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Thursday, January 19, 2006

 

Today Pornography, Tomorrow War Critics, then "Liberals"

The Bush Administration goes after Google
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"In Germany they first came for the Communists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant.

Then they came for me —
and by that time no one was left to speak up."
---Pastor Martin Niemoller (there are slightly different variations of what he said)

Now the moral values gang is after Google. An Associated Press report in the Post reads: SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The Bush administration, seeking to revive an online pornography law struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court, has subpoenaed Google Inc. for details on what its users have been looking for through its popular search engine.

Orwell's 1984 alive and well. The Guardian, UK, reports that a rightwing students' group in UCLA is offering payment for information about professors. "It is the sort of invitation any poverty-stricken student would find hard to resist. "Do you have a professor who just can't stop talking about President Bush, about the war in Iraq, about the Republican party, or any other ideological issue that has nothing to do with the class subject matter? If you help ... expose the professor, we'll pay you for your work."
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Comments:
Hey Musafir- Just checking in. I heard about this deal with the professors at "Tiger Tale Journal" and find the idea to be about as appealling as selling skin grafts. First students can pay for the privilege of taking the class, then be evaluators? wouldn't you think the institution would be responsible for hiring, and retention? What next, paying patients to evaluate doctors on the sly?
 
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