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calendar   Sunday - December 06, 2009

Let’s Put Air Shocks On The Bus

so we can raise the damn thing up another foot to have enough room to fit this ... this ... filthy pervert underneath. Then let’s push it over a cliff onto the electrified, poison coated spikes on the roof of the explosives factory.



Kevin Jennings, NAMBLA supporter. Obama’s Safe Schools Czar



Safe for Whom?



A Reading List of pornographic perversion for your schoolchildren. By government decree



h/t to Cmblake6 via McGoo, lining to Astute Bloggers who link to Gateway Pundit where a commenter notes that Malkin is also running the story (I can’t be everywhere ya know, and this is what I get for taking the weekends off. This was Friday’s news.)

Malkin:

Doing the investigative work the dinosaur, Obama-enabling media won’t do, Scott Baker and a collaborative research team have waded through the sexually explicit reading list endorsed by safe schools czar Kevin Jennings and the group he founded — GLSEN.

Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit posts the team’s report. Make sure you have an empty stomach before you read.

Hoft:
Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings was the founder, and for many years, Executive Director of an organization called the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). GLSEN started essentially as Jennings’ personal project and grew to become the culmination of his life’s work.

These are excerpts from the government approved - by this man Jennings - the government approved reading list for your high school child. Hardcore homosexual pornography, describing in high detail acts that are often illegal as hell. Sexual encounters between children in the first grade. And worse. Far worse. And all of this is “normal”. And protected.

The nicest part I can find to quote from.

We shared our toys and spent many summer days building sandcastles on the beach. On rainy days I’d walk down to Billy’s house where we spent the day reading books and building racetracks and playing sex therapist in his basement. We were human beings who knew no social inhibitions and were willing to explore our sexuality to its fullest.

And it gets far far worse than this. Worse by several orders of magnitude.  With pictures too. I won’t even print it. Follow the links above, please. Please read the excerpts. Read, judge, comment. Maybe I’m seeing it wrong. But I don’t think so.

Gay is gay. Fine. Who cares? Consenting adults. Just close the blinds first, m’kay? What we’re seeing here is pedophilia. This is what Jennings is all about. Criminal perversion. Get this freak out of the White House today.

According to GLSEN’s own press releases from the period during which its recommended reading list was developed, the organization’s three areas of focus were creating “educational resources, public policy agenda, [and] student organizing programs”; in other words, the reading list (chief among its “educational resources”) was of prime importance in GLSEN’s efforts to influence the American educational system.

Out of curiosity to see exactly what kind of books Kevin Jennings and his organization think American students should be reading in school, our team chose a handful at random from the over 100 titles on GLSEN’s grades 7-12 list, and began reading through.

What we discovered shocked us. We were flabbergasted. Rendered speechless.

We were unprepared for what we encountered. Book after book after book contained stories and anecdotes that weren’t merely X-rated and pornographic, but which featured explicit descriptions of sex acts between pre-schoolers; stories that seemed to promote and recommend child-adult sexual relationships; stories of public masturbation, anal sex in restrooms, affairs between students and teachers, five-year-olds playing sex games, semen flying through the air. One memoir even praised becoming a prostitute as a way to increase one’s self-esteem. Above all, the books seemed to have less to do with promoting tolerance than with an unabashed attempt to indoctrinate students into a hyper-sexualized worldview.

We knew that unless we carefully documented what we were reading, the public would have a hard time accepting it. Mere descriptions on our part could not convey the emotional gut reaction one gets when seeing what Kevin Jennings wants kids to read as school assignments. So we began scanning pages from each of the books, and then made exact transcriptions of the relevant passages on each page.

Are we exaggerating, or misconstruing quotes that could be interpreted a different way? No: Read the passages below and judge for yourself. There’s no wiggle room. The language is explicit, the intent clear.

Holy shit. Holy shit. Holy shit.


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calendar   Friday - December 04, 2009

Could the EU ‘house grab’ law be applied to UK homes?

I have to post this bit of loony tune thing in case there’s something to it. Which I kinda doubt.

Looks like maybe the Mail needs to sell more papers. But then again .... wait a minute.  This is the year 2009 where anything and everything can actually happen.  In 1945 or 1950, this question could never come up. So, maybe .....

