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Dave Starsky

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Let us remember Saman Gunan.

The Thai rescue diver who sacrificed his life laying out the initial oxygen tanks for that incredible rescue operation. The Heroes in Valhalla raise their cups to you, sir.

Has anyone watched "Turn: Washington's Spies" on AMC?

My wife and I are looking for a new series to binge watch on Netflix, and Malcolm Nance recommends this in his latest book. The reviews about it seem to be good overall, but I wanted to hear about it firsthand from DUers who've seen it.

"THESE are the times that try men's souls."

"The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated." 

Thomas Paine 
December 23, 1776


It's never been easy. It's not SUPPOSED to be easy. I won't be leaving this country, and I will stay and fight these bastards in any way that I can. This fight has been going on for centuries, and we are all called to it. It's up to you how you wish to respond.

Reality Winner, Accused National Security Agency Leaker, To Change Her Not Guilty Plea

Source: Huffington Post

Reality Winner, the former government contractor who allegedly leaked a classified document that proved Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors that will resolve her pending Espionage Act charge, though the details of the plea deal are unclear.

Federal court records show that Winner, who previously pleaded not guilty and has remained locked up ahead of her trial, is scheduled to appear at a change of plea hearing on Tuesday, a clear sign she’s reached a plea deal with Justice Department prosecutors.

Winner, 26, was a federal contractor with Pluribus International Corp. in Augusta, Georgia, when she was arrested last June on charges of violating the Espionage Act by “removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet,” a criminal complaint said at the time.

She is charged with one federal count of willful retention and transmission of national defense information and faces up to 10 years in prison. Her attorneys were not immediately available for comment.

Read more: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/reality-winner-accused-nsa-leaker-to-change-plea_us_5b2c208fe4b0040e27412ec6

The children are his hostages.

For his crazy freaking Wall.

And the children's treatment will get worse and worse, and the outrages will pile up higher and higher, until the Democrats relent and they finally give him the damn thing to make him stop.

And THEN what do you think he's going to do next?

In remembrance of D-Day...

The attack on the casino at Ouistreham from the movie The Longest Day (1962). An incredible battle scene.

Posted by Dave Starsky | Wed Jun 6, 2018, 01:31 PM (3 replies)

Then may I suggest Harvest Gold or Avocado.

Has a retro '70s look that everyone is into these days.
Posted by Dave Starsky | Tue Jun 5, 2018, 02:50 PM (2 replies)

It's HIPAA, people. Write it down.

Not HIPPA or HIPPAA or however else you feel compelled to spell it.

HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

I post this not to be a dick, but because:

1) I work with it every day, and it drives me crazy when I see people misspell it.

2) Because when you invoke "HIPPA" when you argue with right-wingers, they will laugh at you, and deservedly so.

Whatever happened to "hygiene" films?

You know, those films they had in junior high that showed Bobby getting ready for his date with Mary. Watch Bobby brush his teeth. Watch Bobby pick out a nice set of clothes. Watch Bobby get a fucking haircut so he doesn't look like a goddamn Cro-Magnon. Watch Bobby call Mary and politely ask her if she would prefer a movie, roller skating, or dancing at the Elk's Club Youth Jamboree.

Do they still show these films in schools? Or is that material not covered on standardized tests?

It just seems like these "incel" losers missed a very important part of their education.

Russian Spy: UK to Expel 23 Russian Diplomats

Source: BBC

The UK will expel 23 Russian diplomats after Moscow refused to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used on a former spy in Salisbury, the PM says.

Theresa May said the diplomats, who have a week to leave, were identified as "undeclared intelligence officers".

She also revoked an invitation to Russia's foreign minister, and said the Royal Family would not attend the Fifa World Cup later this year.

Russia denies being involved in the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43402506?intlink_from_url=http://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-politics-43402524&link_location=live-reporting-story
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