28 February 2010


Moore's Law for processing bits, as well as analogous (and even faster!)
observations for storage (welcome to the terabyte age) and comms (got
broadband?) results in this. This is what DARPA was aiming for.
n a dramatic escalation of the war against illegal supergraphics in Los Angeles, authorities have jailed a businessman accused of posting an eight-story movie advertisement on an office building at one of Hollywood's busiest intersections.

Kayvan Setareh, 49, of Pacific Palisades was arrested at his home Friday night and ordered held on $1-million bail. An arrest warrant obtained by Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich accuses Setareh of three misdemeanor city code violations, two of them related to the city sign law, according to William Carter, Trutanich's chief deputy.


Carmen Trutanich needs hanging, he is an out of control psycho abusing his power.
Some people do care about the constitution:


26 February 2010


NTSB has ZERO software engineers.
And we were right. Toyota is issuing a firmware fix.

Toyota Extends Brake Override System to Provide an Additional Measure of Customer Confidence

TORRANCE, Calif., February 22, 2010 – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it will install a brake override system on an expanded range of customers’ vehicles to provide an additional measure of confidence. This braking system enhancement will automatically reduce engine power when the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal are applied simultaneously under certain driving conditions.

25 February 2010

Discrimination against asians and whites at UCSD:

Both Vice Chancellor Penny Rue and BSU member Grant White, a Marshall College freshman, said that Fox read each of the BSU’s demands out loud, agreeing to meet many of them instantly — like providing increased funding for the African-American studies minor and ethnic studies programs.

In addition, Associate Vice Chancellor of Admissions Mae Brown has already established a pilot admissions program that incorporates holistic review.


You can pander to them but they'll still be losers.

Nice fingernails. Wish I had that kind of money or leisure when I was in school.
Negroes can't decide if chicken and watermelon is racist, taboo, or good eatin'


Jigaboo Jones on race relations, UCSD, nigsploitation, Compton, academics-activist faux sensitivity, DVD sales.

"This is for americans" not africans. Awesome.

"Me, I am compton"

Two words aired on Student-Run Television Thursday night brought UCSD into the national spotlight — and into yet another campus free-speech debate. After Kris Gregorian, editor in chief of humor newspaper the Koala, said that protesters of last week’s controversial “Compton Cookout” party were “ungrateful niggers” on Channel 18, the Black Student Union declared a “State of Emergency” and issued a six-page list of demands to the university.
In response to the outrage — expressed principally by the black population at UCSD, or about 1.3 percent of 22,000 undergraduates — A.S. President Utsav Gupta immediately shut down SRTV. Then, on Friday afternoon, he unexpectedly decided to freeze all student fees toward media organizations.

Party Foul
The Feb. 15 Cookout was a racially themed fraternity party widely condemned by the BSU and the Student Affirmative Action Committee, along with Chancellor Marye Anne Fox and Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Penny Rue.
According to ABC 10 News, the party was held at the home of Pi Kappa Alpha member Elliot Van Nostrand, who was also responsible for creating the highly criticized Facebook event. (The PIKE active roster has been removed from the fraternity’s Web site. Robby Naoufal, president of the Inter-Fraternity Council, said he had no access to fraternity rosters.)

To complicate the matter further, a Youtube video has surfaced featuring black Internet personality Jiggaboo Jones, in which he claims the party was a promotional event for his DVD release. The video is widely linked in comments on news stories and forums — used to prove party planners weren’t being racist. Jones confirmed he was affiliated with the party.
“I am very upset that they would pick out my fans to try to get back at me and to start this madness,” he said.


Sunshine is good.

FIRE is better.
The negative depiction of Compton has also upset residents of that city.

Written with a straight face, no doubt.

We were just joking, people, lighten up

Black history month: 300 years of breeding in captivity (20 generations) leads to a certain mentality that thinks that everyone is the same height, intelligence, ability, or if not, the government
is there to equalize. Just don't get that equal under the law doesn't mean equal in ability.

