How did I just now find about this movie starring Paul Walker and 8 dogs??!
They should re-release and rename The Fast & the Furriest.
There is a cultural collision, a clash that’s going on here with these organizations that are built on compartmentalization and secrecy and deceit to a certain degree, needing the expertise of someone like Ed Snowden who grew up in the digital age, who grew up using computers as if they were regular household items. That’s the workforce that the NSA has to pull from. The value systems may not be compatible, however. It strikes me that, you know, there are a lot of people though who work for the NSA who probably do feel the way that Snowden did, who believe in this idea of freedom of information. … But you make a commitment when you go to work for these agencies, to keep the secrets and to almost kind of push your own beliefs to the side. — Journalist Shane Harris tells Terry Gross about how the generational gaps are creating a cultural collision in the intelligence community. (via nprfreshair)
First compartmentalization and deceit are govt wide issues, and second, enough with the compromising values crap. Has no one heard of FISA? I’m tired of hearing about NSA from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. But no one who knows is going come out and say anything, because they can’t really. Has anyone experienced an actual violation of their privacy? And why isn’t anyone as outraged by all the monitoring google does? They are worse in my opinion, because they don’t have any government oversight at all, no watchdog groups, all in the name of free market ” corporations are people” bs.
Scumbag Brain - hey you know that song you hate let me sing it for you all
I’m sure there is a perfectly good explanation for why there is a horse grazing in the parking lot.
Sometimes you just want to read something funny. Which is what this piece “I Tried Gwyneth Paltrow’s Diet” by Rebecca Harrington over at New York Magazine is. It’s not another run-of-the-mill making-fun-of-Gwyneth’s-expensive-savior-complex piece because, while Harrington has a sense of humor, she also has a genuine appreciation for the recipes and food and for the fact that Gwyneth is sharing them. Heidi and I both want to hang out with Harrington:
While making the meatballs, however, I can tell something is up. No. 1: They are green (they are made of arugula and turkey). No. 2: I can’t put them in tomato sauce because I have eliminated tomatoes from my diet. Instead, I am serving them with a broccoli soup that tastes mostly like water. What is going on? Yesterday was so amazing! When my guests arrive and I feed them the meatballs, I can tell that they hate them. One of them pulls out a huge bag of chips and starts eating them in front of me. Another one leaves to “actually eat dinner.” I am about to have a panic attack when I suddenly remember when Gwyneth went to a dinner party in America and someone asked her what kind of jeans she was wearing and she thought to herself, “I have to get back to Europe.” America is the worst. I say nothing about anyone’s jeans, even though I was literally just going to ask everyone about their jeans.
Image via Neurotic New Yorker
So funny, but I haven’t finished reading it yet because I got sidetracked by a tangential article on why Gwyneth Paltrow smokes one cigarette per week, also hilarious.
My favorite animal.
View from Coloseo restaurant in beautiful Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
It’s Spring time in Germany y’all!
It’ll mean a lot to my friend, who’s having a tough time with bullies lately.
Hang in there, buddy! It will get better!!!
Oh, you mean rights? YES.