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Cool GoPro Video from 100,000 ft

We have seen these GoPro videos from skiers and featuring eagles as they soar through canyons. This is the best one that I have seen to date. These nerds (my peeps) built a cage and placed a GoPro camera and a Galaxy Note II (for GPS) in it. They did the calculations. They launched the thing, but then promptly lost it. It was found two years later with some amazing photos.

 

Why John McCain is wrong on Syria

John McCain, the same guy who sang Bomb, Bomb Iran, thinks that we need to bomb Syria. Why? Sure, I know that the Syrian government is killing their own citizens. The question is do we have a dog in this hunt? The answer is no. We don’t have any national interest in Syria. There is no oil in Syria. There are no shipping lanes thru Syria. Our job is not to jump into every conflict in the world. As a superpower, our job should be to try to use all of the tools in our toolbox to try to stop the bloodshed. Bombing Syria should be one of the last tools that we pull out. (Personally, I don’t think that bombing Syria will do anything beyond getting more civilians killed.)

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The Errington Thompson Show 3/24/07

Somehow, I skipped posting my March 24th show. I’m not sure what happened. Anyway, this is a great show if I do say so myse’f. Valerie Plame testifies in front of Congress. It was great to see her. She addressed several issues that the right were still playing with. She clearly stated that she was still covert at the time of her outing. Because so many on the Right have been trying to play this card, I go thru the exact definition of covert. Bill Scher and I discuss the US Attorney scandal. We also discuss that Murray Waas article in the National Journal about Alberto Gonzales. Seems that a Justice Department probe looking into the domestic spying was pointing to Alberto himself. He may have been the reason that the Justice Department officials couldn’t get security clearance to investigate the case. These topics and more.

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