College hippie shot in ‘drug raid’

Ryan and I sometimes joke around that as attitudes about drug prohibitionism soften, others harden in a predictable, reactionary way. What isn't funny is when it turns into an overzealous cop who guns down a college kid during a bullshit 'drug bust'. Derek Copp (kind of an ironic name) is usually described by friends as an easy going 'hippie' who is friendly, nonchalant, and most obviously likes to smoke po ...

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Don’t be a Turkey!

Turkey is a strange country. In the 1920s, a military commander, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, started the Turkish national movement after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and formed the country now known as Turkey. He made special provisions to make the country secular, in order to prevent the Islamic church from wrestling control away from him. Like in the United States, the population is highly religious, and ...

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Afghanistan is Messed up

I don't like to talk about Afghanistan, mostly because as a Canadian, my government has armed forces over there being killed for a country that sentences journalists to death for speaking out against the Qur'an. Pervez Kambaksh is a student journalist who wrote an essay condemning some of the more sexist verses of the Qur'an, and was trying to speak on women's rights. The 23 year old was sentenced to death, ...

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Violence being blamed on video games again

I'm an avid gamer, and I've often talked about the demonizing of video games in today's society. It seems like every time there's an incident involving some fucked up teenager attacking another, some group comes out of the woodwork and accuses the video game industry of corrupting youth. Today it's in England, which is proposing adding a tax on violent games. The man behind the idea, Richard Taylor, lost hi ...

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Atheist bus success!

Just when you think your country can't get anything right, something happens that makes you thankful everything hasn't totally gone to shit. Today's bit of good news comes from Ottawa, which has now approved the atheist bus campaign after previously refusing it on the grounds it would offend people. Here's the best quote from the article: ...Cullen went on to say that just because an opinion makes people un ...

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Do you question everything?

Unreasonable Faith asks an interesting question to the faithful: What if God was Disproved? I think, however, the answer to this question is fairly obvious: they would ignore it. Think about all the things religious people already ignore: evolution, the Constitution, sexual preferences (that one literally scares them to death); they even ignore parts of their own religious text they find inconvenient. I thi ...

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Crazy picture…

This is all kinds of messed up. This is an image of a suicide bomber going off during a holiday gathering in Sri Lanka. I'm sure the bastard who killed 10 people is up in Heaven enjoying his virgins as we speak... ...

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More evil from the Catholic Church

There's always something controversial going on with Catholics. These guys are out of touch with modern life, and as a consequence, they always do something stupid and plain horrible enough to make the news. Today it's the archbishop Don Jose Cardoso Sobrinho who excommunicated the Brazilian doctors who performed an abortion on a 9 year old rape victim. Sobrinho has no concern over the rape itself, since he ...

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