Friday, October 27, 2006

White Powder

NEW YORK (Rooters) - A suspicious white powder delivered by mail to former President Bill Clinton's New York office on Friday was not dangerous, kind of spacey, yet energetic a Secret Service spokesman said.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The good news is, you're getting out...

I know how our government could save some money. Send all of our inmates that are in for life to Iraq. Not as soldiers, just as targets for insurgents, it might save a few soldiers lives. Hey, why not? Seems like a win-win to me.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The trouble with Democracies

Democrats and the republicans should compromise on the Iraq policy. Stay and run?
Cut the course? No, I still say if it's a democracy they should let the Iraqis vote on if the U.S. stays or goes. That's one of the flaws of a democracy. Who decides what you get to vote on? Voted on any Federal laws lately?


I'm back to work after a few days off. (excuse me while I cry) Ok, I'm alright now, already half way through the day. I heard from a very unreliable source that we were getting a computer and internet at work, I sure hope so but I dought it. Gota go mine some salt.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Planted Propaganda

Planted Propaganda
It's a bad idea, whether or not it violates regulations. Too bad the Pentagon won't say that.
Monday, October 23, 2006; Page A20

THE DEFENSE Department inspector general has concluded that having a Pentagon contractor secretly pay Iraqi journalists and other news organizations to run positive news stories about the war doesn't violate any laws or regulations.
If I don't blog much in the next few weeks it's because I've run onto some unexpected income and will be out spending it.

Anyway, I guess I've been looking at this whole war in Iraq the wrong way. It gives our soldiers something that you just can't buy, real live combat experience. Some say we should cut and run but staying the course is looking better and better. If you are an American male here in the states, every day that we stay in Iraq ups your odds of finding a single female (if you don't mind hooking up with a widow).
Another problem with leaving now is that we still haven't found the weapons of mass destruction, they must be there somewhere. Our beloved president saw an intelligence report that said so!
Check back here often to find more positive news stories about the war in Iraq.

Ryder rents trucks

The pilot who took the photos wishes (for the obvious reasons) to remain anonymous, but these photos are purported to be of an area near Camp Gruber-Braggs, Oklahoma in early April of 1995. Needless to say, just days after this photo was taken, the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City was destroyed (along with internal cutter charges) by a Ryder truck full of explosives.

NEW! In a recently discovered news article written by the Washington Post on June 17th, 1997, the Oklahoma National Guard authenticates the following photos as being exactly what they appear to be, photos of a Ryder truck in a clandestine base at Camp Gruber-Braggs.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Majority of Iraqi youth smarter than Bush

Majority of Iraqi youth wants U.S. out By KATHERINE SHRADER, Associated Press Writer
2 hours, 7 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - Majorities of Iraqi youth in Arab regions of the country believe security would improve and violence decrease if the U.S.-led forces left immediately, according to a State Department poll that provides a window into the grim warnings provided to policymakers.

Thank goodness for e-mail alerts!

Thank goodness for e-mail alerts! I was blogging when I noticed that I had a new e-mail, I'm glad I got this right away.
"Elsewhere in Monologue Planet Gnome Bloghaus Design Bell Music Together Homeabout Usabout Mission Uswhats or Newwhats Newpress all is."

A blog by any other name would still smell like your computer screen

I've recently seen some blogs that don't allow comments, at all. I thought the blogs that have to approve comments were rather wimpy but to not allow them at all?
Oh well, to each his own I suppose.
It strikes me as odd when a spell checker for blogs, thousands of blogs, doesn't know the word blog! I notice strange things I guess.

Sometimes they fight back

Two Men Make a Citizen's Arrest In Sherman

Posted: Oct 13, 2006 07:38 AM

A citizen's arrest in Sherman has resulted in hero status for two local men. A would-be armed robbery was foiled yesterday afternoon on Sunset street in Sherman. Chelsea Hover has the story.

Just before 12:30, the suspect went into Sunset Food Mart and put a few items on the counter, like he was going to make a purchase. Then, he threw a cup of scolding hot chocolate in the clerks face, went around the counter and allegedly pulled out a large knife. He threatened the store clerk for money. But instead of paying, the clerk wrestled the robber to the ground, and with the assistance of a customer, held him down until the Police arrived.

58-year old James Douglas Hayes was arrested for aggrevated robbery. He is in the Grayson County Jail tonight. The clerk was taken to Wilson N Jones for minor burns on his face from the hot chocolate.

