30.8.02

You got yourself into it, you get yourself out of it, sister.
BailyMeOutOfMyOwnMess.com
Theory is, a million suckers born every minute.
D&M PyramidTale Of Two Cities.
QUOTE: "We know which one of these images is "real." And we can prove it beyond any reasonable doubt. But it is laying out that proof, step by meticulous step, which has necessarily delayed our disclosure. Because there is now more involved here, the perpetration of a fraud, the deliberate misuse of government property and funds,"
Apparently,NASA tried to pull a fast one on The Enterprise Mission by providing fraudulent data regarding recent images taken around the region of Cydonia, Mars on thier website. Hoagland will have more real images next week.
Related: SLiME at Hanford hints at potential for microbes on Mars.
See also Marsoweb Potential Landing Sites.
This one is for Presurfer ,( if he remembers to stop by),Lunar Anomalies.
While I'm here, try to get your mind around This.
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The Hydrogen Political Action Committee.
H2 PAC is a non-profit, non-partisan political organization whose primary objective is to support legislation that will accelerate the transition from oil and other fossil and nuclear fuels to solar hydrogen energy systems that can make the United States energy independent and essentially pollution-free.
Osama bin Laden and his supporters have been financed by oil revenues, most of which have been provided by the U.S. and our allies. As such, it is now time to shift from oil to hydrogen with wartime speed."

See also International Association For Hydrogen Energy.
Hydrogen is considered to be an ideal energy carrier in the foreseeable future. It can be produced from water by using a variety of energy sources, such as solar, nuclear and fossil, and it can be converted into useful energy forms efficiently and without detrimental environmental effects. The only by-product is water or water vapor (therefore, it is inexhaustible).
Within 5 years, the United States could be using hydrogen-based fuel and energy sources, thus being free of the shackles of Fossil Fuels, and the countries that supply it to us. Additionally, we would have a surplus that could be shipped to other countries, greatly enhancing our economy and protecting the environment at the same time. American Oil companies would make the same amount of revenue producing hydrogen as they did with fossil fuel production, probably more. The benefits are numerous, the drawbacks practically nil.
I'd like to hear arguements against this.

29.8.02

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Via MMmblort.
Found this on Fark, worth a minute of your time.Transcript of Resident Bush's Summit With Prince Bandar.
"VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY: Lynne sends her best.
PRINCE BANDAR: Never let it be said that your Christian whore is not civil."
The funniest part however, were the groans from the Right in the Fark Forum.
I think it hurt their feelings.

Gummy grannies groping for a good time. "She actually gave me a discount, saying that I should use the money to buy myself some lunch. It was just as though my grandma had given me some pocket money. The more I talked to her, the more I wanted to meet up with her."

Images Central
Images Central Great Artwork. Especially Roxy (shown). I try to draw like that but the only way to learn, I guess, is to trace the pictures you like. Would it be proper internet etiquette to give credit to the original artist if you do this? roxy.gif
Fanta!
Found at VeryBigBlog.
Stumbled across this while commenting on another site about the Alamasti; Repost, but thought fellow WanderLusters would enjoy it.
HasAARF found proof that the Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot film is truly authentic?

28.8.02

So I have a question.
After I run through the links on the BlogRoll, I like to go RandomBlogging via the four channels in the links frame. Frequently, I will come across a personal weblog that has one of these:
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Then I will look around to see what sort of service they provide that would inspire me to donate. 99.9% of the time, it's just the usual personal blog with the usual ramblings about the author's day, conversations they had with people I don't know, whining about an exam they have to take tomorrow, and the occasional link to some story the generally doesn't interest me at that moment, i.e. Guitar God or Urinal.net or Stupid Fart Jokes or How To Make Money Exploiting A Tragedy.
So why is it there? Would it be fair to compare it to someone standing on the street corner mumbling and asking for spare change? Is it there because I should feel privileged for reading their blog? And how much would one expect to receive if I've only read the first few lines?
I figure if you own a computer, you aren't starving or sleeping in a refridgerator box.
So why would someone ask for money from a stranger for absolutely no services rendered?
Is it better or worse than someone is at least honest about their self-inlflicted indigence and that they have nothing to provide in return?
And the most important question is, does it work??
Uppity Negro has a great idea: "Fuck the random lottery draft shit. They need to just fire up Google, see who's seriously enthused about invading other folks, and specifically get them to do it. I expect you'd see a rash of foot injuries."

Major Arcana
Tedi The Ninja
Via the M&K.
Okay, Who Is This? And why is Chapel Perilous at the top of it's "Stalking Victims" list? Is that a Good Thing? Should I be concerned? Guess I'll have to "stalk" them myself and find out. Thanks to TonareAnguis for the heads-up.
Update:Seems harmless, actually a few good links in there.
Hard Boiled Thoughts
This is for Junkyard Blog and any other critic of the Portland protest that wasn't there to witness it directly:


Grandma's got an Anti-Bush sign! Quick! Get those billy clubs ready! Get her in a choke-hold! Backup! We need backup! Bring her down, boys!

