Sunday, November 18, 2007

Video: John Edwards Pickets at NBC w/ WGA



Good job, John. It's about time we see our Presidential candidates stand with our writers.

Did you know that the writers for "I Love Lucy" have never gained 1 cent in residuals? NOT 1 cent!



Why they've fighting. The best video to understand why they are striking.



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weekend posts:
Video: "Non Violent" Weapons were USED on Protesters
Want to play Chess? Introducing the Axis of Evil Chess Set
New UK Spy Chief reveals his website to the Masses
What's the Point? National Ammo Day November 17th - 26th
According to Bush...We've been in a state of "national emergency" against Iran since 1979
Hillary slings "mud" at Obama via the hack Robert Novak

Same Players. Different Scandal.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Video: "Non Violent" Weapons were USED on Protesters

I've been saying it for awhile now. These weapons are not for the 'enemy'. They are for US!

Acoustic "non lethal" weapons in use in Georgia....not the state, the country.



in case that wasn't enough...here's another Please watch this one. The Embed code is not available so I couldn't upload it here.



related Posts:
California Protestors Beware!, the 'non lethal' Vomit Inducing Flashlight is coming to Town
We are "Renting Democracy" and it Costs too Damn Much


Same Players. Different Scandal.

Want to play Chess? Introducing the Axis of Evil Chess Set



One can't play chess with just the "evil"...they need to have the "axis", too.


Photos courtesy of erikrasmussen

For larger pics click here and here. The larger pics are for the "coffee spilling" Regroce. Hehehe

Same Players. Different Scandal.

New UK Spy Chief reveals his website to the Masses



Are you kidding me? Alex Allan, the new head of the Joint Intelligence Committee which oversees MI 5, MI 6, and GCHQ is a "deadhead". Maybe it's me, but if you're in the "intel" community one shouldn't maintain a website with all his personal information on it.

Check this out,
the details on his website, described by a security official as "a serious breach", reveal him as a devoted fan of the American rock band Grateful Dead and a keen cyclist who once windsurfed to work in Westminster during a train strike.
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On the website, he says: "I first saw the Dead in the mud at Bickershawe in 1972 and was so knocked out....I have been a Deadhead ever since.

"I was Principal Private Secretary to the (British) Prime Minister, first John Major and then Tony Blair after the Election. It's the same job as 'Bernard' in Yes, Prime Minister for those who watched that!"

Mr Allan then goes on to detail other posts he held in Whitehall and his role as British High Commissioner to Australia from November 1997 to January 2000. The website also has transcripts of his speeches and details his wife's successful career as an artist.

Potentially more serious is the address of his west London house and his home and mobile telephone numbers. The Daily Telegraph has agreed not to publish further details. One security official said: "This is a very serious breach of security. Mr Allan is a target for terrorists and having this information in the public domain is a very naive move on his part. He may well now have to move." UK Telegraph

What's the Point? National Ammo Day November 17th - 26th


What a bunch of crap. National Ammo "Day" isn't even a day...it's over a week. This is complete BULL$HIT

From Ammoday.com,
Second Amendment supporters should buy ammunition November 19th to support freedom, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

Monday, November 19th is National Ammo Day, described as a BUYcott of ammunition. The goal of National Ammo Day is to empty the ammunition from the shelves of your local gun store, sporting goods, or hardware store and put that ammunition in the hands of law-abiding citizens.

According to the National Ammo Day website, each law-abiding supporter of the right to keep and bear arms is encouraged to buy 100 rounds of their favorite ammunition. Supporters are exhorted to Make your support of the Second Amendment known--by voting with your dollars!…

Here are the pathetic "goals" from the "Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms,

Second Amendment supporters should buy ammunition November 19th to support freedom, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.
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“Gun stores, ranges, and ammunition manufacturers across the country are under constant attack by a barrage of federal, state, and local regulations, frivolous lawsuits, and protests,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “If every gun owner bought 100 rounds of ammunition, that would put an estimated 7.5 billion rounds of ammunition into the hands of law-abiding gun owners dedicated to defending our constitutionally-protected individual right to keep and bear arms.”
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Mark A. Taff, CCRKBA Executive Director, went one step further and encouraged gun owners to not only buy 100 rounds of their favorite ammunition, but to fire those rounds on their local gun range. “I can’t think of a better way to spend a Monday evening than putting some rounds down-range to improve our marksmanship skills. Hitting what you aim at is crucial to responsible armed self-defense.”
Bull$hit. We deserve the right to bear arms, but suggesting that WE need a day/week to buy ammo is ridiculous and helps absolutely NOTHING. Support our schools, support anything..but don't go and buy AMMO. What a crock of NRA sponsored crap. Haven't bullets killed enough people, yet?

Same Players. Different Scandal.

According to Bush...We've been in a state of "national emergency" against Iran since 1979



This crap blows my mind. The following is from the Presidential Documents section of LOUISdb.org
Notice of November 8, 2007

Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Iran
On November 14, 1979, by Executive Order 12170, the President declared a national emergency with respect to Iran pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States constituted by the situation in Iran. Because
our relations with Iran have not yet returned to
normal, and the process of implementing the January 19, 1981 agreements with Iran is still underway, the national emergency declared on November 14, 1979, must continue in effect beyond November 14, 2007. Therefore,
consistent with section 202(d) of the National
Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year this national emergency with respect to Iran.

