18 April 2009

Nuremberg Principles Overturned

Apparently, "I vas chust folloving orders." is now considered a valid defense against crimes for which we once executed people.

16 April 2009

Who's Really Running the Show?

The latest outrage:
Spain's attorney general has rejected an attempt to bring a criminal case against six former US officials over torture allegations at Guantanamo Bay.
Some are saying he was pressured by the Obama admnistration. I think they're both taking orders from the same source. Obama's doing too much evil shit for it be his idea.

14 April 2009

Another Old Favorite Dumps the HFCS

First it was my muffins, now it's my syrup. Things are looking up! After writing to thank them, they sent me a coupon for a free bottle. :-)

13 April 2009

R.I.P. Marilyn Chambers


Photo: Hulton Archive
Jan 01, 1972

12 April 2009

My Health Care Plan

I don't have an HMO, it's an HMOD. That stands for Heal Myself Or Die.

11 April 2009

Are The Chinese Are Trying to Poison Us?

Melamine in pet food and infant formula, embalming fluid in children's pajamas, anti-freeze in toothpaste and cough syrup, contaminated Heparin, lead paint on toys, seafood from sewage-contaminated water, honey with antibiotics in it, the list goes on and on. Today an AP article reports drywall from China is giving off fumes that corrode copper pipes, blacken jewelry and silverware, and make people sick.

The government is preparing for a pandemic. You can bet your ass it will be coming from China. What I wonder is: Will it be intentional?

Black Market Nukes Easy to Buy

These guys went to Bulgaria to see how easy it is to buy a warhead on the black market. Holy shit!

Click here and hold on to your hat!

Thanks to Brasscheck TV for turning me on to this. Visit them to see more good stuff you'll never see on your teevee.

10 April 2009

My Wacky Theory Wasn't So Wacky After All

Back in the late 1970s, during a discussion following a trip to the City to see the King Tut exhibit, I came up with my theory of how the Egyptian pyramids were built. I decided there was no way they could have dragged all those blocks from the quarry and pushed them up ramps. Building such long ramps would have been a truly monumental task all by itself.
"It's made of concrete," I announced. "They formed and poured the blocks on site."
As I recall, the response from the room was laughter and, "Man, you're really stoned!"
I hadn't given it much thought over the course of thirty years, but today I decided to hit the google to see if anyone who knows what they're talking about had proposed such an heretical theory. Lo and behold, vindication!

Drexel Materials Professor Uses Scientific Research to Prove the Use of Early Lime-Based Cement in Pyramids

08 April 2009

Resist or Become Serfs

Some ugly truth from Chris Hedges at Truthdig:

America is devolving into a third-world nation. And if we do not immediately halt our elite’s rapacious looting of the public treasury we will be left with trillions in debts, which can never be repaid, and widespread human misery which we will be helpless to ameliorate. Our anemic democracy will be replaced with a robust national police state. The elite will withdraw into heavily guarded gated communities where they will have access to security, goods and services that cannot be afforded by the rest of us. Tens of millions of people, brutally controlled, will live in perpetual poverty. This is the inevitable result of unchecked corporate capitalism. The stimulus and bailout plans are not about saving us. They are about saving them. We can resist, which means street protests, disruptions of the system and demonstrations, or become serfs.
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