Archive for 2007

Bush Adds Another Gem to Lie Log

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

“In August, I think it was … [National Intelligence Director] Mike McConnell came in and said, we have some new information. He didn’t tell me what the information was …“ (2007-12-04)x60 President Bush uttered that statement last week, claiming ignorance about the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) finding that Iran has had no nuclear weapons program […]


Comet Holmes Still Visible

Friday, December 7th, 2007

2007-12-07: I saw Comet Holmes again the night before last, one of the few clear nights during this cloudy late autumn near Erie’s southern shore. Being far enough from city lights to see the milk of the Milky Way, I could just make out the comet by naked eye. But through binoculars, I saw a […]


New Phantom Galaxy Picture from Hubble Telescope

Friday, November 30th, 2007

2007-11-30: Yesterday NASA and the European Space Agency released a nice picture of galaxy M74 composed from data taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2003 & 2005.x40 The galaxy is in Pisces, about 32 million light years away, and is a spiral galaxy like our Milky Way, but a bit smaller. A French astronomer, […]


Tricky Republicans Give Cheney Impeachment New Life

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

“In his conduct while Vice President of the United States, Richard B. Cheney, in violation of his constitutional oath to … defend the Constitution … has purposely manipulated the intelligence process to deceive the citizens and Congress of the United States by fabricating a threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction to justify the use […]


Big Brother Bad Idea Still Breathing

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

In 2002, John Poindexter, a major outlaw in the Iran-Contra scandal, took the reins of the U.S. Defense Department’s Total Information Awareness project (TIA).x10 One of the features of TIA, was the “Terrorism Futures Market”, which would set up a web site to allow people to bet on future violent events, such as terror attacks, […]