De overheid heeft de site http://www.150volksvertegenwoordigers.nl gemaakt..
Maar ja, een framesetje is zo gemaakt…
WITH some fanfare, the world’s largest pork producer, Smithfield Foods, recently announced that it intended to phase out certain cages for its breeding females. Called gestation crates, the cages virtually immobilize pigs during their pregnancies in metal stalls so narrow they are unable to turn around.
Numerous studies have documented crated sows exhibiting behavior characteristic of humans with severe depression and mental illness. Getting rid of gestation crates (already on their way out in the European Union) is welcome and long overdue, but more action is needed to end inhumane conditions at America’s hog farms.
Of the 60 million pigs in the United States, over 95 percent are continuously confined in metal buildings, including the almost five million sows in crates. In such setups, feed is automatically delivered to animals who are forced to urinate and defecate where they eat and sleep. Their waste festers in large pits a few feet below their hooves. Intense ammonia and hydrogen sulfide fumes from these pits fill pigs’ lungs and sensitive nostrils. No straw is provided to the animals because that would gum up the works (as it would if you tossed straw into your toilet).
The stress, crowding and contamination inside confinement buildings foster disease, especially respiratory illnesses. In addition to toxic fumes, bacteria, yeast and molds have been recorded in swine buildings at a level more than 1,000 times higher than in normal air. To prevent disease outbreaks (and to stimulate faster growth), the hog industry adds more than 10 million pounds of antibiotics to its feed, the Union of Concerned Scientists estimates. This mountain of drugs — a staggering three times more than all antibiotics used to treat human illnesses — is a grim yardstick of the wretchedness of these facilities.
Tampax is running its first social network ad campaign
It’s about bloody time!
When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.
P. J. O’Rourke (1947 – )
Another role could soon be added to the many already performed by home gateway devices: identifying video pirates.
Home gateway manufacturer Thomson SA plans to incorporate video watermarking technology, which it also developed, into future set- top boxes and other video devices. The watermarks, unique to each device, will make it possible for investigators to identify the source of pirated videos.
By letting consumers know the watermarks are there, even if they can’t see them, Thomson hopes to discourage piracy without putting up obstacles to activities widely considered fair use, such as copying video for use on another device in the home or while traveling to work.
I don’t steal, but I also don’t buy products that assume I might be a thief.
Usually you get a router with your adsl or cable subscription. As of today, you’re better of throwing that box away and buying a chinese box that has the same functionality, without the assumption that you’re scum.
How hard is it to understand that if your product does something your customers don’t like, they’ll either circumvent it, or go elsewhere?
No butt cheek was left uncovered, no phallus unsheathed. Norwegians awoke today to find that a midnight marauder had censored the sculptures scattered through Oslo’s Vigeland Sculpture Park. With the exception of one lone figure, every scrap of nipple, crotch or posterior was covered with black strips of paper, no matter the size nor position of the statue.
The unknown assailant left an explanatory note behind: “There is too much nudity in newspapers and magazines, so here on the bridge the limit has been reached!”