Tag Archives: domestic spying

Consuming 20 feet of meat is apparently newsworthy… Seattle and San Francisco take notice of the Wurst Challenge

Earlier today, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden appeared on a video screen before a large group of individuals gathered at South by Southwest (SXSW) to discuss civil rights in an era of rampant domestic spying. My intention had been to watch the ACLU’s video of the event this evening, after putting the kids to bed, and […]

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Space Replace… the delayed echo of human activity

I guess it was just a matter of time before British artists would turn to The Prisoner for inspiration and revive the dreaded rover. The incredible and terrifying piece, which, in the video above, is seen following people through a London subway station, recording and playing back their conversations, is the work of the Royal […]

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Restore the Fourth… Let’s start by holding Levin and Stabenow accountable

On the Fourth of July, people around the country will be joining together to protest the illegal domestic spying activities of the American government at what are being called “Restore the Fourth” rallies… The reference, of course, is to Amendment IV of the Bill of Rights, which guarantees “the right of the people to be […]

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Cheney v. Snowden

CONTEXT: Former Vice President Dick Cheney, proving definitively that trials are a pointless waste of time and resources, came up from his pit full of freshly-harvested child hearts yesterday to announce on Fox News that he’d found NSA whistleblower Eric Snowden to be guilty of treason. Snowden, to his credit, then took to the internet […]

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Should we pursue perjury charges against the intelligence officials who swore to us that our calls and emails were not being monitored?

As you may recall, last March, months before the recent bombshell allegations of domestic spying were made by 29-year old NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, in sworn testimony before a Senate subcommittee, stated that the NSA does not “wittingly” collect any data at all on American citizens. Here’s video of […]

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