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Tear Gas Is Banned in War yet Philadelphia Police Used it on Unarmed People

Links Mayor Jim Kenney approved tear gas use at Philly protests, officials say as City Council questions police response, at the Philadelphia Inquirer. Is Tear Gas Banned for Use in Warfare?, at Scopes. Tear Gas Is Way More Dangerous Than … Continue reading

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‘Cops’ cancelled, what about ‘Live PD’?

After over 30 years on TV Cops has been cancelled in the wake of the BLM protests over police brutality. What about Live PD? I never watched it much but it seems to me it’s in the same vein as … Continue reading

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Finally! John Oliver spends his entire show explaining HBO Max – I thoroughly understand it now.

Just kidding, he spends his entire show on the police:

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Tom Morello carries on in the spirit of The Clash and Joe Strummer

Links Tom Morello at Wikipedia Tom Morello at Twitter: @TMorello Tom Morello on Facebook

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Baseball Is Slowly Dying

While the NBA and NHL have plans to restart games is a few weeks and the NFL plans to start their regular season on time (with plans for a delayed start or with no or fewer fans at games), Major … Continue reading

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Plymouth Meeting Mall May Not Survive the Next Year

The Plymouth Meeting Mall was just hanging on with restaurants scattered outside in the parking lots and activity-based businesses inside (Legoland, Dave & Busters, etc.) but the latest economic downturn may do it in. The owner owes hundreds of millions … Continue reading

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DRM as Digital Feudalism

Cory Doctorow has an article in Locus magazine titled DRM Broke Its Promise. If you’re already familiar with the evils of Digital Rights Management then there isn’t really anything new here but this is the first time I’ve heard it … Continue reading

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Wife, Rights Organizations Remember Missing Lao Activist on International Day of the Disappeared

Sombath Somphone, a Lao activist who has been missing for seven years amid stonewalling by his country‚Äôs communist government, was commemorated in Bangkok on Friday, the International Day for the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. Sombath Somphone disappeared on Dec. 15, … Continue reading

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Can David Spade claim the time slot following ‘The Daily Show’?

Last night David Spade began Lights Out, his new show on Comedy Central. It immediately follows The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11:30pm ET. This is the spot The Colbert Report occupied before Stephen Colbert jumped over to CBS. … Continue reading

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ well-done but familiar story

Bohemian Rhapsody has been out for a while now so you’ve probably heard how good it is. And it’s just about as good as everyone is saying. Rami Malek is simply great as Freddie Mercury, the lead singer for Queen. … Continue reading

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