Combing the Net – 7/23/2010

The Case Against Summer Vacation — TIME magazine’s recent cover story paints summer vacation as “an anachronism that hurts America’s global competitiveness but hurts low-income kids most of all.”

Concern for Web Screeners — It’s a dirty job, but somebody’s got to do it. This is an article about those who have the responsibility of screening videos and images for social media sites and user-submitted websites such as YouTube, to ensure that graphic depictions of sex, violence, and other illicit materials do not go public. Many of these workers require extensive counseling and psychological services after becoming emotionally scarred and/or desensitized as a result of seeing so much garbage. Many of these workers are young. “You have 20-year-old kids who get hired to do content review, and who get excited because they think they are going to see adult porn. They have no idea that some of the despicable and illegal images they will see can haunt them for the rest of their lives.”

Undercover at Planned Parenthood — This video is a disturbing reminder of the misinformation and deceit that these “counselors” use to persuade young women to have an abortion.

Second “Henge” Uncovered at Stonehenge — Archeologists are calling this the biggest find in 50 years.

Billy Graham Video Archive — Watch sermons by Rev. Graham from as far back as 1957!

You can’t have Billy Graham without his great song leader, George Beverly Shea:

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