tonight’s KisP fun facts

Confused about what’s happening in the Middle East? No need to worry—our research team at the Institute of Internet Diagrams has come up with the ultimate explainer in the shape of an interactive diagram that sums up the geopolitical alliances traversing this ancient region, which dates back to the Mesozoic Era.

The diagram clearly maps out the relationships between the main players as well as external powers, like the United States and Russia, that are deeply involved in the region. ..

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motorcycles, guns, and gangs, oh my!

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Snookered me!
Fell for it hook line, and sinker.
(Kripes, current reality has warped my ability to recognize satire.)

Hey, I know!
Let’s sacrifice a goat for Earth Hour or sumpthin’.
It’s the Bronze Age thing to do.

*heheee*
Even the website I got the story from now admits to bein’ snookered.
Now I don’t feel as bad.

Do these people even hear themselves?

(Recycling a year-old graphic, here, boss)

A BBC presenter found herself in the middle of a Twitter storm after claiming a radio documentary on climate change was balanced because it did not feature any sceptic voice.

… speaking to a panel of ‘experts’ on how to explain away anomalies in climate models, such as the growth in Antarctic sea ice and the slow down in global warming since 1998.

After climate scientist Michael Mann took to Twitter to complain that the BBC was “actively promot[ing] misinformation” about man-made climate change, one member of the panel … responded …


Yeah, yeah, I knowwww … this looks like it’s just another in a never-ending parade of exhibits that condemns leftists and others for their utter disconnect from reality. Old news, you say.

Well, that’s certainly true; but this one is kind’a special, to my mind, in its simple. utter. deliciousness.
Even in these few words, one can savor a range of bitter flavors and acrid aromas emanating from this woman’s fried-brain disconnect. One can feel the slipperiness of the illogic, the iciness of the erroneous assumptions, the viscous gooiness of the sickly sweet chocolate sauce of credence that provides an illusion of coherence and insulates the good intentions from the ugly consequences.

It’s … it’s like, well, like a melting ice cream sundae on a counter top — it won’t come easily to hand. It squirts around in its self-generating lubricant. It looks firm at first glance, but it’s ultimately doomed — nature didn’t make it, an environment-altering machine did; and nature won’t support it outside of that machine. It will collapse from reality, and it will leave a godawful mess for the adults to clean up.

A mind that associates “balance” with an absence of skepticism is badly broken.
It is either dishonest, disingenuous, non-functional, ignorant, oblivious, stupid, or tyrannical.
[insert long essay on why]
What it is not is “balanced.”

(What? Yeah, just having a little fun at the Brits’ expense, again. The BBC is low-hanging fruit, though, I know.)

Real science is nature’s way of keeping life interesting and mankind humble

~ source ~

nothing “personal”


~ story ~

…First Seize the Language

nanny and Reality

Here’s a permission slip related to a ‘science’ experiment about tectonic plates. …using *horrors* an Oreo. yanno, that pair of wafer cookies with the sugared Crisco filling?

Sounds like the kind of thing the kewl teacher would do in 3rd grade — now it’s probably Senior Thesis level.

aaaaanyway, nowadaze, parents need to give permission for students to eat one [1] Oreo.

Yes. that…

But note the wording where the parent signs at the bottom: “Without a signed permission slip, my child understands that he/she will not be able to sample the Oreo.”

The actuality is that the child will not be allowed to “sample” — or, as some people say, eat — the Oreo but to these Proggies allowed to = able to

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yeah — this post has about the same nutritive value as the aforementioned Crisco-bomb; but The Language, as it forms the Perceptions, she is an interest of mine….

today’s SCORE!!!!!!!!!!


* YES!!! *

Geary Harry Reid

Here’s the rest of the story. Hairy Reed, shortly before his… exercise equipment accident.

(NSFW – Language)

Yer not really paranoid if….

wuck is worng with youze people

Samsung: TV has never been this smart.

…the voice-recognition feature, vital for everyone who finds pressing a few buttons on their remote far too tiresome.

the company may “capture voice commands and associated texts so that we can provide you with Voice Recognition features and evaluate and improve the features.”

…”Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party through your use of Voice Recognition.”

rly?

“Samsung takes consumer privacy very seriously. In all of our Smart TVs we employ industry-standard security safeguards and practices, including data encryption, to secure consumers’ personal information and prevent unauthorized collection or use.”

which are… baaahahahahahahahaaaaa

gut reaction

This is the most powerful image I’ve seen in a long time
It unsettled my stomach

~ Stilton ~

today’s lob

Oh, so you wanna go down that road, do ya?
M’kaaa-aaay …

A team of Hillary Clinton “super volunteers” warned a New York Times reporter on Wednesday against using words about Clinton that they deem to be “sexist.”

Sexist words, according to the group, include: “polarizing,” “calculating,” “disingenuous,” “insincere,” “ambitious,” “inevitable,” “entitled,” “over confident,” “secretive,” will do anything to win,” “represents the past,” and “out of touch.” [story]

No problem.
Although that’s a pretty good list of descriptions for Hillary,
omitting them still leaves us with:
lying, two-faced, corrupt, villainous, despicable, treasonable, insidious, venomous, crooked, back-stabbing, divisive, bitch, witch, dismissive, callous, arrogant, fatuous, inane, despicable (did I already say despicable?), jackass, privileged, elitist, money-grubbing, greedy, dismissive, self-serving, sex-crime enabling, harridan, succubus, hellion, ghastly, wicked, frumpy, and tiresome.

(What? Sure, some of those prob’ly apply to only one sex, but I ain’t objectin’ to ‘er sex. I object to ‘er character. Hillary gives wimmin a bad name.)

Perhaps you have more.