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Winning the Culture War

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I wonder if Putin is a fan of their music. Not inconceivable.
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Retro lo-fi Friday

I hope this gorgeous video makes your day brighter.

The Dukes of the Stratosphear were an XTC experimental project, using 1960's period equipment and instruments. Tom McKeon is the animator and did this for fun as a vanity project. Read below the fold...

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How is it Rats Know the Ship is Sinking?

There's an old sailor's superstition that the rats know to leave a sinking ship:

"Expatriation makes the most sense when asset values are historically low and tax rates are historically low. Her timing may have had something to do with that," tax attorney David S. Miller of Cadwalader, Wickersham, & Taft LLP said.

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The Banality of Evil - Episode MCVII

Enjoy your retirement, mass-murdering fucks.

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Stocks Slump After Jobs Report: Good News for Republicans

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Seriously, that was the actual headline. They don't even bother to hide it anymore.

The drooling class hates you and wants you to die.

Here is a visual for you:

So it's no surprise that, behind closed doors, Republicans are high-fiving about today's lousy jobs numbers which were the worst in a year. Only 69,000 jobs were created in May and the unemployment rate ticked up to 8.2%.

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Lo-Fi NVA Blogging

Militant babies came to me
And tole me "Don't be afraid to try"
Phenomenal stuntkids in the street
Popping out of the black ghost pie Read below the fold...

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"One Year Gitmo" Apologists, Please Read - Three Years Later Edition

Aw fuck it, why bother?

I mean, I even forgot to do an anniversary last year myself, and any way, that is just so 2008 and sooooooo boooooooorrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnngggggggggg. YAaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwnnnnnnnnnnnnnn,

Anyway, to go through the motions, here's a snip of Scott Horton in Harper's on the tenth anniversary of Gitmo and where things stand now: Read below the fold...

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It's Live!

Correntewire I mean.....

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Lo-Fi Aloha

I guarantee taking 4 minutes to watch this will improve your day.

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Violence Advocates Buck Historical Trends

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Stephen Pinker's recent book "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined" examines the statistics of violence finding that contrary to popular belief, violence rates of all kinds have declined through determinable human history. Read below the fold...

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Tariq Aziz Was No Nobel Peace Prize Laureate*

Sure, 16-year old Tariq Aziz may have been a responsible, personable and soft-spoken adolescent, but he was no Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, now was he? Neither was his 12-year old cousin, Wahid Khan. Read below the fold...

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Our War With Pakistan

So the entire time we thought we were at war with the Taliban, and even Al Qaeda, we were really at war with our "ally" Pakistan. Well, at least now we know. And they know we know. And we know they know we know it, which is probably still not enough to make this bullshit stop.

Seriously, you are going to want to watch all twelve installments of this two-hour BBC documentary, explaining the real motivations and backstory for the events in that region for at least the last 10 years.

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Newberry's Field Guide to Revolutions

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Sterling Newberry has a multi-part series on modern revolution that is very interesting reading. It's too much to digest in one helping, but here is the lead from the first installment:

Why add more words to the torrent on revolution? Two reasons.

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Religious People are the best People - Israeli Version

Elliot Abrams'* wife** advocates throwing millions of women and children into the sea to be devoured by sharks or any other predator available.

Then round up his captors, the slaughtering, death-worshiping, innocent-butchering, child-sacrificing savages who dip their hands in blood and use women-those who aren't strapping bombs to their own devils' spawn and

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