"Before the Freedom of Information Act, I used to say at meetings, ‘The illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a little longer.’ [laughter] But since the Freedom of Information Act, I’m afraid to say things like that."
Henry Kissinger, in a 1975 conversation at the Foreign Minister’s Office in Ankara, Turkey. WikiLeaks, Cable 0860114-1573.
Background, via Slate:
Wikileaks released a searchable database of over 1.7 million diplomatic cables from the years 1973 to 1976 today. Because so many of them — over 200,000 — are connected to former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, the collection is being informally dubbed the “Kissinger Cables.” But unlike previous Wikileaks document collections, this release isn’t a whistleblower leak. Instead, it’s the result of an effort to obtain and organize public documents obtained from the National Archives and Record Administration.
So, what’s in them? The findings, so far, are more interesting than they are damning. In that light, the “Kissinger Cables,” officially called “PlusD,” seem most notable as a well-organized, historical archive of the scope, tone, and depth of U.S. diplomacy around the world.
FJP: Pesky FOIA.
Why isn’t there a Tenth Doctor voice available for gps navigation? I would pay so hard for that.
When you started your trip, he’d say “Allons-y!” and it would make the TARDIS noise.
If it gives you the wrong directions it’ll just say
And if you make a wrong turn, he’ll revert to the Ninth Doctor and say “I picked another stupid ape.”
Why couldn’t Thor’s hammer break Captain America’s shield?
BECAUSE IT WAS MADE OUT OF FREEDOM AND THE DREAMS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
uh excuse me wasn’t it adamantium
no it’s vibranium
you mean FREEDOMIUM
Aren’t wolverine’s bones made of adamantium?
No, Wolverine’s bones are made of crystalized maple syrup and universal health care.
REBLOGGING FOR CANADA
What is this a comparison too ?
Rape cases I think
but the moronic thing about it is
is that usually hitting kids with your car is not a conscious choice and is instead an accident? Raping someone is a CHOICE, and someone needs to inform whatever dumb-fuck made this. Telling people to drive safe and having rules to enforce that isn’t even a bad idea so ????? this is what happens when people with no idea what they’re talking about are allowed to enter the conversation on the internet
but what about the poor men who didn’t realize they raped someone now their lives are ruined waaahhh QQ
The person who made this image is stupid, and they should feel stupid.
…also can we talk about the fact that we DO, loudly and often, tell drivers not to hit pedestrians?
And that when it happens, the driver is nearly always held at fault?
Because aside from this graphic being asinine, it’s also incorrect.
And taking this analogy one further, can someone please tell me where the crosswalk analogies are for rape? Where are ‘safe’ places?
Get out of here. Rape has nothing to do with looks. It’s about power. If rape was all about looks, then only pretty girls with Eurocentric features would become victims, but that’s not true. Jesucristo, I’m too mad to even make more articulate points. Take a shuttle to Mars and stay there. -Brianna
Whoever posted this is a dipshit and should feel bad. It’s pretty frightening to see this sort of ‘gaslighting’-esque faux-psychoanalysis that even I have been guilty of in the past that men will sometimes use to try and undermine the credibility of someone. Also the fact that they use “The truly funny bit” to begin that sentence makes me want to vomit.