"Those who sacrifice liberty for
security deserve neither."
-- Benjamin Franklin 
| "All governments lie and nothing
say should be believed."
1. Miranda Detention: 'Blatant Attack on
2. Our Giant Banks Own
Airports, Control Power Plants, Hoard...
is today some more on the crisis, but it is not much and I'll be brief.
(Maybe there is more tomorrow.)
Detention: 'Blatant Attack on Press Freedom'
To start with,
Laura Poitras on the detention of David Miranda:
Here is a a small part from
near the ending:
Because of the
disclosures made by Edward Snowden, we have for the first time an
international debate on the scope of government surveillance. Almost
daily for the past three months citizens learn of new unlawful
surveillance programs being secretly run by their governments. All of
our reporting has been in the public interest, and none has caused harm.
David's detention and the
destruction of the hard drives in the Guardian's basement
reveal one thing: Our governments do not want citizens to be informed
when it comes to the topic of surveillance.
There is quite a bit more
under the last link.
2. Our Giant Banks Own Airports, Control
Next, an article by the president of the Public Banking Institute - and
this is the full title:
It's first paragraph is
Giant bank holding
companies now own airports, toll roads, and ports; control power
plants; and store and hoard vast quantities of commodities of all
sorts. They are systematically buying up or gaining control of the
essential lifelines of the economy. How have they pulled this off, and
where have they gotten the money?
The president is a
woman, and gives some explanations.
Finally, for those of my
readers who believe I am - somehow - mistaken about president Obama,
here is a link to a site that has a factsheet about him:
Note that the site claims
and links the evidence. It's all quite polite.
 Here it is necessary to insist, with
Aristotle, that the governors do not
rule, or at least, should not rule: The laws rule, and the
if good, is part of its executive power. Here I quote Aristotle from my
More on stupidity, the rule of law, and Glenn
It is more proper
that law should govern than any one of the
citizens: upon the same principle, if it is advantageous to place the
supreme power in some particular persons, they should be appointed to
be only guardians, and the servants of the laws.
(And I note the whole file I
from is quite pertinent.)
ME/CFS (that I prefer
to call M.E.: The "/CFS" is added to facilitate search
is a disease I have since 1.1.1979: