Archive for April 23rd, 2015

Curtain Raiser

Tell your Senators and Congressmen that you DEMAND transparency on the TPP! Backdoor deals are Un-Democratic. — YUR

CollTales

These Rights Are Our Rights, Colltalers

In less than two years since Edward Snowden’s leaked NSA documents revealing a vast, global network for citizen surveillance, orchestrated by the agency and aided by some of the biggest social media companies, the issue never stopped being red hot.
It’s getting even hotter with antitrust charges filed Wednesday by the European Union against Google, two cybersecurity House bills with major implications to individual privacy being debated this week, and the outlook for reauthorization of the Patriot Act in June.
On the surface, these developments may seem unrelated, but they’re part of a common, fundamental discussion over our stand as a free society. Or whether a shady government agency or private enterprises should have unrestricted to individuals’ personal data.
Since Snowden’s disclosures, it became clear that the NSA has engorged its ability to collect data on anyone around the world, with help from both…

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Jumble Spoiler – 04/23/15

English: American cartoonist Stephan Pastis at...

English: American cartoonist Stephan Pastis at Helsinki Comics Festival, 2011. Suomi: Yhdysvaltalainen sarjakuvapiirtäjä Stephan Pastis Helsingin Sarjakuvafestivaaleilla, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Dr. Emmett Brown (II).

ATAEB  =  ABATE,  CUPHO  =  POUCH,  SERYDS  =  DRESSY,  BINGOX  =  BOXING   —   Giving us:  AAPCDRSOI

Clue/Question:  When the surgeon met himself in a parallel universe, it was a – – –

Emmett Brown

Emmett Brown (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  PAIRADOCS

(I get the feeling Jeff’s been hanging out with Stephan Pastis lately!  It’s a great pun though.  There were no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up new for me.  I thought the answer letter layout was another excellent jumble.  Great cartoon.  I haven’t seen the Back To The Future movies in quite some time, but they were always a favorite.  Christopher Lloyd was great as Doc.  Ya know, my paper doesn’t carry Pearls Before Swine, but I did see it earlier this week.  Stephan scored a triple with his.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/23/15

Deutsch: Albert Einstein

Deutsch: Albert Einstein (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”   —   Albert Einstein

Big Cedar Tree - Olympic National Park

Big Cedar Tree – Olympic National Park (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Atta boy, Al!  The universal life force is IN everything.  All you have to do is look for it.  Once realize that, it all falls into place.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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