1.3.03

Wired News: Monkeylike Baby Bot Meets World
Pointing at a banana when shown a picture of one is Lucy's latest triumph.
But for Stephen Grand, the proud papa, his orangutan-like bot child has demonstrated just enough intelligence for him to hope he'll see it through nursery school.
self-proclaimed "digital god" and the author of Creation: Life and How to Make It, Grand has been called Britain's most intelligent man as well as one of the 18 scientists most likely to revolutionize our lives during the 21st century. For the past three years, he has been working on Lucy, a robot child that Grand hopes will eventually develop a mind of its own.

Sorry avout the POPs.
Now, off to watch HP Lovecraft's Dagon on the Sci-Fi.
Global Eye -- Swing Blades
"Just before he joined the Regime's crusade against evildoers everywhere (especially rogue states that pursue the development of terrorist-ready weapons of mass destruction), Pentagon warlord Donald Rumsfeld was trousering the proceeds from a $200 million deal to send the latest nuclear technology -- including plenty of terrorist-ready 'dirty bomb' material -- to the rogue state of North Korea, Neue Zurcher Zeitung reports."
Not Easy~
Flea Circus
Hm? Oh, that plane........
Plane part of anti-terrorism efforts, FBI says First Denied, Then Admitted.
"FBI officials said the aircraft was conducting surveillance flights over several communities."
Rather strange IMO~
Beauty's Private Mirror
Another nugget in the FzMe visitor logs~Enthu Palm
It's in Japanese, but the images betray the content. I think there might be some really shiny/unusual links in there. Don't see a link to us yet, though.
Found this site has linked to Fetishize-Me~
diminishedResponsibility :: take it as it comes
Shiny! Going into the blogroll.
I don't know how I missed them, as they link to alot of the same sites we do.
Heavy.
Right now, I am watching xXx on Heavy TV while simultaneously watching Christina Ricci on Saturday Night Live.
Mmm. Ricci as a cheerleader. Mmm. Ricci as an over-sexed teenager on Sally Jesse Raphael. Mmm. Ricci as an over-sexed stripper in Taxicab Confessions.
Anyway, this would be the first free, full-length movie I've ever seen on the web. Pretty decent flick, too.
Shiny Link from Ultimate Insult.It's a bookmarker as they update weekly. I mean Heavy TV. Insult updates lots more than that.
Well, shnit.Google Content-Targeted Advertising
"Targeted Google AdWords ads will be clearly displayed on content pages, as well as search pages, of sites including HowStuffWorks, Weather Underground, Blogger, and others."
via Toohey World.
You know, I'm still tempted to just switch over to BlogStudio, but there are still a few problems of convenience.
BStudio won't give me a cookie, not matter how many times I ask.
It won't let me edit the URL.
It has a bookmarklet thingie, but I'm used to instant posting with BlogThis! and Bloggar.
But it is a neophyte on the scene,and will probably improve.
At the moment it has no ads on the blog AND image hosting, so that's a plus.
100kb is pretty shiny........
I like #3 because it's something Hannity repeats over and over andover and over13 MYTHS ABOUT THE CASE FOR WAR IN IRAQ
MYTH: Saddam Hussein cannot be contained. To prevent a repeat of the situation with Nazi Germany, we must act immediately and preemptively before he acquires weapons with which to threaten us.

RESPONSE: The comparison to Nazi Germany is a bit of a stretch. Germany, by 1938, was number one in military spending, and had recovered from the Great Depression well before the other leading nations. It formed a real military alliance -- the Axis -- with two other powerful industrial nations, Italy and Japan.
By contrast, Iraq's military capability was largely destroyed in the 1991 Gulf War, and the "Axis of Evil" that Iraq is supposedly part of (Iran-Iraq-N. Korea) does not really exist as an alliance. In fact, Iran and Iraq fought each other in a 9-year war from 1980-1989.

The $399 billion US military budget proposed at the end of January 2003 is almost 300 times the size of Iraq's.

Another good one~
"Top US officials have repeatedly stated they want to avoid war in recent weeks.
If the U.S. can disarm Saddam without war -- the administration's stated objective -- how is our credibility hurt? Even French Prime Minister Chirac, a critic of war, has credited the presence of U.S. troops with increasing Iraqi compliance.

Kissinger and top Bush administration officials are not satisfied with this progress. However these individuals have conflicts of interest. They have strong ties with companies that produce weapons, drill oil, and build military bases.

The President's father, and his 2000 recount advisor James Baker, are, respectively, 'Asian Advisor' and Partner of Carlyle Group. According to Fortune magazine, Carlyle makes much of its profits by buying smaller "defense" companies, assisting them in winning huge taxpayer-funded contracts, and then selling them at a large profit. Dick Cheney's wife, until January 2001, was on the board of Lockheed, and 8 other administration officials had Lockheed ties before they were appointed. Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz were involved in a think-tank advocating for "global military dominance" that is funded by family foundations whose fortunes came from military contracting and whose founders included a Lockheed executive. These ties must be taken into account when evaluating the legitimacy of 'fears' about a peaceful outcome of the Iraq crisis."

