Easter Day. Blue skies and
seventy degrees. Spokane's nicest weather day so far this year.
Eleven classic movie
scenes as Ottoman motifs.
undergraduate dissertation was created as part of an
experimental investigation into the power of post-production
techniques on a movie's genre: The movie The Hangover as a horror
Hollow Men, read by T. S. Eliot.
The mindless media parrots that repeat
generic scripts with zero questioning and pass it off as news.
We’ve all been told that the Salem witch trials
were the low point in the judicial history of North America. Now a
former Maryland prosecutor has concluded that at least some
were, indeed, guilty of witchcraft.
All reports that I've heard of the Tracy
Morgan show - Excuse My French - at the Fox in downtown Spokane
Friday night can be summed up in one word: RAAAAAUNCHY.
Washington state Governor Jay
Inslee wants the state Liquor Control Board to figure
how to stop the spread of bars allowing pot consumption on their
Human Exoskeleton: Lower extremity exoskeletons to augment human
strength and endurance during locomotion.
The next time you say the Pledge of Allegiance –
'I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America,
and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all' – remember: it’s
a lie. A whopper of a lie."
~ Bill Moyers
your probable cause, sir?
Fifty years ago, a fire at the town dump
ignited an exposed coal seam which eventually wiped out the entire
community of Centralia, Pennsylvania. The
fire still burns.
At the age of 16 1/2 years
old, Sister Charlotte, entered the White Veil (open convent) as a
nun to serve the Lord. When
21 years old she entered the Black Veil (closed convent) where
she endured starvation, sexual attacks and torture until her escape
22 years later.
Existence is one of my
favorite things. I'd rather not do anything else.
They can move together in swarms, build towers,
dance, throw and catch, assess targets and soon will even make their
own decisions. Both in war and at home, drones
are developing fast and gaining control.
The speeches written but never
given. What if John F Kennedy had returned home safely from Dallas?
Court is still a little squeamish about equal rights for all.
The government has no business deciding who it is we can and cannot
Instant vapor: Boiling
water freezes instantly in Siberia.
Chicago, LA, and New York prosecuted
the fewest federal gun crimes.
A new theory on why
men love breasts. Why do straight men devote so much headspace
to those big, bulbous bags of fat drooping from women's chests?
The cleavage countdown: Eight
facts about breasts.
daily routines of famous writers.
do astronomers pinpoint Easter Sunday? (The exact date of Easter
is already known for every year until 4099 A.D.)
Officially sanctioned hairstyles
of North Korea.
Schools are training
second-graders to attack mass shooter: let's
turn children into little psychos over the rare possibility of a
Spokane is divided
on the recent shooting of a car thief.
read: the 14 naughtiest bits in 50 Shades of Grey.
of the most secretive countries in the world, uncovered. Find out
about unicorns, hamburgers and golfing records by watching 10
things you didn’t need to know about North Korea.
aide: Sire, the peasants are revolting!
yes they are.
goods from China.
irresponsible gun attack ads: the actor portraying the gun owner violates
all three of NRA's gun-safety rules.
facts about 9/11 that cannot be debunked.
crackdown on whistleblowers.
Here's the photos
taken by the crazy Russians who illegally climbed Egypt's Great
My friend Randall says he met
a woman who says she's looking for a guy who's, "funny and
spontaneous." Yet when he tapped on the kitchen window late
last night dressed like a clown with a knife, it's all panic and
Resist the temptation to join
Guys who do housework get
Billionaire investor Jim
Rogers says on a CNBC program that taking
people's money from their bank accounts is a certainty as both
the IMF and ECB have already condoned it in their precedent.
Some people get confused if a
sentence does not end as they potato.
Dave explains to Spring
Breakers star James Franco why
director Harmony Korine is banned from the Late Show with David
to arguments from inside the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday about
the issue of same-sex marriage.
The word "ungoogleable" has been removed
from a list of new Swedish words after a trademark spat. But it
raises the question of what
can and can't be found with a search engine.
San Francisco cops lean on
nightclubs to become
arms of the security/surveillance state.
A 19-year-old has developed an
Cleanup Array that could remove millions of tons of plastic from
the world's oceans.
Fourteen signs that our modern
has begun collapsing. But you still have time to read the
U.S. agencies join
war against gun owners.
A Love Magazine video
featuring Louis Vuitton's Fall 2013 collection is filled with
disheveled, half-naked models
walking the streets of Paris.
French activists say it is promoting prostitution.
Russia to ban
cash transactions over $10,000.
How the "Monsanto
Protection Act" snuck into law: A
provision that protects the biotech giant from litigation passed
Congress without many members knowing about it.
While everyone was opining about gay marriage
yesterday, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that has far-wider
reaching consequences: that
law enforcement can't search your property with drug-sniffing dogs
without a warrant.
in 10 Americans are unhappy with Washington, according to a new
poll - with nearly 30 percent describing themselves as “angry.”
collection of amazing chemical reactions in one video.
Angry music scares me the same
way horror movies scare me - in a good way. Here's Pigface: The
Horse You Rode in On.
I can't believe I'm into
Rand Paul threatens Filibuster
II on guns.
In addition to the large
number of forests that are popular tourist destinations in the
world, there are also small and very unusual forests which are less
well known to the general public: The
seven most unique
forests of the world.
William Shatner says he's
appalled at the IRS Star Trek parody video.
George W. Bush's paintings: eerie
history of insect head transplants: Entomologists are some of
the creepiest people on the planet. Even entomologists know this.
They've been switching bug heads for nearly 90 years now.
If you were to watch all of
movies, it would take you 666 minutes and parts of your brain would
be permanently twisted out of shape.
In his controversial book The
Singularity is Near, Ray
Kurzweil speaks of a time in the very near future when human
intelligence will be amplified by thousands of times current
abilities with artificial implants: Is
ADHD an evolutionary gift?
How to make a
duct tape hammock.
Here's a few of the myths surrounding military
service, and the propaganda used by the US military to encourage
young people to enlist. Be all
that you can be.
China still has not solved the
great 16,000 dead pigs mystery.
to a new poll, 65% of Americans approve of Obama's drone strategy. Here's
why that number should be zero percent: Drone efficiency is pure
fantasy. The deadly air strikes have proven neither cheap nor
The more one dissents from political orthodoxies,
the more the attacks focus on personality, style and character: How
Noam Chomsky is discussed.
Fifty things they never told
being a chef.
The movie InAPPropriate Comedy is being
panned as one of the worst
movies in recent times. With Oscar-winner Adrien Brody and
Lindsey Lohan, Michelle Rodriguez, Rob Schneider - how is that even
Hire the ShamWow guy to direct it! That's right, it was directed by
Vince Offer, the
infomercial guru. This was decided in a fancy boardroom by people in
Pulitzer-winning NYT columnist Anthony
Lewis, dead at 85.
