Saturday, June 22, 2013

on the Constitution

Six Crucial Facts About The Founding

Rob Natelson
10th Amendment Center
17 June 2013

A course in the drafting of the Constitution in six easy paragraphs. Bravo, Rob Natelson!

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Hat tip: Infowars

the widening chasm

NSA Whistleblower: NSA Spying On – and Blackmailing – Top Government Officials and Military Officers

Washington's Blog
20 June 2013

A compendium of quotes from assorted articles.

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surveillance rolling out in India
surveillance that has been in the U.K.
notes on Obama's terrorism from Noam Chomsky
microphones for recording on public buses (2012)
Obama's wide-arching anti-whistleblower program
overview of broadening surveillance in several countries

privacy: because they take it away

Big Brother alert: Cameras in the cable box to monitor TV viewers

Cheryl K. Chumley
The Washington Times
17 June 2013

"The technology includes cameras and microphones that are installed on DVRs or cable boxes and analyzes viewers’ responses, behaviors and statements to various ads — and then provides advertisements that are targeted to the particular household.

Specifically, the technology can monitor sleeping, eating, exercising, reading and more, AdWeek reported."

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one hundred feet away [UPDATED]

Authorities, Media Dismiss Michael Hastings Assassination Claims

Paul Joseph Watson
21 June 2013

"Authorities and media outlets have predictably moved to dismiss claims that Rolling Stone journalist Michael Hastings – who complained of being under investigation by the FBI before his death in a fiery car crash on Tuesday – was murdered as a result of foul play, despite the vehicle’s engine being found 100 feet away from the scene of the blaze."

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from the LA Times

unsafe at any juncture

Anal hazing is apparently a thing in American high schools now

Eric Owens, Education Editor
The Daily Caller
21 June 2013

"There’s a dearth of data concerning the size and scope of the national boy-on-boy anal hazing problem. Astonishingly, though, a study published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence has claimed that nearly 10 percent of high school males report suffering some form of sexual assault including, in some cases, forced oral sex or rape."

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the original article from Bloomberg
the study published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence (2008)
from the Huffington Post about Illinois incident (2012)
and linked before at this blog  [WARNING: GRAPHIC]

I taught my own children at home and cannot imagine sending my children to schools where this sort of harm and horror could not only happen, but be condoned. God be with us in this hour.