For proof, let’s look at Tom in Belgium:
This isn’t an exaggeration. Four years ago, I posted this:
Both are from Safe Internetbanking, in Belgium. We worry about the government spying on us, when in reality every business has everything it needs to know about you. Obviously, you know this because you see what happens online when you look at an ad or order anything. The next day, all of the advertisements you see online are related to the thing you bought the day before. And since the government and businesses know everything about you, how hard is it for a hacker to take your life over?
The Europeans are far more strict on Internet privacy, and look what happened to these people. Imagine what happens in the U.S. Checkout the Safe Internetbanking site. It has some good advice.
It is a damn long train, though.
You’ve probably heard some talk about something called the Panama Papers, which sounds like someone has been rolling joints, but involves rolling bank accounts.
Anyway, since it’s complicated and involve god awful sums of money but very rich people who are doing things legally and illegally, here’s an explanation that we all can understand. (Via Vox).
Tons of spoilers here, so view at your own risk:
We have doors like this where I work. And people are always doing the wrong thing. But the other flaw with our doors is that if you don’t do certain things in a specific sequence, it sets off an alarm, which annoys everybody in the immediate vicinity.
And it happens all the time.
It would have been fascinating to have a Harry Potter movie from Severus Snape’s point of view. It would have been excruciatingly sad.
When I watched the series and Remus said Dumbledore trusted Snape, it hit me that I had to trust Snape as well. And I understood Dumbledore’s death when it happened because I figured out that Snape was in on a much bigger plan.
Alan Rickman, who brought the Half-Blood Prince to life, died last week at the age of 69 of cancer.
The latest from the GOP, the party that is giving us all a bad case of Donald Trump:
Public Policy Poling recently conducted a poll of national Republican primary voters. The poll asked about the candidates, Muslims and gun control. It ended with this question:
- Q38 Would you support or oppose bombing Agrabah?
Support bombing Agrabah ………………………… 30%
Oppose bombing Agrabah ………………………… 13%
Not sure …………………………………………………. 57%
OK, so 30 percent think we should bomb this place with an Arab sounding name.
Would you like an aerial view of Agrabah?
And there you have it. Almost a third of Republicans want to bomb a cartoon kingdom brought to you by Disney the Magic Kingdom.
According to the Disney Wiki:
Agrabah, Arabia (أغربه) is the central location in the popular 1992 Disney film, Aladdin. It is located near the Jordan River (as the narrator tells during the first minutes of the film). Agrabah’s ruler is the Sultan. The kingdom is constantly being rescued by its most famous residents Aladdin, Genie, Abu, Carpet, Iago and its very own Princess Jasmine.
And when you get into the minutiae of the polling data:
Donald Trump voters are pretty blood thirsty. I guess they got their information from this trailer …
BECAUSE THEY DAMN SURE DIDN’T GET IT FROM REALITY!!!