Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Oh that explains everything

Global warming leads to an ice age, it leads to temperatures rising.......

Is their anything Global warming can't do?

Failing ocean current raises fears of mini ice age
The ocean current that gives western Europe its relatively balmy climate is stuttering, raising fears that it might fail entirely and plunge the continent into a mini ice age.

The dramatic finding comes from a study of ocean circulation in the North Atlantic, which found a 30% reduction in the warm currents that carry water north from the Gulf Stream.

The slow-down, which has long been predicted as a possible consequence of global warming, will give renewed urgency to intergovernmental talks in Montreal, Canada, this week on a successor to the Kyoto Protocol.

Yes but it seems similar to another mini-ice age... you know the one that finished off just before global warming started.

Nobody is clear on what has gone wrong. Suggestions for blame include the melting of sea ice or increased flow from Siberian rivers into the Arctic. Both would load fresh water into the surface ocean, making it less dense and so preventing it from sinking, which in turn would slow the flow of tropical water from the south. And either could be triggered by man-made climate change. Some climate models predict that global warming could lead to such a shutdown later this century.

The last shutdown, which prompted a temperature drop of 5°C to 10°C in western Europe, was probably at the end of the last ice age, 12,000 years ago. There may also have been a slowing of Atlantic circulation during the Little Ice Age, which lasted sporadically from 1300 to about 1850 and created temperatures low enough to freeze the River Thames in London.

I am going to use global warming to get me a ham sandwich

The 9th circus does it again

ABP tossed me to the ruling that proves just how pathetic the 9th circus is

We consider the question of whether it is possible to convict
a previously deported alien for attempted illegal reentry
into the United States under 8 U.S.C. § 1326 when he crosses
the border with the intent only to be imprisoned. We conclude
that it is not, because attempted illegal reentry is a specific
intent crime that requires proof of intent to enter the country
free from official restraint. The government, operating under
a misconception about the meaning of official restraint, failed
to introduce evidence to support a finding of such intent, so
we must reverse.

Ok but they go into the law

[1] A previously deported alien who “enters, attempts to
enter, or is at any time found in, the United States” without
the express consent of the Attorney General has violated 8
U.S.C. § 1326(a)(2). However, for the purposes of § 1326,
“enter” has a narrower meaning than its colloquial usage. An
alien has not entered the United States under § 1326 unless he
does so “free from official restraint.” United States v.
Gracidas-Ulibarry, 231 F.3d 1188, 1191 n.3 (9th Cir. 2000)
(en banc) (citing United States v. Pacheco-Medina, 212 F.3d
1162, 1166 (9th Cir. 2000)); see also United States v.
Hernandez-Herrera, 273 F.3d 1213, 1218 (9th Cir. 2001)
(“Since 1908, federal courts have recognized that ‘entering’
the United States requires more than physical presence within
the country. . . . To ‘enter,’ an alien must cross the United
States border free from official restraint.”

So in other words are they saying that if the United States border has nothing to stop people that makes them free of restraint?

no then they would have ruled the other way.

Attempted illegal reentry requires proof of specific
intent, Gracidas-Ulibarry, 231 F.3d at 1190, more particularly
the specific intent “to reenter without consent.” United
States v. Leos-Maldonado, 302 F.3d 1061, 1063 (9th Cir.
2002). Because an alien has not “reentered” unless he has
done so free from official restraint, the requirement of specific
intent for this attempt crime means that to be found guilty, a
defendant must have the specific intent to reenter “free from
official restraint.”

Now here they are saying if you illegally enter for the purpose of going to jail its not illegal?

which is it?

lets hope the USSC cleans this one up to

And now for something which surprises no one.

The Movie Of Your Life Is A Cult Classic

Quirky, offbeat, and even a little campy - your life appeals to a select few.
But if someone's obsessed with you, look out! Your fans are downright freaky.

Your best movie matches: Office Space, Showgirls, The Big Lebowski

Thanks to Tinkerty Tonk

The french government disconnect

A wonderful example of the French disconnect from reality. A DeVillpen interview
"I'm not sure you can call them riots. It's very different from the situation you have
known in 1992 in LA for example," the prime minister said in the English-language interview. "In France during the two-week period of unrest, nobody died. So I think you can't compare this social unrest with any kind of riots."

Actually Villpy two people died. One person was beaten to death, and one died of complications from injuries
The violence resulted in more than 9,000 cars being burned and more than 100 public buildings set alight. But Villepin stressed that "there were no guns in the streets."

Hmm wonder why the police Union said they were recieving fire?

"There is no ethnic or religious basis to this movement, as we see in other parts of the world," he insisted.

guess we know who writes Villpy's speeches

"Very often you have people coming from the second generation of immigration, they don't know their country of origin. They don't have the same link with France as their parents who chose to come and work here.

So people who suffered the French colonial yolk and might have real grievences have a connection to france

and people educated in the french state, born there, raised there and getting welfare there don't.

No... this is not suspicious reasoning at all.

An email I sent to a Yahoo group about the war in Iraq

The White house should hire me to defend the war

> i don´t want to start an argument, but really it´s been said that
> this war
> is all about oil. Nothing else.

And that's an argument that falls apart not just when you look at where the
oil from Iraq goes ( the vast majority of the oil-even to this day- goes to
nations that didn't support the war in Iraq) and that the War in Iraq spiked
the oil rates but didn't raise the overall rate of profit for the oil
companies ( though that may be do more to the labor crisis in Nigeria and
the costs that has put on the oil industry to this day)

The truth is that's an argument presented by folks who don't want to take a
real in depth examination of what was going on. In the world of politics (
and sadly this is not a US phenomena) Advertising logic reigns. "No War for
Oil" is catchy, each word in it has just one syllable and it evokes (sadly)
all the stereotypes the world has about the middle east.

Saddam Hussein in addition to supporting terrorism had a network of bribes
for decades to Arab media outlets. He bribed the media to make him be the
new Saladin against the vile western crusader of the United States-Israel

Saddam butchered millions of people,Gassed people, and committed atrocities
that puts him in the select club of the evilest dictators in the world.

Saddam was well on his way to a Nuclear weapon and was devising a method to
ship it into Tel-Aviv for his 50th birthday ( according to the former head
of his atomic weapons program). The Israeli's stopped that nightmare from
happening by blowing up the research facility.

He gassed Iranians in the Iran/Iraq war. In Kuwait he ordered all the horses
and animals in the zoo to be butchered on the troops way out of town.

Their are few people in this world who were utterly as evil as Saddam. And
you know what it is to the every lasting shame that France, Germany, Russia,
and China did business with the man (despite what you've heard the United
States was never a significant trading partner with Iraq). It is to the
everlasting shame of those US companies (such as Haliburton) that profited
through European subsidiaries off of such unspeakable human evil. It is also
to the ever lasting shame of the world community only the charge of "Weapons
of Mass Destruction" could unify a sufficient public force to remove him
from power.

Great tyrants of the world aren't removed by their people. Its never
happened in the history of mankind. Armies invade, Coups happen, or pressure
from the outside of another nature (boycotts/embargoes/etc) force them to

The murder of millions wasn't enough to force a global boycott. And their
was no real boycott in the end as under oil for food Iraq could sell more
oil then their highest production total of oil and through a series of
maneuvers Saddam as his last crime against his people didn't buy them food
or medicine.

Oil was a part of the picture, but the only ones who profited from that oil
were those who tried to stop the war and guarantee the servitude of the
Iraqi people to a unspeakable evil force in this world.

You have been told that this is a part of war against terrorism, but
> honestly it is not.

Actually that is debatable.

The United States government has no evidence that the Prague meeting with
Atta didn't happen (and has no evidence that it did). The only person who
would know about the scope of that incident and other crimes of terror
planned in Europe against VOA sites is currently held by the US government.
The Czech Authorities have been refused access to him.

Evidence that officers of the Feddayin Saddam were present at the Malaysia
meeting where the final details of the September 11th attacks have been
raised by some sources and remain unverified.

However in two separate incidents by the Al-Qaeda network former Iraqi
Intelligence officers worked as agents of Al-Qaeda.

