Tuesday, October 25, 2005

So Much for Passport Security

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Photo Credit: mammuth
According to this Cnet article starting next year all new passport issued will have RFID's in them, even though scores have issued concerns that anyone with a reader could gather everything about you in your passport for Identity theft. This is not anything that I would want in my passport. Their are other forms of electronics that could of been used that would not have these same risks to privacy. Anything that required it to come in direct contact would of worked. So for the want of a few seconds I now going to be at risk of Identity theft just walking around if I have my passport on me. I'll have to wrap it in layers of tin foil after I renew my passport next time.

Related articles:
Passports to get RFID chip implants

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Rumor of Rumors

US News & World Report is reporting that speculation in Washington at the moment is that Cheney could resign and Bush would then nominate Condi Rice the V.P. While it is interesting I just don't see Cheney just rolling over quickly. But it is interesting to see all of these rumors as we wait for Fitzgerald to finish his Grand Jury.

Monday, October 17, 2005

CIA Leak and the White House

As the White House braces for possible indictments coming down as soon as mid-week, I thought it would be helpful to link again to Think Progress' list of Administration Officials Involved In Plame Leak. Which he has updated to reflect reports from the Bloomberg and others that Dick Cheney may be entangled in this leak through his infamous White House Iraq Group(W.H.I.G.) that he chair in the run up to the war.

Memeorandum: Cheney May Be Entangled in CIA Leak Investigation, People Say

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Poll: Americans Want Bush Impeached

I find it incredible that polls would show a dramatic transformation in support for Bush's impeachment since late June. The Zogby poll conducted June 27-29 of 905 likely voters found that 42% agreed and 50% disagreed with a statement virtually identical to the one used by Ipsos for the current poll:

Ipsos 10/8-9
Zogby 6/27-29
Net Change
Support Impeachment
Oppose Impeachment
Impeachment Margin

Support for Clinton's impeachment was much lower at Only 36% supporting hearings to consider impeachment, and only 26% supported actual impeachment and removal. What this says about the republicans is not pleasant and only further shows how corrupt they truly are.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Milky Seas

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Yet another mariners tale has been confirmed by science. In this case strange glowing milky seas that were viewed as fair tales for centuries.
For centuries, mariners have returned home with surreal tales of "milky seas": expanses of seawater filled with bioluminescent bacteria that glow an eerie white. Little is known about these elusive sea conditions... images collected location by the U.S. Defense Meteorological Satellite Program included first-ever photos of a milky sea, a Connecticut-size area of the glowing water. Read More...
Personally I just think that this is Cool. Makes you wonder what else we thought was a wise tale is really fact.