Techcrunch has a scathing report on the Australian government’s new plan to filter the internet in this country: The Australian Government has announced that they will be joining China as one of the few countries globally that broadly censor the internet. … As recently as the week prior to the election, Labor Party candidates were...
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According to some research [pdf]: The results of a multiple regression analysis of 49 metropolitan areas show that the greater the airtime devoted to country music, the greater the white suicide rate. The effect is independent of divorce, southernness, poverty, and gun availability. The existence of a country music subculture is thought to reinforce the...
Read More has an interesting article on the link between charity and personal wealth: In John Bunyan’s 1684 classic The Pilgrim’s Progress, the character Old Honest poses this riddle to the innkeeper Gaius: “A man there was, tho’ some did count him mad, / The more he cast away, the more he had.” Gaius solves the...
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Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi is visiting France and he has a few special requests: “I want my tent to be erected near Elysee Palace. I want to meet 200 attractive French women there.” And: “I want to go to Renault plant to see the laborer section and to meet 200 attractive French women.”
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