- Edward Snowden and the selective targeting of leaks
- “The Secret War” of General Keith Alexander
- Alexander says secret surveillance programs have thwarted “dozens” of attacks
- NYC Mayor candidate Anthony Weiner’s record in the House is under scrutiny
- Dan Pfeiffer, the man guarding Obama legacy
- Bill Clinton via John McCain: Obama risks looking like at “total fool” on Syria
- Syria rebels, starved for arms, make their own
- CIA’s deputy director Michael Morell to be replaced with White House lawyer
- Nikkei enters bear market
- Prettier in print:
- Cover: “The Geeks Who Leak,” by Michael Scherer.
- Alex Altman calls Sen. Chuck Schumer, “The Dealmaker.” Teaser here.
- “Hail, President. Well Met,” by Fareed Zakaria
- “Cleaning Up China,” by Rana Foroohar
- “The NSA’s Big Data Problem,” by Bryan Walsh
- Jeffrey Rosen calls Google, Facebook, other major tech companies “The Deciders.” Rosen says, “They’re the ones who decide what controversial speech stays up and what comes down in response to government demands or users’ objections.”
McCain and his boy toy are determined to get us into another war.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today released the following statement on Syria:
“We appreciate the President’s finding that the Assad regime has used chemical weapons on several occasions. We also agree with the President that this fact must affect U.S. policy toward Syria. The President’s red line has been crossed. U.S. credibility is on the line. Now is not the time to merely take the next incremental step. Now is the time for more decisive actions.
“The conflict in Syria has taken a dramatic turn for the worse. The United Nations reported today that the death toll in Syria is approaching 93,000. Hezbollah is all in. Iran is all in. Iraqi militant groups are flowing into Syria to fight for Assad. Russia continues to provide military and diplomatic support. Assad is dramatically increasing his use of airpower against civilians and opposition forces in Syria. A report today stated that Assad’s forces conducted at least 5,000 air-to-ground attacks last month alone.
“A decision to provide lethal assistance, especially ammunition and heavy weapons, to opposition forces in Syria is long overdue, and we hope the President will take this urgently needed step. But providing arms alone is not sufficient. That alone is not enough to change the military balance of power on the ground against Assad. The President must rally an international coalition to take military actions to degrade Assad’s ability to use airpower and ballistic missiles and to move and resupply his forces around the battlefield by air. This can be done, as we have said many times, using stand-off weapons such as cruise missiles.
“We cannot afford to delay any longer. Assad is on the offensive with every weapon in his arsenal and with the complete support of his foreign allies. We must take more decisive actions now to turn the tide of the conflict in Syria.”
Based on all the evidence below I'm curious how many GOP politicians are founding fathers would have wanted hung if they had met them and learned of their actions and their effects on the long term safety and stability of the nation? Issa for one would have been given a musket ball to head with minimal deliberation for Benghazi alone.
Knowing that this will go over you heads...
What justification does the Appendix give for choosing the trending autoregressive model? None. In other words, the model used by the IPCC is just adopted by proclamation. Science is supposed to be based on evidence and logic. The failure of the IPCC to present any evidence or logic to support its choice of model is a serious violation of basic scientific principles — indeed, it means that what the IPCC has done is not science.
People that Suffer for GOP Polciy:
* The victims of the Texas factory explosion
* The victims of the Louisiana chemical plant explosion
* Victims of the OKC tornadoes
* The 5033 dead since Newtown
* Those who won't be covered or lose coverage if the GOP gets it's way on Obamacare
* Those that are in need of jobs
"The conservative jurist, appointed by Reagan and considered for the Supreme Court by George W. Bush, is also alleged to have said that the defenses often offered in capital cases, including mental retardation and systemic racism, were "red herrings," and Mexicans would prefer to be on death row in the United States rather than in prison in Mexico."
Another installment of "Impartial Judges" NOT.
Hecklers cheer burning of Tennessee mosque at Muslim outreach event: http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/06/13/2150841/hecklers-cheer-burning-of-tennessee-mosque/?mobile=wp
If McCain wants intervention, then write a bill, Show the tax INCREASE to pay for it. Show the re-institution of the draft as sending the same people overseas for 3,4,5,6 or more tours is criminal./ And McCain, you and your little buddy enlist to work on the home front at a militarty hospital. Everyione who signs to back the war bill has to agree to work 2 days a week in a military hospital (this should be a problem as you guys only work 35 days a year). You want a war, then put your butt on the line along with the young people that the old guys always send!
