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@abulsme tweets from 2013-08-31 (UTC)

  • My fitbit #Fitstats for 8/30/2013: 1,989 steps and 1.5 km traveled. http://t.co/yvGq0OoOT9 01:02:01
  • Reading – The NSA’s ‘Black Budget’ and Why We Should Be Worried About What Snowden Nabbed (Bob Cesca) http://t.co/pXgcngx3k9 03:55:25
  • Reading – David Cameron asked permission to strike Syria. Why won’t Obama? (Brad Plumer) http://t.co/AWg4DdOAvl 03:59:07
  • Reading – U.S. spy agencies mounted 231 offensive cyber-operations in 2011, docs show (Gellman/Nakashima) http://t.co/e0W2v9bpfx 04:36:51
  • Reading – UK’s Cameron must fight back after tough setback (Gregory Katz) http://t.co/mVJufI1WUG 05:08:19
  • Reading – The Tomahawks Of August (Rod Dreher) http://t.co/UzOgRStSHI 05:13:16
  • Reading – UK government says Greenwald partner practiced terrible security (Timothy B. Lee) http://t.co/plcT5PmTYN 05:28:11
  • Reading – UK asked N.Y. Times to destroy Snowden material | Reuters (Mark Hosenball) http://t.co/7d7mO3hHw5 05:59:03
  • Reading – Why Nobody Cares About the Surveillance State (David Rieff) http://t.co/Qj3zxd6IGr 06:05:34
  • [Abulpost] No More Reposts to Google+ for Me http://t.co/GVNVM5kS14 06:16:17
  • Reading – Surveillance disclosure battle heats up (Romm/Quinn) http://t.co/Nz9alkMU5w 06:19:06
  • Reading – The case for Syria may be worse than Iraq (Alex Seitz-Wald) http://t.co/4LHyddOhGi 06:29:00
  • RT @AlecMacGillis: Dracula really had it coming. RT @reidepstein: Fun fact: The last country the US formally declared war against was Roman… 06:51:33
  • Reading – New Zealand appears to have used NSA spy network to target Kim Dotcom (Cyrus Farivar) http://t.co/PFglwSC86h 16:30:22
  • RT @davidfrum: Shots across the bow work because it is expected they'll be followed by shots into the hull. But if not … 16:31:50
  • Reading – Experts Fear U.S. Plan to Strike Syria Overlooks Risks (Barnard/Rubin) http://t.co/7fKkipJWvT 16:51:39
  • Reading – Tooth Fairy Inflation (Centives) http://t.co/lDh8yCfkm9 16:56:36
  • Reading – Larry a summers and the Secret 'End-Game' Memo (Greg Palant) http://t.co/CO23iCNFMU 17:03:35
  • RT @tparsi: You know something's up when Diplomats favor war, and Generals favor diplomacy

    #Syria #Dempsey #Kerry @MehdiRHasan @Ali_Gharib… 17:06:57

  • Doesn't say how much he started with! -> Reading – Make $377,000 trading Apple in one day (Rob Curran) http://t.co/boNBsDj06x 17:21:42
  • Speech Over. I obviously disagree with intervention, but big kudos to @BarackObama for taking it to the Congress. That is the right call. 18:01:03
  • Now we'll see what happens in Congress. Next test will be what Obama does if Congress says no. Presume Obama thinks he has the votes though. 18:02:47
  • RT @chucktodd: May be first time in years that just about every single member of Congress, regardless of party will issue a press release p… 18:04:06
  • RT @BenjySarlin: VERY bad RT @sahilkapur: Bad news for the members of Congress who wanted to wash their hands of this and criticize whateve… 18:08:17
  • RT @JHarperReports: Operation Symbolic Gesture in #Syria has been postponed. Operation Labor Day BBQ will proceed as scheduled. 18:14:20
  • This should be very interesting in the Congress by the way. Opinions on this not really divided on D/R lines. 18:20:07
  • RT @jricole: Interesting possibility that a Left-Libertarian alliance in Congress could defeat Syria resolution 18:22:11
  • RT @gerrycanavan: "strikes will be just as effective tomorrow as they will be in a month" What about a year? I bet they'd be JUST AS EFFECT… 18:52:03
  • RT @AdamSerwer: Rep. Peter King says Obama's decision to go to Congress "undermining the authority of future presidents." Means it as a bad… 19:01:07
  • Reducing power of president vs power of congress is a GOOD thing as far as I am concerned. :-) 19:01:42
  • RT @arishapiro: Overheard: "Congress now knows what it feels like when the dog catches the car." 19:22:14
  • Reading – Obama made last-minute decision on Syria approval (Josh Lederman) http://t.co/dzIi87zxRQ 19:53:46
  • "The administration officials described a president overriding all his top national security advisers…" – and making the right call. 19:54:59
  • (Of course, he should have done the same in Libya.) 19:55:55
  • RT @RichardEngel: #syrian opposition very disappointed. They were building hope that strikes would be tonight, feel carpet pulled out from … 19:56:57
  • Bet Kerry is pissed. At least publicly he seemed way more hung ho about this than Obama. May not be the same privately of course. 19:58:59
  • RT @attackerman: Future presidents who want to launch "discrete" military strikes ala Iraq 98 &c will now face Q of why they don't go to Co… 19:59:12
  • Wonder how many of the top advisors Obama overrode will still be there by the end of the administration. 20:00:52
  • Or even in a year. 20:01:04
  • RT @marcambinder: Wow. Obama just pulled the loose string from that Gordian knot of the imperial presidency. 20:01:12
  • I hope so! (But doubt it.) -> @marcambinder: Wow. Obama just pulled the loose string from that Gordian knot of the imperial presidency. 20:02:29
  • Yeah, not a happy team. MT @passantino: RT @petesouza: Pres meeting with NatSec team this morning: http://t.co/Ieb4ik6QLB 20:12:06
  • RT @bobcesca_go: View from 50,000 feet. Americans debating the use of military force. A president reasonable enough to pay attention. 20:14:54
  • Reading – Obama DOJ Asks Court to Grant Immunity to George W. Bush For Iraq War (Inder Comar) http://t.co/ZrORjIH3RD 21:32:46
  • Amy just registered to vote! Wow! (Turning 18 in October.) Time sure flies… 22:35:01