2/28/2006

Perfect for your own personal batcave

Filed under: Interesting,SWEET,Technology — 11:57 pm

Creative Home Engineering is a registered contracting company that adds value to homes by integrating silent, automated, hidden passageways.

The GOP CD

Filed under: Conspiracy,Politics,Technology — 11:51 pm

Probably a national GOP tool…

So if you run the CD in your personal computer, by the end of it, the Minnesota GOP will not only know what you think on particular issues, but also who you are. I’m not sure how polling firms do this. Do they keep track of the individual nswers by identity? Maybe so. Maybe not.

Homicide Unpunished

Filed under: Bush Whacked,Conspiracy,Terrorism — 11:46 pm

ONE OF THE most shocking photographs from the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq shows a grinning guard giving a thumbs-up sign over the bruised corpse of an Iraqi detainee. Subsequent investigation showed that the deceased prisoner, an Iraqi named Manadel al-Jamadi, died of asphyxiation on Nov. 4, 2003: He was tortured to death by Navy SEAL and CIA interrogators who took turns punching and kicking him, then handcuffed his arms behind his back and shackled them to a window five feet above the floor. Nine SEALs, a sailor and several CIA personnel were implicated in the killing. As it turned out, the Abu Ghraib guard who posed with the body, former Cpl. Charles A. Graner Jr., was not involved.

Two years after the photo came into the hands of Army investigators, the result of the case is this: Mr. Graner is serving a 10-year prison sentence for his role in the nonlethal abuse of other detainees at Abu Ghraib — and no one involved in killing Mr. Jamadi has suffered serious penalty.

Something’s Happening Here

Filed under: Bush Whacked,Conspiracy,Politics — 10:15 pm

Here is the process to make comments about the sale of national forest lands (presumably to corporations, since only they will have the pockets deep enough to purchase this land) to finance rural school education. It is ‘rural america’ that put Dumbya in office (along with Diebold!).

There are many things I don’t understand, and that’s okay. I work in a university library, where I am surrounded by smart people with graduate degrees in Finding Stuff. Two weeks ago, we at B & A found the Bush Administration has johnnied up a plan to sell off a huge and unprecedented number of tracts of national forest lands to partially finance 2007 budget shortfalls in a rural school finance program . We the public are invited to place comments where responsible parties – stop laughing! – read them but until today, instructions for commenting were unavailable. I didn’t grasp what the process involved in commenting was so I asked one of those degreed people for assistance. By the time our librarian friend finished helping me she was composing a letter in her head.

Step by step, then:

Latest Iraqi war casualty — conservative belief in “personal responsibility”

Filed under: Bush Whacked,Politics — 10:09 pm

To the list of conservative principles which are being tossed aside like yesterday’s trash in order to defend George Bush, let us add the ostensible virtue of “personal responsibility.” Remember those lectures we used to have to endure about how Americans are so coddled and selfish and lazy and don’t take “personal responsibility” for their actions and their failures?

German cat gets deadly bird flu

Filed under: Health,Public Service — 4:14 pm

A domestic cat in Germany has become the first European Union mammal to die of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu.

Curling Sports Game

Filed under: Games,SWEET,Technology — 4:12 pm

Virtual Curling Sports Game

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