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Swinger Website AdultFriendFinder Files for IPO

seti: Apparently there is still money in social networking.


jillzilla: This is actually sort of cool in one of those hyper-romantic fantasy paintings you can buy at cons
jillzilla: It would make a great con costume if you don't mind being drooled on to the point of being soaked

Another (better IMO) take on the "homeless" fashionshow

jillzilla: Much funnier comments!
seti: lolfashionvictims

Fashion designers are apparently doing some shows with the theme of homelessness, with models dressed up in "homeless"-inspired clothing

jillzilla: I don't find the commentary very interesting, but the pictures are facepalm-inspiring
jillzilla: It gets harder and harder to take on faith that not everyone involved with fashion shows is an idiot
jillzilla: A better page on the same subject: http://projectrungay.blogspot.com/2010/01/vivienne-westwood-menswear-fall-2010.html


textjunky: "We're all pirates. The situation is similar to that of marijuana use, but even worse."
textjunky: <cough>
textjunky: DO NOT INHAEL

Scott Horton writes for Harper's Magazine on "suicides" (torture and murders) of prisoners at Camp Guantanamo

textjunky: "...shall be closed as soon as practicable, and no later than one year from the date of this order..."
textjunky: OMGROFLMAORFF!!!! the deaths were declared to be "an act of asymmetrical warfare waged against us"
textjunky: O:
textjunky: /me stabs self in a fenzy of USA-HATE
textjunky: "Each prisoner was able somehow to bind his own hands, and, in at least one case, his own feet, then stuff more rags deep down into his own throat. We are then asked to believe that each prisoner, even as he was choking on those rags, climbed up on his washbasin, slipped his head through the noose, tightened it, and leapt from the washbasin to hang until he asphyxiated."
textjunky: I guess they're not really asking us to believe that, but rather, telling us to choke on a bucket of the proverbial
textjunky: "a procedure in which his head was smashed repeatedly against a wall"
textjunky: even has a fancy name: "called 'walling' in CIA documents"
textjunky: high brow reading.
textjunky: "[US] deputy assistant secretary of state, told the BBC that 'taking their own lives was not necessary, but it certainly is a good P.R. move.'"
textjunky: looks like the pentagon could do with a substantial PR win right now ...
textjunky: the camp commander is now a Reserve Officer Training instructer at a US college ...
textjunky: which i think is about the scariest part of the whole story ...
textjunky: "'They snatched my seventeen-year-old son for a bounty payment. They took him to Guantánamo and held him prisoner for five years. They tortured him. Then they killed him and returned him to me in a box, cut up.'"
textjunky: "his case had been reviewed and that he was, in fact, on a list of prisoners to be sent home"
textjunky: ...basically the same with the other two victims
textjunky: "[independent] pathologists noted the removal of the structure that would have been the natural focus of the autopsy: the throat"
textjunky: <us navy path lab> ZALGOOOO
textjunky: spoiler: "Justice Department-sanctioned torture techniques [include] waterboarding, which often entails inserting cloth into the subject's mouth"
textjunky: "Nearly 200 men remain imprisoned at Guantánamo."


textjunky: new, improved 'no-rights-reserved' license from Creative Commons
textjunky: <CC> we are going to start referring to it as the "public domain certification" from now on

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