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Dear Citizens Of The World (repost)
I believe the time has come to reveal to you some of the perplexities you have faced in recent decades.
It is well for you to understand some of these things so that you might know how to behave in the New Order now taking shape in the earth. We want you to be able to become fully involved and integrated into our new society. After all, this is for your best interest if you will do this.
First of all, it is well that you understand some of our purposes so that you may more fully cooperate. I cannot tell you the hard times you will face if you resist us.
We have ways of dealing with resisters. I am only telling you this now, since it is much too late to turn things around. The days of putting a stop to us have long since past.
We have full control of the earth and its finance, along with the major media propaganda, and there is simply no way any nation or power can defeat us.
We have eyes in every level of government in every nation of the world. We know what is being planned, for our ears and eyes are ever present. State secrets are fully known to us.
China recently accused the media in the U.S. of lying about Kosovo.
Oh, you silly people, of course we lie. In this way we can keep the people unbalanced and always facing controversy which is very helpful to us. Have you not seen the talk show spectacle?
Some of you believe we are the liberals and the good people are the conservatives. In reality, both serve our purposes. Each camp merely serves with the stamp of our approval but they are not allowed to present the real issues.
By creating controversy on all levels, no one knows what to do. So, in all of this confusion, we go ahead and accomplish what we want with no hindrance.
Consider the President of the United States. Even though he regularly breaks every known check on his power, no one can stop him. He goes ahead and does whatever we want him to do anyway.
The Congress has no power to stop him. He does what we want since he knows if he does not, because of his rather dark character, we can have him removed in a moment's time. Is not that a rather brilliant strategy on our part?
You cannot take us to court because you can't see us and the courts are our servants as well. We run everything, yet, you do not know who to attack. I must say this invisible hand is wonderfully devised and without any known historical precedent on this scale. We rule the world and the world cannot even find out who is ruling them.
This is truly a wonderful thing. In our media we present before you exactly what it is we want you to do. Then, as if in a flash, our little servants obey.
We can send American or European troops to wherever we like, whenever we like, and for whatever purpose we like, and you dutifully go about our business. How much more evidence do you need?
We can make you desire to leave your homes and family and go to war merely at our command. We only need to present some nonsense to you from the president's desk or on the evening news and we can get you all fired up to do whatever we like. You can do nothing but what we put before you.
Your Vain Resistance
When any of you seek to resist us, we have ways of making you look ridiculous as we have done with your militia movement. We have delighted to use this movement to show the world how impotent any resistance is.
They look so silly marching around with their guns as if they were some match for our military. Look at what we did near Waco. Did the Davidian's little store of weapons help them?
We have generously taxed you and used that money to make such sophisticated weapons you can in no way compete. Your own money has served to forge the chains we bind you with, since we are in control of all money.
Some of you think you may escape by buying some land in the country and growing a garden. Let me remind you that you still pay us ground rent. Oh, you may call it property taxes, but it still goes to us.
You see, you need money no matter what you do. If you fail to pay your ground rent to us, we will take your land and sell it to someone who will pay us. Do you think we cannot do this? And with your ground rent we pay for the indoctrination of your children in the public schools we have set up.
We want them to grow up well trained into the system of our thinking. Your children will learn what we want them to learn, when we want them to learn it, and you pay for it through your ground rent.
Those funds are also used for other projects we have in mind and our contractors are paid handsomely for their work.
You may doubt that we own your children, or have such control, but you will find that we do. We can declare that you abuse your children when you spank them and have them confiscated. If they do not show up for school indoctrination, we can accuse you of neglect, thereby, giving them to us.
Your children are not yours. They are ours. You must inoculate them, you must bring them to our hospitals if we decree or we will take them from you. You know this and we know this.
Through our electronic commerce we are able to see where you are, what you are buying and how much you have to buy things with. Where do you suppose we come up with our monthly financial statistics?
Through the Internet and other sources we can even know how you think and what you say. It is not especially important to us what you believe as long as you do what we say.
Your beliefs are nonsense anyway. But if you think you have a following, and we perceive that you might be somewhat dangerous to our agenda, we have ways to deal with you.
We have a Pandora's box of mischief with which to snare you. We can have you in court so long you will never get out. We can easily drain away all your assets over one pretext or another. We have an inexhaustible fund with which to draw from to pay our lawyers.
These lawyers are paid by you in the form of taxes. You do not have this vast supply of wealth. We know how to divide and conquer. Have we not brought down rulers of countries through our devices?
Do you think your tiny self will be any match for us?
Your Vain Organizations
And, let us consider your religions and the "moral majority."
The "moral majority" is neither moral nor is it in the majority. We have delighted to use this wet noodle of a movement to make ridiculous the Christian faith.
