This internal thread concerning events in and about Ferguson, Missouri, is stuck to the top of the blog, newer, less vital, posts appear below. Meanwhile, comments on PZ Myers’ Good Morning, America now exceed 1,600… Protesters seeking the immediate arrest of the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old loudly disrupted another government […]
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Earlier today I addressed the media and through them the Australian public about ongoing investigations into a group of officers and NCOs whose conduct if proven has not only brought the Australian army into disrepute, but has let down every one of you, and all of those whose past service has won the respect of […]
—From Chris Rodda, author of Debunking David Barton’s Jefferson Lies. Prior to about a week ago I knew nothing of David Barton other than he was one of the religious wrong and influential in tea-bagger circles. I’ve since begun to educate myself because of Barton’s visit to my hometown. What makes Barton so hard to […]
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Chokepoint from The Intercept on Vimeo. Via Map of the Stars: The NSA and GCHQ Campaign Against German Satellite Companies.
As an enlisted man in the United States Navy I was directly responsible for the care of eight tactical nuclear missiles. I don’t know how the Air Force handles the mission, but I do know that any of the actions that Oliver mentions would have gotten me expelled from the program in a heart beat. […]
Today is the 85th anniversary of my father’s birth to Carroll Dean and Anita Ray Hess in Fairmont, West Virginia. Several years ago my dad shared an episode of Deep Space Nine with me (which I blogged about, but for the life of me I can’t find the post this morning) featuring father and son […]
I have worked, and continue to work, with a number of students suffering from a wide range debilitating, and often deadly, allergies. Over the years I have asked the question: why so many children now? In conversations I have suggested, admittedly with tongue a bit in cheek, that George Carlin’s thesis, that we don’t work […]
What do you think a similar flight over an Israeli community under Hamas rocket attack might look like? This reminds me of WW II photos of Berlin, Leningrad or Hiroshima. Via Mano Singham. Warning, not for the queasy.
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Arguably the funniest scene from the series. The John Larroquette Show promised to be just as funny, if not funnier, until the writers decided to go mainstream and ruined the show.
Many otherwise well-informed people think they have to do something wrong, or stupid, or insecure to get hacked—like clicking on the wrong attachments, or browsing malicious websites. People also think that the NSA and its international partners are the only ones who have turned the internet into a militarized zone. But according to research I […]
Protesters and riot police have clashed again in Ferguson, Missouri amid renewed tension over the shooting of an unarmed teenage boy by a police officer. Police fired a teargas canister at a crowd of around 200 people last night who gathered near a shop that Michael Brown, 18, was suspected of robbing. Some protesters threw […]