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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

John Kerry Trashing US troops again

John Kerry is once again appealing to his base by claiming that US military personnel are the losers that could not graduate from High school and have no other way to support themselves except by joining the Military. Anyway I have included all of the original article.

Dear NewsMax Reader:
Send John Kerry a message and join with heroic Vietnam Veterans who want to expose Kerry's lies and hypocrisy. The urgent letter below is a message from our sponsor, The Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation. You will read a message from Col. George E. "Bud" Day, USAF (Ret.), a former POW and Medal of Honor Recipient. He is trying to hold John Kerry accountable for his activities to harm our servicemen. He needs your help.
Thank you.

When John Kerry slandered an entire generation of men who fought in Vietnam he branded them as "war criminals." Today, much of the same thing is being said about our young men and women in Iraq.
Now, a lawsuit filed in Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas will test the very foundation of Kerry’s anti-war persona for the first time. It isn’t dubious medals or Kerry’s disputed service record in Vietnam that is being called into question. This time Kerry may finally be forced to answer for the events that launched his public career, one that made him an anti-war hero for many American liberals and a turncoat for millions of Vietnam veterans.

The lawsuit challenges the basis, the factual accuracy of then Lt. (j.g.) Kerry’s acrimonious testimony before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1971. It was there Kerry’s public career was catapulted with his now ubiquitous portrayal of American soldiers as murderers, rapists and torturers "who ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam . . . [and] razed villages in a fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan."
For the anti-war, anti-American protesters, the American soldiers are the "terrorists," and the enemies are the victims of a barbaric U.S. military which tortures and murders defenseless civilians.

That false premise, one of the most vicious and enduring smears spawned by Kerry 35 years ago, will also be put to the test once Kerry’s true "Band of Brothers" are put under oath in a Philadelphia courtroom.
The background to this lawsuit is long and complex, but even a condensed version is rich in irony and poetic justice.
It had it roots in 2004 with the documentary Stolen Honor: Wounds that Never Heal. Many may recall the film, although it is probably best known for not being seen, suppressed after Sinclair Broadcasting Company courageously announced it was going to air the documentary in its entirety. Thanks to Kerry and his liberal colleagues in the Senate and their enablers in the mainstream media, Sinclair was browbeaten into withdrawing the film, its broadcast license threatened by a Kerry campaign manager in 2004. The film’s producer, Carlton Sherwood, a Pulitzer Prize and Peabody Award-winning investigative reporter, interviewed former POWs for the documentary.

I was among those whom Sherwood, a decorated Marine combat veteran himself, asked to participate in Stolen Honor. I was a POW for nearly six years, held in North Vietnam prison camps, including the notorious Hanoi Hilton, a place of unimaginable horrors — torture, beatings, starvation and mind-numbing isolation. When Kerry branded us "war criminals," he handed our captors all the justification they needed to carry out their threats to execute us. Thanks to Kerry, Jane Fonda and their comrades in the anti-war movement, our captivity was prolonged by years. The communists in Hanoi and Moscow couldn’t have had a better press agent to spread their anti-American propaganda.

To guarantee Stolen Honor would never be seen by anyone — not even theater-goers — the producer was slapped with a libel and defamation lawsuit.
That lawsuit was filed by a long-time anti-war disciple of the Massachusetts Senator. He was one of Kerry's key war crimes "witnesses," one of several on whom Kerry claims he based his Senate testimony.
The lawsuit put a unique spin on the definition of defamation, claiming that Stolen Honor had damaged the public reputations of himself, Kerry and others by simply quoting their own words and criticisms of America during the Vietnam war!

The POWs and the wives of POWs who participated in Stolen Honor refused to abandon the facts conveyed in the film. For some of us, it was the first time since our release by the Communists in 1973 that we were able to have our voices publicly heard, to tell our stories about the consequences of Kerry’s treachery. In 2005, we formed a nonprofit organization, the Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation (VVLF), to gather records, documents and other materials to form a fact-based, educational repository for students and scholars of Vietnam history and to tell the true story of the American soldiers in Vietnam. The VVLF’s mission is "to set the record straight, factually, about Vietnam and those who fought there."

For our efforts, we were promptly sued by two long-time anti-war Kerry followers and VVAW members. It was clear that Kerry not only wanted to punish us for Stolen Honor; he intended to use surrogates to sue us into permanent silence and financial ruin.
Forced to spend huge sums to defend ourselves from these frivolous lawsuits, we have filed a countersuit against these Kerry surrogates and intend to reveal the truth about the lawsuits and their sponsors. We believe that we can prove that the purpose of nearly two years of litigation was to protect John Kerry, to drain us financially and spiritually, and to prevent us from setting the record straight.

