In Barack Obama’s Secret Terrorist-Tracking System, by the Numbers Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux provide a numerical picture of the Orwellian (and often Kafkian) “watchlisting system”. Also, they win the all-time award for “craziest use of ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ever”.
Guess who wrote it?
- “We recommend to Congress the submission of a constitutional amendment providing equal rights for men and women.”
- “We shall continue vigorously to support the United Nations.”
- “The Administration has conserved and safeguarded our natural resources for the greatest good of all, now and in the future.”
Not. An. Onion. Headline.
A team led by Luke Rendell at the University of St Andrews [was] monitoring calls and behavior in sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) off the northern Chile coast when they accidentally drifted into the middle of a pod of whales hanging vertically in the water, their noses poking out of the surface. At least two of the whales were facing the boat, but not a single animal responded.
It was actually pretty scary. The boat had drifted into the group with its engine off [while] I was below decks making acoustic recordings. Once I saw the situation I decided the best thing to do was to try and sail our way out of the group rather than turn the engine on and have them all react.
<tango_> Marchionne: «Sentenza Pomigliano? Folklore locale, ma rispetterò la legge» http://www.corriere.it/economia/12_giugno_28/marchionn-sentenza-pomigliano-folklore_5dd684c4-c12e-11e1-a4a5-279d925cad5b.shtml “folklore locale”??? [wtf][facciadiculo]
This is the national policy chairman of the Young Republican National Federation, Jason B. Whitman, calling public unions “leeches” in a Wisconsin-related debate with one of our reporters. He went on to clarify that he didn’t mean rank-and-file workers, but their “Marxist thug leadership.” Oh, right. Thanks!