Quote 21 Oct 29 notes
We saw the President of America cry– and then quit being President! That was crazy, because none of us knew what was gonna happen next.

Today people are like, ‘The president’s kind of disappointing.’ Really?! Our President wept like an insane person and then got on a helicopter and flew away!
— Louis CK, on watching President Richard Nixon resign (via odinsblog)
Photo 12 Sep 897 notes comedycentral:

thedailyshow:

"Hello. My name is Samantha Bee and I am an American from the American United States of American States of America. On behalf of myself and my colleagues, I would like to apologize to the people of Egypt for sending you, literally, the three stupidest people in America." http://on.cc.com/18fxVuV

You should definitely watch this. And you should also stick around for Jon’s hilarious interview with Bob and David.

comedycentral:

thedailyshow:

"Hello. My name is Samantha Bee and I am an American from the American United States of American States of America. On behalf of myself and my colleagues, I would like to apologize to the people of Egypt for sending you, literally, the three stupidest people in America." http://on.cc.com/18fxVuV

You should definitely watch this. And you should also stick around for Jon’s hilarious interview with Bob and David.

Video 11 Sep 893 notes

sbnation:

fastcompany:

What not to do on 9/11, starring AT&T, the $9.11 newspaper deal, and others

Oh no, Lakers. 

via Newsweek.
Video 10 Sep 69,441 notes

fuckyeah-nerdery:

alexandraerin:

acidarmor:

image

whelp.

I have more respect for Russell Brand right now than I ever imagined possible. He clearly thought saying this was more important than getting more cushy corporate gigs.

*salutes*

(Source: idontcareimjustinspired)

Link 6 Sep 11 notes The Onion Makes Intentionally Offensive 9/11 Subway Ad, Subway Is Offended»

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Photo 5 Sep 190 notes think-progress:

The comic DC Comics doesn’t want you to see.
Photo 30 Aug Probably the most unappealing water bottle ever.

Probably the most unappealing water bottle ever.

Photo 30 Aug 461 notes shortformblog:

The Washington Post just outdid itself with this defense-spending graphic. Click to see.

shortformblog:

The Washington Post just outdid itself with this defense-spending graphic. Click to see.

via Truth.
Video 29 Aug 1 note

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost cover Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”

Text 29 Aug 1 note Back in Florida

Its…so…damn…HOT.

Link 27 Aug 16 notes Here’s What We Know So Far About The Syrian Electronic Army’s Widespread Digital Attack»

thepoliticalfreakshow:

The New York Times website went down around 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, which The Times’ Facebook page explained was due to a “malicious external attack.”

The New York Times website went down around 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, which The Times' Facebook page explained was due to a "malicious external attack."

Quickly Twitter users began to suspect that the Syrian Electronic Army was behind the outage.

Unconfirmed: New York Times website dropped by SEA (Syrian Electronic Army)

In April, The Syrian Electronic Army hacked the Associated Press Twitter account, announcing false explosions at the White House.

In April, The Syrian Electronic Army hacked the Associated Press Twitter account, announcing false explosions at the White House.

The group has also hacked the Washington Post, National Public Radio, CBS News, and the Onion.

Though it’s hard to reproduce due to spotty service, several Twitter users have reported seeing SEA logos on the Times’s site when the refresh the page.

The newest Twitter account belonging to the Syrian Electronic Army did not claim that they were behind the attack on The New York Times, however.

The newest Twitter account belonging to the Syrian Electronic Army did not claim that they were behind the attack on The New York Times , however.

They did tweet out this, though, claiming that they had taken over Twitter.com’s domain

It appears that the report is accurate and that the Syrian Electronic Army is currently in control of theTwitter.com domain.

Haven’t been able to get comment from Twitter yet but this is what a WhoIs search returns for me (note “SEA”)

The hacker group appears to be opening up new domains belonging to Twitter and The New York Times.

Syrian Electronic Army now hosting new domains on their IP. Domains belong to@NyTimes and @Twitter.