I saw a survey of some kind today with regard to Americans and our world attitude.  It said that more and more Americans were looking inward and didn’t want to be bothered by events outside our own country.  It said Americans in growing numbers did not want to police the world and want us out of foreign wars.  Heck, I think lots of us and maybe a majority have long wanted us to be able to mind things at home first, and not be the worlds cop.

Could the EU ‘house grab’ law be applied to UK homes?

By Tim Shipman

British homeowners could potentially lose their property if it was ever owned by someone with relatives abroad.

British citizens could have their homes snatched from them on the orders of a European court under a new Brussels power grab.

Plans for an EU shake-up of inheritance law will leave homeowners vulnerable to the potential loss of their property if it was ever owned by someone with relatives abroad.

Most European countries force citizens to leave a proportion of their estate to certain relatives, known as ‘forced heirs’.

Under ‘clawback’ procedures outlawed in England forced heirs can undo property sales up to 30 years earlier if the deceased did not make adequate provision for his relatives in their will.

That means the relatives in France, Germany or Spain could stake a claim to property which has since been purchased by someone else in Britain.

Experts have warned that British citizens could lose their homes or be forced to pay hundreds of thousands of pounds to the foreign relatives of previous owners.

And the new Europe-wide laws could drive up the cost of buying a house because people would be forced to buy insurance to prevent them losing out if they fall foul of future land grab claims.

At the moment properties and land are always distributed according to English law.

A proposed EU regulation, which the Ministry of Justice is considering signing up to, would mean that legal cases affecting British properties would be heard in the country where the deceased was ‘habitually resident’.

That would leave British courts powerless to overturn rulings made by courts elsewhere in Europe, where 12 countries have clawback rules.

Justice Secretary Jack Straw has just closed a month long consultation on whether to sign up to the new rules.

But even an independent expert commissioned to look at the plans by the Ministry of Justice has written a report slamming the proposals.

Prof Roderick Paisley of the University of Aberdeen warned that if the regulation is introduced the possibility of clawback would undermine property rights in the UK.

‘The Regulation would force courts in the UK to recognise clawback under the law of other Member States in relation to cross-border successions,’ he wrote.

‘The difficulty with this is that gifts made validly under domestic law, which people expect to be subject to domestic law, could be invalidated by foreign courts. This would represent an interference with UK property law.’

He warned that ‘considerable cost’ would be added to buying a home. ‘In many cases a solicitor will feel obliged to obtain a legal opinion from an experienced foreign lawyer.

‘Alternatively, a practice may develop of taking out an insurance based title indemnity policy for each transaction.’

Shadow Justice Secretary, Dominic Grieve said: ‘It beggars belief that Ministers are considering signing up to rules which would create such uncertainty in the property market and could even see British families lose their homes as a result of legal cases overseas involving people they have never known and in which they might not be represented.

‘The Government’s own advisers say that this rule could “blight” properties and add considerable costs to moving home, so we should not hesitate to reject it.’

A Ministry of Justice spokesman said: ‘The Government supports the principle of simplification of succession laws in the EU.

‘Whilst we welcome their publication, we are aware there are some potentially problematical issues within the EU Commission’s proposals and we are now considering and consulting on those and indeed the whole proposal.

‘The whole proposal will now be negotiated amongst all EU Members and the European Parliament. The consultation closed yesterday. The Government’s response will be published in due course.’

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Oh btw ... happen to find this comment on a site a few minutes ago.

I suppose we should be glad of getting on with the US, might need their help over Europe. I’ll be voting UKIP anyway. Sigh.
- Ms B, London, UK, 04/12/2009 12:54


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calendar   Sunday - September 20, 2009

“First, we kill all the pigs…”

It has exposed the failings of a government where the power is concentrated at the top, where decisions are often carried out with little consideration for their consequences and where follow-up is often nonexistent, according to social commentators and government officials.

Doesn’t that just sound like the Obama (mis)Administration? But, while applicable, it is not. This is about the Mubarak dictatorship in Egypt. Seems, in an effort to halt the swine flu, they actually killed all the swine.

In other news, a Muslim country had swine. Why? We find out later in the story…

When the government killed all the pigs in Egypt this spring — in what public health experts said was a misguided attempt to combat swine flu — it was warned the city would be overwhelmed with trash.