24 February 2010

Chimps can conserve energy by making simpler nests if its not going to rain. So, can they predict the weather?

This can be tested. Even in a zoo.
Happiness is the regularity of a warm house, running water, filled
fridge, health, some financial buffer, a gun or two, the peace and serenity to accept that which you can't change, or can't change sufficiently quickly.

Happiness is a warm gun / laptop / cat / campfire / engine / planet.

Happiness is a cat that knows you.
Wife cooked some dubious chicken. At 8.30 pm ate one.

Will report on blurred vision or other botox symptoms; or
I suppose salmonella ballistic shits.

At least botox victims die with nice skin tone.

Had her cook it well, to denature those super protein toxins.
Would also denature ricin, not a concern though.

I have, at 45, the beginnings of crow's eyes. Out of vanity I apply
UV block there. My wife, older, doesn't. Frickin' ancestors.

Some cultures consume hallucinogens to chat with their ancestors.

Some blow powder through bird bones into each other's nostrils.

You can't make up what humans do.

Frickin' invasive species.

Needs a 12 monkeys.

Or just religion and violence to godel out, disappear, self destruct,
vacuum cleaner sucking its power cord. Th'th'th'that's all folks!

Or maybe we'll reach 20 billion, eat contraceptive algae, and everything will be fine.

Reprocess fissiles and fertiles. Soylent green. :-)
Surplus neutrons become medical isotopes. Schweet.

Or, nasty. Give it to the racoons and roaches.

Nature/god could have given us more or less 235. And a moon more or less distant from the sun; instead we get eclipses and rings.

Nature is a cold bitch and a warm mother. Nature is. Deal with it. Darwin is the ultimate in nobility: we all stand on a spinning rock circling a mild sun and exist in a thin zone of temperature, pressure, atmosphere, etc.

Frank Wilderson, professor of African American studies and drama

Hilarious combination. Real useful guy.

Doesn't even realize the negative modern meaning of "drama"
UCI "activists" protest. Their "demands" snicker:

We call for the democratic education intended in the founding of the UC system. This means an end to the racist, gendered, hetero-normative, and exploitative practices currently in place. To these ends, we have expropriated Aldrich Hall.

Hey, its Berkeley, 1968!

) We demand that UCI administration implement a comprehensive financial aid system by fall 2010 that apportions grant aid (excluding loans from the equation) and on-campus housing based on family wealth rather than income.

No surprise these losers think of people in terms of families, clans, tribes, races.

We demand that UCI immediately equip the campus with gender neutral bathrooms.

Just for humor value?

We demand 100% funding from administration for a recruitment and retention center for underrepresented students. Recruiting and retaining students of color and low-income students should be a campus priority, but UCI has neglected to support these important efforts.

We demand that UCI administration immediately reinvest in the ethnic, queer, and women’s studies departments/programs

Get a major and a job, kiddies

and the final punchline:

We demand that UCI not feed the prison-industrial complex. We demand that UCI end its contract with Motorola by fall 2010. Furthermore, we demand the removal of all Dell, IBM, and Texas Instrument products by fall 2010 as well.
Scalia's head is up his ass.

When Cole drew parallels between the law at issue and laws restricting association with the Communist Party during the Cold War, Scalia said, "I think it's very unrealistic to compare these terrorist organizations with the Communist Party." While communism drew philosophical adherents, Scalia said, "I don't think that Hamas or any of these terrorist organizations represent such a philosophical organization."
Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich
Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley

These are local terrorist warlords.

You find a tree, I'll bring the rope.

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, who has long called European contributions to NATO inadequate, said Tuesday that public and political opposition to the military had grown so great in Europe that it was directly affecting operations in Afghanistan and impeding the alliance’s broader security goals.

“The demilitarization of Europe — where large swaths of the general public and political class are averse to military force and the risks that go with it — has gone from a blessing in the 20th century to an impediment to achieving real security and lasting peace in the 21st,” he told NATO officers and officials in a speech at the National Defense University, the Defense Department-financed graduate school for military officers and diplomats.

