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Tue, Sep. 14th, 2010, 10:57 pm

              Being on hospitalization in hospital of Saransk of Republic Mordovia on September, 9th, 2010 has died my wife Elaeva.
              I want to express gratitude to everyone who has helped to organize funeral, and has rendered sympathy and support at mournful o'clock of heavy, irreplaceable loss.

              Lawyer Elaev Ivan Aleksandrovich, Russia, phone: +79510538999, e-mail: I.A.Elaev@mail.ru

Thu, Sep. 9th, 2010, 02:08 am

              In the my article «THE MORDOVIAN OFFICIALS DO NOT NEED THE HUMANITARIAN HELP» (!!! On Russian language !!!) from 9/3/2010 was informed one more proof that interests of the simple people are alien to the authorities of Mordovia expressed in seating on a rubbish dump in vicinities of capital of Mordovia of cargo of the humanitarian help for those who has lost all in a fire. I had been made the message to go to this rubbish dump and to make photos of the thrown out cargo.
              However, in it I was already outrun by program "Vesti" (the popular news program on Russian TV)

              On their video it is visible that on the rubbish dump have thrown out things intended for that who has lost all in fire, more than it is possible to put in multiton car "KAMAZ".
              Here the next proof, that the authorities of Mordovia neglects interests of the people. The guarantor of the Constitution of Republic Mordovia Merkushkin should bear responsibility for this first of all. Only for this fact it is necessary to demand its resignation from a post of the Head of Republic Mordovia, and this offer is directed to the President of the Russian Federation. 

Lawyer Elaev Ivan Aleksandrovich, Russia, phone: +79510538999, e-mail: I.A.Elaev@mail.ru

Wed, Sep. 1st, 2010, 02:51 am
elaev_i_a: About a freedom of expression in Mordovia

             According to article 10 of The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right includes the freedom to hold opinions, and to receive and impart information and ideas without any intervention from state structures.
            I will speak about some examples of absence freedom of expression in Mordovia now. I quote criminal case materials № 14794 which was fabricating on me in 1998 year, a 8 years long, in the absence of crime structure. On criminal case pages 82-84 № 14794 there is a decision from August, 31st, 1998 about excitation of the petition for prolongation of term of preliminary investigation on criminal case № 14794 till 5 months, that is till November, 5th, 1998. The decision has been made by the chief of investigatory department Kochkurovsky ROVD. In the decision the illegal argument about performance of a crime by me has been specified, and the head of research department Kochkurovsky ROVD asks the public prosecutor of republic Mordovia to prolong the term of preliminary investigation on criminal case № 14794 for five months, so that to collect characterizing material and to bring charge to me. The public prosecutor of Republic Mordovia Senkin P.Е. has given the consent on September, 3rd, 1998 for illegal attraction me to a criminal liability also has prolonged preliminary investigation terms on criminal case № 14794. I will write for an example of the citation from this decision about prolongation of term of preliminary investigation so that it was clear why me so assiduously pursued on this criminal case. Here that public prosecutors and interrogators have counted illegal. Literally: "...together with Elaev I.A., together at entrances of 4 floor houses, scattered newspapers ..., so that inhabitants didn't vote for the head of Republic Merkushkin N..."
             Really, whether it is possible to agitate against Merkushkin's election by the head of Mordovia?
             Really, whether it is possible to agitate against Merkushkin's election by the head of Mordovia?Collapse )

Lawyer Elaev Ivan Aleksandrovich, Russia, phone: +79510538999, e-mail: I.A.Elaev@mail.ru

Sun, Aug. 29th, 2010, 08:25 am
scottks: The Government Can Use GPS to Track Your Moves

Government agents can sneak onto your property in the middle of the night, put a GPS device on the bottom of your car and keep track of everywhere you go. This doesn't violate your Fourth Amendment rights, because you do not have any reasonable expectation of privacy in your own driveway — and no reasonable expectation that the government isn't tracking your movements.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2013150,00.html

Thu, Jan. 21st, 2010, 11:02 am
mrvetinari: Game Set and Match

Well, it was a good game while it lasted.

