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Another contribution to the healing arts

Posted by The_jackalope | Mon Jul 17, 2017, 02:32 PM (6 replies)

After the rain

This morning's crop...

Posted by The_jackalope | Sat Jul 15, 2017, 02:58 PM (11 replies)

Getting to First Base

Shot yesterday on my "caregiver respite" walk: two interpretations of "getting to first base."

Posted by The_jackalope | Fri Jul 14, 2017, 09:15 AM (2 replies)

Russia scandal goes well beyond Trump: GOP leaders definitely knew about hacking

McClatchy also reported that the Justice Department is looking into “whether Trump’s campaign pointed Russian cyber operatives to certain voting jurisdictions in key states – areas where Trump’s digital team and Republican operatives were spotting unexpected weakness in voter support for Hillary Clinton.” That’s an issue I’ve written about previously here on Salon, based on some post-election investigative reporting by the New York Times.

This raises once again the question of just what was going on in the Republican Party during this period. After all, it wasn’t just Donald Trump who benefited from Russian hacking. The GOP-dominated House majority was a major beneficiary as well.

Remember, the congressional leadership knew in 2015 that it was happening. Reuters has reported that the so-called Gang of Eight (Republican leaders in Congress) was told that Russian hackers were attacking the Democratic Party but that the information was so top secret they could not share it. As we know, hackers attacked the Democratic National Committee and the personal email of Clinton campaign chair John Podesta. But they also hacked the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and information gleaned from that hack was put to use in some 2016 campaigns for Congress.

Also recall that one month before Donald Trump Jr. took that meeting with the Russian lawyer, House Majority Leader Kevin “loose lips” McCarthy was talking about Trump’s connections to Vladimir Putin in a room full of Republicans.


Everyone in the GOP organization deserves to be eviscerated. Literally.
Posted by The_jackalope | Thu Jul 13, 2017, 10:05 AM (15 replies)

Justice Department Defies Court Deadline To Release Sessions' Contacts With Russians

Source: NPR

In defiance of a court order, the Justice Department is refusing to release part of a security form dealing with Attorney General Jeff Sessions' contacts with the Russian government.

On June 12, a judge had ordered the agency to provide the information within 30 days, a deadline that passed on Wednesday.

A recently launched ethics watchdog group called American Oversight filed a Freedom of Information Act request in March for sections of the Standard Form 86 relating to Sessions' contact "with any official of the Russian government."

"Jeff Sessions is our nation's top law enforcement officer, and it is shocking one of his first acts after being named Attorney General was to mislead his own agency about a matter of national security," the group's executive director, Austin Evers, said in a statement.

Read more: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/07/13/536982193/justice-department-defies-court-deadline-to-release-sessions-contacts-with-russi

They're lookin' at you, Beauregard.
Posted by The_jackalope | Thu Jul 13, 2017, 10:01 AM (9 replies)

Don't fence me in

I hate Frost fencing. This is the first time I've ever used it successfully in an image.
Posted by The_jackalope | Thu Jul 6, 2017, 03:39 PM (3 replies)

Meditations with Light

Morning walks with my dog Buddha are a contemplative respite from the cares of the world. These are some of the images that moved past my inner lens this morning.

Posted by The_jackalope | Wed Jul 5, 2017, 01:29 PM (6 replies)


Wild grape vines begin their summer growth

And it ends in the fall rains
Posted by The_jackalope | Mon Jul 3, 2017, 08:31 PM (5 replies)

Renewable output could overtake nuclear power in a couple of years

On a global, full-year basis, accelerating renewable production looks like it will overtake the historically stagnant output of nuclear power in two to three years.

Frankly, when I started tracking global energy sources in 2004 I dismissed such a possibility out of hand. I was wrong. In 2016 the renewable energy sector produced almost 17 exajoules. If the same trend holds for the next decade as it did for the last one, the value proposition of nuclear power will be, um, "severely degraded."
Posted by The_jackalope | Sun Jul 2, 2017, 03:15 PM (1 replies)


Posted by The_jackalope | Sun Jul 2, 2017, 12:28 PM (6 replies)
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