Friday, October 20, 2006

We are constantly adjusting our tactics

"We are constantly adjusting our tactics so that we achieve the objective, and right now the objective is to cause a civil war, help terrorist recruiters and to get a lot of our soldiers killed." "Mission accomplished!" Bush said in an Associated Press interview.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Bush restricting rights

Bush signs bill restricting rights for terror detainees

I just hope that all these bills restricting the rights of terrorist, clearly defines terrorist!
{We caught this man Jay-walking, clearly an act of terror!}

Wow, I had a thought!

yellowdoggrannie's post about gays in Texas got me to thinking. I have an idea that could help a small percentage of gay couples in states that won't recognize gay marriages. If a gay male couple and a gay female couple live together in a stable and trusting relationship. What if the males and females were to get married? Then if a spouse died, the children wouldn't be "up for grabs", custody would go to the other spouse no questions asked.

"Foley Exemption"

Lawyer: Foley to name alleged abuser By BRIAN SKOLOFF, Associated Press Writer
1 hour, 20 minutes ago

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Mark Foley plans to reveal the name of a clergyman he says abused him as a teenager, a move his attorney said would deflate claims the former congressman fabricated the allegations as an excuse for sending sexually explicit e-mails to teenage pages.

Gerald Richman, Foley's civil attorney, said Tuesday that Foley has been "keeping this deep dark secret inside of him for many years."

"He's dealing with this issue, but it's going to take a lot of time."

Foley, 52, a Florida Republican, resigned last month after he was confronted with the e-mails. He has not been charged with a crime.

Some have charged that Foley made up the allegations as an excuse or to elicit public sympathy.

Richman said Foley has not told him the name of the clergyman but has told another attorney. He said the clergyman is still alive.

Foley has been in seclusion at an alcohol rehabilitation facility at an undisclosed location.
Child molester caught red-handed. Charges dropped because he used the "Foley Exemption" Police say as soon as he was caught the molester stated "It's okay! A member of the clergy once made a pass at me and I drink too much!"

Our freedoms-another ones gone-and another ones gone- another one bites the dust

Congress Chooses to Legislate Morality with Internet Gambling Ban

Tens of Millions of Americans Dealt a Losing Hand

(Washington, D.C.) Over the past weekend, a bill was passed by Congress that essentially bans Internet gambling within the United States.

Tennessee Senator and supposed presidential hopeful, Bill Frist, snuck the legislation into a port security bill which passed with only two dissenting votes. The new regulations, which will go into effect when George W. Bush signs the bill, will ban wire transfers to online gaming companies.

Supporters of the legislation accuse online gaming companies of being involved in money laundering operations and, according to the Washington Post, even fronts for terrorist groups.

"This goes beyond the absurd," exclaimed Shane Cory, executive director of the Libertarian National Committee. "Using the supposed War on Terror in defense of this legislation designed to legislate morality is sickening. Using this same reasoning, Congress should close Vegas as 9/11 Hijacker Mohamed Atta made a least two trips to the 'Sin City' before setting out to murder thousands of Americans."

In addition to citing money laundering and terrorism as excuses for the new Internet restrictions championed by Republican politicians, proponents also state that online gambling targets children and gambling addicts.

"Once again, we see politicians in Washington attempting to protect us from what they see as wrong in this world. I have news for them: Americans are smart people who can take care of themselves AND their children," continued Cory. "In restricting Internet activities, I think it would make much more sense to ban instant messaging within Congressional offices rather than ban the online hobbies of millions of tax-paying citizens."

The Libertarian Party is working to stop poor legislation such as the ban on Internet gambling by electing principled and reasoned Libertarian leaders to public office at the local, state and federal levels of government.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Ghost Picture

In about 1974 my parents and I went on vacation and while in Lexington, KY we visited the city cemetery. I had a new camera and was snapping pictures like I was on assignment for National Geographic. I took several pictures in the cemetery, I think I took this one for the pretty flowers and because it was the grave of a Todd as in Mary Todd Lincoln. After we got back home we got the film developed and were quite surprised by this pic. I definitely remember that the pic was near the middle of the roll and that no other pictures had anything out of the ordinary. My daughter pointed out a possible face near the center of the swirl. It took me a while to see it but it looks like a girl with long hair leaning over maybe with her arms crossed in front of her, as if to hug someone who is not there. But even if there is no face I think it's pretty cool. It's kind of extra cool to me since I like parapsychology.

