March 21st, 2006

Chris Keeley

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Big Brother at work

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Chris Keeley

Big Brother It Group

Chris M writes:

Aw, heck. That's nothing. At our factory in Japan, the IT Group
installs monitoring spyware on all the machines. Any machine
connected that doesn't have one of their transponders gets cut off
and tracked down.

No chat, skype or any other interactive technology.

They get pretty tinfoil about security. Industrial espionage is a big
deal over there.
Chris Keeley

Utah testing of the Diebold touch-screen

Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2006 08:50:25 -0800 (PST)
Subject: BBV Exclusive: Utah testing of the Diebold touch-screen
reveals new problems

Emery County Clerk Bruce Funk has been running elections for 23 years.
He was quite content with his optical scan system. The state of Utah thought otherwise: On Dec. 27, Funk took delivery on 40 Diebold TSx touch-screen machines, part of a statewide directive.Collapse )
Chris Keeley

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Anti-war concert
Anti-war concert
Peace activist Cindy Sheehan, left, and musician Michael Stipe hold hands in front of a "Bring 'Em Home Now" postage stamp prior to a benefit concert in New York on March 20. The benefit was organized to mark the third anniversary of the Iraq War and give voice to the Americans who support the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.
(AP/Henny Ray Abrams)
Chris Keeley

Blaming the military for Iraq is blaming the messenger and the victim

LIFE IN UNIFORM DEPT.
MOVIE DATE by Ben McGrath
Issue of 2006-03-27 Posted 2006-03-20

The cadets in Major Jason Dempsey’s Social Sciences 490A, Advanced Study in Defense Policy and Civil-Military Relations, at West Point, began the semester by reading Robert Heinlein’s “Starship Troopers,” a seminal piece of right-wing militaristic science fiction. In February, they studied Eisenhower’s 1961 farewell address—the speech that warned against a coming “military-industrial complex.” Then they read the popular antiwar novel “Johnny Got His Gun,” and, one morning recently, they watched Eugene Jarecki’s new documentary, “Why We Fight,” which opens with the Eisenhower speech, and is highly critical of the decision to invade Iraq.Collapse )
Chris Keeley

Bush responded: "First-just if I might correct a misperception, I don't think we ever said, at least

FBI Agent Says Ignored Warnings Could Have Prevented 9/11
This news from the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui – An FBI agent testified Tuesday the government ignored warnings that could possibly have prevented the 9/11 attacks. Greg Samit, who arrested Moussaoui in August 2001, said he spent four weeks trying to convince his superiors Moussaoui posed a security risk. According to Samit, the warnings were made at least seventy times, and FBI officials were even told of a specific threat of a plane attack on the World Trade Center. But Samit said his efforts were stonewalled. Samit blamed his superiors’ "obstructionism, criminal negligence and careerism" for blocking "a serious opportunity to stop the 9/11 attacks."
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