Obama for best picture likes True Grit because it’s about justice and...– Bill Maher
Fear Extreme Islamists in the Arab World? Blame... →
“In the last year of his life, Martin Luther King Jr. questioned US military interventions against progressive movements in the Third World by invoking a JFK quote: “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” Were he alive to witness the last three decades of US foreign policy, King might update that quote by noting: “Those who...
When can cops gain access to my personal info on... →
“It’s often done in secret. Law enforcement investigators seek access to private user information stored by websites, routinely imposing a gag order that prohibits the Internet company from telling anyone about the demand. Don’t you at least have a right to know the rules governing such quiet disclosures? When will sites like Twitter, Facebook, PayPal and others – with their hundreds of...
3 Projects to Create a Government-less Internet →
vruz: The OLPC’s XO has meshnetworking capabilities. And some gaming systems, such as the Nintendo DS, have mesh networking built in. But we want to look at projects that are specifically aimed at replacing or augmenting the public Internet. - Klint Finley, ReadWriteWeb vruz: if corporatism can’t get their shit together, people will make an internet of their own.
A bill giving the president an Internet “kill switch” during times of emergency...– Obama may get power to shut down Internet without court oversight (via ryking) vruz: imagine an authoritarian president of left or right, (doesn’t matter, not obama) in the future… what could possibly go wrong? (via vruz)
Police Kill Man In Drug Raid Gone Wrong (VIDEO) →
“Utah police shot and killed a man within seconds of storming his parents’ home, video of the raid shows. The police had a warrant to search for drugs, but found only a small amount of pot and an empty vial that had apparently contained meth. Local media report that Todd Blair, 45, was a drug addict rather than a dealer, according to friends and family. In the video, Blair can be...
think4yourself: Why the free market and health... →
alcaniglia: I may have said some of this before, but in honor of the upcoming vote for repeal of Obamacare, I thought I’d say it again. For profit insurance companies, health care, and the free market do not work well together in the United States. The main reason for this is that the…
For those who regularly write and read about civil liberties abuses, it’s...– Glenn Greenwald (via azspot)
Supreme Court Looks At Smell-Based Home Searches... →
highsee: Welcome to your police state, America. If a passing whiff can justify busting thru someone’s door, tearing their home apart and potentially result in incarceration, then we might as well just rip up the 4th amendment and act like it never existed. That’s essentially where we are now, only it hasn’t been formally acknowledged. A cop can pull me over in my vehicle for any reason. If...
'Incoherence isn’t a bug in Beck’s software... →