Posting History for RiderOnTheStorm
|Updated: He died early this morning...and they still won't pay
He was prudent, and smart, and planned ahead: he bought a long-term care policy, for himself and for his wife. And he made the payments for them, always on time, month after month, year after year.
|Update 2: wingnut tweets followers to bring guns to meetings
I dearly hope I'm not being unduly alarmist here, but given recent events, it's difficult for me to judge. So let me just pass along the report from ...
|Facebook now owns YOUR content -- all of it. Forever.
Tim Finin sent an alarming note across ...
|Presidential document 200900001 -- and a million more: Part 1
The federal government churns out a LOT of documents every working day -- every branch, every agency, every office. The result is a blizzard of paper that's unwieldly and bulky and expensive...and ...
|Brief technical analysis: the Coleman web site debacle
There's a front-page diary here at the moment entitled: Team Coleman Fakes Website Crash which in turn links to ...
|Jimmy V has company in the coaching box tonight
Kay Yow, women's basketball coach for North Carolina State University, died tonight, after a long, tenacious fight against cancer. I could try to sum her up in numbers -- 66 years old, 737 wins, 11 ...
|NSA whistleblower Russell Tice on Countdown w/KO, Day Two (update X4)
Yesterday, Russell Tice appeared on Countdown with Keith Olberman (
|Breaking: former-NSA whistleblower on KO says domestic spying much worse (Update X6)
Russell Tice, former NSA analyst, is talking to Keith Olberman as I type this, providing some stunning revelations about the extent and nature of the Bush administration's domestic spying program. I'
|BREAKING: Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon indicted (update X2)
Oh, we know that this still leaves our state far behind perennial contenders such as Illinois and Louisiana when it comes to public corruption issues, but please consider this effort as our ...
|New rule: bailout $$ = CxO firings
With the news that Citibank is apparently about to be handed a $300B gift from the taxpayers, following on the news that automakers' CEOs took private jets to Washington to beg for their bailout, ...
|How to save a car company
It seems that one of the next contestants in line for a federal bailout will be the automobile industry. Years ago, I would have argued that we should just let it fail, but I've changed my mind on ...
|Dontcha think the EPA could use a Nobel Laureate? (w/poll)
I've been trying to keep up with the plethora of discussions about all the cabinet positions that will be filled in President Obama's administration. As a proud tree-hugger, I've ...
|GA-Senate heads to runoff: let's win this!
Jim Martin now faces a runoff with Saxby Chambliss on December 2 -- just four weeks away. Runoff elections generally see far less turnout than general elections, and thus are often decided based on ...
|Liveblogging from Obama HQ, Towson, MD (3:45 update)
I'll be intermittently updating this throughout the day, and may be adding occasional requests for help. Maryland has been very active in the campaign; we were informed last night that, as a state,
|There is no mercy rule in politics
The past few weeks have carried story after about the woes of our adversaries. They've flailed, they've self-destructed, they've gone off-message, heck, now they're even fighting among themselves ...
|Bring down the avalanche in PA and VA
This will be a short and sweet entry for the same reason I've made no entries over the past several months: I'm busy trying to see that in a few months the man is known as ...
|Why we must win
I have no doubt that I overlooked many reasons I shouldn't have, while selecting some that others wouldn't. So add your own. (Like I need to ask THIS crowd to do that.) Why this many? Well, 88 ...
|Sequoia Voting Systems vs. Princeton, Round 4: tale of the tape
This is a followup on three previous diary entries: Sequoia Voting Systems threatens Princeton ...
|Rape in the US military worse than combat
Women in the US military are more likely to be raped than to be killed by enemy fire. In case I don't have your full attention: WOMEN IN THE US MILITARY ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE RAPED THAN TO BE ...
|Heathrow's meltdown and your fingerprints
Heathrow Airport has just (last Thursday) opened a new terminal -- Terminal 5. Things are not going particularly well, as this posting at the wonderful Boing ...
|DHS wants new torture technology
It seems that there's been insufficient progress in turning the public's flying experience into the fifth deepest pit in hell. We all know that the TSA is working hard -- you know,
|Leaked classified memo: Fallujah jail a "dungeon"
Wikileaks has posted a "Confidential memo from Maj. Gen. Kelly, commander of US forces in western Iraq (MNF-W, or Multi-National Force — West), written ...
| Please click here to be arrested
The FBI is running a new entrapment operation. It's designed to bait Internet users into following links to supposed child pornography sites. The idea seems to be that recording the IP addresses of ...
|Sequoia Voting Systems website hacked
InfoWorld is reporting that Sequoia Voting System's website was hacked last Thursday. Web site hacks ...
|John Dean: Obama too smart to be president?
