Friday, November 30, 2007

The Arrogant Years

Sen. Chuck Hagel, a "leading Republican lawmaker" who has come out against the Iraq war, had some harsh words for the Bush White House Wednesday, calling it "one of the most arrogant" administrations he's ever seen, saying, "I would rate this one the lowest in capacity, in capability, in policy, in consensus, almost every area, I would give it the lowest grade."
Duh, Chuckie. What took you so long? This might've been news LAST term, or if you'd used the word "criminal" instead.

Police Raid 101

Via Liz Seymour: "Do not invite the police in; step outside and close the door if the police want to hold a conversation. If there are other people in the house make them aware that the police are here. If the police say they have a warrant ask to see it but do not at that point resist the search. After saying "I do not consent to this search," stand aside and maintain your right to remain silent. Do not answer any questions."
"One of the household residents can tell you where the house video camera is. It will have a blank tape in it. In case of a police search please tape or ask someone else to tape as much as you can."
"If you are being arrested or detained do not resist, but calmly ask on what basis you are being held. Don't volunteer any information or answer any questions except when you are asked to identify yourself. Don't address other people in the house by name; let them decide how they want to identify themselves."
When asked about her post, Liz replied, "I adapted it from information I found here and there on the internet, but I was gratified when my lawyer sister-in-law--a former federal prosecutor--saw it posted by the kitchen door and said 'Good sound advice!' I'm glad to see it get more widely disseminated."

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Traveling Light

Here is a graphic display of waste in government. This posty from the Land of Zee lays it all on what we put out when the Shrub takes off. Can you imagine the cost?

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Pink 9-11

Here is the tasty 2006 9-11 Pink Floyd remix from another voice in the electronic wilderness.
The 9/11 Nightmare is a short avant-garde video by John Conner of The Resistance. The video depicts what Conner says is his awakening to the truth about the September 11th inside job and the Illuminati's New World Order which started him on his mission to spread the truth, write his book, and start The Resistance.

Monday, November 26, 2007

No Warrants In Welfare Homes?

The police state inches closer and closer, as more and more rights disappear. WTF is next? Food stamps, unemployment checks, crop subsidies and overdue library books?
UPDATE 11/27: The source article for this post has not only been dropped, but nothing comes up in the San Bernadino County Sun archive search where it was originally filed. Who would not want everyone to know about the Supreme Court refusing to rule on a complaint filed by someone arrested in a welfare home following an illegal search? Can you spell "buried"?
UPPERDATE 11/27: I found it here in the Bismark Tribune.

Unknown Nano Risks Totally Ignored

It seems that having no clue what the possible risks and side-effects of Nano Tech research isn't stopping myopic scientists bend on discovery. Sounds like a great recipe for Death of a Planet.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Firefighters Being Trained As Spies

It seems Firefighter's warrantless abilities have lead to their increase in domestic spy training. Burnin' Down the House of Freedom, eh?

Saturday, November 24, 2007

It's All In A Name

I don't know if this guy's name is real or was legally changed, but the Sheboygan reporter missed it entirely.

Friday, November 23, 2007

The "Special" Mistresses of GWB

Here is a scathing and hilarious 2008 burlesque-style calendar featuring graphic representations of the darling special interests of The Shrub, who all came to profit mightily from him calling the shots. A nice tribute for his last fling in office.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Waiting For The Guards

Amnesty International has just launched a campaign to allow all of us to "unsubscribe" from support of torture in our name. Their graphic movie short shows an "approved stress position" from CIA materials, as well as the real time genuine result. Pass this one on. The clip is unsuitable for children under 14 years, and the technique is unsuitable on anyone. Sadly, this isn't even the worst.

Sign Speeding Ticket Or Get Zapped

I don't know which is scarier--getting tasered for not signing a questionable speeding ticket, or having some people defend this "peace officer's" actions in the YouTube comments section. This is why we need cameras in cruisers.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Don't Look, You'll End The Universe!

In one of the quirkiest, quark-infested theories yet, two U.S. theorists postulate in the latest edition of New Scientist magazine that simply looking at the Big Bang resets the instability of our Universe and may hasten or doom our fragile existence. Now THAT is far out, relatively speaking. Meanwhile, others contend that reading information on dead trees will end the world.

