The death of democracy post-9/11.
The application states that wireless sensors could read heart rate, brain signals, respiration rate, body temperature movement, facial movements, facial expressions and blood pressure.
The proposals would mean consent for organ donation after death would be automatically presumed, unless individuals had opted out of the national register or family members objected.
"Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness of every single human being to cede to lawful authority a great deal of discretion about what you do."
James Madison: "I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations....
America becomes, in this militant Biblicism, an agent of God, and all political and intellectual opponents of America’s Christian leaders are viewed, quite simply, as agents of Satan.
And the object of this partnership—which emerges as a criminal conspiracy, quite literally, between telecom companies and the Bush Administration—is to watch and listen to you and everything you do.
Naomi Wolf describes the 10 steps taken by all despots when shutting down a democracy.
There are 10 steps that would-be dictators always take universally. Each of those is under way in the United States right now, but I think what's so especially disturbing is that history shows at a certain point there's kind of a tipping poi
“Verschärfte Vernehmung, enhanced or intensified interrogation, was the exact term innovated by the Gestapo to describe what became known as the ‘third degree.’ It left no marks. It included hypothermia, stress positions and long-time sleep deprivati
"One of the most frightening realities of teaching college history is that most students rarely have a clue what fascism is."
Sarbanes-Oxley, of course, was just a small step along the yellow brick road that will lead to total rule over private industry, especially in the realm of accouting and audit. Talk is heating up regarding the new Treasury Advisory Committee on the
From Hitler to Pinochet and beyond, history shows there are certain steps that any would-be dictator must take to destroy constitutional freedoms. And, argues Naomi Wolf, George Bush and his administration seem to be taking them all.
Holocaust survivors say they hope the album, while offensive, will remind viewers that the perpetrators of genocide are ordinary people, and act as a warning for future generations.
Arizona Senator John McCain has taken criticism of anti-war group MoveOn.org to a whole new level: He is suggesting that the organization “ought to be thrown out of this country.” The liberal advocacy group angered Republicans earlier this week with
(The note at the bottom is very interesting) Many people are expressing puzzlement at the spectacle of the uber rich lavishing "soak-the-rich" Democrats with money and other means of support. And who are these rich people?
Remembering an uncompromising democrat and anti-fascist
Honoring a noted democrat and anti-fascist
From Hitler to Pinochet and beyond, history shows there are certain steps that any would-be dictator must take to destroy constitutional freedoms. And, George Bush and his administration seem to be taking them all. By Naomi Wolf 04/24/07 "
Tom Delay has a new book and a mission to serve Israel. Charles Goyette has some fun with Delay and you get to share in it here :)
The regulatioin of the personal habit of smoking, including new legislative moves in San Francisco to ban cigarettes in private homes, and its enforcement by an eager cadre of state snoops and snitches, represents nothing more than a move on behalf
Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. George W. Bush
We can bid farewell to our former constitutional era when Americans could say "it can't happen here." The Holocaust-inspired, heart-rending cries of “Never Forget” contain warnings which are quickly disappearing into the winds of time.
As the United States is just over eighteen months away from the implementation of the Real ID Act (i.e., National ID Card), Americans, everywhere, should be experiencing a sense of foreboding. Hitler and Stalin must be jumping for joy as Thomas Jeffe
Aaron Russo's important and powerful new film documenting how the US is losing its freedoms.
Bush has an itty bitty mustache
In the summer 2004 issue of Daedalus, constitutional law professor, Sanford Levison, writes that Carl Schmitt, the leading Nazi German philosopher, is the real source of inspiration of the Bush regime.
One has only to look at the headlines coming out of Iraq to see that the moment of truth has arrived: the Iraqi government is warning of an "endless civil war"...
Francis Fukuyama, who wrote the best-selling book The End of History and was a member of the neoconservative project, now says that, both as a political symbol and a body of thought, it has "evolved into something I can no longer support".
"As usual, the Republicans like to have it both ways. They love the authority and violence of the state, from the trigger-happy cop on the street all the way up to the bomb-happy president in the Oval Office. But they also love pretending to be