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Hope Springs

Tammi’s Intensity 4 Some of us still turn our thoughts occasionally to Section 2257 and the current Free Speech Coalition lawsuit.  Status:  the U.S. District Court dismissed the plaintiff’s case in its entirety, so they have appealed to the Court … Continue reading

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Tammi A few developments on the civil liberties front: According to The NY Times, DHS and TSA are considering resurrecting the profiling system abandoned by the Bush administration, in the name of making airport security screening more efficient and less … Continue reading

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Books Read and Movies Seen, II

Tammi’s Intensity 10 Movies seen, during this time off (including operas and one play).  Not as many as one might think, but a few of them were memorable.  Here are brief comments, again in no particular order: Toy Story 3:  … Continue reading

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Copyright Is Not The Answer

Tammi’s Intensity 2 “Alex B” in comments over on What We Saw Today says with regard to the fact that copyright law vests all ownership rights in the creator of the artwork — in our cases, the photographer: It is … Continue reading

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Dune

Tammi Yellow 3 I last read Frank Herbert’s Dune over a decade ago. Maybe two. I first read it in law school, in 1973. And many times in between. Along with a few other sci-fi or fantasy books, Dune has … Continue reading

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Tammi Rose Low Key 15 I know, I know, I’m on vacation, but you need to see this from The NY Times: “Loosening of F.B.I. Rules Stirs Privacy Concerns.” ———————— A busy day so far in Barcelona. It is a … Continue reading

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A Walk on the Moon

TammiRose Today I’ll do something that’s been forty years in preparation: I’ll listen to the landing on the Moon. NASA is streaming the Earth-Apollo radio transmissions in real time. I was in Vietnam forty years ago and neither heard nor … Continue reading

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Britain Steadily Moves Toward 1984

TammiRose Lin over at the presently on-hiatus Fluffytek has warned several times that Great Britain is steadily moving toward total societal control as envisioned by Orwell’s 1984. If you want additional proof, this from yesterday’s NY Times: Philip Pullman, … … Continue reading

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