Archives for April 2015

John Deere’s Weird Idea of ‘Ownership’

It’s official: John Deere and General Motors want to eviscerate the notion of ownership. Sure, we pay for their vehicles. But we don’t own them. Not according to their corporate lawyers, anyway. In a particularly spectacular display of corporate delusion, John Deere—the world’s largest agricultural machinery maker —told the Copyright Office that farmers don’t own […]

Very Comprehensive Explanation of Most Dangerous Amendments to the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015

#NO WAY ESEA  #NO WAY ESEA  #NO WAY ESEA “Controversial amendments including issues such as vouchers and teacher evaluation requirements were kept off of the bill, but those debates are still expected to be had when the bill hits the full senate. Leaders have said that will be later this year, but no debate has […]

More Details on U.S. Senate HELP Committee’s ESEA Reauthorization Bill

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) met last week to markup a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) or No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The committee considered over 50 amendments to The Every Child Achieves Act of 2015, which is co-authored by Chairman Lamar Alexander […]

New Tech to Watch: Automated Vehicle Occupancy Detection

Journalists and transparency activists across the country have done a phenomenal job of shining light on how local law enforcement agencies use emerging technologies to surveil everyday people on a massive scale.  It’s often like playing Whac-A-Mole and Go Fish at the same time. One day, the question may be whether police are using drones. […]

2nd State Resisting Militarization Of Cops

New law cracks down on grenade launchers, armored vehicles, drones A second state has joined a growing effort to curb the militarization of local police departments by the federal government. WND reported last month New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed into law a bill that bans local law-enforcement agencies from obtaining nightscopes, military assault rifles, […]

This Is What Communist Common Core/The Reauthorization Of ESEA Is All About

NO WAY ESEA!  NO WAY ESEA!  NO WAY ESEA! The US Department of State, in a telephone call from a concerned citizen in the late 1990’s, confirmed that these agreements were still in effect. ADVERTISEMENT, THE WASHINGTON TIMES, PAGE A-14/FRIDAY, JULY 1987 (paid for by National Citizens Alliance, P.O. Box 6347, Washington, D.C. 20015-0347) LISTEN […]

Big Automakers Want to Make it Against the Law to Work on Your Own Car

It was recently reported that automakers could soon be going after car owners for making repairs on their own vehicles. Some of the industries leading companies are now claiming that their software has become so complicated that “tampering with it,” or making repairs on your own property, could be a copyright violation. Interestingly enough, Tesla, […]

Top Scientists Start To Examine Fiddled Global Warming Figures

The Global Warming Policy Foundation has enlisted an international team of five distinguished scientists to carry out a full inquiry   Last month, we are told, the world enjoyed “its hottest March since records began in 1880”. This year, according to “US government scientists”, already bids to outrank 2014 as “the hottest ever”. The figures […]