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Beheading horror comes to US, but don’t call it terror

Muslim convert decapitates Oklahoma woman, stabs another in case of “workplace violence”

In an act of savagery too horrific to imagine, Alton Nolen, just fired from his job at an Oklahoma food distribution plant, engaged in a bit of “workplace violence.” The feds and local law enforcement remain unable to use the term “Islamic terrorism.” 364 more words

News

SaluteGate Seriously?

If you’ve seen a video or picture of the “Latte Salute” a.k.a. Semper Venti, or if you’ve heard (or participated in) the rambling cries of how much our President supposedly hates the military and disrespects them by this action, I invite you to check… 53 more words

Culture/Politics

FILM REVIEW: Outrage (Autoreiji) - (2010)

Director: Takeshi Kitano
Starring: Takeshi Kitano, Kippei Shiina, Ryo Kasse, Tomokazu Miura
Running Time: 109 minutes
Genre: Yakuza/crime thriller

I must confess that I have not seen all of Takeshi Kitano’s work (he is an actor, director, poet, painter, comedian, presenter and singer to name but a few) such as his critically acclaimed Hana-Bi (Fireworks). 277 more words

Film

Dallas City Tours Probably Regrets Using President John F. Kennedy For This Bus Advertisement

I’m still not sure if using controversy to promote things is something that is worthwhile for a company. On the one hand, you’re leveraging outrage to promote your brand to the public and it’s working. 224 more words

Web Culture

Let's Count the Logical Fallacies!

About a month ago, I happened upon the Facebook page for the Institute for Creation Research, a young-earth creationist group that, along with groups like… 2,767 more words

Essays

'I had to salute with a prosthetic arm': President Obama's #LatteSalute outrages; Updated

As Twitchy reported, President Obama “saluted” two Marines this afternoon with a coffee cup in hand. It’s since been dubbed the “latte salute” in the media and has resulted in outrage across Twitter. 943 more words

US Politics