Tuesday, Sept 1, 2015
I’ve been busy, and tomorrow the gang is over for a story conference.
Roland sent this:
‘And for planting the seed, Jerry Pournelle and his “A Step Farther Out:
Those Pesky Belters and Their Torchships”‘.
That led to a very old View, http://www.jerrypournelle.com/archives2/archives2view/view471.html#Tuesday done in 2007 when we thought my brain tumor was something else. It has an explanation of what’s wrong with Shuttle – what was wrong in the design – and how NASA prevented USAF and the Navy from having space programs. It also has some stuff about Step Farther Out, which is now available http://www.baenebooks.com/p-922-a-step-farther-out.aspx from Baen as well as elsewhere, and Strategy of Technology which is in revision. The old one is available, sort of, by download http://baen.com/sot/ but has the wrong address – I no longer have the Ventura mail box. If you think you want to send me something for this on-line copy, send bills to Chaos Manor, 12051 Laurel Terrace Drive, Studio City CA 91604. There’s a lot in that week’s view.
The vice tightens:
A review of recently released e-mails shows that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton repeatedly originated and distributed highly classified national security information. Clinton’s classified e-mail missives were not constrained to State Department staff, either. She also sent classified information to Sidney Blumenthal, a former Clinton White House operative banned by the Obama White House.
An analysis by The Federalist of e-mails released by the State Department late Monday shows that scores of e-mails sent by Clinton contained highly confidential national security information from the beginning, even if they weren’t marked by a classification authority until later.
Fear not, skullduggery will prevail! Nobody wants to bet me that she won’t get a pardon — not even a gentlemen’s’ bet.
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Joshua Jordan, KSC
I have had many notes suggesting where I can get Bettyann, and I think I have solved the problem; many of the suggestions led to sources for the novelization, which is nor what I want; the original novella is what I remember, and while the novelization is more science fiction, it is not I
I’ll do better tomorrow.