Top killing tip

Do not kill anyone famous.

The parole board said the murder of the famous British musician and former member of The Beatles “devastated a family and those who loved the victim”.

Very obviously if the person IS famous then you CAN devastate the family AND those that loved the victim.

If they are not famous? Well screw your opinion.

Not all Americans are Americans

Fusion center director: We don’t spy on Americans, just anti-government Americans

We are seeing the fourth straight year of really explosive growth on the part of anti-government patriot groups and militias,” Mark Potok, senior fellow at the SPLC, told Mother Jones. “That’s 913 percent in growth. We’ve never seen that kind of growth in any group we cover.”

I wonder if they care about why this has happened? Probably not.

Getting the finger

In what should be a surprising result but, sadly, isn’t, one-third of your fellow Americans say a body cavity search to board an airplane would be fine and dandy.


If I am told that I need a cavity search before boarding a plane then I will not board that plane. I wouldn’t care who is paying, what hassle it would cause, it just wouldn’t happen. “No thanks, I’ve decided not to go”.

Edit: I just realised something. If I have to change airlines at any point in the USA on a flight to or from something Automattic related (because there is no other reason I would ever go there), then I’ll be totally … fucked. If they won’t let me fly on without a search then they would hardly let me fly back. I’d have no knowledge of what ‘rights’ an alien would have (because I’d surely be classed as one), no idea of who to phone. Looks like from now the only advice to anyone must be to fly direct, non-stop. How can you advise otherwise?

Obama runs Sweden now?

“If Sweden has agreed to rendition two people – Swedish citizens or not – to the United States of America within the context of what’s known as extraordinary renditions, this affair goes far beyond the questions about the formal due process. In such a case, it’s necessary to ask how much the Swedish governments’ promises are worth, when they promise to not extradite people to countries where they risk torture or death. This is a question that’s current and relevant in other cases, for example, regarding the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.”
Falkvinge on Infopolicy.

War Crimes

“If these were the actions of China, Russia, Iran, or any other country on Earth, we would be able to see them clearly for what they are. War crimes and crimes against humanity of the highest order. We would also realize that they are the actions of a society that is in moral decline.

Why it is impossible for the vast majority of Americans to see this is incomprehensible.”
“Did We Just Kill a Kid?” – Counterpunch