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Constitutional Philosophy: Jon Roland, Lecture 1, 2012/11/10

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Constitutional Philosophy: Jon Roland, Lecture 1, 2012/11/10

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Jon Roland discusses political philosophy with a focus on discovery of the principles of constitutional design as the key problem in that field.
Lecture 1. 2012/11/10.   Austin Philosophy Discussion Group

Constitutional Philosophy: Jon Roland, Q&A 1, 2012/11/10

Q&A for preceding Lecture 1

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Slides for the lecture.


Facebook Propaganda. “If you aren’t on Facebook, you are a psychopath, mass murderer, untrustworthy…….”

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I don’t think I have ever seen such overt/bullshit propaganda like this before.

The Daily mail out of the U.K. published a propaganda article saying this.

Is not joining Facebook a sign you’re a psychopath? Some employers and psychologists say staying away from social media is ‘suspicious’

Facebook has become such a pervasive force in modern society that increasing numbers of employers, and even some psychologists, believe people who aren’t on social networking sites are ‘suspicious.’

The German magazine Der Taggspiegel went so far as to point out that accused theater shooter James Holmes and Norwegian mass murder Anders Behring Breivik have common ground in their lack of Facebook profiles.

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Facebook forced to allow users to opt out of adverts

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Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Emma Barnett

By , Digital Media Editor

Facebook forced to allow users to opt out of adverts

Facebook has been forced to allow users to opt out of their names being used in ‘sponsored stories’ as part of a legal settlement with five angry members of the network.

Facebook forced to allow users to opt out of adverts Facebook has been forced to allow users to opt out of their names being used in ‘sponsored stories’ as part of a legal settlement with five angry members of the network.


People may not want to know about every detail of your life through Facebook Photo: AFP / GETTY / Karen Bleier

The legal case against Facebook began last year, after five users were annoyed about their faces being used as part of Facebook’s ‘sponsored stories’ – which allow companies to use the photos and names of people who have ‘liked’ their brand in their adverts on the social network.

As part of the $10m (£6m) settlement the social network agreed to in order for the case to be dropped, Facebook will allow users the chance to opt out of their profiles being used in these adverts for at least the next two years.

An economist hired by the plaintiffs calculated that this change to the social network’s terms could cost Facebook approximately $103m (£66m).

The social network, which is struggling to retain its huge valuation post its recent flotation, settled the proposed class action lawsuit last month and has now agreed the changes to its terms and to seek additional consent from parents of users under the age of 18 to have their names used in sponsored stories.

The settlement rules: “Facebook will create an easily accessible mechanism that enables users to view the subset of their interactions and other content that have been displayed in Sponsored Stories. Facebook will further engineer settings to enable users, upon viewing the interactions and other content that have been used in Sponsored Stories, to control which of these interactions and other content are edible to appear in additional Sponsored Stories.”

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Mexican Presidential Elections: How Social Media Has Changed Politics

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Mexican Presidential Elections: ‘I Am Number 132′ Movement Shows How Social Media Has Changed Politics

At a time when the Mexican government is attempting to demonstrate that it has everything under control, the social movement “I am number 132” has sprung up without warning, calling attention to the numerous injustices prevalent in Mexican society. Leading up to the G20 meeting, which will take place in Mexico on June 17, and the presidential elections that will take place in July, Mexican officials are determined to demonstrate that they have everything under control, and that the country’s economic development is one to be envied. Recently, however, a student group got together to create a video in which 131 young people denounced the precarious social and economic conditions experienced by the majority of Mexicans, and declared their opposition to the PRI (Revolutionary Institutional Party) presidential candidate, Enrique Peña Nieto. In a matter of moments, the video went viral.

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China cracks down on Internet after coup rumours

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By Agence France-Presse

China cracks down on Internet after coup rumours

China has shut down websites, made a string of arrests and punished two popular microblogs after rumours of a coup linked to a major scandal that brought down a top politician.

Authorities closed 16 websites for spreading rumours of “military vehicles entering Beijing and something wrong going on in Beijing”, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing the state Internet information office.

Police arrested six people, while the country’s two most popular microblogs, run by Sina.com and Tencent, said they would stop users from posting comments to other people’s posts until Tuesday.

The crackdown follows a surge in unsubstantiated online rumours about a coup led by security chief Zhou Yongkang, following the March dismissal of rising political star Bo Xilai.

Analysts say the political drama has exposed divisions in the ruling Communist Party as it prepares for a key leadership transition later this year.

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New World Next Week – 2012/03/29

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Welcome to http://NewWorldNextWeek.com — the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most
important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:

Story #1: Trayvon Tragedy Exploited for Social Engineering, Class Warfare
http://ur1.ca/8u3i1
Related: Trayvon, Kony Demonstrate Impotence of Misguided American Rage

http://ur1.ca/8u3i3

Related: Ron Paul Mocks Rivals Over Distractions
http://ur1.ca/8u3i5

Story #2: Obamacare Reaches Supreme Court, Appears Doomed
http://ur1.ca/8u3i7
Related: High Court Throws Out Human Gene Patents
http://ur1.ca/8tbqh
Background: Nullifying Our Way Out
http://ur1.ca/8u3i9

Story #3: World Bank Nominee Kim Tied to Gates, Soros
http://ur1.ca/8u3ib
Related: Soros Criminal Conviction Exposes ‘Human Rights’ Scam
http://ur1.ca/8u3ic
Background: Meet George Soros
http://ur1.ca/8u3id

Bonus: Food World Order on Corbett Report Radio
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The 2010 Video Archive DVD from Corbett Report
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Previous Episode: Cashless Sweden, Missile Secrets, Korea Cold War
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How Santorum Rejects the Constitution

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Source: http://www.ronpaul2012.com

More than anything else, the U.S. Constitution is an outline of the concept of federalism. Federalism is the very basis, or is supposed to be the very basis, of American government. This doesn’t register one bit with Rick Santorum. Writes Ann Coulter:

Even when I agree with Rick Santorum, listening to him argue the point almost makes me change my mind.
I also wonder why he’s running for president, rather than governor, when the issues closest to his heart are family-oriented matters about which the federal government can, and should, do very little. It’s strange that Santorum doesn’t seem to understand the crucial state-federal divide bequeathed to us by the framers of our Constitution, inasmuch as it is precisely that difference that underlies his own point that states could ban contraception.

