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Category Archives: security theater
Drones. It's a huge topic, but this article by the ACLU does a great job with its major points and substantive links-for-more-info. (That's also a real, researched article; and this is a blog post; so compare accordingly.) My own take … Continue reading
Those complaining about the Occupy protests being Class Warfare are right. Finally, it's turning to a war, with both sides aware that they're fighting it. Thus far, it's been Class Genocide, with one side pooling their immense resources to safely … Continue reading
Awesome author and thinker Cat Valente takes care of writing The Osama Is Dead Post for me. The long-and-short-of-it: Well, I don't know. Seems like one more corpse on the pile to me. Sorry, but this war, this decade of … Continue reading
U.S. Federal Statue Title 18, U.S.C., Section 242 Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law This statute makes it a crime for any person acting under color of law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom to willfully deprive or cause to … Continue reading
Don't miss the awesomely informative graphic at http://xkcd.com/radiation/. Fun takeaways include: Living within 50 miles of a coal-power plant for a year doses you with almost three times as much radiation as living within 50 miles of a nuclear-power plant … Continue reading
Preamble: I maintain, personally and professionally, that there is no good logical reason to ever be pessimistic. (Pessimism is different from considering all the options; it’s specifically expecting the negative or unpleasant ones.) Optimism is free and has its own … Continue reading