Archive for January, 2008

Cons of Bureaucratic Infrastructure Maintenance

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

From an article circulated amongst my family members: Oberstar said the discovery of the Ohio bridge problem and its similarity to what happened in Minneapolis should renew concerns about the nation’s bridges. He said it underscores the need for a bill he’s sponsored that would increase the number of bridge inspectors around the country, as […]

Collective Right?

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

I recently came across a Letter To the Editor (LTE) in the Toledo Blade, here it is: 2nd Amendment is about collective right In The Blade’s Dec. 27 Readers’ Forum there was a letter headlined “Other amendments suffer in 1939 ruling.” The letter writer questioned if the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is a […]

Bush Administration "Pretending" to be Anti-Gun?

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

When the Federal Assault Weapons Ban was due to sunset, Bush explained that he was in favor of the ban and that if the Congress passed a renewal of the bill, he would sign it. I asked my pro-Gun Republican friends what they thought about that, and the consensus was that – for political reasons […]

Back Doors?

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Of course we can’t eliminate the possibility of an elaborate government disinformation plot, but stories like this seem to indicate that encrypted data security is alive and well.  Here’s the meat: For more than a year, the government has been unable to view drive Z. A government computer forensics expert testified that it is “nearly […]