Judge dismisses GreenTech suit in win for First Amendment

A federal judge in Mississippi last week threw out an $85 million defamation lawsuit brought by a politically connected corporation against a Virginia journalism non-profit. The procedural ruling drew little attention, and it could still be appealed. Even so, the dismissal represents a nice first-round victory for a news organization whose real crime was probably that it looked too closely at the business dealings of Virginia’s new Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

Good.

via Judge dismisses GreenTech suit in win for First Amendment: Examiner Editorial | WashingtonExaminer.com.

Scientists eliminate HIV from cultured human cells

However researchers from Temple University School of Medicine have found a way to cut the infected genes out, potentially eradicating the virus for good and negating the need for lifelong ARV treatment. Dr Kamel Khalili, Professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at Temple calls it an “important step” towards the eradication of AIDS, though it is still years away from the clinical stage.

via Scientists eliminate HIV from cultured human cells.

Turkey: ‘Women Shall Not Laugh in Public’ says Erdogan’s Deputy

Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arınc also urged women and men to be chaste during a meeting of the ruling Justice and Development Party AKP held during Turkey’s celebration of Eid, the day marking the end of Islam’s holy month of Ramadan.”Chastity is so important. It is not only a name. It is an ornament for both women and men,” Arınc said, according to Hurriyet daily newspaper.Praising traditional values, the 66-year-old politician listed some rules women should abide to, saying: “She will not laugh in public. She will not make display of her attractiveness.

mohammedanism is a method of high-control patriarchy.  To put it bluntly the stringent followers want to ‘control the pussy'; keep women uneducated and under the thumb.

If American feminists had the courage, they should concentrate their efforts on ending this abhorrent subjugation.  Alas, do not hold your breath, it is too easy to complain about ‘the glass ceiling’ in the US and besides ‘those people will cut your head off’. ‘

via Turkey: ‘Women Shall Not Laugh in Public’ says Erdogan’s Deputy.

Drug Wars Question: “Do You Have It Up Your Ass?” Cost Hildago County, NM $1,000,000

All based on ‘failure to use a turn signal’ stop.

“Do You Have It Up Your Ass?” Drug Warriors in New Mexico Go Too Far – Reason.com.

Are Tax Cuts Working in Kansas?

And speaking of the deficit, it’s sure ironic that Professor Krugman is bemoaning one in Kansas when he’s spent the past five years bellyaching about the effects of deficit hawks in Washington who kept the stimulus smaller than he wanted it. When it’s deficits caused by liberal big-spenders, Krugman loves them. But when the threat of a deficit is the result of Republican tax cuts, Krugman sounds the alarm. Charlatans and cranks, indeed.
Nor is that the only irony. While The New York Times denounces as “ruinous” the Kansas tax cut, it is sitting in a state, New York, with a top rate of 8.82 percent. If all the government spending paid for by those high taxes were the panacea that the Times claims it is, you might expect New York to have a lower unemployment than Kansas. But check the numbers, and Kansas’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was a low 4.9 percent, while New York’s was 6.6 percent. “Ruinous,” indeed.

Yes.  Next question.

via Are Tax Cuts Working in Kansas? – Reason.com.

Lessons from the Death of the Aussie Carbon Tax

Rather, utilities passed their costs to households—whose energy bills soared by 20 percent in the first year. Other industries that face hyper-competitive environment such as airlines suffered massive losses. (Virgin Australia alone reported $27 million in losses in just six months.) The tax also made Australian exports globally uncompetitive, deepening the country’s recession economic slump.

China and India will be ignoring any cap/trade imposed on them.  Stop with the wink and nod and just end the blackmail of ‘you’re killing Gaia’.

via Lessons from the Death of the Aussie Carbon Tax – Reason.com.

Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives

For the first time in history, the majority of America’s elected officials in Washington, D.C. are millionaires. At the same time, 50 percent of Americans cannot afford to spend $5,000 in an emergency.

via Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives Personal Gain Index – Ballotpedia.

“Religion of Peace” Murders Children and Grandmother

“Later, a crowd of 150 people came to the police station demanding the registration of a blasphemy case against the accused,” said one police officer who declined to be identified.

“As police were negotiating with the crowd, another mob attacked and started burning the houses of Ahmadis.”

=sigh=  Because someone posted a picture of the ‘holder of the sacred meteorite’ (Kaaba)

Kaaba-Go-RoundThe Kaaba-Go-Round

 

via Pakistani mob kills two children including a baby and their grandmother after ‘blasphemous’ Facebook post – Telegraph.