The silly men who run that organization always end up with egg on their faces. We have always put them in defense of themselves as we have so successfully done with the NRA.
We can make it seem by our media propaganda that the National Rifle Association is actually the New Radical Attackers.
Have we not turned the American conservative movement on its ear? If it serves our purposes we can use the conservatives to turn the liberals on their ear.
It makes no difference to us but it serves to make you believe there are two sides struggling for their particular position. This helps to make things seem fair and free since everyone has a voice.
Actually, there is only one side now with all kinds of masks on, but you are unable to penetrate our purposes.
You see, we can do whatever we like and you can do nothing about it.
Does it not seem reasonable that you simply obey and serve us? Otherwise, you get eaten up in the resistance you suppose will liberate you.
You cannot be liberated. Imagine how you can.
We supply your fuel for your cars. We can turn it off whenever we like claiming that there is some sort of fuel shortage. What if your car breaks down? You cannot get parts for it without us.
We supply all the money you use. At any whim of our desire we can stop the money supply or cause a complete crash all together.
We can then order the president to declare all money worthless and that we will have to have new money. All of your stashes of cash will go up in smoke in a moment's time.
Don't you need food?
If necessary, we can cause a trucker's strike which would stop deliveries of food to your local store. We can starve you whenever we like. You only have food because we have provided it to you from our table.
During the great depression we controlled the food. We heaped mountains of food behind fences and let it rot.
The hungry were then made to work in our labor camps even though there was enough and more to feed them. Do you really think you can beat us?
You say you will hoard gold coins so you will still have money in the time of the crash. We can simply pass a law which outlaws the possession of gold as we have done in the past.
If we find gold in your possession, we would simply confiscate it and put you in prison for breaking the law.
While in prison you would be required to work in one of our prison industries. We have so formed a picture of the labor camps in our prisons these days that no one seems to object to them.
We tell people that murderers should pay for their own keep.
No one seems to consider that we have the power to put tomato growers there also.
We can pass laws that prohibit gardens and then make up some scientific reason why you may only buy food from our sources.
If someone sees you growing tomatoes, they will report you to us and then we will have you in our fields working for us.
Oh, silly nationalists, there is no escape for you, for since long before you were born, we were planning your capture.
Your teachers and ministers have been forming your thoughts for us for generations now. You have no idea how to pull out of our influence short of suicide. Go ahead and commit suicide, it will only help us to deal with the excessive population.
You cannot hurt us, find us, or even imagine what we are up to. I am throwing you these few crumbs only so that you may, if you have a little good sense, obey and follow our orders.
Your Controlled Mind
We run Hollywood. The movies such as Terminator and Armageddon, along with a great host of others, were simply created to get you thinking according to our directions.
You have been made to delight in violence so that when we send you off to kill some bad man we have put before you, you move without a whimper.
We have placed violent arcade games in your malls to prepare your young minds in the art of battle. We have made you to view our armies and police as the good forces and you submit to things that were unthinkable just a few decades ago.
Our artful programs are all designed to help you to submit and even help the New World Order. Star Trek, and other such creations, have taught you to simply obey orders from the new international rulers.
Oh, silly people, you thought you were being entertained, while you were actually being educated. Dare I use the words, "brainwashed" or "mind control?" By the way, have you seen the new Star Wars?
What a masterpiece of mental manipulation. Humans confer with nondescript beasts of all shapes and sizes and they confer in English.
I wonder where those space beasts learned English. Oh, the simple-ness of the mind of the citizen. He never considers he is being taken into fairyland.
We have placed advertisements for Star Wars almost everywhere you go. You will find them in Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Taco Bell and a host of our institutions of commerce.
There is something we want you to learn from this movie. Or, perhaps it could be said, there is something we do not want you to learn. Either way, we will have what we want in the whole affair.
Of course, to keep you off guard we have instructed our elected officials to appear to be correcting the evil of our violence. President Clinton is now speaking against violence in Hollywood movies.
This will not solve the problem, but will only make the people believe the problem is being worked on.
Sex and violence are the very best powers to use to help us gain our advantage. How the people loathe to give up their sex and violence, so we place all they want before them. In this way, we keep them so occupied they do not have the integrity or brain-power to deal with the really important matters which are left entirely in our hands.
President Clinton has been very helpful to us. We knew of what character he was before we placed him as president. Exposing him was very helpful in adjusting the moral habits of the youth downward. This is to our advantage.
Even more agreeable to us were the vain efforts of those who thought they could remove him against our will. He is useful to us and he will not be removed by anyone until we are ready to have him removed.
