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Monday, January 01, 2018

"Eight hundred," says the auctioneer. "900 ... 1,000 ... 1,100 ... " Sold. For 1,200 Libyan dinars -- the equivalent of $800. Not a used car, a piece of land, or an item of furniture. Not "merchandise" at all, but two human beings. ... The auctions take place in a seemingly normal town in Libya filled with people leading regular lives. Children play in the street; people go to work, talk to friends and cook dinners for their families. But inside the slave auctions it's like we've stepped back in time. The only thing missing is the shackles around the migrants' wrists and ankles.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

CNN's Fareed Zakaria on Sunday interviewed Simon Sebag Montefiore, a historian who has written extensively about Russia, about President Donald Trump's seeming infatuation with Russian President Vladmir Putin. When asked by Zakaria why Trump has seemingly verbally attacked every major country in the world except Russia, Montefiore explained that Trump envies that kind of power and prestige that Putin and past Russian leaders have enjoyed as heads of state. "Donald Trump wants to be the first American czar," he explained. ... "He looks at Vladimir Putin and he sees a man who ... has control of violence, who can order interventions into foreign countries at the click of a hand," he explained. "I think that is a slightly boyish crush on the idea of the gangster boss." read more

Saturday, December 30, 2017

"On October 28, someone calling themselves Q began posting a series of cryptic messages in a /pol/ thread titled "Calm Before the Storm" (assumedly in reference to that creepy Trump quote from early October). Q claimed to be a high-level government insider with Q clearance (hence the name) tasked with posting intel drops -- which he, for some reason, called "crumbs" -- straight to 4chan in order to covertly inform the public about POTUS's master plan to stage a countercoup against members of the deep state" Whole thing only gets dumber form there. Also if you're confused apparently Q some how became known as Qanon.

It's official: Twitter's rules are no longer enforced or reasonable.

Friday, December 29, 2017

This is not some far right fantasy this is the BBC reporting that Germany can apparently find no way to educate male refugees from Islamist countries that rape is a bad thing.


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