He stares at his thumbs. “It’s a reminder of why I’m doing it. When I’m on the start line of an Olympic final, I look at them and think, you know what? This ain’t life or death. So all I can do is try and do my best. Nobody’s going to shoot me if I don’t win. And at that moment I go, ‘Let’s do it’.”
Mr. Assange is not an American citizen, and none of his actions have taken place on American soil.
WikiLeaks and the Global Future of Free Speech. NY Times.
And those sex charges? Watch all of this.
County librarian Ciaran Mangan has a heart of .. something.
Based on the original 1930s fine of one penny per week, the librarian calculated that the book had incurred fines of €4,160.
But they would like to make a bargain.
“As good Christians, we decided we would waive that fine if the person appears in person and confesses to having returned the book.”
Oops I forgot – library book returned after 80 years – BBC
I’ll add the unspoken:
“As good Christians, we decided that unless the person that took it turns up and confesses to having taken it they can burn in the fires of hell for all eternity. We don’t care if that person is already dead given the book was taken out in 1932, we want them here and we want to hear those words begging for forgiveness.”
If you were “good Christians” you would just forgive. So maybe you are bad Christians?
This is why I clear all cookies every time I close Firefox. It is why I never login to Google or other news services to read what is happening. I don’t want ‘News for Me’, just the news.
The Day Yahoo Decided I Liked Reading About Child Murder – The Atlantic.
I’m sure my ISP can track me if they want but they too need to get past https searches (DuckDuckGo!) and vpns. I’m doing nothing bad, nothing wrong. I just do not want what I am shown today to be decided by what I read yesterday or before that. My mind is quite capable of limiting itself at times and I don’t need any help with that.
Richard Branson’s company becomes one of the first of many vultures to start picking over the rich, tender flesh of the NHS now that it has been splayed open by the Bill. Telegraph.
Just think how many people will now be able to claim they have been fucked by Richard Branson. On the NHS.
But we do have nice kitchens.
But there was apparently one important word the Germans lacked, and had to import from English: “shitstorm.” Link.
That’s better than the moronic overuse of “perfect storm” and “tsunami”. One was a film and the other a tragedy. Might as well use “Drop Dead Fred” and “9/11″. Use them and you should be shot.
It’s not often the Govt say that. Go sign the Turing petition and rather appropriately complete a captcha at the end to do so.
“Economists and politicians continually debate policies that will lead to a return to economic growth,” the authors note. “But because they have failed to recognize that the high price of energy is a central problem, they haven’t identified the necessary solution: weaning society off fossil fuel.”
This weaning will require a large deployment of efficiency measures, nuclear power, and renewable energy sources. All of this will take time, which is why efforts need to be started now..
“Economists and politicians continually debate policies that will lead to a return to economic growth,” the authors note. “But because they have failed to recognize that the high price of energy is a central problem, they haven’t identified the necessary solution: controlling the fossil fuel.”
This weaning will require a large deployment of troops and other weapons of war. All of this will take time, which is why efforts need to be started now..