Monthly Archives: November 2010

A Love Rose Forever

Love.  Boundless.  Never-ending.


The Love Rose
Image courtesy of psullivan6 via http://effects.worth1000.com/entries/567937/the-love-rose.

Special Ed Student Question For Teachers

When students ponder.


“If you are late for special ed class… is it okay for the teacher to call you tardy?”
Image courtesy of http://i.imgur.com/BQNdd.jpg.

Presidential Inaction Is Tacit Acceptance Of WikiLeaks Irresponsible Destruction

Obama administration is weak in the face of WikiLeaks.  WP. 

Julian Assange, as the founder of WikiLeaks, certainly shows a lot of bravado in the face of nations that have the potential to go after him for high crimes.  Espionage is not a charge to be taken lightly.  Terrorism either.  But it has mattered not to Assange, a computer hacker whose greater interests have been in publishing sensitive, confidential, secret, and often embarrassing and sordid information.

It was not enough that WikiLeaks released very sensitive information twice before.  The kind of information that can elicit reprisals like prison or death for people whose identity is revealed by said documents, not to mention compromising personal and national security and diplomacy of multiple people and nations. 

What is worse is that the president of the greatest nation on this earth, stood back idly.  First, 75,000 documents.  Second, 390,000 documents.  Third, more than 250,000 documents.   

So then, the obvious surfaces.  Why the complacency?  Even the liberal Washington Post is now clamoring for responsible action.     

The Obama administration has the ability to bring Assange to justice and to put WikiLeaks out of business. The new U.S. Cyber Command could shut down WilkiLeaks’ servers and prevent them from releasing more classified information on President Obama’s orders. But, as The Post reported this month, the Obama administration has been paralyzed by infighting over how, and when, it might use these new offensive capabilities in cyberspace. One objection: “The State Department is concerned about diplomatic backlash” from any offensive actions in cyberspace, The Post reported. Well, now the State Department can deal with the “diplomatic backlash” that comes from standing by helplessly, while WikiLeaks releases hundreds of thousands of its most sensitive diplomatic cables.

Because of its failure to act, responsibility for the damage done by these most recent disclosures now rests with the Obama administration. Perhaps this latest release crosses a line that will finally spur the administration to action. After all, the previous disclosures harmed only our war efforts. But this latest disclosure is a blow to a cause Democrats really care about – our diplomatic efforts. Maybe now, finally, the gloves will come off. Or is posting mournful tweets about the damage done to our national security the best this administration can do?

Inaction is tacit acceptance of the destructive and criminal activities of WikiLeaks.  A lack of leadership is cleary on display from the White House.

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RIP Leslie Nielsen Of Airplane And Naked Gun Fame

Leslie Nielsen of ‘Naked Gun’ fame dies at age 84.   AP/Forbes. 

Born February 11, 1926 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.  Passed November 28, 2010 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  Age 84.  Cause of death pneumonia.

Best known for Airplane, The Naked Gun, and the subsequent series spawned, which brought the hilarious and comedic prankster side of Leslie Neilsen to audiences around the world.  He also found time for episodes of Golden Girls, Scary Movie 4, Creepshow, Fantasy Island.  So many others over a 60 year timeframe.

His hit parade of work at IMDB.

funny Leslie Nielsen movies

October 29, 2009

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Cyber Monday Specials Fail To Attract Shoppers

Black Friday may have been a bust too.


“Sale fail.  0% off select items today.”
Image courtesy of http://thisfails.com/main.php?g2_itemId=53.

TSA Unfolds New Slogans For Bumper Stickers

Email in circulation.

 

New TSA bumper stickers.  TSA agents display them proudly.

  • Can’t see London, can’t see France, unless we see your underpants.
  • Grope discounts available.
  • If we did our job any better we’d have to buy you dinner first.
  • Only we know if Lady Gaga is really a lady.
  • Wanna fly?  Drop your fly.
  • We’ve handled more balls than Barney Frank.
  • We rub you the wrong way, so you can be on your way.
  • It’s not a grope.  It;s a freedom pat.
  • When in doubt, we make you whip it out.
  • TSA: Touchin’, Squeezin’, Arrestin’.
  • YOU were a virgin…
  • We handle more packages than USPS.

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Bike Lock Takes It Safely To New Level

An innovative way to lock your bike and keep it out of sight.  A different way. 

Making-Of sicherstes Fahrradschloss

November 15, 2010