Is it Time to Police the Police?

Every week, somewhere in the US, there’s a story of some kind of police activity that leads people scratching their head, or saying ‘That isn’t right’. It’s an issue that’s been around as long as police officers have and has become a cliche, accepted without question. The problem is that it’s a problem that’s only […]
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IPO Admits Censorship Overreach in Consultation Response

The ongoing saga with the UK Intellectual Property Office has taken a few steps forward, since I last talked about it. The situation at present is that they have admitted that some of the redactions were improper, and defended others. Details on what and why follow…. So, I hadn’t shared this with the wide world […]
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UK IPO Redacts Responses Critical of Rights Societies

A major tool in policy-making is the Consultation. It is often the only way for regular members of the public to have any sort of input in the legislative process. The problem comes when these consultations are skewed towards a set response, or worse, evidence is ignored or suppressed; such as in the publication of […]
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HEY PEOPLE! Embrace Facts, Don’t Fear Them

In the age of social media, especially in the run up to an election, people are being bombarded with all kinds of images promoting a political message.People will pass on ones that subscribe to their political ideology, but it’s important to fact-check before you hit ‘retweet’ or ‘share’ a photo to your timeline. Not all […]
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The Constitution is Just a Piece of Paper

The US as an ‘idea’ is dying. The country that used to pride itself on free speech, democracy, and being ‘the last remaining superpower’, is now apparently drunk on its own power. With unchecked powers expanding at every turn, and terror laden missives booming out from government departments, the country seems to be taking a […]
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A SOPA Response from Rep. Austin Scott [GA-8]

NOTE This was also cross-posted at the Pirate Party of Georgia site A week or two back, an email was sent to Rep. Austin Scott, who represents Georgia’s 8th District in Congress. The letter you can read here, but finally we got a response. NOTE This was also cross-posted at the Pirate Party of Georgia […]
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