The Trans Pacific Partnership Treaty

(posting here for future reference in case anything happens to Wikileaks – here’s the original link, too) WikiLeaks About Donate Banking Blockade Press Chat Supporters Partners Australia – Fairfax Chile – CIPER Chile – Derechos Digitales Mexico – La Jornada New Zealand – New Zealand Herald US – Knowledge Ecology International US – McClatchy US […]

The Authorities Sure Love Goatse!

You know, there are some stories that are so obviously messed up that it feels redundant to write about them. I mean, who exactly is going to come to the defense of agents who are way too thorough with their cavity searches? But when we get two such stories in a week? That’s too weird […]

Post-Racial America

I’ve been trying to think of something insightful to say about the murder of Renisha McBride, but I’m really struggling to come up with anything to add. The murderer has made regretful sounds, but they’re more along the “this was an unfortunate accident, but knowing what I knew at the time, I did what I […]

The NSA Doesn’t Quite Deny Illegal Activity

Gen. Keith Alexander addressed some of the allegations against the NSA at a cybersecurity conference today. Here’s the money quote. Ok, it’s really the only quote, but you get the idea: “NSA does collect information on terrorists and our national intelligence priorities but we are not authorized to go into a U.S. company’s servers and […]

Cop Fails At Life, Gets $38,000 Settlement

As I’m sure you’re already aware, John Pike, the former University of California at Davis campus policeman, just received a $38,000 settlement for the trauma he suffered in the line of duty.  Normally, I’m all for compensating police for trauma suffered in carrying out their difficult, dangerous, and thankless job. Of course, in this particular […]