At stake is ultimately nothing less than the integrity of the American military in Vietnam, the honor of the men who served their country, the nobility of those who gave their lives, and the truth of America’s history in Vietnam. Until or unless we do correct the existing record, the American military may never be free of the myths and smears of Vietnam, its honor and integrity cleansed as it fights to defend freedom at home and around the world.

Our mission is hardly over. We hope you will join us in fighting this battle . . . for our soldiers, then and now. For more information about Vietnam, the foregoing litigation, or to make a donation, please access the VVLF website now

Col. George E. "Bud" Day
Director and President,
Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation
Col. George E. "Bud" Day, USAF (Ret.,) was a POW in North Vietnam for five years, seven months and 13 days. He served in three wars (WWII, Korea, and Vietnam) and earned the Medal of Honor. He is the Air Force’s most decorated living veteran. He is the Director and President of the Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation, Inc., an organization created to better educate and inform the public about the Vietnam War, its events, its history, and the men and women who sacrificed to serve their country.

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Black Sabbath Video 'War Pigs.'

Special Halloween Night installment of "Rock Band of the Week". Black Sabbath's 'War Pigs'. In celebration of Halloween this week I will post daily Rock video's that are in tune with the Halloween theme. If you listen close it is a pretty spooky song.

Tis the Season of Ghouls, Goblins, Black Cats, and Witches

UPDATE: HAPPY HALLOWEEN (Moved to top for the 2nd time), since tonight is the night of hauntings, spells, and all that is evil. Anyway added more pics and stuff.

UPDATE HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I moved this post to the top as I added some Halloween wallpaper to the post:

Hello to all and glad you stopped by. Hope you enjoy the blog. I had a chance to blog on a weekend for the first time in a while. For the regular readers I have (Hello, is there anybody out there?) I cleaned up the links section in the right sidebar, fixed broken links, deleted some, and added a few new ones.
Anyway, shit October is almost over. It is the Halloween season so here are a few theme related pic's and such.

Desktop wallpaper courtesy of Neocon Command Center. Click wallpaper images to enlarge them before saving or setting as wallpaper.

More Wall paper

More Wall paper

Stayed out a little to late Halloween Night?
Use 2 x 4's and drive them into the ground. Then put pants and shoes over them. You can drill holes into the shoes to get them to fit over the stakes (don't use boots with a steel shank). Jam the pumpkins over the 2 x 4 and position a stuffed shirt. Cool.
This is just wrong!
A little humor if you can remember your nursery rhymes.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Alice Cooper Video 'Welcome To My Nightmare.'

Special Halloween Friday installment of "Rock Band of the Week". Alice Cooper's 'Welcome To My Nightmare.'. In celebration of Halloween this week I will post daily Rock video's that are in tune with the Halloween theme.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Rob Zombie Video 'Living Dead Girls.'

Special Halloween Thursday installment of "Rock Band of the Week". Rob Zombie's 'Living Dead Girls.'. In celebration of Halloween this week I will post daily Rock video's that are in tune with the Halloween theme.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Face Transplants?!

This is really something to think about. How disfigured would one have to be to get a face transplant? To look in the mirror and see someone else's face! Really spooky, fits in with the Halloween season I guess.

London gets OK for the first FULL face swap

The world's first full face transplant is to be carried out in London.

A team at the Royal Free in Hampstead, headed by surgeon Peter Butler, has been given approval by an ethics committee to carry out the historic operation.

It will involve three surgical teams working over at least 15 hours and could take place within months.

Mr Butler intends to remove the whole face from a brain-dead donor and transplant it on to a severely disfigured patient. The procedure is much more complicated than the partial transplant carried out on a woman in France last November.

Isabelle Dinoir, who had the world's first partial face transplant.-->

Some experts oppose the operation because the aim is not to save the patient as with most transplants, but to improve their quality of life.

Others are concerned the recipient would look like the donor and could be recognised by the bereaved family.

Four people will be operated on in a clinical trial initially. The team have seen 34 patients but have yet to select the first one for the transplant. Read more

Lessons since 9/11

This is a man I have a lot of respect for: Victor Davis Hanson. His analysis is always right on the mark. Here is one of his latest columns.

