to President Obama, re:

“protecting the Constitution and restoring respect for civil liberties”,

the ACLU asked me to put it in my own words, and this is what I wrote:

“If we slip any further we will begin to drown.  And who will be there to lift us up?  We are the giant everyone wants to see fall; we are also still the hope of the world.
Our history is not pretty, but our better selves have striven toward “freedom for all” since building on this land.  As often as you bring up Doctor King, let his spirit guide you to your own power, and help you to raise us up to embody our dreams.”

Cadbury’s Bought by Kraft???

Okay, I know people are dying and starving everywhere, and it’s kind of petty to be all up in arms about Kraft taking over Cadbury’s, but it’s part of the bigger picture!

Kraft is processed food, they don’t care about quality, only money.  Cadbury’s was an independent firm that has been known for delicious chocolate from Britain for decades.

I lived in Canada for some years, and got really into Cadbury’s.  I moved back to the US only to find Cadbury’s didn’t taste quite the same.  I didn’t think much about it, just stopped eating it.

Come to find, Hershey’s owned it in the US. Oh. Now I get it.

Food in the US isn’t about quality.

How could the Brits sell out like this?

I wonder what France woulda done.

It just can’t be all about MONEY!

I mean, lots of soulless bastards make it all come down to money, but THEY ARE WRONG!

I thought England had some PRIDE – unlike America!

WE don’t care if we make and eat shit – WE don’t care if the whole world thinks we make and eat shit.  WE don’t CARE!

Oh, England, My Lionheart…The Nazi’s didn’t get you, but Kraft will – ?

Poor ol’ Fezziwig.

More DUH: when will we get it?

“Separately on Friday, the Justice Department also filed charges against Johnson & Johnson in federal court in Massachusetts, accusing the company of paying kickbacks to a nursing home pharmacy to promote several of its prescription drugs, including the antipsychotic drug Risperdal, to elderly patients.”

Read More:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/18/business/18drug.html?th&emc=th

“No; they can’t do That”

“As cellphones become more powerful, they offer new terrain for malware to exploit in new ways. Recently, security experts have started seeing malware that surreptitiously switches on a cellphone’s microphone and camera. “It turns a smartphone into a surveillance device,” said Mark D. Rasch, a computer security consultant in Bethesda, Md….”

READ ON:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/18/technology/internet/18defend.html?th=&emc=th&pagewanted=all