Again, What about the children! and The terrorists will win! are invoked: In those meetings, Justice Department representatives went beyond the argument that data retention was necessary to protect children–and claimed it would aid in terrorism investigations as well. During Wednesday’s hearing, politicians also claimed that social-networking sites were not doing enough to verify that […]
The power meter on the laptop is a bit wonky. It says I have only 5% left when it had been charging all night while I continued backing my data offsite. It is taking days since I’m fitting 40GB through an FTP connection. But I’ll feel better once it is completed. Ron and I had […]
Must read. You know Greg Palast as the ex-pat journalist that reports for the BBC and reported to the rest of the world how the 2000 election was FUBARed while no one in the US did a damned thing. He’s back. Armed Madhouse is a complete tour of the greedy, selfish assholes that run our […]
Does anybody else harbor a secret fantasy of Bill Moyers, Dan Rather and Ted Koppel all getting together and doing a total news media takedown with blistering documentaries and reportage?
Andymatic 017 Gay Podcast Dr. Eric from drericsblog.com and I work out the world’s problems.
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Another facsinating comment on Metafilter details why Iraq is failing – it was designed to slide into civil war. Iraq as a country is designed to fail. [T]he British carefully used their monopoly over cartography to ensure that these newly independent entities were cut up into chunks that would perpetuate ethnic strife and provide a […]
Coming soon to a nation near you: It’s not a silver bullet. Take the example of the Brixton bomber [David Copeland, who planted three bombs in London in 1999]. The police gathered all the CCTV footage from all the cameras in Brixton, but it took 50 detectives over 20 days to plough through all the […]
As the weather gets warmer, intolerance seems to settle in like a humid mist. Ron and some friends were walking on Briar and someone woman passed them and said Fucking faggots. Ron laid in to her and told her that she’s in the wrong neighborhood to be making those kinds of remarks and told her […]