"It is also fairly clear that the total German effort was on a very considerably smaller scale than the American effort. This may be due to the strained German economy or to the less favorable attitude of their government. The fact remains that an independent group of scientists, of much smaller size than ours, operating under much more adverse conditions achieved so much.
"We must proceed therefore on the basis that anyone knowing
what is in the German reports can establish a chain reaction, provided
he has sufficient materials. The Smyth report will give additional very
helpful hints. The time when others can establish a chain reaction is
therefore no longer a matter of scientific research but mostly a matter
of procurement. The policies of our authorities must, it seems to us, be
formulated with a clear realization of these facts."
Back in the 80's there was a big stink when a college student, as a project to save his grade, designed a fission bomb using information available to the general public. He turned in his paper, and a week or so later called to check on his grade and was told "You got an 'A'. And your paper has been classified."
An Arizona congressman is asking federal officials why the man suspected
of detonating a bomb outside the Arizona Social Security Administration
office in Casa Grande was allowed to live in Arizona despite being classified a person who had engaged in "terrorism-related activity."
Aldosary had approached Gosar's office with a request for a "green
card" and in November 2011, Gosar forwarded that request to immigration
Gosar said DHS responded by saying Aldosary was not
eligible for a permanent change to citizenship "pursuant to the
terrorism-related grounds of inadmissibility, and that "individuals who
engage in terrorism-related activity … are barred from receiving various
A: Adjust withholding to pretend things are fine.
B: Hope a deal does come through before people have to write BIG checks to cover the taxes that were not withheld because of the game.
Yeah, that's a friggin' wonderful idea, isn't it?
NPR, on the other hand, is basically the urban white wing of the
Democratic Party in front of a microphone. It really doesn't want to
give Lefties a platform to ask liberals embarrassing questions (like,
"Gosh, just how long does it take to close Gitmo?") or to spout off with
some Lefty hate-speech (e.g. New Black Panther Party), which might
remind NPR listeners that their side is no where near as rational &
nice as they think they are.
On the murder of Kasandra Perkins:
She was a victim, a victim, a victim. Get it? If she'd dared to
redefine herself, it would only have been worse. Grandma and baby might
have died in a gun-slinging shootout. Now, get in this box that we've
prepared for you, young woman: the victim box. Too bad that in your case, the victim box is a coffin.
Over in Californicated,
This case seems to me the making the arrest of a small time drug dealer
into a big thing merely for publicity purposes . The Sacramento County
Sheriff's Department gets to throw around buzzwords like "assault
rifle", "extremist", "white supremacist", and never has to name what, if
any, organization that Laux is in cahoots with. The media just laps it
up because it fits their own preconceived notions. The Sheriff's
Department will be lauded for taking down this dangerous racist
extremist before he could rain death and destruction on those kids
riding their bikes in the street with his "grenade launcher" and
"assault rifles" and the media gets their story. It's a win-win for them
and a loss for the truth of the matter.
In the video Ramos says the guy had 'too many guns for personal use'. Really? Exactly what is the approved number of firearms and ammo, Ramos? Or does that change according to who you want to demonize?
Another view on the Illinois politician caught with a gun in his bag; says he's not what he used to be, and
The real lesson of this is the lack of any semblance of compassion in
the criminal justice system. We have laws for reasons, but justice for
the sake of being punitive is not justice. What is absolutely appalling
is the lack of any reasonableness in evaluating the situation and the
circumstances around it. Instead we have a notorious anti-gun states
attorney, who due to her own ineptness, can’t look past the totality of
the situation in these cases, the flight attendant or Senator Trotter,
and see that justice is not being done. Instead she clings to her
disdain for firearms and people who would own them or even want to carry
one for self protection. At a time when other states’ attorneys are
publicly announcing that they will not prosecute people with FOID cards
and no evil motives from carrying a firearm for self defense, we have
Anita Alverez who wants to make an example out of people who make a
What is really glaring is the lack of proportion. Ms. Alverez was the
COS under Dick Devine who in prosecuting Tyrus McCants for gun running,
the illegal transfer of 3 or more firearms racked up the whopping
sentence of 18 months probation on what is a class 1 felony – for
supplying firearms on the streets of Chicago.
Yet Senator Trotter and a flight attendant should be made out as felons
for a simple mistake, facing 1 to 3 years and a host of fines and legal
costs. Which should offend our sensibilities more; the lack of common
sense in the prosecution of these cases, or the inattention to detail
that led to these charges?
If nothing else, maybe being exposed directly to what happens to plain old citizens at the hands of the TSA and clowns like Alverez will give some enlightenment on matters.
Just started reading Let's Pretend This Never Happened; short review:
This lady is friggin' nuts.
Couple of examples:
...Druggies can be surprisingly judgmental. It's pretty much the only social circle where the same people you just witnessed shooting horse tranquilizers up one another's butts will actually look down at you for not being as cool as them. Unless maybe there's some sort of horse-enema-fetish social circle, which I'm not sure exists. hold on, let me check the Internet.
Ohholyshit. Do not look that up, y'all.
Also, whenever i read this paragraph to people who don't live in the South, they get hung up on the fact that we had furniture devoted to just guns, but in rural Texas pretty much everyone has a gun cabinet. Unless they're gay. Then they have gun armoires.
There are times you read something like, say, Flashman, and wonder how he might have, oh, embroidered some things a bit. Then you read a bit of straight history, and wonder if it would be best to pull the decent people out of Afghanistan and nuke the place from orbit, just to be sure....
What? A problem with reintroduced otters? Damn.
Speaking of critters, those are some damn big wolves.
Last, me too: I hope Zimmerman gets rich as hell from this.