I may not be on for a few days as I have to rethink my plans for the next two years and how far into academia I want to go.
Waitlisted and the only thing making me happy is seeing that communismkills hates cultural anthropology for the funniest and most ill-informed reasons ever.
itsthemusicpeople replied to your post: So does someone want to explain what I’m missing… just drink the kool aid and stop makin’ a fuss, okayyyy Yeah, I’m just not seeing why everyone thinks this is so great. It looks like a desperate move by Wikileaks to get their name out again.
So does someone want to explain what I’m missing about Stratfor? As far as I can tell, they’re basically an overrated private intelligence group that has tried to bill itself as a private CIA but they produce pretty useless intelligence. So far nothing interesting has come out of the emails. What exactly am I missing?
The group’s reputation among foreign policy writers, analysts, and...– Max Fisher on Stratfor and Wikileaks I haven’t seen anything actually surprising so far in this. (Israel behind Stuxnet? Shocker. Banks laundering drug money? No kidding.) Stratfor seems to be relatively unimportant and more intent on selling itself than actually doing real intelligence work....
This is not just about dishonoring the Koran, it is about disrespecting our dead...– Maruf Hotak, commenting about the recent protests in Afghanistan in reaction to its largest U.S. base burning Qur’ans and referring to an episode in Helmand Province when American Marines urinated on the dead bodies of men they described as insurgents and to a recent erroneous airstrike on...
mohandasgandhi replied to your link: After Voting For Tuition Hike, Arizona State Representative Tells Poor Students: ‘Welcome To Life’ Jesus Christ…. I imagine she also flipped them off.
After Voting For Tuition Hike, Arizona State... →
Last week, an Arizona House Committee approved a bill requiring even the poorest students to pay a minimum of $2,000 per year to attend public university in the Grand Canyon State. Arizona Republicans took up the measure, HB 2675, after hearing that nearly half of students at Arizona State University did not pay tuition in the 2009-10 school year, whether due to financial aid need or...
The most interesting thing about this new Wikileaks leak is not the content, but who they are working with to publish it. Public partners in the investigation: More than 25 media partners (others will be disclosed after their first publication) : Al Akhbar – Lebanon – http://english.al-akhbar.com Al Masry Al Youm – Egypt – http://www.almasry-alyoum.com Bivol – Bulgaria –...
Is there any topic Family Guy won’t trivialize to get a cheap lazy laugh?
Saying “please respond as quickly as you can” in an email is not going to make me respond any faster. In fact, I may just forget about it.
docshoe replied to your post: Thanks Dan Quayle Oh shit, and here I thought I was the only one. I seriously try to add an e to it every time. He was like a more comical forerunner to Bush’s errors.
Thanks Dan Quayle
Because of you, I have to think every time I spell “potato” to make sure I have it right.
This president will say that he’s allowing drilling, but he just...– Brent Bozell Evidently, Obama took office in 1970, as that was the last time that the US produced 10 million barrels a day. This is the modern GOP: We will make up whatever batshit lies we want to and we’ll get away with it by going on Fox.
If I have to use my scroll wheel to read the entirety of your post, odds are good I’m not going to read it. I really am that lazy.
Sometimes I read the absolute most awful commentary on Tumblr. And the person always acts as if they are presenting some unknown insight. “Hold on, sailor. You’re telling me that maybe mythology wasn’t true and perhaps the Trojan war story wasn’t real? Tell me more; did Odysseus really blind Polyphemus? “
This is where the Republican Party is now. They’ve run out of foreign enemies to...– Arizona Debate: Conservative Chickens Come Home to Roost | Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone (via silas216)
I’m going to sleep at 11 on a Saturday night. When did I become an old man?
