Gov. Bryant wrote Blue Cross Blue Shield and said he was going to issue an executive order mandating they allow the hospitals they’d struck from their system back in, under the prior contract, until a deal was struck.
Blue Cross Blue Shield responded with a federal court civil rights action.
Kingfish has the documents [...]
Some anecdotal evidence that yes, they are tracking internet searches, from the blog of freelance writer Michelle Cantalano.
In a small family, the wife, contemplating a speedier way of cooking lentils, does some internet searches about pressure cookers. Meanwhile, the husband does some shopping for back packs. And, reading up on the news, their teenage [...]
Seriously, that’s what they’re saying. ProPublica did a Freedom Of Information Act Request. They report the response:
[A]sk the NSA, as part of a freedom of information request, to do a seemingly simple search of its own employees’ email? The agency says it doesn’t have the technology.
“There’s no central method to search an [...]
Hearing this bit from an NPR story this morning…
And on government surveillance of Americans, Obama said, Americans volunteer a lot of this information daily.
“You’ve got private companies that have a lot more data and and a lot more details about emails and phone calls than the federal government does,” he said.
So this bugging-the-entire-internet thing is going to kinda crush Obama’s credibility when he complains to Chinese President Xi Jinping about Chinese hacking, isn’t it?
Still buried in work, I hadn’t had a chance to post about Jon Stewart’s use of Dick Molpus as a stand-in for backwards Southern pollitians last week.
To Stewart’s credit, he began his show last night with a correction, crediting Molpus’s stands on the right side of civil rights issues.
Colbert went after the bill Chism and Jeff Smith introduced into the house, noting how well “a house devided cannot stand” worked in the past. He also made reference to those Smith’s mustache (“dead shrimp”).
He invited on a guest, Cliff Sloan, who described who well nullification has worked in the past. Colbert said, [...]
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