There Are NO Words… and please don’t think we want to hear any either..
Only One – Can You Say ‘PRE~NUPT‘
Listen to the words from the Man Himself – We wonder if he even remembers this video and or these lyrics. We will know soon enough; because we all know who her daddy really is. Yeah
Oh Yes This Actually Happened after Don’s Win in the Golden Globes
Apparently Tarentino was blew out that he didn’t win for Director; and decided to toss the word Nigga into the conversation. It caused a twitter deluge of blackrage on Tarentino’s assumption; that he could use the word Nigga in the company of Blackfolks and be accepted as though it was another Blackperson who said it.
Nope, Not at all. Apparently right after this happened Don Cheadle who had just won (for Best Actor in a comedy series) added “ After Tarantino left the press room:
“Please no [n-word] questions. Black people questions are all right.”
Now we get a chuckle from The Onion and their Golden Globes Tribute. Very Very Apropo for the situation and we think this would fit perfectly with this Ish about Tarentinos’ bad mouth
Yes… This Happened. Also this weekend the internet community lost a freedom fighter and a good friend – Aaron Schwartz was hounded by this imaginary BS that the US DOJ and FBI are shoveling around calling it law. This man was a genius. Yet he killed himself because of an imaginary jail sentence. How we ask could the us government keep getting away with this type of criminal act ? It’s time that EVERYONE Asks This Questions EN-MASSE and Demands An Answer.
The Patriot Act cost the world one of it’s greatest minds, and this time we think it’s just gone too far. Those who are responsible for harrassing Aaron to no end, should themselves experience the same trauma. If they take their lives, then so be it.
We believe that the President has overplayed his hand by pushing through this type of generalized evasion of the constitution of the United States. When Aaron was pressured to admit wrong doing, that was wrong. He never downloaded or uploaded anything. In fact he was being charged incorrectly. The law enforcement community better be paying close attention to this case, because we will be.
The EFF has written quite a bit about this type of harrassment. This time we all need to sit down and pay attention, because who is to say that the next person they have a problem with won’t be you. Better to be forewarned and pre-prepared; otherwise they just may force you to take your life. We have nothing but sympathy for the family and friends of Aaron Schwartz because he was a great mind. He worked hard to give us all a free and open internet and for that we should all remember his sacrifice.
“Most geeks hate the political system, and are at the same time awed by it. They don’t actually approach it with any respect for the underlying architecture of power, but at the same time, they are impressed by political figures with titles. Aaron recognized that politics is a corrupt money driven system, but also that it could be cracked if you spent the time to understand the moving parts. He figured out that business alliances, grassroots organizing, and direct lobbying to build coalitions was powerful, whereas access alone was a mirage.
He worked very hard to understand how policy changes work, which ultimately culminated in his successful campaign to stop SOPA in 2011. This took many years of work and a remarkable amount of humility on his part. But he was driven by a desire for justice, and not just for open information. He wanted an end to the drug war, he wanted a financial system not dominated by Bob Rubin, and he wanted monetary policy run to help ordinary people.”013-01-15 01:25“Aaron Swartz’s crime was “stealing” what should have been free in the first place. Yes, someone has to pay for the process of academic publishing. But the right price for access to scientific knowledge is identically zero. JSTOR makes the world’s scientific knowledge available for free to those affiliated with JSTOR’s member universities. But in a sane world everyone would have that access, and the governments that spend money to fund research would spend a tiny bit more money to maintain a free research-access system.”
A sacrifice on the altar of Intellectual Property (via azspot)
In the Wake of Aaron Swartz’s Death, Let’s Fix Draconian Computer Crime LawMarcia Hofmann – EFF
Outpourings of grief and calls for change continue to flood the Internet after the suicide of Aaron Swartz, only 26 years old.
Aaron was one of our community’s best and brightest, and he acheived great heights in his short life. He was a coder, a political activist, an entrepreneur, a contributor to major technological developments (like RSS), and an all-aroundInternet freedom rock star. As Wired noted, the world will miss out on decades of magnificent things Aaron would have accomplished had his time not been cut short.
Over the past two years, Aaron was forced to devote much of his energy and resources to fighting a relentless and unjust felony prosecution brought by Justice Department attorneys in Massachusetts. His alleged crimes stemmed from using MIT’s computer network to download millions of academic articles from the online archive JSTOR, allegedly without “authorization.” For that, he faced 13 felony counts of hacking and wire fraud (pdf), which carried the possibility of decades in prison and crippling fines. His case would have gone to trial in April.
The government should never have thrown the book at Aaron for accessing MIT’s network and downloading scholarly research. However, some extremely problematic elements of the law made it possible. We can trace some of those issues to the U.S. criminal justice system as an institution, and I suspect others will write about that in the coming days. But Aaron’s tragedy also shines a spotlight on a couple profound flaws of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in particular, and gives us an opportunity to think about how to address them.
Remove United States District Attorney Carmen Ortiz from office for overreach in the case of Aaron Swartz.
The government needs change, let’s start with this. Here is the information taken from the petition.
” It is too late to do anything for Aaron Swartz, but the who used the powers granted to them by their office to hound him into a position where he was facing a ruinous trial, life in prison and the ignominy and shame of being a convicted felon; for an alleged crime that the supposed victims did not wish to prosecute.
A prosecutor who does not understand proportionality and who regularly uses the threat of unjust and overreaching charges to extort plea bargains from defendants regardless of their guilt is a danger to the life and liberty of anyone who might cross her path.
Surely We Will Miss Aaron and hopefully those who are directly responsible for his death, are pointed out and prosecuted in the peoples court of law where justice is Anonymous. Yes Anonymous..
