The Big Think

May 20, 2013

This is Going to Change the World

Filed under: Technology — jasony @ 8:09 pm

Or at least a part of it. Can I invest?

Choo Choo

Filed under: Humor and Fun — jasony @ 12:57 pm

Lego railway declared longest plastic train set ever: “Eighty Danish Lego devotees got together on May 10 and 11 to help one Henrik Ludvigsen with his plan to build the world’s longest plastic toy train track. At 4,000.25 m (13,124 ft) in length and using 93,307 pieces, the track met with the approval of the records keepers of Guinness – after the Lego train engine completed its 4-hour journey from one end to the other, that is.”

Offered without Comment, The Sequel

Filed under: Politics — jasony @ 11:09 am

The Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General published a new report Monday that confirms former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke leaked a document intended to smear Operation Fast and Furious scandal whistleblower John Dodson.

The DOJ IG said it found “Burke’s conduct in disclosing the Dodson memorandum to be inappropriate for a Department employee and wholly unbefitting a U.S. Attorney.”

Ya think?

In addition to Burke’s involvement in leaking the document, emails the IG uncovered show senior officials at the Department of Justice discussed smearing Dodson.

One of those [officials at the Dept of Justice] was Tracy Schmaler, the Director of the Department’s Office of Public Affairs, who resigned her position at the DOJ after emails uncovered through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request showed that she worked with leftwing advocacy group Media Matters for America to smear whistleblowers and members of Congress and the media who sought to investigate DOJ scandals under Attorney General Eric Holder.

Obama Denies Role in Government

Filed under: Politics — jasony @ 5:05 am

I originally thought this was the Onion but it’s not. It’s the New Yorker?!?

But never fear! As I read online, the recent dustup between the media and the administration is a lover’s spat, not a divorce.

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