I live right in the middle of the two cities listed in number 3. Ugh.. at least I know when I move next time it can’t get much worse.
See the full list here, based on a survey conducted by the American Bible Society
Today, a US Federal Court sided with Verizon, by saying that the FCC does not have the authority to enforce the doctrine of net neutrality, and ISPs have the right to throttle, choke or block traffic and data on their networks as they damn well see fit. So here’s a picture of a sad panda.
If you’re worried about the NSA spying on you for some reason, but you’re all like “I haven’t seen any spies installing anything on my computer”, the bad news is that reportedly, the NSA can intercept computer equipment at the manufacturing and distribution level. So your e-Machine could have already been NSA bugged before you even got it on sale at Walmart. Yay America!
Sending unmanned drones into the wilds of Afghanistan to shoot at terrorists is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the future of American autonomous dominance. This past week, the Department of Defense laid out a roadmap of the drone program, leading up to autonomous global drone missions and surveillance by 2022. Yup, in less than 10 years, American deathbots will be patrolling the globe by air, sea and land.
Wonder what shooter of unarmed teenagers George Zimmerman has been up to lately? Much like former president George W Bush, Zimmerman has been spending his time out of the spotlight painting. Or at least he’s done one painting, a blue American flag piece that’s currently bidding at over $100k with 2 days left. But before you think George is going to get wealthy from this, keep kn mind that he still has about 2 million in legal debt.
Way before the push for medicinal marijuana, during the days of Prohibition in the US, if you wanted your liquor fix, you could take your chances on the black market, or you could stroll down to your doctor’s office and get a prescription for medicinal booze. It’s for my glaucoma *hic*
Edward Snowden published an open letter in São Paulo’s main newspaper today, appealing for asylum. Snowden has already applied for asylum in Brazil, and while the Brazilian government has grown cold towards the US, with many saying they would love to have him, the official relationship between the US and Brazil is a very different one than America has with China or Russia. However it’s currently summer in Brazil, winter in Moscow— Snowden is probably just tired of freezing his ass off in the brutal and depressing Moscow winter and so he’s all like “Xoxoxo Brazil you’re awesome, please I need sunshine kthxbye”.
That time undercover ATF agents paid a teen to get a neck tattoo of a giant squid smoking a joint? Oh, that was a hoot.
Just because the Fast and Furious scandal has long since dropped out of the news doesn’t mean the ATF has suddenly gotten better at doing whatever it is they do. In one investigated instance, ATF agents who were running a fake smoke shop convinced a mentally handicapped 19 year old to get a tattoo of the store’s logo on his neck— a giant squid smoking a giant joint. It appears that this may not be an isolated thing, but that the ATF operates a number of fake head shops around the country that they use to bait low level pot users. Well, at least they’re not giving free guns to Mexican drug cartels.