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Stupid Sex Tricks: Dept. of Unenforceable Laws, Ukraine

Straight from the Wide World of WTF, we get wind of some wildly stupid fetus fetishism from Eastern Europe:

“An incredible project of law was presented before the parliament of Ukraine: banning the missionary position in sexual relations.”

That was the headline on Actualidad RT. The authors of this controversial project of law explained . . . → Read More: Stupid Sex Tricks: Dept. of Unenforceable Laws, Ukraine

Festive Left Friday Blogging: Gorgeous, George!

OMG, look who got arrested earlier today:

Yes, that’s George Clooney. The movie star. He’s now free, along with his dad and a group of other prominent activists who were protesting on behalf of the people of Sudan, in front of the Sudanese embassy in Washington, DC.

Clooney and the other protesters were . . . → Read More: Festive Left Friday Blogging: Gorgeous, George!

Heroes for Today: Sandra Fluke, standing tall for women

Watch this video in its entirety and see if you can find anything about this bright young woman that would justify the Pigman, Rush Limbaugh, in calling her a slut simply for asking that her Catholic university provide birth control pills to female students who need them for medical reasons:

Notice, too, how . . . → Read More: Heroes for Today: Sandra Fluke, standing tall for women

Economics for Dummies: I got 99 problems, and the rich ARE one

If this is not THE song of the year, I will be severely surprised. Download it and crank it…OFTEN.

Never Cry Wolf (just throw strychnine)

This…is unbefuckinglievable. This is the sort of shit that would have been done 50 years ago. It’s also the sort of shit Canada isn’t supposed to be doing anymore. And yet, this is happening right now, and for the worst of all conceivable reasons:

Late last week, internal documents went public showing Canada is . . . → Read More: Never Cry Wolf (just throw strychnine)

No more fucking Pink Things

I am the daughter of a breast cancer survivor. And I have just sworn never again to buy another “Pink for the Cure” (or whatever they call it) thing.

Not that I don’t love my pink long-sleeved Columbia t-shirt, or my pink lipsticks (all 11 of ‘em), but this whole damn pink thing has . . . → Read More: No more fucking Pink Things

When it doesn’t get better

Via The New Civil Rights Movement, I found out a sad thing today. The young man who made this “It Gets Better” video…

…has taken his own life.

Eric James Borges, who took the time to remind bullied queer kids that life will get better, and whose own life was seemingly proof that . . . → Read More: When it doesn’t get better

Orwell Rolls in His Grave

A documentary made a few years back, but still broadly relevant today. It’s all about how corporate lobbyists control government, and how corporate interests control media, and the dangers to democracy that result from this high degree of corporatization. The specific example here is that of the United States of Amnesia, but the implications . . . → Read More: Orwell Rolls in His Grave

Say it ain’t so, Joe.

I happened by chance on this sad item today in the Huffington Post. A familiar picture caught my eye:

It only took me a moment to realize where I’d seen it before: in my Twitter feed. Joe followed me, and I followed back, as I recall. He was fun to talk to; witty, intelligent, . . . → Read More: Say it ain’t so, Joe.

Bradley Manning, the movie

Prevention of Injury (POI) from kyle broom on Vimeo.

An indie film takes a fictional look at real, currently unfolding events. Must see!

How Wired missed the real Assange/Manning story

A couple of days ago, Bradley Manning celebrated his birthday behind bars for the second year in a row. He’s still awaiting trial, with no word on when it will begin. But the outcome of the trial looks to be a foregone conclusion already. Wired, which also broke the story about Adrian Lamo turning . . . → Read More: How Wired missed the real Assange/Manning story

Spyware for Arab despots: Germany’s latest source of shame

Wikileaks just keeps exposing the imperialist underside of western “democracy”. And one of the latest to be embarrassed by revelations is Germany — an unlikely player in the imperial game, seeing as it’s been officially out of it since World War II ended. But what used to be done overtly by governments has since . . . → Read More: Spyware for Arab despots: Germany’s latest source of shame

History never repeats?

Germans could tell you differently:

“To know the risks and side effects of Nazi uprisings, just read a history book or ask your grandparents.” (Translation mine.)

According to my source on Facebook, this was taken in Bielefeld, at one of the many German “Occupy” rallies. It refers to a recently exposed neo-Nazi terrorist cell . . . → Read More: History never repeats?