This notice shall be published in the Federal Register
and transmitted to the Congress.

(Presidential Sig.)

THE WHITE HOUSE,

November 8, 2007.
I guess the "resident in the Oval Office" wanted to remind US of something. That "something"....Iran. The man is dangerous and has other motives. Impeach!, before before he and his cronies start WWIII.

Related "emergency":

Continuation of Emergency Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction

Same Players. Different Scandal.

Hillary slings "mud" at Obama via the hack Robert Novak



Anybody who follows my blog knows that I'm an "aggressive progressive", who does not support Hillary Clinton, but supports the Democratic Party as a whole. Now that is mentioned let me move on. Robert Novak has published absolute rubbish about Obama and has claimed it comes from the Hillary campaign.

From Townhall.com,
Agents of Sen. Hillary Clinton are spreading the word in Democratic circles that she has scandalous information about her principal opponent for the party's presidential nomination, Sen. Barack Obama, but has decided not to use it. The nature of the alleged scandal was not disclosed.
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This word-of-mouth among Democrats makes Obama look vulnerable and Clinton look prudent. It comes during a dip for the front-running Clinton after she refused to take a stand on New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's now discarded plan to give driver's licenses to illegal aliens.
The response from the Obama campaign sets the record straight,
“During our debate in Las Vegas on Thursday, we heard Senator Clinton rail against the politics of ‘throwing mud.’
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“The item did not identify these ‘agents,’ nor did it reveal the nature of the charge. It was devoid of facts, but heavy on innuendo and insinuation of the sort to which we’ve become all too accustomed in our politics these past two decades. If the purpose of this shameless item was to daunt or discourage me or supporters of our campaign from challenging and changing the politics of Washington, it will fail. In fact, it will only serve to steel our resolve.

“But in the interest of our party, and her own reputation, Senator Clinton should either make public any and all information referred to in the item, or concede the truth: that there is none.

“She of all people, having complained so often about ‘the politics of personal destruction,’ should move quickly to either stand by or renounce these tactics.

“I am prepared to stand up to that kind of politics, whether it’s deployed by candidates in our party, in the other party or by any third party.

“The cause of change in this country will not be deterred or sidetracked by the old ‘Swift boat’ politics. The cause of moving America forward demands that we defeat it.” The Carpetbagger Report

How convenient. Clinton's slinging "mud" via, Novak. Those GOPer's are trying their hardest to make Hill their '08 competitor against their pathetic Presidential nominees. Obama has the appeal of the masses. Hill represents the "old guard" and the Republicans are comfortable with her. We need a leader who isn't entrenched in the politics of the old. A leader who isn't entrenched in "manipulation Nation".We need "truth in leadership", not the Status Quo. Hillary, Novak, and their dirty tricksters are pathetic.

Anybody, but Hillary, Biden, Giuliani, McCain, Thompson, Huckabee, and Romney in '08. These people do not represent America. They represent the "status quo" and work against the "needs and wants" of the electorate. They are the past...we need a leader to take US into the future. A future full of hope. Hillary is NOT the ONE! nor are the status quo, war mongering, "richie rich" loving Republicans who wish to run against her. She is their "dream candidate"..Not OURS!

Same Players. Different Scandal.

Do you live on top on Bombs? Vista Lakes homeowners in Orlando do




Bombs, bombs, bombs...everywhere you tread..bombs, bombs, bombs. What would you do if the half million dollar home you purchased was built on top of bomb laden soil? This is the very question that Vista Lakes homeowners in Orlando, FL are facing.

From the Orlando Sentinel,
World War II-era bombs, bomb fragments and related contamination could be mixed in with the soil used to fill in swamps, make berms and level the ground for homes, a school and roads, records from the Army Corps of Engineers and county planning office show.
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"There very well could be bomb material all over the place, anywhere out here," he said. "We want to know what's going to be done about it, and frankly we're not hearing a lot of answers."
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An agreement between developers, builders and owners, signed in 1999, sets out the legal permission for the builders to take and use dirt dug up from the old bomb range for two major roads: the Lee Vista Boulevard extension and the Econlockhatchee Trail extension.
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The agreement allows the builders to use the excavated dirt and sand anywhere else needed in the neighborhood.

Aerial photographs taken before and after development show that at least four ponds or small lakes were created on land inside the known boundaries of the Army range.
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Resident William Dore, who bought his $520,000 home a year ago in Vista Lakes, wants to know when the corps will look for bombs in the Windsor area.

"Yes, they should check the school right away, but when are they going to come to our neighborhoods?" he asked. "Why are they spending all that time out in the pasture land? Are they more worried about cows than people?
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"We want them to tell us when they're going to start searching [our neighborhoods]. What is their schedule? What is it that they even need in terms of manpower and resources? But they aren't telling us," he said. "Frankly, it's not going well."
Pathetic. Profits and greed always win against the concerns of the homeowner. Bomb laden soil used as "fill"? We aren't safe anywhere. Who is looking out for US? What about the health concerns? What about the increased rates of illnesses due to "bomb material"? This is ridiculous. Dirt is everywhere...why get your "dirt" from a bombing range? This makes absolutely no sense at all. I see a class action lawsuit in the works. Cheap bastards should have to pay. They have endangered the lives of the homeowners, their children, and our future.

Watch a few videos of this 'situation'

Same Players. Different Scandal.

