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Why Do Local Community Police Need Military Weapons?


Neighborhood Policing: The view from inside a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MWRAP) vehicle I have watched new policing methods since Mayberry RFD, to the adoption of bullet-proof vests to SWAT teams. The adoption of these new methods were reasonable. What is … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Wretched of the Earth


I am reminded of a book I read long, long ago:  Lanternari’s “The Religions of the Oppressed.”  (http://tinyurl.com/lqzrthu)  Throughout the world runs a theme of transcendence from oppression both spiritually and politically.  Society has always been led by the Big … Continue reading

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Privacy In the Age of Data Mining


From the book: “1984” by George Orwell (June, 1949).  A book of science fantasy whose time has come only 60 years after publication.  We thought, long ago, that the world of Winston Smith was a vision of a world that … Continue reading

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Federal Security Clearance Madness: Overkill or prudence?


Many years ago I was a contract technical writer/editor at CalTech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  I contributed to Space Program Summaries and Technical Reports.  I new how to write about technical things, edit reports, and put together reports.  In those days … Continue reading

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Rios Montt, Author of Guatemalan Genocide Faces More Charges


Efrain Rios Montt, Guatemala Ex-Dictator, Gets Second Genocide Charge By ROMINA RUIZ-GOIRIENA 05/21/12 09:48 PM ET GUATEMALA CITY — A judge lodged a second genocide charge against a former Guatemalan dictator on Monday accusing him in the massacre of more than … Continue reading

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NSA Selects Utah for “Total Information Awareness” (TIA) Site


Long ago there was a program called “Total Information Awareness” supported by Adm John Poindexter.  Schematically it was conceived as the ultimate intelligence program that would unite all intelligence sources (telephone, video, wire transfer, fingerprint, income tax, and more) in … Continue reading

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Murder Is Not An Anomaly in War


These are the words of a man tired of war. Tired of war in the fourth dimension: time.  Tired of war that few people see because to show a body exploding in slow motion might put us off our dinner. … Continue reading

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Search (and Seizure): Drones in Your Future


Flying Drone Can Crack Wi-Fi Networks, Snoop On Cell Phones 3 comments, 2 called-out+ Comment now Mike Tassey posing with the Wireless Aerial Surveillance Platform, WASP. How do one ex-Air Force official and one former airplane hobby shop owner, both … Continue reading

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Oops! Krugman Explains Who Actually Gets Welfare


Moochers Against Welfare By PAUL KRUGMAN, Published: February 16, 2012, COMMENTS (716) First, Atlas shrugged. Then he scratched his head in puzzlement. Modern Republicans are very, very conservative; you might even (if you were Mitt Romney) say, severely conservative. Political scientists who use Congressional … Continue reading

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Assange Does Simpsons!


The Simpsons’ 500th Episode, Starring Julian Assange: A Look Back at a One of America’s Most Politically Relevant Shows February 19, 2012  | Assange is one of the most prominent political figures the show has ever scored.  The weird tale of … Continue reading

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