Category Archives: Nudge Balloons

Different Cuuuultures

Let’s have taaaalks! During its conquests in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State [ISIS / ISIL / ASHL / whatever e~C] has had to come up with a method to allow all those non-Sunnis who ended up converting to Sunni Islam instead of being killed—the Christians, Yazidis, Shias, who for whatever reason remained under IS [...]

uh oh

what now? The guy in TX with ebola: dead Srsly. I’m hearing all sorts of conflicting crap about this. I can’t even tell what’s what, having failed chemistry fairly early on. [hey. don't larf. I have other talents. somewhere] The major nooooooz mediums tell me “Don’t worry; Be happy!” Other sources tell me everything from [...]

hm…

jihaddi see — jihaddi do* See? “If you can kill a disbelieving American or European – especially the spiteful and filthy French – or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, then (do [...]

Which is More Dangerous?

”Interesting Times” Thing One: Three Afghan National Army soldiers, who were in Massachusetts for training, have gone missing after a trip to a shopping mall [in Hyannis] … Afghanistan National Army Soldiers Maj. Jan Mohammad Arash, Cpt. Mohammad Nasir Askarzada, and Cpt. Noorullah Aminyar … arrived in the United States on September 11 for Exercise [...]

ToDaZeD CA *facepalm*

All Your Labor Are Belong to Teh State. A small-time vintner’s use of volunteer workers has put him out of business after the state squeezed him like a late-summer grape for $115,000 in fines — and sent a chill through the wine industry. The volunteers, some of them learning to make wine while helping out, [...]

ToDaZeD Word Of Teh Day!

brazen Use it in a sentence: “Whenever we can, we follow the law,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told the House Ways and Means subcommittee on health on Wednesday. see also: barefaced, cheeky and contumelious and #NudgeBalloon

Hilarious.

Sad Story Time I followed this headline Are Liberals the Real Authoritarians? [thinking “duh”] and found a weak piece citing this: The way I saw it, this slavish obedience to authority and tradition on the part of conservatives was the true source of the culture war between liberals and conservatives over foreign war, abortion, same-sex [...]

Job Openings @MinistryOfTruth

ToDaZeD #NudgeBalloon Through a National Science Foundation grant, the U.S. government is paying for the creation of a database of “suspicious memes” and other “false and misleading” political ideas posted on social media. …The project defines memes as all “@mentions, #hash_tags, and urls” on Twitter. The .gov. Monitoring social media Citizens’ Public Conversations. For “misleading [...]

Be Careful Out There

you, too Here’s a random facktoid: “In 2013 alone, $449,309,003.71 worth of property was transferred to law enforcement,” the agency’s [Defense Logistics Agency] website states. What do they fear? I suspect it’s more this than this. Nevertheless…

“Protest”

kickin’ it St Louis style A *disputed* street-shooting and “Protesting” Hood-style at the QuickieMart Here’s Teh Noo LooterGuy2014 Then they set it on fire… And moved on to the AutoZone, Sports Store, Toys R Us, Taco Bell, T-Mobile, Tire & Auto, Radio Shack [?!??!] … And then — 10+ miles away — The Galleria Not [...]