Details on the Michael Arnold case…

July 19, 2008 at 1:07 am 1 comment

This is the one with the guy who came back from the Philippines with some porn on his computer.  I was going to give a bit more detailed opinion and have gotten considerably side-tracked.  I have however printed it off and read through the whole thing.


The main point is that at the border your alimentary canal (unless you start talking so they look) is the only thing that yours.  Everything else is subject to inspection.


Then:  a Supreme Court decision found that a search warrant was not necessary to enter a mobile home without notice and with the intent to procure evidence.  How much prior circumstantial evidence was necessary wasn’t immediately obvious but it would probably follow the usual guidelines.


If anyone wants more detail, please let me know.


In the meantime, I have checked out the ElephantDrive and immediately got side-tracked, I also had another response, so I need to follow up on those and intend to do so.  However, one does have to do real and actual computer maintenance sometimes or one pays dire consequences, particularly if one is me.  If I’d had any sense in the first days of the net I would have chosen ‘ghostinthemachine’ rather than ‘oregonnerd’.  After all, I was the one who touched whatever key it was on the Oklahoma City (CLG-5, ComSeventhFlt)  “mainframe”–32K storage–on the day the evacuation of Vietnam started and the damned thing went down.  It came back up the day after it ended.  Naturally, I was one of the ones who did the proofreading and ensuring documents went to the right “printer”.  [They get really  excited when some guy with a security clearance equivalent to “Public Relations” gets to read a really cool interesting Top Secret document.]  Stayed really busy the whole evacuation, especially since Admiral Steele ran it.  I ran the Net on the Mayaguez Operation, an event unremembered in history.  God.  I don’t even really remember what it was.  It was an oil tanker with hostages that the nast Viet Cong had taken and we were doing that SEAL thing, but I can’t honestly recall whether it was just rescue the hostages or get the tanker back too; I think the latter.  I guess I can be forgiven.  That would have been…July? 1975.  Now I’ll go look.  Oh.  May.  It occurred in May, that is.  And, well, oops, yeah, that’s right, I don’t know much about it.  Pretty much forgot it, for sure.  Ayup.  (That’s Southern Oregon for “yes”.  You know, kind of like “yup”.)


People who suffer from PTSD tend to occasional paranoia.  I’m clinically diagnosed and all that.  So I wouldn’t be too surprised if this particular entry sort of disappears in a day or two.

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  • 1. Jason Whitmen  |  July 19, 2008 at 1:44 am

    Where did you get your blog layout from? I’d like to get one like it for my blog.


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