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More on Privacy

Angelique 1-15 I wrote three days ago about a new book coming from Daniel Solove entitled Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security.  Now comes an interview with Solove appearing in the ACLU blog, in which he … Continue reading

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Angelique 1-45 Working on photos of Edith.  Only a few items this morning, most of them relevant to the war on photography, with the first seeming especially atrocious: A woman may win a default judgment of $70 million in a … Continue reading

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Angelique 1-31 Opera Deferred Department Well, a week after we were supposed to, a bunch of strangers will assemble this morning in a local theater to watch the Met’s Don Carlo.  It was originally broadcast to the rest of the … Continue reading

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Angelique 1-11 [Postings for the next few weeks may be sporadic or abbreviated.] Nicholas Kristof wrote a cogent and persuasive op-ed in yesterday’s The NY Times directed at those on the Christian right and other extremists who have vilified Muslims … Continue reading

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Angelique 1-1 Avatar Again Department Avatar is out in a re-release, as a “director’s cut” with an additional eight minutes.  I went, my fourth time around with this movie.  Those anticipating a steamy Na’vi sex scene will be pretty much … Continue reading

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Books Read and Movies Seen

Angelique 1-48 During my hiatus I spent even more time reading than was usual.  (Movie watching, on the other hand, remained pretty much as before and was entirely dependent upon the quality of fare reaching Minneapolis and what we ordered … Continue reading

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Returning to U.S., Charged with Child Porn

Two Couches 20 You will recall I’ve written on a couple of occasions about the extra powers Customs officials have to examine your belongings whenever you return to the U.S. from a foreign country. Including iPod, laptop and iPhone contents. … Continue reading

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The Family

Two Couches 29 I just finished reading Jeff Sharlet’s The Family, and the subtitle says it all: “The secret fundamentalism at the heart of American power.” If you’ve ever wondered if a secret cabal of religious evangelicals lies behind members … Continue reading

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On the Road

Angelique 1-20 By the time you read this I will have departed for the north woods and Dave Swanson’s woodland home. The start of four days on the road. Maybe four and a half. Appears weather will be somewhat dicey, … Continue reading

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Evolution of Atheism

Angelique Busy day yesterday, but not with anything of note. Today also, I think. But nothing in particular to write about. ———————— A beautiful woman of color who hailed from the West Indies. She came to see herself in a … Continue reading

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