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Rage…

Posted on December 9th, 2014 at 22:16 by John Sinteur in category: awesome


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President Barack Obama Takes Over for Stephen Colbert

Posted on December 9th, 2014 at 14:56 by John Sinteur in category: Funny!


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You can see where this is going, right?

Posted on December 9th, 2014 at 10:34 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane, Pastafarian News

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According to its website, the Westcity Bible Baptist Church is a “family-oriented independent Bible-believing Baptist church”.


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  1. When will these asshats learn to keep their religion out of our shorts?! Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, I don’t care! Keep your religious beliefs but don’t burden me with them… I have my own, but I don’t expect that all others will adhere to them, nor do I proselytize or try to convert others. If they want to have a rational discussion, then ok, but this crap (praying that a person commits suicide because of their sexual orientation) is just outrageous!

  2. Clearly the abuser doesn’t actually believe in the power of prayer – he had to send a nasty message. It must be so frustrating that their god isn’t striking most of the world dead.

  3. Spiff, I have the one true religion. I update it daily as requested in my daily conversations with God. Who, by the way, has a wonderful sense of humor.

AT&T Sneaks Telecom Deregulation Amendment into Ohio’s Agriculture/Water Quality Bill

Posted on December 8th, 2014 at 19:57 by John Sinteur in category: News

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AT&T’s lobbyists in Ohio have convinced state legislators to ignore a veto threat from the governor’s office and insert a deregulation amendment into an unrelated water quality and agriculture measure.

Retiring House Speaker Bill Batchelder (R-Medina) is shepherding AT&T’s latest attempt at total deregulation through the Ohio House of Representatives, claiming it will break down barriers for businesses in Ohio and give new businesses the infrastructure they need to make Ohio their home. Among Batchelder’s top donors is AT&T.

Critics contend the measure will disconnect up to 5% of rural Ohio from all telephone service because they live in “no signal bar” areas of the state.

The amendment, inserted into HB490 (at Sec. 4905.71), would end AT&T’s requirement to serve as a Provider of Last Resort, which has guaranteed that every Ohio resident seeking telephone service has had it for nearly 100 years. If the measure passes, AT&T can unilaterally disconnect service and leave unprofitable service areas, mostly in rural and poor sections of the state. Current Ohio law only permits a telephone company to end service if it can prove financial hardship and show that reasonable alternatives are available to affected residents. AT&T earned $128.75 billion in revenue in 2013 and is unlikely to meet any hardship test.


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  1. Telephone, folks. Not even internet. This attitude is why there are still farmer’s cooperative telephone companies in some places. It sounds like there should be more.

    (Disclaimer: One of my old employers got business from such companies, who basically said they wouldn’t give their business to big business because they were offended by the offering of bribes.)

Bottlenose Dolphin Rescue

Posted on December 8th, 2014 at 15:47 by John Sinteur in category: News


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How Al-qaeda is like boy scouts

Posted on December 7th, 2014 at 16:20 by John Sinteur in category: News

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“His breakthrough insight was that the best terror cells work a lot like a big nonprofit group. Like the Boy Scouts of America.” From studying the scouts, he determined the best way to stop terrorists is to target their bureaucrats – not top leaders.

“The reason I like the Boy Scouts,” Atkins said in an interview, “is they face a lot of the same management challenges that al-Qaeda does.”
“Killing bin Laden was big, symbolically,” Atkins said. “But continually wiping out accountants and No. 3 guys and operations guys and public affairs guys is a lot more effective.”

Both groups have a lot of motivated but relatively unskilled volunteers, he writes in his paper, “Boy Scouts, Bureaucracy, and Counternetwork Targeting.” Their desired goals can be hard to quantify, especially in the eyes of their donors.

“Perhaps the most intriguing similarity,” he writes, “has been a shared dependence on a very complicated relationship with a variety of constituencies or stakeholders.”

As per the Harvard study linked above, the effects of leadership decapitation are time dependent. A terrorist group whose leader has been decapitated in the first year of the group’s existence is more than eight times as likely to end as a nondecapitated group. The effects diminish by 50 percent after ten years, and after twenty years, leadership decapitation may have no effect on the group’s mortality rate.


