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Not Breaking, but Interesting News

14 August 2014

When you’re done reading, watch the video in the second bonus link. Then, when you’re done watching, tell me how long it took before you had to remind yourself that you’re not looking at a war zone in a faraway land, but at police “serving & protecting” those who protest the shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old man. #Ferguson #MikeBrown

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Image Source: Whitney Curtis via the New York Times

I think the police forgot that we live in a land where everyone is watching—everyone.

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You’re starting to understand why it’s critical to keep the Internet free, right?

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I was fired once because my writing scared the people in charge. Apparently, the imagery was so violent that it spawned “concern.” If I concentrate, I can still hear that feigned concern in the voice of the guy that let me go. In fact, I smile every time I think of the moment I cut him off, mid-speech, and walked out of his office with a smirk on my face and pride in my step. This guy had just given me the best compliment I’d ever received on my writing while attempting to insult me. It was the most terrifyingly liberating moment of my life, even if I didn’t know it at the time.

And now, to marvel at the coolness of technology…

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