I'm not going to say too much about John Dean's essay, Barack Obama's Smart Speech "A More Perfect Union": Did It Reveal Him To Be Too ...
|Sequoia Voting Systems vs. Princeton, Round 3
Would you buy a pocket calculator that told you 15+20+25=61? Would you buy one sold by someone referring to you as a member of the "Democrat Party"? How about buying one from someone who ...
|Sequoia Voting Systems SUCCESSFULLY threatens Princeton researchers
Yesterday, I wrote Sequoia Voting Systems threatens Princeton researchers . This morning, it appears that the threat has been ...
|Sequoia Voting Systems threatens Princeton researchers
Professor Ed Felten and his Princeton colleagues are known internationally -- and with good reason. They've done some of the most thorough, ingenious, groundbreaking research on security issues to ...
|That's not a weapon -- that's a target. Or: who ELSE is reading your email?
The title is derived from an apocryphal saying that has many variations: "The Air Force builds weapons; the Navy builds targets". That's a restatement of a dilemma which has confronted military ...
|Feds' back door + more FBI privacy violations = serious trouble
Kevin Poulsen at Wired's Threat Level has this piece up: Whistle-Blower: Feds Have a High-Speed Backdoor Into Wireless ...
|Asst AG admits: it's not phone calls, it's email
Wired's ThreatLevel is carrying an article by Ryan Singel which cites remarks made by Assistant Attorney General for ...
|Your primary day virtual mix tape
Just about now, you have browser tabs open on every news site and blog covering today's primaries, and you're hitting the "refresh" button before the pages even fully load. You already know the ...
|Abu Ghraib story gets worse -- see updates (2 PM EST)
I didn't think it could. I had hoped somewhere, despite all available evidence, that maybe we had already seen all the way to the bottom of the pit. I was wrong. Fair warning: these are very ...
|You want flags? I got your goddamn flags right here.
A message you might wish to pass along to anyone who actually takes the question of lapel pins or pledges or any of this seriously, written with John Prine's blunt words of simple wisdom in mind:
|Pakistan's government takes out YouTube, worldwide
Pakistan's government has identified one of the videos hosted on the site as offensive/blasphemous/whatever, and announced its decision to block the entire site nationwide -- and to pretend that ...
|Prairie View - the happy few
Now that it's made the front page of DKos, this is a bit late. But... this , not the returns from Wisconsin or Hawaii, not the speeches by the candidates, not the foolish bickering over who ...
|How Room 641A proves you're a terrorist
This is going take a little explaining, so please bear with me. My goal is to show how easy it is for third parties to exploit wiretapping systems to implicate the innocent -- and worse. But ...
A lot of people around the country have stood in long lines, in the rain and snow and wind and cold, to have their chance to vote for the Democratic Party's presidential nominee. A smaller (but ...
|Impeachment may be the least of their worries
I think it's become clear why Attorney General Mukasey is waffling on he definition of "torture" -- and why others in the administration are doing the same. I don't think it's impeachment that ...
|It's time to play...Let's Make A Deal
I've noticed a shift in rhetoric on the Republican side. Perhaps that's my imagination working overtime, but it appears to me that while they're in the midst of arguing over who has the most ...
|The speech I want my nominee to give - draft #1
I haven't decided who to support as the nominee -- well, aside from Hunter S. Thompson, and he's too busy being fireworks to run. So instead, I've drafted portions of the speech that I want the ...
|Technical Impact of the "Protect America" Act
There's been considerable discussion of the impact of the "Protect America" Act on civil rights, security, privacy, and other legal/political areas. Less-explored, but perhaps as important, is the ...
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