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2012: The year Irish newspapers tried to destroy the web

Posted on December 31st, 2012 at 19:05 by Desiato in category: batshitinsane, Intellectual Property


This year the Irish newspaper industry asserted, first tentatively and then without any equivocation, that links -just bare links like this one- belonged to them. They said that they had the right to be paid to be linked to. They said they had the right to set the rates for those links, as they had set rates in the past for other forms of licensing of their intellectual property. And then they started a campaign to lobby for unauthorised linking to be outlawed.


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  1. Funny thing, I’ve never really understood that the words “intellectual” and “newspaper” were related, except in the toilets of the struggling academic.

Relics said to be from Jesus’ birth to be at Chicago church

Posted on December 31st, 2012 at 18:39 by John Sinteur in category: Pastafarian News


Tiny fragments said to be from the manger that held the infant Jesus, the veil of his mother, Mary, and a thread from the cloak of St. Joseph will be displayed by a Roman Catholic church in Chicago when it celebrates its 155th anniversary on Sunday.

The fragments, released by the Vatican in 1972, were a gift to the Holy Family Church from the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, also in Chicago. Displaying them now has particular significance because of their association with Christmas, which marks the birth of Jesus.

The Rev. Jeremiah J. Boland, administrator of the church, said on Friday that he is “not that interested” in carbon testing the items to see if they are from the beginning of the Christian Era.

“The Vatican has its own process to determine the authenticity of things,” Boland said.

Probably the exact same process they use to determine if a priest molested little boys.

on a similar note, if you count the amount of foreskin available, Jesus must have been circumcised at least eight times.

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  1. We’re living the Life of Brian.

Cardinal George and other gay-marriage foes push natural-law argument

Posted on December 31st, 2012 at 17:44 by John Sinteur in category: Pastafarian News


When Illinois legislators approved civil unions last year, gay-marriage opponents turned to Scripture and church teachings to explain their resistance. But with state lawmakers poised to consider approval of same-sex marriage, Roman Catholic bishops and other advocates of traditional marriage have changed their tack.

They say church teaching has nothing to do with it; gay marriage simply violates natural law.

Dear Catholic Hierarchy In America:

When something is “against natural law”, that means it is not permitted in reality. The universe will stop you from doing it. As one example, energy (including the energy currently in the form of matter) cannot be created or destroyed. As another example, angular momentum must be conserved. Creating the universe ex nihilo is “against natural law”. Buttsex is not. That’s “against your bigoted and undeserved authority”, not “against natural law”.

Gay couples everywhere will be proving you wrong about consummating their marriages tonight. Some of them live on pay-per-view.

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  1. I appreciate the rant and the sentiment but I think you’re confusing Law of Nature with Natural Law.

    Wikipedia: “Classically, natural law refers to the use of reason to analyze human nature—both social and personal—and deduce binding rules of moral behavior.”

Enticing caption

Posted on December 31st, 2012 at 14:02 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

I continued to rub her pussy with my two fingers when she suddenly sprayed me with her musky perfume. Her woman’s scent was overpowering. I grinned at her two sisters who eagerly awaited their turn. “I bet you’re squirters too”, I said. They nodded mischievously…

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Sandy Hook Massacre Survivor Files 100 Million Dollar Lawsuit Against State Of Connecticut

Posted on December 31st, 2012 at 12:06 by Paul Jay in category: News

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Gag Reel – Star Trek “The Next Generation” Season 2 (HD)

Posted on December 31st, 2012 at 0:27 by John Sinteur in category: News

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