Tennessee Tea Party Groups Issue Demand On How Textbooks Portray ‘Minority Experience In History’.

Hal Rounds, spokesman for the group, recently claimed at news conference that there was “an awful lot of made-up criticism about, for instance, the Founders intruding on the Indians or having slaves or being hypocrites in one way or another.”

As a result, the Tea Party organizations argue, there should be “no portrayal of minority experience in the history which actually occurred shall obscure the experience or contributions of the Founding Fathers, or the majority of citizens, including those who reached positions of leadership.”


Tennessee Tea Parties demand textbooks contain no mean things about Founding Fathers – War Room – Salon.com.

For a bunch of people who worship the Founders and like to play dress-up American Revolutionary War, Tea Partyers sure hate knowing anything remotely reality-based about the Founding Fathers. Tennessee Tea Party groups have introduced a proposal to take what few minorities there are in American history textbooks out of American history textbooks, along with any negative portrayals of the wealthy white men who led this young nation in its infancy.

At a press conference, two dozen activists presented their proposals — I’m sorry, their “demands” — for the new state legislative session. Among them are sweeping changes to school materials that they probably have not actually read.


US orders Twitter to hand over account data on Wikileaks and multiple Wikileaks supporters – Boing Boing.


U.S. Tries to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet – NYTimes.com.

WASHINGTON — Federal law enforcement and national security officials are preparing to seek sweeping new regulations for the Internet, arguing that their ability to wiretap criminal and terrorism suspects is “going dark” as people increasingly communicate online instead of by telephone.


US tells Twitter to hand over WikiLeaks supporter’s messages | Media | The Guardian.

A member of parliament in Iceland who is also a former WikiLeaks volunteer says the US justice department has ordered Twitter to hand over her private messages.

Birgitta Jonsdottir, an MP for the Movement in Iceland, said last night on Twitter that the “USA government wants to know about all my tweets and more since november 1st 2009. Do they realize I am a member of parliament in Iceland?”


Monitoring America | washingtonpost.com

Monday, 20th December, 2010

Monitoring America | washingtonpost.com.

Nine years after the terrorist attacks of 2001, the United States is assembling a vast domestic intelligence apparatus to collect information about Americans, using the FBI, local police, state homeland security offices and military criminal investigators.


Rasende kjempe, blind på ene øyet – Stavanger Aftenblad.

I frykt for at wikilekkasjene skal utvikle seg til en politisk Katrina, er stadig flere amerikanske politikere villige til å vende det blinde øyet til både Grunnloven og pressefriheten.

Sven Egil Omdal Medieblikk 18.12.2010

Palin Calls E-Mail Hack ‘Most Disruptive’ Campaign Event | Threat Level | Wired.com.

Never mind the disastrous interview with Katie Couric or the blank stares in response to Charlie Gibson’s question about the Bush Doctrine. Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin calls the hacking of her Yahoo e-mail account “the most disruptive and discouraging” incident in last year’s presidential campaign.

Jammie thomas – Han er akkurat som deg. Nå kan han bli ruinert! – ITavisen.

Ny fildelingssak ryster USA.

Joel Tenenbaum studerer fysikk ved universitetet i Boston. Nå kan han bli ruinert for resten av livet. (Ill.: physics.bu.edu)
I april skrev ITavisen om Boston-studenten Joel Tenenbaum, som i 2003 nektet å betale RIAA 3250 kroner fordi platebransjeorganisasjonen RIAA mente at han hadde lastet ned (og opp) sju låter ulovlig.

Kan bli reprise på Jammie-saken
Tenenbaum har siden fått støtte fra mange hold, blant annet fra den britiske gruppa Radiohead.

Pia avlyser USA-tur

Saturday, 9th May, 2009

Pia Haraldsen har ennå ikke fått innvilget visum til USA, og avslutter derfor sin dekning av den amerikanske valgkampen for tv2underholdning.no.

TV2 29.10.2008