Today, Peregrin Wood wrote about the odd anti-surveillance event for February 11, 2014 called The Day We Fight Back. Peregrin found it odd that people would call for a nationwide day bringing honor to someone who committed suicide a year before. To tell you the truth, I’ve been checking out The Day We Fight Back [...]
Last night, my wife and I received the papers you see here as a part of our first.grader’s information packet. The children’s magazine Highlights would give the.classroom a thousand stickers in exchange for our names, address, telephone numbers and email addresses.
There was no promise that the information would not be shared, or used [...]
Two and a half months ago, Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida used outrage at the unfolding NSA surveillance scandal to declare his intention to offer an amendment to an otherwise unrelated piece of legislation. That amendment would have ended the NSA’s massive collection of personally identifiable information without a direct connection to terrorism. The idea [...]
This afternoon, Facebook showed me an advertisement from a company bragging that it has the best frozen hog semen in all of America and Asia. That might interest me, if I was a pig farmer. I’m not. [...]
The Washington Post reports that Barack Obama has approved a plan for the U.S. Government to collect information about Americans who are not terrorists and who have no connection to terrorism, then keep it for 10 times longer than under George W. Bush. This is all without a warrant specifying a reasonable suspicion. Which is [...]
In a hearing held last Wednesday on “Sharing and Analyzing Information to Prevent Terrorism,” House Judiciary Committee Chair John Conyers used his opening remarks to reassert the priority of civil liberty in debates over security. Conyers debunked the myth that Miranda warnings had anything to do with a plane fire suspect shutting up last December [...]
Last night, I was scheduled to make calls between 6 and 8 pm to homes regarding an issue about which I have strong beliefs. I only made it 40 minutes into those two hours before I called it quits.
I’d volunteered to be part of this “phone bank,” but the more I learned about it [...]
Today John Twelve Hawks’ third book in the Traveler series, The Golden City, has been released. There are two passages in the first chapter that are nuggets of non-fiction within the fiction:
Most of the monitoring was unobtrusive. Norm-All could track the movement of your car and evaluate the purchases you made with your bank [...]