How deluded is that? Our way or the highway.

The US won't even be around in a decade, dumbass.

Virginia is also considering a measure adopted in Montana and Tennessee that declares that firearms made and retained in-state are beyond the authority of Congress. The measure is primarily a challenge to Congress’s power to regulate commerce among the states.

The Montana law is being challenged in federal court, and the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has sent a letter to Tennessee and Montana gun dealers stating that federal law supersedes the state measure.

Consider cannabis in calif. Or firearms in calif. In the first case federal law isn't being enforced, in the second, federal law isn't being enforced, as the 14th would nullify californians restrictions on arms. Pick and choose. The law is an ass, a whore, null, if enforced whimsically. And gangs and vendettas result.

Joe Stack for President!

document forgery is not illegal if it is authorized by the government

-In israel and the US

Rules: never talk to feds, cops, grand juries.

Cypherpunks write code.

UC San Diego temporarily closes campus TV station after racial slur

February 23, 2010 | 6:45 pm

UC San Diego’s student government has temporarily shut down a campus television channel and suspended funding for 16 or so media outlets because of a student show that used a racial epithet for African Americans.

The actions, criticized by free speech advocates, came as UC San Diego was reeling from news that some students had organized an off-campus party Feb. 15 that mocked Black History Month and invited participants to dress as ghetto stereotypes.

Then, on a television segment last week, members of a controversial student satire group used the racial slur and described blacks as "ungrateful" in a discussion of the party and the campus response to it.

Associated Students President Utsav Gupta suspended the campus station and said he needed to temporarily stop funding the other media outlets while new rules are written to ensure that student fees do not support hate speech. He said he expects the matter to be resolved in a week or two and insisted that he was not advocating censorship.

The main UCSD student newspaper, The Guardian, which is not affected by the funding suspension, blasted Gupta’s actions, describing it as dictatorial and against free speech on the campus.


The Chicago Council's task force was led by R. Scott Appleby of the University of Notre Dame and Richard Cizik of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good. "Religion," the task force says, "is pivotal to the fate" of such nations as Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Iraq, Iran, Nigeria and Yemen, all vital to U.S. national and global security.

So they advocate less of a secular US foreign policy. I say, outlaw religion. Then, force that everywhere.

23 February 2010

Space for 8000 dead in the Iraq Afghani Paki Yemen wars! Come and get it! Plenty of space for the Empire's cannon fodder!

A bunch of chickenhawks (Asher Milgrom, Andy Zelinko) and wealthy but spineless city councilmembers decide
to spend $100K on a war memorial.

War pornography. Next to a childrens' park.

The war(s) aren't over, dumbshits!

And today, Afghanistan got its 1000th US death.

This is how the first amendment is being shredded.

Get a clue: not only can you express yourself in support of a government-blacklisted group or cause, you can express yourself regardless of "peace". You have the right (by virtue of being in America, you needn't be a citizen) to encourage violence by designated terrorist(tm) groups.

Only the cowards in washington DC fear this. (And other repressive regimes around the world) Because they fear freedom, worship war, are pwned.



Justices seek to weigh anti-terrorism law, free-speech rights

The Supreme Court justices sound closely split over whether a USC professor illegally advised the Kurdistan Workers Party, listed as a foreign terrorist group.

By David G. Savage

10:58 AM PST, February 23, 2010

Reporting from Washington

The Supreme Court struggled Tuesday to resolve a conflict between the free-speech rights of a Los Angeles-based advocate for international peace and a broad anti-terrorism law that makes it a crime to advise a foreign terrorist group, even if it means advising its members to seek peace.

The justices sounded closely split between those who saw this as a terrorism case and those who saw it as a free-speech case.

U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan urged the court to uphold the broad sweep of the terrorism law and to permit prosecutions of anyone who gives any support to a terrorist group. She discounted the "supposed 1st Amendment claims" raised by human rights advocates.