The pigs used to eat tons of organic waste. Now the pigs are gone and the rotting food piles up on the streets of middle-class neighborhoods like Heliopolis and in the poor streets of communities like Imbaba.

This is from a New York Times story which features a picture of goats trying to do a pig’s job. Basically, it looks (and doubtless smells) like New York City during a garbage strike.

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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 09/20/2009 at 03:21 PM   
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calendar   Friday - July 31, 2009

Is it okay to help someone whose life has become unendurable, to end it all at their choosing?

This topic has raised a number of comments.

Here in the UK, a number of ppl have made the trip to Switzerland to help loved ones end it. Strictly speaking, that is against the law here. BUT, nobody has been prosecuted so far for assisting or enabling suicide.  The thinking is I suppose, that a jury would not convict in that circumstance. 

One problem I have with some opponents, is that many are churchmen and are speaking from a religious point of view.  That’s okay when they are trying to influence their own flock.  But I surely do not want them making a decision in law, based on their religious beliefs, that will eventually affect me.  I have a real problem with that.  I don’t want them minding my business along with theirs.

A bill has already been shot down here only last week. Or was it the beginning of this week?  That had to do with this subject. 
I’ve heard pointless debates on radio here with some pie in the sky dreamers talking about improved palliative care.  Yeah. Easy for them to preach. None are in a state of painful ill health wishing it could be over.

Then there’s the scare about how greedy people will talk old and sick relatives into killing themselves so they can make off with the family jewels a bit earlier.
Thing of it is, people that mean and that rotten are gonna do it anyway. 
There are folks being murdered in the streets here every day.  Youth gangs are everywhere and not just in the inner cities.  They’re stealing life from those who had years of healthy life ahead of them.  But the focus on assisted suicide always seems to run to the what if scenario re. doing away with the elderly and ill for gain.

Another thing to note.  I don’t agree with this feel right about it theory that it’s only okay if the person wanting a final exit, has reached a point where they only have months to go anyway.  Why should any very sick person be required to wait that long?  The lady in this particular case hasn’t asked (yet) for a change in law.  Not exactly that.  She quite rightly wants clarification on the penalty with regard to the person who might help her end it by traveling overseas with her.
As others have done.  There is a downside however to what she has done this day. In an editorial, here in part is what The telegraph has to say.
And they are quite right I think.

In reality, it is unlikely that the authorities would ever sanction a prosecution in such a case. A total of 115 British citizens are known to have ended their lives in the Dignitas clinic, yet there have been no prosecutions. The law’s very ambiguity has allowed this to happen. That ambiguity is now to be removed. And far from making assisted suicide easier, as
Miss Purdy and her supporters maintain, it could make it more legally fraught. For Parliament made clear this month that it does not want the law
changed, and the law says that aiding or abetting suicide is a crime.

Debbie Purdy case: MP David Winnick pledges to launch Bill calling for assisted suicide to be legalised in UK
An MP has begun a bid to legalise assisted suicide in Britain a day after Debbie Purdy won the right to have the law clarified.

By Martin Beckford, Social Affairs Correspondent
Published: 2:10PM BST 31 Jul 2009

A Bill is being proposed that would allow terminally ill people to end their lives with the help of loved ones in their home country, rather than having to travel to “suicide clinics” overseas.

It comes after five Law Lords ruled in the case of Ms Purdy, who has multiple sclerosis, that the Director of Public Prosecutions must state exactly when prosecutions would be launched against those who accompany people to commit suicide abroad.

Although aiding and abetting suicide remains a crime punishable by up to 14 years’ imprisonment, none of the Britons who have helped terminally ill people die at clinics such as Dignitas in Switzerland has been prosecuted.

David Winnick, the Labour MP for Walsall North, said: “The question arises from yesterday’s decision – should we recognise cases such as Debbie Purdy, should we change the law, should people have to go abroad?

“I’m not saying for a moment ‘let’s try and encourage people to die’ but if a person with a terminal illness does reach such a conclusion, that they don’t want to go on, and want assisted dying such a facility should exist.

“If the law was changed we would need to have absolute safeguards against abuse and to give the person who has made such a decision every opportunity to change their minds and to make it clear it would be limited to those suffering from terminal illness.”

