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calendar   Wednesday - October 13, 2010

the great global warming fraud ……..

This issue is something else that won’t go away anytime soon.  The zealots on the left of course will do all they can to silence the debate.  There are btw, some schools here that already are teaching youngsters one side of the argument and “green things” have become a religion.  Kiddies are lecturing parents about it, which tells you how far the tree huggers are in the argument.  I can not imagine a public school here teaching another viewpoint without either losing funding or finding themselves at the center of a storm they will not weather well.

This is a heck of a story, I’m doubtful any of you have seen it.  I’d encourage you to read all the letter at the link below. You may want to use it if you have your own blog site. Or simply share it any other way you see fit.  Take a look.


US physics professor: ‘Global warming is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life’

By James Delingpole
Harold Lewis is Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Here is his letter of resignation to Curtis G. Callan Jr, Princeton University, President of the American Physical Society.
This is an important moment in science history. I would describe it as a letter on the scale of Martin Luther, nailing his 95 theses to the Wittenburg church door. It is worthy of repeating this letter in entirety on every blog that discusses science.

Dear Curt:
When I first joined the American Physical Society sixty-seven years ago it was much smaller, much gentler, and as yet uncorrupted by the money flood (a threat against which Dwight Eisenhower warned a half-century ago). How different it is now. The giants no longer walk the earth, and the money flood has become the raison d’être of much physics research, the vital sustenance of much more, and it provides the support for untold numbers of professional jobs. For reasons that will soon become clear my former pride at being an APS Fellow all these years has been turned into shame, and I am forced, with no pleasure at all, to offer you my resignation from the Society.

It is of course, the global warming scam, with the (literally) trillions of dollars driving it, that has corrupted so many scientists, and has carried APS before it like a rogue wave. It is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist. Anyone who has the faintest doubt that this is so should force himself to read the ClimateGate documents, which lay it bare. (Montford’s book organizes the facts very well.) I don’t believe that any real physicist, nay scientist, can read that stuff without revulsion. I would almost make that revulsion a definition of the word scientist.
So what has the APS, as an organization, done in the face of this challenge? It has accepted the corruption as the norm, and gone along with it. For example:

READ IT ALL HERE


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 10/13/2010 at 08:48 AM   
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proud to be an American traitor and you have seen nothing yet. Latest threat from ROP

Not sure if BMEWS readers have seen this yet. In the morning paper today.  Nothing surprising but ... just another reminder that we need to,
Know Our Enemy ...

Any reason we can’t just go to nukes? Maybe just Yemen to start. Oh right. Somalia too. I guess we must have the permission of the euros and the aclu and we know that’s not gonna happen. 
Why do authorities and the media continue to claim that some of these sub-humans, are Americans.  They are NOT Americans.  I don’t care if they’re born in the USA, they are NOT Americans. 

I have heard on radio news that soon, one of the Gitmo sub species will have a civilian trial in a court. Not military.  Why oh why can’t we simply put em on a plane, chained , and then simply drop them out over the sea.  Think of the money it would save.  Then deny we did anything like that and simply say the plane went down in The Bermuda Triangle and we’re looking.  When aclu or human right jerks come calling or insist on an investigation say fine. Oh by the way, do you have any children that might like an airplane ride?  Hey, this is a different kind of war that we have ever fought. A different sort of enemy.  If we fight by using the Marques of Queensbury Rules, we lose. Big Time ! 


Al-Qaeda magazine published ‘tips on how to kill Americans’

A magazine run by the Yemeni group al-Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula has published a list of tips on how to kill Americans.

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“A random hit at a crowded restaurant in Washington, DC at lunch ... might end up knocking out a few government employees,” one article reads, according to the private SITE Intelligence Group, which studies, tracks and analyses the global jihadist network and terrorism financing.

The edition also includes “The Ultimate Mowing Machine,” which describes how to use a pickup truck “as a mowing machine, not to mow grass, but mow down the enemies of Allah.” It says “to achieve maximum carnage, you need to pick up as much speed as you can while still retaining good control . . . to strike as many people as possible in your first run.”

