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Can Mitch McConnell save Cuban socialism?

December 18, 2014

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Mitch McConnell

By Larry Duvalier Yesterday, the American and Cuban governments announced what appears to be the beginning of some kind of détente between the two countries, which have had no bilateral diplomatic relations since 1961 when the U.S. rescinded its friendship as punishment for Cuba’s embrace of dialectical materialism. American liberals immediately lauded the move, seemingly […]

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Bringing Chinatown to a halt with DC Ferguson

December 16, 2014

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DC Ferguson, December 12, 2014

By Misty Lee On Friday and Saturday of last week, I tagged along with some of the DC Ferguson organizers.  I didn’t do so as an impartial observer but as an ally and a friend.  I was not formally invited but as the marchers chanted “Get off of the sidewalk and into the street,” I […]

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Saudi Arabia and OPEC cause problems

December 3, 2014

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Saudi King

The scientific editors of Selecting Stones harshly admonish OPEC for the foolhardy decision last Thursday not to cut oil production.  In particular, we lay our scorn on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and on Ali al-Naimi, Saudi Arabia’s current Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources. Of course, we understand why the Saudis took the charge […]

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John McCain and the infamous Elizabeth “Bailey” O’Bagy — an update

November 22, 2014

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John McCain and Elizabeth O'Bagy in Ukraine

By Misty Lee A year ago when the scientific editors of Selecting Stones wrote about Elizabeth O’Bagy’s exploits in North Africa during the summer of 2007, it was done — as always — in the spirit of class warfare.  But there was more to it, as well.  O’Bagy had somehow inserted herself into Senate deliberations […]

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John Kerry Stopped at Safeway before Gaza Donors Conference

November 9, 2014

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John Kerry

The photo below was snapped last month as John Kerry left Andrews Air Force Base en route to Cairo, Egypt for the Gaza Donors Conference on October 12. Let’s take a closer look. Indeed, Kerry is holding a Safeway bag. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters that the bag most likely contained cookies or […]

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British Political Parties Face Uncertain Future

November 6, 2014

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Will Straw (pictured at right), son of Jack Straw

By Patrick M. Dixon Last Wednesday during Prime Minister’s Questions, Harriet Harman, the deputy leader of the opposition, took her conspicuous seat in the House of Commons wearing a popular t-shirt emblazoned with the message, “This is what a feminist looks like.”  The t-shirt, presumably not the exact same one, was subsequently worn by Ed […]

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Mojahedeen Secrets 2.0 and WinRAR: What Software Does ISIS Use?

November 2, 2014

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Mojahedeen Secrets 2.0 Screenshot

A Special Investigative Report by Selecting Stones By Dawn Occidere and Frank W. Strauch Last week, Selecting Stones was among the first media outlets on the scene when ISIS released Part 5 of the video series “Lend Me Your Ears,” which features monologues from John Cantlie, a British prisoner held by the Islamic State.  While […]

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John Cantlie, British hostage of ISIS, appears in Part 5 of “Lend Me Your Ears”

October 26, 2014

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John Cantlie in "Lend Me Your Ears"

By Dawn Occidere A few hours ago, at the same time that the Daily Mail was reporting that the Islamic State (ISIS) had released a new video of British hostage John Cantlie, some of our top-notch investigative reporters here at Selecting Stones were already downloading the video from a link located on yet another ISIS […]

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Mario Draghi and the European Central Bank: Let’s all be Lithuania!

October 5, 2014

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Mario Draghi in Lithuania

By Bruno Fournier Last Thursday on October 2, European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi announced that the ECB will soon begin additional stimulus measures for the eurozone economy, which could include elements of what is often called quantitative easing.  This means that the central bank will buy up classes of financial assets that it […]

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An Interesting Find from an ISIS Twitter Account

October 4, 2014

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ISIS criticizes the PKK on Twitter

Yesterday, the Islamic State (affectionately known as ISIS around most water coolers) released a YouTube video depicting yet another beheading of one of the caliphate’s Anglo-Saxon prisoners.  This time the victim was Alan Henning, a middle-aged British humanitarian aid worker. Here at Selecting Stones we are admittedly as stunned as the rest of the world […]

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Is ISIS now operating near Oklahoma City?

