Daily Archives: 07/02/2024

Space-Liner X-87 by Ray Cummings (1907 – 1957)

The X-87 was a red shambles. It roared the starways, a renegade Venusian at the controls, a swaggering Martian plotting the space-course. And in an alumite cage, deep below-decks, lay Penelle, crack Shadow Squadman—holding the fate of three worlds in … Continue reading

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Snoop Dogg sues Walmart over cereal sabotage claim

Snoop Dogg and Master P accuse the supermarket of trying to “choke” their cereal brand out of the market. Post Views: 3

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Curse of the Reckaviles, The by Walter S. Masterman (1876 – 1946)

An English peer is found stabbed in his room with more than a hint of the supernatural playing a hand. This is only reinforced by the curse of the Reckaviles and the sinister members of the lineage. Scotland yard man … Continue reading

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Brianna’s mum wants mindfulness taught in schools

Esther Ghey is part of a campaign to put mindfulness onto the national curriculum. Post Views: 2

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Scientology-linked drug rehab

*Scientology-linked UK drug rehab left vulnerable people “traumatised”.* Post Views: 4

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Biden and Palestine

Biden seems to have in mind a deal for diplomatic recognition of Palestine. But it faces many obstacles, and probable obstruction by Republicans under orders from the wrecker is not the biggest of them. I don’t think the US can … Continue reading

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(Satire) Russian Roulette

(satire) *NRA Narrows Search For New Leadership With Round Of Russian Roulette.* If an Onion page appears blank, try disabling JavaScript entirely or telling LibreJS to blacklist all scripts in the page, then right-click and select item “Reveal hidden HTML”. … Continue reading

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Exxon suing to silence shareholders

After Exxon’s lawsuit against the shareholders’ motion made by climate defenders, they dropped the motion. I suspect that defending the suit would have cost too much for those climate defenders. For Exxon, with its billions, suing is cheap. Post Views: … Continue reading

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Federal shield law

there is bipartisan support for a federal shield law to protect journalists and their sources. Post Views: 3

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Forest fire

Forest fire has invaded the city of Viña del Mar, Chile, just north of Valparaíso. I asked a friend there if he is ok. Post Views: 3

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Bullying and brainwashing

Putin’s henchmen are bullying and brainwashing the kidnapped Ukrainian children. Ukraine has the name of around 20,000 kidnapped children, but there are probably much more. There are strange variations in how Russians treat kidnapped children and the Ukrainian relatives who … Continue reading

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Bullshit about Ukrainian prisoners

Much of what Putin says about Ukrainian prisoners is bullshit. Some could be true, but we can’t be sure of any of it on his say-so. Post Views: 4

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Republicans and abortion laws

Mississippi Republicans want to make it impossible to repeal abortion restrictions through a vote by the public. Post Views: 2

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Do-Dirty advocating secession

Reportedly, former president Do-Dirty of the Philippines is advocating secession of the large island, Mindanao. Do-Dirty was elected for the fame he got by running a “war on drugs” in which official thugs killed people on the street, then claimed … Continue reading

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Underwater curtain

*A 100km-long curtain moored to the Amundsen Sea bed in Antarctica could prevent catastrophic flooding elsewhere, say scientists.* I can see things that might fail, but it may be worth a try. Post Views: 2

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Urgent: Tax Excessive CEO Pay Act

US citizens: call on Congress to pass the Tax Excessive CEO Pay Act. This would not do as much good as raising taxes generally on high incomes together with limiting the ability to shelter large amounts of wealth from taxation. … Continue reading

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Urgent: Stock Buyback Disclosure Rule

US citizens: call on the SEC to propose again the Stock Buyback Disclosure Rule. Stock buybacks used to be prohibited entirely, before a plutocratist change in the law. We should undo that change and prohibit them entirely once again. But … Continue reading

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Persecution of gays in Russia

Putin has launched intense persecution of gays in Russia. Post Views: 2

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Republicans unaware

*Most Republicans aren’t aware of [the insurrectionist]’s various [criminal accusations and lawsuits].* Post Views: 2

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Misogynistic messages

Researchers say that the recommendation algorithms of “social media” platforms are “amplifying misogynistic [messages].” This is because companies design them to get users addicted by amplifying whatever leads users to stay on the dis-service longer. I’ve proposed passing a law … Continue reading

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