Neil Young

Out Of The Blue & Into The Black: Sad Farewells & A Moment For Schacht

They give you this, but they gave us Schacht.

Hi there friends of the Emptywheel blog. The collective lost another longtime voice.

It’s better to burn out
than it is to rust
The king is gone
but he’s not forgotten.

Hey hey, my my
Rock and roll can never die
There’s more to the picture
Than meets the eye.
Hey hey, my my.

Our friend Dr. Robert Schacht. Knew him for years online, and then met him personally at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport in a bar. Wow. One smart and fun human.

He never burned out, he never came to rust. Bob Schacht will never fade away.

Thank you Bob Schacht.

Vaya con dios and Aloha.

Emptywheel Twitterverse
emptywheel @ncweaver I was off-grid, but weren't some people at least feigning surprise when Tsipras announced the referendum?
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JimWhiteGNV It sounds like John Galt is trying to kill Tennessee.
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emptywheel @ncweaver And how much would NSA/GCHQ share w/Euro countries, given past evidence of some aggression v Eurozone?
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JimWhiteGNV Wait. We've had so many shootings that now we are actually repeating shooting sites? Sad. Hoping for safety at #NavyYard.
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emptywheel .@digby56 asks who was benefitting from UK's spying on Amnesty. http://t.co/t3IK7WyZwr
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emptywheel @ncweaver Yes. And NSA was using auto searches until they got busted for it in 2009 (they were illegally treating the data as 12333 data)
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emptywheel @ncweaver Auto searches got approved in 2012, but NSA never pulled it off "technically," gave up when O decided to outsource to telecoms
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emptywheel @ncweaver One thing I'm trying to figure out is how much the automated queries of phone dragnet data that never got implemented was this.
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emptywheel @ncweaver They're otherwise focused at the moment. But they're capable of circling back.
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emptywheel @ncweaver Oh. Right. Well, third least surprising thing then?
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emptywheel @Atrios Don't playground thugs routinely give conflicting orders to the smallest kid on the playground?
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