Excuse me if I seem to be mocking your system of beliefs, but they are rather outdated. Have you no eyes to see your vain liberties and your righteous pontifications are nothing before us? You can only do what we say you can do.
We remove presidents when we are ready and the leader we set up will be there until it serves us to have another. At that time we place our purposed leader before you and you vote for what we want.
In that way we give you the vain voting exercise in the belief you had something to do with placing your president in office.
Our Unfathomable Mysteries
Our recent war in Serbia has many purposes to it but we do not speak of these things openly. We let the talk show hosts blather all sorts of nonsense but none of it touches the core.
First of all, there is a wealth of natural resources in Kosovo that we must have complete control of.
Kosovo has large supplies of uranium in its soil and uranium is very helpful to our regime. Also, it suits us to keep all such minerals out of the hands of potential enemies.
Milosovic has not been helpful in giving those resources into our hands so we simply make things difficult for him until he does. Even now victory over Yugoslavia is imminent.
We are reducing that proud nation to the level of humility we require from all people. After the war, if Mr. Milosovic does not sufficiently humble himself, we will take him to the world court charged with war crimes. We made up that term; rather ingenious, don't you think?
How could there be such a thing as a war crime? The very nature of war is that the rules are off. It is so entertaining to watch the nations try to fight war according to the laws we have placed before them.
The only war crime there really is only involves the crime of being against us.
Anyone against us is violating our law. As you have seen when someone is for us we do not care what they do. Was not Nelson Mandella [sic] a bomb toting terrorist who killed many of his enemies? We made a hero of him.
We observe no laws when it comes to war. We do what we want, when we want and where we want.
We can starve nations to death, we can ruin civilians and any other horror for which we would take our enemies to court. Look at our example.
We bomb Serbia out of its wits, bomb Kosovans out of their homes, poison their rivers and streams, turn off their electricity making a grand crisis in that country, and then we masterfully make it appear it is all Mr. Milosovic's fault and he needs to go to court for it.
It is the same way we made our inferno at Waco look like Mr. Koresh's fault. Then there was our chief villain, Saddam with all of his weapons of mass destruction.
Bad men are a dime a dozen and we can conjure one up whenever it suits us.
This is really quite funny when you think of it.
I am not one who is usually given to humor, but I do catch myself laughing sometimes at the absolute absurdity of the notions we place before you and you readily accept.
Do you wonder that the leaders of the world tremble at our presence? They know they have no power except the power we give them.
We have no fear of Russia or China for we are already in full control of their system of things.
China knows that we can freeze any number of its corporations in America and all of its capitol at the stroke of a pen. We use the nations for what we want to use them for. Everyone knows that they must yield to us or die.
Fortunately, we have had a few resisters such as Saddam and Milosevic that have been helpful in showing the world leaders what we will do to them if they do not submit.
There is only glory in following our purposes and doing what we say. If one does not, there will be such a sad and tragic result.
I would really have you spared of such an end. But, then, again, if you are not spared, it is of no consequence to us. We will use you to alleviate some of the overpopulation problem.
Your Silly Rebellion Against Our Dominion
Some of you have thought you could stop us by placing a bomb in one of our abortion clinics or in a government building.
Silly souls! How can that hurt us? All that does is give us an example to use so that we might place more controls and heavy burdens on the population.
We love it when you rebel and blow something up. You are our reason for making more laws against all those things which might contribute to your freedom from us.
If someone did not blow something up on occasion, we would have no justification in placing more hedges about you. Can't you see how impossible it is for you to resist us? The more you wiggle, the more we squeeze.
Our kingdom is the kingdom of money. Excuse me, but I must confess that we are the rulers of the kingdom of non-money.
You must see the humor in that statement. We have given you a piece of paper or some numbers on a computer screen that we have termed money.
It is backed up by nothing and proven by nothing but what we say it is. We create it from nothing, we print it, we loan it, we give it its value, we take its value away. All things that have to do with money are in our hands.
Think of it, what is it that you can do against us without money? If you try to resist, we can cancel your credit or freeze your accounts. Your cash is easily confiscated.
We have made so many rules in the realm of living that you cannot live without money.
Camp on government land and you must move in two weeks. You cannot grow much of a garden in two weeks.
Many of our wilderness trails are entered by permit only.
We have passed laws that do not allow you to live in trailers over a certain period without moving to another location.
Have you not thought it ridiculous that we will allow a man to live in a box full time but we will not allow a man to live in an RV full time unless he is in a taxpaying campground? We want you to be in the system.
When you are buying a house, we not only receive the tax revenue to use for our purposes, but we gain large increases from the interest on the loan. You may pay for your house two or three times over from the interest alone. The interest is also taxed which is again placed for use in those sectors of influence we choose.