He said the issue needs to be “debated thoroughly” in Parliament and will put forward a Private Members’ Bill suggesting “a measure whereby assisted dying could take place in this country”.

The proposal would be entered into a ballot in the autumn, along with an estimated 300 others, and a handful will be given some time for debate in the Commons.

Even if it were one of the few chosen, there may not be time for it to be voted on as the Government decides the timetable for legislation.

In addition, the forthcoming Parliament will be shorter than most as it must be dissolved in time for a general election by June at the latest.

However, even as a symbolic gesture it shows the determination of MPs to keep up public debate on the controversial issue of assisted suicide.

Just weeks ago Lord Falconer, the Lord Chancellor under Tony Blair, made a failed attempt to change the law on travel to Dignitas in the House of Lords.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 07/31/2009 at 11:33 AM   
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calendar   Monday - July 27, 2009

American Tyler Bradt set a new world record by plunging 186 feet over a waterfall.  MUST SEE!

I keep getting further away from the things I planned to to post as I keep finding other things.

Weather EXTREMELY bad at the moment.  Hopefully I’ll remain on line. 

No warming to report though.  Should I report that to Al Bore?

Kayaker in world record waterfall plunge
American kayaker Tyler Bradt has set a new world record by plunging 186 feet over a waterfall in Washington State.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 07/27/2009 at 07:14 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - July 22, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE.  HAPPY 1 9 8 4 … Should oooeld comraaads beeee forgot ……

You will recall that yesterday I posted something that I found very upsetting. Yeah I know. I find lots of things upsetting.
Anyway ... I posted this.

Police given powers to enter homes and tear down anti-Olympics posters during 2012 Games

I thought that was pretty damn bad and I still do. 

One day last week, or heck it could have been only a couple of daze ago (not trying to be cute. DAZE, as in daze is correct at the moment)
an article appeared in the paper saying that some city councils were placing chips in people’s trash bins, called wheelie bins here, (must be due to the wheels) to not only see if they were mixing recycle with unwanted stuff. Oh No.  They were also attempting to learn what sort of things were being thrown away to determine the possible wealth of the thrower.  I’ll bet they haven’t advanced that far in the USA. Yet. 

Well, when I opened the morning paper today I was greeted with this.  The paper date said 2009 but I think that was a typo. Should have read 1984.
Here ya go.  And I’m certain it will not surprise any of you.  This is what our brave new world has come to.

Councils use bugs to spy on public illegally
Councils and other official bodies are using hidden tracking devices to snoop on the public, a report by Sir Christopher Rose has disclosed.

By Christopher Hope Whitehall Editor
Published: 7:00AM BST 22 Jul 2009

THE TELEGRAPH

Officials have continued to use the gadgets, which allow them to follow covertly people, despite a warning that the practice is prohibited.

The scale of the secret operations was set out in a report published on Monday by Sir Christopher, the chief surveillance commissioner. He found that the number of official surveillance operations increased last year, despite a government pledge to reduce them for trivial offenses.

Sir Christopher also criticised the Home Office for trying to make it easier for the police to use legally covert surveillance.

“It should not be acceptable that the use of covert powers is made ‘easy’ for any public authority,” he said. It was important that “covert surveillance is necessary, proportionate and carried out in a way which is compliant with human rights”.

Sir Christopher’s report said that the tracking devices could only be used “for the prevention and detection of ‘serious crime”.

Documents released earlier this year showed how, in 2007, the Environment Agency attached one of the trackers to a vehicle in order to monitor suspected dumping of illegal waste. Sir Christopher’s office reprimanded the agency. The mistake was blamed on erroneous advice from the Home Office stating that “affixing a magnetic device to a vehicle on the public highway” was “not a criminal offense”.

I’m not posting the entire article.  You can read it if interested at the telegraph dot com. I’m simply using that story to lead into this one which is even more scary because it appears so much more a matter of the natural order of things, whereas here at least some will and are complaining.

Kremlin gives itself powers to spy on all Russian mail.
The Russian government has given itself sweeping powers to spy on its own citizens after a new decree gave intelligence services unlimited access to read all mail without a warrant.