And That Brings Us To Octavia Spencer and Her Contest to help find the next great filmmaker. Dig This -
Via shadow and act
Here’s the deal:
If you’ve shot a short and it’s just sitting around your hard drive, post a link to it here on my page before Feb. 10th.
Film can be from anywhere in the world as long as it’s subtitled, and can be any genre. It can NOT exceed 20 mins in length.
YOU MAY ONLY POST YOUR FILM ONCE! Though you may enter multiple films.
The Winner wil receive:
CANON EOS 60D,
Platinum 6000 Digital Tripod
I will also share the link to the winning film on twitter and ask everyone to retweet it.
Good luck. This is my way to pay it forward.
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This is what we want to see more of in 2013. The power of positive investment in great work. We honestly think we’ve had enough of the less than and could do with even less of it in 2013. And With That we offer you today’s Sign Of Hope
Stuart Carlson editorial cartoon
…our American Taliban have learned nothing from their brethren overseas…
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A crisis number has been launched for any active-duty member experiencing suicidal thoughts, or for military family members to call if they spot a mental-health disaster looming within their home: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Free birth control causes U.S. abortion rates to plummet
Free birth control could prevent 1,060,370 unplanned pregnancies and 873,250 abortions a year in the U.S., according to a study
And we have this financial brightspot for all those wondering when the Change is Arriving -
Productivity up. Wages stagnant. It’s not a mystery why the middle class is hurting.
Now We Bring You the Most Important Update of the Day – Google revealed the first drone base on Google Earth a couple years ago. Now we know that they have more than 64 US Drone Bases Right Here ON US Soil. So maybe you’ll ask your legislators why you’re funding intracountry spying on Us Citizens Secretly ? The Posse’ Comitatus Act clearly says that spying within the borders of the US is a No Go. Maybe this is a part of the new super secret NDAA. If it is, we’re all due for an update because no one knows exactly what’s covered. Dig This
Knowing that the US Has a problem with tech security, why does this type of deployment continue ? That’s our most pressing and distressing question. Take a look at this piece talking about how the US Drones were hacked by $26.00 Off The Shelf Software. Then you’ll see why this is a problem, and not just for us. America you are now under constant illegal surveillance – Everywhere; All The Time. Here’s The Proof -
Yes Hacked by off the shelf software, and they are calling this a sophisticated intelligence collection system ? Have Mercy Drone Jesus ! By who’s standards are they measuring this so called intelligence ? Certainly its’ not the intelligence of anyone of a reasonable level of tech savvy. America get your house in order before you start fires you don’t have water to extinguish.
June 13 2012
We like to think of the drone war as something far away, fought in the deserts of Yemen or the mountains of Afghanistan. But we now know it’s closer than we thought. There are 64 drone bases on American soil. That includes 12 locations housing Predator and Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles, which can be armed.
Public Intelligence, a non-profit that advocates for free access to information, released a map of military UAV activities in the United States on Tuesday. Assembled from military sources — especially this little-known June 2011 Air Force presentation (.pdf) – it is arguably the most comprehensive map so far of the spread of the Pentagon’s unmanned fleet. What exact missions are performed at those locations, however, is not clear. Some bases might be used as remote cockpits to control the robotic aircraft overseas, some for drone pilot training. Others may also serve as imagery analysis depots.
The medium-size Shadow is used in 22 bases, the smaller Raven in 20 and the miniature Wasp in 11. California and Texas lead the pack, with 10 and six sites, respectively, and there are also 22 planned locations for future bases. ”It is very likely that there are more domestic drone activities not included in the map, but it is designed to provide an approximate overview of the widespread nature of Department of Defense activities throughout the US,” Michael Haynes from Public Intelligence tells Danger Room.
The possibility of military drones (as well as those controlled by police departments and universities) flying over American skies have raised concerns among privacy activists. As the American Civil Liberties Union explained in its December 2011 report, the machines potentially could be used to spy on American citizens. The drones’ presence in our skies “threatens to eradicate existing practical limits on aerial monitoring and allow for pervasive surveillance, police fishing expeditions, and abusive use of these tools in a way that could eventually eliminate the privacy Americans have traditionally enjoyed in their movements and activities.”
As Danger Room reported last month, even military drones, which are prohibited from spying on Americans, may “accidentally” conduct such surveillance — and keep the data for months afterwards while they figure out what to do with it. The material they collect without a warrant, as scholar Steven Aftergood revealed, could then be used to open an investigation.
The Posse Comitatus Act prohibits the U.S. military from operating on American soil, and there’s no evidence that drones have violated it so far.
This new map comes almost two months after the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) revealedanother one, this time of public agencies – including police departments and universities – that have a permit issued by the Federal Aviation Agency to use UAVs in American airspace.
“It goes to show you how entrenched drones already are,” said Trevor Timm, an EFF activist, when asked about the new map. “It’s clear that the drone industry is expanding rapidly and this map is just another example of that. And if people are worried about military technology coming back and being sold in the US, this is just another example how drone technology is probably going to proliferate in the US very soon.”
Domestic proliferation isn’t the same as domestic spying, however. Most — if not all — of these military bases would make poor surveillance centers. Many of the locations are isolated, far from civilian populations. Almost half of the bases on the map work only with the relatively small Raven and Shadow drones; their limited range and endurance make them imperfect spying tools, at best. It’s safe to assume that most of the bases are just used for military training.
Privacy concerns aside, the biggest issue might be safety, as we were been reminded on Monday when a giant Navy drone crashed in Maryland.
You are no doubt saying Enough, and if you are then – Run Tell Somebody Cause We Told You,