What is Network Neutrality?

The phrase Network Neutrality describes networks that don't favor some destinations over others, or classes of application (for example the World Wide Web) over others (such as online gaming or Voice over IP).

Advocates of network neutrality claim that large telecommunications providers are attempting to unfairly profit from their investment in residential networks:
"[These companies] want to be Internet gatekeepers, deciding which Web sites go fast or slow and which won't load at all"..."tax content providers to guarantee speedy delivery of their data."..."to discriminate in favor of their own search engines, Internet phone services, and streaming video —while slowing down or blocking their competitors"..."to reserve express lanes for their own content and services.

Network neutrality regulations are supported by large Internet content companies (e.g., Google, Yahoo, and EBay), consumers-rights groups such as Consumers Union, high-tech trade associations such the American Electronics Association (AeA), politically liberal blogs, and some elements of the Religious Right.

Opposition to network neutrality regulations generally comes from large communication carriers, manufacturers of network equipment (e.g., Cisco Systems), and free-market advocacy organizations such as the Cato Institute.

Did Bush con Christians?

Ex-Bush Aide: White House Officials Called Evangelicals 'Ridiculous'New Book, 'Tempting Faith' Accuses Administration Officials of Bashing Evangelical Christians

David Kuo, former deputy director of the White House Office of Faith-Based Initiatives, has written a new book that claims members of the Bush administration mocked evangelical Christian leaders behind their backs. (ABC News)

Book Excerpt: David Kuo's 'Tempting Faith'

Oct. 16, 2006 — For the White House, the charges coming their way this morning in the new book "Tempting Faith: An Inside Story of Political Seduction" must seem anything but heaven-sent.

The accusations are coming from an unlikely source: David Kuo, former deputy director of the White House Office of Faith-Based Initiatives, which channels federal dollars to religious charities.

Kuo says the office was misused to rally evangelical Christians, the Republican base voters, to get GOP politicians elected. Not only that, Kuo claims Bush officials mocked evangelical leaders behind their backs, alleging that in the office of political guru Karl Rove they were called "the nuts."

"National Christian leaders received hugs and smiles in person and then were dismissed behind their backs and described as 'ridiculous', 'out of control,' and just plain 'goofy,' " Kuo writes.

"You name the important Christian leader, and I have heard them mocked by serious people in serious places," Kuo told "60 Minutes" Sunday night.

That mockery, he added, included the Rev. Pat Robertson being called "insane," the Rev. Jerry Falwell being called "ridiculous" and comments that Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family "had to be controlled."

James Towey, Kuo's former boss in the faith-based initiative office, suggested Kuo is bearing false witness.

What the book seems to be "describing is kind of a personal animus against evangelicals and a kind of personal insulting behavior," Towey said. "President Bush would never have tolerated that, and I never saw it in four and a half years."

Kuo says that he never heard President Bush himself say anything negative about Christians, but he believes many Christians have put too much faith in political leaders.

"I think the Christians have viewed this president, with a lot of help from the White House, as a pastor-in-chief, as opposed to a commander-in-chief," Kuo said today on "Good Morning America."

"And Christians need to understand that there's a difference between George W. Bush who is a great man, a good, compassionate man, and President Bush, a politician."

Kuo says it should come as no surprise that any administration plays politics.

"But my point is even in this White House, you are loved for your votes, not anything else. That's what you need to know," Kuo said. "I say it within this broader argument, Christians have put way too much emphasis on politics."

Welcome to the Corn Field

I saw that Dick Cheney wants the TVs in his hotel rooms to be set on Fox News only. This kind of reminds me of and old Twilight Zone episode. The one where the little boy is all powerful and can send you to the "Corn Field" if you say, or even think anything bad about him. So here is a post for Dick.
Dick, that was a good thing you did, starting a war to help out all the nice stock holders at Halibuton. Why the American people don't mind that there loved ones are getting killed, as long as it makes you happy. I wish you were president instead of George! People don't think it's bad of you to be against gays even though your own daughter is gay, they think it shows how strong your morals are. Some people think that you and George know more about 9-11 than you're saying, but they're just nuts that need to be locked up and silenced. Some people even think that FOX news identified Foley as a Democrat on purpose, but I know it was an honest mistake, Fox News would never do anything to misrepresent the facts! Well, keep up the good work, you know we all love you!


