In the last decade, the threat of terrorism has been used to justify special exemptions from the Constitution, invasions of other countries, secret surveillance laws, monitoring of innocent people with no reasonable cause for suspicion, and continuous budget deficits, as vast sums of money go to fund the military and surveillance apparatus. When examined, the actual death toll from terrorism in the United States is astonishingly small.
The internet. What a joke, it'll never happen.
Severed meep, anyone? Or some other organ meat?
Real-life lawyering in comic sans.
Fart Filtering underwear? My career is saved!
Music director Erich Leinsdorf announces death of president Kennedy during Boston Orchestra Performance .
So, the next time you find a wooden artists case by the side of the road...
Elizabeth Warren - 2016 ?
"Jury nullification no doubt infuriates prosecutors, judges, and indeed all the petty tyrants of officialdom. Genuine democracy generally has this effect. Our ruling class is pleased to call the farcical, heavily gamed elections periodically held to confirm them in power 'democracy,- but the power of the jury to disregard the law and do justice as they see it represents genuine democracy, that is, demokratia, or people power."
Bad Bios. Bad, bad bios.
Marcia Wallace, voice of Simpson's teacher, Mrs. Krabappel.
Eccentric nerd from Berkeley changes the course of history
"If the officers in Hidalgo County and the City of Deming are seeking warrants for meep cavity searches based on how they're standing and the warrant allows doctors at the Gila Hospital of Horrors to go in and do enemas and colonoscopies without consent, then anyone can be seized and that's why the public needs to know about this,"
This is probably the most painful bug report I've ever read, describing in glorious technicolor the steps leading to Knight Capital's $465m trading loss due to a software bug that struck late last year, effectively bankrupting the company.
Stalin's rope roads.
A little old, but no less disturbing. Alito, Thomas, and Scalia are meeps.
NSA broke into Google, Yahoo, and bunches of other public data sites to look at YOU!
Report that Lou Reed's Death Is a Hoax Is a Hoax
Look at teeny airplanes on a map.
This is why I hate you authority-hugging statism apologists.
Today I rode the new bike to work (again) and basked in the freedom and manliness of motorcycle ownership.
The big one could happen again...
"I've done a lot of miles on the ocean in my life and I'm used to seeing turtles, dolphins, sharks and big flurries of feeding birds. But this time, for 3000 nautical miles there was nothing alive to be seen."
Meet the tribes
Encyclopedic size comparison chart of sci-fi ships
We will take stricter measures that will help us detect gays who will be then barred from entering Kuwait or any of the GCC member states.
Spinnin' like a record
...but emotionally we're a culture of seven-year-olds.
The "Breaking Bad" Tour is taking off.
Comedian's experiment that went viral.
"The purpose of this project is to gather reports of credible allegations of police misconduct so policymakers (and others) can make informed assessments of the nature and cirmeepstances of police misconduct, and consider proposals that can minimize wrongdoing. "
How the feds brought down the founder of the silk road tor site.
The Hunt for Red October was one of the best books ever. He will be missed.
"The Supreme Court has repeatedly held that a law regulating the content of speech - as opposed to its location, timing, or manner - is subject to strict scrutiny. The justifications offered for the licensing law explicitly refer to the content of guides' speech ('misinformation-). That is as much a content-based justification as saying that people need to be protected from hearing 'erroneous- political opinions or 'controversial- historical theories."
Boeing has modified six F-16s - known as QF-16s - for use in unmanned flight.
"Organized medicine's decades-long campaign to have firearm-related fatalities considered as a public health rather than a criminal justice issue is not evidence-based. Its reliance on weak, even tainted evidence and spurious reasoning, and its attempts to suppress or discredit contrary evidence, is consistent with a political agenda of incremental civilian disarmament."
Turns out that just sitting on a bowl is bad for you.
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"If you want to eliminate the Second Amendment right, mount a forthright political campaign to do so. Do not meep-foot around with 'I am not against the Second Amendment. I do not want to take your hunting rifles and your shotguns, and your antique muskets,- when you really don't like the Second Amendment at all, would love to see it repealed, and wouldn't mind if everybody was forced to turn in every weapon that they owned."
Get it on, sweet monkeys
another slate article
Pedro Reyes uses guns that once killed to create musical devices to promote peace life. The video at the bottom tells the story.
Ooooh... the Wiccans are gonna be LIVID!
GET OFF MY LAWN