Sunday, July 02, 2017

Last Laugh: 'Where your vote is your choice' Meow

She's too angry and jaded for stand-up, and she's done with tearing herself down for laughs. ... Nanette may be Gadsby's last stand-up show, but it feels like the beginning of something big... Her next assignment is analysing latitude towards mysteries of life ...Last Lagh: Why Hannah Gadsby is retiring from comedy after 'Nanette' 

Hannah Gadsby On Quitting Comedy, Her Identity Crisis And Finding Inner Peace

What would you expect out of a pig but a grunt?

Real diplomacy as practiced by the gurus is the ability to tell a man to go to hell so that he looks forward to making the trip.

Local Edition: Do the best ideas come from inside the newsroom?

The median age in the United States has risen from 35.3 years old in 2000 to 37.9 years old in 2016, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Baby boomers — Americans born between 1946 and 1964 — are responsible for the increase as boomers began reaching the age of 65 in 2011. As more boomers reach that age, the median will continue to rise. In terms of sheer numbers, however, the boomers have already lost their     dominance, as millennials — Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 — now account for  eight of the 10 most common ages.”

Tick-tick... boom: Germany gives social media firms 24 hours to pull down hate speech

Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed A book by reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian For aspiring entrepreneurs eager to embrace the future of the internet for fun, profit, and the good of humankind.
Courtesy of Dycish friend :-)

The Petya ransomware is starting to look like a cyberattack in disguise The Verge. Chuck L: “Russia would have been more subtle if they’d done it. Some other government set them up.”

  The potential psychological effects of mass unemployment Definition of Recession and Depression

Adams - jaws of power - wist_info quote 

"After 58 years of SCt journalism, 69 in the trade, retiring next wk after final opins & orders." So tweeted the incomparable Lyle Denniston this afternoon. Thanks, Lyle, for all of your amazing hard work and dedication. I hope you have an enjoyable and relaxing retirement. You most certainly will be missed!Today at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center, Lyle has a post titled "A court term ends, a career change begins."

7 of the best Twitter bots in journalism

"Some States Beat Supreme Court to Punch on Eliminating Gerrymanders": Thomas Fuller and Michael Wines havethis article in today's edition of The New York Times.
Today's edition of The Washington Post contains an editorial titled "The Supreme Court has a chance to rein in partisan gerrymandering."

And online at The Washington Post, Tim Cullen and Dale Schultz have an essay titled "We led the Wisconsin Senate. Now we're fighting gerrymandering in our state."

The White House goes dark

As Mark Steyn wrote a decade ago, in the post-9/11 leftwing worldview, “our tolerance of our own tolerance is making us intolerant of other people’s intolerance, which is intolerable. And, unlikely as it sounds, this has now become the highest, most rarefied form of multiculturalism. So you’re nice to gays and the Inuit? Big deal. Anyone can be tolerant of fellows like that, but tolerance of intolerance gives an even more intense frisson of pleasure to the multiculti masochists.”

"Korean media needs to go back to the basics and recover the investigative mindset in covering a story. Fake news grows on media distrust and public disappointment towards journalism.” — Kim Yong-Jin of the Korean watchdog journalism site Newstapa, on

Lordy! Trump admits there are no tapes of his chatswith Comey

Joe Mullin of Ars Technica reports that "Supreme Court rules: Offensive trademarks must be allowed; Justice Samuel Alito: 'Giving offense is a viewpoint.'"

At the "THR, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter, Eriq Gardner has a post titled "Supreme Court Strikes Down Rule Against Disparaging Trademarks; Simon Tam, the Asian-American frontman of The Slants, emerges victorious in his years-long quest to register his rock band's name."
Lyle Denniston has a blog post titled "Trademarks protected as free speech."

In commentary, online at Bloomberg View, law professor Stephen L. Carter has an essay titled "Offensive Speech Is Free Speech. If Only We'd Listen. The Supreme Court loosens restrictions on trademarks at a time when society is less tolerant of unpopular ideas."

And at, Marc Randazza has an essay titled "Rock band The Slants' victory in court secures your rights."

Strangely lucid and lawyerly statement from Tweeter-in-Chief

"Donald Trump Is In The Perfect Position To Dramatically Remake The Courts; With 100+ judicial vacancies and a Senate eager to fill them, conservatives are salivating": Jennifer Bendery and Alissa Scheller of HuffPost have this report

"Appeals court affirms most convictions of ex-CIA officer convicted in leak case":Matt Zapotosky of The Washington Post has this report.And Alanna Durkin Richer of The Associated Press reports that "Imprisoned Ex-CIA officer loses appeal of leak conviction."
You can access today's ruling of a partially divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit at this link

From competition to avoidance: 5 styles of conflict resolution

Toughestjob in a democracy? Keeping politicians on the level. A purely administrative approach to parliamentary expenses hasn’t lifted our pollies’ abysmal public trust, but it could be worse. Britain’s former top civil servant tasked with cleaning up their expenses scandal offers a warning.