Eat your veggies and smoke your pot

Pot Compound Protects Against Alcohol-Induced Brain Damage

May 26, 2005 - Bethesda, MD, USA

Bethesda, MD: Administration of the non-psychoactive cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) protects against ethanol-induced neurotoxicity in rats, according to clinical trial data published in the current issue of the journal Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.

Researchers at the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) reported that the co-administration of CBD with ethanol reduced alcohol-induced cell death in the hippocampus and etorhinal cortex of the brain in a dose-dependent manner by up to 60 percent. "This study provides the first demonstration of CBD as an in vivo neuroprotectant ... in preventing binge ethanol-induced brain injury," authors wrote.

Researchers hypothesized that CBD is neuroprotective because it possesses anti-oxidant properties. Anti-oxidants, such as vitamin C and vitamin E, are believed to help the body protect against the deleterious effects of free radicals (unstable atoms that can damage cells and may accelerate the progression of cancer and age-related diseases).

Previous research performed by NIMH researchers demonstrated that both THC and CBD protect rat brain cells against glutamate toxicity (a neurochemical that is released at toxic levels during a stroke or severe head trauma). An Italian research team has also demonstrated CBD to protect against the brain damage caused by ischemia (a reduction of blood flow to the brain that can cause cell death).

Researchers have also noted that CBD and THC can induce tumor regression, including brain cancer, in rodents and human cells.

US federal law prohibits the medical use of cannabinoids except for synthetic THC.

For more information, please contact Paul Armentano, NORML Senior Policy Analyst, at (202) 483-5500. Full text of the study, "Comparison of cannabidiol, antioxidants and diuretics in reversing binge ethanol-induced neurotoxicity," appears in the May issue of the journal Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.

Eat your veggies and drink your coffee

Drinking coffee may shield the liver from the worst ravages of alcohol, a study of more than 125,000 people suggests. The risk of developing alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver dropped with each cup of coffee they drank per day.

"Consuming coffee seems to have some protective benefits against alcoholic cirrhosis, and the more coffee a person consumes the less risk they seem to have of being hospitalised or dying of alcoholic cirrhosis," says Arthur Klatsky at Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Programme in Oakland, California, US, who led the study.

His team identified people who had enrolled on a private health care plan in northern California between 1978 and 1985. On enrolment, the subjects had also completed health questionnaires on the amount of alcohol, tea and coffee they drank over the course of a year. Some had also had their blood tested for levels of certain liver enzymes which are released into the bloodstream when the liver is diseased or damaged.

The researchers identified how many of these people had gone on to develop cirrhosis – a total of 330 people, including 199 with alcoholic cirrhosis.

People drinking one cup of coffee per day were, on average, 20% less likely to develop alcoholic cirrhosis. For people drinking two or three cups the reduction was 40%, and for those drinking four or more cups of coffee a day the reduction in risk was 80%.


Mexican chemist Luis Miramontes synthesized the first oral contraceptive (1951).

I thought I knew all about how women get pregnant, but oral? I guess it has something to do with swallowing. :)

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Arlington Hotel Hot Springs, Arkansas

"I was sitting at the bar talking to the bartender, and I asked the hotel's ghost stories. She said that she'd heard of a few things like that, and began to relate a few stories - what I noticed, though, was that her voice was very low, as if she was afraid that someone would hear. Whenever someone came by, she stopped talking and waited for them to leave. She told me that when she first started working there, a particular bottle of wine would continually jump off the bar, as if some unseen hand was knocking it off on purpose. She went on to say that many customers had seen this occur."

"Customers had also come up to the bar and told her stories of people in old fashioned clothes walking down the hall, or strolling through the lobby, and simply disappearing. The strangest thing, though, is that she said there were several rooms in the hotel that have been permanently locked, and neither visitors or staff are allowed to enter. Some have been permanently walled up."



An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 struck Hawaii early Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006

Hitler on 9-11

The Nazi Fuhrer Adolf Hitler, in his 1925 book Mein Kampf, said: “The broad mass of the nation ... will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one.”

Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels said: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”

Nazi Reich Marshal Hermann Goering, before committing suicide at the Nuremberg Trials, said: “Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”

Why don't they like us Mommy?