When Usama was a nobody in the game of International Terrorism the head of
Saddam's external intelligence service went to visit him in Khartoum.

Saddam funded the families of Suicide bombers in the Palestinian territories
which killed numerous Americans with Dual American/Israeli
citizenship.Hegave free medical care (when his own people were being
deprived of medical
care) to Palestinian terrorist who killed Israeli women and children

The mastermind of the Achile Lauro incident was living in Baghdad and
running his terrorist organization from there.

He funded Terrorist groups in both Iraqi Kurdish regions and Kurdish regions
in Iran and Turkey.

He funded terrorist groups going after the Iranian government.

Thats just what he did, and thats what I can get access to using News
sources. Having access to government data may make the picture even worse.
To try to paint a simple picture doesn't get into the reality.

Saddam has supported terrorists, and he has supported these terrorists as
part of his own foriegn policy agenda and his agenda to become the new
Saladin. He would continue to do so. Now eventually the old UN regime was
going to go down and Saddam was going to go back to producing his chemical
and biological weapons.. these things could happen so it was part of the

I don´t see anyone bombing or attacking Ireland, and there has been
> terrorists there for decades.

#1) The terrorists in Ireland were very different then terrorists in the
middle east. Whom gets targeted was hugely different to the IRA then to
say the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. This has to do with different ethics of
Just war, and killing that are part of the religions. ( while christianity
and islam both condem killing they do so in different ways)
#2)The Irish state never supported actions of the IRA after they were
granted independence by the UK. Now then, Individual Irish citizens (and
Irish-American families to) did support the IRA. And that was a major reason
neither Ireland, nor the United States targeted those people agressively.
#3)Terrorism prior to the soviet union was often sponsored and supported as
part of Soviet foriegn policy. As such an agressive move against a terrorist
group like the IRA could lead to a soviet escalation of some sort. Likewise
a move against Fatah (which was organized through a KGB agenda at the 64
Arab leauge meeting and trained by the Romanian secret police) would have
lead to similar problems.

..But then again there isn´t any oil there.

We don't know where all the oil in the world is... there could very well be.

Anyway , I don´t want start any big depate on this, it isn´t my people at
> not really my place to say anything.

Your people since the second world war have been neutral (and due to the
politics of the time that is natural) but odds are highly good that your
people won't be neutral for much longer. Russian military incursions into
Finnish airspace is scaring your government. So you'll be part of this
system yourself eventually. How do you feel about that?

Blog Upgrade

I now have technorati supported for my blog. So future searches of what I say should be easier for random folk coming along here.

David Duke....

David Duke is a Nazi scumbag, a criminal... And reveals one of the fun little secrets.

Middle Eastern Extremists are allies of the Nazi's ( thanks for the tip LGF)
Let me first wet your mouths for the story with this headline

Dr. David Duke Improves American Image in Arab World

Right there... doesn't that just make you feel ill?

Dr. Habash, one of the major leaders in the Syrian Parliament said,

“Dr. David Duke’s wonderful visit has given us a new and very positive view of the average American. Syria has never in anyway harmed the American people. Israel has committed terrorist attacks against America both in the Lavon Incident and the attack on the American Ship the Liberty when 34 Americans were killed and 173 Americans scarred and burned in a terrorist attack by Israel. Syria has never spied on America or harmed America as did Israeli government spy Jonathan Pollard. It is Israel that is America’s real enemy as Parliamentarian David Duke has proven.”

David Duke... Average American.

This is what the folks in the Syrian government think.

So... again put that into your mental roladex when you hear about abuses in lebanon or terrorist groups sponsored in Syria. Think about the mentality of its government.

he Grand Mufti of Syria, the respected and preeminent Syrian religious leader, welcomed Dr. David Duke and thanked him for bringing Syria the true feelings of the American people. He said,

“The Iraq War has resulted in the harming of many thousands of Iraqis but also thousands of American dead and many thousands American hurt. For what is this war but as Dr. Duke shown, a war for Israel in which both Arabs and Americans have been harmed? Thank you, Dr. Duke for your courage in bringing us this message and his message of peace and friendship. My God’s peace and love be upon both our peoples.”

Islamic extremists not just Islamic Fascists love David Duke to.

Lets see some more love.

A professor of history at Damascus State University commented,

‘The Zionists now lie about Dr. David Duke and label White supremacist. The truth is that as Dr. Duke has shown in his book, Jewish Supremacism, that Israel is the most extreme example of racist supremacy on earth.”

“We researched Dr. Duke’s writings some of which go back now over 30 years. We found that he wants to preserve his European heritage and traditions just as we Arab Muslims seek the same for our own countries. We respect him for that as he respects us.”

“A supremacist wants to control other peoples. That is exactly what the Zionists want, to control other peoples, the Middle East, the world. Jewish extremists always accuse everyone else of their own faults. For over 30 years Dr. Duke has consistently defended Palestinians and Arabs in general from Zionist attacks. We are honored to have him visit us in Syria.”

She David is just burning that cross on your lawn because he wants to respect you.

Doesn't that feel better?

You see I just don't feel like illustrating this absurdity anymore... but it is so self evident that it is ok to just let it stand on its own

Michael Jackson is pulling a Chaplin

But not because of the little boys according to The Sun Online

US Editor
TRACES of cocaine were found on Michael Jackson’s underwear during a police raid, it was revealed yesterday.

The discovery emerged as the troubled singer faced shock new claims that he is abusing and trafficking drugs.

Cops are secretly investigating allegations by former aides that Jacko, 47, is hooked on anti-depressants and painkillers.

They say he pops up to 40 pills a day — and was seen falling flat on his face after injecting himself with a mystery drug.

He is suspected of transporting drugs from California to Bahrain, where he currently lives, and obtaining them with fake prescriptions.

Jacko the druggo....

Read the whole story... seems like Jackson had another reason to flee the country.

Economic signs good?

"How can we report that the Bush Economy is good" one NYT reporter says to himself. Why this way. by saying that "Well it may be good now, but doom is around the corner"

Gasoline is cheaper than it was before Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans. Consumer confidence jumped last month and new home sales hit a record. The stock market has been rising. Even the nation's beleaguered factories appear to be headed for a happy holiday season.

By most measures, the economy appears to be doing just fine. No, scratch that, it appears to be booming.

But as always with the United States economy, it is not quite that simple.

If this was president Gore or Kerry the New York times would be recording "President gets economy out of rut"

It all means that the economy is likely to end the year with a splash, but that does not mean the broad economic picture next year will be even better. Indeed, the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development said today that the United States economy is likely to be a repeat of 2005. The O.E.C.D. projected that 2005 growth will settle at 3.6 percent, down from 4.2 percent in 2004. The O.E.C.D. also forecast 2006 growth at 3.5 percent, but other economists think that may be too optimistic.

Who are these Economists? Are they from an organization that is as focused on national economic data as the OECD or is it some angy economic prof at CUNY who is upset the communists lost.

Oh.... sorry :-p that would add some perspective wouldn't it.

Now investors, whose stock-buying had been fueling an end-of-year rally, fear that the latest positive figures will lead the Federal Reserve to take the punchbowl away by raising interest rates more than most analysts expected just a few weeks ago. In turn, that could further slow the housing market, dampen consumer spending and crimp corporate profits. "The two major concerns are the extent of slowdown in housing and how it can feed into growth and consumer spending," said Joshua Shapiro, chief United States economist at Maria Fiorini Ramirez Inc., a research firm in New York.

"Even though housing hasn't slowed down but we no it will and soon."

"even though housing prices are more an aspect of local economics..."

Now he names a economicst here for a Research firm but we don't know anything about his firm... way to work that hit piece

The Commerce Department said today that new home sales jumped 13 percent in October, to an annual pace of 1.42 million, a record. But that contradicted earlier data that shows existing home sales slowing, construction activity easing, falling mortgage applications and declining confidence among home builders.

"I basically have a wait-and-see attitude with some healthy suspicion about this report," said David Seiders, chief economist at the National Association of Home Builders. "Either there is something that all of those other reports are not telling us, or this will get revised."