We do not want you to escape free and that is why we have made it as we have.
You are our property. We will not permit you to buy or sell unless you submit to our mark of authority.
If you go to court against us, we will wear you out there and in the end you will lose.
If you use violence, we will end up having you in one of our labor camps, more specifically called prison industries.
You need our money, our entertainments, our fuel, and our utilities to function and if you don't have them, you feel deprived. By this, you are made to yield to our will.
You don't even know how to think anymore since we have thoroughly emasculated your religions and your faith in God. Now, you only have yourself and we have gotten that self pretty well chasing its tail these days.
I hope this little note is sufficient to inform you what the new millennium is all about.
The 21st century is our century. You may enter it if you do as you are told.
We have no intention of playing around with your so-called human rights or your so-called Constitution. These things were only used for our purposes for a time. Your Constitution is a joke to us and we can do with it what we please.
It never occurred to you that 50 years ago your Constitution was used to refuse abortions. When we decided to have abortions legalized we used the same Constitution to justify it.
Your human rights are what we say they are and your Constitution is what we say it is.
We have only used this phrase of human rights to keep things sufficiently in turmoil. The more things are unsettled, the better we like them until we have everything in complete servitude.
This little letter may offend you, since I speak so plainly, but that truly is no concern of ours. In simple terms, you're fucked!
My IMDB movie ratings - they finally made it public!
Click here, then click the ratings column to sort from highest-to-lowest.
This is about 200 movies I've rated. In my netflix account I've rated 1400, and I wish I could export that to IMDB. Anyone know how to do that?
MUSIC: REVIEWS: My current music, including Type O Negative: Life Is Killing Me
VIDEO: CARTOONS: Justice League Unlimited
Hard Drive celebration!
Ubunto... Kubuntu... Meh.
Damn you, Fire!
How'd you like YOUR grandma to be tasered? [Police Brutality] / rant against cops
Citing the dozens of people who have died after being hit by a Taser jolt, Riley said the department is not "totally comfortable with Tasers yet." Only SWAT officers carry the weapons, he added.
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Date: Dec 9, 2005 2:09 PM
Subject: How'd you like YOUR grandma to be tasered? [Police Brutality] / rant against cops
Contact: Clint@acm.vt.edu Yahoo:ClintJCL AOL:Clint JCL ICQ:3630258
Music Habits: http://www.last.fm/user/ClintJCL/
"People who talk about revolution and class struggle
without referring explicitly to everyday life,
without understanding what is subversive about love
and what is positive in the refusal of constraints,
such people have a corpse in their mouth."
-Raoul Vaneigem, "The Revolution Of Everyday Life"
"In a closed society where everybody's guilty,
the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves,
the only final sin is stupidity." -Hunter S. Thompson
How'd you like YOUR grandma to be tasered? [Police Brutality] / rant against cops
*** LIVE-ACTION MOVIES:
24 Hour Party People (a movie about punk & rave culture, cool)
A Beautiful Mind (excellent)
A Guy Thing (somewhat funny)
Accidental Spy (Jackie Chan)
Bachelor, The (watched by Carolyn, not Clint... she doesn't remember it)
Back To The Future 2 (Clint's favorite, the most underplayed, underrated movie of the trilogy + deleted scenes)
Being John Malkovich (2nd time, at end of Lipinski family reunion)
Black Hawk Down (war sux)
Bridget Jone's Diary (Hugh Grant as a womanizer...imagine that)
Bringing Down The House (watched by Carolyn, not Clint) (Clint watched it the next year)
Cats And Dogs (kinda lame) (October:Clint can't remember it)
Changing Lanes (that was messed up... not the ending I expected all the way through, though)
Clockstoppers (not that great)
Clueless (has aspects like that of Royal Tenenebaums...)
Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (interesting... a true story?)
Count Of Monte Cristo (excellent) (+deleted scenes/featurettes)
Cube (1997) (good horror movie, eerie)
Dances With Wolves(Special Edition)
Dead Again (1991) (interesting past-lives/present-lives mystery--a 7)
Deep Blue Sea (generic)
Donnie Darko (Clint liked it less than 90% of people; must rewatch sometime)
Eight-Legged Freaks (don't remember this well.. I just think of Evolution)
Election (Reese Whitherspoon can be so evil)
Evil Dead, The (also recently saw the Evil Dead unreleased prequel - 'Within The Woods')
Evil Dead, The 2 (very richly textured horror movie, such suffering)
Evolution (comedy/sci-fi combos are somewhat rare, this was entertaining)
Eyes Wide Shut (including unedited scene not on dvd [downloaded])
Frailty (doesn't go with it's title... messed up, a bit slow)
Friday (we both had seen it before, but didn't rememeber--esp Clint) (also saw Friday 2 & 3)
Friday After Next (also saw Friday 1 & 2 -- this one was the worst of the three)
From Hell (about Jack The Ripper)
Game, The (good & unique movie, from the director of Se7en/Fight Club/Panic Room)
Gangs Of New York (meh!)
