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The Smithsonian has a new story up about how a central planning failure in Brazil turned into a horrific catastrophe that cost thousands of lives and destroyed untold miles of pristine Amazon rainforest:

…the story of Rondônia kicks into gear in the late 1970s, when tens of thousands of agricultural workers found themselves out […]

Charlie or Kanye?

Who said it? Charlie Manson or Kanye West?

1. “Nothing in life is promised except death.” 2. “No sense makes sense.” 3. “I’m like a machine. I’m a robot. You cannot offend a robot.” 4. “I can’t judge any of you. I have no malice against you and no ribbons for you. But I […]

Civilization and Its Malcontents

Tim Blair at the Daily Telegraph (Australia) has a post entitled The Unabomber’s Children about extreme Green movement’s further descent into fascism.

My favourite Deep Green Resistance member is the woman who wants a return to conditions during “the first four million years” of human existence, when everybody “participated”.

She’s wearing adult braces, which […]

Reddit in the Face

Well, the millennial gender politics I discussed in my GamerGate article reared their ugly head again last week when Ellen Pao, CEO of Reddit, resigned under intense pressure from the site’s users and moderators to do so, after less than a year on the job. If you’re wondering how someone could have done such […]

Hail to the King Baby!

The British Empire Is In No Mood For Your Shenanigans

I know it’s become a cliché, particularly in Hollywood movies, to mess with the guards in England, but this is real life we’re living in. And having been to Windsor Castle, I can attest that the guards there are hardcore. You couldn’t pay me to put hands on them. This idiot’s lucky he got […]

Salon Selective Outrage

See if you can spot the logical inconsistency here.

Stay classy, Salon. (h/t SexyPatriots)

Bialystock and Bloom Take Up Dance Team Coaching

Story from The Guardian (UK):

A girls’ cheer-dance team in Mexico has drawn criticism for a routine in which they displayed flags with swastikas, dressed in pseudo-military outfits and one girl tossed a Nazi salute to the crowd.

The performance by about two dozen girls aged 10 to 16 came at a cheer-dance competition […]

Backboehner

Credit where due. I wish we had a lot more of this from the Speaker.

Repulsors are sufficiently repulsed

Robert Downey Jr. has been set upon by the perpetually aggrieved again. During the press junket for Avengers: Age of Ultron (coming soon to a theater near you) he was asked about comments regarding comic book movies that were made by Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. Downey replied by saying; “Look I respect the […]