Friday, May 29, 2009

SAME OLD STORY: MORE CYBERSECURITY SEZ OBAMA

Thrilling! Read all about it from the curmudgeon, here or here.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

TODAY'S BIG BAG OF STUFF

You're missing it in the directory over. Today, on the Poor Man's Jimi Hendrix.

And Your Telephone, the Booby Trap.

But why aren't you putting the full stories on this Blogger blog, Dick? The straw that broke the camel's back is retold here.

Monday, May 18, 2009

WHEN FAMOUS, YOU GET TO MAKE STUFF UP

Hardly novel. But again, it's for the sake of believing some line from the the war on terror and the essay points made by a very important journalist, Peter Bergen. Bergen discusses the merits of the Predator drone assassination campaign in Af-Pak for The New Republic. To that end he uses as a lead example, a man named 'Abu Khabab,' allegedly a fellow who trained hundreds of terrorists on how to make ricin, one who was eventually killed by a drone attack. While a drone killed the man, there's no significant evidence he was an expert in WMD. And quite a bit to the contrary. So, naturally, Bergen earns an emphatic DD takedown, and you can read it in the directory over here.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

BOSTON LOCALS DELAY BIODEFENSE LAB

Good news! They fight for the right not to have a superfluous bioterror germ research lab near them. Go to the mirror, boy.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

GET TORTURED AND DIE

It's the American way. You know what to do. See "Powell Star Tortured to Death" here on DD's WordPress blog in the directory over. Because Blogger tortured me into it.

Friday, May 08, 2009

BED PAN TECH

Out of work? In despair? New unemployment reforms will shape the US future workforce. Bed pan technician-training schools administrators rejoice. Relief is coming. 'Nuff said! See here.
THE O'TOOLE FILE

Today, updates to the post on the Obama administration's appointment to be head scientist at the Department of Homeland Security.

First posted at DD's WordPress blog in the directory over, here.

Even if you're a regular and haven't reset your bookmarks, the refers will still post on this piece of real estate.

Anyway, page down and you'll see --

Tara O’Toole predicts

U Pitt News, April 15, 2005

One hundred kilograms of anthrax dropped on Washington, D.C., would be as deadly as a one-megaton hydrogen bomb.

This is one of the many reasons why Dr. Tara O’Toole believes the use of biological weapons is “potentially imminent.”

O’Toole discussed bioweapons in her lecture “Disease as a Weapon: A New Challenge for the 21st Century.” The speech, full of cautionary words and threats of unavoidable disaster, fell upon the ears of an Alumni Hall audience Tuesday afternoon.

Bioweapons have been proven to work on a large scale; they can kill hundreds of thousands of people at one time. Generally, it is difficult to determine where a bioweapon was let loose, so an exact radius of destruction is hard to calculate, O’Toole said.



You know what to do for more.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

CATASTROPHIC NOMINATION

Tara O’Toole, CEO of the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Biosecurity, has been nominated by the Obama administration to be the top scientist at the Department of Homeland Security. While readers may not know the name, if one actually likes their science based in reality, not scenarios which are Biblically apocalyptic and free of facts, it is a dreadful choice.

At the Danger Room blog, Noah Schachtman queried DD and others on the wisdom of the administration’s move.

“This is a disastrous nomination,” Richard Ebright, a Rutgers University microbiologist and homeland security policy critic, told Schachtman.

“O’Toole supported every flawed decision and counterproductive policy on biodefense, biosafety, and biosecurity during the Bush dministration … O’Toole is as out of touch with reality, and as paranoiac, as former Vice President Cheney. It would be hard to think of a person less well suited for the position.”

“She was the single most extreme person, either in or out of overnment, advocating for a massive biodefense expansion and relaxation of provisions for safety and security … She makes Dr. Strangelove look sane.”

Published on DD's WordPress mirror, you can read the rest here.

Monday, May 04, 2009

SIT HOME AND ROT

Yesterday's observation on attitudes about employment and job-hunting in the US published only to the mirror here. The mirror will now start to update before the Blogger flavor, precipitated by the event of Google's Blogger regularly hating on failing for those using FTP publishing. Readers are encouraged to reset their favorites and syndication feeds to draw from blog.dickdestiny.com.

Trends and indications point to Google wanting all Blogger users hosted on their servers. That's just not going to happen, for any number of reasons, some of which are patently obvious. (Number one: Disentanglement -- or more realistically, forfeiture -- of a long established Google-linked set of posts on DD dot com in favor of moving DD dot com virtually to exclusive Google property is no option. This Google Blogger suggestion is more like a veiled threat.)

Sunday, May 03, 2009

WHEN BLOGGER ATTACKS

Blogger attacked your host on Friday, killing me dead. If you didn't know to read the mirror, here, you missed all the fun.