3.5 years after joining, I just beat the first person I ever played against on Chess.com in my first game against them in almost 3 years.
Anonymous asked: "This isn't your personal fucking soapbox". That's exactly what a fucking personal blog is.
"Knives make it a fair fight"
That is literally not the point of guns.
If someone was trying to kill you, you’re going to give them a fair chance, over what? Some outdated concept of “honour”?
Yeah, getting stabbed in the neck by a meth addict is real honourable you fucking nerd.
Anonymous asked: What are some examples of corporatism in the united states?
BP Oil Spill
Monsanto patenting & farmer prosecution
Preferential Tax Exemption for Oil
Johnson & Johnson
JP Morgan Chase & Food Stamps
Fiscal Cliff Bill
More Preferential Taxing
More Big Pharma
- Is he really STILL trying to convince us of this BS? No one who has had any contact with the news in the last six months believes the NSA “does a very good job about not engaging in domestic surveillance.” No one. Everyone knows the NSA is all up in our business, all the time, everywhere, for no good reason. In fact, at this point, I think even if Edward Snowden hasn’t revealed that the NSA is doing a specific type of surveillance on us, we all pretty much assume that it’s happening anyway. (For his next revelation, my money is on “The NSA is watching you through your webcams, so definitely put a Post-It up there.”)
- "It’s not constrained by laws." It’s not. Constrained. By laws. I mean, I appreciate the honesty, but damn. Isn’t Rule #1 of Being President something like “Don’t straight-up tell people you’re letting an insanely powerful and invasive government agency run rampant worldwide without any constraints of law”?
All joking aside, this is an incredibly revealing quote. And you know what? In 2001, it might have worked.
Maybe if most of us didn’t have the modern internet — constant access to a wide variety of news sources and commentary — we wouldn’t instantly dismiss the President’s blatant lie about domestic surveillance.
Maybe if we weren’t at an all time high of public opinion in favor of minding our own business internationally (whjle building friendly trade relations abroad), we wouldn’t care about our government savaging the rest of the world’s privacy.
Maybe if trust of government hadn’t been on a steady decline of 40 points in the last decade (currently just 19% of Americans trust the government), we’d simply accept this line at face value.
Maybe we’d buy this spin.
But it’s not 2001, and only the most absurd Democratic partisans can take this statement from the President as a convincing or moral.
For the rest of us, it’s a three-sentence encapsulation of an imperial presidency with no respect for the rights or wishes of American citizens — and the rest of the world.
And with access to all of this information through the powers of the internet, it should come as no surprise that policy shifts within the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or regarding censorship legislation along the lines of SOPA, demonstrates that the government continues to actively undermine our access to this information and technology.