"Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country - and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians." .. (Charles Krauthammer)
You can tell how little gamergate is about being anti-women…
…from this cool “spawnspiderlings” post dwelling on the low integrity of a cheating woman and her sex bribery for vague “publicity” for a free-to-play indie game as an index to journalistic corruption:
Even if it was true that Zoe Quinn had sex for good reviews, is that really so important an issue to go on a big crusade over? It was a FREE GAME. You’ve lost nothing if you downloaded it and were disappointed.
Well it wasn’t a review, it was for publicity. And it may be free, it still shows low integrity on her part, and even lower for the Kotaku writers for allowing bribery to decide what they say.
preliminary reports indicate that a woman may or may not have had sex but what we know for a fact, gentlemen, is that it was not with me, so i’m understandably very, very concerned about it.
The US government’s rapid-fire screening of unauthorized migrants at the border is sending Central Americans back to the risk of serious harm.
The 44-page report, “‘You Don’t Have Rights Here’: US Border Screening and Returns of Central Americans to Risk of Serious Harm,” details the US border policies and practices that place migrants at risk of serious harm back home, based on the accounts of people sent back to Honduras, people in detention, and an analysis of deportation data obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. Hondurans who fled extortion and threats from brutal gangs faced fast-track screening procedures in the US that resulted in their deportation without a genuine opportunity to claim asylum. Several of those returned told Human Rights Watch that after their return, they were afraid to leave their houses, fearing for their lives.
Human Rights Watch interviewed 35 migrants, including 25 recent deportees in Honduras and 10 Central Americans in migrant detention centers in Artesia, New Mexico and in Karnes, Texas.
In recent years, US officials have apprehended growing numbers of Central Americans crossing the US-Mexico border without authorization. Migrants are fleeing for many reasons, among them rising rates of violence fueled by gangs and drug violence in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.
Photo: Returned migrants board a bus to Tegucigalpa in front the Center for Returned Migrants, San Pedro Sula airport, Honduras, September 2014. © 2014 Stephen Ferry for Human Rights Watch
This miniature ecosystem has been thriving in an almost completely isolated state for more than forty years. It has been watered just once in that time.
The original single spiderwort plant has grown and multiplied, putting out seedlings. As it has access to light, it continues to photosynthesize. The water builds up on the inside of the bottle and then rains back down on the plants in a miniature version of the water cycle.
As leaves die, they fall off and rot at the bottom producing the carbon dioxide and nutrients required for more plants to grow.
if you don’t think this is fucking rad then get out of my face
I want one.