"When you help Hezbollah build homes, you're helping them build bombs," she said.

But Georgetown Law Professor David Cole said the human-rights advocates he represents are not interested in supplying bombs, but rather in urging foreign groups to avoid violence and to take their disputes to the United Nations.

"They seek peaceful solutions to conflict. And they support only lawful activities," he said, not terrorism. Cole is representing the Humanitarian Law Project in Los Angeles and its president Ralph Fertig, a USC professor of social work who has advised the Kurds in Turkey.

In 1997, the State Department listed the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, as a foreign terrorist group, which meant that Fertig could go to prison for giving "expert advice or assistance" to Kurdish leaders.

"The government has been arguing for more than a decade that our clients cannot advocate for peace," Cole said.

When asked whether Fertig would be prosecuted for advising the Kurds, Kagan agreed he could be. If he is working for and on behalf of the PKK, he would be subject to prosecution, she replied.

In response to other questions from the justices, she agreed an American citizen could be prosecuted for drafting a legal brief or writing a newspaper article in coordination with a banned group, such as Hamas.

For his part, Cole urged the justices to rule that the 1st Amendment protects those who speak out or advise foreign terrorist organizations, so long as they advocate only peace and nonviolence.

Justice Antonin Scalia agreed with the government's lawyer and said he saw no constitutional problems with the anti-terrorism law. "If you provide any aid" to them, it "furthers their terrorist activity," he said.

When Cole cited earlier cases which protected American Communists from being prosecuted simply for joining the group or attending meetings, Scalia discounted the threat posed by such people.

"That was about philosophy. People joined [the Communist Party] for philosophical reasons. I think it's very unrelated to compare these terrorist cases to communism," he said.

But Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor said Fertig and his allies are not seeking to aid terrorists or terrorism.

"All they want to do is speak about lawful activities," Ginsburg said.

"What's the government's interest . . . in forbidding training in international law?" Breyer asked.

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, often the swing vote in close cases, quizzed both lawyers but said he was troubled the case itself was vague and abstract. Fertig had not been prosecuted or convicted, so it was hard to decide whether the government had gone too far, he said.

At one point, Kennedy pressed Cole to cite a case in which the court had ruled on a free-speech challenge to a federal law before anyone in the case had been prosecuted.

Cole quickly cited a recent campaign finance case, FEC vs. Wisconsin Right to Life, in which the court's conservative bloc struck down part of the McCain-Feingold Act before anyone in this group had been charged with violating the law.

The justices will meet behind closed doors later this week to vote on whether to uphold the terrorism law as it stands or carve out an exception for free-speech claims involving peaceful advocacy.

A ruling in Holder vs. Humanitarian Law Project will be handed down by late June.

Toyota Motor U.S. sales chief Jim Lentz is expected to deny that the carmaker's electronic throttle control systems are the cause of any unintended acceleration problems when he testifies before the Committee.

"We are confident that no problems exist with the electronic throttle control system in our vehicles," Lentz said in a prepared statement. "We have designed our electronic throttle control system with multiple failsafe mechanisms to shut off or reduce engine power in the event of a system failure."



MLK did nothing for people's civil rights; he just got his particular tribe in the news.
(Heck, as a tribe negroes at the Obama elections voted for Calif Prop 8, which denies civil rights to some. Go figure. So much for negro enlightenment.)

But this Mr. Novak has helped everyone's civil rights --not just his petty little racial clan.

February 22, 2010

Sayreville man puts pot arrest to the test and wins


Two years ago, Daniel A. Novak called Sayreville police and reported that someone was smoking marijuana in a car parked outside a garden apartment complex in the borough.

When Officer Matthew Kurtz arrived, Novak in effect turned himself in. Although he had not been smoking the drug, he showed Kurtz a marijuana cigarette in his pocket, according to a court ruling yesterday.

Novak, now 20, eventually pleaded guilty to an ordinance violation as part of a plea deal.

But Novak challenged the legality of the search.

And yesterday he won his case.