Be sure to check out the "suggestions made during the edit cycle" after each myth.
Voice of Iraqis~ Why don’t antiwar types want to hear them?

"I spent part of a recent Saturday with the so-called 'antiwar' marchers in London in the company of some Iraqi friends. Our aim had been to persuade the organizers to let at least one Iraqi voice to be heard. Soon, however, it became clear that the organizers were as anxious to stifle the voice of the Iraqis in exile as was Saddam Hussein in Iraq."

28.2.03

I used to think things like this didn't happen in Democratic Countries~
Greeks not amused by Jesus the junkie
"Greek police have raided bookshops to seize copies of a comic book that portrays Jesus Christ as a drug-abusing loser whose miracles happen by sheer luck rather than divine intervention, police sources said Wednesday. The raids were carried out on the orders of the Greek judiciary, which is prosecuting the Greek publisher of 'The Life of Jesus', its Austrian author Gerhard Haderer and its Greek translator for insulting religion.
Jesus is portrayed in the work as an amiably aimless incense-addict whose head glows when he gets high on incense and whose miracles are merely lucky accidents on which his money-grabbing disciples cash in."

See what happens when you publish a more believeable version of ancient fairy tales?

"Austria’s highest-ranking Roman Catholic bishop dubbed the comic, which has been published in several European countries, a threat to democracy when it came out there last year."

Okay, that's just plain laughable.
I find Chick Tracts more offensive.
Brand-Spankin' New~
Naughty Schoolgirls
Most likely NSFW, though I didn't witness any nudity as yet.
Batch (just so you know, not everything I post is political. Don't skip the good bits just because you don't like that POV.)

No Politics~
GamesNetForum is talking about Fetishize-Me, but that looks like Italian, so what are they saying? Run it through Promt-Reverso,and since they don't have Italian-English, I translate from Italian-Russian, then to English~
"before you put photo of good taste in the company..."
(WTF does THAT mean??)
"I try the aforesaid ones lingotti, fatemi to know your availabilities
and price. p.s. from that then you can lootarmi the firebow: -)"
"I have 150 like minimum for price 50 k"
Okay so I still don't understand, but apparently it's not about socks or Niq's site, as they provide no link to it.
Also kids, It's not nice to direct-link someone's image without also providing a link to the site you got it from. I told them so, too.

Freak Cyprus Tornado ? Columbia STS-107
"On January 27, 2003 at around 10 a.m., an unusually powerful tornado struck the island of Cyprus, sweeping through the coastal city of Limassol, extensively damaging shops and homes, uprooting trees, tearing apart roofs and overturning vehicles. The enormous storm marked the first of its kind to hit the Middle East and Cyprus."

A Recycled Universe
"Big bangs result when two 10-dimensional "branes" collide and expand and then collide again. In this scenario, our universe (3) marks just one phase in this infinite cycle.

Yes, this is Gisele Bundchen kissing quite seriously Heidi Klum.

By the way, if I were a breed of cat, I'd be a Persian. No need to read anything particular into that--as a human I prefer to be called "Norwegian-American".

Politics~
Gassing them was Wrong. Oppressing them is Okay.
"The plans to allow Turkish forces into Iraq already have provoked anger and concern among the 3.5 million Iraqi Kurds who since the 1991 Persian Gulf War have enjoyed a flourishing self-rule in northern Iraq under the protection of U.S. and British air patrols that keep out Hussein's military. A Bush administration envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, addressed Kurdish and other anti-Hussein Iraqi leaders in northern Iraq today, seeking to reassure them that Washington does not plan to sell them out."
Sounds to me like they already did.

Interesting~ Right Now, Iran is Suing the U.S. For Its Support of Saddam Hussein in the 80's.
"As the USA prepares for a war against Iraq, it is being sued by Iran for its previous close relationship to Saddam Hussein. At the International Court of Justice, Teheran is accusing the United States of delivering dangerous chemicals and deadly viruses to Baghdad during the eighties."
See Also The National Security Archive.
Or IRAQGATE.
"It is becoming increasingly clear," said a grave Ted Koppel, "that George Bush, operating largely behind the scenes throughout the 1980s, initiated and supported much of the financing, intelligence, and military help that built Saddam's Iraq into the aggressive power that the United States ultimately had to destroy."

This could not be happening. Not in America, right?
Welcome To The 21st Century.
Court Won't Reconsider Pledge Decision (washingtonpost.com) A federal appeals court on Friday rejected the Bush administration's request to reconsider its decision that the Pledge of Allegiance is an unconstitutional endorsement of religion when recited in public classrooms, setting up a showdown at the Supreme Court.
The court said the phrase was an endorsement of God, and the Constitution forbids public schools or other governmental entities from endorsing religion."

I used to be in a band called "mindvirus". I chose that particular name for a reason.
Nowadays, such a thing is called Neurotheology.

