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Norway to ban fur farms as fox, mink go out of fashion

(Source: sg.news.yahoo.com)

A woman in a fur jacket goes through her handbag by the Lincoln Center’s Revson Fountain during New York Fashion Week February 12, 2013. 387 more words

Current Affairs

Adventures in Meta-Blogging: What is the Truth Value of Writing About Rights?

Some words about the epistemological status – or the truth value – of the narrative contained in this blog. I argue that all writing about human rights and democracy is a mere proposal and an attempt at truth. 990 more words



Ever so slowly, I could see my mother walk up to me and grab my hand. I didn’t resist as she held it palm up. Other kids, kids living a life in cities and half way across the world, would have received presents on that outstretched palm. 664 more words

Secret Origins of Evidence in US Criminal Cases

It  looks like they published before this memo was released.

This report documents the use of alternative explanations for how evidence was found, a practice known as “parallel construction.” This practice could prevent courts from scrutinizing the legality of questionable investigative methods, including surveillance. 23 more words

Information Security & Protection

How U.S. Agents Can Change Their Story in Court, Legally

What is parallel construction? How an individual can go to prison as a result of evidence the U.S. government has deliberately kept hidden.

Source: How U.S. 8 more words