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2006 May 30 — Why Now?
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The Message Is Clear

As the Christian Science Monitor says: From high court, warning to whistle-blowers.

The Supreme Court says everyone in government service is now a vassal of the Executive branch with no protection. Complain about waste or fraud and the government can fire you.

Forget about the grievance procedures if you have a problem, because you can be punished if you use them. Buy a pre-paid phone with cash and call the media, because this government isn’t interested in honesty or integrity, but someone in the media might be.

May 30, 2006   5 Comments

They Are Data Mining

Last month Abu Gonzo needed this data to protect children, but since that didn’t seem to work, CNet is reporting that Terrorism invoked in ISP snooping proposal:

In a radical departure from earlier statements, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has said that requiring Internet service providers to save records of their customers’ online activities is necessary in the fight against terrorism, CNET News.com has learned.

Gonzales and FBI Director Robert Mueller privately met with representatives of AOL, Comcast, Google, Microsoft and Verizon last week and said that Internet providers–and perhaps search engines–must retain data for two years to aid in anti-terrorism prosecutions, according to multiple sources familiar with the discussion who spoke on condition of anonymity on Tuesday.

“We want this for terrorism,” Gonzales said, according to one person familiar with the discussion.

Gonzales’ earlier position had only emphasized how mandatory data retention would help thwart child exploitation.

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May 30, 2006   5 Comments

So Wrong

This is pathological: ABC News: Paris Hilton Plans Reggae, Hip Hop Album.

This is the reason the estate tax should be 200%.

May 30, 2006   11 Comments