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thegratefuldead666:

Werner Herzog’s “Lessons of Darkness” trailer mash up with Fatima Al Qadiri’s “Hydra” from the Desert Strike EP, 2013

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kenmehlman:

/v/’s reaction to Gamergate discussions being closed - 2014, various

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ponett:

honestly it’s kind of incredible that gamergate just continues to get stupider and stupider. i didn’t think that was possible

moot FINALLY stepped in and now gamergate threads are not allowed on 4chan anymore, because coordinating raids and doxxing and whatnot are against the rules and said rules are finally being enforced. so, naturally, these shitheads are mad at moot, and they’re taking it out on…surprise surprise, not moot himself, but rather the nearest woman!! they’re attacking moot’s girlfriend, specifically, because she works at gawker, the parent company of kotaku, so obviously that means she must have brainwashed poor moot into being “an sjw”

but this is totally about ethics in game journalism, right

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The world described in the book is dystopian, with laissez-faire economics portrayed as leading inevitably to disaster[citation needed]

this is from the wikipedia article about a cyberpunk novel

ladygolem:

supercargautier:

an artist’s response to gamergaters being exiled from 4chan

best ending: sjw bandits jump out of that sand and murder them and steal their food and water, like in the beginning of the Fist of the North Star movie. scraps of ‘objective game reviews’ flutter in the wind, forgotten

ladygolem:

supercargautier:

an artist’s response to gamergaters being exiled from 4chan

best ending: sjw bandits jump out of that sand and murder them and steal their food and water, like in the beginning of the Fist of the North Star movie. scraps of ‘objective game reviews’ flutter in the wind, forgotten

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besturlonhere:

conversations with hillary

 

Consistent with every Chicago Council Survey since 1974, Americans favor cutting federal spending on military aid (59%) and economic aid (60%) to other countries. But other polls have shown that Americans also tend to overstate the actual amounts appropri - ated for these categories. 16 In fact, in a new budget exercise included in the 2014 survey, Americans say that out of $100, they would give $4.34 to economic assistance and $4.13 to military assistance for other countries. Translated into percentages of a real budget, this would constitute spending 8.48 percent on inter - national assistance, vastly higher than the actual level, which was 1.4 percent in 2012

i love when studies ask americans about their opinions on budget items while neglecting to mention what the current budget is, because americans are heavily propagandized not to know.

Americans: “Taiwan can go fuck itself but I’m a little worried about South Korea”

Americans: “Taiwan can go fuck itself but I’m a little worried about South Korea”

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The price these supposedly heroic battalion commanders demanded for their combat roles is representation in parliament. Russian forces have killed dozens of volunteer soldiers in recent battles, Biletsky said earlier this month, and “those who made a major sacrifice deserve to be represented in power.”

His battalion fighters, some wearing undisguised swastika tattoos, often express anti-Semitic views. But that did not stop hundreds of Ukrainians from pushing “like” under Facebook photographs of Biletsky and his men.

The “Military Council” of the People’s Front welcomed a commander of the Dnper-1 Battalion, Yuri Birch. Andriy Parubiy, a co-founder of Patriots of Ukraine back in the 1990s, also has found a role in the pro-Poroshenko camp. He and a few other activists were tried for beating demonstrators in Lviv on November 7, 1997. During the February uprising on Maidan square, he worked closely with far-right groups as a commander of the Maidan self-defense troops.

Last year, Patriots of Ukraine supporters and Biletsky were accused of attempting to kill journalist Sergei Kolesnik. He was detained but never convicted. Other supporters of the organization were jailed in 2011 for preparing a terrorist act.

Yet the embrace of such figures has not immunized Poroshenko from attack by other ultra-nationalists.

On Thursday, Dmitry Yarosh, the leader of the Right Sector, threatened Poroshenko with a military coup. On one of his social network pages Yarosh demanded Poroshenko make major changes in the ministry of interior.

“If our demands are not met in 48 hours, we’ll have to withdraw our units from the front lines, declare a mass mobilization of battalions and begin to march on Kiev,” Yarosh said.

In the open letter that the experts on hate crime sent to Prime Minister Yatsenyuk they called on him and, by extension, Poroshenko to prevent Biletsky’s political career from gaining traction and thus discrediting Ukraine: “Considering the fact that Biletsky still has not publically denied his misanthropic, anti-liberal, anti-European and openly racist ideology, we strongly recommend you not to present him as a candidate for your party.”

The researchers—Aleksander Bindert, Pavel Klimenko, Galina Koinash, and Viacheskav Likhachev—cited calls by Biletsky’s group for “an iron tyrant who could destroy foreign power” while defending the “Ukrainian Nation and White Power.”

And the letter, along with other critiques, may have had an impact. Yatsenyuk has announced that his party will now go into the elections, reluctantly, on a list separate from Poroshenko’s.

“By making men like Biletsky his partners, Poroshenko gives Putin’s propagandists a true reason—actual facts—to say that Kiev is fascist,” said Nemira.

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http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/09/19/ukraine-s-president-wowed-congress-but-his-party-has-a-dark-side.html (via alittlelateforalot)

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america is a nation of neverending decline

america is a nation of neverending decline

sung to the tune of oh my darling, clementine: join a union, join a union, join a union, join a union, join a union, join a union, join a union, or start one yourself.

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simulatedcity:

concepthuman:

Wow I knew Uber was bad but this is ridiculous

Amazon has been trying to do the same thing with delivery vehicles for years, hiring anyone off the street who has a van and a driver’s license as an independent contractor to drive down sources of shipping costs like wages and benefits

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