Year: 2007

Bush Adds Another Gem to Lie Log

“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…

Comet Holmes Still Visible

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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…

Big Brother Bad Idea Still Breathing

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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…