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Thursday, October 4th, 2007
3:15 am
OMG something worth seeing!
"Hard rockers Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie will perform Dec. 8 at the Kansas Coliseum, according to the Coliseum's online site and Pollstar.

Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Oct. 10. Prices have not been released.

Osbourne, 58, was lead vocalist for the heavy metal band Black Sabbath in the '70s and has had a successful solo career. Since the late '90s, he's reunited occasionally for performances with Black Sabbath.

He's also well known for founding the successful Ozzfest, a heavy metal music festival that has launched the careers of several bands.

Rob Zombie is best known as the founder, lead singer and songwriter for White Zombie. He has also had success as a solo artist and a film director."

OMG, I'll go for the Zombie (not much of an Ozzy fan). The sad thing is is that only has beens show up to play in Wichita. In other words, only bands that I have listened to will show up to play in Wichita. Personally too many drugs have destroyed any talent Ozzy has. He sounds like some guy in a nursing home muttering something nobody understands.
Saturday, September 8th, 2007
11:14 pm
Why students should vote Democratic
Both sections of Congress passed a bill that would invest an additional $11.9 billion into college education. The money would increase the number and amount of Pell Grants as well as lower the interest rates on student loans (from 6.8% to 3.4%). And those who have loans, if you work 10 years in the public sector then your student loan tab is covered by the government.

You may be wondering how much is this going to cost taxpayers. The answer is nothing. The bill is being paid by eliminating tax cuts that went to the wealthiest Americans who didn't need the money anyway and certainly weren't paying your school bills.

When the Republicans controlled office the amount spent on Pell Grants remained stagnant. Here's the difference:



This may come as a shock but the bill was so simply positive that many Republicans could find no reason to vote against it, even Bush gave in and said he'd sign it into law (which really is no guarantee but with so many votes for it a veto can be overridden).

http://www.speaker.gov/blog/?p=732
Friday, September 7th, 2007
1:28 pm
Wal-mart, not always the cheapest
It appears only about 20% of Wal-mart's products are actually cheaper than the competition. In a pretty smart move Wal-mart focuses on those products which are cheaper so people assume the rest are cheaper as well.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/9/5/131910/3695
Friday, August 24th, 2007
11:56 am
Irony


A logging site removes thousands of trees and leaves one gigantic tree.
Saturday, July 28th, 2007
12:41 pm
The media ignored Bush's plan for a dictatorship
Bush, wanted to undue the presidency so a dictator could be installed and America could become a fascist nation where social security, medicare and other socialist programs would be eliminated.

BTW, the year was 1936, the President was Franklin Roosevelt and the Bush was Prescott Bush, grandfather of George W.

The BBC recently came out with a documentary going further into this tale. It had been known that Bush made their family fortune doing business with Hitler on the backs of enslaved Jews. What wasn't widely known is that Bush plotted with other corporate leaders from General Motors, Bird's Eye foods, Colgate and others to create a fascist government in America.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/july2007/240707fascistcoup.htm

When the names of the traitors were revealed to the House of Un-American Activities they blew the story aside refusing to question any of the people named. The media ignored the potentially nation shaking conspiracy, presumably because of the huge amount of wealth that influences the press.

http://www.cobbonline.com/1933coup.html

Times really don't change much, neither do the Bush's. I figure if this happens again it will be because the military is weakened and tied up overseas. Meanwhile at home mercenaries from Blackwater, a conservative Christian private military can serve as the President's own occupation force (although they are only large enough to occupy D.C.). The media will, at least Fox Noise, back up the coup. The enemy will be the threat of terrorists, back in 1936 the threat used was Communists. However, with Bush's popularity this idea doesn't sound like it would be successful, but it can be with a public that is more concerned with security than freedom.
Sunday, July 8th, 2007
11:37 am
Scenes from the Southeast
Driving through a flood area is a pain in the ass. Here's a couple of shots of the lower flood waters around Parsons.





This is our family's pond in the forest which generated a hundred new bug bites for me. Sadly the water level here is low because Parsons needed to hog all the water.

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007
7:21 pm
10:42 am
Dangerous neighborhood
Fear the day when your sleep is broken by a band of roving chickens patrolling the streets.


