I was thinking the other day of America and its current state of status in the world. The national anthem tune popped into my head and when the part of the lyrics that say "home of the brave" came about, I heard that screeching halt of a record being stopped. America is no longer the … Continue reading Home of the Brave?
Tag: domestic spying
Watch Your Mail
W Pushes Envelope on US Spying: New postal law lets Bush peek through your mail The [Bush] signing statement claims authority to open domestic mail without a warrant, and that would be new and quite alarming. --Kate Martin, director of the Center for National Security Studies in Washington Yikes.
Earlier this week, Green Jenni posted an article on the Bush Administrations tactic of pushing fear on American Citizens. Today a newsletter from the Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC) came to me, called "Dissent is Patriotic". In it was this piece: Warrantless Wiretapping and the Alleged London Plot "If you like the Patriot Act, … Continue reading Warrantless Wiretapping
Your Papers, Please – Experimenting in Utah
Yesterday in local radio news it was announced repeatedly throughout the day that police in Salt Lake would be stopping every motorist between certain streets from 10pm to 3am last night. This was a court-approved stop and search and it was publicized that each driver would be asked for their ID and that police would … Continue reading Your Papers, Please – Experimenting in Utah
Today we drove with my family to the Chesapeake Bay region, specifically to Cambridge, Maryland where we are staying for a few days. On the way we passed the exit to the National Security Administration. Oddly enough, there were two unmarked dark cars on either side of the highway between the on and off ramps … Continue reading NSA
Call Congress to Stop Big Brother Surveillance TODAY
This is an Action Alert from the Bill of Rights Defense Committee: Today please join the Bill of Rights Defense Committee and tens of thousands of allies throughout the U.S. in an overwhelming grassroots response to NSA warrantless surveillance and data mining of our telephone records. The BORDC, the ACLU, People For the American Way, … Continue reading Call Congress to Stop Big Brother Surveillance TODAY
Switch to Working Assets
I have had my cell phone service with Working Assets for a few years now. The primary reason for changing my service to WA is because of the company's phiolophies on social justice causes. Each month you can "round up" your payment on your bill. The extra cents you contribute will go to that month's … Continue reading Switch to Working Assets
Entertainer David Lippman Victim of Domestic Spying
David Lippman, a musician/actor that tours with his "Shrub" act, has been a victim of U.S. Domestic Spying (see his account below that I received via email). Dave performed here in Salt Lake a few years ago. As the Singing CIA Agent, Dave entertains audiences all over the country with songs like "I Hate Walmart", … Continue reading Entertainer David Lippman Victim of Domestic Spying