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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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G’day from Happy Larryville, GN!

Glad the guy in teh thread GIF acted so fast…sheesh.

I see that Edward Snowden appeared via satellite at SXSW yesterday:

Edward Snowden, appearing from Russia through a live video stream, told attendees of the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin that Congress had fundamentally failed to do its job as an overseer of the government’s bulk surveillance programs, declaring that “we need a watchdog that watches Congress.”

“The people who are in the room in Austin right now are the folks who can really fix things … even when Congress hasn’t yet gotten to the point to protect our freedoms,” Snowden said. “There’s a policy response that needs to occur but there’s also technology response that needs to occur.”

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago

Good morning, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa!
Did y’all know it’s dark before sunrise? Whoda thunk?

A watchdog for Congress? Isn’t that called an informed electorate?

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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A watchdog for Congress? Isn’t that called an informed electorate?

Buwahahahahaha!

Also, Fourth Estate.

Ahahahahahahahahahaha!

(Which, on the broadcast TV side, probably now consists solely of Jake Tapper, since Sharyl Atkisson resigned from CBS yesterday.)

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago

OK, if that was a cat, would anyone have leaped in to save it? I mean, I would, but anyone else?

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago

Republicans won a special election in Florida--good for them. Here’s hoping many more will win come November. Not that I have tremendous faith in them to do a good job and hold to the Constitution, but they will do a better job than those other guys. Or at least less damage. And hoping that more Tea Partiers make their way in as well.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago

Good news for us migrainers:

“Cefaly provides an alternative to medication for migraine prevention,” read a prepared statement from Christy Foreman, director of the Office of Device Evaluation at the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. “This may help patients who cannot tolerate current migraine medications for preventing migraines or treating attacks.

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-fda-approves-device-to-prevent-migraine-headaches-20140311,0,4533537.story

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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And hoping that more Tea Partiers make their way in as well.

Depends.

Deranged creationist “scientist” Paul “Evolution And The Big Bang Are Lies From The Pit Of Hell” Broun, MD* is currently leading the pack in the GA GOP Senate primary race. Since he also states quite clearly that his personal morality trumps the Constitution, I can guaran-damn-tee he will not get my vote if he’s the candidate.

[* He’s quite insistent that everyone knows he graduated from medical school in all of his campaign literature.]

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago

Well, no one is perfect, Brother Fatwa.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago

I’ve had to spend some time in the San Fernando Valley lately. Van Nuys. Have I mentioned lately how much I hate the Valley and Los Angeles? No? An oversight on my part.