The magazine includes two articles by renegade US cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who is on a US government kill-or-capture list for his alleged roles in the attempted Christmas Day airliner bombing, and inspiring the Fort Hood shooting of 13 troops. Army Major Nidal Hassan has been charged in the killings.

There’s also an article by the so-called American al-Qaeda, Adam Gadahn.

Another American, Samir Khan, describes how he went from online jihadist in North Carolina to full-time terrorist in Yemen. The article is entitled, “I Am Proud to be a Traitor to America.”

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has taken root in Yemen’s remote and mountainous Shabwa province, far from the reach of the country’s weak central government.

The group rose toward the top of the security agenda of the United States and other world powers after it was linked to the failed Christmas Day attempt to down a Detroit-bound US airliner. The would-be bomber had explosives sewn into his underwear.

The magazine’s content reveals the group’s evolving strategy of rejecting easier-to-stop spectacular attacks in favour of one-man operations, using everyday objects.

That shows the organisation is “increasingly agile, lethal and opportunistic,” according to Yemeni scholar Christopher Boucek from the Carnegie Endowment.

The first edition included an article called “Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom.”

In the introduction to the latest magazine, the editors boast of “recent US assessments” that declared al-Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula “one of the most dangerous branches of al-Qaeda.” It concludes, “You haven’t seen anything yet.”

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 10/13/2010 at 08:03 AM   
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miss india of NZ?  ok.  but they chose wrong

Maybe it’s only me but I get the feeling we are living in a world of chaos.  I don’t want to take sides and after all, it’s simply a beauty contest but.

Surely the young lady can look in a mirror and understand why a few people are critical. OK, I guess under the rules the blond is Indian. Somewhat.
But she sure doesn’t fit the type we expect of that group.  Based on the photo I don’t think stunning applies to her either.  Whooops. I think I just stepped over the line and took a side.  Can’t help favoring the young lady on the right with the dark skin and hair and beautiful brown eyes.  The one who really looks Indian.
I don’t think she should have been booed, but she’s wrong to suggest that people shouldn’t voice their opinion.  Gee, could she be a liberal?
She surely had a right to enter. I guess she qualifies.

Just a bit nothing I thought worth the time cos it seemed somehow out of place.

Row over blonde-haired, blue-eyed Miss India beauty contestant ... who ‘doesn’t look Indian enough’

By Daily Mail Reporter

Her stunning looks won her a coveted title in New Zealand’s Miss India contest.

But Jacinta Lal, 21, was today at the centre of a huge row after she was accused of not looking Indian enough.

The blue-eyed blonde, whose father is Fijian-Indian and mother a New Zealander, was booed by spectators when she won the Wellington leg of the MissIndiaNZ contest.
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The row comes just days after the Indian government protested to New Zealand about alleged racial slurs by TV host Paul Henry.

Miss Lal told the New Zealand Herald she had heard people say that she was not ‘Indian-looking enough to win the pageant’.

‘But despite those small-minded people that made those comments, there were many Indians who encouraged me to enter.

‘So just because some narrow-minded people make a comment like that we can’t assume that all Indians think the same way.

‘There is no difference between what Paul Henry is saying and what those select few Indians were saying. They are all wrong and should not say things like that...’

more here at the source


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 10/13/2010 at 07:30 AM   
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something to start the day before getting all snarky and nasty and full of ill tidings. good morning

Never booted yesterday and found inbox overflowing included in which, was this.  So then, since there’s a lot to be my usual angry about (more on that later) I thought I’d post this for the giggle. 

Where would we be without YT?


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 10/13/2010 at 06:08 AM   
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calendar   Tuesday - October 12, 2010

Don’t Count Your Chickens

Yeah, What He Said



First, even under a best-case scenario, the Republicans taking the oath in January will not have a veto-proof majority; this means they won’t be able to repeal any of Barack Obama’s legislation. Moreover, if the RINOS among them get seduced by Lady Compromise, some more statism (albeit watered down) could be visited upon us. Thus, the best we can hope for is a GOP holding action — which, admittedly, is vastly preferable to being stimulated into socialism.

Many are aware of this, of course, and consider November merely the first step in a new conservative revolution. But while this sounds good, history and social trends tell a different tale. You see, the problem is that conservatism has always been but a holding action. And usually conservatives hold on to power just long enough for people to become inured to the last liberal Congress’ changes and ready for the next liberal Congress’ changes.

