This is exactly the kind of thing that Google should be advertising on the websites of demented Muslim-haters. Good work, Mountain View geeks…
I understand why the Metropolitan Police feels it’s appropriate to give the officer who shot Jean Charles de Menezes a break from duty. I also understand that the chap is probably feeling pretty dreadful and could do with a holiday. Even so, I’m not convinced that giving him a free all-expenses-paid foreign trip is the most sensitive move his bosses could have made…
Filesharing in the US: software companies are held liable for any copyright infringements committed by their users.
Guns in the US: the government is attempting to ensure that gun companies are not held liable for any crimes committed by their users.
Filesharing and guns: both used legitimately as well as by criminals. Filesharing crime: harmless. Gun crime: deadly. Priorities: fucked up. (via)
A couple of other good bits on the Sharpener at the minute, too: The Future Dictionary of Great Britain (e.g. "Fascist (n). A person whose views the speaker disagrees with. Antonym: Centrist"). Also Yusuf Smith on how most people who comment on Al Qaeda know sod-all about Islamic history or theology, and therefore say entirely witless things (Nosemonkey in the comments suggests that it’s akin to someone who doesn’t understand the difference between a Catholic and a Protestant attemping to analyse the Northern Ireland troubles…)
Call me a treasonous traitor, but this sounds pretty cool. Not quite sure why the Europhobes are throwing their toys out of the pram…
I don’t like spammers, but this seems a little extreme.
We love Canada:
Apparently it’s good to go for a curry cooked by Muslims, but bad to go for a curry cooked by Muslims who voted for George Galloway. I’m not quite sure where kebabs fit in.
Well, no, they haven’t. But this is a fucking lame effort on the police’s part. A suggestion: policemen should stop worrying about trainspotters taking photos of them, and focus more on not shooting innocent people in the head (as the writer says, it’s lucky she wasn’t wearing a coat or carrying a rucksack…)