Monkey Rule in India. The Monkeys are taking control



Last month I reported on the "killer monkeys" in India. This month the monkeys have gained their power within the northeastern part of the country. Accused of stealing cell phones, soft drinks, home invasion, and slapping women, the monkeys are gaining momentum.

From Channel News Asia,
"Monkeys are wreaking havoc in my constituency by taking away mobile phones, toothpastes, sipping coke after opening the refrigerators," Hiren Das told Assam state's assembly.

He said the primates were "even slapping women who try to chase them".

"It is a cause of serious concern in my area, with more than 1,000 such simians turning aggressive by the day," fumed Goneswar Das, another legislator representing Raha in e
astern Assam.
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Last week, around two dozen people were hurt after monkeys rampaged through a New Delhi neighbourhood.

Last month, the deputy mayor of Delhi died when he fell from his balcony after being attacked by monkeys.

Efforts to drive out the animals are complicated by the
fact that devout Hindus view them as an incarnation of Hanuman, the monkey god who symbolises strength.
India is ruled by Monkeys? Hmmm. Evolution comes full circle.

related post:

No more 'Monkey Business' in Delhi. Monkeys kill Delhi Deputy Mayor

Same Players. Different Scandal.

Do you want $1 million Dollars? Prove the "Swiftboaters" were wrong on Kerry



Jump on the boat. The Swift boat liars who attacked Sen. John Kerry are offering a rare "competition". If one can prove that the "swifters" claims against Kerry in the 2004 Presidential race are lies, they WILL earn $1 million dollars from Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens, a major contributor to the swift boat campaign.

The funny part, John Kerry, himself, has taken up Pickens' on his "bet".

From the Houston Chronicle,
"While I am prepared to show they lied on allegation after allegation, you have generously offered to pay one million dollars for just one thing that can be proven false," Kerry wrote to Pickens. "I am prepared to prove the lie beyond any reasonable doubt."
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"It's beyond me; it's important for all the vets who served with me, who cared about it, whose own records were lied about. The problem is, it's the way they operate on the other side, and we have to end swift-boating forever. The way to do that is to have this public accounting."

I hope he "proves" Pickens wrong. In response to Kerry's claims to the $1 Million dollar prize. Pickens has stated that Kerry needs to provide all documentation of his military service. Hmm, Is this because Pickens knows he lied? I believe so. Pickens wants more "dirt".

Pickens wrote Friday in a letter faxed to Kerry, "I am certainly open to your challenge," but he said he would not pay Kerry unless the senator first provided him with copies of his wartime journals, as well as movies he shot while on patrol and his complete military records for 1971 to 1978.

"When you have done so, if you can then prove anything in the ads was materially untrue, I will gladly award $1 million. As you know, I have been a long and proud supporter of the American military and veterans' causes," Pickens wrote.

He also proposed a counter-challenge: "If you cannot prove anything in the Swift Boat ads to be untrue, that you will make a $1 million gift to the charity I am choosing — the (Congressional) Medal of Honor Foundation."
Go get that million, John. They dragged your name through the dirt and ruined your reputation. Sic 'em John! Don't let the GOP LIARS win this battle. Take out your big guns and shoot 'em down.

Same Players. Different Scandal.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

VIDEO: The Other Debate: Mike Gravel w/ earpiece and all

You have to love it. What do you do when the Democrats leaves you out of the debate? Mike Gravel plants himself on stage with a bluetooth mic and a large television broadcasting the debate live. While the candidates answered the questions, Gravel adds his unique commentary. Democrat, Progressive, Republican, Independent...this is sort of amusing. Take a couple minutes and watch the "Mike Gravel Debate"



It's like watching the debate with your Grandpa telling it like it is. Perfect debate format for Gravel. On his own..doing his own thing. He doesn't have a chance, but he's still great to listen to.

related Gravel post:
VIDEO: Say it isn't so. Gravel campaign offers 25K for "best Gravel" YouTube Video






Same Players. Different Scandal.

Chevron's Treasonous UN Oil for Food scandal SETTLED: Agrees to pay $25 million in fines



Chevron is in the clear. Big Oil has won. Chevron has agreed to pay $25 million to make the civil and criminal charges against them in the UN Oil for Food Program 'go away'.
The Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday that Chevron had agreed to the settlement under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act without admitting or denying the charges. But the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York said Chevron could still be prosecuted for criminal tax violations.
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Of the $25 million, Chevron will forfeit $20 million under an agreement with the United States attorney’s office in New York and pay $5 million under an agreement with the district attorney’s office in Manhattan NYT
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The San Ramon, Calif., oil giant, without admitting or denying wrongdoing, also separately settled civil charges with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday.

The pact requires Chevron to implement enhanced compliance procedures designed to prevent future violations and to confirm that culpable employees are no longer working with Chevron. Dow Jones Newswire

How convenient for Chevron. How convenient for Condi...considering all this occured during her tenure at Chevron. In fact, Chevron even named a tanker after her, but later had to rename it again due to the UN Oil for Food Scandal. Meanwhile Oscar Wyatt was railroaded for doing the same...including a CRIMINAL TRIAL. Why not for Chevron?

Same Players. Different Scandal.

