As corporate media spins NSA "reforms" in Obama's favor, new poll shows most Americans don't care about massive domestic surveillance...Click here for free audiobook download from Audible that generates $15 to PBC Podcast!
Note for Bay Area listeners: PBC will be speaking to San Francsco chapter of Progressive Democrats of America on Thursday, January 23 at 7:00pm. Unitarian/Universalist Center, 1187 Franklin at Geary. Topic: I want my damn Fourth Amendment back!
Obama's perception management skills seem to be working, with very little close inspection of his cosmetic NSA "reforms"
--poll shows most American's don't care
--on same day Obama promised "concrete, substantial reforms", US attorney denies ACLU request for FISA decisions that may reveal another spying program
--Supreme Court accepts appeals of 2 cases where data from cellphones was extracted without a warrant
--Appeals Court finds blogger has First Amendment rights, in a case that is much weaker than Roger Shuler's
--border control agency routinely loans its Predator drones to other law enforcement
--UN chief invites, then uninvites Iran to Syria peace conference
--Iran implements interim agreement, stops centrifuges and starts to dilute enriched stockpile
--Obama tells New Yorker that booze is worse than weed, and national cannabis leader Steve D'Angelo responds
--Rep. Otis Pike, who investigated CIA wrongdoing in 1970's, has died
--in London, restaurant worker Twiggy Garcia (a guy) makes citizens' arrest of Tony Blair for Iraq invasion