Author: Barrett Brown

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$200,000,000 per arrest

The 4,000 air marshals who have been put in place on the ridiculously insignificant chance that they will be in a position to stop a hijacking or other significant event make about 4 arrests...

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On the other hand…

… it was the WASPs that kept such people as Palin/Bachmann spiritual advisor Lou Engles away from the levers of power. Back in the day, they used to let Billy Graham come into the...

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Check out these WASPs

I’m sorry, but look at this WASP shit. We’ve got King WASP and Queen WASP of the WASP dynasty sitting here buzz buzz buzzing their WASP perspective to some emissary of Greater Non-WASPdom. Thank...

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Raindrops, bubblegum, and recursion

From the comments at reddit: Why isn’t it surprising that the porn industry is leading the way in creating an AI that can pass the Turing test?

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The virtues of Caligula

The manner in which I depicted Nerva in the latter of the two bizarre pieces of nonsense I have written so far today – not counting e-mails – was inspired by John Gieldud’s performance...

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Nonsensical assertion of the day

Over at Commentary’s website, some person named J. E. Dyer opens a discussion on the Israeli settlement situation with a passing reference to “the generally left-leaning Economist,” which has endorsed George W. Bush, Margaret...

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A dialog between Tiberius Caesar and Nerva

Nerva: Your manservent awoke me in such a state of distress that I almost suspected to find you dead at the hands of your spirited grandson – or, perhaps he at your hands, which...

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Free advertising

I was going to write up a parody ad for whatever it is that Apple is launching tomorrow but then it occurred to me that this is a company that advertised the advent of...

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EVOE IO, EVOE IACCHUS IO PAN, PAN! EVOE BABALON!

There’s a New York Times report out today confirming that the CIA was more enthusiastic about protecting and utilizing Nazi war criminals than had previously been acknowledged. This ought to scandalize those who still consider the...

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Crowd sourcing vs. network news

(Update Below) A missile was fired off the coast of California. CBS repeatedly referred to it as a “mystery missile” and bothered the ambassador of NATO about it, with moderately comic results: “It’s spectacular…...

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Underestimating the internet

While Joe Carter and I decide how to proceed with the debate in a more specific and purposeful manner than I’ve provided for thus far, I’d like to bring attention to this Newsweek article...

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Debate: Constantine and Theodosius (Updated)

Joe Carter has now responded to my own opening argument, and I reproduce that response below. As we are now entering the phase of the net-based back-and-forth when formatting itself becomes the greatest potential...

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Debate: My Opening Argument

Before this debate began I introduced a quotation from the Emperor Theodosius I, who reigned at the end of a long and telling struggle between the two major Christian factions of the time: those...

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Language and War

It’s been decided that Joe Carter will write his post first, after which I will respond to it in a new post here at the League. In the meantime, I’d like to draw attention...

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Overture to Debate (Updated)

As specified yesterday, the debate between myself and Joe Carter of First Things is to begin with the posting of quotes chosen by the two of us. I am obligated to post whatever quote...

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