1. A good lecture on the basic utility of freedom of speech.
This man summarizes a lot of critical points albeit in a slightly dry way. For example he points out the common practice of dismissing those with whom we do not agree as being stupid or evil, then this is often a function of bad process and not of low intellect.
(Found at Xanthippa’s blog)
ISIS has threatened to hit the UK ‘harder and more bitter’ after claiming responsibility for the Brussels bombings today.
Britain has ramped up security with armed officers taking to the streets near major landmarks, train stations and airports.
The heightened police presence comes after at least 34 people were killed and many more left injured in a series of bomb attacks inside an airport terminal and Metro station in the Belgian capital.
The explosions come just a day after the Belgium Interior Minister warned of possible revenge attacks after the arrest of Paris massacre suspect Salah Abdeslam in the city last week.
Scroll down for video at the DM
3. Let’s flash back to January 2016 to the attack on Starbucks in Indonesia
4. Donald Trump full CNN interview on today’s attack
5. Brian Lilley on the attack
And lastly, this most excellent advert from Belgian tourism for Brussels
WOOPS! It seems they made this video private. Classic contemporary West, lie about cause then cover up the consequences of lying.
I suggest for the next tourism advert for Brussels, they use this video with a text over:
“Brussels. At least its not Detroit”
Thank you M., Wrath of Khan, actually a lot of great people with whom I lost track as its been one hell of a day and lots of people helped out today.
As a gift to the city of Brussels, Gates of Vienna made this sign which we all know will be the central part of their anti-terrorism campaign after today.