I can be bought. If they paid me enough, I'd work for the Klan.Charles Barkley
King Mswati III, ruler of the tiny southern African kingdom of Swaziland, has gotten married. To his eleventh wife. Noliqwa Ntentesa, 21, was selected by the king three years ago at an annual ceremonial dance.Let’s take a look at Mswati III’s kingdom, shall we?
She is pregnant with his 25th child. Two more young women have already been lined up to marry the king.
Swaziland recently surpassed Botswana as the country with the world's highest known rates of HIV/AIDS infection.I found, after visiting the CIA’s World Factbook and then the Swaziland Official Government website, some rather glaring discrepancies between the two sources. So, I shall present both sides.
More than one-fourth of the population needed emergency food aid in 2004 because of drought, and more than one-third of the adult population was infected by HIV/AIDS.
Population Growth Rate: CIA = 0.25% -- Swazoolis = 2.9%The economic numbers are about as bad. The BBC says that the unemployment rate stands at 40% while nearly 70% of the country's one million inhabitants live on less than $1 a day. King Mswati III owns a fleet of luxury cars, including a $500,000 (£260,000) Maybach, and has spent millions of dollars refurbishing palaces for his wives. I think that more wives for King Mswati III is just the ticket for the Swazoolis. Each of his 11 and soon to be 13 wives can probably hope to survive well past the CIA’s bleak number of 35.65 years and might even make it to the Swazooli governments much brighter 60 years. This government appears to be on a par with this one.
Birth rate / 1000 population: CIA = 27.72 births -- Swazoolis = 36.4 births
Death rate / 1000 population: CIA = 25.26 deaths -- Swazoolis = 7.6 deaths
Infant Mortality / 1000 live births CIA = 69.27 deaths -- Swazoolis = 7.8 deaths
HIV/AIDS adult prevalence rate: CIA = 38.8% -- Swazoolis = 34.2%
Life expectancy: CIA = 35.65 years -- Swazoolis = 60 yrs.
HOOD RIVER, Ore. -- Hood River police seem unfazed by a young man who has vowed to spend a week suspended high in a tree in the center of town.As opposed to the much more common rural tree sit, of course.
Anthony Villagomez, 24, started his tree sit at 11 p.m. Sunday night and said he was going strong. He has five gallons of water and enough granola and to last him through the end of the week.
Hood River Police Lieutenant Jerry Brown said that as long as Villagomez presents no threat to the public or to himself, he is free to stay up there.
Villagomez, who is trained as an arborist, says he is staging the tree sit to protest the Bush administration's forest policies. He says he believes his is the first truly urban tree sit.
"I would have done better," Felt told The Hartford Courant. "I would have been more effective. Deep Throat didn’t exactly bring the White House crashing down, did he?" (1999)As for Bernstein and Woodword, who have vowed not to disclose the identity of Deep Throat until after his/her death, Carl Bernstein issued a press release where he neither confirmed nor denied Felt's admission.
In the article, O'Connor reports that Felt's children, Joan and Mark Jr., urged him to go public after he revealed his secret to them in 2002.Now, that is heartwarming, is it not? His daughter, who ran up large bills to educate her own children, says, "Let's do it for the family."
Felt argued with them, O'Connor writes, saying he didn't want the story out there.
"I don’t think (being Deep Throat) was anything to be proud of," Felt indicated to his son, Mark Jr., at one point, according to the article. "You (should) not leak information to anyone."
But Joan is quoted as saying that "Bob Woodward's gonna get all the glory for this, but we could make at least enough money to pay some bills, like the debt I've run up for the kids' education. Let's do it for the family."
It is an event that hardly anyone commemorates on Memorial Day weekend, because its existence has been all but erased.Olivia Hooker, now 90 years old, tells this story;
More than 1,000 homes and businesses were destroyed in less than a week, and at least 300 people were killed, and then buried, possibly in unmarked mass graves, according to a 2001 report on the incident by an Oklahoma state commission.
The official death toll surpassed the totals of the 1965 Watts riot, the 1967 Detroit riot, the 1968 Washington riot and the 1992 Los Angeles riot combined. Some historians estimated that the toll reached 1,000, based on photos of trucks full of bodies as they rolled out of town, according to a member of the commission.
She heard tapping on the roof of her home in Tulsa, and in her young mind Olivia Hooker thought it was hail from a Midwest storm. Her mother grabbed her hand, crept to a small window and explained, to the 6-year-old's horror, that it was actually raining bullets.This is a shocker. The story reports that the blacks in Greenwood were descendants of slaves owned by the Seminoles, Cherokees, and other Indian tribes. I sure as hell did not know that American Indians owned African slaves. I have never before heard such a thing.
"Up on the hill was a machine gun with an American flag on it," Hooker, now 90, said in testimony at a recent hearing in the House before members of the Congressional Black Caucus. "My mother said, 'They are shooting at you.'"
Over time, black hotels, restaurants, grocery stores and law offices sprang up. In those days, according to the Greenwood Cultural Center's Web site, the neighborhood featured "what may have been the first black airline in the nation." "We had everything the whites had, and I suspect more," said Otis Clark of Tulsa, a 105-year-old riot survivor who testified at the hearing.The riot started when a bunch of good ol' boys (10,000) descended on the community to uphold the honor of a white woman (what else?) supposedly accosted in an elevator by a black delivery boy. No matter, of course, to the outraged Bubbas and Billy Bobs that the boy was released with no charges filed. And it didn't matter to the local ragsheet, the Tulsa Tribune, which ran a story with the headline "Nab Negro for Attacking Girl in Elevator."