Ghost Ship (predictable--but Clint was freaked out when my kitchen cabinet opened by itself during the movie [due to heavy techno bass music during one part])
Gone In 60 Seconds (good)
Good Will Hunting (reminds me of A Beautiful Mind but with spirituality instead of psychology)
Half Baked (Carolyn's 1st time, Clint's 2nd)
Harry Potter 2 (2.5hrs!)
Heist (Gene Hackman... eh) (horrible)
High Crimes (twist!)
High Fidelity (+ deleted scenes/featurettes)
Hollow Man (a 6, some cool carnage + Elizabeth Shue)
How High (why can't I remember this movie? Carolyn does...)
Hudsucker Proxy, The (good movie! Tim Robbins)
Jackass:The Movie (pretty disturbing...)
Johnny Mnemonic (I want the laser whip!!!)
Just One Time
Legally Blonde 2
Lock,Stock&2 Smoking Barrels (too many characters!)
Loser (from the director of Clueless with starts from American Pie & American Beauty)
Lost in Translation (saw by Carolyn, not Clint) (Clint finally saw in 2005)
Man Who Wasn't There, The (Cohen brothers hold my attention, but this is not a GREAT movie)
Manhunter(director's cut)(1986)(based on Red Dragon... slow and kind of boring... wtf is with the tiger?)
Mask Of Zorro, The
Masters Of The Universe (the He-Man movie... with Courtney Cox! Ha, Ha, Ha Ha Ha. POS.)
Me, Myself & Irene (Jim Carrey rules!)
Mothman Prophecies, The (a let-down)
Mr. Deeds (Wynona Rider looking her greatest [ever] at the beginning of the movie. Sandler funny as always)
Mulholland Drive (whoa dude.. glad I read what the fuck it meant..)
Next Friday (also saw Friday 1 & 3 -- this one was the funniest of the 3)
Not Another Teen Movie (very funny, surprisingly.. Whoa.. Janey was Tuesday from That 80's Show??)
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (2nd time for both of us, also watched the 8 deleted scenes)
Patriot, The (very sad)
Pirates Of The Caribbean (in the theatre--Arlington Draft House--kinda distracting compared to watching at home, didn't know totally what happened)
Psycho Beach Party (surprisingly good movie starring Lauren Ambrose--redhead from Six Feet Under)
Ring, The (Stir Of Echoes reminded me of this movie, but not as good)
Queen Of The Damned (better than we thought it would be, going in w/low expectations)
Quiet American, The (Carolyn liked it more than Clint)
Requiem For A Dream (+ dvd extras--interview w/author, making of, deleted scenes--wow!)
Road To Perdition (decent gangster drama, Tom Hanks 1931)
Rock Star (guy in tribute band becomes singer in real band, interesting, Jennifer Aniston saying fuck and kissing another girl is a nice change of pace)
Royal Tenenbaums, The (interesting movie!)
Saving Private Ryan
Silence Of The Lambs, The (Carolyn had never seen, Clint's 2nd time, sooooooo much better than Manhunter)
Scorpion King, The
Short Films Of David Lynch,The(worst crap ever, until the end at least)
Signs (good movie!!)
Slackers (2002) (entertaining but not super..MMMM...Laura Prepon made it worth it)
Solaris (Clint & Kipp passed out, Carolyn made it but said it wasn't worth us watching)
Speed (FINALLY...tried to see it in the theatre once and they LOST IT)
Stir Of Echoes (pretty good) (Carolyn had seen the last half before and freaked Clint out by saying lines before they happened)
Sum Of All Fears, The (sucks if this happens)
Surf Nazis Must Die (Director's Cut) (from Troma, makers of The Toxic Avenger and other grade-C B-movies)
Sweet Home Alabama
Time Machine,The (2002) (not a particularly great remake or true to the original)
Training Day (+ deleted scenes / alt endings)
Two Weeks Notice
Vampire Clan (based on true story, interesting but not great)
Where The Buffalo Roam (more Hunter S Thompson Fear-And-Loathing type stuff)
*** ANIMATED MOVIES:
Batman Beyond:Return Of The Joker
Gen13 (2000) (from Image comics)
*** ANIME MOVIES:
Grave Of The Fireflies (sad/depressing.. but one of the most thought provoking anime ever, and, coincidentally, when we looked it up on imdb.com it was in the top 250 movies ever)
Kite (unreleased uncut version) (hmmm, I can see why they cut the American release at parts)
Sex Pistols - Live At The Longhorn Dallas (19780110) (44min) (first American show I think)
*** KIND OF WATCHED BUT NOT REALLY:
Back To The Future 3 (while waking up after new year's party + watched beginning some in february)
Happy Gilmore (already seen it, good movie)
Back To The Future 1-3 (deleted scenes/outtakes only)
*** Coincidences (contains spoilers):
# 1: watched 2 movies with themes involving step-incest within a few days (The Royal Tenenbaums, Clueless) (at least both were step/adopted siblings and not blood siblings)
# 2: watched 2 movies with themes involving architectural mutiliation to find the grave of a murdered girl whose ghost was walking the earth, within a few days (Stir Of Echos, The Ring)
# 3: watched 2 movies with Dan Akroyd in a row (Loser, Evolution)
# 4: watched 2 videos with someone waking up the next day unexpectedly finding themselves in a tomb (movie:The Game, and Simpsons #306:C.E.D'Oh!)
