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post #2791 of 5112
http://www.newsweek.com/its-time-haul-down-another-flag-racist-hate-361929

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You know that racist flag? The one that supposedly honors history but actually spreads a pernicious myth? And is useful only to venal right-wing politicians who wish to exploit hatred by calling it heritage? It’s past time to pull it down.

Oh, wait. You thought I was referring to the Confederate flag. Actually, I’m talking about the POW/MIA flag.

I told the story in the first chapter of my 2014 book The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan: how Richard Nixon invented the cult of the “POW/MIA” in order to justify the carnage in Vietnam in a way that rendered the United States as its sole victim.

My favourite bit:
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The moral confusion was abetted by the flag: the barbed-wire misery of that stark white figure, emblazoned in black.


post #2792 of 5112
Don't mind the flag tho I doubt North Vietnam had anything to gain by hanging on to anyone.
post #2793 of 5112
http://www.gulflive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/08/parents_charged_with_felony_ch.html

Parents charged with felony child abuse for leaving their kids in a hot car while they gambled at a casino. Another sad story...
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[T]he security guard walked out to check the vehicle and found a 9-year-old female and 11-year-old male sitting in the vehicle with the engine off and the windows up.

The officer noted the temperature outside was 95 degrees, with a heat index of 109. McDaniel said the children were unharmed in the incident and have been turned over to the custody of the Mississippi Department of Human Services.

Wait, the kids were nine and eleven? Were they tied down?
post #2794 of 5112
Child safety locked in the back, maybe? Still figure they could get into the front seat and open that up if they need to.
post #2795 of 5112
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

Child safety locked in the back, maybe? Still figure they could get into the front seat and open that up if they need to.

 

 

They had no chance, unless the doors could be remotely unlocked on their iPads.

post #2796 of 5112
Chinese members of SF, what the fuck just blew up over there?

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Massive explosions have hit China's northern city of Tianjin, reportedly injuring at least 300 people and causing at least seven deaths.
According to Chinese state media, the blasts occurred when a shipment of explosives blew up in the port city at about 23:30 (16:30 GMT).
Pictures and video shared on social media showed flames lighting up the sky and damage to nearby buildings.
Shockwaves could apparently be felt several kilometres away from Tianjin.
The Editor of the BBC's Chinese Service, Raymond Li, says all indications are that it is an industrial accident.
The first explosion was followed by another 30 seconds later.
An official Chinese seismic agency said the force of the first explosion was equivalent to three tons of TNT, the second was 21 tons.
Further blasts were subsequently triggered nearby, Xinhua state news agency said.
Ms Yang, an eyewitness, told local media she was out shopping when "suddenly from behind there was a big fireball and explosion".


post #2797 of 5112
Sesame Street is leaving PBS and hooking up with HBO.
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Originally Posted by Harold falcon View Post

Sesame Street is leaving PBS and hooking up with HBO.

PBS won't roll over and allow SS to picture Bert and Ernie in bed together?
post #2799 of 5112
And so Jared of Subway will be pleading guilty to CP. Who saw this coming?
post #2800 of 5112
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2015/08/18/the-federal-government-wants-you-to-review-it-on-yelp/?tid=sm_fb

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The federal government is officially encouraging the public to rate their experiences with the biggest, most frustrating bureaucracy to deal with in the country — just like they would review the new Thai restaurant down the street.

Taxpayers will be able to weigh in, in real time, on whether they waited in line 20 minutes or two hours to renew their passports; whether the airport security screeners they dealt with were surly or sweet; whether the U.S. Forest Service worked fast enough to put out wildfires spreading in their state.


I can't tell you how much I want Springs1 to start reviewing the US government.
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post #2802 of 5112
What is that?
post #2803 of 5112
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

What is that?

Chart of the email domains from the Ashley Madison hack, I believe.
post #2804 of 5112
Lol that's fantastic
post #2805 of 5112
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Originally Posted by Harold falcon View Post

And so Jared of Subway will be pleading guilty to CP. Who saw this coming?

Man, the one who go for just barely too young girls are the worst.

I mean, if you really like little prepubescent boys, there is clearly something unnaturally fucked up in your head. Like...that's not even your fault, you've just got a messed up brain (the part that is your fault is acting on it instead of getting help).

And if you go for some 17 year old girl, (or someone who could pass for 18/lies about being 18)...I mean, that's not legal and you are abusing their fragile minds, but they've gone through puberty and it isn't unnatural to find them attractive.

But if you are the guy who is like "Well, I guess 16 is ok, but I'd really like a few years younger"...you're just terrible. You're brain isn't mis-wired to be attracted to something noone is supposed to be attracted to. Instead, you've got targets who have begun to pass through puberty and start looking like what a normal person would consider attractive, but you're a fucked up individual who gets off on the youthful innocence, inexperience, and power dynamic. You don't have some fucked up mind that makes you attracted to 8 year olds...you have a fucked up mind that is getting off on the damage you are doing to 13 year olds.

edit: it probably all dates back to when he was a fat fuck preteen and those girls wouldn't give him the time of day.
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