The Obama administration
is claiming that authorities
do not need court warrants to affix GPS devices to vehicles to
monitor their every move, despite the Supreme Court’s decision
last year that concluded that attaching the GPS devices amounted to
search protected by the Constitution.
Tipping and tooting: a
comic about people who wait tables.
I'm extremely liberal about
immigration. Still, I'm troubled by the term "undocumented
immigrant." Calling an illegal alien an undocumented immigrant
is like calling a drug dealer an unlicensed pharmacist.
Department of Homeland
Security to buy even more ammo: 360k
hollow point rounds.
Militant atheism has become a
religion: Prominent non-believers have
become as dogmatic as those they deride.
money-saving tips from bankers and their wives. I love number
seven: Stop carrying so much cash; it reduces the temptation to tip
too much. They forgot to add number twenty-one: Avoid angry crowds
Here's a collection
of intriguing and quite useless maps.
Huxley author of Brave
New World on his vision
for the "ultimate revolution," a scientific
dictatorship where people will be conditioned to enjoy their
servitude, and will pose little opposition to the "ruling
is a town in Brazil that powers its streetlights by having convicts
pedal bicycles attached to generators.
persecution of a pioneer: "Mountain man" Eustace
Bloomberg is to launch a $12
million national gun control ad campaign: "It's time for
"You want a peace of
me," said the passive aggressive hippie.
animated interview of John Perkins, author of "HoodWinked"
and "Confessions of an Economic Hitman."
truth behind farts.
Chess and 18th century
artificial intelligence: How a "chess robot" - the
mechanical Turk - was more
than just an elaborate hoax.
most irresponsibly badass live rock shows of all time.
Free bungee jumps for
Congress: no strings attached.
At any given moment, the urge
to sing "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" is just a whim away, a
whim away, a whim away, a whim away...
A typical Tuesday morning for 42-year-old Olympia
man quickly became
a citywide multi-jurisdictional manhunt for him and what
witnesses thought was a assault rifle in his hand.
sense guidelines for playing in a (punk) band.
The battle of Cyprus:
Counterpunch magazine tells
the facts and names the names.
of limitations are expiring on some of the Bush era crimes.
Bloomberg: In five years, there will be cameras
every place. Get
used to it.
a film by Temujin Doran. Based on the book "Death
of the Liberal Class" by Chris
"The weight of the gold
that Solomon received yearly was 666 talents."
~ 1 Kings 10:14
obsolete words which never should have gone out of style. Go
ahead, try to use the words spermologer, queerplungers and pussyvan
in a sentence.
"Some people feel the
rain. Others just get wet."
Corn Flakes were invented as part
of an anti-masturbation crusade.
William S. Burroughs
interviews David Bowie in this 1972 Rolling Stone article: Beat
Godfather Meets Glitter Mainman.
Warren flunks the marijuana question.
Cutting-edge fashions that are
Rep. Charlie Rangel said on
MSNBC yesterday that "millions of kids" are killed by
assault weapons. Anything is possible when you pull
it out of your butt.
A pair of scientists at
California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco has found that a
compound derived from marijuana could stop metastasis in many kinds
of aggressive cancer.
Legal pot means big
changes for Washington state's drug-sniffing dogs.
New Guantanamo prison plan
shows the U.S. to remain. I seem to remember lots of talk about
closing this thing...
by lie: A timeline of how we were sold a bogus case for invasion
Way to ruin a nice Spring day
NY Daily News: Chilling new report predicts massive
earthquake and tsunami for Pacific Northwest.
Today's pot is way
too strong for the baby boomers who want to buy it legally.
made nearly $40 billion on the Iraq War, much of it no no-bid
the ACLU: You should be careful about what you say when
approached by federal, state or local law enforcement officials. If
you give answers, they can be used against you in a criminal,
immigration, or civil case.
Sometimes I wrestle with my
demons. Sometimes we just snuggle.
Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift
economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has
contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed
community, and necessitated endless growth.
They're back: "ag-gag"
laws that would make
it illegal to make an undercover film inside livestock operations.
tried to kill her husband by putting "poison in her private
I just watched Obama pick
18th ranked Wisconsin beating number one ranked Gonzaga in a later
round of the NCAA tournament. What more proof do you want that he's
First day of Spring!
Pentagon Papers lawyer on
Obama, secrecy and press freedoms: "Worse
profiteers are the new slaveholders. If, as Fyodor Dostoevsky
wrote, “the degree of civilization in a society can be judged by
entering its prisons” then we are a nation of barbarians.
Twenty-four places blocked
on Google Maps and Earth.
The German Finance
Minister warns Cyprus that its
banks may never be able to reopen, after its parliament rejected
a bailout deal.
On the media who helped
warmonger us into Iraq: The
deadly consequences of spin.
A New Jersey man says that, on
the basis of mere hearsay about a Facebook photo of his 11-year-old
son with a .22 rifle, police
and child protection arrive at his door and demand entry.
Sometime in the next year,
Washington residents will be able to walk into a store and buy legal
that store be like Nordstrom, Wal-Mart or a mom-and-pop grocery?
surrounding World War II.
an anthrax vaccine on children as young as infants is okayed by
a presidential ethics panel.
Now Monsanto wants to control
and genetically modify your pot seeds.
Dying vet's "fuck
you" letter to George Bush.
Two year old Onion
story predicted CNN's shocking Steubenville rape trial coverage.
Five ways to induce
and drugs: Ancient Egyptians drank beer; the Greeks praised
Dionysus. Buddhists, Muslims, and Mormons take a dimmer view of
intoxicants. Christians can't decide.
The History Channel says that Satan
in "bible" series wasn't meant to look like Obama.
It takes CNN ten years to
finally admit it: Yes,
the Iraq War was fought for Big Oil.
I'm not saying I am Superman,
I am just saying no one has ever seen me and SnorkleMan in the same room
I can only assume that some
people don't realize how they inspire my inner serial killer.
Boeing and Democrats kill
Washington state Anti-Drone Bill. It is another sign of how
drones have upended
traditional left-right thinking about issues like privacy and
"The best way to put it,
quite frankly, is profits over people's privacy."
Companies, universities and
lawmakers in the U.S. are preparing
for a world in which remote-controlled planes will be ubiquitous
in civilian air space.
Oregon company to sell
drone defense technology to the public.
Rand Paul wins the CPAC straw
to shake up the GOP.
Iraq, 10 years later: What
about the Constitution?
Tomorrow is the 10 year anniversary
of the invasion of Iraq and the
real war criminals are still at large.
coverage from Democracy Now!
The Iraq invasion: 53%
of Americans think it was a mistake.
Saying we don't need guns
because we have policemen is like saying we don't need fire
extinguishers because we have firemen.
"This country has a
mental health problem disguised as a gun problem, and a tyranny
problem disguised as a security problem."
caves from around the world.
robbery continues: The people of Cyprus react with shock to news
of up to a 10% "tax" on their bank savings,
"negotiated" by the European Union and the International
for renewed turmoil.
step-grandchildren are hidden
Zags go into big tourney as #1
in the nation.
