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A sample of tweets on #Ferguson tonight, 8/13/14

Read the interview, however, and you also see [Hillary] Clinton’s weakness as a candidate: she is more hawkish than the post-Iraq Democratic Party. She is upset that she lost the internal administration debate over whether to intervene in Syria. She’s focused on the expansive ambitions of radical jihadists. She takes a hard line on Iran’s nuclear ambitions. She’s frustrated that Obama thinks more about the dangers of action than the dangers of inaction. She’s dismissive of Obama’s shorthand foreign policy principle “don’t do stupid stuff”. She wants the country that defeated fascism and communism to develop a grand — and more interventionist — strategy to guide its leadership of the world. She sounds like a Democrat from 2002 rather than 2014.

- Hillary Clinton’s Atlantic interview shows she’s not inevitable | Vox

thisistheverge:

'It looks like you just bought the LA Clippers'
“Would you like help designing a new logo?”

thisistheverge:

'It looks like you just bought the LA Clippers'
“Would you like help designing a new logo?”

The absurdity runs deep: America is using American military equipment to bomb other pieces of American military equipment halfway around the world. The reason the American military equipment got there in the first place was because, in 2003, the US had to use its military to rebuild the Iraqi army, which it just finished destroying with the American military. The American weapons the US gave the Iraqi army totally failed at making Iraq secure and have become tools of terror used by an offshoot of al-Qaeda to terrorize the Iraqis that the US supposedly liberated a decade ago. And so now the US has to use American weaponry to destroy the American weaponry it gave Iraqis to make Iraqis safer, in order to make Iraqis safer.

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The US bombing its own guns perfectly sums up America’s total failure in Iraq | Vox

In which Vox brings the pain on the fact that the current US airstrikes against ISIS are in part to destroy hundreds of millions of dollars worth of American-made military equipment seized by ISIS after it was abandoned by the fleeing Iraqi army. 

The article is chock full of other uplifting passages, such as:

It keeps going: the US is intervening on behalf of Iraqi Kurds, our ally, because their military has old Russian-made weapons, whereas ISIS, which is America’s enemy, has higher-quality American weapons. “[Kurdish forces] are literally outgunned by an ISIS that is fighting with hundreds of millions of dollars of U.S. military equipment seized from the Iraqi Army who abandoned it,” Ali Khedery, a former American official in Iraq, told the New York Times.

And:

More: One reason that ISIS has been so successful at conquering northern Iraq is that it has a huge base of operations in Syria, where it had exploited the civil war to overtake huge swathes of Syrian territory. One reason that ISIS was so successful in Syria is that the US refused to arm moderate Syrian rebels, for fear that the weapons would fall into ISIS’s hands. So that made it easier for ISIS to overpower the under-funded moderate rebels, and now ISIS has seized, in Iraq, much better versions of the weapons that we were so worried they might acquire in Syria. So now we’re bombing the guns that we didn’t mean to give ISIS because we didn’t give guns to their enemies because then ISIS might get guns.

via Pitchfork:

On last night’s "Daily Show", Jon Stewart welcomed some very special guests: the Wu-Tang Clan. Like, all of them. Ghostface Killah, RZA, Raekwon, GZA, Inspectah Deck, Cappadonna, Method Man, U-God, and Masta Killa performed “Ron O’Neal”, the new single from their forthcoming album A Better Tomorrow (which is apparently coming in November). They closed the show with “Triumph”.

via Pitchfork:

On last night’s "Daily Show", Jon Stewart welcomed some very special guests: the Wu-Tang Clan. Like, all of them. Ghostface Killah, RZA, Raekwon, GZA, Inspectah Deck, Cappadonna, Method Man, U-God, and Masta Killa performed “Ron O’Neal”, the new single from their forthcoming album A Better Tomorrow (which is apparently coming in November). They closed the show with “Triumph”.

Happiness is a bird pooping on Vladimir Putin forever.

Happiness is a bird pooping on Vladimir Putin forever.

Via climatecentral.org:

Summers in most of the U.S. are already warmer than they were in the 1970s. And climate models tell us that summers are going to keep getting hotter as greenhouse gas emissions continue. What will this warming feel like? Our new analysis of future summers illustrates just how dramatic warming is going to be by the end of this century if current emissions trends continue unabated.
For our Blistering Future Summers interactive we have projected summer high temperatures for the end of this century for 1,001 cities, and then showed which city in the U.S. — or elsewhere in the world, if we couldn’t find one here — is experiencing those temperatures today.

They point out that by 2100, Las Vegas will have temperatures similar to what Riyadh, Saudi Arabia experiences today, and Phoenix will be the new Kuwait City.
Check your city’s long (long long long) range forecast here.

Via climatecentral.org:

Summers in most of the U.S. are already warmer than they were in the 1970s. And climate models tell us that summers are going to keep getting hotter as greenhouse gas emissions continue. What will this warming feel like? Our new analysis of future summers illustrates just how dramatic warming is going to be by the end of this century if current emissions trends continue unabated.

For our Blistering Future Summers interactive we have projected summer high temperatures for the end of this century for 1,001 cities, and then showed which city in the U.S. — or elsewhere in the world, if we couldn’t find one here — is experiencing those temperatures today.

They point out that by 2100, Las Vegas will have temperatures similar to what Riyadh, Saudi Arabia experiences today, and Phoenix will be the new Kuwait City.

Check your city’s long (long long long) range forecast here.

Elizabeth Warren's 11 commandments for progressives ⇢

  1. "We believe that Wall Street needs stronger rules and tougher enforcement, and we’re willing to fight for it."
  2. "We believe in science, and that means that we have a responsibility to protect this Earth."
  3. "We believe that the Internet shouldn’t be rigged to benefit big corporations, and that means real net neutrality."
  4. "We believe that no one should work full-time and still live in poverty, and that means raising the minimum wage."
  5. "We believe that fast-food workers deserve a livable wage, and that means that when they take to the picket line, we are proud to fight alongside them."
  6. "We believe that students are entitled to get an education without being crushed by debt."
  7. "We believe that after a lifetime of work, people are entitled to retire with dignity, and that means protecting Social Security, Medicare, and pensions."
  8. "We believe—I can’t believe I have to say this in 2014—we believe in equal pay for equal work."
  9. "We believe that equal means equal, and that’s true in marriage, it’s true in the workplace, it’s true in all of America."
  10. "We believe that immigration has made this country strong and vibrant, and that means reform."
  11. "And we believe that corporations are not people, that women have a right to their bodies. We will overturn Hobby Lobby and we will fight for it. We will fight for it!"

Run The Jewels | “BLOCKBUSTER NIGHT PART 1” (snippet) | Run The Jewels 2

This is the first taste of Run The Jewels 2, and oh my fucking god, it’s nasty as hell.

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