One classified document unprotected is one too many... to keep clearance
Benedict Arnold only had one classified document. Didn't go well for him. Should that be the standards for anyone handling classified material?
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Benedict Arnold only had one classified document. Didn't go well for him. Should that be the standards for anyone handling classified material?
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. ~ The United States's founding document.
All other documents and laws are to accomplish/enforce the statements of this Declaration of Independence.
Our nation started with our declaration and a pledge:
"And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor."
We are created equal, no one has the power to invade your privacy without due process. That concept as expressed in the Declaration of Independence and further clarified in the Constitution is the result of a British hero, John Wilkes.
The argument the judge is making is very similar to the argment the judge made in the 1700s that was countered by John Wilkes and recognized by our founders as essential for the United States.
Hey gang, what time is it?
For those of a certain age its Howdy Dowdy time.
Times have changed but one thing is constant, people are greedy with the minimum amount of morals, ethics and virtues to have enough character to keep themselves out of jail. Is the cure for keeping personal privacy better security or an education system that teaches character building?
A better education system will not cure the whole world, it will make it easier to recognize people with low standards, society will naturally shun them.
In small communities today doors are rarely locked or need to be. A better security system will keep the door locked for a few days. Then the security company will return with an upgrade and the protection racket makes another cycle.
Everyone can learn character building starting at a very young age while living their dreams. Few people have the time, motivation or skills to learn computer security and still live their dreams.
Name all the courses in your K-12 school that teach character building? You can probably write then all on the head of pin.
We can improve anything when we have more people measuing it.
Our problem with electric powered devices is energy density. For electric cars the combination of space needed to create and then store the energy is greater than using fossil fuels to get a shaft to turn. When we learn how to create sufficient electrical power to power an automobile using less space than a fuel tank and 30% efficient fossil fuel heat converter than we will rid the landscape of electric generating power stations.
We need better ways to measure how electricity is generated. Today we know electricity is not a natural form of energy therefore we need to learn how to transform natural forms of energy to electricity using a smaller foot print.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Started with free enterprise. Buyers and sellers decide what is good for them.
For your own good we can have a government agency protect you, decide what is good for you. We will call it net neutrality. Then we can have that government agency decide what software updates you can have by issuing certificates, for your own good.
Any of these regulations add to your freedom?
Do these regulations directly or indirectly tax your disposible income? You know by adding costs, government controlled step, to some part of the creation and delivery of products chain.
Did you vote for any of the people who are creating regulations and penalties to infringe on your freedom and take money from your pocket?
Do any of those people represent you?
We the People of the United States in Order to form a more perfect Union.... Unlike Chine "We the People" formed our government to protect our individual rights.
Individuals with equal rights don't need a bunch of strangers who call themselves government to think for us. We don't need strangers/government to give some of us money with conditions when accepted. That "trade" money for behavior is another deceptive form of state run freedom.
State compulsory education laws are an excellent example how all laws reduce freedom rather than add freedom. Laws and regulations move the United States government closer to Chinese government.
What if some of what the author says is true... Then what?
As Jefferson said.."Trust but verify".
Few people today have seen a glacier, yet a few thousand years ago they covered a large part of Great Plains. I suspect the glaciers melted and left their imprint in the form of lakes and gouges behind. So I am concluding that over that period of time the earth has warmed. In the late 1960 through the 1970s we were told the earth was cooling. We had long winters in that era. Since then the earth stopped cooling according to recent studies. If not cooling and if every day is not exactly the same as yesterday, maybe we are warming again and more glaciers will melt.
Are we to conclude that because the earth is warming now that the earths warming is caused by people being on the earth but when the earth warmed before the earth's warming was cause by people not being here on earth?
Show me the climate facts
As part of the US Navy I made many extended stay trips to Japan. Our barracks were cleaned by Japanese. On one occasion in 1961 I left $600 laying on my bed while I took a three day trip. The $600 was on my bed when I got back. Try that in any other country.
The very civilized way the Japanese people behaved after the recent earth quake and tsunami is something only few parts of the United States can match. Ethics is corner stone of being Japanese.
That's my experience base on recurring visits from 1961 to 1993. What's your experience?
If you want to see what kind of gun we're using to day, look in our pickup. If you stranded and needed get someplace, the key is in the ignition.
Its called self reliance, its called integrity. Try it you will like it.
Mail/preferences/Rules/Edit... add 25 or more rules the Rules Window will extend off the bottom of the screen taking the control button out of view. Window size buttons will control the window the next level below the active window.
Problem has existed since 2005 (OSX 10.4.0)
For me making my own decisions when it affects mine or my families is important. I like the idea of customers deciding which companies succeed and fail. The unintended consequence of well intended government regulations is often deciding which business fails or which group is given rewards they didn't earn.
Follow the money. There are now over 34,000 lobbyist in Washington, each raising their billing rates. How can that be in this age of economic downturn? Some company is going to get a part of money funds being doled out in Washington.
There are 535 people controlling "we the people's" funds and 34,000 people trying to influence the legislators "we the people" elected on how to spend that money. These 34,000 lobbyist influence the 535 legislators by donating some of the "we the people's" money to the campaigns of the folks "we the people" elected to represent us. What is wrong with this picture?
Engineers are heralded for being creative and persistent. Light bulbs take 10,000 tests, batteries 25,000 tests... what bean counter could manage those projects? What team could stay on task for all those tests?