Heard a lot now on Spokane
streets: "I'm not really into sports, but..."
Federal government reports marijuana
effective in combating certain cancers.
Humans have made big
strides in toilet technology, though some latrines have changed
little from Roman days: A
gallery of toilets.
on your thinking caps: Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault debate
human nature and power, 1971.
The Chomsky-Foucault debate in
Chomsky says Obama
is worse than Bush or Blair.
and his demon.
“Smart” trash cans monitor your recycling, forks
regulate your diet. It’s social engineering, disguised as product
smart making us dumb?
video of a drone shooting videos of citizens attending South by
Southwest in Austin.
A growing number of states toy
to defy federal gun laws.
federal court in California has ruled that a
surveillance tool widely used by the FBI to obtain information on
Americans without court oversight is unconstitutional because
the gag order that accompanies it violates the First Amendment.
fiction items that became science facts in 2012.
A system that doesn't work
aims to stop missiles that aren't coming: U.S.
to add to missile defense over the "North Korea
Assassinations that shook
How beer gave
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
and Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) introduced
a constitutional amendment on Tuesday, aimed at reversing the
Supreme Court's ruling on Citizens United. Titled "Democracy
is for People," the amendment would "stop corporations
and their front groups from using their profits and dark money
donations to influence our elections."
Why Spokane winters are not
all that bad: See
how it looks in Siberia.
At least we're not measles: Rationalizing
drone attacks hits a new low.
Do you know about the PBS
Online Film Festival? Right now you
can check out 25 short films, all online, and all free.
I predict that scientists will
continue to rediscover the Higgs Boson particle until more than five
people on Earth know what the Higgs Boson particle is.
The Obama administration is
drawing up plans to give all U.S. spy agencies full
access to a massive database that contains financial data on
American citizens and others who bank in the country.
How to make
a secret hollow book.
While praised for his work with the poor, Cardinal
Jorge Mario Bergoglio - now Pope Francis - has long been dogged by accusations
of his role during Argentina’s military dictatorship.
Church find pope; science finds God: theology
essay on Assisi and Saint Francis, the new papal namesake, by a
biographer of the popular and controversial Catholic saint.
hoaxes that had us fooled.
This incident was the
first time a drone owned by the U.S. government was used against
civilians for local police work. American neighborhoods are
increasingly being policed
by cops armed with the weapons and tactics of war.
Huppin's is closing its
104-year-old downtown Spokane store.
the ganga guru for the Washington state agency charged with
implementing our new legal pot system.
New Hampshire house votes
to prohibit state cooperation with indefinite detention without due
process under the National Defense Authorization Act.
Nillionaire: adj. Someone
having little to no money.
The war on consciousness: Graham
Hancock at TED.
. . .
New boat by James. Up for grabs.
The post-Rand effect: House
Dems demand Obama release "full legal basis" for drone
strikes. Where have they been the last four years?
approves use of "truth serum" on accused Aurora
shooter James Holmes.
Beefheart on the Hot Line at American Bandstand on June 18,
1966. After some probing questions from one of the shows dancers,
everyone dances (?) to Diddy Wah Diddy.
handcuffs would administer shocks and/or pacifying drugs.
joins a long line of presidents - Jackson, Harding, Nixon, the
Bushes - to offer
exclusive access to the White House for big bucks.
Is it rude to ignore voice-mails, or just
out-of-date to leave them? Is it lazy and even impolite to asking
someone for information you can easily get from a web search?
era redefining etiquette.
secrecy, classification procedures increase
audio recording of Bradley Manning's statement in court, leaked
by The Freedom of the Press Foundation.
The ACLU and allies on
legalized marijuana: Think
small. [These guys must not know the Washington state
legislature at all...]
swarm the Middle East.
A newly deciphered Coptic text
as having shape-shifting abilities; explains why Judas had to
identify Him with a kiss.
agents seize guns by force as owners lose right to bear arms.
Twelve companies cashing
in on drones.
Five failed currencies and why
America today, approximately 130,000 people are locked up in private
prisons that are being run by for-profit companies, and that
number is growing very rapidly.
propaganda, Hollywood and the CIA.
The Idaho State House of Representatives voted
yesterday to nullify federal gun laws, rule, regulations and orders
on semiautomatic firearms, or any firearm magazine, plus any federal
registration on all firearms, magazines, or other firearm
Here is House
Bill 219, introduced by 22
How does it feel to be under
a nuclear attack?
Kaku explains string
Three Facebook account owners
die every minute.
I can't come to grips with the
fact that the world's richest man is named Carlos
New York City's
on the size of sugar-laden drinks has been struck down by a judge
shortly before it was set to take effect.
From Forbes magazine (of all
billion rounds of ammo for Homeland Security? It's time for a
ghastly works of art made from dead animals.
The amazing rise
and fall of the presumption of innocence.
Because of a shortage of
swordsmen for beheadings, Saudi
Arabia considers using firing squads for executions.
It’s easy to assume that
new forms of technology have dumbed down the English language. But it
ain't all bad: Five
ways that social media benefits writing and the English language.
History of Blue
Breitbart published a fake
article saying Paul Krugman is bankrupt. They pulled the article but
issue a correction.
Two years ago today a great
earthquake and tsunami devastated the Japanese coast, killing nearly
Is the White
House changing the story on Anwar al-Awlaki? Democracy Now!
debates the inside account of the 2011 drone strike given in yesterday's
New York Times story.
Getting low on uranium ore? Help
papal conclave: How cardinals elect a Pope.
Boeing lobbyists attempt to derail
Washington state drone regulation bill.
Gritty photographer Arthur Fellig - better
known under the alias Weegee - made a name for himself by
documenting the harsh reality of crime, injury and death while
covering New York City from the 1930s into the 1940s. Check
out some of his most famous work.
Harvard economist: Legalizing
drugs suits ideal of American freedom.
don't kiss no boy fishes."
Corn rips Rand Paul in Mother Jones mag.
Mr. Corn disagrees with Matt Rothschild, Amy Goodman, Matthew
Stewart, the ACLU, Jon Stewart, etc.; and aligns himself with John McCain
and Lindsey Graham?
not to talk to people about
1964, minimum-wage was five silver quarters per hour. Today, those
five quarters are worth more than $25.00.
Democratic myths used to demean the Rand Paul filibuster.
How fascists handle
Air Force stops reporting data on Afghanistan drone strikes.
I want to ask God why He
allows poverty, famine and injustice in the world when He could do
something about it. But I'm afraid He might ask me the same
I just listened to Don
Adair on KPBX playing and discussing the amazing Jack White. (9
Trevor Aaronson digs deep into the FBI’s
massive efforts to create fake terrorist plots.
Washington state senate endorses
NRA Child Gun Safety Program.
"Damn Libertarian kids.
