Above is Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "Barack Palin" from last night.
That was a huge problem for Isaiah and C.I. last night. Like most of us, Isaiah got a new laptop last week. He didn't unpack his until Saturday night. Why? He was afraid their might be a problem and didn't want the comics for the community newsletters to be a problem. So he waited until late Saturday night and took it ouf of the box and was amazed how easy it was to set up.
And that was that.
Except Sunday night he did his comic, hooked up the scanner to the laptop and . . . problems.
He uses a program called port something. That's his scan program. And he didn't install that on his Dell. So he just assumed when he plugged in the scanner, it would upload the drivers and the program. It did do the drivers.
Not the program.
So he texted C.I. after the Oscars were over (C.I. was at the Oscars) and she called him. Her first thing was, "We can pull it from the Dell." Except Isaiah had already given the Dell laptop to his niece since he had a new one.
So C.I. found a program he could use and he used it to scan but needed to crop it. He puts it in Windows Paint. Crops it. Uploads it on Flickr. C.I. calls him. "Isaiah, it's fine if this is what you're going for but I'm just checking. Is this comic supposed to be smaller than they usually are?"
No. It was the new program. And getting it to the size above (his normall size) meant a great deal of detail was lost. For example, in the smaller version, the red flag stripes behind Barack are solid and noticeable.
So he's not happy with it. I like it. And can't believe Barack is stealing the energy proposals from Sarah Palin, the policies he slammed and criticized.
Naomi Spencer (WSWS) covers Bradley Manning:
Manning faces 22 charges under the Espionage Act, including “aiding the enemy,” for allegedly leaking 700,000 military and government files while working as an Army intelligence analyst. The charges carry a maximum sentence of death. While military prosecutors said they were pursuing “only” a term of life in prison during the pre-trial hearing late last year, under court martial, Manning may still be subject to capital punishment.
Many of the files that Manning is charged with leaking document evidence of war crimes committed by US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq; these were published by the whistleblower organization WikiLeaks.
The hearing at Fort Meade, Maryland, lasted less than an hour, during which Manning spoke only a few times, to acknowledge that he understood the course of the proceedings.
Manning’s defense attorney, David Coombs, has pressed for a trial by April. Legal experts have said that by deferring to enter a plea or choose a judge or jury, the defense could have more time to negotiate a deal. Manning has been held in prison for 19 months, during much of which he was tormented in solitary confinement and denied access to legal counsel, exercise, and other basic necessities.
Military judge Colonel Denise Lind concluded by scheduling another session March 15. The government wants to schedule the trial for August 3. By this time, Manning will have been held without being convicted of a crime for more than 800 days. Under military law, courts martial are required to be held within 120 days of arrest. The fate of Manning makes a mockery of the constitutional right to a speedy trial.
At the end of the snapshot, C.I. includes Michael Ratner's comments on the arraignment.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"