Good thing, too ... →
… we’ll have somewhere to go after #Climate Change has f*cked the earth. Oh wait… space exploration has been ceded to the 1%. So we all know who will get to escape when our land masses are overwhelmed by vast amounts of garbage generated by everyone having to upgrade perfectly functional hardware every few months because of #DRM and oil spills have coated the ever growing...
WHATEVER WORKS →
“SOPA votes derailed by politician’s ‘offensive’ tweet” It stops being democracy when a “majority” can ignore it. Seems that adversarial shenanigans are more important than governments acting in the best interests of their citizens. I thought it was bad here, but you folks need to reform your antiquated political system at least as much as Canada does. ...
"...The Protect IP Act, which has been introduced... →
wilwheaton: inothernews: That unions and artists are some of those spearheading SOPA and PIPA is at once troubling and sad. I am appalled that my union, The Screen Actor’s Guild, officially supports SOPA. I doubt it matters, but I am at least one member who is disgusted by the guild’s misguided support for extremely bad legislation that will do NOTHING to actually curb or stop IP theft. ...
Examples of countries where the military can...
booklover206: Egypt China North Korea Saudi Arabia Libya Bahrain Syria Iran various former Republics of the Soviet Union and now USA
brevetcaptain: I hated your stance on Iraq, but you came around. I hate your damned incredible talents at turning a phrase far better than I ever will, but I loved reading your screeds and will miss the next one. Hope there’s a big bottle of Johnny Walker Black and some smokes where ever you are.
Get Your Censor On →
Meet the SOPA/PIPA future… for the visual thinkers out there
A Few Good Links: SOPA/PIPA
All About SOPA, the Bill That Wants to Cripple Your Internet SOPA undermines the U.S. in its negotiations for a free, open Internet Mozilla leaders to DC: “There are alternatives to SOPA” How SOPA/PIPA Can Affect You Speaking of Piracy SOPA Goes Through Staged Compromise, Still Censorship Sergey Brin, Jack Dorsey, Chad Hurley, Jimmy Wales, et al. to U.S. Government: DO NOT Emulate These...
How SOPA will hurt the free web and Wikipedia →
Geoff Brigham, #Wikimedia Foundation’s General Counsel, provides excellent reasons why the amended version of #SOPA should not be passed, via Glyn Moody
a life of fragments: lavender-labia: bittergrapes:... →
lavender-labia: bittergrapes: Seriously. Anyone who says that arguing about language is just ‘nitpicking’ has clearly never actually studied the history of any oppressed person, ever. Because if you look at the history of any marginalized group, you will find that one of the very,… » I think Canadian G20 activist Byron Sonne is on trial in Toronto as much as anything because he...
Christopher Plummer and Copyright
Christopher Plummer is an awesome Canadian actor. (He’s still beautiful, too.) When I was a kid, we didn’t go to the movies very often; it was expensive for a family with a huge mess of kids. Nevertheless, one of the rare films I saw in a theatre was The Sound of Music, with Christopher Plummer playing Captain Von Trapp. When I was in college, my friend John and I watched...
My Occupy LA Arrest, by Patrick Meighan →
wilwheaton: My name is Patrick Meighan, and I’m a husband, a father, a writer on the Fox animated sitcom “Family Guy”, and a member of the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica. I was arrested at about 1 a.m. Wednesday morning with 291 other people at Occupy LA. I was sitting in City Hall Park with a pillow, a blanket, and a copy of Thich Nhat Hanh’s “Being Peace” when 1,400...