Author Topic: Random News Stories  (Read 856456 times)

LMNO

  • Lubricated and Rabid Lungfish of Impending Sexdoom™
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 62820
  • Internet Fuckweasel of Haunted Pork Dimensions.
    • View Profile
    • Earfatigue Productions: When it has to sound like you give a shit.
Re: Random News Stories
« Reply #4620 on: September 22, 2020, 08:20:02 pm »
In today's "both sides are the same" news:

Quote
Experts on comparative politics say the GOP is an extremist outlier, no longer belonging in the same conversation with “normal” right-wing parties like Canada’s Conservative Party (CPC) or Germany’s Christian Democratic Party (CDU).

Instead, it more closely resembles more extreme right parties — like Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz in Hungary or Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AKP in Turkey — that have actively worked to dismantle democracy in their own countries

Cain

  • Alea iacta est
  • Chekha
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 64283
    • View Profile
Re: Random News Stories
« Reply #4621 on: September 22, 2020, 09:46:13 pm »
Well there's 75 Republican candidates who are either Qanon tards or happy sucking up to Qanon tards. Given Qanon is a Neo-Nazi cult, that tells you all you need to know.

Doktor Howl

  • Slayer of Spam Bots
  • One-Armed Jizz Moppers
  • Deserved It
  • **
  • Posts: 36668
  • Horrible Bastard
    • View Profile
Re: Random News Stories
« Reply #4622 on: September 23, 2020, 06:29:06 pm »
This is my United States of Whatever.

https://apnews.com/f4806754642c2075a4ddb1f04d4441f5
Molon Lube

Cain

  • Alea iacta est
  • Chekha
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 64283
    • View Profile
Re: Random News Stories
« Reply #4623 on: September 23, 2020, 07:26:07 pm »
Wait...that got through international mail screening? And there were six previous letters in Texas? I can't say I know US procedures well, but that's fucking suspicious as shit.

Doktor Howl

  • Slayer of Spam Bots
  • One-Armed Jizz Moppers
  • Deserved It
  • **
  • Posts: 36668
  • Horrible Bastard
    • View Profile
Re: Random News Stories
« Reply #4624 on: September 23, 2020, 08:42:32 pm »
Wait...that got through international mail screening? And there were six previous letters in Texas? I can't say I know US procedures well, but that's fucking suspicious as shit.

It was stopped by the USPS so probably not.
Molon Lube

Cain

  • Alea iacta est
  • Chekha
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 64283
    • View Profile
Re: Random News Stories
« Reply #4625 on: September 23, 2020, 09:13:52 pm »
Ah, I hadn't been following it too closely but I thought it had gotten further than that.

Doktor Howl

  • Slayer of Spam Bots
  • One-Armed Jizz Moppers
  • Deserved It
  • **
  • Posts: 36668
  • Horrible Bastard
    • View Profile
Re: Random News Stories
« Reply #4626 on: September 23, 2020, 09:35:20 pm »
Ah, I hadn't been following it too closely but I thought it had gotten further than that.

The one to the WH was stopped at the USPS.  The ones to Texas, I don't know.
Molon Lube

CorbeauEtRenard

  • Known & Noted
  • **
  • Posts: 141
    • View Profile
Re: Random News Stories
« Reply #4627 on: March 07, 2021, 11:58:42 pm »
https://academictimes.com/first-vaccine-to-fully-immunize-against-malaria-builds-on-pandemic-driven-rna-tech/

Sometimes a news story reminds me of something Howl said many years ago about how 99% of engineers have their head up completely up their ass but the remaining 1% can put a man on the moon.

Some of the advancements for the current vaccine are apparently giving a new angle at potentially dealing with malaria. A.K.A. the cause of death of half of all the humans who have ever lived. At least solving it in humans, probably not feasible to eliminate the wildlife reservoir and completely smallpox it. But still.
Art is Dead! (If You Want It)

Trivial

  • Corporate Drone #5235
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 1392
  • No
    • View Profile
Sexy Octopus of the Next Noosphere Horde

There are more nipples in the world than people.

minuspace

  • Neva Dun
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 3358
  • Love is the host, so...
    • View Profile
Re: Random News Stories
« Reply #4629 on: May 21, 2021, 08:33:24 pm »
Quote
A huge fatberg has been removed from a city sewer after engineers came up with a new idea to clear it which "literally ate it from the inside out”

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-merseyside-57203734

Doktor Howl

  • Slayer of Spam Bots
  • One-Armed Jizz Moppers
  • Deserved It
  • **
  • Posts: 36668
  • Horrible Bastard
    • View Profile
Re: Random News Stories
« Reply #4630 on: June 18, 2021, 07:13:58 pm »
Netanyahu refuses to leave the prime minister's residence and has Trump ex-officials visiting to call him "prime minister"  I shit you not.
Molon Lube

Junkenstein

  • Technically-Oriented & Horribly Mobile Crecy of Crab Lice.
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 8085
    • View Profile
Re: Random News Stories
« Reply #4631 on: June 19, 2021, 05:04:51 pm »
https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/gb-news-week-1-it-takes-until-tuesday-to-go-full-wingnut-1.4596133?mode=amp

Accurately sums up launch of gb news. No one yet pushing the legatum links but from a quick look that's a whole other shitshow.
Nine naked Men just walking down the road will cause a heap of trouble for all concerned.

Cain

  • Alea iacta est
  • Chekha
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 64283
    • View Profile
Re: Random News Stories
« Reply #4632 on: June 20, 2021, 06:33:52 pm »
Netanyahu refuses to leave the prime minister's residence and has Trump ex-officials visiting to call him "prime minister"  I shit you not.

There's similar shit happening in Peru.

Thanks to Trump, basically all these populist new right leaders are never going to concede an election again.

Doktor Howl

  • Slayer of Spam Bots
  • One-Armed Jizz Moppers
  • Deserved It
  • **
  • Posts: 36668
  • Horrible Bastard
    • View Profile
Re: Random News Stories
« Reply #4633 on: June 30, 2021, 07:19:16 pm »
To avoid having to raise wages post-pandemic, Russell Stover is now using prison labor in their facilities.

I expect a lot of this to go around.
Molon Lube

altered

  • Reluctant Mad Prophet of Mushussu Qudmu
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 2276
  • Beggar-Knight of Eris Militant
    • View Profile
Re: Random News Stories
« Reply #4634 on: June 30, 2021, 09:08:20 pm »
I hope someone is maintaining a publicly accessible list.
“I am that worst of all type of criminal...I cannot bring myself to do what you tell me, because you told me.”

“Ever watch that famous war movie? That’s how it’ll be.”
“Which one?”
“The one where everybody dies.”
— Blood Standard, Laird Barron

Remember the fall of Yin Tu.