Monthly Archives: January 2014

So the Civil Liberties Review Board has now found that not a single case exists of the NSA thwarting a terrorist attack with its phone data collection program. Remember, this is the program th at collects data on virtually every phone call made in the US. The Board was established by the government after 9/11. The Board recommends stopping the program, but it has no legal authority. The Obama administration has made changes to the program in response to criticism, but many civil liberties advocates dismiss them as not sufficient. I was willing to give the government some benefit of the doubt when it comes to fighting terrorism, but I think it is time now for thepr ogram to go. The astounding lack of results, at the cost of loss of our privacy, is a severe indictment of the NSA. The surveillance should stop now.

Happy Holidays!
And so this is Christmas
And what have you done?
Another year over
And a new one just begun.
And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young.
A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear.