It’s important to remember that even though the media makes it appear the world is a cruel and savage place, they are only reporting on a very small fraction of the human race made-up of politicians and other sub-humans who do awful things for their own sick reasons. People like the murderer in New Zealand are by far the exceptions in a world-wide population of people just trying to live their lives as best they can. It’s the liars and killers who get the attention.
A zoo painted a donkey and called it a zebra. They also have a lion that barks.
About this time last year we were all mentioning how fucked-up 2015 was, and it was just a hint of how truly ass-fucked 2016 was.
Get used to this trend. And while doing so, go to ProPublica.org for some pretty-good journalism. We’re going to need it.
He was of a generation of tense bullshit people like Nixon, Khrushchev, The Shah of Iran, Yasser Arafat, etc. that made growing-up in the 1960s and 1970s a special, colorful, subtextually frightening time.
The Russian fleet is believed to be sailing to the Syrian port of Tartus. Russia’s defense ministry said on October 10 that the country was poised to transform its naval facility there into a permanent base.
That’s the last paragraph of this story about Russian warships moving to their new military foothold in the Middle East. It should be the first paragraph – in fact it’s short enough to be a sub-title, or one of those excerpts you see highlighted by font modifications in some blog posts.
Now the burning question: why did they feel the need to actually say it?