Think about it: When in modern times has there ever been a sustained movement toward the Right? Even the vaunted Reagan Revolution was really just the Reagan Defense; decades of liberal legislative triumphs remained intact while the culture continued the leftward greased-skids slide.

Thus, every year more laws — which, by definition, are removals of freedom — are enacted, the cost of government increases and its yoke becomes weightier, and the culture becomes more decadent.

And part of the blame for this lies with conservatives. The reason why a communist in the Soviet Union and a McCarthyist in the United States in 1952 could both be called a “conservative” is that the only consistent definition of the term involves the desire to maintain the status quo. Yet, not only isn’t this synonymous with defending Truth, it doesn’t even amount to preserving tradition (which can reflect Truth). The reality is that at any given time conservatives are simply defending liberals’ decades-old triumphs, as today’s status quo was born of yesterday’s leftist mo’.

Read all of it please.



This won’t be over in November. Or the November after that. Or any November for the next decade. Getting the leftist scum out of office is merely the first small step. Then we really need to hold our representatives toes to the fire, day in and day out. Massive protests. A huge and growing network of essays, blogs, and education pages. An eventual takeover of academia and all channels of the media, including Hollywood and the music industry. It’s going to be a long long fight. We will not live so long as to see final victory, but we can knock out a few bricks from that old wall every year until it stands no more.

And as the author of this article points out, it’s a fight that has NEVER been fought before. NEVER. Not by me, not by you. Not by Ronald Reagen, PBUH. Not by Bush, either one. Not by anyone. Ever.

Until each and every law that was ever written on the deliberately misconstrued meaning of the Commerce Clause is stricken from the books, the fight isn’t over. Until each and every government program and department that isn’t even close to constitutional is stripped of it’s budget, it’s people, and it’s very existence, it ain’t over. We have 100 years of garbage to pick through and throw out. With opponents screaming every step of the way and every government everywhere throwing up roadblocks. Getting rid of Crap & Traitor and ObamaCare is just the tip of the iceberg. There are THOUSANDS of laws that need to be repealed, DOZENS of Supreme Court decisions that need to be overturned, NUMBERLESS public attitudes that need to be reversed through education and enlightenment.


The h/t for this goes to Rich K. 


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 10/12/2010 at 09:33 PM   
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calendar   Monday - October 11, 2010

comrade mayor of NY knows what’s best … just do as told for ur own good.

It’s only taken me four days to get this posted. Jeesh.  Talk about timely.

New York’s comrade mayor wants to ban low income people from using food stamps to buy sugary drinks. He says the drinks lead to obesity. Fine. Lets attack that problem by attacking low income and welfare recipients. Oh sure. That’ll work. 
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Don’t know what your take on this will be.  Here’s mine.

It’s a dumb idea. I am not for welfare cheats any more then many here. But this is truly ludicrous.  If being fat is a danger, is the state now going to restrict everyone else from buying bacon and sugared drinks?  If not, why not? If it’s bad for one group it has to be equally bad for all.  AND ... if someone is using food stamps to buy a six pack of coke because they like coke with a meal, that doesn’t mean they are living on coke and getting fat on coke. Or any other drink.

The aim here as stated is to fight obesity.  If they mean that, then it has to be across the board.
I can see it now. Prohibition returns. Oh happy day. Speakeasys with secret passwords where they only serve regular Coca-Cola (NOT Diet Coke). Gangsters hijacking supermarket deliveries of Coke.  Just like the olde days. Maybe we can even go back to having REAL JAZZ again. Oh boy. Can’t wait. 

New York to ban low-income families from using food stamps to buy sugary drinks

By Daily Mail Reporter

New York has announced plans to ban the use of food stamps to buy sugary drinks as it steps up its anti-obesity campaign.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York Governor David Paterson have asked the U.S. government to ban the purchase of fizzy drinks and sweetened fruit drinks with the federal vouchers used by 42million low-income families.
They called sugar-sweetened beverages the largest single contributor to the obesity epidemic.