Get off my lawn!"
~ Sen. John McCain
Some news items teeter
on the edge of becoming a sci-fi movie: Russian
scientists have claimed the discovery of a new type of bacteria in
Lake Vostok, Antarctica. Analysis reveals bacterial DNA that does
not match any known species. They are calling it an
"unidentified and unclassified" life form.
A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that U.S.
border agents do not have carte blanche authority to search the
cellphones, tablets and laptops of travelers entering the
country - a “watershed” decision in the court’s own terms and
one at odds with the policies of the Obama administration.
life hacks to simplify your world.
Here's a short documentary
film about the
obsessive and fascinating world of anagrams.
"Democrats: Do you have
ANY thoughts on Obama's transition from a progressive academic
Humanist, to a regressive Corporatist warlord?"
this essay on drones, Bill Moyers explains how indiscriminate
killing by our military forces not only cuts down innocent
bystanders, but drives
“their enraged families and friends straight into the arms of the
very terrorists we’re trying to eradicate.”
Rome falling again? "There's no government, there's no
pope. And now it's snowing in Rome."
Rand Paul's filibuster
highlights how the upper chamber can represent minority interests
otherwise ignored: Stop
hating on the Senate.
How could I have called this man a Nazi for so many years?
Paul accepts White House answer to whether the president has the
authority to kill citizens on U.S. soil. "The
answer to that question is no."
Matt Rothschild, editor of The
On, Rand Paul!
let Boeing block reasonable rules for drones.
Pink group to visit Rand Paul's office to thank him for the
Democracy Now! host Amy
Goodman on Rand Paul's filibuster.
The ACLU has launched a nationwide
investigation of police militarization.
scientists say they have found a new
type of bacterial life form in water from a buried Antarctic
Attorney John Yoo, Bush-era
torture justifier, says Obama is getting too much grief over
targeted killing. This is the guy who once suggested that it was okay
for the president to order a child's testicles be crushed.
Liberals should proudly cheer
on Rand Paul. If he's right on principle, progressives should back
him up - even if he's wrong on everything else. Here's
As Rand Paul's filibuster demonstrated, the drone
debate is about more than judging technology: How
to think about drones.
Eighty percent of NYC
high school grads cannot read.
They can have my Pop Tart when
they pry it from my cold, dead hands.
After nearly 13 hours of
filibustering yesterday, Sen.
Rand Paul finally yielded the floor, putting an end to his
historic protest against the administration’s lack of answers on
its authority to execute targeted assassinations of American
citizens abroad and on U.S. soil.
reveal much in mug shots.
Stewart applauds Rand Paul for using filibuster over drone
issue. "Worth kicking up a fuss for."
What would you consider to be your greatest weakness?
Honesty? I don't think honesty is a weakness.
I don't give a fuck what you think.
Rand Paul has to do a 12-hour
filibuster in order to ask a Nobel Peace Prize winner if he agrees
with killing U.S. citizens without trial.
The word “FREEDOM” is among the list of banned
vanity license plate slogans for Washington D.C.
A man who ran the drone assassination program under
Obama, "extraordinary rendition" torture program under
Bush, has been the "principle coordinator" of the American
citizen kill list, crafted the so-called disposition matrix that
expands and codifies the policy of targeting and secretly killing
American citizens is Obama's choice for Director of the CIA.
The non-literal meaning of
the word "literally" is literally
in the dictionary now.
A recent study has found that
people can have memories of events that never occurred implanted in
a laboratory setting, even
when they know that it never actually happened.
backs Rand Paul's filibuster.
The government still doesn't
want you to know what caused the financial crisis, despite its
Rand Paul's filibuster lasted
longer than the entire Senate's debate on the invasion of Iraq.
"Government is a disease
masquerading as its own cure."
John Cusack on Rand Paul's
filibuster over drones: "For
God's sake, where are the Democrats?"
Don't drone me, bro...
Rand Paul ends his filibuster
after 12 hours, 52 minutes.
Rand Paul filibuster on C-Span (10 hours and counting as of 7:00
A Washington state bill, S.B.
5618, that would allow police officers, or "school resource
officers," to search students without probable cause or
parental consent, passed the State Senate Monday, 30-19.
What Christopher Hitchens
learned about Hugo
Chavez's mental health when he visited Venezuela.
different take: Green Party candidate Jill Stein on the death of
President Hugo Chavez.
From the NY Post: Chavez's
con Dios, Hugo Chavez, mi amigo, by Greg
So, this dyslexic man walks
into a bra and...
Eric Holder: Drone
strike to kill U.S. citizen on American soil is legal.
Yes, the president can kill Americans: In a letter
to Rand Paul, Attorney General Eric Holder affirms, again, the
expansive powers of the chief executive.
video from 1989 of Ron Paul talking up the Second Amendment
while sporting an AR-15.
Sorry folks. The
claim that a mixture of Mountain Dew, baking soda and hydrogen
peroxide will produce a brilliant glow is a hoax.
hot dogs are made.
Two U.S. senators have
criticized the Department of Justice for offering an “aggressively
evasive” response to their questions in an ongoing war of
words over why major banks have avoided prosecution for their role
in the financial crisis.
U.N. attempts to thwart marijuana decriminalization laws in
Washington and Colorado.
Final Report: $60
billion Iraq reconstruction accomplished little.
Yes, it's come to this: Counseling
for the children who were traumatized by the kid who chewed his
Pop Tart into the shape of a gun.
Two key figures in Washington’s legal pot law said
nothing new or particularly relevant in the call
from eight former DEA chiefs to nullify new pot laws in Colorado
Venezuelan President Hugo
Chavez, dead of cancer at 58.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has
customized its Predator drones, originally built for overseas
military operations, to carry out at-home surveillance tasks that
have civil libertarians worried: identifying
civilians carrying guns and tracking their cell phones,
government documents show.
America has become a crazy
control freak nation where almost
everything is illegal.
Washington state politician
riders pollute the environment.
Eight former Drug Enforcement Administration chiefs
federal government needs to act now or it might lose the chance to
nullify Colorado and Washington's laws legalizing recreational
and Butterfly Effect.
A Johns Hopkins brain
scientist is finding a neurological basis for a notion that many
people believe intuitively - that music
is as much a form of language as Spanish or French.
like a pharaoh: Cash-strapped Egypt is considering renting out
the pyramids in Giza, the Sphinx, the Abu Simbel Temple and the
temples of Luxor.
questions with Stoker
The 50 most inspiring
quotes about books and reading.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are rated
the number one team in the nation by everyone who takes polls.
Here's a 1933 newsreel of a
playing Yankee Doodle with hand-farts.
Japanese advertising firm rents
ad space on young women's bare legs. (Yes, of course there are
rollercoaster has been designed to take the life of 24 human
beings with "elegance and euphoria."
