For Julia, or anyone else that understands the true and absolute joy that a beat can bring. Check out Pretty Lights and all the great artists available for download free, at prettylightsmusic.com. I think you might really enjoy the label and all the truly amazing artists that support file sharing. Listen while reading the Hungry Games novels and experience life 2 decades beyond 1984.Read more »
If you want to post an all-caps comment telling someone they're an idiot, you'd better get your trollface on soon, especially in Arizona. House Bill 2549 is awaiting the governor's signature and could, according to Gizmodo, "make naughty, angry words a Class 1 misdemeanor -- or worse.Read more »
WARNING! Be very aware of WHERE you are shooting in the United States!
I'm writing this to alert all of you to be very aware WHERE you are shooting while in the United States! Yesterday I was out doing some street shooting and apparently I wandered a little too close to our Federal Building downtown with my camera and I was immediately ran down by four officers, detained and questioned for over an hour.Read more »
On March 1 HR 347 was submitted to the White House for President Obama's signature. The bill passed the Senate by unanimous consent and had only 3 “nays” in the House (42 Representatives did not vote)... H.R. 347 expands current law to make it a crime to enter or remain in an area where an official is visiting even if the person does not know it's illegal to be in that area and has no reason to suspect it's illegal... In addition to making it illegal to unknowingly trespass in an area that has been deemed “restricted” it is now illegal to heckle and possibly even question a “protected” person.Read more »
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, the Associated Press reports. Manning is most famous for allegedly leaking troves of classified documents, including State Department cables and Military files, to WikiLeaks. He was arraigned last week in Ft. Meade, Maryland and is being charged with "engineering the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history."Read more »
Violence on TV In fographic
Does TV violence cause actual violence? Although there is a widespread belief that watching fictional violence causes people to be more violent, the rise of violence on TV and comparable real-world violence statistics over the past 20 years tell a different story. How does violence on TV affect your beliefs about violent crime? Take a look below.Read more »
Indiana Bill allows school bureaucrats to punish students for actions, statements, and activities outside of school hours, outside of school boundaries, and outside of school concerns.Read more »
Houston Free Thinkers gathering rousted by HPD. Members detained, but not arrested. No charges, no explanations. Officer pulls shotgun on crowd. See the videos. I thought this group might be similar to the Free Staters in NH.Read more »
What does a bill like PIPA/SOPA mean to our shareable world? At the TED offices, Clay Shirky delivers a proper manifesto -- a call to defend our freedom to create, discuss, link and share, rather than passively consume.Read more »
The Department of Justice announced Thursday that it has conducted a major action to shut down MegaUpload, a popular file-sharing site widely used for free downloads of movies and television shows.Read more »
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