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What Could Possibly Go Wrong

When self selected vigilantes assaulting armed strangers in public spaces?

Consider this incident:

According to the Hillsborough  Sheriff’s Office, 62-year-old Clarence Daniels was entering Walmart with his legally concealed firearm to buy coffee creamer on Tuesday when he was spotted by 43-year-old vigilante Michael Foster.

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Stupidity

Grand Budapest Hotel gets 11 nominations at BAFTA

I am pleased to see the master-work “The Grand Budapest Hotel” getting recognized as the awards season heats up. The British Academy of Film and Television Awards committee just announced its favorites: 108 more words

Cultural Barometer

Prince Andrew may have been secretly filmed with underage girl he is alleged to have abused - Mirror Online

Prince Andrew’s tycoon pal may have taken compromising photos of him with the underage girl he is alleged to have abused.Details buried in original court papers filed against pervert Jeffrey Epstein, 61, reveal that he recorded the sordid orgies he threw for VIPs at his luxury homes using cameras hidden in the walls of guest bedrooms.The woman known as Jane Doe 3 – said to be 30-year-old Virginia Roberts – claims she was held as a sex slave and forced to sleep with the Duke of York in London, New York and the US Virgin Islands.She says she was 17 at the time – under the age of consent in Florida.One of the sexual encounters with the Prince, 54, is alleged to have taken place at an orgy ­involving other underage girls on Epstein’s private island.The financier, who was jailed for 18 months in 2008 after pleading guilty to solicitation for prostitution, kept a sickening stash of images on a computer seized at his Palm Beach mansion in 2006. 19 more words

Economic Corruption

Second Sun and Starship Playtest

Over the Christmas break four of my friends at Big Gaming Week agreed to give the prototype a quick go, as we only had two hours available the goal was to see who could accumulate the most glory.   1,620 more words

Decline And Fall

MY LIFE, YOUR LIFE, OUR LIFE, THEIR LIFE

Evelyn Waugh – Decline and Fall

I think, in life, some things need to be taken more seriously than other ones. However, especially for those individuals who have a tendency to think through things thoroughly, over and over, often ending up tangled in a mixture of, more often than not, dramatic and depressive views, it is important to be able to remain focused on the present time and to pick up on things with a pinch of salt (or a spoonful). 374 more words

English

Merry F**king Christmas, Suckas. (MOTU FU Edition)

Bah humbug, y’all.

Or:  here is my reminder that our betters, the MOTU, and their eager servants in the political class never, ever rest from their quest to enrich (themselves) and immiserate (anyone it takes). 654 more words

Decline And Fall

When You're Right, You're Right

No GG fanboi, me, I can’t find anything amiss with this statement:

140 characters (+/-) of truth.

Then there’s this:

I know.  Calling out Republican hypocrisy is akin to blaring Dog Bites Man above the fold, but still — I remain almost impressed by how thoroughly President Obama’s critics are so damn good at being utterly blind to the contradictions. 17 more words

Ridicule