Snowden Keeps on Giving Open Thread

So while Traveller wondered if Snowden would just ride off into the Russian sunset, Greenwald continues to methodically digest and release information. I had guessed that we have not heard the last of Snowden's information trove, and so it is. This week the following were confirmed:

A not-Syria Labor Day Open Thread

So while we wait for Congress to get back into town and decide things on Syria, there's still other stuff happening in this great, big, beautiful world of ours.

 

In Japan, the rubber-suited monsters that brought international fame and recognition to its film industry are gradually fading into oblivion.

A not-Syria Labor Day Open Thread

So while we wait for Congress to get back into town and decide things on Syria, there's still other stuff happening in this great, big, beautiful world of ours.

 

In Japan, the rubber-suited monsters that brought international fame and recognition to its film industry are gradually fading into oblivion.

Well, this sucks

CNN,  Sunday, emphasis mine:

U.N. inspectors prepared to examine the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria on Monday, a strike a U.S. official said was all but certain was carried out by the embattled Syrian government.

Internet Of Things Open Thread

Is this the kind of world you want to live in?

 

For yes or for no, discuss.

 

I'll get the ball rolling with this: After 20 years in tech, I'm feeling itchy to get myself an old rotary dial phone and throw all the silicon junk away. This crap is not what I had in mind.

 

 

Egypt Is Looking Really Bad Open Thread

I don't have any observations that are not obvious. This is a really dangerous situation moving rapidly.

 

If anybody has anything bright to say about it, please be my guest.

 

If not, be my guest anyway and write about something else.

Obama's failed drone policy in Yemen

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To recap, back in 2009, there were around 300 al Qaeda members in Yemen. Not long after inauguration, Commander-in-Chief Obama began a series of 75 drone strikes across this troubled nation. At least 600 were killed in those strikes. Today, there are over 1,000 al Qaeda members in Yemen. Can we now call Obama's drone policy in Yemen a dismal failure? I agree with Gregory Johnsen. The answer is yes.

The Accumulating Crimes of Barack H. Obama

 

..What the hell does he thing he's doing? What does he think his job is, to destroy the United States single handedly?

Tech is about the only forward looking industry that the US is preeminent in, and while most will not take this following story seriously, many people in the world will, killing our last goose laying golden eggs.

Lavabit has been shut down. Now I don't know who Lavabit is and I've never done business with them in any fashion, but it has been rumored that Snowden has used their servers for his encrypted E-Mail.

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