By Miriam Elder in Moscow

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The decree, reminiscent of Soviet-era domestic spying tactics, allows security services – including the FSB, Foreign Intelligence Service and police, as well as customs, drug and prison agencies – to obtain information on senders and addressees from the postal service.

It also foresees FSB agents - the successors to the Soviet-era KGB - setting up monitoring sites at all the country’s post offices.

Kremlin critics denounced the measure as a return to Stalinist tactics of surveillance.

“We are returning to a totalitarian regime,” said Lev Ponomaryov, a leading human rights activist. “It reminds one of Soviet times. And the worst thing is, the people don’t care.”

The communications ministry, which issued the decree, denied it violated the constitutional right to privacy.

“This document carries a technical character,” a ministry spokesman said, denying that security services would see their powers broadened with the decree. “It does not infringe the rights of postal recipients or human rights.”

The spokesman said officials would still need a court warrant to open mail, but there is no mention of that in the decree, published on the ministry’s website.

The decree, which came into force on Tuesday, is ostensibly designed to tackle crime.

It will have a wide reach. Russia is an overwhelmingly poor country outside Moscow and St Petersburg and people rely heavily on postal communications. Email use remains limited.

Freedoms have been severely curtailed under the rule of the Russian prime minister, Vladimir Putin, a former spy who briefly headed the FSB. Foreign intelligence activity, as well as surveillance of Russians, have grown under his watch.

Dissent is not suffered and the government has steadily increased its surveillance of the internet as its use grows in the country.

In the latest case, FSB officers on Tuesday opened a criminal case against Igor Averkiyev, a writer based in the Urals city of Perm, for an online article critical of the Kremlin’s strategy in the republic of Chechnya.

Mr Averkiyev was accused of inciting extremism. He was already investigated early last year for an article comparing Mr Putin to Hitler.

SOURCE FOR THOSE NAUGHTY RUSSKIES


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 07/22/2009 at 05:03 AM   
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calendar   Sunday - July 19, 2009

Three people missing after two homes plunge over cliff during landslide. More photos at the link.

Not exactly my usual stuff but just came across this. Scary.

Three people missing after two homes plunge over cliff during landslide

By Daily Mail Reporter

Three people are missing after a lakeside cliff collapsed, sending two houses plummeting into the depths of a disused mineshaft.

The incident, which happened in the German town of Nachterstedt early this morning, saw a 350-metre stretch of shoreline collapse. One home was completely destroyed, and another split in half in the catastrophe.

Around seven other homes, now just a few feet from the drop, had a narrow escape.

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There had been heavy rain in the area, but experts say the mining activity had probably made the land unstable.

The stretch of land which collapsed into the lake is believed to be 350m long and 120m wide.

SPECTACULAR PHOTOS HERE

ok, will someone tell me in feet or in miles what 350m and 120m are? I never got the hang of km or meters or any of that stuff. Never had need of it.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 07/19/2009 at 10:41 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - July 08, 2009

UK has paid off their entire national debt, fixed all the roads and bridges. So said Drew yesterday.

Actually, this is Drew’s quote.

Computerized cameras and automatic squealers on your garbage cans! Unreal. I’m so glad the UK has paid off their entire national debt, fixed all the roads and bridges, provided food, clothing, and shelter to all (not just MPs), etc., that they can afford to waste tax money like this.

Now that was in response to a post yesterday with regard to trash bins and spying on same etc.

By chance this morning I found the following uncredited article in our morning paper.  Somethin’ to do with a bridge. Couldn’t resist the post.


AMBULANCES TOO HEAVY TO CROSS SUSPENSION BRIDGE

The Telegraph

Ambulances have been banned from traveling over Clifton suspension bridge because they are too heavy.

Instead, they will have to take a 2.5 mile detour, which will put an extra six minutes on a journey and raised fears that it could put patients at greater risk.

The ban was imposed after the Great Western Ambulance Service introduced a fleet of ambulances that exceeded the bridge’s weight limit.

Staff who operate the bridge, which has a mechanism that weighs approaching vehicles, said they would consider allowing ambulances on a “life or death” call.
But the ambulance service says the bridge has now been struck from their route effecting their fleet of 103 ambulances.


