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Los Angeles Times Editorial Board Endorses Prosecution of Edward Snowden

The Los Angeles Times Editorial Board published an editorial that argues against granting NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden a pardon. It endorses the Justice Department’s prosecution of Snowden under the Espionage Act, despite the fact that his unauthorized disclosures were responsible for key reforms. Show More Summary

The Roundup for June 5th, 2015

Ugh, all of these transphobic attacks against Caitlin Jenner are really out-of-hand. So easy to hide transphobia through articles and silly, ignorant memes on how other people should have gotten an award. Sorry for the rant, I cannot stand transphobia. It’s horrific, disgusting and the person needs to feel shame. International Politics Overall – Part...

Over Easy; Friday

Morning, pups, have a lovely Friday and this is a place for conversation. Tomorrow, of course, have Saturday Art, so this is a preview. It’s also National Donut Day, and I have free donut at the local convenience store.   Hope you enjoy yours, or your other breakfast.

The TPP Gang That Can’t Shoot Straight

The hit parade of failed arguments should convince any fence sitters that this is a bad deal. By Dean Baker As Congress gets ready to vote on whether to “fast-track” the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), its proponents are making weaker and more far-fetched arguments for the deal. And they keep getting their facts wrong and their...

Obama Administration Expanded Warrantless Surveillance to Target ‘Malicious Cyber Activity’

Documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden show warrantless surveillance was expanded by President Barack Obama’s administration to target “malicious cyber activity.” After Congress legalized the warrantless wiretapping with the FISA Amendments Act in 2008, non-US citizens could be targeted abroad. Show More Summary

The Roundup for June 4th, 2015

Enjoy today’s roundup folks! International Politics Overall – A former FIFA official admitted he accepted bribes for the 1998 and 2010 FIFA World Cup – Kit O’Connell: “Republican Mega-Donor Sheldon Adelson Takes On Growing Movement To Boycott Israel” – Russia noted it will figure out who is behind chlorine attacks in Syria – United Nations Secretary-General...

WikiLeaks Strikes Again: Leaked TISA Docs Expose Corporate Plan For Reshaping Global Economy

Leaked Docs reveal that little-known corporate treaty poised to privatize and deregulate public services across globe. By Sarah Lazare An enormous corporate-friendly treaty that many people haven’t heard of was thrust into the public...Show More Summary

Congress Did Not Pass an Anti-Surveillance Law (And Other Thoughts About the USA Freedom Act)

When President Barack Obama signed the USA Freedom Act, it did not end bulk data collection or mass surveillance programs. It did not address many of the policies, practices or programs of the NSA, which NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed. It did not sharply limit surveillance nor was it an anti-surveillance law. The USA Freedom...

Late Night FDL: Somewhere Under Heaven

Tom Petty – Somewhere Under Heaven Tom Petty is set to right his long-ago wrongs with his upcoming album: Wildflowers: All the Rest… Tom Petty has just released “Somewhere Under Heaven,” co-written with Mike Campbell for 1994?s Wildflowers but left unheard until now. The track, available for purchase now through digital retailers, will be part...

Late Night FDL: Sunday Bloody Sunday

U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday U2 played for a small crowd at The Roxy… U2 played a free show for 500 fans at The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles on Thursday and videos from the show have been posted online. The rare club date landed in the middle of the group’s 5-night residency at The...

Orange County California DAs’ Office disqualified from seeking death penalty against Seal Beach murderer

Since the 1980s, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) in California and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) apparently have been routinely violating the constitutional rights of incarcerated defendants awaiting...Show More Summary

Over Easy: Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit!

Good Morning All! Happy First of June! I actually had to wear a jacket into work today, it was 45 degrees and it seemed colder! Why does one repeat Rabbit on the first day of the month? There appears to be an additional leak at Fuku. Interesting thing is, the mix of isotopes we’re seeing...

Late Night FDL: Won’t Get Fooled Again

Pete Townshend/Roger Daltrey w/Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nile, Billy Idol – Won’t Get Fooled Again The Boss joined the Who on stage recently… Bruce Springsteen joined The Who for a couple of classics live this week. Springsteen presented the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for charity to Pete Townshend on Thursday (May 28, 2015) during a MusiCares...

Sunday Food: Rhubarb Oat Dessert

(Picture courtesy of Kari Sullivan at flickr.com.) When rhubarb is in season, which happens now, you will find it at farm markets and could make a totally unusual treat.   Here, I’m even seeing it advertised at private homes, grown in home gardens.   It’s spikey, so needs sweetening for my taste. This is one recipe...

Florida Couple Must Register as Sex Offenders for Having Sex on a Beach

Just after 8 PM on July 20, 2014, Elissa Alvarez, 20, and Jose Caballero, 40 had consensual sex on Cortez Beach in Manatee County, Florida. Witnesses videotaped the encounter and called 911. The couple was arrested and charged with felony lewd and lascivious exhibition, and the case proceeded to trial, with the prosecutors in the...

The Roundup for May 29th, 2015

How was this week for you folks? Hope it went well. See you at the Left Forum (if you live in New York City. Come to think of it, today’s roundup is very New York City-centric. International Politics Overall – Vice President Joseph Biden: We will not accept any nation using their “sphere of influence” –...

Saturday Art: Jean-Antoine Watteau

(Picture courtesy of Irina at flickr.com.) (Picture courtesy of Jean Louis Mazziere at flickr.com.) Remarkable animation of the spirit of his time seems to have been the major characteristic that brought Jean-Antoine Watteau to the ranks of foremost artists, and gave him distinction there. One of the most brilliant and original artists of the eighteenth...

Late Night FDL: Heartbreaker/ Ring of Fire

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo – Heartbreaker/ Ring of Fire As Rolling Stone wrote last week… Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo: ‘We’re Like Johnny and June’ On August 1st, 1981, Pat Benatar strutted her way onto MTV, the upstart video channel that would change the way a generation listened to music. The petite New York...

Federal Appeals Court Affirms Persons Threatening Suicide Have Right to Not Be ‘Shot on Sight’ By Police

A federal appeals court affirmed that a person threatening to commit suicide has a constitutional right to not be “shot on sight” if that person is not putting anyone else in “imminent danger” or resisting arrest for a “serious crime.” Jerome Weinmann threatened to kill himself in his garage on November 12, 2007. His wife,...

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