URGENT: Egypt has shut off the internet →
I just received a call from a friend in Cairo (I won’t say who it is now because he’s a prominent activist) telling me neither his DSL nor his USB internet service is working. I’ve just checked with two other friends in different parts of Cairo and their internet is not working either. This just happened 10 minutes ago — and perhaps not uncoincidentally just after AP TV posted a video of a...
You may be right; you may have a point — maybe Republicans are lying about...– JON STEWART, calling out Rep. Steve Cohen (D - Tennessee) for his likening of Republicans to Nazis over their efforts to repeal the healthcare reform law, on The Colbert Report. Fuck anyone who compares anything but Nazis to Nazis. (via inothernews)
Places Jared Loughner Wouldn't Have Been Able to... →
jkirchartz: Germany: To buy a gun in Germany, anyone under the age of 25 has to pass a psychological exam (which Loughner would probably have failed). You also have to answer a 4,000-question licensing exam. Finland: Handgun license applicants in Finland, which has some of Europe’s slackest gun laws, are only allowed to purchase firearms if they can prove they are active members of regulated...
The math is simple—and bleak. In Obama’s budget, Social Security costs $787.6...– Can the Tea Party Really Cut Spending by 40 Percent? - Newsweek See also: Rand Paul might vote to raise the debt ceiling if there is a 44% cut in every government program (via apsies)
Conflict Map →
nickturse: Check out Nobel.org’s interactive 20th century conflict map where little flames symbolize the death, destruction and misery that plagued so much of the world, especially the colonial and post-colonial world from 1900-2000.
I still have not seen this. metaconscious: 127 Hours is a fantastic triumph of the human spirit. How badly do you want to live? Not for the faint of heart… Don’t worry if you already know the story behind the man, this film is an experience in itself. Witness it.