Happy 27th Birthday to American whistleblower and hero (or traitor; opinions vary although this one is wrong) Chelsea Manning. It’s a birthday Manning celebrates in custody, as she has every birthday of the last four; she can anticipate many more,… Read More ›
Month: December 2014
U.S. judge rules boy, 14, shouldn’t have been executed in 1944
Yet another way the System discriminates against young black males. The US, Yemen, and one other country are the only ones that support capital punishment for minors.
Tom’s take: the collapse of the Wildrose Party
Rebel conservatism is on the decline in Canada just when it’s ascendant in the US. What went wrong with the Wildrose party?
Movie Theater Stocks Rebound After Chains Jettison ‘The Interview’
You know, I used to have a business plan: find out what targets hackers were going to hit and short them. Then of course you buy back in at the low point and you make money at both ends of… Read More ›
Barrett Brown of #Anonymous Sentenced Today: Watch the Full Arrest Video
And by “full” we mean with several minutes of post-arrest porn cut out of it. Yes, this is what happens when you get busted and manhandled by the Federal Bureau of Investigations: people in your chat session upload porn while… Read More ›
#Anonymous Launches #OpPirateBay
You don’t mess with the downloads, people. Where am I gonna get my Love Actually fix now? The Pirate Bay, once the most famous website in the file-sharing world, has been offline since December 10, when Swedish police conducted… Read More ›
Interwebbed: Cyber and Crypto News for Monday, Dec 15
Hello again, kittens! Did you miss me while I was on my gloriously luxurious, if fever-ridden, hiatus? Well, I still have the fever but I don’t have the time off anymore, so here we are. Naturally, when I came across… Read More ›
Numbers: Schrödinger’s Cat
“I must be cruel, only to be kind.” – William Shakespeare For this is journalism: X was true, but Y wasn’t, Here a church, there a prison. Instead, Jackie’s in a box, A topological hex, That kills as often as… Read More ›
Ho Ho Home Sick, Back Monday
Your editor is off sick with the Death Flu of Extreme Deathiness. Normal (contemptuous) service will return on Monday. Please do not adjust your internets. Curt Hopkins’ Numbers column will appear as usual at 7am Vancouver time on Friday. In… Read More ›
The CIA’s Feedback Loop
Originally posted on The Dish:
Henry Farrell fears it will only get worse: [T]he CIA relies on relationships with a variety of people, and in particular with academics and people with semi-academic skills in a broader ecosystem of information. Many of…
WATCH: Most dramatic protest videos of 2014
I know a shocking number of people in these videos, actually. How many do you know? How many of you are in them? This goes for the officers in the picture as well. Hands up!
Cop Attacks Christian Minister, Sneaks Up Behind Her and Splits Her Head Open While She Helped Fallen Protester
More from Berkeley. Attacking the press, attacking ministers who are ACTIVELY MINISTERING to the fallen…tell me, why did you go into law enforcement again? Was it to become this?
Presidential Records Act Gets New Teeth
Originally posted on UNREDACTED:
Map of the 13 Presidential Library administered by NARA. Photo: George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. The Presidential Records Act has come a long way since George W. Bush’s attempt to eviscerate it in 2001. The…
Interwebbed: Cyber and Crypto News for December 9
Happy Tuesday, kittens! Things got a little out of hand at Cryptosphere Global HQ last night, but as you can see order has been restored and everything is once again under control. Also, lunch will be provided by the management… Read More ›
First Nation files land claim to Stanley Park and Gulf Islands
This has been in the making for decades. Dead Man’s Island alone has been in dispute since the 80’s. Since I’ve always had my eye on it for my Bond Villain Lair, I know these things.