Tuesday, October 29, 2013

to press the question...

Let’s Stop Defining Who Is a Journalist, and Protect All Acts of Journalism



Josh Stearns
Media Shift
28 October 2013

"But my biggest takeaway from this research is that these debates are symptoms of real fundamental questions about press freedom in American at a time when the press is changing all around us."

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a picture of after

Counting the Corpses: A Look Inside the World of Abortion Pathology


by Jonathon Van Maren
Unmasking Choice
23 October 2013

"So what happens to the babies after they are killed?"

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Hat tip: Life Site News

chipping away at freedom

Privacy is Becoming a Crime – Why Intel Chips May Present a Whole New Risk


Martin Armstrong
Armstrong Economics
24 October 2013

"Let’s make this perfectly clear. This eliminates ALL possible privacy. It will allow IT professionals to view the contents of hard drives, check the memory, or hunt for problems on a machine without actually being in front of it. Nothing in your computer will ever be private again."

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Hat tip: Steve Quayle

and did anyone remember?

Million Lines of Code


Staff
Information is beautiful
28 October 2013

[See the code...]

COMMENTARY
Has anyone remembered that Obama was rumoured to be delaying Obamacare until after the November elections?

Or why?

while we are sleeping

EU Proposal to Monitor "Intolerant" Citizens


Soeren Kern
Gatestone Institute
October 28, 2013

"The document, if adopted by the European Parliament in its current form, would -- among other problems -- establish a right to a freedom from hurt feelings at the expense of the freedom of speech and expression. In practical terms, critics say, the highly subjective definition of terms and concepts such as "tolerance," "discrimination," "vulnerable," and "disadvantaged," amounts to a legal straitjacket that would encourage frivolous litigation aimed at silencing individuals and groups, or at finding circumlocutions that appear to avoid violating these principles."

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ADDITIONAL LINKS
Infowars analysis
Previous report from Gatestone

because never let it be said we could keep America beautiful

Metro pulled out his flowers, but guerrilla gardener pops back up in Dupont Circle


Michelle Boorstein
Washington Post
27 October 2013

"Early this summer, guerrilla gardener Henry Docter surreptitiously planted 1,000 flowering plants in the long, tubelike entryway to the Dupont Circle Metro station. He did it, he said, to beautify the prominent but shabbily kept public space. Metro officials waited a couple of weeks before yanking out the hundreds of morning glories and other plants in July, prompting more than 10,000 supporters to sign a “Let Our Flowers Grow” petition.

And setting off Docter, an intense, lifelong Washingtonian who has been planting unauthorized flowers in public spots around the world for much of his 52 years. After July, he said, “I needed artistic closure.”"

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devious is as devious does

Armed agents seize records of reporter, Washington Times prepares legal action


Guy Taylor
The Washington Times
25 October 2013

"Maryland State Police and federal agents used a search warrant in an unrelated criminal investigation to seize the private reporting files of an award-winning former investigative journalist..."

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ADDITIONAL LINKS
The Blaze report
Doug Haggman
The Daily Caller

why does this photo send cold chills down my spine?

AP Photo: Checkpoint Cops Point Guns at Americans’ Heads


Paul Watson
Infowars
28 October 2013

"So why were Americans innocently driving their cars through the suburb of Roseville subjected to treatment that wouldn’t have looked out of place in Stalinist Russia, or more recently in Iraq or Afghanistan?"

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thank you, NBC, for the real story

Obama admin. knew millions could not keep their health insurance


Lisa Myers and Hannah Rappleye
NBC News
28 October 2013

"Four sources deeply involved in the Affordable Care Act tell NBC NEWS that 50 to 75 percent of the 14 million consumers who buy their insurance individually can expect to receive a “cancellation” letter or the equivalent over the next year because their existing policies don’t meet the standards mandated by the new health care law. One expert predicts that number could reach as high as 80 percent. And all say that many of those forced to buy pricier new policies will experience “sticker shock.”"

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exactly on the verge of being fuk-ed (fukushima news)

Fuel Removal From Fukushima’s Reactor 4 Threatens ‘Apocalyptic’ Scenario


Andrea Germanos
Global Research
25 October 2013

"Wasserman says that the plan is so risky it requires a global take-over, an urging Gunter also shared, stating that the “dangerous task should not be left to TEPCO but quickly involve the oversight and management of independent international experts.”"

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Fuk-‘hush’-ima: Japan’s new state secrets law gags whistleblowers, raises press freedom fears


Staff Reporter
RT
25 October 2013

"Many issues of national importance to Japan, probably including the state of the Fukushima power plant, may be designated state secrets under a new draft law. Once signed, it could see whistleblowers jailed for up to 10 years."

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COMMENTARY
While all links today are concerned with possibility (as are many I track here), rather than events already in the news, these lead to two additional curiousities, for those who might be interested.


As always, things to keep in the back pocket against future scenarios from St. John's Revelation, for those of us able to hold that future as definite possibility(s) on the horizon before Christ returns

(Note. I tend to groan when I follow a link that leads to Before Its News, but was not able to find the paragraph noted above [that queried where the first-hand accounts of the Fukushima disaster have gone], save at that site. I am aware that many seasoned bloggers do use the site, but it is sufficiently rife with tabloid tales that I prefer to avoid it, even in the apocalyptic/fantastical frame I pursue as a matter of course. Ed.)

For those of an engineer mindset, the following link remains one that many use for news on the disaster.