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After Effects

January 12, 2011
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Now that we know an image, devoid of context, can cause a murderous rampage, it should come an no surprise that Target Stores have removed their Find a Store online store locator.  Really, take a look at these, but… please, please, refrain from going on a killing spree after you see them.

Okay… calm down.  Tamp the anger down…  Good?  Here’s the next one…

Urrggh!  More target symbols this time… Primal.Urge. To. Kill. Growing…  No. NO. NO!   Okay. Okay.  Is everyone under control now?

Prepare yourself for the last image.

It’s shocking.

You have been warned.

So – I won’t be held responsible for any action you take after seeing it.

If you don’t think you can handle it, don’t look below this line.

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Okay, brave souls.

Here goes…

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Exploitation of Tragedy

January 10, 2011
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All these groups out there that are exploiting the murder of six people at the hands of a schizophrenic gunman should be ashamed of themselves.  I say “should,” because I know they will continue to push their agendas, regardless of the facts, and – in so doing – prove that they have no shame.

So – go right ahead – blame the Tea Party, Sarah Palin, The DailyKOS, Jon Stewart, and whoever else you please.  Use this opportunity to ban guns or censor Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh.  Why not blame Rock Music, Videogames, and Global Warming, too?

Just know that a lot of us are really sick of it…  We just want to mourn the loss of six innocent people — without listening to all of your B.S.

We don’t need you to tell us who is responsible.  We already know.  22 year old, Jared Loughner.  He’s a drug abusing, psychotic, and, almost certainly, schizophrenic a–hole.  He was tackled by some brave people – private citizens – while he was trying to reload his pistol.  And they held him down until the police arrived.  Tonight, Jared Loughner sits in a jail cell, awaiting judgment.

If you don’t know or don’t care that, ultimately, Jared Loughner is the only one to blame, then I am ashamed of you.  Even though you’re not honest enough to be ashamed of yourself.

The All-Seeing Eye

January 8, 2011
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CNet and CBS are reporting this:

Obama Eyeing Internet ID for Americans

STANFORD, Calif. – President Obama is planning to hand the U.S. Commerce Department authority over a forthcoming cybersecurity effort to create an Internet ID for Americans, a White House official said here today.

It’s “the absolute perfect spot in the U.S. government” to centralize efforts toward creating an “identity ecosystem” for the Internet, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt said.

That news, first reported by CNET, effectively pushes the department to the forefront of the issue, beating out other potential candidates including the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. The move also is likely to please privacy and civil liberties groups that have raised concerns in the past over the dual roles of police and intelligence agencies.

What possible use could this be?  Other than to track everything and anything that we do on the internet?  And build a searchable database to identify subversive speech and activities?

The article does mention the  “benefit” of remembering or consolidating passwords.  Don’t believe it.  There are plenty of private programs – including IE and Firefox – out there that will do that for you, if you want it.

This is just another attempt to squelch free speech through intimidation- Don’t let them get away with it.

 

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Ted Nugent and Guns

January 5, 2011
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It’s hard to argue against Ted’s logic here.  Other than to add – It’s the responsibility of law abiding gun owners to secure their guns and ammunition, so that children don’t play with them. I say, “Right on!”

 

 

 

Fed Starts Seizing Property

November 27, 2010
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The Homeland Security Department has started seizing internet domains.  No criminal charges or convictions necessary, just suspicion…

Will blogs like ours be next?  A few years ago, I’d have considered that question ridiculous.

Welcome to Crazy Town

November 21, 2010
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I just read this article in which Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was quoted saying  “It is very important to keep politics out of monetary policy.  You want to be very careful not to take steps that hurt our credibility.” as a warning to Republicans who are criticizing the Fed’s plan to print 600 billion dollars to buy Treasury bonds.

Yes.  You read that correctly.  The Treasury wants to loan itself 600 billion dollars to buy Treasury bonds from itself. And the Treasury Secretary is warning our representatives in Congress not to try to stop it.

The net effect is an instantaneous inflation of the US Dollar by 600 billion dollars.  That action alone will hurt our credibility.

If political opposition to Monetary Policy is inappropriate when our Monetary Policy is the foolish manipulation of our currency, when is it appropriate?

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Denouement For Death Panels

November 16, 2010
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It was voted “The Biggest Lie of 2009” by the St. Petersburg Times “Truth-O-Meter.”  Sarah Palin’s Facebook article that claimed Obamacare would lead to rationing and the creation of Death Panels of bureaucrats to decide who lives and who dies.

The Media and Blogosphere agreed.  Sarah Palin’s article was an insane, right-wing, conspiracy theory.  Death Panels were nonsense.  They wouldn’t really happen.  Besides, only a lunatic would actually want them.

Fast forward to today, 2010… Yesterday’s lies are tomorrow’s only real solution.  Or so says insane,  right-wing, conspiracy theorist,  Paul Krugman of the New York Times.  At about the 6:20 point in the following video he says that ” the real solution [for a balanced budget] is a combination of Death Panels and sales taxes.”

Breitbart.tv » ‘This Week’: NYT’s Krugman Recommends ‘Death Panels’ to Help Balance Budget, WaPo’s Marcus Says ‘Deranged’ to Not Raise Taxes.

I guess lies aren’t what they used to be.