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Open forum, Aug 5-11

roger — August 8, 2013 at 8:22 p.m.

Okay, thanks. Seems that I am a bit too old. I'd been retired for around two years before the ODNI came into existence and started in with new forms to sign. Pretty much explains why I had never heard of non disclosure statements.

August 9, 2013 at 11:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Aug 5-11

roger — August 8, 2013 at 5:30 a.m.

Apparently the judge refused to let the "stand by" attorneys escape, if that's the word for it.

Several of the things that Manning sent off to Wikileaks were depictions of illegal behavior. Given the length of time that this has been going on and the secrecy that has been imposed by the Army and the lack of media attention from anyone but Firedog Lake and a couple of other blogs it is very difficult to find any accurate information.

We seem to have a bit of a word usage problem. In the 30 years that I had a security clearance while either in or working for the Army I don't recall signing anything that could be considered a non disclosure statement. At least every 5 years I would sign my background update attesting that it was all true, and every now and then I'd sign a statement that said I had read a couple of paragraphs (say NATO or some such) and once my clearance went into the stratospheric range I'd go into some dungeon and read a couple of paragraphs and sign a statement that I had indeed read them but I never signed anything that I consider a non disclosure statement.

August 8, 2013 at 1:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Aug 5-11

roger — August 7, 2013 at 7:17 p.m.

Without going to look for links from this morning, I will state that it was the defense lawyers that stopped the trial asking to be relieved since their, not quite client (he is defending himself but the judge assigned attorneys to aid him in the details of his defense) was setting himself up for the death penalty and to make himself a martyr and that violated their duty to do their best to defend said client. The judge cleared the court room to discuss this with all of the various attorneys. Haven't seen any results of that meeting.

PFC Manning is a whistle blower who should be be allowed the rights that were once given to whistle blowers but now seem to have disappeared.

August 7, 2013 at 7:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, April 8-14

mrd — April 13, 2013 at 5:48 p.m.

The Bushmaster was indeed the weapon used, this site, the Connecticut State Police website is pretty much the most official one I could find.


Pertinent line: "The shooter used the Bushmaster .223 to murder 20 children and six adults inside the school; he used a handgun to take his own life inside the school. No other weapons were used in this crime. This case remains under investigation."

Anyone who is posting differently is either ignorant, in denial or a shill for the NRA.

April 14, 2013 at 9:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Feb 18-24

manthou — February 24, 2013 at 9:54 a.m.

From the comments on the 4 Feb "Clash of Titans" story.

"Lou Brancaccio · Top Commenter · University of Florida
"Clash of the Titans!" might not have happened in the council chambers but **free of charge (for now at least)** I bring you Clash of the Titans gangnam, er, comment style. ;-)
Reply · 2 ·
· February 5 at 10:32am"

So what do you think?

February 24, 2013 at 11:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, March 19-25

Whoa, this has been a strange day, re: the article on facebook password being required, I find myself in utter agreement with Lew, never thought that I'd see that day.

goldenoldie — March 20, 2012 at 2:33 p.m.

Re: National Defense Resources Preparedness executive order, per the powers vested in the presidency by the Defense Production Act of 1950. Ed Morrissey, who is not one that I would normally link to (being one of those right wing bloggers) says: "...the general impact of it is negligible. This EO simply updates another EO (12919) that had been in place since June 1994, and amended several times since." read his entire article here: http://hotair.com/archives/2012/03/18...

March 20, 2012 at 8:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, March 12-18

luvithere — March 16, 2012 at 4:46 p.m.

I so totally agree with you. But I am sitting here in great amusement with a side order of deju vu. Really, I thought that I was having a discussion with Dee but it turned out that my facts were actually attacks (hey that rhymes) and Dee didn't like that, so now she doesn't read anything I say. No loss at all for me but she (I presume Dee is a she) doesn't want to read anything that goes against her world view. This would include the facts about PP.

Hey, at least she hasn't started calling you Luvey. I think that is probably a sign that she has given up and is resorted to name calling.

And yes I am a bit irate that she told me to go away and stop posting. As always ymmv.

March 16, 2012 at 8:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, March 12-18

luvithere, be careful how you answer Dee at 3:13. Possible chance to be put on ignore if you start quoting facts about the three percent.

March 16, 2012 at 4:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, March 12-18

manthou — March 16, 2012 at 6:35 a.m.

Yes Politics is a Blood Sport as well as Jon DeVore, jondevore.blogspot.com are behind Google passwords and I don't do Google for the same reason that I don't do Facebook. Democracy for Vancouver, http://www.democracyforvancouver.org/ is sort of weird, the side bar references items from today including the weather, but there has not been a post since September last year. Of course I don't know if DeVore is still posting at all, He used to post up at horesesass.org but stopped about the same time his sight started requiring a Google password. Plenty of other blogspot/blogger sites out there that don't require a password, Digby's Hullabaloo, http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/ and Atrios' Eschaton, http://www.eschatonblog.com/ come immediately to mind so I have no idea what's going on.

March 16, 2012 at 3:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, March 12-18

langenthal, Nailingit, Hawkeye, whomever. Can anyone recommend a local Vancouver Blog that is a member of the reality based community?

There used to be several but they now either require a google login, (Blogspot/Blogger) which I don't do, or have stopped updating. I read horsesass.org daily but they don't necessarily cover Vancouver.

March 15, 2012 at 8:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )