Tapati (tapati) wrote,
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I Have Been AWOL Lately

I've been grieving for an old friend who recently died and still reacting to the aftermath of my husband's car accident and our new one-car status.

But this is a must-read. I can't recommend it highly enough: http://www.alternet.org/story/154794/5_big_media_stereotypes_about_the_south_%28and_the_real_story_behind_them%29/

I also continue to read coverage about Trayvon Martin's death. Still waiting for charges in the case.

Here are a few more interesting links:

Black off-duty cop shot 28 times by white cops and HE gets charged and is about to be sentenced for trying to shoot them despite an eyewitness. The case involves evidence suppression, destruction, and a mistrial resulting in being tried again without jurors being aware that he was found innocent of several charges the first time around (a violation of double-jeopardy).

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/03/howard-morgan-ex-cop-shot_n_1399834.html?m=false&icid=hp_chicago_ftr_desktop

And did you know that conservatives have a problem with the theory of relativity? I didn't, either. Read more: http://motherjones.com/politics/2012/03/chris-mooney-republican-brain-science-denial

Here's a triumph of journalism--creepy app gets pulled after this article was run detailing privacy and safety concerns. I'm sure another version will pop up, however, so I think it's important to pass on so more women can be aware of the possibilities of apps that combine your Facebook information, location tags and google maps so that they can adjust privacy settings accordingly.

http://www.cultofmac.com/157641/this-creepy-app-isnt-just-stalking-women-without-their-knowledge-its-a-wake-up-call-about-facebook-privacy/

Finally, I was rather late in discovering Gotye and want to pass on this video, featuring Kimba: http://youtu.be/8UVNT4wvIGY I think it's rather clever. Also check out Smoke and Mirrors video.
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