Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in...– Eisenhower on the Opportunity Cost of Defense Spending (via wilwheaton)
Apoplectic Skeptic: two misused words →
leftyjenkins: the words “terrorist” and “hero” are thrown around all the time, with no regard to their meanings. Julian Assange is not a terrorist. suicide bombers are terrorists. fundamentalists who murder doctors in their churches are terrorists. applying the term to an enemy or an…
Interview with a character from "Dying Light"... →
Welcome to Atair E-Com News – The Eyes and Ears of New Baltimore. Today we have for you an unprecedented video event: the first ever interview with a vampyre. Yes, friends, you heard me right – a vampyre. In fact, we have access to the leader of this last existing coven, the Vampyre Lord himself. I’m Iron Riley Night, and this is “OHPV – One Hundred Percent Valid”. Iron: Welcome to the show, sir,...
Escape Route →
The problem with the public discussion about libraries in prison is that it’s the wrong discussion. For over a century now, the debate has centered on reading — on which books should, or more often should not, be included on the prison library’s shelves; which books are “harmful” or “helpful”; whether reading is a privilege or a right. […] But the issue of reading is only one dimension of the...