Two things have come from Berkeley: LSD and Unix. Coincidence?
From the food court of our local shopping mall. Some things cannot be unseen.
Does "Freedom of Speech" mean that you can run through a crowded theater yelling FIRE! without any consequences? No, it does not. There are practical and moral limits to free speech. Anyone with a brain knows that.
Then there's Lindsey Stone. (http://www.facebook.com/menohoy
Her Kodak moment took place at the Tomb of the Unknown in Arlington National Cemetery. Classy, huh?
Her mea cupla once a little uproar started?
Turns out this waste of carbon and water was on a company-paid trip, on company time, and almost assuredly with clients of her company. Yet, she thought it would be innocent fun to desecrate hallowed ground while her coworker and possibly her boss Jamie Schuh snapped the image you see.
Her employer? LIFE - Living Independently Forever. They have a facebook page
and a web page
My goodness, LIFE must be bursting with pride to be represented by such a fine specimen of charity, grace, and morality. Okay, perhaps not. They say they have put her on unpaid leave while they investigate the situation.
Perhaps LIFE should reconsider subsidizing the existence of a creature who demonstrates so little sense. I wouldn't want her coming in contact with any of my loved ones. You can just imagine the hilarious photos she's taken with LIFE's clients -- all in the name of just "being the douchebags that we are".
Alert your local media outlets to this issue, and keep your money and your loved ones away from LIFE.
Quite disturbingly, Stone was on the trip via her employer in which 40 residents and 8 staff members went to Arlington National Cemetery. In addition to Stone, the fellow-employee who took the picture is also on unpaid leave pending the results of an internal investigation at LIFE.
More to come ...