H-PADs ON THE HOUSE

The Vancouver Courier, July 26

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INDULGE ME FOR A MOMENT…

As you may have heard, the Vatican recently offered indulgences for Twitter and Facebook users along with other virtual participants of last months World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro.Indulgences are a historical tradition in which the church grants the faithful remission from sins and relief from penitence. In an effort to get hip to …

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Yesterday’s Black Comedy is Today’s Surveillance State

Terry Gilliam's 1985 tragicomedy Brazil begins with a housefly's misadventure. After an annoyed civil servant flattens the insect, it falls into a teletype machine cranking out a list of terror suspects. The name "Tuttle" is misprinted as "Buttle." In a paramilitary raid on Christmas Eve, Archibald Buttle is arrested, hooded and shackled in a manner …

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