Thursday, February 08, 2007

Cuffed, Stuffed and Lampooned


Hi all!

Got over yesterdays funk somewhat and decided to do a POAC style post with links for some interesting stories.

Bush souvenir sales slump in Crawford

America, no longer the land of war.

Someone else's opinion of the war.

Norwegian moose.

Oh what a highly paid web we weave.

Wow, imagine a new way to learn everyday math.

Just in case you have forgot about 9-11.

Deadeye Dick does fireside chat.

62 comments:

DEN said...

Dear "whats-her-name", thank you for providing the useful article chock-full-o-links, I too despise the microsnot mafia and as such do not use IE unless there is no other choice.

DEN said...

I am passing this on to you because it definitely worked for me, and we could all use a little more calmness in our lives. By following the simple advice I heard on the Dr. Phil show, I have finally found inner peace. Dr. Phil proclaimed, "The way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you've started and never finished." So, I looked around the house to see all the things I started and hadn't finished, and before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of White Zinfandel, a bottle of Bailey's Irish Cream' a bottle of Kahlua, a package of Oreos, the remainder of my old Prozac prescription, the rest of the cheesecake, some Doritos and a box of chocolates. You have no idea how freaking good I feel now. Pass this on to anyone you feel might be in need of some inner peace.

Alan said...

Well, "what's her name"'s first problem is her ISP, Earthlink. They suck, big time. Speaking bad of big corps and not including the very one that fk'd up her system strikes me as funny. I've dealt with Earthlink before on my Mom's system... she got it free for 6 months when she got the computer. I worked hours undoing some of the shyt she got while with them. Twice it was a self-replicating virus that promptly went back 'home' and downloaded a new version of itself as soon as Earthlink signed online. Since we FINALLY were able to make them stop automatically withdrawing money from her account and letting her free, I've given her one of my seven addresses and she's had no probs since.
Now, as for an automatic uddate/download of IE-7... I just flat don't believe you (ha, there's nothing new). You have to DECIDE to get it and click accordingly, same as the new Windows Media Player that's available... I've declined so far because vs. 10 works just fine. The automatic updates are for critical patches ONLY.
Now, get rid of Earthlink and you wouldn't have anything to bitch about.

Alan said...

Oh and... you have to turn on "automatic update". There's another proof it didn't download IE-7 by itself.

Gerald said...

Seeing Cheney and hopefully Bush in an orange suit would warm the cockles of my heart.

Saladin said...

Alan, besides your unnecessary rudeness you are wrong, MS does auto download updates if auto is enabled, it doesn't tell you what the update is until the install. When it first downloaded I thought it was just run of the mill updates, then the trouble began. It had nothing to do with earthlink as MS admitted there were many problems with the update, and I have had problems with their updates in the past as well. As for earthlink sucking there are lots of people who have dumped AOL for earthlink, Pan also likes it, I have had zero trouble with them in the 8 years I've been with them. I couldn't care less if you believe me, your snide commentary left me cold long ago. Go back to ignoring me please, I have not addressed you for a long time, since you already know everything there is no point, is there?

DEN said...

Peloosie got the bad news on the bigger jet she coveted.

Pentagon spokesman Cmdr. J.D. Gordon outlined the rules and restrictions governing Speaker Pelosi's use of the C-20:

No more than 10 passengers (C-20's seat only 12 passengers, not including up to 5 crew members);

No travel to political events;

Members of the speaker's family cannot fly unless the speaker makes a request in writing. The Pelosi family has to reimburse the U.S. Treasury for the cost of a coach ticket per person for the travel, as well as for any food;

Members of Congress cannot fly on the plane unless their travel has been cleared with the House Committee on Standards (the Ethics Committee);

Pelosi's husband can travel for free, but only for official protocol purposes.

@Raw Story

Alan said...

MS does auto download updates if auto is enabled, it doesn't tell you what the update is until the install. When it first downloaded I thought it was just run of the mill updates, then the trouble began.

Nope, you're wrong again, as usual. Automatic updates are for critical patches only, and they do tell you what they are before you install them.
As usual, when you say something I know to be untrue, I treat all the rest you say in the same manner.

Including that Pande has Earthlink helped you how?? haha I know he has it, and it's why I don't send him any emails with inserted pictures because Earthlink doesn't 'do' inserted pictures. You poor ppl are missing out on alot. The rest of the internet can see pictures without having to save them (you'll note that's how most viruses are caught... in attached files). Yeah, Earthlink sucks. But I'm sure it's just fine for you. haha

º¿carol said...

