You can clearly see the devistation even in the thumbnails!
You can clearly see the devistation even in the thumbnails!
Saw this over at CNN.com.
“Two Wal-Mart employees who police say followed a manager’s orders to shoot and kill a stray cat have been charged with federal animal cruelty.”
What? There is a federal animal cruelty law? And it applies here how? Did they kill the cat across state lines? Were they part of an international ring of cat killers? How in the hell is this a federal crime?
What the hell are these people thinking?
There’s a freaking huge disaster, thousands and thousands of people are dead, more are wounded and/or without their homes and safe drinking water, not to mention power or food, but let’s refuse some help because it came from the eeeeeevvviiiiiiiil jews.
“Israel’s army had planned to send staff to set up field hospitals, including internal medicine and paediatric clinics, an Israeli army spokesman said.”
I guess Sri Lanka had enough field hospitals and more than enough medicine, huh?
Evironmentalists _should_ be very happy about this plant. Scottish Water takes in hal fthe sewage produced each year and turns it into fuel for Scottish Power to use to generate electricity. It’s “carbon neutral”, ie. it does not generate more CO2, and it’s recycling at it’s best.
Can’t possibly use…waste materials as fuel, it’s….waste. So instead, under the new EU guidlines, they can’t do anything with it but burn it, but they can’t use the burning to do something useful like generate electricity. What wankers!
It just proves once again that enviromentalists are not about saving the environment, they are about stopping all human use of the environment.
That thing was awesome in its destruction. (not awesome in the sense that one skateboarder says to another when he hits a nice run, but in the older meaning)
One of the guys I worked with in the Emirates, Prassad, is Indian and from the coastal region in the South. I don’t remember the areas name, but he said it was very lovely and right on the coast. I have emailed him, but of course there has been no word. I’m sure phone and power lines are down all over, and what’s left must be swamped.
Hopefully he and his family are okay.
He taught me one phrase in the local language, phonetically it’s “Cheerin’ Gee Vee”, it’s like gesuntight, you say it when someone sneezes, and you also say it as a blessing at weddings.
Folks all over are blaming this disaster on…anyone?…the USA!
BBC radio is reading angry messages from listeners directed at the NOAA and the USGS. The criticisms are that all you had to do was pick up the phone and call CNN: 3 hours before it hit Indian coastline, something could have been done to save lives.
The Indian Ocean has no warning system like the Pacific has in place, and no one knew the extent of the wave, and even if someone had acted like the world was ending, calling everyone in the world, the fact that nothing like this has ever happened before in the Indian Ocean in a few centuries would mean that the bureaucracy in India, Sri Lanka, etc., and the media, would have moved slowly… and even if the local authorities had somehow miraculously gotten megaphones on the beach in time, you can be certain people there would have just yawned them away.
Please note that the NOAA folks did call the US State Department because they had no contact info for folks in the region. The State Department also had not contacts for natural disasters, so they called the various embassies in DC, who then…anyone?…ignored the warning.
Additionally, unlike in Japan and the Philippines, for example, the people in the Indian Ocean do not know to head for high ground if they feel an earthquake. This is simple education that would have saved thousands of lives.
But there is no experience with tsunamis on the south side of Sumatra, for example, so for the people there, where a warning system would have made no difference, simply feeling the ground shake would be all the warning that was needed to get the heck to high ground asap.
So, given the anger and grief and role hindsight plays in how people judge how their reactions would have been different, and you can see a shit storm of blame and finger pointing coming: “Americans don’t care if we drown.”
Just like the tsunami, here comes a massive wave of political shitstorms.
It is most important to remember that thousands died needlessly in this event had their been a system of warning buoys in place in the Indian Ocean like in the Pacific, and the onus is on the governemnts in the Indian Ocean to have done that, but considering the fashionable anti-Americanism in the world right now, you can easily see how this tragedy can be spun for political ends.
From the Daily Show:
July 14 is Bastille Day, when the people of France released the prisoners being held in the Bastille. Not just the *political* prisoners, mind you; *all* the prisoners.
“Bastille”. It’s French for “Why are you stabbing me? I just released you from prison.”
When I was working in the Emirates I saw stuff like this in the paper every day. Not this exactly, but stuff like this. Everyday the newspapers and news broadcasts on TV would be full of stuff that the evil US and/or the Jews did to hurt the Muslims. Usually it was crazy stuff that no one should belive, like this article. But it was amazing to talk to the guys on the boat and find out that they absolutely would believe anything read in the newspaper “The governement would not allow them to print it if it was not true, so it must be true!”
Anyway, here is the latest, a Saudi paper reports that US doctors are stealing organs from Iraqi corpses.
Yeah, we’re going all the way around the world to steal organs.
The Encyclopedia of Arda
an online encyclopedia of Middle Earth
Quotes for the game show The Family Fued:
“Dawson: Name an animal with three letters in its name.
Contestant 1: Frog.
