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The Hatred That is Gamergate is Legal—The Threat of Violence is Not

It’s kind of weird to see the mainstream media attention about “Gamergate” this week, since I’ve been reading about Zoe Quinn and Anita Sarkeesian for months. 1,140 more words

Sally's road

“Keep an open mind.”

Ever heard that before? The  nugget of sagacity frequently proffered up by apologists/excusers/devotees of (practitioners of) activities which tend to provoke quizzical attitude in those not completely devoid of sceptical bones. 1,378 more words

Free Expression

Our Language Does Truly S*CK

Either I must be getting old or being a father has impacted my view. I’d have to agree with my fellow blogger, Jean Maisano, that our tolerance for inappropriate language has significantly increased. 245 more words

Social Issues

Trying to Silence Bill Maher in the Cradle of Free Speech

Debra Saunders,  Right Wing News

“The students at the University of California at Berkeley represent a diverse array of students from all walks of life,” begins the student petition. 484 more words

HYPOCRISY WATCH

Reason prevails at Berkeley

Reason, common sense and an understanding of mission is rearing its head at the University of California-Berkeley.

University administrators are declaring that liberal comedian/pundit Bill Maher will be allowed to speak at a campus event despite protests from students who are angered by his recent comments about Islam. 212 more words

National News

Teenagers In Massachusetts Pose With Airsoft Guns in Pre-Dance Photo . . . School Officials Respond With Indefinite Suspensions Of Both Teens

There is another controversy raising the increasing assertion of authority of school officials over pictures and statements made by students outside of school. In Massachusetts, Jamie Pereira was suspended from school after a photo of her and her boyfriend, Tito Velez, both 16, holding Airsoft rifles was posted on Facebook. 627 more words

Society

In Canada Is It 'Hello' Or 'Bonjour'?

Some people are looking for any excuse to make money through compensation claims these days, but this is one of the worst. Canada as we all know is a duel language country, i.e. 264 more words

Modern World