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Dignity in death ...
Shot and edited on my iPhone...
to the Yuma marine base today to get my permit to enter the vast Barry M.
Goldwater Range that stretches from a few blocks from my trailer, across
20 miles of open desert, to the Mexican border. Strangely, I couldn't get
an answer from the solder who issued the permit whether the range was a
wildlife range or a bombing range.
Kochs and the Nazis: Book revels billionaires' father built key oil
refinery for the Third Reich.
Evidence stacks up for a
planet beyond Pluto.
Try to make the words "President Trump" roll off
of your lips. Go ahead. Try.
The moon over the Yuma Desert last night...
Stephen Hawking said "the
development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the
Fairytales are much
older than previously thought.
The psychology of what
makes a great story.
it's necessary: The White Noise
It's 70 degrees and beautiful in the desert. You think I'm
gonna sit in front of this computer?
I've been setting up a little travel trailer and finally figured out how
to keep my computer running. I've taken a few short trips out into the
open desert but nothing too adventurous yet. Stay tuned.
I'm back! Welcome to this very special series of reports from Stik Mann's
OtherSpokane - in exile, from the beautiful Yuma Desert.
This will be the last daily post for a week or so while I take
care of some biz.
Imagine if the world economy finally collapses and it takes a wheelbarrow full of money to buy a loaf of bread. No one will feel worse than that person who wins the billion dollar lottery.
On the other hand, I
guess he could still buy lots of bread.
Instead of giving one
lottery prize of $1.5 billion, why not give 100,000 prizes of $15,000.
That way people would spend the money on children and computers and
refrigerators instead of $1,000 bottles of wine and gold-plated bidets.
list of stuff on Netflix that you won't find on Netflix.
Penn met with Mexican drug lord El Chapo in his jungle hideout for
Herzog is making a film about the Internet. He believes "the
common denominator of the Internet is not harmony, but chaos, hostility,
FBI uncovers national
sex dungeon ring.
The ten richest
people of all time. Bill Gates barely made the list.
200 members of German boys' choir were abused, it's assumed that the
older brother of Pope Benedict knew of the abuse when he ran the choir for
30 of its 40 years.
moral danger of reading a novel: We give authors enormous -
potentially diabolical - power to shape our ideas, our politics, our
Washington lawmakers try
to hike legal smoking age to 21.
Reuters: An Islamic
State militant executed his mother in public because she had
encouraged him to leave the group.
Hey, kiddies, come gather 'round while the old guys 'member back when guns
were hip and cool...
An excellent TED talk: This
is what happens when you reply to spam.
The Mega Mao statue being erected in China has
suddenly been dismantled.
political assessments in Bill Clinton transcripts: He thought George
W. Bush was perpetrating "a fraud" on America and Vladimir Putin
had "enormous potential."
Is it crazy how saying sentences backwards
creates backwards sentences
saying how crazy it is?
Spokane poet/writer and Gonzaga professor Tod
Marshall has been named Washington's Poet Laureate.
Matt Taibbi takes on the Oregon militia standoff: The Dumb and the Restless.
owners grill Obama at town hall meeting; NRA sits it out.
The first Hyperloop
tubes have arrived in the Nevada desert.
Just because xenophobes
are fanning the flames doesn't
mean we should censor the discussion about the assaults in German cities
on New Year's Eve.
This proposed apartment
in Kazakhstan is the first of
its kind to have a 1,000-foot ski slope.
Mass attacks on German women by mob of Arab and North African men: what does it spell for the refugee crisis?
rise in Germany over handling of the mass sexual assaults in Cologne.
Here are some more
blasphemous cartoons on the anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attacks.
Spokane County Sherriff Knezovich is not impressed with Obama, Inslee gun control initiatives.
Knezovich and Rep. Matt Shea clash on social media over how
the sheriff would handle an Oregon militia-style event.
Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman
Schultz told the New York Times she continues to oppose legalizing
marijuana - even as she has courted alcohol PACs as one of the largest
sources of her campaign funding.
The Nineteenth Century obsession
with premature burial.
We should close the loophole that allowed the US to sell 100 BILLION DOLLARS in weapons to Saudi Arabia over the past 5 years.
Let me wipe a tear for the 47 people they beheaded last Saturday.
Transgenders in Washington state to use
restroom based on identity, not anatomy.
North Korea says it successfully conducted a hydrogen bomb test.
the difference between an A-bomb and an H-bomb?
Ammon Bundy is suspended
Washington state governor
Inslee to announce executive order related to gun violence.
The nuance you may have missed in Obama's gun control
order versus executive action.