Manhunt for bin Laden and Top Aide, Zawahiri, Continues to Be Fruitless
"The fruitless manhunt serves as a reminder of the Bush administration's inability to achieve one of the main goals of its antiterror effort, the capture of Al Qaeda's leaders.
Pakistani officials are now saying Mr. Zawahiri fled Afghanistan in late 2001, only weeks after the Americans began bombing Qaeda and Taliban strongholds there, an assertion strongly rejected by American intelligence officials."

Would these be the same "intelligence" officials that essentially ignored all the warnings prior to 9/11/01? The same "intelligence" officials that couldn't grasp the concept of planes-as-weapons, even as they were conducting an eerily similar excercise on the same day? The same "intelligence" officials that had only 14 armed fighter jets protecting the entire country and didn't get any of them in the air until it was far too late?

I don't trust Pakistan any more than I do Saudi Arabia, but I think they'd know better where these baddies might be.
Has Bush even mentioned anything about these two guys lately?
Last thing I heard him say......."bin Laden doesn't concern me."
Quite a switch from "bring those responsible to justice."
But since Bush is Murka's Average Guy, he must also exemplify our collective short-term memories.
Soon it might not be safe to even post stories like this~
Feds busting dot-com sites touting drug paraphernalia
Har Har Har
KryssTal : The Acts of the Democracies
"How have the governments of the democratic West treated peoples and countries around the world since World War II?"
There's just too much info here to quote anything.
I highly recommend it.
Daily definitions — The Devil's Dictionary X™
Cop: one with the income of an engineer, the education of a cocktail waitress, and the psychology of a wife-beater.

27.2.03

Evonne's Professional Web Designs.
The only thing missing here is the Geocities ad.
Update~sorry, that's a Homestead site, and I think Vinny's Crowd killed it, because I think Homestead only allows 3-4 hits per day.
Missing U.S.-Iraq History
"George W. Bush has frequently cited Saddam Hussein's invasions of neighbors, Iran and Kuwait, as justification for the looming U.S. invasion of Iraq. 'By defeating this threat, we will show other dictators that the path of aggression will lead to their own ruin,' Bush declared during a speech in Atlanta on Feb. 20.
Leaving aside whether Bush's formulation is Orwellian double-speak - aggression to discourage aggression - there is the historical question of whether Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush actually encouraged Saddam's aggressions for geopolitical reasons or out of diplomatic incompetence."

So, in a way, George is pointing out his own father's incompetence.
Also relevant is the fact that one of his first acts as president was to block the legally required release of documents from the Reagan-Bush administration.
This order could "eventually give him control of both his and his father's records covering 12 years of the Reagan-Bush era and however long Bush's own presidential term lasts, potentially a 20-year swath of documentary evidence."

Anyone care to explain to me why Dubya did this?
Seriously--I'd really like to know.

And the article ends~
"Without the full history -- as embarrassing as that record might be to the last five U.S. presidents -- the American people cannot judge whether the nation's security will be enhanced or endangered by Bush's decision to put the United States on its own aggressive course of action."
How The News Will Be Censored In This War
A new CNN system of 'script approval' suggests the Pentagon will have nothing to worry about
Beware the white man who speaks with a forked tongue.
"President Bush finds it convenient to use the United Nations to seek to justify his war with Iraq, but when other nations of the world find the guts not to tow the line, suddenly the United Nations will become irrelevant and ineffective. Well, Mr. Bush, where are your same sentiments for Israel?
Israel stands in defiance of 69 United Nations Security Council Resolutions. A further 32 resolutions against Israel has not seen the light of day thanks to your veto power on the Security Council.
Israel is the only country in the Middle East that has nuclear weapons and further more Israel is the only country in the Middle East that refuses to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and bars international inspections from its sites."

And an addition to the question I posr below~
"In 1982, Israel led an unprovoked attack on Iraq's nuclear reactor flying over the sovereign airspace of Arab lands to carry this out."

See Also Israel's 'Use' Of Its Nuclear
Weapons Against The US
X2 : trailer
Looks better than the first~ Iceman, Pyro, Deathstrike, my favorite X-Man Nightcrawler-and I think I saw Collosus in there too.
"The only solution in Iraq is total, complete disarmament."

Probably won't happen, but what if it did?
No conflict. No liberation.
But what then? Iran, Saudi Arabia, or Israel would probably attack a defenseless Iraq, all three of which have access to WOMD's. and not for the purpose of liberating anyone.
I wonder what the US response would be.
Proof there is no god, or if there is, It's not trying hard enough.
They look like man feet to me.
Serenity's Foot Fantasy
NSFW
via Everlasting Blort.
From my inbox:
I regret to inform you that 420times.com has been removed from the internet until Bush and Ashcroft leave us alone. Many of my good friends and clients have been arrested in this recent sting operation, led by Bush, Ashcroft and the DEA.
DEA operations pipe dreams
feds smoke out Chong
It saddens me deeply to have to result to this, but I fear jail, like many of you..
I have created awareness to more than 20,000 people a day for 10 long years now..
That is more than a majority of our population does in a lifetime.
I have been a true freedom fighter and will continue when this threat of imprisonment is removed.
These monsters are set on eliminating marijuana e-commerce and communication, period...

this saddens me too so I wanted to post his new site which, for the time being anyway, is still perfectly legal...
420 Girls just as it sounds there are girlies smoking without much in the way of clothes, so if this isn't your thing don't go there & blame me later!
I just don't get it, the government runs the liquor stores in this state, someone can go right in and buy a gallon of vodka anyday but Sunday, but that nice little incense shop down the street is in the wrong for selling water pipes to harmless smokers? I don't know about you but I sure prefer stoned people to drunk people! a stoned person has never attacked me & threatened to kill me because I didn't find their jokes funny anymore.
20Q
You were thinking of an octopus.
Is it something you can purchase? you said Probably, I say Doubtful.
Of course you can purchase octopus.It's a delicacy in many countries.
Can it climb? you said Yes, I say No
I say bullshit. An octo can climb. It has 8 arms.
Is it made in many different styles? you said Yes, I say Doubtful
Oh, come on. There are many different species of octo.
Can you buy it at a store? you said Probably, I say Yes
I thought you said Doubtful!?!?
Can you put something into it? you said No, I say Yes
I forgot to mention The World Wide Rant in my list of Permanent-Worthies last week.
Strangely mesmerizing~
Culo -pitoche.com
I know you've seen it. I'm putting it here so I can keep playing.
Mechaspyder
Well. This was an....interesting read......
ANTHRAX SUSPECT
SOON TO BE ARRESTED
Vent your frustrations! Lots of issues represented!
www.SpankBush.com
Disclaimer~VERY Poor Taste
Tee Shirt Hell Gazette

26.2.03

I posted this before~
Fast for George W. Bush
"God is raising up multitudes of Christians (regardless of political affiliation) to fast and pray for the holiness of President George W. Bush and our nation."

What I just learned, thanks to a submitter at SE(NSFW) is this:
"I did a look-up on the domain server and registrant and WAH LAH! The registrant and domain server is INFLOW INC. of www.inflow.com Now.. lets see who are the investors of INFLOW.COM??
Could it be.....???

The Carlyle Group
JP Morgan/Chase
Hexagon Investments
Citizens Capital"

So?
So....George Herbert Walker Bush Sr. works for Carlyle, the same global investment firm that stands to reap billions from any war we are inclined to engage in.

Alright, if that doesn't interest you, here's something else I found at SE:
PornoCombo. It's not really porno, but not safe for the workplace either.
Caught on Film
The Photographic History of the Bush Administration Putting Its Mouth Where Its Money Isn’t.
If you are visiting this site on a Mac and the links are the same color as the text.......I don't know how to repair that.
Any suggestions?
Links should show up in yellow.
They do for me, anyway.
Field Manual 3-19.40 Plans for Civilian Internment: Stalag 17 American Style
"Rex 84 called for many military bases to be closed and turned into prisons, based on the pretext that if a mass exodus of illegal aliens crossed the border, they would be quickly rounded up and detained in detention centers by FEMA. A more honest and realistic scenario would be the detention of Americans. Under "Rex" the President could declare a state of emergency, empowering the head of FEMA to take control of the internal infrastructure of the U.S. and suspend the Constitution. The President could invoke Executive Orders 11000 through 11004 which would draft all citizens into work forces under governmental supervision, empower the postmaster to register all men, women, and children, seize all airports and aircraft, and seize all housing to establish forced relocation of all citizens. Congressman Henry Gonzales clarified the question of the existence of civilian detention camps by stating,
'The truth is yes - you do have these standby provisions and the plans are here...whereby you could, in the name of stopping terrorism...evoke the military and arrest Americans and put them in detention camps.'"

via LibertyThink which provides more links to internment camp articles.
What I appreciate about this project is the Gratuitous Tarsus....
Medusa
Via Attu.
This is a great idea~
NEWSQUAKES.
"world news for the lazy. Hover over the quakes to see the headlines, click to go to actual news article."

It's where I found this article~
United States Eyes West African Crude
"The west African oil rush is in full swing, with consequences that will reach down to the southern end of the continent and beyond. The islands and states around the Gulf of Guinea in particular are attracting increased interest from global oil firms and Washington, which seeks to reduce U.S. dependence on Middle East crude. The United States is the world’s largest oil consumer."
A Conspiracy against the Right-Wing!
The Jones Report: Defining American Terrorists: The New World Order Enters its Final Phase
"For years I've been analysing and publicly stating the next phase of the globalist's plan. Namely, connect the right wing, militia groups, conservatives, Christians, homeschoolers, with Al-Qaeda and Iraq and a host of other unsavoury organisations. I warned repeatedly that right before the invasion of Iraq, the media would present news linking the right wing with Islamic terrorism."
So much talk about war these days, stuff like this gets forgotten~
The People's Investigation of 9/11
"This brief sets forth the growing reasons to believe that the date for the attack was not 'chosen' by the hijackers at all, but that one of them learned that a counter-terror wargame/exercise simulating a scenario like the one that actually took place on 9-11 was planned for that morning, and then 'piggybacked' the "real thing" on top of it. Here are some of the critical 'burning data points'."

