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27 August 2010 @ 12:43 pm
Secret police GPS, bullying, and Panzer 88  
FRIDAY NEWS:
* WTF: federal appeals court rules police can secretly put a GPS on your car without a warrant.
* Good read: is the US in danger of collapsing? Reading between the lines in how we're handling problems.
* How the stimulus package is helping America.
* Why the DEA needs 'ebonics translators.'
* Glenn Beck brings his own brand of controversy to DC.
* How to stop bullying among young girls.
* MGK vs. nerdcore.
* James Cameron has high aspirations for the Avatar franchise.
* 'Weird war' action comes to the big screen with Panzer 88.

 
 
 
PMMJ: Newscheetahmaster on August 27th, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)
hey, I used to work there
"The online assault against brick-and-mortar retailers continues as troubled video rental giant Blockbuster is set to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September."
Itinerant hacker adventuress: axe barbiethewronghands on August 27th, 2010 10:02 pm (UTC)
That GPS thing is so creepy. I feel like never parking in that area of California now.
nazgulpseudotheist on August 28th, 2010 12:52 am (UTC)
I think MGK probably skipped the point where, unless he's a TOTAL hardcore music geek, 99% of non-nerdcore music he's heard has been rigorously pre-filtered through some aspect of the industry. Of course the average nerdcore song that makes it to his inbox is gonna be sub-par, but that's not the genre, it's the distribution method.
Selki: screamselki on August 28th, 2010 04:17 am (UTC)
Bullying
"But the problem is, for the girls themselves, it's isolating them further, because it's basically saying to them, "This is your problem to figure out by yourself."

Yes.

Thank you, Ms. Scruggs, where ever you are, for stopping the worst of the bullying. I had no idea you/an adult would be shocked and make phone calls and make it stop, when I offhandedly answered your question.
Tostitatostita on August 28th, 2010 05:38 am (UTC)
As a preschool teacher I have to quibble a tiny bit. Bullying among girls doesn't start "as early as kindergarten." It starts even earlier than that. Every year we on the teaching staff have many angsty conversations about "the mean girl stuff" and what we can do about it. It's not an easy phenomenon to deal with.