When DeLaSalle senior Matt Bliss heard rumors that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis planned to hold a mandatory school assembly to talk about marriage, and potentially gay marriage, he remembers thinking, “This is not going to end well.”
He was right.
So if you’re averse to ingesting spinal fluid, beef-based pink slime is actually a better bet than chicken nuggets or hot dogs containing pork or poultry.
(…) Some legal preservatives have been linked to cancer, and the World Cancer Research Fund has recommended that people avoid processed meats altogether.
(…) So, is pink slime any worse than pink cylinders, yellow nuggets, brown breakfast sausage patties, or any number of mystery meat products? Probably not. And for what it’s worth, it isn’t even slimy.
In their ongoing efforts to make The Pirate Bay inaccessible, the Hollywood-backed anti-piracy outfit BREIN is now going after the Dutch Pirate Party. BREIN is demanding that the political party ceases operating a proxy site, and is threatening to sue. The Pirate Party is not impressed by the demands and has sent BREIN their response as a torrent, fittingly hosted at The Pirate Bay.
“The demands are ridiculous,” Pirate Party chairman Dirk Poot told TorrentFreak.
“A private lobbying organization should not be allowed to be the censor of the Dutch internet. We were also amazed to find an ex-parte decision attached, threatening Dutch minors with €1000 per day fines for operating their proxy. If we would have yielded, their trick would immediately be played out against numerous other private citizens.”
According to the Pirate Party chairman BREIN’s efforts are not just going too far, they are useless too.
“There are a plethora of proxy sites on the internet. On almost any them TPB can by reached, even with a single URL. That’s not even mentioning the ways you can get to TPB if you’re willing to put in more effort than saving a single URL. If this keeps going there will be no Internet left by the time BREIN has achieved its goal of making TPB inaccessible.”
“In their self-righteous zealousness they have brought substantial damage to the free and open Internet,” Poot said.
If you want to support a Dutch political party:
IBAN: NL41 RABO 0108 3789 69
name: Piratenpartij, Zwolle
Bank account: 1083.78.969
On several occasions, I have glibly referred to how it now takes two spouses working to equal the wages of a one-income family of 40 years ago. Unfortunately, that is now an understatement. In fact, Western wages have plummeted so low that a two-income family is now (on average) 15% poorer than a one-income family of 40 years ago.
And this is what a bit of hail can do in a storm like that:
Among its findings, the analysis shows a significantly higher percentage of iPhones than Android phones connecting to the Internet via Wi-Fi networks.
The four most popular camera phones on Flickr currently? The iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 3G and the iPhone 3GS — in that order.
With app sales it’s the same, iOS sells an order of magnitude more apps than Android.
Yet Android has the higher market share in the US.
My guess is most Android users get their phone on recommendation from the carrier or sales people, and they use it the same way they used their previous non-smart phone: to make calls and little else.
The South Shore Public Libraries system is boycotting Random House e-books after it abruptly increased the price of downloadable books.
“I don’t want to pick a fight with them, but their pricing’s unfair and I think they need to change it,” chief librarian Troy Myers said Monday.
For instance, the library had paid $28 for the novel 77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz, but that price jumped in March to $85. Tom Brokaw’s Time of Our Lives was $26, but Random House is now charging $85. And Louis L’Amour’s westerns have more than tripled to $20.97, from $5.99.
This is getting ridiculous. Penguin has prevented sales of e-books and audiobooks to libraries. Personally I wouldn’t want to antagonise librarians. Who knows what can happen? And who is still reading Louis L’Amour, for heaven’s sake?