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“If law fails, CIA will assassinate Assange”

Posted on February 28th, 2011 at 21:48 by John Sinteur in category: News

Pundit: The US government routinely assassinates people.

Anchor: Let’s move on.

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State police caught on tape during drug raid

Posted on February 28th, 2011 at 20:50 by Paul Jay in category: News


When the cops came in, Rudy’s band was practicing in his basement recording studio.

What the police didn’t know is that the microphones were hot and everything was being recorded.

“They have a recording studio? What the (expletive),” said one cop.

“I hope they’re not mixing,” said another.

But they were mixing, and two cops take turns singing on the microphone, not knowing their performance was being recorded.

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Past medical testing on humans revealed

Posted on February 28th, 2011 at 20:47 by Paul Jay in category: News


ATLANTA (AP) – Shocking as it may seem, U.S. government doctors once thought it was fine to experiment on disabled people and prison inmates. Such experiments included giving hepatitis to mental patients in Connecticut, squirting a pandemic flu virus up the noses of prisoners in Maryland, and injecting cancer cells into chronically ill people at a New York hospital.

Much of this horrific history is 40 to 80 years old, but it is the backdrop for a meeting in Washington this week by a presidential bioethics commission. The meeting was triggered by the government’s apology last fall for federal doctors infecting prisoners and mental patients in Guatemala with syphilis 65 years ago.

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CNN interview about Googlization

Posted on February 28th, 2011 at 15:56 by Paul Jay in category: News

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A Higher Percentage of Americans Believed in King George During the Revolutionary War than Believe in Congress Today

Posted on February 28th, 2011 at 8:04 by John Sinteur in category: News


Influential Harvard and Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig noted in a must-watch speech last week that polls show that only 11% of the American people have confidence in Congress.

He notes that more people believed in King George at the time of the Revolutionary War than believe in congress today.

He’s right.

Historians have estimated that between 15 and 20% of the white population of the colonies were Loyalists

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  1. But then remind me how few believe in evolution?

  2. I hate to sound like I’m defending Boehner and his cronies, but have they been in power long enough to make a difference in any capacity? What does 11% represent to people who just took hold of the reigns of congress two months ago?

  3. I didn’t watch Lessig’s speech, but I don’t imagine he’s tying this to either party–he’s not so interested in partisan affairs, he wants to change campaign funding.

  4. Headline: Tea Party member tarred and feathered, run out of town on rail. Crime? Professed belief in evolution and a woman’s right to choose! More at eleven!

  5. And those loyalists’ descendants have the same right to large tracts of North Carolina and New York states as Cuban exiles have to Cuba. I think it is time for Canada to invade that failed state to the south, before things get too out of hand.

  6. Really? This number gets trotted out all the time. The truth is that 11% of people trust congress, but something like 80% of people trust *their congressperson*. So, they trust the person they elected, but not the other random people with power they didn’t get a vote on. Understandable and working as expected.

Open-Minded Man Grimly Realizes How Much Life He’s Wasted Listening To Bullshit

Posted on February 28th, 2011 at 7:57 by John Sinteur in category: News


During an unexpected moment of clarity Tuesday, open-minded man Blake Richman was suddenly struck by the grim realization that he’s squandered a significant portion of his life listening to everyone’s bullshit, the 38-year-old told reporters.

A visibly stunned and solemn Richman, who until this point regarded his willingness to hear out the opinions of others as a worthwhile quality, estimated that he’s wasted nearly three and a half years of his existence being open to people’s half-formed thoughts, asinine suggestions, and pointless, dumbfuck stories.

"Jesus Christ," said Richman, taking in the overwhelming volume of useless crap he’s actively listened to over the years. "My whole life I’ve made a concerted effort to give people a fair shake and understand different points of view because I felt that everyone had something valuable to offer, but it turns out most of what they had to offer was complete bullshit."

"Seriously," Richman added, "what have I gained from treating everyone’s opinion with respect? Nothing. Absolutely nothing."

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