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April 11, 2014
No more. The shrieks and the howls are all we’ve got now. They pass for intellectual debate, addressed in academic departments and dissected in journals that once had greater concerns in mind. The isms that once struggled for primacy had given way to topical outrages: about income inequality, about the gold standard, about drones, about Benghazi, about Israel, about Stephen Colbert. And that’s the real danger: not that this political camp or that is growing intolerant, but that both are getting incorrigibly dumb.

All Out of Ideas: The Dumbing Down of American Discourse

A nutshell of why current culture war debates feel so brain-melting.

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10:04 // 1 week ago
Their lives, in short, will be transformed. The value to these patients, and to their loved ones and society—you can’t put a price tag on it.
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) President John Castellani • Defending the price of Sovaldi, the hepatitis C drug which is extremely effective, but costs $1,000 per day to take. A full regimen of treatment costs $84,000, a level that effectively shuts out most of the people that would need to take it.
9:33 // 1 week ago
That Heartbleed bug is some serious stuff. If you haven’t changed your Tumblr password already, do it right now, and if you run a site which uses OpenSSL, read this, stat.
Side note: Since when do security breaches use logos like early-2000s screamo bands? Well, it worked, didn’t it?

That Heartbleed bug is some serious stuff. If you haven’t changed your Tumblr password already, do it right now, and if you run a site which uses OpenSSL, read this, stat.

Side note: Since when do security breaches use logos like early-2000s screamo bands? Well, it worked, didn’t it?

9:06 // 1 week ago
CBS has just declared war on the heartland of America.

Rush Limbaugh, on CBS replacing Letterman with Stephen Colbert.  (via mediamattersforamerica)

Not as entertaining as what reasonable person Ben Shapiro had to say. He compared it to blackface.

(via cognitivedissonance)

8:45 // 1 week ago
April 10, 2014
Reportedly peacing out as Health and Human Services Secretary: Kathleen Sebelius. I can hear the sarcastic howls of delight on the #tcot tag from here.

Reportedly peacing out as Health and Human Services Secretary: Kathleen Sebelius. I can hear the sarcastic howls of delight on the #tcot tag from here.

18:45 // 1 week ago
April 9, 2014
Behind the link is a sick burn.

Behind the link is a sick burn.

13:48 // 2 weeks ago
Breitbart News "censored" itself in protest of the sacking of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich over gay rights issues. Because of course they did. Their point? “Firefox is now a company that censors.”
Firefox isn’t a company.

Breitbart News "censored" itself in protest of the sacking of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich over gay rights issues. Because of course they did. Their point? “Firefox is now a company that censors.”

Firefox isn’t a company.

13:25 // 2 weeks ago

Poor Mickey Rooney: Despite his massive fame, he died nearly broke

  • $18k the size of iconic actor Mickey Rooney’s estate upon his death over the weekend. Rooney, who won an Honorary Academy Award “in recognition of his 50 years of versatility in a variety of memorable film performances” three decades ago, had fallen on somewhat hard times, with one of his final film roles being a 2012 documentary that exposed how he had been manipulated by his own stepson. Rooney, who will star in the upcoming “Night at the Museum 3” according to that film’s director, left his full estate to another stepson who took care of him during his twilight years. source
12:42 // 2 weeks ago
A student reported that someone came into the school with a knife and started slashing people, including some of his friends. That information has not been confirmed by police.
Pittsburgh station WTAE • On the mass stabbing that took place at a Pennsylvania high school. The suspect is reportedly in custody.
8:53 // 2 weeks ago