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Why are we building a research center full of deadly diseases in the tornado capital of the world?

Bill Alldredge (cc by-sa 2.0)

Bill Alldredge (cc by-sa 2.0)

The National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility is being moved to Manhattan, Kansas, which is right in the heart of tornado alley.

Amelia Urry at Grist:

Here are some things that do not mix, in no particular order:

  1. Spilled gasoline & casually discarded matches
  2. Peanut butter & mayonnaise/ketchup/mustard/anything not jelly
  3. Godzilla & any major metropolitan area
  4. Highly toxic airborne pathogens & TORNADOES

With that last one in mind, it may seem especially strange that the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility is being moved from an isolated end of Long Island to Manhattan, Kan. — squarely in the middle of Tornado Alley. Here’s the scoop from Slate:

The United States eradicated foot-and-mouth disease from its borders in 1929. The virus, deadly to livestock, persists in more than 100 countries, though, and travels with ease. It is able to hitchhike on shoes, clothes, and tires. Airborne, it can travel almost 40 miles overland and almost 190 over open ocean.

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Abby Martin Targeted By Crazed Chris Kyle Fans


Disinformation author and friend, Abby Martin, is under attack by crazy Chris Kyle fans. Remember American Sniper? (Yeah, I was hoping that trite would disappear into the Aether as well.) Well, fans of the film and Chris Kyle are insanely furious at Abby Martin for criticizing it and wearing a “Fuck Chris Kyle” shirt.

On her Facebook page, she wrote:

“Some psychotic Chris Kyle fan just doxxed me & my family’s personal information on a bunch of sniper forums. If anything happens to me or them you know who to blame. These are the real f*cking terrorists.”

Eric Dolan writes at The Raw Story:

Martin had criticized Kyle in the past for describing Iraqis as “savages” in his book. She also described the American Sniper movie as “dangerous propaganda that sanitizes a mass murdering psycho.” But it was her shirt that appears to have set off a campaign of harassment against her.

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On the Certainty of Uncertainty, or: Why there is no Skepticism beyond Self-Skepticism

handmade, scissor and glue collage. may, 2009. Joana Coccarelli (CC BY 2.0)

inner life of a skeptic
handmade, scissor and glue collage. may, 2009. Joana Coccarelli (CC BY 2.0)

It seems to me that if you ask most people, most will tell you that most people are idiots. It doesn’t matter which political, philosophical, spiritual, moral, ethical background these people come from. If you ask them, everybody else is idiotic, except for themselves, of course. Therefore, however, if most people are idiots, and most people believe that most people are idiots, then most of the people who believe most people are idiots, are idiots.

This is quite a conundrum. Mathematically speaking, most people who believe most people are idiots are, themselves, idiots. And since I’m one of these people who believe most people are idiots, there’s a good chance that I, myself, am an idiot.

To get anywhere, I have to acknowledge this fact — I may, in fact, be one of the idiots.… Read the rest

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DC Talk – Secret Chiefs of the Illuminati?

DCCoverOh, the weird shit you find on the internets. To preface this, earlier in the week I quite randomly had a dream that featured the impressively god awful Christian rap group DC Talk (which I wrote about on Facebook, Friend me). In this dream, I was in a classroom where DC Talk showed up to perform. We couldn’t believe our teacher actually thought this was something that we’d find interesting. So we students just mockingly encouraged them all hipster irony style as they did their crappy thing. Didn’t seem like there was a lot of substance to the dream, but upon waking up I realized that the only reason I’d heard of DC Talk in the first place had to do with them being forced on us in Church youth group as a kid. The dream had an incredibly similar vibe. “Hey kids, stop listening to that satanic secular music, these guys are church approved.” Being impressionable and somewhat open to the idea, those of us in the youth group took the tape home and gave it a listen just to discover that, wow, this is the worst rap group ever.… Read the rest

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Pair Jailed For Attacking Edinburgh Mosque With Bacon

Pic: PORGE (CC)

Pic: PORGE (CC)

They’re muslims, not vampires, and that’s bacon, not garlic, you fascist dimwits. The porcine projectiles were lobbed by a man and woman associated with the Scottish Defence League, itself associated with far-right organization the English Defence League. Bacon belongs in frying pans and on plates, not mosque windows. They should give them a few extra months for wasting delicious foodstuffs.

