My spam from “Robert Mueller of the FBI

NOTE: If you’re not sniff­ing glue at this very moment, you might not find this piece of spam email fun­ny. But I thought it was too hilar­i­ous not to repro­duce. –RL

ANTI-TERRORIST AND MONETARY CRIMES DIVISION
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My letter to Rand Paul

I joined Rand Paul’s class action law­suit against the NSA. Then Rand sent me a long mail-merge let­ter urg­ing me to sup­port our oth­er com­mon inter­ests, like ban­ning abor­tions and deny­ing cit­i­zens the very health care that Rand receives as

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Chris Pyle on DemocracyNow!

If you want to under­stand the growth and devel­op­ment of the USA secu­ri­ty state and mass elec­tron­ic sur­veil­lance, watch this amaz­ing inter­view that Amy Good­man broad­cast today with ear­ly 1970s whistle­blow­er Chris Pyle. In sim­ple, clear terms, Pyle explains what’s … Read more

Edward Snowden: change you can believe in

I vot­ed for Barack Oba­ma in his first term. I had seri­ous doubts about him even then, and today I wish I hadn’t done it, but I did vote for him. I wouldn’t say I com­plete­ly fell for the “change … Read more

Eben Moglen’s “Freedom in the Cloud” talk

If you want to under­stand how and why we have man­aged to com­plete­ly cor­rupt the orig­i­nal excel­lent vision and archi­tec­ture of the Inter­net, and why Face­book and Google are man­i­fes­ta­tions of the cat­a­stro­phe that start­ed with Microsoft, watch this talkRead more

Ralph Nader, Tom Paine

Sup­pos­ed­ly, polit­i­cal­ly pro­gres­sive Amer­i­cans still need to decide whether or not to “for­give” Ralph Nad­er for “putting George W. Bush in the White House.” You know the idea: Nad­er went from being a tire­some and irrel­e­vant pub­lic fig­ure to being an … Read more