Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Wikileaks: Manning Sentence Commuted to 7 years

I’m elated! Chelsea Manning is finally going to be released. Obama signed the commutation today. Wikileaks, the anti-secrecy organisation which published the diplomatic cables, has previously said its founder Julian Assange would agree to be extradited to the US if Mr Obama granted clemency to Manning. The White House said the Manning commutation was not ...

The Disaffected Lib: It’s Like The Good Old Days of Reform, All Over Again.

Preston Manning’s legacy might just be his relentless efforts while Reform leader to keep the bigotry in his caucus under wraps.  Those who were too obvious to be ignored were sometimes shown the door although it did have to be pretty outrageous. But we all know there’s plenty of them still around even if they ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Pardon?

I’d wondered why the USA wasn’t chasing after draft dodgers still. On this day in 1977, U.S. President Jimmy Carter granted an unconditional pardon to hundreds of thousands of men… fb.me/2Zrr46qpA— Christina Cherneskey (@ccherneskey) January 21, 2014 My respect for Carter went up when I learned this. Obama could redeem some of his failing popularity ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: PRISM: NSA Watching the Innocent

Technology and civil liberty experts knew PRISM was a very real possibility. I knew, and wrote about it last August. The National Security Agency (NSA) (star bad guy org. in the Will Smith movie Enemy of the State) has been collecting domestic Americans’ phone and Internet records since at least 2007. This activity is a ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: WikiLeaks: Snowden to Greenwald to Guardian

The Verizon phone taps, to Yahoo, Google, Skype, and more all owned by the US Government. These were things suspected by many (thanks to WikiLeaks), and now confirmed by the intentional whistle-blowing leak from the NSA. The man who told on his criminally misbehaving government? A 29 year old who didn’t want to live in ...

Random Ranting Raving and Ratings: Bread and Butter Canadians

The Manning Centre for Building Democracy (bit grandiose there Preston) is having their annual conference in Ottawa.  This Conservative think tank apparently has a conference every year and for only $349 dollars you too can go and listen to how Conservatives view themselves  and… ..

Random Ranting Raving and Ratings: Bread and Butter Canadians

The Manning Centre for Building Democracy (bit grandiose there Preston) is having their annual conference in Ottawa.  This Conservative think tank apparently has a conference every year and for only $349 dollars you too can go and listen to how Conservatives view themselves  and… ..

Random Ranting Raving and Ratings: Bread and Butter Canadians

The Manning Centre for Building Democracy (bit grandiose there Preston) is having their annual conference in Ottawa.  This Conservative think tank apparently has a conference every year and for only $349 dollars you too can go and listen to how Conservatives view themselves  and… ..