Douglas Cruikshank, 39, and 18-year-old Chelsea Lambie threw bacon at the window of Edinburgh’s Central Mosque and wrapped the meat around door handles on January 31 last year.

Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard they and a third offender were associated with the Scottish Defence League, prosecutors said.

Wayne Stilwel, 25, from Gorebridge, Midlothian, previously admitted his involvement and was sentenced to 10 months in September.

Cruikshank, from Galashiels in the Borders, and Lambie, from Paisley, Renfrewshire, were convicted of threatening and abusive behaviour following a trial.

The trial heard that a man who was inside the mosque praying on the morning of the attack heard something hitting the prayer room window.

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How to Become a Living Douche! The Impressively Embarrassing Occultism of EA Koetting

PIC: Lucifuge Rofocale (PD)

PIC: Lucifuge Rofocale (PD)

The thing about me being an Occultist is that I didn’t choose the Occult, the Occult chose me. It’s a long story and one you can hear me talk about in this podcast if you’re curious, but the reason I bring it up is that after being summoned into the practice it’s come to my attention that I have exactly nothing in common with the vast majority of freaks in the “Occult scene”. Because of this reality, I’ve started referring to what I do as Psychedelic Occultism (or Chaos Sorcery, or Transdimensional Psychology, or Enthneogenic Esotericism if you’re so inclined) to differentiate it from what these people are doing. It’s pretty important that I do this because lord, I wouldn’t want ANYONE to think that my practice is in any way similar to hyper-douchebags like say, EA Koetting, who I just stumbled on via the internets.

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Real-Life Beavis And Butthead Arrested While Attempting to Set More Fires in San Diego County

WildfireHuh. huh huh. Let’s burn stuff. YEAH! FIRE! FIRE!

The two are accused of trying to spark at least two brush fires in the south part of the city, according to police. Silva and the other person were arrested after witnesses reported seeing two people who set one fire on South Escondido Boulevard and were trying to spark another fire at Kit Carson Park.

On Thursday night, firefighters continued to battle the blazes raging in San Diego County as evacuation orders were lifted in some areas and crews on the ground were fighting to protect homes threatened by flames near Escondido.

Ten blazes had burned a total of more than 10,000 acres as flames raced across drought-stricken hillsides, destroying or damaging dozens of structures and forcing hundreds of people to evacuate neighborhoods in the northern part of the county, officials said.

The most active blaze, fire officials said, was in the San Marcos area, where the Cocos fire had charred about 1,200 acres and was threatening homes in unincorporated neighborhoods west of Escondido.

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Thoughtless BMXers Shoot Video of Themselves Bunnyhopping Bikes Over Homeless People – Public Not Amused

Some BMX bikers have found themselves the subjects of well-deserved criticism after filming themselves “bunnyhopping” their bikes over what appears to be homeless people. The video went viral after Adam Grandmaison, owner of Los Angeles biking apparel company ONSOMESHIT and a friend of the bikers, shared the video on the company’s Facebook page. Grandmaison took the video down and apologized after the local news reported on it, but later returned to voice his exasperation that the story was considered newsworthy and to say that by sharing it he hoped to inspire children.

Via TheComeUp.

I suppose this is where I should apologize for sort of kind of condoning my friends bunnyhopping over a couple of homeless people. Honestly I’ve never bunnyhopped over a homeless person but I wasn’t exactly offended seeing my friends do it either. That video captured the anti-social aspect of riding street that I’ve always loved. The news are trying to pass this off as us having no respect for the homeless, which apparently passes for a legitimate news story in 2014.

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