Saladin, you DO see what the updates are before you download them. Not that it matters to you anymore, but there was a box to click on that opened a window so you could see what they were then choose them, or not.

Gosh, I hope I wasn't being...RUDE

DEN said...

The story that will not and should not die.

A new article in the newsletter Counterpunch examines unresolved questions over whether Israeli agents were tracking the 9/11 hijackers before September 11th. ABC’s 20/20, The Forward, and Salon.com have all covered the story. But where’s the follow up? We speak to the author of the article, Christopher Ketcham; Counterpunch editor Alexander Cockburn, and Marc Perelman, the Forward reporter who did one of the first reports on the story in 2002.

Democracy Now ran this this morning.

They were not tracking them, they were leading them to slaughter like sheep, using them as patsies to do their dirty work, doncha love it when a plan comes together?

DEN said...

Legacy of Radiation Illness Stirs Objection to Nevada Bomb Test

"Now, will every single microscopic atom stay on the test site?" he continued. "No, you can't do that. But the bulk of the dust will remain on the test site."

Defense officials have looked at moving the test to another site, but they say the alternatives would cost $100 million and take three years of planning. Holding it in Nevada could be done this year for $5 million.

Divine Strake rears it's ugly head once again.

ONLY 5 MILLION BUCKS to blow up a fuel oil/ammonium nitrate bomb?

STOOOOOOPID!!!!

DEN said...

I have had unknown updates installed on my computer's many times, they start with a little yellow shield in the taskbar and clicking on it installs updates without the benefit of knowing what they are.

F#*k IE!! Bloated error filled browser to be avoided at all costs!

A new Windows XP install requires 52 friggin updates that take 1/2 hour with DSL, now thats quality!!

David B. Benson said...

Micki --- Oe-vay! Thanks for the link to Samuelson's gloomy piece. I just read it and feel :-(

Alan said...

But Den, back her up and tell us how you were tricked into downloading IE-7 automatically too.
She mentioned "run of the mill" updates. Those aren't 'automatic either' and are on the Windows update page and you have to click to scan for them and you pick 'n choose the ones you want.
Again, automatic updates are critical sucurity patches only and IE-7 or Windows Media Player 11 AREN'T critical.

Anybody else on here have Windows XP? How many of you have IE-7 and how did you get it??
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I'm listening to the Democracy Now thing and it doesn't back up what the Counterpoint article claims to say. Several times it mentioned again how the 'movers' stopped to watch the towers after the first plane hit, and indeed the guy said later that they didn't know about the attack before hand. One thing I've noticed about alot of the 'trooothers' sites is... they want you to buy shyt or subscribe... yeah, to MAKE MONEY off the dummies that tend to believe their b/s. I didn't think Counterpunch was like that, but there they are asking you to subscribe.
The debunking sites I know of... not a one charges people for the TRUTH.

Alan said...

*Counterpunch

Alan said...

A new Windows XP install requires 52 friggin updates that take 1/2 hour with DSL, now thats quality!!

Uhm, XP has IE in it, but those aren't the same products. I take it you don't like either one. The trick here I suppose, is that they work well together when you don't have third and fourth party products intermingling with 'em. Also, XP is what, five years old now? They've had plenty of update/fixes to probs in those five years... surely you're not saying they should just let it go 'as is'. I know when I got my first computer with Win 95, it was the 4th build and super stable by then. I never upgraded to 98, 98SE, or ME... and I won't be upgrading now to VISTA either.

My nephew is in college taking computer programming and he likes the Unix operating system (he has both Unix and Win XP and can boot with either one at start-up on each of his 3 computers). Maybe you should consider that Den.

DEN said...

Alan, I was also hoodwinked into IE7 through the marvelous microsnot "update IE". Read my print NO CHOICE!! They cram it in your computer whether you like it or not or drive you nutz with popups till you do.

First they do what they want with your computer then you can have it back, but always THEY come first and you don't get kissed.

Saladin said...

DEN, it is useless to argue with Alan. Now that it has been established that he knows more about our MS woes then we do, we can move on now.

DEN said...

Unix of Linux? Compatibility issues prevent me from using Linux otherwise I would gladly bid the XP OS bye bye.
Seems computer geeks cannot have a 'standard' for OS behavior.

I have loaded two computers with fresh XP and IE is there, so is a bunch of other crap from other vendors that I delete.

Along with that have had no use for 98 or ME, both garbage lock up blue screen of death GAK! 2000 is close to XP but less forgiving.

