The Justice Department has proposed a new domestic-spying measure that would make it easier for state and local police to collect intelligence about Americans, share the sensitive data with federal agencies and retain it for at least 10 years.
Six men in police tactical clothing are suspected of shooting a man to death, firing more than 100 rounds into his Phoenix home in what some are calling a Mexican drug cartel hit performed by members of the active Mexican Army.
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Fingerprints are considered to be among the most personal of information, and fingerprint databases created and proposed in the name of national security have generated much debate.
The Air Force wants a suite of hacker tools, to give it “access” to–and “full control” of–any kind of computer there is. And once the info warriors are in, the Air Force wants them to keep tabs on their “adversaries’ information infrastructure completely undetected.” The government is growing increasingly interested in waging war online.
This instructable shows how to deactivate those nasty RFID chips in your credit cards, passports and other devices that may give your personal information away to people with less than honorable intentions.
Arrested for dancing at the Jefferson Memorial. Go out to celebrate the birth of the most hardcore, anti-authoritarian of the Founding Fathers, and get hauled off in handcuffs.
Is it just me or is this just moronic?
The United States has outsourced the manufacturing of its electronic passports to overseas companies — including one in Thailand that was victimized by Chinese espionage — raising concerns that cost savings are being put ahead of national security, an investigation by The Washington Times has found.
I wrote a letter to the Rocky Mount Telegram one week ago in response to Rip Woodin’s blog post “How To Stop The Killings“, which was in response to UNC Student Body President Eve Carson’s murder. Well, needless to say, my “Letter To The Editor” hasn’t published (as of yet). Read Mr. Woodin’s post and feel free to respond and let him know how you feel.
Below is my letter that was sent in. Feel free to comment and give me some feedback. It’ll probably be more than I receive from the Telegram.
Your comments, regarding a ban on handguns in your online blog, dated March, 6 2008, are a typical knee-jerk media response, when events like Columbine, Virginia Tech and the latest murder of UNC Student Body President Eve Carson occur. It’s always banning a particular item, albeit, drugs, knives and guns to prevent another tragedy from becoming reality.
Remember Prohibition? Prohibition was going to reduce crime and corruption, solve social problems, reduce the tax burden created by prisons and poorhouses, and improve health and hygiene in America.
It was an abject failure, because it was unenforceable. Even though the consumption of alcohol decreased initially, it then skyrocketed soon after. Alcohol became more dangerous to consume, as much of it was homemade and not under quality control measures. Did Prohibition solve any of the social ills of that day? No. And yet, we still suffer those same social maladies.
So, you can see how outlawing handguns would not have much of an effect on violent crime, in general. True, it would show an initial decrease in gun-related crimes for a time, but not for long. Criminals are criminals, because they do not follow the law. Banning handguns as an additional means of protecting one’s self would serve to hamper law-abiding citizens and intrude on their rights.
Humans have the immense capacity for great compassion or great cruelty to their fellow man and will adapt to their environment. Soon, knife-related crimes rise. “Ban knives”, the people cry, “that will surely stop the violence!” Lo and behold, violent crimes with sticks, stones, even bare hands, begin to plague our progress to Utopia. People would say out of fear and ignorance, “Sever the hands of the people, lest they throttle the innocent in the dark of night.”
When man roamed the Earth in a primitive state, he killed with rocks and fashioned clubs from sticks or bones. Modern man perfected the process of killing a thousand-fold with long-range ICBMs, suitcase nukes and biological weapons that threaten all of humanity. We are pervasively aggressive to ourselves for a variety of reasons, but it boils down to a lack of respect and understanding for our fellow man.
The politicians, media, Americans and the rest of the world, continually, neglect the fact that strong parenting skills, dictated by good morals, ethics, personal responsibility and respect for our fellow man, are needed in civilized society. This is paramount, regardless of one’s socioeconomic class and would curb much of the violence you see happening today.
As Henry David Thoreau stated:
“There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.” Banning handguns isn’t the solution, because you’re hacking at the branches. Understanding human nature and nurturing our spirits with love and respect for one another over time will surely strike the root.
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The Bush administration has scaled back plans to quickly build a “virtual fence” along the U.S.-Mexico border, delaying completion of the first phase of the project by at least three years and shifting away from a network of tower-mounted sensors and surveillance gear, federal officials said yesterday.