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Episode #133, Guest: Michael Walsh

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In the Prestige, why does Hugh Jackman run the replication-machine 100 times and kill 100 of his clones? Why doesn't he just run it once and then, now having an absolutely perfect clone, just do all the tricks with his perfect twin? Kinda stupid, dude.
The Sexual Misery of the Arab World
Interesting. I've been saying this for years. You can't turn normal sex drives into a roiling mass of frenzied taboos without expecting severe knock-on dysfunctions, especially in young men. Read any serial killer case studies, and 90% of them involve some kind of psychological abnormality that winds up attaching sexual desire to homicide.
WYFF: Loyal supporters of GOP granted tickets to debate in Greenville
"GOP leaders said the Peace Center isn’t large enough, so the Republican National Committee decided not to go with a lottery system." They're going with the Donald Trump Gets Booed system. [rdbrewer]

Milo Yiannopoulos: Twitter Is Gearing Up To Interfere In The Election
"If our feeds are ordered by algorithm, this effectively means that Twitter, rather than users, decides which tweets should be seen. Tweets that the algorithm decides are 'uninteresting' to users might not be seen at all." Surely you can opt out. [rdbrewer]
The Other McCain: Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton Debate: Who Hates America More? [rdbrewer]

Clickhole: The ultimate PSA
Something must be done about important things! Via @JohnEkdahl. [rdbrewer]

Quark-Gluon Plasma Recreated at CERN For First Time
"Right after the Big Bang the universe was a hot dense plasma containing the most fundamental particles, especially quarks and gluons. To recreate this state, scientists collided lead nuclei...." [rdbrewer]

Mediaite: ‘Damn It Feels Good to be a Clinton:’ New Cruz Ad Rips Hillary With Glorious Office Space Spoof [rdbrewer]

TheDC: Ingraham Shreds Gowdy For Suggesting ‘No One Is More Conservative’ Than Rubio
Ever notice guys who've spent their entire lives drawing government paychecks always favor the more establishment candidate? Especially ex-prosecutors and ex-military. [rdbrewer]

JWF: Police Baffled After Guy Named Mohammad Goes on Machete Rampage at Ohio Deli
"Weird how these things always happen after Obama lectures us about Islamophobia." [rdbrewer]

Roger L. Simon, PJM: Democratic Debate Recap: Uncle Bernie, the Mini-Schnauzer
"Bernie Sanders, unlike much of the human race, never finds himself in a position of doubting a word he is saying. He has never questioned himself, not even once, since he was twenty and probably younger. He has what my wife Sheryl calls an 'animal brain,' likening him to our dog Henry...." Via @EdDriscoll. [rdbrewer]
I'm Taking a Half Day, If That, Tomorrow. I figure I kinda worked at least a day this weekend so I'm taking tomorrow off, except for Open Threads or anything really big. If any cobloggers or weekend bloggers want to post, please do. We should have a podcast tomorrow.
NASA Bans the Word "Jesus"
Good to see they remain focused on their core mission
Tough Piece About Marco Rubio's Tentativeness, Worrisome Nature
The reporter is McKay Coppins, who, I think it's fair to say, is an aggressively anti-Republican reporter. Still, you might find it interesting.
Assuming the main thrust of the piece is true -- which I don't -- I'm not sure whether the claim that Rubio's front of confidence is a false one is a sign of weakness, or just a sign of humanity provoking feelings of empathy.
Again, assuming that's true -- which I don't -- it would tend to explain Rubio's (admirable) devotion to doing his homework, and also his (sometimes embarrassing) determination to stay on script, no matter the context.
Camille Paglia: “Sexism has nothing to do with it”: Camille Paglia on Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem — and why New Hampshire women broke for Bernie Sanders
"Steinem’s polished humanitarian mask had slipped, revealing the mummified fascist within. I’m sure that my delight was shared by other dissident feminists everywhere. Never before has the general public, here or abroad, more clearly seen the arrogance and amoral manipulativeness of the power elite who hijacked and stunted second-wave feminism." [rdbrewer]
Kip Thorne, Others Announce Confirmation of Gravitational Waves, First Predicted by Einstein in 1916
"Now we can listen to the universe" is the dumb child's candy they offer as a pull quote for reporters. But that aside, interesting stuff. An article here.
Time: Conservative Pundit Mary Katharine Ham on Going Back to Work After Suffering a Devastating Loss
"‘There’s a certain amount of freedom in having seen one of the worst things you’re going to see in your life, Lord willing, and coming out of the other side." [rdbrewer]

Roger L. Simon, PJM: Past Time for the GOP to Go Hard for the Black Vote
Via @EdDriscoll. [rdbrewer]

TheDC: Watergate Reporter: ‘Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy’ Didn’t Put Hillary’s Server ‘In Her Damn Closet’ [rdbrewer]

TheDC: Exclusive: Former Obama Defense Intel Chief Says Hillary Should ‘Step Down’ [rdbrewer]

Forgotten 60's Mystery Click [rdbrewer]

I guess our resident gold bug is happy
For everyone else, the shit is about to hit the fan. [rdbrewer]

I found some news here. [rdbrewer]
I (Ace) am liveblogging 50 Shades of Gray in the thread below the ONT. For as long as I can take it. If it's not bad enough to have fun with, I'll stop.
Breitbart: Fake Blood and War Chants: Milo Yiannopoulos Event at Rutgers Disrupted by Feminists, Black Lives Matter Activists
"The event drew a huge crowd, with the line of students waiting to enter the venue stretching around campus. It’s the first stage of Yiannopoulos 'Dangerous Faggot Tour,' a series of speeches by the Breitbart Tech editor on U.S campuses, which have become hotbeds of regressive-left radicalism in recent months." Here is Milo's speech. [rdbrewer]
"You think Hitler is great? Think again!"
"I have yet to speak to anyone in the Middle East who thinks badly of the genocidal Führer" ht @esotericCD [@ComradeArthur]
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