There’s some noise in the media again about the death drones, as Pakistan are not all that happy about those drones from the USA. They want a go themselves at this war game. Meanwhile the data flows beneath our feet.
The census requires us to truthfully answer personal questions about our lives. As you will hopefully know by now, the CSO have being employing a company called CACI to work on our censuses since 2002. CACI have a sullied name due to their involvement in interrogation in Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and have been accused of torture in 260 cases brought against them so far. They now claim immunity from questioning on these matters, granted to them by the US government, as they are considered part of the military chain of command.
What answers have the CSO got for the questions about this from members of the public?
We took a trip to their secure census premises in Swords, Co. Dublin to find out…
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Kevin Flanagan and Mark O’ Cúlar listen to Conor Courtney in the presence of Timothy Leary in the Science Gallery in Dublin just before 6pm on Thursday 12th May 2011. Higher states of consciousness, birds, bees, atoms, keyholes, the biosphere and the meaning of life. [click to enlarge photos] Grab the mp3 here or [...]
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THE PHOENIX | Vol. 29. No 9 | May 6th – May 19th 2011 | Page 7 HUSH, HUSH! : WHO HAS ACCESS TO CENSUS INFO? In the last post on the census contractors, I mentioned there was some recent media reporting here in Ireland about CACI. I was referring to the [...]
It’s been over two weeks since I last posted anything about the census story. Apologies for that, there’s been a lot happening and I’ve been holding back somewhat. The next post will be about some recent media reporting about CACI and the Irish Census, but in the meantime, to fill in some of the blanks, [...]