Venn Diagram of Sabotage by Beastie Boys →
I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that’s...– Mitt Romney This is a real quote. Someone was paid to write this drivel.
The White House & SOPA: Reading Between the Lines →
The White House has finally given a detailed explanation of its stance on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA). In a blog post responding to a petition posted on the White House’s website, the Obama Administration clearly laid out what it would - and would not - support…
How Stuff Works: How SOPA Works →
kopoint: Piracy — and more specifically the threat of foreign sites hosting pirated material — is the primary focus of a piece of United States legislation called the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Representative Lamar Smith from Texas introduced SOPA, also known as H.R. 3261, to the United States House of Representatives on Oct. 26, 2011. According to the language in the act, its purpose is to...
Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private...– Ulysses S. Grant (via godlessquotes)
White House Strangles SOPA, Citing Censorship,... →
In a statement on behalf of the Obama administration this morning, a trio of senior officials including the nation’s Chief Technology Officer made clear that any anti-piracy legislation passing the President’s desk would not create risks of censorship, nor would it condone any alterations to the Internet’s domain name system that could invite security dangers.
Stephen Colbert to explore run for president in... →
goodreasonnews: NEW YORK — Stephen Colbert announced on “The Colbert Report” that he is exploring a presidential run in South Carolina, and made it legal by handing control of his super PAC to Jon Stewart in the opening segment of Thursday night’s show. whoa.
The Movie Industry Can't Innovate - the Result is... →
This year the movie industry made $30 billion (a third of it in the U.S.) from box-office revenue. But the total movie industry revenue was $87 billion. Where did the other $57 billion come from? From sources that the studios at one time claimed would put them out of business: Pay-per view TV, cable and satellite channels, video rentals, DVD sales, online subscriptions and digital downloads.
This president is a crony capitalist.– Mitt Romney, whose apparently took a look at this week’s polling data and decided that “crony capitalists” are bad things. Curiously, he apparently used the same appearance to accuse Obama of moving the country toward socialism. Traditionally, you would choose one accusation or the other if you...
Yelping with Cormac: Chipotle Mexican Grill →
yelpingwithcormac: SOMA - San Francisco, CA Cormac M. | Author | Lost in the chaparral, NM Three stars. See that false burrito. See it swaddled in tinfoil on the desk in the bowels of that great tower, a bundle of meat and sauce in a place long ago ceded to silicone and copper. The stooped man eating that peasant…
How to always have exact change
downlo: A good tip from Lifehacker—always have the following coins with you: 3 quarters 1 dime 2 nickels 4 pennies This is supposedly the least amount of coins you can carry that will enable you to give exact change in most situations.
Rick Santorum: "I don't want to make black... →
downlo: Everyone is going after Ron Paul for his racist newsletters and remarks, but we can’t forget that stigmatizing POC is standard operating procedure for Republicans. At a New Year’s campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa, Rick Santorum outlined his vision for the country—one that focuses on cutting… Yup, Rick Santorum — living up to his name — http://spreadingsantorum.com/