Veteran’s Day 2013

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Manning found not guilty of aiding the enemy

Bradley Manning was found not guilty yesterday of the most serious charge, aiding the enemy.  However, he was found guilty of several charges of espionage.  The sentencing hearing begins today and Manning faces over 100 years in prison.062006WarOnTerror

Americans and surveillance

Turkey has her ‘Standing Man’, America has her ‘Sitting Man’.

Standing Man in Turkey-AP

Standing Man in Turkey-AP

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Surveillance and your privacy

He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither.

I didn’t know this but the actual Benjamin Franklin quote is “Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety” or; “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety”.

Anyway, the Petreaus still-evolving mess has brought up the issue of surveillance and how far it reaches into our private lives.  Glenn Greenwald over at The Guardian has great column about it.

Big Brother is watching