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Friday, 8 July 2022

Japan ex-prime minister taken to hospital after apparent shooting -NHK

quote [ Japan's former prime minister Shinzo Abe has been taken to hospital bleeding after collapsing while delivering a speech in the city of Nara in western Japan, public broadcaster NHK reported on Friday. ]

Seeing reports that he is showing no vitals.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+2]
[by biblebeltdrunk@3:11amGMT] [11 comments]

Sunday, 30 January 2022

Suicide hotline shares data with for-profit spinoff, raising ethical questions - POLITICO

quote [ The Crisis Text Line’s AI-driven chat service has gathered troves of data from its conversations with people suffering life’s toughest situations. ]

This raises moral questions will in me on ow to gather information for suicide hotline AI themselves, that immediately get downed out by learning this wasn't even kept within a non-profit.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+1 Sad]
[by biblebeltdrunk@3:51amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

New York State Senate passes bill to legalize recreational weed

quote [ The New York State Senate on Tuesday voted 40-23 to pass a bill to legalize recreational marijuana. ]

Cuomo still need to sign, but he has said he would.
[SFW] [politics] [+2 Good]
[by biblebeltdrunk@12:49amGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 26 March 2021

New U.K. Currency Honors Alan Turing, Pioneering Computer Scientist And Code-Breaker

quote [ The Bank of England unveiled the new £50 note on Thursday, nearly two years after saying it would honor the pioneering mathematician who died an outcast because of his homosexuality. ]

Several interesting references on the note include a puzzle and a message in binary. More links on the puzzle in extended.

[SFW] [politics] [+1 Informative]
[by biblebeltdrunk@5:13pmGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Taiwan official urges people to stop changing their name to 'salmon'

quote [ Dozens of people have changed names to include ‘gui yu’ to take advantage of sushi promotion...

In a phenomenon that has been labelled “salmon chaos” by local media, about 150 mostly young people visited government offices in recent days to officially change their name. ]

My favorite names were Whirlpool Naruto Salmon Xie and Explosive Good Looking Salmon.

[SFW] [humor] [+2 Funny]
[by biblebeltdrunk@12:00amGMT] [7 comments]

Thursday, 18 March 2021

In Landmark Ruling, Court Says Japan's Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

quote [ Advocates hope the decision will set a precedent for marriage equality lawsuits now pending across the country, and help pave the way for same-sex marriage in Japan — the only G-7 nation without it. ]

Not actually a ruling that legalises gay marriage, but one that says the current status quo is illegal. It give parlament time to work something out which could result in a civil union situation as a mentioned possibility. Still, it is a lot more hopeful looking than many were expecting just a while ago.
[SFW] [politics] [+7 Good]
[by biblebeltdrunk@12:17amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

James Randi has died.

quote [ We are very sad to say that James Randi passed away yesterday, due to age-related causes.
He had an Amazing life. We will miss him.
Please respect Deyvi Peña’s privacy during this difficult time. ]

James Randi, a large figure in the scientific skeptic community who did a lot to combat frauds and pseudoscience, has passed away.
[SFW] [obituaries] [+6 Sad]
[by biblebeltdrunk@9:36pmGMT] [6 comments]

Sunday, 11 October 2020

Pinkerton Guard in custody over fatal shooting at Denver protests

quote [ DENVER (AP) — Matthew Dolloff, a private security guard working for local television station KUSA TV, was jailed for investigation of first degree murder in connection with Saturday afternoon’s shooting, Denver police said in a social media post. ]

A Pinkerton agent shot a far right protester a denver protest. It will be interesting watching if people try to call him a leftist. Not using it as the thumb because of it showing death, but main reason im posting is photoset of the incident Helen Richardson of the Denver post may get a pulitzer this year.

[SFW] [dystopian violence]
[by biblebeltdrunk@8:37pmGMT] [4 comments]

Sunday, 26 July 2020

Regis Philbin, television personality, has died at 88

quote [ Legendary broadcaster Regis Philbin has died, according to a statement shared by his family on Saturday. He was 88 years old. ]

16,746.50 hours on on US television, thats a lot of tv.
[SFW] [obituaries]
[by biblebeltdrunk@4:33pmGMT] [6 comments]

Monday, 15 June 2020

Supreme Court Delivers Major Victory To LGBTQ Employees

quote [ The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act barring sex discrimination in the workplace protects LGBTQ employees from being fired because of their sexual orientation. The vote was 6-to-3, with conservatives Chief Justice John Roberts and Neil Gorsuch joining the court's four liberal justices in the majority. ]

6-3 with Gorsuch wtiting the opinion, queue mega heads already going batshit calling for Gorsuch's head.

That said, nice to get some great news for once.
[SFW] [politics] [+4 laz0r]
[by biblebeltdrunk@2:34pmGMT] [4 comments]

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