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  • davidl commented on the diary post Dear President Obama, Eat My Sanctimonious Shorts by joe shikspack.

    2014-08-04 16:59:51View | Delete

    Great diary, Joe.
    Horrific comment only a black president could get away with.

    If we take Obama’s point of view, we’re not just accomplices – if we cooperate we can be human shields too.

  • ThumbnailThis morning the NYTimes published a piece originally dubbed Kerry Says U.S. to Review Its Approach to Mideast Talks and now titled  Kerry Says It’s ‘Reality Check Time’ in Stalled Mideast Talks .   Hundreds of readers declared their disgust that the article somehow never mentioned settlements, instead talking vaguely about prisoner releases and how stubborn “both sides” are.  Some readers [...]

  • ThumbnailDespite Crisis Over Its “GoToFail” Internet Back Door, Apple Rejects “Best Practices To Protect User Data” as Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Joins Spy Lockout Effort Cupertino — At Friday’s Apple shareholder meeting, Apple’s directors overruled an urgent, popular shareholder resolution entitled Spy Lockout, aimed at improving security and keeping NSA surveillance and other intruders out of Apple’s products and systems. [...]

  • davidl commented on the diary post Who Killed JFK, and WHY? 50 Years of Questions Yields A New Answer by Dennis Trainor Jr.

    2013-11-22 16:39:58View | Delete

    Fred, I’m quite curious about the truth and welcome any actual evidence you have, especially photographic. Of course, for a moving car crowded with 10 agents there would have to be a lot of very clear photos to “prove” the Secret Service semiautomatic was never pointed at Kennedy or fired in the chaos. And since [...]

  • davidl commented on the diary post Who Killed JFK, and WHY? 50 Years of Questions Yields A New Answer by Dennis Trainor Jr.

    2013-11-20 19:51:52View | Delete

    Fred – What JFK: The Smoking Gun proves beyond doubt is the Secret Service involvement in the cover up. Note that I didn’t claim it was an accidental shooting – just that by asserting this, the Secret Service could get wider cover-up cooperation from the Warren Commission etc. That’s much easier to believe than the idea [...]

  • davidl commented on the diary post Who Killed JFK, and WHY? 50 Years of Questions Yields A New Answer by Dennis Trainor Jr.

    2013-11-20 14:50:10View | Delete

    The recent documentary being aired on REELZ channel all month, “JFK: The Smoking Gun” is quite compelling and convincing, citing 48 witnesses, expert ballistics and plenty of physical evidence that Secret Service Agent George Hickey fired the fatal bullet from the car behind. Unlike Oswald’s gun and bullets, the agent’s semi-automatic rifle fired the kind [...]

  • davidl commented on the diary post The Obamacare Disaster and the Poison of Party Loyalty by Norman Solomon.

    2013-11-19 18:37:20View | Delete

    Very insightful pair of quotes. This explains well why “triangulation” is so easy to defeat, and why being unprincipled or obedient is so poisonous.

  • davidl commented on the diary post The Obamacare Disaster and the Poison of Party Loyalty by Norman Solomon.

    2013-11-19 18:31:42View | Delete

    Thanks, Norman – well said. Actually, when we look at the president’s policies on health care, banks, warrantless surveillance, torture, whistleblowers, assassination, drones – even states’ right to forbid equality! – I find a president who would surely be considered far right wing, except that he is a black Democrat. We don’t like admitting how [...]

  • davidl commented on the diary post Federal Cameras in Women’s Restrooms Revealed by davidl.

    2013-11-14 14:36:21View | Delete

    Thank you! I am honored to have fooled you.
    I had help from 3 remarkably nutty politicians, two of whom are still dangerous.

  • davidl commented on the diary post Federal Cameras in Women’s Restrooms Revealed by davidl.

    2013-11-14 13:59:15View | Delete

    Bingo. Thanks for the Onion comparison. I confess my snark is sometimes more like simulation. And with Rep Rogers actually claiming your privacy isn’t violated until you hear about it, and Rep Filner actually pleading guilty and going on probation, who can doubt they’d justify this in exactly this way? (Since I feel guilty about commenters I [...]