Middle East Madness
Lessons since 9/11

It is difficult in history to find any civilization that asks as much of others as does the contemporary Middle East—and yet so little of itself. If I were to sum up the collective mentality of the current Arab Middle East—predicated almost entirely on the patriarchal sense of lost “honor” and the rational calculation to murder appeasing liberals and appease murdering authoritarians— it would run something like the following:

(1) We will pump oil at $3 and must sell it over $50— and still blame you for stealing our natural treasure
(2) We will damn your culture and politics, but expect our own to immigrate in the thousands to your shores; upon arrival any attempt to integrate Muslim immigrants into Western pluralistic society will be seen as Islamaphobic
(3) Send us your material goods, whether machine tools, I-pods, or antibiotics. We desperately want them, but will neither make the necessary changes in our own statist, authoritarian, religiously intolerant, tribal, and patriarchal culture to allow us to produce them ourselves, nor will show any appreciation for the genius of others who can do what we cannot
(4) We ostensibly wish you to stop the killing of Muslims by ourselves and others—Milosevic murdering Kosovars, Saddam destroying Kuwaitis, Kurds, and Shiites, Russians killing Afghans and Chechnyans—but should you concretely attempt to do so, we will immediately consider your intervention far worse than the mayhem caused by others or ourselves.
(5) Any indigenous failure in the Arab Middle East will eventually be blamed on the United States or Israel
(6) Your own sense of multiculturalism must serve as an apology for our own violent pathologies, that can only be seen as different from, never worse than, your own culture.
(7) We must at all times talk of anti-Americanism and why we want you out of the Middle East; you must never become anti-Arab or anti-Muslim, much less close your borders to our immigrants and students.
(8) We will tolerate and often defend those who burn churches, ethnically cleanse Jews from our cities, behead priests, kill nuns, and shoot infidels as the necessary, if sometimes regrettable, efforts of our more zealous to defend Islam. But if any free spirit in the West satirizes Islam, we will immediately demand that Western governments condemn such blasphemy—or else!
(9) Material aid—billions to Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, or the Palestinians—is our entitlement. Any attempt to curtail it is seen as an assault on the Arab nation
(10) We are deathly afraid of nuclear Russia, China, and India who have little tolerance for either Islamism or terrorism, and so will ignore their felonies, while killing you for your misdemeanors. Read more from Victor Davis Hanson

Really Bitter Breakups

The title is pretty self explainitory. From an email that is going around. Click on any image to enlarge it.

Ozzy Osbourne Video 'M.I.B.'

Special Halloween Wednesday installment of "Rock Band of the Week". Ozzy Osbourne's 'M.I.B.'. In celebration of Halloween this week I will post daily Rock video's that are in tune with the Halloween theme.

Nice: Los Alamos Docs found in Drug Bust

This is just lovely. What is suppose to be our most top secret nuclear research lab in the country and even drug dealers have access to it files. Which leads to the question who else has these files? Surely the Russians and Chinese probably have them and God only knows who else. The Iranians? Maybe.

Drug Bust Leads To Los Alamos Docs
FBI Probes Apparent Classified Data Leak At The Nuclear Lab
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2006
(CBS/AP) Authorities in northern New Mexico have stumbled onto what appears to be classified information from Los Alamos National Laboratory while arresting a man suspected of domestic violence and dealing methamphetamine from his mobile home.

Sgt. Chuck Ney of the Los Alamos Police Department said the information was discovered during a search last Friday of the man's records for evidence of his drug business.

Police alerted the FBI to the secret documents, which agents traced back to a woman linked to the drug dealer, officials said. The woman is a contract employee at Los Alamos National Laboratory, according to an FBI official who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the case.

The official would not describe the documents except to say that they appeared to contain classified material and were stored on a computer file.

Sources tell CBS News the documents were found on a computer flash drive — a memory disk, the very type banned from the lab two years ago. At that time, the Energy Department prohibited all devices that can be easily copied, reports CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson. Read more.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Ozzy Osbourne Video 'Bark At The Moon'

Special Halloween Tuesday installment of "Rock Band of the Week". Ozzy Osbourne's 'Bark At The Moon'. In celebration of Halloween this week I will post daily Rock video's that are in tune with the Halloween theme.

David Allen Coe Video 'Jack Daniels'

Tuesday installment of "Rock Band of the Week". David Allen Coe's 'Jack Daniels'. Some may not consider this rock but it brings back memories.

