Saturday, August 10, 2013

Our Wacky World—8/10/2013

Cry me a fucking river:
"The former police lieutenant who became the target of worldwide ire after dousing Occupy UC Davis protesters with pepper spray, John Pike, is appealing for worker’s compensation, claiming psychiatric injury caused by the Nov. 18, 2011, incident."

"The pepper spray Pike used, MK-9, ...was not sanctioned for use by the department and officers were not trained in its use, according to the task force report. In addition, Pike used it incorrectly by spraying protesters from close range..."

The good news is that she's not running for office... in the U.S.:
"I don't oppose Islam as a country...but I do feel that their laws should not be welcome here in Australia. Jews aren't under haram. They have their own religion, which follows Jesus Christ."

Click to enlarge the good news
"You may see Jesus when you look at them," Steven Krieser...wrote Tuesday regarding illegal immigrants. "I see Satan."

“If you are a lover of the vinyl LP, this unit from Furutech will be one of those all-to-rare “must-have” components. There is information in the grooves that is always being obscured, minimized, and dulled by the interaction between magnetism on the disc and the electronics of the cartridge. So what will you hear? Deep, deeper into the heart of the recording itself. The difference has really shocked members of my listening panel–it’s that obvious!” – Harry Pearson, The Absolute Sound, Golden Ear Award Issue 2011
Music Direct

"The feds are currently investigating alleged failures by the University of Southern California officials and campus police to prosecute rape — including one student who was told that no rape occurred in her case because her alleged assailant did not orgasm. Yep."
"...anti-choicers slipped squishy fetus toys into children's candy bags during a parade a North Dakota State Fair. The doll, called 'The Precious One' is manufactured by Heritage House, a pro-life store, and retails for $1.50 apiece, less if you buy them in bulk, which apparently the pro-lifers did, since there were lots of five and six year olds running around squeezing, throwing and playing with their squeezable fetus toys afterwards."
You can buy them here. They have two types: "caucasian" and "ethnic". (Alternet)

"Why not just put a sign on the street saying any time you leave your car, the government can search it? This is just more TSA mission creep, first it's keeping weapons off planes, then keeping a safe perimeter around airports, and then all of a sudden, you have justification for searching cars in front of any building, anywhere."
Mother Jones

"For years, curiosity seekers visiting the Fort Worth, Texas, grave of Lee Harvey Oswald have wondered about the simple headstone next door, marked Nick Beef. It turns out Nick Beef is alive and living in New York."

Google supports evil—employees rebel:
"In the face of urgent threats like climate change, there are times where companies like Google must display moral leadership and carefully evaluate their political bedfellows," they conclude. "Google's support of Senator James [I never met a climate change denialist I didn't like] Inhofe's re-election campaign is one of those moments."
The Register

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