As of 5:55 p.m. Tuesday, The Huffington Post UK’s domain appears to have been claimed by the Syrian Electronic Army, as well.

Syrian Electronic Army now claims name servers of @HuffPostUK: “Media is going down.” https://t.co/SqJ4f5aDAu

The New York Times’ chief information officer issued a statement regarding the attack saying it was the result of an external attack by “the Syrian Electronic Army or someone trying very hard to be them.”

Link 27 Aug 122 notes Exclusive: CIA Files Prove America Helped Saddam as He Gassed Iran»

thepoliticalfreakshow:

The U.S. government may be considering military action in response to chemical strikes near Damascus. But a generation ago, America’s military and intelligence communities knew about and did nothing to stop a series of nerve gas attacks far more devastating than anything Syria has seen,Foreign Policy has learned.

In 1988, during the waning days of Iraq’s war with Iran, the United States learned through satellite imagery that Iran was about to gain a major strategic advantage by exploiting a hole in Iraqi defenses. U.S. intelligence officials conveyed the location of the Iranian troops to Iraq, fully aware that Hussein’s military would attack with chemical weapons, including sarin, a lethal nerve agent.

The intelligence included imagery and maps about Iranian troop movements, as well as the locations of Iranian logistics facilities and details about Iranian air defenses. The Iraqis used mustard gas and sarin prior to four major offensives in early 1988 that relied on U.S. satellite imagery, maps, and other intelligence. These attacks helped to tilt the war in Iraq’s favor and bring Iran to the negotiating table, and they ensured that the Reagan administration’s long-standing policy of securing an Iraqi victory would succeed. But they were also the last in a series of chemical strikes stretching back several years that the Reagan administration knew about and didn’t disclose.

U.S. officials have long denied acquiescing to Iraqi chemical attacks, insisting that Hussein’s government never announced he was going to use the weapons. But retired Air Force Col. Rick Francona, who was a military attaché in Baghdad during the 1988 strikes, paints a different picture.

"The Iraqis never told us that they intended to use nerve gas. They didn’t have to. We already knew," he told Foreign Policy.

According to recently declassified CIA documents and interviews with former intelligence officials like Francona, the U.S. had firm evidence of Iraqi chemical attacks beginning in 1983. At the time, Iran was publicly alleging that illegal chemical attacks were carried out on its forces, and was building a case to present to the United Nations. But it lacked the evidence implicating Iraq, much of which was contained in top secret reports and memoranda sent to the most senior intelligence officials in the U.S. government. The CIA declined to comment for this story.

In contrast to today’s wrenching debate over whether the United States should intervene to stop alleged chemical weapons attacks by the Syrian government, the United States applied a cold calculus three decades ago to Hussein’s widespread use of chemical weapons against his enemies and his own people. The Reagan administration decided that it was better to let the attacks continue if they might turn the tide of the war. And even if they were discovered, the CIA wagered that international outrage and condemnation would be muted.

In the documents, the CIA said that Iran might not discover persuasive evidence of the weapons’ use — even though the agency possessed it. Also, the agency noted that the Soviet Union had previously used chemical agents in Afghanistan and suffered few repercussions.

It has been previously reported that the United States provided tactical intelligence to Iraq at the same time that officials suspected Hussein would use chemical weapons. But the CIA documents, which sat almost entirely unnoticed in a trove of declassified material at the National Archives in College Park, Md., combined with exclusive interviews with former intelligence officials, reveal new details about the depth of the United States’ knowledge of how and when Iraq employed the deadly agents. They show that senior U.S. officials were being regularly informed about the scale of the nerve gas attacks. They are tantamount to an official American admission of complicity in some of the most gruesome chemical weapons attacks ever launched.

To continue reading the article, click on the link at the top of the post.

(Source: thepoliticalfreakshow)

via Truth.
Link 26 Aug 1 note How to Make Perfect Coffee»
Video 26 Aug 2,728 notes

buzzfeed:

California is currently battling one of the largest fire’s in state history. 

via BuzzFeed.
Video 26 Aug 2 notes

This whole album is so damn good.

(Source: Spotify)


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