"The first thing they did was burn my doll clothes," Hooker, who now lives in White Plains, N.Y., recalled in her testimony. "Then they came in the house. My mother put us under the table. We had not fled because my mother was trying to save the house."This is a sickening story but it did occur 84 years ago. The part of this story that is most disturbing to me is what has happened only recently.
Hooker's home was spared (that was mighty white of them, wasn't it?), but her family ultimately moved to Topeka, Kan. "We didn't stay because they had blown up the schools, and my parents couldn't stand the idea of having five children and no schools," she said.
A quest for reparations by surviving victims ended two weeks ago. The U.S. Supreme Court dismissed without comment a class-action suit against the city of Tulsa, its police department and the state of Oklahoma.Huh? KKK judges refused to hear claims until the statute of limitations had run out and this has no bearing on claimants rights under the law? Evidence of mass murder and devastation had been hidden or erased for 80 years and this has no bearing on claimants rights under the law? What law are they referring to? It is law with which I am not familiar. But this is even more disturbing, if true.
The rejection left in place a lower court's ruling that a two-year statute of limitations on claims had expired in 1923. According to law, the judges ruled, it mattered little that segregated courts in which Ku Klux Klan members held judgeships refused to hear claims of black victims immediately after the riot, or that evidence of its devastation was erased or hidden until the 2001 report.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, based in Denver, said that legal avenues had opened to black complainants over time, citing the 1960s as an era when claims could have been brought, or perhaps the 1980s.This is a very interesting thing to know. I am aware of cases where courts have struck down long established law as being unconstitutional, but I have never heard of a court saying that one might have received justice during one era or another, but not today. The court said, in so many words, "Justice depends on the which way the wind is blowing during any given decade. In the 60's or 80's, you might have received justice, but, sorry, not today." I cannot believe that this article is giving us all the facts. This can't be accurate, can it?
But underneath the canopy of downtown trees, and near the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. bust on the Palafox Street median, about 100 people softly sang hymns about a time when black people were oppressed.And that, the impromptu singers believe, continues today.What oppression of the black people are these protesters protesting? The new deadly force law recently enacted in Florida. This law, according to this report, guarantees that people will not be prosecuted for using deadly force against intruders on their property.
I pray - yes I do - that Osama bin Laden will not be so stupid as to get himself caught by the Americans, dead or alive, for the Americans will outdo even their sordid selves to humiliate him.Because,
First, it was the shame of Guantanamo Bay and the barbaric torture of blindfolding of shackled, red-uniformed Muslim prisoners from Afghanistan, who were brutally tortured in barbaric instances which were fully condoned by George Bush and his former secretary of state, Colin Powell.Aha! Another of those lucky souls who either have experience with heretofore unknown gigantic jumbo crappers, or who have never seen a toilet flush, I don't know which. Mr. Qwelane goes on to say,
Then came the destruction of Iraq against all sane admonition by sensible people from around the world.
A litany of lies was cooked up by the Pentagon, and so-called weapons of mass destruction were conjured up to justify bombing Iraq for its oil and toppling its president, Saddam Hussein, and murdering his two sons.
Then followed Lynndie England with her infamous poses for photographs with naked Iraqi prisoners and her completely barbaric methods of humiliation, while laughing and smoking a cigarette.
As if that were not enough, just a little over two weeks ago Newsweek magazine ran a shocker (SHOCKER!) of a story, which was corroborated by the military. The infamous Guantanamo Bay detention centre became the place where the Americans, trying their utmost to extract information from suspected "terrorists", embarked on the worst type of humiliation to a Muslim: they took a copy of the Holy Qur'an and flushed it down a toilet. (emphasis mine)
Anything and persons suspected of collaborating with the Big Satan were attacked, and Condoleezza Rice was verbally attacked Newsweek for its coverage.Mr. Qwelane is somewhat, er, linguistically challenged, but I digress.
Says my friend the analyst (an unnamed South African government employee who clued Mr. Qwelane to, well, whatever): "The whole American fixation with humiliating Islam and Muslims springs from the core American politico-economic self-interest, which is loaded with long-standing tensions exacerbated by the fact that oil states are generally powerful, religious states.I'll need some help with this. American fixation springs from the core American politico-economic self-interest, which is loaded with long-standing tensions exacerbated by the fact that oil states are generally powerful, religious states. What kind of tensions? Sexual tensions? (Not performing well even with the Viagra?) Fandom tensions? (When, not if, will those damned Yankees win it all again?) Or a combination of the two? (She finished 4th and dang near won the dang thing, only weighs a hunnert pounds, it jist ain't fair.) I have no idea what these gentlemen are talking about and I fear that they don't either.
America has for a long time claimed to hold the moral high ground, and that has included its pursuit of the politico-economic invasion to attack Islam, because they see it as barbaric, uncivilised and inferior.Well, they are right there. See below.
I had definite feelings on 9/11 because I felt the way those towers were attacked was gross. I am not so sure anymore, and America needs to seriously question its brand of "morality.Well thank you, Mr. Qwelane, for your concern. The cold blooded murder of 3000 people was "gross", but "now I'm not so sure," and we need to seriously question our brand of morality. Right after we get through questioning South Africa's brand of intelligence.