In another seemingly upbeat report, the Conference Board showed consumer confidence jumped 16 percent. Still, that is below the level before Hurricane Katrina tore up the Gulf Coast last summer. And the Commerce Department said orders for durable goods - big-ticket items that last more than three years - jumped 3.4 percent, but most of that increase was concentrated in military and commercial planes.

Hinting that the good news is all doctored up.

Hey thats a great way to say that the Bush economy really isn't any good.

"That is going to push up production activity into the first half of the year," said Mike Fratantoni, an economist at the Mortgage Bankers Association, which expects 3.7 percent economic growth in 2006, up from 3.6 percent in 2005. "The second half of the year, we see somewhat of a drop off."

And priming the pump for the big lie election time economic news coverage.

Once again the NYT giving you their truth so you don't have to find it yourself

Hillary wants to have her cake, and eat it to

'ccordin to Dick Morris the Hildabeast is pro war because a woman can't win on an anti-war case. If this is truely her strategy she tries here to have her cake and eat it to. Supporting the mission, but hitting all the key buzzwords of the Democratic anti-bush position.

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday defended her vote to authorize war in Iraq amid growing unease among liberal Democrats who could determine the potential 2008 presidential candidate's future.

"I take responsibility for my vote, and I, along with a majority of Americans, expect the president and his administration to take responsibility for the false assurances, faulty evidence and mismanagement of the war," the New York senator said in a lengthy letter to thousands of people who have written her about the war.

First-I take responsibility for my vote: a contrast to Bush.
Second-Bush made false assurances I.E Bush Lied this would be easy.
Third-Bush Lied I.E Now WMDs
Fourth-Bush is incompetent. I.E Bush is a chimp

She hit the Kos-Democrat talking points nicely

At the same time, she said the United States must "finish what it started" in Iraq.

This is her hawkish pose or the pottery barn philosophy "We broke it, so we now bought it"

"Based on the information that we have today, Congress never would have been asked to give the president authority to use force against Iraq," she said. Clinton stopped short of saying her vote was a mistake, the political path chosen by two other potential Democratic candidates _ former vice presidential candidate John Edwards and Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del.

Fifth-I was tricked into voting for the war, but am to smart to say I was tricked. Even though I know the evidence as well as anyone here at the time did including the president. And my Husband put into legislation what the President actually did.

"Given years of assurances that the war was nearly over and that the insurgents were in their 'last throes," this administration was either not being honest with the American people or did not know what was going on in Iraq," she wrote.

Sixth-4th times two. Even though as many military people on the hill said that wasn't accurate I want to go with the option most folks in the Media would have told you.

"It is time for the president to stop serving up platitudes and present us with a plan for finishing this war with success and honor," she wrote.

Seventh-Bush has no plan

So from a "Hawk" we see strategic language pointing to a Koshead

Song 2.3 = Yasna 36.3

Fire, you belong to the Wise Lord.

You are His Most Progressive Mentality.

It is the swiftest of your names,

O Fire of the Wise Lord.

Through it, we encircle You.

(Haptanghaiti: Song 2.3 = Yasna 36.3)

Summary Substance: Fire in the Gathic Doctrine symbolizes the Divine Mentality of Creation. This is the best description of a symbol that represents light, warmth and energy. With the concept that Fire is a divine symbol, the prayerful encircle the altar.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005


Someone at school googled Larry+Bernard+Blog


And a post on Science Blog is also attributed to Larry Bernard

Hmmm Hmmm

Two Gay Conservatives and torture

Michael on Gay Orbit is Parroting the latest foolish line from Sully on torture and they both manage to miss the point.

First I am against some of the torture techniques the CIA is allegedly doing (the only thing so far the US government is doing near the torture neighborhood)However John McCain missed the point which lead to this snow ball

"Torture doesn't work" Well it depends on what your goal is.
If your goal is to spread intimidation and fear ( ala Saddam) the torture works great. Perhaps torture works better then anything on the planet.

Torture as interrogation techniques does work but it does work efficently... it doesn't get you a very good result. But it does get results. Just not reliable results.Unfortunately that doesn't make a good soundbyte on either way you slice it. So McCain and NewsMax ( quoting NRO I think) got it wrong because they needed a soundbyte.

But Mike gets it shot out of the park for missing the point right here

To paraphrase, basically, this:

Torture worked on John McCain to extract information of no value and to get him to sign a document that meant nothing because he didn’t know what was written on it. Therefore, torture is ok.

What Information did they get John McCain to reveal?

  • The punishment finally worked, McCain said. "Eventually, I gave them my ship's name and squadron number, and confirmed that my target had been the power plant."
#1) Propeganda Value.

Anyone who was a POW from that unit now had an operational detail that could be used to tell them how evil they are. It could be used to aid them in breaking down under torture. Used for External propeganda ( to political leftists) could be useful for internal propeganda to win hearts and minds.

#2) It gave them an idea of the training/capacity/quality of the forces from that ship

Recalling how he gave up military information to his interrogators, McCain said: "I regret very much having done so. The information was of no real use to the Vietnamese, but the Code of Conduct for American Prisoners of War orders us to refrain from providing any information beyond our names, rank and serial number."

John boy should also know it was a treaty violation for the Vietnamese to ask these questions but thats oK the NV's had a out which John McCain ( and other POWS) under torture gave them to further justify and build their torture.

McCain was taken to an interrogation room and ordered to sign a document confessing to war crimes. "I signed it," he recalled. "It was in their language, and spoke about black crimes, and other generalities."

"I had learned what we all learned over there," McCain said. "Every man has his breaking point. I had reached mine."

By confessing to violations of the Geneva Conventions in his conduct as a US soldier John under the NV's worldview was then a terrorist and ( yes) open for all forms of fun treatment they gave him.

So Micheal and Andrew both refuse to recognize the value to the North Vietnamese and their war strategy. But John McCain missed that point so thats ok.

Now that gets to the point of the Newsmax closing ( which came from a longer national review piece iirc)

That McCain broke under torture doesn't make him any less of an American hero. But it does prove he's wrong to claim that harsh interrogation techniques simply don't work.

His experience shows torture achieves the goals of a regime that is willing to use it and thus attacks his thesis "torture doesn't work"

Berkley Apologizes for Mao

Is anyone surprised?

You see I could go and make some kind of snarky comment but they are rationally defending a man who authorized, ordered, and planned the brutal murder of millions. Killed millions more by the utter hogwash that is communist economics.

It would be like people defending Pol Pot or Joseph Stalin or even ( This is not a godwin) how great Adolph Hitler was.

Those people are all monsters. And defending the glory of their revolution means you are blind to the blood and corpses that fed that revolution. And if you are blind to that their is a moral vacancy in your soul that really makes me weap for you.

"Child Abduction Is Not Funny,"

Lets turn the way Back machine to a particular episode of South Park to set up a horrifically stupid news story. (this is from Reading Online)

When South Park parents hear another newscast about child abductions explaining that instead of being taken by strangers, most children are taken by someone their family knows, they fit their children with unwieldy child abduction notification helmets.

Still another newscast informs the South Park parents that, instead of children being taken by strangers or by someone their family knows, most abductions occur at the hands of a family member. Throwing each other suspicious glances, for a short time South Park mothers and fathers refuse to leave their children's sides. They finally realize that their children will be in danger if they remain in their presence and would fare better alone out in the world. With a few belongings on their backs, the children are cast out of their homes.

When the children walk beyond the nearly completed wall around South Park, they encounter the band of invading Mongolians. The Mongolians take the children in, provide them with food and warmth, and see that they make it through the night. The following day the Mongolians succeed in blowing up the wall.

Upon hearing the noise of the explosion (which leaves the Chinese restaurateur muttering repeated deleted expletives in pidgin English), South Park parents come running and discover that the wall has been blown down and that, to their horror, their children have become Mongolians. The children explain that the Mongolians took them in when their parents cast them out, and this should make the Mongolians heroes. Hearing this, the parents experience an epiphany and realize that the true heroes are their children. It is their children, they realize, who make them see that you can't wall off the rest of the world. Walls only make things worse. Tearing them down brings people together.

And now I bring you to a news Story that shows the most creative fiction to describe the thinking of the folks from a small mountain town is sadly to realistic.