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  1. So the most difficult “management issues” that Al-Q has is keeping pedophiles out? Dealing with poor parents? Funding trips for boys to the big Jamboree in Yamaguchi by collecting beer bottles and cans? Dealing with peer pressure and bullying? Sigh.

  2. Seems like they have a lot in common with the US government. The head of our government has become irrelevant. Congress is irrelevant. It’s really all about business today.

Matt Inman: Jibbers Crabst

Posted on December 7th, 2014 at 16:18 by John Sinteur in category: Pastafarian News


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  1. Love the translator!

What I’ve Learned from Two Years Collecting Data on Police Killings

Posted on December 7th, 2014 at 16:10 by John Sinteur in category: News

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The biggest thing I’ve taken away from this project is something I’ll never be able to prove, but I’m convinced to my core: The lack of such a database is intentional. No government—not the federal government, and not the thousands of municipalities that give their police forces license to use deadly force—wants you to know how many people it kills and why.


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Pregnant? Avoid Alcohol, Caffeine, and Catholic Hospitals

Posted on December 7th, 2014 at 14:30 by John Sinteur in category: News

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When Tamesha’s water broke at 18 weeks, long before her pregnancy was viable, she rushed to a Catholic hospital. Because of religiously based rules, the hospital told Tamesha it could do nothing for her, and didn’t tell Tamesha that terminating her pregnancy was the safest course for her. The hospital sent her home twice in excruciating pain. When she returned the third time, in extreme distress and with an infection, the hospital only began to care for her once she began to miscarry. We have filed a lawsuit against the Catholic bishops for setting hospital policy that allows religion to trump women’s health.

And yesterday we urged the state of Michigan to investigate another situation where a Catholic hospital is putting women at risk by abruptly refusing to provide tubal sterilization to women undergoing a C-section. A C-section is the best time to get your tubes tied, and women who are denied a tubal sterilization at this hospital will now have to undergo a separate procedure, carrying additional risks, after they heal from childbirth. But this Michigan hospital isn’t the only one that refuses to provide tubal sterilization during a C-section – all Catholic hospitals do, even though it is bad medicine.


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Jesus is…

Posted on December 7th, 2014 at 14:27 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane

IJV96


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  1. Now the preacher looked so baffled When I asked him why he dressed With twenty pounds of headlines Stapled to his chest. Bob Dylan, “Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again “

  2. I am going to add this to my list of things that I cannot unsee!

Driver Charged With Murder, Investigated For Hate Crime In Muslim Somali Teen’s Death

Posted on December 6th, 2014 at 14:44 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane

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An SUV driver accused of deliberately running down a Muslim teenager in Kansas City was charged Friday with first-degree murder in a case that’s being investigated by federal authorities as a possible hate crime.

They should instead just improve mental health care so that nut jobs like these are not a danger to society. It’s not a hate crime, he’s simply batshitinsane.


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  1. More about this here—

    http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article4299890.html

    lol, just what the USA needs, to import crazy people from other countries.

    These people probably had problems back in Somalia. This is a good reason not to just let anyone who claims to be a refugee into your country, they will bring their ethnic and religious disputes with them.

  2. When you take ppl out of a war zone, it is rare not to get some who are traumatised. Get your mental health system in order and there wont be a problem

  3. I don’t know. Looks like about two lifetimes of therapy to me.

  4. Then 2 lifetimes whatever it takes

  5. I agree with John here.
    I think all these “vandalized” cars, and the social network profiles that reads the same, more than anything screams out the failure of the mental health system.

  6. And people die due to the failure of the medical health system?

  7. I’d say that a driver’s license or a gun permit shouldn’t be issued to nutjobs.

Rich nations ‘failing to help Syria refugees’

Posted on December 5th, 2014 at 17:08 by Sueyourdeveloper in category: News

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Affluent nations have taken in a “pitiful” number of the million of Syrian refugees uprooted by the country’s civil war, placing the burden on Syria’s ill-equipped neighbours, according to Amnesty International…

“Around 3.8 million refugees from Syria are being hosted in five main countries within the region: Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt,” Amnesty International said in the statement.

For example, Canada promised to settle a mere 3500 Syrian refugees. At last count there were less than 200 actually arrived. On the other hand we’ll spend hundreds of millions sending 6(!) fighter planes to join the IS turkey shoot.


