Arbusto commented on the blog post Come Saturday Morning: Counting Down To Solar Roadways
Living in a rural agricultural area in Sacramento county, my driving skills remain sharp, even in my dotage, as I dodge potholes in the tarmac so my tires don’t blow out or my suspension degraded even faster. I’d love this system as a side beni seems to be increased road longevity and easy(?) panel replacement.
Hope this product works out.
Arbusto commented on the blog post CIA, Senate and a Constitutional Crisis (if you’ll keep it)
As Bill is wont to say: “With spectacles on nose and pouch on side;
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.”
Does anyone really think this is going anywhere?
With Holder as AG and Feinstein in charge of protecting the CIA and NSA, isn’t this referral a nonstarter?
Arbusto commented on the blog post The Biggest Progressive Victory of 2014 So Far Was Against Obama, Not With Him
To pick nit, why are progressives/liberals always behind the semantic power curve and the ReThugs have PhDs in its use? In this case SS is described as an entitlement, aka welfare paid by the government to the greedy, while in fact it is a benefit, repaid to the beneficiary proportionally to input. I guess with regards Dem politicians, it’s not a bug, it’s a feature.
Arbusto commented on the blog post Pakistani Drone Victim, Who Has Sought to Hold CIA Accountable, Kidnapped & Disappeared
What a bag of snakes. Was it CIA, ISI or some other entity that disappeared Khan. If it’s the ISI that reopens the question whether they came back under civilian control or remain outliers.
Arbusto commented on the blog post Why Should AP Withhold Name of Country Where US Might Launch Drone & Kill Another US Citizen?
So if the CIA
murderskills an American Citizen it’s a no no?, but if the DoD executes a Citizen by extra judicial means in or around a war zone, and based on the AUMF it’s OK? I wonder, if in pushing the legal bounds of the Constitution, AP and their reporters could be liable, either criminally or civil, for prior knowledge of a crime?
Arbusto commented on the diary post Introducing Facebook, Google+ Login at Firedoglake by Brian Sonenstein.
I’m with the tin hat crowd. Why does John the Baptist’s head on a silver platter pop in my head. Inquiring minds and all that.
Arbusto commented on the blog post Sen. Schumer Believes States Should be Able to Experiment with Pot Legalization
Ditto. If you want inaction or an idea killed, unless of course it benefits Israel or AIPAC, Chuckles is the go to guy.
I concur. Best Holmes ever and excellent period series. As an aside, not really, an offshoot of Doyle’s books is Carole Nelson Douglas eight book series on Irene Adler (from Doyles A Scandal in Bohemia). Real page turners.
Well it is NSA double speak saying if it sucked up any conversions, meta data, email or web sites visited by on high (officials of any rank from Pres to city officials) they can’t search as it would be a breach of the law, unless ordered by a court. Since FISA, I believe, is the only court able to request such a retrieval, what mechanism is available to anyone to do a pig in a poke search?
Maybe we all need a Faraday cage built around our computer area, or house better yet, and of course keep our aluminum hats.
This is ready made for the FBI, DIA, DEA and CIA tool box. Just what we need, more data in an unsearchable (really?) database) for those of us above the law, or a law unto themselves.
Arbusto commented on the blog post Obama to ‘Overhaul’ Security Clearances System, Not Surveillance Programs
Poor Obama. He hand picks a commission to deliver a predetermined investigation and preordained recommendations, only to have an Earl Warren moment and actually receive useful results. Well, just keep commissioning new commissions until you get the results you want.
Arbusto commented on the diary post Saudi Arabia: A Retrograde Rentier Dictatorship and Global Terrorism by GREYDOG.
eCAHN; Does it matter which country is more civilized when both the respective PTB are radical Islamists (even if the Saudi royals are wantabe Wahhabi) with a wide spread secret police and in Irans case a US equivalent of Block Watch, supplied with weapons and motor bikes or in Saudi, with 5000 Princes and hanger [...]
I ordered a new router for my home network on 12/27 in an effort to improve bandwidth/speed for gaming/video. I bought from Amazon with 2 day deliver I should have had it on the 31th at the latest. It didn’t ship until the 30th and will not receive until 1/2/14. I used to say BFD until I’d read that NSA/FBI intercept computer hardware and modify the bios/firmware. Not that I’m paranoid, much, but I’m going to re-install the firmware or use DD-WRT or Tomato open source firmware. After all, I am a radical progressive and viewer/participant on FDL and expect we radical citizens must be guilty of something that the Administration or NSA/FBI thinks illegal or unamerican. I might even take Jane’s route and install Ubuntu and it’s backdoor fix.
Arbusto commented on the blog post German Chancellor Told President Obama NSA Were ‘Like Stasi’
Obama LLC, NSA, CIA GCHQ and other agencies seem more interested in furtherance of their agenda and forgot they’re supposed to support their respective countries law. I think the rational is two fold. He with the most money wins and in support of that, he with the most information rules. Obama is most likely going for the former since he squandered the latter.
Arbusto commented on the blog post When Those in Power Invite Us to Learn the Wrong Lessons from Nelson Mandela
Thanks Kevin for another excellent article. You filled in many blanks in my knowledge of the ANC struggle and its application to the Palestinian/Israeli debacle and others as noted. Great work.
Arbusto commented on the blog post Interim Nuclear Deal with Iran Does Not Isolate Israel Nor Signal a Shift by the United States
Seems Israeli Military Intel diverges from Bibi’s doom and gloom and believe the accord could lead to more stability in the region. Take that Bibi.
Arbusto commented on the blog post Reid Shows We Could Have Gotten Immigration Reform, a Second Stimulus, Public Option, Etc
Yep; Their masters agenda, just as Obama LLC
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