The microsnot monopoly continues like the war, unabated.

I use DSL so I cannot qualify any issues with Earthlink.

Alan said...

Alan, I was also hoodwinked into IE7 through the marvelous microsnot "update IE".

Well, again, you're mixing two diff things. "Automatic Updates" is not the same as "Update IE". Your words were ..."They cram it in your computer whether you like it or not or drive you nutz with popups till you do." Those are mutually exclusive. Did they crammed in theirself (what's her name), or bothered you till you clicked on it (you). That didn't help the misguided 'what's her name' at all.
I've had two pop-ups after watching a clip with Windows Media Player, asking if I wanted to upgrade, and that's out maybe using WMP a hundred times. Diff than IE pop-ups, I grant you, but it's not pressuring me.
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He said Unix. I think that's what he's studying mostly, to program networks for big outfits.

Alan said...

Russert is done and "The prosecution rests".

Jury sent home for the day.

DEN said...

Sal, I would not call it arguing yet, just discussion regarding the pitfalls of having the microsnot monopoly running the show.

They have no redeeming values and the helpcenter in India is useless.

Carefully constructed, Gater has gobbled up contracts to push a swiss cheese OS on 85% of America's public claiming superiority while tesing on the backs of users.

Vista is the Big Brother of OS's as in 'mind your business' and 'watch where you go', built right in, and is once again full of holes.

No one will ever convince me of it's worth, it is worthless and due to the monopoly, we are stuck with it.

Gerald said...

DEN, I have another DU article to share.

Uranium’s Effect On DNA Established

The use of depleted uranium in munitions and weaponry is likely to come under intense scrutiny now that new research that found that uranium can bind to human DNA. The finding will likely have far-reaching implications for returned soldiers, civilians living in what were once war-zones and people who might live near uranium mines or processing facilities.

Uranium - when manifested as a radioactive metal - has profound and debilitating effects on human DNA. These radioactive effects have been well understood for decades, but there has been considerable debate and little agreement concerning the possible health risks associated with low-grade uranium ore (yellowcake) and depleted uranium.

Now however, Northern Arizona University biochemist Diane Stearns has established that when cells are exposed to uranium, the uranium binds to DNA and the cells acquire mutations, triggering a whole slew of protein replication errors, some of which can lead to various cancers. Stearns' research, published in the journals Mutagenesis and Molecular Carcinogenesis, confirms what many have suspected for some time - that uranium can damage DNA as a heavy metal, independently of its radioactive properties. "Essentially, if you get a heavy metal stuck on DNA, you can get a mutation," Stearns explained. While other heavy metals are known to bind to DNA, Stearns and her team were the first to identify this characteristic with uranium.

Depleted uranium - what is left over when the highly radioactive isotopes of uranium are removed - is widely used by the military. Anti-tank weapons, tank armor and ammunition rounds are just some of the applications. "The health effects of uranium really haven't been studied since the Manhattan Project (the development of the atomic bomb in the early 1940s). But now there is more interest in the health effects of depleted uranium. People are asking questions now," Stearns said.

Her research may shed light on the possible connection between exposure to depleted uranium and Gulf War Syndrome, or to increased cancers and birth defects in the Middle East and Balkans. And closer to home, questions continue to be asked about environmental exposure to uranium from mine tailings; heavily concentrated around Native American communities. "When the uranium mining boom crashed in the '80s, there wasn't much cleanup," Stearns said. Estimates put the number of abandoned mines on the Navajo Nation in Arizona at more than 1,100.


WILL DU LEAVE THE PEOPLE OF WORLD TO BEAR DEFORMED CHILDREN?

Gerald said...

Nazi America is totally EVIL!!!

Depleted Uranium -- The Real Story

Linda Weltner, a former Boston Globe columnist, is the author of Family Puzzles: A Private Life Made Public.

My friend Lynn and I joined a Walk for Peace that began at the Starmet Corporation in Concord and ended--on August 9, the anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki--with the arrest of five of the peace walkers at the Raytheon Corporation in North Andover.

We walked because we believe these firms are committing crimes against humanity, helping our side wage a "radioactive" war against the people of Iraq and Yugoslavia. We're not dropping nuclear bombs. We're using munitions made with depleted uranium--DU. Don't let the word depleted fool you. DU, a byproduct of uranium enrichment, is 60% as radioactive as naturally occurring uranium. It burns and oxidizes upon impact, creating aerosol particles which are easily inhaled and ingested.

