What Is That You Have In Your Pocket?


Posted on : 10/12/2010 05:08:00 PM | By : Dann | In : , ,

After driving this BMW, one can never be too sure.

Corruption In The Eye Of The Beholder...


Posted on : 10/10/2010 05:20:00 PM | By : Dann | In : , ,

Mr. Obama is apparently trying to score some points with his base over political campaign financing.  He is attempting to say that the US Chamber of Commerce is funneling foreign funds into domestic campaigns. 

He's wrong on that count, which isn't surprising.

However, if he really was interested in preventing foreign contributions in US campaigns, perhaps in 2008 he should have directed that his campaign not remove the standard name-address-account number verification used for most credit card payments.  By removing that safety feature from his campaign's online fund-raising feature, Mr. Obama created a wide open hole through which foreign funds were free to flow.

Into his campaign coffers.

I guess that makes all the difference.

Kent State - More Modern Analysis


Posted on : 10/10/2010 03:09:00 PM | By : Dann | In :

There is a report that an audio recording made during the National Guard shootings at Kent State back in 1970 may actually lend credence to the National Guardsmen's story that they were shooting in response to gunfire.

Forensic audio expert Stuart Allen conducted an extensive review of the recording at the request of Cleveland's Plain Dealer newspaper, and he detected four shots matching the acoustic signature of a .38-caliber revolver firing.

Terry Norman, a Kent State student photographing protesters that day for the FBI, was carrying a loaded .38-caliber revolver under his coat, the newspaper said.
 Of course, this analysis isn't conclusive, but it should be added to the after action investigation so that future generations have a more complete understanding.