In Kiwi Land a man was told to move his seat cause he was sitting next to an unaccompanied child

so lets here some of his story.

Worsley said someone asked him after the event why he had not simply refused to move. "But these days you can't really do that. With [fears of] terrorism, if you cause any fuss on the plane you're out walking."

"Most males in the world, I'm sure, are perfectly law-abiding, good parents, good fathers, brothers, whatever," he said. "They're basically accusing half the population of the world of being a potential pedophile."

Worsley had been traveling on a flight operated by Qantas, the Australian national carrier. Both Qantas and Air New Zealand have now confirmed that they would not seat a child traveling alone next to an adult male passenger.

So right there the Anti_Terror laws ( which don't stop terrorists) force people to obey B-S rules and restrictions for fear they will get arested.

And yet the same logic which they could use to screen potential terrorists ( I.E folks from the middle east ,Sri Lanka, or leftist radicals on flights going near cuba) they instead go to the second most open target ( fat people being the first)

Thats right -MEN-

and Sadly the political correctness leads to stupidity like this

The airlines did win support from one quarter. Children's Commissioner Cindy Kiro, a government appointee, commended Qantas and Air New Zealand for their efforts to keep child passengers safe.

Kiro said she doubted the policy was meant as a slur against men.

But her intervention drew a strong response from the Men's Coalition, whose spokesman Kerry Bevin said Tuesday the commissioner was not fit for her post and should resign.

"Kiro is telling our children that men are dangerous to children," Bevin charged. He also called for the airlines to make a public apology.

Something that sadly even South Park could have predicted

and this is not funny at all.


NSFW by that weird surber kid ;-)

and I am 28 now. At the rate I am going I'll be 30 ( or so) when I get my B.A

strangely I actually met some one once at a career day who took 15 years before he got the degree that lead to his career

I just don't plan to take that long

The Sambergler strikes again

Sandy Bergler has went from getting the softest of slaps on the wrist to getting some real justice

In Traffic court.

but sadly in federal court no justice for the Sambergler

In addition to probation in that case, Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson fined Berger $50,000 and sentenced him to 100 hours of community service. She later admonished Berger for violating probation by getting ticketed for reckless driving, but did not punish him further.

Yes because you know destroying originals of classified documents ( a Classified document copy once notes are writen on it is now an original) after smuggling them out of the national archives in your PANTS a fitting punishment is 50,000 dollars ( maybe a week of his consulting fees to John Kerry) and a 100 hours of community service

Utterly horrendous

Sully Gets the Goss interview wrong.

Sully tries to attack Potter Goss but he misses "How the CIA does buisness" 101 before the attack. Here is the key point....

GOSS: Let me put it this way, I'm not going to comment on any individual techniques that anybody has brought forward as an allegation, or dreamed up or anything like that. What we do, as I said many times, is professional, it's lawful, it yields good results and it is not torture.

The CIA has had in the past and may indeed have in practice right now a history of hiring people who could be fully disavowed. A good fictional version is in the movie Confessions of a Dangerous Mind So Goss could quite clearly say We meaning the US Government, or more specifically the CIA don't do torture.

This could mean a independent entity with no contact or control from the CIA is doing the waterboarding.

If this is the case Sully's sources would be right and so would Goss.

Or... it could be another government entity ( say the NSA for example) and again the contacts would be right as would Goss because another government agent -could- be torturing inside a secret CIA facility.

But Sully is more intrested in trying to make Goss look bad. And fails miserably

50 Cent is ruining this country

I hated the fact he was going to make Graphic Novels about being a ghetto thug, I hated the fact he has a video game and a movie glamourizing his being a Ghetto Thug.I was mortified he was going to make ghetto thug themed books for children.

I was horrified he was one of the 2 G-Q men of the year.

But the tilt sign just came off my head at -this-

50 Cent is planning to create a vibrator of his manhood - so his female fans can pretend to have sex with him. The sexy rapper is desperate to release a line of condoms and waterproof sex toys designed to excite his female fans and make them feel closer to his idols.

The Get Rich Or Die Tryin' star said: "I need to make a 50 Cent condom and motorized version of me, which will have to be waterproof so you can utilize it in the tub.
"Blue is my favorite color so it will probably be blue. But I don't know how big." He is quoted in Britain's Mirror as adding: "But I want to do something like that, to create something popular and exciting for women."

What the h**** is wrong with this man.

How Narcisistic do you have to be when you can get any woman you want, that you have to make a mechanical "G-Unit" to take care of all the women you can't from a strict mechanical point of view or from a taste point of view.

and then you can have a condom shaped like him to try to make your boyfriend a proxy for 50

This is wrong on so many different levels.

Sex, Violence, and promoting ignorance...... he is the trifect of whats wrong in Entertainment.

I have said many bad things in my life about West Virginia

But in a single act of coolness I take them all back. If at all possible I would want to do this wherever I live.

Since 1998, the Beckley resident has amassed a collection of 12 dishes around his James Street home. He said he first just began subscribing to Direct TV and Dish Network, but he later learned that by purchasing special satellite receivers he could receive “free to air” programming from several different satellites swirling the globe. The information on how to adjust a dish and set up a receiver to pick up programming from these stations such as Galaxy 10, AMC 2 and Telestar 5 is included with these receivers.

“Up in the sky, there’s lots of free stuff,” he said.

The last time he counted, he received more than 5,000 channels. He has stopped counting since.

Now, he picks up local stations from Wyoming, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee and Ohio, he said. Being a former resident of both Tennessee and New Orleans, he does like to watch the local news from there, just to see what is happening.

“New York, New Hampshire, New Jersey, you name it,” Jessup said. “I get everything but Alaska. But if I pointed something toward Alaska, I’d probably get Alaska.

This may be the single most awesome idea i've ever seen on fark

Way to go Values Republicans

Time and time again the values vote promoting Republicans insist that "values" means what they says it means.

and time and time again they are proven wrong.

TV viewers tune out govt control -- study

WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter) - Americans overwhelmingly want Big Brother to butt out of their TV watching, according to a new study of U.S. viewing habits set for release Tuesday.

According to the survey done this month by Russell Research for TV Watch, 81% of American TV watchers worry about the kinds of programs their children could be exposed to, and 91% of parents said more parental involvement is the best way to keep kids from seeing what they shouldn't see. Just 9% of parents said the government should increase control and enforcement of network television programming.

I like this survey because it says two positive things.

#1) Everyone is concerned about the garbage on TV. I am concerned with it because it just isn't entertaining it is more hip and trendy and slick
#2) everyone thinks -PARENTS- are the answer.

Parents are the answer,not the government

One of these people is important... one thinks he is important

One of these people has a position of power, one used to. If you are for the war or are against it I want you to listen to the words of these folks and see which side sounds more credible.

Is it this one?

(I have obfuscated the name to make this game more fun)

"You have to question ... the president on a lot of decisions he's made," ********* said. "He might just think launching those weapons would be a good thing to do. ... He thought Iraq was."

********** said war is an outdated form of diplomacy that has stopped working.

First of all, about war being an outdated form of diplomacy that doesn't work... I think we should ask Slobo about that. Or how about all the Bosnians who aren't being killed genocidally. I wonder if they would agree.

and now the second one

"We do have a strategy," he said. "We do have a plan. I saw a strategy that's being implemented."

Ok lets do this again back to the first one

"That's what's going to be on top in the future," he said.

Things are becoming increasingly globalized, he said, and if humanity is going to survive, its members are going to have to work together.

"We are going to survive together, or we are going to perish together," he said.

and back to the second one.

"Most exciting is the political stuff. ... There is a campaign going on there for the Dec. 15 National Assembly elections and there are a lot of independent television stations and newspapers covering it."

The first one is Ted Turner... a crank billionare who used to have power, but sold his power.

The second is Joe Lieberman

I wonder which makes their point of view look better.

Where is the Earth Shattering Kaboom?

Yes folks the "Housing Bubble" still hasn't burst

Here is the skinny

AP Economics Writer


Sales of new homes soared at a record pace in October in what could be a last hurrah for the booming housing market.

