ACLU: The Single Greatest Chart Ever (At Least if You Want to Know Where Your Personal Information Goes)

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a report (PDF) on Wednesday that provides an outstanding start on describing the problems of data collection both on and offline. Buried in that FTC report is a small gem: On pages 107 and 108 is Appendix C, a chart prepared by technologist Richard Smith which conveys all of […]

To my friends and all fellow Americans: Please don’t ruin it for me (don’t get scanned or patted down)

If there is any possible way that you can skip any flight plans for Wednesday, November 24, 2010, please do. For a list of groups planning various levels of boycotts and demonstrations, please see the bottom of this post. If you allow yourself to get scanned by x-rays, or demeaned by having your genitals touched […]

Healing Schools: Columbine and Jonesboro school massacres

KW: As noted in a story in The Guardian UK, the mother of one of the Columbine killers has released an essay with her reflections in “O”, the Oprah Winfrey magazine. The essay is by Dylan Klebold’s mother, Susan Klebold. No one from the family of Eric Harris had made public comments on the massacre […]

Alert: Need healing, conflict resolution and community reflection at North Babylon High School

KW: There are many angles to look at the recent news at North Babylon High School: A teenager who attends North Babylon High School was injured when a pipe bomb he was creating at his home blew up. The teenager is reported to have material related to the Columbine incident at his home. And, now, […]

After the kidnapping: Child safe, parents worried, politicians bloviate…

KW: I was hoping not to write much more about the dramatic story of the 15 year old boy who was whisked away from his home in Massachusetts to West Virginia, with his 24 year old teacher. I do wish everyone well in recovering, recuperating, reflecting, and also in dealing with the politicians and school […]

Wal-Mart stampede: Where’s Woody Guthrie?

Condolences to the family of Jdimytai Damour. It is very sad that he was trampled while trying to make a living as a worker at a Wal-Mart store. Now, what can we learn from this? And, who is to blame?

Help and Healing for North Babylon High School

What could you do to help at North Babylon High School? It is the school down the street from me. And, I am going to have to turn my attention there. You may recall a few years ago there was an attack of a student recorded on youtube. Recently, there have been a series of […]

Photos from Long Island Anti-War Mall Tour: Walt Whitman Mall

Next stops on the tour: Sat. July 26th at Roosevelt Field; Sat. August 23 at South Shore Mall in Bay Shore; September – Smith Haven Mall, date and time TBA. For more information contact Janet at 631-424-4647 or workforpeace at optonline dot net. Ian and I were not able to attend this stop of the […]

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