Archive | October, 2013

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Big Anti-Surveillance Rally in DC on Saturday

Folks will raise hell on Capitol Hill on Saturday afternoon to protest NSA surveillance outrages. Weather forecast is encouraging – and it should be a fun time. Among the 100+ sponsoring organizations are and the Competitive Enterprise Institute. They have a bevy of excellent speakers slated. Last I heard, neither Obama nor Joe Biden […]

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Shutdown Bonanza: Plunging Trust in Government

The government shutdown sometimes looked like nothing more than a gambit to give a paid vacation to federal employees. However, a new poll shows that “Just 19% say that they trust the government in Washington to do what is right just about always or most of the time, down seven points since January.” Here’s the […]

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More Tragic Collateral Damage from the Govt. Shutdown

The Washington Post has had endless sob stories on the government shutdown. Maybe they should survey federal workers to determine whether the shutdown is also causing a coitus deficit. Regardless, taxpayers are still getting screwed. (The great Weyant cartoon is from the new issue of the New Yorker.)

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Revealed: What NSA Believes Terrorists Look Like

This cartoon is from a secret National Security Agency document detailing how the NSA is seeking to destroy TOR – which allows for anonymous Internet use. That purported terrorist looks too well-coiffed for me to ever trust him. [from the Guardian’s excellent expose today on the NSA] On the bright side, at least I have […]

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