Writers are dangerous. They have ideas. The proclivity of writers for ideas drove the FBI to investigate many of them—to watch them, follow them, start files on them. Writers under Surveillance gathers some of these files, giving readers a surveillance-state perspective on writers including Hannah Arendt, Allen Ginsberg, Ernest Hemingway, Susan Sontag, and Hunter S. Thompson.
Monthly Archives: June 2018
Army secretary wants robot vehicles on the battlefield by 2028
We Are All Prisoners of the Surveillance State
This is the electronic concentration camp—the panopticon prison—the Village—in which we are now caged.
via The Rutherford Institute :: Government Eyes Are Watching You: We Are All Prisoners of the Surveillance State |
A Planetary Paradigm Shift
Gun control: start with the Pentagon and police
Alien apocalypse: Can any civilization make it through climate change?
Resilience is the new happiness
“Resilience is a personal act of defiance,’” writes author Jesse Sostrin, who heads the executive leadership coaching program at the audit firm PwC. By becoming conscious of emotions and internal dialogue and the role they’re playing in your actions, you can overcome negative states, rebelling against the part of you that sabotages yourself.
Resilience “affects everything,” according to Sostrin, including problem-solving skills, physical, mental, and emotional well-being, and innovation. “Resilience is like a super-competency, influencing many other related skills and abilities that you need to deploy in order to work, manage, and lead well.”
Bouncing back matters more than happiness because life is tough. Everyone falls or is felled. But not everyone stays down.
Is The Revolution Your Religion?
Ten Ways the Democratic Northern Hemisphere Nations Became the Orwellian West
Homeland Security to Compile Database of Journalists, Bloggers
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security wants to monitor hundreds of thousands of news sources around the world and compile a database of journalists, editors, foreign correspondents, and bloggers to identify top “media influencers.”
It’s seeking a contractor that can help it monitor traditional news sources as well as social media and identify “any and all” coverage related to the agency or a particular event, according to a request for information released April 3.
via Homeland Security to Compile Database of Journalists, Bloggers – Big Law Business