# 5: watched 2 shows with references to "A Clockwork Orange" in a row (Six Feet Under #29, Smallville #39)
# 6: watched 2 movies with the song "All By Myself" in it, within a few weeks (Clueless, Bridget Jones's Diary) (Clint likes the Babes In Toyland version of the song better anyway...)
# 7: watched 2 movies with a promiscuous protaganist who becomes a failed media mogul, in a row (24 Hour Party People, Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind)
# 8: watched 2 movies with surfing in a row (Surf Nazis Must Die, then Psycho Beach Party [much much much much much better])
# 9: watched 2 movies with "Sweet Home Alabama" song in them in a row (Sweet Home Alibama, 8 Mile)
#10: watched 2 movies with car-involved plots in a row (Gone In 60 Seconds, Changing Lanes)
#11: watched 2 movies with cheating wives in a row (Man Who Wasn't There, Mulholland Drive)
#12: watched 2 shows with references to the movie "Red Dawn" in the title
and in the plot within 2 months (South Park:#106:Grey Dawn, SeaLab 2021:#24:Red Dawn)
#13: watched 2 shows with an animated version of Rob Reiner in 2 nights (Kid Notorious:#5:The Nazi Party, South Park:#109:Butt Out)
#14: watched 2 videos with plots involving strippers within a week (Exotica, South Park:#110:Raisins,haha) A pretty good year, but the movie selection perhaps could have been a tad better.
PARTY: Halloween: at Britt's house
- What Deaner was Talking About
- The HIV Song (nothing like a whole club of people shouting "AIDS!" with glee)
- Spinal Meningitis
- Happy Colored Marbles
- Piss Up A Rope
- Take Me Away
- Waving My Dick In The Wind
- Mr. Richard Smoker
- Transdermal Celebration
- Voodoo Lady
- Mutilated Lips
- Bananas And Blow
- Leave Deaner Alone (new song)
- You Fucked Up
- Puerto Rican Power
- Touch My Tooter
- Push Th' Little Daisies
- The Mollusk
- Light Me Up
- Dr. Rock
- I Can't Put My Finger On It
- Buckingham Green
- Boys Club
- A Tear For Eddie
- Zoloft (very long, drawn-out version)
- Ocean Man
- Sorry Charlie (used the megaphone for this, since they didn't play "Awesome Sound")
- Fluffy ENCORE:
- Dont Get 2 Close (To My Fantasy)
- Going Gets Tough From The Getgo
- In The Mood
- Johnny On The Spot
- Mr. Would You Please Help My Pony?
- Never Squeal On The Pusher (sick extended jam, Claude drum solo)
COMEDY: Become A Republican
EYE CANDY: A new optical illusion
My coworker Scott emailed me this optical illusion today. It's pretty damn cool.
You'll have to actually click on the image and drill down to the full-size version to see the animation -- otherwise it's just a bunch of pointless pink dots.
I actually have 500 or so optical illusion images in an archive at home.
Paintball on 20051023
MUSIC: recent listening habits
- Farch (inspired by 'farce')
- Anlil (inspired by 'anal')
Altoids survival kit
Are politicians who served in the army more or less likely to warmonger?
Okay, I got an interesting email about military service. Then I sent it to my friend Greg S who is a staunch and vocal conservative. Amazingly, I find most of his reasons valid, but some of his beliefs in a few core areas just over-the-top enough that I end up rejecting a lot of his conclusions despite agreeing with his reasoning.
Anyway, here is the email, followed by Greg tearing apart of it. It is his style of tearing it apart utterly that I really like, even if I don't necessarily like everything he says.
