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Monday, 27 March 2017

Naked people slaughter a sheep at Auschwitz death camp

quote [ "This is the first time something like this has happened at Auschwitz," museum director Piotr Cywinski told AFP. "I have no idea what their motives were." ]

Categorized as 'art', because that's what I'm guessing it was. Still looking for some good images or video.

[SFW] [art] [+4 WTF]
[by sanepride@12:47amGMT] [4 comments]

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Are Baby Boomers A Generation Of Sociopaths?

quote [ A controversial new book argues boomers are beset with egotism, impulsivity and a shocking lack of empathy -- and they're leaving the world a worse place. ]

Hey foobar congrats on your book!
Now back to my evil boomer deeds. *Twirls pointy mustache*
[SFW] [people] [+7 Interesting]
[by sanepride@8:00pmGMT] [32 comments]

Thursday, 23 March 2017

White Artist’s Painting of Emmett Till at Whitney Biennial Draws Protests

quote [ “White free speech and white creative freedom have been founded on the constraint of others, and are not natural rights. The painting must go.” ]

Interesting questions here on art, history, and race. IMO the protestors' point seems a little self-indulgent. Does a particular group 'own' an historical event and its imagery because it happened to them?

[SFW] [art] [+4 WTF]
[by sanepride@11:40pmGMT] [21 comments]

Israeli cyber police arrest Israeli-American teen for 'hundreds' of bomb threats against Jewish centers worldwide

quote [ Attorney Galit Bash, who represents the suspect, said that "this is a young man without a criminal record who from a young age suffers from severe medical problems. There is concern that his medical condition affects his cognitive functioning. ]

Interesting development in a vexing case.

[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+1 Informative]
[by sanepride@4:18pmGMT] [8 comments]

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Britain and U.S. ban most electronic devices in cabins on flights from several Muslim-majority countries

quote [ Security officials cite potential threats from terrorists seeking to hide explosives in laptops and other portable electronics. ]

Full disclosure: I'm booked on a flight to Asia on Qatar Airways (through Doha) next month. I am so mad about this I can barely type.

[SFW] [travel] [+2 WTF]
[by sanepride@9:15pmGMT] [46 comments]



Monday, 20 March 2017

Spiders Eat 400-800 Million Tons of Prey Every Year

quote [ Compare this to the fact that the worldwide human population consumes around 400 million tons of meat and fish every year. ]

Was going to make this a comment in the ant post, but it seemed worth its own.
Bon Appétit!
[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 Good]
[by sanepride@7:58pmGMT] [11 comments]

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Md. man accused of sending seizure-inducing tweet to Newsweek writer who has epilepsy

quote [ John Rayne Rivello faces a charge of cyberstalking, the Justice Department said. Newsweek said the target was one of its writers, Kurt Eichenwald, an epileptic who has criticized President Trump. ]

Damn, that's some creative cyberstalking. More like cyber-assault really.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 WTF]
[by sanepride@5:40pmGMT] [5 comments]

Florida prosecutor removed from case for refusing to pursue death penalty

quote [ Ayala cited numerous problems with the death penalty as the rationale for her decision, which she said she reached after “extensive and painstaking thought and consideration.” ]

She's facing quite a political backlash for following her conscience. But good for her.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+6]
[by sanepride@6:02amGMT] [4 comments]

Friday, 17 March 2017

A New Zealand River Now Has The Legal Rights Of A Human

quote [ Lawmakers granted the Whanganui River the rights of legal representation on Wednesday. The vote caps over a century of struggle by the local Maori people, who see the waterway as a sacred ancestor. ]
[SFW] [religion & spirituality] [+2]
[by sanepride@4:56pmGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Steve King’s Flagrant Racism Almost Makes You Forget He Sucks at His Job

quote [ Iowans! Steve King is a failed legislator who is out here dragging your good name. Please don't vote for this dingus anymore. ]

The Des Moines Register lambasts Republicans for continuing to support this vile fucker, even as they disavow his comments.

[SFW] [politics] [+1 Informative]
[by sanepride@8:01pmGMT] [10 comments]



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