Saturday, July 23, 2016

FATS TURNS ON CRUZ

Back on February 10th, he said Cruz was The Man:
And let me say one thing: If conservatism is your bag, if conservatism is the dominating factor in how you vote, there is no other choice for you in this campaign than Ted Cruz, because you are exactly right: This is the closest in our lifetimes we have ever been to Ronald Reagan.
Now, he's 100% behind The Donald.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

BLASPHEMOUS ASSHAT GETS BOOED AT RNC

This is encouraging:

Here's a link to a short video.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

GEORGE W.BUSH AGREED WITH COLIN POWELL ABOUT THE LATTER'S UN PRESENTATION

In 2004, Colin Powell admitted that his UN presentation was bogus and I just found out that former Pres. George W. Bush in Decision Points agreed with Powell's assessment:
“Colin’s presentation was exhaustive, eloquent and persuasive. Coming against the backdrop of Saddam’s defiance of the weapons inspectors, it had a profound impact on the public debate. Later, many of the assertions in Colin’s speech would prove inaccurate. But at the time, his words reflected the considered judgement of intelligence agencies at home and around the world."

Monday, July 18, 2016

SOMETHING I DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT "AMERICA'S MAYOR"

I never heard or read this remarkable claim that appears on the RNC 2016 Convention speaker list:
Rudy Giuliani, Former Mayor of New York City
Giuliani was wrapping up his second term in office when New York City was attacked on September 11, 2001. Immediately following the attack, Giuliani coordinated rescue operations that saved as many as 20,000 lives. Because of his strong leadership in the aftermath of September 11th, Americans came to see him as a voice of reassurance and consolation during an uncertain time.

Monday, July 11, 2016

THERE REALLY WERE "PALESTINIANS" BEFORE THE ROMANS

That's what this National Geographic article claims:
Many researchers also tie the presence of the Philistines to the exploits of the Sea Peoples, a mysterious confederation of tribes that appears to have wreaked havoc across the eastern Mediterranean at the end of the Late Bronze Age, in the 13th and 12th centuries B.C. A relief in the mortuary temple of pharaoh Ramses III depicts his battle against the Sea Peoples around 1180 B.C. and records the names of several of the tribes, among them the Peleset, who are featured with distinctive headgear and kilts.

Around this time, the Peleset may have settled in or around Ashkelon, which had already been a major Canaanite port on the Mediterranean Sea for centuries. They also set up rule in four other major cities—Ashdod, Ekron, Gath, and Gaza—and the region became known in the Hebrew Bible as the land of the Palestu, the origin of the modern term "Palestine."

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

E-MAILS & THE GENERATION GAP

I suspect one of the causes of Hillary's e-mail blunder was simple ignorance about the need for online security. It could have been much worse:
Deutch’s CIA Clearance Suspended

By Vernon Loeb
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, August 21, 1999; Page A2

CIA Director George J. Tenet announced yesterday that he has suspended the security clearance of his predecessor, John M. Deutch, for violating government rules by working with classified material on an unsecured computer at his home.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

AYFKM?

This is a real crisis, not like Brexit, etc.

‘Unprecedented’: Scientists declare ‘global climate emergency’ after jet stream crosses equator


David Edwards

29 Jun 2016 at 13:48 ET