Saturday, January 7, 2012

America's Most Wanted?

Minor Offenses on N.Y. Subway Can Bring a Ticket, or Handcuffs -
"Mr. Peppers had put his feet up on a subway seat, and that, the officer informed him, was a crime — one that in his case would lead to his arrest. He spent 12 hours in jail before he saw a judge, and was released after pleading guilty."

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The Canada Party - Election 2012

A little amusement

What Kind of Douchebag does this?

I know that Dr Paul's campaign, to its credit, has decried this piece of shit but what would posess anyone that was supporting him to make it and think that it would be of use? I halfway suspect ratfucking.

Ezra Klein on Innovation

Can we cut the military budget without harming innovation? - The Washington Post:
"That said, it is convenient for many in both the health-care and military sectors to try and protect their funding by pointing to their innovations. But ultimately, if we want to spend money encouraging innovation, we should do that directly. We shouldn’t just shovel money to bloated sectors in the hopes that some of it ends up funding innovations."

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Retaliate? Who, me?

Accused Of Retaliation, Sheriff Joe Wants DOJ To Name His Department’s Alleged Victims | TPMMuckraker:
"Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office — the same law enforcement agency accused of retaliating against political opponents — wants the names of “each and every” resident interviewed by Justice Department officials who accused the MCSO of racial discrimination and other civil rights violations.


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Monday, January 2, 2012

On Echo Chambers

The biggest danger on the right or the left is getting sucked into an echo chamber and never venturing out into the real world to engage the other side except to mock them.

You never learn to properly understand the fundamentals of your position if you only surround yourself with like minded folks.

Cenk Uyger on Ron Paul on Election Finance Reform

Opinions Wanted - Sonos

I am pondering getting a Sonos wireless system and am wondering if anyone has any experience with it.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Superbowl Prediction

New Orleans over New England : 49-42

Newt Knows All

Newt says there's insufficient evidence for climate change, citing his expertise as "an amateur paleontologist" | ThinkProgress:
" At a town hall in Atlantic, Iowa, Saturday afternoon, Gingrich gave an unusual reason for his present denial of man-made global warming. “I’m an amateur paleontologist,” Gingrich said. “I spend a lot of time looking at the Earth’s temperature for a very long time. I’m a lot harder to convince than just looking at a computer model.” "

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It has been said that Newt is a stupid person's idea of what a smart person sounds like ... this is more evidence.

Krys Barch might not be a dumbass

Report: Panthers' Krys Barch ejected after racial slur - NHL -
"SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Panthers forward Krys Barch was ejected after reportedly directing a racial slur at a Montreal player Saturday night, and Florida coach Kevin Dineen said it was now a matter for the NHL to investigate.

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But he is sure sounding like one

Ron Paul on Workplace Harassment

‘The Die Has Been Cast’: Ron Paul Makes Closing Argument Ahead Of Iowa | TPM2012:
"And the Texas congressman is sticking to his Libertarian guns. He doubled down on statements from one of his books, downplaying the need for sexual harassment laws in the workplace. “But because people are insulted by, you know, rude behavior, I don’t think we should make a federal case out of it,” Paul said on FOX News Sunday, saying that unless there is a threat or act of violence, a sexually harassed person could choose or not choose to work at the offending location.


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Minister: Egypt tourism down 30% in 2011

Minister: Egypt tourism down 30% in 2011 | Al-Masry Al-Youm: Today's News from Egypt:
"The number of tourists who visited Egypt in 2011 was one-third less than in 2010, Egypt's Tourism Minister Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour told Al-Masry Al-Youm on Thursday. He said there were around 10 million tourists in 2011, around 32 percent less than in 2010.


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Frankly I am shocked it is only down 30%

Stay Classy Newt

Newt says Obama seeks to steal elections with ID ruling | McClatchy: "Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., used a stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to accuse the Obama administration of trying to "steal elections" in the wake of the Justice Department's rejection of South Carolina's voter identification law.


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