Archives for January 2015

What Does ObamaCare Have to Do With the ESEA Reauthorization?

The fight for the right to be Free! By Ani­ta Hoge “Chair­man Alexan­der and his staff have asked for input from the pub­lic on his dis­cus­sion draft by Mon­day, Feb­ru­ary 2 via the e‑mail address” (Source) How many Amer­i­cans hate Oba­maCare? Why do Amer­i­cans HATE Oba­maCare? We have social­ized med­i­cine now. Do you want to nationalize […]

Kudos to North Carolina and Her Wolves that Never Were

As some­one with a long involve­ment in US and Euro­pean wolf deba­cles of the past three-plus decades, it is with admi­ra­tion and a wry sense of amuse­ment that I have fol­lowed the sor­did his­to­ry of fed­er­al red wolf impo­si­tions on the good peo­ple of North Car­oli­na.  I admire what you are doing about “wolves” and […]


Ani­ta Hoge’s Pre­cious Good­bye to America […]

The TSA Wants To Read Your Facebook Posts And Check Out Your Purchases Before It Will Approve You For PreCheck

from the ah,-now-I-understand-the-phrase-‘documented-citizen’ dept The TSA is dis­ap­point­ed that so few Amer­i­cans have opt­ed out of its bot­­tle-toss­ing, pack­­age-grop­ing screen­ings by sign­ing up for its PreCheck pro­gram. For a few years now, the TSA has been sell­ing trav­el­ers’ civ­il lib­er­ties back to them, most recent­ly for $85 a head, but it’s now mak­ing a serious […]

Revealed: Canadian Spy Program Illustrates “Giant X‑Ray Machine Over All Our Digital Lives”

Lat­est rev­e­la­tion from Snow­den archive shows CSE has been mon­i­tor­ing, ana­lyz­ing, and track­ing mil­lions of peo­ple who uti­lize pop­u­lar file-shar­ing web­sites New­ly released doc­u­ments con­tained in the archive of mate­ri­als leaked to jour­nal­ists by NSA whistle­blow­er Edward Snow­den reveals that Canada’s spy agency, the Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Secu­ri­ty Estab­lish­ment, has been oper­at­ing a covert, mass sur­veil­lance program […]

Your home appliances will soon be remotely controlled by the government

Increas­ing­ly, our free­dom and auton­o­my are threat­ened by those who seek to mon­i­tor and con­trol every aspect of our dai­ly lives. George Orwell’s “Big Broth­er” from the nov­el 1984 is a pale threat in com­par­i­son to the dystopi­an real­i­ty our lead­ers which have cre­at­ed for us since that book was pub­lished more than six decades […]

Civilization Rights

Busi­ness ceas­es to become busi­ness when it becomes engaged in polit­i­cal deci­sion mak­ing regard­less of whether the deci­sions con­cern for­eign or domes­tic pol­i­cy. It becomes a fifth col­umn that seeks absolute con­trol. A per­son would have to be com­plete­ly brain dead not to see that this is what has hap­pened to the Unit­ed States. It’s […]

EFF’s Game Plan for Ending Global Mass Surveillance

 We have a prob­lem when it comes to stop­ping mass sur­veil­lance. The enti­ty that’s con­duct­ing the most extreme and far-reach­ing sur­veil­lance against most of the world’s communications—the Nation­al Secu­ri­ty Agency—is bound by Unit­ed States law. That’s good news for Amer­i­cans. U.S. law and the Con­sti­tu­tion pro­tect Amer­i­can cit­i­zens and legal res­i­dents from war­rant­less sur­veil­lance. That […]