Tag Archives: Drones

For the colony

“For the colony and for oppressed ants everywhere!” -Flik It’s nice to be reminded that there are people who care and have compassion for their fellow human beings. From the #NotABugSplat site: “In military slang, Predator drone operators often refer … Continue reading

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Deus ex machina

“Clichés, stock phrases, adherence to conventional, standardized codes of expression and conduct have the socially recognized function of protecting us against reality.” by Hannah Arendt As Chechnyans this week looked out their windows and shushed their children to listen for … Continue reading

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That’s gangster

For too many long years, our nation’s youth have mistakenly looked up to either the Godfather or Scarface as the pinnacle of gangsterdom in the popular culture. But the one Don that boys and girls across the land should really … Continue reading

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Second verse, same as the first

It’s 2013 on the non-Mayan calendar and the Year of the Snake according to the Chinese Zodiac. There is a man languishing in a 80-square foot cell (still) in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and another man presiding in the 800-square foot … Continue reading

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