Fukushima Blueprint? Roadmap? What Comes Next?

By: Sunday April 17, 2011 6:30 am

Today’s news from Fukushima: TEPCO and the government have produced a roadmap for the next 6-9 months, ending with all reactors in cold shutdown and all spent fuel pools under full control. Phase 1 (three months) consists of achieving a “steady reduction” of radiation. In Phase 2 (three-six months), the plan calls for first getting radiation releases under control and then substantially curbed. At the end of Phase 2, there is a decision point for the government. At that point (between November and January) evacuation orders will be reviewed. Evacuees will either be allowed to return to their homes to live or not.


A Narrative Chronology of Bradley Manning’s Alleged Leaks

By: Saturday March 5, 2011 12:20 pm

n January, I did a timeline of the key dates revealed in Manning’s July 6, 2010 charging document. I wanted to put the timeline laid out in yesterday’s charging document side-by-side with the earlier one to identify what new details there are, presumably showing us what the government has learned since July, as well as the chronology of when the government alleges Bradley Manning accessed and leaked particular documents.

Here’s what the government appears to believe happened…

FDL Manning-WikiLeaks Key Articles Table

By: Tuesday December 28, 2010 6:30 am

Our latest challenge was the compilation of all media that contained source material to date. Since Lamo is by no stretch of the imagination publicity shy, and has given interviews to anyone willing to sit still, that proved to be a somewhat ambitious undertaking. We have now published a sortable table of articles relevant to the Manning-Wikileaks story, which we will continue to add material to. You can find that table here:

Key Wikileaks-Manning Articles

Bradley Manning and the Convenient Memories of Adrian Lamo

By: Thursday December 23, 2010 3:01 pm

The only evidence to emerge so far against Bradley Manning comes from Adrian Lamo, a hacker who was in a mental institution three weeks before he says Manning contacted him. Charlie Savage reports in the New York Times that Lamo has miraculously “remembered” new evidence from his chat logs that connects Bradley Manning and Julian Assange. But instead of asking Lamo to go back to Wired, or the Washington Post, and get copies of the chat transcripts he gave them, the New York Times says “no problem, we’ll just publish this based on the recollections of someone who was in a mental institution two weeks before all this happened.”

2010 Midterms: Jobs vs. Wars in California

By: Wednesday April 21, 2010 4:00 pm

California’s budget crisis is actually much less than they’re spending on the war in Afghanistan. $26 billion for the budget vs $38 billion for war. And what do they get for it? It’s not better to live in California thanks to the war. It’s actually getting much, much worse.

The Timeline of Torture Tape Destruction in Special Prosecutor Durham’s Documents

By: Sunday April 18, 2010 4:00 pm

While the timeline prepared here doesn’t show us everything special prosecutor John Durham is looking at (presumably, there are a number of documents that are too sensitive to release), looking at the documents from this perspective gives us a sense of what Durham is investigating with regard to the destruction of videotapes believed to document torture.

2010 Midterms: Both Parties Feel The Heat From Afghanistan

By: Saturday April 10, 2010 8:15 am

Stop the presses, we might have some good news on the war in Afghanistan. Savor it.

Exuberant optimism vs. total bull****

By: Friday January 1, 2010 1:30 pm

Your auditors just told you that you don’t know how to value your own insurance contracts, Goldman Sachs and other trading partners are asking you to post more collateral –indicating that they disagree with how you have valued these contracts, the guy in charge of these products cannot come up with a way to explain them in layman’s terms, yet you have the chutzpah to tell your investors that your products are “carefully underwritten”? And probability of loss is zero? WTF? Where did you get that from?

The CIA Asked to Destroy Torture Tapes on Same Day They Claimed They Didn’t Torture

By: Tuesday November 24, 2009 12:59 pm

The CIA requested to destroy the torture tapes in email on November 8, 2005. They confirmed the destruction on November 9. Not surprisingly, after Leonie Brinkema had asked about videotapes. But also right in the middle of debates about McCain’s Detainee Treatment Act. And note that briefing for Crazy Pete Hoekstra–but not the other Dems in Intelligence Committee leadership–on the same day that CIA started asking to destroy the torture tapes.

How Dick Cheney Cowed Obama

By: Sunday November 22, 2009 8:35 am

Mary has already linked to this article on how and why Greg Craig got thrown out in comments. But I wanted to make sure everyone read it.

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