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@abulsme tweets from 2013-08-26 (UTC)

  • My fitbit #Fitstats for 8/25/2013: 3,462 steps and 2.6 km traveled. http://t.co/yvGq0OoOT9 01:01:33
  • Reading – Think the 2016 presidential race hasn’t started yet? Look out below. (Chris Cillizza) http://t.co/JSWGYe5Ift 15:45:10
  • Reading – Report: Snowden stayed at Russian consulate while in Hong Kong (Will Englund) http://t.co/eBsGo559IW 15:51:10
  • Reading – War on Leaks Is Pitting Journalist vs. Journalist (David Carr) http://t.co/EbylPZWG0I 16:01:22
  • Reading – Another War Is Brewing (Patrick Appel) http://t.co/IWNwfFhBvY 16:10:31
  • Reading – Protecting Against Leakers (Bruce Schneier) http://t.co/QzG8vcv7iA 18:45:31
  • So, do I understand correctly, several hundred people killed by chemical weapons matter more than the ~100,000 killed in other ways earlier? 19:07:56
  • The methods used to kill or injure people shouldn't really matter. Outrage should be the same regardless of chem/nuke/bullet/knife/bomb. 19:10:19
  • Not to mention outrage should be the same no matter who the victim is (or who is doing the killing). 19:11:21
  • And deciding on actions to take next should NEVER be based on "we have to do something", but only on "can we actually make it better". 19:12:06
  • Not sure action in Syria passes the test. People don't like inaction but very possible US action will result in more deaths than no action. 19:17:06
  • Of course, it is impossible to tell, which is part of the problem. But the case needs to be made that anything US does actually helps. 19:18:27
  • If that case can be made, it certainly hadn't been made so far. "This can't be allowed, we must do something" isn't good enough. 19:21:04
  • Reading – Kerry Beats The War Drums (Patrick Appel) http://t.co/JQUf3Kfley 21:41:56
  • Reading – Are We Sure Of Syria’s Guilt? (Rod Dreher) http://t.co/T3aqzK8BUD 21:45:29
  • Reading – Before we Bomb Syria, Shouldn't we Seek Proof of Guilt? (Peter Hitchens) http://t.co/rcZDW73zHn 21:50:13
  • Reading – saxophones started blowing me down (Wil Wheaton) https://t.co/nxJ6rCesjA 22:01:51
  • Reading – Seeing 'New Jim Crow' Placards Seized by Police & More From the March on Washington (Dave Zirin) http://t.co/s3bW3bJwPf 22:43:55

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