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Should The U.S. Government Try To Control Use Of Social Media By Terrorists?

Radicalism can be an ugly thing or a beautiful thing, depending on its content, but whatever it is, it isn’t the business of anyone in the federal government. […]

Parry! Riposte!

Political banter should be scored somehow, maybe as they do it in fencing, maybe as they do it in the Olympics. An exchange like this should be given a special name, like “triple salchow”:

Delayed Visual Gratification on Pluto, In Parts

PC Magazine says that the reason we’ve had to wait so long for high-resolution pictures of Pluto is, “in part,” because Pluto and the New Horizons craft are so far away from Earth:

“Pluto is super far away. Like waaaay super out there. It’s so far away that we’re still—months after the fact—receiving pics shots […]

You Say Advertisement, And I Say Sponsored Content

Companies could, instead of playing Yavli’s cat-and-mouse game with ad blockers, work on creative ways to communicate in authentic ways with consumers, without advertising. Of course, that would require the companies to develop some understanding of cultural authenticity. […]

You’ve Got to Wonder What His Definition of Marxist Is

My definition of MARXIST is a global mesh of leading-edge platforms.

My definition of REVOLUTIONARY is the efficient restoration of goal-oriented technologies in B2B market relations.

My definition of the VANGUARD is a dynamic cultivation of performance-based assessment standards.

My definition of RESISTANCE is futile.

My definition of BULLSHIT is vmware.


Republican Politicians Can’t Deal With The Public On Their Own, Admits Prosper Group Corporation

The kind of idea the people at the Prosper Group can come up with to help GOP candidates who don’t understand what voters are going through: Slap a bunch of commercial messages up on social media sites. […]

A New Religious Icon For Pier One

As I saw this statue of an elephant sitting in the meditating posture of the Buddha, for sale in a Pier One store, I thought:

When are we going to see Pier One sell a giraffe nailed to a crucifix? Why don’t we see that yet? Why shouldn’t we?


When Will I Be Invited To Scribble On The Glass?

I have been a working adult for more than 20 years, and I’ve attended meetings at far more than my fair share of corporate headquarters, but to this day, I have never been invited to one of those meetings where people get to stand in front of glass and draw charts while people photograph them.


News Tips for Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan on New Wiccan Crime Spree

In the wake of the little-heralded acknowledgement by Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan that a local murder wasn’t some kind Wiccan ritual after all, it might be tempting for Sheriff Morgan to back down in general from his demonization of Wiccans. Such an approach would be kind, considerate, and fact-based. It won’t put Sheriff Morgan […]

Pensacola Sheriff Reported To Abandon Claim of Ritual Wiccan Blue Moon Cult Killings – National Media Silent

Journalism needs to develop some rituals procedures of its own. Prime among them must be the practice of staying around after opening a story with an explosive article to report what actually happens in the aftermath of the blast. […]

Even after Debates kick Campaign Season into High Gear, Jeb Bush’s Hashtag is Stuck in Reverse

Back in January of this year the patrician John Ellis Bush (nicknamed “Jeb Bush” for a populist touch) declared the opening of his presidential campaign. To mark the occasion, he also opened his official hashtag channel on Twitter, #righttorise. Bush invited Americans to talk up his campaign by using the #righttorise hashtag in their Twitter […]