Contestant 2: Alligator.
[during a Fast Money round]
Dawson: Name an article of clothing that children are always losing.
Contestant: Their pants.
Dawson: The price of a dozen roses.
Dawson: Besides a bird, something in a birdcage.
Dawson [after a brief pause]: Make a note of this show.
Dawson: Name something that can kill a lively party.
Contestant: A gun.
Dawson: Name something that people take with them to the bath besides soap and a towel. [Contestant’s answer: “A duck.”] Survey says? [11 — and Dawson faints]”
Merry Christmas everybody!
Here’s a little holiday video for the boys and girls of the 1st ID
Blogging will be light to non-existant over the next few days. 1) it’s freakin’ Christmas, 2) I just started playing World of Warcraft :), and 3) the server will be down while we move it, and given the internet connection problems we’ve been having at the new casa, who knows when it’ll be back online.
A long lost classic?
Peter Rabbit used to be one of my favorite books.
“Americans want to protect their money, their loved ones, and shoot bad guys. That’s something you democrats don’t understand.” - Denny Crane (William Shatner) on Boston Legal last Sunday night
This seems like a really good idea, someone who will tell those biased numnuts in the White House Press Corp exactly what you or me would like to say.
…..U.S. Press Secretary……
R. Lee Ermey, for the few of you that missed it, was the host of The
History Channel’s “Mail Call” and played the D.I. in the movie Full Metal Jacket.
R. Lee is a retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant and a very plain speaker as
you will soon read. So, for your entertainment, here is Retired Marine Gunnery
Sergeant R. Lee Ermey at his first press conference as U.S. Press Secretary.
The main topic of discussion is the Marine in Iraq who shot the Iraq insurgent to death. We pick up as the reporter asks about how this potential war crime will effect our image in the world:
Ermey: “What kind of a pansy-assed question is that?”
Reporter: “Well I think….”
Ermey: “THINK, nancy boy? Get this through that septic tank on top of your
shoulders moron, I DON’T GIVE A F*CK WHAT YOU THINK, DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME???
That Marine shot an ENEMY COMBATANT SH*THEAD, SO GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS AND DEAL WITH IT BEFORE I MAKE YOU MY OWN PERSONAL PIN CUSHION!!!
Next question. You in the blue suit.”
Reporter 2: Don’t you think that the world’s opinion of our operations is important?
Ermey: “Oh sure! You don’t know the times I have cried myself to sleep> worrying about what some g*ddamned French pansy thinks! Oh the days I have
had to weep because some sh*t eating terrorist f*cker might be mad at us
because we went into whatever god-forsaken hole in the sh*t that he lives
in and killed him. WHAT THE HELL KIND OF DUMBASS QUESTION IS THAT YOU PETER PUFFING JACKASS?? WE ARE THE MOTHER F*CKING USA, AND WHEN YOU ATTACK US WE ARE GOING TO COME TO YOUR HOUSE AND BLOW YOUR STINKING CAMEL-LICKING CARCASS INTO PIECES SO SMALL WE WILL BE ABLE TO BURY YOUR SORRY ASS IN A THIMBLE!!
I know what you are thinking. You are probably afraid, thinking that I
have such an “extreme” attitude and that I need to be ore “sensitive” to other
people’s feelings. WELL LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING YOU POLE SMOKING PANSY!
I DON’T GIVE 2 SH*TS WHAT YOU OR ANYBODY ELSE THINKS! THIS IS A DAMN WAR, AND IF YOU CAN’T HANDLE THAT YOU SHOULD GO HOME AND SUCK ON MAMMA’S TIT!! DO YOU HEAR ME YOU RUNT?? NOW GET THE F*CK OUT OF MY PRESS ROOM BEFORE I GO CRAZY AND BEAT THE LIVING SH*T OUT OF YOU!!!
Next question, you with the ugly assed tie. Look at that thing. It is
Reporter 3: “Aren’t you going against the freedom of the press by…”
Ermey: “FREEDOM?? WHAT IN BLUE HELL DO YOU KNOW ABOUT FREEDOM? I HAVE SWEATED MY ASS OFF IN JUNGLES BEING SHOT AT FOR THIS NATION!! WHAT IN THE HELL HAVE YOU DONE YOU LITTLE SH*T SUCKING WEASEL? WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU PUT YOUR ASS ON THE LINE FOR ANYTHING? AND YET YOU HAVE THE UNMITIGATED TEMERITY TO SHOW UP HERE AND MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK THE ACTIONS OF A MARINE WHO WAS DEFENDING HIMSELF AND HIS UNIT FROM ATTACK BY SOME MURDEROUS AL-QUEDA SYMPATHIZER!!! YOU WANNA KNOW WHAT I AM CONCERNED ABOUT NUMNUTS?
