I was actually pleased to get the notice that they were dropping the (no) Weather Channel. They do everything but weather, unless there is a big storm and then they do 24/7 reporting on that storm. Not to mention that if I want to see the weather for my area, I don't want to wait until my area is covered. It's ever so way incredibly faster and easier to look it up online or on my phone. And speaking of online weather service, I find that the Weather Channel's online service is the most worthless.
Anyway, I'm glad they were dropped, if for no other reason than that I shall never again have to listen to anyone call a cluster of thunderstorms by name.
If she thought THAT was bullying, I wonder how she is going to feel about all the nasty emails she gets from people who read about this story online or see it on the news. I mean, her name and email address are prominently featured in this article and posted on the School District's website.
Can we stop calling them drones? Please. They are remote controlled helicopters. I'm pretty sure that "drones" were typically at least semi-autonomous. When did the FAA start regulating Aerial RC vehicles outside of the small bubble around airports and helipads?
Who are these people with 3 high speed providers and where do they live? I thought I was "lucky" to have a "choice" between Verizon FiOS and Comcast where I live. I don't even know what a 3rd choice could be...
Well, the alternative to trying to submit info through email and web drop boxes is quite obvious to me. What better way to protect your anonymity than through the good old US Postal service. Stuff an envelope, put a stamp on it, no return address, and drop it in a mailbox nowhere near your home or work.
Obviously if you are trying to unload 60,000 documents like Snowden that doesn't work, but for info on VA wait times and scheduling issues, it seems like a paper document would be sufficient.
Having the pleasure of traveling by air last week, I of course opted out of being scanned and enjoyed a not-so-thorough pat down.
I'm a little torn by the whole thing. On one hand, I truly appreciate that the TSA officer didn't come within 6 inches of my junk... on the other hand, it just shows how pointless the whole pat down process is if they aren't even bothering to check the most obvious and most ideal hiding place.
Sure, he made certain I didn't have any razor blades taped inside the neck of my T-shirt or to the bottom of my feet.... but I could've had 2 hand grenades and a bottle of lighter fluid in my crotch and he'd never know.
So, either there were 100 arrests and 9 cases based on information obtained through warrantless wiretaps, which was not presented to the defendants, therefore the DOJ lied to the Supreme Court about the FAA to avoid any chance of it being declared unconstitutional.
There were no arrests and no prosecutions based on the FAA's warrantless wiretap programs.
Would the government please pick one so we know which way to go? Either you did "A" and we now have what we need for the SCOTUS to declare it illegal and end the program. Or it was "B" and proves that the FAA's warrantless wiretapping has been utterly worthless and needs to be ended.
Either one works, just let us know which one it is...
Here in PA they also utilize EZ Pass readers for traffic monitoring, and have for quite some time. Its quite useful to know the average travel time and often the LED info boards over the highway help me to avoid backups.
As long as the data is truly scrambled and wiped after a few hours and not stored or shared with the government, I'm ok with its use.
Not sure if its in the EZ Pass terms.
All that being said, "the government" could track vehicles just as easily with roadside license plate scanning cameras. And they could do that for nefarious purposes or just to get average travel times.
I just hope that journalists here in the US, like those working for the Times, realize how serious this is, and what this means to them, their friends and their families. Freedom of the press is just one more freedom that has now been taken away.
According to the NY Times article, that is exactly what it was. He was apparently carrying encrypted thumb drives from Greenwald.
"Mr. Miranda was in Berlin to deliver documents related to Mr. Greenwald’s investigation into government surveillance to Ms. Poitras, Mr. Greenwald said. Ms. Poitras, in turn, gave Mr. Miranda different documents to pass to Mr. Greenwald. Those documents, which were stored on encrypted thumb drives, were confiscated by airport security, Mr. Greenwald said. All of the documents came from the trove of materials provided to the two journalists by Mr. Snowden. The British authorities seized all of his electronic media — including video games, DVDs and data storage devices — and did not return them, Mr. Greenwald said."
I'm not sure what the point of taking it was. Unless the NSA just wants to know what he has on them!
There's really nothing the UN or ITU can do if the US says NO. What can they do? They can't take the internet. The appropriate response is a simple "no, and if you don't like it go build your own internet."
What is the UN going to do, try to pass a toothless resolution against the US? Ha! UN resolutions are a joke, and only the US and EU can do anything to enforce them. The US and EU are already opposed to this, and the US, France and UK have veto power anyway. What a waste of time this is, even for the waste of time UN.