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Summer in the City

The Summer of 69

The obit of Michael Hastings

The Times ombudsman on why the Times obit for journalist Michael Hastings wasn’t really accurate.

Take on me

Cuddly toy

This one was covered by… the Monkees! Nilsson:

1941

Nilsson:

Walk right back

From Harry Nilsson’s 1971 BBC special:

It begins

Edward Snowden charged with espionage:

Federal prosecutors have filed a sealed criminal complaint against Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked a trove of documents about top-secret surveillance programs, and the United States has asked Hong Kong to detain him on a provisional arrest warrant, according to U.S. officials.

Snowden was charged with espionage, theft and conversion of government property, the officials said.

The complaint was filed in the Eastern District of Virginia, a jurisdiction where Snowden’s former employer, Booz Allen Hamilton, is headquartered, and a district with a long track record in prosecuting cases with national security implications.

A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment.

Snowden flew to Hong Kong last month after leaving his job at an NSA facility in Hawaii with a collection of highly classified documents that he acquired while working at the agency as a systems analyst.

H/t Thomas Soldan.

Happy solstice!

Snowden and the NSA whistleblowers

Interesting and comprehensive post from the Global Realm. Go read it all.

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