Hey, you John Wayne wannabes! An armed sailor…a professional fighting man…trained for war and totally familiar with the use of weapons…was on sentry duty when he was disarmed by a civilian who then used the gun to kill another sailor. And you think you’ve got a chance to protect you and yours? Your dreams will [...]
Water is the one resource that have continued to plunder with little concern for it’s availability in the future. We let the petroleum industry waste it in fracking. We let power companies pollute it in any number of ways. We let factory farms dry up aquifers with high capacity wells for irrigation. We waste it [...]
There has been a fair amount of press on the shortage of propane in the state as temperatures continue to seek the bottom of the thermometer. Steve Carlson touched on it briefly here on Blogging Blue.
But today, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel discussed Governor Walker’s about face on providing financial assistance in securing sufficient propane [...]
The news today included the fact that President Obama’s administration finally released the last 3 ethnic Uighurs from Guantanamo. These last three political prisoners were sent to Slovakia. Of the 22 Uighurs originally incarcerated at Guantanamo, all have been released and sent to 6 different countries around the world, none of them their homeland.
Surrendering our civil liberties one court ruling at a time. The National Security Agency notched a much-needed win in court, after a series of setbacks over the legality and even the usefulness of its massive data collection program.
A federal judge in New York ruled Friday that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection [...]
It’s been out of the news for a week or so now…but the US and Afghanistan finally completed negotiations on the continued presence of US troops in Afghanistan past the official end of American participation in hostilities at the end of 2014. I don’t think I need to recap all of the back and forth [...]
This is absolutely disgusting. Fifteen people on their way to a wedding in Yemen were killed in an air strike after their party was mistaken for an al Qaeda convoy, local security officials said on Thursday.
The officials did not identify the plane in the strike in central al-Bayda province, but tribal and [...]
Well not really, my take on his quote is 180 degrees in the opposite direction from what I am sure he meant:
It is heartbreaking to the American people that Senate Republicans, divided as they did and decided to direct their criticism, direct their attention, direct their cannon fire at House Republicans and at [...]
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is among three finalists for the European Union’s top human rights award, the Sakharov Prize. European emoprog lawmakers ( also known as the Green caucus ) said Snowden deserves to win because ” he risked his freedom to protect us. ”
16 year old Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who survived [...]