Open Thread for Saturday, August 15, 2015

If some of these items look old, it’s because I started collecting them yesterday but ran out of time to post a thread. But I don’t want to hear any complaining; y’all should be grateful to get a rare Saturday Open Thread — especially since I’m supposed to be out doing yard work right now:

  1. Pentagon assessing S.C. brig as an option for Guantanamo — Not a new idea, but it’s come back up. Sounds fine to me. We need to keep them somewhere.
  2. Documents confirm Apple is building self-driving car — And exclusive from The Guardian. Cool, huh? But allow me a small complaint: This story says “sooner than expected,” but we were supposed to have self-flying cars by now. The writer must not have been around in the ’60s, when the future was so limitless.
  3. US Marines who lowered embassy flag in 1961 back in Havana — I thought this was kind of a neat angle on the embassy-opening story.
  4. Japan emperor ‘remorseful’ over WW2, as 70th anniversary marked — Going a bit farther than the P.M. did.

3 thoughts on “Open Thread for Saturday, August 15, 2015

  1. Juan Caruso

    #4, (Pentagon assessing S.C. brig as an option for Guantanamo) – Brad, does Hillary favor the U.S. ceding Guantanamo to Cuba? Of course she does! Very bad move….

    1. Brad Warthen Post author

      Hmmm. I did a quick search and didn’t find anything. I’m kind of thinking it will be hard to find HER if she knows we want to ask that question. My guess (and you may quickly find evidence to the contrary) is that she’d want to say NO, but would be too afraid of the folks likely to go for Bernie Sanders to say so…


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