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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

'National Security' and 'Civil Rights'

Bush’s Secret NSA Spying May Have Tainted Prosecutions, Report Warns

The Justice Department needs to investigate whether the secretiveness of Bush’s warrantless wiretapping program tainted terrorism prosecutions by hiding exculpatory evidence from defendants

Judge Urged to Declare Bush Spy Program Illegal
By David Kravets July 9, 2009

Former DOJ Lawyer Couldn’t Find Way to Legalize Bush Spying Program

News from Bizzaro World: Ashcroft Opposed Taps

Appeals Court Allows Classified Evidence in Spy Case

A federal appeals court dealt a blow to the Obama administration Friday when it refused to block a judge from admitting top secret evidence in a lawsuit weighing whether a U.S. president may bypass Congress, as President George W. Bush did, and establish a program of eavesdropping on Americans without warrants.

Whistle-Blower Outs NSA Spy Room
Ryan Singel 04.07.06

AT&T provided National Security Agency eavesdroppers with full access to its customers' phone calls, and shunted its customers' internet traffic to data-mining equipment installed in a secret room in its San Francisco switching center

NSA Whistleblower: Wiretaps Were Combined with Credit Card Records of U.S. Citizens

Bush signs spy bill, ACLU sues July 10, 2008

New Law Floods California With Medical Data Breach Reports

California officials have received more than 800 reports of health data breaches in the first five months after a new state law went into effect January 1.

The law requires health care organizations in California to report suspected incidents of intentional and unintentional unauthorized breaches of a patient’s personally identifiable health information to the California Department of Public Health.

Obama to Defend Telco Spy Immunity

The EFF is also accusing the nation’s telecoms of funneling Americans’ electronic communications to the Bush administration without warrants in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

AP Defeats Online Aggregator That Rewrote Its News
By David Kravets July 13, 2009 | 5:06 pm | Categories: Copyrights and Patents, The Courts, intellectual property 

The Associated Press has defeated a news aggregation site it sued under a 91-year-old legal theory that does not rest on copyright ownership.

( Stories like this encourage me to avoid AP stories like the plague. Why would I advertise the services of  a lying/suing  ingrate ? )

Lawmaker Wants ‘Show of Force’ Against North Korea for Website Attacks

( A 'lawmaker' would - one would hope - be someone trying to encourage order and comity - not lead a lynch mob. )

Chinese Spying Claimed in Purchases of NSA Crypto Gear

Former Teen Hacker’s Suicide Linked to TJX Probe

Teen Ashton Lundeby Charged as an Adult for Bomb Threats


Life before Life. Where do we go from here?

Dr. Tucker has studied and collected numerous cases that lead him to believe that some people can indeed change from 'heaven' to 'hell', from that sphere of (De)Light to this materialistic world, so fast that they still have vivid memories of their earlier situations. They possess birthmarks, often related to their death, or recall where they lived with names that can be verified or persons who can be contacted at indicated places. Not a single, incidental case, but hundreds of them exist.

Computing 2010 - is something moving?

 Reinout Meier Mattern recently exposed the connection between Microsoft, Mono, Gnome 3 and Ubuntu 9.10. 

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