• Cujo359 commented on the blog post FDL Going on Hiatus

    2014-12-02 14:31:53View | Delete

    Jane, read about this via Corrente. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

  • I’d guess that the true reason behind the decision was that FAA bosses didn’t want to be blamed if something happened that could in any way be blamed on the presence of aircraft. Once a security agency makes a request like that, it takes some courage to turn it down.

  • Cujo359 commented on the blog post The Media Has Failed the Public on Ebola

    2014-10-29 17:04:15View | Delete

    I don’t know where they get their information,but there are certainly a lot of badly misinformed people out there.

  • Cujo359 commented on the blog post Hating the Other Party Really Drives Turnout

    2014-10-19 10:52:21View | Delete

    A great reply.Thanks.

  • Cujo359 commented on the blog post Hating the Other Party Really Drives Turnout

    2014-10-19 10:51:58View | Delete

    Part of the majority?

  • Cujo359 commented on the blog post Hating the Other Party Really Drives Turnout

    2014-10-17 15:36:27View | Delete

    I have my doubts about this:

    At the same time, if we had less frequent Congressional elections, like
    most other democracies which have terms around four to five years, there wouldn’t be the same political incentive to keep the anger toward the opposing party revved up all the time.

    So much of what I see in the way of progressive GOTV campaigns is stuff like this, which is all about what the Other Guys want to do. Fear them. Well, what about what Our Heroes want to do? When we vote this way, the only real demand we make on the people we vote for is that they suck a little less than the other guys.

  • Cujo359 commented on the blog post We Could Have Hired 10,000 Teachers– Instead, We Got a War

    2014-09-30 08:05:43View | Delete

    Or we could have kept 10,000 teachers employed…

    Trouble with this sort of argument that people who favor a war always seem to think of it as a necessity – worth it whatever the price is. All I get from such people is the rhetorical equivalent of a blank stare.

    Plus, of course, at the federal level there’s really as much money as there needs to be. Tax revenue doesn’t really matter when you can print the money.

    Still, this is one of the many tragedies of our current “kill them all and let god(s) sort them out” foreign policy. We could have made much better use of both the money and the resources.

  • Cujo359 commented on the blog post Kerry Says U.S. Troops Could Deploy to Iraq

    2014-09-10 13:03:10View | Delete

    That somebody is correct, at least as long as the war doesn’t reach our shores.War seems to have become another profit center for the defense industry.

  • Cujo359 commented on the diary post Real Fiscal Responsibility I: Preliminaries by letsgetitdone.

    2014-08-30 10:41:21View | Delete

    In 1976, Carter ran, in part, on a platform of “fiscal responsibility,” a virtuous “adult” behavior, while also promising to restore full employment.

    Marking the beginning, as I see it, of the times when progressives began speaking about balancing the budget because we’re the adults, dontcha know? That sanctimonious tone progressives often use when they’re discussing [...]

  • Cujo359 commented on the blog post Four Ways to Make Law Enforcement Less Adversarial

    2014-08-20 13:39:09View | Delete

    That’s a good list of goals.

  • Cujo359 commented on the blog post Four Ways to Make Law Enforcement Less Adversarial

    2014-08-20 13:37:55View | Delete

    Harsh drug laws have turned a huge swath of the population into criminals, making them see the police as adversaries not protectors.

    They’ve also helped create an environment where the most ruthless people end up in charge of selling and distributing, and where those criminals can afford to arm themselves with serious weaponry. I think that’s one of the reasons we’ve seen this trend toward more militarized police forces.

    Nothing like using one poorly thought out law (military arms transfers to police forces) to ameliorate a problem created by other foolish laws (drugs).

  • Cujo359 commented on the diary post Robin Williams Found Dead In Tiberon California on Monday August 11, 2014 by spocko.

    2014-08-11 17:46:18View | Delete

    One of my favorite Robin Williams bits:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd3KB5Z39vo&list=PLBBB4C348136B35FB

    Yes, I’m a Springsteen fan.

    It’s a sad day.

  • Cujo359 commented on the blog post Democrats Are Practically Begging for Obama to be Impeached

    2014-07-29 10:12:25View | Delete

    What Rep. Scalise did was what any congressperson should have done in his place. Only congresspeople who don’t want to assume responsibility for how the government behaves would take impeachment off the table.

  • NSP == needle swapping programs?? OST == ???

  • Cujo359 commented on the blog post A Flimsy Argument Against Single Payer

    2014-07-03 17:08:38View | Delete

    Congress could easily pass a law that says any insurance plan which gets money from the government or is supported by preferential tax treatment can’t cover X.

    Or, it could say Medicaid/Medicare funds can’t be used for X. Anyway, bottom line is that while health insurance is so expensive that most folks can’t afford it w/o some sort of subsidy, that can happen.

    To me, the problem is that this fractures the health care market. Some people’s contraceptive care is covered, and some isn’t. Plus, there’s the excuse (mostly fiction in today’s economy) that you can go elsewhere if you don’t like one company’s health care plan. As if that was the only reason we chose employers.

    So, yes, Ezra Klein is either not terribly aware of what life is like for most of us, or he’s a shill.

  • Cujo359 commented on the blog post Dear Internet,

    2014-06-25 13:40:25View | Delete

    Ditto. I also use NoScript, which keeps Javascript-related annoyances to a minimum.

    Though I’d suggest disabling AdBlockPlus for sites like FDL, which presumably you’d like to support.

  • Cujo359 commented on the blog post How to Communicate Securely with the Media

    2014-06-12 13:04:36View | Delete

    What is sad is that three of the journalists who would most benefit from this information are clueless about how to set this up on THEIR end.

    Unfortunately, many journalists have little or no technical training. The further you get from the technology,science, or defense beats the less likely you are to find a journalist who knows about this stuff, let alone the precautions you need to go to to ensure what you have on your system is what you think it is.

    News publishers should work with the Freedom of the Press Foundation to set up their own Secure Drop sites, and then teach their reporters how to use them.

  • Cujo359 commented on the blog post How to Communicate Securely with the Media

    2014-06-12 12:56:59View | Delete

    Seconded. It’s not open source, and Google has at the very least been victimized by NSA and other government agencies. What makes that a problem is that Chrome shares information without the user’s permission.

  • Cujo359 commented on the blog post How to Communicate Securely with the Media

    2014-06-12 08:29:15View | Delete

    Just today, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) announced they have a new Secure Drop location. Their onion URL is:

    dqeasamlf3jld2kz.onion

  • Cujo359 commented on the blog post How to Communicate Securely with the Media

    2014-06-12 08:08:33View | Delete

    Incidentally, the Washington Post has a Secure Drop site now. Its onion URL is:

    vbmwh445kf3fs2v4.onion

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