RELIGION: USPS Discriminates Against ‘Atheist’ Merchandise

America is full of religious assholes who want to violate the rights of people who don’t worship the same imaginary sky fairy as them

10 times more likely to lose a package that says atheist on it! And only in America, not in Germany.

The assholes are here. Everywhere.

This one is faced squarely on Christians, as they compose the majority of religious people here.

LINK URL: http://news.slashdot.org/story/13/03/27/0240241/usps-discriminates-against-atheist-merchandise?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed

APPLE: Apple Rejects Drone Strike App – Slashdot

when you popularize apple, you popularize a dangerous homogeneity of single worldview and technological capability. now with a potential life and death cost. but they’re brown, what do we care…

LINK URL: http://apple.slashdot.org/story/12/08/30/2012249/apple-rejects-drone-strike-app?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Slashdot%2Fslashdot+%28Slashdot%29

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: Executive Order Grants US Gov’t New Powers Over Communication Systems

Obama: Continually proving himself as bad for civil rights as George W. Bush ever was. 

Seizing private communications facilities so that they are silenced? Really?

This is unconstitutional, anti-American, police-state bullshit. The type I’ve come to expect from Obama & Bush.

But oh. It’s to make us safer from a terrorist attack, right? So it’s okay, then. Just like the internet kill switch is okay! When Iran/Libya/Egypt seize communcations, it’s bad. When we do it, it’s good. America, fuck yeah.

And don’t say this was already law, or the executive order would have not been needed. If someplace is communicating something that actually incites violence, there are already laws in place to deal with that.

LINK URL: http://yro.slashdot.org/story/12/07/10/1611237/executive-order-grants-us-govt-new-powers-over-communication-systems?utm_source=feedburnerGoogle+Reader&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Slashdot%2Fslashdot+%28Slashdot%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

FREEDOM: What You Lose When You Sign That Organ-Donor Card

And this is why I no longer check organ donor on my driver’s license. If you’re going to make 2 million dollars from my organs, Carolyn should get those profits, not some for-profit corporate hospital. Hey Carolyn? When I’m dead, negotiate a better deal than $0.

Honestly, if we all could take a line of credit out against our future organs, there’d probably be no student loans left ;)

Okay. That’s all a bit fallacious because not all hospital costs are profit — even though we pay way more for the same procedure here in America than in most places, and a lot of it certainly is profit, and I do think we should get something for it. 10% finder fee.

But Carolyn not being the ultimate decider? FUCK. THAT. That’s the real crux.

LINK URL: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204603004577269910906351598.html

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iPHONE: Unauthorized iOS Apps Leak Private Data Less Than Approved Ones

This kinda pokes a hole in the argument that apple’s walled garden provides a better user experience ….

(well that, and me owning an iPhone to know what a pain in the ass it is to have thy will be done on it.)

(not that Android is immune to this, but at least you’re not paying extra to be worse off with Android)

LINK URL: http://apple.slashdot.org/story/12/02/15/0036242/unauthorized-ios-apps-leak-private-data-less-than-approved-ones?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Slashdot%2Fslashdot+%28Slashdot%29

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