Secret-court judges upset at portrayal of
‘collaboration’ with government
U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, the former chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court,
took the highly unusual step Friday of voicing open frustration at the
account in the report and court’s inability to explain its decisions.
my view, that draft report contains major omissions, and some
inaccuracies, regarding the actions I took as Presiding Judge of the
FISC and my interactions with Executive Branch officials,”
Kollar-Kotelly said in a statement to The Post. It was her first public
comment describing her work on the intelligence court.
Can I get an "Awww Poor Babies" from my readers?! Of course she is upset. Because the FISA Court apparently gets it right 99.97 % of the time. That's right boys and girls....the Court reviewed over 33,900 surveillance requests and turned down 11. (eleven, i.e. one more than 10) 0.03 percent. How awesome is that?! USA! USA! USA!
We all know that all governments programs operate with a high rate of success right? Right? Helloooo? Anyone? Buehler? I have one other question....is Judge Whiney now a traitor, a whistle blower or Patriot?
The trial continues and yet another prosecution witness testifies and helps the defense. Eye witness John Good watched from 20 feet away as the "tussle" continued.
The altercation seemed to escalate, according to Good. The struggle
moved to the cement pathway, and he said the person in dark clothing
straddled the other man in "mixed martial arts position" he later
described to police as a "ground and pound." He said he saw "arm
movements going downward," though he couldn't be certain the person on
top was striking the person on the bottom. "The person you now
know to be Trayvon Martin was on top, correct?" asked defense attorney
Mark O'Mara. "He was the one raining blows down on George Zimmerman,
"That's what it looked like," Good answered.
Today I read a storythat seems of interest. The dead guy had a bit of a history that was for "them to know and us to find out. A little burglary action? But Mom said he was a good boy. Well....
"The search of
Trayvon Martin’s backpack turned up at least 12 pcs of ladies jewelry,
and a man’s watch, in addition to a flat head screwdriver described as
'a burglary tool.'"
Of course, he was never adjudicated in the juvenile system.
At all. Maybe he would be alive today if the system had been allowed to work. Note that the news leaked when the police started an investigation to identify who leaked the original hidden away police report. Oops.
Let's review......why is George Zimmerman on trial for Second Degree murder? I dunno. Maybe those local police that investigated and refused to charge were not wrong after all.
Following a number of tweets making threats to kill white people if
George Zimmerman is acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin, a former
Chicago police officer warns that the outcome of the case could spark
race riots in cities across America.
I predict an acquittal, followed shortly thereafter by a Civil Rights Act filing by Eric Holder's defenders of justice. Gonna be a long, hot, summer, kiddies.....
Doo de doo, de doo, de doo .... Let the run up to the fourth begin! A little Friday nite CR-914 racing, splashing the Whaler, mounting the trusty jet ski and some Bar-B-Queing. Y-all have a GREAT weekend!!!
Welcome home. I sense you may be coming out of that wilderness you have been wandering in since 2011. Conservative firebrand and best-selling author Ann Coulter has changed her tune and flip-flopped on her support for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
In a Thursday tweet, she wrote: “@GovChristie’s dead to me.”
Here is a list of the Senators to thank for voting not to send our country and party down the road to ruin.
I am still waiting to read an article on the out pouring of love, and kudos from tehe Latino community for the passge of the immigraion amensty bill by the Senate. I'm sure it will be out later today........(crickets)
As to those those RINO's that voted for this travesty, thank for nothing ya schmucks.
Now we have to rely on Boner in the House to stand firm......
Well, the selfless defense trial of George Zimmerman has begun in Florida. So far it looks like quite an assemblage of cranks, reprobates and ner do wells. (and a perhaps a "creepy ass cracker")
Is George getting railroaded? Will we ever know? Seems like an unfortunate series of events led to the death of an up and coming banger. The ability to exploit the event is what has kept the matter in the news. Is there anything left? Cue Reverand Al.... Star witness? We got one. Rachel Jeantel. When asked to read in open court a handwritten letter she wrote to Trayvon's mom she testified that she did not read cursive. This and her other responses may lead to her star billing becoming somewhat, uh, dimmer. On a lighter note, Proof has his hoodie back up. More commentary at hissite.
Bottom line....it all seems a little half baked to me.
The olde Porsche had some issues that needed to
be addressed.Nothing major just those
niggling little items.
hinge on the console storage compartment was broken.Seems this is a regular fix on a
Boxster.So much so that they have a
repair kit for it.My search began
looking for a "console hinge repair kit".Not much came up on GOOGLE so I went to the
Boxster Forums and learned that Porsche calls the console catch all box an
learning a new term is part of the process.Quick search and bingo!$35.00
was spent and the part ordered.
the instructions call for the removal of the entire console to access the area
where the hinge is installed.I did find
one forum where the install was performed with the console in place.So I set the part aside waiting for a free
day to tinker.
I took the car to work and the top would not raise. Hmmm.This has been an intermittent issue for a few weeks. Not really a
problem since I leave the top down 98% of the time. A little research indicated
that the parking brake has a micro switch to prevent the top from being operated
while the vehicle is moving. Seems they go bad. To replace the switch you need
to, wait for it, remove the entire console. Imagine that.
searched around for the switch and found the part on line.On a whim I called the local Porsche dealer
and they had one in stock. A quick blast up to Miramar and the switch was in
at the Porsche dealer I spoke to the Service Manager.He was familiar with the hinge and switch
issues. He advised that they charge 3.5 hours of labor plus parts for repair. Shop
rate is $175.00 per hour, $612.50 plus parts ( He quoted $52.00 and $24.95) $689.45....I was stunned.Even for a Porsche dealer that seemed a
leads us to Saturday morning. FJ Meckanecky reporting. Up early
with a cup of coffee and a couple of pages of diagrams relating to removing the console. Might as
well tackle both at the same time. I
have worked on cars my entire life, so the task at hand was not a tall
challenge.I viewed it as a good little
project.One thing looming in my mind
was the issue of removing plastic cover panels from a car interior.These are generally held in place by a myriad
of plastic clips and fasteners that were designed to break off when touched by
human hands. (i.e. my hands)However,
with a $700.00 price tag, I was diving in.
tear apart took me 30 minutes.All panels
came off intact. Removing the shift knob on the Tiptronic was another problem
solved by a quick GOOGLE search. The console was out and the hinge repair would
be easy. I decided to focus on the micro switch.
switch was located under the parking brake lever.It was a pain to remove. Inserting the new
one was an even bigger problem because I could not twist and turn it like the
old broken one. After a little cajoling
it popped in to place! I tested it and the top was
operational. One down.
to the workshop with the console.Drilled a couple of holes, two pop rivets and voila! ....hinge installed.
to garage, as you can see from the photos there was a good amount of debris. I
took some time to vacuum, and clean up the items under the console. Put a
little graphite lube on the shifter.
assembly went well. Panels snapped back in place and lined up perfectly.
Overall time was 3.6 hours. Total savings $642.50.