A fifth and final EU committee has reported unfavourably on ACTA, the controversial, secretly negotiated, far-reaching copyright treaty. The damning move came from the committee for International Trade, seen as the most important of the committees considering ACTA. Now that it has reported in, the verdict is unanimous: every expert committee in the EU has recommended against ACTA. Now it is going to the Parliament, whose "rapporteurs" (Members of the European Parliament charged with investigating and reporting on legislation to the whole group) have also roundly rejected ACTA as unsalvageable, the hopeless product of a corrupt process. The European Parliament will vote in two weeks, and there's some talk that the vote will be held in secret, which would allow MEPs to vote against all expert advice and the prevailing desires of their constituencies without fear of reprisals. If that happens, it will be a fitting end — a corrupt, unaccountable secret vote on a corrupt, unaccountable secret treaty.
Angry conservatives are expected to gather to D.C. today for the first right-wing rally there since the Jan. 6 riot, during which the U.S. Capitol was sacked by a mob of Trump supporters trying to stop lawmakers blessing President Joe Biden's election victory. That day claimed several lives and led to more than 600 criminal… READ THE REST
Epik, an internet services company that's provided hosting and domain name services to right-wing sites such as Parler, Gab and the recently-infamous Texas abortion snitch site, was hacked this week and customer data leaked. In a press release on the hack, dubbed Operation EPIK FAIL, Anonymous claimed that it was able to obtain "a decade's… READ THE REST
Roger Stone, the political consultant and convicted felon pardoned by Donald Trump before serving a day of his 40-month jail term, has more legal trouble to deal with. He was served a civil lawsuit, regarding his involvement in the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill, while being interviewed live on air. We never got to… READ THE REST
Owning a dog can be one of the most rewarding experiences. However, if you're someone who has owned one, you've undoubtedly figured out just how challenging taking care of your four-legged friend can be – despite the happiness it can share. A wealth of information on how to best raise and train your dog is… READ THE REST
Before COVID, we used minimal social media to post about cats and our kids. Now, social is a hotspot for viral dances, serious political discussions, and goofy Karen videos the world licks their chops in anticipation for. If you're going to record yourself or someone else being a complete goon, you better have the right… READ THE REST
The world's been in pretty rough shape these days, and if you're under the constant stress of day-to-day living in 2021, your sleep is most certainly taking a hit. Even if you're a sound sleeper, the last thing that's probably on your mind right now is how to correct snoring patterns for a more complete… READ THE REST