“Also, since a strong law of gravity is a major issue in plane crashes, we call for a reduction to 0.5g and temporary cessations to make moving easier.”

What really chaps my ass is the introductory, “we have no evidence that encryption had anyfuckingthing to do with Orlando, but we’re still going to bring it up to scare you shitless and shut down your critical thinking.”

A Bipartisan Call for Serious Consideration of Potential Solutions to the Encryption Challenge

Trump supporters regularly attend rallies armed, and there’s an active movement to remove him from the ticket. So, naturally, in order to keep the peace, the FBI and Cleveland police are investigating local left-wing political movements.

FBI and Police Are Knocking on Activists’ Doors Ahead of Republican National Convention

Attn Susanna Calkins:

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Next time someone complains about singular “they” I’ll point them to this 17th century rant against singular “you” https://t.co/kfxcBFxGjb

10:08 PM Jun 18th via Twitter Web Client

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Get arrested (or have a family member arrested) and you too can become a forced profit center for a multibillion dollar industry.

http://ift.tt/290as5N The True Cost: Why the Private Prison Industry is About so Much More Than Prisons

“When we began this analysis, we expected that fines would be correlated with income levels—and that places with poor populations would disproportionately levy fines. But that’s not what we found. Some rich cities use punitive fines for revenue, and some poor ones do too.

The best indicator that a government will levy an excessive amount of fines is if its citizens are Black.”

The Fining of Black America

This map and its reliance on Florida makes my sphincter clench.

http://ift.tt/28Wlwkl NPR Battleground Map: Florida, Pennsylvania Move In Opposite Directions

Adam B. Sherr evil doppelganger enjoying a laugh with Paul Ryan.

(Photo from the Atlantic. No, I have no idea who it is.)

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And this would explain why it’s not a good idea to use watch lists to expand gun control. Or for anything, really.

Mark Ruffalo ‘added to terrorism watchlist’ over Gasland

“This isn’t about whom we elect as president. It goes much deeper. This is about who we want to be as a people. For three decades, the MSM have been collaborators with the GOP, pretending the cult is a normal party with values just to the right of center. The result is the proto-fascist Donald Trump and an institution that continues to legitimize what is worst in us.” America Has a Republican Problem — and the Media is Partly to Blame

Alright, I’ll admit, this dynamic is kind of fascinating. Does the authority given to Ryan to shut down the cameras extend to demanding that cell phones be shut off? Genuinely asking. Matt Thornton? We Replaced C-SPAN with Periscope and I Can’t Even

This was an interesting read. Can anyone corroborate its accuracy?

The Developer (with tweets) · towittertoo

Congratulations, NASA, you’ve invented FidoNet.

http://ift.tt/28SSEIK NASA debuts new internet technology aboard the ISS

“Terrorist watchlists are pseudorandom number generators wired into the Islamaphobic hindbrains of the American law enforcement establishment, with lashings of McCarthyist paranoia about environmental, peace, and animal rights groups. They are a mockery of the rule of law, the freedoms of association and speech, and evidence-based policy.” Gun control is a great idea, terrorist watchlists are bullshit