Description: A poetic and humorous portrait of ex-bookseller John Clancy and the different lives he encounters as he makes his way through the pages of his vast stock of unsold books and across the streets of Belfast.
Being a lover of fly-on-the-wall documentaries I thought I'd share this one based in my hometown. It's beautiful, tragic but also endearing. Sorry non-ukers, I don't think you've got the freedom to watch this one. I did try finding other links.
Well, in another case of a politician promising one thing but doing another, we have probably the most glaring example in recent memory. In light of the recent NSA wiretapping debacle, watch as Senator Barack Obama 'debates' with President Barack ...
The Information Awareness Office (IAO) was established by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in January 2002 to bring together several DARPA projects focused on applying surveillance and information technology to track and monitor terrorists and other asymmetric threats to U.S. national security, by achieving Total Information Awareness (TIA).
This would be achieved by creating enormous computer databases to gather and store the personal information of everyone in the United States, including personal e-mails, social networks, credit card records, phone calls, medical records, and numerous other sources, without any requirement for a search warrant. This information would then be analyzed to look for suspicious activities, connections between individuals, and "threats". Additionally, the program included funding for biometric surveillance technologies that could identify and track individuals using surveillance cameras, and other methods.
We are limping, limping across the finish line, folks. I tapped out somewhere in April and at this point, it is a miracle my kids are still even going to school.
Dozens more injured in blaze that may have been deliberately lit, says state media in Xiamen city.
"It’s everybody. The Naris device, if it takes in the entire line, so it takes in all the data. In fact they advertised they can process the lines at session rates, which means 10-gigabit lines. I forgot the name of the device (it’s not the Naris) – the other one does it at 10 gigabits. That’s why they're building Bluffdale [database facility], because they have to have more storage, because they can’t figure out what’s important, so they are just storing everything there. So, emails are going to be stored there in the future, but right now stored in different places around the country. But it is being collected – and the FBI has access to it."
President Richard Nixon resigned after wiretapping a handful of journalists, sparing the nation the ordeal of impeachment. We call on Obama to do the same.
A government source, who requested anonymity, said that leading Lebanese politician Walid Jumblatt used his ties with Hezbollah and secured the transfer of the injured from Qusayr.
Last night, the Washington Post and Guardian dropped concurrent bombshell reports. Their subject was PRISM, a covert collaboration between the NSA, FBI, and nearly every tech company you rely on daily. PRISM has allowed the government unprecedented access to your personal information for at least the last six years. But what is it, exactly?
I got my black shirt on. I got my black gloves on. I got my ski mask on. This shit's been too long. COP ANNOYER, better you than me! COP ANNOYER, fuck police tranquility!
The Syrian opposition will not attend the proposed Geneva conference on the crisis in Syria unless rebel fighters receive new supplies of arms and ammunition, the top rebel military commander said Friday.
“If we don’t receive ammunition and weapons to change the position on the ground, to change the balance on the ground, very frankly I can say we will not go to Geneva,” Gen. Salim Idris said in a telephone interview from his headquarters in northern Syria. “There will be no Geneva.”
A Tennessee man who has 22 children by 14 women is being sued in what might be one of Nashville's most expensive child support cases, according to CBS affiliate WTVF.
"I was young and ambitious, and I love women," Orlando Shaw told WTVF. "You can't knock no man for loving women."
Barack Obama defends US government programmes that have reportedly conducted surveillance of people's personal phone and internet activity.
Buried under miles of ice, Antarctica's mysterious mountain ranges are coming into sharper focus thanks to a new map.
“We need to change the balance of power on the ground” ahead of proposed talks, Khalid Saleh, spokesman for the umbrella Syrian Opposition Coalition, said in an interview in Washington. “We need our friends to start putting more pressure” on Assad’s forces by using airstrikes and supplying weapons to rebel forces, he said.
Peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition were jointly proposed early last month by the United States and Russia, Assad’s primary arms supplier. But the conference has been put off until at least July amid intensified fighting inside Syria and disagreements about the meeting.
While Assad’s government has agreed to attend, the opposition has not.
Nancy Pelosi belongs in prison, not on the floor of the United States Congress.
"Given the complicated situation in the Golan Heights, we could replace the leaving Austrian contingent in this region on the border between Israeli troops and the Syrian army," Vladimir Putin announced during a televised meeting with Russian military officers.
"But this will happen, of course, only if the regional powers show interest, and if the UN secretary general asks us to do so," the president added.
Russia's application to provide boots on Syrian soil has been interpreted in Israel as an act of provocation to the US and its British and French allies, with whom it has engaged in a tense power struggle for influence in the Syrian civil conflict, rather than a viable offer.
For shame on them.
Further inflaming the Syrian conflict’s sectarian divide, Saudi Arabia’s highest religious figure praised a leading Sunni Muslim scholar on Thursday for his condemnation of the Shi’ite militant group Hezbollah following its intervention in Syria.
The pivotal Sunni cleric Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi last week called for jihad (holy war) against Mr. Assad and called Iranian-backed Hezbollah – which means party of God – “the party of Satan”.
He said he had been wrong to have praised Hezbollah in the past when he had sought to bring Sunnis and Shi’ites closer together.
"It was a joint decision: we hardly see each other, each of us has our own life", Mr Putin said.
Bradford’s only synagogue is located just 500 meters from the city’s main mosque. The news of the leaky roof of the synagogue made the local Muslim community to step up a donation campaign for immediate repairs.
If you keep voting for presidents who will infringe on your rights to liberty, privacy, and due process, you’ll keep getting presidents who infringe on your rights to liberty, privacy, and due process. Nothing will change. And President Obama—who famously campaigned for “change”—stands exposed. His words are nice; his actions matter. Here’s what we’ve found out recently about those actions. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs that enable analysts to track a person’s movements and contacts over time. The highly classified program, code-named PRISM, has not been disclosed publicly before. Its establishment in 2007 and six years of exponential growth took place beneath the surface of a roiling debate over the boundaries of surveillance and privacy. Even late last year, when critics of the foreign intelligence statute argued for changes, the only members of Congress who knew about PRISM were bound by oaths of office to hold their tongues.
Usage is about the same.
The entire population of the UK have expressed their total shock that Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has expressed his shock that some of the UK’s richest people have organised their finances so that they pay virtually no income tax.
For many years now Japan has been plagued by deflation, which has retarded its economic growth