Wednesday, August 13, 2014

SAR #14223

Legal Theory: It's not a lie if you believe it. Ah, the fine line between a lie, a falsehood and a simple mistaken opinion. 
Promises: Secretary Kerry says the US will not send troops to Iraq until things are hopeless, but will provide sufficient weapons and supplies to keep the US arms industry happy.

Best of All Possible Worlds: On average, jobs in the US pay 23% less today than they did before the big banks ruined the economy and stole all the money 2008 recession.

Inquiring Mind: When was the last time an Islamic militant did something, anything, that reflected well upon Islam? Or Israel, on Judaism? Makes me proud to be an atheist.

Consultation Fees: The (Republican) states that refused to expand their participation in Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act are giving up $423 billion which could have gone to improved health care for their citizens. Noble of them to sacrifice their citizens as a matter of principle.

Hang Up Calls: California – which often gets to debut bad ideas first – is preparing to require 'kill switches” on new smartphones, so they can be remotely deactivated if stolen, and so the government can keep you from calling anyone whenever the mood strikes the local police or politicians.
Baby, Steps: “The climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core 'free market' ideology of our time, restructure the global economy, and remake our political systems." Iit is an opportunity for us to ditch current economic model of corporate-dominated global capitalist exploitation of resources and people and return to our senses.”

Clicking Your Heels: The SEC says that Kansas has been committing securities fraud by underfunding the states public employee' retirement system. You're not in Kansas any more, are you Toto?

Justice, Served: A man who admitted raping both a 15 year-old girl and a 13 year-old in separate crimes, has been sentenced to “time served” - 361 days in jail. The County Attorney said he was comfortable with the sentence because “it serves the interest of justice”.

Clear And Presently Dangerous: Rand Paul is convinced that civilization will collapse if fetuses do not get personhood rights and access to absentee ballots.

Porn O'Graph: Stimulating, very stimulating.

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