Detroit: The Little Library Capital

August 10, 2016 R. Wolf Baldassarro 1

A simple idea is having an extraordinary impact on literacy and local communities: take a book, leave a book. Students walk up, open the door of a dollhouse-sized wooden box, and take a book. They can keep it, return it, or replace it with one which they have already enjoyed, […]

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A directory of what to watch, read

August 4, 2016 R. Wolf Baldassarro 0

The Nadine Gordimer test The Censor Board’s decision to block access to an important movie on contemporary issues about India once again points towards its complicity with the Indian nanny state that tells us what to eat, what to see, what to wear, who to love, when to marry, who […]

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Book burners and gun banners

July 19, 2016 R. Wolf Baldassarro 0

Cars, trucks, airplanes, guns, knives and computers are not supposed to be used in a criminal act; yet, every day they are. Last week, a terrorist in Nice, France, managed to kill more people with a truck than has any single mass shooter. Yet, no one is calling for a […]

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Facebook’s Live Video policy makes sense

July 10, 2016 R. Wolf Baldassarro 0

There is responsible logic in the Facebook policy regarding its Facebook Live feature. The guidelines make sense and are fair. As George Carlin once said, words [and now images] are neutral. They’re harmless. It is the context that makes them positive or negative. Read On and Share the Knowledge: http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/facebook-clarifies-censorship-issues-on-live-videos-context-and-degree-is-everything-324487.html

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Let the Author Write

July 10, 2016 R. Wolf Baldassarro 0

Upholding an author’s right to write unhindered under the freedom of speech enshrined in Article 19 (1) (a) of the Indian Constitution, the First Bench of the Madras High Court comprising Chief Justice S.K. Kaul and Justice Pushpa Sathyanarayana said that the Tamil Nadu government’s attempt to gag Perumal Murugan, […]

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How to control a population

July 8, 2016 R. Wolf Baldassarro 0

Step 1: Subversively retract and/or subdue rights. Step 2: Fill the void with pop culture nonsense and “reality” programing to keep them distracted from Step 1. Step 3: Make the population forget they had rights to begin with. Repeat. A remarkable 39 percent of Americans are unable to name any […]