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Obama's NSA 'reforms' are little more than a PR attempt to mollify the public | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | The Guardian

"Ultimately, the radical essence of the NSA – a system of suspicion-less spying aimed at hundreds of millions of people in the US and around the world – will fully endure even if all of Obama’s proposals are adopted. That’s because Obama never hid the real purpose of this process. It is, he and his officials repeatedly acknowledged, "to restore public confidence" in the NSA. In other words, the goal isn’t to truly reform the agency; it is deceive people into believing it has been so that they no longer fear it or are angry about it."

Do what you love, love what you do: An omnipresent mantra that’s bad for work and workers.

"For those forced into unlovable work, it’s a different story. Under the DWYL credo, labor that is done out of motives or needs other than love—which is, in fact, most labor—is erased. As in Jobs’ Stanford speech, unlovable but socially necessary work is banished from our consciousness."

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Glorious day! Google has launched a simple way to filter Google images by reuse rights. Click the search tools, and select your license. Thank you, Google!

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voyantes:

lessig:

Glorious day! Google has launched a simple way to filter Google images by reuse rights. Click the search tools, and select your license. Thank you, Google!

fantastic news!

dinner at Leif and Megan’s house

dinner at Leif and Megan’s house

thank you for your sacrifice

thank you for your sacrifice

prep table complete. thanks @jpoulos714

prep table complete. thanks @jpoulos714

@globallives #livesintransit (at Folsom Street Foundry)

@globallives #livesintransit (at Folsom Street Foundry)

uprooted (at Lake Merritt Rowing Club Boathouse)

uprooted (at Lake Merritt Rowing Club Boathouse)

@jdhunter0324 sent me home with some very nice cast iron. I just finished curing with many coats of flax oil.

@jdhunter0324 sent me home with some very nice cast iron. I just finished curing with many coats of flax oil.

Oakland 7-year planning

Oakland 7-year planning