She said, as she has previously, that the scientifically dubious formula is the foundation of a healthy diet, and also helps the complexion.The complexion. Ah, yes. Andrew Sullivan will be overjoyed to hear about this moron.
that a benevolent dictatorship is desirable and preferable, that the South Africa Constitution should be suspended; that illegal immigrants be ruthlessly hunted down, jailed and deported; that they be shot on sight, that illegal immigrants are guilty of perpetrating violent crimes against law abiding citizens, and do not deserve to be treated as human (emphasis mine).Well, one man's inhuman illegal immigrant is another man's Saddam Hussein.
Islamabad - A bride was gang-raped by her groom's friends on the first night of their marriage with her in-laws' consent in the southern part of Pakistan's Punjab province, a news report said on Monday.But that's not all. How did poor Kaneez Kubra come to marry into such a despicable family? Was it head-over-heels love? Love at first sight? Did her new husband have a lot of money and she was gold digging? No, she was ordered by an Islamic court to marry him in compensation for her brother's sexual escapades with her new husband's sister. How low can these people go?
The daily Times said Husseinid Hussain and his family allowed the bride, Kaneez Kubra, to be dishonoured in revenge for her brother's crime of having sexual relations with their daughter.
The bride's father, Ghulam Hussain, said four persons sexually assaulted his daughter in front of his son-in-law in his house in Punjab.
But her ordeal did not end there. Ghulam Hussain said on the following day she was taken to the residence of another friend and assaulted again.
"They are cruel. Hussain's grandfather and mother plainly told my daughter the wedding was just an excuse to (inflict) revenge on your brother for having sexual relations with our girl," he said.
In 2002, eight young women, including two sisters aged two and four, escaped vani marriages near the Punjab city of Mianwali after the Supreme Court of Pakistan said the practice violated the law and norms of civilised society..
The Tshwane River
(Old Folks at Home)
Written by Stephen C. Foster
Way down upon de Tshwane Ribber,
Far, far away,
Dere's wha my heart is turning ebber,
Dere's wha de old folks stay.
All up and down de whole creation
Sadly I roam,
Still longing for de old plantation,
And for de old folks at home.
All de world am sad and dreary,
Eb-rywhere I roam;
Oh, darkeys, how my heart grows weary,
Far from de old folks at home!
As they turned onto a bridge along the road to Baghdad's airport, a bomb detonated near their vehicle, killing the two instantly. One was a Buddhist born in Burma, the other a Muslim from Pakistan.Army Pfc. Min Choi.
Killed Feb. 26, less than a month after he arrived in Iraq, in a bomb attack while he was on patrol. Choi was a Korean immigrant from River Vale, N.J.. "My son said he needed to serve our country," Choi's father, Jong Choi, told a Westchester, N.Y., newspaperMarine Lance Cpl. Tenzin Dengkim, of Falls Church, Va..
Dengkim, a rifleman-scout, was killed April 2 in a firefight in Haditha, Iraq. Dengkim, 19, was the son of a single Tibetan mother, who had fled her homeland for asylum in India. In 1992, he and his mother were permitted to immigrate to Utah as refugees.Army Spc. Uday Singh, 21.
He had said he also hoped to learn the military skills he could one day use to help Tibet find religious and other freedoms.
Killed during an ambush on his Humvee patrol near Habbaniyah. At his cremation in India, he was dressed in his Army uniform and draped with the U.S. flag.Army Sgt. Pamela Osbourne, 38.
He decided he wanted to live in America at age 16 while on a visit from his India home to his aunt and uncle in Lake Forest, Ill. A fan of fast cars and war movies, Singh also dreamed of becoming a respected military man like his Sikh father and grandfather and, later, as a successful American businessman.
Shrapnel from a rocket attack on her camp in Baghdad killed her.Marine Cpl. Binh Le, 20.
She came to America from Jamaica when she was 14 with two dreams - to become a U.S. citizen and to join the military. Once in the Army, she developed a medical condition that could have kept her out of war duty, but the mother of three from Hollywood, Fla., was determined to serve her adopted country and insisted on going.
He was killed when a suicide truck packed with explosives attacked his checkpoint. Putting himself at deadly risk, Le fired at the truck, keeping it far enough away when it exploded to spare many innocent lives. His commander has recommended him for the Silver Star.Sgt. Rafael Peralta, 25.
He came from Vietnam at the age of six to live with his aunt and uncle in Alexandria, Va.. He had already served one tour in Iraq when he volunteered for a second. The son of a former South Vietnamese army soldier.
A platoon scout who didn't have to go on the dangerous Nov. 15 mission, Peralta volunteered to join five Marines hunting insurgents house-to-house in Fallujah.What do all of these soldiers and Marines have in common that you and I can never have in common? They were not citizens of The United States. They were immigrants, green card holders, resident aliens.
In their fourth house of the morning, three enemy fighters waited behind a closed door. When Peralta opened it, he was hit in the head and chest by a close-up fusillade of AK-47 fire. His Marine mates fought on, until one of the insurgents rolled a grenade toward Peralta, who lay bleeding on the floor.
To save his nearby comrades, Peralta reached for the explosive and, with seconds to spare, tucked it under his stomach to take the full force of the blast.
He was the only one of the five Marines to die.
He joined the Marines the day after he got the "Green Card" that made him a legal resident.
In all, more than 40,000 non-citizens from more than 100 countries are now in uniform. About 8,000 sign up each year, according to Pentagon and immigration statistics.
