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Another blow to privacy: NSA shares data on Americans
Sep 11th, 2013 by Warren Swil

Snowden document

shows Israel knows

all about U.S. Citizens

Uber-leaker Edward Snowden is still in hiding somewhere in Russia. Click image to enlarge.

JERUSALEM – The headline to Glenn Greenwald’s column in the Guardian of the U.K. on Wednesday almost made me choke on my bagel when it landed in my in box. It was almost personal.
 NSA shares raw intelligence including Americans’ data with Israel was something I did not need to read as I am sitting in the heart of Jerusalem.
Interestingly, the story also is in the Los Angeles Times, my hometown paper across the Atlantic.
The most important journalist in the world right now continues to break news of vital importance to everyone based on data leaked to him by Edward Snowden.
It has become a torrent. Each episode gives the U.S. government another dose of acute indigestion. It has to run around its embassies all over the planet putting out fires.
First Brazil, now Israel. Allies and enemies alike.
One can only assume global sharing of intelligence will come to a grinding halt as countries everywhere no longer trust the U.S. with their secrets.


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Russian homophobia: don’t boycott – protest at the Games

GAY RAINBOW FLAG SHOULD BE CARRIED BY EACH COUNTRY’S DELEGATION
Calls for an international boycott of the Russian Winter Olympics over the country’s anti-gay law seem to be losing steam.
Flagrant civil disobedience might be far more effective in getting the message across to the Russian people that hatred and bigotry is unacceptable.
When the athletes parade at the traditional opening and closing ceremonies, along with their national flags each delegation could carry the Rainbow flag in support of the cause of gay rights in Russia.
Let’s see if they’re all thrown in jail.


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Surprise sale of Washington Post has Los Angeles on edge

SALE OF L.A. TIMES LIKELY TO BE NEXT MAJOR SHIFT IN MEDIA OWNERSHIP
The surprise sale of the venerable Washington Post by the legendary Graham family this week has everyone in Los Angeles on edge.
The question on every Angeleno’s mind today is: Is the L.A. Times next?
The answer is: Most probably, it is!
Get In the (K)now … here, now


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L.A. Times-man sends ‘postcard’ from Japan

A postcard from my friend Steve Devol, who is spending a couple of weeks with his wife Susan Wolfe Devol and some friends touring Japan, arrived in my email inbox this morning.
It is an awesome image Steve took at Fushima Shrine in Kyoto.
Steve and Susan are posting frequently to their Facebook timeline. There is some awesome imagery and commentary there.


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Save the Los Angeles Times from ultra-conservative takeover

Draft Warren Buffet to buy the paper UPDATED See update below THE VERY possibility that the ultra-conservative and ultra-rich Koch brothers might buy the Los Angeles Times is causing concern throughout the nation. Adam Nagourney and Christine Haughney report in the national edition of this morning’s The New York Times that public employee unions and […]


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Happy landings

Steve Devol – who works at what used to be known as Times-Mirror Square in downtown Los Angeles – a few minutes ago published on youTube a brilliant 2:48 video clip of his flight with Bill Jepson over Puget sound on Wednesday.


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‘The dog ate my homework’

The MOOC teacher must love and have a deep understanding of her topic, while the student must persevere to overcome the numerous potential pitfalls that could make the difference between success and failure.


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