Posts by Hanes Hallbirn

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The Snap: A new Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll indicates that a majority of Americans believe that the National Security Agency's routine spying on the telephone and electronic records of U.S. citizens is ...
Especially 56% Of US

WE DESERVE THE NSA’S PRISM

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The Snap: A new Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll indicates that a majority of Americans believe that the National Security Agency’s routine spying on the telephone and electronic records of U.S. citizens is justified. The NSA’s secretive practice came to light after former Booz Allen Hamilton contractor Edward Snowden
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The Snap: Earlier this week, North Korea stepped up its anti-American rhetoric by threatening to attack U.S. military bases in Japan and South Korea. This latest threat follows on the heels of other seemingly puzzling ...

FOLLOW THE MONEY, DUMMIES

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The Snap: Earlier this week, North Korea stepped up its anti-American rhetoric by threatening to attack U.S. military bases in Japan and South Korea. This latest threat follows on the heels of other seemingly puzzling events such as North Korea’s threats to launch pre-emptive nuclear attacks on the United States and South Korea, Po
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The Snap: I'm exposed to a lot of curious behavior in my various freelancing gigs. Overzealous ass-covering. Odd corporate propaganda machines. Subcultures of employees who eat in parking lots. Management teams that force ...

YOUR DAMN PENSION IS MAKING ME SAD FOR YOU

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The Snap: I’m exposed to a lot of curious behavior in my various freelancing gigs. Overzealous ass-covering. Odd corporate propaganda machines. Subcultures of employees who eat in parking lots. Management teams that force Fox “News” upon employees. And now, in my current role — a “content strategist” (l
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The Snap: On Friday, the White House posted a photo of President Obama shooting a rifle on its official Flickr account. The photo, dated August 4, 2012, shows the President shooting clay targets while at Camp David, ...

MOAR PROOF!

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The Snap: On Friday, the White House posted a photo of President Obama shooting a rifle on its official Flickr account. The photo, dated August 4, 2012, shows the President shooting clay targets while at Camp David, Maryland. The administration released the photo after a chorus of doubters — most notably Republican Representative Ma
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The Snap: Super Bowl XLVII is just days away, and fans from San Francisco and Baltimore are praying for their respective teams' success. Perhaps literally. According to the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), 27% of ...

SORRY SAN FRANCISCO, BUT GOD IS INTERVENING FOR BALTIMORE

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The Snap: Super Bowl XLVII is just days away, and fans from San Francisco and Baltimore are praying for their respective teams’ success. Perhaps literally. According to the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), 27% of Americans “believe that God plays a role in determining which team wins a sporting event.” Addition
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The Snap: The New York Times is reporting that the French government is actively considering a proposal to tax American companies, such as Facebook and Google, for their use of French citizens' data in their respective ...

VOYONS D’IMPÔT LES AMÉRICAINS!

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The Snap: The New York Times is reporting that the French government is actively considering a proposal to tax American companies, such as Facebook and Google, for their use of French citizens’ data in their respective services. According to the NYT’s Eric Pfanner, the report justifies taxing American companies “on grou
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The Snap: Hi Everyone! I'm sending this note to you from the year 2113! Don't worry so much about how I'm pulling it off, but suffice it to say that it's similar in concept to what Robert Zemeckis depicted in Back To The ...

A LETTER FROM THE FUTURE ON PED USE: WE’RE ALL LAUGHING AT YOU

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The Snap: Hi Everyone! I’m sending this note to you from the year 2113! Don’t worry so much about how I’m pulling it off, but suffice it to say that it’s similar in concept to what Robert Zemeckis depicted in Back To The Future (the actual mechanics are too complicated for your un-bioengineered brains to compute
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The Snap: The last time we checked in with Pat Robertson here at TSD, he was busy explaining away how he misunderstood God during a supposed direct conversation, during which God told him that Mitt Romney would defeat ...

HEY LADIES, PAT ROBERTSON WANTS YOU TO SHOW SOME LEG

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The Snap: The last time we checked in with Pat Robertson here at TSD, he was busy explaining away how he misunderstood God during a supposed direct conversation, during which God told him that Mitt Romney would defeat Barack Obama to win the Presidency. That was Pat’s way of sort-of-but-not-really admitting that he’s bullshitt
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The Snap: Earlier this week, the House passed a Senate-approved bill to pull the U.S. back over the ledge of the so-called fiscal cliff (a strong start... "so-called" equals two shots!). As dramatic as the press may make ...

TERM LIMITS ARE THE ANSWER

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The Snap: Earlier this week, the House passed a Senate-approved bill to pull the U.S. back over the ledge of the so-called fiscal cliff (a strong start… “so-called” equals two shots!). As dramatic as the press may make the process and back room deals out to be, this “crisis” was one that Congress brought upon
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