As the world turns.

February 4, 2008

So a 23-year-old man was recently sentenced to death in Afghanistan for downloading. Not songs, or porn, or movies, but a report. A report of the Afghan government’s harsh treatment of women. He downloaded and distributed the report to other professors and students. Glad to know we’re spending billions of dollars to continue keeping the peace and spreading our good ol’ notions of freedom overseas. (That’s sarcasm, folks.) Read about it for yourself at wired.com.

*On a slightly lighter note — Actually overheard on the streets of NY.
Person One: I heard Osama may run for President in 2008. That’s crazy, man. If he comes out the cave, they will get him for sure.
Person Two: I think it’s Obama who may run — Senator Obama.
Person One: Oh. I still think Osama would have a chance.

So this is what the United States has come to. Thank God for inane distractions like the Superbowl to help us lose focus on important global issues. Go Giants.

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