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Wednesday, 31 March 2021

New York State Senate passes bill to legalize recreational weed

quote [ The New York State Senate on Tuesday voted 40-23 to pass a bill to legalize recreational marijuana. ]

Cuomo still need to sign, but he has said he would.
[SFW] [politics] [+2 Good]
[by biblebeltdrunk@12:49amGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 26 March 2021

New U.K. Currency Honors Alan Turing, Pioneering Computer Scientist And Code-Breaker

quote [ The Bank of England unveiled the new £50 note on Thursday, nearly two years after saying it would honor the pioneering mathematician who died an outcast because of his homosexuality. ]

Several interesting references on the note include a puzzle and a message in binary. More links on the puzzle in extended.

[SFW] [politics] [+1 Informative]
[by biblebeltdrunk@5:13pmGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Taiwan official urges people to stop changing their name to 'salmon'

quote [ Dozens of people have changed names to include ‘gui yu’ to take advantage of sushi promotion...

In a phenomenon that has been labelled “salmon chaos” by local media, about 150 mostly young people visited government offices in recent days to officially change their name. ]

My favorite names were Whirlpool Naruto Salmon Xie and Explosive Good Looking Salmon.

[SFW] [humor] [+2 Funny]
[by biblebeltdrunk@12:00amGMT] [7 comments]

Thursday, 18 March 2021

In Landmark Ruling, Court Says Japan's Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

quote [ Advocates hope the decision will set a precedent for marriage equality lawsuits now pending across the country, and help pave the way for same-sex marriage in Japan — the only G-7 nation without it. ]

Not actually a ruling that legalises gay marriage, but one that says the current status quo is illegal. It give parlament time to work something out which could result in a civil union situation as a mentioned possibility. Still, it is a lot more hopeful looking than many were expecting just a while ago.
[SFW] [politics] [+7 Good]
[by biblebeltdrunk@12:17amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

James Randi has died.

quote [ We are very sad to say that James Randi passed away yesterday, due to age-related causes.
He had an Amazing life. We will miss him.
Please respect Deyvi Peña’s privacy during this difficult time. ]

James Randi, a large figure in the scientific skeptic community who did a lot to combat frauds and pseudoscience, has passed away.
[SFW] [obituaries] [+6 Sad]
[by biblebeltdrunk@9:36pmGMT] [6 comments]



Sunday, 11 October 2020

Pinkerton Guard in custody over fatal shooting at Denver protests

quote [ DENVER (AP) — Matthew Dolloff, a private security guard working for local television station KUSA TV, was jailed for investigation of first degree murder in connection with Saturday afternoon’s shooting, Denver police said in a social media post. ]

A Pinkerton agent shot a far right protester a denver protest. It will be interesting watching if people try to call him a leftist. Not using it as the thumb because of it showing death, but main reason im posting is photoset of the incident Helen Richardson of the Denver post may get a pulitzer this year.

[SFW] [dystopian violence]
[by biblebeltdrunk@8:37pmGMT] [4 comments]

Sunday, 26 July 2020

Regis Philbin, television personality, has died at 88

quote [ Legendary broadcaster Regis Philbin has died, according to a statement shared by his family on Saturday. He was 88 years old. ]

16,746.50 hours on on US television, thats a lot of tv.
[SFW] [obituaries]
[by biblebeltdrunk@4:33pmGMT] [6 comments]

Monday, 15 June 2020

Supreme Court Delivers Major Victory To LGBTQ Employees

quote [ The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act barring sex discrimination in the workplace protects LGBTQ employees from being fired because of their sexual orientation. The vote was 6-to-3, with conservatives Chief Justice John Roberts and Neil Gorsuch joining the court's four liberal justices in the majority. ]

6-3 with Gorsuch wtiting the opinion, queue mega heads already going batshit calling for Gorsuch's head.

That said, nice to get some great news for once.
[SFW] [politics] [+4 laz0r]
[by biblebeltdrunk@2:34pmGMT] [4 comments]

Friday, 29 May 2020

Monkeys steal coronavirus blood samples in India

quote [ A troop of monkeys in India attacked a medical official and snatched away blood samples of patients who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, authorities said on Friday. ]

Insert joke about the planet of the apes of the apes here.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Funny]
[by biblebeltdrunk@3:57pmGMT] [9 comments]

Friday, 8 May 2020

Germany passes ban on 'gay conversion therapy'

quote [ Germany's parliament has passed a law banning so-called "gay conversion therapy" for young people nationwide.

The legislation is intended to stop groups offering the service - which claims to be able to change a person's sexual orientation - to under-18s... ]

Always good to see, hopefully they ban it from being used on older people as well.
[SFW] [politics] [+2 Good]
[by biblebeltdrunk@6:16pmGMT] [2 comments]



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