Ukrainian politician who proposed anti-free speech law thrown into dumpster (video)

POSITIVE NEWS: Non-religious guy randomly decides to install a Buddha statue in his high-crime neighborhood. Neighboring Vietnamese ladies start flocking to it, enhance it with gifts and flowers, and hold daily chants. Crime in the vicinity has dropped 82% since 2012

Buddha seems to bring tranquility to Oakland neighborhood

  • Vina Vo (left) and Kieu Do pray at sunrise near a Buddhist shrine at 11th Avenue and East 19th Street in Oakland. Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle
    Vina Vo (left) and Kieu Do pray at sunrise near a Buddhist shrine at 11th Avenue and East 19th Street in Oakland. Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle

Dan Stevenson is neither a Buddhist nor a follower of any organized religion.

The 11th Avenue resident in Oakland’s Eastlake neighborhood was simply feeling hopeful in 2009 when he went to an Ace hardware store, purchased a 2-foot-high stone Buddha and installed it on a median strip in a residential area at 11th Avenue and 19th Street.

He hoped that just maybe his small gesture would bring tranquillity to a neighborhood marred by crime: dumping, graffiti, drug dealing, prostitution, robberies, aggravated assault and burglaries.

Tesla prevails in top Massachusetts court over direct sales

A Tesla S electric car and a charging station are displayed during the press preview day of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan in this January 14, 2014 file photo.  REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

A Tesla S electric car and a charging station are displayed during the press preview day of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan in this January 14, 2014 file photo.

CREDIT: REUTERS/REBECCA COOK

(Reuters) – Massachusetts’ highest court on Monday threw out a lawsuit seeking to block Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) from selling its luxury electric cars directly to consumers in the state, enabling it to bypass traditional dealerships.

Comcast Is Threatening To Cut Off Customers Who Use Tor, The Web Browser For Criminals

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Some users of the anonymous web browser Tor have reported that Comcast has threatened to cut off their internet service unless they stop using the legal software.

Comcast completely denies their claims. In a blog post, the company said “We have no policy against Tor, or any other browser or software. Customers are free to use their Xfinity Internet service to visit any website, use any app, and so forth.”

China creates world’s first Zombie sidewalk lane

China creates world’s first sidewalk lane for text addicts

Dalia Ibrahim
Digital Reporter

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 8:17 PM - Nomophobians are breathing a sigh of relief in China.

The Chinese city of Chongqing has created the world’s first lane for mobile phone addicts who simply cannot put their beloved devices down – although before you roll your eyes, relax: It’s in a theme park, not the city’s actual sidewalks.

The 100 ft-stretch of pavement was specially painted for individuals who have their eyes perma-locked to their screens.

The dedicated smartphone lane has a picture of a phone etched on the ground with the word “cell phones” boldly written down. Officials also drew two thick white lines separating the lane from the rest of the pavement.

The Kim Dotcom “big reveal” is out – an email which purports to show New Zealand Prime Minister John Key involved in a plan to get Dotcom into New Zealand so he could be extradited to the United States, contrary to every assurance Key has ever given about his prior of knowledge of Dotcom.

Dotcom email is a fake – Warner Bros

By Claire Trevett, David Fisher

- Purported email is the evidence Kim Dotcom plans to reveal tonight

– Said to be written by Warner Bros CEO at time of Hobbit negotiations

– PM allegedly in on plan to have Dotcom extradited to US

– Warner Bros dismisses email as a fake

- Key says he has no recollection of such a conversation

The Kim Dotcom “big reveal” is out – and has almost immediately been dismissed as a fake.

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