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Sony Kept Thousands of Passwords in a Folder Named “Password”

Posted on December 5th, 2014 at 3:04 by John Sinteur in category: News

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It’s been a rough week for Sony execs (million-dollar salaries notwithstanding). And things are only going to get worse. Which would almost be enough to make you feel bad for the poor schmucks in IT—that is, until you realize that they hid their most sensitive password data under the label “Passwords.” Go ahead and slam your head against something hard. We’ll wait.

The second trove of data snuck out sometime yesterday, and it didn’t take long for Buzzfeed to stumble upon the Facebook, MySpace (an ancient form of Facebook), YouTube, and Twitter “usernames and passwords for major motion picture social accounts.” Likely due to the fact that they were saved in a huge file called “Password.” Which contained even more passwords called things like “Facebook login password.” So they would know that that was the password. Because who needs encryption or security or common sense or even the vaguest attempt at grade-school level online safety.

Yep, “Password” should do just fine. Maybe stick a “1” on the end. That’ll throw ‘em off.


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  1. Yeah, why write it on a piece of paper stuck to your monitor when you can have it in a handy, easy-to-access file?

Cartoons

Posted on December 4th, 2014 at 15:32 by John Sinteur in category: Cartoon


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The Republican Party’s top priority is to raise taxes on the poor. Literally.

Posted on December 4th, 2014 at 14:07 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane

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Apparently, cutting the income of a poor working single mother by 12 percent is good and proper conservative policymaking in 2014. Because immigration.


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Legal Experts Say Eric Garner Grand Jury Did Exactly What DA Wanted: Nothing

Posted on December 4th, 2014 at 14:05 by John Sinteur in category: News

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“A grand jury would indict a ham sandwich,” the famous saying goes. But according to several legal experts, a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner was likely prompted by the prosecutor, Richmond County District Attorney Daniel Donovan, Jr. “There is no question that a grand jury will do precisely what the prosecutor wants, virtually 100% of the time,” says James Cohen, a law professor at Fordham University who specializes in criminal procedure. “This was, as was the case in Missouri, orchestrated by the prosecutor.”

While most legal experts believed that the grand jury did not have enough evidence to prove a murder charge, the grand jury could have charged Pantaleo with manslaughter or criminally negligent homicide.

“In this case, you had videotape, and the videotape is pretty darn clear,” Cohen says. “The video showed that the officer engaged in a long-prohibited conduct, a chokehold, and it doesn’t seem to make any difference to the jury. And that’s because the prosecutor decided that there should be no indictment for any criminal behavior.”


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AT&T vs. municipal fiber

Posted on December 4th, 2014 at 13:56 by John Sinteur in category: bleeding obvious

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Why is one bandwidth-hungry town building its own 1Gbps fiber network for its citizens when AT&T already offers them 6Mbps DSL? That’s the question AT&T would like to ask city leaders in Chanute, Kansas, a small town of roughly 9,000 people that is petitioning the state to allow it to offer greater access to the high-speed fiber network that it built to support town utility operations.

“Why would you want a Ferrari when we already offer us taking a shit on your face?”


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Assassin’s Creed’s Paris vs Paris, 2014

Posted on December 3rd, 2014 at 18:43 by John Sinteur in category: awesome, Great Picture

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Damien Hypolite, who by day works for Sciences et Avenir, is also a bit of an Assassin’s Creed fan. Seeing as the latest game is set in Paris, he figured he’d print out some screenshots, take them to the actual spots in the real world they’re based on, and see how they shape up.


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This Mistake Skewed The Law In Darren Wilson’s Favor

Posted on December 3rd, 2014 at 15:37 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Presenting reams of evidence that could benefit the defense of Ferguson officer Darren Wilson wasn’t the only thing St. Louis County prosecutors did to bolster Wilson’s case for escaping trial.

Prosecutors also made a mistake in the grand jury instructions that gave jurors a false impression about the law and provided Wilson with significantly more legal cover for the deadly shooting of Michael Brown than the law actually provides, according to a review of the transcript by MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell.

Assistant District Attorney Kathi Alizadeh instructed grand jurors on how to decide the case based on a statute that was invalidated by the U.S. Supreme Court two decades ago. As O’Donnell points out, that statute had not been valid for the entirety of Alizadeh’s legal career. That statute said that officers can use any force they deem necessary to achieve the arrest of a fleeing suspect. It does not preclude deadly force ,saying only that officers are “justified in the use of such physical force as he or she reasonably believes is immediately necessary to effect the arrest or to prevent the escape from custody.”