The Commerce Department said that sales of new single-family homes shot up by 13 percent last month, the biggest one-month gain in more than 12 years. The increase pushed sales to an all-time high seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.42 million units.

The increase confounded analysts who had been predicting that new home sales would decline by 1.8 percent, reflecting continued increases in mortgage rates. It was possible that the unexpected surge reflected a final rush by buyers to get into the market before mortgage rates climb higher.

First of all... isn't it so great that the Al-Press writer starts off with pessimism about the housing market. And what is also great I can relate some of what shocks him to stuff I learned in school since coming to USF.

First of all the market forces that affect housing go back to the first law of real estate "Location, location, location"

The prices on housing are largely governed by "how is housing in -my- area." while some folks *DO* relocate the issues of housing price ( and overpricing) are governed by local and not national market forces. We could see a "southern-California" housing bubble burst but a national US housing bubble can only burst if their is a major economic shift that effects housing everywhere. And thanks to the Greenspan system of interest that simply isn't going to happen.

and second ( and most important) economic indicators aren't going down.

Yes fuel has pinched people somewhat but thanks to Bill Clinton and some of his policies the message has really penetrated every social strata. This is where my new favorite school of economics ( Rational Choice) comes into play. Their are other factors then strict economic factors at play. A lot of social factors ( people feel more like part of the system when they own property), Familial factors ( having a home to raise my kid) and even job factors ( do I want to live this close in a dump or drive from my own house. Trying to judge based solely on tangible factors ( income, fuel costs, intrest) won't work when the economy is essentially good.

So lets see some more hype on the housing bubble people so we can laugh at it

Canada is now closer to being a free country

Will the Horrific corruption of the LP be stopped?
Will the government of canada stop george bush from waring on aliens?

Seriously after the scandals that have come to this point Martin should have ran on a weakened but relatively strong position. His party doesn't deserve to win and you folks in canada deserve to have your heads examined if you re-elect them

Opposition leaders forced the no-confidence vote last week after the prime minister rejected their demand to dissolve parliament and hold new elections early next year. The opposition was hoping to make political gains from highly publicized corruption scandals involving leaders of the Liberal Party. Even though the prime minister was absolved of wrongdoing, the public's sentiment against the government is running high.

Prime Minister Martin was upbeat after the vote, saying he will campaign in the next election on the strong Canadian economy.

"Today in Canada inflation is low. Interest rates are low. It's easier to buy a home. It's easier to get a

job. And that is the result of the hard work and the good management of a Liberal government," Mr. Martin said.

Mr. T actually does something Useful with reality shows

By going out and using the force of pitying fools for good, instead of evil....

"Unlike all the other reality programmes, it is going to be about helping people. We're not going to be eating worms or swapping wives.

"For example a lady might write to me saying she's having trouble at a car dealership, because she's the only female employee and the men are harassing her. So I'll go in and straighten things out.

"I learn about the situation, observe for a couple of days and then call the guys into a meeting and give them the Mr T rap - 'I tell you fools, you don't disrespect no lady. My mum is a lady.'

"I don't get physical with anyone but I talk to them man to man and brother to brother."

This seems like it will be good tv and good message tv

Monday, November 28, 2005


Old people die in the summer because of the impact of the doctor's holiday
-death by socialism-
Socialist abandonment of the urban poor leads to riots
-destruction by socialism-
Homeless people dying in the winter
-still more death by socialism-

And they have a better social model?

(hat tip ABP)

Yasna 36.2

The most perfect bliss, through progress,

Meet us, Fire of the Wise (Lord).

The blissful of the most perfect bliss,

Through the respects of the most respecting,

Meet us at the greatest of events.

(Haptanghaiti: Song 2.2 = Yasna 36.2)



You scored 57 Wisdom, 40 Sexuality, 18 Strength, and 63 Goodliness!

The Allfather, the head of the pantheon, blood-brother to Loki, you are
the enigmatic, one-eyed man who heads everything. Thought and Memory
are your ravens, who tell you everything on the planet. You hung from
the world tree to learn the secrets of the runes, you seduced your way
to the mead of poetry, and even cast your own eye into a well to
receive the water of wisdom. You try everything within your awesome
power to prevent the end, but your own efforts only serve to hasten it.
You are capricious, but never malevolent. You and your mysterious
brothers fashioned this world, and you will go down with it, victim of
the foul wolf Fenrir.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 40% on Wisdom
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You scored higher than 11% on Sexuality
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You scored higher than 0% on Strength
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You scored higher than 59% on Goodliness



You scored 75% airiness, 36% squishiness, and 26% edginess!

According to our patented JawamaticTM technology, you are most like Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) in personality.

Artoo, being an astromech droid, favours technical challenges. He's
quick-witted and, when called upon, can come up with creative solutions
to difficult, complex problems. Artoo is logical, flexible, and

Artoo is, in a word, eccentric.

(The polar opposite of Artoo-Detoo is See-Threepio.)

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 82% on airiness
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You scored higher than 37% on squishiness
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You scored higher than 21% on edginess

Response to Pat

Pat Hynes is wrong again….

I know these words are redundant but it needed to be said. As was pointed out to me in the comment section that Pat –does- have a book deal on something along this theme… but that’s ok lots of people who are wrong have book deals. I mean, look at John Kerry.

Pat over at Townhall starts out with an interesting thesis that would be good except for a “But what about…” that gets brought up.

According to Gruber, a household that attends church with twice the level of frequency as another household has 9.1 percent more income. Gruber’s paper highlights some other interesting findings, according to ABC News:
“That extra participation in religious activity correlates with 16 percent less welfare participation than the usual rate, 4 percent lower odds of being divorced and 4.4 percent increased chances of being married.”
Gruber does not claim to have established causation through his study. He only notes the correlation.
If a person attends church more then twice the rate of another household I will say this is a wonderful way to sort out the true believer from the Sunday Christian. And for a study like this that is absolutely vital… but now for the “what about…”
A person who attends religious services twice as much and is dedicated tends to lead a much more disciplined and structured life, has a strong focus on a world view, and in the case of Christianity views themselves as a part of an exceptionalist community (though they may not like that language that is indeed the case).
So let’s start from the bottom and work our way up. Exceptionalism, the belief that you are chosen/more significant/a cut above the rest… how many people with a drive as entrepreneur view their idea, their vision, or their worldview as something so exceptional that it must achieve and must succeed. Now that view isn’t exclusive to Christianity so that sense of self purpose and being part of a group that is a notch above the rest or has an idea that is so transcendently true could be enough to lead to higher achievement.
People who set goals in life do better then people who don’t. Does anyone here doubt the validity of that point any? Having an ordered nature of some degree or another to ones life leads to a more successful life… no one doubts this. In Christianity you have that handed to you on a plate. Christ, salvation, heaven… these things set up a perfect goal system. And this is likewise not exclusive to Christianity.
Discipline and Structure also leads to success. Look at the use of the military and boot camps and you will see this. Look at the way the school system starts in elementary school trying to build the framework needed for success.
The study goes on to talk about Deviant behavior ( which is contrary to the Discipline and Structure case) and health ( which positive mental attitude of exceptionalism and a focused world view bring us)

