“Life is not a spectator sport. If you’re going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you’re wasting your life.”
On being faced with a noisy classroom, a math teacher in a school in Belgium, threatened to reveal the deaths that take place in the third season of Game of Thrones.
Hunting animals with drones will be illegal in Alaska from later this year after troopers warned that cheap, camera-equipped aircraft have already been used to help shoot a moose.
“In Silicon Valley, where personal quirks and even antisocial personalities are tolerated as long as you are building new products and making money, a socially conservative viewpoint may be one trait you have to keep to yourself,” writes the New York Times.
Until the late 1980s, France produced millions of berets a year. Laulhere, a 174-year-old beret- maker, is fighting to keep the quintessential French headgear French.
“They can tell their friends that they couldn’t reply because it was after 9 PM.”
President Obama on his visit to Saudi Arabia next week could ask King Abdullah to allow churches in the Kingdom. As the president explained in February, the right to worship is an essential human right that “matters to our national security.” Allowing a church would help foreign Christian workers and instill in Saudi society a sense of peaceful coexistence with the religious “other.” That may help us all.
Mark Zuckerberg isn’t the first name that comes to mind as a champion of privacy.