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‘Embryonic pulsing’

The euphemism employed by The New York Times to describe the heartbeat of a child in the womb. In the May 29 story Times correspondent Alan Blinder wrote that Louisiana’s heartbeat bill would ban abortion “after the pulsing of what becomes the fetus’s heart can be detected.”


 

Alexander Koerner/Getty Images

Alexander Koerner/Getty Images

‘There is no invasion of privacy at all, because there is no privacy.’

Orin Snyder, attorney for Facebook, arguing in court that Facebook is a digital town square where users cannot have a reasonable expectation of privacy or of keeping personal information private.

 


 

Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

‘I’d go up and do it all again.’

Tom Rice, a 97-year-old U.S. veteran of D-Day, who for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion parachuted into the same spot where he landed in Normandy in 1944.

 

 


 

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

‘Although the court declines to wade into these issues today, we cannot avoid them forever.’

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, writing on the high court’s decision to side-step an abortion case from Indiana.

 


 

Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

‘I think it is a healthy, necessary thing for them to exist in the same world as what we are doing.’

Actor and filmmaker Seth MacFarlane, who is known for such crude comedy as Family Guy, on the Parents Television Council (PTC), which has been highly critical of MacFarlane’s work.


 

Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP

Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP

‘It’s like in Soviet times.’

Alexander Isavnin of internet rights group Roskomsvoboda on the Russian government demanding user data and messages from dating app Tinder. Russia has had the builder of China’s “Great Firewall” come for consultations on controlling the internet.

Comments

  • Laura W
    Posted: Thu, 06/20/2019 07:05 am

    Huh? Why does Moscow want to know what people are doing on Tinder, anyway?