First it Was Cell Phones, Now This?

 

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U.S. Postal Service Logging All Mail for Law Enforcement [Link to NY Times article]

Cell phones are tracked, Internet usage is tracked, Cars are tracked, now we find out Snail Mail is tracked…  These must be some unbelievably big databases and data centers to store this kind of information.

Guess it’s time for me to pull the shades, break out the frequency counter, and start looking for the bugs around the house…  I have nothing to hide & this still scares the hell out of me!  Anyone have a cabin in the woods they’re looking to sell?

Happy “Independence” Day everyone!

The Impossible “Literacy” Test Louisiana Used to Give Black Voters

I read this in Slate the other day & it’s been really hard to forget…

Back in the early 60’s this test (PDF FILE) was given to anyone in Louisiana that could not prove at least a 5th grade education and wanted to vote.  Test takers had 10 minutes to complete the test and ONE wrong answer would result in an immediate failure of the test.

Take a look at the test & let me know how you think YOU would do!

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Original Slate Article Here

This Might Just Work!

I spend a lot of time in downtown Indianapolis and seeing people walking down the street staring into a smartphone is a very common site.

I’ve witnessed people walk into other pedestrians, step into traffic, and even the occasional parking meter out of nowhere collision.

I think this might be the solution for unemployment and rising medical costs due to stupidity.

I give you the Seeing Eye Person!

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Hundreds of Full-Length Movies Are Reappearing on YouTube

images-1Interesting article on Gizmodo that talks about how Hundreds of full-length movies are showing up on YouTube.  Some of these movies are still in theaters.  In case you’re interested Reddit has a page that lists the movies with direct links to the content on YouTube.  I can’t imagine these will stay on the site long & I’m really surprised YouTube has not gotten smacked around by the movie studios!