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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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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 […]

Without Nuts: An English Magazine Goes Tits Up

May 4, 2014

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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 […]

The General Ideological Changes of Direction After Hitler’s Downfall

July 13, 2013

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Why are so many Americans so ill-informed about the science of political economy?  Did the United States of America really just pick up where the Nazis left off after World War II? What does it say about the general ideological changes of direction since the downfall of Hitler that the only “public intellectuals” allowed by […]

Rafael Correa Seems Like an Intelligent Man

June 27, 2013

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By Bruno Fournier and Anthony Burton Rafael Correa, the President of Ecuador, yesterday used his Twitter account to castigate the mainstream international media for focusing its attention on Edward Snowden’s travel plans at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport rather than the issues raised by the NSA documents that Snowden leaked.  Although everyone loves a real-life thriller […]

Are You Still Not Sure What You Stand For? Here’s my number, so call me, maybe

September 5, 2012

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By Frank W. Strauch A string of unexpected circumstances in my personal life as of the last week has led me to listen to hours upon hours of Top 40 radio over the past few days.  Though what they say about them playing the same songs over and over again is evidently quite true, Baltimore’s […]

The Struggle Must Continue On: Selecting Stones at Year 1

May 1, 2012

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By Frank W. Strauch and Bruno Fournier For over a year now, Selecting Stones has been your source for ruthless scientific criticism of everything existing.  Exactly one year ago, on this fine First of May, Selecting Stones announced to the world what its duties would be.  Things have changed a bit since then, but much remains […]

Steve Jobs Cures Autism

November 2, 2011

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By Eduardo Dijo In the face of terrible apathy, the corporate Captain Ahab didn’t just nab his sperm whale; through his tragic death by consciously refused cancer treatments, the great Steve Jobs has now been resurrected in the form of the undeserving orphan who unintentionally cured autism with pointless gadgetry, endless reinventions of the same […]

One Big October Snowstorm: A Crackdown on the Occupy Wall Street Movement

October 30, 2011

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By Larry Duvalier Over the last week, we have been beginning to see a concerted effort on the part of local authorities across the United States to crack down on the various “Occupy” encampments scattered across the country.  CNN has offered its characteristically mediocre synopsis of the current situation.  We have seen clashes with police […]

A Note on the Intellectual Bankruptcy of American Liberalism

June 8, 2011

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By Tom Carpenter Heresy is a difficult pill to swallow but it goes down easier with a modicum of orthodoxy.  So, I’ll begin by confessing that once upon a time the Daily Show was a species of religious observance for me.  There were few more avid fans and — run if need be — bets […]

What’s happening in Wisconsin? I wish that I knew…

March 6, 2011

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By Bruno Fournier Because the truth is that I don’t.  Media coverage of the recent strikes and occupation of the state Capitol building has been surprisingly sparse.  Of course, the People’s World—the hip, web-savvy scion of the old communist-affiliated Daily Worker—has been covering the story, and it comes right up with a few non-communist-affiliated Google […]

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