But Pat being Pat (and I love ya man I really do) has to go back to the 2004 election.
According to exit polling data on the 2004 election, Americans who attended church “more than once a week” voted to reelect President George W. Bush by a margin of 64% to 35% over Sen. John Kerry.  Those who attended church weekly voted for Bush over Kerry by a margin of 58%-41%. The tiniest of a majority of those who attend church monthly voted for Bush over Kerry 50% to 49%. But those who attend church “only a few times a year” or “never” favored John Kerry with majorities of 54% and 62%, respectively. 
If you have a structured worldview with a focused “path” (not exclusive to religion) you tend to view the construction of your society as important to you and your path. This is why people with such a worldview would vote more then those without it. This is why the larger communities of people who hold a clear worldview voted for bush as the republican agenda deals with society in a constructive way.
-returning authority to the individuals
-allowing families to govern themselves
-promoting working together as a community
-America is a good country
The Republicans picked up the people who believe because they spoke their language. Those people with a constant worldview I am sure would have similar figures to the church folks.
The reason these polls (which are inaccurate as all polls are) don’t is because they are written by people who don’t want a honest answer but who want to marginalize behavior (church going) they disagree with. And by embracing their big lie it allows Pat to unintentionally further their agenda of separating those who believe in something from those who believe in nothing. Pat cherry picked things like Military service (which would matter if the person maintained the sense of discipline) and wealth (two words pat Limonene Liberals) trying to distance any argument but the –god=the win-
in Michael Weisskopf’s notorious words in the Washington Post, “largely poor, uneducated, and easy to command.”  The truth, apparently, is exactly the opposite.
No Pat it states that the ideal religious follower isn’t that. But as a Christian Pat I thought you knew humans weren’t ideal. Some one could have a strong sense of a Christian worldview, but not have the motivation as one of those who –must- pass on the word of Christ. Some one may be a good Christian but is lax on the discipline. Church going isn’t a magic bullet… it is part of a foundation of a good life, but Water is also part of making cement ….. And I sure wouldn’t want to build my building on nothing but water.
But Pat got a book deal off this sort of talk, so clearly it sells well to –someone-

I clicked on "The Daily Torture"

By Andrew Sullivan and I saw more of his meandering about US torture and I wondered if some one ever addressed the following point to him or the other "Organized Torture" people. This is all based on my understanding of the military rules

  1. Torture is already quite clearly illegal under the uniform code
  2. You have no obligation to follow an illegal order
  3. you -do- have an obligation to disobey an illegal order
  4. you cannot be courtmartialed if you have a reasonable case that the order was illegal ( and its pretty clear torture is illegal)
So for the Torture all the time folks.... What they are really saying is everyone in the US Military from the top to the bottom are all violating the law.

from the DOD to the grunt on the line who does the torture are all knowingly breaking the law.

I am sorry but thats not right. Some one would have stood up... and that would have stopped the chain. I can't believe not a single person in the chain of command from top to bottom didn't refuse a clearly illegal order. It defies logic

To those folks who doubted me about Poly Marriage in court

This case is at the tenth circuit

In February, U.S. District Judge Ted Stewart rejected the argument that the prohibition on polygamy is an unconstitutional violation of religious and privacy rights and ruled that the state has an interest in protecting monogamous marriage.
also ruled that even the 2003 opinion in Lawrence v. Texas over the sodomy law did not grant a right to plural marriage, noting that the laws against bigamy and polygamy do not preclude private sexual conduct.
Under Utah law, Barnard says, married people living in a sexual relationship with someone who is not their spouse is guilty of bigamy, and deceit or a second marriage ceremony are not required elements of the crime. But although that provision makes it illegal for a married man to live with a girlfriend before his divorce is final, the law has been used to target polygamists, he contends.
There is no compelling governmental interest that makes the prohibition against religious polygamy constitutional, he argues in the brief.

But the best argument is the dodge to protect the government ban on polygamy.

Utah also officially abandoned plural marriage, in part, lawyers for the state say, because of social problems associated with polygamy; the exploitation of women and girls; and the encouragement of responsible procreation.
Barnard counters that the state does not regulate exploitative relationships between other couples, and if there were a compelling reason to promote responsible procreation, Utah would step into all family situations. Yet, there are no sanctions against an unwed mother who rears children alone, and there is no statute barring parents from divorcing and raising their children in separate households.
"The state does not restrict nor ban 'serial polygamists,' individuals who repeatedly marry, conceive children and divorce a series of spouses."

IF you can't regulate homosexuality as it is a matter of private conduct, you start to lose any ability to regulate sexual activity you deem improper or harmful to society.

You can ( and many do) get into explotive marriages and you can ( and many do) have children irresponsibly.

Unless you prosecute all of them with draconian codes attacking polygamists isn't constitutional

More Positive Entertainment

On Al-Drudge

Yes because Post-Apocolyptic dramas have done so well before

*rolls eyes*

The nets have filled their development slates with a bevy of brave ideas and bold format experiments, VARIETY reports on Monday, including shows about THE END OF AMERICA!

ABC alone has at least two would-be shows set in post-apocalyptic America ("Resistance" and "Red & Blue") while Gavin Polone and Bruce Wagner are teaming for the comfy-sounding plague drama "Four Horsemen" at CBS (which also is developing "Jericho," about life in a small town after America is destroyed).

Can programing executives be any dumber?

NZ bear what the Deuce (part II)

Now I am having Rodent displayed, a multicellular organism when I click on the link after going up to large mammal

What the Deuce man?

Sunday, November 27, 2005

After the NZ Bear revised his ecosystem raitings


2249.Inside Larry's Head (72) details

I am now in the Large Mammal list and not even dead last in it

now I am on the list with a much lower ranking then before but hey .. ;-) I win

Over at the Medienkritik

We see more of the "All Animals are equal, but some animals are more equal then others" mentality of the Anti-Americanist forces in europe and the Anti-Bush voices in general.

Here is what to the Anti-Americanist/Anti-Bushists is "bad" Translated from Babelfish

Stone Meier announced that with its start attendance in the USA the reports will be over secret CIA Gefangenentransporte with intermediate stop in Germany a topic. "there the topic also a topic of the discussion relating to domestic affairs in the USA is, can I that not exclude", did not say stone Meier on Saturday in Berlin. It expects a statement of the USA, for which the European Union asked. "what is to be read, would indeed give cause for concern", quoted the "picture on Sunday" the SPD politician.

Also law minister Brigitte Zypries had explained her in the Second Channel of German Television, hopes for a statement from the USA. The pool of broadcasting corporations reported, at least a German security authority had had knowledge of the prisoner transportation of the CIA of Germany. The pool of broadcasting corporations called no details and appointed themselves to information of their Hauptstadtstudios. The Federal Constitution protection did not want to express itself to the topic, the Federal Information Service was not attainable for a statement first.

The Federal Criminal Investigation Office explained, it had had no knowledge from such incidents. Several media had reported, airplanes of the CIA between 2002 and 2004 more than 80 times in Germany had landed. Main spider thereby the US military airports were in Frankfurt and RAM stone. The CIA also used the German airports, in order to bring illegitimately Islamics imprisoned held to verhoeren abroad, where they were possibly tortured. The Council of Europe and the European Court of Justice already introduced investigations.

But this and this are ok.

At "best" two of the techniques used in the "alleged" Black Prison system fit any reasonable qualification as torture.

Yet it is permissible to deal extensively with not one but two regimes who have either committed genocide (sudan) or worked very hard on genocide and democide fronts (Iraq). When you pull an amnesty international and say the US is the worst of all and you benifit from virtual slave labor in China (as some germany companies do.. and Americans to) then you lose your moral clarrity. You are then clearly only taking moral offense at those things which you find politically disagreable, not actually -wrong-

It makes your legitimate concerns about possible violations of the US government which you may -legitimately- be concerned about as nothing more then trying to advance your national/political intrest over the wellbeing and good of the country.

Dictatorships are proving that the Economic Liberal position is a farce ( which I think disproves the utopianistic ideas of Economic Liberalism) managed economies do succumb to outside pressures but as planned economies are becoming more and more integrated into the global economy they gain an ability to pull in a signifigant amount of foriegn capital with a prohibatively high moral hazard because quite simply they are evil dictators and can do it.

I feel guilty when I buy chinesse and other dictatorially made products at the marketplace but when "free" commerce isn't remotely competative for my dollar I have no ability to fight my own self intrests.

And thats why we are in the mess we are in. And its why we need the economic powers of this world to come up and draw a line of demarcation of what is acceptible and what isn't. then you have economic pressure to drive real reforms... not a lack of reform to benifit the greedy and short sited generation of buisnessmen who are far from capitalists we have today

It came from the Email Box......

Don't have a link to a site from this so take this as an email without any endorsement of its validity

just something that makes you go hmmm

November 27, 2005

Giant mosque for 40,000 may be built at London Olympics

A MASSIVE mosque that will hold 40,000 worshippers is being proposed beside the Olympic complex in London to be opened in time for the 2012 Games.