A state appeals court threw out his conviction and overturned a lower court ruling that denied his motion to suppress the evidence that Kurtz turned up when he shone his flashlight into Novak's pocket.

The seizure violated Novak's right against self-incrimination, the three-judge panel ruled. When Kurtz arrived at the complex on Jan. 15, 2008, Novak "made some comments about how he felt that searches are unconstitutional and that he feels marijuana should not be prohibited through the United States Constitution," according to the ruling.

Getting arrested, Novak told Kurtz, might spur "change to get marijuana legalized."

On Monday, Novak said he did not make the call to police on a whim.

"It wasn't an all-out-crazy-I'm-going-to-jail-today type of thing,'' he said. "It was a civil disobedience thing, a protest against our ridiculous marijuana laws. The government shouldn't be able to tell you what not to put in your body.''

After his arrest in Sayreville, he spent a few hours in a borough holding cell.

Of Kurtz, Novak said, "I think he thought I was a little nuts.''

His protest is purely political, he said.

"I don't smoke weed, I don't do any drugs,'' he said.

Novak was preparing Monday to defend himself against a string of traffic tickets in Perth Amboy, moving for a dismissal because of an alleged violation of a court rule.

The Sayreville man, who has a high school equivalency diploma, does not aspire to be an attorney. He is a self-employed Internet marketer, he said.

A 17-year-old court case afforded Novak the escape hatch. Under a ruling in State v. Patton, (133 N.J. 389, 395-402 (1993)), anyone who voluntarily delivers drugs to police under the specific requirements of the law is granted immunity against prosecution.

Novak's attorney, Allan Marain of New Brunswick, said the case is obscure, but he underscored it in his papers to the municipal court and Superior Court, which both ignored the ruling.

"It took two years, but I'm glad the court finally came around,'' he said.

Novak's defense was based on the Fifth Amendment, not the Fourth Amendment, he said. The Fourth Amendment prohibits illegal searches and seizures, while the Fifth secures due process and protects against self-incrimination.

Robert Blanda Sr., the Sayreville attorney arguing for the state, said he has not yet seen the opinion.

"It wasn't something the state pursued wrongly,'' Blanda said. "We had two (lower court) judges agree with us.''


Yoo enabled Hitler.
The suit was brought on behalf of 6,000 African Americans who had "qualified" scores on the test, but lost out to those rated "well-qualified."

Last week, lawyers representing the black applicants estimated the city could owe $100 million for lost wages and benefits. A lawyer for the city put the figure at closer to $30 million.

The Obama administration intervened in the case on behalf of the black applicants. The goal of the Civil Rights Act is "to eradicate discrimination" in the workplace, said Neal Katyal, the deputy U.S. solicitor general. In this case, "the city knew very well the test [was] discriminatory," he said.

When the test results were announced in 1996, Mayor Richard M. Daley said they were "disappointing" because only 11% of the top scorers were black.

22 February 2010

Dead IRS tool's son:
My dad didn't write the tax law," he said. "Nobody in that building wrote the tax law."

Ie, "I was just following orders", just a collaborator.


Not onlyis the Lower Merion School District guilty of wiretap violations, but they could have generated child porn (woop-woop) by snapping pictures.

I think everyone should send candid pictures to

Dr. Christopher W. McGinley
 Superintendent of Schools
 Lower Merion School District capitalcomments@lmsd.org


In web 3.0 you don't even have to generate content.

Just sit at your computer.

ChatRoulette (a site where you are presented with a feed from a random stranger's webcam and vice-versa until one or both of you click "next")

19 February 2010

Joe Stack, American Hero. Great name for a programmer BTW.

17 February 2010


TAMPA, FL -- It's the sort of security we've seen a lot of since 9-11 at places like airports and seaports and major sporting events. Bomb sniffing dogs, pat-downs and metal detector wanding, gloved inspections of hand-held bags were all performed in the shadow of...Greyhound buses.