Ding,ding ROUND II: Hugo Chavez demands King of Spain Apologize...or else



Isn't it amusing, Venezuelan 'President' Hugo Chavez has a vicious mouth when it comes to attacking his opponents, but when they turn the tables on him he shrivels up like a little baby and cries foul. On Saturday, Nov. 10th, the King of Spain told Chavez to "shut up" at a summit of leaders from Latin America, Spain, and Portugal...3 days later Chavez has decided he 'needs' and apology from the King or face his retribution in the form of business ties and investments with his country.

Here are a few excerpts from various Reuters article,
"The king lost it," Chavez said at a late-night political rally. "He should say, '... I, the king, confess, I was beside myself, I made a mistake.'"
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"Whatever has been privatized can be taken back, we can take it back," Chavez said earlier at a news conference. "If the government of Spain or the state of Spain ... start to generate a conflict, things are not going to go well." Reuters, 11/13
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"We do not want to hurt ties, but right now I am conducting a detailed review of the political, diplomatic and economic ties with Spain," the Cuban ally told local television.

"This means Spanish companies are going to have to show what their businesses are doing. I am going to take a look and see what's happening in those companies," he added.

and now for the Spanish reaction to Hugos' threats....
"(The comments) of the Venezuelan president, especially referring to Spanish companies, do not help us find a way out of the disagreement," Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos said. "The Spanish government keeps stressing respect, respect. Respect for Spanish institutions, respect for Spanish firms." Reuters, 11/14
My goodness. Chavez respects no one. Expect this confrontation to escalate quickly. Nobody better tell the 'King of Venezuela' to "shut up", he goes nuts. Perhaps he should listen. When asked about his 69 changes to the Venezuelan Constitution that essentially gives him eternal rule and the ability to appoint anyone he chooses, he responded,
"Four questions you've come up with there, quite a few. What should I do?" he asked the reporter giggling. "You know what? Why don't you shut up?" Reuters 11/13
Don't be fooled by Chavez. He is not a man of the people. He is solidifying his power, nationalizing education, utilities, oil, and the telecom industries, banning NGO's, rewriting history, limiting freedom of speech, subverting the courts, exploiting U.S./Iranian relations, etc. He is no friend to America. No Friend to Latin America...and no Friend to the World. He is no "populist". He's just another self 'elected' subverter of democracy. He is a tyrant!

Same Players. Different Scandal.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Ahmadinejad found his first "traitor". Former nuclear negotiator charged with Spying


Last week Ahmadinejad called the critics of his government less intelligent "than a little goat". By Monday he had denounced all Iranian citizens who criticize Iran's nuclear program as "traitors" and "If they do not give up their pressures on [the government] over the atomic issues, we [the government] will expose them to the Iranian nation," Two days later, Mr. Ahmadinejad has found his first "traitor". The pony show trials begin.

As reported by the BBC,
Former Iranian nuclear negotiator [Hossein Mousavian] has been charged with giving classified information to the British embassy, the Iranian intelligence minister has said.

Mr Mousavian is close to former President Hashemi Rafsanjani, a leading rival to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

In October, chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani resigned over reported differences with the president on the nuclear issue.
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Intelligence Minister Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejeie told the semi-official Fars news agency ..."This accusation is proven in the eyes of the intelligence ministry".

On Monday, Mr Ahmadinejad denounced as "traitors" those in Iran who have criticised its nuclear programme, state media have reported.

He went on to say that his critics had pressured a judge "to acquit a suspect for spying".

This was assumed to be a reference to Mr Mousavian.

Also on Wednesday Iran's parliament approved Mr Ahmadinejad's nominees for ministers of oil and industry.

The acting oil minister, Gholamhossein Nozari, was confirmed in his post, as was Ali Akbar Mehrabian as industry minister.
Now ya see..this was/is an absolutely stupid move on Ahmadinejad's part. It its also being reported today that Iran has conceded to the IAEA and given them documentation on their nuclear program.
The IAEA has been asking Iran for the design document since 2005.
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The design document contains information on casting uranium metal, a process related to the fabrication of nuclear weapon components.
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Iran says it was given the papers without asking for them during its black market purchases of nuclear equipment years ago.
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IAEA inspectors have been permitted to view the document in Iran, but up to now, Teheran has refused to let them have a copy.

Now a document has been handed over to the IAEA. BBC
Too little, too late. I fear Mohammed ElBaradei, the head of the IAEA, has bought Iran all the time the Bush administration take. The documents will only intensify their war mongering rhetoric.

Same Players. Different Scandal.

[Photo] Priceless: An American Dream


photo courtesy of Drugo83 (For a Larger Pic)

Monday, November 12, 2007

Iran: Mr. "Members Only Jacket" calls Iranian non nuclear supporters "traitors"



Here goes whacko again. Instead of threatening Israel or the West, this time Ahmadinejad has threatened his own citizens.

From the BBC,
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has denounced as "traitors" those in Iran who have criticised its nuclear programme, state media have reported.
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Reformists and several senior clerics have challenged Iran's nuclear policy.

Last week, Mr Ahmadinejad was quoted as claiming his government's critics were less intelligent "than a little goat".
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In his speech at Tehran's Science and Technology University, Mr Ahmadinejad said he had no intention of halting Iran's nuclear programme despite warnings by rival politicians and several clerics of the serious threats facing the country.
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"These people are traitors and, based on our pact with the nation, we will not back down," he said, according to the official news agency, Irna.

