How to build a hype:
1. Read a Bureau of Justice Statistics Report, which finds that:
6.7% of U.S. adults were on the receiving end of “identity theft” last year, but this definition includes “attempted misuse” that was unsuccessful, and the most common way adults found out about such activity was to be contacted by [...]
1. Take the data. 2. Put it behind a door. 3. Put a “data” sign next to the door. 4. Lock the door.
I bet the plan works.
On August 17, Shenna Bellows of the ACLU spoke in Augusta, Maine on the occasion of Constitution Day. With her permission, I’ve transcribed her speech to share it here with you.
Good morning. It’s a pleasure to be here today on Constitution Day. Happy Constitution Day! The ACLU is an organization whose mission is to [...]
I just had a strange man rub his hands all over my upper body. It was not a physical encounter I had requested.
I was checking in at the airport, for a flight to return home from a vacation at the beach. I was wearing a loose shirt I had on me to keep cool [...]
A graphic from the Did You Know? Blog is making its way around atheist and secular pages on Facebook. It claims that “You are 3 times more likely to get a virus from a church website than you are from a pornography website”:
Unfortunately, the Did You Know Blog doesn’t link to any source [...]
Barack Obama said it recently:
Barack Obama discussed the idea of that choice in pledges he made in 2007 and then in 2008. As a candidate, many years closer to the attacks of September 11 2001, Barack Obama told us that we should reject the urge to choose between security and liberty:
People had the opportunity to steal vital and valuable items from me while I stood in the waves. No one took the opportunity. [...]