Cops Break Down Door To Foreclosure Protest House, Carry Away Homeowner

Cops Break Down Door To Foreclosure Protest House, Carry Away Homeowner

The cops in Wood County, Ohio have broken down the door to the foreclosure protest house and arrested the homeowner and several protesters who had spent the week barricaded inside. As you can see here, the homeowner was literally carried off the property by the authorities. [More]

Car Dealership Picketing: American West Coast Edition

Car Dealership Picketing: American West Coast Edition

Remember the disgruntled Range Rover owner in England who lettered his complaints on the vehicle and parked it in front of the dealership? Reader M.H. discovered his American counterpart standing in front of a Hyundai dealership in Vancouver, Washington.

Effient: FDA May Approve Blood Thinner That Causes Internal Bleeding

Effient: FDA May Approve Blood Thinner That Causes Internal Bleeding

The Food and Drug Administration may be on the verge of approving an ELil Lilly blood thinner a consumer group says causes internal bleeding.

California Man Barricades Himself Inside Foreclosed Home

California Man Barricades Himself Inside Foreclosed Home

Carson, California has over 1,100 homes in foreclosure according to its mayor, and barricaded inside one of them was Frank Torres, an oil-refinery worker who lost his home to foreclosure after work was scarce last year. Now he’s working full-time and he wants to buy his house back — but he says the bank won’t listen. That’s why he painted a message on the roof of his former home and held the building hostage for 5 hours.

Video Backlash: The Flickr Users Are Revolting

Video Backlash: The Flickr Users Are Revolting

Flickr has added the ability to upload 90 second video clips! Cool, right? Apparently not. A group called “We Say NO to Videos On Flickr” has more than 25,000 members and appears to be going strong. These disgruntled users fear that video will cause the site to slow down and attract the dreaded “YouTube crowd.”

Man To Run NYC Marathon Carrying Textbooks To Protest High Cost Of College Texts

Man To Run NYC Marathon Carrying Textbooks To Protest High Cost Of College Texts

We know how much our readers hate expensive textbooks, so meet Andre Ditto, the 47 year-old vegan personal trainer who is going to run the NYC marathon carrying 30lbs of textbooks both to protest the high cost of college textbooks and as a promotion for ebook retailer CaféScribe.

Shopdropping?

Shopdropping?

One NY group is holding workshops to teach “shopdropping,” which they explain is “the opposite of shoplifting.” Basically, they want you to print out their “improved” labels and place them in retail locations. The organization also provides PDFs of the labels they’ve made so you can cut out and tape them to the appropriate products with ease. An interesting idea, but we wonder if it makes any difference? Does printing out someone else’s labels and affixing them to still another person’s merchandise really mean anything? Does shopdropping have “biting back” potential, or is it just a waste of time?—MEGHANN MARCO

Kmart T-Shirt Protest Continues; Kmart Pulls Shirt

Kmart T-Shirt Protest Continues; Kmart Pulls Shirt

    A T-shirt sold at Kmart stores that shows a boy pushing down a girl and calls the action “Problem Solved” drew more than 50 protesters to the sidewalk in front of the chain’s Alexis Road store yesterday afternoon.

After initially refusing, Kmart has now agreed to pull the shirt.

    Spokesman Kim Freely said: “We’ve heard and respect the opinions of our customers and the item is no longer available at Kmart. And we have no plans to reorder it.”

HazMat Protesters Drop Mad Science

Here’s another version of the DRM protest involving hazmat suits and the San Fran Apple store. It’s got less Talking Heads, more people speaking about (or, heads talking…) about why DRM is bad. If you don’t know why it is, watch. If you do and would like to have your beliefs affirmed, watch. If you like sweaty geeks, watch. All we know is DRM prevented us from easily transmogrifying our sister into the next Grandmaster Flash, so now we’re totally mad against it, even more than we were madly before.

Sweaty Anti-iTunes Hazmat Geek Speaks!

Sweaty Anti-iTunes Hazmat Geek Speaks!

e nerds who stormed the nation’s Apple Stores last Friday, wrote us in response to our recent post, calling our attention to a write-up he did of Defective Design’s protest at Boston’s Cambridge Side Galleria. The fuzz seemed pretty cool with the whole thing:

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