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Dissecting Copyright Laws: A Much Better Piece of Silence

If you are a musician, or know someone who is, I can say with a fair amount of confidence that you probably agree with me that copyright laws have gone beyond stupid levels. They’re inconsistently policed, inconsistently defined among different artistic industries, and hugely subjective. In my other, secretive life outside of Intentious, I am […]

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Newborn baby found trapped in sewer pipe in China, Liveleak

Sewer baby somehow survives, Chinese fathers not accountable

This video is heartbreaking. I don’t have a transcript of the entire thing but later in the video one of the rescuers can be heard saying “Be careful, be careful! That’s enough, do not saw anymore, use pliers!” In the middle of the afternoon in Pujiang County, Zhejiang Jiangnan in China, a tenant of an […]

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Amy’s Baking Company Nightmare: If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all?

In the last few days I’ve enjoyed among the most entertaining moments of my life online, watching the train wreck unfold on the Facebook page of infamous Amy’s Baking Company in Arizona, owned by Amy and Samy Bouzaglos. I’m not going to go into a huge amount of detail describing its owners and what happened […]

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Live Leak Syrian Cuts Heart Out Eats Heart Rebel Syria

Fuck Both Sides of Syria

As reported this week by The Huffington Post, Gruesome footage of a Syrian rebel commander cutting the heart out of a soldier and biting into it has emerged online. According to Human Rights Watch, the clip shows Abu Sakkar, a founder of the rebel Omar al-Farouq Brigade carrying out the bloody act. He says: “I […]

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Equality in the workplace: Ladies, could we shut the **** up?

Peta Southcombe of media agency Maxux last week posted a controversial opinion piece in Australia‘s media, marketing and entertainment news site, mUmBRELLA, entitled “Ladies, could we shut the **** up?”. Intentious has a look at the reaction, below. Ms Southcombe begins her piece with “I don’t mean to be a traitor to my gender, but if […]

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