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May 08, 2014

Overnight Open Thread (5-8-2014)

The 2013 Duranty Awards For Mendacious Journalism Have Been Announced

Based on the lies and dishonesty of Walter Duranty, the New York Times Moscow correspondent during the 1920s and 1930s who was a apologist for Soviet crimes and helped cover up the holodomor.

The Duranty Prize for 2013:

Second runner-upJohn Judis for his absurdly biased and ignorant reporting on Israel and the Middle East in general in The New Republic. Presentation speech by Ron Radosh.

First runner-up: Candy Crowley of CNN for her unprecedented personal intervention in a presidential debate she was moderating on the subject of Benghazi.  The committee realized this intervention took place 2012, but the committee noted Crowley continued to justify this unconscionably biased intervention throughout 2013.  Presentation speech by Claudia Rosett.

THE DURANTY FOR 2013: David Kirkpatrick of the New York Times for his supposedly thorough unraveling of the Benghazi affair, "A Deadly Mix in Benghazi," which was revealed almost instantly to be a meretricious piece of deception worthy of Walter Duranty himself.  Presentation speech by Roger Kimball.

Along with a new award - The Rather - for lifetime achievement in dishonest reporting.

THE RATHER:  Seymour Hersh for a lifetime of astonishingly dishonest journalism on subjects ranging from the war in Iraq to JFK and Marilyn Monroe. Presentation speech by Roger L. Simon

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Quote of the Day

There are some geopolitical lessons in history that everyone ought to bear in mind, like "don't get into a land war in Asia," and "Don't invade Russia, period," and one of those ought to be, "Don't invade Ireland. You might actually conquer it and then you have to rule them, and good luck with that."

-- Hognose on the Tommy Gun's first use in combat


Everyone's Favorite Rad-Feminist Takes Teh Crazee to 11.5

Forget about all the rapey PIV rape-rape - the real danger is NTHE (Near Term Human Extinction). For you see all humans (and life) on Earth will inevitably be extinct within 15 years.

And who caused this? Hint: It begins with a 'p' and ends with 'archy' and oppression.

The major cause of this extinction will be that the global warming and melting of the ice has triggered a series of feedback loops of toxic gas emissions such as methane and carbon dioxide which were trapped in the soils and underwaters of the earth by the ice and frost. These feedback loops have already started, are now unstoppable and life on earth is already on its way to extinction. No technology can stop this - especially since male technology is part of the problem and their use and fabrication will only emit more greenhouse gases.

And how can she be so sure of this? Well because Top. Scientist. Men. say so.

How could this not be credible? The facts are indisputable. Who am I to dispute the long term data and biological facts observed and measured by hundreds of scientists? I'm the first to be critical about male science but this doesn't seem to be a matter of personal opinion to me. Even if there were room for doubt or error regarding the probability of certain species surviving such as bacteria or fungi, the evidence is so compelling that I don't think it's an option to ignore it. I sorely wish it wouldn't be true.

Then comes the rage.

Men, homo rapiens, you scum, you filth. There is no word to describe the extent of your evil, you are pure evil, pure lechery. I hate you, how I hate you. In the 250,000 years of your rotten, defunct existence, you have managed to kill 5 million years of life on earth. . . .

The unstoppable death-machine has always only been orchestrated by the homo rapiens. By men. YOU. Women are not and have never been responsible for the atrocities committed by men, for men's global industrial rape and death system. By lying and deceiving you are continuing to be part of the problem, because you are masking the fact that the obvious solution all the time, long before the extinction of all life was impending, was to depopulate the earth of males or to reduce them to manageable levels again - only by doing so would have men's patriarchal and industrial necrophilic sado-system come to an end without destroying the rest of life.

And a modest proposal for how you as a PIV-lovin' homo rapien can possibly help.

How many men, at best, will commit suicide? Maybe 1%? Or one in five thousand? ...So, to all men, before all life goes extinct, you could at least do us the favour of leaving us these 15 last years free of your foul presence. You never really cared about life anyway. You're not even capable of interacting with her. What difference does it make to you? What is one sub-male human species compared to billions of species on earth? Nothing.

The current over/under for some kind of Official Intervention for this sad woman is 6 months. 

Universities Move to Disqualify Any Pro-Israel Students From Student Government

Going to Israel, accepting any support from pro-Israel groups, or even just publicly defending Israel are enough to disqualify you for any kind of campus office.

Did the Federal Minimum Wage Make the Great Depression Great?

The result, as scholars Lee Ohanian, Harold Cole, and others have discovered, is a tragic perversity. In a depression. when employers were losing money, wages were too high. In real terms, wages were higher than the overall economic trend for the rest of the century. They were sometimes higher than in "socialist" Europe. Wages in the 1930s were even higher than John L. Lewis himself imagined, because the decade saw currency deflation. Reducing wages, the old lesser evil chosen by employers in troubled times, would not be sanctioned by the powerful New Dealers in Washington. So employers often laid people off - hence the mostly double-digit unemployment of the 1930s.

Study: Earthlings Not Ready For Alien Encounters Yet

The people of planet Earth would be wise to raise their cosmic consciousness prior to contact with an extraterrestrial civilization, a new study shows. 'The scientific community now accepts to some degree that this contact may occur in the next 50 to 100 years,' said Gabriel De la Torre, a clinical neuropsychologist and human factors specialist at the University of Cádiz in Spain. 'Consequently, we are becoming more concerned about this possibility and its aftermath Certainly the topic of contact with extraterrestrial civilizations raises a number of questions that are not easy to answer. We estimate that this type of event will have not only a social effect, but also on both consciousness and biology as well.'

What the fuck is 'cosmic consciousness' anyway? And plus the ETs seem to have been choosing human ambassadors for us for quite a while and apparently these are the people with the proper amount of 'cosmic consciousness'.

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Female Soldiers of WWII

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Kilt By Bar

Oil refineries can be dangerous places.

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It's True - Nagging Kills

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Yahoo group. That is all.

The group thingy. For the children.

And my Twitter spew.

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