Later, I went to the library to pick up some material on hold, and discovered this book: “Information Doesn't Want To Be Free”, or more precisely, my SO fund it and handed to to me. That evening, instead of beginning to put today's post together, I read the first part of it. Show More Summary
In which our intrepid correspondent takes a trip down memory lane and completely forgets where the hell he is. Now read this:Will Durst: Red Velvet Ropes (Feb 1, 2015) Will Durst: The New Ice Age (Jan 25, 2015) Will Durst: Je Suis Hebdo (Jan 16, 2015) Will Durst: 2015 Semi-Solid Resolutions (Jan 10, 2015) Will [...]
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In which our intrepid correspondent speaks from right where he should be, under a rock. Now read this:Will Durst: The New Ice Age (Jan 25, 2015) Will Durst: Je Suis Hebdo (Jan 16, 2015) Will Durst: 2015 Semi-Solid Resolutions (Jan 10, 2015) Will Durst: Thanksgiving 2014 (Nov 21, 2014) Will Durst: The Guiltiest Holiday (Nov [...]
"Vile" doesn't come close to describing this man accurately. Eric Bradner of CNN reports: Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain had harsh words for protesters who shouted criticism at 91-year-old Henry Kissinger at a hearing Thursday. "Get out of here, you low-life scum," the Arizona Republican told the protesters. Show More Summary
In which our intrepid correspondent prepares himself against the cold. Now read this:Will Durst: Je Suis Hebdo (Jan 16, 2015) Will Durst: 2015 Semi-Solid Resolutions (Jan 10, 2015) Will Durst: Thanksgiving 2014 (Nov 21, 2014) Will Durst: The Guiltiest Holiday (Nov 14, 2014) Will Durst: How I Spent My Summer Vacation (Sep 7, 2014) Will [...]
A jury continues to deliberate on a verdict in the trial against former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling, who is accused of leaking details about a CIA operation that involved a Russian asset, who secretly provided Iran with flawed blueprints for a nuclear weapon. The government claims he leaked the details to New York Times journalist [...]
A deadly winter storm recently hit the Middle East and impacted tens of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza, who are still homeless as a result of Israel’s “Operation Protective Edge” which destroyed thousands of homes. Al-Arabiya News reported that snowstorm “Huda” had Palestinians scurrying for heaters as well as bread, water and diapers. Power [...]
In which our intrepid correspondent calls himself a satirist even though he’s not sure what it means. Now read this:Orthodox Jewish Newspaper Cuts Andrea Merkel Out Of Paris March Because She’s Female (Jan 15, 2015) French Comedian, 53 Others, Arrested For Free Speech (Jan 14, 2015) Muslim Groups Urge Peaceful Response To Charlie Hebdo Cover [...]
In which our intrepid correspondent trots out an oldie but a goldie. Now read this:Will Durst: Thanksgiving 2014 (Nov 21, 2014) Will Durst: The Guiltiest Holiday (Nov 14, 2014) Will Durst: How I Spent My Summer Vacation (Sep 7, 2014) Will Durst: Tumbling Dumpsters (Aug 15, 2014) Will Durst: Slacker Congress (Aug 8, 2014) Will [...]
Police violence and torture. The rise of the Islamic State—or ISIS—and another war in Iraq. Another assault on the people of Gaza by Israel. These are the major stories highlighted on the year-end “Unauthorized Disclosure” episode. Our guest for the episode is Roqayah Chamseddine, a freelance writer based in Australia. After Ferguson police officer Darren [...]
In which our intrepid correspondent gets a rash from rubbing up against more strange bushes. Now read this:Christmas Open (Dec 25, 2014) Santa’s On His Way. Track Him Here (Dec 24, 2014) Camden, MO Cop Shoots And Kills Family’s Golden Retriever (Dec 24, 2014) Winner Of Eggnog Chugging Contest Winds Up In ICU (Dec 24, [...]
I wrote this during the amazing Summer and Fall of 1986, when I wrote two books, two screenplays and a slew of short stories and essays in my Hollywood office on Kingswell, in what turned out to be Walt Disney's original studio. In 2005 we produced it for KOPT-AM radio in Eugene. Continue reading ?
The release of the last three members of the “Cuban Five” as part of a prisoner swap marking a shift in United States policy toward Cuba was a victory for people all over the world, who had been seeking justice and freedom for them. The “Cuban Five” are five men, who were sent to Miami [...]
In which our intrepid correspondent gets a rash from rubbing up against more strange bushes. Now read this:Bush Is Not A Word; It Is a Sentence (Dec 17, 2014) Jeb Bush’s 6 Greatest Gaffes (Dec 17, 2014) Jon Huntsman Claims Jeb Bush Evokes GOP Nostalgia (Dec 17, 2014) Terri Schiavo’s Husband Speaks Out On Jeb [...]
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The Senate intelligence committee finally released the summary of its report on the CIA’s rendition, detention and interrogation program this past week. It detailed a criminal conspiracy involving the torture the CIA used against detainees in the global “war on terrorism” and the lengths to which CIA officials and interrogators had gone to cover up [...]
In which our intrepid correspondent is shocked, shocked, he says, to find out the CIA was lying.
There currently is no law in the United States, which specifically criminalizes law enforcement who engage in torture. The United Nations Committee Against Torture has protested the fact that there is no law in the United States, however, three times now the US government has maintained that such a law is not required because there [...]
In which our intrepid correspondent looks back over the most recent annus horriblus and mocks. As is his way.