Nothing exports American exceptionalism as fatigues, guns and M1A1s.
It's not like McCain is going to get his head blown off in the next money wasting conflict.
From your own doubters: Guess what is absorbing the temp increase?
Polar ice melt curves:
Your first lesson about ice:
Here is the curve indicating how much energy it takes to melt it: Note that it clearly shows that it takes about as much energy to melt it as it does to raise it from freezing to melting!
@ahandout You do realize that the real significant rise in temperature had occurred in the last 50 years. But even back in 1880 we were burning coal in tremendous amounts to fuel the industrial revolution. Think all that coal smoke in the air may have had anything to do with the rising temps?
You didn't notice that we are in a period of time that heat energy isn't going to warming the atmosphere, but is instead melting ice?
I venture to guess that you know NOTHING about science, @ahandout!
*The 4500 dead in Iraq and the tens of thousands physically and emotionally damaged
* The 3000 dead in 9/11 whos death may have been avoided if warnings were addressed
* The Millions of kids denied quality education and healthcare
and the list goes on and on
@Sue_N Times like this I am ashamed that I fought for this country. Bigots like this should have no place in a modern society.
@MrObvious@mantisdragon91Whats disappointing is that it looks like the White House is concocting a story about chemicals weapons to justify intervention. And that simple doesn't pass the smell test. Assad is clearly winning the war, so why would he risk using chemical weapons and inviting western interference?
@fitty_three Your Brain?
@fitty_three Lesson #3:
Melting Ice equals higher sea levels
Did you see the ice melt curves, mantis?
They've climbed steeply at the same time the temperature curves flattened.
"The 4500 dead in Iraq..."
That only includes US military deaths. The Iraqis had over 100,000 civilians killed.
I never talk about the death toll in Iraq and ignore the terrible carnage we inflicted on the Iraqis. It helps to explain why those ungrateful Iraqis didn't greet us as liberators.
It's worth it to see all the contributions.
Many people fear what they don't understand. I've always thought that I got an education in spite of the school I went to. They had a library and I used it.
Honestly, I try never to listen to her talk about anything. Still, no one should have a childhood that damages them for life.
@ahandout just doesn't realize that 'nya, nya nya nya nya, I can't hear you' doesn't go over well in scientific debate.
Hell, I used one of his own skeptics against him!
And, knowing that faster ice melt takes greater heat energy (see the first graph), neatly explains the last graph.
The obvious conclusion: Heat is being absorbed by melting ice. Duh!
Are you just making this stuff up as you go?
That tired Rush Limbaugh (which University did he get his doctorate at, I mean diploma, I mean high school diploma from again?) argument is more laughable than anything else.
It snowed today so there is no climate change! It is warm today so those tree huggers are idiots!
Politics > science for too many rightists who want, I assume, to be treated seriously.
I'm guessing that the wolves that raised you didn't cover reading comprehension
Ivy_B, the librarian and two or three teachers kind of kept me on a semi-reasonable path. I remember one time when the librarian was sitting with me in a private room that they kept off of the library for habitual offenders and she was lecturing me about being jaded (of all things) and telling me that I should spend more time with people my own age. Then she gave me a book she'd brought from home and made me promise not to let anyone know I had it. It was "The Story of O". I'd just turned 14.
Sue_N, just a couple of years ago she was part of a senior citizens tour group that visited our facility. I was conducting the tour and recognized her after a couple of minutes. I checked the visitors sign in sheet and went over and gave her a big hug. It surprised the hell out of her but when I told her my name, she introduced me to the rest of her group as "My pothead from high school".
@sacredh I once had an open period in high school for a semester. I worked as a library aide. I was in heaven.
La_Randy, mine was the same way. I spent almost as much time in the library as in class. The librarian and I got to be good friends. She used to howl when I'd tell her the things I did to get sent to the library.
@sacredh My school would send you to detention in the library for minor infractions (like talking in class). I enjoyed it immensely.
@sacredh Over the years I have said many, many times that for all the issues my parents and I have had, I was incredibly lucky.
And now my older daughter is a certified volunteer (she actually has a title that I've forgotten) at the local crisis center. Hopefully she can help lessen the damage in some of these cases.
And I used to be upset because my dad would make me listen to country music. It puts things in perspective.
@Sue_N Her father (blanked) her up. It doesn't always follow that an adult with a child's voice has those kind of issues but it does in this case.
She's to be pitied.