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Man Who Was Imprisoned in Iran for Posting Jokes on Facebook Denied Timely Appeal Verdict

Soheil Babadi has written an open letter detailing the torture he experienced during interrogations. Computer engineer Soheil Babadi, who was imprisoned in Iran for posting jokes on a satirical Facebook page, has been waiting close to a year for a ruling on his appeal against his prison sentence. The authorities have meanwhile refused to release […]

A “HALT CO2” License Plate Mounted One Foot Away from a Hidden Tailpipe What Emits … Carbon Dioxide

TweetTry not to breathe while reading this Gentle Reader, you know, since we’re “halt”-ing CO2: I’ll tell you, you can’t not burn the guzzolene if you operate a Chevy Volt. I know people who live in Frisco and are able to minimize gasoline use by charging at home and only taking short trips. Even then, […]

Trigger-Happy Police Like the One Who Killed Philando Castile Cannot Be Prosecuted In Washington

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ansel Herz The officer kept his gun trained on Castile as he lay dying. YouTube If Philando Castile had been killed in Washington state—shot to death by a cop who pulled his family over for a broken taillight—the officer could not...Show More Summary

"The Double Standard of the Side Hustle"

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover We don't often consider "Uber drivers skirting the law—making, for instance, illegal airport runs—to be 'hustling,'" writes The Washington Post's Emily Badger. But other types of similar activities have been "heavily...Show More Summary

Morning News: Black Man Hunting Season Opened This Week, Median Home Value in Seattle Now $666,000

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede Can't shoot me until October, motherfucker! Menno Schaefer/shutterstock.com In Case You Didn't Know: If you are an American cop, black man hunting season began this week. There was Alton Sterling on Monday. He was shot and killed in by a cop in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Show More Summary

Jesus Cristina! Garage-Punk Badasses Boss Hog Are Back

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal Boss Hog (Martinez, second from right): still kicking ass after all these years. Angel Zayas From the late '80s to the mid '90s, New York City's Boss Hog purveyed an exhilarating brand of sleazy, noise garage rock that served as a somewhat more upscale update on Pussy Galore's scum-punk blasphemies. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Won't Go to Jail, But Will the E-Mail Scandal Hurt Her Chances In November?

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Americans probably don't care about those damn emails. by Rich Smith Is Hillary history? Krista Kennell / Shutterstock.com After F.B.I director James B. Comey announced that his team "didn't find clear evidence that Clinton or her colleagues...Show More Summary

Transgender Persons Should Be Free To Use The Public Restroom That Matches Their Gender Identity

Some of the comments in the recent non-scientific Sunday Poll illustrate the lack of understanding and compassion for those people with gender identity dysphoria. Just like my farther knew in the 1930s that he was left-handed, and I knew in the 1970s I was gay, those with gender identity dysphoria...

The Other Bronte Sister

One of the highlights of last weeks' WonderRoot Filmmaker Night at The Plaza.

If You Were Blindsided about Kiki & Herb Breaking Up and Never Got Over It, Read This

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Christopher Frizzelle Herb and Kiki in the early '00s. RUVEN AFANDADOR Turns out half of Kiki & Herb was blindsided, too. Kenny Mellman, the Herb half, the handsome guy at the piano, wrote a piece for The Talkhouse this morning in which he admits: I was blindsided... Show More Summary

Historical Background on St. Louis’ Main Post Office

Last month I posted about how the employee line for the main Post Office parking garage was two blocks long — costing workers time & money — and polluting. My point was to find a way to reduce/eliminate this shift-change queue. However, a few comments were classic strawman fallacy — saying I wanted...

Watch Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas and Andra Day pay tribute to Orlando shooting victims

Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas brought some extra goodwill to their Saturday night concert in Orlando. The pair, who launched their “Honda Civic Tour: Future Now” last week in Atlanta, invited employees

Dunwoody 4th of July parade kicks off 9 am Monday morning.

Video The parade route is ~2 miles and steps off from the intersection of Mount Vernon Road and Jett Ferry Road at 9:00 a.m., proceeds west on Mt. Vernon to Dunwoody Village, turns right onto Dunwoody Village Parkway and left into Dunwoody Village (Jiffy Lube) across from Village Burger. Show More Summary

Watch a preview of the upcoming Sharon Jones documentary

If you ever doubted the inspirational power of Sharon Jones, take a look at the trailer for the upcoming documentary, “Miss Sharon Jones!” The film, directed by Barbara Kopple, digs into the Augusta native’s...

One Block of Golden Gate Avenue in Unpopular Mayor Ed Lee’s San Francisco: Smashy Smashy

Tweet(Young Bart Simpson had good reason to break a window here, but then he went too far – “smashy smashy.”) I’ll tell you, I see more broken auto glass on the Streets of San Francisco by 9:00 AM than most people see all day. And yesterday, I saw the most broken auto glass in one […]

Giant Shark Caught In Sheepshead Bay During Shark-Fishing Contest

The clinging jellyfish have laid siege to local beaches, Mary Lee the Great White Shark has returned from her winter vacation, the goats are munching on city parks' poison ivy, and Pedals the Bear's strolling around New Jersey like he owns the place. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Trans March Has Evolved

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The resilient history behind a march only seven years old. This year ushers in renewed hope for transgender legislation with Bill C-16 offering trans protections. It’s also the first year since the Trans March began that Pride Toronto’s proposed route has not been met with frustration or fear from its original organizers. Show More Summary

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