"Because behind every torture victim there are loved ones. Behind every hooded Iraqi you see in those horrific images there are wives, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers."

Arrested after criticizing Cheney

Colorado man says he was arrested after criticizing Cheney
Associated Press Writer Thursday, October 05, 2006

DENVER (AP) -- A Colorado man accused a Secret Service agent Tuesday of arresting him on trumped-up allegations of assaulting Vice President Dick Cheney after he told Cheney the administration's policies in Iraq were "reprehensible."

Steven Howards said the agent arrested him in June a few minutes after he had confronted Cheney in the resort town of Beaver Creek, where Cheney was attending a conference.

Howards said he saw Cheney in a crowd, shaking hands and posing for photos. He said he walked to within 3 feet of Cheney and told him, "I think your policies in Iraq are reprehensible," and then left. Howards said he may have touched Cheney on the elbow or shoulder, like others in the crowd.

Minutes later, when he was returning through the area with another son, Secret Service agent Virgil D. "Gus" Reichle Jr. questioned him, handcuffed him and told him he would be charged with assaulting the vice president, Howards said.
When Reichle took him to the Eagle County jail, however, he told deputies to issue him a summons on a state charge of harassment, Howards said. Howards said the harassment charge was dropped less than a month later at the request of the district attorney.

Howards planned to file a lawsuit in federal court Tuesday. A copy of the suit was provided to The Associated Press.

Spokesmen for the Secret Service in Denver and White House in Washington did not immediately return calls.

In the lawsuit, Howards, 54, claims Reichle violated his First Amendment right to free speech and his Fourth Amendment protection from unreasonable search and seizure.

"It's such a blatant attempt to suppress a right to free speech. Such a traumatic event for my son, I couldn't just let it pass," Howards told the AP Monday night, before the suit was filed.

Howards accused Reichle of "badgering" him about whether he assaulted or touched Cheney.

Howards said he told Reichle, "If Mr. Cheney wants to be shielded from criticism he should avoid public places. I closed by telling him, `If exercising my constitutionally protected rights to free speech is against the law, you should arrest me."'

Howards said he was assertive with Reichle but not argumentative.

The lawsuit asks for money for attorneys fees and damages that include loss of enjoyment of life.

It was at least the second lawsuit filed in Colorado by people who say they were singled out for criticizing the administration. Three people who were kicked out of President Bush's town hall meeting in Denver in March 2003 alleged they were told to leave because of a "No blood for oil" bumper sticker on their car.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Nightly News

TORONTO (Reuters) - A university in eastern Canada canceled classes and shut down its campus on Friday as a mysterious viral outbreak caused diarrhea and vomiting among some 100 students.

In other news, the CIA reports a 100% success rate on tests of a new virus to be used only on terrorists, it is said to produce vomiting and diarrhea in insurgents.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Remember this? Then U must B old 2

Des'ree - Fire Lyrics

Written by bruce springsteen (1979)

You're riding in my car
I turn on the radio
I'm pulling you closer
But you keep tellin' me no
You say you don't like it
But i know you're a liar
'cause when we kiss


Late at night
You're taking me home
You say you wanna stay
But i want you to go
Say i don't love you
But you know i'm a liar
'cause when we kiss


You had a hold on me right from the start
A grip so tight i couldn't tear it apart
My nerves all jumpin' actin' like a fool
Well my kisses might burn
But my heart stays cool

Well romeo and juliet
Sampson and delilah
Baby you can bet
They were burnin' with desire
If i say split
Then i know that i'd be lying
'cause when we kiss


When we kiss
I'm on fire
Your tenderness
Gives me desire
I can't resist
Your tender lips
When we kiss


When we kiss
I'm on fire
Your tenderness
Gives me desire
I can't resist
Your tender lips
When we kiss


Add on to moms house or let her move in?

I've got to decide if I should ask my mother to move in with us. She is 78, winter is coming on, she lives alone, her cardboard box leaks. Maybe I'll just buy a new refrigerator, she can have the box, it'll be like getting whole new wing "The Kenmore Wing".

Thursday, October 12, 2006

The Toxic Town

I live in a town with bad pollution, though what it does to people's bodies isn't as obvious as it is for the Oblongs, I can still relate. The wealthy people live in a part of town that is farther away from the pollution source than we low to middle income people. I suppose we deserve to mutate and get strange diseases, after all we aren't as successful as them.

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