A federal judge refused Friday to dismiss a civil lawsuit accusing former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld of responsibility for the alleged torture by U.S. forces of two Americans who worked for an Iraqi contracting firm.
U.S. District Judge Wayne R. Andersen’s ruling did not say the two contractors had proven their claims, including that they were tortured after reporting alleged illegal activities by their company. But it did say they had alleged enough specific mistreatment to warrant hearing evidence of exactly what happened.
Andersen said his decision “represents a recognition that federal officials may not strip citizens of well settled constitutional protections against mistreatment simply because they are located in a tumultuous foreign setting.”
Karl Rove said his reputation as a down-and-dirty political campaigner is undeserved.
If you take anything Rove says, whatever it is, even the weather, you cannot get anymore accurate if you simply always assume the exact opposite to be true…
Well, there’s a new version these days…
The biggest threat to the open internet is not Chinese government hackers or greedy anti-net-neutrality ISPs, it’s Michael McConnell, the former director of national intelligence.
I fly a lot less than I used to (and I never flew that often), so I was surprised when I received this piece of mail that seemed to be about frequent flyer miles expiring. It was either open the junk mail or keep cleaning the kitchen, so clearly I had to open the junk mail right away. I was surprised to learn that the direct mail had hardly anything to do with frequent flyer miles; it was a solicitation to restart my subscription to FORTUNE.
This is how bad it’s gotten for at least one prominent print publication: It has to masquerade as something other than what it is to entice customers to open an envelope.
Just like in Roman Republic, we now turn to comedians to tell us the truth and politicians to tell us lies.
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You remember Ubisoft’s announcement that they were crippling their new games with a DRM system that would kick players out of their games if they couldn’t connect continuously to Ubisoft’s DRM servers? Now Ubisoft’s servers have started to go down.
Of course, pirates and people who break Ubisoft’s DRM can still play. Way to correctly align the incentives, Ubisoft.