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Senior NATO Official Claims We’ll Be at War by Summer

Last week, former NSA intelligence analyst John Schindler posted a rather disturbing tweet. With a statement that one could only assume to be a reference towards Russia, Schindler wrote “Said a senior NATO (non-US) GOFO to me today: “We’ll probably be at war this summer. 531 more words

Politics

Links for 5-28-2015

Politics

the joy of slow computing

Well-meaning people have, for a good many years now, been forming a “consciousness” about where their food comes from, who produces it, and how. 68 more words

Essays & Articles

To U.S. Congress: End Government Spying Now!

“For the first time, a majority of Senators took a stand against simply rubber-stamping provisions of the Patriot Act. The Senate will be back for a special Sunday session on May 31 just hours before the June 1 sunset.  152 more words

Social Justice & Reform

Pew Survey: Americans’ Attitudes About Privacy, Security and Surveillance

 Americans’ views about privacy and surveillance are relevant to policymaking on these matters. Key legal decisions about the legitimacy of surveillance or tracking programs have hinged on the question of whether Americans think it is reasonable in certain situations to assume that they will be under observation, or if they expect that their activities will not be monitored.

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Civil Liberties

Meaning of “Discretionary” Lost on Some FOIA Processors, Section 215 Sunset Fast Approaching, and Much More: FRINFORMSUM 5/28/2015

The State Department’s use of FOIA’s discretionary b5 exemption – that allows agencies to withhold any “interagency or intra-agency communication,” as well as any agency-claimed “draft,” from the public – to unnecessarily hide a suggestion from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is emblematic of the abuse of the b5 “ 1,180 more words

FRINFORMSUM

Philippines Suffers Worst-Ever Finish in South East Asian Games

With a haul of only 29 gold, 34 silver, and 37 bronze medals, the Philippine contingent to the 27th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) comes home with the dubious distinction of having garnered the worst finish ever for the country since the SEA Games competition started in 1977. 599 more words

Sports

cbholganza reblogged this on charly's blog and commented:

With the 28th South East Asian Games in Singapore opening this June, it is important that we take stock of the results of the previous Games, so that we can track improvements or decline. Hopefully, we can take positive action collectively; for the good of our athletes, our sporting community and the country in general.