Monthly Archives: June 2013

US – Germany – Serious Allegations By Snowden? – Possibly, But If So, Why Is Der Spiegel Talking About The Document Instead Of Publishing It? – 30 June 2013

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23116055 Okay, now maybe we’re getting to some actual serious stuff after a steady stream of boring accusations by Snowden. The idea that the US might be spying on the European Union – and not to smoke out terrorists but … Continue reading

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US – Rand Paul:Freedom As Fox:Henhouse – But Some Liberals Apparently Think He’s A “Watchdog” – 29 June 2013

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/28/opinion/the-criminal-nsa.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1 You know why I don’t trust some “liberals” on the whole privacy thing? Because they write articles for the New York Times where they refer to Rand Paul as a congressional “watchdog”. I’m sorry, but if you think Rand … Continue reading

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US – When Will We See Those Anti-Metal Detector Protests? – 29 June 2013

Waiting for this one: “Hey, TSA guy…where in the Fourth Amendment does it say you can search me before I get on a plane to see if I have a gun, a knife or an explosive device? Do you have … Continue reading

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US – The Army Decides To Prove Itself No Threat To Civil Liberties By Restricting The Civil Liberties Of People In The Army – It’s Almost Like Glenn Greenwald Is Paying Them To Be This Stupid – 27 June 2013

http://www.montereyherald.com/local/ci_23554739/restricted-web-access-guardian-is-army-wide-officials If _this_ is the government’s response to the privacy kerfuffle, expect it to intensify, and for Glenn Greenwald to be crowned Czar of All The Americas before long. This is so totally stupid it’s beyond words. The military is … Continue reading

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US – Supreme Court – What Didn’t Happen (Or, A Conspiracy Theory A Little Too Difficult To Imagine) – 27 June 2013

Chief Justice John Roberts: Okay, we need to throw every one off the scent here. They’re starting to figure out our plan for world domination. Let’s strike down the Defense of Marriage Act so people think we have the capacity … Continue reading

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US – Defense Of Marriage Act – Yes, Celebrate The Ruling, But Also Remember A “Libertarian” First Introduced DOMA In Congress – 26 June 2013

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Barr One more thing about the DOMA court case. Remember who introduced the Defense of Marriage Act into the House of Representatives in the first place? It was Bob Barr, a Republican congressman from Georgia who later became the 2008 … Continue reading

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US – Supreme Court Decisions – Defense Of Marriage Act – Voting Rights Act – Maybe There Is Some Point To Actually Talking To Moderates On The Court Instead Of Just Slagging It? – 26 June 2013

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/26/supreme-court-doma_n_3434870.html?ref=topbar Two Supreme Court cases in the past couple of days in the US have raised some eyebrows…not least because they seem to take the court in diametrically opposed directions. Today, the court struck a blow for civil rights, by … Continue reading

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