"If they do not give up their pressures on [the government] over the atomic issues, we will expose them to the Iranian nation," he added.

"These are traitors and, in accordance with the vows we have taken to the nation, we will not back down and be onlookers."

Mr Ahmadinejad said he had chosen not to reveal their identities "because of some sensitivities", but warned he would do so "upon closure of the nuclear issue".

"They sent people to the enemy to regularly give them information from within the ruling system every week. We even have a recorded speech of one of them who tells the enemy: 'Why should you give up?... Step up pressure to make [Iran] retreat'," he claimed. Read the entire article.
The man is crazy. Unfortunately we have ourselves a crazy one, too. thump, thump, Thump...can you hear the drumbeat.

Weekend posts:
Doesn't this scare the Hell out of you? F- 35 Helmet
Biden joins Edwards..asks for Public Campaign Finance Funds
V-22 Osprey debacle continues...Osprey burst into flames
Shady Bernard Kerik still wants "Gifts"...this Time from You
McCain peers into Rudy's soul..sees horrible judge in character
California Protestors Beware!, the 'non lethal' Vomit Inducing Flashlight is coming to Town


Same Players. Different Scandal.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Doesn't this scare the Hell out of you? F- 35 Helmet


The above picture is of the new helmet designed for use with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Scares the poop right out of me. Yikes. Star Wars meets Riot Cop..scary.

Anyway. "The Helmet", is "a vision into the future"...and the future is NOW. (Special note, the helmet is for the next generation aircraft, not the f 22, but the f 35),
Unlike modern fast jet aircraft the Joint Strike Fighter, which is planned to replace the famous Harrier, does not have a ‘traditional’ head-up display – instead the computerized symbology (not a word) is displayed directly onto the pilot’s visors.

This Helmet Mounted Display System provides the pilot with cues for flying, navigating and fighting the aircraft. It will even superimpose infra-red imagery onto the visor which allows the pilot to ‘look through’ the cockpit floor at night and see the world below. (pretty cool)
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The highly advanced Joint Strike Fighter, which is being built by Lockheed Martin, is planned to replace the RAF and RN’s Harriers. UK MoD, Defense News
From a different source,
The headgear being developed for the new, American-built F35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) will display navigation and targeting information on the inside of the pilot’s visor.

Precision head tracking software will allow pilots to "see through" the cockpit floor, with infra-red images of the ground below, during day or night time, being beamed in front of their eyes.
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The helmet mounted display system is being developed by California-based Vision Systems International and British company Helmet Integrated Systems Limited.
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"It even will superimpose infra-red imagery on to the visor to allow the pilot to look through the cockpit floor at night and see the world below.

"This is absolutely the cutting edge of technology. No other helmet will be able to do this.", a stated spokesman for the MoD Telegraph
Boo! Hehehee. Folks, the future is now..and this is what is in the pipeline. Kucinich and his UFO speak doesn't sound so crazy anymore. Does it? The "Defense" industry is moving into the "star wars" age.

Gizmodo says it best,
"The British Ministry of Defence has eliminated missiles and other projectile weapons in favor of a more open, glass covered cockpit offensive. Why? Their new tactic is to fly as close to enemy aircraft as possible while wearing this prototype helmet to make the opposition shit themselves to death. Victims won't be reincarnated as anything good either, but that's just a side effect."
Same Players. Different Scandal.

(Video) Gore on 30 Rock. Funniest Gore Performance, yet

Hehehe.



Not the Same Players. Gore...slightly different. He actually makes sense.
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Biden joins Edwards..asks for Public Campaign Finance Funds



If nobody wants to contribute to your presidential campaign, by choice, what do you do? If you're Sen. Joseph Biden, you 'march on' by asking for Public Campaign Finance funds.

From Reuters,
Biden, who has raised $8.2 million for his bid and has spent about $6.3 million, submitted paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to qualify for government matching funds to help him compete in what will likely be the most expensive U.S. presidential campaign in history.
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"We are taking every step to ensure that we will have the necessary resources to compete in Iowa and the other early states," said Luis Navarro, Biden's campaign manager.
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The Delaware senator's campaign said it would decide over the next month whether to accept the money.
They will. Biden needs to keep is profile high. He's going to be Hillary's VP..just watch. (prediction due to his Yale connections. Yale alumni have been in the Oval Office for 28 consecutive years. Why stop now?)

Biden has credentials, but no support. Poor, poor, Biden. Do US all a favor. Drop out! You've already spent your 'supporters' money. Don't spend ours! Obviously...you're not worthy.

recent posts:

V-22 Osprey debacle continues...Osprey burst into flames
Shady Bernard Kerik still wants "Gifts"...this Time from You
McCain peers into Rudy's soul..sees horrible judge in character
CA Protestors Beware!, the 'non lethal' Vomit Inducing Flashlight is coming to Town


Same Players. Different Scandal.

V-22 Osprey debacle continues...Osprey burst into flames


If you don't know about the Osprey yet, you should. The plane that takes off like a helicopter and flies like a plane or as I call it..."the pseudo flying transformer of death". Luckily this time it didn't kill anyone, it just burst into "manageable" flames.

According to Reuters,
The military is investigating an engine fire aboard a MV-22 tilt-rotor Osprey this week, but said on Friday it was too soon to discuss any possible impact on V-22s deployed in Iraq.
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The Marine Corp said an MV-22 assigned to a training squadron at Marine Corps Air Station New River, near Jacksonville, North Carolina, had to land unexpectedly on Tuesday after a fire in the housing of its left engine.

