The US/Taliban Information War

  A bizarre random thought occurred to me a few nights ago. What if the alleged February 21st Koran burning at Bagram prison in Afghanistan never actually happened? Or if it happened, but without the involvement of any US troops? What if the whole thing was an ingenious Taliban psy-ops (psychological operation)? It’s not as […]

Department of Education wants principals to censor student speech

Under the guise of defeating bullying, the US Department of Education has stated that it wants school principals to censor student speech, particularly in the cafeteria and at online sites, such as Facebook. School principals are being threatened by the DOE with lawsuits if they do not adhere to what special interest groups deem to […]

New RFID in cell phones aims to get access to your social networks

There are several new phones coming out next year that will have RFID stickers on them, enabling you to pay for your purchases with just a swipe of your cell phone. It all sounds convenient until you learn that retailers want access to your cellphones and social networks for marketing purposes. When users pay for […]

China begins to demand registration and real names from cell phone users

This week, China began demanding the real names of new users with a cell phone in an attempt to further reduce anonymity. Within three years, the real identities of all users must be registered with the government. Last month, China also required online gamers to register their real names in order to protect minors from […]

The Alan Gross Case: Could Twelve Dozen = Five?

Someone, perhaps the protagonist himself, made a mistake — perhaps an “oversight,” as Washington bureaucrats label their errors. Alan Gross, on a mission for his company (DAI) working for US AID (United States Agency for International Development) solicited a tourist visa to travel to Cuba for the purpose of “promoting democracy,” a euphemism for undermining […]

PG&E Disregards Precautionary Principle on Smart Meters

Two weeks ago we got our notice that Smart meters would be installed at our home in Occidential California. We immediately contacted PG&E saying we were opting out because of health concerns. We were told that that was not an option and that someone would get back to us. The following article outline how the […]

Amuck

“Amuck,” a place to which we have truly run.   A first grader got arrested and put in Juvie because his mom sent along a dinner knife with his birthday cake so the teacher could cut pieces of it for his classmates.  Now the little guy is suffering PTSD for the nights he spent there.  Adolescents […]

ACLU Calls For UN To Intervene In Inhumane Treatment Of Juvenile Prisoner

This past week, the American Civil Liberties Union, the organization that brought Guantanamo into the American consciousness, appealed to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture on behalf of a mentally ill juvenile inmate in Montana that has been held in inhumane conditions, suffering torture and humiliation.

Scanners Aren't the Solution

There’s been a push towards scanners since the attempted bombing of flight 253. We take a look at why they aren’t the solution.