The West Virginia Department
of Homeland Security released an
app for mobile phones they have called the “Suspicious Activity
unearthed tapes shed light on John Lennon's feud with Paul
McCartney and his relationship with Yoko Ono.
If you pour root beer into a
square cup, will you then have beer?
Scientists have shown that transplanted eyes
located far outside the head in a vertebrate animal model can confer
vision without a direct neural connection to the brain.
shoots 15 feet into the air in this Russian dash-cam video.
Chinese state TV broadcasts live
images of four condemned killers shortly before they are executed.
Human rights lawyers and others express outrage at the unprecedented
"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group
of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the
course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code
that glorifies it."
Doctors announced that a
baby had been cured of an H.I.V. infection for the first time, a
startling development that could lead to more aggressive treatment
of babies infected at birth.
When I get a headache I take
two aspirin and keep away from children, just like the bottle says.
I think it'd be cool if
the mass psychogenic illness Dancing
Mania were to kick up its' heels again.
A mysterious, distorted carcass, dubbed
the "Beast of Tenby" and the "Beast from the
East" by local press, has been discovered on a beach in
Wales, baffling the masses.
Remember the Montauk
Rolling Stone: Leakers,
Hackers and Activists - a who's who of U.S. political prisoners.
and historian Susan Jacoby talks with Bill Moyer about the
role secularism and intellectual curiosity have played
throughout America’s history
Are you ready for Big Brother 2.0? If you think that
the hundreds of ways that the government watches, monitors, tracks
and controls us now are bad, just
wait until you see what's coming.
Mexico City based artist Pedro
Reyes acquired some 6,700 weapons that were scheduled to be
buried and instead collaborated
with six musicians to create 50 working instruments as part of a
statement regarding increased gun violence in Mexico.
"If the natural tendencies of mankind are so
bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that
the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the
legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human
race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer
clay than the rest of mankind?"
My favorite commie: Slavoj
Žižek on The Dark Knight
Rises, Marijuana, Consumerism and Love. This video is audio
only, which is unfortunate, because I can't help imagining him
slinging saliva everywhere as he speaks.
Turn your broken mobile phone
parts into survival tools.
and even World War II historians have reacted with a mixture of
excitement and concern to news that Russian
geologists have drilled through to a huge subterranean lake in
Antarctica, some 20 million years old.
I've always suspected it.
NewScientist magazine implicates
bunnies in the demise of the Neanderthals.
From the NYT: Spending cuts
starts to trim it's budget.
Defense cuts may mean no
more flyovers at sporting events. Oh, the humanity!
What happens when you put a bar
of Ivory soap in the microwave?
easy to understand animation explaining Einstein's Theory of
Special Relativity and General Relativity.
Two men walk into a bar. The
first man says, "I'll have some H2O." The second man says,
"I'll have some H2O too." The second man spit it out.
The beautiful art of Turkish
new bill would require all people, ages 18-25, to perform a
mandatory "National Service" to fulfill their supposed
"obligation" to serve the government. The requirement
would apply to both men and women, and sentence them to work for a
term of two years in various government agencies, including the
something incredible is waiting to be known."
The sequester has begun. The
cities are burning. Cuban soldiers are marching up our streets.
Meteorites are crashing in old folk's homes. Birds are falling from
the sky and fish are washing up on the shore. If only we had spent
Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
Know any jokes about sodium?
(I'd make another chemistry
joke but all the goods ones argon.)
guilty to 10 of 22 charges against him, pleads not guilty to
charge of "aiding the enemy."
printing and tissue engineering now allow bio-printing: the
design and fabrication of three-dimensional tissues. The meat
created in this process could be carefully designed to have the same
mouth feel, texture and flavor as traditional meat.
inaccessible monasteries in the world.
Your face is fine but I'll
have to put a bag over your personality.
Raytheon developed software
that uses social networking sites to track your movements, and
predicts future behavior, draws
brings to light some important questions concerning Anwar al-Aulaqi
and national security in the House Judiciary Committee Hearing on
drones and the War On Terror.
How come it's never
"that's what he said."?
vacante. Apparently we are pope-less.
was the Patriot Act intended for? Terrorists? Think again.
Senator Feingold questions Department of Justice officials at a
Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on reauthorizing the U.S.
Quotes by Carl
Diamonds: because nothing says
"I love you" like a superficial, overvalued rock mined by
African slave labor.
Bob Woodward said last night
on CNN that a "very senior person" at the White
House warned him in an email that he would "regret doing
this," the same day Woodward said Obama was showing a "kind
of madness I haven't seen in a long time."
tips from F. Scott Fitzgerald on how to write fiction.
tips from Ernest Hemingway on how to write fiction.
Scientists create mice
that can't feel cold.
Three year old girl in
wheelchair is detained
by the TSA.
An interview with Ray
Kurzweil on the future
artificial intelligence project at Google.
human-like robot ever.
Shocking but true
In the 1500s, urine was used
to tan animal skins. Some families would pee in a pot, and take and
sell it to the tannery. If you had to
do this to survive you were "piss poor." If you couldn't
even afford to buy a pot, you "didn't have a pot to piss in."
"Propaganda works best
when those who are being manipulated are confident that they are
acting on their own free will."
You can't handle the
Here's a link to Makers:
Women Who Make America - on PBS last night.
months ago I was called a conspiracy theorist and anti-Obama for
asking the same question as what's asked on the cover of this issue
of Time Magazine: "What happens when they're unleashed at
Spokane City Council puts city
pot businesses on hold.
It's a stretch for New York to claim that they're
being gung ho on gun control to "protect the children"
when penalties for having an eight-round magazine are more severe
than for being a repeat child molester.
Hugo (1802-1885), well-known as author,
not so well as an artist.
A bill is unveiled to federally
legalize medical marijuana in an effort to end the confusion
surrounding federal pot policy.
Would you like some Bayer Heroin for that cough? How
about some cocaine for that back pain?
I have to say
surprised that cow painting - the covert act of illegal bovine
graffiti application - is yet to catch on.
"Nothing would be more
tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a
pleasure as well as a necessity."
Reznor announces the return of Nine Inch Nails: extensive
touring for 2013 and 2014. "The band is reinventing itself from
4000 Years of Medicine:
2000 BC: Here,
eat this root.
1000 AD: That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer.
1865 AD: That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this
1935 AD: That potion is snake oil. Here, swallow this
1975 AD: That pill is ineffective. Here, take this
2000 AD: That antibiotic is poison. Here, eat this
to make an emergency gas mask: updated from a 1942 Time Magazine
figures: the fractal scars left on the flesh of people struck by
Chris Peck, former managing
editor of The Spokesman-Review, compares
the marijuana mindsets in different parts of the country.
An insect's ability to fly is
perhaps one of the greatest feats of evolution. Here's
a look at how a common housefly takes flight with such delicate
wings, thanks to a clever flapping motion and flight muscles that
are both powerful and nimble. But the secret ingredient: the
incredible fly brain.
legislation is catching on. Check out this recently updated
chart for the latest on active bills coming in through each state.