The Supreme Court has just ruled that there can be no limits on corporate support of candidates. This means the "Sarah Palin Awesome Hour Brought to You by Mountain Dew" is now an inevitability. Corporations (and other entities with MUCH MUCH LESS MONEY) can now support any and all candidates by fielding their own ads and using their multi-million dollar budgets. The don't even have to let you know the source (they can always create some legal shell "Americans for Freedom" or some shit) and there are NO limits.

Advertising is powerful. Americans buy something as important as car insurance from a goddamned cartoon or a gecko or a caveman. We fatten and kill ourselves with high fructose corn syrup and we drink pisswater beer. All of these stupid, stupid, stupid choices wouldn't be made as often without BILLIONS of advertising dollars spent to mind-rape us into throwing away our money on things that aren't of any value and are killing us. THAT is how powerful advertising is, it is a constant bombardment of the bunker of your mind with messages telling you to kill yourself slowly for the benefit of some rich asshole you would hate if you met.... AND IT WORKS.

This is it. Any semblance of hiding influence buying for campaign ads is no longer needed as legal cover. Corporations are now as free to buy our oligarchs as they are in the most corrupt third world nations that exist. It is now legal for the Geico gecko to give a CGI animated short endorsing his favorite campaign. Or the Budweiser Frogs, or the Marlboro Man, or whatever. There is no limit to loosing the Whore of Babylon that is corporate advertising on each and every one of us with messages on TV, on the Internet, the Radio, Billboards, Sponsored Art, Viral Campaigns, Text Messages, Corporate Jingles, Labels on Products, The Sides of Buses, and Messages Written in the Sky... and whatever else their mind-rape scientists can come up with.

If Candidate X makes the statement: "If elected I will immediately stop the pointless pissing away of Soldiers' lives in Iraq" and BodyBagCorp decides that will cost them money it is now perfectly legal for them to hire beautiful/charismatic "Viral Marketers" to meet with people (without disclosing their sponsorship) in public places and online and convince people that the pointless pissing away of our soldiers lives for no fucking reason in Iraq needs to go on forever and ever and ever. For "freedom" or some shit like that.

Just like Fergie was paid 3.7 Million to do product placement in her songs (without any kind of disclosure to listeners that she is doing so) BodyBagCorp can now pay her insert a line in her next song about how awesome it is that soldiers are still dying for no fucking reason in the hellhole and how proud she is that their remains will be respected with BodyBagCorp Bodybags... let's get retarded in here. Or whatever. I tend to seize on the vampires sucking money from the deaths of our soldiers for no fucking reason as an example because it is close to my heart, but I am sure you have your issue as well.

Our entire cultural mindrape machine is now for sale to get us to vote for the dumbest shit imaginable. Every "artist" every song, every show, every frame of every day of the device that delivers our daily "programming" is for sale on the open market to subvert our interests as voters and citizens. Fuck this fucking ruling, fuck Judges who pretend they can't understand the constitution at a 5th grade level, and fuck the mindrape machine that sells me pisswater beer with jiggling titties.

Mon, Jan. 4th, 2010, 04:55 am
mrvetinari: I'm torn

This is an call for feedback from all you fellow paranoids out there...
Taser's New Headcam

Taser incorporated is releasing it's new head mounted camera the "Axon" to a limited test audience in San Jose. I am not sure how to feel about this.

I mean, on one hand, the technology behind this looks VERY solid. Pre-fit to pockets, Linux operating system, encryption at every level... good thinking considering they are still short of a 1.0 release.

However... I have hated wearable video comm shit for individuals ever since the Force XXI bullshit and it's bullshit offspring entered my life around the turn of the millennium. Of course, the Force XXI shit weighed MUCH more and had a shitty unworkable interface, and this looks much less unwieldy - not to mention that in the last 10 years EVERYONE has gotten used to touch screens and wireless communications devices.

Of concern to me is that Taser Corp happens to be one of the most evil corporations out there. Any taser that will take out a relatively fit 245 lb 6'5'' man, will likely cause permanent injury to an 80lb elderly lady or child. Tasers used as "compliance weapons" are clearly killing people and the Taser corporation has an army of lawyers making sure that they are not held accountable, even when they train officers that tasers are "safe".

