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More NSA

Published on September 28, 2013 By bmagnus

I’m going to start with the revelation that an NSA employee stalked 9 women before being detected by logging and sometimes listening to their phone calls. They called it “spied on,” but let’s get down to brass tacks. That’s just one of a dozen “substantiated” cases of the NSA abusing their abilities. The Guardian says […]

Return to BloodShorties Lake

Published on September 4, 2013 By bmagnus

You can thank Drew for the title inspiration. It’s sometimes tough to keep thinking of Shorties titles! Beating the same drum: so here’s today’s tab dump on the freaking mess that continues to be the NSA, DEA, FBI, and Edward Snowden. And now for something completely different: a nice selection of  health, health insurance, and healthy […]

A choice selection of NSA and spying on citizens links

Published on August 6, 2013 By bmagnus

So much for “We’re only using it to track bad guys overseas. Ok, well maybe Americans but only if they’re terrorists.” Turns out the DEA, CIA, FBI, and IRS got a piece of that action too. And then they tried to cover it up. Here’s a hint folks, government officials don’t try to cover up […]

Springtime

Published on April 28, 2013 By bmagnus

Taken in my back yard with a “potato”*. At least one lantana is starting to bloom, which means the hummingbird and butterfly buffet will soon be in full swing. In Closing: Why doesn’t Johnny just go to broadway and get it over with?; Save Our Post Office; Wingnut screaming about how if we had Russian […]

Quite Possibly the Most Offensive Christmas Song Ever

Published on December 3, 2012 By bmagnus

Don’t play it if you don’t have a sense of humor. Don’t play it if you don’t want to hear “bad words.” You probably shouldn’t play it at work.   In Closing: the choice to fail; the majority of Americans want common sense; tweeting pope; and you thought American banks were bad; on the economy; explaining […]

Shorties Night 3D

Published on December 17, 2011 By bmagnus

Ok, I’m all tabbed up so let’s get rolling! Not sure what to think: Ron Paul wants to make sure kids aren’t subjected to mandatory mental health screenings. On one hand I don’t want to see kids needlessly medicated. On the other hand, I know people who really could have and should have been diagnosed […]

Inland Shorties

Published on January 27, 2011 By bmagnus

To Paraphrase My Source: why do we demonize doctors for over-prescribing (and parents for over-demanding) antibiotics when 80% of them are used on the farm? Don’t Panic: Yellowstone has risen by as much as 10″ in spots. Useless: New food labels tell you everything they think you need to know at a glance on the […]

Propaganda

Published on July 21, 2010 By bmagnus

Raise your hand if you think your net worth is over a million dollars! If your hand is up, you are in a very, very small minority. It’s been some years since I have had the occasion to say anything about the estate tax. However, now the temporary rollback of that tax is about to […]