Category Archives: Politics

Movie Theaters Are Resorting To Scare Tactics (And Oliver Stone) To Get You To Turn Your Phone Off

Source: Movie Theaters Are Resorting To Scare Tactics (And Oliver Stone) To Get You To Turn Your Phone Off – Digg

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Clayton County: Robert Kern (circa 1988)

Remember when Clayton County was mostly a bunch of open land just outside Atlanta? Remember when they extended the airport across the county line?

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Getting Caned in Singapore

Singapore is notorious for its liberal use of corporal punishment for minor infractions. In 1994, American Michael Fay was sentenced to 6 lashes for petty theft and vandalism. This is not his story.

A novelty piece in the old “break-in” style pioneered by Dickie Goodman and Bill Buchanan where song clips replace soundbytes from interviews or dialogue.I downloaded this from AOL in the mid-1990’s, and I don’t recall who uploaded it originally.If you or someone you know created this, please let me know so that I may give proper credit.Thanks!

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Non-Essential Employees

Man-on-the-street interviews in the wake of the 1995-96 US government shutdown.

A novelty piece in the old “break-in” style pioneered by Dickie Goodman and Bill Buchanan where song clips replace soundbytes from interviews or dialogue.I downloaded this from AOL in the mid-1990’s, and I don’t recall who uploaded it originally.If you or someone you know created this, please let me know so that I may give proper credit.Thanks!

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1995 Interview with Richard Nixon On His Oliver Stone Biopic

Richard Nixon answers questions and sets the record straight in his reaction to Oliver Stone’s 1995 “Nixon” biopic.

A novelty piece in the old “break-in” style pioneered by Dickie Goodman and Bill Buchanan where song clips replace soundbytes from interviews or dialogue.I downloaded this from AOL in the mid-1990’s, and I don’t recall who uploaded it originally.If you or someone you know created this, please let me know so that I may give proper credit.Thanks!

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Summer of 100 Photos, Day 87: Something you hold dear to your heart

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During my sophomore year of high school, the Powers That Be decided to sell out the exclusive vending machine rights to PepsiCo. Now, being the budding political firebrand that I was, as well as a lifelong Coca-Cola fan (the south has always been one of the contested fronts in the Cola Wars), I took it upon myself to revolt in the face of what I considered an inappropriate public-corporate relationship. A relationship that created a monopoly within the walls of a building that the inhabitants were legally obligated to attend and had little recourse for outside alternatives.

Enter this artwork, lovingly painted in watercolor by my baby sister (who couldn’t have been but 6 or 7 at the time) in a show of solidarity with her heroic big brother, fighting the rent-seeking corporations in the waning years of the 1990s. We always have been a pair of rebels, even if we rebel in different ways.

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I wonder if my old press pass will get me any closer to the political shit storm that is this election season

I wonder if my old press pass will get me any closer to the political shit storm that is this election season.broadcastid-1999

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With all this renewed interest in hacking, information security, and computer development, I thought it prudent to dig out my Hacker’s License

The resemblance is uncanny, innit?
The resemblance is uncanny, innit?

You know, to prove that I’m certified in what I’m talking about. Approved by the USDOJ, even!

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Stephen Colbert Opens The ‘2016 Republican National Hungry For Power Games’

Look, I know I’m not supposed to be up here, but–let’s be honest–neither is Donald Trump!

Summer of 100 Photos, Day 51: Your dream car

Vector_WX3_1993_04Yes, that’s the Vector Avtech WX-3 prototype. Too bad only 1 was ever made.