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A Manifesto on Censorship

Friends, Enemies, Readers of The Flying News wherever you may be, for too long now a little noticed, but very grave, practice has been disfiguring our public life. To what do I refer? Well, let me tell you the story of how I came to be aware of this menace to civilization. As Heraclitus said, […]

Vandals Deface Public Monument, Correct Grammatical Mistake

Columbus, OH: The John W. Galbreath Bicentennial Park includes fountains, pedestrian and cyclist trails, a restaurant, a sound stage, and what someone must have found to be a very irksome grammatical error. Park authorities reported to the police that, sometime between the hours of 2:17 and 4:29 Tuesday morning, vandals defaced the dedicatory plaque located […]

Swedish Parliament Objects to “Borg”

Sveriges riksdag, photograph by Christian Gidlöf, in public domain, available at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sveriges_riksdag_fr_vasabron.JPG#mediaviewer/File:Sveriges_riksdag_fr_vasabron.JPG

The Swedish Parliament, or Riksdag, recently registered an objection with the international court concerning the use of the Swedish name Borg to refer to a psuedo-race in the Star Trek Universe©. “The name ‘Borg’ is part of the indigenous linguistic wealth of the Swedish people,” explains Ante Borg, Swedish Minister of Commerce. “The use of […]

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