"We do this for a couple of reasons," stated Transportation Security Administration Federal Security Director Gary Milano. "To sort of invent the wheel in advance -- in case we have to if there is any specific intelligence requiring us to be here. This was to show that we and our partners are ready to move in at a moments notice."

Milano was joined at the bus station by Border Patrol agent Steve McDonald. "What we're looking for is threats to national security as well as immigration law violators," he said.

"We're also looking at one of our main initiatives," according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Michael Masto. "One of which is cash smuggling."

And so passengers ready to head toward Orlando, Jacksonville and points north had to go through a series of checks...a K-9 officer from the Tampa Airport Police department gave the bus his special "sniff test" in the baggage compartment. This is all a part of VIPR, which stands for Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response.

"This is ongoing for us," said Tampa Police Department Assistant Chief Marc Hamlin. "We do this every day."

And for the folks who travel like this -- day in and day out -- it's a comfort in these troubled times.

"I feel safe knowing that I can get on the bus and I'm not going to blow up," said frequent rider Chuck Lawrence.

"That's why we'll be back," said the TSA's Milano. "We won't say when, but this way, the bad guys are on notice that we will be back."

16 February 2010

At end of piglab, 'th-th-that's all folks'

My grandma had 3 pig valves installed, kept her alive for decades.

thank you.

My grandparents didn't eat pig, my family rarely, I love it.

today used my fourth or so. And had a BLT for lunch, seriously.

(Damn, with age, you don't feel hungry, but you feel tired and lose
your brain if you don't eat.)

Had a friend in LA who had 2 pigs. they overturned his yard, ate turtle poop. They were probably equivalent to dogs mentally. very bristly

So I've had a weird relationship to these animals. Tasty animals.
Who look like people, inside.

Apparently we've done the in vitro survival testing. But for historical
and standardization reasons this was done on canines, not porcines.

At the lab, there was a box of gauze decorated with the image of a dog
in a surgical mask operating on a cat on a table. Very 'Itchy & Scratchy'

Traffic at least was ok. the 57 near diamond bar is very green now.
Piglab. My fourth or so.

This time a smaller girl. The early folks were measuring the force
to insert a tube, after making a scalpel/razor incision. They forgot
to inflate the pig (laparoscopy) and ended up stabbing the kidney some.

We still got to use the animal, opening it up diaphram to upper legs.
That's a cheat --our instruments are to be used laparoscopically which means inserted into a CO2 inflated lower abdomen. Better for patients and surgeons. But takes skill: these are engineers trying out prototype instruments. So we old-school unzip sternum to below belly button.
Pigs have belly buttons of course.

I asked why they're always girls. The reason is obvious: the penis would get in the way. With the unzipping we're doing. D'oh.

My 10 year old was upset that a surgeon was caught tweeting. But there
is a huge amount of waiting time, sometimes, and the patient is stable.

15 February 2010

Man parachutes from Great Park balloon


330 ft. Nice.

US Marines said their ability to fight back has been tightly constrained by strict new rules of engagement that make their task more difficult and dangerous. Under the rules, troops cannot fire at people unless they commit a hostile act or show intent.

What a concept!

“It’s hard to fight a war like this,” he said. “They’re using our rules of engagement against us.”

Complain to the UN. Oh, that's right, you just invaded a country on your own. Not just any country, but the graveyard of Empires. They're using your planes against you. So you worry about your rules?

Folly not even seen by the author http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/afghanistan/article7028205.ece
This is pretty good even for Clinton / Obama:

US State Secretary Hillary Clinton said on Sunday that her country has no interest in "occupying" Afghanistan or abandoning the war-torn country.

You either occupy or you abandon. Its that simple.
Clinton: Iran is becoming a military dictatorship

pot calling the kettle black


UC Irvine is proposing an “unmatched” plan to help students of different religious, racial, cultural and political backgrounds to interact more peacefully — construction of an $8 million Center for Awareness, Reflection and Meditation.

The university says it will “seek funding from private and public sources to design and construction” of the center, which is “among the highest priorities” of (UCI) Chancellor Michael V. Drake, .M.D.