At least 110 U.S. immigrant-soldiers who have perished in Iraq, according to a Scripps Howard News Service casualty database. More than half of these war dead were not even American citizens when they gave their lives for the country.
At last count, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said it had naturalized at least 59 U.S. troops after they died in Operation Iraqi Freedom.You know, I think that this is the real reason that "they" hate us. Such a thing would not be possible in their countries. This is why we are so much stronger and will continue to become stronger while "they" wallow in their self pity and dreams of a caliphate that never was.
War has entered a cycle of decline. Combat in Iraq and in a few other places is an exception to a significant global trend that has gone nearly unnoticed--namely that, for about 15 years, there have been steadily fewer armed conflicts worldwide. In fact, it is possible that a person's chance of dying because of war has, in the last decade or more, become the lowest in human history.The numbers, please.
The University of Maryland studies find the number of wars and armed conflicts worldwide peaked in 1991 at 51, which may represent the most wars happening simultaneously at any point in history. Since 1991, the number has fallen steadily. There were 26 armed conflicts in 2000 and 25 in 2002, even after the Al Qaeda attack on the United States and the U.S. counterattack against Afghanistan. By 2004, Marshall and Gurr's latest study shows, the number of armed conflicts in the world had declined to 20, even after the invasion of Iraq. All told, there were less than half as many wars in 2004 as there were in 1991.Drezner goes on to say,
Easterbrook spends the rest of the essay postulating the causes of this -- the decline in great power war, the spread of democracies, the growth of economic interdependence, and even the peacekeeping capabilities of the United Nations.Drezner has a whole lot more to say and provides supporting links. As they say, read it all.
First, he neglects to mention the biggest reason for why war is on the decline -- there's a global hegemon called the United States right now. Easterbrook acknowledges that "the most powerful factor must be the end of the cold war" but he doesn't understand why it's the most powerful factor. Elsewhere in the piece he talks about the growing comity among the great powers, without discussing the elephant in the room: the reason the "great powers" get along is that the United States is much, much more powerful than anyone else. If you quantify power only by relative military capabilities, the U.S. is a great power, there are maybe ten or so middle powers, and then there are a lot of mosquitoes. [If the U.S. is so powerful, why can't it subdue the Iraqi insurgency?--ed. Power is a relative measure -- the U.S. might be having difficulties, but no other country in the world would have fewer problems.]
beating; administration of electric shocks and burns on the head and sensitive parts of the body; rape and other sexual abuse of women; non-therapeutic use of drugs; sleep deprivation; use of a form of torture known as el telefono, the telephone, consisting of blows with the palms of the hands on both ears simultaneously; la parrilla, the metal grill, consisting of electric shocks on the most sensitive parts of the victim's body (usually the genitals, mouth, temples, toes, wrists) while he or she is tied to a metal bed frame; the pau de arara, parrot's perch, in which the victim is trussed into a crouching position, with the arms hugging the legs, a pole being then passed through the narrow gap between the bent knees and the elbows, the ends resting on two trestles or desks - with the victimn in a position in which the head hangs downwards, electric current is then administered to sensitive parts of the body, and water squirted under high pressure into the mouth and nose until the victim is on the verge of suffocation; the submarino or baera, in which the victim's head is held under water almost to the point of suffocation.or this?
Pictures of dead Iraqis, with their necks slashed, their eyes gouged out and their genitals blackened, fill a bookshelf. Jail cells, with dried blood on the floor and rusted shackles bolted to the walls, line the corridors.or this?
Sometimes those who survive wish they were dead, as in Zernovodsk this summer, when townspeople say they were chased on to a field and made to watch women being raped. When their men tried to defend them, 68 of them were handcuffed to an armoured truck and raped too. After this episode, 45 of them joined the guerrillas in the mountains. One older man, Nurdi Dayeyev, who was nearly blind, had nails driven through his hands and feet because it was suspected that he was in contact with the fighters. When relatives later retrieved his remains, he was missing a hand. The relatives of another villager, Aldan Manayev, picked up a torso but no head. The families were forced to sign declarations that Dayeyev and Manayev had blown themselves up.or this?
Berg then was pushed to the floor and screamed as one of the executioners wielded a large knife. The man sawed off Berg's head while the other captors shouted: "Allahu Akbar!" Arabic for "God is great."Yeah, he's great is he not? The god of the koran. How about this?
Ethnic Infanticide and Forced AbortionHow about this one?
Perhaps the report's most shocking finding is that repatriated pregnant women imprisoned in the jip-kyul-so are subjected to forced abortion. In the cases of advanced pregnancy, babies were killed immediately after birth. The goal of the regime is to eliminate children that may have been fathered by Han Chinese men.
The country (Saudi Arabia) has one of the highest execution rates in the world. Last year 123 people were executed for "crimes" including witchcraft and sodomy. Amnesty International reported 34 cases of amputations as punishment last year. Seven were cases of "cross-amputation" where the right hand and left foot are cut off. A man had his eye surgically removed as punishment.And there are thousands and thousands more examples like this one. Google them or Wickipedia them or Lexis/Nexis them or whatever you would like. And the images and videos available are too nasty for me to post here. But you can check them out.
Hey, as long as you’re surfing the web, run over to HuffPo and check out my tedious, windy biography. I wrote it myself. Can you tell? I like it much better than the original, which consisted of the phrase "second banana to possible mad cow victim.".
