Big hack of pretty much everything in Ukraine this morning: internet, power plants, government. I wrote this post before that happened, but it applies. The Obama administration was in an extremely difficult position after learning about Russian hacking of last year’s election. Several factors came into play: the difficulty of dealing with international cyber attacks, […]
About Cheryl Rofer
Retired chemist. I've done a lot of chemistry that has to do with policy, particularly nuclear policy.
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A month before election day, Deutsche Bank came through for Jared Kushner. If I am reading this right, the loan is to Jared’s corporation, for a property near Times Square, but Jared and his brother are guaranteeing it. The corporate loan and Kushner’s personal guarantee are not mentioned on his financial disclosure form, filed with […]
As a followup to my earlier post, I’ve been asked how much plutonium is in this photo, so I did a calculation.
Michael Flynn is known for thinking outside the box, and we need ideas outside the box to solve some of the world’s problems. It’s also great when an action can address more than one problem. But it also helps to know what you’re doing. Here’s an IDEA: The United States and Russia work together […]
This photo gives me the creeps.
The New York Times’s new conservative columnist makes some interesting points in his latest column. Yes, yes, he refers to “illegal immigrants,” the nomenclature favored by the right, and his comments on birth rates have a faint scent of racism. But read to the end. Bottom line: So-called real Americans are screwing up America. Here’s […]
And it looks like little Donald won’t get what he wants for his birthday. The president was pleased by the ambiguity of his position on Mr. Mueller, and thinks the possibility of being fired will focus the veteran prosecutor on delivering what the president desires most: a blanket public exoneration. Tonight’s Washington Post: The special […]