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Mr Bloomberg said: ‘This is so simple. It’s not like a disease like cancer we don’t know how to cure.  This we know how to cure. Stop eating extra calories.
‘There’s nothing wrong with an occasional one. But the kids are drinking an enormous amount of full-sugar beverages and they would switch to diet beverages.
‘So next time one of the companies calls, I’m sorry. Our children’s lives are more important than anything else.’

The New York mayor has used the power of the city government to promote a range of health measures, including cuts on the amount of salt, a ban on trans fats in restaurant food and a requirement for chain restaurants to display calorie counts.
In 2003, the city banned smoking in bars and restaurants which sparked furious protest at the time but has since become widely accepted.

Campaign: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York Governor David Paterson have put forward the plan and said sugary drinks the largest contributor to obesity
Mr Paterson has also sought to combat obesity and raise money with a proposed tax on sugary drinks, but it was blocked by pressure from the beverage industry.
The American Beverage Association criticised the proposal as ‘just another attempt by government to tell New Yorkers what they should eat and drink, and will only have an unfair impact on those who can least afford it’.

getinna car. take a ride to the rest of the article.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 10/11/2010 at 11:04 AM   
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Never a Dull Moment

One thing I can say for being a handyman is that the work is never repetitive. Unlike the guys who work in factories, screwing the same 4 nuts to the same part 800 times a day, I never seem to do the same job twice. Well, except for cleaning windows. They’re all pretty much alike. Mostly.

Last night it was installing steel shelving and assembling a cabinet. Customer has one of those wall mounted pigeon hole racks used to keep thousands of paper folders in. Can I put one more of them up on the wall? Sure. I get there and find out that the racks are attached to each other with rivets. Rivets! So I had to drill them out and then figure out how to install new ones without the proper riveting tool. Answer, naturally, was a big old hammer. Then I had to put together one of those little wooden cabinets with drawers. Save money, put it together yourself! Great idea until the customer got overwhelmed by the fussy little parts and the two dozen pages of “insert tab A into slot B” instructions. So that was 90 minutes work for me and a couple hundred itsy bitsy little screws. Magnetic screwdriver bits are a blessing.

This morning it’s adjust a bi-fold door and replace a floor threshold. Oh fun. Nothing like lying down on the floor trying to work that finicky little adjusting bolt underneath. Followed by prying up a bunch of nails. And then getting paid to go shopping! Then later on I have to do the plumbing on a sink. Looks like the pop-up lever has worn out and it’s leaking, so I’ve got to put a new downpipe and lever in. Better find my little jar of plumber’s putty for that job.

Tomorrow? Who knows? Every time the phone rings it’s something new. Never a dull moment.


Update: two jobs down, mostly. Laminate flooring installers: I hate you all.

First, the bi-fold. It had popped off the mount. No big deal, 10 seconds to put it back on. Right? WRONG. The customer has been living for 20 years with a pair of bi-fold doors that would not close properly. And the right hand door was 3/4” lower than the left hand door. What is it with people that they will accept crap like this and just live with it?? So I fixed it ...

How To Adjust Bi-Fold Doors Properly: The $1 solution. Or the $1.50 solution if you’ve got the space.
Bi-fold doors are all pretty much the same. At the hinge end you’ve got a spring loaded plunger on the top that fits into a hole in an adjustable slider clamp that rides in the top track. At the bottom you’ve got some sort of socket mounted to the floor, and the door has a screw-in pin with some sort of collar on it. At the knob end of the door there is always a roller wheel on top that also rides in the top track. Installing a set of these doors is not hard, but adjusting them can be a right pain in the buttocks. They are fussy, and to make it look right you have to get both doors exactly the same.

