Rollin' Like Sisyphus

Five Swollen Knots On The Macramé Tapestry Of Our Demise

Posted in The Fail Pail by Huckleberry on January 26, 2015
Old World tight rope...

Old World tight rope…

What a wonderful world:

It’s All Greek To Me | Zero Hedge

Never one to mince words or play politics, Varoufakis tells Channel 4’s Paul Mason in this brief (but chilling for Brussels) interview, what his party would do if it gets into government in Greece, and admits the prospect of power in Europe is “scary”. As he sums up, “we are going to destroy the Greek oligarchy system,” and with it, we suspect, much of the narrative that holds the fragile European Union together

Extreme Self-Criticism v Pervasive Clulessness | Wall Street Journal

The man, Phillip Perea, 41 years old, of Irving, Texas, shot himself once in the chest outside of 1211 Avenue of the Americas, the official said. Mr. Perea had previously worked for a Fox station in Austin, Texas, police said. Mr. Perea had also been handing out fliers, which criticized his employer for having “ended my career,” moments before he shot himself, the official said. Kris Lew was preparing to open a coffee-and-food cart, the Cinnamon Snail, on 48th Street at about 7: 45 a.m. when she “heard two shots—‘Pop. Pop.’—really quick,” she said. “I know what gunshots sound like…It was a thing where I thought to myself, ‘Those sound exactly like gunshots, but it can’t be, because we’re in Rockefeller Center.’” A suicide note and a gun were recovered at the scene, the official said. Mr. Perea took to his Twitter page about an hour before the shooting, further criticizing his former employer and linking to a more than 8-minute YouTube video laying out his complaints.

The World Only Ends In NYC | NY Daily News

As snow began to blanket the tri-state area, and airlines cancelled flights by the hundreds, Cuomo and his New Jersey counterpart, Gov. Chris Christie, declared a state of emergency in their respective states … The National Weather Service predicts blizzard-like conditions to whip up winds as high as 65 mph and drop as much as 30 inches of snow. “We are facing, most likely, one of the largest snowstorms in the history of this city,” Mayor de Blasio told reporters Sunday. “Don’t underestimate this storm. Even walking should be kept to a minimum.”

Emoticons — The Gayest Transformers? | CBS News NY

A police informant saw a post dated Jan. 15 that read, “(Expletive) run up on me, he gunna (sic) get blown down.” The words were followed by emoji — one of them representing the head of a police officer, followed by three guns pointing at it. Police said that is a clear threat.

An Economy So Good, We No Longer Need Homes | LA Times

Over the last two years, street encampments have jumped their historic boundaries in downtown Los Angeles, lining freeways and filling underpasses from Echo Park to South Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, a city-county agency, received 767 calls about street encampments in 2014, up 60% from the 479 in 2013.


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  1. El Borak said, on January 26, 2015 at 13:40

    Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

    Hey man, create a government agency and they’ll create customers every time.

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