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Don’t Send Us To Jail

What a bunch of self-serving garbage: Intelligence deputy to America: Rethink privacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress debates new rules for government eavesdropping, a top intelligence official says it is time that people in the United States change their definition of privacy.

Privacy no longer can mean anonymity, says Donald Kerr, the principal deputy director of national intelligence. Instead, it should mean that government and businesses properly safeguard people’s private communications and financial information.

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November 11, 2007   12 Comments

Asked & Answered

Christy Hardin Smith at Fire Dog Lake notes that some in the legacy media are wondering about their political coverage.

In particular Deborah Howell, ombudscritter for the Washington Post wrote on Sizing Up the Politics Coverage

A perennial complaint is that the media cover politics too much as a horse race instead of reporting more on the candidates’ backgrounds, where they stand on issues and how they would lead the nation. But is it true? I intend to find out — at least at The Post — and report back to readers.

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November 11, 2007   2 Comments

Support The Troops?

Few people bother with truth about the Hedgemony’s support for veterans.

Senator Edward Kennedy and former Senator Max Cleland guest posting at Danger Room ask that companies Stop Messing with Vets’ Jobs

It’s a disgrace that tens of thousands of National Guard troops and Reservists return home and find they’ve been laid off, demoted, or denied salary and benefit increases they should have received. It’s wrong for employers to turn their backs on those who risk their lives for our country.

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November 11, 2007   17 Comments

Veterans Day

PoppyOn the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 the guns fell silent. The Great War, The War to End All Wars, was over…for a couple of decades.

The red poppies of Flanders fields became a symbol of that war and the veterans that returned from it. Known as Remembrance Day in much of the world, the poppies will be in evidence. Remembrance Day observances have more in common with the American Memorial Day as day to honor those who have died in war.

First called Armistice Day in the United States, the name was changed to Veterans Day, and its purpose changed to honoring those who are serving, or have served in the military. The change was made to avoid a conflict with the existing Memorial Day observance that goes back to the Civil War era.

A heart felt salute to everyone who managed to survive basic training. We can hope that sooner, rather than later, there will be no need for another generation to put on uniforms.

November 11, 2007   10 Comments

Passing the Plate

Florida License Plates

Florida Plate Blogging

Beneficiary

Standard Florida Plate

A weekend feature of Why Now.

November 11, 2007   4 Comments