"If just anybody can print out any product they can design, whose design they can download, and which they simply need to pay to print, how much regulatory control can a government truly have over what its citizens think, share and do?"
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The eyes of the world were on Norway today. Not one but two international stories focused on that small country, something that doesn’t happen very often. It isn’t every blogger who’s up to the job of tying the sentencing of mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik together with the opening of a mysterious, 100-year-old package, but I am prepared to take on that challenge.
"America has balkanized fiercely thanks to a disreputable media and dishonorable 'leaders,' and a Pandora’s box has cracked open as a result."
"As often as not, the constructs that emerge in the theoretical sim world do not qualify as proof of what happens in the real world."
My high school alma mater is a Catholic school, and it’s been gathering some national attention this week after rescinding an invitation to its graduation keynote speaker because not only is he gay, but as well engaged to be married to another man. These facts were not volunteered to the school’s principal when he made the offer to speak, but discovered later by a visit to the young actor’s Facebook page. Apparently it came as a surprise to the erstwhile speaker, also an alumnus of…