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When He Was A Young Man In Alabama, Tim Cook Stumbled Upon A KKK Cross Burning

Posted on June 15th, 2014 at 22:20 by John Sinteur in category: Apple


This NYT profile of Tim Cook opens with a harrowing anecdote from the Apple CEO’s early life in 1970s Alabama:

Bicycling home on a new 10-speed, [Cook] passed a large cross in flames in front of a house — one that he knew belonged to a black family. Around the cross were Klansmen, dressed in white cloaks and hoods, chanting racial slurs. Mr. Cook heard glass break, maybe someone throwing something through a window. He yelled, “Stop!”

One of the men lifted his conical hood, and Mr. Cook recognized a deacon from a local church (not Mr. Cook’s). Startled, he pedaled away.

Reflecting on this event in December during his acceptance speech for Auburn University’s International Quality of Life Award, he said, “This image was permanently imprinted in my brain, and it would change my life forever” — human rights and dignity are “values that need to be acted upon,” and Apple is a company that believes in “advancing humanity.”

Of course. Remember this?

I wonder if that deacon is still alive. I want him to see how vastly that one act of hatred has backfired…

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Muslim reporter describes being ridiculed at the Texas GOP convention

Posted on June 15th, 2014 at 12:31 by John Sinteur in category: News


I found five police officers behind me, hands on holsters watching me intently. Armed with a press badge and an iPhone, I turned to them held up my media credentials and asked if I could help them with something, as my heart tried to escape my chest. They did not respond but broke up into groups of two and continued watching me. If I was the biggest threat at that convention, then I must be seriously underestimating myself.

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Reynolds HS suspect planned to ‘kill sinners’

Posted on June 15th, 2014 at 11:27 by John Sinteur in category: Pastafarian News


The 15-year old gunman at Reynolds High School planned to kill classmates, who he called “sinners,” according to a journal police found in the suspect’s home.


The teen suspected of entering Reynolds High School Tuesday and killing one student before shooting himself was an active member of his Mormon church and was “highly regarded for his spirituality,” a church elder told NBC Wednesday.

I’m sure they’ll soon blame video games for his trouble.

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Glass Half Empty – The Daily Show

Posted on June 15th, 2014 at 10:45 by Paul Jay in category: News

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  1. Yep, just take them the f__k off.

  2. Why doesn’t Glass simply have an LED to indicate whether it’s recording, the same way a Macbook webcam has an LED to show whether the camera is on?

  3. What’s really puzzling to me is why I am hearing so much about the possibility of Google Glass recording when we have all been recorded every time we’ve gone out in public for years. If the latter is not a problem, who the hell cares whether there’s one more camera out there? Or is it all just a joke about not liking hipsters? Public surveillance is a seriously out of control issue IMO.