“The mission of the center will be to foster contemplation, self-reflection, and quiet thought and, in the process, promote awareness of and conscientious action by discovering common ground and communicating in an open and respectful manner while practicing good citizenship on campus.”

Never mind that 30% tuition increase kiddies...


14 February 2010

Obviously Al Q is using a weirdness beam on us.

It only affects female middle aged biology PhDs. First Aalia then
Amy Bishop.


12 February 2010

Choose: blue or red pill?

Choose: zionism or the red sea?
Turdpile of the week award to: District Judge Todd Russell


Quote: “The right to a jury trial is probably one of our most fundamental constitutional rights. We believe that everybody needs to show up for jury duty to protect that right,” he said.

So how does that make others slaves?

“We have troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, and these people are putting their lives on the line every day to serve this country. Do you think you should be excused?”

Yes, I do, if I so chose. And war crimes by retarded mercenaries don't bear on this. Jackass.

11 February 2010

e=mc**2 is not what uncle al wrote. He wrote m=e/c**2

the faster you go the more energy you have, so you mass more.
so its harder to go faster.

and faster.

I saw my kid's textbook, fifth grade. Two green balls
labelled H combine to make He. To power the Sun.
FAIL. Bethe explained that there is a carbon catalytic nuclear cycle
in our class of stars. And it takes 4 nucleons to make He.

He3 and trit/deut reactions are interesting too.

Roadtrip idea: go to Michigan, catch some asian carp, bring them to the great lakes,
release. Impossible to stop.

Dems Want CEOs on Camera in Post-Citizens United Ads

In response to the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, some Democrats are supporting legislation that would force CEOs to appear on-camera to endorse the political ads their corporations sponsor.

The proposal, unveiled today by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D., Md.), would have CEOs appear as political candidates now do in ads run on their behalf, telling viewers “I’m X and I approved this message.”

The bill would also require that ads with opposing viewpoints get the cheapest possible ad rate to respond to corporate and union-financed ads.

What part of the first amendment do these morons not understand?

No compelled speech. No taking of bandwidth by the the government.

Rope for Schumer's neck, yes.

"Attacking peaceful people is not being fair, it is unacceptable. If you have a problem with armies or governments you should fight those people. This is what I find unacceptable in my father's way," Omar told ABC News.


Omar doesn't get asymmetrical warfare. He expects warriors to line up in a meadow in red jackets.
He doesn't get democracy. He doesn't get total war. Way too oldschool.

US is a failed state. A sponsor of terrorism. Ruled by warlords and a regime
that denies its own constitution.

10 February 2010

Obama to meet with black leaders on the economy

In the morning, the president is scheduled to meet with black leaders in the Oval Office to talk about the economy and jobs. Among those expected to attend are Benjamin Jealous of the NAACP, Marc Morial of the National Urban League, the Rev. Al Sharpton of the National Action Network and Dr. Dorothy Height of the National Council of Negro Women.

Qualifications: they're negroes. That's it. So much for beyond race.
“A recent study put the health care cost of obesity-related diseases at $147 billion a year,” Mrs. Obama said. “This epidemic also impacts the nation’s security, as obesity is now one of the most common disqualifiers for military service.”

-The first bitch

How offensive is that? The animals the government farms are too marbled to be
slaughtered in war?

08 February 2010

“The American populace is living within a democratic regime and they hold the responsibility of its policies; the American populace elected the criminal Bush for two presidential runs, and they elected Obama who’s not different from Bush,”

Emphesis mine. I pointed this out some time ago.

Then Obama agrees:
The White House, which initially struggled to fend off the criticism, over the weekend argued that the Obama terrorism policy is essentially a continuation of policies pursued in the latter part of the Bush presidency.

And a congresscritter points out the fascism:
Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R., Mich.), in a statement Sunday, called attention to .. “President Obama’s decision to target Americans for killing without due process"

the American people live [in] a democratic system and that is why they are held responsible for their policies.


