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Catch today’s newest episode of Waking Up Orwell featuring a NASHUP or News Mashup with Lady Gaga, Dylan Rattigan, Ron Paul and sound bites from the film  The Best Government Money Can Buy.

Pinellas FL County courts find Real ID can be a “Willey” matter

http://wakinguporwell.podomatic.com/swf/joeplayer_v18c.swf

BTC – Adrian Wyllie, the Chair for the Libertarian Party of Florida, has become a burr in the side of the Pinellas County criminal justice system. His offense? Driving without a Real ID certified license in the State of Florida. After over 2 months public provocation, the sheriffs department issued a citation.

Wyllie had his day in court- the results should surprise anyone. We are joined in a discussion with Mr. Wyllie over these current events.

The legal battle over Real ID certified licenses in the State of Florida will continue to be challenged in a recently sponsored Tallahassee based legislation, HB 109 (R-Larry Ahern).

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More sea changes for Waking Up Orwell include basic ad revenues


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Dear Readers,

Bad things happen to good people everyday. Waking Up Orwell was narrowing on adding it’s air content to a Seattle metro station, when a sponsor was unable to monetarily sustain their end of the agreement. It’s a tough time for a lot of businesses right now; but it is also a really tough time for Waking Up Orwell.

Our broadcast goals are very tough to do on a low-to-no budget, but it is important not to settle for Internet broadcasts when you can really do better. We feature the high-pitched sounds of alarm on electronic privacy and ways you can manage on your own two feet.  We are your call to defend yourself from data surveillance and arbitrary government intrusion.

We intend to continue to serve and empower you.

We have shelved almost everything else to devote time and effort to shopping this program to the right affiliates and porting in the program to be a success this Summer. It wouldn’t be the first time in broadcast history for a sponsor to default on a contract or agreement when it came time to deliver. All the more reason we really need your referrals and assistance to support sponsorship of Waking Up Orwell. 

We need sponsors now to move forward and to reclaim our airspace duties.

The Seattle Metro area is an at risk community for arbitrary digital surveillance. Washington State has been one to consider the impacts of digital privacy only after it impacts the community. You could say they have a “privacy blind spot” when it comes to municipalities and their budgets. Supporting Waking Up Orwell’s programming in this region will encourage local businesses and local leaders to put consumer and public privacy higher in the list of considerations before opting-in more blanket surveillance tools, like the new FBI surveillance Iris and Fingerprint appliances for iPods.

Alt-media denizens, like myself, will provide the missing voice of community advocates in towns where there are dense populations of H1BV or highly skilled immigrant workers present in the US on a very specific work visa. These populations are very quiet and will not speak up or oppose federal prying into the communities they share with busy citizens. It is up to you and me to stand up and make privacy a front and center feature in these places.

There is no better way to make yourself heard than to get your voice on the local radio dial when people are listening in.

Support Waking Up Orwell’s voice today, by visiting our multimedia website: http://www.wakinguporwell.info to refer contributors to keeping us on the air.

Thank you and many happy returns.

For Waking Up Orwell and BeatTheChip.org,

Sheila Dean

BTC- I know I’m being evasive about the radio program.  It’s because every time I open my mic, someone gets really pissed off.  The details will be there when they are there. Patience.



READY…. SET…. GO!  On KPDO 89.3 fm Pescadero

AHOY! LAND.. ye scurvey pirates!!

BTC – It looks like Wednesdays 10 AM  – Noon  PST are THE good day to broadcast Waking Up Orwell up the Golden Coast.

Waking Up Orwell, the dystopian program you all know and love, will re-broadcast in South Bay and Penninsula.   The show is looking for the following:

  • Guests
  • Segment Sponsors and special reports
  • Station affiliates for syndicated programming
  • Station Underwriters
  • Volunteers for press, web and promotion 
  • Activists networking (for D.I.Y Government segments, specials and PSAs) 

Waking Up Orwell will continue to be featured initially online via Podomatic.com.   Waking Up Orwell’s website is still under construction.

NOW… please support KPDO by sending $$$ support to develop KPDO’s youth programming.  

BTC –  This is the first blog post in over 2 weeks. Due to a very unexpected and treacherous downturn in my health I took some time off.  I learned a lot about the endocrine system and the benefits of a very awesome raw food liquid diet.  Exercise and a daily sauna is now becoming part of all of this.

