Tag: judgment

NSA clarification

I have written that we really didn’t know what was going on at the NSA. Well, this week we got some clarification. From Kevin Drum: Today, in the latest release of classified NSA documents from Glenn Greenwald, we finally got a look at these minimization procedures. Here’s the nickel summary: The top secret documents published today detail the circumstances in which data collected on US persons under the foreign intelligence authority must be destroyed, extensive steps analysts must take to try to check targets are outside the US, and reveals how US call records are used to help remove US citizens and residents

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A Couple of Thoughts for Today

For the most part, I really enjoy going to work. I enjoy what I do. There’s only been one other time when I felt like I needed to be glued to the TV because there’s so much going on in the world. That was back on 9/11. We’ve got change and upheaval going on in the Middle East. Egypt is still a big question mark. Who knows what’s going on in Tanzania? Muammar Qaddafi, the long-standing leader (brutal dictator), looks like he needs to break out his escape plan. Morocco does not look all that stable. Bahrain has decided to stop

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Blago is impeached

Some things seem almost inevitable. It’s like that cartoon heroine who is tied to the tracks. Unfortunately, Dudley Do Right is busy and can’t come to the rescue. Governor Rod Blagojevich was going to be impeached. The federal tapes were damning. The Illinois legislature went through a slow but deliberate process. They did not rush to judgment. They looked at the evidence before them and overwhelmingly concluded that Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich should be removed from office. The vote was 59-0. President Barack Obama said in a statement, “Today ends a painful episode for Illinois.” Watch video:

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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