April Fools' Day is a day celebrated on April 1st when people play practical jokes and hoaxes. The jokes or hoaxes are pranks intended to make fun of someone or some event, often in an embarrassing way. People often laugh at these pranks, though not often the person being pranked finds them amusing.
This post is intended to deceive you and play a prank on you. You have been successfully fooled. Thank you for your participation.
In 2014 the European Commission will (maybe) propose new copyright laws and is allowing everyone with an interest in copyright to submit their views in a public consultation. And when they say everyone they do mean everyone, even if you're not in the EU or maybe don't even live on this planet. If you have an earthling name, know one of the languages, and have an email address, then they are willing to hear what you have to say. (No cheating though, they will probably complain that a lot of submissions are the same and just ignore everyone as usual. Don't ruin it for everybody!)
All you need to do is answer about 80 horribly depressing questions which try to lead you towards some horribly bad legislation and email it back to them. (Note: You don't have to answer all questions, just those you care about.) Luckily we people from the internet have some resources that can help us avoid getting tricked into supporting bad legislation and coincidentally those resources are found on the internet.
The evidence is now clear: FOX News was right, the war on Christmas is real! The NSA stole and abused Santa's technology for their own nefarious purposes, thereby directly assaulting capitalism Christmas at its core. Those damn socialist atheists!
All jokes aside, it has been one hell of a year, most especially for civil rights and hacktivism. A progressive Pope stepped in, gun control and Stand Your Ground were hotly debated, a bombing reignited Islamophobia, and easy access to affordable healthcare (something all industrialized nations have, except the United States) was obstructed to a level of sedition bordering on domestic terror...
Thanksgiving, an American holiday, was founded on the genocide of millions of native Americans -- plain and simple. It is then something to be truly thankful for that this holiday, originally stained in blood, has evolved into one of the few that, at its core, remains mostly good. Friends and relatives assemble together, celebrate their familial bonds, and (usually) enjoy one another's company.
It is also admittedly despicable how some businesses taint this holiday, requiring their employees to work where otherwise not critically needed. Furthermore, it is equally wrong how, just one day after giving thanks for what we have, we trample and fight one another to buy things we do not need from corporations we should not support. And people are paid poverty wages to endure and manage this hysteria.
This Thanksgiving, continue the goodness of the holiday by refusing to shop tonight, and tomorrow, and trying to ...