The six degrees of exponential stupidity, as exemplified by Glenn Beck, is a descent into mental illness and the sewer of conspiracy theories. Most people are familiar with the six degrees of Kevin Bacon, a game that arose from the concept that any two Earth humans are six or fewer acquaintance links apart. This same concept … Continue reading Glenn Beck’s Six Degrees of Exponential Stupidity
Mail in the United Kingdom will stand still on Monday 29 July. 4,000 workers in 373 Crown post offices are to go on strike. This is the 9th strike by UK Crown postal service workers since Easter. The strike is organised by the Communications Workers Union (CWU). It represents over 203,500 members in the UK. The … Continue reading Mail won’t be delivered on Monday as UK goes postal
Zimmerman became a free man today. The not guilty verdict brought great disappointment to many including myself. Its been an experience I have felt twice in the last twenty-four hours. The first is with the not guilty verdict in the death of Trayvon Martin. I’ve been avoiding writing about it. I didn’t want to make too … Continue reading Zimmerman’s Personal Hell
Not everyone is outraged or alarmed by the NSA leaks. There are many people that are nonplussed, unconcerned for various reasons. I’ll explore two, with a few tangents in-between. 1. I’m Not Doing Anything Wrong, So I have Nothing To Worry About That’s a comforting notion. It might be true. If you’re a regular Joe … Continue reading NSA Surveillance: It Doesn’t Effect Me, Why Should I Care?
Edward Snowden, 29 years old, had top level access to NSA information, and he leaked some of it. Basically he pulled a Bradley Manning, only Edward Snowden’s clearance to government intelligence was on a much higher level. This is a guy who is obviously highly intelligent with a promising and successful career at the top … Continue reading Edward Snowden is a heroic whistleblower