Macron: “Ma poignée de main avec Trump, ce n’est pas innocent”

“Il faut montrer qu’on ne fera pas de petites concessions, même symboliques”

“We must show that we don’t make small concessions, even symbolic ones…”

Source: Macron au JDD : “Ma poignée de main avec Trump, ce n’est pas innocent”

 

 

 

Indiscriminate Act Of Kindness

Here’s a great song.

Comey’s memo leaked!

Source: Comey’s memo leaked! « Why Evolution Is True

Chuckle, chuckle, tee hee!

 

You’re not going to believe what I’m about to tell you 

This is a comic about the backfire effect.

Source: You’re not going to believe what I’m about to tell you – The Oatmeal

Worth a few minutes of your time and thought

How the super-rich bought their Brexit victory

One of the undying Brexit myths is that it was a people’s revolt, a spontaneous anti-elite rebellion against a pro-European establishment. Yet we now learn that up to two-thirds of the cash that paid for Brexit came from just five extremely wealthy anti-European fanatics.

Source: InFacts How the super-rich bought their Brexit victory – InFacts

Colour me unsurprised.

Restoring Faith in Globalization

The communists are keeping the globalization faith; but the capitalists seem to have lost theirs. This is bizarre – and entirely out of sync with past performance and current facts. We have every reason to be confident in a process that has delivered more prosperity to more people than anyone could have dreamed of just a few decades ago. We must not be shy in defending globalization and combating reactionary nostalgia.We can have a brighter future – but only if we don’t seek it in the past.

Source: Restoring Faith in Globalization by Carl Bildt – Project Syndicate

A View on Safe Spaces

Prickly City strikes again!

Half of Leave voters want to bring back the death penalty after Brexit

The YouGov survey also found 42 per cent of those who opted to part ways with the European Union want corporal punishment back in schools and 30 per cent want inefficient light bulbs to return to shop shelves.

Source: Half of Leave voters want to bring back the death penalty after Brexit | The Independent

How to set up a VPN in 10 minutes for free (and why you urgently need one)

We need stronger privacy protections enshrined in the law. In the meantime, we’ll just have to look out for ourselves, and educate other people to do the same.

Source: How to set up a VPN in 10 minutes for free (and why you urgently need one)

This might be of interest to some of you.

The lies of the right that debase civilised society

There is a powerful case to be made against the version of multiculturalism that abandons women in ethnic minority communities to second-class lives and the institutionalised bigotry of religious courts. One has an absolute duty to support liberal Muslims and ex-Muslims in the struggle against theocratic power and my generation of alleged liberals and leftists has disgraced itself by its failure to be adamant on this point. There is a powerful case to be made against the version of multiculturalism that abandons women in ethnic minority communities to second-class lives and the institutionalised bigotry of religious courts. One has an absolute duty to support liberal Muslims and ex-Muslims in the struggle against theocratic power and my generation of alleged liberals and leftists has disgraced itself by its failure to be adamant on this point.

Source: The lies of the right that debase civilised society | Nick Cohen | Opinion | The Guardian