Archive | June, 2013

Womansplaining Rick Perry To The Mansplainers

Anti-abortion rights bloggers just canNOT understand what was so awful about Rick Perry telling Wendy Davis she hadn’t learned from her own experience of single motherhood. First of all, here is what Rick Perry said (emphasis mine): “Who are we to say that children born into the worst of circumstances can’t grow to live successful […]

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This Is What Anti-Abortion Extremism Looks Like

humanautomaton You think you’ve seen it? Well, I’m sure you have. So have I. But nothing I have read in recent memory encapsulates it as well as Steven Ertelt’s response, at the very inaptly named Life News, to this op-ed in today’s New York Times by Judy NiCastro, describing her experience with abortion at 23 […]

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Secure online access with Onion Pi for $95 – avoid surveillance

              Create a highly portable, wireless access point with Onion Pi. It encrypts all all your net access then sends it through secure Tor servers. It costs $95 and requires a bit of geekery to configure it. Tor is from EFF. Their free Tor browser covers your tracks by […]

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Thursday NSA Surveillance Scandal Reader

Why Congress Must Investigate NSA’s Unconstitutional Spying Is the Spying Comey Approved More Important Than the Spying He Opposed? Senators say NSA phone records played little role in stopping terror plots Three NSA Whistleblowers Speak Out on Snowden Whistleblowing 2.0 — from the Pentagon Papers to Bradley Manning to PRISM Assange Struggles to Remain Relevant […]

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Typos and Misspelled Words plague Gamers

I have been gaming since 1978 and sometimes I feel old. I look at all of the new games every year and am amazed at the modern artwork. I am shocked at the sheer volume of new games hitting the market. I am appalled by the significant lack of quality in many of these games. […]

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NEVERWINTER is LIVE

The launch of the highly-acclaimed free action MMORPG Neverwinter, set in the Dungeons & Dragons® Forgotten Realms® universe from Wizards of the Coast. “Over 1.5 million players have explored Neverwinter during our Open Beta. That’s an incredible turnout of gamers and we are humbled by the support and grateful for all the feedback that has led […]

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After Earth goes mobile

Have you seen the Will Smith movie, After Earth? I have and while not the greatest film of all time, the movie was not bad. “In “After Earth,” a crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape. […]

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Abortion Should Be Banned Because Fetuses Can Masturbate

Mind you, only male fetuses masturbate: As the House of Representatives gears up for Tuesday’s debate on HR 1797, a bill that would outlaw virtually all abortions 20 weeks post fertilization, Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) argued in favor of banning abortions even earlier in pregnancy because, he said, male fetuses that age were already, shall […]

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Around The Internets: NSA Surveillance Scandal Edition

Why The NSA And President Bush Got The FISA Court To Reinterpret The Law In Order To Collect Tons Of Data Based On What We Know, Is The NSA Verizon Request Legal? NSA surveillance in perspective A Reply to Epstein & Pilon on NSA’s Metadata Program Minimize this! A statistical problem with “nothing to hide” […]

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NSA Spies On All Your Records, All The Time, For No Gain

Veteran national security journalist Barton Gellman wrote two days ago in the Washington Post that the NSA is hoovering up all your phone records all the time, and has been doing so since 2002, first under a Bush-era program that was ruled illegal and then from 2006 under the MAINWAY program that was given a […]

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