Overnight Open Thread

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19 Responses to Overnight Open Thread

  1. myiq2xu says:
    • Jadzia says:

      I don’t love the idea of the intrinsic value of a life (actual or potential, however you choose to view it) being dependent on its level of convenience, or lack thereof, to the parents.

    • Constance says:

      And yet you can force women to have children they don’t want and can’t support emotionally or physically but you can’t force them to parent the children. And all these unwanted children have fathers who aren’t forced to support them also.

  2. Karma says:

    The best stuff is usually at the end of the articles.

    For now, Greenwald said he is taking extra precautions against the prospect that he is a target of U.S. surveillance. He said he began using encrypted email when he began communicating with Snowden in February after Snowden sent him a YouTube video walking him through the procedure to encrypt his email.

    “When I was in Hong Kong, I spoke to my partner in Rio via Skype and told him I would send an electronic encrypted copy of the documents,” Greenwald said. “I did not end up doing it. Two days later his laptop was stolen from our house and nothing else was taken. Nothing like that has happened before. I am not saying it’s connected to this, but obviously the possibility exists.”

    When asked if Greenwald believed his computer was being monitored by the U.S. government. “I would be shocked if the U.S. government were not trying to access the information on my computer. I carry my computers and data with me everywhere I go.”

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/06/25/greenwald-snowden-s-files-are-out-there-if-anything-happens-to-him.html

  3. Karma says:

    Repeating ‘high school dropout’ apparently wasn’t enough to discredit Snowden so Greenwald’s past is up to bat.

    #ggscandals is trending.

  4. driguana says:

    Ofraudma starts his African tour…
    Wonder why he won’t go to Liberia with their strong American ties as a home for repatriated slaves in the 1800s (not as classy and touristy as Dakar, je crois), or to Mali, the most musical place on the planet (that’s an aside from me) to bolster some kind of statement regarding the incursion of Al Qaeda into former French countries….

    Sometimes these trips are very curious…
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/27/us-obama-africa-slavery-idUSBRE95Q0IF20130627

  5. driguana says:

    a bit of Senegalese music for you this morning…

  6. driguana says:

    my favorite Senegalese group …Orchestre Baobab

  7. DeniseVB says:

  8. DandyTiger says:

    Former Stasi on the NSA:

    BERLIN — Wolfgang Schmidt was seated in Berlin’s 1,200-foot-high TV tower, one of the few remaining landmarks left from the former East Germany. Peering out over the city that lived in fear when the communist party ruled it, he pondered the magnitude of domestic spying in the United States under the Obama administration. A smile spread across his face.

    “You know, for us, this would have been a dream come true,” he said, recalling the days when he was a lieutenant colonel in the defunct communist country’s secret police, the Stasi.

  9. driguana says:

    Once again Obama goes overseas and criticizes our country…the man is pathetic…and his speech in Dakar was bland and boring…West Africa a little too hot for him and his teleprompter!!!

    • yttik says:

      Kind of sums up the problems I have with the powers that be right now. This is a democracy, it’s supposed to be about the will of the people, right or wrong. There’s a process, a system of checks and balances, that should be respected whether they do the “right thing” or not. Forget about all of that, from Obama right on down to my city council, it’s all about “we know what’s best for you, so you shouldn’t even have a voice in the system anymore.” Locally, 140 people showed up for a meeting to protest a pending decision. Two people showed up in favor of it. As my city council so blatently put it, “we know what’s best, so what people want is irrelevent.” It’s a real problem with those in public service right now, they seem to forget that they were put in office to represent their constituents.

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