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I just finished watching Slacker Uprising by Michael Moore. I can’t say I really liked it, it’s as always a propaganda film. It is an interesting view on how the election of 2004 was lost, and features some big names, it just didn’t touch me. US politics had gone to hell in a handbasket in 2004.
Tom Morello said it right, when he said that the fight starts on the day after the election. The problems don’t end, just because a president has been chosen.
They are collecting one little green plastic army man figure for each of the fallen troops in the Iraqi War. It [...] started after reading about a class doing something similar for holocaust survivors in Tennessee.
Although it does have something ironic some of the comment left suggest that the teacher has a political agenda, which is refuted in other comments. In my opinion war is always political and any memorial is political.
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By way of /. I received New legal threat to teaching evolution in the US. I don’t believe in God, so I found the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster more believable than God. (Besides from being touched by his noodle appendage.)
I really am speechless, again…
After the House approves overhaul of wiretap laws I was pointed to this article Obama Camp Says It: He’ll Support Filibuster Of Any Bill Containing Telecom Immunity. Apparently Obama (his campaign) had already said in October of 2007 that they would.
Sadly as I read in the NYT Senate Approves Bill to Broaden Wiretap Powers In fact “…on Wednesday, he [Obama] ended up voting for what he called ‘an improved but imperfect bill’ after backing a failed attempt earlier in the day to strip the immunity provision from the bill through an amendment.” Clinton voted against the bill.
And don’t forget to use tag your election posts too. (Tagging 2008)
I got the link Crude Oil and Total Petroleum Imports Top 15 Countries from a friend, I never realized that Canada exported close to 2,000,000 barrels of crude and over 2,500,000 barrels of petroleum a day.
Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Nigeria and Venezuela export between 1,500,000 and 1,000,000 barrels of crude and about the same of petroleum daily.
On BetaNews I just saw that:
“The American Civil Liberties Union and Electronic Frontier Foundation are suing the Justice Dept. for “documents, memos, and guides” about procedures used to track individuals through cell phones.
“The [ACLU] and the [EFF] aren’t looking for money … Instead, the two civil liberty advocacy groups want information about whether and how the government might be using the location capabilities in cell phones to find out where people are.”1
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals had already upheld the ruling that the FBI was not allow to spy on in-car computers, which was made possible by the OnStar system, “… a 2003 lawsuit revealed that systems such as OnStar can be used for eavesdropping on passenger conversations”
- US Justice Dept. sued for info on cellular tracking practices
- Court to FBI: No spying on in-car computers
- FBI taps cell phone mic as eavesdropping tool