Reddit co-founder’s suicide prompts whitehouse.gov petition

Co-founder of reddit Aaron Swartz hanged himself. The 26 year old was struggling with depression and the fear of decades in prison over what amounts to 'checking out millions of library books'.I signed this petition:Remove United States District Attorney Carmen Ortiz from office for overreach in the case of Aaron Swartz.It is too late to do anything for Aaron Swartz, but those who used the powers granted to them by their office to hound him into a position where he was facing a ruinous … [Read more...]

Planetary scientist Carolyn Porco fires a ‘space doodoo pistol’ at Saturn

Carolyn Porco is the leader of the Cassini imaging team. She has discovered a damned Death Star orbiting Saturn.via: Carolyn Porco at CICLIPSThe evil GALACTIC EMPIRE has inserted its Death Star among the moons of a giant ringed world orbiting a middle-aged star. Alarm spreads among the fearful EARTHLINGS on a small nearby planet: what has brought the Empire to this galactic sector, to this Sun?Intercepting sinister electromagnetic bursts, and suspicious of evil intent, the EARTHLINGS di … [Read more...]

Co-founder of reddit, Aaron Swartz, hanged himself

Co-founder of Reddit, Aaron Swartz, hanged himself. He was many things, a hacker, a free information activist, a tech guru. The 26 year old was soon to be charged for what amounts to 'checking out millions of library books' from JSTOR. The federal case was on shaky legal footing, but could have netted him decades in prison.JSTOR, did not pursue him in civil court.via: The Washington Post...JSTOR did not press charges once it reclaimed the articles from Swartz, and some legal … [Read more...]

Military members, does your PX / BX sell these awful items?

I've been getting reports of questionable items available at Post Exchange / Base Exchange stores on military bases. We've had mixed luck in the past, for various reasons. What we're looking for are certain books way beyond the standard Bible-variants (365-day, various translations, etc.)Specifically, if you see anything from David Barton on a military base, such as The Jefferson Lies, contact me immediately. Take pictures if possible, and let me know where and when in your … [Read more...]

Americans United calls Marine Corps out for discrimination against atheists

"Evasive Action." It's more than just a clever play on words by Americans United blogger Simon Brown. It's also an accurate summary of the situation at California Marine Corps base, Camp Pendleton. They're putting a tremendous amount of time, personnel, and other government resources to support massive evangelical concerts and other events. This is only legal *if* they promise to provide the same support to all other groups. Camp Pendleton rejected our atheist-themed concert for laughable … [Read more...]

Atheist festival resubmits after Marine Corps rejection

We were extremely disappointed that the second ever atheist festival on a military base was recently rejected by Camp Pendleton. They continue to provide massive support to a single religious sect, the controversial Calvary Chapel and its military arm, 'Armor of Light' (AoL). Camp Pendleton is a large Marine Corps base near San Diego, California. The area is also home to the 1000+ churches-strong Calvary Chapel headquarters.The Marine Corps mailed the rejection letter to American Atheists h … [Read more...]

American Atheists Annouces A $2000 Atheist Activism Award

And alliteration actually annoys almost anyone. Anyway, all apologies. Ok enough of that.All it takes to enter is an essay and a few images of you (or the person you nominate). There are three awards this year, including a an LGBT atheist activism scholarship. Deadline is February 1st. Just enclose this entry form, and you're set.Via American Atheists announcement:American Atheists wants to celebrate student activism by awarding scholarships to students who demonstrate atheist … [Read more...]

Chaplains hand out anti-gay, anti-jewish ‘Manga Messiah’ hate comic

Talk2Action has picked up the story of the awful 'Manga Messiah' comics that are being handed out to deployed soldiers. They're also used in Uganda to brainwash kids against Jews, gays, and witches.via Talk2Action:The publisher claims that millions of copies of Manga Messiah have been distributed in countries around the globe, from Uganda to Guatemala to Great Britain. And, according to ... Justin Griffith, who also serves as the Military Director for American Atheists, Manga Messiah … [Read more...]


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