The U.S. Supreme Court nixed this law and others like it when it held in the 1985 case of Tennessee v. Garner that police officers could not use deadly force simply because a suspect was fleeing. They could only do so if that suspect also threatened the lives of others. A 1979 Missouri statute was never changed.


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Darren Wilson “no true bill”: Why cops are almost never indicted for shooting someone in the line of duty.

Posted on December 3rd, 2014 at 15:05 by John Sinteur in category: News

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As we’ve all heard by now, any halfway-decent prosecutor can get a grand jury to “indict a ham sandwich” if that’s the outcome she wants. The most recent data back that up: According to the FBI’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. attorneys prosecuted 162,000 federal cases in 2010, with grand juries returning an indictment on all but 11 of them. The indictment rate in an individual state like Missouri is probably lower because—like many states—prosecutors there are allowed to bypass a grand jury in more routine cases. But the general point remains: When a prosecutor stands before a grand jury and asks for an indictment, the jurors almost always do what they’re told.

In Wilson’s case, though, St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch’s team didn’t ask the grand jury for an indictment. Instead, they bombarded jurors with all the available evidence and—depending on how you read the court transcripts—either crafted a defense of the officer or sat back and let the jury make up its own mind. Setting aside the unusual mechanics of these particular proceedings, there’s plenty of reason to believe that Wilson was never going to be punished by our criminal justice system. The reason? Nearly everyone involved in the system is willing—perhaps even eager—to believe that an on-duty officer who takes another citizen’s life was justified in doing so.

Police officers get that benefit of the doubt at every step along the way. It starts with the officers who decide how aggressively to investigate in the first place, then goes to the government attorneys who decide whether to prosecute, then to the citizens who make up the grand jury that decides whether to indict, and then (sometimes) to the regular jurors who decide whether to convict.


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Stanley Kutler: Pentagon unwilling to face the Vietnam truth: We lost

Posted on December 3rd, 2014 at 1:03 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Historical revision is as inevitable as death and taxes. New documents and evidence might reveal previously ignored or overlooked facts. New viewpoints, supported by fresh evidence, deserve a respectful hearing at the bar of history. But the Pentagon now offers history reflecting its own interests and needs, ignoring contributions of numerous, acclaimed historians. Its efforts are an elaborate hoax as it rewrites history for its own convenience, dismissing salient, painful facts.

The Pentagon is not our Ministry of Propaganda. History is a potent weapon, dangerous weapon, especially when used to mold the minds of the young. The military is not simply providing materials for schoolchildren; instead it consciously seeks to scrub the real history of the Vietnam War. History should be a way of learning; it is not in this case.


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  1. From the great Charlie Pierce:

    The country never fully came to grips with the truth regarding the horror we visited upon the people of Southeast Asia. We turned the page in 1972, just in time to re-elect the treasonous thief who’d sabotaged a chance for peace to get elected in the first place in 1968. We ignored the veterans who came home, and then created imaginary spitting hippie strawmen to stand in for our own national neglect. In truth, it was the shattered remnants of the antiwar movement in which many returning veterans found comfort and support, and not in the traditional veterans organizations run by the aging members of what the Vietnam vets disdainfully referred to as the “Class of ’45.” It was the alternative press, born out of the political tumult of the 1960’s that owed its existence to the Vietnam war, who kept writing about the horrible effects of Agent Orange and the manifestations of what we now have come to know as PTSD. It was Ronald Reagan, who called their war a “noble cause,” who closed down all the Veterans Administration’s psychological outreach centers. If you want to see an honest modern re-enactment of what those days really were like, look at how the Republicans in the Senate filibustered to death Bernie Sanders’s carefully crafted, bipartisan bill to provide help to veterans of our most recent wars, and look how that had almost no impact nationally in a country that ooh’s and aah’s every time an F-15 flies over a stadium, or cheers a man in a uniform during the seventh-inning stretch. Come to think of it, in concocting an elaborate historical deceit to mark the 50th anniversary of the bloodiest foreign-policy blunder in the country’s history, and the most divisive period of domestic politics since the Civil War, the Pentagon is accidentally memorializing Vietnam much better than it realises.

    http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/The_Latest_Hoax

  2. Interesting. Making myths and manufacturing consent, with most people too uninterested to look further than the surface.

