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I don't understand this world anymore.

The Rude Pundit Retweeted Ann Coulter

I don't understand this world anymore.

Ann Coulter‏Verified account
The rich only care about tax cuts in health care bill & GOP consultants just want to line their own pockets. Neither care about health care.



What theoretical physics says about the future of our government

We’ve all heard campaigning politicians — especially those who want to be president of the United States — say that if elected, they’ll fix what’s wrong in Washington. But what if the tangle of issues faced by our government is just too complex for one person to manage?

Physicist Yaneer Bar-Yam has concluded that’s the case, using a mathematical framework borrowed from quantum field theory. Bar-Yam, who directs the New England Complex Systems Institute, would know: He once crunched big data to predict the Arab Spring, a wave of pro-democracy uprisings across the Middle East.

The framework he uses to analyze complex systems like governments is a concept that also helps scientists study how boiling water turns into vapor. “If you think about [the transition] as a smooth system, you just don’t describe what’s happening,” he explains. “You have to think about it by zooming in and seeing progressively more fluctuations that are happening.”

His findings, in short: Hierarchical systems with just one or a few people at the top are no match for the complexities of our society. That’s a recent shift, he explains: Historically, hierarchies like kingdoms, companies and even our own representative democracy have been very successful.


People are apparently injecting themselves with other people's blood

LOL, what's the worst that could happen?!

to get high?

Because we ran out of other terrible ideas.

Last summer, police in Bucks County, Pennsylvania picked up a man carrying an unmarked vial of red liquid. During questioning, the 33-year-old explained that the vial contained human blood and fentanyl, a painkiller 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. The liquid’s street name: “BLOOD.” (All-caps is apparently the going style for the substance's street name, but we'll stick to "Blood" from this point forward because frankly, using BLOOD over and over again makes this article look like it was written by the Count from "Sesame Street".)
Officers sent the vial, which contained about a half a teaspoon of red fluid, to forensic toxicologist Laura Labay.
“It was the strangest thing,” she told PopSci. “If you look at whole blood in a test tube, it’s thick. This looked like blood but it was more watery.” Some sort of fine powder swirled around inside it, and it smelled like cough syrup.
In her laboratory at NMS Labs in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, Labay confirmed that the specimen did indeed contain human blood. But it also carried a lot more than fentanyl.


Stand up to Trumps indecency and dishonesty

I am constantly surprised by the vulgarity of Donald Trump. By vulgar I mean not only Trump's rude behavior and tasteless language but also his pompous statements and bloated self-regard.

How much vulgarity can a nation take from its president before being irreparably harmed? The lack of grace and decency in Trump's character is infecting the character of our nation and agitating the pathologies of anger, hate, and resentment in certain segments of our population.

Not only moral decency, but the truth are victims of Trump's habit of mistaking his distorted worldview as reality; where he ignores evidence in favor of his impulses; where he attacks legitimate news as fake and promotes fake news as legitimate; where he takes credit for nonexistent achievements and blames others for his own failures. He is quickly destabilizing the safeguards that protect us against the abuses of power. With each passing day, he is dismantling the credibility of the presidency and destroying our country's moral stature in the world.


1,000 foreign-born military recruits facing deportation under proposed Pentagon plan

One thousand foreign-born military recruits are facing deportation under a proposed Pentagon plan to cancel enlistment contracts for those without legal immigration status, reports The Washington Post.

A Defense Department memo obtained by The Washington Post highlights potential security threats in the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI) program, which was implemented to accelerate citizenship in exchange for crucial medical and language skills.

In addition to the cancellation of contracts for some foreign-born recruits, 4,100 troops could undergo enhanced screening. Most of the 4,100 are naturalized citizens, and the Pentagon raised concerns on how to proceed with “significant legal constraints” of “continuous monitoring” of citizens without cause, per the report.

The MAVNI program was launched by the Defense Department in 2009. In the program’s eight-year history, 10,400 troops have come through the program to fill vital medical and language billets.


Neil Young Releases Resistance Anthem For Fourth Of July

and special “covfefe” message


Six things you need to know about Kris Kobach

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