Archives for October 20, 2014

Your Child the Guinea Pig

DAY 20: Skin­ner Hor­ror Files Behav­ioral Sci­ence Teacher Edu­ca­tion Pro­gram (BSTEP)   “We are get­ting clos­er to devel­op­ing effec­tive meth­ods for shap­ing the future and are advanc­ing in fun­da­men­tal social and indi­vid­ual evo­lu­tion.” ~BSTEP Few Amer­i­cans know about this pro­gram unless they were trained in edu­ca­tion. Even few­er know how seri­ous­ly bad this pro­gram was. And […]

EFF Response to FBI Director Comey’s Speech on Encryption

FBI Direc­tor James Comey gave a speech yes­ter­day (Oct. 16, 2014)reiterating the FBI’s near­ly twen­­ty-year-old talk­ing points about why it wants to reduce the secu­ri­ty in your devices, rather than help you increase it. Here’s EFF’s response: The FBI should not be in the busi­ness of try­ing to con­vince com­pa­nies to offer less secu­ri­ty to […]

Should We Just Follow Orders? Rules of Engagement for Resisting the Police State

Let your mot­to be resis­tance! resis­tance! Resis­tance! No oppressed peo­ple have ever secured their lib­er­ty with­out resistance.”—Abolitionist Hen­ry High­land Gar­net The per­ils of resist­ing the police state grow more cost­ly with each pass­ing day, espe­cial­ly if you hope to escape with your life and prop­er­ty intact. The thing you must remem­ber is that we’ve entered […]

Fire chiefs call for smart meter probe after blazes

RENO — The Reno and Sparks fire chiefs are ask­ing the Pub­lic Util­i­ties Com­mis­sion to inves­ti­gate the safe­ty of smart meters installed by NV Ener­gy on homes through­out the state in the wake of a trou­bling spate of blazes they believe are asso­ci­at­ed with the meters, includ­ing one recent fire that killed a 61-year-old woman.