URLs du Jour — 2014-06-04

  • It's the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square and the brutal repression of pro-liberty demonstrators by the Chinese Communist government. Matt K. Lewis (ML) interviews Marion Smith (MS) of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.

    ML: These students were victims of Communism. How should we honor their sacrifice for the cause of freedom?

    MS: By telling the truth about what happened there in June of 1989. For 25 years now, the Chinese government has covered up the truth and denied the well-recorded historical fact of the Tiananmen Square massacre. The Chinese government has largely been excused for this egregious and unconscionable act of aggression against its own people.

    The Chinese government, and a lot of Americans, want you to fuhgeddaboutit. Don't.

  • Very cool: Dean Norris playing Ben Franklin.

    One can dream:

    The King: Hey, white boy. They call me "George the Third". You know what that means?

    Ben: If I have to guess, I’d say that’s British for "asshole.”

  • If you had the slightest doubt about the sheer ditziness of Gwyneth Paltrow (quoted here):

    I am fascinated by the growing science behind the energy of consciousness and its effects on matter. I have long had Dr. Emoto's coffee table book on how negativity changes the structure of water, how the molecules behave differently depending on the words or music being expressed around it.

    It's all fun and games until someone drowns because the structure of water changed.

  • Ed Krayewski at Reason gave me a chuckle with one of the items in his "A.M. Links" list:

    According to contract documents, the Secret Service is purchasing software that can detect sarcasm on the Internet. Great idea guys!

Last Modified 2014-08-06 9:24 AM EDT