We are sliding back into a dark era…And there seems little we can do about...– Nina Fedoroff on the anti-science forces that are increasingly threatening science
Ex-Cop Admits To Robbing Bank To Get Health... →
A former Columbus police officer admitted in court that he robbed a bank last year so he can get health benefits being in a federal prison. Edward Pascucci told U.S. District Court Judge Clay D. Land Thursday that he was facing “severe health problems” and homelessness when he decided to rob the Citizens Trust Bank last August, according to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. “I didn’t want to...
I read the Clash of Civilizations article this week. It really speaks to the intellectual shallowness of policymakers that it was and still is considered groundbreaking and brilliant.
machistado replied to your post: My blog is veering dangerously close to being just… Is that a problem? I should just start posting quotes from his Engaging the Muslim World.
My blog is veering dangerously close to being just reposts of Juan Cole articles.
Hamas Breaks with Syrian Regime →
The Muslim Fundamentalist Palestinian party-militia Hamas, based largely in the Gaza Strip has abruptly broken with its long-time patron, Syria. The leadership has scattered from its offices in Syria to elsewhere in the region, especially Egypt and Qatar. Hamas, although considered an international terrorist group by Washington, is actually just a local, organized resistance movement on ...
I am sure there are liberal American women in belly dancing who are critical of...– Belly Dancing: Arab-Face, Orientalist Feminism, and U.S. Empire, Sunaina Maira (via mllanders) (via kawlture) Zing. (via mehreenkasana)
Gingrich Endangers US troops by Slamming Obama for... →
Newt Gingrich continued to put his entire lack of logic on display on Thursday, when he criticized President Obama for apologizing for the desecration of the Qur’an at Bagram Base. Gingrich said Obama had not similarly sought an apology from Afghan president Hamid Karzai for the killing of two US soldiers by a uniformed Afghanistan National Army soldier. But Obama’s apology was intended...
sonofapritch replied to your post: I nearly went on a rant about authenticity in a… AUTHENTICITY IS A MUG’S GAME They were all fetishizing it and I wanted so badly to point out how ridiculous they sounded. On the other hand, if the convo ended, we were going to be let out early and I valued that more than anything else.
I nearly went on a rant about authenticity in a class yesterday. I stopped myself but it would have all been Pritch’s fault. THANKS FOR MAKING ME QUESTION EVERYTHING.
Georgia Senate Majority Leader & President Pro... →
The Constitution provides that acts of Congress “shall be the supreme law of the land” which is why states do not have the power to ignore federal law. Nevertheless, five Georgia state senators — including Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R) and senate President Pro Tempore Tommie Williams (R) — apparently do not believe that the Constitution applies to them. All five lawmakers introduced a...
matryoshhka: primary sources are unkind I spend at least one discussion section every semester having to explain the difference between secondary and primary sources. I’m just going to create a picture.
amouthygirl: I think I would like somebody to love me. I might like to love someone. I also think I enjoy being miserable more. Oh, what to do? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRt2jX1kaYo
Unfortunately, most of the voters — four and a half million watched this debate...– Bill O’Reilly This is the beauty of Fox. They actively misinform viewers and then complain about how the electorate is uniformed and stupid and the only way to correct that is to watch more Fox. It’s a brilliant con job.
In the Netherlands, people wear different bracelets if they are elderly. And the...– Rick Santorum As the link shows, literally not a single part of this is true. And he’s a frontrunner for the GOP.
I think we can all recognize that the “it’s a joke excuse” is the most...– Loose Talk: You can take your “just joking” and shove it. (via fox-power)
thenoobyorker: This is why I don’t even bother talking with y’all via Tumblr anymore. I need this on my blog right now.
If you’re going to take a picture of yourself in your bathroom mirror, do us all a favor and clean off your mirror first. This is dedicated to reddit.
I’m honestly considering law school. That’s how much I hate academia right now. I WILL SUE EVERYONE
sonofapritch replied to your post: This past week has convinced me I want nothing to… academia is better than Tumblr though QFT.
This past week has convinced me I want nothing to do with academia. The politics and infighting that goes on to obtain tenure is disgusting.