Yesterday, Netflix revealed the first trailer, and date announcement, for their new original series ‘Dear White People’. The video, which currently sits at around half a million views, and a more than 95% dislike to like ratio, has sparked controversy among viewers who claim the trailer is promoting racism against whites. The TV adaptation of the 2014 Justin Simien film will chronicle the story of Samatha White, host of the radio show ‘Dear White People’ at the fictional Winchester University. The trailer features White on her radio show telling white students what they can and cannot be for Halloween this year. Specifically that they cannot be her, a black person.
At the time I write this, stories from The Washington Post, USA Today (subsidiaries), and others are circulating around the web making the bold claim that the Left’s new boogeyman, Russia, is behind an attempt to compromise a power grid. Unfortunately, none of the sources perpetuating this lie have any evidence whatsoever to substantiate this claim.
Economists posit, that in a perfect market, companies will compete such that there is no economic profit, and prices will be as low as the market allows. However, no market is perfect. Barriers to Entry exist that dissuade competition, and prevent the usual market forces that we rely on from working correctly.
What is liberty but the right to do what ever it is you want to do, without treading upon others – it seems like such a simple concept, but what if something goes wrong? What happens when somebody breaks the sacred rules? That question is the foundation of justice.
You know the feeling. You’re reading an article about the NSA or talking privacy with a good friend. That guilty feeling that you haven’t done all the awesome security things that you know how to do but just, well, haven’t exactly gotten around to. Or perhaps deep down you don’t really enough about your privacy and whether the big government and big business giants have your data.
Here are a few, simple, easy, ways to make yourself more secure and private on the internet.
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So just recently it was announced that the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) would be rerouted such that it would pass farther away from the Standing Rock Reservation controlled by the Sioux Indian Tribes. A victory for sure, right? A defeat for the corporate cronies that manipulated the government into giving them easements for their projects.