The project’s backers hope the mosque and its surrounding buildings would hold a total of 70,000 people, only 10,000 fewer than the Olympic stadium
Its futuristic design features wind turbines instead of the traditional minarets, while a translucent latticed roof would replace the domes seen on most mosques. The complex is designed to become the “Muslim quarter” for the Games, acting as a hub for Islamic competitors and spectators.
“It will be something never seen before in this country. It is a mosque for the future as part of the British landscape,” said Abdul Khalique, a senior member of Tablighi Jamaat, a worldwide Islamic missionary group that is proposing the mosque as its new UK headquarters.

Tablighi Jamaat has come under scrutiny from western security agencies since 9/11. Two years ago, according to The New York Times, a senior FBI anti-terrorism official claimed it was a recruiting ground for Al-Qaeda. British police investigated a report that Mohammad Sidique Khan, leader of the July 7 London bombers, had attended its present headquarters in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. In August, Bavaria expelled three members of the organisation on the grounds that it promoted Islamic extremism.

Defenders of Tablighi Jamaat say that it is not political and confines itself to humanitarian work. It was founded in India under the British Raj and has many members in Pakistan and Bangladesh.

The east London complex would have by far the largest capacity of any religious building in Britain. The biggest at present is the Baitul Futuh in Morden, Surrey, which holds about 10,000 worshippers. Liverpool’s Anglican cathedral, the largest Christian place of worship, has a capacity of 3,000.

The new building will be called the London Markaz (Arabic for centre) and will be built in place of an existing mosque on a 10-acre site 500 yards from the Olympic development.

The three-storey mosque will be designed to accommodate more than 40,000 worshippers. Its sweeping roof is intended to evoke tented cities.
The complex would include a garden, school, library and accommodation for visiting worshippers.

Islamic calligraphy would cover the walls and ceilings, the washing areas would have cascading water to mimic a stream, and the complex’s buildings would be adapted to allow extra worshippers during festivals such as Eid, accommodating a further 30,000 visitors.

Ali Mangera, the London and Barcelona-based architect who is designing the mosque, said: “People in this country build mosques with fake domes and plastic minarets to look like the mosques back home. Islam has traditionally been at the forefront of technology and change. The Markaz will reflect this. It will be more than a mosque. The whole idea behind it is to break down barriers.”

Mangera has previously worked with leading British architects including Zaha Hadid, designer of the Cardiff opera house. Mangera and Tablighi Jamaat are in negotiations with Newham council, the Greater London Authority and the Thames Gateway Development Corporation for planning permission.

Sunil Sahadevan, a planning officer at Newham council, said: “We are working towards the mosque application with the organisers and discussions are ongoing. The application will be finalised over the next year.”

It is estimated that the project would cost more than £100m and donations are being sought from Britain and abroad.

Lincoln Lied People Died

A wonderful Spoof of F9-11 by the folks from Jikes

so look at Fahrenheit 1861

So I to am joining this blogging wagon train -I saw this on fark but i decided to post about it thanks to peer pressure from Dean-

A second break from the work I should be doing

Why does anyone care about Pajama's Media?

I was one of those folks who looked at the "you may be a winner" packet and tossed it away. and the more I look at what PM is producing the more I realize I choose ....wisely.

It seems to be a really badly designed buisness. Why is everyone so up in arms about it one way or another?

No.. not politicizing the war

Not Democrats from the bay state never

Mass. Democrats Emerge As Iraq War Critics

Three years ago, Massachusetts Reps. Martin Meehan, Stephen Lynch and Edward Markey bucked their state Democratic colleagues and cast votes to give President Bush a green light to go to war in Iraq.

Since then, the three have renounced their votes and emerged as critics of the way Bush has handled the war. ...

"The war was based on the false premise that Saddam Hussein had an active nuclear weapons program," said Markey, who accused the administration of "manipulating facts."

Again they can't even say they oppose the war without making it an attack on the administration. It has come out that the House and Senate Intelligence committee members had -more- intelligence in a -more- raw form then the president did. But saying "He lied, thats why I went against you" is mortgaging the lives of our soldiers for their own political gain.

Just the opening thesis (not his later thesis) of Murtha's is the best way to do it.
"The longer we stay the worse things will get because we are the target there"

It is faulty reasoning but its better

Or even

"I support a war done in a way that makes the sacrifices of our soldiers and sailors meaningful, and that is not this war"

but instead they have to present themselves as blind and impotent to oppose the war.

and then say the pro-war folks aren't discussing it in a meaningful way


I should have my paper finished up today....

Once that happens I'll be rolling out some posts

Friday, November 25, 2005

Can some one in Canada fill me in Here

Who is this guy, whats his story, etc...

I want some input on this

Hellyer revealed, "The secrecy involved in all matters pertaining to the Roswell incident was unparalled. The classification was, from the outset, above top secret, so the vast majority of U.S. officials and politicians, let alone a mere allied minister of defence, were never in-the-loop."

Hellyer warned, "The United States military are preparing weapons which could be used against the aliens, and they could get us into an intergalactic war without us ever having any warning. He stated, "The Bush administration has finally agreed to let the military build a forward base on the moon, which will put them in a better position to keep track of the goings and comings of the visitors from space, and to shoot at them, if they so decide."

Hellyer’s speech ended with a standing ovation. He said, "The time has come to lift the veil of secrecy, and let the truth emerge, so there can be a real and informed debate, about one of the most important problems facing our planet today."

Ok... I admit I used to be a UFO nut but this sounds like UFO nuttry combined with hatebushery.

a little thing like a moon shot couldn't be hidden....


Some Farkers Added in some comments on this

2005-11-24 07:22:03 PM El_Swino [TotalFark]

Meh. Hellyer's had the rep of being a total loon for years and years. When he was in government, he was incompetent. That incompetence blossomed into full-blown insanity 10-15 years ago. Canadians have learned to ignore him.

2005-11-25 10:05:26 AM My Little Pony of Borg

Canadian cabinet ministers are not chosen based on any skill they might have related to the position, but rather, are rewarded with the positions based on how much ass they kiss for the party and how much the Prime Minister likes them. There are no pretenses made about appointing people who are qualified, and as completely unqualified ministers have become the norm in Canada, there are rarely protests about specific appointments. In some cases, a member from another party is bought off, and convinced to switch parties and is then rewarded with a ministerial position (a recent example being Belinda Stronach, who was bought on the eve of a crucial vote).

Over the course of their careers, most MPs (Members of Parliament) who are popular with their leader are put into a number of different, and unrelated, ministerial positions. This particular whacko, Paul Hellyer, was Pearson's Minister of Defence, then later Trudeau's Minister of Transportation and Deputy Prime Minister.

UFO conspiracy theorists like to point to Hellyer's credentials to legitimize their beliefs. However, even Hellyer admits that his term as Minister of Defence gave him no special information regarding UFOs, and he did not come to believe in their existance until much later.

Dear Sully

Since Sully Is confused I decided to help him out

Bush administration documents, dated September 21, 2001, reveal that the CIA refuted any past or present connection between al Qaeda and Saddam in the wake of 9/11. The administration did not and will not release these documents to the Senate Intelligence Committee. Why not?

#1) It depends on which activities we are refering to... and thats based on a theory.

Secular islamic states work with religously fundementalist terrorist groups all the time just take a look at syria. So the theory used to dismiss some of the contacts. And these are also the guys who got tons of things wrong before the infamous WMD issue.

#2) Their are more leaks out of the senate committee then out of the CIA

So *IF* their is an active operation right now where peoples lives could be in jeopardy he is trying to minimize the potential of leaks.

Answering these questions in a -reasonable- way aint hard

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The Richardson Draft Controversy....

Does anyone care?

I think it is amusing when a solid pick for the Dems in 08 who has real scandal history this is the best the press can do.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

I am thankful

Since it is the time and all to do that....

I am thankful;

To have the roommate I do. I am not sure I could have done as well as I did in picking Kevin.
To be at a full University.... My long goal finally accomplished, and a new long goal started.
That in my current struggle my mother and surprisingly my father have been there.
That my dear song bird has flown back into my life and I've seen here wings grow stronger and surer.
That I am no longer living with my mother, as that was putting a strain on our relationship.
For my health

I may add more as I think of them

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Cover sheet done, take a break

Ok I know the cover sheet is a bit early to take a break but I think this bit of Insanity "allegedly" from Michael Jackson is worthy of blogging.

