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The DOJ has rejected a Freedom of Information Act request from the New York Times that asked the agency to reveal the legal basis for the newly unveiled American program of strategic drone-attack assassinations of American citizens off the field of battle.

Summary:

* The government dropped a bomb on a U.S. citizen,

* who, though a total dick and probably a criminal, may have been engaged only in propaganda,

* which, though despicable, is generally protected by the First Amendment;

* it did so without a trial or even an indictment (that we know of),

* based at least in part on evidence it says it has but won't show anyone,

* and on a legal argument it has apparently made but won't show anyone,

* and the very existence of which it will not confirm or deny;

* although don't worry, because the C.I.A. would never kill an American without having somebody do a memo first;

* and this is the "most transparent administration ever";

* currently run by a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

For Christmas, Your Government Will Explain Why It's Legal to Kill You

Who wants to watch me dissect/repair my 2006 iMac 20" on G+?I've got to replace the OEM Western Digital 250Gig harddrive in our main home computer. Five years of daily use seems like a pretty good run for one of these drives. Since Apple Care ...

Who wants to watch me dissect/repair my 2006 iMac 20" on G+?

I've got to replace the OEM Western Digital 250Gig harddrive in our main home computer. Five years of daily use seems like a pretty good run for one of these drives. Since Apple Care on this iMac expired, I'm gonna replace it myself. This morning, live online if anyone wants to watch. As an added inducement for thrills and chills:

I've never done this before!

If you want to join in, join the huddle!

Attend #SIC2011 this week. Were you as un/impressed as I? Despite this being the "Seattle INTERACTIVE Conference" (emphasis mine), the interaction model followed the traditional television model: programmed spaces were dimly lit, passive, and...

Attend #SIC2011 this week. Were you as un/impressed as I?

Despite this being the "Seattle INTERACTIVE Conference" (emphasis mine), the interaction model followed the traditional television model: programmed spaces were dimly lit, passive, and so large that looking at the big projection screen (instead of the speaker) was the only option from many seats.

This is experience is common to many conferences I've found. Here's the LP take on how to fix it...

10 Ways to design Professional Conferences like Adult learning experiences

Anyone notice the new Google Reader design refresh apes Jon Hicks Helvetireader from years ago? Helvetireader²

Anyone notice the new Google Reader design refresh apes Jon Hicks Helvetireader from years ago?

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