Supreme Court Ruling on Cell Phone Privacy Vindicates Snowden, Greenwald, The Guardian & Washington Post

The Supreme court rules unanimously on cellphone privacy rights. Warrantless cellphone searches are not permitted under the fourth amendment (in most cases). Via the Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jun/05/what-snowden-revealed-changed-nsa-reform Via Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/26/usa-court-mobilephone-idUSL2N0P60TR20140626 By Lawrence Hurley … [Read more...]

State of Secrets: PBS Frontline Documentary Reveals Post-911 Cabal Against Your Privacy

PBS Frontline details the post-911 surveillance cabal launched by President George Bush and later embraced by President Barack Obama. If you did not see this documentary on your local station, you owe it to yourself to visit pbs.org/frontline and view it online. It is truly riveting! A debt of gratitude to PBS for researching and airing this show: "the history of the massive National Security … [Read more...]

Patriots & Whistleblower Edward Snowden – Lon Snowdon Letter

Lon Snowden, the father of whistleblower Edward Snowden, wrote an open letter to his son, in collaboration with attorney Bruce Fein. The letter was submitted to the Associated Press and reprinted in the Guardian on July 2, 2013. As regards your reduction to de facto statelessness occasioned by the Executive Branch to penalize your alleged violations of the Espionage Act, the United States … [Read more...]

Jury Service, Jury Selection Rights – Versus Threats, Hunger & Lack of Privacy Protection.

Jury Selection, Civic Duty and the Jury Trial Court System. Your Rights if Selected for Jury Service: The Pope and Brad Pitt [hana-code-insert name='Google' /] A Harris Poll commissioned by the American Bar Association in 2004 concluded that the majority of the people believe that jury duty is an important civic responsibility.  "It remains crucial to the function of our democracy that we … [Read more...]

Does Social Networking Give Productive/Creative Loners a Bad Rap?

Social Networking - Time Management

Does social networking give productive/creative loners a seriously "wrong-headed" economic disadvantage? The term "loner" once suggested the self-confident, silent type who said little but knew more than he/she let on. A person of few words who got the job done. An achiever, a person with a rich, goal-oriented inner life - one that you could trust, a "true" friend who wouldn't blab your secrets.  … [Read more...]