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Friday, October 22, 2021

Actor Alec Baldwin discharged a "prop firearm" Thursday on a movie set south of Santa Fe, killing the director of photography for the film he was working on and wounding its director, the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office said. ... The director of photography for the feature film Rust, Halyna Hutchins, 42, died at University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, and director Joel Souza, 48, was taken to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, where he was receiving emergency care, the sheriff's office said.

Saturday, October 09, 2021

A report from the Senate Judiciary Committee has provided the most in-depth look into how the Donald Trump, Mark Meadows and other Trump allies with links to the Jan 6 rally and insurrection pressured DOJ officials to endorse the false claims that the election was stolen and to assist in Trump's effort to overturn the election results. The report also covers Jeffrey Clark who circulated a "proof of concept letter that falsely stated the DOJ had evidence of election irregularities and urged the Georgia legislature to appoint a new slate of electors. The letter, if met with success, would be replicated for additional states. In addition, the report details how Trump forced the resignation of BJay Pak after he refused to validate false election claims and how Trump was stopped from replacing acting AG Rosen with Clark when top assistant AG's threatened to resign if Trump did so.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Providence Alaska Medical Center, the state's largest hospital, has implemented crisis standards of care, which means treatment and resources for patients can be rationed, as COVID-19 continues to surge in Alaska. read more

Monday, September 13, 2021

Five children, including a newborn, have been orphaned in California after their parents died of COVID-19 two weeks apart. read more

Friday, September 03, 2021

Taliban fighters are upset at the US after learning that equipment abandoned at the Kabul airport had been rendered inoperable before the US withdrew. Taliban members believed the equipment (vehicles, aircraft and weapons systems) to be national assets that could be leveraged by the new government. CENTCOM Commander Gen. Kenneth McKenzie confirmed that "the equipment had been disabled and in the end none of it was mission capable."


Failing to understand computers, the internet, and other tech topics as a politician is definitely a bipartisan effort.

This isn't a matter of failing to to understand the internet. Parson clearly explained what happened and what law he thinks was broken. His own explanation of what occurred makes it clear that the law he cited was not violated. That law, Section 569.095, RSMo, specifically states that the data must have been accessed without authorization. Webpage source code on a public site is freely available to anyone who browses the page. This reporter did the digital equivalent of looking down and finding money on the ground that other people had walked past.

The fact is that Mike Parson's administration has been inadvertently publishing this data on the web and anyone who visited the page in question would have downloaded it. They might even still have it sitting in their browser cache of loaded in an open tab that they haven't refreshed in a few days. Chances are pretty good that this reporter is not the only person to have found it but thankfully he did and that he alerted the state so they could fix it before he went public with the story.

This is Mike Parson knowing full well that his administration got caught making an easily avoidable mistake that had it been a private company would have likely resulted in every single employee responsible for it all the way up to the Chief Information Officer filing for unemployment by now. This is Mike Parson pointing the blame at the one person in the whole story who did the right thing.

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