“I suspect I will be reading about ‘intercepted alien technology of unknown origin or purpose’ on the blogosphere soon.”
At some point in recent American history, we started assuming that if people are rich enough, they must be experts in all things. That’s why we trust Mark Zuckerberg to save Newark schools and Bill Gates to rid the world of malaria. Expertise is so 20th century.
Kiernan played a strange and as-yet-unclear role in the ousting of Sullivan over last weekend. Here is the story of how it unfolded and how we came to know of Kiernan’s role in the matter.
Here is a lot of information about this ruckus.
Google and many other online providers maintain that they cannot lawfully remove any content for which they are merely the host and not the producer, a principle enshrined in EU law on eCommerce since 2000.
In January 2012 the European Union’s executive Commission announced it would introduce clearer guidelines on handling such requests, outlining under which circumstances it would be legal to have content removed from the Web and when it would curb free speech and fundamental rights.
The Commission has launched a public consultation called “a clean and open Internet” and has asked companies how many requests they get to take down content, from whom and for what reason.
The [European Union’s executive] Commission has launched a public consultation called “a clean and open Internet”
You have found a cake! Have or eat?
You can't do that. Have or eat?
A West Virginia man who claimed to be the victim of a drive-by shooting along a rural Montana highway while working on a memoir called “Kindness in America” has confessed to shooting himself, authorities said Friday.
Valley County sheriff’s officials said they believe 39-year-old Ray Dolin shot himself as a desperate act of self-promotion, but they offered no further details.
Political coloring books aren’t new, nor are they limited to one side of the ideological spectrum, said Fran Walfish, a Los Angeles-based clinical psychotherapist who specializes in children and families. In the 1990s, she said, there were coloring books about changing families, addressing themes like gay parenting.
Recent years have seen a resurgence. PM Press, based in Oakland, Calif., has published coloring books like the feminist-themed “Girls Are Not Chicks,” and “Sometimes the Spoon Runs Away With Another Spoon,” which challenges gender norms. Ramsey Kanaan, the publisher, said the books teach young readers “diversity or tolerance or creative thinking.”
Like Mitt Romney bobbleheads and Hillary Clinton nutcrackers, most political coloring books are aimed at adults, like “The Bush Years: Celebrating the Beginning and End of an Error,” or the overtly sexist “The Official Geraldine Ferraro Coloring Book: V.P. or K.P.?” from the 1980s.
But the “Tea Party II” book is very much geared for younger minds. “Don’t be intimidated by political correctness!” one caption reads, and there are color-in drawings of conservative figures like Glenn Beck, Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain. The caption under drawings of the House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and the Senate majority leader Harry Reid reads: “These people need to improve their behavior and get better at what they do or resign.”
I can say that Charles Carreon remains a petulant, amoral, censorious douchebag without violating his trademark because that’s nominative, not commercial.
Pope Benedict XVI told Irish Catholics on Sunday it is a “mystery” why priests and other church officials abused children entrusted in their care, undermining faith in the church “in an appalling way.”
You know, every Sunday, Catholic priests discuss the “mysteries of faith” in the sermon. Perhaps they should include this one for a while.
For me, it’s a mystery that people still attend the Catholic Church.
Writing about her letter to her MP, Dr Lisa Nolland, lay minister and blogger for Anglican Mainstream, has claimed that legalising same-sex marriage will lead to children being taught risky sexual practises in school, including “eating human faeces”.
I fully understand, Lisa. Kids should only learn about eating shit through reading the Bible.
And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh out of man, in their sight.
And the Lord said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat their defiled bread among the Gentiles, whither I will drive them.
But Rabshakeh said unto them, Hath my master sent me to thy master, and to thee, to speak these words? hath he not sent me to the men which sit on the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you?
from each according to his volatility, to each according to his greed