I am very happy to report that progress is being made on Waking Up Orwell. Broadcasts are expected to resume this fall.  Keep checking back for details on that.  Podcasts will still be the first available news from Podomatic.com due to resume in the next 2 weeks.  A new website is being worked on exclusively for WUO so more radio affiliates can be involved.  Happy to say, I am still tinkering on the analog technology known as a “book” even as I resume my show.  Renewed vitality helps.

Much good is expected.

Please subscribe to our posts here by visting our RSS feed.

Thanks again for reading Beat The Chip.

Your Wonky Editor,

Sheila Dean

WHOIS Evan Ratliff?



THIS WEEK ON WAKING UP ORWELL 
On the lamm with WIRED’s Evan Ratliff


AUDIO::: TAX RELIEF SPECIAL: The Story of evading a WIRED identity 


BTC – For Tax Day only, we are switching from our regular formatted programming to bring you a special talk with Evan Ratliff, a co-editor for WIRED Magazine who created an assignment to disappear with strategic aims to not be found. WIRED’s sponsored contest had escalating tiers of money for the digital bounty hunter who could track down and catch Ratliff in his remote locations. 


Evan was in and out of disguises for the duration of his extended assignment. He toured with a band, became a semi-granola hippie and even adopted a disguise as balding stereotype in a suit to evade getting “caught” for prize money. He shares a very unique story of how he did his best to evade being actively identified by those who tracked him down with arcane and creative digital clues. Relax, as much as you can, in this moderately paranoid yet entertaining tale of public evasion. 


ABOUT EVAN RATLIFF

Ratliff is a freelance journalist whose writing appears in Wired magazine, The New Yorker, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Outside, Discover, Men’s Journal, New York, and many other publications. A contributing editor for Wired, he is the co-author of Safe: The Race to Protect Ourselves in a Newly Dangerous World (HarperCollins, 2005), about innovation and counterterrorism. A former fellow at both the International Reporting Project and the Japan Foreign Press Center, he has reported from Russia, Cameroon, Bangladesh, Brazil, and elsewhere on science and technology, the environment, terrorism, politics, and transnational crime.



IN OTHER NEWS: 


Senators Raise Privacy Concerns About Body Scanner Technology 
c/o EPIC

Three United States Senators have written a letter to Secretary Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security, urging the Department to reconsider the whole body scanners currently planned for U.S. airports. Senators Collins (R-ME), Kyl (R-AZ), and Chambliss (R-GA) encouraged Secretary Napolitano to consider “auto-detection” devices instead of human screeners to address privacy concerns. The Senators noted that the current technology allows airport officials to “view detailed images of passengers’ bodies” and also that other systems could “save the government and airports money on physical space for screening.” 

Restrictive Immigration Policies Confound Security 
c/o Cato FLOGGER Jim Harper


Shuttering GITMO, not this week but “as quickly as we can” says AG Holder


Senator Leahy seems to be pushing for more Patriot Act oversights


TRACKING WINOS: Winemakers pitched on RFID to ward off “fraudulent wines”


Wikileaks Collateral Murder video – if you haevn’t seen it yet.


A speed camera causes an accident


PARAMILITARY BACON ALERT … according to microblogger Tracy Ward, the Kansas City Police Department is seeking to stock up parts of the city with ShotSpotter misery.

“KCPD and Councilwoman Cathy Jolly are seeking federal taxpayer money ($2 million) to turn Emanuel Cleaver’s porkulus project “KC Green Impact Zone” into something that more closely resembles the Baghdad “Green Zone” with a new surveillance system from ShotSpotter.”  Hearsay?  We’ll be looking for the details in the days to come.  


Photo c/o Liberty Underground

BTC – Waking Up Orwell’s shaky yet buoyant history in the world of net-broadcast has begat another episode. This one better than the last – alas horribly late but with great vintage.


As usual, we get the best stuff for show and it is usually oh-so aptly timed. We start with good news report from traveling Libertarian Congressional candidate Philip Berg on his way to the D.C. area. This week’s DIY government segment becomes a challenge to go get your own FOIA dossiers back from the FBI – Thomas Cincotta tells you how.”


As promised, Ed Hasbrouks two-cents to the community of international privacy and security as dispersed at the Protection of Personal Data in Transatlantic Security Cooperation, a public hearing somewhere in Europe. *Big thanks to Brad Jansen for the lead.