Here's the full two hour
version of "Blueprint for
Truth - The Architecture of Destruction." Architects &
Engineers for 9/11 Truth takes you through most of the forensic
evidence proving that the destruction of WTC was accomplished with
explosive controlled demolition.
can your government kill you? The focus has been on drones. But
the real question is whether targeted killings by other means occur
in the U.S.
What happens when a smoker
quits - a
15 year timeline.
is finished; digital is taking over Hollywood.
phobia: the fear of long words.
secret documents all Americans deserve to see.
The alleged arrest of Britain's elusive, uber-famous street artist,
a hoax ... Ah, who?
"Sometimes I feel so sick at the state of the
world, I can't even finish my second apple pie."
a scene from the film Wild in the Streets, a lost classic of
hippie-sploitation, where counterculture-loving young people take
over the government, imprisons all adults over 35 into psychedelic
re-education "mercy centers," and, as revolutionary leader
Max Frost explains, “in groovy surroundings, we’re going to
psyche ‘em all out on LSD.”
And you were freaked out about Al
A man who lost an eye in a
shooting accident has been turned into an ‘eyeborg’, after
a tiny camera into his eye socket.
strongest strains of weed.
is autobiographical" - an interview with Federico Fellini
from 1972. Making a movie is a very mathematical operation, he
explains. It is like firing a missile into space - everything has to
racial hypocrisy: Racism is unacceptable for American liberals,
except when it comes to killing Pakistani and Yemeni toddlers.
From PBS: Where
the Journal News went wrong in mapping gun owners.
A toddler on Sumatra smokes
40 cigarettes a day.
Local movie maker
Hennessy says the article in the New York Times about David Lynch
(that I linked
to yesterday) can be summed up in one sentence: "David Lynch is
too busy meditating to make movies."
worship: ancient Egypt to modern day.
In today's NYT: David Lynch is
back ... as
a guru of Transcendental Meditation.
A gay man comes out on
Facebook. His friends are supportive, but
are offended by his lack of tech savvy exhibited on his blog.
Theater and film have always delighted in depictions
of suffering. But how
much is too much?
I predict the !Kung hunters'
penis sheaths will soon become popular in the U.S.
Here's a good article in this
week's Inlander about surveillance
CIA Director nominee John
Brennan's statements from the past about absolute human rights
and his current role in coordinating U.S. drone strikes.
can own life? Farmer vs. Monsanto before U.S. Supreme Court.
Our future is measured
by the books we intend to read. As more becomes possible, less
explained in 90 seconds.
There are events in over 60
cities tomorrow protesting Bradley
Manning's 1000th day imprisoned without a trial.
the seed for hemp farming in Washington state.
"Despots themselves don't deny that freedom is
a wonderful thing, they only want to limit it to themselves; they
argue that everyone else is unworthy of it."
Walmart of weed opens in Seattle, retail sales coming next.
New York bill would force
gun owners to buy at least one million dollars in insurance.
More gun manufacturers and
stopped selling to law enforcement in states that are enacting
stringent new gun laws.
Journalists and politicians demand
the blood of Julian Assange.
Millions of blackbirds and
invaded a small Kentucky city - a real-life version of The
Arrested for your politics in
Defense budget sustains
bloated, obsolete military.
Will legal recreational pot be
Local author Jess Walter: How
On this date 71 years ago,
Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive
Order 9066 ordering Americans into concentration camps.
Loggers in Brazil captured
an eight-year-old girl from one of the Amazon’s last uncontacted
burned her alive as part of a campaign to force the indigenous
population from its land.
The Vice President: "Buy
a shotgun. Buy a shotgun."
Here's a link to last night's
Raising Adam Lanza.
The chances of two
unrelated asteroid events happening almost at the same time is next
to zero. What
happened last week with the meteor that fell in Chelyabinsk,
Russia, and the DA14 near miss?
gadgets you can wear.
Drone Threat by Ron
Can police be trusted with
drones? In one California county, citizens
are far from convinced.
Pasteur, kept a loaded gun in his laboratory while working on a
vaccine for rabies; if he or one of his lab assistants got infected,
they were to be shot in the head.
I predict the
Russian-dashboard-camera kick will catch on big-time in the U.S.
Belief in black magic persists in Papua New Guinea. Women
are blamed, accused of sorcery and branded as witches - with
Scientists say they've
weird new property of matter that breaks all of the rules.
One of the major gun-control efforts in Olympia this
for the sheriff to inspect the homes of assault-weapon owners.
Five Grimms' fairy
tales way too dark to read to kids.
alternative housing ideas.
The president has a
clandestine network targeting a "kill list" justified by
secret laws. How
is that different than a death squad?
We measure our lives with
unread books – and "difficult'' works can induce the most
should we view this challenge?
The Spovangelist expresses
the general uneasiness about the closing of the Knitting
Citing concern for public
safety, Spokane Police Chief Frank
Straub just ordered the Knitting Factory to shut down. Police
have responded to four shootings at the venue in the past year.
In the ten years following 9/11, the FBI and the
Justice Department convicted more than 150 people following sting
operations, though few
had any connection to real terrorists.
If someone asks me for spare
change I fake a shocked look, glance around nervously and whisper,
"You can see me?"
A wrench to toss into the
gears of your Monday: Five
Slovakian folk songs.
Four people were shot in
Spokane last night and people are freaking out. As it turns out,
though, they were all gang members shooting each other - which makes
it a problem that will obviously take care of itself.
Hyperlinking is not
copyright infringement, scholars say.
If his father hadn't changed
his name in 1877, Hitler's name would have been Adolf Schicklgruber,
and he probably would have remained just a lousy artist.
Which president do you
think was the most eloquent? Find out by reading (and listening) to 10
great presidential speeches.
bleeding heart history of Libertarian thought - John
Harlem Shake at the Big Red Wagon. Disturbing. But, I'd love to
work with (photograph, film) the girl, though, local model Rachel
If you are within 100 miles of
the border, the Department of Homeland Security now claims they can
seize your electronics and search your data - without a warrant
- making 8 to 10 percent of the country a Fourth Amendment free zone.
is 92 miles from the border.
"I'm at your
last 24 hours in the life of Keith Moon.
White House moves
to counter online radicalization.
The race to create "insect cyborgs."
Are you a psycho who's
desperate enough to be a cop that you'll work for free in order to
have an opportunity to pretend you are one? Here's
predicts political beliefs with 83 percent accuracy.
"The only way to deal
with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very
existence is an act of rebellion."
are about to buy 100,000 9mm pistols because of increased
lawlessness. I find it odd that none of the reports I've seen say
who the Egyptians are buying the weapon from.
The last time a pope resigned,
put him in Hell.
When was the last time you did
something for the first time?
Here's a bias
and somewhat rude love letter to Washington State.
Scientists say a giant
can of white paint could be used to repel an asteroid strike.