25.2.03

One Reason I don't trust Bush~
In God he trusts
"Mr Bush's Christian fervour only confirms suspicions that the looming war with Iraq is indeed a 'crusade' against Muslims, exactly as Osama bin Laden suggests. For world-weary Europe the presidential language evokes mirth and queasiness in equal measure. A European leader who spoke in such terms would be laughed off the stage. An American one who speaks this way only increases the fear that simplicities of faith, and a habit of seeing a hideously complicated world in a black-and-white, good or evil fashion, are a recipe for disaster."

If you feel the need to comment on this, remember:
George thinks God talks to him, an aberration normally associated with schizophrenia.

I had no idea Vice-First-Wife Lynn Cheney wrote lesbian erotica!
Amazon.com: Books: Sisters
I don't like Ari Fleischer. I think he's a lying sack of excrement.
And the normally sheepish press seemed to think so too, when they burst into laughter after one of his lies, to which he turned on his heel and left the conference.Press Briefing by Ari Fleischer
This is a Real Movie of the conference; I can't get RP to work these days, for some reason. But I am told "After it buffers, play from about 28 minutes forward for context, 30 minutes forward to watch Press laugh at Ari's big fat GOP lie."
A quote I found somewhere in my travels~
"I say to O'Reilly, Limbaugh, Hedgecock, Hannity, and all others like them haranguing for battle to put up or shut up. You guys had your chance to dress in a green suit and pick up a rifle for your country, and you passed on it.You chose to serve yourselves. Today you talk tough while reaping the wealth that this nation can give, and you never sacrificed a thing for this country, just for yourselves. In my opinion, you are no different than the man on the Titanic who put on a dress and climbed aboard a lifeboat."
--Charles Henderson, a retired Marine Corps warrant officer

Now, O'Reilly does his bit about war, but he's not nearly as bad as over-the-top Parrot Patriot "can I get a Halleluja" Hannity.
I support action in Iraq, but his arrogant, condescending and continuous rhetoric really gets under my skin. It's little more than hollow propaganda and an opportunity to insult and berate anyone who even whispers doubt about war.
I don't listen to Limbaugh and am not sure who Hedgecock is.
Your Command Is My Wish.
We are now permanently sticking with the title of Chapel Perilous.
Sorry about all that. Hope it's not too much of a hassle for anyone.
Next, the Domain.................
Good Article~ it "speaks" to me.
Astonished Head.
Specifically:
"When I find a website that seems to consist solely of one person endlessly mocking the professed beliefs and behaviors of other people, I am amazed anew by their energy and inventiveness as they strive to create the projected images of themselves that they find to be most strengthening, and most pleasing to themselves and to others. Similarly, when I find a site dedicated to the extensive, fine parsing of facts and references in an effort to debunk one single, overarching principle or set of beliefs, I am impressed by the author?s focus even as I wonder about his or her motivation. And, when I find that many so-called 'pro-war' sites are making ample use of the 'sake of the Iraqi people' argument, I appreciate the sophisticated strategy of co-opting their opponents? human rights-centered arguments as a means of bolstering their own, while remaining unsure of the true depth of their conviction."

I do this.
I mean, Neil Cavuto personally spoke to Bush today, and he again stated that if Saddam disarmed there would be no need for a conflict with Iraq.
No liberation of Iraqis.
I maintain that the human rights-centered arguement is only used as a prop and has no bearing whatsoever on the decision to engage the country. I believe that liberals and conservatives actually have something in common--neither really care about the plight of the Iraqi people, but both will use that issue to bolster their particular position when it's convenient.
I do think it is inappropriate for the president to say
"it is the will of the Almighty that America liberate the oppressed people of Iraq."
and then say
"if Saddam disarmed, there would be no need for a conflict with Iraq."
We all know that sanctions didn't help change Saddam's mind on how his people should be treated.
Without a conflict, Iraqis will never be free.
The human-rights arguement should not be used by the president unless he actually meant it, and his own words prove otherwise.

I support Saddam's Demise for two reasons.
He is a threat to the world, and he has oppressed his people for far too long.
The latter alone is reason enough for me.
They should have been liberated 12 years ago. Even without WOMD's, Saddam should have been dealt with for the sake of the Iraqi people. The US administration didn't care then, and they don't care now.


while doing a search on chocolate to follow up on an article I'd just read I found this site...
Chocosphere, not only do they seem to offer every kind of chocolate I can think of they are a local internet only biz with a nice layout. They are like the FZMe of chocolate & I plan to refer back to them because I really like the way they've done some of their essential pages, like the contact page. I wonder if my home page should be set up more like theirs?
Octopus learns to do the twist
"A common octopus in a German zoo has learned to open jars of shrimps by watching zoo attendants perform the act underwater."
Anyone remember my Octopus Layout? I just love them--I collect anything Octo-related.
I've a suggestion to keep you all occupied......
SOLWATCHUm, not to sound alarmist, but...
Comet Story!
"We have witnessed far smaller and less relevant comets being given more publicity and hype...yet when a few thousand year event takes place with a comet larger than a small planet (quote: "It is far the brightest and largest comet seen," Paal Brekke, SOHO deputy project scientist, told SPACE.com."), there is MEDIA COVERAGE SILENCE!."

