Thank goodness nobody posts any comments here. Popular Science is taking away comments on news stories because it's been proven, scientifically, that assholes in the comments section really do ruin it for everybody.
Oh man. What a jag-off. I'll bet Dean Del Mastro is regretting all of his "poor me...either charge me or let me go" speeches. Well. He's been charged. Let's celebrate with a photo.
The Harper Fanboys at the NP think it's great that he isn't addressing the UN. "Harper takes a pass on UN blowhard opportunity" Like Stephen Harper has ever passed up an opportunity to blowhard. And yes. Let's celebrate our lack of participation in the International Community.
Yeah. We're fucked. Just thinking about the premise that fighting global warming will cost too much. How much has the US spent on "Homeland Security" in the last 10-12 years?
I love this:
Harper - "When it comes to Keystone XL, we won't take no for an answer!"
Obama - "No."
Harper - "Well okay then!"
Thomas Mulcair has officially announced his intentions to include election reform in the next NDP platform. Huh. Perhaps this will become his ask when Trudeau approaches him to form a coalition?
A trio of Tyee articles. A bit more on the bitumen leaks in Alberta that nobody knows what to do about. Some speculation that the Canada Job Grant will be a spectacular failure. And a postulation that Vancouver's housing situation is worse than the numbers indicate.
The RCMP will be investigating Pamela Wallin.
Want to feel worse about how you relate to capitalism? Well, it's actually just computers initiating trades and fortunes won or lost based on a millisecond or two.
This is a news story? New Brunswick sees its population drop by 1000? I could see if that was all caused by some sort of food borne illness, that might be a story. But that doesn't seem to be the case.
Two stories that struck a similar, kind-of-awesome, vein. First, Russell Brand makes fun of Hugo Boss (well, points out their past links to the Nazis) while receiving some kind of ridiculous GQ award, and is then thrown out of said awards show. Next, Godspeed You! Black Emperor...I don't even know...just kind of point out how stupid music awards are, shortly after receiving the Polaris Music Award. And from a while back...this story actually made me want to hang up my writing hat. In this stirring tribute to Margaret Thatcher, Russell Brand creates and discards a better idea for a movie than I will ever have. Sorry. The Hugo Boss story just reminded me of this.
When I first read about the AIG chief talking about "lynch mobs" and everybody getting upset, I started thinking that perhaps we need to cut him some slack. Although it may be insensitive to the plight of other, "lynch mob" is a relatively common phrase and using it doesn't necessarily suggest that you're diminishing horrendous things that happened in the South. But then I read his actual quote. Man. What a fuckin' idiot. "was intended to stir public anger, to get everybody out there with their pitch forks and their hangman nooses, and all that -- sort of like what we did in the Deep South . And I think it was just as bad and just as wrong,"
Another "go kill yourself article". In this one, big pharma keeps the meth epidemic alive by squashing any attempt to legislate tighter controls on pseudoephedrine.
I've always enjoyed Steve Albini's rants and ravings. This one (a letter to Nirvana about recording In Utero) is just absolutely fabulous. Just the antithesis of greed. Amazing. And Steve Albini made an unused recording of In on the Kill Taker for Fugazi? The things you learn on the Internet.