World Powers Gather to Determine the Future of the Internet
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the Net Mundial conference in Brazil, how the big stakeholders may shape the future internet how the US could stop this entire transformation.
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Ohio GOP: Our Conservative Critics are Secret Democrats
A recent Ohio Republican Party (ORP) hit piece framing Republican legislative candidate Tom Brinkman as someone who “voted with Democrats” is emblematic of the Party’s attempts to crush conservative opposition.
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Randall Munroe is right about the First Amendment
Randall Munroe went off on First Amendment issues in his xkcd comic last week. He’s absolutely right too, when he says “If you’re yelled at, boycotted, have your show cancelled, or get banned from an Internet community, your free speech rights aren’t being violated.
I would just suggest we need to take this further than I suspect he predicted.
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Book Review: One Nation Under God
One Nation Under God, by Amelia Hamilton, is a book aimed, ostensibly, at the very young. But though the rhyme and the illustrations are for children, what the book offers is something every member of American society could use a little more of these days. It’s a handy, and timely, reminder of some of the basic values and principles on which this nation is predicated, | Read More »
Easter 1916 And A Lesson For The GOP
The situation facing the Irish Republican faction in Ireland in 1916 was grim. Though thee movement had made immense strides towards Irish independence in the first decade of the 20th Century, World War I had bought it to a halt. Thousands of Irishmen joined the British Army at the outbreak of the war, many of them had died on the Western Front and at Gallipoli. | Read More »
Resurrection Sunday: Easter 2014
But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they | Read More »
Great Video! Nevada Assemblywoman Faces Off With MSNBC Host Over Bundy Ranch
Yesterday, MSNBC host Chris Hayes interviewed Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, and the result was a fantastic bit of back and forth about the Bundy ranch situation. As Caleb notes at The Right Scoop, Fiore doesn’t cede ground to Hayes, nor does she let him lead her onto his own talking points. Instead she stays on target and comes across strong and uncompromising. At Hot Air, Jazz | Read More »
Holy Saturday and The Harrowing Of Hell
Holy Saturday. The third day of the Paschal Triduum, following the Last Supper and The Crucifixion, represents the Harrowing of Hell, the day that Christ brought final salvation to the righteous who had died since the beginning of time.
We accept that Socrates existed, though Socrates did not leave writings behind. A few people so intent on believing Jesus is imaginary have decided Socrates was too. These are largely weak minded fools. Socrates may have no writings on his own, but Plato, Xenophon and Aristophanes — all of whom we know existed — wrote about Socrates. We derive knowledge of Socrates from those who | Read More »