Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Here's the First Look at the TV Version of Black Lightning

Here's the First Look at the TV Version of Black Lightning

Google tries to define a valid family. Predictable awfulness ensues.

Google tries to define a valid family. Predictable awfulness ensues.
Bad ideas never die, they get turned into standards.

io9

io9
Of course it does.

Auschwitz Survivor Confronts ICE Director: 'History Is Not On Your Side'

Auschwitz Survivor Confronts ICE Director: 'History Is Not On Your Side'
It's not. "In a dramatic moment at a public forum on immigration Tuesday, 87-year-old Bernard Marks confronted U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Thomas Homan. “When I was a little boy in Poland, for no other reason but for being Jewish, I was hauled off by the Nazis,” Marks said. “And for no other reason I was picked up and separated from my family, who was exterminated in Auschwitz. And I am a survivor of Auschwitz and Dachau.” Marks then proceeded to warn Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, who hosted the event, against working closely with Homan to carry out the Trump Administration’s strict deportation policies, which include stalking immigrants at courthouses. "

The Persecution of Planned Parenthood’s Exposers

The Persecution of Planned Parenthood’s Exposers
Selective prosecution. Whether you agree with them or not, if they are being prosecuted, why were these not: "California seems not to have much of a problem with undercover recordings when they are made in service to causes near and dear to progressive hearts. In 2015, the group Mercy for Animals, which routinely produces undercover recordings of food production facilities, released a video featuring the cruel treatment of chickens at the Fresno-based Foster Farms poultry slaughterhouse. The slickly-produced video was released to the public and was even presented by “The Price Is Right” host Bob Barker. The tapes led to an investigation by the local police and eventually resulted in misdemeanor animal cruelty charges against one the facility’s workers. No charges were filed against Mercy for Animals. There’s no doubt that both the organization and its political allies on the left would have dubbed it persecution if they were. A 2013 New York Times report on an increase in state-level legal restrictions on undercover photography at livestock farms to combat “ecological terrorism” featured animal activist groups sounding alarms over the violation of their civil liberties. Among them was Mercy for Animals’ general counsel Vandhana Bala. “It has definitely had a chilling effect on our ability to conduct investigations,” he said of laws passed in states like Utah, Missouri, and Iowa that makes it harder to produce undercover exposés. Further, California would have likely been within their rights to put former Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s mistress, V. Stiviano, before a grand jury for illicitly recording the businessman and releasing those tapes to the press in 2014. In those well-publicized tapes, Sterling made a series of abhorrently racist comments about African-Americans including Earvin “Magic” Johnson, a figure so beloved in the Golden State that he appears on their travel and tourism advertisements. The tapes resulted in Sterling’s permanent banishment from the NBA. Stiviano’s attorney told the Los Angeles Times that those recordings did not violate California’s “two-party consent” statute because he was recorded making racist remarks “by mutual agreement.” That was apparently good enough for California’s Department of Justice. And after all, the true villain in this matter had already been identified."

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

SwiftOnSecurity on Twitter

SwiftOnSecurity on Twitter

SwiftOnSecurity on Twitter

SwiftOnSecurity on Twitter
Yes.

John Rogers on Twitter

John Rogers on Twitter

James S.A. Corey on Twitter

James S.A. Corey on Twitter
Ha!

io9

io9
Nothing could possible go wrong..

CBS News on Twitter

CBS News on Twitter
Psychic powers say no approval is coming.

Your hypothetical questions, answered: SpaceX prepares to refly rocket booster

Your hypothetical questions, answered: SpaceX prepares to refly rocket booster
This is a big deal.

Facebook’s new design for comments shows they don’t understand what conversations are

Facebook’s new design for comments shows they don’t understand what conversations are
I have this and hate it.

The Hill

The Hill
Because hiding from the press always works.

The New Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer Features So Much Iron Man

The New Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer Features So Much Iron Man

big stupid on Twitter

big stupid on Twitter
I guess that makes Bannon Butthead.