Hillary wins! Named most corrupt politician of 2015
She's in a dead heat with Trump, loses to several Republicans in the polls, and can't seem to shake that pesky Bernie Sanders, but nevermind the bad news, it's time to score a win for Hillary: The nonpartisan watchdog group Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) named Hillary Clinton at the top of it's worst ethics violators for 2015!
The murder, the error, and the terror (an introduction to Israeli Newspeak) – Mondoweiss
Can’t we just have it easy, and assume Al Sharif was guilty, because he is Palestinian? Can’t we just take it for granted that he was a terrorist? As the terms are twisted, so are our minds. Israel’s Supreme Court factually legalised torture in 1987 by calling it ‘moderate physical pressure’. The Americans followed the lead in their ‘war on terror’ from 2001, calling it ‘enhanced interrogations’. In this ‘heat of battle’, in this ‘war on terror’, anything can happen. Anyone can be a terrorist. And murder – well, that just has to be open to discussion. Orwell was a prophet.
How to make the perfect naan bread | Life and style | The Guardian
Clinton’s dismal approval ratings prompt Dem fears | TheHill
“The No. 1 reason that her favorability is so bad is that you have large numbers of Americans who say they don’t trust her,” he said. “I could make it sound more complicated than that, but that’s really what it is. Voters see her as the ultimate politician, who will do or say anything to get elected.”
Renal Support Network: Gout and CKD – A New Era of Hope
The victim goes to bed and sleeps in good health. About two o'clock in the morning, he is awakened by a severe pain in the great toe; more rarely in the heel, ankle or instep. This pain is like that of a dislocation, and yet the parts feel as if cold water were poured over them. Then follows chills and shiver and a little fever. The pain which at first moderate becomes more intense. After a time this comes to full height . . . So exquisite and lively meanwhile is the feeling of the part affected, that it cannot bear the weight of bedclothes nor the jar of a person walking in the room.
Nathanael Johnson lets the anti-GMO movement off the hook
What is most disturbing about the GMO debate – and why it matters – is that the anti-GMO movement at almost every turn rejects empiricism as a means of understanding the world and making decisions about it.
Pass the Garum
Heerlijk! Recepten uit het oude Rome. Tijd om nog eens garum te maken, denk ik.
Why working-class people vote conservative | Society | The Guardian
Why on Earth would a working-class person ever vote for a conservative candidate? This question has obsessed the American left since Ronald Reagan first captured the votes of so many union members, farmers, urban Catholics and other relatively powerless people – the so-called "Reagan Democrats". Isn't the Republican party the party of big business? Don't the Democrats stand up for the little guy, and try to redistribute the wealth downwards?
Russia’s Putin to answer questions in live Internet conference
At top of the list, more than 20,290 Russians asked whether Russia will use giant humanoid robots to defend itself.
It was not clear why 13,620 Russians decided to ask Putin's opinion of the awakening of Cthulhu, a fictional octopus-like creature sleeping at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean invented by novelist H.P Lovecraft.
4K is for programmers / Tiamat
The toleration of mediocrity on the desktop irks me.
Marokkaans/Arabisch koken met Amber – Weblog – 50plusser.nl Weblog
Overheerlijke Marokkaanse en andere Arabische gerechten met daarnaast lekkere recepten uit verschillende keukens
Style in The Wire on Vimeo
This video essay explores the style in the television series The Wire.
Potions And Pitfalls: My Year In Roguelikes | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
It’s been a fantastic year for Roguelikes, with continued development of the stalwarts and plenty of releases that have toyed with the formula, sometimes reshaping it until it’s almost unrecognisable.
What North Korea Really Looks Like – Global – The Atlantic Wire
An Associated Press story that ran Wednesday morning told the tale of a North Korean press bus that took a wrong turn into a part of Pyongyang usually shielded from reporters. Woops!
Man Finally Put In Charge Of Struggling Feminist Movement | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source
After decades spent battling gender discrimination and inequality in the workplace, the feminist movement underwent a high-level shake-up last month, when 53-year-old management consultant Peter "Buck" McGowan took over as new chief of the worldwide initiative for women's rights.