See also Planet-Sized Comet Headed This Way?
Comet NEAT passes sun
SOHO Home Site~ real-time images.
And of course, there's a conspiracy involved.
"From the details that have been gained about this planet size comet, it seems that the greatest 'threat' will not be from the comet head itself (that would be an extinction event) but from the 'tail' of the comet which is 1000's of miles in length and is full of dust & debris. If the tail comes into contact with earth, then we can expect great levels of dust/debris to fill the skies for a number of days. The Homeland Security Department advises (under the guise of 'terror' threat) that people should seek 'clean-air' by sealing doors and windows with duct tape and using heavy duty plastic bags. The person should also try to keep the nose/mouth clear of any dust (you should have a dust/comfort mask handy). Read the steps for 'clean air' as advised by the Homeland Security Department.
To Quote
"Be prepared to improvise and use what you have on hand to make it on your own for at least three days, maybe longer."
If you see large amounts of debris in the air, or if local authorities say the air is badly contaminated, you may want to 'shelter-in-place.'"

It would seem from this article that the HSD is warning us about more than just possible terrorist attacks.
Asteroids and Secrecy: If End is Nigh, Do You Want to Know?
"When a problem arises with high uncertainty, there is an opportunity to spin the problem to avoid global panic. If you can't do anything about a warning, then there is no point in issuing a warning at all. If an extinction-type impact is inevitable, then ignorance for the populace is bliss."

Oh, and don't forget, Nibiru is supposed to make it's usual 12,000 (give or take a thou) year appearance next month before it swings back out to deep, cold space.
Not before doing considerable damage to this blue marble, of course.
MAY 15, 2003 Planet Earth RIP
I'm liking Canada more and more these days~
Bible verses regarded as hate literature
"The Court of Queen's Bench in Saskatchewan upheld a 2001 ruling by the province's human rights tribunal that fined a man for submitting a newspaper ad that included citations of four Bible verses that address homosexuality."

Of course, World Net Daily would see this as bad news.

24.2.03

Bush Cited Report That Doesn't Exist
"There was only one problem with President George W. Bush's claim Thursday that the nation's top economists forecast substantial economic growth if Congress passed the president's tax cut: The forecast with that conclusion doesn't exist."

I'm just not surprised by anything this guy says anymore.
WTF??
NEWS.com.au | US ready for war in three weeks (February 22, 2003)
"President Bush yesterday said it was the will of 'the Almighty' that America liberate the oppressed people of Iraq."

This is a highly inappropriate thing for a president to say for at least a few reasons.
First, it implies that "the Almighty" is personally giving Bush marching orders, which in turn implies that he is hearing voices in his head and acting on that voice's directives. Very disturbing.
Second, it implies that "the Almighty" plays favorites,which presents the question of whether the events of 9/11 was the will of "the Almighty". Surely if this "Almighty" gets involved in human affairs as our leader seems to think, then It Allowed those events to happen.
Third, it has been stated over and over by Bush and others in his administration that if Iraq disarmed as required, there would be no conflict.
Thus no liberation of Iraqis.
To even suggest it is an insult to Iraqis. No one was interested in liberating them as they were being mass-murdered while we continued to do business with their Executioner. No one was interested in liberating them during the Gulf War when we abandoned the Opposition and left them to be murdered.
No one is interested in liberating them now--again, if or when it happens, it will be purely incidental.

I have serious problems with an Evangelical christian running this country.
via DRT.
Conspiracy Planet

"I am an assimilated Canadian Jew who lived in Israel in 1972-73 and used to be a Zionist. I no longer believe the Jewish people need a national home.

I do not believe Palestine belongs to the Jews just because God gave it to us in the Bible. After all, the Old Testament is a Jewish document. Who would you expect God to promise it to? In the Koran, He could have promised it to the Muslims. Most Zionists don't even believe in God.

I do not believe a universal spirit of Love would favour the Jews over anyone else. In this matter, I subscribe to the injunction 'Thou Shall Not Steal.'

