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Not quite together Jun. 21st, 2016 @ 01:26 pm
Here's the thing. UK's possible exit from the EU could cause an unprecedented shock that's hard to predict, possibly with global consequences.

The question these days is if England would leave the Euro'16 or the EU first. In the former case, it'll be only the football fans who'd suffer - for a while. But that wouldn't be anything unusual: England has often exited big championships early, despite always featuring among the favorites to win trophies. Option 2 would be more damaging, and could cause ripples across the whole world.

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Re: The Orlando massacre Jun. 13th, 2016 @ 01:45 pm
This must be posing quite a dilemma for some Trumpinists out there. On one hand, it turns out this was a Jihadist terror attack, so thanks Obama! On the other hand, he did slaughter a number of gays, so... Decisions...

I like trains Jun. 11th, 2016 @ 02:06 pm

Says it all really Jun. 6th, 2016 @ 02:33 pm
Zurich airport the other day. The three planes of Angela Merkel, François Hollande and Iron Maiden side by side.

FB is a private corp, I know, I know... Jun. 5th, 2016 @ 02:50 pm
And still, this can't help but feel kind of sick. Especially considering the hypocrisy behind it:

Facebook bans 'undesirable' advert of plus-sized model Tess Holliday

Facebook blocked the Cherchez la Femme group from promoting a post for its "Feminism and Fat" panel discussion, because it depicted the body in "an undesirable manner". It featured model Tess Holliday smiling and posing in swimwear. ... After international outcry, Facebook later reinstated the advert and claimed that it had been mistakenly censored.

Yeah, right. "Mistakenly"...

Not so funny any more? May. 30th, 2016 @ 02:59 pm
There was a time when it used to be funny. At first, Trump's ascent mostly caused smirks with his bombastic, absurd utterances. But things have changed. The delegate count showed last Thursday that Trump had reached the coveted number, 1238. Cruz is out, Kasich is out, Rubio is out (poor tool). Now the July convention will formalize Trump's nomination. And it was supposed to be a contested convention. But now Trump's path to the general election is cleared. Only a miracle could torpedo him, and the risk is of a huge backlash in such a case. So now he'll face Hillary most likely, although both are suffering record disapproval ratings. A contest among two evils, where voters will have to choose the lesser of them. Doesn't sound very inspiring, eh? Hope & Change, that's all gone. Now it's Choose The Less Bad. Duh.

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Nyan-cat zombification May. 29th, 2016 @ 01:26 pm
Has anyone watched this in its entirety? Could any survivors report what it was like after 10 hours?

The duckface solution May. 25th, 2016 @ 04:13 pm
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Putin's new Guard May. 23rd, 2016 @ 04:51 pm
Last week the Russian Duma (parliament) voted on the creation of a new paramilitary police formation. That's part of Putin's plan to accelerate the reform of the police force that he announced last month:


Behold, Vova`s personal army...

Welcome to the Taliban state May. 20th, 2016 @ 03:29 pm
The backward, retrograde, reactionary legislature of the embarrassment of a state that is Oklahoma, has spoken:

Oklahoma Passes Bill That Would Subject Abortion Doctors to Felony Charges

Sliding down back to dark times...
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