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August 22, 2015
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In Chump We Trust, Inc.

original photo: Mark Wallheiser




See also: #PixelsMovie


Although apparently I shouldn’t mock US politics…


Presume he is referring to the European parliament, and the MEPs that “include Holocaust deniers, fascists, xenophobes – and a leftwing war hero


February 12, 2013
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July 29, 2012
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Twitter + Olympics

Given NBC didn’t know who Tim Berners-Lee was, maybe 7 was optimistic.


Actually, we should be careful criticizing NBC’s coverage of the Olympics: they get people who complain suspended.


Topsy: Guy Adams

Topsy: Guy Adams

More of Guy Adams’ issues with NBC and it’s Olympics coverage in the Independent.


[Update: 2012-07-31] Journalist’s Twitter account restored after backlash and…


“All this time the press has been acting as if Twitter were a public utility, when it is nothing like that. It’s a service operated for free by a private company. They don’t see it in any way as a public utility. They have good PR and have chosen a friendly logo, and they make jokes and they’re nice guys. But they’re running a business. And your writing is subject to their whims. And your recourse is nothing. Read the terms of service” – Dave Winer

July 26, 2012
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May 1, 2012
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Always had a lot of time for Stephen King…

King himself currently pays taxes of around 28% on his income, and at a recent rally in Florida wondered publicly why he was not paying a higher rate of 50%. You’re unhappy about it? “Cut a check and shut up,” was the response from his listeners, the author writes in a piece for The Daily Beast entitled Tax Me, for F@%&’s Sake! “If you want to pay more, pay more, they said. Tired of hearing about it, they said. Tough shit for you guys, because I’m not tired of talking about it. I’ve known rich people, and why not, since I’m one of them? The majority would rather douse their dicks with lighter fluid, strike a match, and dance around singing ‘Disco Inferno’ than pay one more cent in taxes to Uncle Sugar.”

Stephen King: I’m rich, tax me

November 30, 2011
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Caught on Camera: 10 Shockingly Violent Police Assaults on Occupy Protesters

“Note how the crowd is calm before the assault and then goes into a frenzy immediately afterward. Here, again, police violence appears to be counter-productive to the goal of maintaining order.”

Depressing images of violence by American police against protesters.

c/o Naomi Wolf article in the Guardian