Massive Spying Program Exposed - Electronic Frontier Foundation -
Massive Spying Program Exposed - Demand Answers Now
WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, and IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH… — 1984 by Orwell, regarding perpetual war.
Smith: Homer Favor - A Man Of Passion And Style -
A man of passion and style, Home Favor saw himself as the embodiment of a truth voiced often by his friend and ally, the late Congressman Parren Mitchell:“Once you get on the civil rights train,” Mitchell said, “you never get off.” You stay on because you never quite reach your destination. You’re never sure of hanging on to the ground you’ve gained….
Congress, originally in 1978, were very strong, and created this check and balance on the NSA – the FISA court. Now [the Congress] all they want to do is increase the budget for the intelligence community.
Instead of watchdogs for the public, [Congress] has become cheerleaders for the intelligence community. — James Bamford, on the Rachel Maddow Show
“Obama’s checking your email”
Apologizing to my gay neighbors -
Love has brought me to an impossible place. This is the place where–through the cracks in the hardened asphalt of my heart–healing is breaking out.
Is Your Sunscreen Lying to You? -
As a pale and freckled person whose skin burns by the time I walk from the office to the sandwich place for lunch, I am a sunscreen manufacturer’s dream come true. I buy bottle upon bottle of the stuff all year round.
Rejecting health care money for poor mentally ill people is an extremely costly way for states to stick it to the Obama administration. A recent study in the journal Health Affairs looked at 14 of the 17 states that have rejected the Medicaid expansion and found that they will lose a total of $8.4 billion in federal payments in 2016 alone. Plus, when states neglect the problems of the mentally ill, they end up paying for it elsewhere anyway, Honberg says. — States reject mental health care funding