07 February 2010

Conn plant blows up. 620 megawatt gas-fired power plant.

It would be amusing if Al Q went after Conn. because of Lieberman. All's fair.

WASHINGTON--The FBI is pressing Internet service providers to record which Web sites customers visit and retain those logs for two years, a requirement that law enforcement believes could help it in investigations of child pornography and other serious crimes.

FBI Director Robert Mueller supports storing Internet users' "origin and destination information," a bureau attorney said at a federal task force meeting on Thursday.

05 February 2010


Arab "community leaders" telling other arabs to write in "arab" on their Census.

Guess they never heard of Manzanera.

04 February 2010


Howard university of course.

Lawsuit tossed for: "hyperbolic allegations riddled with buzz words"
What else do they know?

"And the colored girls go..." Lou Reed

03 February 2010

Afghanistan,then and now.

They had lots of great SAMs and the targets were pretty vulnerable.

Now their SAMs are mostly decayed. But that's what they need --
the US is completely dependant on air power.

Or, they need anti aircraft guns, or at least snipers trained in

Cannabis is already highly domesticated and artificially selected for either thc or cbd content. And grow time, and adaption to growhouse conditions.

Imagine what will happen when its genome is deciphered. Various synthetic pathways turned up or down. Size and time manipulated. Grow it like Mint, which is closely related and invasive even without seeds.

I'd certainly consume GM grass; I consume fully synthetic other meds,
regularly. And semi-synth. And organic. Caffeine, alcohol, 'zac, nic',
aspirin. Without chemistry, life itself would be impossible.

I figure, in 5 years, we see it.

4 carbon chemistry, botanical chemistry, drug synthesis, psychopharmacology, ethnobotany
The government of Pakistan is paying for her defense.

The US will pay for the offense, no doubt.
Get kidnapped in asia, defend yourself, get tried in NYC.


But NYC doesn't like terror trials.

If she's convicted, and she will be, the Pakis will go frickin nuclear on the US.

As well they should.

Cannon fodder in: (wait for it...) Pakistan.
In the Star Trek episode "A Taste of Armageddon," Capt. James T. Kirk and crew beam down to planet Eminiar VII against the wishes of its government to find what appears to be a peaceful, highly advanced civilization. In reality, however, the planet has been at war with a nearby planet for over 500 years, suffering the loss of up to 3 million inhabitants annually. They have managed to continue functioning as a society by conducting their war entirely by computer. The computer on one planet fires virtual salvos at the other planet, whose computer in turn selects individuals who have been deemed casualties of the war. Those individuals are then ordered to report to disintegration chambers, whereupon they are vaporized. The citizens of both planets seem to accept this as their patriotic duty, for they do indeed report to the disintegration chambers when so ordered. In this way the bloodlust of both planets’ governments is satisfied while their civilizations are spared the destruction caused by bombs and bullets and are therefore able to maintain the veneer of civil society.


02 February 2010

HeLa cells are common. The offspring of Henrietta Lacks found out and some
are annoyed that she wasn't asked for permission. But, she benefitted from the scientific
medicine that she didn't contribute to. There are no serious ethical problems.

Mil wants gays.


Pink cannon fodder.

Even rose-tinted glass
empires shouldn't
fly drones.

01 February 2010

Irvine decided how many corpses are coming back from the Afpak wars,
which are not over by a longshot.

This is disgusting arrogance
on the part of the city.

8,000 is way too low.

Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.

Haitians want U.S to 'take over'

"I want the Americans to take over the country. The Haitian government can't do anything for us," said Jean-Louis Geffrard, a laborer who lives under a tarp in the crowded square. "When we tell the government we're hungry, the government says, 'We're hungry, too.' "

Added Canga Matthieu, a medical student whose school was destroyed: "The American government should take care of us."


ERA in other cultures:

A female suicide bomber killed at least 38 people and wounded scores more Monday in northern Baghdad, Iraqi authorities said.