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by thepanamarick
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon May 04, 2015 at 08:22 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
SOCIETY BROKEN: Part One “Why the Republican Party, and many Democrats, beg for Constant War.” War is eternal. Since mankind first came to realize that land was not limitless, or that animals ...
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Nov 08, 2014 at 12:00 PM PST with 7 Recommends
Michael Price, counsel in the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, has a disturbing article up at Salon.com . Turns out, he bought a new "...
by James Hepburn
Comment Count 455 comments on Fri Oct 31, 2014 at 10:07 AM PDT with 587 Recommends
In a classic case off double speak, almost right out of 1984, leaders in Bath County Virginia spoke with the local newspaper today about problems in the hospital and what they are doing to address ...
by Jerry Nelson
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Oct 23, 2014 at 10:27 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
The CBS 2 news just ran a story about ISIS recruiting teenage girls to support their cause. It discussed how some of the girls were caught by their parents before they left; how for some girls the ...
by StopMotionsolo
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Oct 06, 2014 at 02:44 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
In December of 1936, George Orwell left England and traveled to Spain in to fight in the Spanish Civil War. If we want to understand Orwell's classic novel _1984_, if we want to know what he ...
by Azazello
Comment Count 88 comments on Fri Jul 18, 2014 at 05:00 AM PDT with 77 Recommends
I don't like the recording of Donal Sterling in private in a non business capacity. Don't get me wrong, I don't agree with his statements. But I agree that Kareem Abdul Jabar had it right when he ...
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 03:51 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Towards the end of "1984" there is a long section where O'Brien, a Party insider, is torturing Winston the minor bureaucrat, who has committed the crime of, well, mostly just knowing too much about ...
by bernardpliers
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat Mar 01, 2014 at 02:49 PM PST with 27 Recommends
by the Oakland Privacy Group, to which I belong. On March 4, 2014, the Oakland City Council will decide to award a contract that, if approved, will impact your civil rights. The Domain Awareness ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 10:29 AM PST with 14 Recommends
(Click Image) More Here: http://www.thewrap.com/bill-maher-rips- facebook-calls-glenn-beck-matt-drudge-fox-cracker-...
by thinkingblue
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 11:42 AM PST with 0 Recommends
We can be Snowden-confident that the NSA did not miss the protest that took place against their little cousin the Domain Awareness Center (DAC), February 4th, 2014, at Oscar Grant Plaza in downtown ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 18 comments on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 08:06 AM PST with 64 Recommends
A bit of street theatre took place Saturday, February 1st, in Oakland, just a block away from where Scott Olsen was shot and nearly killed by Oakland's Police Department during the first major ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 07:18 AM PST with 17 Recommends
For more than eight months we have read a continuous stream of relevations about how the US Government, through the NSA, has been spying on We the People, putting trap doors into all our electronic ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 22 comments on Tue Jan 07, 2014 at 08:07 AM PST with 65 Recommends
In 1948, a visionary writer named George Orwell imagined a world of the future and it didn't look good. Despite it seeming so far away, he reversed the last two digits and titled the book "1984" and ...
by boguseconomist
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Dec 31, 2013 at 08:00 AM PST with 9 Recommends
Oakland has been paying big bucks to SAIC (...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 17 comments on Sun Nov 10, 2013 at 07:16 AM PST with 23 Recommends
Although I'm going to be focusing on some issues that may seem intractable and outright depressing, I want the reader to know that I'm not doing so because I'm a pessimist about the future, about ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 35 comments on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 01:09 AM PDT with 23 Recommends
Glenn Greenwald just released a statement/essay on the nine hour detention of his significant other partner by British security officials as he changed flights to Brazil from Germany via London ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 1433 comments on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 12:30 PM PDT with 370 Recommends
The for-profit corporate-owned Surveillance State is well-entrenched by now. The process to get us here took decades, but it went on hyper-drive after September 11, 2001--by design. The for-profit ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 50 comments on Thu Aug 01, 2013 at 02:18 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
Courtesy of my friend Arthur. Today in the Wisconsin Capitol - tourists warned and arrested for observing singers: If you haven't been following Wisconsin lately go here for the back story: http:
by Giles Goat Boy
Comment Count 149 comments on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 08:10 PM PDT with 265 Recommends
( UPDATE 7/16/13, 3:00PM EDT: Former Senator Gordon Humphrey (R-NH) has had a fascinating email exchange with Edward Snowden. See farther down, below.) Continuing his efforts from the past few ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 582 comments on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 10:44 AM PDT with 152 Recommends