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July 07, 2016

Overnight Open Thread (7-7-2016)

Update: You can follow the shooting situation in Dallas on this feed which seems hooked into the latest updates. Also DPD scanner feed here.

Quote of the Day I - Some Would Pay Good Money For This Tour Edition

Spokesman: "Sen. Sasse will not be attending the convention and will instead take his kids to watch some dumpster fires across the state, all of which enjoy more popularity than the current front-runners."

Quote of the Day II

The reason why Christie was asked to fill out the 100 plus pages of disclosure documents?

"They've been vetting him (because) it would be embarrassing not to be vetted," said the source.

-- from an article on why Christie is out as a VP choice

Quote of the Day III


Quote of the Day IV

The fact is, women are more easily rattled by nastiness than men. That's a stereotype, but it's also true - in the landmark Pew study on online harassment, women were more than twice as likely as men to say they were "very upset" by online harassment. That's why, despite the fact that men are more likely to face abuse online, it's mostly women you hear complaining about it in the pages of The Guardian and on Buzzfeed.

-- Milo Yiannopoulos

So Trump Met With Senate Republicans Today. It Did Not Go Well.

Good Question: How Did Serial Felon Alton Sterling Manage to Get a Gun?

PolitiFact Quietly, Reluctantly Updates Its 'Fact-Check' of Whether Hillary Ever Sent Any Classified Material on Her Private Bathroom Server

They rate her denials now as 'false'.

The Brexit Vote: Italy Hardest Hit?

Italy seems to be the next economic domino to fall and unlike Greece it's the third largest economy in the EU. So there's not going to be an easy way to sweep this under the bureaucratic rug. And Italy is prepared to defy Brussels and go its own way:

Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, is determined to intervene with public funds if necessary despite warnings from Brussels and Berlin over the need to respect rules that make creditors rather than taxpayers fund bank rescues, according to several officials and bankers familiar with their plans.

The threat has raised alarm among Europe's regulators, who fear such a brazen intervention would devastate the credibility of the union's newly implemented banking rule book during its first real test.


Meanwhile Hungary is planning to hold a referendum on whether to obey the EU's refugee quotas or not.

The Swiss Take Being Swiss Seriously

USA Today reports that Muslim students refused to take mandatory swimming lessons at a Swiss school because they would be using the pool with the opposite sex. The girl and their families understood that the class was part of the federal curriculum and that refusal would result in disciplinary actions. Again, they refused, so authorities laid down the law.

Finding that the girls had applied for Swiss citizenship, authorities immediately denied their applications, citing the students' refusal to comply with school curricula like all the other children of various races, backgrounds, and religions. Their refusal to assimilate to and respect the very culture they wanted to take them in and give them the privilege of citizenship was proof enough that they weren't there to better Swiss society but to force its citizens to adopt their foreign beliefs.

The Glasgow Murder: Radical Muslim Pleads Guilty to Killing Moderate Muslim for Being Wrong Kind of Muslim

University Ideological Diversity by Region


When You Absolutely Positively Need to Be Rescued From Armed Guerillas in Central Africa...

Pull out your Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance card and make a collect call to Redpoint Resolutions.

NASA Astronauts and Soviet Cosmonauts Are Having a Yard Sale


Alex C: The Top 5 Guns I'm Glad I Bought

30 High End Grapes Go For $11,000 at Japanese Auction

Even 30 Years Ago the SJWs Were Active and Going After Big Trouble in Little China

Despite knowing nothing about the movie or script the mere fact that it involved Asian culture and starred a white man made it #problematic for activists.

But the film's marketing coordinator, Daniel Kwan, told the newspaper at the time that he met with protesters from both groups, and while he wouldn't share the film's script with them, they still found a copy but failed to present him with "any specifics of what they wanted changed." In response, one spokesperson cited the "overall impression of the movie" as the problem, and how Kurt Russell's Jack Burton "still comes off as the hero at the end," despite Kwan's and the studio's insistence that he's only a "hero" by dumb luck. Dennis Dun's Wang Chi and Victor Wong's Egg Shen are the real heroes of the movie - even if Egg says otherwise is the opening scene - and actor Peter Kwong, who played Rain, told the Times that it was "unfair" and "misleading" to call Dun's character Jack's "yes man."

Thirty years later, Kwong remains steadfast in his belief that the outrage was much ado about nothing. "They didn't read the script, they didn't consider anything, they didn't look at anything," he tells us. "It was just subject matter - Chinatown, gangs - 'Let's go get them.'

When Exactly Did Robert De Niro Stop Caring?

According to analysis the answer is 2002.


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Come on be a smartie and join the yahoo group party! For the children. The sweet, sweet, tender children.

And my lo-fi spew.

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