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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Trump: Waterboarding isn't torture

quote [ “I mean, torture is real torture, OK? Waterboarding is — I'm sure it's not pleasant, but waterboarding was just short of torture,” he said in an interview with Fox News's Sean Hannity. “When — you know, all of a sudden, they made it torture.”

“I spoke with people the other day who are in this world that were talking about it. Absolutely, it works. Absolutely," he said. ]

I have a deal for Mr. Trump. He gets to be waterboarded. If he doesn't agree under said procedure to give up his tax returns and admit the size of his inaugural crowd was two homeless people and a dog, then it's not torture. Fair play, right?
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+1]
[by HP Lovekraftwerk@12:44amGMT] [48 comments]

Monday, 30 January 2017

Trump signs executive order requiring that for every one new regulation, two must be revoked

quote [ “If you have a regulation you want, No. 1, we’re not gonna approve it because it’s already been approved probably in 17 different forms,” Trump said. “But if we do, the only way you have a chance is we have to knock out two regulations for every new regulation. So if there’s a new regulation, they have to knock out two.” ]

This seems a very childish way to run things, designed to sound good to simpletons. I'm kind of surprised he didn't make this his immigration policy: For every brown person allowed in, two others have to leave.
[SFW] [politics] [+4 WTF]
[by HP Lovekraftwerk@6:27pmGMT] [14 comments]

Native American tribe is going to stop Trump building the wall on their land

quote [ The Tohono O’odham Nation, a federally recognised tribe with a reservation that spans 75 miles along the US-Mexico border, said on Thursday that it does not support the proposed wall and will attempt to block construction if it goes ahead.

In a statement it criticised the White House for signing an executive order without consulting the tribe, and hinted at Standing Rock-style mass resistance if necessary. The tribal vice-chairman has previously said the government could build the wall “over my dead body”. ]

It would be the ultimate irony if Native Americans saved the US.

The category is more of a sad prediction.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+3 Good]
[by HP Lovekraftwerk@1:43amGMT] [4 comments]

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Trump puts Bannon on security council, dropping joint chiefs

quote [ Mr Bannon, formerly the head of the populist right-wing, Breitbart News website, will join high-level discussions about national security.
The order was signed on Saturday.
The director of national intelligence and the joint chiefs will attend when discussions pertain to their areas. ]

Not much else to this story, but it sure seems like one of the more ominous things TrumpCo has done this week...
[SFW] [politics] [+6 WTF]
[by HP Lovekraftwerk@8:13pmGMT] [14 comments]

White House defends Trump Holocaust statement that didn't mention Jews

quote [ The White House has defended its omission of Jews and antisemitism from a statement remembering the Holocaust by saying that Donald Trump’s administration “took into account all of those who suffered”.

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Friday, the White House made no mention of Jews, Judaism or the antisemitism that fueled Nazi Germany’s mass murder of six million Jews in the 1940s.

The head of the Anti-Defamation League, Jonathan Greenblatt, wondered aloud about the “puzzling and troubling” statement, and its break with the precedent. ]

But they're not rebuking the new settlements in the West Bank & Gaza, so that's balance, right?
[SFW] [politics]
[by HP Lovekraftwerk@10:54amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 27 January 2017

"The Gostak and the Doshes" by Miles J. Breuer, M. D.

quote [ "I say, the gostak distims the doshes!" said a fine-looking young fellow. His face was pale and strained looking.

The young man facing him sneered derisively:

"Aw your grandmother! Don't be a feeble—"

He never finished. The first fellow's fist caught him in the cheek. Several books dropped to the ground. In a moment the two had clinched and were rolling on the ground, fists flying up and down, smears of blood appearing here and there. ]

A sci-fi yarn from 1930 about trying to understand an alternate universe's sudden zeal over what we'd think was a meaningless concept. I thought it relevant to many topics of late.
[SFW] [literature] [+3 Good]
[by HP Lovekraftwerk@3:34amGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Kellyanne Conway does standup comedy and sings

quote [ Before she was Kellyanne Conway she was Kellyanne Fitzpatrick and participated in a standup comedy routine for charity. Thanks to video I have it for you. ]

I'm using the "humor" category ironically. Probably the most cringe-inducing thing I've posted.
[SFW] [humor]
[by HP Lovekraftwerk@3:52pmGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Peter Thiel Gains New Zealand Citizenship as Tech Elites Prep for Doomsday

quote [ Thiel, a billionaire who currently serves on President Donald Trump’s transition team, isn’t the only mega rich businessperson staking out a claim in New Zealand. According to The New Zealand Herald, people from outside the country bought up roughly 1,350 square miles of New Zealand property in the first ten months of 2016. The paper says that’s over four times as much as the same period in 2010. ]

I notice that in our darkest hour, none of these Bruce Waynes are deciding to become Batman, or even stay in Gotham.
[SFW] [business] [+1 Funny]
[by HP Lovekraftwerk@3:16amGMT] [4 comments]

Monday, 23 January 2017

Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich

quote [ “When society loses a healthy founding myth, it descends into chaos,” he told me. The author of “Chaos Monkeys,” an acerbic Silicon Valley memoir, García Martínez wanted a refuge that would be far from cities but not entirely isolated. “All these dudes think that one guy alone could somehow withstand the roving mob,” he said. “No, you’re going to need to form a local militia. You just need so many things to actually ride out the apocalypse.” ]

Given how much of the current chaos the rich are responsible for causing, at least they're setting up the Fallout LARP I've always dreamed of.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+5 Funny]
[by HP Lovekraftwerk@5:37pmGMT] [11 comments]

Friday, 20 January 2017

Meanwhile, At The Second Life Trump Inauguration Party...

quote [ The biggest inauguration party in Second Life took place in the London City sim, oddly enough, where avatars of all sizes and shapes from around the world converged to experience the momentous occasion together.

The organizers did a fine job of transforming the Soho & Regent’s Park area into a tribute to the American presidency. The gathering took place in the central square, just in front of the Freebie Megastore, where new avatars go to gather horrible clothing. ]

I know many of you still can't believe it, but... the servers for Second Life are still up and there are people using them.
[SFW] [politics]
[by HP Lovekraftwerk@7:46pmGMT] [0 comments]

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