FAA moves toward creating six
drone test sites in the U.S.
Gary Singer, owner and
operator of downtown Spokane's Dutch's musical instrument/pawn shop
(the guy with the red suspenders), dead
There have been many other meteor sightings reported
today: Cuba, Morocco, California. No photos or videos have surfaced.
If true, scientists believe that these sightings, the near-miss
asteroid, and the meteor that exploded above Russia - all that
happened today - is
Russian parliament member says
was actually a U.S. weapons test.
shower rains down on town in Russia's Ural mountains. Injures at
least 1200 people. Shockwave blows out windows and rocks
The videos are numerous.
Coincidence? A few hours
Earth experienced the closest asteroid flyby in history when
2012 DA14 misses us by a mere 17,000 miles.
Here's an animation from 1964:
of Mechanical Refrigeration. At 3:20 I thought it was going to
break out into full-blown anime porno.
I'm sorry, but I
can not stop laughing about the Great Carnival Cruise Ship Poop and
Urine Tour. Today, some of the "survivors" for Valentine's
Day shaped a big heart on deck out of red sacks of...something. Of
course, I suggest the bags were filled with cruiser feces. Now,
that's funny! And an appropriate symbol for their Love-Boat-gone-bad
ordeal. To be honest, I don't think we
should let them come back, all contaminated and poop-ified as they
Let's install cameras throughout the ship. Let's drop a crate
of raw meat and tequila on deck every week or two. America loves
reality shows. Let's take it to a new level.
promises of transparency on national security.
Some of the most fascinating
and deplorable experiments ever conducted on human beings that
prove that we do have a dark side.
origins of Valentine's Day.
Just like the suspected 9/11 terrorist’s
explosion-proof passport that was found magically intact amid the
ground zero rubble, the mainstream media is now reporting that
suspected cop killer Christopher
Dorner’s wallet and identification card were found beside charred
remains in the burned out Big Bear cabin where police cornered
How law enforcement and media covered
up the plan to burn Christopher Dorner alive.
An asteroid the size of the
Paulsen Building will whiz uncomfortably close by Earth tomorrow.
No, we won't
be able to see it.
Yesterday, Washington state Sens. Ed
Murray (D), Jeanne
Kohl-Welles (D) and Adam
Kline (D) have introduced new gun control legislation that goes
far above and beyond what anyone would consider a simple sales ban.
and least religious states: Mississippi - most. Vermont - least.
Washington State is in the bottom 10 of the least religious states.
I predict the next pope will
choose the name Winchell.
My BS detector is still on red
alert with this California cop killer cop story with buckets of Waco
splashed in our faces. It's all too perfect. It's all so
hyper-macho. Big Bear, California. Big black renegade runaway from
LA's finest. What a crock of shit. I think it was all arranged just
so they could have a good made-for-TV movie special.
Fact Checks on the State of
Fact checking the fact
checkers from The
Here's the Libertarian
Party response to the State of the Union Address.
Here's the Tea Party response
to the State of the Union Address.
coverage of the speech.
Full text: State
of the Union Address.
Full text: the
Targeted killing is
murder. No amount of bureaucratic layering will rescue perpetrators
from that judgment of history, says
The Fifth Amendment says no person shall "be
deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law."
Due process, however, isn't very popular with government officials
today. Los Angeles police don't feel bound by it, and neither does
the president. You
can't just execute him.
Here's the Ku
Klux Klan clothes catalogue from 1925.
Ha! In yesterday's
Spokesman-Review: Ralph Walter (who was sports editor of The
Easterner, EWU's student paper, when I was the editor) interviews
his brother, New York Times best-selling author Jess Walter.
Hey, Ralph. Next time you
should interview these guys -->
Doctors in Turkey clinically diagnose
man as real-life vampire.
As legalized pot spreads,
states wonder how to deal with stoned drivers: How
high is too high to drive?
Benedict XVI to resign! "Lack of energy to fulfill his
mission" is cited as the reason. He will be the first pontiff
since the Middle Ages to quit.
If you think you've heard
conspiracy theories before, just
hold on to your divining rod.
I just finished watching all
15 one-hour chapters of Mark Cousins' amazing documentary The
Story of Film: An Odyssey. It's now streaming
Police shoot up a truck with two innocent women in
it because it resembled fugitive Chris Dorner's. A $1,000,000 reward is put on his head.
Now they're rolling out the drones. Do you think there might be more
to the California cop killer cop story than appears on the surface?
Dorner's uncensored manifesto.
From CBS in Sacramento: Support
growing for former L.A. officer accused of killing spree.
Philip turns 90 - nearly a century of being inbred and saying
Everyone is talking about
drones now. Six months ago I was being called "anti-Obama"
for saying the use of drones to kill - and particularly to kill
American citizens - is immoral and illegal. (Of course, the
administration at that time didn't even admit that drone warfare
We're now seeing a good example of
how drones in the future will be used (and, inevitably, misused)
against Americans on American soil: Police plan to use spy drones in
the hunt for the ex-soldier and policeman who has murdered three
people in California.
The current logic: The
thermal imaging cameras the drones use may be our only hope of
finding him. On the ground, it’s like looking for a needle in a
haystack. Spot him from the sky. Go in. Get him.
future logic: Why put our police in harm's way? If we use a drone to
find the evildoer, why not use it to kill him?
Here's a very early, full-color
Kodachrome film made in 1922 to test new film stock and color
processing. The way the women communicate with their hands, the way
they tilt their heads, their facial expressions - it's almost like a
of Homeland Security okays "suspicionless" seizure of
electronic devices along U.S. borders.
Just a few days after two
Colville middle school students were arrested for having a
"kill list," another Western Washington kid is facing
similar charges. In response, the school district is asking
children to stay off of Facebook.
In today's Spokesman-Review: Marijuana's
hazy future - local medical pot dispensaries hope legalization
opens new door.
HB 1581, "The
Washington State Preservation of Liberty Act," was
introduced to the legislature and quickly gained over 20 Republican
and Democrat co-sponsors. The bill criminalizes the use of the NDAA's
indefinite detention provision.
A Japanese man murdered
an innocent woman and spent three days eating her flesh. Due to
loopholes in the law, he is a free man to this day. "Maybe if
we'd had dinner once more, I wouldn't have eaten her."
How to turn
a cigarette into a knife while entertaining a goat.
Editorial in today's Seattle
sensible approach to driving while stoned.
Artists and burlesque dancers explore
the soapy surrealism of David
Lynch’s cult-classic TV show Twin
Michael Moore on the
academy's new documentary rules.
I think Bill Maher is one of
the funniest people on the planet, but his rhetoric about guns is
asinine and hypocritical. His big thing now is to question why gun
owners and Second Amendment supporters - who are talking up the
necessity of keeping guns for protection against tyranny - have done
little as our freedoms are being stripped from us.