September 29, 2014

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Alton Nolen's Facebook page #3

By Bruno Fournier and Phil Ingram Last Thursday, a man named Alton Nolen beheaded one of his coworkers immediately after getting fired from his job at the Vaughan Foods factory in Moore, Oklahoma. Moore is a suburb of Oklahoma City that also made headlines back in May 2013 when it was devastated by an F5 […]

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U.S. to enter Syrian civil war against both sides

September 11, 2014

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John Kerry

By Larry Duvalier So, it seems that the United States of America is finally about to enter the Syrian civil war—fighting against both sides, of course (because that makes sense!).  An enemy of an enemy might be a friend, but nobody wants to be friends with the world’s most famous ophthalmologist: Bashar al‑Assad.  What is […]

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Happy Fake American Labor Day!

September 1, 2014

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Labor Day #2

This year, the first Monday of September happens to fall on the first of the month.  So, here you go, September 1, 2014: Happy Labor Day! Of course, only an American would believe that “Labor Day” is in September.  We should all know that, in fact, it is on the first of May. Even more […]

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Neither Justice Nor Peace: A Few Notes on the Events in Ferguson, Missouri

August 20, 2014

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St. Louis County Police

By Frank W. Strauch Welcome to St. Louis County, where jaywalking (!) can get you killed by the cops! And welcome to the United States of America, a developed country that has outsourced practically all production except its unquestionably world-class weapons industry, leading to a massively overinflated federal defense budget and therefore a huge surplus […]

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Minimum Wage and the Military in Minnesota

August 12, 2014

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Condoleeza Rice

By Alan L. Maki I hope everyone will share in a point I have to make about the “special treatment” that youth are receiving with the Democrats’ minimum wage increase.  If you notice the Minnesota legislation, it even singles out the ages when these young people are most vulnerable to military recruiters in the high […]

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Fake Online Degree Mill Publishes Fake Online Academic Journal

July 22, 2014

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Captain D’s

By Dawn Occidere and Frank W. Strauch Every now and then, the scientific editors of Selecting Stones like to dig through some old press releases that they having sitting around on their trash heap in order to see what stupid nonsense PR firms have been promoting lately.  Recently, we came across an old gem from […]

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The Soft Eugenics of Finance Capital: Tyler Cowen’s “Average Is Over”

July 20, 2014

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Tyler Cowen at the Mars Bar, NYC

A Review of Tyler Cowen, Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation By Star Larvae Move over 1984 and Brave New World.  Tyler Cowen conjures his own bleak, dystopian future for humankind.  Writing fiction is not his intent, but we have to hope that it’s fiction he’s writing. Cowen is […]

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XXXel_Rose, live on MyFreeCams, 6pm–midnight daily, Cincinnati time

July 2, 2014

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XXXel_Rose

By Misty Lee XXXel_Rose rubbed the drumstick on her desensitized crotch for about the tenth time that hour and stared at the screen with a grimace.  She knew that the whole trick with this racket was to not look miserable, to appear delighted and enraptured by the company of the custies that came online every […]

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$n0wWh1te and the 7777 credits

July 2, 2014

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RockHardSmurf

By Misty Lee By the fourth night Jarod realized that many of the chat participants on $n0wWh1te’s page were the same characters on each and every occasion.  There were over a thousand members in the chatroom but the same names seemed to come up repeatedly.  $n0wWh1te looked much like the Disney character of the same […]

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Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley Destroys Reason

June 14, 2014

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Martin O’Malley doing something irrational with the Dalai Lama

By Frank W. Strauch The United States of America is such a festering cesspool of reactionary irrationalism that even a state with such efficient local government as Maryland has an elected governor who regularly find himself rubbing noses (literally) with some of the world’s most reactionary figures.  And it’s sad, really, given that the state […]

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