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[email protected]

September 21st, 2008
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Palin e-mail hack details emerge talks about how Sarah Palin’s Yahoo account was hacked. This is interesting… can you trust someone to run a country who uses Yahoo ([email protected] and [email protected])? I feel bad for her as a person, that her email was hacked. I don’t wish that sort of thing on anyone (for the record and I mean it). What I’m talking about is professionalism. Yahoo? Remember that this means a brutish lout, a philistine, yokel. Why would anyone in their right mind want an email address [email protected]? It flies in the face of reason. Of course this is happening around discussions as to whether she used personal email accounts for state business, and these accounts are ex officio official cause they claim that they are gov.palin and gov.sarah, right? So someone’s really perplexing me here. Is it possible in this day and age for someone in a position of power to not at least have some hangers-on with the wherewithal to say “Yo. You really think we should be using a commercial email site, and then to have hackable password recovery?” even before they muse as to whether they should be doing government business on a commercial web site (which may or may not have happened). See the time magazine article on wikileaks, if you want to get some more intel and info.

It is unfortunate when someone’s privacy is compromised. It is scary that politicians can be not just irresponsible, but so creatively foolish on so many levels.

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Culture in Danger (Culture en Péril, with subtitles)

September 20th, 2008
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Click on the up arrow to get the subtitles. Interesting spoof of the Conservative’s approach to culture.

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AlterNet: I Spent Years as a POW with John McCain, and His Finger Should Not Be Near the Red Button

August 26th, 2008
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Jeremy posted this link and this quote on this blog: AlterNet: I Spent Years as a POW with John McCain, and His Finger Should Not Be Near the Red Button:I can verify that John has an infamous reputation for being a hot head. He has a quick and explosive temper that many have experienced first hand. Folks, quite honestly that is not the finger I want next to that red button.”

This is an introduction to the POW’s perspective on John McCain. It is an interesting read because it reveals the differences between the media, the hype, and the communal knowledge that it spins.

I read it through and I agree. I wondered why the main criteria for being president of the USofA are military record, Christian belief, and perceived ability to lead.

Jeremy Hunsinger

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