Obama administration officials had trouble at congressional hearings last week when they couldn’t quite place the location of Benghazi, Libya. After all, so much time has passed since last September’s attack on the U.S. consulate there.
Gregory Hicks, deputy to murdered U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens, provided stark testimony about the administration’s failure to act during the attack in Libya, to which the administration said, “Wow, isn’t this sequestration awful?”
A State Department official testified that the movie, “Innocence of Muslims” really had nothing to do with the Benghazi attack and was a “non-event” in Libya. Other than calling into question the administration’s original statements blaming the movie, this statement exonerates Libyans from going crazy over perhaps the worst movie in the history of film.
The Internet is now 20 years old. Just think, in the mid-90s you wouldn’t think of tweeting in public, and a worldwide web would have taken an enterprising spider an incredible effort. If you got a virus, you actually went to a doctor, not some kid fresh out of college. Progress is great, isn’t it?
The owner of Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, said last week he was ready to build passenger spaceships to carry people through sub orbit. The only problem would be figuring out how many G-forces the average person could absorb safely. Well, that and how they would pour peanuts from those bags into their hands in zero gravity.
Ogden’s police department wants to use drones to help keep the peace. I suppose drones sound like a natural fit for the beehive state.
Opponents, however, argue the world has no use for a drone, which also has a familiar ring to it.
Three climbers and their sherpas apparently got into a fist fight on Mount Everest recently. Well, that’s one way to stay warm.
I’m no climbing expert, but it would seem unwise to anger the locals you have hired to show you the way up a steep and treacherous mountain.
Whether it’s 2013 or 1993, the dawn of the Internet Age, no one wants to be downloaded from Mount Everest.