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We Are Amused. Gay Marriage Okay In England. Why Is The USA Behind In Equality?

When you think of a nation that’s ready to shed tradition, the United Kingdom is not the first that comes to mind. The very name of the nation suggests the memory of feudal warlords battling over control of a little island. The United States sound a bit more up-to-date, with the abstraction of state replacing [...]

Governments Request More User Data from Google in 2011. Which Countries are the Biggest Culprits?

Earlier this month, I shared with you a map showing results from Google’s report on the number of requests for user data from the governments of the world, current through December 2010:

Google has just updated its report to include a new six-month period, January to June of 2011. The most acquisitive governments of [...]

Oil Spills Continue

The Deepwater Horizon drill site in the Gulf of Mexico, which spewed untold barrels of crude oil earlier this year, has finally been permanently plugged. So, has the oil spill crisis stopped? Not by a longshot. Oil spills continue to take place all the time, even if they aren’t reported by your familiar TV anchors. [...]

Witch Child Attacks Spread In UK

A pastor from a London church concluded that ClimbiƩ was possessed by demons, and so did nothing to protect the child from violent attacks that included burnings and beatings with a hammer. [...]

Who Would Cut The Head Off A Baby Seal?

Three of them had their heads cut off. There’s no indication in the reports that the baby seals’ fur had been removed. [...]

Breaking News From the 1800s!

About 15,000 people are thought to live on boats in canals in London. Some real gongoozlers can be found over at the Canal Card Collectors Circle, which is affiliated with, but not completely consumed by, the Inland Waterways Association. [...]

Rich Brits To Pay Their Share – Why Not Ours?

The British government is implementing a tax increase for its most wealthy citizens. Why can’t we do the same in the USA? [...]