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5 Ways The “Internet Censorship” Bill Will Wreck The Web As We Know It

As if the House of Representatives had nothing better to do, several people inCongress have proposed a bill called the Stop Online Piracy Act or SOPA, which is basically one big booty-kiss to the entertainment industry and a major kiss-OFF to Silicon Valley, aka the big tech companies we know and love – Google,Facebook, Twitter, etc. The name alone may give you flashbacks of downloading illegal MP3s on Napster and thinking the cops were going to come to your house and confiscate your PowerBook that was filled to the brim with ripped tracks by Sisqo and Dido. But this bill really has nothing to do with that … it’s much, much worse.

Here, the five scariest things about this bill that we have to hope and pray never becomes a law or else bye-bye Internet as we know it. Read more…

Nature As You’ve Never Seen It Before

Yeah, yeah, nature is beautiful, and all that … but have you really seen it up close? The Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition, according to their website, “honors the world’s most extraordinary microscope images of life science subjects,” and extraordinary they are. This year’s winner, Charles Krebs, photographed the feeding of Rotifer Floscularia ringens, with its cilia carrying water containing food. You can check out the runners up and other honorable mentions, as well as galleries from years past, at the Olympus BioScapes website.

Be My Boyfriend: Man Who Killed And Ate A Bobcat While High On Meth

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Meth, it’s a hell of drug. In the case of meth user and potential new boyfriend candidate Henry Arnibal, the drug caused him to kill, skin and eat a bobcat. It’s unclear whether Arnibal actually bothered cooking the bobcat meat before eating it (who has the time, really, when you’re busy doing meth?), but it’s believed that he was driven to kill the animal after it attacked and killed several of Arnibal’s roosters. It’s technically not illegal to eat a bobcat, but it is illegal to kill a bobcat without a permit. Arnibal was arrested for that, as well as — surprise surprise — drug possession. [Huffington Post]

Today’s Lady News: Rick Santorum Says Being A Lesbian Is A “Choice”

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  • A lesbian confronted Rick Santorum at a forum in San Diego last week and asked him how he would treat her if she was his daughter. And not at all unsurprisingly, Santorum told the woman, Kristina Lapinski, that her being gay is her “choice.” [Think Progress
  • Has Gloria Cain been enabling her husband Herman Cain’s alleged sexual harassment of women throughout his career? (And, anyway, is that even a fair question to ask?)  [Madame Noire]
  • Has the antagonistic view of beauty pageants by most feminists lessened in intensity since the ’70s? [BBC]
  • Some good news: Massachusetts’ state senate passed a Transgender Equal Rights Bill today to add “gender identity” to the state’s anti-employment discrimination laws and the Democratic governor has agreed to sign it. [Queerty Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: Sarah Palin Says “Hang Sandusky From The Highest Tree”

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  • Sarah Palin was asked about Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky during an appearance on Greta Van Susteren’s show on Fox yesterday and said, “Hang him from the highest tree. I’ll bring the rope.” Greta then asked if Sarah might want the justice system to run its course first and Sarah replied, “Hang him from the highest tree and I’ll bring the rope if he is guilty of what is alleged.” [Politico]
  • An anti-Kardashian petition on GoPetition.com is begging E! cancel “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” Get a clue, people, E! is not going to cancel that cash cow!  [The Wrap]
  • NeNe Leakes is selling $150 T-shirts that say “I’m Very Rich Bitch!” No, there is no comma. For that much money, you’d think you’d get some proper grammar. [Essence] Keep reading »

Stupid Rave Leads To Dolphin Casualty

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I like pretty much everything more than I like raves, but I also like pretty much everything less than I like dolphins. One of my favorite sea creatures (I have many), dolphins are intelligent, loyal, and adorable. They are also highly sensitive to noise — they probably even lay claim to the best hearing in the animal kingdom. Connyland Marine Park in Lipperswil, Switzerland crossed the line when they permitted an out of control two-day rave to take place just yards from its dolphin pool. Animal activists showed up in an attempt to dissuade the park from allowing the dance party but to no avail. All of the ten dolphins showed signs of stress from the thumping beats, but an eight-year-old dolphin called Shadow was particularly affected by the deafening music. The animal was acknowledged as appearing extremely “distressed and disoriented” after the event, and was later found dead. I hope it was worth it for the park — how cruel. R.I.P., Shadow. [The Sun UK]

Update: While zoo personnel originally thought that the loud music had caused Shadow’s death, it is now believed that the dolphins were fed drugs by the ravers. Two days after Shadow died, a second dolphin passed away after a drawn out, painful, and horrendous death. A dolphin expert from the marine park said, “I do not think [they] died of natural causes. I think our dolphins have been poisoned.” So sad. [Daily Mail UK]

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