How to justify a police state, or “This ain’t Canada anymore”

How do you justify police brutality on the level of last year’s G20 summit? And how do you justify turning Canada into a most unCanadian police state? Well, it helps if you get the media on side, as whoever infiltrated an “anarchist” gathering and took this top-seekwit hidden recording found out. And the Toronto . . . → Read More: How to justify a police state, or “This ain’t Canada anymore”

Aloha, APEC. Love, the 99%.

Hawaiian singer Makana actually slipped this one below the radar on the 1%er leaders yesterday. Here’s the story: Honolulu – A change in the programmed entertainment at last night’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) gala left a few world leaders slack-jawed, though most seemed not to notice that anything was amiss. During the gala dinner, renowned […] . . . → Read More: Aloha, APEC. Love, the 99%.

Festive Left Friday Blogging: Sexy Back

Seen on Facebook: This was, according to my source, taken at Occupy Austin. No word on whether that’s a real tattoo or just penned on for the protest’s duration, but it’s the cleverest use of skin-as-canvas I’ve seen so far. And a timely reminder for US citizens about what’s really at stake in the struggle. […] . . . → Read More: Festive Left Friday Blogging: Sexy Back

Fear of a white shirt

A whiteshirt (the now infamous Anthony Bologna, police inspector, NYPD) pepper-sprays a group of peaceful women protesters at Occupy Wall Street. You can hear one of the blue-shirted officers say “I can’t believe he just fuckin’ maced her.” This incident took place near Union Square, in Manhattan. Dangerous Minds recently asked how many cops it […] . . . → Read More: Fear of a white shirt

Short ‘n’ Stubby: Ms. Manx occupies Wall Street

It’s one of those drizzly, autumnal days around here. Usually, just the kind of weather that would send a kitty indoors, to curl up on her humans’ laps, with her tail wrapped cozily around all fours, purring and not letting them get up. But since Ms. Manx is a cyberkitty, and in any case has […] . . . → Read More: Short ‘n’ Stubby: Ms. Manx occupies Wall Street

When lynching passes for “justice”

Last night, the world witnessed a modern-day judicially sanctioned lynching. Troy Davis was executed last night at 11:08 local time, under heavy protest, in the state of Georgia, by a private contracting corporation that specializes in the “care” of prison inmates. (They are said to be currently hiring paramedics and nurses; one wonders for what […] . . . → Read More: When lynching passes for “justice”

Economics for Dummies: It’s still going on

More at The Real News And it will go on until further notice. (Speaking of which, Wall Street, you are now being put on.) . . . → Read More: Economics for Dummies: It’s still going on

Short ‘n’ Stubby: Ms. Manx takes on Wall St.

The Stumpy Cat has been rather busy of late, chasing mice, moles, voles and chipmunks out in the garden. But she’s sticking her cyber-head in now to meow at me. Which is a sure sign that she’s found something out there besides rodents. Whatcha got for us, kitty? First up, Ms. Manx has a Facebook […] . . . → Read More: Short ‘n’ Stubby: Ms. Manx takes on Wall St.

A musical tribute to Jack Layton

“Jack’s Dream”, by Ontario NDP candidate James Gordon (Guelph). Jack’s famous last letter gets a country sound. . . . → Read More: A musical tribute to Jack Layton

Economics for Dummies: Another horrible trapped-miner story

Yes, this is satire. But it has a very large, uncracked grain of truth in it. Can you spot it? . . . → Read More: Economics for Dummies: Another horrible trapped-miner story

“If you see me in the street”

A spoken-word poem worth taking to heart about just how unpleasant it is to be a woman in public. (And yes, I can vouch for just about everything she says, except maybe the bit about cigarettes; I’m a militant non-smoker.) BTW, if you think she’s paranoid and oversensitive, take a look at what’s “recommended” by […] . . . → Read More: “If you see me in the street”

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

A Canadian documentary that starts with the CIA’s failed, lame attempt to develop LSD as a truth serum/mind-control agent. Instead, it became the catalyst for thousands of old beatniks and young hippies, formerly staid scientists and political activists to all come together in a radical questioning of authority. Isn’t it funny how as soon as […] . . . → Read More: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test