Tacoma Action Figure: Mr. Timothy Smith
by The Jinxmedic on 2/1/2011 @ 6:27am
|Not commenting on this one, sorry.
by captiveyak on 2/1/2011 @ 7:19am
|At the risk of being teased for being a lackey, I'm witholding all but two comments: 1. McNair-Huff is no hack, and could write circles around Hathaway's well-meaning but barely-coherent screed. 2. Unless you'd prefer for your City gov't to spend more money on law suits than pot holes, you ought to be grateful that no gov't official had the indecency to spew vociferous admissions, accusations or other such infantile reflexes. This is a touchy issue with touchy implications. Discipline and deliberate pacing are required.|
by NineInchNachos on 2/1/2011 @ 7:42am
|The screed, I believe, speaks for itself.|
by NineInchNachos on 2/1/2011 @ 8:05am
|TACOMIC LIFE-HACK TIP: |
Tim Smith points out that the above is not a FOIA request with the City...it is a Public Disclosure Request. FOIA is for a Federal Agency...
FILE YOUR OWN TODAY RIGHT NOW!
by captiveyak on 2/1/2011 @ 8:09am
|yes, the screed speaks for itself. I am not commenting on the content of it.|
But the "hack" accusation was quite unnecessary. Hathaway trades in cynical political psychadelic sensationalism - with a credo that essentially equates to "Out of 100 things, trust in 1 - you'll frequently be wrong, but you'll never be taken in." I don't think that's a bad thing. it's just a very apparent worldview, and it makes an easy seat from which to lob cheap shots at everyone more compromised than the fringe. Without people like that, however, valuable ideas might never gain publicity or traction.
The surveillance issues are one thing. The black and white "conspiracy hacks" language is another. You can't have a discussion in only hyperbolic terms. Well... yes you can. I guess that's what America is these days. A very long, painful, idiotic discussion in hyperbolic terms.
by NineInchNachos on 2/1/2011 @ 8:18am
|Well yeah. I hear you and yes very rational. However, it's fun to yell at the TV and go crazy. It's where the money is these days!|
by NineInchNachos on 2/1/2011 @ 8:35am
|From screed to shining screed. From hyper-rational captiveyak neo-hipster short stories to semi-drunken new takhoman email tirades... It's all part of the great tapestry of America (unless you're like the Jinxmedic who "non"communicates with sighs and cryptic silence, but perhaps that is part of the tapestry, too).|
by NineInchNachos on 2/1/2011 @ 8:38am
|Even so, its getting harder for me to tell the difference between tragedy and comedy.|
by captiveyak on 2/1/2011 @ 8:44am
|Agreed. I'm glad your Tacomic covered this issue. It's certainly an interesting one, and people should read about it.|
by NineInchNachos on 2/1/2011 @ 9:04am
He read my book over Christmas break. How bad can he be?
by captiveyak on 2/1/2011 @ 9:07am
|also, can we talk re: yelling at TV/Going crazy/$$? I would be willing to deepen my "going crazy" resume if it meant $$.|
by NineInchNachos on 2/1/2011 @ 9:16am
|eMAIL BAG FEEDBACK!
Awesome action figure.
Thought I should mention two things that an old army intel guy like [NAME REDACTED] might want corrected...
1) Documents were requested from the Washington State's Open Records Act, Public Document Request (not FOIA).
2) Interestingly, [NAME REDACTED] may not really be a Bradley Manning supporter... (information suggests that if Manning was involved in releasing classified documents, it was for very wrong, personally-financially-self-involved-notoriously-benefiting reasons... not for the simple and pure purpose of exposing truth). Perhaps the symbol of an Army Chief Warrant Officer embalm would be more fitting on [NAME REDACTED]'s T-shirt...
Well, three things... I think [NAME REDACTED] is actually quite attractive without that slouch hat.
Thanks for the well-deserved honor bestowed upon him.
Tacoma is lucky to have you both,
by NineInchNachos on 2/1/2011 @ 9:40am
Q: How do I make money from intellectual garbage or e-waste?
by NineInchNachos on 2/1/2011 @ 2:13pm
|Papers please, Papers! They want their papers back!|
by cisserosmiley on 2/1/2011 @ 7:01pm
|i am totally on the government's side on this one, i also do not think the government monitors any electronic correspondence, and i am just glad the correct edited papers were exchange for the more open bad papers, thank you government.|
by NineInchNachos on 2/2/2011 @ 11:02am
|More eMAIL BAG FEEDBACK!
Yes I have a different take on the Wikileaks/Assuagne/Manning hype.
Probably more in line with John Young of Cryptome.
But yes...I do think the manner in which SPC Manning is currently being treated is oppressive and punitive for someone that has yet to be found guilty of ANYTHING.
Love the action figure......can I get a signed copy?
by NineInchNachos on 2/2/2011 @ 1:14pm
Editorial: Public notices in newspapers equal open government
by NineInchNachos on 2/6/2011 @ 12:28pm
Government Monitoring of Activists in the Puget Sound: the Northwest Detention Center Expansion File
by NineInchNachos on 2/6/2011 @ 12:31pm
by NineInchNachos on 2/14/2011 @ 1:33pm
|Another blog post!
"For example, documents obtained from the City of Tacoma's "Homeland Security Committee" show that in the spring of 2006, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) reported on a Women's Conference hosted annually by Governor Christine Gregoire at the Governor's Mansion in Olympia. ICE directed the Federal Protection Service (FPS), law enforcement and other security partners to monitor and report on such planned activities within their respective jurisdictions. Additionally, ICE requested that local law enforcement and other security partners provide follow-up reporting.
Is the “Women’s Leadership in Washington” really an extremist threat?"
by NineInchNachos on 3/8/2011 @ 2:39pm
"The records clearly show that if you dissent, you will be monitored, and no group or person is above suspicion. This is not what we Americans expect. This is not legitimate national security."
by NineInchNachos on 3/8/2011 @ 2:40pm
|actually it is the same story. Oh well.|
by NineInchNachos on 5/27/2011 @ 2:14pm
|"U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton said in his ruling this week that the protesters can continue to pursue allegations that their free-speech and privacy rights were violated."
by NineInchNachos on 7/8/2011 @ 1:57pm
|Sad day for my friend Tim Smith.
His school is going to be demolished soon.
by NineInchNachos on 9/7/2011 @ 11:17am
|Meet the new folks who will be illegally infiltrating your friendly neighborhood anarchist & peace activist groups www.businessexaminer.com/blog/evergreen-...|
by NineInchNachos on 9/9/2012 @ 11:12am
|thank god for people like Tim Smith |
by NineInchNachos on 9/9/2012 @ 11:27am
|in case you missed it, 5 part mini series on the disgusting birth of the NWDC thanks to the old skool Tacoma City Council... |
part 1 - www.thenewstribune.com/2012/09/09/228428...
part 2 - www.thenewstribune.com/2012/09/09/228440...
part 3 - www.thenewstribune.com/2012/09/09/228452...
part 4 - www.thenewstribune.com/2012/09/09/228605...
part 5 - www.thenewstribune.com/2012/09/09/228606...
I renew my call to fire city attorney Liz Pauli, surely one of the worst city attorneys of all time. Also, if you ever have the chance to haunt the dreams of former council member Kevin Phelps please do!
by NineInchNachos on 10/15/2012 @ 9:11am
|TIM SMITH making a difference www.thenewstribune.com/2012/10/14/233162...
by NineInchNachos on 2/26/2013 @ 12:16pm
|alert tim smith! |