Tuesday, November 30, 2004

We Don't Get Fooled Again

Oh, What a Tangled Web They Hate

From Wired News a treasure trove of ways to find information the US government attempts to hide. Ah, mighty heady days, Dear Hearts, those days when the Powers that Be let the nascent Information Highway grow from a government-university experiment to our Internet, the people's information network that will not be stopped. ARPANET? Ring a bell. As much as they want to recapture control, I've known for a long time that they goofed when they let the baby djinn out of the bottle. Information like magical wish-givers wants to be free. The link: Web Won't Let Government Hide.
"Given the government keeps tabs on the world using armies of agents, algorithms and wiretaps, how can a citizen compete? Try a browser."
Many resources here, including something I didn't know, and my family calls me the "Search Engine Queen"... Google's government-specific search engine: Google Uncle Sam.

Sharpen your boolean search skills, Lovelies. The researchers' motto is: Somebody, somewhere knows the answer.

We are the locust... (my tiny homage to a Harlan Ellison short story which I won't quote now, because I've done it before ... read his short story collection "Stalking the Nightmare", and the introductory story, "Quiet Lies the Locust Tells")

"The change, it had to come
We knew it all along
We were liberated from the foe, that's all
And the world looks just the same
And history ain't changed
'Cause the banners, they'd all flown in the last war."

We Don't Get Fooled Again - The Who