But isn't it a bit
hypocritical of Maher to criticize gun owners for not doing
anything about our loss of freedoms when he actively campaigned for
and gave a million dollars to the person who in a large part is
responsible for us losing those rights?
A bill is introduced to end
federal marijuana prohibition.
Clausifying Martin Luther King Jr.
I've never been on the Hate
Ayn Rand bandwagon (or the Love Ayn cart, for that matter), but the
Idaho lawmaker who has proposed a bill
to require students to pass a test on Atlas Shrugged in order to
graduate high school is missing something important: THEY'RE BARELY
REQUIRING STUDENTS TO KNOW HOW TO READ.
How to protect your
privacy on Facebook: Start by asking yourself these
four simple questions.
This comic book was released
by Disney in 1951. In the strip, Mickey and Goofy discover a new
medicine called ‘Peppo’ that represents amphetamine.
Their enthusiasm for the chemical pick-me-up leads them to become
salesman for the product in Africa: Mickey
Mouse and the Medicine Man.
Ronald Regan would have been
102 years old today and I still would have been ridiculing his Nazi
Classic Canadian graffito seen on the
wall of an Edmonton public restroom: Your mom is a nice lady.
here to hear the Canadian National Anthem.
Maybe we should build a
kinder-prison for all of these new mini evildoers: Second
grader playing "rescue the world" at recess is suspended
after throwing pretend grenade at "evil forces."
A high school freshman has
because he saved a picture of a gun as the desktop of
The gun industry trade group
that renovated the skeet-shooting range at Camp David offered
President Obama some constructive criticism on his shooting
Obama Administration's memo
on killing Americans twists "imminent threat" like
liberals ignore injustice: why isn't there more outrage about
the president's unilateral targeted assassination program on the
obsession with Israel and Iran.
art of 2012.
I've rated 793 movies on
5 Stars -
211 4 Stars - 336 3
Stars - 217 2 Stars -
27 1 Star - 2
Here's the trailer for the new
Werner Herzog documentary: Happy
A report by a New York-based human rights organization,
says that at least 54
countries co-operated with the global kidnap, detention and torture
operation that was mounted after 9/11.
Human-rights advocates were floored yesterday when
NBC News published
the details of a Justice Department memo detailing the
protocol for sending drones after United States citizens.
The Obama administration
has granted itself the right to launch
a preemptive cyber-military strike on foreign targets.
to make snowshoes with sticks, duct tape and some glue.
I missed this during the Super
Bowl: the Scientology ad.
It was probably on when I was gagging and retching over The Kiss ad.
Calling Ron Paul an
isolationist is like calling your neighbor a hermit because he
doesn't come on your property and break your windows.
A skeleton found beneath a
Leicester car park is confirmed
by archaeologists as that of English king Richard III.
About that photo...
At first glance, the Obama
skeet shooting photo seems like an amazingly brilliant piece of
propaganda: the way the photo is cropped at the crotch of his tight
jeans, the way the white, steamy ejaculate billows from the end of
his carefully held, silvery-black, hot rod:
women will giggle, gays
will go ga-ga, pro-gun bulldogs will take it as a bone [!] thrown to
them, and anti-gun people, who are predominately
O-Dems, will accept
it because they obviously accept anything Obama does without much
But upon closer
Anyone who's actually shot
skeet knows there is always some kind of arch in the shot; is the
clay pigeon he's shooting sitting on a fence post? And what kind of
gun is that that has no recoil at all after it's shot? But, it's a
good thing there is no recoil because the way he's holding it
against his shoulder would damage the collar bone of most of us with
mortal flesh. And the billowing smoke: is that a musket? Since when
did ammo makers stop using smokeless powder? It's even gushing from
the top of the barrel like a discharging sperm whale.
Along with the photo, the
White House released a statement saying the "photograph
may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial
or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions..."
which is like telling Americans how delicious the cookies are but to
stay out of the jar.
Ssssss, Mr. Pwesident. We're
Let's not forsake our long held tradition of sticking it
to leaders who take us for fools:
as Ritual Homosexuality.
More than 100
documentaries from Frontline.
late in my life am I finally coming to grips with the fact that
there probably really is not a place in France where the alligators
But, there is an place in Canada
gravity than the rest of the Earth.
here to hear the Canadian National Anthem.
A former Navy SEAL who
said his 150-plus sniper kills prompted Iraqi insurgents to place a
bounty on his head was fatally
shot at a Texas gun range by a former Marine.
A good article, but I think
they underestimate America's bloodlust: Football's
death spiral - corroded by scandal and undermined by shocking
new science, America's killer sport may be nearing collapse.
From yesterday's NYT: Why
Police Lie Under Oath.
The mystery censor (read CIA) behind
Monday’s disruption of the
military commissions hearings for
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other defendants was
again the center of attention.
justice by just saying no. How principled men and women in the
military justice system resisted encroachments on civil liberties.
Ever wonder how your brain
processes information? These
brain tricks and illusions help to demonstrate the two main
systems of Fast and Slow Thinking in your brain.
This is how easily
"truth" can be manipulated on the internet:
My prediction for tomorrow's
Baltimore Ravens - 34
San Francisco 49ers - 31
Here's the lead on KHQ.com:
SPOKANE, Wash. - A student at
Garry Middle School in North Spokane has been arrested and taken to
a juvenile detention center after school officials found a
"Kill List" naming fellow students.
Here's the video on the 5:30
List" Found At North Spokane Middle School.
reader's comments on the KHQ
Facebook page are shocking, with everyone assuming the poor kid
is the reincarnation of Martin Bormann. No one is giving him the
benefit of the doubt: maybe he's guilty only of an active
Maybe, as he says, it was only a joke. Fine, punish him for that,
after the Quentin Tarantino movie is over.
What we're about to watch is
the public crushing and neutering of a potentially creative child so
to validate society's paranoia and irrationality.
(Hey, wait a minute. If the
president can have a Kill List why can't this kid? At least the kid
isn't actually killing anyone.)
"The whole aim of practical
politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be
led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins,
all of them imaginary."
There are rumors that Chuck
Palahniuk's ultra-creepy novel Haunted
has received financing for the film adaptation. If you're into
sexual deviance, desperation, molestation, social distastefulness,
disease, murder, existentialism and death, then you must be as
excited as I am.
Neigh it ain't so: Burger King
has admitted that some burgers made in the plant of one of its
processors were tainted
with horse meat.
This is conditioning; this is
happening in other cities as well: Army
drill scares residents on Houston's south side. The last quote
in the story is frightening.
Porky Bickar, a dedicated
April Fools prankster, flew hundreds of tires into the crater of a
dormant volcano in Alaska and set them on fire, fooling the local
populace and Coast Guard into thinking the volcano had come back to
A strangely balancing
giant rock in Finland.
A Kansas City high school will begin collection hair
from students to conduct
mandatory drug tests.
Studies have shown that people
who have more birthdays live longer.
Don't stop now!
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