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Obama Does Not Support SOPA/PIPA

Lest you be mislead by the abundance of misinformation, President Obama does not support SOPA/PIPA and that the office of the president  “will not support legislation that reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the dynamic, innovative global Internet.”

The statement further reads:

Any effort to combat online piracy must guard against the risk of online censorship of lawful activity and must not inhibit innovation by our dynamic businesses large and small. Across the globe, the openness of the Internet is increasingly central to innovation in business, government, and society and it must be protected.”

Doesn’t sound like someone who wishes to “pee on the constitution” to me.

Bring Back The Links!

Thanks for waiting around for more links :)

Tepig = Bondage Pig?

Bondage Tepig

So, Dash gets this thing in a Happy Meal or, some such.

I’m not entirely sure when I first encountered Pokemon.  Probably not long after they were invented.  The five oldest kids all had cards and whatever else.  I never noticed this guy before.  Holy crap!  His little butt (eh, thingy) even lights up!

Oh yeah.  Hi.  It’s been a while.

Will try to get back to posting :)

Aiyana Jones

Aiyana Jones Murdered

7 year old Aiyana Jones was shot and killed in Detroit early Sunday morning (5/16/10).

The cops killed her.

The first breaking news reported that it was an accident…  It gets much worse from there. Much.

The target was Chauncey Owens, they suspect that he killed Jerean Blake, 17. The Detroit police achieved a no-knock warrant for Owens, who was in the apartment upstairs.  The police SWAT team arrived at 12:45am with camera crews from The First 48 to forcibly enter both units of the duplex.  The SWAT team tossed a flash grenade through a window, which landed on and burned the young girl, then a dispute of the sequence of events begins:

1).  Either the police shot through the front door striking her in the neck, head, and killing Aiyana as she was burning alive from the grenade…. then entered to home to discover what they had done.

2).  Or, they entered the home, were confronted by the child’s grandmother, who reached around the riot shield, grabbed the officers weapon, and forced it to discharge several times, striking Aiyana in the head, neck, and killing her as she burned alive from one of the flash grenades.

No matter what side of the story is true.  The child remains dead and there is footage, as the camera crews filmed the entire incident.

Geoffrey Fieger now represents the family, the mayor is angry with Fieger and accuses him of just cashing in.

To make matters worse, Jerean Blake’s mother is saying that Aiyana’s father and Owens bragged about killing her son, who may have looked at Owens wrong.

The story has dropped as a headline from local news.

The Reverand Al Sharpton will (likely) give the eulogy.

Imagine if she were white.

So, Flint is Burning

Flint Fires - Photos by Tarra Sifferman
Flint Fires - Photos by Tarra Sifferman

This is for all of you out-of-towners that may not have heard, Flint is in chaos at the moment.  Since the mayor closed fire stations and laid off firefighters, there have been over 50 fires in the city in the past week.

Mlive is trying to cover it.  In their own inept way.

Someone is trying to keep up with them all on Google Maps.

Some fire departments are giving up.

You can keep up with the excitement by listening to live streams from fire and police dispatch.

It’s not national news.  No one would be surprised anyway. Flint’s best commodity for export is being the butt of every joke about what is wrong with this country.

People look to flint – to feel better about their stupid towns.


Photo credits to Tarra Sifferman

Links credits to A. Cleveland, K. Whiteaker, K. Baker,  and J. Wood