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Harvard bookstore claims that copying down ISBNs is theft

The Harvard Crimson :: News :: Coop Discourages Notetaking in Bookstore

Jarret A. Zafran ’09 said he was asked to leave the Coop after writing down the prices of six books required for a junior Social Studies tutorial he hopes to take.

“I’m a junior and every semester I do the same thing. I go and look up the author and the cost and order the ones that are cheaper online and then go back to the Coop to get the rest,” Zafran said.

“I’m not a rival bookstore, I’m a student with an I.D.,” he added.

. . .

Murphy said the Coop considers that information the Coop’s intellectual property.

(via)

Public dehumanization as a tool of war

Mightygodking.com -- On Eliminationism

1944:

In nature, there are creatures that can only live at the expense of hosts, from the life of other creatures: Grape vine and vine louse — without a grape vine, it perishes. A tree and mistletoe — without a tree to support it, no mistletoe. The Jew is the parasite among humans. That is the natural law. He can not do differently. He needs a host people to be able to live himself.

1993:

We began by saying that a cockroach cannot give birth to a butterfly. It is true. A cockroach gives birth to another cockroach […] The history of Rwanda show us clearly that a Tutsi stays always exactly the same that he has never changed. The malice, the evil are just as we knew them in the history of our country. We are not wrong in saying that a cockroach gives birth to another cockroach. Who could tell the difference between the Inyenzi who attacked in October 1990 [Kangura falsely claimed that Tutsi forces had attacked Kigali] and those of the 1960s [who had resisted the Hutu revolution of 1959]. They are all linked … Their evilness is the same. The unspeakable crimes of the Inyenzi today … recall those of their elders: killing, pillaging, raping girls and women, etc.

Whenever you see things like this in the media, fight them.

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September 22, 2007

Video: Ohio cop caught repeatedly tasering handcuffed woman

American Samizdat: Rebel Scum Since 2001

This is brutal. We clearly need to take tasers away from the police. They cannot be trusted with them.

Watch the complete douchebag try and defend the cop's behavior.

Gems from the archive of the New York Times

My ** Aunt Liz ** is addicted to the NYT....

September 21, 2007

Update: Student wearing [homemade sweater display] arrested at Logan airport

M.I.T. Student With Fake Bomb Arrested at Logan Airport - New York Times

Update: It wasn't a bomb nor was it meant to be. Teh student was wearing a hoodie she modified to display lights on the front.

BOSTON (AP) -- An MIT student wearing what turned out to be a fake bomb was arrested at gunpoint Friday at Logan International Airport and later claimed it was artwork, officials said.

Star Simpson, 19, had a computer circuit board and wiring in plain view over a black hooded sweat shirt she was wearing, said State Police Maj. Scott Pare, the commanding officer at the airport.

''She said that it was a piece of art and she wanted to stand out on career day,'' Pare said at a news conference. ''She claims that it was just art, and that she was proud of the art and she wanted to display it.''

Xeni has breaking coverage here.

Wheelchair-bound woman tasered to death by police

Wheelchair-Bound Woman Dies After Being Shocked With Taser 10 Times - Yahoo! News

Family attorney Rick Alexander said Delafield's death could have been prevented and that there are four things that jump out at him about the case.

"One, she's in a wheelchair. Two, she's schizophrenic. Three, they're using a Taser on a person that's in a wheelchair, and then four is that they tasered her 10 times for a period of like two minutes," Alexander said.

According to a police report, one of the officers used her Taser gun nine times for a total of 160 seconds and the other officer discharged his Taser gun once for a total of no more than five seconds.

A medical examiner found Delafield died from hypertensive heart disease and cited the Taser gun shock as a contributing factor, the report said. On her death certificate, the medical examiner ruled Delafield's death a homicide.