Response to Submit A Photo To This Post And I’ll Draw You:
Yep, it’s me.
To achieve the effects of #25 much more cheaply. Take a foot long piece of 1” copper tube and put a piece of old garden hose inside it. Drop it in your campfire for an hour of colors.
Response to The NSA’s Worst-Kept Secret:
This is not the same as the phone call monitoring in 2005. Back then calls originating inside the US to KNOWN TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS OUTSIDE the country were monitored. There was at least a reasonable suspicion of guilt by association at that time. The recent actions of the NSA monitor calls entirely within the confines of the US regardless of the caller or recipient. Thus no reasonable suspicion of guilt is presented. Whether or not you think the 2005 actions were justified is irrelevant. This is a very different situation.