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Monday, 25 March 2019

Hate crimes reportedly jumped by 226 percent in counties that hosted Trump campaign rallies

quote [ counties that hosted political rallies with Donald Trump as the headliner in 2016 saw a 226 percent increase in hate crimes over comparable counties that did not host such a rally in subsequent months. ]

Science supporting the existence of stochastic terrorism.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+3 Informative]
[by 5th Earth@2:49amGMT] [3 comments]

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Tin Soldier

quote [ Metal. Magic. Gods. War. Voodoo. Mood Whiplash. The Beatles. Chocolate Cake. ]

Tin Soldier is an excellent web serial I've been reading for maybe six months now. It recently passed 100 installments and deserves much more attention than it currently has. More info in extended.

[SFW] [literature] [+2]
[by 5th Earth@2:18pmGMT] [2 comments]

Saturday, 9 March 2019

States with stricter gun control regulations have fewer mass shootings

quote [ A 10% increase in state gun ownership [in a state] was associated with a significant 35.1% higher rate of mass shootings ]

I'm shocked. Shocked, I tell you.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+5]
[by 5th Earth@6:25amGMT] [4 comments]

Monday, 28 January 2019

United States v. 1855.6 Pounds of American Paddlefish Meat

quote [ The defendant will be tried along with alleged co-conspirator 982.34 Pounds of American Paddlefish Caviar. ]

And the thrilling conclusion.
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+4 Good]
[by 5th Earth@1:59pmGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Blackfishing: The women accused of pretending to be black

quote [ Alicja is just one of a number of white Instagram influencers who've been accused of changing their features to make themselves look more like black women. ]

I won't even pretend to be able to unpack everything going on here. It's basically the intersection of every single circle in the Venn diagram of controversial social and cultural issues.

(Sorry, I know this will probably cause a huge fight but it's too interesting to me to pass up)
[SFW] [people] [+7]
[by 5th Earth@2:14pmGMT] [17 comments]

Friday, 9 November 2018

Satanic Temple sues Sabrina makers

quote [ Netflix and Warner Brothers face a $50 million (£38m) lawsuit over a statue of goat deity Baphomet. ]

Cue the arguments over how copyright works. I think they have a solid case.
[SFW] [art] [+4]
[by 5th Earth@3:21amGMT] [6 comments]

Thursday, 1 November 2018

I Tried to Make Piracy Work for My Film – but Pirates Don’t Work for Anyone

quote [ The only problem is that very few of those people who connected with the film actually paid to watch it. ]

Filmmaker gains a cult following through piracy, and tries to capitalize on it by offering the sequel film as a sort of "shareware". It doesn't go well.
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+7 Interesting]
[by 5th Earth@12:54pmGMT] [12 comments]

Monday, 24 September 2018

When supplies of drugs run low, drug prices mysteriously rise

quote [ The price hikes were highest if the pharmaceutical companies behind the drugs had little competition, the study also shows. ]

Science once again proves the blindingly obvious.
[SFW] [health] [+3 Underrated]
[by 5th Earth@10:28pmGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 9 July 2018

Mystery CFC users identified

quote [ A banned chemical used to make household insulation is implicated in damage to the ozone layer. ]

Tl;Dr: for a few years now scientists have strongly suspected someone in East Asia has been manufacturing CFC-11, which had been globally banned since 2010. Turns out it's Chinese insulation manufacturers, they know it's illegal, and they don't give a shit.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 WTF]
[by 5th Earth@12:54pmGMT] [5 comments]

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

US issues health alert in China after employee suffers similar symptoms to Cuba "sonic attack"

quote [ The United States said a government employee in China suffered a mild brain injury and experienced "abnormal" sensations of sound and pressure, symptoms similar to those experienced by US officials in Cuba last year which were blamed on mysterious "sonic"attacks. ]

A follow-up to this post. Further down the rabbit hole...
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+3 WTF]
[by 5th Earth@12:29pmGMT] [3 comments]

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