Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Nov 13 2013


 

Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Nov 13 2013
 


13 November 2013 at 11:35:39 AM
salon

Oh, NOW Google is NO longer Amused at being spied upon by the NSA -funny how when Google allowed NSA to spy on other people, the reaction was "meh".

I've spent the last ten years of my life trying to keep Google's users safe and secure from the many diverse threats Google faces....

But after spending all that time helping in my tiny way to protect Google -- one of the greatest things to arise from the internet -- seeing this, well, it's just a little like coming home from War with Sauron, destroying the One Ring, only to discover the NSA is on the front porch of the Shire chopping down the Party Tree and outsourcing all the hobbit farmers with half-orcs and whips.

On Richard Cohen and racism

A second look at a biracial couple walking down the street out of some sense of novelty? Sure that still happens. Some resistance to a child marrying someone of a different race - particularly across the persistent and in America unique barrier of black and white - yeah, we know that still exists, though all the evidence suggests these residual hostilities are in in sharp decline. We're not naive. But people who have to repress a gag reflex when they see an interracial couple aren't people with 'conventional views.' They're unreconstructed racists. There's no other way to put it.

Time to rethink America's Corn system

While U.S. corn is a highly productive crop, with typical yields between 140 and 160 bushels per acre, the resulting delivery of food by the corn system is far lower. Today’s corn crop is mainly used for biofuels (roughly 40 percent of U.S. corn is used for ethanol) and as animal feed (roughly 36 percent of U.S. corn, plus distillers grains left over from ethanol production, is fed to cattle, pigs and chickens). Much of the rest is exported. Only a tiny fraction of the national corn crop is directly used for food for Americans, much of that for high-fructose corn syrup.

First women in Congress-4 years BEFORE women had the right to vote

Why would anyone take David Barton seriously?

Oh, yeah, I forgot about that measles outbreak at Kenneth Copeland's church

 


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