“When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; a culture-death is a clear possibility.” — Professor Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Discourse in the Age of Show BusinessRead more . . .
Defenders of the recently passed National Defense Authorization Act, which declares the entire world to be a “battlefield” against terrorism and authorizes the U.S. military to detain indefinitely anyone suspected of being a terrorism supporter, have claimed that the White House will only use its new power carefully and with due process. Opponents note that the White House has never hesitated to use any new authority, no matter how outrageous, and that the trend of law enforcement and security agencies is to expand on powers granted, not to rein them in or limit them.Read more . . .
The Suicide of Liberty : The Transformation of the US into a Police State Review of Pat Buchanan’s latest book By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Global Research, October 12, 2011 Pat Buchanan’s latest book, Suicide of a Superpower, raises the … Read more . . .
White House proposal would ease FBI access to records of Internet activity By Ellen NakashimaWashington Post Staff WriterThursday, July 29, 2010; A01 The Obama administration is seeking to make it easier for the FBI to compel companies to turn over … Read more . . .
This FBI Press Release exemplifies the use of technical terms regarding undercover activities, including:Read more . . .
http://www.usdoj.gov/oig/testimony/0609/index.htm Statement of Glenn A. Fine, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice before the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Science, the Departments of State, Justice, and Commerce, and Related Agencies, concerning “Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation? September 14, … Read more . . .