Thursday, February 14, 2008

Thursday 2/14/08

Hello everyone,
Ok, going to try to keep this updated from now on...but, first on the list:

Lo' and behold, the Air Force Cyber Command! We've talked numerous times on the subject of internet regulation; which has been encouraged due to the increased threat of "cyber-terrorism" as well intellectual property pirates that wage war against the mulitnational Record-industry giants...


Also, in news, Congressman Silvestre Reyes, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, sent a letter to President Bush regarding the ongoing battle over warrantless wiretapping. Click here to read more. But here are a couple of the good parts...

"Because I care so deeply about protecting our country, I take strong offense to your suggestion in recent days that the country will be vulnerable to terrorist attack unless Congress immediately enacts legislation giving you broader powers to conduct warrantless surveillance of Americans' communications and provides legal immunity for telecommunications companies that participated in the Administration's warrantless surveillance program."

"I, for one, do not intend to back down – not to the terrorists and not to anyone, including a President, who wants Americans to cower in fear."

Finally. Nice to see someone stand-up to the telecommunications immunity bill that came up the other day. If you'd like to look at voting records, for this bill or for anyone, please go to


Here's part of that "awesome" quote Alex spoke of...

"The outlook for the economy has worsened in recent months, and the downside risks to growth have increased," Bernanke said. "To date, the largest economic effects of the financial turmoil appear to have been on the housing market, which, as you know, has deteriorated significantly over the past two years or so." 

Oh yeah, and for America's sake, go to the

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