elle-bells asked: Also, as I am reading your other posts-in case you wondered: the Sarah Palin thing did seem to me to be like a common misconception because many students in my large foreign policy class at a large state university actually thought she had said that. I know you said that if they had googled it they would had known she hadn't said that, but I feel like many people my age don't do enough...
WHEN ANYONE THINKS 9/11 WAS AN INSIDE JOB DONE BY...
elle-bells: I find a lot of stuff on your blog objectionable, things I deeply and passionately disagree with, but here’s a friendly reblog: something liberals, conservatives, and policy wonks can all agree on.
LET ME SAY THIS BECAUSE I DON'T THINK MANY PEOPLE...
elle-bells: y’all must be like there’s that left media bias again True, that line was from Tina Fey’s impressions/parodies of her. I hardly think the common misperception can be attributed to media bias though. I’d be impressed if you can find even one news report/article that attributes that quote to her. (though it’s probably happened once or twice, the way foreign...
What Should Obama Call Me?: OBAMA'S HANDLING OF... →
polyscinerd: elle-bells: He’s like hesitant, sluggish, weak, naive, inexperienced leader. But like you say, North Korea makes threats all the damn time, yet they never carry them out, nor do they have the capability to carry out their threats even if… Hi, have you not read the news? Their nuclear technology is improving daily and some experts say that they will soon...
thisisradionowhere: Watching the West Wing rapidly devolves into me blubbering “I just love government so much.” And tearing up a little. Mostly because I really love government so much. glad I’m not the only one.
No arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear, and...– Hobbes, Leviathan, Chapter 12 (via toomuchmiseryrightnow) I friend of mine is an anarcho-capitalist. And by the end of one of his diatribes I just want to beat him about the head with a copy of Leviathan.
nothing like picking fights on tumblr when I’m bored and want to avoid real work. Do I dare venture over to the United Nations Tag to pick a fight with the new world order fringe crazies?
Is no one on this website going to talk about...
Not really. From the information we have now it seems like a real whimper of a scandal. I mean for gods sake, we’re arguing over talking points, not laws broken or cover ups. Nothing like Iran-Contra with it’s weapons dealing to terrorists or even Monica Lewinsky with it’s perjury. Seems like a ginned up controversy to me, the kind made to sell air time on a slow news day.
OBAMA'S HANDLING OF NORTH KOREA THREATENING TO...
elle-bells: He’s like hesitant, sluggish, weak, naive, inexperienced leader. But like you say, North Korea makes threats all the damn time, yet they never carry them out, nor do they have the capability to carry out their threats even if they wanted to. Why in the hell would we take them seriously at this point? Given all our history with North Korea, wouldn’t over-reacting to...
Why is Tumblr so dead tonight? or at least my Dash?
Nonviolence is an inherently privileged position in the modern context. Besides...– -Peter Gelderlos, Why Nonviolence Protects the State- Nonviolence is Racist (via tahlalaliaaa) Note gelderloos is white and an activist who went to jail and learned a lot from within the system. Learned a lot from poc in prison and is pretty young too. I think he makes a lot of credits to poc and...
You mean the generation that paid three times as much for college to enter a job...– When comments are better than the article, Atlantic edition (“The Cheapest Generation: Why Millennials arent’ buying cars or houses, and what that means for the economy”) Every time someone says we’re a lazy and entitled generation I’m going to show them this They should be happy most of us...
Fremdschämen: littlestbug: poutingly:... →
littlestbug: poutingly: angryfuckingvegan: Milk is not natural. Milk is not natural. Milk is not natural. Milk is not natural. Milk is not natural. Milk is not natural. Milk is not natural. Milk is not natural. Milk is not natural. Milk is not natural. … and you make amazing things out of it! like Yogurt! and Ice Cream! and Cheese!
sanityscraps: [TW: rape] stfusexists: faineemae: queenofadodi: Men had no problem violating women’s bodies while they had on corsets, petticoats and farthingales, so what the fuck makes you think a short skirt has anything to do with it? Men also have no problem violating women’s bodies while they wear a niqab, hijab and burqa, some of the most covered form of clothing. So basically,...