These individuals attempt to gradually lower children's inhibitions by slowly introducing sexual context and content into their conversations.Just listen to little Billy's and little Mary's conversations now. Wow! Talk about giving new meaning to the term "leftovers".
And millions of parents are letting so-called sex-education experts do exactly this to their children in the classroom without raising any objection. Unbelievable!I made the comment above, "...I suppose in conjunction with Saran Wrap,..." in jest, I hope. If I were a corporate executive with SC Johnson (Saran Wrap's owner), I would be seeking a cease and desist order backed up by the threat of a massive lawsuit. I'll check this with some lawyer-type friends of mine to see what, if any, are the legal options available to SC Johnson. If you click on SC Johnson, you will see that their logo is, "SC Johnson - A Family Company." I don't think SC Johnson would consider the instructions to utilize one of their best known products in 8th grade oral and anal sex as family oriented.
Now, I am not in any way an aeronautical engineer nor a weapons systems expert, so this horsesh...er, I mean, fantastic developement may very well be true. However, my suspicions were aroused when I read this at the end of the article:
The TAW-50 has speed capabilities well in excess of Mach 50, a number the contractor calls "a very conservative estimate." Its actual speed "is classified" (yeah, classified Star Date 3091). Mach 1 is 1,225 kilometers per hour, (approximately 748 mph). That means that the TAW-50 is capable of moving way faster than 38,000 mph. In comparison, the velocity required to escape Earth's gravity is 25,000 mph. And yes, the TAW-50 does go into space (someone's in space).
The TAW-50 has a SCRAM (supersonic ramjet) propulsion system for passing through the outer atmosphere.
The TAW-50 has a crew of four. Nevertheless, the TAW-50 flies so fast that it requires computers to fly it. These were developed by American Computer Company, who derived them from its Valkyrie XB/9000 AI [artificial intelligence] Guidance series. They utilize a RISC Milspec Superchip. "There are 180 of them in the flight control system, and 64 more in the weapons guidance system," the contractor reported.
It can carry a combined payload of glide bombs and a package of MIRV (Multiple Independently-targeted Reentry Vehicles), mil-speak for a group of intercontinental ballistic missiles, each of which can seek out and strike a different target. The MIRV pack also contains reentry-capable balloon countermeasures to make it very difficult for laser and other defense weapons to track down where the real MIRVs are and intercept them.
The TAW-50 is armed with its own Kill Laser system (to kill lasers or lasers that kill ? - unclear on this), which can track and immolate SAM (Surface-to-Air missiles), STTA (Surface-To-Trans-Atmosphere missiles), ATA (Air-To-Air missiles), and ATTA (Air-To-Trans-Air missiles). The TAW-50's killer lasers can also knock down high-performance fighter interceptors. The TAW's Kill Laser is much smaller than the earlier 1980s-era SDI (Star Wars program) models (used with such great success, uh, where I don't remember), and has a miniaturized cooling core and 500 times the wattage. The contractor said it "uses a spontaneous nucleonic burst to trigger the lasing [laser] effect" (I had a spontaneous nucleonic burst, once - but that's OK, we were married at the time).
In addition, the TAW-50 is armed with micro-super-explosive HyperDart missiles (yeah, that's what I used for my spontaneous nucleonic burst - see above). These are just a little larger than ordinary aircraft cannon ammunition, but travel at hypersonic speed for up to three minutes, and have enormous explosive capability. One HyperDart can blow apart a MiG fighter anywhere within 20 feet of the HyperDart. The TAW-50 carries several hundred HyperDarts.
Because the TAW-50 is designed to operate in space, it has on board a two-day air supply. This air supply can be extended by using its scoop system and traveling into the upper atmosphere (said scoop system can also be used to shovel out the bulls****).
The TAW-50's power supply is provided by a small nuclear power generator that the contractor said is "Normal-Inert". The contractor said that the spaceplane uses electromagnetoferrometric power generation by the immersion of pellets in heavy water (deuterium) (rabbit pellets, shotgun pellets - what kind of pellets?) and specially-designed coil superconductive magnets, which yield enormous amounts of free electrons when placed in an immersion which has been triggered into an oscillating field state flux (uh-huh, I was in an oscillating field state flux, but the stuff I consumed that put me there is not mentioned in this article).
The TAW-50 utilizes electrogravitics to maintain its own artificial gravity while in weightless space, as well as to nullify the vehicle's mass during operations.
The contractor did not reveal the size of the space fighter-bomber except to say, "It's a pretty big thing" (so is my Hyper Dart - see above).
The performance of the TAW-50 makes it virtually impossible to defend against (no shit - you can't see what ain't there). It can hide in orbit many hundreds of miles into space, orbiting at times at 22,000 mph. Then, without warning, it can dive straight down through the atmosphere at over 38,000 miles per hour on an 80-degree attack vector, reverse direction within 150 feet of the ground with very little loss of motion and without a glide turn, and almost instantly go vertically straight up at over 38,000 mph until long after it leaves the atmosphere and resumes orbiting in space.
The contractor noted, "Those [electro-] gravitics allow it to change its mass to almost nothing in a moment, and reverse direction in a second, increase its acceleration to so many times G [Earth's gravity] it's not funny, yet they are able to nearly nullify the G-force on the pilots. They [the electrogravitics] are fourth generation (you remember generations I, II and III, used so successfully in, er, I don't remember where), with the ability to bring it to a complete standstill in under 2 milliseconds, if need be, without crushing the pilots, and keep it there for quite some time."
