According to friends in Karachi, and some news reports now emerging in the West, the government of Pakistan overreacted just a wee bit to the (in my opinion, kind of stupid and offensive) "Draw Mohammed Day" this week. By various reports, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and other popular internet services have been blocked since May 20th. Not the first time, and surely won't be the last, but this is a particularly wide series of internet-blockages. Judging from tweets I'm reading, and reports like this, the vibe among a relatively wide swath of Pakistani digerati seems to be: all the ambient anti-Muslim sentiment is annoying, but the state censorship is really bad news.
“Big Brother, it turned out, was wearing a MAGA cap”
She did not.
Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly submitted his resignation late Tuesday, after calling the ousted commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt “stupid” in an address to the ship’s coronavirus-stricken crew.
While all the downsides of stay-at-home orders and social distancing are evident, there are at least a few small silver linings to come out of all this. For many, this time spent indoors has meant a happy reintroduction to your very own kitchen. You know your kitchen. It’s usually the place that holds all your […]
Have you ever had more time to hone in on fine details than right now? Sure, at first glance, this might not seem like the time to get tripped up on the nitty-gritty of minutia. But how often are you ever going to have this much time to really stop and think about hows and […]
There are plenty of productive ways to spend time while stuck indoors. While it’s undoubtedly fun to binge all 15 seasons of Supernatural or sink days of playtime into an Overwatch campaign, learning something new is definitely a more meaningful and long-term beneficial use of open hours. And if you’re going to invest time in […]