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Tinder Hates Billboards about STDs. Tough!

tinder billboard Tinder is actually trying to censor a service providing free STD testing because they warn about hazards of using the Tinder App. I thought we lived in a country that had a First Amendment. But some people don’t think so, according to the L.A. Times: “Tinder demands removal of L.A. billboard that tells dating app users to get STD test.” Tinder has sent a cease and desist letter to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation after a billboard went up in Los Angeles last week that draws a link between Read more [...] Continue reading →

A Court Declares an Amazing Ruling on Uber

hailing taxi Uber cannot be punished because the taxi industry is incapable of successfully competing with it. We expect everyone to hate Uber. Bernie Sanders hates Uber. Hillary Clinton hates Uber. A judge in California rules against Uber.  So when you hear that a judge in New York City has ruled on Uber, there is not much reason to be optimistic. But the court’s ruling was shockingly good! Crain’s New York Business reports, “Judge rules on taxi industry lawsuit: Compete with Uber or die.” A Read more [...] Continue reading →

Poor Countries Want You to Pay for Their Weather

globalWarming In what has to be one of the most ridiculous claims on charity ever from self-proclaimed victims, USA Today reports that poor countries that have suffered from "extreme" weather events want reparations from the United States and Europe. And they want them to the tune of $100 billion. Annually. Third World countries have written up their invoice in preparation for the United Nations' Conference on Climate Change planned for December in Paris. Because obviously, there never would have been Read more [...] Continue reading →

Parody Twitter Account User Gets Settlement for SWAT Raid

twitter-followme Peoria must pay out $125,000 because the mayor felt he had the right to use the police force against a parody Twitter account. Back in April of 2014, Mark Horne posted about how the police raided the home of a parody Twitter account that mocked the mayor. The mayor was the driving force behind the raid. He basically used the police as his personal palace guard. Now it seems that the taxpayers of Peoria are going to have to pay out. At, we read: Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis' illegal retaliation Read more [...] Continue reading →

"Adult" Charged with Possessing Images of Naked Minor — Himself

prison bars hands The crime involves pictures of a naked minor, but he is being charged as an adult for possessing images of himself on his phone. Mark Horne has written about the "porn police state" before (also here). He has also written about how severe penalties are used due to moral outrage that, while justified, involves prosecuting a person for a crime he did not commit. It seems we have all of that as well as a bizarre mental self-contradiction in this post by Robbie Soave at “Teen Boy Read more [...] Continue reading →

The First Legal, Armed Police Drones Are Here!

drone Thanks to drone industry lobbyists, we now have armed police drones in one of our states. How long before other legislatures are purchased and pressured? It is a small start. The first armed police drones only have taser weapons. But it is still a start. Where will it end? The most disturbing element in this is the role of technology businesses in taking sides in the legislative process. Much of the Daily Beast article is taken up with the debate in the legislature about whether to require Read more [...] Continue reading →

Why Is the FBI Having Trouble Recruiting Cybersecurity Experts?

FBI-Logo Is it possible that cybersecurity experts don’t want to work for the FBI? Here is an interesting story from Reuter’s about FBI hiring problems: “FBI understaffed to tackle cyber threats, says watchdog.” As of January 2015, The Federal Bureau of Investigation had only hired 52 of the 134 computer scientists it was authorized to employ under the Justice Department's Next Generation Cyber Initiative launched in 2012, the report showed. Although cyber task forces have been set up at all Read more [...] Continue reading →

Confirmed: War against Ridesharing is War against Poor

uber_logo Ridesharing is half as expensive and twice as fast. So politicians want to steal it from us. The study was paid for by Uber, so there will be plenty of denials. But the test looks valid to me: The design could hardly have been simpler; we sent pairs of riders to call for taxi service or use an app to summon UberX for travel along pre-planned routes. The riders recorded how long it took – starting from the moment of picking up the phone or opening the app – before they were actually in a car Read more [...] Continue reading →

Apple Pushing Transgender Propaganda on iPhone Users

jenner female Siri will now parrot transgender propaganda, but she can’t tell you Bruce Jenner’s sex. Wired loves it, of course: “Siri Corrects Users Who Don’t Respect Caitlyn Jenner.” Just to point out the obvious lie. People who are horrified that Bruce Jenner emasculated himself and pretended to be a pin-up model are not lacking respect for him. They alone respect him at all. They are the only real friends he has. Eventually, he is going to realize that. Hopefully, when he does so, he will courageously Read more [...] Continue reading →

National Black Chamber of Commerce: EPA Rules Will Impoverish Minorities

coal The National Black Chamber of Commerce wants to know how minorities will be able to afford energy after EPA regs spike prices. I realize that Liberals will probably scoff at the National Black Chamber of Commerce as a “conservative” organization. But they never care about bias when they get support from Liberal black organizations. Besides, their statement is just common sense. Poor people will be devastated when energy prices are forced upward. But another factor will be jobs. If power Read more [...] Continue reading →

Apple CEO Tim Cook is a Full Brownshirt Fascist

ultimate general gettysberg Apple has removed a Civil War computer game from their store because a Confederate battle flag is displayed in it. I thought Warner Brothers’ termination of “Dukes of Hazard” toys was insane (and it is!) but this is even worse. It showed up in my twitter feed and I assumed (or hoped) was some new satire site. If you've been watching the news recently, you'll know of the huge debate in the U.S over the role of the Confederate flag in contemporary America. Many see it as Read more [...] Continue reading →

Commission Destroys Uber as a Viable Business

uber_logo Uber is a rideshare app that the California Labor Commission has ruled is an employer that owes employment benefits. As the economy get worse, developing new ways of living more cheaply becomes more and more important. Ridesharing technology is one of those revolutionary innovations. I have argued that it has the potential to end the day to day torments that are behind the protests in Ferguson. Taxi Cab companies are even demanding bailouts because of ridesharing services. But now a judge in Read more [...] Continue reading →