The five-member crew activated on-board fire suppression systems, landed safely at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, and evacuated the aircraft. There were no injuries, but the fire caused significant damage to the engine, Darcy said.

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Darcy said Tuesday's mishap involved a Block A aircraft, while the aircraft deployed in Iraq were a more advanced Block B version that included safety upgrades.

Safety upgrades...hmm. I wonder how that's working out.

The Marine Corps has been tight-lipped about the performance of the 10 Ospreys that arrived in Iraq last month.

Get that piece of crap out of Iraq now. This "transformer" is a deathtrap and will continue to be.

Same Players. Different Scandal.

Shady Bernard Kerik still wants "Gifts"...this Time from You



I couldn't believe it when I saw it, but it's true. Bernard Kerik, Rudy's shady BFF, has set up a website for his defense. "The Bernard Kerik Legal Defense Trust" even has a "Donor's Guide"

Check this out,
"The Bernard Kerik Legal Defense Trust has been established to allow Mr. Kerik’s friends and supporters to assist him in defending himself against possible charges that may be brought against him by the United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York."
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"Having incurred legal fees in the course of the Bronx and federal investigation and paid a substantial financial penalty when he settled the Bronx case, and having had his business impacted by the intense publicity, he is not in a position to fund a proper defense to this federal case"
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The trust may accept unlimited personal contributions.

2. How Will the Funds Be Used?

Any contribution you make to the Trust will be treated as a gift to Mr. Kerik to be used at his discretion. All funds collected will be deposited with the trustee of the Trust, and it is Mr. Kerik’s intention that any funds contributed to the Trust will be used to defray legal expenses incurred by him during any civil or criminal investigations or court proceedings to which he may be a witness, subject or party, to reimburse him for any income taxes he incurs as a result of contributions to the Trust and income derived there from, and to pay any costs incident to creating, managing, and encouraging contributions to the Trust. In the event of Mr. Kerik’s death prior to the conclusion of any such investigation or proceeding, it is his intention that the funds in the Trust be used to defray any legal expenses incurred by his family. If any funds are left in the Trust once Mr. Kerik’s legal expenses have been paid in full, it is Mr. Kerik’s intention to donate the remainder of the funds in the Trust to a charity or charities to be determined at his discretion.

3. Are There Any Potential Tax Implications?

Your contribution to the Trust is not tax-deductible, and you may incur federal gift tax liability. However, an individual donor can make an annual tax-free gift of up to $12,000, and a married couple can make an annual tax-free gift of up to $24,000. However, you should consult your own accountant or tax advisor regarding your personal financial situation and any potential tax liability before making a contribution to the Trust.

IRS Circular 230 Disclosure: To ensure compliance with requirements imposed by the IRS, I inform you that any tax advice contained in this communication (including any attachments) was not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding tax-related penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any matters addressed herein.

It's ok..you can vomit now. Get real...this idiot is still asking for "gifts". What a schmuck! Just like is BFF. Note the first line of his "donor's guide"...."Any contribution you make to the Trust will be treated as a gift to Mr. Kerik to be used at his discretion." Get it..HIS DISCRETION! Dirty, dirty, shady, shady. The only "gift" Kerik should receive is a jail cell..enough said

I wish I could have searched the site some more, but ugh..what a criminal. I had to leave.

related posts:
McCain peers into Rudy's soul..sees horrible judge in character
my other anti Rudy posts

Same Players. Different Scandal.

McCain peers into Rudy's soul..sees horrible judge in character



Indicted on 14 counts of being a sleazy, corrupt, lying, cheat, Bernard Kerik, was Rudy's right hand man. Being Rudy's, other half, had its perks. From becoming Rudy's driver to New York City police commissioner to urging the WH to promote him to Homeland Security chief, Kerik was riding the Rudy wave. Not anymore...and John McCain wants everybody to know how Rudy was behind Kerik's rise. McCain is even blaming Rudy for part of the Iraq debacle.

From the AP,
Bernard Kerik did an irresponsible job training police in Iraq, presidential contender John McCain said Friday
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McCain cited Kerik's relationship with his Republican presidential foe as a reason to doubt Giuliani's judgment
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McCain...pointed to Kerik's performance in Iraq, along with complaints about how Giuliani treated first-responders after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, as reasons why the former mayor's presidential campaign should deserve greater scrutiny from voters.
and now from the mouth of McCain himself,
"I don't know Mr. Kerik. I do know that I went to Baghdad shortly after the initial victory and met in Baghdad with (Ambassador Paul) Bremer and (Lt. Gen. Ricardo) Sanchez. And Kerik was there. Kerik was supposed to be there to help train the police force. He stayed two months and one day left, just up and left," McCain told reporters traveling on his campaign bus.

"That's why I never would've supported him to be the head of homeland security because of his irresponsible act when he was over in Baghdad to try and help train the police. One of the reasons why we had so much trouble with the initial training of the police was because he came, didn't do anything and then went out to the airport and left." Read the entire article (it's worth it)
Oh my God! I agree with McCain. Good point, John...Rudy has a horrible judge of character. Just like Bush, he looks into peoples eyes and sees their soul. Unless that soul is corrupt..these 'men' want nothing to do with you. Rudy is just as complicit in Kerik's dirty pursuits. He is part of Giuliani as Giuliani is part of him. They are both corrupt. It's a Dog eat Dog World...let US be happy the GOP 'dogs' are beginning to eat each other.