So, here’s how to use that dollar. With the doors not yet mounted, use your long level to find where the bulges are in the side walls. Trust me, they are there. There is no such thing as a straight wall. Take a few inches of painter’s tape or masking tape and tape a quarter to the wall on the two highest bulges on each wall. 4 quarters = $1. Loosen the top adjustable slider clamp and slide it towards the middle of the track about a foot. Measure (A) the height of the opening from the floor to the bottom of the top track. Measure (B) the height of the door and (C) the height of the floor socket. A-B-C - 1/8” = D, the distance from the bottom of the door to the underside of the collar on the screw-in pin on the bottom of the door. Screw the pin in or out until you get that distance. Now comes the fun part. Fold the door panels mostly together and lift them up at an angle, like that Rosenberg photo of the Marines planting the flag on Iwo Jima. Insert the floor pin in it’s hole (if the floor pin socket rides in a track) or in the track (if you have the splined [grooved, looks like a pinion gear]) style floor pin. Slowly straighten the doors up towards vertical and get the top pin into the slider clamp. Now, with the outer panel in the half open position (about 45° relative to the top track) push the doors towards the wall until they contact the 2 quarters. Stop. Tighten the top sliding clamp. Push down on the roller wheel and maneuver the inner panel so that the roller snaps into the top track. Open the door fully and peel the two taped quarters off the wall. If you have the style that also has a slider clamp on the bottom pin socket then tighten that one now as well. You’re done. The quarters work as spacers, and give you the clearance you need so that the door doesn’t scrape the wall when you open an close it. That 1/8” of excess vertical distance can be adjusted out later if necessary. Repeat the process with the other door.

The other 50¢? Most bi-fold doors come in standard widths. Builders build to these widths, and they sometimes (ha!!!) take shortcuts. So sometimes the opening is a bit wider than necessary. Bi-fold doors do not have to contact each other to fit properly, but you want them to be pretty close to each other when closed. If you find that you’ve got a wider opening than the door minimally need, and that your two doors are closing and nearly hitting each other, then open one and tape a quarter to the top and bottom of the edge that the other door butts up against, and then adjust one of the doors over, top and bottom, so that it closes against the quarters on the other door. Tighten the clamps, remove the quarters. You now have clearance and the gap between the doors is even top to bottom.

Today I did not have clearance. These doors were a very tight fit to the walls. So I did the “quarters trick” with the thin blade of a wide drywall knife, and that gave me just enough room so that the doors now open and close without contacting the walls or each other. But damn, I couldn’t slide a dime between both doors when closed. But it is warm and humid today, so I’m guessing the wood is expanded, and a tight fit like that will only get bigger when the wood shrinks due to colder and drier weather. Good enough.

Oh, the one door being 3/4” lower than the other? Geex. Some whizbang decided that the door opening needed some fancy molding over the top to make it pretty. So they installed grooved molding horizontally over the opening, right down to the bottom of the track. Hides it real well, sure. And then they put those square wood rondel medallions on each end, centered on the height of the grooved molding. Which means that the end of the medallion hung down 1/2” lower. Below the edge of the track. DUH. So when Whizbang #2 installed the door, he mounted that side real low so that it cleared the medallion. DOUBLE DUH. I popped the medallion off the wall, raised it up a bit, then glued it back on. Then I adjusted that door up so that it just cleared the medallion and the track, and that fixed things so that the height difference between both doors when closed is less than 1/8” of a inch. Looks right, works right. Customer is very happy but pissed off at the guys who first installed the door and at herself for living with poorly hung doors for 20 years. “Everything’s fine now”, I told her, “they just needed a little love and attention.” And $50 in my pocket.

Oh yeah: my hating on laminate floor installers. You lazy bastards. You worthless twats. Every damn one of these things I run across is installed by drooling morons. Yes, I understand fully what a floating wood floor is and how they must be installed. You have to allow some edge room for the wood to expand seasonally. That’s why you take the baseboard molding off first and then measure and cut!!! ( and honestly, the less expensive laminate floors are just vinyl or veneer over pressboard, which doesn’t expand or contract for shit, so it can be cut to a tighter fit ) But oh no. Every last one of these rotters comes in, measures between the existing baseboard molding, then cuts the flooring a full inch less than that, both in length and width. Then they install the floor, hopefully over a membrane, and cover over the massive edge gaps with a giant ass strip of inch and a half quarter round. And they use the cheap crap too, which isn’t even wood. It’s wood tone vinyl over pressboard. So the customer ends up losing an inch and a half of room length and width because they now have two different kinds of baseboard molding. And it looks like total shite. Pull of the customer’s molding you lazy gits, put in the floor and then sell them some slightly thicker molding and install it and paint it. Use shoe molding if necessary. This quarter round “fix” is a kludge, not a solution.