Crucifixes Made In Chinese Hell

Ooops. When you order real cheap crosses to sell (without any Made In China label, which is illegal) in your tax-free church, make sure they don't come from intolerable sweat shops barely above slavery conditions. Another case of profit overshadowing prophet.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Billboard Hot 100 War Profiteers

Here is the Top 100 entities-slash-corporations who have made out like armed bandits during the Afgan-Iraq wars. They probably even charge to get paid.

Wounded Vets Slapped With Payback

Now hear this, Now hear this: In just one more example of the true face of Bush the regime, our government has sink so low as to now ask wounded vets for pro-rated payback of enlistment bonuses, because they didn't "fully" serve--never mind being wounded or maimed. When will everybody wake-up that this war is all about money?

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Pearl Jam Pearls

Here is a tasty harvest of 18 classic Pearl Jam posters from over the years, beginning way back in the '90s. Mmmn, yummy- and organic, too!

Texas Church Cancels Interfaith Service

An Austin Baptist church cancelled an annual interfaith Thanksgiving service when it learned Muslims would participate, and then had the gall to ask tolerance of their intolerance. Jeez.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Now Playing: Iraq For Sale

Underground Director Robert Greenwald (Iraq For Sale, Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, and Outfoxed, a scathing slap at Rupert Murdoch's network) has just reposted Fox News Porn, which demonstrates their bottom-feeder values with actual broadcast footage.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Old Rock Tees Worth Thousands

Go check your dad's rag box for his old vintage Rock tees from the early and mid sixties. Christies is having an auction of 30 and expect some to fetch nearly 5 Gs. He may have wrapped his old bong in one.

Friday, November 16, 2007

TSA Warned TSA About TSA Tests

Could we ever make this stuff up? The head of the TSA was grilled by Congress why the agency tipped-off screeners about efficiency tests, which they STILL failed miserably. Just the email that blew up in their face.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Virtual Teen Thief Arrested

Dutch Police have arrested their first virtual thief. The 18 year-old hacked fellow gamer's for accounts, and transferred $6k worth of digital hotel lobby furniture to his own virtual Habbo hotel. Get real.

Monday, November 12, 2007

50 Dumbest Prez Quotes

No, not 10,000. But then again, he's not through yet. Here's a listing of the biggest lies, goofiest quips, and head-shakingest gaffs by our Supreme Commander-in-Chiefiness. Sadly, there's one for each star on the flag.

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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Change My Privacy Definition?

As Congress debates new "rules" for government eavesdropping, a top intelligence official says it is time that people in the United States changed their definition of privacy. Thanks, but no thanks. We need policy to reflect our desire to retain ALL our liberties.

Chaney Directed Pre/Post 9-11 Skies

Researcher Michael Ruppelt documents the Veep as directly controlling the U.S. airspace before and after the twin tower attacks. His book, "Crossing the Rubicon", runs 600 pages with over a 1,000 footnotes and references. A review synopsis is here.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Principal Bans Teaching Peace

From the reaction by this Florida Principal, you'd think they were teaching terrorism. When are students old enough to learn Peace?

Friday, November 09, 2007

Hard Days Night of the Living Dead

Here's a trash mash-up of the Fab Four's Hard Days Night and Romero's Night of the Living Dead, done by the Zombeatles. I stumbled onto it with two stiff legs, and laughed till my brain fell out.

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Origin Of Cosmic Rays

Recent observations from NASA and Japanese X-ray observatories have helped clarify one of the long-standing mysteries in astronomy -- the origin of cosmic rays.

Monday, November 05, 2007

P2P Shown to Increase Sales.

This research paper shows increased music purchases by younger P2P file sharers, very contrary to conventional wisdom.
Prepared by University of London researchers Birgitte Andersen and Marion Frenz, it found that, "music downloads have a positive effect on music purchases among Canadian downloaders but that there is no effect taken over
the entire population aged 15 and over." Follow that up with this break-the-rules music muse from Cory D.

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Spacey Saturn Sounds

NASA has just releasesd some trippy, almost psychedelic sounds recorded from the likes of none other than Saturn. Put that in your ibong and smoke it.
via boingboing

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Global Warming Rock

A new small outcropping of rock through the Greenland ice (called Stray Dog West), is now the northernmost piece of land on earth, and gives claim to much more than just global warming.