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PBC News & Comment: From LAX to Pakistan, It’s “Day of the Dead”

Grateful Dead opens on Dia de los Muertos:  TSA officer killed at LAX , US drone  kills Taliban leader Mehsud, again…Click here for GoDaddy deal that benefits the PBC Podcast!

No news on Roger Shuler, who remains jailed in Alabama.  Write to him c/o Shelby County Jail, 380 McDow Rd., Columbiana AL  35051

–Sen. Feinstein passes NSA “reform” bill that legalizes bulk collection of phone records, adds penalties for whistleblowers

–Britain’s Guardian reports that European governments coordinate their own electronic surveillance programs

–internet giants like Google, Yahoo and Facebook seem genuinely outraged at latest NSA data center spying, enhance their encryption

–Ed Snowden asks for clemency in eloquent appeal

–activist appeals court not only yanks judge from NYC’s stop-n-frisk case, but puts her rulings on hold

–another activist appeals court, in New Orleans, reactivates most parts of unconstitutional Texas anti-abortion law

–Iraq’s Maliki speaks at US Institute for Peace, where he demanded more weapons to kill Sunnis

–in rare move, Oracle shareholders rejected lavish pay package for billionaire CEO Larry Ellison