I AM CONCERNED ABOUT A BUNCH OF GRABASSTIC, DISORGANIZED MORONS WITH CAMERAS AND MICROPHONES DOING THEIR BEST TO PORTRAY OUR BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN AS WAR CRIMINALS! I AM CONCERNED ABOUT CHICKEN SH*T PANSIES THAT WANT US TO NEGOTIATE WITH TERRORISTS AND THEN WHINE ABOUT THEIR PISS ANT “FREEDOMS”!!”
Reporter 3: “I…”
Ermey: “Did you have a big bowl of stupid for breakfast this morning,
numbnuts? I DON’T WANT TO HEAR ANOTHER WORD OUT OF THAT COMMIE CRYHOLE IN THAT SH*TPILE YOU CALL A HEAD! AND THAT GOES TRIPLE FOR THE REST OF YOU PANSY-ASSED MORONS! NOW GET THE F*CK OUT OF MY PRESS ROOM BEFORE I SHOVE MY BOOT SO FAR UP YOUR ASS THAT YOU CHOKE TO DEATH ON MY SHOELACES!!!!”
dish-network-satelite-dish.com has, today, spammed every single post of mine with one of their ads.
So, I’ll be sending them a bill for aproximately US $600,000, which is for 600 comments at my commerical comments rate of US $1000 per commercial comment, as clearly stated in my first post, waaaaay back on March 25th of 2003 (which they spammed this morning).
In case it disappears soon, here’s the info I have so far on them:
owner-address:3796 5th Avenue
owner-address:United States of America
address:3796 5th Avenue
address:United States of America
from their site:
Or call Toll Free: 1-877-998-3474 Ext 110236 Promo Code A14
“We are a privately held company with headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. We have 10 years of experience in the satellite business. Satellite-tv.be uses sound business principles to establish itself as one of the best and most dependable online retailers in the market. ”
Are they also Satellite-tv.be? Or did they just steal their page content? Dunno…
Registered 02 January 2004
Last update 02 January 2004 16:36
Name Not Applicable
Organisation Not Applicable
Address Krummenackerstr. 10
Organisation Global Registration Services
satelite-tv.be does not come up for me. so…..
let’s head back to dish-network-satelite-dish.com. Click on order now and it takes me to VMC Satelite. VMC seems to be legitamite, but you never know.
“We can only help you with satellite TV related spam
Please do not send us other types of spam
as we cannot assist you with these.
We Take SPAM very seriously!
VMC Satellite has been in business for years, marketing our services ethically and honestly. We do not spam or send UCE. We are the largest satellite dealer online and have 136,575 affiliates that market our products in exchange for a commission.
Our affiliates are strictly prohibited from sending SPAM or UCE (Unsolicited Commercial Email). VMC affiliates are only permitted to send email advertising to opt-in lists. We do not permit our affiliates to blindly harvest email addresses from the Internet.
If you have received an email for satellite TV services that you believe is SPAM, please forward the ENTIRE email to us at:
It is very important that you use the “forward” function of your email application to send us the entire email you received, so that we can fully investigate its source.
We can only assist you with satellite TV
related spam complaints.
We investigate all SPAM complaints within two business days and we take immediate action against any affiliate who violates our policies. Affiliates who send UCE or SPAM are not paid commissions by VMC.
If you have questions about suspected spam, you can contact us at 703-206-1120″
May have to give them a call tommorrow.
“1) Kofi Annan wears expensive, custom-tailored suits; a plate of fettucine alfredo wears a dusting of Parmesan and maybe some parsley
2) Kofi Annan is black
3) Corrupt to its core, the UN would never entrust the role of US obstructionist-in-chief to a traditionally pro-American dish like a plate of fettucine alfredo
4) Kofi Annan didn’t support the US offensive in Falluja, whereas a plate of fettucine alfredo would be a hawkish proponent of killing holed-up terrorists wherever they congregate
5) A plate of fettucine alfredo doesn’t trust the French
6) Kofi Annan is soft-spoken and robotic; a plate of fettucine alfredo is vibrant and life-affirming, and likes to get drunk on wine and sing TV theme songs with strangers in pubs”
SBC screwed up and we will not have DSL till next Monday at the new casa. grrrrrrrrr…..
Also this site may be down for a while today when we move the server from the old rental house to my parent’s house. It will then go down again next week when we move it to the new casa.
The gas guy finally arrived last night to turn on the gas. Now we have hot water (and heat, but the hot water was more important).
Even with the heat on last night my room got veryvery cold, especially my bathroom! Fortunately I had several blankets on my bed, and for most of the night Trevor-dog as well.
from Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash:
“Until a man is twenty-five, he still thinks, every so often, that under the right circumstances he could be the baddest motherfucker in the world. If I moved to a martial-arts monastery in China and studied real hard for ten years. If my family was wiped out by Colombian drug dealers and I swore myself to revenge. If I got a fatal disease, had one year to live, devoted it to wiping out street crime. If I just dropped out and devoted my life to being bad.”
How’d he know?