Blog Posts - January 2011

LOLA takes on the TSA

By Anonymous, on Jan 31, 2011

TSA

LOLA's all over the country joined in with WeWontFly.com protest of the TSA.

Executive Director, Allison Gibbs voiced her take on the TSA's usage of the Body Scanner machines and the rugged pat downs. The AP noted this: 

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=12238474

Schneier on Real ID Implementation in 2011

By Anonymous, on Jan 31, 2011

[Source: Beat the Chip]

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"This might be the first government IT project ever that came in under initial cost estimates. Perhaps the reason is that the states did not want to implement REAL-ID in 2005, so they overstated the...

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There are even "unintended consequences" of government lip service

By Nena, on Jan 31, 2011

Foreign Policy Magazine has an interesting take on the unintended consequences of the U.S. government promoting freedom internationally, even if only through press conferences and official statements.

REDUX: A STEP OVER THE LINE

By Anonymous, on Jan 30, 2011

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BTC - Voting is not a matter of national security.  It's in your longterm interests to make sure it doesn't suddenly become an issue of national security.  I think that's how coups...

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"Verichip is now called PositiveID! Roll up your sleeve for the implantable human microchip, it’s now Positive?"

By Anonymous, on Jan 29, 2011

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For more information to start your own local group to stop Real ID, visit 511Campaign.org . The 5-11 Campaign helps the individual connect with local organizers who oppose the U.S. plan for a...

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Who is at risk to be chipped in 2011?

By Anonymous, on Jan 29, 2011

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BTC --  Where is the practice of human microchipping headed in 2011?  There are still a few carefully concealed marketshares going forward to keep tabs on. NATIONAL SECURITY Sadly,...

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10 things you can do to keep data privacy within reach in 2011

By Anonymous, on Jan 28, 2011

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BTC -The problem with data privacy is your ability to hang onto it is getting harder and harder. Last year we learned that almost every conventional Internet application and handheld device will...

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Data Privacy Day 2011: Upgrading the Electronic Communication Privacy Act

By Anonymous, on Jan 28, 2011

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For more information to start your own local group to stop Real ID, visit 511Campaign.org . The 5-11 Campaign helps the individual connect with local organizers who oppose the U.S. plan for a...

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"The Tea Party is co-opting Washington"

By Nena, on Jan 27, 2011

Today I attended the first Senate Tea Party Caucus meeting.  It felt like a lot of Tea Parties I've attended over the past couple of years, and I am reassured that the movement for a more limited government that can manage its pocketbook is not going anywhere.  Senator Rand Paul said that while people may wonder if Washington would change these newly elected "Tea Party" members, the fact is that the Tea Party is co-opting Washington.  Senator Jim DeMint received a standing ovation and has become quite the outspoken government leader in the movement for limited government.

REDUX: "Climbing the walls of your electronic cage"

By Anonymous, on Jan 26, 2011

[Source: Beat the Chip]

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BTC- Late last year I started to get the distinct feeling I was voluntarily stepping into some sort of electronic or digital cage by using the Internet. Apparently, I am not the only one to have...

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VIDEO: Forum on National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace

By Anonymous, on Jan 25, 2011

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For more information to start your own local group to stop Real ID, visit 511Campaign.org . The 5-11 Campaign helps the individual connect with local organizers who oppose the U.S. plan for a...

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Dystopia defined according to Greenie, Chris Hedges

By Anonymous, on Jan 24, 2011

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BTC - Thanks to Mister.re for sending this one over from Truth Dig's Chris Hedges. You may or may not buy into the economic direction of the piece, but I think it still has some really great...

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Social Networking a ~slight~ challenge to Government authority

By Anonymous, on Jan 24, 2011

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Government bodies see "revolting" citizens BTC -  Facebook, MeetUp and other online groups have proven their worth as a tool for activists and organizers. While some may doubt their tweets,...

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2011 State of the Net Conference, Video Recap

By Anonymous, on Jan 24, 2011

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c/o InternetCaucusAC VIEW ALL VIDEO HERE The 7th annual State of the Net conference was held at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill on January 18-19, 2011. Attracting over 500...

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CNET: GOP pushing for ISPs to record user data

By Anonymous, on Jan 24, 2011

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A House panel chaired by Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin is scheduled to hold a hearing tomorrow morning to discuss forcing Internet providers, and perhaps Web companies as well,...

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REDUX: Weekend Review

By Anonymous, on Jan 24, 2011

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BTC - Corporations... Government data surveillance; same difference. They both do it. Here is second life for news that matters. Mexico starts to use iris scans on ID cards A National ID...

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No2ID: New Public Data Corporation, Scotland's Entitlement Cards continue

By Anonymous, on Jan 23, 2011

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c/o No2ID UK  --The Cabinet Office has outlined plans for a new Public Data Corporation which the government intends to set up this year. The Cabinet Office press release states: "The...

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REDUX: "Are We Safer?", TSA Updates and more

By Anonymous, on Jan 20, 2011

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"From checkpoints and electronic strip searches at airports… to your banker being forced to report suspicious deposits to being locked up for not disclosing all of your assets to the IRS… the signs...

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What Would You Do For 3 oz. of Silver?

By Anonymous, on Jan 20, 2011

Help promote Silver Circle in a creative, viral way!

This week we are asking all of our followers to put together YouTube videos for Silver Circle and share them with friends. How you win? Whoever has the most votes will be awarded on February 1st (the day of the Fiat Money Bomb).

REDUX: Pentagon breaches, the "extreme" Fast for Justice, WIRED updates & more

By Anonymous, on Jan 19, 2011

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BTC-  Thanks to JP @NCard for sending this one in.  You can support his work here. Big WHOOPS to the Dept. of Defense. Members of a credit union that serves active-duty military...

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Help a Liberty-Film Get to Sundance

By Anonymous, on Jan 18, 2011

It's not very often LOLA has an opportunity to affect mainstream culture.  Politics yes, the big screen, no. Help out today by pledging to the Silver Circle Fiat Money Bomb campaign. If you are a LOLA member, a reader, a LOLA supporter, or all of the above today is the day to help out a great effort.

Help a Liberty-Film Get to Sundance

By Anonymous, on Jan 18, 2011

It's not very often LOLA has an opportunity to affect mainstream culture.  Politics yes, the big screen, no. Help out today by pledging to the Silver Circle Fiat Money Bomb campaign. If you are a LOLA member, a reader, a LOLA supporter, or all of the above today is the day to help out a great effort.

Martin Luther King Jr. on Iran

By Nena, on Jan 17, 2011

While Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. actually didn't live to see the rise of Iran as a major player in U.S. foreign policy.  The Race for Iran is a blog devoted to discussing the threat Iran poses and what the U.S. can do about it.  Today, they've copied a portion of Dr. King's speech on Vietnam and the need for Americans to stand up and speak up for justice and truth.