Caught Spying on Student, FBI Demands GPS Tracker... →
A California student got a visit from the FBI this week after he found a secret GPS tracking device on his car, and a friend posted photos of it online. The post prompted wide speculation about whether the device was real, whether the young Arab-American was being targeted in a terrorism investigation and what the authorities would do. It took just 48 hours to find out: The device was real,...
Supreme Court to Decide Constitutionality of... →
statehate: At the Obama administration’s urging, the Supreme Court agreed Monday to review whether the government, without a court warrant, may affix GPS devices on suspects’ vehicles to track their every move. The Justice Department told the justices that “a person has no reasonable expectation of privacy in his movements from one place to another,” (.pdf) and demanded the justices undo a...
English 232W, Literature From 1814
As I was reading Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, I found myself struck by the characterization prevalent and how Twain could find a way to say some of the most controversial slants on humanity, particularly the average white man and to still be published, respected and admired in his time. Here are just a few (of the many) things we happen to agree on: “The average man’s a...
NY TIMES: "A recent study, by the Natural... →
Marijuana Bill, to Congress? →
The goal of the bill, HR 2306, is not to legalize marijuana but to remove it from the list of federally controlled substances while allowing states to decide how they will regulate it. “I do not advocate urging people to smoke marijuana. Neither do I urge them to drink alcoholic beverages or smoke tobacco,” said Frank (D-Mass.). “But in none of these cases do I think prohibition enforced by...
Thought on Globalization
So, I’m confused as to how we can complain about the steady decline of “mom and pop” shops in the United States anymore and the shift to larger conglomerates, ie: walmart, but strive for globalization? Don’t you think that the next generation is going to miss Walmart, because even larger, international stores are going to come in? I feel like we keep wanting more and more...
The best GIF. No, but really.
Government should be afraid of its people, not the other way around.