Speaking for Joshua, Michele, david and everyone in the ultimate offices, we are blown away and overwhelmed by the response to our good ultimate universe news.
i know some of you have shied away from cataclysm because you didn’t want to see the end of this world. well, now you can go read it :)
the next two issues will answer a LOT of your questions
IT BE FRIDAY! THE FUTURE OF THE ULTIMATE UNIVERSE!! SPOILERS AND STUFF!
Protesters in Istanbul Rioted to Save Their Internet
This year, Turkey’s protesters have turned their attention from small, endangered urban parks to the slightly more on-trend issue of online freedom.
The reason is that a new law was announced over the weekend that would award the Turkish government tighter control over the internet, allowing it to block websites without seeking a court ruling first. Considering that the government already controls the country’s mainstream media, it’s no surprise that news of these restrictions on the country’s primary source of objective information didn’t go down very well.
On Saturday, internet-freedom activists took their anger to Istanbul’s Taksim Square, the epicenter of last year’s Gezi Park demonstrations. Much like 2013’s protests, Turkish state police were out in force, spraying crowds with water cannons, trying to demolish their barricades, and chasing protesters off down Istikal Avenue with paintball guns. Yet the crowds regrouped and began building up more barricades down alleys and sidestreets, before police attacked them again with water cannons and gas bombs. The clashes continued late into the night, with demonstrators chanting, “Hands off my internet!”
"If I don’t stand here and protest, we will lose all our freedom," said Ceren, a 24-year-old college student. "With Turkish mainstream media under [government] control, we only have the internet. If we lose the internet, nobody in the world would even be hearing about this protest."
Source: Vice Magazine
There’ll be a marked drop in activity (not like I do much anyway) cuz I’m studying abroad in the middle east this semester. No promises, but if anything I might be posting on theuniverseconspiring.tumblr.com with photos or other stuff because I need everything I do to be readily accessible by the internet.
"Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies," from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, played using only water glasses.
well done. And quite ethereal.
this is so beautiful and worth listening to even if you think you’ve heard this song a thousand times—ESPECIALLY if you think you’ve heard it a thousand times.
This gave me goosebumps of the good kind