Complete list of Rock Videos.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Kim Jong (Mentally) Il

I should have addressed this issue days ago, sorry if you had to go elsewhere for news of this. I have been lax in posting about current news issues but have been collecting data all the same. Kim continues to push the envelope of aggression and belligerance. Even declaring that the UN sanctions are a declaration of war. I believe he knows his days and the regimes days are numbered.

The US seems serious about putting the clamp down on NK as they are tracking a NK ship they believe is smuggling weopons.
Included in this post is testimony to the US congress about the NK gulags and the torture that occurs within them.

Kim is apparently in ill health which may explain why he is going for broke.

Kim Jong-Il in failing health,
intel specialist says

Kim Jong-Il in failing health, intel specialist says
North Korean reclusive leader Kim Jong-Il's health has further deteriorated and he can no longer walk without difficulty due to worsening diabetes, a South Korean lawmaker said.
Kim, 64, has long suffered from diabetes, kidney and liver problems and now has difficulty walking, said Chung Hyung-Keun, a longtime intelligence official now affiliated with the opposition Grand National Party.

"Kim has problems walking more than 30 meters at once and has to sit and rest [frequently]. Kim has been accompanied by an assistant with a chair," said Chung.

Chung served as an investigator for the anti-communism division of South Korea's intelligence agency throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. He is believed to have extensive intelligence sources on North Korea.

Rice: 'N Korea escalating crisis'
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has accused North Korea of wanting to escalate international tensions over its nuclear weapons programme.
She said she doubted claims that North Korean leader Kim Jong-il had agreed not to carry out a second nuclear test, or that he regretted the first.

Testimony of
Ms. Soon Ok Lee
North Korean prison camp survivor
Seoul, South Korea
June 21, 2002
Hun sik Kim was the principal of Pyongyang Light Engineering College. She was sentenced to a 5 year imprisonment for suggesting to the City Education Board that her students' labor responsibility be reduced so that they could spend more time studying.
In prison, she was assigned the work of measuring fabric to produce jackets, which were to be given as gifts to workers outside by the President on his birthday. One time, she miscalculated the imported nylon fabric but immediately corrected the error and no fabric was wasted. However, she was detained in the punishment cell for ten days for "attempting sabotage." She was crippled and partly paralyzed when she was released from the punishment cell. On a very hot summer day in August, the camp doctors burned her bottom with heated stones to see if she could feel pain. Just before she died a few weeks later, she whispered to me, with a twittered tongue and tears in her eyes, "I want to see the blue sky. You know my children are waiting for me."
When she was released from the punishment cell, she needed two prisoners to help her walk to the work site and back. The camp officials claimed that she was feigning injury, and yelled,
"You bitch! Who do you think you are fooling?"
She was kicked around like a soccer ball by the guards but withstood the insults and beatings for about a month. She suffered injuries all over her body while pulling herself up. The sores began to badly suppurate from the infections. She often fainted. She was sent to the sick room but she had to continue her work in the sick room. I was in the same room because I was a paratyphoid patient. One day in August, the camp doctors burned her with heated stones to see if she could feel pain. I could smell flesh burning, and felt like vomiting and fainting. I remembered what the camp official told me when I first arrived at the camp, "You must give up all your rights as a human!" She never felt any pain when her flesh was burning.
From that day on, she could not control urination and evacuation. I was suffering from a high fever myself but tried my best to caress her burnt wounds with the dirty cloth the doctors gave me. She said to me, with a twittered tongue and tears in her eyes,
"I want to see the blue sky. You know my children are waiting for me."
The next few days, I felt very sick and was unconscious myself, so nobody looked after her as she kept moaning.
A few days later, I came to myself, crawled to her and removed the cloth from her wound. I was shocked to see the wound full of maggots! She died that night. I shouted to a guard through the small door hole,
"Sir, somebody died here."
The reply was,
"So what? You bitch! Don't panic. Wait until morning!"

UN Resolution a Declaration of War: Pyongyang
North Korea on Tuesday said the UN Security Council resolution over its nuclear test was “a declaration of war" based on a script written by the U.S. The North’s Foreign Ministry in a statement said Pyongyang will be closely watching what the U.S. does and take corresponding measures. It was the first official response from the North three days after the UNSC resolution was passed.

