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June 4, 2014 7:40 pm
June 5th WE TAKE BACK THE NET!

DON’T ASK FOR PRIVACY! DEMAND IT!

Tomorrow, JUNE 5th, Reset the Net will launch a privacy pack where normal Internet users will find free, easy to use encryption tools that directly disrupt dragnet surveillance.

Reset the Net is a global movement to take our privacy back and secure the Internet to defend against mass government surveillance. Please join this Thunderclap to help us reach millions of people on June 5th.

Watch the video and learn more: http://resetthenet.org

The problem
The NSA is exploiting weak links in Internet security to spy on the entire world, twisting the Internet we love into something it was never meant to be: a panopticon.

The solution
We can’t stop targeted hacking, but we *can* stop mass surveillance, by building proven security into the everyday Internet.

The plan
First, get hundreds of sites and apps to add proven security (like SSL). Then on June 5, we’ll run a splash screen *everywhere* to spread NSA-resistant privacy tools.

Here’s a list of a few of the organizations who have already committed to this movement:

REDDIT
GOOGLE
CREDO MOBILE
MOZILLA
NAMECHEAP
ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION
GREENPEACE
BOING BOING

EDWARD SNOWDEN (read his full statement here): http://resetthenet.tumblr.com/post/87793640365/edward-snowdens-statement-in-support-of-reset-the-net

More info: http://resetthenet.org

Contact us: team@fightforthefuture.org

March 27, 2014 5:59 pm March 25, 2014 2:36 pm 1:45 pm
Tornado eating a Rainbow.  Amazing!

Tornado eating a Rainbow. Amazing!

10:45 am

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/80691255038/thanks-cbs-your-stupid-letterman-promo-completely">Thanks, CBS. Your stupid Letterman promo completely ruined the “surprise” on The Good Wife.

Geez, Letterman. I’ve always despised your pompous ass, but now I’m really pissed.

I recorded The Good Wife on Sunday, but I didn’t get to watch it on Sunday, or during the day on Monday.

Then, on MONDAY in the early evening (only ONE FUCKING DAY later), CBS ran ads for the Letterman show, while “Mom” was airing. The promo showed who their guest was going to be that night (a character from The Good Wife) and in one brief moment, Letterman gave away the BIGGEST SPOILER EVER!!

I was given NO WARNING…if you watch this short little promo for the David Letterman show, it will RUIN your surprise, at the BIGGEST EVENT THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED on The Good Wife!

Thanks, CBS. Thanks, Letterman.

I was completely unable to react as I would have, if I hadn’t known what to expect.

Way to go.

P.S. If you unfollow me because I can’t stomach David Letterman, oh well. I can give you a long list of other famous people I despise, too.

March 24, 2014 9:47 pm 8:41 pm

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/80646303327/there-is-no-such-thing-as-an-independent-press">“There is no such thing as an Independent Press.” ~ John Swinden, 1953

[Excerpt from the then head of the NY Times, John Swinden’s toast to “an independent press” at a 1953 gathering of the National Press Club.]

Full Quote:

“There is no such thing [at this date of the world’s history in America], as an independent press.

You know it, and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write his honest opinion, and if you did, you know beforehand it would never appear in print.

I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things. and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allow my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before 24 hours, my occupation would be gone.

The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of Mammon and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it, and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press?

We are the tools and the vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks. They pull the strings, and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.”

March 22, 2014 4:01 pm 12:35 pm
Iraq War Veteran Scott Olsen Reaches $4.5M Settlement in Occupy Oakland Police Brutality Case

Iraq War Vet against the War, and Occupier, Scott Olsen was on Democracy Now this morning. He is still unable to work, a part of his brain is dead and he will need to use this money to live on for the rest of his life. He decided to settle, rather than fight it in court, as a court battle would have been extremely stressful for him. He still wants to encourage Oakland Police to stop the use of less than lethal weapons to “control crowds”.

March 18, 2014 4:55 pm March 11, 2014 7:03 pm March 9, 2014 8:28 pm

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/79130578918/woot-better-call-saul">Woot! BETTER CALL SAUL!

NEW BREAKING BAD “PREQUEL” SERIES ON AMC:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3032476/

The earlier life of Saul Goodman and Mike Ehrmantraut (possibly Jesse Pinkman)!

…they’re BA-A-A-CK!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Vince Gilligan!

7:06 pm 5:30 pm
~ John Fugelsang

~ John Fugelsang

February 25, 2014 8:21 pm
"Rapper's Delight" Mash-up: Brian Williams and Lester Holt

Have you seen this Brian Williams rap mash-up that was on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show? This is truly amazing and hilarious. Click! It will make you laugh, I promise.