Ian Betteridge has proposed a law, humbly named Betteridge’s Law: “Any headline which ends in a question mark can be answered by the word ‘no’.”
Let’s test that with news headlines ripped hot off the press just now:
BTN Live: How Many Teams Should Make the Playoffs?
CNET: How Much Would Jabba the Hutt’s [...]
On February 15 2014, I shared an offer sent to me by GOP USA and a company called Health Revelations using the name of “Dr. Mark Stengler” to lend an authoritative voice that a “Bible Code” called the “Matthew 4 Protocol.” I shared with you ten indications that the so-called Matthew 4 Protocol is actually [...]
Go ahead, answer the question. What would it take?
Yesterday, Americans Elect announced that its presidential contender Craig Ennis (he of the bomb threats) “has a similar level of experience as past presidents, he or she needs at least 1,000 supporters in each of 10 different states to qualify.” Ennis’ presidential campaign page on Americans Elect looked like this:
A review of the [...]
Is Americans Elect really neutral in the presidential race? In order to preserve its appearance of neutrality, Americans Elect corporate bylaws require its Directors to refrain from promoting any candidate for President:
Section 4.12. Neutrality of Directors. Board members shall not communicate or act in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for President [...]
In 2012, Americans Elect is planning to be the first 501c4 corporation to run its own candidate for President of the United States.
Americans Elect is also a registered political party in multiple states. When Americans Elect sought and obtained registration as a minor political party in the state of Florida, it subjected itself to [...]
House Armed Services Committee Hearing, September 23 2010, 10:55 AM:
Representative Joe Wilson: As a command, what will you do from a process perspective as well as from a technological perspective to ensure that privacy and civil liberties are protected? Is there anything Congress can do to assist you in your efforts?
General Keith B. [...]
The Unity12 Task Force is a Section 527 IRS-registered corporation, formed shortly after lawyers for the old Unity08 won a lawsuit against the FEC. That victory in court granted this new Unity12 corporation the power to take loans and donations of an unlimited size.
Unity12?s self-declared goal is the same as Unity08’s, to shepherd [...]
Pardon me for getting “meta,” but the developments of the last week have me so flummoxed I just feel the need to share.
I’ll share a little something with you: last week I participated in a conference call with representatives of some major civil liberties organizations. These representatives promised to do what they could to [...]
Ah, it’s all been said. It’s all been done. That blase passivity puts cayenne in my carpals. No, it hasn’t all been said or done, not by a longshot. The world’s too complicated to have encompassed all possibilities already. For instance:
How many knickers would a knicker nicker nick if the knickers were not nicked [...]