Back pain or not, you shouldn’t trust chiropractors with your spine or any other part of your body.

Take care of the pennies, and the pounds will take care of themselves[1]

    • Talk is cheap[1]
    • Talk money
    • Talk of the Devil, and he is bound to appear[1]
    • Tell me who your friends are, and I'll tell you who you are[24]
    • Tell the truth and shame the Devil (Shakespeare, Henry IV),[1][8]
    • That which does not kill us makes us stronger[1]
    • The age of miracles is past[1]
    • The apple never falls far from the tree[1]
    • The best defence is a good offence[1]
    • The best-laid schemes of mice and men often go awry[1]
    • The best things in life are free[1]
    • The bigger they are, the harder they fall[1]
    • The boy is father to the man[1]
    • The bread never falls but on its buttered side[1]
    • The child is the father of the man[1]
    • The cobbler always wears the worst shoes[1]
    • The course of true love never did run smooth[1]
    • The customer is always right[1]
    • The darkest hour is just before the dawn[1]
    • The Devil finds work for idle hands to do[1]
    • The Devil looks after his own[1]
    • The early bird catches the worm[1]
    • The end justifies the means[1]
    • The exception which proves the rule[1]
    • The female of the species is more deadly than the male[1]
    • The good die young[1]
    • The grass is always greener on the other side[1]
    • The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world[1]
    • The husband is always the last to know[1]
    • The innocent seldom find an uncomfortable pillow. William Cowper, English poet (1731–1800)[25]
    • The labourer is worthy of his hire[1]
    • The leopard does not change his spots[1]
    • The longest day must have an end[8]
    • The longest journey starts with a single step[1]
    • The moon is made of green cheese
    • The more the merrier[1]
    • The more things change, the more they stay the same[1]
    • The mustard on a bun is as yellow as a daisy in the sun.
    • The only disability in life is a bad attitude. Scott Hamilton
    • The only way to understand a woman is to love her[1]
    • The pen is mightier than the sword[1]
    • The proof of the pudding is in the eating[1]
    • The road to Hell is paved with good intentions[1]
    • The shoemaker's son always goes barefoot[1]
    • The squeaking wheel gets the grease[1]
    • The straw that broke the camel's back[1]
    • The way to a man's heart is through his stomach[1]
    • There ain't no such thing as a free lunch
    • There are more ways of killing a cat than choking it with cream[1]
    • There are none so blind as those that will not see[1] — attributed variously to Edmund Burke or George Santayana
    • There are two sides to every question[1]
    • There but for the grace of God go I[1]
    • There is an exception to every rule[1]
    • There are always more fish in the sea[1]
    • There is honour among thieves[1]
    • There is many a good tune played on an old fiddle[1]
    • There is many a slip 'twixt cup and lip[1]
    • There is more than one way to skin a cat[1]
    • There is no accounting for tastes[1]
    • There is no fool like an old fool[1]
    • There is no place like home[1]
    • There is no smoke without fire[1]
    • There is no such thing as a free lunch[1]
    • There is no such thing as bad publicity[1]
    • There is no time like the present[1]
    • There is none so blind as those who will not see[1]
    • There's none so deaf as those who will not hear[1]
    • There is nowt so queer as folk[1]
    • There is one born every minute[1]
    • There is safety in numbers[1]
    • They that sow the wind shall reap the whirlwind[1]
    • Third time is a charm[1]
    • Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it[1]
    • Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones[1]
    • Those who sleep with dogs will rise with fleas[1]
    • Time and tide wait for no man[1]
    • Time flies[1]
    • Time is a great healer[1]
    • Time is money[1]
    • Time will tell[1]
    • ’Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all[1]
    • To be worn out is to be renewed. Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher (604 BC – 531 BC)[17]
    • To each his own.
    • To err is human, to forgive divine[1]
    • To the victor go the spoils[1]
    • To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive[1]
    • Tomorrow is another day[1]
    • Tomorrow never comes[1]
    • Too many cooks spoil the broth[1]
    • Truth is stranger than fiction[1]
    • Truth will out[1]
    • Two blacks do not make a white[1]
    • Two heads are better than one[1]
    • Two is company, but three is a crowd,[1][8]
    • Two wrongs do not make a right[1]