The Feds will graciously give Washington state residents 120
days notice before the rule requiring residents to provide a passport or
enhanced state ID to fly takes effect.
Unpopular opinion: Punk
rock is for old farts.
Federal court rules that
is a constitutional right under the First Amendment.
"to get to the bottom" of UFOs and Area 51.
Ten good short
horror/sci-fi films free online.
I can't believe the White House interrupted Hoda and Katie Lee for that...
Germany is shocked by Cologne's
New Year gang assault on women by Arab and North African men.
Here is every Donald Trump film and
TV cameo over the years.
I'm already tired of the Oregon standoff story.
Can you feel the tension? Right now slow-witted members of both the far
right and far left are stocking up on their poorly thought out,
misspelled, clumsily worded memes to be mutually launched following
Obama's gun speech today.
Since legal marijuana entered the market in July 2014, prices
have dropped from $25 to $30 per gram to about $10 a gram now, which
"sources tell me" is equal to the street market prices.
State Supreme Court: Paring
knives not protected by the Second Amendment.
Officials in Oregon are facing a choice they confronted in past standoffs: Whether to act cautiously and risk looking weak and emboldening others, or to react forcefully and risk turning a small group of people into martyrs for their cause.
The war against the cowboys: The Oregon stand off and US imperialism.
military strategists face off over the Bundy occupation in Oregon.
mistakes criminals make at a crime scene.
How the British
government covered up a VIP pedophile ring.
A historian who fled the Nazis wants us to read Hitler; the first German edition of "Mein Kampf" since 1945 will be published this month.
Hitler and the Nazis were seriously
into their amphetamines and opiates.
Iran warns of "divine vengeance." Saudi
Arabia breaks relations.
draws people back to Augustine? Perhaps his frankness about descending
into a "seething cauldron of lust."
Congress wants NASA
to create a deep space habitat by 2018.
Swearing is like songwriting - it structures the world around us. Explore the philosophy of "shit."
the bar for what counts as terrorism is not a winning move for critics
of authoritarianism and unconstitutional exercises of police power.
I drove through Burns, Ore., and the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
last summer. The refuge is a
fairly remote, treeless place, and if I remember correctly, the
building that is being occupied is accessible by a single road. The feds
could easily isolate it with a few troops. Or they could just go in and
waste them all, and probably be on firmer legal ground than the
totalitarian bumble-fests of Waco and Ruby Ridge. But they won't, not for
a while. For people who are licking their lips about Obama's imminent
executive order about gun control on deck for tomorrow, the pathetic
Oregon "uprising" is like a very timely gift from heaven.
I almost feel guilty for the pleasure I'm having watching both the left
and the right playing the part of good social media puppets by re-posting
stupid memes and blatant propaganda websites concerning the Oregon
This will not end well...
Militia takes over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters.
Video of Ammon Bundy and militia declaring their occupation of a federal wildlife headquarters in Oregon. [I had some sympathy for the first guy, Ammon Bundy, but then the Desert Fox came on and gave it all an ugly, neo-Nazi tinge.]
Jones thinks it's a bad idea.
Protesters storm the Saudi embassy in Tehran,
burning images of the Saudi king.
How Donald Trump answers a
question and manipulates language to sell his ideas.
The ISIS New Year's Eve terror plot story leaves
out or buries key details.
Writer's block is when your imaginary friends refuse to talk to you.
The most fascinating things we learned about the brain in 2015.
What watching horror films does to your body: Can
fear really curdle the blood?
Forgive me, father, pastor, vicar, padre, priest, for I have synonymed.
Turkey's Erdogan cites Hitler's
Germany as an example of effective government.
art became irrelevant: A chronological survey of the demise of art.
Knowledge is knowing that Frankenstein isn't the monster.
serpent priestesses and ancient sexual rites.
Jim Hightower: The corporate media is basically pretending that Bernie Sanders doesn't exist.
stories are the same: Why would a child unconsciously echo a story
form that harks back centuries? Why would a child display knowledge of
story structure that echoes so clearly generations of tales that have gone
My New Year's resolution is to keep it at 1280 X 1024 like always.
What does "Happy New Year" even really mean? Physicists
engage in a strange debate about whether time really passes.
Despair at the number of Americans
who choose security over liberty and privacy.
By blowing out people's brains, Quentin Tarantino wants to blow our minds.
How to make a
The New York Times most
memorable photos of 2015.
From the tiny dragon dinosaur to the largest land mammal ever, here
are the top ten fossil discoveries of 2015.
What caused the Southern California methane leak?
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