This is a pretty interesting article~
"In a 1941 book entitled Germany Must Perish, Theodore Kaufman advocated the sterilization of all Germans. The American Jewish Committee endorsed this call for genocide. Needless to say, it enraged the Nazis."

from the book in question, where the term "Final Solution" makes it's first appearance (according to article's author)--
"A final solution: Germany must perish forever from this earth! There remains then but one mode of ridding the world forever of Germanism, and that is to stem the source from which issue those war-lusted souls, by preventing the people of Germany from ever again reproducing their kind. This modern method, known to science as Eugenic Sterilization, is at once practical, humane and thorough....."
Mice have a ‘nose’ for love
"Researchers have discovered that mice, when deciding whether to mate, use an essential but unexpected organ: a 'second nose' that figures out gender, status and even if romantic feelings are mutual."
via MindOverWhatMatters
United North America - Amalgamation of Canada and the United States of America
"As Europe unites, will North America stagnate and fall behind, squabbling over trivial differences?"
Probably.
Talk of animal mating drew curious couples.
"It is true. The female kangaroo has three vaginas. She'll be using two for reproduction and having fun with the third. She is often called 'the slut of the animal kingdom.' "

Shiny~ I just recently watched a documentary on Roos.
Fascinating creatures--so many different types of mammal rolled into one. And much more intelligent than they are given credit for. Didn't mention multiple vaginas, though.
Where did the name "kangaroo" come from?
When European explorers first saw these strange hopping animals they asked a native Australian aborigine what they were called.
He replied "kangaroo" meaning "I don't understand" your question.

There are over 40 different species of Kangaroo, including ones who live in trees.
Blind and the size of a honeybee, the newborn joey is essentially a fetus, still enclosed in a baglike amnion. The tiny creature bursts out of the amnion and immediately "swims" through its mother's fur to reach the pouch.

I wonder if there are Lesbian Roos.........
UFOs in New Federal Budget
"The government may deny the existence of UFOs, but there's still room for them in the federal budget, 279 million next year and $3 billion over five years for Project Prometheus."
Today is the one year anniversary of this here blog.
Hooray.
It started on Geoshitties as Spectral Net right afore september of 2001, evolved into Vampagan, then Chapel Perilous, then Fetch~Me!
The latter was a take on Fetishize-Me, which I thought pretty clever at the time.
I always liked Chapel Perilous; it got me hits I might not normally have gotten, what with it's occult reference and all.
Anyway, here's the first post that marks One Year on Blogger~

"Sometimes, especially during winter, the days blur into one another, and everything begins to look the same. Sometimes, you just need to relax, drink some hot cocoa, close your eyes, and let your imagination wander.
We all want to tell our own story, leave some kind of legacy, before civilization is destroyed by some power-hungry reptile.
We all need to feel secure in this cruel existence, to feel that we can control our own destinies, without allowing others control it for us. In the end, it probably doesn't matter anyway. But at least we can escape
the trappings of this insane world through fantasy and dreams."

What a neophyte was I, sticking links within sentences....alot of them still work, though.
These are the peeps I'd like to thank for sticking around~
Aberrant News, my oldest link.
Coolio.
Don't Read This.
Insignificant Thoughts (though he still ignores me)
misc.etc (though she still won't link to us)
Toohey World.
WTF Is It Now?!
And, Of Course! Yummy Wakame.
I love everyone on the blogrooll, even though I've noticed that a de-linking has occurred with many of them.......
That's Okay.
We don't bring in the "unique hits" but I like to think we are unique just the same, little corner of the Blogiverse.Maybe someday we'll be as big as A Small Victory some day...........maybe not.
There is a chemistry that keeps them coming back that I have yet to find................
[edited the part about the clver name I thought of...might use that for something else.]
So, should I go back to Chapel Perilous permanently or just leave it as Fetch-Me?
It's important to know if I'm going to go the domain deal as Livvy suggests.
Looks like three votes for CP so far (one "silent" vote).............
sweat flavored gummi on "lesbian monkey sex":
"Much like the Bonobo chimps, masturbating another female chimp is what they are all about. They have orgasms, face to face sex, gorgeous love. Our closest relatives. See? Everyone should embrace lesbianism. It's the way to be. Rock on ladies!
Two women fucking in sweaty body melting heat, where the pieces fit right where they should. Cat scratches down backs and thighs meld into smoldering wetness, bodies joined and fighting for more. Positions. Dripping. Teeth biting nipples, fingers and ears. Necks licked until submission is granted. Thrown around the bed, the couch, the floor, the conference room table. Legs parted and raised, begging to be taken, slowly and teasingly. Toys. Lubes. Tongues tangled in frenzied passion, lips parted, held down by a furnace burning brighter and faster. Two women fucking."
Um, Jesus' General? That was written by a woman.
(pssst. Scroll down for his original commment. You are scrolling down, right? You do know I update frequently throughout the day, right?)


Atlanta/South Metro | Man decapitated while fleeing police
The kind of story you read and forget about, unless you happen to view the images.
WARNING! Very very graphic.
note to SE: I saw it at Ogrish first.
I don't care for that no-talent whining sock-puppet Fred Durst. In fact, he's one of the very few people I'd like to see physically harmed.
He said something at the Grammy's that a few bloggers felt needed pointing out~

"I think we are all in agreeance that this war should not go on."

