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Pentagon Accidentally Ships Live Anthrax Samples to 9 States

The Pentagon confirmed yesterday that it accidently shipped live anthrax samples from one of its labs in Utah to commercial labs in nine U.S states, as well as a U.S. military base in South Korea. But don’t worry, the CDC is on the case. The same CDC that accidently exposed 75 lab workers to a dangerous anthrax bacteria last summer—less than one year ago.

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/blogs/2015/05/pentagon-accidentally-ships-live-anthrax-samples-9-states

Tumblr’s moderation staff fucking sucks.

There’s users on here slinging around slander, vitriol and death threats daily, and no matter how many times you go through the site’s rigamarole of e-mailing their ‘abuse’ team, you never really get a straight or confirmed answer. More often than not, no action is taken even though you provide all the proof that should be necessary for some sort of disciplinary action.

For months, one user had a pack of rabid followers on here that would send all sorts of harassment to users that didn’t agree with their “ideals” (yes, shitty tumblr “social justice” was involved). No matter how many times they were reported by people affected by this user and their cronies, they got off scot-free.

The user’s blog was finally deleted, not for the shitstorm they kicked up, but rather only because they had a custom CSS style implemented that they could turn on to make it look like their blog was removed.

And of course, they would eventually return to the site about a month later because no sort of IP ban was implemented (however, rumor has it that they are involved in some sort of real world legal trouble though, so the saying “karma’s a bitch” is in play at least a little bit).

Dear tumblr staff, if you want your site to stay reputable and not turn into some bastardized version of 4chan that’s FULL OF USERS THAT HAVE PROVEN THEMSELVES TO BE UNABLE TO SELF-MODERATE THEIR ACTIONS, do your fucking job.

A government that possesses the power to coerce citizens to pay for policies or programs they may not support leaves its citizens vulnerable to exploitation.

For more: http://www.libertarianism.org/media/around-web/who-exploits-you-more-capitalists-or-cronies

Creativity is as important in education as literacy and we should teach it with the same status.

Every educational system of earth has the same hierarchy of subjects - at the top are mathematics and languages then the humanities and at the bottom are the arts. Everywhere on earth and in pretty much every system too, there’s a hierarchy within the arts. Art and music are normally given a higher status in schools than drama and dance. There isn’t an education system on the planet that teaches children dance everyday the way we teach them mathematics. Why?

—  Sir Ken Robinson in his Ted Talk

I wonder how people from other countries feel when they see how damn free they could be while looking at America.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying America is totally free, just that it’s probably the most free place on earth. Or was not much more than a few years ago.

I’ve watched the destruction of freedom happen in this country and I have watched us all be divided intentionally by the government while doing so.

We really could be a great nation again if we would just stop listening to the lies. And put away our personal pride a little when we talk to each other. .