Friday, June 8th, 2007
2:01 am
This is just frickin' cool
View this clip:
http://physics.brown.edu/physics/researchpages/cme/bubble/Movie.mpg

What you are seeing is actual electrons flowing through superfluid helium. It's the absolute smallest piece of matter observed with the human eye.

http://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/4216.php?from=96619
Thursday, March 29th, 2007
5:36 pm
Fuck Me
You might as well because there's a 60% lower chance that I'll have HIV than that guy with the bigger uncircumcised penis.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/28/AR2007032800417.html?hpid=sec-health

So tomorrow, as soon as I get off the plane and kicked out of the shuttle I'm supposed to give my presentation. I really should get around to working on it now. However, I feel that I need to add one more song to the Meris/Doug Mix Tape.



Ninja Please!
Wednesday, March 28th, 2007
1:36 am
The Doug/Meris mix
We have Ted to thank for this song. Apparently it's a big hit with the Marines.


Best song to sing at karaoke. Stuck in our heads forever. Oh yeah, I bought the album too.


Thanks to this song it because a regular song at Starbucks performed by me and Derek.



Meris translated this song but not knowing what the words mean makes the song sound better.


More to come later. I will expose the messed up mentality that Meris and I experienced for months with wine and broadband.
Friday, December 1st, 2006
11:29 am
Create a pop star
This is sadly funny:

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/2006/11/create-a-pop-star.html

A guy, even older than me, jokingly creates a song on the spot. Some cute girl goes into the recording studio and she clearly can't hold a note. A bit of makeup and some edits with a computer and you have the next Britney Spears.

So it makes you wonder, how can I get a copy of that software?
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006
1:09 am
Why do we coddle this country?
Every day we give billions of dollars to this country who uses the money to finance terrorists and oppress their people. They are the richest, most backward country and we'll send our people to die for them. Saudi Arabia is a sick, sick, sick nation and the royal family should be deprived of their finances and spend the rest of their lives reading OJ Simpson novels.

In Saudi Arabia it is a crime to be a woman.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15836746/
Tuesday, November 7th, 2006
10:38 am
VOTE
Just a reminder for everyone to vote today.

And remember, friends don't let their friends vote Republican.

Update:

Well, I may actually vote for a couple Republicans. The Republican candidates are for Insurance Commissioner (Lynn Jenkins) and State Treasurer (Sandy Praeger). Both are pro-choice, moderate Republicans who really don't do anything political but are those sorts of jobs that rely primarily on competence. The antis opposed Praeger which should she win it will piss them off. Jenkins created an anti-fraud division in her office.

So I'm not the most loyal Democrat, voting blindly for the party.
Sunday, October 29th, 2006
1:02 pm
Best internet music videos ever!
One of the great wonders of the internets is to bring the world great music videos that the corporate world has deprived us. Here is my list of some of the greatest:

Kip from Napoleon Dynamite doing the Ding, ding dong song:

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/2006/07/dingdingdong.html

Nearly nude Japanese guys doing Yatta:

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/2006/07/yatta.html

Spock doing the Bilbo Baggins:

http://www.alteringtime.com/features/misc/?p=baggins

The Numa Numa guy:

http://www.guzer.com/videos/numa_numa.php

And my all time favorite, the Mortal Kombat video:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6149754563453670209
Monday, October 2nd, 2006
1:46 am
The gutted letter
Looks like it got printed in Monday's issue:

[quote]I am sickened by my government. On Thursday, the House and Senate rushed through a bill that would legalize behavior once criticized for its use in Stalin's Soviet Union and Hitler's Germany. The Military Commissions Act approves the use of torture on whomever the president determines to be an enemy combatant.

After World War II, the U.S. government prosecuted members of the Japanese military for their use of "water boarding," a technique to simulate drowning. Fifty years later, the war crimes of the Japanese have become acceptable means of interrogation under the Bush administration. Our Kansas delegation, with the exception of Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Hays, has told not only the world but our serving military that being captured and tortured in violation of the Geneva Conventions is acceptable practice.

Republicans such as Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, and Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., claim they advocate a smaller government. This is a lie. Giving the president the power to declare ordinary citizens to be criminals who aren't deserving of a trial, who can be held indefinitely or tortured until they confess, is a practice we once condemned.

There was a time in this nation when we had a justice system that prevented these sorts of abuses and a Congress that protected us from these governmental abuses of power. That day was Wednesday.[/quote]

Looks like they cut out 150 words. That pretty much gutted the letter. They cut out the part that rape could be used and that coerced confessions are acceptable. They left out the part that enemy combatants wasn't left to just foreigners and left out the example of the innocent Canadian being captured, deported and tortured including the inherent targeting of people with brown skin.
Thursday, September 28th, 2006
9:17 pm
My letter to the editor
This is the letter to the editor I sent in today. I'll be impressed if it remains unchanged, or even published. Only one Congressman in Kansas didn't sell us out to the fascists, and it wasn't the Democrat.