The contractor notes, "It's far too fast for tracking radars. And, he adds, what military aims its radars straight up?"
The TAW-50 can be refueled and rearmed in orbit by docking with the secret undeclared Military Space Station that is in orbit. (See: here) The entire refueling and rearming procedure takes under 10 minutes. Who mans the gas pumps? Military astronauts trained at the Secret Air Force Academy, located in the hills west of the official Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, CO. (somebody's seen Independence Day one too many times). These military astronauts rotate duty by traveling to and from Vandenburg Air Force Base on other military antigravity vehicles (called helicopters). (See: here) The Space Shuttles have carried the arming platforms ("classified Defense Dept. payloads") up to the secret Military Space Station (whaaat?). The contractor reported that with a few extra tanks of LOX (liquid oxygen), the TAW-50 could fly to the Moon and back (now wait, I thought this thing was powered by rabbit pellets in a bucket of dirty mop water, so what's the LOX for and where are the bagels?).
As of 2002, the U.S. has 20 TAW-50s in its arsenal (this is not believable - they would cost 10 trillion dollars each and even our Republican congress couldn't raise that kind of money, especially with no help from George Soros). But, as the contractor commented, "you could take out an entire nation in under 10 days with only 10 of these, doing three attacks a day. One can wipe out an entire city the size of suburban Cleveland in a single attack without having to use any nukes at all."
The TAW-50 was jointly developed by the Lockheed-Martin Skunk Works (Palmdale-Helendale, CA) and Northrop (undoubtedly at their undeclared "Anthill" facility within the Tehachapi Mountains, northwest of Lancaster, CA.) Both companies have a history of development of secret anti-gravity craft at these Mojave Desert facilities.
The electrogravitics for the TAW-50 was produced by GE Radionics. Pratt & Whitney designed the SCRAM atmospheric penetrator technology. American Computing Company created the artificial intelligence supercomputers.
UPDATE: I was going to delete this entire silly post last night, but instead of doing that and retiring for the evening, I stayed up and did a little research into the yayhoo who wrote this article, one Richard Boylan, Ph.D.. Not much surprise here. According to several articles that I found, Dr. Boylan is a UFO and "abductology" kook who had his California Board of Psychology-issued license to practise psychotherapy yanked. He appealed to the California Superior Court, said appeal being denied by Judge Thomas M. Cecil, who spoke the following:
And the technology shows that the Defense Department did not fail to utilize what it learned combing through the wreckage of various UFO crashes.
(Boylan) "continues to assert that this case is about his belief in alien encounters. It is not....Petitioner's conduct was outrageous, especially in the light of the underlying reasons for treating these particular patients. His conduct fell well below the standard of care expected of his profession and constituted gross negligence."And the gross negligence so cited?
"nude hot tubbing" and massage in treating three female patients and of "imposing views on the existence of extraterrestrials into the dreams and memories" of several female patients [SUN #37/Jan. 1996].
Bowers was poaching deer with two other men in August 1973 when he was confronted by U.S. Park Ranger Ken Patrick. Bowers shot Patrick three times with his 9mm handgun, killing him. The killer has never expressed any remorse, nor has he admitted to killing Ranger Patrick. To this day, he maintains that he was framed by government authorities. Far from being a model prisoner, he was shot and wounded during an escape attempt, and was implicated in the murder of two fellow inmates.Chuck Canterbury, National president of the Fraternal Order of Police, had this to say:
I was appalled to learn that the Commission approved the release of this unrepentant murderer. Allowing this killer back in the streets puts the public and police officers at risk. We will exhaust every legal avenue in an effort to keep Bowers where he belongs--behind bars. To that end, we intend to ask the U.S. Attorney General to have the National Appeals Board review the case and correct the decision of the Commission.Canterbury has some unfortunate history on his side:
There is no way that a reasonable person can believe that this killer, who describes himself as a 'political prisoner' in 'fascist America,' has earned his release. The Commission should have denied his parole based on his conduct as a Federal inmate and the strong likelihood that he will commit further crimes once he is free. They have willfully ignored the facts of his case in what is a clear case of dereliction of duty. If the Commission fails to protect the public from criminals like Anthony Kelly and Veronza Bowers, then we must act to protect the public from the U.S. Parole Commission.The reference to Anthony Kelly is to another prisoner paroled by the parole commission who:
Canterbury's remarks referred to Anthony Kelly, an inmate released in 2001 by order of the U.S. Parole Commission five years before the completion of his sentence. Within nine months of his release, he had assaulted a police officer, stolen numerous cars and firearms, committed two rapes and left three people dead-- including a six-year old girl. It was very clear from his file and the information available to the Commission that he never should have been paroled in the first place.Bowers was "shot and wounded during an escape attempt, and was implicated in the murder of two fellow inmates," as well as claiming that he is a "political prisoner' in "fascist America". And they are going to release him? Where? I don't want to be anywhere near that part of the country with a guy like this running loose, do you?
"We are going to make our views on this decision very, very clear to the Attorney General," Canterbury said, noting that the authorization for the U.S Parole Commission expires at the end of the year. "Ken Patrick left behind a wife and three children. Their lives were irrevocably changed on the night of his murder. Bowers was sentenced to life in prison--and life in prison is what he should serve."