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Posted by peiper   United States  on 07/08/2009 at 02:37 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - July 01, 2009

DRAMATIC PHOTOS OF WATER RESCUE ……….

Just something some may not have seen and of interest.  And it’s AMERICAN!

The moment construction worker dangling from a crane plucks woman trapped in swirling river to safety

By Sarah Titterton
Last updated at 5:54 PM on 01st July 2009

A construction worker dangles from a crane, his arm stretched out to reach a terrified woman trapped in swirling water at the base of a dam.

These astonishing images show the dramatic rescue of the woman after her boat overturned near the dam on the Des Moines River in Iowa.

She was pulled to safety by the quick-thinking construction crew - but her husband, who was with her in the boat when it overturned yesterday, tragically drowned.

Meanwhile, fire crews tried to throw life preservers from a boat.

After the initial attempt with the crane was unsuccessful, the construction company rigged up Oglesbee to the crane with a harness and Oglesbee was able to grab the woman from the water.

‘They just harnessed me in and dipped me down in the water and I grabbed her,’ he said.

When asked if he volunteered to be rigged to the crane, Oglesbee said he just happened to be wearing the harness.

‘I just told her to hang on tight. I won’t let go,’ Oglesbee recalled.

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Emergency crews said it is likely the woman would have drowned had it not been for the construction crew’s heroic rescue operation

ALL THE OTHER PHOTOS AND THE REST OF THE STORY IS HERE


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 07/01/2009 at 01:45 PM   
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calendar   Friday - June 26, 2009

Growl

You know what I hate? I hate when a blogger puts up a post that really, really begs private comment, and then supplies a false email address. I spent the better part of an hour doing research, running numbers, and building graphics - to scale, no less - and then put it all in an email ... that got rejected, because the account didn’t actually exist.

So here’s the picture. I won’t give the details, but they’re obvious: we are vulnerable as all hell to EMP. I have no doubts at all that the USA is the most integrated circuit intensive nation on earth. Sure, Japan may have more per person, and way cooler cell phones too, but we’re about 500 times the size of them.

And this is just about the one and only way Mr. Me So Ronery can make good his threat to destroy the US that he came out with the other day, that the Pentagon sneered at. All it takes is ONE MIRV MISSILE. Just one, with just 3 warheads. Heck, our ICBMs had 10 or more each.


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60 miles up isn’t even half the altitude of Low Earth Orbit. Maybe we should nuke the NorKs on July 3rd, just to play it safe.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/26/2009 at 11:13 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - June 18, 2009

Rush Limbaugh: Obama is Destroying the Economy

Rush has made his opening monologue from June 8th available on YouTube. It’s broken into ten parts. Here’s part one, as viewed through the DittoCam:

“You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.” - Charles A. Beard


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 06/18/2009 at 07:37 PM   
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calendar   Wednesday - June 03, 2009

An Israeli woman’s attempt to commit suicide by lying on railway tracks has been caught on video.

Is it April first in Israel?

I watched this but I can’t believe it. Can you?
Even laying between and not on the track, is it possible no to be caught by the smallest thing under a train?
See what you think.  Hard to believe.

The amazing CCTV footage comes from the Israeli Railroad Company and shows crossing in northern Israel.
On Sunday the woman, circled in red, approached the tracks and a railway guard to the right of the screen tried to signal to her. She then appeared to lie down on the tracks as a high-speed train hurtles over her for several seconds.
Incredibly after the train passed, she appeared to get up and walk away.
The footage was broadcast on the Israeli TV network Channel 2. According to the station, police later caught up with the woman and escorted her to a local hospital were she received minor medical treatment for bruising to the head, and then was moved to psychiatric hospital in Northern Israel for further evaluation.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 06/03/2009 at 11:21 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - May 21, 2009

Another Model Suicides

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Model and actress Lucy Gordon. Hanged herself.





I just don’t understand this. Another up and coming model/actress. Young, fit, beautiful. And with steady work. No apparent drug problem. No anorexia. You would think the world would just about be her oyster, on a silver platter. So she kills herself. Because a friend in England killed herself? That’s just twisted.