The man, alleged to be Jackson, says, "They (Jews) suck. They're like leeches... I'm so tired of it... they start out the most popular person in the world, make a lot of money, big house, cars and everything. End up penniless. It is conspiracy. The Jews do it on purpose."

Add into this his feud with the head of sony calling him very devilish (which is often black anti-semetic code words for jews) along with his bit of singing anti-judaism here

It's not the first time Jackson has been accused of anti-Semitism - the New York Post reports that in 1996 song THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT US, he sang, "Jew me, sue me," and "kike me, kike me".(sic)

It is IIRC "Jew me, sue me, everybody do me, kiss me, kike me, don't no black or white me."

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Housekeeping Tuesday post II

Well I have the finalists in my book search for my research paper done... and after a brief skim I know where I need to go to pull out the information I need to slam out my paper.

Everything seems to be ok for my World Perspective extra point paper....

So I should skin by the end of this semester paper wise.

Now Hopefully I will have a window After the religion paper to land some winter break styled W.O.R.K

It came from the EMAIL box

More reasons to doubt the rise of the hildabeast folks

no pac money in 06 means Hillary can't trot out the lines of endorsers she'd need in 08

By IAN BISHOP November 22, 2005 -- WASHINGTON — Approaching a critical election year, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's political-action committee has little cash to give other Democratic candidates.

Clinton appears to have drastically scaled back fund-raising operations for the once-rich HillPAC, letting its available cash dwindle to a microscopic $2,996, according to new federal fund-raising records.

It claims to hold $91,268 in the bank, but HillPAC is $88,272 in debt, with most of the money owed to consultant Gia Medeiros, who was canned after The Post revealed she embraced New Age spiritualism and once said 9/11 victims "weren't all good people."

HillPAC was created expressly to help other Democrats win at the polls, and spokeswoman Ann Lewis told The Post the committee still intends to hit its donation goals.

"HillPAC operates on an election-year cycle, not quarterly. Our fund-raising is on track," Lewis said.

While HillPAC's bank account has nose-dived in recent months, Clinton's official re-election committee, Friends of Hillary, has ballooned to nearly $14 million.

More nails in the coffin of the Kyoto Accords

The Medienkritk is on the case. In the past I've already talked about how Kyoto is losing support in some countries because it now will actually cost them something....

Well that list is growing.

Canada is among those countries most likely to run into difficulty implementing its commitments, as in 2003 the country had increased its emissions by 24.2 pct from the base 1990 level, far from its 2012 target of a 6 pct reduction.

Japan, meanwhile, recorded a 12.8 pct increase over the 13 years to 2003 and is headed for an increase of 12 pct by 2010 instead of the intended 6 pct reduction.

And although the 15-member European Union, which ratified the treaty en bloc in 1997, achieved a reduction of 1.4 pct in emissions from 1990 to 2003 -- it is still a long way from the 8 pct target in 2012 -- most of the 15 countries have seen emissions increasing.

Now this measures the Emissions in their countries... not whats in the atmosphere but what they put out. Now ee know ALGORE called this one of the great tragedies of our time and it does seem to be....... just not for those of us who didn't want the treaty ratified.

For us in the camp of enviroskepticism this seems a proof we were indeed right.

but why has all this happened here is a thought

On Tuesday, Inhofe issued a statement from Capitol Hill that noted how scientists with independent views don't get on too well with the IPCC. Witness Chris Landsea of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, who resigned from the IPCC this year because he believed an IPCC top hurricane scientist wrongly linked severe hurricanes to global warming; as a result, he wrote, "the IPCC process has been subverted and compromised, its neutrality lost."

Neutrality I think is more of a phantasm

Hey Kids

Uncle Larry has a research paper to write so... I may be a tad less voluminous in my posting.....

I'll post some in breaks in my work probably

Camp Katrina

I got my first blog email trying to hype up a blog

go look at Camp Katrina some guardsmen down in the bayou

Monday, November 21, 2005

Sharon will fail

I think Arik picked a bad play here. He went to see one of the Rebbi's and was told if he would be a political leader in Israel it would lead to nothing but blood.

What this comes down is to a war of the young turks... two factions were forming in Likud one under former prime minister Netanyahu, and one under up and comer ( and non-fmr. prime minister) Ehud Olmert.

The problem is Ehud is no more of a peacenik then Bibi... which means this breaks down over something much more important then the Palestinian situation... and that something is socialism.

In the end the Israeli's will always be under the gun of the EU and the US for aid and financial support due to the strong state base of their economy. The Bibi wing of Likud was for more capitalism which was a major problem inside Likud circles.

The rump end which was more moderate and status quoa leaning will try to draw off some of the more conservative elements of labor in hope to form a real party. So in the end it is about socialism, not about peace

DISINFORMATION-on book notes-

Now I haven't bought the book yet....

(and I'll need to figure how to afford it)

The author brought up some intresting facts about the war in Iraq that makes me go "Hmmmmm"

We all know that Able Danger has put serious doubts on the Prauge Incident as explained by the American government, is pretty suspicous but we now have a new situation about the Iraqi survey group.

He claims to have drawn this information from interviewing folks who were in the Iraq survey group (and I'll repeat I haven't read the book yet so I can't attest to much to what he said) That the Iraq survey group rarely left the green zone in Baghdad and had nothing resembling the translating resources required to do an effective job.

Translators needed to be fluent both in written and spoken Iraqi dialect of Arabic *( which is even more diverse then that) * which takes a small pool of US arabic translators and reduces it to a substantially smaller group. And then to require a serious amount of education in a scientific discipline... that makes finding the answers almost impossible.

And from working in a government agency I do have an idea about how "buck passing" works out. So my question here becomes a serious one We don't know if Osama was connected to 9-11 ( and we don't know if he was not connected) and we don't have any evidence that Saddam didn't ditch his WMD ( or if they are still hidden somewhere in Iraq)

then what the heck do we know about the war?

I'm surprised ( what I am gunna blog here later)

No one is commenting on the Sharon act of throwing the Israeli government into a tizzy

( I plan to after class myself)

I also plan to focus on some thoughts on a book notes with the author of "disinformation" -cause it puts the war debate into a more debatable form-

Well folks in the words of Homestar J. Runner "High-Ball"!

Sunday, November 20, 2005

(Haptanghaiti: Song 1.3 = Yasna 35.3)

That we have chosen, Lord

Wise, through sublime Righteousness,

Which we have thought,

Spoken and done.

Of these deeds, the best

Be for both the existences.

(Haptanghaiti: Song 1.3 = Yasna 35.3)

Poking around the world of blog

I found this Post by Dr. Sanity... and in the belly of the beast I can say I imagine this often.

Imagine for a moment a higher educational system that actually used good business practices and was responsive to their customers.

A place you could send your children knowing that they were being taught to think--not what to think.

A place were good teachers were rewarded and the bad weeded out; and where there are no ideas that are prohibited from discussion and evaluation.

A place where even Republicans and conservatives (curse them!) would be welcome to express their ideas! And all that mattered would be the quality and rationality of the idea --not the political party of the person expressing it.

Where the only "conformity" encouraged was conformity to reason and reality (how bourgeoise and unpostmodern!) They are far too superior to be held to such a capitalistic standard. Besides they see it as their job to tell their customers what to think (or at least, the children of their customers).

Read the whole thing

Saturday, November 19, 2005

The CIA is planning more torture

Get Sully on the case

The official says the government has studied endless tapes of his show, but they just can't nail the technique. "We think he could teach us how to suck them in with that sly 'How's that working for you?' grin. The detainees aren't tough enough to withstand that, followed by the blow to their psychological security when he launches into a tirade when he gets less than the truth. The unrelenting lecture, the flailing arms, leaning in real close to the subject with his fist on his knee, that abrupt switch will break them. That's the key."

Thats right the CIA interrogators will be immitating "Dr." Phil