Daily Archives: June 17, 2013


Beyond Secrets

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“As lowly citizens trying to understand the enormous resources poured into the national security state, it may help to examine the “meta-thinking” behind the mass mining of “meta-data” from our telephones and e-mails.”

Author: Winslow Myers
Published in: Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/category/guest-columnists/, New Clear Vision http://www.newclearvision.com/2013/06/21/beyond-secrecy/, Pressenza http://www.pressenza.com/2013/06/usa-imagine-if-we-were-number-one/, Winslow Myers Op-Eds http://www.winslowmyersopeds.blogspot.com/
Date: June 16,17,21,2013

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Repeating History or, Why We have a Bill of Rights

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“Harvard philosopher George Santayana famously said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” This week I am very afraid that America is doomed to relearn some very painful lessons. This was my thought as I drove along listening to a talk show where first the host quoted a poll released that day which indicated that 62 percent of Americans felt it was necessary to pursue terrorists even if it meant that citizen phone records would be looked at. The host then encouraged people to call in to say how they feel, and on public radio, the supposed bastion of the liberal left, I heard person after person say some variant of, “Well it’s not good, but I don’t mind because we have to do something to be safe against terrorists. If this helps them track down terrorists I guess we have to let them spy on us.” Boston was cited as an example several times. Hello, having the phone records did not stop the Boston terrorists.”

Author: Lynn Fitz-Hugh
Published in: Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2013/06/16/repeating-history-or-why-we-have-a-bill-of-rights/, The Cap Times http://host.madison.com/columnist/lynn-fitz-hugh-repeating-history-or-why-we-have-a/article_69569544-5499-52bb-8931-550b4be3a279.html
Date: June 16,20,2013

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