Still awaiting evidence for Steve King, however…

Mars, site of the only good news, as seen from Hubble Space Telescope

It’s not all darkness and cold.

Well, I guess it is, but anyway.

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere around it and detected other organic molecules in a rock-powder sample collected by the robotic laboratory’s drill.

“This temporary increase in methane — sharply up and then back down — tells us there must be some relatively localized source,” said Sushil Atreya of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, a member of the Curiosity rover science team. “There are many possible sources, biological or non-biological, such as interaction of water and rock.”

Active organic chemistry on Mars…that’s a curious finding.

And I kid about Steve King, he craps out of his mouth all the time…it is many things, including evidence of organic waste.

To preserve (themselves) and protect (themselves)

What apparently passes for good police work in Ohio (and undoubtedly elsewhere):

Police aggressively questioned the tearful girlfriend of a young black man they had just shot dead as he held a BB gun in an Ohio supermarket – accusing her of lying, threatening her with jail, and suggesting that she was high on drugs.

Tasha Thomas was reduced to swearing on the lives of her relatives that John Crawford III had not been carrying a firearm when they entered the Walmart in Beavercreek, near Dayton, to buy crackers, marshmallows and chocolate bars on the evening of 5 August.

“You lie to me and you might be on your way to jail,” detective Rodney Curd told Thomas, as she wept and repeatedly offered to take a lie-detector test. After more than an hour and a half of questioning and
statement-taking, Curd finally told Thomas that Crawford, 22, had died.

But it’s people wearing t-shirts that are the real problem.

At least Operation Paperclip

Had arguably redeeming qualities…it wasn’t an out-and-out sequel.

The CIA officer tasked with interrogating the most important prisoners in America’s secret detention programme allegedly abused captives during the agency’s covert operations in Latin America in the 1980s, it has emerged.

The US Senate’s three-year inquiry into the CIA’s use of torture after September 11 reveals that a senior agent involved in the programme was recommended for censure decades earlier for “inappropriate use of interrogation techniques”.

Inspiring.

It’s never a good sign when you start paraphrasing Judy Miller

Shorter CIA:

“We were fucking right!”

Well, right if you mean, gave Dick Cheney a chance to get his shriveled possibly mechanical, definitely metaphorical, rocks off.

CIA Director John Brennan has defended the agency’s post-9/11 interrogation methods but admitted some techniques were “harsh” and “abhorrent”.

“You had me at abhorrent!”

I’m sure there will never be bad thing that ever will occur from this– other than the things that have occurred and will in fact occur and not be linked to this.

So no problem, really.