You can’t fix what is wrong with America or for that matter anything, by only focusing your attention on what has gone wrong. You must also identify what went right and then devise a plan to do more of that. Over time and fight by fight, the good will eventually overcome the bad. It’s just the ‘way’ things work… and no idea has ever brought more ‘Light and Beauty’ into the world than the idea of The American Dream. That would be a good thing for All of US to remember as America considers its next move in The Middle East or on the streets of Oakland or any place where the passions and emotions of ‘The People’ are awakened to the desire to serve… ‘The Greater Good’.
CISPA is a sweeping, privacy-annihilating Internet law that we killed last year. The Congressmen who introduced it haven’t learned their lesson and they’ve reintroduced it. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance, right? We killed CISPA once before. We will kill CISPA again. It only works if you take part. This week, CISPA was reintroduced in the House of Representatives. EFF is joining groups like ACLU and Fight for the Future in combating this legislation. Last year, tens of thousands of concerned individuals used the EFF action center to speak out against overbroad and ineffective cybersecurity proposals. Together, we substantially changed the debate around cybersecurity in the U.S., moving forward a range of privacy-protective amendments and ultimately helping to defeat the Senate bill.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of the United States rejected a birther eligibility case against President Barack Obama. Docket No. 12A606 entitled Noonan v. Bowen is listed on the SCOTUS website. On Feb. 19, the nation’s highest court stated:
Feb 19 2013 Application (12A606) denied by the Court. The plaintiffs contend that Obama used forged government IDs and a fake social security number in order to run for political office. (See YouTube video at the bottom on CNN’s 2008 story on Obama’s alleged real father Frank Marshall Davis, a card-carrying communist who the president mentions in his autobiography Dreams from My Father.)
A woman was arrested after calling 911 to fulfill her nicotine addiction. The unnamed 48-year-old from the Oak Trail Shores subdivision in Hood County called the dispatcher last Monday. She said that she was out of cigarettes and needed someone to deliver some to her home. Police arrested the woman and charged her with a Class B misdemeanor for 911 abuse. She was released from jail after posting bond.
Arizona State University believes a porno website is sullying its good name … and if it’s allowed to continue, ASU’s reputation as the Harvard of Maricopa County will forever be damaged. Naturally, the mucky mucks at Arizona State University — home of the Sun Devils — are pissed … and have taken legal action to force the site to shut down, claiming it’s violating ASU’s trademark. ASU also claims the site features a logo that’s kinda sorta-ish similar to logos used by Arizona State. In the docs, obtained by TMZ, ASU argues … unless Sun Devil Angels is stopped immediately, the site is “likely to cause initial interest confusion among Internet users seeking information regarding ASU.” Really? ‘Cause if you ACTUALLY BELIEVE Arizona State would be affiliated with a real-life hardcore porno website … you’re probably ASU material.