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Comment: Re:Fine. (Score 4, Informative) 334

RTFA jackass. Nothing heinous is going on. Offices within the White House are exempt from the Freedom of Information Act. However, the Office of Administration was the odd man out. In 2009, a Federal Court ruling confirmed that the Office of Administration is exempt from FOIA like other Offices within the White House.

The White House is required to archive e-mails and release them under the Presidential Records Act; not until at least five years after the end of the administration.

So the sky is not falling.

Comment: Re:Transparency in Government is good! (Score 5, Informative) 334

Nobody reads anymore:

"In 2009, a federal appeals court in Washington ruled that the Office of Administration was not subject to the FOIA, "because it performs only operational and administrative tasks in support of the president and his staff and therefore, under our precedent, lacks substantial independent authority."

The appeals court ruled that the White House was required to archive the e-mails, but not release them under the FOIA. Instead, White House e-mails must be released under the Presidential Records Act — but not until at least five years after the end of the administration."

Nothing to see her folks.

Comment: Re:Great Move (Score 1) 107

You fail to remember that Microsoft *WAS* #1 in the mobile market. Apple and Google have moved beyond Microsoft, they best Microsoft could hope for was #3 by buying Nokia and eliminating the competition through acquisition.

Cortana blows and Android and iOS users are not going to switch.

Comment: Re:Woohoo! Call off the Apocalypse! (Score 1, Insightful) 283

That's the sad thing. Sadly politicians don't understand that. So the GOP wants to cut Social Security over some potential threat by Baby Boomers but Global Warming - which has far more dire consequences - they're willing to kick the can down the road. Nice.

Comment: Forbes (Score 1) 283

"A key stumbling block in the effort to combat global warming has been the intimate link between greenhouse gas emissions and economic growth."

"The IEA suggested that decreasing use of coal in China — and upticks in renewable electricity generation there using solar, wind and hydropower — could have contributed to the reversal."

Doing a stellar job at journalism.

"We don't care. We don't have to. We're the Phone Company."