Category Archives: Civil Liberties

GATEKEEPERS BE GONE? BOOKS & GLOBAL CAPITALISM TOO??

“Amazon wants to do away with gatekeepers,” writes New York Times journalist David Streitfield. Is it the end of capitalism as we know it if it’s announced by huge global publishers or distributors? Read more

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THE SPHERE IS PRIVATE, BUT YOUR DATA AIN’T

  Who would think Rand Paul and Texas governor Rick Perry would have much in common with what Fox News could call radicals (the few liberal insurgents from small New England states, hint, hint)? But they do: It’s in trying … Continue reading

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Obama’s Secret-Secret Self-Regulation Akin to Mitt’s “Self-Deportation?”

“Sufficient” is a funny word. We hear it so much after it goes through the washing-machine-spinning doublespeak machine. So let’s just say what the Obama administration and the cyber or secret international-communications industry (IT) mean: Enough. Or: “Enough, ENOUGH!” — … Continue reading

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Corporate Personhood, Qui Tam & Obama (Un)Wittingly Shores Up Snowden

Qui Tam reminds me of Tae Kwan Do. The name is Latin, not Korean, and it’s pronounced Kwee Tahm, not to be confused with quinoa (kinwah), which is from an indigenous South American language.  So practice your K’s and know … Continue reading

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Obama’s Non-Solution Administration (NSA)

Resolution?  Resolving civil-liberties issues?  How could such a tepid response to the NSA scandal not fulfill the old adage: When politicians want to deflect/detract/pretend to solve a problem, they create a non-solution.  One durable method is to appoint a commission … Continue reading

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