Welcome to the return of the Friday Focaccia. I don’t actually know why or how I got off track with this. But, I guess it is not important. It is now back in all its half-baked glory.
Speaking of Half-Baked. How is it that the hardline right people still think the GOP is the party to “keep us safe” from terrorism, but yet here we are, nearly 6-1/2 years later, and it turns out that the US military may not be ready for attack!
The commission’s 400-page report concludes that the nation “does not have sufficient trained, ready forces available” to respond to a chemical, biological or nuclear weapons incident, “an appalling gap that places the nation and its citizens at greater risk.”
“Right now we don’t have the forces we need, we don’t have them trained, we don’t have the equipment,” commission Chairman Arnold Punaro said in an interview with The Associated Press. “Even though there is a lot going on in this area, we need to do a lot more. … There’s a lot of things in the pipeline, but in the world we live in â€” you’re either ready or you’re not.”
Of course I am sure there will be some argument that the independent commission is “biased.” After all we don’t have to worry about them attacking us here because of our brilliant strategy of stretching our troops too thin, and extending their tours “over there” keeps the terrorists from striking here right?
Gone to the place in the sky…er… ethernet – Got pictures stored at skyfolder.com?Â Or more correctly, DID you have pictures at skyfolder.com?Â I signed up for a skyfolder.com (Beta) account some time back, but never actually used it.Â It was yet another one of the free storage places to keep your photos and such so they are “accessible anywhere.”Â I received an e-mail from them TODAY notifying me that the service would be taken offline on February 4th!Â And that after that time I would lose access to my pictures and storage.Â As I said, fortunately, I never stored anything other than a couple of files to test the service out, and nothing was lost.Â I hope not too many people lost anything there, but it just goes to show… Don’t trust any of these services with your irreplaceable memories.Â Because, all it takes is an investor pulling out, or advertisers disappearing, and suddenly they go bye-bye and your memories are lost forever.Â Sure, use them to share photos and such, just don’t allow it to be your ONLY copy.
War Crimes -Â It is often difficult to understand when you look back at history how people could sit back and do nothing when they have a war criminal as a leader.Â People wonder how people could follow marching orders from a man that has no regard for International Law.Â Only now, we are living that history, and our President is now the admitted war criminal.Â Not only that, he and his staff openly defended the illegal practice, and could authorize its use again, even as the CIA Chief stated that it is “probably” illegal.Â So, how do you feel about being one of those “people with blinders on” that allow these blatant abuses of human rights by their leader?
Does MSNBC hate women? -Â First, Chris Matthews hasÂ made so many deragatory remarks about Hillary Clinton that he was forced to do an on air apology.Â Now David Shuster has been suspended by the network for saying that the Clinton campaign “pimped out” Chelsea.