Monday, April 30, 2012


"The legal hallmark of dictatorship has always been Preventative Law -- the concept that a man is guilty until he is proven innocent." --Ayn Rand
"Bear with us here. We are used to reacting to crime after it happens. Preventing crime before it happens is new to us and we must adapt. Prevention is now our top priority. We're learning with each new incident." --U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft: CNBC, October 16, 2001, 12:45:10

What an immense mass of evil must result...from allowing men to assume the right of anticipating what may happen. --Leo Tolstoy

Two essential questions for harmonious relationships:

1. "What's in it for me?"

2. "What's in it for them?" 

If you can't answer both, until you can, think twice before proceeding.

--L. Reichard White, Wednesday, April 18, 2012 6:04 AM

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Judge Not

When someone judges you, that judgment is primarily their possession and their problem, not yours. --L. Reichard White, Wednesday, April 18, 2012 6:13 AM

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Orwellistan? Are we there yet mommy??

Well, are we??

Unfortunately the stuff below only starts with impeccable Democracy Now and from three nearly impeccable guests:
1. William Binney, an NSA whistle blower who worked as a manager there for more than 30 years,
2. Jacob Appelbaum, a TOR and privacy software designer and activist
3. Laura Poitras, an Oscar-nominated anti-war filmmaker intimidated by Uncle ~40 times because she is.
--Whistleblower: The NSA is Lying-U.S. Government Has Copies of Most of Your Emails
--Exclusive: National Security Agency Whistleblower William Binney on Growing State Surveillance
--Detained in the U.S.: Filmmaker Laura Poitras Held, Questioned Some 40 Times at U.S. Airports
--"We Do Not Live in a Free Country": Jacob Appelbaum on Being Target of Widespread Gov’t Surveillance
And another interview with Mr. Binney:
--NSA Whistleblower: U.S. Assembling Information On Every U.S. Citizen
Then there are the USA domestic spy-drones:
--These Police Surveillance Drones Could Be Watching You Right Now - Business Insider

And, perhaps, even more "interesting" tools and techniques:

--14 Incredibly Creepy Surveillance Technologies That Big Brother Will Soon Be Using To Spy On You -
Don't even have an appropriate closing.  Maybe - - - 

"Of course you're free. Now shut-up if you want to stay that way."


P.S. Great weather!  How about those Cubbies!  I think I'll plant zucchinis again this year.  Do you guys like pizza as well as I do?  

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Anger: Pros & cons

Anger isn't good for you! And, it rarely hurts the other party. --L. Reichard White, Wednesday, April 11, 2012 9:26 AM

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

When is mass murder better?

Why is it that we think it's perfectly normal (preferable even) for Presidential candidates to ask for guidance from god, but immediately dismiss it when a serial killer (or terrorist) claims god told him to do it. Why is it a sign of sanity when a president gets god's okay before killing thousands in a war, but a sign of insanity when an ordinary person does it before killing her children? --Dave Krueger, Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Socialism my way

OK, I'll go along with "From each according to his ability to each according to his need" -- as long as I get to decide who needs, what they need, and how much of what I produce with my ability I give them. --L. Reichard White, April 6, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Politics: The art of stealing credit for things you didn't do and probably interfered with.  --L. Reichard White, Tuesday, April 03, 2012 9:01 AM

Monday, April 2, 2012


If you still think it's "our" government, you haven't figured it out yet.  --L. Reichard White, Monday, April 02, 2012 12:01 PM