Have you ever given food to a homeless person? Well, if you do it again in the future it might be a criminal act depending on where you live. Right now,
Following the Kunming massacre disaster (knife attacks on March 1 at a train station in China’s southwestern city of Kunming left 33 people dead and 130 injured) and the recent violent civilian unrest against the Chengguan, The Wall Street Journal reports that over the weekend, more than 1,000 street-patrol officers began carrying 9mm revolvers, Shanghai’s Public Security Bureau said. Several other cities across China were set to begin similar programs. Officials said officers are getting training in the largest cities in Tibet, Xinjiang, Hunan, Sichuan and Yunnan, where Kunming is the capital. This comes over 60 years since Mao Zedong - who famously said “political power grows out of the barrel of a gun” - stripped weapons from many police officers shortly after he rose to power in 1949.
Dunkle, verwackelte Schwarz-Weiß-Bilder von Hühnern, Puten oder Schweinen, dicht an dicht gedrängt im Maststall: Solche heimlich gedrehten Aufnahmen von Tierschutzaktivisten, die das Elend der Tiere dokumentieren, soll es in den USA bald nicht mehr geben.Liberi di scegliere, purchè non si sia informati.
A marketing stunt for the upcoming Ubisoft game “Watch Dogs” is inadvertently allowing users to check how well they’ve set up their Facebook privacy settings. The campaign called “Digital Shadow”, which currently is available …
We need to close corporate loopholes!
I’m not surprised! Corporate welfare is killing my country!
In Pennsylvania, a high school sophomore with developmental disabilities was convicted of a crime after recording classmates threatening to “pull down his pants”
WE! ARE! IDIOTS!
Wikipedia has lost thousands of editors due to a culture of deletionism, anti-expertism, bloated bureaucracy, horrible abuses of power, and its slightly condescending founder (They all work for free because “it’s awesome!”). Or maybe all those unpaid imps realized that it is just a gigantic re …
Libraries are an American success story that shouldn’t die.
People who don’t grow up as lifelong readers grow up in an America living under a form of de facto censorship and what it means is that the censor, by withholding library funding, limits access to reading materials to children from a young age. So they don’t get to see the other side of the coin and wind up developing a one-sided point of view which has been historically associated with sexism, homophobia, racial bigotry and other forms of intolerance and hate. If we don’t support libraries, we support going backwards in a type of devolution of the past which is exactly what the Tea Party types mean when they say they want their country back.
Sounds suspiciously, exactly like the America that the modern Republican Right wants us to grow up and grow old in.
Man that’s so fucked