Agreeance.
Much as I despise the useless sack of flesh, I expect such a blurt from an uneducated fashionhorse.
But I do not expect invented words to fall out of the mouth of the leader of the most powerful country in the world.
Therefore, I present a few of King DubDub's more creative mouth-generated letter-clusters, for some perspective:

"suiciders"
"embetterment"
"malfeance"
"Hispanically"
also "Hispanos"
"misunderestimated"
"uninalienable"
"compassionated"
"hyporhetorical"
"resignate"
"subliminable"

The very sad thing is, if Durst were to someday run for public office, I'll bet he gets elected.
It's happened before-it would appear that intelligence qualifications are minimal.
Someone once mentioned that political leaders should be elected using the American Idol blueprint--I actually think that's a good idea.
No Old Nazi money, no soft money,no lobbyist pressure,no party-line pressure, people audition and move forward based on their actual abilities. People who could average more than a C in a college like Yale, and can pronounce "nuclear" properly. People who won't hire old criminals to important cabinet posts, have no control over the media, served the military with distinction, understands basic foreign policy, can't rely on their relatives to get them elected...you get my point.
And this might be the only way to give audience to truly qualified leaders, and to get people to actually vote.

23.2.03

Update~
EXCLUSIVE: Controversial Professor Arrested in Florida was White House Guest
"A controversial professor who was arrested by federal agents in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 20 had sufficient political connections to be invited to the White House in late May or early June 2001, three months before the al-Qaeda attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and to have a photograph taken with President George W. Bush, Insight has learned.

The professor, Sami Amin Al-Arian, was suspended from the University of South Florida (USF) following the Sept. 11 carnage because of alleged ties to Palestinian terrorists. He reportedly had been under investigation by federal agents in the summer of 2001 when he was cleared by White House staff and the Secret Service to enter the presidential complex."
Does this man look familiar?

October 20, 1942
The U.S. government, under the Trading with the Enemy Act, ordered the seizure of Nazi German banking operations in New York City that were being conducted by Prescott Bush. The U.S. Alien Property Custodian seized Union Banking Corp.'s stock shares, all of which were owned by Prescott Bush, Avrell Harriman, three Nazi executives, and two other associates of Bush.

Prescott used some of this Nazi cash to bankroll his son George Herbert Walker Bush?s first business enterprise and to support his successful bid for Senate in 1952."

Americans were duped before; it could be happening again
"Many of today's hawks are too young to remember the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, the big fat lie that plunged us into Vietnam in the 1960s. Look it up. Then there was the Iran-Contra affair, a web of lies that helped shape the dismal dilemma we face now. Remember Iran-Contra? That was the covert operation of the Reagan-Bush administration in the 1980s to sell missiles to a radical Iranian government in exchange for its help in freeing American hostages held in Lebanon.

Yes, folks, our government dealt with terrorists and sold arms to radical Muslim governments. Money from the missiles we sold to Iran was used to arm the Contras in Central America. Some called them terrorists, but they were our terrorists, so we called them freedom fighters."

In seconds, elation turns to horror
"Travis, who said he had seen fire break out at The Station at another show last fall, waited for someone to spring forward with a fire extinguisher and put out the fire as they had last fall."
No one did.
Who really started the oil well fires during the first-half of the Gulf War?
Transcript taken from a conversation with a Gulf War veteran.
"The whole idea behind the operation was to make it as if look as if the Republican Guard, while they were retreating, had set the oil wells a fire in a panic to keep us from getting them… and to villainize them. This mission would not have been achieved if our forces saw those involved were not Republican Guard."
Conspiracy!
The GOP Home Shopping Network (washingtonpost.com)
"Turns out that nearly half -- 46 percent to be precise -- of the duct tape sold in this country is manufactured by a company in Avon, Ohio. And the founder of that company, that would be Jack Kahl, gave how much to the Republican National Committee and other GOP committees in the 2000 election cycle? Would that be more than $100,000?"

Parental WARNING [EXPLICIT LYRICS] .....Tool lyrics are disturbing, violent and graphic.
Yeah, guess what? So is life.
But thanks for providing all the lyrics.Think I'll go "trance out" right now......

TOOL


I do find it ironic that a christian site would concern itself so with the subject of "mind control" as it perpetuates it's own form throughout.
"To learn more about God's love, pick up a bible and begin reading"
Especially the OT. Book of Job is a good one.
Or you could read a quick overview of god's "love" here.
And here are some fun and educational things~
THe Angry God Of The Bible.
The Skeptic's Annotated Bible.
God And The 7 Deadly Sins.
Updated 10 Commandments.
Biblical Curse Generator
The Jesus Test.
Neurotheology.
WrathI and II.
no-god.com
Learn about Aleister Crowley here~
Aeonic:.Annunciation:.
Aleister Crowley Foundation.
The Current 93.
Introduction To Crowley Studies.
College Of Thelema.
and finally~

Happy Pencil


Aaaah........Iceland
Shiny Visuals at 'Consequences of Thought'

I am infinity

You may worship me,
but from afar

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