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
Britain's kitchens so filthy that they present a health risk, says new research
How to turn off/stop 'seen by' on Facebook: Disable it to make your chats seem less passive aggressive
KickassTorrents down: new Isle of Man domain taken offline just hours after launch
Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
The confessions of men who ordered mail-order brides
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
Rupert Murdoch berated Sun journalists for not doing enough to attack Ed Miliband and stop him winning the general election
- 1 Student jailed for hacking University of Birmingham computers to improve his grades
- 2 Smartphones are making children borderline autistic, says psychiatrist
- 3 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 4 Teaching profession headed for crisis as numbers continue to drop and working lives become 'unbearable'
- 5 The most powerful passports in the world
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