These particles can become lodged in lung tissue and deposited in the bones or kidneys. They can cross the placenta, enter semen and breast milk, causing cancer and leukemia as well as chromosome and immune system damage for generations to come. Battlefields, which in past years would have become historical sites, have been turned into killing fields for innocent populations, with a radioactive half life of 4.5 billion years.

I became aware of this totally by chance.

A friend lent me her March issue of the journal Peacework. In it I came across an article titled, "Letter from Basra," written by Felicity Arbuthnot, a London-based journalist who won a British award for her coverage of Iraq. Because projectiles made of DU, which is heavier than lead, are so devilishly effective in piercing tank armor, DU tipped bullets and more than 14,000 large caliber DU rounds turned the Basra Road into the "Highway of Death." The Pentagon itself estimates that hundreds of tons of depleted uranium were left behind in Iraq.


Infant with hydrocephalus, Iraq. Photo: Dr. Siegwart Horst-Gunther
Arbuthnot writes: "Death stalks Basra's children from the moment of birth. . . Cancer, leukemias, and malignancies have risen up to 70% since the Gulf War, increases linked to the depleted uranium weapons used primarily by the US and UK, leaving a radioactive dust throughout the country, which according to experts has entered the food chain via the water table and the soil. . . The unimaginable can also be found in Basra. One doctor's thesis compares abnormalities since the Gulf War with Hiroshima. Dr. Jenan Ali's photographs for 1998 show full term babies undeveloped, the 'bunch of grapes' syndrome reminiscent of the Pacific Islands after the 1950's nuclear testing. Others--no face, no eyes, twisted limbs, no limbs, no brain.

"'If you are not prone to fainting, I will show you a baby born an hour ago,' said Dr. Jenan. The tiny being ...had no genitalia, no eyes, nose, tongue, esophagus, or hands. Twisted legs were joined by a thick 'web' of flesh from the knees. 'We see many similar,' said the doctor."

But it isn't only the enemy who suffers.


Child born to US veteran of Gulf War
In November 1995, Life magazine ran an article titled "Tiny Victims of Desert Storm," which raised the possibility that DU was implicated in these children's otherwise unexplainable deformities. For those who had the heart to look, there were photos of the children of American soldiers, some with with no arms, no legs, or misplaced inner organs, some without thyroids, with two hearts or hearts on the wrong side, enlarged heads and abdomens, and abnormal blood vessels. A presidential panel recently absolved DU of any responsibility for the catastrophic health problems faced by thousands of veterans after the Gulf War. Its guess? Certain soldiers must have had a genetic predisposition. Why doesn't it surprise me that they blamed the victims?

Despite so many unanswered questions, the US used these same weapons in Yugoslavia. What are we thinking? From the viewpoint of 4.5 billion years, these wars are kids' spats. Are we so mad--in both meanings of the word--that we're willing to poison the world for eternity?

Starmet Corporation is a major player in the DU industry. Intending to inflict pain on the enemy, it has also poisoned its own property in Concord by contaminating groundwater on the site with concentrations of uranium up to 3000 times what are now considered safe levels. Raytheon supplies the electronic guidance systems which direct these weapons to their targets.

When five of the people Lynn and I walked with--Hattie, Arthur, David, Mary Kate, and John--were arrested for trespassing, there were no TV cameras, no newspaper reporters, no public outcries of revulsion at what our government is doing. Protest, it seems, is no longer of interest to the media, which is currently hellbent on entertaining us to death.

To me, it is the only reassuring evidence I have that this country still has a soul.


DO AMERICAN MOTHERS AND GRANDMOTHERS REALLY CARE???

DEN said...

Gerald, it is said that troopes returning from the war are 'hot' meaning permanently radiated and consequently lovemaking transfers the radiation to the spouses with reports of higher incidents of cervical and other 'female' cancers.

I could research the exact article(s)to verify this is indeed the case.

Depleted uranium contains un-depleted elements and the two cannot be completely seperated.

It's use is a direct violation of the Geneva convention barring chemical weapons.

DEN said...

Think of the wind blowing DU contaminated sand dust into the atmosphere and taking around the world.

When it rains it settles on the ground, later to be kicked up again by traffic or walking.

Gerald said...

America the Pitiful

Gerald said...

America's Moral Decline

Gerald said...

DEN, no need to research the information! I, too, have read about the problems that women have from DU.

There is another concern but people can still function. Troops who fight in the desert and people who live in the desert climate have what is known as Desert Fever. It is a low fever, such as 100 degrees or so and it never goes away.

Micki said...

