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Thursday links

  • I sincerely doubt the world is ready for a complicated waterless toilet that has to be professionally serviced every six months. Bill and Melinda Gates disagree.
  • Thank you, New Yorker, for being realistic enough to recognize the hand of ISIS at Ohio State.
  • Will it really be “Bye Bye, Obamacare” followed by something much closer to market-based insurance? We can hope. Tom Price is one of only two Trump picks so far that don’t just seem like authoritarian business as usual.
  • Still, when it comes to the Second Amendment, we can hope. (And how cool for a newspaper to come out in favor of constitutional carry, even if the op-ed writer doesn’t seem to get how far beyond Vermont that has now gone.)
  • Clone and market Hunter Thompson’s personal pot stash? Cute idea for gonzo fans. But really, commercial pot has gone beyond whatever he had.
  • The flap over whether Hillary won or Trump won is beside the point. Truth is … NOTA won by a wide, wide indisputable margin.
  • Good on you, Australian schoolboys! Now, if governments around the world would just get out of the way and let you market that cheap generic drug you created to kick Big Pharma in the ass.
  • You know my general opinion of F*c*b**k. But you also know there’s a Claire Wolfe fan page on FB, and I’ll tell you, the shy guy who maintains it does a fantastic job and finds a lot of clever graphics I’m so very going to have to steal.

    1. Joel
      Joel December 1, 2016 3:28 pm

      What planet is Bill Gates from originally? I wouldn’t have that toilet if offered one free (with all its necessary accessories for weekly service.)

      Not judging or anything, but I do believe that guy’s been isolated from reality too long to be fiddling with this sort of project.

    2. Ken Hagler
      Ken Hagler December 1, 2016 3:42 pm

      I got as far as the $710,000 spent developing the waterless toilet, and immediately thought, “Here’s $20, go buy a shovel.”

    3. Claire
      Claire December 1, 2016 4:00 pm

      🙂 You guys are funny.

      But I totally agree. If Rube Goldberg had been alive to enter the Bill Gates toilet competition, judging by the bizarre device they chose he’d have completely aced the design — and gone away laughing as he counted the money Bill and Melinda were throwing at him.

    4. MamaLiberty
      MamaLiberty December 1, 2016 4:22 pm

      Space ship toilets in Africa? Yep, the Gates idiots have zero contact with reality.

    5. Desertrat
      Desertrat December 1, 2016 8:49 pm

      Adapt the Gates potty for cows and send it to California to help with their new law controlling cowflop.

    6. Comrade X
      Comrade X December 2, 2016 9:39 am

      There was only one HST but methinks he didn’t make any NRA gun safety videos!

    7. Jeff Waite
      Jeff Waite December 2, 2016 9:50 am

      Heya Peeps, A waterless toilet already exists in the Incinolet which only requires electricity to operate, doesn’t need a whole infrastructure to support it (unless you count the electricity) and can handle toilet paper without issue. Not sure why they are trying to reinvent the wheel here, since this thing is battery powered, you’ll need electricity anyway to run it and it’s heinously complimicated (Yes I butchered that word on purpose, lol)

    8. pyrrhus
      pyrrhus December 2, 2016 3:45 pm

      This is the same Bill Gates who, in a WSJ interview a couple of years ago, predicted that half of Africa would be middle class by 2030.Perhaps the most delusional prediction in world history…I suppose that would be the half that successfully scrambled onto rafts and crossed into Europe.

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