I designed the judges stations for the 1972 Olympics. When the word got out we had won the bid and the actual design had begun there were lots of managers who wanted their name associated with the projects. Lots of managers who could not keep their chance to inject an idea to themselves. I made 15 complete design efforts before someone tossed all the management and we went with the first design, the designed used in Munich. That need to stay focused is what kept me on small teams for such projects as my part of the Moon Walk, Apollo 13 display system, 1972 Olympics and lots of other fun projects.
The halls of "news organizations" ring with partial information these days. Being partial is like the housing boom that fuel our current economic down turn, works great until the fuel runs out. In the economic boom the fuel was money to loan and low level criteria to get it. In the political arena partial information works until reality doesn't match the partial information for an increasing number of society.
We can improve anything to the degree we can measure it. In society we measure by looking at the pro's and con's of issues. "News Organizations" are tasked with the difficult task of providing impartial information for masses of society to measure. Skipping steps and going directly to measured information reduces society to a more singular brain and a more sheep like society. Works good until too many sheep are being compromised.
Lowering the bar didn't work for the housing boom. Lowering the bar, welfare, has never worked for increasing our efforts to support ourselves. Increasing taxes to increase entitlements has never improved societies cash flow. Doing for other who are not also doing for themselves has never worked.
Growth is the result of actions fueled by innovations and persistence.
"State bean counters say it will cost $960.31 to search each employee's account. If email for all 16,000 employees are processed, the exact figure is $15,364,000.96. "
The article says the state bean counters came up with the cost for an individual and for doing a check on every state employee. Not exactly Palin demanding anything is it?
The title writers need to assume "we the people" can read and understand too.
The title for this article is based on the good news doesn't sell idea, bad news does sell. Most folks like to read about bad news unless its about them. Bad news seems to migrate towards mob mentality is short order.
I watched the Palin interview during which she stated her position on the development of the earth and its inhabitants. She explained that she is the daughter of a science teacher and grew up in a religious family.
Recent events, admitted bias http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/09/AR2008090900956.html, in a our news industry have made it very difficult to use output of the news industry as an information gathering resource. In my opinion the news industry is gracefully moving towards mob mentality in search of increasing profits. When there are as many news outlets as we have today there is extreme competition for our attention and thus advertising dollars. Good news has a history of not selling to the public. When good news does not sell the news industry, to survive by attracting advertising, needs bad news to sell its products and the news industry has the resources to find bad news. In the end the good news for the news industry is when advertiser pay them for time or space which is a direct result of how their news sells.
Now read any news article and ask yourself is the information intended to attract readers? In that vain does this article feed the mob mentality?
In the urge to have something other will read this author has ignored the rest of the story. The comment was made by an aid as a joke. After which the aid apologized for the poor joke. What McCain was involved with was the legislation involved with getting BlackBerry's on the air.
I think the author realizes that good news is the most difficult to sell, that their are mobs of people eager to read the bad news about someone other than themselves. This author needs money to support self and family so choose the low hanging grapes and with generalizations and vague statements to created a bad news story. Count the number of specific facts with supporting, solid references verses the vague words and terms the author cited.
Would a reasonable person consider this article news supported by facts or rumor supported by assumptions. Then read the tenor of the comments with the article. Would a reasonable person conclude all these people are without fault and therefore free to toss the rocks they are verbally tossing?
Read these comments, count the number of vague terms used to describe events and people. If news is supported by specific information and rumors by vague descriptions, how would a reasonable person characterize the comments being made?
Where to start. According to Apple one server went down, taking with it 1% of the client base. What happened next is where the issues begin. The software minus data for the 99 other servers is the same as for the 1 failing server. What does it take to reload a server and import the latest data from backup and restart?
One article quotes an Apple representative as saying something about there being more load than expected. Does that translate into a design issue rather than a single server failing?
What ever the issues Apple first was closed mouth and then a bit guarded. I wonder if we are looking at a Tylenol kind of response.
Some email service via web only returned a couple of days ago. The "some" is limited to a email from July 24th on. None of the previous email has appeared yet.
According to blogs and articles Apple has never intended the dot Mac or the new Me Generation products for business use. I think implying that the service is not intended to be reliable. So far that is an accurate statement.
So who is Apple's market for the Me Generation product? Who doesn't expect reliability from the products they buy?
I bought several accounts for my family so they could have email and iChat. So far no one is using the Cloud, syncing their calendar or using the extremely slow iDisk. As a result of this outage I have found that gMail works like Apple Mail and I suspect if I look around their is another version of iChat that will work. The one person I really want to iChat with is my son in Portland but Comcast took exception to using video. Make buying Me Generation products look less attractive, especially at this time.
Can you imagine being in the meeting that came up with the Cloud metaphor, thinking adults would think Cloud would be a good name?
With Apple's recent ME generation product rollout going a bit slow I am sure they could spare a few clouds.
Is there an irony involved in Apple new product ME, their poster child for the ME generation, which is having difficulty getting to work while still collecting ME funds?
My usually very reliable dot Mac account is now a not very reliable service at the same time Apple decided it would be better named ME. For those who have worked all their lives to take care of themselves is joining the ME generation the image you are looking for? Especially now considering that the ME generation is not really working, which is typical of the ME generation.
Then they choose a cloud metaphor. Conjures up all the attributes of an AMC Pacer.
It seems to me there is a parallel between the evolution of Windows and the evolution of social law. Both seem to take the easiest path, patch the past.
Patches on patches until like Ford Motor company announced years ago about their production control software system, its now stable, we now can predict how may problems we will create with each upgrade.
The Salem witch trial are about to begin... again
When the CYA excuses start flying I am reminded of my friend Lenny who said "Doesn't matter who's right, its who's left".
We can only improve what we can measure. What Microsoft can measure they can improve. Excuses generally blind the eye of the author.