The Thursday Morning News

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From the article "LGBT rights may eclipse Winter Games":

Boycotts, often well intentioned, can also be misguided.

In the summer of 2013, gay activist Dan Savage called for a boycott of Stolichnaya vodka as a way to express outrage over the new Russian law. Gay bars temporarily stopped carrying the brand, and supporters of the boycott dumped the liquor into the streets.

The problem? Stoli isn’t made in Russia. It’s made in Latvia.
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Q: How bad has gun violence become in America?

A man fatally shot two women in a northern Indiana grocery store Wednesday night and was lining up to shoot a third person when police officers tracked him down and killed him, authorities said.

A: Gunmen now have to line up to shoot someone.
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Bob "Uncle Fran" Nelson, from Almost Live.
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@3: http://archive-dump.installgentoo.com/g/…
@1: Stoli for non-Russian consumption is bottled in Latvia, but the alcohol is produced in Russia by a company owned by a Russian.
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@3,6 Don't tell me. Tell Daniel Vaudrin, president of the Gay and Lesbian International Sports Association (GLISA) and Dexter Mullins of Al Jazeera America, whose article I quoted.
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Probably going for an iPhone.
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It's a good thing The Stranger's filters automatically censor out any social security numbers people type in.

I'll just try it out again to make sure

XXX-XX-XXXX
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Yep, looks like it still works!
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@9 Oh? I thought I came across the very misinformation I pointed out right here on slog.

Oddly, I was not out to make an ass of anyone with some disregard for the two gentlemen I noted above, but, and I imagine it makes you feel better, I am relatively confident you've succeeded at doing it for at least one person here.

So, good job!
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Meanwhile in Nigeria, roundups and trials of gays and lesbians ramp up:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/art…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-2…
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@11, you are such a bastard. Yo, moderators, you might want to redact @13 (and @10, to avoid further embarrassments).
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He may be nominated for an Oscar, but he will always, be your friend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHqHMgK0t…
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Chris Christie's Shysters


The newsies recently announced that the law firm Chris Christie has retained is none other than Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (GD&C), the White Shoe shyster firm with a most illustrious past.

Smart move on Christie's part as the US attorney has sought the FBI to aid in their investigation of Christie, and FBI director, James Comey, once worked for GD&C (small world, huh?).

When a major corporation has hired assassins to murder union organizers and protestors in Columbia, who you gonna call?

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, of course, who have successfully represented such demon corporations in the past.

Iran-Contra? Who do you think, GD&C, naturally!

GD&C represented George W. Bush in Bush v. Gore, successfully helping in the stealing of the 2000 presidential election!

They successfully represented Citizens United, as one would expect, furthering the dismantling of the American economy by helping further the super-rights of vile corporations.

And some of those shystes doods at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (GD&C): Antonin Scalia's son (Antonin is on the US Supreme Court, in case you weren't aware of that), and Ted Olson, George W. Bush's solictor general, whose wife sadly died aboard one of those four airliners involved on that horrible day of 9/11/01; after the insurance settlement came through on her, Ted quickly moved on to wife number four. Olson was also on Ronald Reagan's Iran-Contra legal team, then would later work for Richard Mellon Scaife on his "Arkansas Project" --- digging up dirt on the Clintons (also on that project was Kenneth Starr, grandnephew of the founder of AIG, Cornelius Vander Starr, and a future special prosecutor of President Clinton).

Ted Olson also represented Geo. W. Bush in Bush v. Gore at GD&C, and would later be lead attorney representing Citizens' United before the Supreme Court --- small world, huh?

[Historical Note: Shyster was originally coined by New York City reporter, Rip Van Dam, in reference to corrupt politicians at Tammany Hall, NYC's City Hall back in the day. Shyster was a nickname used for the workers who followed the horse and carriages (this was before automobiles) to shovel up the horse droppings. As many politicians also "read the law" (were lawyers), the derogatory term came to be used interchangeably with politicians and lawyers. Originally from the Old Dutch, similar to German Scheisse.]
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@13: It only works if you type in YOUR social security number, not Fnarf's.

XXX-XX-XXXX

ETA: See?
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Urgutha, you are a monster. Don't ever change.
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In the summer of 2013, gay activist Dan Savage called for a boycott of Stolichnaya vodka as a way to express outrage over the new Russian law. Gay bars temporarily stopped carrying the brand, and supporters of the boycott dumped the liquor into the streets.

The problem? Stoli isn’t made in Russia. It’s made in Latvia."

No on actually reads the reasons why people do things, do they?
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Ok I'll admit that was evil.
I thought everyone had seen that joke by now though... I used to see it done even back on old dial up BBS's.
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@13, if you live in Atlanta, "Frank", then I think I know your home address and real name with just a few keystrokes. I really think the editors should take your comment down.
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That prank was old by the time it got to 4chan.
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no worries, that was a totally made up number.