Facebook banned me after I posted pro-Second Amendment pictures Plenty of activists on Facebook know the pain of being “banned”. Facebook sends you a message saying that you have posted offensive content on your page, you have offended community standards, and if you do it again, you’re at risk of losing your page completely. I have already had one personal page taken from me, never to be returned (most likely), when I publicly stated that a small-time internet wannabe-radio host was cyber-stalking me.
The NRA’s New Shooting Game Is For Ages Four And Up This is NRA: Practice Range. It’s a new iOS game released apparently by the fine folks at the National Rifle Association, who have graciously decided to make it both free and available to kids aged 4+ so that anyone, no matter how old they are, can practice using guns to shoot things.
New cover of Orwell’s ‘1984’ blacks out ‘George Orwell’ and ‘1984’ Since the bleak world portrayed in Nineteen Eighty-Four could never admit the existence of the book Nineteen Eighty-Four or its author, it makes perfect sense that the new Penguin paperback edition reflects exactly this erasure. Visually, seen directly from the front, the book has no identifying information beyond its publisher and price. But embossed beneath that, felt with the fingertips or seen askew, “Nineteen Eighty-Four” and “George Orwell” can be found, masked but not completely erased by black foiling. In fact, they are more permanently etched into the book than if they’d simply been printed.
Reddit Founder Aaron Schwartz Dead at 26 Friends, colleagues and admirers of Aaron Swartz, a digital activist and innovator, posted tributes to him online on Saturday, after an early-morning report of his death by The Tech, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology student newspaper. An uncle, Michael Wolf, told The Times that Mr. Swartz, 26, had apparently committed suicide in New York on Friday.
Camden N.J. Pays $3.5 million To Settle Police Corruption CAMDEN — Camden has agreed to pay $3.5 million to 87 people who had their drug convictions vacated or charges dropped afterward as part of a police corruption case in which officers stole cash, conducted illegal searches, planted drugs and falsified reports.
The settlement announced Wednesday is the second payout the city has agreed to make in the case. It agreed to pay 11 others $340,000 last year.
Officials dismissed charges or convictions in more than 200 drug cases in 2009 and 2010 because of an investigation that accused rogue officers, including retired Sgt. Dan E. Morris of Moorestown, of stealing drugs and money from suspected dealers and lying on arrest reports and to grand juries.
One former officer has been convicted, and three others have pleaded guilty.
Belgian twin brothers, 45, choose euthanasia by lethal injection after going blind Belgium’s Socialist Party leader, Thierry Giet, delivers a speech in April 2012. He supports expanding euthanization laws in the country to include those under 18 and Alzheimer’s sufferers.
Identical twin brothers in Belgium who were going blind — so distraught that they would one day never see one another again — chose to be euthanized by lethal injection.
The case has become noteworthy in the country for the fact that the unidentified 45-year-olds, who were also deaf, weren’t actually afflicted with a terminal illness.
“They were very happy. It was a relief to see the end of their suffering,” Dr. David Dufour, of Brussels University Hospital, told RTL television news after the pair chose to die in “full conscience” last month.
Segment # 8 Closing Thoughts