did Cyber World War One just start?
Why are people criticizing the senate report as having only relied on documents and not interviews? In the vast majority of situations documentary evidence is considered much stronger than interview evidence. To dismiss a conclusion because it was only based on documentary evidence is absurd. Such thinking would essentially say that the study of history is futile.
Sure, ideally you want both, but if you asked most prosecutors or trial attorneys to choose just one, they would almost always say “I’ll take the documents” over an interview or material produced in a deposition. Historians too. What a person writes on paper to a limited audience of like-minded colleagues at the time of an event is almost always going to give you more accurate insight into that event than interviewing the person years later about the event. That’s essentially a best practice of history, law, and journalism as people forget and lie all the time.
Yes, Obama should’ve held back on this report on torture, because it makes the previous president and the Republican party look bad, and since the Republicans have been so helpful and supportive of the Obama administration, why poison the waters?
The Republican message is this: Bush is allowed to torture, Obama CANNOT provide healthcare; let’s pardon Bush and impeach Obama.
This parallels the police brutality issue: the Government is not allowed to overreact. Saying that one has to consider the time, the post 9/11 time and its confusion and desire to strike back, does not allow us to overreact like barbarians with excessive force or with torture.
Why? Because no one is above the law in the US, not even the government. If you or I caught our spouse or boy/girlfriend in bed with someone other than ourselves, we cannot murder them and then say “oh but you got understand my state of mind I was really upset to find out they were cheating on me”.
The pigs are not in zen.
If you’re living in a world where you’re constantly afraid of “toxins” in the air, food, and water supply, and where you’ll do anything to avoid these “toxins”, and then ingest anything to “detox” of these “toxins”, your fear, stress, paranoia, and anxiety are more likely to kill you, give you cancer, or otherwise negatively affect your well being than anything else.
Eat smart, yes; make shit up, no.
The cops are the victims, they just want to eat doughnuts all day long and then go home to their families at night and eat chicken pot pie, beat their wives, and drink Jameson until they pass out in the recliner. If a few black children need to be greased to make this happen, so be it. Black children don’t have gathers, cops do. So I say let the cops shoot first and ask questions later (if at all, LOL! well played grand juries!!). My shoeshiner’s cousin, who’s black mind you, said he feels that if Eric Garner (if that’s his reel name and not Sha’keem Shakeemawah) had been skinnier, he’d have been training for a triathlon or a zombie run instead of loitering. Black zombies are cool, it’s like “two birds, one stone” when you shoot them. Although our new politically-correct, liberal, lamestream media world will probably make it illegal to shoot zombies. Obama will probably even give them green cards and heath care, am I right?!? Remember, loitering is a crime, Sha’keem had it coming.
On CNN just now with Wolf Blitzer, Dr. Ben Carson refused to take back or even clarify his comparison of the US to Nazi Germany, thus ending the probability of him becoming president.
He also refused to reconsider his view that Obamacare “is the worst thing to happen to America since slavery.”
He may still run and may succeed initially, but he can’t win a general election now. Being that loose and bombastic with his words makes him a liability as a leader, it’s not the asset he thinks it is. It makes him look like an extremist. Also, the voters want to elect a president that loves America and wants to make it better, not one that seemingly hates America and maybe wants to make it better, and wants to do so by pretending it’s the mid 1770s again.
Props to Wolf to holding Carson accountable, to asking tough questions and not backing down.
Carson also asked Wolf to consider that Wolf may not have understood the “true meaning” of Carson’s words, that one has to ignore the implication of “just hearing” the word Nazi and consider the political and historical context of Nazi Germany and to stop being politically correct, BUT THEN, seconds later, said America needs to employ a strict, fundamental view of the US Constitution devoid of context, history, or intent. Can’t have it both ways Dr. Carson!