‘Spider-Man 3’ Actress Commits Suicide in Paris Home

A promising young English actress was found dead in an apparent suicide in Paris just days before her 29th birthday.  Lucy Gordon — who appeared in “Spiderman 3” — was found dead by her boyfriend in her central Paris apartment yesterday.
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A spokesman for the Cannes film festival, currently underway on the French Riviera, described Miss Gordon as “a hugely promising young actress.”

“We are devastated by this news,” he said. “All those attending the festival had been hugely impressed by Lucy’s work. She was a star in the making.”

An officer described the scene as “absolutely horrific.”
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The man told police that Miss Gordon had been deeply affected by the recent suicide of a friend back in Britain. The aspiring actress — who also worked as a model — had recently finished filming a movie in which she stars as Jane Birkin, the wife of iconic French singer Serge Gainsbourg.

Neighbours around the £2000-a-month two bedroom flat she rented in the bohemian 10th arrondissement of Paris said she was seldom home, always out working or socialising. Her career was flourishing, so detectives said they would be interviewing close friends and family about her personal life in an attempt to establish a motive. Agents for the actress confirmed she had “ended her own days”.

Friends said Miss Gordon was deeply affected by the recent suicide of a friend in the UK. A local said: “She was an adorable girl. Two days ago, we were chatting over a drink. You think people are stable and then ...”

The actress appeared in a dozen films, including as reporter Jennifer Dugan in the third instalment of Spider-Man. She made her debut in 2001 in the film Perfume, which follows a group of characters at a New York modelling show.

12 films in 8 years, plus modeling. Sounds like regular employment to me. And that isn’t exactly a low rent apartment either. She was doing Ok, at least financially. Very sad.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/21/2009 at 12:28 PM   
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calendar   Monday - May 04, 2009

The Times Headline reads: Democrat joker Al Franken to hand Obama control of Senate.

AND THAT REALLY DOES FRIGHTEN ME BIG TIME. PLEASE ...PLEASE!
Won’t someone rid us of his presence?

Democrat joker Al Franken to hand Obama control of Senate

Sarah Baxter
The Times

A COMEDIAN who had a walk-on part in the Rutles film spoof of the Beatles is poised to deliver a 60-seat super-majority to the Democrats in the Senate as President Barack Obama consolidates his grip on the levers of power.

Al Franken, 57, a satirist turned Democrat politician, is expected to be proclaimed the winner of the protracted race for the US Senate in Minnesota, in time to give Obama a free hand to appoint a Supreme Court replacement for retiring Justice David Souter without fear of Republican blocking tactics.

If Franken wins, Obama will hold an unassailable majority after Senator Arlen Specter’s sudden defection from the Republicans to the Democrats last week. A 60-seat majority would deprive the Republicans of the ability to scupper appointments and legislation by filibustering.

Norman Coleman, the Republican former senator, last week asked the Minnesota supreme court to count an extra 1,359 ballots, but his own side has all but conceded that Franken will win. “Most of us think that is going to happen,” said Paul Ryan, a Republican congressman.

Hillary Clinton, Obama’s surprise choice for secretary of state, has been mooted as a wild card appointment to the Supreme Court, but she would have to abandon any remaining presidential ambitions – an unlikely prospect.

Franken, a former presenter on Air America, the left-wing radio station, has been uncharacteristically quiet during the six-month recount. He holds a 312-vote lead over Coleman out of a total of nearly 3m.

Tad Devine, a Democrat consultant and friend of Franken, warned that his party’s softly-softly tactics would not continue indefinitely.

“Our side has not kicked into gear yet,” he said. “There has been a deliberate strategy not to make a big deal of the recount but if it drags on into the summer, we could raise the stakes and force the race to a conclusion.”

Franken’s vote will be needed not just for the Supreme Court appointment but also for healthcare reform, earmarked for the autumn. It is ironic for a comedian to wield so much power, Devine noted, “but Franken is certainly comfortable with irony”.


Al’s gags

Franken’s quips include:

“When the president [Bush] said he was against nation-building, I didn’t realise he meant our nation.”

“Why don’t we focus on what Afghan women can do? They can cook, bear children and pray. As I recall, that was fine for our grandmothers.”

“I’m interested in politics for all the wrong reasons – I’m interested in the entertainment value of it.”

Even an enemy can often be amusing.  But being very scary is something else again. And this guy does frighten.


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