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This is a mishmash of posts about history, religion/atheism, philosophy, (American) politics, current events, life, space exploration, capital punishment, and assorted random shit. Expect endless quotes, photos, and links to the NYTimes.
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Marathon Bombing Suspect Waits in Isolation 

The real reason that we can’t have the Ten Commandments in a courthouse: You cannot post “Thou shalt not steal,” “Thou shalt not commit adultery,” and “Thou shalt not lie” in a building full of lawyers, judges, and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment.

— George Carlin

Secret Drugs, Agonizing Deaths 

Bill Moyers Remembers the Day FDR Died | Blog, Commentary | 

(Source: hayworths)


i love when dogs sigh. its like, hey bud, long day at the office?




What do you call someone who is obsessed with the moon

a lunatic

That is the origin of the word. This isn’t even a joke.


if you ever read a telegram aloud, make sure to pull out all the stops

And sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in.

Jane Austen, from Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Classics, 2003)

Killing Inmates the Old-Fashioned Way 

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