That’s Sen. Russ Feingold (D-MI) talking about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which is being debated in congress currently. The contentious bit he’s talking about is telecom immunity, which pretty much (like he says) means that the government has access to the records held by the telecommunications industry, and the telecom corps are immune from prosecution if they hand them over.
Category Archives: creepy to the nth power
the thought of nuclear regulations in eastern europe is kind of worrysome already. but this certainly doesn’t help:
Radioactive material seized en route from Kyrgyzstan to Iran
if it took 4 separate checkpoints to finally detect the hazardous levels of radiation that were present, how many other shipments have passed through unnoticed?
seen on the back of a late-90s minivan while driving to LAX last night:
the driver was a middle-aged, severe looking woman dressed in a 7th-Heaven, painfully proper style. Sounds like she could conceivably fit into the former group discussed below:
“Religious people who call themselves politically “conservative” or “very conservative” are having, on average, an astounding 78% more kids than secular liberals. Studies show that people are even more likely to vote like their parents than they are to worship like them. The secular left, therefore, has to rely on the tough slog of bringing people from the political and religious middle over to their views. The religious right simply has to keep having lots of babies.”
-Wall Street Journal, August 20 2007