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Apr 11 2014

Information in torture report starts to leak out

The White House and the CIA are still resisting calls to release even the 500-page Executive Summary and conclusions of the 6,300 page Senate torture report. It appears that while the full report by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on the US government’s torture practices has not been leaked (as yet anyway) elements of …

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Feb 28 2014

Important security upgrade for Mac users

You may recall my post earlier this week about the security flaw that was discovered in Mac operating systems. Apple issued a patch to fix the flaws for iPads and iPhones and now they have issued a fix for Mac computers too.

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Jan 24 2014

A man, a plan, a canal, Nicaragua

Nicaragua canal

What with one thing and another, I had been completely unaware that there are plans to build another canal to connect the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, to compete with the existing Panama Canal. This canal will be built by the Chinese and will go through Nicaragua. The graphic from McClatchy gives a good idea of …

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Jan 08 2014

Snowden’s ‘ancestors’ come forward

I have written before about the secret COINTELPRO spying program that was set up by the FBI in 1956 against those people the government considered enemies, although they were mostly engaged is legitimate political activities. As now, the covered up its spying and other wrongdoing in thick layers of secrecy that enabled it to brazenly …

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Jan 05 2014

Light blogging

I am in bed with the flu and so blogging may be light or non-existent for the next couple of days except for monitoring the comments. On the bright side, it gives me a good excuse for not going outside in what is expected to be a bitterly cold week.

Jan 03 2014

The curious reactions to Edward Snowden’s personality

I have commented before on the harsh personal terms in which Edward Snowden has been characterized by some in the media, being described as arrogant, conceited, grating, grandiose narcissistic, a clown, and so on. This has usually come from people who strongly disagree with what he did, but not exclusively so.

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Dec 25 2013

Reasons Greetings!

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Dec 18 2013

On the issue of banning commenters

There once was an old man in a family who loved to tell the same hunting story over and over again. At family gatherings, the man would try to find some cue that would enable him to insert the story into the flow of talk. On one occasion, he became increasingly frustrated at the lack …

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Dec 13 2013

Apologies to readers

Internet gremlins got into the blog servers and disabled my blog for much of the day. For those who were frustrated trying gain access or post comments, I hope it is some consolation that I too was shut out. We are very democratic here! Normal blogging is back.

Dec 09 2013

Gender identity and professional sports

When I was younger, the thought that a person might change their gender never crossed my mind. But now I personally know five people who have done so and they remain the same in most respects before and after the gender change. You realize that while gender is an important aspect of a person’s self-identity, …

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