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politicalcanuck:

stfuconservatives:

fuckyeahdrugpolicy:

Black bears found guarding 1,000 marijuana plants in British Columbia
 
A group of black bears have been found acting as guards over a marijuana plantation in British Columbia.
The ten bears were found last August when police conducted a raid of a pot plantation at Christina Lake in south-eastern British Columbia, Canada.
The property’s owner, Allen Wayne Piche, was allegedly paying the bears in dog food to guard some 1,000 marijuana plants. +

WHERE DO YOU EVEN ORDER GUARD BEARS??? What is going on up there, Canada?

We would tell you but then we’d have to kill you. With bears.

They don’t look very effective in the picture, unless I’m missing something and they ate that dude like 5 seconds later.

politicalcanuck:

stfuconservatives:

fuckyeahdrugpolicy:

Black bears found guarding 1,000 marijuana plants in British Columbia

A group of black bears have been found acting as guards over a marijuana plantation in British Columbia.

The ten bears were found last August when police conducted a raid of a pot plantation at Christina Lake in south-eastern British Columbia, Canada.

The property’s owner, Allen Wayne Piche, was allegedly paying the bears in dog food to guard some 1,000 marijuana plants. +

WHERE DO YOU EVEN ORDER GUARD BEARS??? What is going on up there, Canada?

We would tell you but then we’d have to kill you. With bears.

They don’t look very effective in the picture, unless I’m missing something and they ate that dude like 5 seconds later.

shortformblog:

Trial of the Century: Blagojevich may testify in his own defense
Big day for Blago? The Chicago Tribune is reporting that “sources” indicate disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich may take the stand to testify in his own defense. We forgive you if you’re skeptical, as we heard repeated proclamations from the man himself that he would testify in his last trial, only for his defense to rest without his name being called. Now in his retrial, will Blagojevich give the public what they want? His defense team has also implied they might call some high-profile witnesses from the political world, among them Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. source
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I HAD FINALLY MANAGED TO FORGET ABOUT HIM.

shortformblog:

Big day for Blago? The Chicago Tribune is reporting that “sources” indicate disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich may take the stand to testify in his own defense. We forgive you if you’re skeptical, as we heard repeated proclamations from the man himself that he would testify in his last trial, only for his defense to rest without his name being called. Now in his retrial, will Blagojevich give the public what they want? His defense team has also implied they might call some high-profile witnesses from the political world, among them Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. source

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I HAD FINALLY MANAGED TO FORGET ABOUT HIM.

Children who are victims of failed personal responsibility are not my problem, nor are they the problem for our government.

Tim “Not My Problem” Pawlenty explaining why providing healthcare to children under the protection of juvenile court for abuse and/or neglect isn’t something the government should do. (via jonathan-cunningham)

Welp, that campaign was short.

(via nashvilleneedsmoremetaphors)

Aaaaaaaaaaaand he’s done.

(via missbhavens)

Good guy. Really.  It was always Mitt Romney’s race to lose anyway. The other candidates are just making it easier for him.

(via sporthappens)

It’s like he’s smearing himself. The “I hate orphans line” hasn’t worked since the 1800s.

politicalprof:

Ideology and Insider/Outsider Status Among Potential Republican Presidential Candidates
As potential Republican candidates for President  (Daniels, Christie, Trump, Huckabee) bail on running, and as others (Pawlenty today) get into the race, I thought this would make a good time to reblog this graphic, originally from Nate Silver at 538.com. It offers a schematic look at the then-potential candidates along two dimensions: insider versus outsider status, and conservative versus moderate politics (especially on social issues). Actually, there’s a third dimension as well: the size of each candidate’s bubble is an estimate of that potential candidate’s chances of winning the Republican nomination.
Two by two tables, while still crude, are a much more effective way to assess complex questions than the simple, linear “conservative versus liberal” language that so seems to dominate political discourse today. We all live complicated, complex and sometimes internally contradictory lives, but that doesn’t mean that general patterns can’t be discerned and predictions made based on those patterns.
This graphic is particularly helpful in imagining the aftermath of a potential candidate’s choosing not to run … or what might happen later, when candidates drop out. To the degree that Mitch Daniels had many supporters, for example, they seem as or more likely to shift towards supporting Romney than they do Pawlenty  … and not at all likely to move towards Palin or Gingrich.
Another interesting question is how might Huckabee’s sympathizers react: towards their ideological kindred spirit, Sarah Palin, or towards the schematically nearer, but less ideologically friendly, Tim Pawlenty. It is obviously too early to tell, since Palin has not even decided to run yet, but as the field thins, such triangulations will become more prevalent.
When thinking politics, it is best to think in multiple dimensions, not just one.
utnereader:

ilovecharts:

politico:

A Graphical Overview of the 2012 Republican Field - NYTimes.com (Via FiveThrityEight)

The race to become The Man

They look like party balloons …


And what is Giuliani doing all the way over there?

politicalprof:

Ideology and Insider/Outsider Status Among Potential Republican Presidential Candidates

As potential Republican candidates for President  (Daniels, Christie, Trump, Huckabee) bail on running, and as others (Pawlenty today) get into the race, I thought this would make a good time to reblog this graphic, originally from Nate Silver at 538.com. It offers a schematic look at the then-potential candidates along two dimensions: insider versus outsider status, and conservative versus moderate politics (especially on social issues). Actually, there’s a third dimension as well: the size of each candidate’s bubble is an estimate of that potential candidate’s chances of winning the Republican nomination.

Two by two tables, while still crude, are a much more effective way to assess complex questions than the simple, linear “conservative versus liberal” language that so seems to dominate political discourse today. We all live complicated, complex and sometimes internally contradictory lives, but that doesn’t mean that general patterns can’t be discerned and predictions made based on those patterns.

This graphic is particularly helpful in imagining the aftermath of a potential candidate’s choosing not to run … or what might happen later, when candidates drop out. To the degree that Mitch Daniels had many supporters, for example, they seem as or more likely to shift towards supporting Romney than they do Pawlenty  … and not at all likely to move towards Palin or Gingrich.

Another interesting question is how might Huckabee’s sympathizers react: towards their ideological kindred spirit, Sarah Palin, or towards the schematically nearer, but less ideologically friendly, Tim Pawlenty. It is obviously too early to tell, since Palin has not even decided to run yet, but as the field thins, such triangulations will become more prevalent.

When thinking politics, it is best to think in multiple dimensions, not just one.

utnereader:

ilovecharts:

politico:

A Graphical Overview of the 2012 Republican Field - NYTimes.com (Via FiveThrityEight)

The race to become The Man

They look like party balloons …

And what is Giuliani doing all the way over there?

…we shot every one of them in the leg. … Then the officers took the girls upstairs, and we were told to go on the roof [to keep guard] until the officers had finished the rape and then we were told to rape the girls too.
A 17-year-old member of Muammar Gaddafi’s forces, currently in opposition custody • Describing what he saw as a soldier. Andrew Harding of the BBC News, who wrote this article, makes the point that he isn’t positive whether the young man was telling the truth, considering the vested interest opposition forces might have in coercing him to portray his former colleagues in the worst possible light. That said, his remarks about what’s been happening in Misrata (through an interpreter) are harrowing. He describes being instructed to rape women, on threat of being beaten if they refused. He admits to committing a rape himself, and claims to have received about $8 reward for it. It’s a gruesome read, but worthy of being informed about. These are hardly the first reports of rape to come out of Libya in the midst of its civil war, but this new suggestion takes the brutality to new, horrible levels. source (viafollow)
inothernews:

MEGALOPOLIS   A stretch of the Eastern seaboard is seen at night from the International Space Station.  Termed the Altantic Seaboard Conurbation, the string of major cities stretches over 600 miles from Boston, Massachusetts (not seen, sorry!) to Washington, DC; two other cities seen in this image (Richmond and Norfolk, VA) are not considered part of the ASC.  (Photo: NASA via EarthObservatory)


SOON IT WILL BE REALITY.

inothernews:

MEGALOPOLIS   A stretch of the Eastern seaboard is seen at night from the International Space Station.  Termed the Altantic Seaboard Conurbation, the string of major cities stretches over 600 miles from Boston, Massachusetts (not seen, sorry!) to Washington, DC; two other cities seen in this image (Richmond and Norfolk, VA) are not considered part of the ASC.  (Photo: NASA via EarthObservatory)

SOON IT WILL BE REALITY.

new-aesthetic:

(via Shawn Smith - BOOOOOOOM! - CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS)

Reblogging because this tumblr desperately deserves attention. It’s an exploration of deliberately using aesthetics considered ugly digitally to create things that are beautiful in real life.
Give it a look.

new-aesthetic:

(via Shawn Smith - BOOOOOOOM! - CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS)

Reblogging because this tumblr desperately deserves attention. It’s an exploration of deliberately using aesthetics considered ugly digitally to create things that are beautiful in real life.

Give it a look.

bluestateredblog:

logicallypositive:

oh my fucking god how stupid can you possibly be to think this is a good idea?

officers pulled out weapons with live ammunition, pointed them at the guy, and were about - that close to firing.

seriously if you’re about to do this you think you would want to tell the police so they don’t end up opening fire for no reason

Jesus Christ, people are dim.

So did the TSA get punished for this? Was there any fallout? Or do we just let them keep thinking they can get away with shit?