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August 17, 2008

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Buford Gooch

Al Gore is "probably wrong" about most things. Why confine it to just global warming things?

ning

If your life is being reviewed it means lucifer. It's not heaven and the Saints helping.

Ernest blew his head off with a shotgun in the Keys.

The Leopard story is how old? I won't be communicating with the ancients about some dead person's life 'cause the luciferians are selling what they stared at?

Elliott

"That's the strangest thing I've ever heard—leopards in Connecticut!"

Enigmaticore

Leopard!

Captain Hate

Maybe Al will say this is just a sign of just how bad the Earth's fever is that it's getting chills. Because Al has a huge understanding of the hard sciences; it was spending time on those that led him to flunk out of law and divinity schools. Just because the courses don't show up on any transcript doesn't mean anything...

andycanuck

A leopard fit into an elephant's pajamas? They must have been a pretty loose fit.

Thomas Esmond Knox

Al's Kilimanjaro canard was refuted in "American Scientist" some time ago. The science is in.

michael jasper

Hemingway shot himself in Ketchum, Idaho.

kim

Please, please, please, get that Gorebellied Fool on the ballot. Don't you wanna save the world?
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M. Simon

I have a bit of speculation up on who is supporting the Green movement at:

Green Speculation.

I comment on a comment from The Belmont Club that the Uber Green movement is supported by our enemies.

kim

Simon, Russian scientists have always been among the most skeptical about AGW and have so advised their politicians. I'm sure the coming cooling has been anticipated for quite awhile in the USSR, but whether they used that information geopolitically is above my paygrade. However, I could use the money.
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Elliott

Links to earlier installments can be found here. Part eight follows:

A few moments ago he'd been composed. Now, with his heartbeat elevated and his mind racing, the task of elucidating what had been obvious to him a few moments ago seemed insurmountable.

"With, uh, sir," he began, faltering from the start. He tried again, "Sir, no, I mean, I don't..." He closed his eyes, trying to visualize his thoughts, but all he felt was his mind overheating. Even the air conditioning, going at full power on a muggy summer day in the District of Columbia, provided no relief.

"Why not?" replied the Vice President.

"Because the, uh, well," his national security advisor sputtered.

"We can't risk having this go wrong and if we don't shut it down, it will," said the Vice President.

"But, uh, sir. It, it already has. Well, it hasn't really, but if you shut it down it will just, it will just make your position, uh, our position, more tenuous." The words were finally out. His muscles relaxed slightly and the pounding started to slow. It was hard to tell the Vice President he was wrong, but he'd done it.

"And how would it do that?" replied the Vice President. "Bringing MI-6 in on something as sensitive as this! Why don't we just call the Guardian and cut out the middleman?"

"I appreciate that, sir," began the advisor, "but..."

"You can envision something worse than this operation leaking to the press?" interrupted the Vice President.

"Well, it depends on what part of the operation you have in mind. What the British press might get wouldn't be the worst of it."

The Vice President, now intent, sat forward in his chair, his elbows on his desk and hands clasped in front of his face. "Go on," he said.

"If you shut the operation down now, there will be 13 people of whom any one might become convinced that we never intended to implement Phase 2. If that happened, our disillusioned soul could go to the press, though it would probably be safer for him or her to point Canadian intelligence in the right direction. From there, it would be Echelon all over again."

"I see your point," reflected the Vice President. "We also have the NSA and the FBI to worry about."

"I doubt it, sir. The danger comes from those with intimate knowledge of the operation, or those who, in the case of the Canadians, could verfiy tampering."

"And the Canadians would be especially angry since we snowed them with some yarn about Central Committee intrigue. One faction trying to dig up dirt on another wasn't it?"

"That's right, sir. We told them we'd learned the extra-curricular activities of a Central Committee member thought to be sympathetic to increased political and religious freedom from the time when he was a student at the University of British Columbia had attracted the interest of his Central Committee sparring partners, many of whom had close allies within the Ministry of State Security."

"But once phase 2 leaks," said the Vice President, "somebody will be emboldened to leak phase 1."

"No," said the advisor. "Because phase 2 won't leak."

"How do we manage that. MI-6 isn't quite the Sieve.I.A., but it's not far behind."

"Then perhaps we shouldn't use MI-6," replied the advisor.

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