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christopher-cudworth's picture
Jan.10.2014
Here in Chicago a teen shot his brother over an argument about an XBox game. Blam. Right in the head. The kid is in custody now, facing indictment and planning a pretty good future for himself, we must suppose.  Surprisingly, no one jumped out of the closet with another weapon to shoot the kid...
earl-merkel's picture
Jun.09.2013
From my personal files, labeled "I Get A Little Impatient At Mind-Boggling Statements Before My Morning Coffee:" a Facebook friend's post says: "I'm not sure why everybody is suddenly surprised that telephone and e-mail records are collected by the NSA. I knew they were doing it, although I...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Apr.22.2012
These days, Mac Donald's Big Macs, and Mac Mansions aren't enough to satisfy the ever growing American appetite for new products, as well as bigger and better ones, and they may soon become among our leading exports. Iran is said to be copying a drone it captured last year. http://www.reuters....
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Mar.07.2011
For as long as I can remember, there are two Bay Area institutions one dare not denigrate. One is Craigslist, and the other is Bay Area Rapid Transit. Both have now been discredited. BART police came under intense media scrutiny when a passenger was shot and killed by an officer who claims to have...
tammy-yee's picture
Dec.16.2010
Here's a solution to those intrusive full body scanners proposed by the TSA. Stop by your friendly airport Burger King and buy pancakes to hide your junk. Sorry folks, the french toast won't work--it's gotta be pancakes. According to the Journal of Transportation Security,  "It is very...
tammy-yee's picture
Nov.30.2010
  Charles is less popular than the Queen. Andrew cusses about journalists interfering with international trade deals. Kim Jong Il drinks like a fish. King Abdullah, who suggests implanting chips into Guantanamo detainees as a way to track them (as he does his Arabian stallions and falcons...
MedicalWhistleblower's picture
Oct.16.2009
With much respect and admiration to those honorable professionals within the intelligence profession: Many have forgotten what the true goal of a National Intelligence Service actually is. Intelligence is about bringing information in an understandable and clear decisive manner to those in...
geri-spieler's picture
Jun.15.2009
 Is an extremist tall, short, young, old, thin, fat? Would you know if the person standing next to you was about to pull out a gun and shoot?  Scary thought, isn't it?  Think about the pressure our protective and security agencies have been under since President Obama took office?  Yet, will all...