How DARE Grandma exercise her Right Of Freedom Of Speech!
Resident Bush Defends Ann Coulter From Slanderous Liberal Allegations Of Transexuality.
"It's hardly a surprise that liberals would concoct such an absurd lie about me. They do it all the time. In fact, coming up with sickening lies about formerly flat-chested good girls who wear size 15 pumps is an integral part of one of their most important daily rituals - the ceremonial vivisection and cannibalization of living, white human infants."
"Do you use HRT? More and more people do these days. All over the world, in fact - in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand - and it's on the increase over here, too. Naturally, it's mainly young people that use HRT: teenagers, of course, but more and more pre-teens are doing it as well. There are even some adults who have either grown up using it or who are getting HRT off their kids." The Guardian | Word up
Found at Runaway Squirrels.
This is a Great Idea! Roll Your Own Me-Zine. Links Frame tomorrow. First, syndicate this puppy, then figure out what a "match string" is. Seat-O-The-Pants html, after all......
Found at Ruminate This.

27.8.02

Mental Wealth
UFO Discovered In US Coat Of Arms.
My theory? Those damned Bavarian Illuminati Vampires.
A few things while I'm in here: A little Diversion~ Peanut.
A woman has a breast removed from her face.
Great info on the Cult called Scientology~Operation Clambake.
I dunno. Call me "mysanthropic", but I think humans are just plain insane.
(Update: Click HERE to see a pic of the PinkPantyBandit.)
Links Via Catch.
Feel The Burn: Velvet Hammers Nails It To The Chapel.




The lighthouse keeper opened the door because he heard the helicopter then managed to close it just in time to avoid being swept away.
La Jument Story





God Ignores Cries of Little Girl Trapped in Wishing Well. "'She was the sweetest girl,' said Inez Johnson, 'not an evil bone in her little body. Our faith is so strong that we told the rescue workers to leave because they were just wasting their time'".
An addition to the article I wrote about Internment Camps in the US, dated August 23. 2002:

The Government In The Shadows.
"On August 14 the Los Angeles Times ran an article about Attorney-General John Ashcroft's desire to create camps for US citizens he deems to be 'enemy combatants'. The newspaper reported that Ashcroft aides have indicated that a high-level committee will decide who will be stripped of their constitutional rights and sent to Ashcoft's new camps.
Should the constitution be suspended, control of the country would pass to the president and FEMA alone.



Portland Bush Protest: Statement By the Pepper-Sprayed Family. "We brought our children to a peaceful protest, we stayed in the back and we were walking on the sidewalk. The march stopped at the intersection of 2nd and Alder we could not see why from our position on the SW corner of the intersection. Police quickly moved up behind us and a moment or two later sprayed pepper spray into the crowd from the NE corner of the intersection. the crowd ran toward us to escape the spray.
We asked the officer closest to us how we should exit the intersection. He pointed and said to exit to the NE, into the spraying police opposite him. as the crowd pressed toward us I yelled to him to let us through (south on 2nd) because we had three small children.
He looked at me, and drew out his can from his hip and sprayed directly at me. I was at an angle to him and the spray hit my right eye and our three year-old who I was holding in my right arm. In the same motion he turned the can on my wife who was holding our 10 month old baby and doused both of their heads entirely from a distance of less than 3 feet.
As we passed the officers were laughing and said something to the effect of "thats why you shouldn't bring kids to protests". I immediatly called 911 as we moved up to the corner of 3rd and alder. I explained that a baby had been directly pepper sprayed and that I needed an ambulance. They informed me that they would not send one and that all protesters were to report to a first aid tent on the other side of the police lines."
If I didn't know better, I'd assume Xtian god intervened here:Stepdad accused of rape dies in sex shop. "The former El Paso police detective awaiting trial for allegedly raping his 13-year-old stepdaughter in 1998 and 1999 died Monday evening at Thomason Hospital.
Jose Laredo, 41, was unconscious and bleeding profusely from the head in a video booth at Eros Adult Bookstore in Las Cruces, police said. Laredo had his pants around his ankles and was in the company of another stepdaughter, 18-year-old Desiree Laredo, according to a Las Cruces Police Department report."

Get Your War On

26.8.02

I found this strange story at Ends Of The Earth.

Woman who gave birth at age 5 is back in spotlight. "Lina Medina's parents thought their 5-year-old daughter had a huge abdominal tumor and when shamans in their remote village in Peru's Andes could find no cure, her father carried her to hospital. Just over a month later, she gave birth to a boy.
Aged 5 years, 7 months and 21 days old when her child was born by Caesarean section in May 1939, Medina made medical history, and is still the youngest known mother in the world."
I signed it.
Immediate and Total Repeal of the USA/Patriot ACT. "We, the undersigned, hereby declare that anti-terrorism legislation passed by our US Congress since the tragic and murderous September 11, 2001 attacks on our nation, seriously damage and infringe upon the constitutional protections that are enshrined in our Bill of Rights.
We declare that it is not patriotic, but rather Un-American to destroy the very freedoms which cause Americans to love their country.
We declare that open government is critical to democracy and that by imposing new levels of secrecy our government appears less trustworthy and lessens the people?s ability to make informed decisions about government."
The Whole Of Nature Stinks Of Disintegration and Decay.
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I found this article at CrackBaby, and thought it interesting enought to post, as it shows blatant media bias on the part of CNN. I quote the submitter: "notice the suspicious absence of the word 'terrorist' in this article although according to webster a terrorist is:
adj : characteristic of someone who employs terrorism (especially as a political weapon); 'terrorist activity' n : a radical who employs terror as a political weapon "
The point? The accused was planning to blow up a muslim education center, therefore Not A Muslim.
As an aside, I've noticed that the majority of right-wing bloggers believe that all Islamists are inherently terrorists.