The Fraternal Order of Police is the largest law enforcement labor organization in the United States, with more than 318,000 members.
fag n. Be exceedingly careful with this one. 1. "fag" is a very common (probably the most common) word meaning cigarette. One of the most amusing e-mails I've had concerning this page was from an American who had arrived at her company's UK offices to be told that the person she was looking for was "outside blowing a fag". 2. Almost worse, "fag" was used until recently to describe first year senior-school kids who had to perform menial tasks (cleaning boots, running errands and the like) for the seniors. A contributor tells me that he was met with aghast looks when he told a group of New Yorkers that he "was a fag at school last year". Modern thinking on slavery has seen that the practice of "fagging" has all but died out.
pantomine n. An extremely light-hearted play, usually performed at Christmas and aimed and children, and always featuring a man playing one of the lead female parts (the "pantomime dame"). There are a certain repertoire of standard pantomimes ("Jack and the Beanstalk", "Cinderella", "Aladdin" to name a few) and often reparatory groups will make up their own ones, either off the top of their thespian heads or based on genuine plays. The lead parts are usually played by second-rate soap-opera actors or half-dead theatrical-types. The whole genre is all a bit crap, really. You'd have to be pretty much brain dead to enjoy the damned things. I don't think I even liked them as a kid.
rubber n. Be very, very careful. I got in more trouble using this word in the States than any other. To Brits, a rubber is an eraser. To Americans, however, a rubber is a condom. If you are a Limey and you are called upon to visit the United States, write this on the back of your hand and don't wash until you leave.
shambolic adj. Must say I thought this was universal, but a contributor tells me it isn't. something described as shambolic is in complete disarray, unorganised. You might use it to refer to your aunt Gertrude's octogenarian hairdo or the Russian army's method of ending hostage situations. If I was ever to give one piece of advice to someone wanting independence for their part of the USSR or keen to highlight a particular cause to the Russian government, I'd suggest not taking hostages. If you do so, the Russians give you a couple of days of negotiations, throw in a bit of food so you feel you've got your money's worth and then on about day three they massacre you and all of your hostages using some devastating new method they're trying for the first time.
swizz n. This is a small-scale swindle or con. If you opened your eight-pack of KitKats and there were only seven, you might mutter "that's a bloody swizz". If you discovered that your cleaning lady had been making out large cheques to herself over a ten year period, you'd be inclined to use stronger wording.
The thing that really bothered me the most, which the 9/11 Commission said also wasn't true, is the insinuation that the president continues to make to this day that Osama bin Laden had something to do with supporting terrorists that attacked the United States. That is false. The 9/11 Commission, chaired by a Republican, said it was false.Er, ignoring the fact that his contention that the 9/11 Commission absolved Osama bin Laden of responsibility for support for 9/11 is a lie, didn't bin Laden make a video admitting his role and laughing about it? Who should I believe, Howard Dean or my lying eyes?
I think that religion stops people from thinking.George W. Bush, Presidency:
I think it justifies crazies.
I think flying planes into a building was a faith-based initiative.
I think religion is a neurological disorder.
God... wrong on defense. Wrong for America.
When you look at beliefs in such things as, do you go to heaven, is there a devil, we have more in common with Turkey and Iran and Syria than we do with European nations and Canada and nations that, yes, I would consider more enlightened than us.
The future does not belong to religion.
We bitch about gas, but adjusted for inflation, it's the same price it was back when the Pope was a Nazi.
Folks, let me sum it up for you: I think religion is bad and drugs are good.
I said I didn't respect religion, any religion, any one who believes in fairy tales to answer questions that we can't answer.
This idea that George Bush has more integrity — he won the White House on that, “restoring integrity”-- he has no more integrity than the other politician, he just screws his own wife.George W. Bush, 2004 Campaign:
Because you know what happens to soldiers who disobey direct orders? That's right. They become the President of the United States!
I think stereotypes are true, abstinence is a perversion, Bush's lies are worse than Clinton's and there's nothing sexy about being old or pregnant.
I think September 11th changed nothing and if I had known the onset of war would add 100 points to George Bush's IQ, I would have started one.
He's got a strong will, he knows what he wants, he goes after it, he sticks to his guns, he wanted this war and he got it.
Bush's lies, like the worst of all political lies, are ones that effect you and me. "Drugs fund terrorism" is a horribly damaging lie, because it is of course OIL that funds terrorism. Clinton's lies were about sex, which if Republicans would get more of, maybe they'd stop caring about.
Guys who even in down-to-earth, economically-ailing Ohio, thought blowjobs more important than job-jobs.Republicans and Red State Voters:
Trust me, you can't get away from Bush by moving to France. Because that's where we're invading next.
Yes, it's true, the only thing that stands between us and packs of carnivores eating us alive is a retarded cowboy, his heart-diseased sidekick and their lesbian daughter, Butch.
Let me read a quote from Kim Jong Il. He said this just the other day, I think. He's talking about President Bush, and he said, 'He is a half-baked man in terms of morality and a Philistine whom we can never deal with. His remarks often stun audiences as they reveal his utter ignorance.' Now, if the Democrats had had the guts to talk about Bush like that, wouldn't we now be dealing with President Kerry?
And, two, the Republicans actually like the idea of our most sensitive diplomatic post being helmed by a raging psychopath.Michael Jackson and Pedophilia:
Stop saying that blue state people are out of touch with the values and morals of the red states. I'm not out of touch with them. I just don't share them. In fact, and I know this is about 140 years late, but to the Southern States, I would say, "Upon further consideration, you CAN go. I know that's what you've always wanted, and we've reconsidered. So go ahead. And take Texas with you.
