Ben Stein says burning the flag is not free speech and should be illegal. He makes some good points when he says there are many exceptions to free speech.
If we can tell people that it’s obscene to show pictures of children having sex (and it is), why can’t we say it’s obscene to burn the flag that is the symbol of this shining city on a hill, a flag for which many brave men and women have died? If it hurts women’s feelings to hear sex jokes at the office and if that’s illegal, doesn’t it also hurt patriots’ feelings to see the flag burned?
Well Ben, I think you’re wrong. Hurting someone’s feelings should not be against the law. That is too open to intrepretation. Physically hurting someone is very different than “offending” them. Burning a flag is not causing anyone physical injury. People Power
Now we have armies of amateurs, happy to work for free. Call it the Age of Peer Production. From Amazon.com to MySpace to craigslist, the most successful Web companies are building business models based on user-generated content.
Hopefully, I’ll make some real money from my “user generated content” one day. Working for free is overrated. New e-voting study shows it’s really easy to steal an election
Maybe this is the avenue I should be pursuing to affect political change?
On Tuesday, the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU’s law school released the most comprehensive study to date on the state of electronic voting. The extensive report is a painful read for anyone concerned about the future of democracy, because it shows just how brain-dead easy it is to rig an election with three popular electronic voting systems: direct recording electronic (DRE), DRE with voter verified paper trail, and precinct count optical scan.
Wives of four of the central figures arrested last month were among the most active on the website, sharing, among other things, their passion for holy war, disgust at virtually every aspect of non-Muslim society and a hatred of Canada.
My oh my. Immigrants who plot against their new host nations are bad. Very bad. I wonder how many of Canada’s non-Muslim immigrants are pushing for holy wars their new home?
A jury deliberated just two hours Thursday before finding an Iraq war veteran acted in self-defense when he fired a shotgun into a group of club-goers outside his Lawrence home, injuring two people.
Moral of the story – don’t throw f&ing bottles through people’s windows. They might shoot at you.