Top Diggs: the evolution of Star Trek, why churches should be made to pay taxes
Tuesday 13 September 2011
The most popular news, videos and images as picked by Digg users during the last seven days, recorded on September 13.
1. ACLU: You Have EVERY RIGHT to Photograph that Cop
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) voiced its support of people using a mobile phone to film or photograph the police whilst they are acting in plain sight in a public space and set up a website that details photographers’ rights.
2. The Evolution of 'Star Trek'
An infographic that tracks the evolution of science fiction TV series Star Trek from the 1956 Star Trek precursor Forbidden Planet through to JJ Abrams’s re-imagined Star Trek films in 2009 and 2012/13.
3. Real Shared Sacrifice: It’s Time For Churches To Pay Taxes
An article that comments that the religious community "is paying nothing and it is time they start contributing to their community, state, and Federal governments for the resources they consume and damage they have wrought on this country."
4. Steve Jobs' 'curious' lack of public philanthropy
An opinion piece in The Week that notes it is curious that Steve Jobs has not (publicly) given away more money when his contemporaries (Bill Gates and Warren Buffett) have not only given away a great deal of their wealth, they have set up a “Giving Pledge” that encourages the super-rich to donate at least half of their wealth.
5. Which One is the Real Entitlement?
A cartoon that juxtaposes a man living off his social security benefits and a congressman living off his benefits while calling the other man a freeloader.
Life & Style blogs
Looking past the search results: Google 2.0 will 'build airports and cities' says report
There is literally not a single woman in this iPhone 6 queue
Anti-depressants can change how the brain works in just hours
iPhone 'Wave': iOS 8 hoax claims you can charge your iPhone in the microwave - you can't
The 'Angelina Jolie effect': Her mastectomy revelation doubled NHS breast cancer testing referrals
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
- 1 Mario Balotelli: Staff at arson-hit Manchester Dogs' Home convinced Liverpool striker is behind five-figure donation
- 2 Friends 20th anniversary: Alison Jackson photographs reunited cast
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 4 The response to my Pizza Express review has been overwhelming, and taught me a lot about journalism
- 5 Free U2 album: How the most generous giveaway in music history turned into a PR disaster
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