The parodied lyrics which comprise part of this very short, just-published piece—prompted by yesterday’s repeat performance of the shootings at Virginia Tech—stand on their own. It occurs to some that this new version of “I Wanna Be Around” could conceivably influence the direction of Election 2012. I challenge anyone with ties to a current (patriotic?) recording label to pick up the ball and run with it: http://www.thenewamerican.com/opinion/972-beverly-k-eakman/10123-i-wanna-be-around-when-they-pick-up-the-pieces! If so, you’ll need to move quickly!
Surveillance technology has taken yet another turn, this time bringing military-grade, high-tech surveillance tools originally intended for intelligence-gathering to the marketplace, enabling even relatively unsophisticated users to snoop on friends, neighbors, significant-others — and political opponents. If Tea Party and other once-promising conservative candidates wonder why (and how) their campaigns tanked, this article is for you—and your “handlers”: http://www.thenewamerican.com/opinion/972-beverly-k-eakman/10099-surveillance-technology-takes-a-new-twist-morphs-again.