Apparently he’s proud of being a shameless hack. Via Las Vegas Review Journal: America won’t see single-payer health care in our lifetimes, we should raise the minimum wage and a PresidentHillary Clinton might face less opposition than has Barack Obama, according to Senate Majority LeaderHarry Reid. Not only that, but Reid — known for his partisan […]
As Barack Obama downsizes the military, many soldiers who served multiple tours in Afghanistan and Iraq may find themselves broomed out of the Army. No branch of the service is having problems meeting recruitment goals (largely due to the lack of job opportunities and high unemployment rates for young adults). Yet, politicians on both sides […]
Conor Friedersdorf: In a secret test of mass surveillance technology, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department sent a civilian aircraft* over Compton, California, capturing high-resolution video of everything that happened inside that 10-square-mile municipality. Compton residents weren’t told about the spying, which happened in 2012. “We literally watched all of Compton during the times that we were flying, so we could zoom in anywhere within the city of Compton and follow cars and see people,” Ross McNutt of Persistence Surveillance Systems told the Center for Investigative Reporting, which unearthed and did the first reporting on this important story. The technology he’s trying to sell to police departments all over America can stay aloft for up to six hours. Like Google Earth, it enables police to zoom in on certain areas. And like TiVo, it permits them to rewind, so that they can look back and see what happened anywhere they weren’t watching in real time. Friedersdorf says: that’s a firing. Sgt. Douglas Iketani acknowledges that his agency hid the experiment to avoid public opposition. “This system was kind of kept confidential from everybody in the public,”he said. “A lot of people do have a problem with the eye in the sky, the Big Brother, so to mitigate those kinds of complaints we basically kept it pretty hush hush.” That attitude ought to get a public employee summarily terminated. Summarily terminated , you say? OK. Let’s work with that logic for a moment. There is undoubtedly some loss of privacy when a camera is able to record and play back all of your public movements. I think there’s a greater loss of privacy when the federal government can read my email. After all, a person’s movements in public are still public. You can be surveilled while you’re in public. While one does not expect to have all those movements tracked by technology, one still recognizes that the actions are public. By contrast, most people still think of their email as private. But a lot of people do have a problem with their email being read — the Big Brother thing, you know — so to mitigate those kind of complaints, Barack Obama basically kept it pretty hush hush. Should that get Obama summarily terminated? Is Friedersdorf calling for the impeachment of Barack Obama?
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Obama would never tell a lie . . . no, wait, that was George Washington. Via Fox News: About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of […]
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For 5+ years Barack Obama and Eric Holder have been renegades regarding the country’s legal system. They enforce the laws they like and they ignore the laws they don’t like. Most decisions are based on race and politics. Will the decision help oppressed minorities and punish racist whites? Will in benefit the left and the Democratic party? Nowhere […]