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These are beautiful.
Is Bitcoin safe? Fans of the virtual currency praise its convenience, transparency and democracy; its detractors point to its volatility and popularity with the internet’s shadier inhabitants. —
David Prosser: Britain’s SMEs should weigh up the pros and cons of Bitcoins before trading in the virtual currency - Business Comment - Business - The Independent
Because volatility & shady users isn’t a problem with “normal” currency?
Children’s euthanasia bill signed by Belgium king -
This can’t be surprising, can it? It logically follows the broader euthanasia bill — itself a tragedy as the article notes — and loss of any framework for human dignity or meaning.
FNC Shows Flashback to Obama Ridiculing Romney: ‘1980s Are Calling to Ask for Their Foreign Policy Back’ | NewsBusters -
I’m no fan of Romney, but this is a nice illustration of Obama’s foreign policy naivete.
Supreme Court Expands Police Power to Seize Your Assets Before Conviction - Hit & Run : Reason.com -
Well that seems fair.
The ‘Iliad ‘is only great because all life is a battle, the ‘Odyssey’ because all life is a journey, the Book of Job because all life is a riddle. —
G.K. Chesterton in The Defendant
Free online speed reading software | Spreeder.com -
This is awesome.
I had to stop because I couldn’t read and think about how awesome it was at the same time. I’ll come back to that though.
Two Brooklyn cops sideswiped a parked SUV, then arrested a man sitting in the passenger seat of the vehicle, accusing him of damaging their car, a suit charges.
And the officers would have gotten away with their lie — had the whole bizarre drama not been caught by a security camera.
Robert Jackson, 31, told The Post his nightmare began when a police car heading the wrong way on one-way Watkins Street in Brownsville scraped against a parked Ford Explorer, which belongs to his girlfriend.
Jackson, a maintenance worker, said he was sitting in the legally parked car outside of his apartment when the accident happened. He got out of the vehicle and walked up to the officers.
“I was smiling, like, ‘How’d you run into me?’ ” he recalled. “Then the cop said, ‘Dude, you ran into me.’ ”
“I just wanted them to fix the damage and apologize, but it didn’t turn out that way,” Jackson said. “They were trying to cover it up.”
At that point, things got even more surreal.
The two cops checked the block for surveillance cameras before arresting him for destruction of city property, according to the lawsuit filed by Jackson in Brooklyn Supreme Court.
“When they thought no cameras were on. I saw their gloves go on, and that’s when I was arrested,” Jackson said.
But fortunately for Jackson, the officers, Christopher Oliver and Shazad Shigri, missed one camera on the home of one of his neighbors, Jackson said.
i love that the panopticon backfired on fucking cops.
Reasons I am so for neighborhoods with video cameras mounted in their windows
Ajit Pai: The FCC Wades Into the Newsroom - WSJ.com -
The FCC’s new program to determine which news stations are covering stories the government deems “‘critical information’ such as the ‘environment’ and ‘economic opportunities’”.
"Freedom" of the "Press".