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"the Oval Office expressed 'full confidence'¯ in its chief spy leader"

Oct 22, 2014 by Ugh | 1 Comment
According to sources familiar with the CIA inspector general report that details the alleged abuses by agency officials, CIA agents impersonated Senate staffers in order to gain access to Senate communications and drafts of the Intelligence ommittee investigation. But other anonymous people deny it.

Ebola! Ebola! Ebola! Ebola!

Oct 16, 2014 by Ugh | 2 Comments
It seems there is a second, U.S. derived case. This person was on a plane Monday and diagnosed Tuesday. 132 people on board, and some unknown (!) number of crew, plus the people who cleaned the plane that night. Will be, uh, interesting if there is a third U.S. case and it's not directly connected to the original patient.

Prior Restraint

Oct 08, 2014 by Ugh | 16 Comments
Supposedly, unconstitutional. And yet.... UPDATE: This is also rather disturbing: "The Justice Department is claiming, in a little-noticed court filing, that a federal agent had the right to impersonate a young woman online by creating a Facebook page in her name without her knowledge. Government lawyers also are defending the agent’s right to scour the woman’s seized cell phone and to post photographs — including racy pictures of her and even one of her young son and niece — to the phony social media account, which the agent was using to communicate with suspected criminals."

No shit.

Oct 03, 2014 by Ugh | 15 Comments
Foreign nations’ proxy war in Syria creates chaos. To quote Eddie Murphy, "tell us something we don't know, muthcfnkca."

Beltway Series!

Sep 29, 2014 by Ugh | 1 Comment
It sez here in this magic 8 ball thingy.

Wallace! Wallace!

Sep 19, 2014 by Ugh | 30 Comments
Scottish independence would be interesting. I guess we'll find out soon.


Sep 10, 2014 by Ugh | Add comment
So, like, what? "Oh, there's a video? You're fired!" Chris Mortensen of ESPN reporting in July "he strikes her, strikes her hard. And her head—according to the sources I've spoken to—struck the rail inside the elevator, and she was unconscious." So if they saw it,* why deny it now? My guess is that, at the time, they didn't think it was that bad. *I suppose they could have had their outside counsel watch it, and then write the NFL a detailed description of what went on, so they could deny ever seeing the video until it was released publicly.

long time, no see, anything you'd like to chat about?

Sep 01, 2014 by libjpn | 7 Comments
said goodbye to the son (or close relative) of blackhawk. There was backchannel discussion, so this wasn't just me and this thread is to give you regulars a chance to talk about it, not that I'm going to change anything.

This was not Knight's first time being shot at a pre-VMA party.

Aug 25, 2014 by Ugh | Add comment
"He was shot in his leg at a party hosted by rapper Kanye West at a Miami hotel on the eve of the 2005 VMA show." Also, too: "Knight was driving the car which which Shakur was a passenger when the rapper was shot to death in Las Vegas in 1996." Tough man.

Slow Posting at the Mothership

Aug 23, 2014 by Ugh | Add comment
Sorry, between the events of the post below and vacation/school starting, been busy. Will try to step it up after Labor Day, if not before. Go Nationals.