Keep It on the Milk Carton!

Subtitle: Am I just that much of a jerk in my old age? Californians got a startling late-night introduction to a statewide emergency alert system when their cell phones began buzzing, blaring and flashing with the news that San Diego County siblings had been kidnapped. For many, it was the first time they knew about an all-but-hidden feature on their… Continue reading

Extremism Begets More Extremism

This, pardon my bluntness, imbecile, Pastor Terry Jones, is nothing more than a religious extremist and an opportunist.  That the media gave him any national attention speaks to their lack of professionalism and their contribution to validating his absurd attention-seeking, sensationalist behavior.  Extreme voices that lack credibility should be marginalized not sensationalized. The for-profit based media in the country is… Continue reading

8 Million Reasons for Real Surveillance Oversight

If the US has 8,000,000 criminals using just Sprint as their cell phone provider, then it’s time for me to leave this place! Call me crazy, but our government is out of control! “Sprint Nextel provided law enforcement agencies with its customers’ (GPS) location information over 8 million times between September 2008 and October 2009. This massive disclosure of sensitive… Continue reading

Freedom of Information Act

This makes for an interesting conversation piece if nothing else. This is a list of many of the famous people who were being watched for various reasons by the FBI. The list includes: Lucille Ball, Albert Einstein, Henry Ford, Irvin Berlin, JFK, Martin Luther King, and many, many more. Clicking on a name in the list will bring up a… Continue reading