Go Blue in '08...just not Hillary

related posts:
Shady Bernard Kerik still wants "Gifts"...this Time from You
my other anti Rudy posts

Same Players. Different Scandal.

Friday, November 9, 2007

California Protestors Beware!, the 'non lethal' Vomit Inducing Flashlight is coming to Town



Californians beware! LED Incapacitators are coming to a police force near you. Funded by the Department of Homeland Security and produced by Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc., the wicked powerful vomit making flashlight is considered a non violent 'option' by it's makers.

How does it work, you ask? According to S&T Snapshots, a monthly newsletter produced by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate in partnership with the Homeland Security Institute,
By simultaneously overwhelming the subject both physiologically (temporarily blinding him) and psychophysically (disorienting him). A built-in rangefinder measures the distance to the nearest pair of eyeballs. Then, a “governor” sets the output and pulse train (a series of pulses and rests) to a level, frequency, and duration that are effective, but safe. The colors and pulses continuously change, leaving no time for the brain or eyes to adapt. After a few minutes, the effects wear off.
Bob Lieberman and Vladimir Rubtsov, the LED I inventors, say it a little more bluntly
“There’s one wavelength that gets everybody,” says Lieberman. “Vlad calls it the evil color.”
In fact, they believe their device will work well on the Southern border,
“There are often confrontations at border crossings with suspected illegal aliens or drug runners,” Lieberman says. “You don’t want to hurt or kill them, just take them into custody. With this,” he smiles, “they don’t need to know English to comply.”
...and for all those crowds of protesters....don't worry, DHS and IOS have a project in the works for you too,
"Output and size can easily be scaled up to fit the need; immobilizing a mob, for instance, might call for a wide-angle “bazooka” version."
All those protest rallies will soon become disgusting vomit parties. All courtesy of the Department of Homeland Security.



This next video is of Homeland Security Science & Technology chief, Jay Cohen, explaining and later demonstrating during a presentation.

Don't Daz Me, Bro (watch the END of THIS VIDEO)



He's referencing a student who ASKED a QUESTION and was tazered for it. These flashlights are not for the enemy. They are for US. Remember....it wasn't the students protesting at Kent State that were shot..it was those standing by and watching the protests that were.

related post:
We are "Renting Democracy" and it Costs too Damn Much

Same Players. Different Scandal.

Cocaine Prices rise 44%. WH and DEA claim cocaine shortage in US



So there I was..reading my morning news, when I came across this article in the Houston Chronicle. Apparently we're winning one of our 'current wars'. Not the overarching war on terror, not Iraq, not Afghanistan, but the 'war on drugs', but don't tell this to the police. They think WH drug czar, John Walters and DEA chief, Karen Tandy are nuts.

Here are a few excerpts,
America's top two drug fighters said anti-narcotics programs in Latin America are causing a cocaine shortage in Houston and 36 other U.S. cities
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Armed with the results of a sample involving thousands of purchases made by undercover DEA agents and their informants during the first seven months of the year, Walters said the price of a pure gram of cocaine now stands at about $137 — up 44 percent since January.

"This report is the best evidence yet that counter-drug programs can break the machine that delivers violence, corruption and addiction to every country in the hemisphere..This is not yet victory, but it is a sign that we are on the right track." John Walters told reporters in Bogata, Colombia
....and now for the TRUTH...the Police rebuttal,
Claims of short supplies or higher prices, however, conflicted with reports from the streets of Houston and El Paso, the Texas cities singled out by the DEA as having a shortage.
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"the market hasn't changed much in years...You can still go to the open-air markets and get pretty much anything you are looking for...A gram of pure cocaine costs about $80 in Houston" Lt. Gray Smith of the Houston police narcotics division.
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"Our dealers aren't running dry.. Our guys are busting their humps every day, and the numbers are consistent." Darrel Petry, an El Paso police spokesman.
According to Lt. Smith the 44% 'increase' in price per gram could be solely due to the customer purchasing the drugs,
"It can have a scale depending on who you are and what part of town your are in," he said. "Street vendors will chisel all the money out of you they can. If you are wearing nice clothes and a watch, they'll try to hit you up for an extra $20."
I found this last statement amusing. The dealers are most likely over charging the Feds for their drugs...too damn funny. I can't relate because I have no idea what cocaine should cost, but it seems completely rational. If you don't know the person and they look 'rich'..charge 'em more. Little spoiled 'richie rich' Frat boys, Giuliani aides, and Presidents of the United States of America should pay more. Makes complete sense to me...and apparently the Justice Department as well,
Several analysts, as well as a new Justice Department report, suggest the DEA figures should be taken with a grain of salt.
Give me a break. We've been 'fighting' the 'war on drugs' since Nixon. It's failed. My message to the Feds...Stop being taken in your 'deals ' find a new approach. Your current 'spin' is full of CRAP. There is no success in the 'war on drugs'.

Same Players. Different Scandal.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

(Video) Fox News Loves those Whores..mmm yummy

We all know Bill O'Reilly is a complete prick, so this isn't anything new. I've ranted on and on about how often Fox 'newscasters' loves the smut, but my rants could never do justice to the issue as Robert Greenwald and his Brave New Films could do. Take a moment a watch their latest production.

