ten things he does not want you to do

Religion has actually convinced people
that there’s an invisible man.
Living in the sky.
Who watches
everything you do
every minute
of every day
of your life.

And he has a list of ten things
he does not want you
to do.
And if you do any,
any, of these ten things,
he has a special place
full of fire and smoke and ash and torture
where he will send you
to suffer and burn
and scream and cry
forever and ever
until the end of time. …

But he loves you.

George Carlin ( 1937-2008 ) “There Is No God”, You Are All Diseased (1999)

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Published in: on June 23, 2008 at 7:49 am  Leave a Comment  

but you go down

Of course if you want to slander America, you can look at it one way.

But you go down —
what you need to do —
I think I suggested you do this at a press conference —
if you go down to Guantanamo and take a look at how these prisoners are treated —
and they’re working it through our court systems.

We are a land of law.

— George W Bush, interview with Adam Boulton, Sky News

Published in: on June 16, 2008 at 11:48 am  Leave a Comment  

A Yes or No verdict in Thursday’s Lisbon Treaty referendum
will have far-reaching implications for Ireland
and its European Union neighbours.

If voters accept the amendment to the Irish constitution
then the charter will usher in a new era
of streamlined decision-making for the 27 member states.
Rejection at the polls will influence
the ratification processes of other countries
and effectively kill the Treaty
dead.

— Press Association: Far-reaching impact of referendum, 12 June 2008

Published in: on June 12, 2008 at 8:37 am  Leave a Comment  

The fact
that threats
of damnation,
torture and
other extreme
punishment are
used routinely is
clear evidence that
existing laws are
insufficient.

We call on the Prime
Minister to clarify the
existing harassment laws by
adding clauses outlawing any
form of threat, supernatural or
otherwise, aimed at
children; and to provide
guidance to the
police and other
authorities on the
enforcement of
these
laws.

— Petition to prohibit religious bullying aimed at children; website of No. 10 Downing Street

Published in: on June 11, 2008 at 10:42 pm  Leave a Comment  

a significantly sized can

even 3D cybersex,
a significantly sized can
in its own right,
is often based on
someone else’s
intellectually protected
content

user-generated strap-ons
successfully monetized
through
permissions-based
virtual world
filesharing.

C Sven Johnson, Future Imperfect, quoted at Futurismic

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