Fremdschämen: PSA to everyone who has ever... →
misandristscum: PSA to everyone who has ever dispensed super helpful “rape prevention tips”: You are not passing down some awesome secret special knowledge. Most people have already heard the same “rape prevention tips” you’re so kindly tossing out. “Most people,” by the way, includes rapists, who, armed with… and a lot of them instill fear in women, a lot of it I think, needlessly....
And as for the question of who’s being covered when we talk about promiscuity,...– The Purity Myth by Jessica Valenti (via wearenothereforyou) I don’t fucking understand how Valenti can write shit like this in her books but then totally throw WOC under the bus when it comes to LITERALLY EVERYTHINNNNNNNNNG. (via le-kif-kif) i will never forget one of my faculty mentors (who is a...
putabindionit: Actual sentences I have read written by respected political scientists: “This is pretty much the outline of the chapter”- Adam Przeworski “This book pretends to be modest, but it really isn’t”- Kenneth Shepsle “This part is quite dry, to be honest”- Kenneth Shepsle. It’s all dense theory, and then boom! no shits are given, and they just kind of tell it like it is. What even...
I miss Istanbul, I hope I can go back soon… maybe in the fall…
The millennials are the people who’ve inherited the hangover from the baby...– Why Time’s Millennials Cover Story Says More About Joel Stein Than It Does About Millennials (via iaccidentallythepatriarchy)
The deadly consequences of a cut in the beer tax →
The BEER Act would take the excise tax on ales and lagers back to 1990 levels. That means more violence and car accidents. Don’t cut the beer tax. pass it on.
Here is the thing, okay? Coming into a feminist conversation with, “Have you...– Fugivitus: A few things to consider when you find a feminist blog (via absolutely-spiffing) I think I may have rebloged this before. I don’t care.
Turns out I have a lot of books on Iran… who knew?
What’s the worst possible thing you can call a woman? Don’t hold back, now....– Jessica Valenti, Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters (via anais-927) I’m pretty sure I can come up with some more creative insults for both genders, but Jessica Valenti’s point is well taken. As are all her points. Because Jessica Valenti is awesome....
I’m sure no one cares what’s in my personal library, but I’m having fun organizing it and might as well share the result.
My Personal Library: Mid-East Section -... →
My Personal Library: Mid-East Section - Photosynth So here’s the Middle East Section of my personal Library. Books are organized with general and non-geographical Middle East books to the left and then follow a rough west-east geographical order as you continue right. please ignore the south asian books on the far right. Note: This does not include books I have only on my Kindle. Note...
Two down, more to go.
I have already finished two books today. The first a work of science fiction: C.J. Cherryh’s Precursor, the forth book in her Foreigner series. The second book a work of nonfiction: Fiasco by Thomas Ricks. Can I fit one more book in today and preform a reading hat-trick?
Things I learn reading Thomas Ricks: Seal Team 6 (Yes, THE Seal Teem 6) conducted a raid on Ahmed Chalabi’s offices in May 2004.
In the spring of 2004 it also became common to see U.S. troops having their...– Thomas Ricks - Fiasco (350)
One of the hard-earned lessons of 2003 and the spring of 2004 was that the most...– Thomas Ricks - Fiasco (348)
the real ‘coalition of the willing’ that was in Iraq was the one of...– Thomas Ricks - Fiasco (348)
keatsinqueue answered your question: Yet again doing the wilderness tour guide thing… Sure! Do what you can to keep yourself sane. I’d read it :) http://alaskanbearblog.tumblr.com/
I.R. Wonder: Hopf and Onuf, or What's Next for My... →
irwonder: After finishing my exams, papers, student government meetings, and committee gatherings, I finally finished reading my books on biopolitics and Russian foreign policy. The reading took me longer than I wanted, but I still am glad I finished those readings. For now, I will be reading, along with… I just got Hopf’s book a couple weeks ago. haven’t gotten into it yet,...