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October 22, 2014

Overnight Open Thread (10-22-2014)

Quote of the Day

"Note how they define sexual intercourse above. Apparently men can't have sexual intercourse."

-- Tammen on the White House mandated Campus Climate surveys.

Fear The Hat, Beware the Mace

But most importantly watch out for the pistol in the hands of a man who knows how to use it and is prepared to act.

A former Mountie is being hailed a hero for reportedly shooting a gunman who went on the rampage inside the Canadian Parliament today.

Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers is being praised by politicians for 'selflessly keeping them safe' following today's terrifying shooting spree, with unconfirmed reports he was the one who took the suspect down.

Veteran Mr Vickers undoubtedly saved lives by bravely taking down the alleged shooter, putting his own safety at risk in doing so. 

Canadian media are reporting that he is a former Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, better known as a Mountie, and that he has held his current position as Sergeant-at-Arms since 2006.
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Remembering A Bridge Too Far

Well after watching this fan-made trailer I'm ready to go watch it again.


The Hunter Biden Chronicles

Continually failing upward, Hunter snagged a seat on the board of directors of taxpayer-subsidized, stimulus-inflated Amtrak, where he pretended not to be a lobbyist, but rather an "effective advocate" for the government railroad system serving the 1 percenters' D.C.-NYC corridor.

So, where does a coke-abusing influence peddler go after raking in gobs of Daddy-enabled dough and abusing the U.S. Navy's ill-considered generosity? Back to Cronyland! Hunter joined Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings - owned by a powerful Russian government sympathizer who fled to Russia in February - this spring. The hypocritical lobbyist-bashers at the White House deny he will be lobbying and deny any conflict of interest.

Meanwhile, Just Like You Joe was whipping up class envy in South Carolina last week. "Corporate profits have soared," he railed, thanks to "these guys running hedge funds in New York," who are to blame for "income inequality." You know, like his son and brother and their Beltway back-scratching patrons.

The Bidens: They're not like us.

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Report: Hamas leader's daughter received medical treatment in Israel

But remember that Israel is the Worst Country in the World and committing war crimes is the number one hobby of Israelis.

But They Said This Would Never Happen: California Is Forcing All Insurance Plans to Cover Elective Abortions

Yay - The 2015 Social Justice Kittens Calendar is Out!!

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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Programmers

Because women are semi-conscious automatons who only do what they're told by TV. Also a semi-rebuttal here.

Study: Internet Trolls Basically the Kind of People You Always Imagined Them to Be

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The World's Loudest Sound

A Saturn V rocket at 220dB can melt concrete just from sound waves but this was louder still.

Think, for a moment, just how crazy this is. If you're in Boston and someone tells you that they heard a sound coming from New York City, you're probably going to give them a funny look. But Boston is a mere 200 miles from New York. What we're talking about here is like being in Boston and clearly hearing a noise coming from Dublin, Ireland. Travelling at the speed of sound (766 miles or 1,233 kilometers per hour), it takes a noise about 4 hours to cover that distance. This is the most distant sound that has ever been heard in recorded history.

President of Belarus Declares Country's Sausage is Free of Toilet Paper

(Via Betsy's Page)

Renee Zellweger Explains Her Changed Appearance

Says she took some Benadryl and finally got a good nights sleep.

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