like the deafening padded silence of a thousand cats
Saturday, 17 August 2019

A Walk In Hong Kong (Idle Words)

quote [ That is the Hong Kong I saw last weekend. I don?t know - I suspect no one knows - what will happen tomorrow. The only sure thing is that people will march. There are many Hong Kongers and other smart people writing online who can explain the political context of the protests, the likelihood of intervention, and what this means in a deeper way. I am just a visitor who perhaps thinks too much about fish cakes when being tear gassed. ]

Very close account of the Hongkong protests, obviously a little subjective.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@5:13amGMT] [6 comments]

Friday, 2 August 2019

Stun Belts Administer Shock Treatment in Court

quote [ Some states control defendants by making them wear 50,000-volt stun cuffs, but the practice is open to abuse. ]

But it's a couple more volts of shock treatment for you
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+4 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [7 comments]

Monday, 29 July 2019

Multiple victims reported in Gilroy, California Garlic Festival shooting

quote [ Police are responding to reports of a shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California. Details were not immediately available about how many people were injured. ]

Still at large, "white male mid 30s"
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+5 WTF]
[by ooo[......7@4:26amGMT] [19 comments]

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Someone felt we needed black rag dolls to beat up to relieve our stress

quote [ In the instructions, buyers are told to take the black rag dolls ? which come with red, green, black and yellow hair made of yarn, styled in dreadlocks ? and ?find a wall to slam? them against. ]

I guess it was intended for the southern market and just misrouted.

[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+2 WTF]
[by the circus@3:10pmGMT] [26 comments]

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Over 120,000 alien hunters are planning to 'storm Area 51' to discover the truth

quote [ They can't stop all of us ]

and so it begins...

now we just need to convince them that the UFOs are being held in the pentagon and the white house.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+2 Funny]
[by rylex@1:14pmGMT] [13 comments]



Saturday, 18 May 2019

US police shoot almost 1,000 people dead per year, figures show

quote [ Fatal shootings by police are the rare outcomes of the millions of encounters between police officers and the public. Despite the unpredictable events that lead to the shootings, in each of the past four years police nationwide have shot and killed almost the same number of people - nearly 1,000. ]

When you start digging in to the statistics inside this number, it's painful how obvious the race issue is in the USA.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+3 Informative]
[by XregnaR@1:56pmGMT] [6 comments]

Friday, 17 May 2019

SPACE PIRATES!

quote [ During a hearing on May 14th of the Subcommittee on Aviation and Space U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) argued that a Space Force is necessary to ward off space pirates.

"Pirates threaten the open seas, and the same is possible in space," he said during his opening statements. Since "the ancient Greeks first put to sea," Cruz argued, we?ve recognized the "necessity to protect waterborne traffic and commerce from bad actors." ]

Climate change is a hoax, but the threat of space piracy is something we need to invest billions into. Totally sane and rational administration.

[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+4 WTF]
[by Ankylosaur@2:46amGMT] [9 comments]

Sunday, 21 April 2019

At least 200 killed in Sri Lanka attacks

quote [ At least 207 people are killed and 400 hurt in eight blasts in churches and hotels, as a curfew is announced. ]

One of the two days they knew a Catholic church would be full.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+6 Informative]
[by XregnaR@12:29pmGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Climate Chaos Is Coming ? and the Pinkertons Are Ready

quote [ As they see it, global warming stands to make corporate security as high-stakes in the 21st century as it was in the 19th. ]

Pinkerton man, murdering bastard

[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [4 comments]

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

This Is How Human Extinction Could Play Out

quote [ Food-system collapse, sea-level rise, disease. In his new book "Falter," Bill McKibben asks, "Is it Too Late?" ]

Happy Hump Day!


On a related note, the Netflix nature doc Our Planet is stunningly beautiful, explicitly acknowledges the threat humans pose to their home planet, and argues it's not yet too late.

[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+4]
[by hellboy@10:10pmGMT] [2 comments]



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