By lex, on February 18th, 2010
The Taliban’s grotesque leadership are all too pleased to send näifs, mental deficients and anonymous innocents to fiery deaths in the name of The Cause, but roll one of them up and he gives up the goods:
By lex, on March 5th, 2012
It’s a bipartisan affair, according to Kristen Powers. Prosecution is rather spotty, however:
By lex, on March 4th, 2012
So, you know: Breitbart was a happy warrior. Which made those he warred against unhappy. Thus the hate, which of course he earned. By being happy.
While my town is not in danger from what has become California’s most destructive wildfire (I am about 100 miles south), we have felt the effects. So far, just for the Camp Fire up north 63 have died, with more than 600 unaccounted for. As far as property damage, as of this writing 11,682 structures (including homes) have been destroyed. It is, I believe, California’s most destructive wildfire.
The smoke is pervasive, looking like a morning fog that is starting to lift. Visibility today was hampered with 1/2 mile visibility on the freeway I was using.
The effects are even felt in one’s home, with some coughing and burning eyes.
Sometime ago, I read of the software that flew, I believe, the F-16. Which is fairly old technology today. I have forgotten the number of lines of code but it was easily in the 100s of thousands, and probably over a million.
Which has to perform correct under every conceivable condition.
By lex, on February 9th, 2010
Citizens of the Netherlands have no enshrined, constitutional right of free speech, which has led to the travesty of a man being tried for speaking his mind. In the US, of course, people do have a nearly unlimited right to spout off in the face of government, a fact that the US media has often happily turned to advantage. So it’s a more than a little ironic that while the Geert Wilders trial unfolds in Holland, so little is being said over here, either about the cultural issues in play, or the underlying and dominating issue of the state’s smothering an inconvenient citizen.