I have to go shop for the replacement threshold now. The two I bought her were close, but not the best color match. And it looks like I’ll have to trim the flooring a little to get a best fit, and I’ll have to leverage the hardware store guy’s knowledge for some how to: the threshold installs over and between the end of the laminate floor and the carpet in the next room, but the subfloor for both rooms is all concrete from the same pour. That means there is no wood directly beneath the threshold. And that means I have to learn how I can nail the thing in to concrete. The old one gave the flooring guys fits. You can tell. First they tried to hold it on with glue. That didn’t work, duh. Then they tried to pin it on with a dozen brads from their air nailer. That didn’t work either; the underside of their POS pressboard threshold is littered with bent up brads that didn’t shoot into the concrete. Finally they just screwed the thing on with three massive black dual-thread concrete screws (aka backerboard screws). That held, but it looks like crap. There has to be a better way. And as part of my $75 for this job (plus parts), I’ll find it.

Off to the hardware store!


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 10/11/2010 at 07:40 AM   
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a pretty girl and her planes in palm springs,ca.

This all started because RichK gave us a link to Abbot and Costello.  IMHO, two of the VERY GREATEST comedy duos of my lifetime and generation.
I was lucky enough to see them live and in person, as theaters used to promote live shows. Ah, my flaming youth. I saw them do Who’s On First at the Star Theater.  Or Theatre for you Brits.  So anyway ....  One thing led to another and the link Rich gave us also gave us .....

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Of course I didn’t post this just cos she’s pretty and speaks nice. Of course not.  The video was shot in Palm Springs, Ca. which is only a short distance from our Ca. home when in the USA.
The reason I’m posting it now is that I want you good folks to see our air museum and also I thought some might need help in geography.
Oh wait ... there isn’t too much to see re. the museum.  Oh well ... we can’t have everything. I guess you’ll just have to be satisfied with the photos and other stuff at the link.  I know ur disappointed but hey. I try.

H/T RICHK, SPORTS ILLSTR. LINK


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 10/11/2010 at 07:11 AM   
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calendar   Sunday - October 10, 2010

a different sort of eye candy

Got a bit fouled up earlier.  Posted by accident just one. Here’s the group as I got em.

Leaving you with this. Something to think about.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 10/10/2010 at 01:16 PM   
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Drew told me not to forget…

Don’t forget “Wildfire”!

Okay. You might regret this, Drew!

Bwahahaha!


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 10/10/2010 at 02:07 PM   
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Common Sense, RIP

You’re probably like me, everybody forwards the latest joke to you. You’ve heard them all before. You normally trash them.

Well, Mike forwarded this to me. I’ve never seen or heard it before. So I decided to post it. That means that if any ‘friends’ forward this to me in the future, I can say ‘old news, I posted it on BMEWS’.

Kinda rhymes, doesn’t it?

An Obituary printed in the London Times - Interesting and sadly, rather
true.

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has
been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his
birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be
remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
- Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
- Why the early bird gets the worm;
- Life isn’t always fair;
- and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more
than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in
charge).
His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but
overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy
charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from
school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding
an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job
that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent
to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform
parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and
criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar
in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to
realise that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her
lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his
wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;
I Know My Rights
I Want It Now
Someone Else Is To Blame
I’m A Victim

Hey peiper, I missed this. Says it was in the Times. Did you miss it too?


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 10/10/2010 at 01:39 PM   
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Gee, I wonder why this creep is smiling.  He just got laid?  Yes. He screwed the Brits!

Binyam Mohamed can stay in Britain - but

he wants it kept secret: Former detainee argues reporting story amounts to ‘torture’

By Jason Lewis

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Binyam Mohamed last night lost a legal bid to prevent The Mail on Sunday from revealing that he has been granted permanent residency in Britain.

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The controversial move by the former UK asylum seeker came despite his continued involvement in a series of high-profile legal battles with the Government, claiming that Labour Ministers, MI5 and MI6 were complicit in his illegal detention and alleged torture.

Last night lawyers acting for Ethiopian-born Mr Mohamed,
32, failed to win a High Court injunction preventing the public from knowing that he had been granted indefinite leave to remain in the UK.

