The following rush transcript probably contains errors and/or omissions…
NSA Laughs at Apple Users, NYC Competes With NSA, and Politicians Trash the Place
I’m Rex Latchford with another DayPage — a daily look at the daily news. Now, our producer Mincka has a stricken look on her face that says “I know Rex is going to go off the reservation today”… and of course, she’s right.
And so, at the top of the news today, The Old Grey Lady, the NY Times, reports a study that shows people with cluttered desks are more creative. Unfortunately, since this is radio, you can’t see my desk, heh heh. This news will come as a relief to Millions of Americans though, I’m sure…
Folks who are fans of iPhones, take note: The NSA is laughing at you. Der Spiegel’s reporting on the lode of information disclosed by Snowden shows an NSA powerpoint slide making fun of Apple users for voluntarily participating in their own surveillance with the “Find my iPhone App”.
The heavy lode of news continues… let’s start with the politicians in Washington stepping up their efforts to trash the place. The U.S. that is, if not the entire world. The Republicans have stepped up to try to bring the Government to its knees by not cooperating with the budget. The Democrats are not innocent in this either. Both parties have no interest in the best interest of you and I. Just don’t vote for any of them again, PLEASE.
There’s a renewed focus on mental illness on Capitol Hill, which is better than trying to pass laws that the lawless couldn’t care less about. One of the hangups is “the difficulty of predicting violent acts”. Perhaps the legislators should watch “Minority Report” again to refresh their degenerating minds.
Here in NewYork City, the police are building a local information empire to compete with the NSA. Operation “Crew Cut” using social media to track conflicts and punish agitators. The New York City police are infiltrating conversations on the street to compile information on what people are saying that amounts to dissent. Looks like Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly is bucking for leadership of the NSA. Who supports this program? The commissioner proudly says “I can tell you that there is a lot of positive feedback from cops.” And Facebook, officers like to say now, is the most reliable informer.
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