PIPA is Dead

Harry Reid postpones vote on the Senate’s Protect I.P. Act.

Following real life and internet protests on the House SOPA  and Senate PIPA bills,  the internet witnessed representatives and senators begin to pull their support from the controversial internet censorship measure almost instantly.

 

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We Are All Evil Little Things

Support Jessica Ahlquist’s college fund and get a sweet T-Shirt.

Since the completely predictable and unavoidable judicial order removing the prayer banner at Cranston High, Jessica Ahlquist has been on the receiving end of an awful lot of harassment. So let’s show some solidarity with Jessica and declare that like her, we are all “Evil Little Things” by buying an awesome T-shirt (or two).

 

Each T-shirt will see all profits go to Jessica’s college fund. [Read more...]

The Troll Behind the Banner

The author of the Cranston High School Prayer is pissed.

So about 60 years ago, there was this guy named David and he went to Cranston High. There was a contest and something that David wrote was put on a wall. Swing forward to today and that thing David wrote was now having the opposite effect it was supposed to. For David’s goal was to unify the school, so he choose one of the two things that people by and large had in common, he choose God.

But the world has changed since the early 1960’s, and one student now felt very isolated because of David’s work. Upon hearing this, are we to think that David took the students concerns to heart? After all, “His prayer, [David] noted, is based on civility, intelligence and common decency.”

Nope. [Read more...]

A Great Quote on SOPA and PIPA

“It’s a different world we’re going into but it’s all based on the Internet. It’s all based on these connections. If you start limiting the connections, you’re going backwards as a society.”  – Glenn Beck

Let’s face it, if FTB and Glenn Beck both think a piece of legislation is really this bad… It probably is.

The Dark Side

Assassin Actual gets snagged by another MMO.

Well crap, After a long unrequited love affair with World of Warcraft I thought I was done with Massive Multiplayer games. But Star Wars: The Old Republic has snagged me with a force grip choke-hold. So until my upcoming stint at the National Training Center, an unhealthy chunk of my free time will be spent as the gunslinging smuggler Ciev on the Jung Ma server.

If you have the game, feel free to come over to the Republic fleet and look for me in one of the seeder dive bars as I search for the next big score and a freighter load of credits…

Man, I am such a nerd.

Ron Paul Loves Mass Effect

Paul attempts to turn video game’s back-story into reality through the liberal application of bullshit.

So there I was, Assassin Shepherd, trying to help out a friend via a dangerous game of breaking an entering and theft on Planet Bekerstein in the Serpent Nebula. My partner and I have just disabled multiple levels of security as we descended towards the now unsecured vault below on a whisper silent turbo lift.

The doors open to reveal the treasures within and its not what we expect. The severed head of Lady Liberty is suspended before us, the copper green head millions of light years from the rest of the reconstructed statue back on Earth.

A testament that Ron Paul was right, all those years ago. [Read more...]

What’s Left for North Korea

An economy in shatters, a broken people, a dim future, Planet Money reports.

One of the best little groups working for NPR  is Planet Money and they have done a nice piece on just how completely Kim Jong Il screwed his people over with his pants-on-head retarded lust for “power”.

Read the full article at : Drug Dealing, Counterfeiting, Smuggling: How North Korea Makes Money. Or watch the podcast.

(Source: Planet Money)

The Wrong Route

Scientology tries to weasel its way into the minds of the disenfranchised during the year of protest.

The Route Out. On the surface, this website appears to be nothing special. The site, at first glance, is just another bland political action site attempting to raise a “grassroots” movement out of “nothing” with a heavy handed organizational structure.

The Route Out is smothered in Americana, quotes and images from founding documents abound. The wording of the site’s overarching message is so whitewashed, mundane, and apolitical that Tea Partiers and OWSers nodded along with the message, even if it is pretty simplistic. [Read more...]

21 Year old, Abigail Borah, Speaks Out in Durban

While American Politicians are hesitant to push the climate issue both nationally and internationally,  a youth speaks out against inaction.

Thanks to recent big pushes by the energy industry, there has been over a 15 percentage point shift in America’s belief in global warming. Unfortunately, that shift has been towards the opinion that the consensus of the scientific community is nothing but an elaborate conspiracy perpetrated by “so called” expects against the larger community that can’t be bothered to do any research themselves. With pubic belief as it is, politicians have been hesitant to take on the issue directly.

That seems to be the case in Durban, South Africa, where the international community has gathered to discuss climate change. However, given the “climate” of the talks, this conference will likely not see any major moves to legally binding changes necessary to have a sizable impact.

Seeing the inevitable inaction on the horizon, 21 year old Abigail Borah, a member of the youth climate delegation spoke out to the powers that be. [Read more...]

OWS Starts to Shift the Democratic Message

Former Super Committee co-chair attempts to dispel the GOP’s “Job Creator” myth.

It’s good to see that Occupy Wall Street has done what protest movements need to do, shift the discussion within our society to focus on uncomfortable truths that were previously ignored by politics and the mass media. Before OWS in the republican sphere, you couldn’t even call the rich “rich” anymore, today they are “job creators” (after extensive control group testing of the phrase). And the moniker has mostly been unchallenged by democrats, leaving the top 1% of Americas to receive remarkably tax rates lower than the middle class. Because the majority of the populous is deceived into believing that any tax increases amongst the super-wealthy will cause either an upturn in unemployment or the vengeful “job creators” to pull out of the American economy in protest this meme replicates in ernest. Never mind that history shows this to be untrue, since perception is more important than reality most of the time. [Read more...]