    In a similar vein, I just read a very good new book by James Hawes; ‘Englanders and Huns’ which talks about the similar slow process of poisoning public opinion in Germany and Britain 50 years _before_ WWI. Worth getting out of the library :-)

A long list of sex acts just got banned in UK porn

Posted on December 2nd, 2014 at 15:34 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane

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More worryingly, the amendment seems to take issue with acts from which women more traditionally derive pleasure than men.


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  1. Too bad we can’t ban the anal retentive politicians. Wait, it that banned too?

  2. So, you can now enjoy anything that is not enjoyable… Aren’t politicians cute? Can’t we ban them also?

Matthew 21:13

Posted on December 1st, 2014 at 21:10 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane

“Are there no prisons?” asked Scrooge.

“Plenty of prisons,” said the gentleman, laying down the pen again.

“And the football stadiums?” demanded Scrooge. “Are they still in operation?”


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UK politician: Gays have 20,000 sex partners in their ‘short, miserable lives’

Posted on December 1st, 2014 at 18:46 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane

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LONDON — The former leader of the right-wing UK Independent Party and one-time advisor to Margaret Thatcher, has declared that gay men have up to 20,000 sexual partners in their “short, miserable lives” before dying young of AIDS-related illnesses.

Okay… “short” lives, “dying young”. Let’s put that at 30, okay?

And, let’s say they start young too… how about at 14?

That gives them 16 years to get to 20.000 partners. That’s 3.42 partners per night. And NEW partners, too, no repeats, or you won’t get to 20.000!

And that’s even before I question how “an orgy every night” is a “miserable” life…


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  1. Damn this new math!

  2. Lucky buggers.

  3. This may be sour grapes but I think you might be confusing quantity with quality.

  4. Sheesh! And I thought my youth was prolifigate! Man, did I miss the boat!

  5. @Spaceman: Isn’t “missing the boat” a sex act now banned on British DVDs?

World Cup bids corruption: ‘Picasso painting offered’

Posted on December 1st, 2014 at 17:12 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Expensive works of art offered as inducements are at the center of the latest series of damaging allegations around the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, a published report claimed.A painting, believed to be a Picasso, was allegedly gifted to Union of European Football Associations UEFA president and FIFA executive member Michel Platini in return for his support for the eventually successful Russian bid for the 2018 global showpiece.Was a Picasso offered as a kickback?Winter or summer for Qatar 2022?FIFA ethics report clears Russia, QatarAnother FIFA voting member, Michel D’Hooghe, from Belgium, was also the recipient of a landscape painting, given to him in a package wrapped in brown paper by Viacheslav Koloskov, a former Russian executive committee member working for his nation’s attempt to host the 2018 tournament, it is alleged in a report in The Sunday Times.


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  1. Clearly the people at the top of the world o’ sport are men of taste and refinement and it’s not just about the money.

“What do you think makes a woman want to have an abortion?”

Posted on November 30th, 2014 at 18:11 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane

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Reporter: What do you think makes a woman want to have an abortion?

State Rep. Jim Buchy (R-Oh): Well, there’s probably a lot of … I’m not a woman so I (laughing) I’m thinking, if I’m a woman, why would I want to get … you know, some of it has to do with economics. A lot of it has to do with economics. I don’t know, I’ve never; it’s a question I’ve never even thought about.


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  1. I’m guessing he also has no idea what makes a woman want to smack a guy upside his head.

  2. Congress is told how to vote, they don’t understand anything. A bunch of old, fat men and women with interesting stories to tell, but no real comprehension.

  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Buchy

    He is not in Congress, he is a state rep in the Ohio House of Representatives.

    He probably believes that women want abortions because Satan makes them or something like that. His failure to research this topic before cosponsoring a bill in Ohio to dramatically roll back the time in which a woman is allowed to have an abortion in that state, indicates to me he is doing this out of religious belief.

  4. …”indicates to me he is doing this out of religious belief.”

    or just pandering.

  5. Oh, these types are just anti-abortion because they imagine they are being ovewhelmed by fast-breeding hordes of Others.

    Fortunately for the world, they’re right.

