Wednesday Link-Off: The World This Week

angelina-jolie-vogue15-01We didn’t have too much on the Paris attacks on Sunday but there has been a lot of new articles and analysis about the attacks since then. There is a lot of interesting insight into the politics of a terrorist attack in today’s links.

So I think it’s time to conclude the introduction and commence the Wednesday links. Let’s kick off with Angelina Jolie.

Naturally, intelligence agencies are using the Paris disaster to try to get more powers. They’re ignoring that story that just came out that said that the pre-9/11 CIA didn’t need massive privacy invasions to find out that it was going to happen. (The Guardian)

A French Redditor tells the tale of how he was so desperate to escape the Bataclan that he crawled over bodies to get away. (Upvoted)

To America, France has always seemed something like a political pawn. After years of bashing the French, the political right is now embracing them as friends for political gain. (IBT)

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Sex Tapes That Should Never See The Light Of Day

News leaked around this time last week that another celebrity sex tape was being shopped around to the various internet porn distributors. Unlike some of the more interesting sex tapes of recent years rumoured to be out there like Paris Hilton, Leighton Meester or Keeley Hazeel, this one was of Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel. It be pretty hard to think of sex tapes that would sell less copies than that. Hell, I think the number of illegal downloads would be minimal because no one would want to see that.

However, I don’t know if this is the last sex tape that the world needs to see, though it certainly is up there. There are other sex tapes that should never be made or be released for public consumption. Continue reading