Two opposing viewpoints:
1) SF Chronicle says yes (embed link). "Desertion of duty may be the ultimate military offense. That’s why an investigation is warranted in the case of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who left his post without explanation in 2009 and was captured by Afghan insurgents."
2) New York Times takes a more nuanced view. For example, I didn't realize that Berdahl was known to be psychologically disturbed before he enlisted, the military granted him a waiver anyway. ( http://nyti.ms/1GwTRB7 ) "His attempt in 2006 to join the Coast Guard was short-lived; he was discharged 26 days into basic training because of concerns about his psychological state."
And, it was clear to "... some of his comrades in Afghanistan, that he was emotionally distressed and at times delusional."
Reminds me of the Chelsea Manning data breach, where military management put a clearly, emotionally disturbed unstable young person in charge of enormous volumes of classified documents, lacking even rudimentary security, then are stunned when things go wrong. And, of course, there is zero accountability for the management that makes those bad decisions.
Here's an assortment of photos I took at BNP's Masters 1000 event including Fed, Nole, Rafa, Sock, Raonic, Panetta, Lisicki, and Murray. Please click to enlarge and scroll through them. Any comments welcome. Well, most any, this is the Internet so Godwin's Law :)
For tennis types, some amazing shotmaking. Nole' hit forehand- and backhand-swinging volleys back to back, yet lost the point. Don't think I've ever seen that before. The fly Fed forehand was part of a pattern of play with Fed hitting forehands out of his far backhand corner, then Novak changing directions so Fed had to sprint from one corner past the opposite sideline repeatedly to either slap squash shots or drive leaping forehands. Good stuff.
For camera types: Nikon D810 with 300mm f2.8, some with 1.7 TC and 1.4 TC. A couple of the night picks with 70-200mm f 2.8
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Another graphical way to represent the impact of gerrymandering, perhaps more effective than the byzantine, redistricting maps.
Many of the other charts are also worth looking at.
Zero kudos. Doing the least it can get away with, and waging a good rear-action via PR.
There's nothing new about using religious beliefs to justify oppression of others.
Canadian Raonic beat Rafael Nadal before falling to Fed in a tense semifinal. Milos played quite well and is showing improvement under new celebrity coach Ivan Ljubicic, including tweaks to his already awesome serve. He reached 150 mph, the fastest in the event, but more importantly moved the ball around from wide slices, to routinely hitting 143 flatter serves, to big kick, and a couple of serve-and-volleys behind 106 wide-and-short first serves.
Also hits a huge, flat forehand running around clear to his doubles alley. Please click to enlarge my photos.
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I'm waiting for the law banning encryption, or maybe binary, or something ....
Quote: "Every time I hear something, or something just pops in my head -- because I don't know anything about this stuff. If they can do that to a cell phone why can't they do that to every computer in the country, and nobody can get into it?
...If they, at their own will at Microsoft can put something in a computer -- or at Apple -- can put something in that computer [points on a smartphone], which it is, to where nobody but that owner can open it, then why can't they put it in the big giant super computers, that nobody but that owner can open it. And everything gets locked away secretly.
...This is a problem that's gotta be solved."
... in a desert, during a drought.
Good post. Check out the graphic.
Add to this the cost of the water, since Big Ag uses a mix of taxpayer-subsidized and free water at a fraction of the costs many cities pay. It's expensive to irrigate a desert. Yet, many farms still act like it isn't -- irrigating by spraying water into the air where most evaporates. And then there are the 2,000+ golf courses in California ...
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