BlogTalkRadio broadcasts repeatedly compromised, suffered from repeated DeLays

“This was by far, the most obvious outside attempt to maliciously pre-empt us in the program’s history. Based on where our program was rerouted it appears politically motivated by those entertained by neo-conservative talk.”WakingUpOrwell

3/29/10 -11:00 PM PST – We’ve just discovered the copy of our lost program. The show sounds a lot like a recording of someone running on foot during the Blair Witch Project while reading news. It looks like the information available on BlogTalkRadio is consistent with what happened Thursday. We are still not going back… give today so we can keep the show alive.
BTC – Waking Up Orwell, BeatTheChip.org’s regular weekly radio news magazine, has been compromised for the 3rd time in its history of airing on BlogTalkRadio. The show was interrupted by an aggressive hack.
The hack preempted the airing of an interview with the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s FOIA counsel, Lee Tien who explained their findings about FBI intrusions on social networks like Facebook and BlogTalkRadio.com. The hack consisted of successive browser crashing to interrupt media uploads, account episode deletions and disparity between the front end display of the episode and oustide interference with the host’s back end capability to view, acknowledge or operate the engineering ports of a rescheduled episode.
“We sincerely apologize to regular listeners who expected to hear the scheduled programming. Unfortunately, we cannot reconcile the repeated attempts to hack our accounts with BlogTalkRadio.com and are actively seeking a new radio home for our weekly program. I did all I could do today to air the program,” says Sheila Dean, host, producer and engineer for the dystopian news program.
What audience members witnessed at airtime was a non-aired episode scheduled late at 11AM CST featuring the EFF speaker. What the host-engineer saw was a prompt saying, “There are no shows that can be scheduled 3/25/10”. Dean published her technical difficulties using Twitter until the 11 AM CST airtime. She dialed into the BlogTalkRadio host mainframe using the caller code and later spoke for over 30 minutes. The broadcast was never heard. Operating browsers from her MacNotebook crashed repeatedly, interfering uploads of the pre-recorded media and back end access to host tools were rerouted to another webpage.
Dean first noticed problems with excessively slow access to her account. She restarted her computer and logged back into her user account. She then discovered her scheduled episode was deleted. BlogTalkRadio, in a reply to service the account said that only a person with access to the account could have deleted the program and that “it could not be done from our end.” The episode was submitted to BlogTalkRadio’s PR department for promotion earlier in the week.
In an EFFort to continue to air the radio program another episode was immediately scheduled to air at 11AM CST. Soon to follow Dean experienced interruptions and disparities consisting of successive browser crashes minutes before airtime after logging into her account. Dean mitigated this by switching to another PC right before airtime. She then logged into BlogTalkRadio.com’s online account to produce Waking Up Orwell as scheduled. The Internet Explorer browser then repeatedly rerouted Dean to another newscast featuring Tom DeLay on BlogTalkRadio.com and refusing her user access to her account.
“This was by far, the most obvious outside attempt to maliciously pre-empt us in the program’s history. Based on where our program was rerouted it appears politically motivated by those entertained by neo-conservative talk,” said Dean, producer of WakingUpOrwell.
WakingUpOrwell, often features controversial news specific to privacy and promotes involvement of citizens in affairs which directly affect American civil liberty. Dean’s broadcasts feature staunch criticisms of current government policies governing citizens rights and national security. While she was dissappointed in her inability to air the program, she is optimistic about funding for a new online and terrestrial home for her popularizing program.
BlogTalkRadio.com’s technical staff claim no culpability in the hacking attempts from their end.

THIS WEEK ON WAKING UP ORWELL


This week we’re back to our regular news magazine reporting and commentary format.

SPECIAL GUEST: Judith McGeary of Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance analyzes the prospective defeat of National Animal ID (NAIS), associated with animal chipping mandates.

THIS WEEK’S DIY GOVERNMENT: Downsize D.C., proud sponsor to comprehensively repeal the Real ID Act so there is nothing left for Joe Lieberman to cling to, supplements FARFA’s work with an online campaign.

BUZZWORD: “Intervention” preferred to “revolution”.

FEATURED GUEST: Filmmaker Tim Jackson discusses the history and art of the political prank exhibited in his film Radical Jesters. Politics tends to be rough and intense waters, which makes it prime real estate for the comic and satirical humorist. Much of dissent in the form of direct action has become criminalized. (i.e. It’s illegal to stop traffic by stepping into the streets during business hours with intent to assemble for purposes of demonstrated protest.) The last bastion of dissent is to get really creative using what you know, who you are and what you have on hand.




You can watch Radical Jesters in chapters at RadicalJesters.com.