberty at the expense of the lives of people of color. ]

A long read showing how the Supreme Court enables white supremacy and corporatism in the same way it enabled Jim Crow. Also, suggestions for fixing it.
[SFW] [politics] [+1 Interesting]
[by HoZay@7:13pmGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Sex in the city: Zurich’s prostitution 'sex boxes' deemed success in Switzerland

quote [ Prostitutes in Switzerland have been legally and safely plying their trade in one of Zurich’s taxpayer-funded “sex boxes” for the past five years.

Zurich voters approved a city plan to set aside $2 million of taxpayer’s money to build several drive-in structures in a safe and discreet environment, away from the residential neighborhoods. Another $800,000 was earmarked for annual operation costs, which include security and on-site social services.

A year later, these premises started welcoming dozens of prostitutes and their clients.

To municipal authorities, this arrangement makes a lot of street sense...the premises were intended to “improve the working conditions of sex workers – their health, physical and mental integrity.” ]

Capitalism +Sex + Socialism
[SFW] [business] [+2 Interesting]
[by HoZay@3:50amGMT] [10 comments]

Friday, 24 August 2018

John McCain Is Stopping Medical Treatment for Brain Cancer

quote [ The Arizona senator was diagnosed with brain cancer last year

“Last summer, Senator John McCain shared with Americans the news that our family already knew: he had been diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma, and the prognosis was serious,” the McCain family said in a statement Friday. “In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and inexorable advance of age render their verdict. With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment.” ]

This a pre-obit. Sounds like he'll be shipping out soon.
I disagree with him on just about everything, but I sure hate to lose him.
[SFW] [politics] [+2 Informative]
[by HoZay@7:34pmGMT] [14 comments]

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Lynyrd Skynyrd Guitarist Ed King Dead at 68

quote [ Former member of Strawberry Alarm Clock joined Southern rock band in 1972 to give it its three-guitar sound ]

Not actually a southern man.
[SFW] [obituaries] [+3 Informative]
[by HoZay@5:53pmGMT] [12 comments]



Saturday, 4 August 2018

Heavy police presence as right-wing rally begins in Portland

quote [ A right-wing group and self-described anti-fascist counter-protesters rallied in Portland, Oregon, Saturday as police tried to prevent the gatherings from turning violent as they have before. ]

Some very good people, on both sides.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+1 Sad]
[by HoZay@7:55pmGMT] [22 comments]

Sunday, 29 July 2018

When a Stranger Decides to Destroy Your Life

quote [ Monika Glennon has lived in Huntsville, Alabama, for the last 12 years. Other than a strong Polish accent, she fits a certain stereotype of the All-American life. She’s blonde. Her husband is a veteran Marine. Her two children, a boy and a girl, joined the military as adults. She sells houses—she’s a real estate agent at Re/Max—helping others realize their own American dream.

But in September 2015, she was suddenly plunged into an American nightmare. ]

Social media opinion + random asshole = years of harassment.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+7 WTF]
[by HoZay@6:07pmGMT] [8 comments]

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Russian woman charged with spying for Moscow by 'infiltrating' NRA

quote [ Maria Butina, 29, met US politicians and candidates to establish ‘back channels’ and secretly reported to Kremlin, DoJ alleges

A Russian woman has been charged with spying for Moscow in the US by infiltrating the National Rifle Association (NRA) in an attempt to influence the Republican party and American politics.
...
Two unidentified Americans, one of them described as a “political operative”, were said in the charging documents to have assisted Butina in her efforts to make political contacts in the US. Neither was charged with a crime. ]

If we live through this shit, this is material for a good movie or mini-series.

[SFW] [politics] [+7]
[by HoZay@2:17amGMT] [80 comments]

Sunday, 15 July 2018

WATCH: GOP Lawmakers Push Arming Toddlers In Sacha Baron-Cohen Show

quote [ Current and former Republican lawmakers endorsed a fake program to train and arm children as young as four years old, part of comedian Sacha Baron-Cohen’s new Showtime series.

An abbreviated clip from the show posted to Twitter by musician and writer Mikel Joellett Saturday night, and later posted in full by Showtime Sunday, showed Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS) reading an endorsement of something called the “Kinderguardians Program” while looking into the camera. ]

Actual Republican politicians endorsing a project to arm toddlers.

They aren't kidding.

[SFW] [humor] [+8 WTF]
[by HoZay@4:58pmGMT] [5 comments]

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Kayla's 3D Rollercoaster

quote [ "AAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!" ]

Best simulator ever. I've watched this at least a dozen times.
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+7 Good]
[by HoZay@5:31pmGMT] [2 comments]



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