Bill O'Reilly..."Prick of the Century".





today's posts:
The Curse of George Bush and his Constantly RElabeled 'Enemy'
Senate Res. 366: Another Complete Waste of Time
The FY '08 Defense Appropriations: $4.9 Billion in Earmarks...so far
Chávez Henchmen opened fire on Students at the Central University of Venezuela
Chávez Henchmen opened fire on Students at the Central Univ of Venezuela
We are "Renting Democracy" and it Costs too Damn Much
Giuliani and his new BFF, Pat Robertson, AKA 'nutjob'

Same Players. Different Scandal.

Chávez Henchmen opened fire on Students at the Central University of Venezuela



The power consolidation of Hugo Chávez continues. On Wed., "Masked henchmen" in support of Chávez shot into a crowd of students at the Central University of Venezuela. The students were returning from a protest march at the Supreme Court in defiance to Chávez's 69 'changes' to the Constitution.

According to the IHT,
Masked gunmen shot into a group of students on Wednesday at this country's most prestigious university. The students were returning from a march here protesting changes to the Constitution proposed by President Hugo Chávez that could allow him to remain in power indefinitely.
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At least eight people were injured in the mix of gunfire and rock-throwing at the Central University of Venezuela, including two who were shot, according to Antonio Rivero, the national director of civil protection. The violence followed a march by tens of thousands of students to the Supreme Court.
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"At the moment the students arrived, they were attacked by others wearing hoods," Rivero said in comments broadcast on the radio here. "We do not know what faction they belong to," he said of the assailants.
Who else could they be associated with? Chávez wants eternal rule..this was his henchman's doing.
all of the court's 32 justices are believed to be supporters of Chávez. (just like George has)
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The president's supporters also control the federal bureaucracy and every state-controlled company and are trying to exert greater control over universities (Oil America)
It must be nice to make yourself a King. One can change things at will..hmmm sounds familiar to a 'resident' we all know

The official news agency (Fox Chávez News Style) said anti-Chávez (his Democrats) students had attacked pro-Chávez (chickenhawks) students with tear gas canisters (the canisters already used on the protesters) and threatened them with lynching ( probably did).
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Speaking at a land-reform ceremony in Carabobo State, Chávez said he would press ahead with campaigning for the new charter, which would abolish term limits for the president, but not for governors and mayors, and give him the authority to appoint rulers for new administrative regions to be created in the country. (sounds like King Georges' 6 year old Department of Homeland Security)
How convenient for him. Their Greed is killing US all.

today's posts:
The Curse of George Bush and his Constantly RElabeled 'Enemy'
Senate Res. 366: Another Complete Waste of Time
The FY '08 Defense Appropriations: $4.9 Billion in Earmarks...so far
Chávez Henchmen opened fire on Students at the Central Univ of Venezuela
We are "Renting Democracy" and it Costs too Damn Much
Giuliani and his new BFF, Pat Robertson, AKA 'nutjob'

Same Players. Different Scandal.

We are "Renting Democracy" and it Costs too Damn Much


Pencil Sketch Courtesy of the Searcher

I pose the questions...When did we start "Renting Democracy"? When did 'citizens' concerns become completely irrelevant to our policymakers? When did we start living on "SWAT Squad Planet"?

Easy answer: Money, Lobbyists, 911, the war on terror...Yadda, yadda. But there is something more occurring right NOW! The very essence of Democracy is being assaulted worldwide. Worse, the supposed most democratic nations on earth, the UK and U.S., are allowing/approving of it. Consider the most recent candy coated, politically correct rhetoric they are calling it in Pakistan..in Georgia...in Myanmar. They're calling it "emergency rule". My A$$! Call it like it is..It's MARTIAL LAW. It doesn't taste as good as "emergency rule", but that is what it is, Martial Law.

Across the globe the 'opposition' is being dealt with by FORCE. The people who are 'protesting' for change and progress are being persecuted by the Ruling Parties. Persecuted by the Status Quo. Ridiculous.

Currently Conservative Right parties are in power and appear not interested in given any of it up. They are consolidating and ...worse, it looks like they're doing it for the 'long, haul'.

Why? In the last few months there have been constant "crackdowns". In Switzerland, Hungary, Georgia, Russia, Germany, Denmark, the U.S., the UK., Australia, Pakistan, India, Myanmar, China...and countless others. I'm not talking about silly little petty protests. In all the above countries the opposition has been met by either the military or these strange "black suited Democracy crushers". It's getting serious. We the people...the people who pay the taxes, are becoming the 'threat' or as Bush would say... " the national security threat".

We are adults. Stop treating US like children, peasants, and discarded waste. The people make up the composition of the 'nation', not our 'leaders'. Curfew my A$$...it's Martial Law.

Once again, When did we start "Renting Democracy" from our 'elected' leaders?

today's posts:
The Curse of George Bush and his Constantly RElabeled 'Enemy'
Senate Res. 366: Another Complete Waste of Time
The FY '08 Defense Appropriations: $4.9 Billion in Earmarks...so far
Chávez Henchmen opened fire on Students at the Central Univ of Venezuela
Giuliani and his new BFF, Pat Robertson, AKA 'nutjob'

Same Players. Different Scandal.