Posts Tagged ‘Terrorism’

Lying is America’s Favorite Pastime

February 27th, 2009 2 comments

Fink vs. Charney

The recent web site and web advertising campaigns citing Los Angeles lawyer Keith Fink for various alleged misconducts, improprieties, and court sanctions appears to be part of an ongoing battle between Fink and American Apparel and its CEO Dov Charney. Fink has represented client Mary Nelson in a law suit against American Apparel alleging sexually harassing conduct by American Apparel and Dov Charney. The alleged harassment includes weird claims about how Charney conducted business meetings in the nude.
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Cell Phone Jamming Is Bad Idea

February 6th, 2009 3 comments

As the citizens of Western democracies pursue their inalienable right to flush all their civil rights down the toilet in the name of the global wars on terrorism and rudeness, fans of cell phone jamming technology have brought up how wonderful the world would be if your cell phone could be put out of service on demand of the appropriate authorities at the appointed times. Such authorities apparently include national security, military, and law enforcement agencies plus movie theater and restaurant owners and religious zealots.

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Disruptive Airline Passengers are Terrorists?

January 30th, 2009 No comments

The USA PATRIOT Act has yielded a new class of terrorists — disruptive airline passengers. Since the passage of that law after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, more than 200 airline passengers have been convicted of felony terrorism by such dangerous means as yelling or swearing at airline employees and swatting disobedient children. While it was previously in theory possible to prosecute some of these acts as violent behaviors on airlines, the USA PATRIOT Act has made it vastly easier and the climate it has created has encouraged prosecutions of even disruptive behaviors that do not appear to be threatening to safety.

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