Archives for October 21, 2014

Skinnerizing Teachers

Day 21: Skinner Horror Files The Skinnerization* of Teachers *DEFINITION of Skinnerize: The process by which students, teachers, principals, administrators, etc. – and anyone else for that matter – conform to B.F. Skinner’s model, methods, goals, process and system. To become Skinnerized means one has adapted themselves, willingly or through compulsion, to the entire modus […]

EFF Launches Updated Know Your Rights Guide

If the police come knocking at your door, the constitution offers you some protection. But the constitution is just a piece of paper—if you don’t know how to assert your rights. And even if you do assert your rights…what happens next? That answer may seem complicated, but protecting yourself is simple if you know your […]

Residents of Alamo Heights in San Antonio, Texas Win Support of City Council in “Spark Meter” Battle

Residents of Alamo Heights in San Antonio, Texas Win Support of City Council in “Spark Meter” Battle Dozens of residents speak to Alamo Heights City Council on Monday evening (Sept. 22, 2014) ALAMO HEIGHTS, TX— Monday evening, more than 20 residents spoke out at the city council meeting of this San Antonio, TX suburb where […]

The TPP may endanger world health, newly leaked chapter shows

WikiLeaks on Thursday published an updated version of the negotiating texts of a controversial and highly secretive trade agreement between the United States and 11 other member nations. Critics warn that the international agreement, dubbed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), proposes sweeping changes to intellectual property norms that would stifle freedom of expression online and impose […]

Cyber-Espionage and Trade Agreements: An Ill-Fitting and Dangerous Combination

Yesterday’s (Oct. 16, 2014) leak of a May 2014 draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement revealed the addition of new text criminalizing the misuse of trade secrets through “computer systems”, as mentioned in our previous post about the leak. This is a significant revelation, because we also know that trade secrets are planned for […]

Alameda County: I-580 political signs spark free speech fight

CASTRO VALLEY — Property rights activist Michael Shaw says the freeway billboards he erected this summer are a warning against a global government plot to abolish private property and crowd Americans into dense housing. Alameda County says the unauthorized signs are “an assault on (the) visual senses” of Interstate 580 commuters. It wants them removed. […]