Posts Tagged ‘terrorism’

“The Hurt Locker” opening nationwide in July

June 28, 2009

The film opened this past Friday in New York and L.A.  Looks pretty good.

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U.S. govt now given power to seize anyone’s laptops upon entering the country

August 3, 2008

U.S. citizens and foreign travelers can have their laptops seized without warrant “or without suspicion of wrongdoing” for an unspecified amount of time.  Wasn’t there something in the news lately about China censoring foreign journalists’ access to the internet while at the Beijing Olympics?  Ask your local patriot about how these policies differ……

Agents are empowered to share the contents of seized computers with other agencies and private entities for data decryption and other reasons, the newspaper said.

DHS officials said the policies applied to anyone entering the country, including U.S. citizens, and were needed to prevent terrorism.

Read the rest of this bullshit very necessary security policy. We thank you government for keeping us safe!

More here.

UK Local Goverment Association head-Stop spying for trivial offenses. Sir Simon Milton-No.

June 23, 2008

There has been growing anger about the methods used by councils to probe minor crimes, such as dog fouling.

The powers were introduced under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act as part of the Government’s anti-terror drive but it is claimed some councils are abusing the powers.

This really shouldn’t be shocking. The government pushes intrusive legislation under the guise of society’s protection and people comply. And your freedoms get chipped away little by little…..

It’s for your safety. Does anyone actually still believe that?

White House blocks Army’s plan to improve contracting system

June 23, 2008


Because everything with the Iraq War has run so smoothly……..

The Office of Management and Budget, President Bush’s administrative arm, has shot down a service plan to add five active-duty generals who would oversee purchasing and monitor contractor performance.

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