"It’s been a nightmare and I haven’t slept in 34 hours, now. 4chan users are harassing me with non-stop phone calls and emails. They email me constantly, emailing saying they’ll hack my personal websites and keep calling my phone, calling me a fag and then hanging up. They also said they’ll hack my mum’s site, so I took it down," he told BuzzFeed.

Hunt begins for hacker behind Jennifer Lawrence nude photo theft


If you are not prepared to take life, you must often be prepared for lives to be lost in some other way. When, in 1942, he urged non-violent resistance against a Japanese invasion, he was ready to admit that it might cost several million deaths.

Reflections on Gandhi | George Orwell

From now on, whenever there’s confected outrage on the internet, I’m gonna read one of Orwell’s Essays instead.

This was the case on 3 March 1943, after British media reported a heavy RAF raid on Berlin on the night of 1 March. The air-raid Civil Defence siren sounded at 8:17 pm, triggering a heavy but orderly flow of people down the blacked-out staircase from the street. A middle-aged woman and a child fell over, three steps up from the base and others fell around her, tangled in an immovable mass which grew, as they struggled, to nearly 300 people. Some managed to get free but 173, most of them women and children, were crushed and asphyxiated.

Bethnal Green tube station - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Can you imagine that? 173 people died as the result of a fall on a staircase down to a bomb shelter in the Tube system.

[Judge Dredd] is an aggressive satire of what would become known as the broken windows theory of policing, in which focusing on small crimes against the social order—vandalism being the textbook example—was believed to reduce crime in general. In practice, of course, broken window policing became an excuse for police forces to focus on petty crime committed by poorer people, and was little more than an excuse for neoliberal crypto-fascists like Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher to arrest more racial minorities. Dredd predates both Thatcher’s Britain, which came to power in 1979, and the broken windows theory, first codified in 1982, but this only added to its power. It meant that when Thatcherism rose to power the artistic resistance to it was already worked out and ready.
Philip Sandifer, The Last War In Albion (via andrewtsks)
Speaking at a dinner in Parliament House on Wednesday night, Australian Medical Association president Brian Owler said “the CEO of a large private health insurer” who was invited to speak at an AMA function “tried to tell us that they wanted patients with private insurance in a public hospital emergency department to receive priority”. “His question was if your son breaks his arm and goes to the emergency department, and you have private health insurance, why shouldn’t little Johnny get priority?”

Medibank boss wanted its members to get priority treatment in emergency departments

Yeah, so there is an insidious cabal trying to gut the Australian healthcare system and we have to confront them at every step.

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