I love that a German court has banned a screening of a film about the German "cannibal" Armin Meiwes, on the grounds that he has the right not to become the subject of a horror film.
It is nice to know that you can get suspended from school just for viewing a website. I realize the content was questionable, even dangerous, but really. It just serves as another example of America's declining freedom.
Babies are apparently quite eager to help adults, as this study found that babies as young as 18 months show signs of altruistic behavior. Don't try to trick the babies though - they are too smart for that.
Big Brother is alive and well and scheduled for an appearance at a Metro Nashville park near you. Ostensibly, this program is meant to curb illicit sexual behavior in the parks. What they don't realize is people who engage in illicit sexual behavior of this kind will especially appreciate the presence of cameras. In a common show of insouciance by the American public, one parkgoer claimed "If it eliminates the problem, makes the park safe, I guess that's part of being an American in the 21st century. You have to give up some of your rights." Americans just keep bending over, don't they?
Greece has been accused of dozens of illegal car seizures from foreigners visiting the country. Visitors to Greece have six months before they have to register their foreign cars in Greece, supposedly the seizures only occur once that six months has elapsed. However, many foreign visitors are claiming that is not the case, and they have been fined and their cars seized without cause. I'm not sure what the truth is, but the Greek government has to make up for lost income somehow, right?
Fred Phelps and his congregation of inbred family members just can't stay away from protesting the funerals of dead soldiers. I'm still trying to figure out why Mr. Phelps thinks America supports homosexuality, especially when so many people are doing what they can to make sure gay marriage stays illegal. Phelps maintains that you can't preach the gospel without talking about the hatred of God. Nice religion. It looks like Reverend Phelps has a good old fashioned war on his hands, with hundreds of bikers showing up at funerals to offset the Phelpsian protesters. And mama told me not to go off with guys on motorcycles.
A lesbian at Hood College in Maryland has won the title of Homecoming King. Yes I said king. Now, while generally speaking I don't have problems with such things, I don't think it is really fair for a lesbian who isn't in the process of gender transition to try to take on roles such as homecoming king. A lesbian can still be a lesbian and be queen.