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JournalistShane Harristells Terry Gross about why the T.I.A (Total Information Awareness) program was shut down:
The name creeped people out. It was called ‘Total Information Awareness,’ it had this logo of the pyramid from the great seal of the United States with this floating eye on it casing a beam over the globe. It looked very menacing. And it did not help at all that they guy running it was John Poindexter, who was best known was the key architect of the Iran-Contra Affair. … And people looked at this and said, ‘This is exactly the kind of surveillance excess that we’ve been warning about since 9/11. This is the government going way too far, and being way too intrusive into people’s private lives, and they shouldn’t be allowed to collect this kind of information. So shut the program down.’
I hate this idea that members of society are now totally equal and that racism and sexism in particular are so antiquated that it’s either liberating and refreshing or quirky and ironic to be racist and sexist.
That the world is so “PC” that people being disgustingly oppressive and horrible are somehow edgy, rather than just upholding norms.
Unnecessary “fillers” in our speech. I’d rather have “like” than up-talking, though (if we had to choose one, that is). Ewwww, up-talking. Then again, a combination of the two would render me homicidal maniac.
yes, colloquial speech is stupid
discourse particles are stupid
quotative particles are stupid
fillers are stupid
lower registers of speech = stupid!!!!!!woah aaa/
Like, did you ever notice? That, like, the speech patterns people, like, think are stupid? Are, like, commonly associated with, like, women?
And, like, there’s this thing? Where, like, women aren’t supposed to be, like, assertive? So they, like, qualify their speech? Because, like, we’re not supposed to, like, stand by our opinions?
1) humiliate women so they don’t feel qualified to speak authoritatively about anything
2) humiliate women for speaking in such a way that reflects how you treat her
3) laugh, you are superior because you don’t use words like “like.” It isn’t as if being a huge stupid asshole has ever made you worse than a woman who speaks with verbal tics.
What exactly is the point of beating the living shit out of this person when they’ve just flown out of the vehicle? No matter the crime it still wouldn’t make sense to me.
And people wonder why I fucking hate cops.
its because he black
all these mother fuckers should lose their jobs
(Source: deguzzi, via aguynamednoe)
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