[svlug] SF: EFF seminar on Terrorist act, 6pm Thurs 11 Oct
b.j.smith at ieee.org
Fri Oct 12 13:35:02 PDT 2001
Ian MacLure wrote:
> OK, OT I know, but anybody who was paying attention may have
> noted a disturbing tendency for the last tenant of the Whitehouse
> to regard the Constitution as an outdated list of suggestions except
> for a couple of bits arrived at, as far a anyone can tell, by reading
I'm not going to get into a Republican v. Democrat debate. And even
though I'm largely a Libertarian, both Harry Browne and Bill Mahuer
(who really isn't a good example of a Libertarian) haven't been very
tactful as of late. No, I don't think anyone is innocent in this
whole series of events.
Again, the two points I have to make are:
1. Much of this legislation is being said to be from the Bush
administration, when it often originated in bi-partisian,
Congressional committees. But this is typical of our media.
2. There is a gross under-reporting of Democratic activities,
especially three key executive orders of the Clinton administration
that are directly affecting our privacy now during these events.
But, again, this is typical of our media.
I'm as far from a Republican as I am a Democrat, but nothing twerks
me more than to see bi-partisan or even Democrat acts or legislation
labelled is Republican. From the independent Starr council labelled
as a Republican one to the majority of Americans believing Democrat
Gary Conduit is a Republican with "Rep." always listed in a survey
of over 300 network broadcasts (where less than 5% mentioned he was
a Democrat), you have to admit there is a clear bias in our media.
Please don't add to it. We're _all_ in this one and no party is
Bryan "TheBS" Smith mailto:b.j.smith at ieee.org chat:thebs413
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The US recording and software industries have choosen to "honor"
the victims of 9/11 by pushing their political agendas even fur-
ther through so-called "anti-terrorism" legislation in Congress.
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