  • davidl wrote a new diary post: Federal Cameras in Women’s Restrooms Revealed

    2013-11-14 10:02:31View | Delete

    ThumbnailUsing undisputed classified documents and photos, an anonymous whistleblower has revealed that thousands of women’s rest rooms in federal buildings have been fitted with cameras above and below the commodes, in a clandestine federal program to monitor potential terrorism and prevent rape. “The leaker who illegally revealed this program will be found and prosecuted,” said House [...]

  • davidl commented on the diary post JFK Assassination Anniversary Primer by JP Sottile.

    2013-11-13 21:13:38View | Delete

    The recent documentary JFK: The Smoking Gun recently aired on REELZ is extremely compelling. Ballistics experts, 48 witnesses, video interviews, evidence uncovered in the Clinton Assassinations probe, and the Warren Commission itself are utterly convincing. Kennedy was shot by two different shooters with two very different guns and bullet types: the “full metal jacket” kind that [...]

  • davidl wrote a new diary post: Apple Shareholders Fight NSA Bulk Surveillance

    2013-11-12 06:20:36View | Delete

    ThumbnailApple users, fans, employees and especially shareholders — Apple needs our help resisting intrusive bulk surveillance of its users by the NSA and other international spies. A group of concerned shareholders is working with Apple to develop concrete ways to help.  Collaborating with Restore the Fourth , we’ve submitted a draft shareholder proposal and have begun engaging with [...]

  • davidl commented on the diary post Lavabit founder Ladar Levison, ungagged by davidl.

    2013-10-31 13:33:28View | Delete

    Thanks, Wendy. Levison did hint at “Dark Mail” during the talk but this was two days before the announcement so it was fairly mysterious (and likely in the second half when my camera ran out). Exciting development. It is indeed rare and great to see folks make sacrifices to do the right thing. Significantly, while [...]

  • davidl wrote a new diary post: Lavabit founder Ladar Levison, ungagged

    2013-10-30 16:04:31View | Delete

    Ladar Levison, founder of the Lavabit encrypted email service used by whistleblower Edward Snowden this summer, is enjoying newfound freedom of speech now that a  federal judge has unsealed key documents  in his case, effectively lifting a gag order as his  crowd-funded case  goes forward. Lavabit received unprecedented attention in July when Snowden used a lavabit.com email address to [...]

  • Thanks so much Wendy! These things are becoming so voluminous and difficult to track, even for obsessive nerds, we need help. The world needs folks like you curating a coherent take on it.

  • davidl commented on the diary post Rep Mike Thompson: Don’t Record Us, We’ll Record You – Audio by davidl.

    2013-08-27 12:59:23View | Delete

    Thanks for the constitutional quote and rec wigwam. Wow Synoia –

    “…shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony, and Breach of the Peace” It’s right there. Discussing secrets (NSA stuff) is Treason.

    You’re right that’s what the Obama regime might conceivably call it. That’s why I said it would take courage. But I’m sure hoping that’s [...]

  • davidl wrote a new diary post: Surprise News Delight in a Minneapolis Hotel

    2013-08-27 09:45:46View | Delete

    Waking up a bit groggy in a Minneapolis DoubleTree Hotel after checking in last night. Daring to flip on the TV and flip channels. A soap opera. Some news channel. Another. Wait – a really interesting news channel. A deep interview with a German privacy expert about surveillance technology. Coverage of massive demonstrations against Angela [...]

  • ThumbnailPart 2 – includes audio, and how Rep Thompson could have prevented Snowden’s leaks Don’t miss Part 1 Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA) The other day as Restore the Fourth visited Rep Mike Thompson’s office, we unexpectedly recorded his staff’s view that whereas citizens’ private calls should be monitored with no suspicion or warrant, his staff’s  conversations with voters  should only be [...]

  • davidl commented on the diary post Surprise News Delight in a Minneapolis Hotel by davidl.

    2013-08-23 15:38:50View | Delete

    DoubleTree has been importing Al Jazeera to Missouri for 3 years too? To me this is the most fascinating, stunning angle. Midwestern and national hotel managers have already figured out everyone still loves the addictive format Ted Turner invented. Once they accept they can’t get that from native news networks anymore, one look and they [...]

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