Archive for Politics

Concern as to the rights of “the media”

Today noted Pennsylvanian “G-man” Grolish expressed concern about Section 3 of the proposed constitutional amendment at Move to Amend. An interesting point and much depends on the designation of “the press”

This has been your daily political note from Pacanukeha Press.

Leave a Comment

Copenhagen

So last December the Danish had something on the order of 150 heads of state in Copenhagen for the failed climate talks. I wonder how much the security bill for that was.

Leave a Comment

Git yer fiscal conservatism here!

Step right up, step right up!

$2 million to create an artificial indoor lake and cottage backdrop inside a Toronto media centre for this month’s G8 and G20 summits.

via CBC News – Canada.

Leave a Comment

Obama wins the right to detain people with no habeas review

Today, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals adopted the Bush/Obama position, holding that even detainees abducted outside of Afghanistan and then shipped to Bagram have no right to contest the legitimacy of their detention in a U.S. federal court

via Glenn Greenwald – Salon.com.

Leave a Comment

Imagine.

Imagine that hundreds of black protesters were to descend upon Washington DC and Northern Virginia, just a few miles from the Capitol and White House, armed with AK-47s, assorted handguns, and ammunition. And imagine that some of these protesters —the black protesters — spoke of the need for political revolution, and possibly even armed conflict in the event that laws they didn’t like were enforced by the government? Would these protesters — these black protesters with guns — be seen as brave defenders of the Second Amendment, or would they be viewed by most whites as a danger to the republic?

via What If the Tea Party Were Black? | | AlterNet.

Leave a Comment

Opinion: The Devil is in ACTA’s details

ACTA will require courts to consider a ‘lost sale analysis’ when assessing the amount of damages to be awarded for copyright infringement. This assesses damages on the basis that an infringement represents a loss of revenue from a transaction that otherwise would have happened, and the damage is the price of the good.

via iTnews.com.au.

Leave a Comment

Court Says Bush Illegally Wiretapped Two Americans | Threat Level | Wired.com – Mozilla Firefox

A federal judge on Wednesday said the George W. Bush administration illegally eavesdropped on the telephone conversations of two American lawyers who represented a now-defunct Saudi charity.

via Court Says Bush Illegally Wiretapped Two Americans | Threat Level | Wired.com – Mozilla Firefox.

Boo. Also, Yah.

Leave a Comment

Older Posts »