"THIS is an eye-opener!!!! Men who served in the military know what war is all about and want to save their children from such gore by opposing the war! Its always interesting to see how people who have lived through life altering events later project them on to what they feel others should do. In this case, those that have served in our armed forces seem much less jingoistic and anxious to send our children into war, than those that have avoided and never served in the a! rmed forces!!!
Democrats: * Richard Gephardt: Air National Guard, 1965-71. * David Bonior: Staff Sgt., Air Force 1968-72. * Tom Daschle: 1st Lt., Air Force SAC 1969-72. * Al Gore: enlisted Aug. 1969; sent to Vietnam Jan. 1971 as an army journalist in 20th Engineer Brigade. * Bob Kerrey: Lt. j.g. Navy 1966-69; Medal of Honor, Vietnam. * Daniel Inouye: Army 1943-47; Medal of Honor, WWII. * John Kerry: Lt., Navy 1966-70; Silver Star, Bronze Star with Combat V, Purple Hearts. * Charles Rangel: Staff Sgt., Army 1948-52; Bronze Star, Korea. * Max Cleland: Captain, Army 1965-68; Silver Star & Bronze Star, Vietnam. Paraplegic from war injuries. Served in Congress. * Ted Kennedy: Army, 1951-53. * Tom Harkin: Lt., Navy, 1962-67; Naval Reserve, 1968-74. * Jack Reed: Army Ranger, 1971-1979; Captain, Army Reserve 1979-91. * Fritz Hollings: Army officer in WWII; Bronze Star and seven campaign ribbons. * Leonard Boswell: Lt. C! ol., Army 1956-76; Vietnam, DFCs, Bronze Stars,and
Soldier's Medal. * Pete Peterson: Air Force Captain, POW. Purple Heart, Silver Star and Legion of Merit. * Mike Thompson: Staff sergeant, 173rd Airborne, Purple Heart. * Bill McBride: Candidate for Fla. Governor. Marine in Vietnam; Bronze Star with Combat V. * Gray Davis: Army Captain in Vietnam, Bronze Star. * Pete Stark: Air Force 1955-57 * Chuck Robb: Vietnam * Howell Heflin: Silver Star * George McGovern: Silver Star & DFC during WWII. * Bill Clinton: Did not serve. Student deferments. Entered draft but received #311. * Jimmy Carter: Seven years in the Navy. * Walter Mondale: Army 1951-1953 * John Glenn: WWII and Korea; six DFCs and AirMedal with 18 Clusters. * Tom Lantos: Served in Hungarian underground in WWII. Saved by Raoul Wallenberg.
Republicans -- and these are the guys sending people to war: * Dick Cheney: did not serve. Several deferments, the last by marriage. * Dennis Hastert: did not serve. * Tom Delay: did not serve. * Roy Blunt: did not serve. * Bill Frist: did not serve. * Mitch McConnell: did not serve. * Rick Santorum: did not serve. * Trent Lott: did not serve. * John Ashcroft: did not serve. Seven deferments to teach business. * Jeb Bush: did not serve. * Karl Rove: did not serve. * Saxby Chambliss: did not serve. "Bad knee." The man who attacked Max Cleland's patriotism. * Paul Wolfowitz: did not serve. * Vin Weber: did not serve. * Richard Perle: did not serve. * Douglas Feith: did not serve. * Eliot Abrams: did not serve. * Richard Shelby: did not serve. * Jon! Kyl: did not serve. * Tim Hutchison: did not serve. * Christopher Cox: did not serve. * Newt Gingrich: did not serve. * Don Rumsfeld: served in Navy (1954-57) as flight instructor. * George W. Bush: failed to complete his six-year National Guard; got assigned to Alabama so ! he could campaign for family friend running for U.S. Senate; failed to show up for required medical exam, disappeared from duty. * Ronald Reagan: due to poor eyesight, served in a non- combat role making movies. * B-1 Bob Dornan: Consciously enlisted after fighting was over in Korea. * Phil Gramm: did not serve. * John McCain: Vietnam POW, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross. * Dana Rohrabacher: did not serve. * John M. McHugh: did not serve. * JC Watts: did not serve. * Jack Kemp: did not serve. "Knee problem, " although continued in NFL for 8 years as quarterback. * Dan Quayle: Journalism unit of the Indiana National Guard. * Rudy Giuliani: did not serve. * George Pataki: did not serve. * Spencer Abraham: did not serve. * John Engler: did not serve. * Lindsey Graham: National Guard lawyer. * Arnold Schwarzenegger: AWOL from Austrian army base.
