Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Another reason to run Jimmy Van Bramer out of office

As if I needed another one.
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, who allocated $750,000 of city funds toward the new center, said, “the borough of Queens is better and safer today because Planned Parenthood is here.”

“This is one of the most beautiful buildings in my district,” he added. “It is so full of light, and air, and color, and it’s really all about hope.”
No, abortion is not really about hope. It's really about killing.

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Priests, murder, and sex abuse in the 60s

The chaos that ensues when an already popular priest has a brother in the police force to shut down investigations into his crimes.


Amnesty International on the wrong path, again

Although they concede that the girl's condition is stable, Amnesty International claims that the girl must have an abortion to save her life, and that Paraguayan authorities are refusing to "grant her right to a safe abortion." Amnesty International is running emotionally compelling advertisements on social media and urging people to sign a petition directed to a panel that is considering the girl's case.

There's something fishy about this.


Friday, May 08, 2015

Feds above the law

Who do they work for?
If I seize someone, handcuff them, lock them in a room, and leave them to die, I will suffer severe consequences. I will lose my job, especially if I acted while performing my duties. I will go to jail. I will suffer catastrophic personal financial losses. My name will be broadcast far and wide.

That's the difference between me and a federal employee.

The DEA agents who arrested Andrew Chong for smoking dope and left him to die got reprimands or suspensions that were shorter than my last tension headache.
Popehat calling it like it is, as always.


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Free pass for Islam

This just follows the President’s trend in regards to any visible indicator of him being upset about these acts. Still really he is internally consistent. He says the Islamic state is not Islamic and terrorists who just happen to be Mohammedans are not practicing Islam.

In contrast he feels that the same treatment is not to be afforded to Christians. Apparently “people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ”, but people never committed terrible deeds in the name of Mohammad. Over and over again the President has praised Islam and apparently we have a debt to Islam, but not one to Christendom.
Simple, it's because Christians in Africa and Asia don't have oil.

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There's your first problem

Reading this story about a transgender suicide, I came across this:
But in addition to community, Bryk also found torment on the Internet. At one point, the abuse on 4chan, an anonymous Internet message board, became so bad that she left and started using Reddit instead.
Not to be flippant, but 4chan's primary purpose on the internet is more or less to be a miserable place . . .

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Flash Crash and justice

However, given the prevalence of similar and even more morally dubious practices in single-stock world, it is bemusing to say the least that the only entity to be arrested (to Macro Man's knowledge, at least) is a small-fry punter who conveniently happens to be a foreign national. No mention at all has been made of the HFT algos, for whom spamming phony orders and front-running is a (very profitable) way of life.
What a joke.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

That is not logic which may eternal lie . . .

Burroughs apparently used the CTul logic family for some of its mainframes.
CTul was somewhat like ECL ( see my ECL rant ) but yet completely unlike it. It was a strange RTL-like logic with open emitter output. It was incredibly power hungry, a chip left powered up without a hurricanes' worth of cold air blasting over it could get too hot to touch. I don't believe that anybody other than Burroughs ever used this logic family.
I'm not familiar with it, though it does seem to be the dark spawn of Shub-Niggurath. Who knew that the Necronomicon contained descriptions of electronic circuits?

Here's a joke. Do you know what a Cthulu cookbook is called?

The Necronomnomnomicon.

I've done enough for one day.

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Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Priests getting yelled at for being Catholic. By their bishops.

I am at a loss, therefore, to understand why Vincent Cardinal Nichols seems to chastise priests who signed the letter for their allegedly “conducting [a] dialogue, between a priest and his bishop … through the press.” The priests’ letter is a statement of Catholic belief, not an opening gambit in a negotiation; it is addressed to a journal editor, and through him to lay and clerical public, not to a particular prelate.
Someone impeach this guy, or send him to Australia, or whatever we do with crazy bishops.

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Happy Easter everyone!

Christ is risen. He is risen indeed, alleluia.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The right to be forgotten forgets about many things

The problem is, the person trying to get the information suppressed knows why it's bad for them, but that's supposed to be balanced against the benefits. But, the benefits are widespread and in the future, so the people involved can't contest the issue.

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Another business getting screwed by the High Line

Sean sometimes thinks of going up on the High Line, after work, when the weather is nice. But he won't do it.

"I boycott the High Line," he said. "I'll never go on it. After I've seen what it's done--and what it almost did to us."
My man.

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