Politics

We The People

It’s important to remember we are in charge and, as V would say, our government should be afraid of us. Snowden has clarified that things are backward.

If you read the post linked above without also clicking through and reading the link it contains, you are missing out. I only have the vaguest memory that there was ever a scandal regarding something called INSLAW, so I looked it up and found it fascinating. Especially given that it involved case management software that was so early, and made me think of software with which I’ve been involved, but used for nefarious purposes, and used/adapted heavily for making connections every which way between people, not just documents or legal cases.

It seems like we’re on a precipice, windmilling our arms, trying to maintain balance, but we’re failing… and perhaps we’ve been closer to the edge for longer than we could preceive.

That Was Close!

I just almost linked a story about a Twitter chatbot someone wrote to argue with “anti-science” types, regarding AGW, and at the last second I realized that the writer and bot were arguing FOR global warming and the title of the article was being misleading in referring to skeptics as “anti-science.” Pretty impressive, though, defending the increasingly indefensible by wearing down people until they stop responding.

AGW seems to be a huge blind spot. I have a friend who is all science when it comes to vaccinations and other things, but in keeping with the above, gets all religious on AGW and considers “deniers” to be “anti-science.” It’s bizarre.

I Agree With Roger

Much of it is true about Obama, but not all. I believe he was not born in Kenya, but that he was a mediocre student who received preference for claiming to be foreign. I also agree about Kennedy: Oswald was a lone communist assasin doing the one thing he did well. It makes no sense that Obama wouldn’t have stayed with, or at least visited, his uncle while in college in the same area. A coverup is smoke, indicative of fire. We can move away from debating whether there is smoke, focusing on how open the flames and extensive the conflagration.