Archive for May, 2011

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Idiocracy Report: If it can be done, then…

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

…someone will do it, even if the someone is committing gross firearms safety violations, like this charming couple you would like as next door neighbors. The “Related Links” portion of the online article makes me cringe, too.

The statistics are with us on firearms accidents, relative to other causes, but this kind of drama stands out, in the minds of many, eradicating every exhibition of safe firearms use in the world.

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Idiocracy Report: Flash Mob Vandalism, Now in New York

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

I know how to solve this problem.

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Idiocracy Report: Meth Lab Blows Up

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

I just don’t get it.  Someone please explain it to me.  I just don’t get it.  I have theories, but none of them seems sufficient to explain the utter idiocy of meth.

I feel real bad about this, though.  I am sympathetic.  With the landlord, whose house these idiots no doubt rented.  Now, they have to hire a meth cleanup crew.

Cost of flying the burned guy to Nashville’s Vanderbilt Hospital Burn Center: $outrageous.

And these criminals won’t be paying that fare.

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Germans Dividing Up the World

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

OK, it appears to be only a game of “Risk,” but the thought is scary.

German Bundeswehr army soldiers of the ISAF play the game 'Risk' in their German army camp in Toloqan

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My Google Competition…

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

now includes both a Norwegian heavy metal band, and a sophisticated, small drone made by the Arcturus Company, and named the same as my first terrorism thriller, Arcturus.

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Imagine you are Osama’s replacement. Someone knocks at your door…

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

…you open and discover that these guys are in your front yard.  Others, whom you cannot see, are securing behind and to the sides of your “safe house.”  One team has the body bag.  Guess who that’s for?  Another team provides security for the nearby choppers (for the bag, not to take you to some jail).  Oh, and one team is ready to search your porn stash and little paper napkin “kill the Americans” plans.

Maybe these guys in the picture below are why we are now going on 3 weeks from when Osama was shot and killed, and no line has formed up to take his place.  Where are all of those rah, rah, rah, jihadistas?

Me, me!  I want to be the new AQ leader!

No, you are too unholy! Me!

No, no, I want to be the new AQ chieftain!  I hate the Americans more than you!

Yeah, right.

Who will bell the cat, boys?  Look at the cats below, and think about it.

Unnamed, should-have-been unidentified, but still disguised American operators

(I cannot vouch for the photo but it makes the point and looks for real.)

 

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Idiocracy Report: Cannes Film Festival

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

This is extremely sick. It’s hard to get any sicker than this Spanish movie, “The Skin I Live In.”  I will not link to it.  Cannes continues to move the low water mark for western civilization, even lower.

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You Wanted a Socialist President…

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

…and, Spain, you got one.  Now you are taking to the streets complaining about unemployment. Is there, just maybe, a connection?
Socialist, anti-American Zapatero rode into office on a “Get out of Iraq!” platform, further inflamed in the national trauma following the Islamic terrorist bombing at the Atocha train station in Madrid.  Many think Spain’s anger at the bombings influenced the election in a wave of desire to withdraw from the Global War on Terror.

Memorials to dead at Madrid's Atocha Station, 2 weeks after bombing

Madrid, Atocha Station, bombed by Islamic terrorists March 11, 2004

 

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How Science Fills in the Blanks

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Science fills in the blanks like you balance your checkbook when you can’t figure out how or where your total got off: They make something up.  That is how this article on dark energy could be summarized.  The equations for the latest prevailing theory for the origin of the universe do not add up.  So, add dark matter and dark energy—neither of which are discovered—to balance the equations.  Poof!  Your theory is intact.

Sort of. (more…)

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Taking It to the Pirates

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

The Chinese propose killing pirates in their land bases.

To me, this issue is not just some scruffy, Horn of Africa takeoff on Pirates of the Caribbean.  This issue is about citizenship, and whether being a United States citizen means anything anymore.  That is about whether we, as a nation, have any reason to survive.  My government owes duties it is failing to perform, and exercises much authority it has not been given.  It should tend to its business, and part of that business is punishing those who violate our citizens overseas.