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Friday, 22 June 2018

Charles Krauthammer, Conservative Political Commentator, Dies at 68

quote [ Krauthammer was a champion of hawkish foreign policy and was known for supporting the war in Afghanistan as well as the invasion of Iraq under President George W. Bush.

However, he was not afraid to oppose President Donald Trump, refusing to vote for him and then calling him a “moral disgrace” for his reaction to the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. ]

He was kind of a dick at times, but looks good compared to what passes for a conservative now.
[SFW] [obituaries] [+1 Informative]
[by HoZay@7:37pmGMT] [4 comments]

Supreme Court says warrant necessary for phone location data

quote [ In a 5-4 decision on Friday the justices decided that police need warrants to gather phone location data as evidence for
trials. The Supreme Court reversed and remanded the Sixth Circuit court's decision.

Carpenter v. United States is the first case about phone location data that the Supreme Court has ruled on. That makes it a landmark decision regarding how law enforcement agencies can use technology as they build cases. The court heard arguments in the case on Nov. 29. ]

Full article in extended (you know the drill)

[SFW] [Big Brother] [+7 Good]
[by knumbknutz@3:15pmGMT] [1 comment]

How I Broke, and Botched, the Brandon Teena Story

quote [ The original writer of the Village Voice story that inspired “Boys Don’t Cry” looks back on her reporting — and the huge error she still regrets ]

Hiding the tears in my eyes
[SFW] [people] [+4 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:33amGMT] [3 comments]

California Net Neutrality Bill Was 'Hijacked,' Lawmaker Says

quote [ Backers of a bill that would have created the nation's strongest net neutrality protections criticize changes to the proposal. ]

As usual, you can't even count on the Democrats to get it right (I'm no fan of Scott Weiner, the author of the bill, but he seems to be the good guy here).
[SFW] [politics] [+3 Sad]
[by hellboy@5:07amGMT] [4 comments]

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Playwright pens condemnation of Trump's concentration camps

quote [ This World Refugee Day, The International Rescue Committee and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre have brought it to life to ask the world: will you stand with refugees?

The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. ]

'Merica, on the wrong side of history since 1600.

[SFW] [politics] [+1 Insightful]
[by foobar@2:01pmGMT] [19 comments]

Koko, the gorilla who knew sign language, dies at 46

quote [ Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died. ]

That she's a one-in-a-million girl
[SFW] [obituaries] [+10 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@11:48amGMT] [4 comments]

Where LGBTQ War Refugees Finally Feel Safe

quote [ When you’re gay or trans in the Middle East, escaping war doesn’t mean you’ve escaped the people who want you dead. ]

Oho, don't hate our love
[SFW] [people] [+3 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:18amGMT] [0 comments]

Senate passes cannabis legalization bill in final vote

quote [ The Senate has voted to pass Bill C-45, the government's legislation to legalize cannabis. After more than a year of intensive study in both the House and Senate, the major social policy change has passed its final legislative hurdle, meaning that recreational marijuana will soon be legal across Canada. All that is left will be Royal Assent to officially pass the bill. ]

Some sanity from the great white north.
[SFW] [politics] [+3 Good]
[by JWWargo@4:14amGMT] [5 comments]

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

The Humble 3x5

quote [ While the conceptual metaphor of hypertext was unknown to most of the non-computing public until the ’80s and ’90s, many of the systems that used these index cards approached a sort of proto-hypertextuality. Often they had elaborate, baroque structures for inter-card referencing, or for searching and finding tagged materials. ]

Index cards! An attractive little article about them.
[SFW] [literature] [+3 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@8:14pmGMT] [1 comment]

Methodists Bring Church Charges Against Jeff Sessions For Border Policy

quote [ More than 600 clergy and lay members of the United Methodist Church have ]

Sorry about the source: Huffpo trash, but I thought a feel good article about religion might be apropos. No thumb because I don't want his face on my computer even as thumbs.

[SFW] [religion & spirituality] [+4 Good]
[by lilmookieesquire@6:20amGMT] [12 comments]

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