Monthly Archives: June 2014
Love it or leave it!
To everybody butthurt about today’s Supreme Court decision: the law is the law. If you don’t like it, move to Somalia.
In a completely unexpected and shocking move…
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is sending another 300 troops to Iraq to beef up security at the U.S. Embassy and elsewhere in the Baghdad area to protect U.S. citizens and property, officials said Monday.
Behold the problem of political libertarianism laid bare.
No, I’m not trolling
Supporting copyright is anti-innovation.
An anonymous reader writes A day after a surprise U.S. Supreme Court decision to outlaw streaming TV service Aereo, U.S. broadcaster Fox has moved to use the ruling to clamp down on another internet TV service. Fox has cited Wednesday’s ruling – which found Aereo to be operating illegally …
IOW, half the illusion could be lost.
I doubt it will be though. Too useful to give people an illusion to believe in. An opiate for the masses.
No, it’s not hyperbole. If, as expected, Judge Alito (arguably the most anti-labor of the five ideologues that currently comprise what pundits blithely characterize as the Supreme Court’s “…
Netflix Could Be Classified As a ‘Cybersecurity Threat’ Under New CISPA Rules
Jason Koebler (3528235) writes “The cybersecurity bill making its way through the Senate right now is so broad that it could allow ISPs to classify Netflix as a “cyber threat,” which would allow them to throttle the streaming service’s delivery to customers. “A ‘threat,’ according to the bill, is an…
This review may end up being the best thing about the new Transformers movie.
The new Transformers movie expertly duplicates the experience of taking an endless road trip with your father, who refuses to see you as a separate person and who is also quietly falling apart. It’s dull, horrifying and miserable. But after nine hours, you realize you’re seeing the failure of patria…
So now “I wasn’t paying attention” is an acceptable excuse. Good to know.
June 28, 2014 Trucker Brian Miner was driving through Illinois this week when he says he saw an officer of the law pass him traveling well over the posted speed limit. He says that the officer was on his cellphone as well. Mr. Miner, like most of us does not like the above the law,…
Muh public servants reveal the truth.
New submitter thermowax sends a report on how Massachusetts SWAT teams are dodging open records requests by claiming to be corporations. From the article: As it turns out, a number of SWAT teams in the Bay State are operated by what are called law enforcement councils, or LECs. These LECs are funded…
Propaganda. You’re soaking in it.
Scientists at Facebook have published a paper showing that they manipulated the content seen by more than 600,000 users in an attempt to determine whether this would affect their emotional state. The paper, “Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks,” wa