The statement said if anyone uses the UN resolution to infringe the North’s sovereignty, the country will “deal merciless blows to him through strong action,” which seems to refer to the inspection of North Korean cargo permitted under the resolution.
An announcer of North Korea’s state-run Korean Central Broadcasting Station reads a statement from the North Korean Foreign Ministry on Tuesday calling the UN Security Council resolution over its nuclear test is “a declaration of war" and said it was all part of the script of the U.S. and would push ahead with countermeasures, while closely observing the U.S.’s next move./Korean Central Broadcasting Station

US tracking North Korean ship video. 1st video I ever created, anyway audio is from South Korean web site.

Which South Park Kid are you most Like?

I took this test earlier, I am not sure why. The results weren't too kind to me. Anyway take it if you care to. My results are shown below.
Which South Park kid are you most like?


You are just plain evil and heartless. Though you're sly, and you come up with brilliant schemes, you're pretty dumb and close minded. Other people hate you... screw them!

Personality Test Results

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Sunday, October 22, 2006

Halloween Saftey Tips

Thought I would share these as it is that season.

Just in case you have forgotten the rules for a safe and happy Halloween, here they are again.

1. When it appears that you have killed the monster, NEVER check to see if it's really dead.

2. Never read a book of demon-summoning aloud, even as a joke.

3. Do not search the basement, especially if the power has gone out.

4. If your children speak to you in Latin or any other language which they should not know, shoot them immediately. It will save you a lot of grief in the long run. However, it will probably take several rounds to kill them, so be prepared. This also applies to kids who speak with somebody else's voice.

5. When you have the benefit of numbers, NEVER pair off and go it alone.

6. As a general rule, don't solve puzzles that open portals to Hell.

7. Never stand in, on, or above a grave, tomb, or crypt. This would apply to any other house of the dead as well.

8. If you're searching for something which caused a loud noise and find out that it's just the cat, GET THE HELL OUT!

9. If appliances start operating by themselves, do not check for short circuits; just get out!

10. Do not take ANYTHING from the dead.

11. If you find a town which looks deserted, there's probably a good reason for it. Don't stop and look around.

12. Don't fool with recombinant DNA technology unless you're sure you know what you're doing.

13. If you're running from the monster, expect to trip or fall down at least twice. Also note that, despite the fact that you are running and the monster is merely shambling along, it's still moving fast enough to catch up with you.

14. If your companions suddenly begin to exhibit uncharacteristic behavior such as hissing, fascination for blood, glowing eyes, increasing hairiness, and so on, kill them immediately.

15. Stay away from certain geographical locations, some of which are listed here: Amityville, Elm Street, Transylvania, Nilbog (you're in trouble if you recognize this one), the Bermuda Triangle, or any small town in Maine.

16. If your car runs out of gas at night on a lonely road, do not go to the nearby deserted looking house to phone for help. If you think that it is strange because you thought you had half of a tank, shoot yourself instead. You are going to die anyway, and most likely be eaten.

17. If you find that your house is built upon a cemetery, now is the time to move in with the in-laws. This applies to houses that had previous inhabitants who went mad or died in some horrible fashion, or had inhabitants who performed satanic practices in your house.

How Men Screw up Romance

A humorous commercial highlighting a difference between men and women. You may have seen it before it went around in emails a while back.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Saddam's Worst Nightmare.

As the trial of Saddam Hussein is winding down the question remains- What to do with him? Recently an Iraqi lawmaker suggested "We need to execute him soon", and Saddam himself has even requested to be "Shot by firing squad if found guilty". Why would Saddam asked to be killed? you may wonder. The answer is illustrated below, the sentence he fears the most!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Red Rider Video 'Lunatic Fringe'

2nd Bonus Friday installment of "Rock Band of the Week". Red Rider's 'Lunatic Fringe'.

Complete list of Rock Videos.

Alice in Chains Video 'Would'

Bonus Friday installment of "Rock Band of the Week". Alice in Chains 'Would'.

Complete list of Rock Videos.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

'Progressive' Ideas for the D. N. C. Convention in 2008:

A little humor at the expense of the Lib's.

Agenda for the Democratic National Convention for 2008:

7:00 P.M. Opening flag burning.
7:15 P.M. Pledge of allegiance to U.N.
7:30 P.M. Ted Kennedy proposes a toast
7:30 till 8:00 P.M. Nonreligious prayer and worship. Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton.

8:00 P.M. Ted Kennedy proposes a toast.
8:05 P.M. Ceremonial tree hugging.
8:15- 8:30 P.M. Gay Wedding-- Barney Frank Presiding.
8:30 P.M. Ted Kennedy proposes a toast.
8:35 P.M. Free Saddam Rally. Cindy Sheehan-- