Cold snap explained; next up – pigs to fly


Jeff Carmack - comedy writer

Last week, Texas was slammed with seriously cold (for us, anyway) weather. Some people chalk this up to changes in the jet stream; others say it’s due to a disruption of El Niño or La Niña or perhaps Columbus’s other ship. I’ve even seen it attributed to a polar vortex (whatever that is – sounds like a Mannheim Steamroller album to me).

I’m here to tell you it’s none of these things. It’s cold here because hell has frozen over.

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You Are Registered As A Participant In A Mass Disturbance


Dan Nott

Ukraine Protests Kiev

 

Protesters in Kiev, Ukraine recently received an ominous text message based on their proximity to the ongoing demonstrations in the center of the city. It’s easy to feel like technology is helping citizens organize and protest against the government until you receive a targeted text message reminding you that the government is watching your every move. While this cartoon is inspired by the events in Ukraine,  it can be applied much more generally to protest and dissent in any country, as mass surveillance technologies like facial recognition continue to develop and become ubiquitous.

 

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Repressing the American Dream: Rural Villages as Retirement Communities for Young’uns


David Boles, Blogs

There’s a new living meme I’ve been closely watching as it achingly creeps into an everyday reality because of economic compression and the new relativism of the repression of the American Dream for a growing generation of born scavengers.

I’ve been cautiously observing the new momentum of young people moving out of big cities and into small, rural, villages — or their parent’s basement — where the rent is cheap, the food is affordable, and the quality of life is quiet and unsubstantial.

At a time when these young people should be at their maximum earning potential, they are instead in “retirement mode” and collecting welfare subsidies and banking the goodwill of the generation ahead of them.  When it comes time for them to pay back the deed, they will be able to do so because they were never in the earnings game in the first place.

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Land of the FREE


From a very young age we are taught to love and believe in a “god” that we have never seen to ” believe” that we are FREE because we are told we are but yet we work our lives away for a piece of paper with a number on it so we can own things that make us spend that piece of paper we work for all so the u.s.a. can keep turning  we are taught that the only way to get anywhere in this world is to send our kids to school so they can have things etched into there brains as to how they should think and how they should live we are taught that if you dont do this you are basically a worthless human in this country we work to make money in which our government takes a chunk of before we even get the money we worked hard for only to return what money we did make back to big companies connected to the government in one form or another  “we’ve” created electronics that keep us locked up inside our own minds like sheep and keeps us from being outside and seeing whats REALLY going on in which can pinpoint your location within 100ft when you “check in ”   is that really freedom !!!!!! THINK AGAIN