Leslie's Omnibus

From my travels on Sunday:

More to follow.

What's going on with the U.S. military? Between this news...
"There’s no one in the Defense Department with his hand on the network switch. In fact, there is no one switch to speak of. The four branches of the U.S. armed forces each has a dedicated unit that, in theory, is supposed to handle cyber defense for the entire service. ... In practice, it’s not that simple."
... and this news...
"Specialist Chazray Clark was dying due to politics, and the Army and Air Force pilots are very angry about this. Chazray’s is not the only such case. Army medevac helicopters fall under the Medical Services Corps, who mark medevacs with red crosses. Officers will tell you face-to-face that the Medical Corps does not want to give up its helicopters because senior officers want their own helicopters to shuttle them from here to there."
... several heads in top brass should be rolling. Our troops deserve much, much better than this.

Speaking of heads rolling, our Veep's should, also:
In Flint, Michigan, Vice President Joe Biden suggested that more rapes and murders could occur if President Barack Obama's jobs bill is not passed.
That's just unconscionable.

If you're into photography at all, whether rank amateur or income-earning professional, you need to pay attention to this:
[S]ince the advent of Homeland Security and the heightened sense of vulnerability to terrorism, many LEOs have quote the 9/11 Law as reasons to ask photographers from making images in public places in completely legal venues. There is no such 9/11 Law that prevents a photographer from taking images. There are certain places where photography may be limited for national security (certain areas of military bases, certain areas of nuclear facilities) but trains, bridges and buildings are not on the list. But photographers have been arrested for taking images of all of these. Almost all the charges have eventually been dropped and some of the people are bringing suit for false arrest.
Go read the whole thing. That's just plain scary, folks.

When she say's "mind-blowing," she ain't just whistling Dixie.

When you break it down this way, those housekeeping chores don't look so daunting.

Giggle of the Day:

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1 comment:

diamond dave said...

God I love that photo. Can just picture my grandparents posing for it.