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March 13, 2012
by jgobble
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I would tend to believe that much of Facebook came from the theft of Yahoo! IP

Yahoo! suing Facebook is interesting. At first glance I would think “patent troll” again. However if you stop and think about it, much of what Facebook prior to 2007/2008 is exactly what Yahoo! was .. on steroids. I really hope … Continue reading

March 5, 2012
by jgobble
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Still wondering…Why do prison inmates get Comcast Cable at all?

I am just in awe. Break the law, get put away, get cable! In my opinion, you should get only (if any at all) the 4 major networks, period! Nothing else. Nada. Why is cable required at all? Texas Inmates … Continue reading

February 23, 2012
by jgobble
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Should we preserve “a copy” of the Koran if the enemy is using it to transmit extremist messages?

I really, really like this article. Just where should we draw the line? Should we not bomb mosques even though, for that reason alone, they are being used to store munitions to be used against us? Should we still respect … Continue reading

February 17, 2012
by jgobble
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Obama Administration no longer defend law blocking benefits from same-sex couples!

“The legislative record of these provisions contains no rationale for providing veterans’ benefits to opposite-sex couples of veterans but not to legally married same-sex spouses of veterans,” Holder wrote. “Neither the Department of Defense nor the Department of Veterans Affairs … Continue reading

February 8, 2012
by jgobble
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One Million Mom’s Facebook page is now private

It seems that One Million Mom’s really does not want it’s 40k members (note: not 1M) influenced by the rest of society out there. They have closed off their Facebook page and made it “private”.

February 7, 2012
by jgobble
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Since the Prop 8 decision is so hard to download…

excerpt of Ninth Circuit justice Stephen Reinhardt’s opinion: All that proposition 8 accomplished was to take away from same-sex couples the right to be granted marriage licenses and thus legally to use the designation of ‘marriage,’ which symbolizes state legitimization … Continue reading

January 18, 2012
by jgobble
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Wired censored but still offering subscriptions

Dear Wired, Thank you for participating in the SOPA blackout today. I am glad that a large publication such as yours is showing solidarity with those of us who are worried about government censorship. However, one little thing. Yes, you … Continue reading

November 3, 2010
by jgobble
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Take THAT, Target!

Emmer, Megastore Target’s presumptive choice for Governor of Minnesota, is trailing Democrat Mark Dayton by a little over 1% this morning, with 92% of all votes cast. You know, I have long said that corporate funds have no place in … Continue reading

August 4, 2010
by jgobble
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Apropos Advertisement While Searching for Prop 8 Decision on Google News

Found today in the AdSense column for Google News when searching for information on Prop 8. Do ya think Target was buying ad space for any “Gay Phrase” they could think of (probably due to the press coverage of the … Continue reading