Building a Legacy….

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Paul Jamiol
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64 thoughts on “Building a Legacy….

  1. WHY? Indeed, Mr. President. If you expect to be succeeded by a Democratic president, you’d better stop pandering to the reich and line up behind them that brung you to your second dance.

  2. Why? Because it doesn’t matter who you vote for in this country…. the real owners call the shots.

    “They call it the American Dream because you need to be asleep to beleive it” – George Carlin

  3. because i’m happy to Tenna Twist while my Abilify, Aricept, Axiron, Effexor, and Enablex take care of, and over ride any malady that could effect my perfect life…including any worries of an inept governance. pass the Oxycodone…

    • Maybe, but the Constitution specifically requires that without a confession in open court, there must be at least two witnesses to the same overt act to convict someone of treason. As it is now, there are people who claim that what he is saying can’t possibly be true, so there’s a chance a skilled lawyer can raise reasonable doubt in any jury’s mind.

      • They’ll charge him under the Espionage Act, but it meets the layman’s, if not the legal, definition of treason.

    • ANDERSON COOPER: As far as reporters who helped reveal these programs, do you believe something should happen to them? Do you believe they should be punished as well?

      REP PETER KING (R-NY): Actually, if they willingly knew that this was classified information, I think actions should be taken, especially on something of this magnitude. I know the whole issue of leaks has been gone into over the last month. But I think on something of this magnitude, there is an obligation both moral but also legal I believe against a reporter disclosing something which would so severely compromise national security. As a practical matter, I guess there have been a number of reporters who have been prosecuted under it. So the answer is yes to your question.

      Setting aside the inaccuracy of the statement that reporters have been prosecuted for revealing classified information (none ever have), there is also the small matter of whether or not this program was really that vital to national security. I say it wasn’t. At least, it wasn’t so vital that they couldn’t tell anyone about it. The government frequently over-classifies things, sometimes just to avoid the embarrassment its disclosure would cause. But that’s not a legal reason to classify something. Reputation is not part of our national security. Besides, if you’re lying to the rest of the world, you deserve what happens when you get exposed.

  4. “Fox and Friends” anchor Brian Kilmeade assures the leader of a British Neo-Nazi Party, on air, “we’ve got your back” and “it’s great what you’re doing”. But in fairness to Brian, he only thought the guy hated Muslims, not ALL brown people.

    Seriously, the guy who plays Kilmeade on SNL is gonna have to work to be this stupid.

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/06/12/fox-news-host-breathlessly-praises-british-neo-fascist-weve-got-your-back/

    • My favorite Brian Kilmeade Stupid Comment happened when they were discussing that allegation that Jesus had a wife. As they went to commercial, Gretchen said, “Jesus had a wife, imagine that.” And Brian goes, “Lucky woman.” (Yes, because every woman longs to be a widow at 30.)

      • Hello beautiful 😉 I’ve been raising hell with RWNJs in between cleaning out my man cave and doing research for my history project. The heat index got over 100 today and the net was down for over an hour so I really didn’t get much done!

        • I’m glad you like my soaps. 😉

          It’s been SO long since I played Whack-a-Troll ™, that I’m afraid I’ve lost my edge. I’m glad you’re keeping up!

          Damn, it’s WAY too early for that kind of heat! What kind of history project?

      • I’m glad you’re still doing soap, but either I don’t wash enough or these bars last forever.

    • Sorry, but the only other recourse they’ve left themselves is to sue the plant owners for the money. As an American, I refuse to allow my tax dollars to be used to help people who refuse to protect themselves with sensible safety regulations (like don’t build a school next to a fertilizer plant), who decry government regulation and “interference” (i.e., laws) from Washington, and who think a regulation-free capitalistic system is the best way to go. They are at least partly responsible for this happening to them. They could have prevented it but they refused to. And I can sleep at night feeling this way because I know it’s exactly how they would treat me if I were the victim of a man-made disaster that could have been prevented, and they would be right.

  5. I reckon it’s a bad thing if your electric coop e-mails you and tells you to get ready for power outages due to severe weather.

  6. Zooey, I’m calling my history project “CSI St. Augustine Investigate History”. I’m doing in depth research on people and events that had connections (think James Burke) to St. Augustine’s founding and the people and events that influenced it’s development to where it is today.

    One example I’m working on involves a 9th century Persian physician, Muhammad ibn Zakariyā Rāzī, who is well known in medical circles for his contributions to medicine. He also described the carbon compound we call kerosene. It was kerosene, not gasoline, that made John D. Rockefeller a millionaire. Henry Flagler was an officer and major stockholder in Standard Oil who used his money building hotels and churches here that are major tourist attractions today.

    • I remember reading about the secret room in San Francisco back then and the AT&T tech that found the technical documents for the equipment. Since then the advances in computer technology allow for faster processing and increased storage in smaller spaces. The challenge today involves the algorithms to process the data. I’m wondering if any of the people doing that work had any involvement developing the algorithms used by Wall Street firms?

    • It’s not new and anyone paying attention knew it was happening. No matter the clever algorithms there are some pretty hard to overcome limitations on how quickly one could search a large dataset. I find it more plausible that NSA does in fact do what they’ve described, save everything and only perform targeted searches. I also wonder, having typed this, if RWNJs are horrified that their data is searched, on the internet, using some sort of AlGoreithm.

  7. Last night Rachael mentioned the name of Ellicott City, Maryland. Ellicott City was among the first words I recognized when I was learning to read when I was 4 or 5 years. I saw them on trolley cars when my mother took me shopping.

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