One says eether, and the other says eyether
One says neether and the other says nyther
eether, eyether, neether, nyther

One says it's arguing,
Another says discussing.
One says Oh!
The other says what are you implying,
Another says O! Oy! O-vey! Oh, oh, oh!

One likes MS, IPX -- what is all this BS?

I just log-on and hope the damn thing works the way I expect it to work. So far, it has, every single time! I guess I'm the lucky one.

Gerald said...

DEN, I have also read that there are certain spores that are in the desert and lodge itself in the lungs of people. These spores will affect the health of people.

Gerald said...

PLEASE SAY NO TO WARS!!!!!!!!!!

Gerald said...

Let all people focus on four words: LOVE, MERCY, JUSTICE, AND PEACE!!!!!!!!!!

Gerald said...

Dismay Grows

Gerald said...

Yes, we are a totally evil nation!!!!!!!!!!

Gerald said...

All you need is love?

Gerald said...

Unless there is justice in and from a country, there will never be peace.

Nazi America will never have peace because the world sees America as the devil incarnate nation.

Gerald said...

Nazi America is the major contributor to a world of murders, torture, and war crimes against humanity. Nazi America trains despotic rulers to do evil acts against their people.

In her excellent 1995 book, Bridge of Courage, Jennifer Harbury quotes a Guatemalan freedom fighter named Gabriel, responding to a plea to embrace non-violent resistance: "In my country child malnutrition is close to 85 percent. Ten percent of all children will be dead before the age of five, and this is only the number actually reported to government agencies. Close to 70 percent of our people are functionally illiterate. There is almost no industry in our country-you need land to survive. Less than 3 percent of our landowners own over 65 percent of our lands. In the last fifteen years or so, there have been over 150,000 political murders and disappearances... Don't talk to me about Gandhi; he wouldn't have survived a week here. There was a peaceful movement for progress here, once. They were crushed. We were crushed. For Gandhi's method to work, there must be a government capable of shame. We lack that here."

WE ALSO LACK THAT IN NAZI AMERICA!!!

NAZI AMERICA LACKS SHAME!!!!!

DEN said...

Desert fever ,HERE

Mold spores, ptooey!

Gerald said...

Nazi America wants an illiterate human population so that the people can be totally under the control of her Nazi government!!!

DEN said...

You say potato, I potahto.

o, O, Oh, OH, OOOOOOH!

Gerald said...

DEN, thank you for that information! What we may have are people in Iraq and also with our soldiers is a similar fever called DU Fever (a name given to residents of Iraq and our troops by Gerald)?

Alan said...

I just log-on and hope the damn thing works the way I expect it to work. So far, it has, every single time! I guess I'm the lucky one.

YAY! I'm glad yours works well. We'd miss those rhymes.


Mine works well too.

DEN said...

Anna Nicole Smith, kicked the bucket today, more info on the news.

RIP

Gerald said...

Republicans value sexual promiscuity!

DEN said...

Those that cry the loudest!

Haggert proved that,
so did page-boy fondler Foley.

Humans gone over the edge.

David B. Benson said...

Gerald --- That is a potent link!

{ò,ó}arol said...

WHY DO PEOPLE ALWAYS GIVE IN TO THE IDIOTS OUT THERE?

In Atlantic Beach, Florida, a woman driving by a comedy club was faced with what is, apparently, her greatest fear. She came face to face with that most horrific of words... vagina. Several plays were currently showing at this theater, and one of them was Eve Ensler's prolific play The Vagina Monologues, a very common choice at this time of year. As she drove by the club, her niece read the marquee and asked, "What's a vagina?"

Well, first of all, a child old enough to read the sign should have already known the answer to that question, so shame on her parents.

But, even more disturbing was the aftermath. This woman called and complained about the sign, claiming it was offensive. In her own words, she was offended she "had to answer that question." Oh the horror! It is almost impossible to imagine the emotional pain of explaining to a female child that she has a v-a-g-i-n-a.

The theater's solution to this? They changed the title on the marquee to read The "Hoohaa" Monologues.

Oh brother.

Micki said...

Carol, your post made me think of this --

On the Prairie Home Companion annual joke broadcast (on NPR, so this is not tacky!):

There was a contentious staff meeting at the White House about the health of Dick Cheney. Bush interrupted and said, "Men do not have anginas!!" He was upset because someone had said Cheney had acute angina.

...or something like that

Micki said...

Yes, Gerald, that is quite a list!

I had a chance encounter with Ted Bundy. In retrospect, it still gives me chills if I think about it.

Micki said...

