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The day Twitter turned into a killer #iranelection #twitter

June 20th, 2009 Comments off

Twitter LogoWith Iran exploding under their noses the major news networks (in the US at least) were powerless to do little but sit back and watch it happen.  With the activities of their correspondents cut short by the Iranian government all the likes of CNN could do was turn to social networking for its information. Read more…

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Not the most important issue facing the country.

April 28th, 2009 Comments off

Well, for once I agree with the Republicans!

Gay marriage is NOT the most important issues facing the USA today.  Nor was it 4 years ago but that didn’t stop them from using it as a stick to beat down the civil liberties and democratic groups that were trying to secure equal rights for all Americans.

What’s changed? The GOP has finally woken up to the fact it’s a vote loser.  Go figure.

On Politics – Signs G.O.P. Is Rethinking Stance on Gay Marriage – NYTimes.com.

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SAN FRANCISCO / Mayor has history with renaming

March 18th, 2009 Comments off

Just when you thought Gavin Newsom had gotten over his poor judgement here he comes with another dumb-ass idea.  Renaming a street after Slick Willie!!!

You’ve got to be kidding me right?  I mean that guy did squat for this town.  He was too busy lining his pockets and giving business to his friends and family (allegedly).

Take the many thousands of dollars this is going to cost and buy our kids some school books will ya?

SHEESH!

SAN FRANCISCO / Mayor has history with renaming.

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Bush to write book on important decisions of presidency – CNN.com

March 18th, 2009 Comments off

Already this week has been full of fiction, technology fiction, financial fiction and now political fiction.

Bush can write????  Surely they meant to report, Chaney is going to write a book, retelling history the way he wants it recorded and his stick puppet is going to try to stand and talk at the same time in an attempt to sell us on how true it all is. Bet Rush is editing it!!

WAH, HA, HA, HA, HA……….  I love these guys.

Bush to write book on important decisions of presidency – CNN.com.

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U.K. to monitor, store all social-network traffic? | Security – CNET News

March 18th, 2009 Comments off

This is sad and shocking all at the same time.  Doesn’t anyone in the UK have a right to privacy anymore?  I totally get that when I’m in the street in London I am going to be monitored on CCTV cameras, but that’s because I’M IN PUBLIC.  Now citizens sitting in their PJs sending email to their buddies over Facebook in the privacy of their own homes can’t expect to enjoy the protection of that privacy?

This seems like yet another massive bite taken out of the ever dwindling civil liberties in the UK.  My old homeland is rapidly turning into the spookiest of Orwellian police states.  Cameras everywhere, police with the right to stop and search at will, face recognition tracking your every move and now even your email and status updates are up for grabs!

Another aspect of this that I find worrying it that these overly zealous politicos consistently go after things that the average citizen uses but has no control over. It’s quiet surveillance. Would they have the same easy ride is they decided that in addition to storing all your web traffic they were also going to record all your phone calls, or open all your mail and take copies of it? Of course not, but the underlying principle is the same is it not?

Scariest of all is the fact that the UK citizens are not up in arms about all this. I notice a mood of resignation among my UK friends. There’s nothing they can do about it. You could try voting for people who value civil rights instead of the spooks who want to spy on you 24×7.

<shudder>

U.K. to monitor, store all social-network traffic? | Security – CNET News.

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Obama’s Fearmongering Has Damaged The Economy « FOX Forum « FOXNews.com

March 16th, 2009 Comments off

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, after all, lately the Republicans have shown the world that there are few lows to which they won’t stoop.  However this one takes the biscuit.  Do these politicians suffer from the worst short-term memories on the planet or do they simply have no shame?

Obama’s Fearmongering Has Damaged The Economy « FOX Forum « FOXNews.com.

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