One of the most significant figures in open source code projects, a very successful and wealthy man, died under mysterious circumstances yesterday.

This man was a key element in developing software that allowed people to have programs which can be easily and regularly checked to make sure no code existed which would do anything other than it was supposed to do, and which guaranteed your privacy in that no one else could access it without you seeing that code.

Here is a link to his last tweets before he died:

Refugees flee ‘haunted’ Swedish migration centre


The Group Think is Strong With Them…

A group of Syrians have fled in terror from a refugee centre in southern Sweden after a succession of strange, inexplicable happenings left them convinced it was haunted by ghosts.

Thirty five of the 38 refugees housed at a centre in Grännaforsa, a small village in Småland, took refuge in the offices of the Migration Agency in the nearby town of Alvesta on Tuesday, after the incidence of strange activity increased.

“In the last three days it has been getting worse and worse with these ghosts,” Hamid Alojaili from Syria told Sveriges Radio at the centre in Alvesta.
“We are too scared. Last night nobody slept at all, neither the kids nor us.”

Magnus Peterson, head of the Migration Agency in Alvesta, told the local Smålandsposten newspaper that the refugees’ complaint was “surprising”.
“We have had no indications that there would be problems with ghosts before,” he said.

Oh I’m sure he will legitimize the ghost claim any day now.

Libs delete article on mosque attack after learning attacker was Muslim

This really should tell anyone remotely interested a great deal about the political left’s concern about integrity, truth, pursuit of a just society etc.

Not being pleased with the facts or the truth of a thing indicates an ethical problem but scrubbing history and denying knowledge of facts that run against a narrative most certainly is one.

Afghanistan: Unidentified armed men gun down woman in Sar-e-Pul’s Kohistanat District


This story is important because it is one example of the real issue with sharia law as opposed to the ‘hudud’ which is what most people who bother to have any awareness of matters islamic tend to be upset about.

The manner of the punishment, while grotesque, barbaric and retrograde, is not a threat to civilization directly.

But the idea that mob justice always trumps due process and rule of law is. A gang can kill someone for a crime against islam and be celebrated for it.

No evidence is needed and no process to determine guilt other than a muslim making the accusation.

This is a serious threat to civilization as a whole.

Marco Rubio Endorsement Brings Trey Gowdy’s Radical History on Immigration Into Spotlight

Pour yourself a drink and get comfortable…

Pretty funny considering he took money from a Bush super-pac and now is whoring for a seat in a possible Rubio bodega. No honor among thieves, or politicians, same thing.

Trey is part of the Hot Air Theater, working in the Smoke and Mirrors division.

Mark Steyn: Why Is Bill Cosby Finished While Bill Clinton Is Not?


“You’d almost think it’s some kind of like racism thing,” he continued. “That somehow, when a bunch of women make accusations against the black guy – boom, he’s vaporized. When a bunch of women make accusations against some white southern redneck — where talking about putting him back in the White House for another eight years as first gentleman.”

I can tell Mark Steyn what the problem is here:

Cosby criticized black culture. Clinton didn’t.

Chicago Mayor Emanuel’s Aide Assaulted At Vigil for Victims of Police Shooting


A top aide to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was physically assaulted while attending a vigil for two people killed by Chicago police officers.

Emanuel cut short his Cuba family vacation, and sent deputy chief of staff Vance Henry, 50, to the vigil for 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier who was killed when Chicago Police were called to a domestic violence call on Saturday.

My greatest fear is that someone will pull the FLUSH handle on Sh!tcago and poison Lake Michigan forever.

Really. In a town where only cops can have guns, they worry about legally armed citizens doing stupid things?

Bakery’s Bank Accounts Seized For Refusing to BAKE A CAKE For Gay Wedding


In July Oregon State Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian ordered Christian bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein to pay $135,000 in damages to gay couple.

Today government seized their bank accounts.

‘Sweet Cakes’ Owners’ Bank Accounts Seized as Damages for Refusing to Bake Wedding Cake for Lesbian Couple

On Monday, the Associated Press reported that “Sweet Cakes by Melissa” owners Melissa and Aaron Klein paid their state-ordered damages to a lesbian couple with check totaling $136,927.07 — but that isn’t the whole story.

According to Fox News writer Todd Starnes, who spoke with Melissa Klein a few weeks before Christmas, Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries confiscated all of the money in her checking and savings accounts, including one that had money set aside for her church tithe. They totaled nearly $7,000.

“It was like my breath was taken away,” Klein told Starnes. “I panicked. Everything was gone.”

“We had three accounts,” she added. “I have one account that’s labeled, ‘God’s money’ – our tithing. They just took it.”

It is not directly clear why the $7,000 was confiscated by the state prior to Christmas. Monday’s check of nearly $137,000 included interest accrued for not paying the state on time. According to Starnes, the check was for the full amount owed to the state’s government and was raised through donations to the family.

The damages were awarded in July for “emotional suffering” caused by Sweet Cakes by Melissa for refusing to make a wedding cake two years ago for Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer. The bakers said their refusal was prompted by religious beliefs.