Unrelated, except that I also found it on CrackBaby:
I Am A: True Neutral Elf Mage
True Neutral characters are very rare. They believe that balance is the most important thing, and will not side with any other force. They will do whatever is necessary to preserve that balance, even if it means switching allegiances suddenly.[good assessment.]
Elves are the eldest of all races, although they are generally a bit smaller than humans.[no, true elves are usually the same height or taller than humans, any DM worth their salt knows that] They are generally well-cultured, artistic, easy-going, and because of their long lives, unconcerned with day-to-day activities that other races frequently concern themselves with.[accurate] Elves are, effectively, immortal, although they can be killed. After a thousand years or so, they simply pass on to the next plane of existance.
Mages harness the magical energies for their own use. Spells, spell books, and long hours in the library are their loves.[again, this is me] While often not physically strong, their mental talents can make up for this.[yep]
Find out What D&D Character Are You?, courtesy of NeppyMan
24 Ways Republicans Lie.
If the examples given are excluded, I find the same applies to Democrats.
Judicial Watch Sues Bush Administration For Anthrax Documents. "In October 2001, press reports revealed that White House staff had been on a regimen of the powerful antibiotic Cipro since the September 11th terrorist attacks. Judicial Watch is aggressively pursuing the disclosure of the facts and the decision for White House staff, and President Bush as well, to begin taking Cipro nearly a month before anthrax was detected on Capitol Hill. 'The American people deserve a full accounting from the Bush administration, the FBI , and other agencies concerning the anthrax attacks. The FBI?s investigation seems to have dead-ended, and frankly, that is not very reassuring given their performance with the September 11th hijackers,' stated Judicial Watch Chairman and General Counsel Larry Klayman. 'One doesn?t simply start taking a powerful antibiotic for no good reason. The American people are entitled to know what the White House staffers knew nine months ago, ' he added.
Having difficulty telling the good guys from the bad guys? Use this handy guide to tell the difference between Terrorists and the Bush Administration.
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Highly Recommended.
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Portland: George Bush Protest Turns Nasty. Exerpt from the Portland Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild Press Statement:
"Yesterday I witnessed actions by the Portland Police against the citizens of this city that rose to the level of what I would term ?atrocities against humanity.? Many people, including women, children and gentle folks were seriously injured by the aggressive and irresponsible actions of the Portland Police.
It was clear to me that the police could see that there were young children in strollers within the crowd, yet the police ignored that fact and continued to spray pepper spray indiscriminately so that the spray hit the children and their mothers. Members of the press were also indiscriminately sprayed.
Besides pepper spray, the police used tear gas and rubber bullets against the protestors reminiscent of the police department?s widely criticized actions around a previous May Day.
Again, the crowd at this intersection was loud, noisy, exercising their First Amendment freedoms---but never threatening. This incident and action by the police was totally unprovoked and totally unnecessary.
I observed many officers act individually with impunity and complete disregard for the health and safety of the citizens of Portland. In fact, it appeared to me that many officers wanted to inflict harm on the protestors. I can only assume that this conduct is a direct result of a failed system for police accountability here in Portland. The police have learned that they will not be held accountable for aggressive and harmful actions against the citizens of Portland. It is also interesting that many of the officers involved in
these actions did not wear name tags or I.D. numbers."

Via The Scoop.



25.8.02

tonight I once again found myself paranoid (easy to be since my parents have all been treated for skin cancer in the past few years) so I went here to see what I should be looking for. It's comforting to know that itchiness is one of the main signs (comforting since the spot I'm worried about doesn't itch) but I'm still going to make an appointment one of the days & get a real check up...
The Skin Cancer Foundation
Remember this article about Project Paperclip?

Newly Declassified Files Confirm United States Collaboration with Nazis. "The CIA reports show that U.S. officials knew they were subsidizing numerous Third Reich veterans who had committed horrible crimes against humanity, but these atrocities were overlooked as the anti-Communist crusade acquired its own momentum. For Nazis who would otherwise have been charged with war crimes, signing on with American intelligence enabled them to avoid a prison term. The decision to recruit Nazi operatives had a negative impact on U.S.-Soviet relations and set the stage for Washington's tolerance of human rights' abuses and other criminal acts in the name of anti-Communism. With that fateful sub-rosa embrace, the die was cast for a litany of antidemocratic CIA interventions around the world."
Via Common Dreams.
See also Secrets Of The Third Reich.