Pundits & Preachers
* Sean Hannity: did not serve. * Rush Limbaugh: did not serve (4-F with a 'pilonidal cyst.') * Bill O'Reilly: did not serve. * Michael Savage: did not serve. * George Will: did not serve. * Chris Matthews: did not serve. * Paul Gigot: did not serve. * Bill Bennett: did not serve. * Pat Buchanan: did not serve. * John Wayne: did not serve. * Bill Kristol: did not serve. * Kenneth Starr: did not serve. * Antonin Scalia: did not serve. * Clarence Thomas: did not serve. * Ralph Reed: did not serve. * Michael Medved: did not serve. * Charlie Daniels: did not serve. * Ted Nugent: did not serve. (He only shoots at things that don't shoot back.)
Please keep this information circulating --Illinois State Sen. Howard W. Carroll
---------- Forwarded response ---------- From: Greg S
Yea, I just find this pretty stupid. Anyone can come up with slanted political propaganda like this. I could easily find 50 republicans that did serve and 50 democrats that didn't. This doesn't appear to be a comprehensive list of every republican and democrat that holds a political office nationwide along with demographic breakdowns and statistical analysis. Also the descriptions next to the people's names are biased towards democrats, as an example look at how the entries for Al Gore and Dan Quayle are phrased:
* Al Gore: enlisted Aug. 1969; sent to Vietnam Jan. 1971 as an army journalist in 20th Engineer Brigade.
* Dan Quayle: Journalism unit of the Indiana National Guard.
The Al Gore entry includes more information in order to carry more "weight", while Dan Quayle's is phrased to sound dismissive. I'm not saying Dan Quayle actually did anything as he is a big douche, I'm just pointing out the use of language. Also the Bush description is the dishonest leftist version. If Max Cleland were a Republican the description of his service would probably have included something along the lines of "blew himself up while taking a beer break with his buddies" in order to belittle his service.
Now the main thing is there is no point to any of this, it's a strawman type attack. It assumes that in order to lead your nation in a time of war, it's a requirement that you have served in the military. Anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of US history would find the very concept ridiculous. Had military service been required to lead the nation into war, the world would be a much different place as the War of 1812, the Mexican American War, The Civil War, World War I and World War II would never have been fought. The vast majority of our presidents have been life long, career politicians usually studying law and then moving directly into government. Hell that describes most of our politicians (and to me that's a big part of our problem).
This is the problem I have with the typical attacks on Bush or Republicans coming from the left. It's just an attack that avoids argument of the issues. It's geared towards either convincing stupid people who just don't know any better by appealing to emotion or their lack of knowledge and logical reasoning skills or to rally political partisans as a type of slogan. They might as well just go around yelling, "Bush has smelly nads and fucks his dog!" Overall, it's just childish and amateur. But what can you expect, this is the kind of crap that has been driving our political system since basically it was founded, and especially after Martin Van Buren engineered the modern political and government systems along with the creation of the Democrat party.
So if people want to go at Bush over the War on Terror, fine, but come up with a view and argument to back it up. I just don't get why the left continues with these vapor arguments when there is so much you can legitimately attack the guy on. I could go down the line of almost every issue and attack the crap outa Bush and Republicans on it. Is this the best the left can come up with? Pathetic. If I had the time I could write an essay on the things I think the Bush administration is doing wrong in the WOT, but who was in the military and who was not doesn't have anything to do with the argument I would lay out. Here, I'll give you a good blog entry I! read the other day on the topic. http://nicedoggie.net/2005/index.php/?p=1010 [Clint's note: I disagree with the linked blog and the mentality it portrays.]
I believe in holding beliefs and argue on issues. Since the 1820s there really hasn't' been much room for arguing issues in American politics, and that's by design. I consider myself a Conservative Libertarian. I'm for a very small and non-intrusive government, maximum personal liberties, minimalist spending with a minimalist "fair tax" system, constitutional originalism and strict constructionism, legislative power over executive or judicial, local power over federal power, strong military/foreign policy, free market capitalism, etc. That is basically the opposite of the left. The left considers Libertarians the farthest wacko right you can get. They are for a huge all powerful government that intrudes directly into every life making many decisions for them, subjugation of individual liberties in favor of government, massive taxes to support their huge government, ignore everything the constitution says and what the founders intended in order to make up what it says on the fly so that it fits in with their agenda, power wherever they get their way (right now they like the judiciary), weak military and a foreign policy that subjugates the United States to the UN to further the creation of a one world government, communist/command economic system. Pleny of room for argument on issues there, but debate seems rare expecially in politics. Gotta come up with something bland so I can go after that "undecided" voter, or come up with some bullshit to say so as to skim x% of y demographic from my apponent. Where are you when we need you Thomas Payne, we could sure use your "Common Sense" again!"