#GamerGate: I Don’t Care About Tauriq Moosa

There’s been a lot of speculation over the past several days whether a “games journalist”, Tauriq Moosa was “hounded” off Twitter because of his views. There have been articles supporting this view, of course blaming GamerGate, in The Mary Sue, The Inquisitor, and even one of GamerGate’s most infamous critics, Brianna Wu, tweeted about the flounce. Of course I would be delinquent if I failed to mention The Usual Suspects.

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Gay Marriage: It’s About Equal Protection

I’ve been pondering whether or not to weigh in on yesterday’s Supreme Court decision affirming the right for gay couples to marry. I’ve been reading articles and blogs, mostly for, some that were vehmently against, same sex marriage. I really wanted to see how others framed the decision and honestly wheter or not I would be only joining in an echo chamber or if people really understood what this decision means.

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Apple, Inc. Jumps the Shark

Do you ever read something on the Internet and immediately facepalm? I just did that a few moments ago. It’s been confirmed that Apple has removed all games from its App Store that have depictions of the Confederate flag. When I first saw some mentions earlier this morning, I thought it was a joke, and it is, but on Apple’s consumers.

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SCOTUS Upholds Federal Subsidies for ACA

So, the Supreme Court upheld the federal government providing subsidies to those people enrolled in the Affordable Care Act in states that had refused to set up their own exchanges. Right now, all over the news, that’s almost all I hear. It wasn’t a close vote either, as many had predicted, believing it would be a 5-4 vote with Justice Kennedy being the swing vote (as he is in many decisions) but a 6-3 vote with Chief Justice Roberts joining the majority. My response? Meh.

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Don’t Give Up On Voat

So Voat has been under some pretty serious attacks recently, the DDos attacks being only one. Of course, it’s not unusual in my experience to see a new platform that suddenly doubles (and more) their user base to come under some sort of attack across the Internet. It’s a shame there are douchebags out there that do these types of things, but hey it’s the Internet.

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#GamerGate and Public Opinion

It’s been claimed that GamerGate has “lost the battle of pubic opinion”. There may be something said for that but I wouldn’t really call it public opinion as I am certain, from my own experience that a great majority of the public has never even heard of GamerGate, or if they have, don’t know what GamerGate is about.

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#GamerGate: Avoid the SPJ and “Airplay”

I had high hopes for the upcoming (in August) discussion being arranged by the Society of Professional Journalists to hear both sides of GamerGate. I was actually naive enough to believe that finally, GamerGate supporters would receive an impartial hearing and dispel all of the hateful rhetoric that’s been written and spoken about what GamerGate is all about. I have to say I’m disappointed.

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Homeopathy As Murder

I believe that the worst event in anyone’s life must be the death of a child. More specifically, your child. Of course there are diseases that scinece based medicine have yet to solve. We all know that there are thousands of scientists around the world working to eradicate diseases from HIV to cancer. I applaud those men and women working selflessly in their fields, bringing hope and a cure, where once there was only a sentence of death. Today, people live longer lives because of the strides of science in the last century.

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Doubling Down on Stupid is Stupid

I just want to expand a little more on my post from Monday concerning Sargons conversation with Adam Baldwin. Yesterday, just for the heck of it, I tweet Mr. Baldwin with a link to “my take” on what I referred to as an “interview”. Mr. Baldwin, surprising to me, tweted back ouch. This caused a small tempest in my Timeline and generated a few comments, several from Sargon as to the inent of the conversation. It’s telling.

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