Of course they can. States could outlaw purple hats or Gummi bears under our Constitution!

State constitutions, laws, judicial rulings or the people themselves, voting democratically, tend to prevent such silly state bans from arising. But the Constitution written by James Madison, et al, does not prevent a state’s elected representatives from enacting them.

The Constitution mostly places limits on what the federal government can do. Only in a few instances does it restrict what states can do. 

A state cannot, for example, infringe on the people’s right to bear arms or to engage in the free exercise of religion. A state can’t send a senator to the U.S. Congress if he is under 30 years old. But with rare exceptions, the Constitution leaves states free to govern themselves as they see fit.

In New York City, they can have live sex clubs and abortion on demand, but no salt or smoking sections. In Tennessee, they can ban abortion, but have salt, creches and 80 mph highways. At least that’s how it’s supposed to work.

And yet when Santorum tried to explain why states could ban contraception to Bill O’Reilly back in January, not once did he use the words “Constitution,” “constitutionally,” “federalism,” their synonyms or derivatives. Lawyers who are well familiar with the Constitution had no idea what Santorum was talking about.


He genuinely does not seem to understand the Constitution’s federalist framework,except as a brief talking point on the way to saying states can ban contraception…If he truly believed in the Constitution, Santorum wouldn’t be promoting big social programs out of the federal government, such as tripling the child tax credit exemption and voting for “No Child Left Behind.” 

No federalist can support this man. 

For those who claim to be “constitutional conservatives” supporting Santorum basically renders that label meaningless. Santorum has repeatedly attacked the 10th amendment, which most of the Founders considered the strongest emphasis possible of what the entire Constitution was really all about. I made this  same point about Santorum, his ignorance of the Constitution and his rejection of federalism at The Daily Callerearlier this week.

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FBI Latest Government Agency to Target Social Media

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The US Federal Bureau of Investigation posted a Request for Information last month calling on IT companies to demonstrate their ability to design software for monitoring, mapping and analyzing social media.

Find out more about the history of government spying and propaganda through social media on this week’s edition of Behind the Headlines.

 

Homeland Security monitoring web for anti-government sentiment and signs of social unrest

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Source: http://www.naturalnews.com

by: J. D. Heyes

WWW Globe imageHow out-of-hand has the “war on terror” become? So much so that now, the Department of Homeland Security has taken to monitoring social media Web sites trolling for would-be terrorists, as if the world’s most dangerous killers were Tweeting their plans.

Only, DHS isn’t just trolling for terrorists by monitoring Twitter and Facebook. No, the department – which at least one presidential contender, Rep. Ron Paul, believes is out of control – is wasting valuable and limited assets evaluating media reports, organizations and news sites like The Drudge Report for anti-government attitudes and social unrest.

But wait, you ask. What does monitoring American-based Web sites and social media applications have to do with the war on terror? Probably nothing, but you may remember that the Department of Homeland Security was born out of legislation passed immediately after the 9/11 attacks to protect “the American people from terrorist threats.”

First Amendment, anyone?

You’re not the only one who isn’t buying the spying. The Electronic Privacy Information Center, a watchdog organization looking to protect civil liberties, privacy, the First Amendment and constitutional values in an increasingly interconnected world, has convinced a House subcommittee that the DHS activity is suspicious enough to warrant closer examination. The hearings come on the heels of the group’s acquisition of some 300 pages of DHS documents resulting from a Freedom of Information Act request which lay bare the agency’s “intelligence gathering” activities online.

“The Department of Homeland Security’s monitoring of political dissent has no legal basis and is contrary to core First Amendment principles,” says EPIC’s director, Ginger McCall, who says a government agency that monitors what ordinary Americans are saying about federal policies goes too far, and has direct implications on freedom of speech.

“The language in the documents makes it quite clear that they are looking for media reports that are critical of the agency and the U.S. government more broadly,” she said. “This is entirely outside of the bounds of the agency’s statutory duties.”

EPIC says documents it has obtained show that DHS has used contractors to monitor Twitter, Facebook, Hulu, Wikileaks, Drudge and other news sites including the Huffington Post. The documents reveal that the contractors were required to provide DHS with reaction regarding potential “threats and hazards,” as well as any media reports that reflect adversely on the U.S. Government and the Department of Homeland Security (D.H.S.) ability to prevent, protect and respond, to recovery efforts or activities related to any crisis or events which impact National Planning Scenarios.”

The program should also highlight “both positive and negative reports on FEMA, C.I.A., C.B.P., ICE, etc., as well as organizations outside of D.H.S.,” the documents said.

Looking over your shoulder

Now, DHS officials admit that, yes, the agency was monitoring the Web for any negative opinion of the government. But they said the operation was only undertaken as a one-and-done test, then quickly dropped, because it didn’t meet “operational requirements or privacy standards” which “expressly prohibit reporting on individuals’ First Amendment activities.”

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Ron Paul Speech after Maine Caucus – Feb 11 2012

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Ron Paul speech after Maine Caucus results CNN 2/11/12

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