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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2014
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    @Wood, oh god, that's so sad! That poor teacher. I mean, those poor kids too, but augh, to feel like you were responsible somehow.
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    @Wood:

    Ouch…

    About the other article, a body recovery dive in zero visibility and currents bad enough to rip your mask off. That's… quite something. Will be quite a while before the bodies are recovered, if ever.

    A friend who works in maritime matters once told me that when reading maritime disaster reports, it's surprising how often the captain just happens to be is in the toilet, having a nap, anywhere else apart from the bridge when something happens. It's apparently a liability matter of sorts, or at least it used to be.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2014
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    Lisa Monaco, White House Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor warns parent to watch out for early signs of terrorisms in their children :

    Parents might see sudden personality changes in their children at home—becoming confrontational. Religious leaders might notice unexpected clashes over ideological differences. Teachers might hear a student expressing an interest in traveling to a conflict zone overseas. Or friends might notice a new interest in watching or sharing violent material.


    That's, like, every teenager ever.

    Also, sometimes I wonder about the US, with libraries closing, school system is shambles, basically no public healthcare system to speak of, where does all your tax money go ?

    Oh, right :

    Monaco said that in addition to citizen alertness, the Department of Homeland Security is increasing its partnerships across the country and making hundreds of millions of dollars in grant money available annually to local law enforcement to help improve anti-terrorism security at the municipal and county level.
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      CommentAuthorcity creed
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2014
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    Parents might see sudden personality changes in their children at home—becoming confrontational. Religious leaders might notice unexpected clashes over ideological differences. Teachers might hear a student expressing an interest in traveling to a conflict zone overseas. Or friends might notice a new interest in watching or sharing violent material.

    This works just as well as a list of warning signs that your child may be thinking about enlisting in the military.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2014
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    Well, there are some who would argue that the US military and government are terrorist organizations.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2014 edited
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    The principle that all Internet content should be treated equally as it flows through cables and pipes to consumers looks all but dead.


    America friends! Go riot or something? This shit is going to spill over to the rest of us.
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      CommentAuthorDoc Ocassi
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2014
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    Congrats Magnus,

    Also on states looking for terrorists:
    Police make Syria plea to UK Muslim women
    I would suggest some of them look in a fucking mirror.

    DIRTY WARS - Official Theatrical Trailer
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2014
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      CommentAuthorsebfowler
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2014
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    Well it's all over the news now and it's strange to me, so I guess it fits here. My friends at production company Oh Yeah Wow have had their award winning music video for local band Clubfeet ripped off by One Direction. It's even been picked up by the Daily Mail. See Oh Yeah Wow's statement here.
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    In a twist on the conservative argument over the separation of church and state, a group of clergymen filed suit in North Carolina today challenging state laws that make it illegal for them to perform wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples within their congregations.

    The clergymen, representing the United Church of Christ, as well as Lutheran, Baptist, and Unitarian congregations jointly filed a federal challenge to Amendment One – recently passed by voters – in Western District of North Carolina.


    Citing religious freedom, NC clergymen sue state for right to perform same-sex marriages
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2014
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    Bob Hoskins has died.

    This is how he will enter Heaven.

    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeMay 1st 2014
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    Everyone's favorite bumblefuck mayor is now back in the news and this time can't dodge the videos of him with a crack pipe.

    Fucking Canada man, Harper and this douchebag. I feel for you.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeMay 1st 2014
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    CBR are nuking their forums (started in 1996!) and restarting from zero

    There has been a negativity and nastiness that has existed on the CBR forums for too long. Two weeks ago, that long-growing ugliness became more pronounced than ever. CBR published an article by guest contributor Janelle Asselin, critiquing the cover to DC Comics' upcoming "Teen Titans" #1. Some of you liked the article, some of you didn't. We encouraged readers to share their feedback in the CBR Forums.

    Unfortunately, what happened next was unacceptable -- so-called "fans" around the Internet, on various message boards and social media, including the CBR Forums, attacked Janelle personally, threatening her with rape and assault. These same "fans" found her e-mail, home address and other personal information, and used it to harass and terrorize her, including an attempted hacking of her bank account.

    All over a comic book cover critique. Just think about that for a second.

    If you're one of the people who participated in any of these reprehensible acts, my message is simple: You are not welcome anywhere on CBR, and in our opinion, you have no place in the comics industry.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeMay 1st 2014 edited
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    Australian dogs lick toads to get high


    Queensland dogs are getting high by licking the poison off cane toads.

    Vets are warning some pooches may become addicted to the hallucinogenic and are risking their lives trying to get their next toad fix.

    It's being reported the dogs have worked out how to lick the toad just enough to get high.

    "This phenomenon of animals deliberately getting intoxicated by cane toads, it's fascinating," says veterinarian Megan Pickering. "It just seems unbelievable that an animal will go back for a second try.

    "But nevertheless we do have many documented cases of patients who deliberately - on a regular basis - will seek out a toad and they seem to be able to lick the toad in such a way that they seem to get a very small dose."
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      CommentAuthorcelan
    • CommentTimeMay 5th 2014
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeMay 5th 2014
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    "C'mere, sonny, we need a fill up!"
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    @johnjones are those wonga grannies? I might start screaming and never stop...
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeMay 6th 2014
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    @ JP C4rp3nter

    I have no idea. I typed in "old people with fangs" to riff on Celan's story link and that's the picture I chose.