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March, 2018 archive

And Now for a Musical Interlude 0


Facebook Frolics, No Place To Hide Dept. 0

The Electronic Frontier Foundation provides guidance on how to better protect your privacy on Facebook.

The Skrelli Syndrone, Reprise 0

For example.

The Skrelli Syndrone 0

Robert Reich notes a malignancy in our society, one exemplified by the “Pharma Bro, Martin Skrelly. A snippet:

Shkreli will do whatever it takes to win, regardless of the consequences for anyone else. He believes that the norms other people live by don’t apply to him. His attitude toward the law is that anything he wants to do is OK unless it is clearly illegal — and even if it’s illegal, it’s OK if he can get away with it.

He’s contemptuous of anyone who gets in his way — whether judges, prosecutors, members of Congress or journalists. He remains unapologetic for what he did. He is utterly shameless.

Sound familiar?

Mangled in the Equifax Machine 0

This is an unbelievable cavalcade of stupid.

The Unraveling 0

I fear that Dick Polman is correct.

Facebook Frolics Meets the Trumpling 0

Donald Trump stands at podium before crowd wearing #DATA hats and holding signs such as,

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“An Armed Society Is Polite Society” 0

Cleanliness is next to politeness.

(Police Seargeant Amy–ed.) Rhoads said that a man had been cleaning his firearm when it accidentally discharged. His injuries were not life-threatening, she said.

(Link fixed.)


Kevin McCloud:

The more of your private life you put into the public domain, the smaller your private life becomes.

The Pusher Men 0


The March of Regress 0

Two men on street corner looking at closed book store.  In front on the book store, a placard advertises,

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If One Standard Is Good, Two Must Be Better 0

In Perpetuity 0

Bad Tux points out that Know Nothings are still a thing.

A Fish Rots from the Head 0

Image of fish reeking malodorously.  The head resembles Trump is labeled and the tail is labeled

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Fondling firearms leads to foul-up.

Investigators believe the men were inside a car in a parking lot next to the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy around 3:45 p.m. and were handling a gun when it discharged, hitting one of them in the leg and the other in the hand, said Sandy Police Sgt. Jason Nielsen.

They just couldn’t keep their hands off their penile prosthesis.


Dave Sim:

If you haven’t signed anything, you cant be ripped off.

Email Link Broken (Sticky) 0

The email link on the sidebar seems to be malfunctioning. I’ll get to it this week. (I’m not in a hurry because it’s rarely used and, when it is used, it’s normally spam or, worse, SEO “consultants,” the carrion crows of the inter webs. As I’ve mentioned before, this is a hobby and a learning experience, and I shall not allow it to discombobulate me.) In the interim, if you must needs tell me something, just comment on this post.

Lessons Learned 0

What Atrios said.

Experiments fail. Even noble ones.

Dismayed and Disheartened 0

Above the Law’s Elie Mystal is dismayed and disheartened. Here’s a snippet from his post.

We live in a failed state.

Follow the link to learn why he said that.

At the Meeting 0

Three cowboys sitting on a porch.  One says,


Frankly, I suspect that this is not too far off from how many NRA members see themselves: As characters–the heroes, of course–in a Western.

Image via Job’s Anger.