Being watched means increasing accountability of law enforcement. This works out well for good cops who want to fight off frivolous complaints, and discourages bad behaviour by bad police. I DO have the fear that this allows footage to be captured of a whole incident, and then anything that is not flattering to the officer in question can be lost to mysterious "technical errors" or something. There is also a privacy mode (since we don't want a first-person view when officers take a whiz) which also could lend itself to abuse.

So, there is why I am torn, I like the ideas they are selling this with "increased accuracy and accountability"... hell yeah, but I don't have much faith in Taser Corp specifically - it almost looks like they have helped create the problem of increasing the use of force by police, and now they are trying to profit from the solution to the problem they helped grow.

So, any feedback on what this means (technically, legally, ethically) is appreciated.

Mon, Dec. 14th, 2009, 10:17 am
scottks: Twitter Tapping

Published: December 12, 2009 | NYT Opinion
The government is increasingly monitoring Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites for tax delinquents, copyright infringers and political protesters. A public interest group has filed a lawsuit to learn more about this monitoring, in the hope of starting a national discussion and modifying privacy laws as necessary for the online era.

Law enforcement is not saying a lot about its social surveillance, but examples keep coming to light. The Wall Street Journal reported this summer that state revenue agents have been searching for tax scofflaws by mining information on MySpace and Facebook. In October, the F.B.I. searched the New York home of a man suspected of helping coordinate protests at the Group of 20 meeting in Pittsburgh by sending out messages over Twitter.

In some cases, the government appears to be engaged in deception. The Boston Globe recently quoted a Massachusetts district attorney as saying that some police officers were going undercover on Facebook as part of their investigations.

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Tue, Dec. 1st, 2009, 09:45 pm
scottks: Feds ‘Pinged’ Sprint GPS Data 8 Million Times Over a Year

By Kim Zetter | December 1, 2009, 5:42 pm | WIRED

Sprint Nextel provided law enforcement agencies with customer location data more than 8 million times between September 2008 and October 2009, according to a company manager who disclosed the statistic at a non-public interception and wiretapping conference in October.

The manager also revealed the existence of a previously undisclosed web portal that Sprint provides law enforcement to conduct automated “pings” to track users. Through the website, authorized agents can type in a mobile phone number and obtain global positioning system (GPS) coordinates of the phone.

The revelations, uncovered by blogger and privacy activist Christopher Soghoian, have spawned questions about the number of Sprint customers who have been under surveillance, as well as the legal process agents followed to obtain such data.

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Fri, Oct. 16th, 2009, 03:13 pm
adrunkencadence: In the United States...

FBI delves into DMV photos in search for fugitives


RALEIGH, N.C. — In its search for fugitives, the FBI has begun using facial-recognition technology on millions of motorists, comparing driver's license photos with pictures of convicts in a high-tech analysis of chin widths and nose sizes.

The project in North Carolina has...Collapse )

Tue, Aug. 4th, 2009, 08:35 am
scottks: Britain To Put CCTV Cameras Inside Private Homes

By Charlie Sorrel | August 3, 2009

As an ex-Brit, I’m well aware of the authorities’ love of surveillance and snooping, but even I, a pessimistic cynic, am amazed by the governments latest plan: to install Orwell’s telescreens in 20,000 homes.

£400 million ($668 million) will be spend on installing and monitoring CCTV cameras in the homes of private citizens. Why? To make sure the kids are doing their homework, going to bed early and eating their vegetables. The scheme has, astonishingly, already been running in 2,000 family homes. The government’s “children’s secretary” Ed Balls is behind the plan, which is aimed at problem, antisocial families. The idea is that, if a child has a more stable home life, he or she will be less likely to stray into crime and drugs.

"This is pretty tough and non-negotiable support for families to get to the root of the problem. There should be Family Intervention Projects in every local authority area because every area has families that need support."

It gets worse. The government is also maintaining a private army, incredibly not called “Thought Police”, which will “be sent round to carry out home checks,” according to the Sunday Express. And in a scheme which firmly cements the nation’s reputation as a “nanny state”, the kids and their families will be forced to sign “behavior contracts” which will “set out parents’ duties to ensure children behave and do their homework.”

And remember, this is the left-wing government. The Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling, batting for the conservatives, thinks these plans are “too little, and too late,” implying that even more obtrusive work needs to be done. Rumors that a new detention center, named Room 101, is being constructed inside the Ministry of Love are unconfirmed.

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