The time when blue states and red states come together because we have so much to offer each other. "Spice Rack" meet "Gun Rack." "Picky about bottled water," say hello to "Drinks from a garden hose." "Bought an antique nightstand at an estate sale," meet "Uses a giant wooden spool he stole from the phone company as a coffee table.
Hey, say what you will about the Republicans, they do stand for something: Armageddon, but it's something.
Don't punish rednecks for being rednecks. This week, NASCAR fined Dale Earnhardt, Jr., for publicly saying the words, "It don't mean shit." You can't fine a redneck for that. That's not just an expression to them, it's the entire redneck philosophy! Lost your job? It don't mean shit. Wife run off with the UPS man? Don't mean shit. Entire rationale for a war proves to be false? It don't mean shit. That's the beauty of the lifestyle. If rednecks had to pretend they cared about stuff, they'd be yuppies.
You know, I don't think people should lose their jobs for saying one thing, as we were talking about before, even though what he said was pretty disgusting, and think he is a racist. I think he's a shifty-eyed liar. (Trent Lott)
Yes, because he's the president's flack. He has to say that. Of course, that's his job, is to lie for the other person while he's not lying. We all know that that's not true. I mean, it is not a coalition of the willing. It's a coalition of the bribed. (Ari Fleischer)
I think that there is no perspective. People have no perspective, especially about crime. You know, zero tolerance. You know, of course, nobody ever wants to see a child, you know, diddled. That’s just plain wrong. But even the people who are testifying against him, they’re saying that he serviced them. They didn’t service him.Drugs:
I was savagely beaten once by bullies in the schoolyard. Savagely beaten. If I had a choice between being savagely beaten and being gently masturbated by a pop star. It’s just me.
A lot of good has come from drugs. I think 'Penny Lane' is worth 10 dead kids. Dark Side of the Moon is worth 100 dead kids. Because a lot of kids wouldn't even be born if it weren't for that album, so it evens out.War in Iraq:
One, that Saddam Hussein has bad weapons, and I do say -- I agree, he has chemicals. I bet you he has chems and nukes -- and bios. I don't think he has nukes.Americans and America:
Lay off France. At least they're standing up to the Bush administration, which is more than I can say for the Democrats.
And by the way, it doesn't make me un-American to say, I'd rather live in Paris than in places where cheese only comes in individually- wrapped slices.
I mean, I think, Iraqis, I think, feel that if we drove smaller cars, maybe we wouldn't have to kill them for their oil.
What we know is they wanted to go into Iraq , and they always work on two tracks: here’s what we want to do; what do we have to tell the dummies to sell it? Okay, fear works best, it’s always been good to us. Let’s try that again: fear.
But lest we forget, last month, the people of Iraq risked death and danger to send a simple inspiring message: "America get out of our country!"
We just said, you know what, the world is a tough place, and we have to sometimes support bad people to be a bulwark against even worse people. And that's what we would have if Saddam was still in Iraq. We would have $200 billion more in our bank, in our coffers for America. We would not have the world hating us. We would not have the entire Arab world out for jihad because we have invaded the heart of the Muslim world. And we would have a guy in Iraq, by the way, who would never, ever have allowed a terrorist bastion in Iraq. Saddam Hussein didn't care about jihad and Allah and all that stuff. He cared about power and keeping his power. He would have made sure Iraq was his and not the province of these guys who are cutting off people's heads. He was the head-cutter in that country.
We have been the cowards lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. That's cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building, say what you want about it, it's not cowardly.Sources:
The next reality show must be called "America's Stupidest State." We'll start at 50, and each week, if your state does something really stupid with, say, evolution or images of the Virgin Mary, you'll move on to the next round. Now, of course, the final five will always end up being Alabama, Utah, Kansas, Texas and Florida. Sorry, Tennessee.
Now, Americans this week have acted like the so-called "runaway bride" is crazy for skipping town rather than marrying a Sunday school teacher in Duluth, Georgia. Ah, yes, the good life: the bake sales, the prayer meetings, the abortion protests, who could just walk away from all that?
Anger is what made America what it is in the world today: a hulking pariah whose only friends are toadies and sheiks.
If you're so sure the embryos needed for stem cell research are precious human life that can't be destroyed, then implant one in your uterus and bring it to term.
Put your cervix where your mouth is. Now, right now in America, there are thousands of stem cells sitting in fertility clinics that are not allowed to be used for research, will be destroyed after a year or two, and could be right now implanted in a lady's hoo-hoo - to make a screaming, mewling infant that would, ironically, make you sorry you were ever born.
It seems to me like nowadays there's two kinds of issues in America. There's the kind that's too Byzantine and boring for the average Joe to even know what's going on. You know, the environment and the filibusters and the gerrymandering and what did Tom DeLay do on vacation. And then the really stupid issues that they can understand like Terri Schiavo and gay marriage. And it seems to me the American people have become completely irrelevant.
I think America causes cancer, longevity is less important than fun, and young people should be discouraged from voting.
I think pornography stops rape, AIDS ribbons are stupid, and flag burning makes me feel patriotic.
No doesn't always mean no - well, that's what we call a rude but true. It is of course not a license to go out and rape, just an admission of the reality that getting from point A (not engaged in sex) to point B (having sex) is not without a little gameplaying sometimes, much like selling insurance.