I am sickened by my government. On Thursday the House and Senate rushed through a bill that would legalize certain war crimes and allow behavior which was once criticized for its use in Stalin’s Soviet Union and Hitler’s Germany. The Military Commissions Act approved the use of torture including rape to force confessions from whomever the President determines to be an enemy combatant; the bill doesn’t limit enemy combatants to strictly foreign citizens.
After WW2 the U.S. government prosecuted members of the Japanese military for their use of water boarding, a technique to simulate drowning. Fifty years later the war crimes of the Japanese have become acceptable means of interrogation under the Bush administration. Our Kansas Congressmen, with the exception of Representative Moran, have told not only the world, but our serving military, that being captured and tortured in violation of the Geneva Convention is acceptable practice. Today’s vote should serve as a warning to those who volunteer for our military, our government doesn’t care about you.
Republicans like Tiahrt and Brownback claim they advocate a smaller government. This is a lie. Giving the President the power to declare ordinary citizens criminals that aren’t deserving of a trial, who can be held indefinitely or until they are tortured to provide a confession are practices that we once condemned when they were used by fascist nations.
Months ago the U.S. government arrested and deported a Canadian citizen, Maher Arar. He was tortured and forced to give a confession to his guilt. Last week he was set free because it was found his arrest was without merit and he had no connections to Al-Qaeda. This happened before Congress said all this was legal and his forced confession is admissible in court. Our current government believes it is perfectly acceptable to do this to an innocent man who happened to have the wrong color of skin while returning to Canada from a vacation. If this can be done to an innocent Canadian then why can’t it be done to an innocent American?
There was a time in this nation when we had a justice system that prevented these sorts of abuses and a Congress that protected us from these governmental abuses of power. That day was Wednesday.

Current Mood: indescribable
Sunday, September 17th, 2006
12:19 pm
Where your cell phone comes from
Come and meet the people that provide some of the materials to create the billions of cell phones.

http://www.channel4.com/news/special-reports/special-reports-storypage.jsp?id=301

Yes, such is the way of unrestricted capitalism. To help prevent this abuse be sure to recycle your cell phone. Old cell phones either are taken apart for the materials inside or sold as used to poorer countries. Selling used means the multi-national, billion dollar countries which encourage such exploitation can't profit.
Monday, September 11th, 2006
1:58 pm
Operation Rescue loses tax exempt status thanks to Maggot Punks
Deletions From Cumulative List of Organizations Contributions to
Which are Deductible Under Section 170 of the Code

Release Date: SEPTEMBER 11, 2006

Published by Tax AnalystsTM

The Internal Revenue Service has revoked its determination that the organization listed below qualifies as an organization described in sections 501(c)(3) and 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

Generally, the Service will not disallow deductions for contributions made to a listed organization on or before the date of announcement in the Internal Revenue Bulletin that an organization no longer qualifies. However, the Service is not precluded from disallowing a deduction for any contributions made after an organization ceases to qualify under section 170(c)(2) if the organization has not timely filed a suit for declaratory judgment under section 7428 and if the contributor (1) had knowledge of the revocation of the ruling or determination letter, (2) was aware that such revocation was imminent, or (3) was in part responsible for or was aware of the activities or omissions of the organization that brought about this revocation.

If on the other had a suite for declaratory judgment has been timely filed, contributions from individuals and organizations described in section 170(c)(2) that are otherwise allowable will continue to be deductible. Protection under section 7428(c) would begin on September 11, 2006, and would end on the date the court first determines that the organization is not described in section 170(c)(2) as more particularly set forth in section 7428(c)(1). For individual contributors, the maximum deduction protected is $ 1,000, with a husband and wife treated as one contributor. This benefit is not extended to any individual, in whole or in part, for the acts or omissions of the organization that were the basis for revocation.

Youth Ministries, Inc., d/b/a
Operation Rescue West
Wichita, KS
Thursday, August 17th, 2006
10:44 pm
How to blow up a plane with a liquid bomb
Yup, one science website tells you how to do it:

http://www.theregister.com/2006/08/17/flying_toilet_terror_labs/

Now doesn't it make perfect sense that you can't take your shampoo and Starbucks latte onto the plane? I'm still wondering why I have to remove my sandals.
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