The extraordinary case was brought under Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which covers torture.

Mr Mohamed’s lawyers claimed that publicising his right to remain in Britain would amount to inhumane and degrading treatment.

The case comes amid increasing disquiet about the growing practice of allowing asylum seekers to remain anonymous when they argue that they should be allowed to make the UK their permanent home.

If I appear to walk around perpetually angry, blame it on the news I’m exposed to.
Even if I didn’t spend the day reading the papers, the headlines are pretty hard to ignore. And this story really does have me seeing red.  It seems so automatic. If a muzzie says he’s been tortured by our side, well then. Must be so.

A few months ago (but never out of the news altogether) there was a story about this pile of foreign filth.  I think Drew referred to him as BinMan. Or someone did.
Anyway, the bastard was using a false passport but that fact was mentioned once or 2wice and then not brought up again.  He claims (and is suing) the Brit govt. who has just given the asswipe asylum btw, because he claims, the evil Americans tortured him at Gitmo and the Brits knew about it and did nothing.
Lets be clear on something.  He was not even a Brit resident and he was not a citizen. But he says the questions Americans asked him were supplied by the Brits.

He had been arrested in Pakistan in 2002 after attempting to board a flight to Britain using a forged passport and claims he was then transferred between several so-called ‘ghost prisons’ where he was interrogated and tortured.

Well, here’s an outrage for ya.  He was secretly granted asylum here.
Please guys, don’t be too hard on the Brits for that. I suspect it’s something in the water or the toothpaste that only officials who make these decisions are subject to. Something happens to self defense and sovereignty and common sense. Whatever it is, they are bonkers. Whatever it is, this BinMan bastard got lawyers and tried to get a court order against the newspapers reporting the fact that he now has asylum here.
The very idiot newspapers that championed his cause btw. Oh and that isn’t all.  He claims, or his taxpayer charged lawyers claim, that publishing the news of his asylum is ,,,,, TORTURE.  Well, the nigger lost his case. This time.  Lets be clear yet again. I don’t hate his color. I hate what he became. I hate the scum he trained with.  I just hope this country doesn’t pay a horrid price for being kind to this walking pile of poo.

Here’s a Sunday Mail comment on that.


Freedom has to work both ways, Mr Mohamed

Mail on Sunday Comment

The use of super injunctions to keep the public from knowing about matters that might be regarded as controversial is increasing at an alarming rate.
Almost every week some celebrity takes out such an injunction to prevent publication of facts that might cause him shame, damage his reputation or reduce his earning power.

That is quite bad enough. But even more disturbing is the use of such instruments to prevent the media from reporting the workings of Parliament or the courts.

Galling: Binyam Mohamed owes his release to the diligent actions of an independent Press, not least this newspaper.

Recently, a large multi-national company even tried to stop The Guardian newspaper reporting a parliamentary question. Now Binyam Mohamed has sought to prevent The Mail on Sunday from reporting that he has been given leave to remain in this country.

This is particularly galling because he owes his release to the diligent actions of an independent Press, not least this newspaper.
He was perfectly happy for us to lay bare the details of the legal battle that secured his liberty – and the activities of Britain’s security services.

The principle that helped to free Binyam Mohamed in the first place – that the actions of the state and the courts in a free society must be open to reasonable scrutiny – applies just as much to him and his immigration status as it does to the British Government and its decisions.

THE ENTIRE ARTICLE IS HERE, MAIL on SUNDAY


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 10/10/2010 at 12:37 PM   
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Weekend YouTube Vids

I never have understood this song. Is Lola some early trans-gendered person?

Morningside. Possibly one of Neil Diamond’s best. This one is chess-related.

The next video shows the origins of David Letterman. Sad.

I still like the song. My wife knows if I’m playing it… well… grin


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 10/10/2010 at 11:05 AM   
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Who Am I?

Yep. More proof that the ‘religion of peace’ isn’t. Not that we need any more proof. Islam has warred with the West since Mohammed was first seized by demons.

BTW, it appears that the Muzzies are trying to get this video removed. You might have to login to YouTube and prove you’re adult enough to watch it.


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