As Regimes Fall in Arab World, Al Qaeda Sees... →
theatlantic: For nearly two decades, the leaders of Al Qaeda have denounced the Arab world’s dictators as heretics and puppets of the West and called for their downfall. Now, people in country after country have risen to topple their leaders — and Al Qaeda has played absolutely no role. In fact, the motley opposition movements that have appeared so suddenly and proved so powerful have shunned...
Capitol building is under Capitol Police... →
akagoldfish: PLEASE REBLOG TO GET THE WORD OUT
let's give it back to the squares: The Wisconsin... →
akagoldfish: The Siege of the Capital is now in full swing. Walker’s too chicken shit to order mass arrests (or maybe he has and the Cap Police are simply ignoring his order), so it’s now a battle of attrition. Limits on the number of people allowed in have been imposed and revised a few times now. Windows are…
As it turns out, [Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly and Rush Limbaugh] belong to the...– Confirmed: Union-Bashing Right-Wing Media Stars Hannity, Limbaugh and O’Reilly Are AFL-CIO Union-Affiliated Members (via ryking)
I don't hate Macs, but they do give me a syncing... →
wilwheaton: Here’s a familiar, mundane scenario: you’ve got an iPhone with loads of music on it. And you’ve got a laptop with a new album on it. You want to put the new album on your phone. But you can’t hook them up and simply drag-and-drop the files like you could with, ooh, almost any other device. Instead, Apple insists you go through iTunes. Microsoft gets a lot of stick for producing...
Forgive me. I must start by pointing out that three years after a horrific...– CHARLES FERGUSON, co-winner of the Best Documentary for the Wall Street expose Inside Job, accepting his award. (via inothernews)
Doctor Who gets an MMO
The Doctor will return later this year in the form of a free-to-play MMO game, announced by the BBC today. Doctor Who: Worlds in Time invites players to save the universe by solving puzzles and completing “pulse-pounding” challenges. Game developer Three Rings, famed for its MMOG Puzzle Pirates, says the game will “capture the imaginative spirit and depth of the series,...
Bill O'Reilly: You're not gonna persuade [Islamic extremist terrorists], because, by their very nature, they're nuts. They're crazy.
Sam Harris: They're actually not crazy.
Bill O'Reilly: Anybody who would kill themselves and think they're gonna get seventy-two virgins, um, you know, I gotta say, is insane.
Sam Harris: But it's actually no crazier than believing that a cracker literally turns into the body of Jesus. It has terrible behavioural outcomes, but it is equally unsupported by evidence.
Bill O'Reilly: No, no, no, no, I have to challenge you there. A cracker that people believe is the embodiment of Jesus hurts no one. It's a matter of faith. It's a positive thing for those who believe it, in the sense they try to love their neighbour as themselves. These people are going out killing--
Sam Harris: Right, different behavioural consequences.
Bill O'Reilly: There's a very big difference in that kind of faith.
Sam Harris: There's a very big difference in the outcome. There's no difference at the level of rationality.
On the left: the Holocaust. On the right:...
gandif: coconutjuicee: This. It make me cry, it makes me angry, frustrated and really pissed on every goverment in the entire world! HOW CAN YOU LET THIS HAPPEN, AGAIN?!?!?!?!!!!! Zionism = Apartheid = Nazis. Supported, protected, nurtured by America, among others.
Caroline Lucas, Green Party leader and MP for Brighton Pavilion, called...– (via m1k3y)
Commerce Dept. report clears U.S. scientists in... →
wilwheaton: An independent review of thousands of emails stolen from climate researchers has found that scientists at the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration did not manipulate data or otherwise engage in wrongdoing. The report, issued by the Inspector General of the Department of Commerce, is at least the fifth report by various bodies in the United States and Britain to clear...
The 10 Most Important Things They Didn't Teach You... →
eddieatthegov: We need to get this on the course outline, people!
Beware Of Unreal Things: Greetings from Anonymous.... →
sneak046: This domain has been seized by Anonymous under section #14 of the rules of the Internet. … Greetings Westboro Baptist Church, If you’re reading this, it means that Anonymous has lost its patience with you, likely because you’ve threatened us again after we denied you a war. Your recent…
Tea Party plan to impersonate union protesters:... →
akagoldfish: stfukyriarchy: timekiller-s: corruptpolitics: Our goal is to make the gathering look as greedy and goonish as we know that it is, ding their credibility with the media and exploit the lazy reporters who just want dramatic shots and outrageous quotes for headlines. Even if it becomes known that we are plants the quotes and pictures will linger as defacto truth. HOLY...
Who’s Breaking the Bank in Wisconsin? →
elkapitalista: A very insightful post by Invictus over at Barry Ritholtz’s Big Picture blog. He essentially did some research to see what the wage and pension benefit battle was really about. The problem? Wisconsin teacher assistants are making “$240 more than the $24,280 being paid to their counterparts in other states.” That’s right! The governor is waging war on people who make 24K a year. We...
The SECRET'S OUT!!
gandif: Who would’ve thought??
Palin's ex-aide tells all: 5 embarrassing... →
greenstate: theweekmagazine: Palin resigned as Alaska’s governor because she “hated” her “damn” job Palin quit her job as governor of Alaska in July 2009, claiming that it would just be “politics as usual” if she “[embraced] the conventional ‘lame duck’ status in this particular climate….” Bailey’s memoir, however, suggests that Palin was simply sick of the criticism, and was more ...
Indiana Democrats leave state, deny quorum to... →
akagoldfish: IT’S FUCKING ON NOW YOU BASTARDS