A browser extension that stops major third parties and search engines from tracking the webpages you go to and searches you do
HERE IS A LINK TO THE STORY ABOUT THE EX-GOOGLE EMPLOYEE THAT DEVELOPED IT:
AND HERE IS THE LINK TO DISCONNECT DOWNLOAD
Kennish left Google in November to focus more on programs that empower people to take control of their privacy online.
"I had this holy-cow moment when I realized what was going on," Kennish said. "There's just so much unknown about what's being done with this data."
"I think there is a good reason to be concerned with it all and, frankly, to be fearful of it," he said.
Last week, he released a second browser extension, another tool for Google Chrome, called Disconnect. Once installed, the program blocks major internet companies, including Google, from installing cookies on -- and thus tracking -- a computer.
by Chris Floyd
Empire Burlesque: High Crimes and Low Comedy in the American Imperium
"Tonight, in the tenth year of the 21st century, the government of the United States is torturing a young man -- one of its own soldiers -- whom it has incarcerated but not indicted. He has been held in solitary confinement for months on end, subjected to techniques of sleep deprivation taken from the Soviet gulag, denied almost all human contact except from interrogators, constantly harassed by guards to whom he must answer every few minutes -- all in an attempt to break his mind, destroy his will, degrade his humanity and force him to "confess" to a broader "conspiracy" against state power.
His name is Bradley Manning. He is 23 years old. The "crime" he is accused of committing is releasing video evidence of an American atrocity committed years ago in Iraq: the murder of Iraqi civilians by helicopter gunships. Under the American system of jurisprudence, of course, he is considered innocent until proven guilty of this heinous 'crime' of truth-telling. He has not been tried or convicted of this charge, or any other crime.
Yet tonight, in the tenth year of the 21st century, in the United States of America, under the leadership of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Barack Obama, 23-year-old Bradley Manning is being subjected to same tortures routinely inflicted on other unindicted, untried captives of the militarist state.
Journalist Andy Worthington, who has been one of the most thorough and assiduous chroniclers of the modern American gulag, has noted the parallels between the treatment imposed on Manning and that doled out to earlier prisoners of the bizarre, lawless limbo concocted by the American war machine for those who threaten -- or are perceived to threaten -- its ever-expanding, ever-more corrupt operations around the world.
Worthington states that the conditions of Manning's imprisonment bear a marked and chilling resemblance to the conditions in which a handful of US citizens and residents were held as “enemy combatants” under the Bush administration. The key elements here are the elements of profound isolation and suffering ... not just the solitary confinement, with no other human being for company, but also the refusal to allow Manning to have a pillow, sheets, or any access to the outside world through the reporting of current affairs."
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Pilot Punished for Video Critical of Airport Security Comes Forward, Won't Back Down
December 28, 2010
The California airline pilot punished by the Transportation Security Administration for posting videos critical of airport security has revealed his identity.
Chris Liu, who calls himself the "Patriot Pilot," says he was just trying to improve airport security when he released a recorded and posted online footage of San Francisco International Airport in which he criticized a number of procedures.
Liu had been part of a federal security program allowing him to carry a gun in the cockpit. But after he posted the video, federal agents showed up at his house Dec. 2 to confiscate his weapon and suspend his Federal Flight Deck Officer credentials.
Liu originally declined to identify himself in fear of retaliation but says he’s now going public in hopes of changing major security flaws.
One of those flaws, Liu says in the video, is that flight crews are subject to rigorous screening while ground crews can just swipe a card to open the door to the tarmac.
More about the Patriot Pilot at:
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December 27, 2010 MSNBC The ED Show
The distinguished gentleman from Texas Ron Paul explaining why freedom in currencies is the best way to have wealth for the American citizen.
Earlier this month, Ron Paul was presented with the National Charity Awards' Lifetime Achievement Award. The event honored Dr. Paul's more than 30 years of dedication to the Constitution and defense of our liberties.