Ohio Republicans push law to keep all details of executions secret

Posted on November 30th, 2014 at 18:11 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Republican lawmakers in Ohio are rushing through the most extreme secrecy bill yet attempted by a death penalty state, which would withhold information on every aspect of the execution process from the public, media and even the courts.

Legislators are trying to force through the bill, HB 663, in time for the state’s next scheduled execution, on 11 February. Were the bill on the books by then, nothing about the planned judicial killing of convicted child murderer Ronald Phillips – from the source of the drugs used to kill him and the distribution companies that transport the chemicals, to the identities of the medical experts involved in the death chamber – would be open to public scrutiny of any sort.

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One of the most contentious aspects of HB 663 is that it tries to break a boycott that has been placed on sales of lethal injection drugs from foreign manufacturers, following a 2011 ban by the European Commission. The bill seeks to undermine strict distribution controls that have been introduced by companies such as Lundbeck in Denmark, a major manufacturer of pentobarbital, by declaring void any contract that prohibits distribution of the drugs to the Ohio department of corrections.


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  1. The two republican douchebags promoting the law are Matt Huffman and Jim Buchy, two well known anti-abortion advocates. Say, perhaps Ohio should also pass an abortion in secrecy act to level the field.

  2. A douchebag was quite a reliable form of contraception in our grandmothers day, fwiw.

  3. @Sue – not reliable enough I am afraid in the case of Matt Huffman and Jim Buchy’s grandma :-(

Gold Repatriation Stunner: Dutch Central Bank Secretly Withdrew 122 Tons Of Gold From The New York Fed

Posted on November 30th, 2014 at 15:25 by John Sinteur in category: News

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A week ago, we penned “The Real Reason Why Germany Halted Its Gold Repatriation From The NY Fed“, in which we got, for the first time ever, an admission by an official source, namely the bank that knows everything that takes place in Germany – Deutsche Bank – what the real reason was for Germany’s gold repatriation halt after obtaining a meager 5 tons from the NY Fed:

… the gold community paid great attention to the decision of the German Bundesbank to “bring German gold home”. At the beginning of 2013, the Bundesbank announced it would repatriate 300 tonnes of gold stored in the US by 2020. It is well behind schedule, citing logistical difficulties. Yet diplomatic difficulties are more likely to be the chief cause of the delay, especially seeing as the Bundesbank has proven its capacity to organise large-scale gold transports. In the early 2000s, the Bundesbank incrementally repatriated 930 tonnes of German gold held by the Bank of England.

Some took offense with this, pointing out, accurately, that the gold held at the NY Fed in deposit form for foreign institutions had continued to decline into 2014 despite the alleged German halt. Well, today we know the answer: it wasn’t Germany who was secretly withdrawing gold from the NYFed contrary to what it had publicly disclosed.  

It was the Netherlands.

This is the stunning statement made by the Dutch Central Bank earlier today, and which, all compliments to China’s rate cut, is truly the biggest news of the day, as it shows that one doesn’t need a referendum to repatriate their gold, nor does one run into logistic or diplomatic problems if one is truly set on procuring their physical.

As to why the DNB decided it was time to cut its gold held at the NY Fed by 122 tons? “”It is no longer wise to keep half of our gold in one part of the world,” a DNB spokesman told Telegraaf. “Maybe it was desirable during the Cold War, but not now.”


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  1. Perhaps the U.S. vault rental went up. Perhaps they don’t think the Nazis/Russians are coming.

    As for “secretly” – well you wouldn’t tell everyone that you were moving 122 tonnes of gold, would you?

    The “spokesman” is mistaken. They still have half of their gold in Western Europe (UK/Netherlands) and the other half in North America (New York and Ottawa are only 700km apart).

Black Friday 1983 vs. NOW – “People” vs. Animals

Posted on November 30th, 2014 at 15:22 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


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  1. Barbarians at the gate

  2. Apparently they’re saving the economy as well as a few bucks. (We are, of course, doomed if we depend on turkeys to keep the system going.)

The Force Awakens

Posted on November 29th, 2014 at 14:32 by John Sinteur in category: News


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  1. Some thing it’s only a preproduction, before approval by JJ Abrams. Here is the final version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=f8obsrjb1Zg

  2. Since Lucas sold Star Wars to Disney, apparently he wasn’t satisfied with the trailer and created his own special edition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v93Jh6JNBng


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