Thursday, July 19, 2007
Check out Tor if you're wanting to help out people who need to blog anonymously (such as people who live in totalitarian dictatorships). I set up a Tor server, but discovered that Haloscan won't allow Tor users to connect. Bummer. They must love totalitarian dictatorships, that's all I can figure. So now my always-on Internet connection goes unused when I'm not at home, rather than a bit of it being siphoned off for Tor...
China is such a benevolent country that a guy tried to escape China in the nosewheel of a jet airliner. He died, of course. But the rulers who caused this guy to commit suicide are the guys that Haloscan is helping.
Sprint is building a WiMax network. Cool. Of the Big Four U.S. cellular providers, Sprint is by far the most computer-friendly, with fast data speeds in most markets and a lenient policy for data use. When I was on vacation for two weeks, I used Sprint DUN via Bluetooth to simulate blogging from home.
FBI won't identify country their agent pretended to be from when their FBI agent, pretending to be a representative of a foreign country, offered lots of money to a 67-year-old federal employee to steal nuclear secrets for them. This means the country they were pretending to represent was either China or Israel, since if it was Iran or North Korea you better believe the FBI would be trumpeting it wildly. But China and Israel are our friends (snark!).
Bush Administration refused to buy mine-resistant vehicles for military. In 2004 the Marines requested over a thousand MRAP's. Donald Rumsfeld turned them down because it would not have fit in with the political wing's official line that the insurgency was in its "last throes" (last throes which seem to be awfully long).
Federal judge says that killing U.S. operatives and destroying the career of CIA agents is within the job description of Bush Administration officials, dismisses Plame lawsuit. Alrighty, then!
Bush Administration and Israel love democracy. Except when democracy elects leaders that the Bush Administration and Israel don't like. Gosh, you mean that leaders should not reflect the will of the people who elect them? I thought we had a name for such leaders. It was something like, hmm, "dictator". Or "Bush administration official". Whatever.
And that's the blink as of now...
-- Badtux the Blinking Penguin
Posted by: BadTux / 7/19/2007 12:20:00 PM
The news article says the contract employee at Oak Ridge (Oakley) was clearing what essentially sounds like debris and trash from an old site. Even though the article mentions non-nuclear, non-radioactive “metal rods” it’s a good bet there was something else involved, although a $25,000 bail sounds really low, doesn’t it? The buyer was supposedly French, but I think you pegged his nationality on the head. I’ll bet the twitch in the Los Alamos arrest was of the same nationality. And, yeah, it’s a nuisance having our foreign policy run by another country. I know just how the Georgians, Latvians, Estonians, East Germans and Mongolians used to feel.
# posted by Lurch : 20/7/07 9:03 AM
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