Thursday, July 29, 2010

Chaos is the New Calm -

Chaos is the New Calm
by Wyn Cooper

Chaos is the new calm
violence the new balm 
to be spread on lips
unused to a kiss. 

Left is the new right
as I brace for a fight
with a man who stands
on his remaining hand.

Fetid harbor harbor me 
until someone is free 
to drive me away 
from what happened today.

Don't strand me standing here.
If you leave, leave beer. 

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I am throwing 80 years of First Amendment jurisprudence on its head

Judge Bars Reporter From Publishing Legally Obtained Factual Info, Saying She Doesn't Care If It Violates First Amendment

from the wow dept

Found via the Citizen Media Law Project is a report about how The National Law Journalwas barred from publishing information it had obtained legally in reporting about a dispute between a law firm and one of its former clients about fees. According to The National Law Journal, D.C. Superior Court Judge Judith Bartnoff signed a temporary restraining order barring it from publishing the material the reporter had found out, specifically saying that The National Law Journal could not name the government agency that was involved in a "regulatory inquiry" into one of the participants in the lawsuit. When the NLJ reporter pointed to the First Amendment, the judge allegedly replied that she did not care:

"If I am throwing 80 years of First Amendment jurisprudence on its head, so be it." She said the court's interest in maintaining the "integrity" of its docket trumped the First Amendment concern.
Not surprisingly, the Journal is looking to appeal this ruling, but it really makes you wonder what the judge was thinking.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Japanese robot baby is terrifying

"This newest Japanese robot baby is terrifying. It is more proof of why we must order Japan to cease and desist in making any and all robots. There is no middle ground that can be had in this matter."

"Japan has lead the world in robot production, for several years now. We’ve told about how they’ve created fire-breathing robots, robot priests, ‘companion’ robots for dire pleasures and even friend-ship robots, to teach and talk to children when they are lonely. All of these things are immoral and against natural order.

There is nothing to replace a good, standard relationship between humans as was ordained by our creation. If robots were meant to be, they would have been accounted for in the creation story. Instead, these machines will be used to try to usurp mankind’s role in our very own lives."

Honest to God Link:

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Recovery or Getting on with your life.

God grand me the Senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, 
the good fortune to run into the ones I do, 
and the eyesight to tell the difference.

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