Category Archives: Civil Liberties

What I Have Been Doing

For those of you still hanging around out there hoping that (or curious if ever) I’d return, this is a momentary re-emergence from the overwhelming task this excavation of my mother’s papers has turned out to be. I won’t go … Continue reading

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Worth Listening, Worth Reading

Meg I’ve commented before that I think the Obama administration’s decisions have had devastating consequences for preservation of civil liberties in this country.  The TSA scope and grope program is only one of the more egregious examples. Jonathan Turley wrote … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, Back at the Front Lines

Erin M I’ve not been wholly neglecting the rest of the world.  The NY Times article, “On Day Devoted to Constitution, a Fight Over It,” caught my eye.  In my universe dwell several bêtes noir — right wing religious fundamentalists, … Continue reading

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One of the Most Important Supreme Court Cases This Term

Catherine I’m enroute back to Minnesota today, carrying in my diminutive BMW M3 four cartons of photographs, four bins of correspondence, and five cartons of miscellaneous documents — unbelievable that it all fits. In the meantime, check out yesterday’s NY … Continue reading

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Nasty Stuff in Our Backyard

Meg On the drive here yesterday I was able to catch NPR’s afternoon “All Things Considered” as I crossed the 120+ miles of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  It’s always a preferred news source for us, in addition to The NY Times. … Continue reading

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Bridget Pretty much busy again today, although for a different reason. Instead of the scan, process and upload routine of the past week, making available to my relatives hundreds of family photos, some of them dating well back to the … Continue reading

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Me in Mankato

Avery at the Wall 6 In July last year I photographed Old Town Mankato along the city’s Riverfront Drive, in HDR.  The resulting photos were extraordinarily colorful, sort of like a normal digital color on steroids. Shortly after I finished … Continue reading

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Paige Returns TSA is Only the Latest Department A poignant article in yesterday’s NY Times, “A Wall to Remember an Era’s First Exiles,” is a powerful reminder that the TSA’s predation on our civil liberties is only the latest in … Continue reading

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Good, Bad, and Ugly

Jesse Loop Three quick stories this morning, ranging across the spectrum of human experience, from hope to despair: The Good:  A NASA animation depicting its forthcoming Mars revisit:  the Mars Curiosity Rover.  It’s good that this can’t be recalled, since … Continue reading

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United Airlines — The Not So Friendly Skies

Jessika at Home This story comes to us via The Consumerist (but so far as I’ve been able to ascertain has not been reported in any mainstream media:  “United Says Photographing Staff Could Get You On ‘No Fly’ List, …. … Continue reading

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