Morrissey: ‘I See No Difference Between Eating Animals And Paedophilia’
Morrissey is certainly no stranger to controversy. The former Smith’s singer, a longtime vegetarian, has made his thoughts on meat-eating abundantly clear in his latest Q&A with fans. He took to True To You, an online fan site dedicated to the artist, and answered questions submitted by his devout listeners.
“I see no difference between eating animals and paedophilia. They are both rape, violence, murder,” he said.
Continuing his comparison of the meat industry to other horrible human-related situations, he also likened the slaughter of animals to genocide, saying, “If you believe in the abattoir then you would support Auschwitz.”
I’m all for humane treatment of animals — the way they’ve been turned into factory-made “meat products” is pretty horrific and disgusting — but his comparison is really off the charts, even for him! Wow.
Pope Francis’ Invitation To Atheists
He said that people of other religions were also praying for peace, and – departing from his prepared text – he urged atheists to join forces with believers.
“I invite even non-believers to desire peace. (Join us) with your desire, a desire that widens the heart. Let us all unite, either with prayer or with desire, but everyone, for peace,” he said, drawing sustained applause from the crowd.
I like this new Pope, but this grates a bit. Wow, even non-believers are welcome at the Peace Table? Yay! How lovely to have his permission to want a peaceful world. Perhaps he didn’t mean it quite that way (or maybe his interpreter mangled the phrasing), but he is the spokesman for an entire religion and his words carry weight. But at least he’s saying a lot of other great stuff that goes against the traditional grain, so you have our forgiveness, Mr. Pope. 🙂
I’m so goddamned sick of this hideous little troll and her stupid tongue-wagging, crosseyed face. That month she spent doing her “signature look” has forever cemented her on my list of Most Cringe-Inducing Celebrities Ever. Yes, yes, we get it: you’re doing your sexual awakening thing and you want the world to know that your nether regions are all puffed up and whatnot, but seriously – you’re trying waaayyyyyy too hard to be wild and crazy (and relevant). Just do your music or whatever the hell it is you’re famous for and stop acting like a fucking baboon on LSD, mmmkay?
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How to Use Amazon Glacier as a Dirt Cheap Backup Solution
I’ve been using this for a few months now and love it. It’s perfect for massive amounts of photos and videos (or whatever) that you don’t need to access too frequently, and at $.01 per gigabyte there’s no beating it. The catch is that you don’t have immediate access to your backups–if you want to download a backup of something you accidentally deleted, it’ll take a few hours for the file to be ready. But that keeps the price down, and I guess it’s why it’s called Glacier. 🙂 Read the post linked above for a better explanation. Anyway I’ve got a TON of media files that are backed up on there, about 1.6 terabytes worth: 13 years’ worth of personal photos and home videos, backups of my Blu-Ray collection, ebooks, misc scanned stuff…you name it. Right now my monthly bill for everything is about $16, which is a teensy fraction of what you’d pay for another online service, and it would be far less if you weren’t storing nearly as much crap as I am. So if you’re a media hoarder or you just have a lot of crap that you’re running out of HD space for, this is definitely worth looking into.
Oh yeah, you’ll also need a client that can access Glacier and do the file transfers. I tried several, and CloudBerry Explorer is by far the best and easiest to use. They have a free version (scroll down to the bottom of the page) that I’ve been using for a few months, but I just purchased the license key for the Pro version which has some really cool and useful extras like folder comparison & sync, scheduled backups, etc. Nifty!
Church of England ‘will be extinct in one generation’, warns ex-archbishop
If there’s anything I can personally do to help speed up this process, please let me know.
Don’t Be Evil? Google Funding a Slew of Right-Wing Groups
Notably, Heritage Action received $500,000 from the Koch-funded and Koch-operative staffed Freedom Partners in 2012. It is not yet known how much Heritage Action received in 2013 from sources other than Google.
Perhaps surprisingly, Google has a history of supporting Cruz. Via its Political Action Committee – Google Inc. Net PAC – the PAC provided the “Ted Cruz for Senate” campaign with a $10,000 contribution in 2012. Additionally, despite being five years out from the freshman senator’s next election, Google’s PAC has already made a $2,500 contribution to the Cruz reelection campaign for 2018, the largest amount that the PAC has given so far to any Senate candidate running that election year, according to disclosures made by Google.
Good luck with that “Don’t be evil” thing you like to brag about, Google. When you’re donating to the same radical-right shitbags who orchestrated the government shutdown and openly want to keep our poorer citizens from getting healthcare, you’re being evil — simple as that. It’s a shame, too, because I love their products. Maybe it’s time to re-evaluate how much I really need them.
Right wing cyber attacks on Healthcare.gov website confirmed
Roberta Stempfley highlighted one successful attack that is designed to deny access to the website called a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. A DDoS attack is designed to make a network unavailable to intended users, generally through a concerted effort to disrupt service such as repeatedly accessing the servers, saturating them with more traffic than the website is designed to handle.
Right wingers have been distributing the link to the necessary tools to perform the attacks on the Healthcare.gov website through social networking, as pointed out by Information Week, and other websites .
The name of the attack tool is called, “Destroy Obama Care!”
“Destroy Obama Care!”, that’s the advertised name given to the attack tool by “right wing patriots” who are distributing the DDoS tool through downloads on social networks, which promises to overwhelm the Healthcare.gov website.
So it’s come to this, has it? It’s unbelievable how crazy the Affordable Healthcare Act is making the right — their manufactured hysteria is pushing them right over the edge of sanity. I hope these fuckers get busted and punished in a very public manner.