Bank Of America, Wikileaks And Eric Holder - What The U.S. Attorney General Doesn't Want You To KnowSubmitted by bobbyw24 on Tue, 12/28/2010 - 07:43
It is hard to imagine a more convoluted clusterf*** of corruption. Consider it the latest chapter in the story of upside-down, post-bailout, Bizarro-World America. The US attorney general, Eric Holder, has been going hammer and tongs at the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights in order to silence a news organization, Wikileaks, which is about to publish bombshell evidence of corruption -- and possible criminal activity -- at one of America’s largest banks. Meanwhile, Bank of America, the likely target of Wikileaks’ next big story, refuses to process payments for Wikileaks, presses on with its dirty foreclosure and and debt collection practices, and continues to lie about the value of assets on its books. At the same time, Holder has gone almost two years without mustering the courage to investigate or indict a single executive at even one of America’s largest banks. And although Wikileaks promises to lay in his lap several gigabytes of evidence that might lead to such an indictment, Holder has instead initiated “an active, ongoing criminal investigation” of Wikileaks!
But here's the question no one seems to be asking:
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Try as they might, US officials will not be able to convict WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange under current laws and will resort to passing new draconian measures, Barr explained in a recent column.
Signed into law in 1798 by President John Adams, the Sedition Act made it a crime to publish "false, scandalous, and malicious writing" against the government.
Of the 25 people charged with violating the Sedition Act, most were newspaper editors. The law expired in 1801 and those convicted were pardoned by President Thomas Jefferson.
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[World News Australia] WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange said in an interview that he signed deals for his autobiography worth more than 1 million pounds ($1.57 million). Assange told Britain's Sunday Times newspaper that the money would help him defend himself against allegations of sexual assault made by two women in Sweden. "I don't want to write this book, but I have to," he said Sunday. "I have already spent 200,000 pounds for legal costs and I need to defend myself and to keep WikiLeaks afloat."
This is an excellent article nominating Ron Paul for the blog's "Caffeinated Conservative" of the year.
It does a great job of listing his credentials and summarizing his stance on some important issues.
And this is the link to the page to vote for him in their online poll
"As of 11:11p I declare Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) the winner of our third annual Caffeinated Conservative Award with 45% of the vote.
Here are the final results (any votes that come in after 11:11p will not count)...
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...For many who voted and commented Congressman Paul has been the champion for liberty and limited government. His commitment to auditing and providing accountability to the Fed was cited quite often as well. Congratulations to Congressman Paul and his supporters, I’ll be getting his certificate and Starbucks Card next week. If anybody knows a better way to get his prize to him other than sending it to his Washington, D.C. office please contact me."
After reading the article ( http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=243145 ) I could not help but respond. Surprisingly, Dr. Keyes responded back remarkably quickly. Of course, I followed.
** Another Update 12/25/2010 10:40**
** Final Update 12/26/2010 2:14**
I respectfully disagree with your article concerning Dr. Paul’s vote on DADT and submit that your conclusions are based upon discrimination instead of liberty. Because I’m neither a strong orator nor an accomplished author I’ll keep this short.
If I understand your article correctly your primary premise is that repealing DADT forces heterosexual military members (HMM) to accept the sexuality of homosexual military members (HOM) and that the sexual preferences of HOM are not moral, as opposed to the sexual preferences of HMM. I feel that your use of the word “moral” is dishonest. Within the ethos of America morals are consistently defined by the individual, not the society. We have a strong tradition of high regard for individuals who stood up to defend their morals against what they perceived as injustice. Rarely do we applaud “mob” morals, especially when those morals seem to encourage, at best, repression and at worst, hate.
I realize that you’ll read the lines above and focus on the “stood up to defend” portion. If you do, be sure to continue reading about the “mob” morals. This is the action that you are guilty of committing. You are forgetting a famous passage of a well-read book; Luke 6:31. The Golden Rule. Do to others as you would have them do to you. I would think that as a black man in the United States you would have this rule clearly in mind whenever you preparing to pass judgment on any individual or group. You use the Northerners’ “angry moral revulsion” to the Fugitive Slave Act to support your argument while apparently overlooking the fact that the reaction was primarily to the discrimination that the act supported.
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I just think the idea is awesome! And what a way to kick off 2011 with a great idea to change the World.
For liberty lovers and entrepreneurs, I think it really presents an opportunity to change the landscape of our local communities. This is a mechanism to rebuild the community and explore the skills and qualities within the community that no one really takes notice of.
It's called a Time Bank and if your unfamiliar I've put together an introduction on my blog.
If anyone has first hand experience with a time bank, please feel free to comment!