Archive for February 12th, 2010

Work is interrupting my blogging.  Damn it.

I will leave you with this disgusting piece of photo-op pr0n… At Aggie’s suggestion, this is now a Caption Contest™!

So pick the best caption you can think of for this disgusting display of fake humanity.


Obama would love to track you using your cell phone.

…the Obama administration has argued that warrantless tracking is permitted because Americans enjoy no “reasonable expectation of privacy” in their–or at least their cell phones’–whereabouts

Notice how the default is “you don’t get privacy unless it is granted to you specifically by the court”?

Used to be your gov’t had to explicitly request the right to impinge on your freedoms and privacies.  Now it is assumed that you have to show why you should have those rights.


The Obama administration is not alone in making this argument. U.S. District Judge William Pauley, a Clinton appointee in New York, wrote in a 2009 opinion that a defendant in a drug trafficking case, Jose Navas, “did not have a legitimate expectation of privacy in the cell phone” location. That’s because Navas only used the cell phone “on public thoroughfares en route from California to New York” and “if Navas intended to keep the cell phone’s location private, he simply could have turned it off.

So in order to have your right to privacy respected, you have to disable your cell phone when you pay to be able to use it at will.

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