BTW, I didn't think you were rude at all, Carol.

But, maybe you weren't asking me. ;-)

º¿carol said...

Oh, my gosh! Tell us about Ted Bundy!

Hajji said...

Jumping in Waaaay too late to the debate.

Must say...having a counterfeit, unliscensed XP-Pro OS on a "donated" machine is REALLY cool!

...immune from "automatic" updates...hafta work real hard to keep security, but y'know?...I can always dump and purge and be back to square one!

Now, if only I can keep stealing the neighbor's cable...download free music and quietly milk the cow from the field down the road without detection, I might survive long enough to raid the gardens of those folks across the road! WOOO HOOO!

On a serious note, Spanky called today to say they'd turned in their weapons and ammo. 3-4 day of sittin' 'round camp Ramadi before that big bird takes 'em back to the good 'ol FRG!

peace,

-T

DEN said...

Fingers crossed for him to get home safe!

This time better chain him to the house so his uncle can't get him back.

DEN said...

batteries'.....going.....dead........

nite!

Hajji said...

Den...

Daytime hours, we'll put a roof over the front deck.

Nighttime, we'll stare into the fire.

He'll talk, I'll listen...and try to take away the evil he's absorbed.

Germany...Dresden...Guiessen...Heidlberg...too much evil there...he'll be bringing it home with him.

The fire will thaw the tongue. What he thinks are sins will be absolved.

A roof will be built over the front deck...a view...a warm, dry view westward...forward...to the future.

peace,

-T

Gerald said...

Praying Each Day: February 9

Alan said...

Wow, check this out.

Alfalfa Sprouts Dissent

Here's some of it...
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But I slowly became more comfortable when I realized the applause for W was a bit disingenuous. Of the jokes told, an overwhelming majority of them were not leveled at Nancy Pelosi or Hillary Clinton, but rather at Bush—and truly savage ones at that. I can’t count how many times speakers cracked about how he bought the 2000 Election (and these people would know, too). Military commanders complained that he didn’t listen to them, and one speaker noted that the only politician who benefited from an association with George Bush last year was Hugo Chavez. One by one, politicians lobbed rhetorical WMD’s at him.

It then dawned on me that my picture of the elite was too simple; there was a distinct fracture within the group. I looked around and realized that many present were luminaries of the Cold War era—people who cut their teeth engaged in a global struggle that required strategy and rationalism.
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The final speaker was Sandra Day O’Connor, who was known for her pragmatic, difference splitting approach on the Supreme Court. One of her jokes summed up the mood in the room perfectly. “Whaddaya say, guys?” she asked her former colleagues on the Supreme Court. “Why don’t we overturn Gore v. Bush right now—just for fun?” The applause, at that point, did not sound so disingenuous.

Alan said...

LMAO

Did y'all see that quote about the fired gay translators? It's at "Crooks...", linked there to Alternet.

A short time later, as he says in the clip posted here, Ackerman says: "For some reason, the military seems more afraid of gay people than they are against terrorists, but they're very brave with the terrorists. … If the terrorists ever got a hold of this information, they'd get a platoon of lesbians to chase us out of Baghdad."

erling krange said...

Winter is finally arriving across Norway.
Freeze arrives
Norwegians have spent most of the winter complaining about the lack of snow and skiing, but now bitterly cold weather is on the way. "Parts of inland eastern Norway must prepare for temperatures below -20C (-4F) as the weekend approaches," Jan Erik Johnsen at the Meteorological Institute told Aftenposten.no. Johnsen expects temperatures in Oslo and the mountains in southern Norway to hover around -15 to -20C (+5 to -4F). Temperatures will drop across the country south of the Arctic Circle, but will rise slightly in the region north of the Arctic Circle. Parts of southern Norway got a quick reintroduction to real winter weather with 10-15 centimeters (6.2-9.3 inches) of snow on Tuesday, and the southern region of the country will continue to see most of the snowfall in coming days. Johnsen said that this amount of snow could fall again and that powerful winds would dominate on the southern coast, causing large drifts. Johnsen said the weather change was due to a combination of few clouds and the production of large amounts of cold air spreading across Norway the rest of the week.

Aftenposten's Norwegian reporter

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Finally, snow has arrived. Not so cold in Kristiansand as mentioned above, but still.....

DEN said...

Great news Erling!!

Remember where you put your shovel?

Saladin said...

DEN, I saw an article a couple months back that wrote about measurable amounts of DU in Britain. The chickens coming home to roost. BTW, the Alternet 9/11 piece was very well done, thanks.