Monthly Archive: April 2016

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Heavenly!

Every prospect pleases, and only men play viols.

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Saturday!

On The Ghostbusters Board Game. The new one. Not the one that came out in 1985 or whatever.

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Here’s Why I Never Warmed Up to Bernie Sanders

Unemployment? Yes, 2 or 3 percent of the working-age population has dropped out of the labor force, but the headline unemployment rate is 5 percent. Wages? They’ve been stagnant since the turn of the century, but the average family still makes close to $70,000, more than nearly any other country in the world. Health care? Our system is a mess, but 90 percent of the country has insurance coverage. Dissatisfaction with the system? According to Gallup, even among those with incomes under $30,000, only 27 percent are dissatisfied with their personal lives.

Like it or not, you don’t build a revolution on top of an economy like this. Period. If you want to get anything done, you’re going to have to do it the old-fashioned way: through the slow boring of hard wood.

Why do I care about this? Because if you want to make a difference in this country, you need to be prepared for a very long, very frustrating slog. You have to buy off interest groups, compromise your ideals, and settle for half loaves—all the things that Bernie disdains as part of the corrupt mainstream establishment. In place of this he promises his followers we can get everything we want via a revolution that’s never going to happen. And when that revolution inevitably fails, where do all his impressionable young followers go? Do they join up with the corrupt establishment and commit themselves to the slow boring of hard wood? Or do they give up?

Source: Here’s Why I Never Warmed Up to Bernie Sanders | Mother Jones

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Satanists balk at Cruz comparison | TheHill

A leading Satanist group is trying to distance itself from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) after the presidential candidate was compared to Lucifer this week. “Cruz’s failures of reason, compassion, decency and humanity are products...

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Weekend!

On the pleasures of the cheat day

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Former NYPD Officer Peter Liang Gets Probation For Fatal Shooting

“A judge in New York City has sentenced former NYPD officer Peter Liang, who was convicted of manslaughter and official misconduct last month in the 2014 fatal shooting of Akai Gurley, to five years’ probation and 800 hours of community service.

Justice Danny Chun also reduced the manslaughter conviction to criminally negligent homicide, NPR’s Hansi Lo Wang reports, adding that prosecutors say they will appeal that decision.”

From: Former NYPD Officer Peter Liang Gets Probation For Fatal Shooting : The Two-Way : NPR

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Electric Atomic Geography

Atomic geography would really like you to enjoy this song, unsatisfactory as this post may be…