In Internet, World News on April 4, 2009 at 4:53 pm
The Cybersecurity Act of 2009 could grant the President the power to shut down Internet networks. Have a quote from the article:
According to the bill’s language, the president would have broad authority to designate various private networks as a “critical infrastructure system or network” and, with no other review, “may declare a cyber-security emergency and order the limitation or shutdown of Internet traffic to and from” the designated the private-sector system or network.
That’s it folks! The last medium granting almost absolute freedom of expression- compromised! Sorry, this has just made me temporarily incoherent. I can barely keep my spelling and grammar in check. I’m going to go find something else to write about before I smash my keyboard.
In People, World News on April 4, 2009 at 1:35 pm
Protesters get stupid at the G20 summit. The pictures have been around for a long time, I wasn’t really bothered with it but everyone has a limit.
I understand standing up and being vocal about your point of view, I understand trying to encourage change in a system that is not working. They’re all respectful things to do.
But rioting? That just degrades everything you stand for- it takes you down from being an activist to being a damn fool.
Personally, I feel sorry for the policemen and all the people on crowd control. They don’t need to be attacked like that! It’s not like the police officers make the rules- there’s no need to take out your anger on someone who can’t do anything about your problems!
And do they even consider what they’re doing to their group’s image? Nobody is going to respect that sort of behaviour and I personally find it disgusting. Someone died because the rioters wouldn’t let the police and paramedics do their job and help someone who’d collapsed!
Protesting something is all well and good- but you don’t need to get stupid about it.
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In Food, Science, World News on March 28, 2009 at 10:39 pm
Indian military scientists want to create curry that is edible in space. Basically, India is in a space race with China and Japan, and they want to feed the astronaut something that’s familiar.
That’s all you need to know, really. Other than that I think this is quite awesome.
In People, The Planet, World News on March 28, 2009 at 9:45 pm
Everyone forgot to turn off their lights at 8:30p.m. I think it’s because it’s a chore to turn off your lights at 8:30p.m. If I were the general population, I’d find it a chore to get up, turn off my lights and then sit in the dark for an hour.
I’ll admit, I forgot to do it. It’s a shame because I had candles ready and everything.
In Religion, World News on March 28, 2009 at 5:05 pm
The U.N. has made religious defamation a violation of Human Rights. Get. The. Fuck. Out.
Oooh, I’m so angry! People should be able to say whatever the hell they want regardless of political correctness! It’s a non-binding text, so it’s not that bad. But the fact that it even exists is ridiculous. This is the U.N.- they uphold Human Rights. Last I checked, Freedom of Speech was a basic Human Right! Hello, hypocrisy! How are you this afternoon? Me? I’m righteously outraged.
It was proposed by Pakistan on behalf of Islamic states. The OIC (Organisation of the Islamic Conference) said they had to find a “delicate balance” between freedom of expressions and respect for religions. Bull. Shit. A “delicate balance” can be interpreted a million different ways! How are they going to establish this balance? Or more importantly, who is going to establish this balance? The reason Freedom of Speech is a Human Right is because everyone has something different to say- you can’t put limits on that!
It was voted in, too! 23 states where in favour, 11 were not and 13 abstained. I’m hating those 13 most of all because that’s like having the ability to stop someone killing another and then just stepping back instead of doing something!
In Men, World News on March 27, 2009 at 5:17 pm
Especially me. But I think it’s more about the uniform than anything else. Anyway. Some Royal Marine saved his troop in Afghanistan. Very heroic, had gotten shot in the helmet earlier. The corporal had gotten shot in the groin. Which makes me laugh.
Anyway, I don’t really care. I only mention it because it’s about soldiers. And I love soldiers. And we’re back to the title. Seriously, check out the link, there’s a picture- hero of the day is reasonably hot.
In The Planet, World News on March 27, 2009 at 5:09 pm
California is getting rid of dark coloured cars. It’s because their air conditioning has to work harder to cool down the passengers. It makes sense, of course. It’s a basic rule of science: dark colours=keeps in heat, light colours=reflects heat.
For the sake of the planet or not, it does seem to be a restraint on free will, sorta. But then again, why would you buy a dark coloured car if you lived in California, God’s Metropolitan Furnace?
In Religion, Science, World News on March 27, 2009 at 4:50 pm