Nuclear or Asymmetrical?

Originally posted on hogewash:

Jonathan V. Last has a piece over at The Weekly Standard called The Culture War Goes Nuclear. He notes that campaigns such as #GamerGate and Sad Puppies and the reaction to Honey Maid’s my-two-dads commercial signal a change in the Culture War.

Pile Honey Maid on top of #GamerGate, and Anthony Stokes, and Brendan Eich, and the UVA rape epidemic-not to mention Indiana and the Little Sisters of the Poor-and eventually you understand that the culture war isn’t just about abortion anymore. Or even gay marriage. It’s about everybody and everything.

Read the whole thing.

I disagree with his characterization of the conflict as going nuclear. From this old soldier’s point of view it looks more like the sort of asymmetrical warfare the left used to glorify as a “war of national liberation.”

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This is the Apple Watch Tim Cook wears most often

Originally posted on Fortune:

Apple CEO Tim Cook most often wears a stainless steel Apple Watch with the white fluoroelastomer band, he told CNBC Friday.

“I love it. I exercise in it and wear it most of the day,” he said as customers flocked around him during a surprise appearance at the Palo Alto, Calif. Apple Store.

Cook added that he has other bands, a fitting addition to the interview given that Apple Store employees have been tasked to sell to match customers’ sartorial preferences. “But I’ve got a couple other bands, too, because I also like to change them out,” he said. “But I’m wearing this one the most, so I’d highly recommend it.”

Cook’s Apple Watch of choice costs $549 to $599, depending on sizing. There’s a less expensive option with an aluminum body for $349-$399. The extra bands, meanwhile, range in price from $49 to $449.

Apple Watch preorders began…

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Originally posted on The Ugly Truth:


Ed-note (Sabba) – A few days, ago, it was some Bosnian soccer fans in Vienna, Austria, who got world jewry shaken as they waived the Palestinian flag and allegedly chanted ‘Palestine will be free’ and ‘Kill the jews’. And now it is the Dutch chanting “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the Gas” and “Horrible Cancer Jews.” and “We are going to chase Jews.” This article is making it look less than what it really is. Had these soccer fans called on ‘Hezbollah’ instead of ‘Hamas’, the tone would have been much more different…

Is this something we can just shake off or could we possibly be witnessing an awakening where we least expected it, i.e. among football fans?

Jerusalem Post

“A Dutch soccer club is working to identify fans who chanted anti-Semitic slogans about the Holocaust during a match with a rival team from Amsterdam.

The chants were documented on Sunday at…

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One Direction Opens Up About Zayn Malik’s Departure

Originally posted on TIME:

Zayn Malik broke millions of hearts when he announced he was leaving British boy band One Direction, and now, in their first official interview since his departure, the group’s remaining four crooners are speaking out.

In an exclusive interview with U.K. paper The Sun, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Niall Horan opened up about Malik’s emotional decision, and how it will affect the group.

“It’s been a tough few weeks, probably the toughest since the band was formed five years ago,” Payne, 21, told the newspaper. “We’re gutted that Zayn chose to leave, but now after a few performances as a four piece, we’re feeling confident and are determined to carry on stronger than ever.”

Malik, 22, who announced he was quitting the group on the One Direction Facebook page on March 25, is already working on solo music with producer Naughty Boy

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