Odd Bits Gleaned from Internet – June 11, 2013


World’s oldest person and oldest man ever, dies in Japan at age 116

The elderly do only get about 15 minutes of fame.

 Gatineau (Quebec) man turns unfixed pothole in front of his house into (flower) garden

Fastest way to get governments to fix potholes.

Ex Post Facto Law – (retroactive law)

It has generally been considered to be unjust in Western civilization, probably globally, certainly Divinely.

Senators Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat, and Christopher S. Bond, a Republican sent a letter to Department of Justice Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., on December 2, 2010, which included:

If Mr. Assange and his possible accomplices cannot be charged under the Espionage Act (or any other applicable statute), please know that we stand ready and willing to support your efforts to “close those gaps” in the law, as you also mentioned this week.

Apparently, ranking U.S. Senators missed that class on ethics and civics. In light of historical accumulation of phone calls, internet chats, visited Internet sites, emails etc.; might not this sense of Senatorial justice be cause for alarm?


Edward Snowden: Traitor or Hero

In interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on June 11, 2013.

Republican House Speaker John Boehner: “He’s a traitor”

Two points:

Republicans taking the White House in 2016 probably not a done deal with leaders with political IQs of less than 100 and political theory IQs of less than 75.

Why the antinomy? Edward Snowden is both traitor and hero. He is a traitor to the American state; a hero to humanity.

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