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The Arab Spring (and Selecting Stones), four years later

February 28, 2015


By Bruno Fournier and Frank W. Strauch It was exactly four years ago today that Selecting Stones began.  Although what was soon to become the Internet’s most ruthless source for world-historical criticism of everything existing got off to a slow start, our own Dawn Occidere got the ball rolling until the scientific editors—led by Phil […]

Americans Reject Basic Medical Science — Measles Outbreak Ensues

February 3, 2015


By Hercules Abdelaziz In the year 2000, the Centers for Disease Control proudly announced that measles had been eliminated from the United States of America.  Now, in the year 2015, Americans are witnessing a measles outbreak that seems to have originated from — where else? — Disneyland. Here at Selecting Stones, we really hope that […]

Can Mitch McConnell save Cuban socialism?

December 18, 2014


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kind of détente between the two countries, which have had no bilateral diplomatic relations since 1961 when the U.S. rescinded its friendship as punishment for Cuba’s embrace of dialectical materialism.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 […]

Bringing Chinatown to a halt with DC Ferguson

December 16, 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 […]

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

November 22, 2014


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 […]

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

November 2, 2014


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 […]

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

October 26, 2014


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 […]

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

October 5, 2014


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 […]

Is ISIS now operating near Oklahoma City?

September 29, 2014


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 […]

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

September 11, 2014


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 […]

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

August 20, 2014


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 […]

Minimum Wage and the Military in Minnesota

August 12, 2014


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 […]

Fake Online Degree Mill Publishes Fake Online Academic Journal

July 22, 2014


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 […]

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley Destroys Reason

June 14, 2014


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 […]

Are Fascists Taking Over the European Parliament?

May 26, 2014


By Bruno Fournier Unless you have been living under a rock (or in North America or possibly Qatar), then you have undoubtedly heard about the results of yesterday’s elections for the European Parliament.  In a nutshell, Far Right parties made major gains, most notably in France where the neo-fascist Front National — now painted up […]

“Generation Opportunity” and Cool Things You’ll Never See on Selecting Stones

May 17, 2014


By Rick Skull From time to time the scientific editors of Selecting Stones hold meetings in various undisclosed subterranean locations to discuss the direction of future campaigns.  On occasion it has been suggested that we should run fewer ad hominem attack stories and divert our time to creating more constructive proposals.  Though editorial meetings remain […]

Without Nuts: An English Magazine Goes Tits Up

May 4, 2014


By Mehmet Shalomovic Last week the United Kingdom saw the final ever publication of Nuts magazine as the ten-year run of the once-popular “lad mag” came to an end.  As we approach around twenty years of the Internet, it is easy to forget how quickly the dispensing of pornography has changed within our lifetimes.  We […]

Power Struggle Rocks Westboro Baptist Church, as Fred Phelps Prepares for Hell

March 19, 2014


By Frank W. Strauch On Monday, the Topeka Capital-Journal once again proved itself to be powerhouse of investigative journalism by revealing the details of Fred Phelps’s excommunication from Westboro Baptist Church.  Read the full article here. In a nutshell, the rumor is true that Fred Phelps, Sr. was excommunicated last August from the famously Calvinistic […]

The Death of Celluloid: De-skilling in the Cinema Business

January 10, 2014


By Rick Skull When I grew tired of mopping up vomit in a nightclub in 2003, I applied for a job working for the UCI Cinemas close to my home in Dorset in the United Kingdom.  I passed a basic interview where I was asked questions like “What is your favorite film?” and “What was […]

The Real Threat of Identity Theft

December 5, 2013


By Amien Essif, of The Gazine Alright, holiday shoppers of 2013 — are you having fun yet?  Did you get your rush on Black Friday, which has now been moved up to Thursday somewhere between the corn casserole and the cranberry relish?  More importantly, did you get your discount?  Great, but don’t let the romance […]


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