Thursday, August 7, 2008

Monday, June 30, 2008

You just keep waiting on that vindication.

Just because you keep repeating a saying doesn't make it true.

Whose interests are we looking after in Iraq? The Iraqi's don't think its theirs.

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To be honest, this is so hilarious that my friends have taken to giving each other Terrorist Fist Jabs and the slightest provication.

To be extra cool, you can call out for a "TFJ" if you want.

This is one of the most vile and disturbing things I've ever read
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The truth about McCain and Bush's solution for high gas prices

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Its like the Administration thinks that when it buries its head in the sand, the world actually disappears.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

This is such a zero-sum game.

AFGHANISTAN -- RAND REPORT SAYS VIOLENCE IN AFGHANISTAN RISING: Last week, former Joint Chiefs of Staff senior intelligence officer John McCreary released an analysis of the security situation in Afghanistan and concluded that the month of May "saw more violence than any other month since the 2001 U.S. intervention that toppled the Taliban and forced Osama bin Laden and his followers to flee into Pakistan." In his full report released this week, McCreary said that "an increase in attacks in and around Kabul is particularly noteworthy because it indicates a physical and psychological worsening of the security situation," adding, "Kabul is becoming slowly surrounded."

Monday, May 5, 2008

I'd see the value in McCain's healthcare plan if I didn't think insurance companies hated us in general

On a positive note: Wow. Just wow.

I really hope this is legit.

This is slightly different that battling for oil. This seems like the beginnings of the Road Warrior.

Slightly older article, but about an issue I didn't even know was happening.

You can disagree with the sentiment, but the fact is something must be done.,28804,1730759_1731383,00.html

Even if its just writing off Florida.

You're telling me that pot is safer than cigarettes?

We are literally burning our food instead of eating it.

I'm with Obama on this one. Whats the point of saving $30 in gas if the roads are shit?

Fuck the whales, save the bees!

A side effect of pollution you may not have expected.

If you think thats not important, here's a link to the plants that bees pollinate.

Yeah, you read that right. Fucking coffee.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Some positive news. Rockets are neat.

"Pilots will compete head to head in the world's first race featuring rocket-powered planes on 1 August 2008, says the Rocket Racing League, which is organising the event."

Aren't there some kind of background checks before you can move into a child care facility?

I mean, its not like the offenders lied. They gave their addresses correctly.

One of the reasons I'm not a huge fan of corn based ethanol.

Yeah, basic foodstuff is not an "elastic" commodity.

I'm getting out my goddamn bicycle. Or walking. This is ridiculous.

On the plus side, I have another excuse to ride my motorcycle. I mean, the thing gets about 50 miles per gallon.

So you can't even throw out things anymore without permission.

Remember how those "red light cameras" were supposed to make things safer. Yeah, thats not the point.

"Cities Caught Illegally Tampering With Traffic Lights To Increase Revenue Of Red Light Cameras"

America's morals are out of whack.

"Mom and Dad are more concerned about depictions of sex than violence, according to the results of a poll at parent-oriented site What They Play."

Have you all read 1984?

"The Bush administration said yesterday that it plans to start using the nation's most advanced spy technology for domestic purposes soon, rebuffing challenges by House Democrats over the idea's legal authority."

Friday, April 11, 2008

Killing yourself was your fault, not the company that sold you mislabled drugs.

So a company lied to the FDA about a product it wanted to sell in order to get it approved. The FDA trusted the company to tell the truth, the drug was approved and might have killed 40 people due to improper dosage labeling. The White House is arguing that since the FDA approved it, the company is not liable for any damages. What the hell just happened here?

Well, if you can't win by the rules, try and change the rules, right Hillary?

"Sen. Hillary Clinton made a blunt appeal to North Dakota delegates to switch their support to her, despite the fact that Sen. Barack Obama handily defeated her in the state's caucus in February."

Oh right, when other countries waterboard, thats bad. Or torture.

The US government has something in common with Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. Thats nice.

Wow. Way to go China. Who thinks these Olympics are just going to burn?

Turns out even the President steals music

This is a little throw away news bit.

So I'm not the only one who feels he's being screwed.

"A majority of Americans say that in the past five years, “they either haven’t moved forward in life (25%) or have fallen backward (31%) — the most downbeat assessment in nearly half a century of polling"

This is why our government is going to hell.

"Nearly half of transactions made in the 2006 fiscal year with government credit or debit cards -- referred to as "purchase cards" -- were improper"

Friday, April 4, 2008

Is Hillary really that conniving/evil? What do you think of this theory?

"Even some Clinton loyalists are wondering aloud if the win-at-all-costs strategy of Hillary and Bill — which continued Tuesday when Hillary tried to drag Rev. Wright back into the spotlight — is designed to rough up Obama so badly and leave the party so riven that Obama will lose in November to John McCain."

The government of the United States of America - brought to you by Thailand

"The Government Printing Office's decision to export the work has proved lucrative, allowing the agency to book more than $100 million in recent profits by charging the State Department more money for blank passports than it actually costs to make them,"

The next advancement in census technology: paper!

"Gutierrez said reverting to a paper-based census, in addition to other costs not associated with the handhelds, is expected to increase the cost of the 2010 census to between $2.2 billion and $3 billion through fiscal year 2013."

Oh Hillary. This is old, but still hilarious.

Another competitor in the space race. That looks hot.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

What mission was accomplished again?
"97 percent of US death toll came after 'Mission Accomplished'"
This article is just disturbing. First hand accounts from Iraq war veterans.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Al Qaeda have become oil tycoons? What?

"An emboldened al Qaeda with access to Iraq's oil resources could pursue its ambitions to acquire weapons of mass destruction to attack America and other free nations."

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Tibetan protests escalate

To be honest, I have trouble dealing with the fact that Tibet is still in this situation. I had a Free Tibet sticker on my English notebook in middle school.

Illinois highways as the way of the future? This blows.

"Roads and Highways Will Go Private, Thanks to the Iraq War"

Way more in depth treatment of the subject:

The X-Prize has tackled spaceflight. How hard can fuel efficient cars be?

Scary/Hilarious quote from the article:
"US fuel economy averages out to 20.2 mpg, 9 percent less than it was 20 years ago. (The Model T Ford, Diamandis likes to point out, got 25 miles per gallon.)"

Wednesday, March 19, 2008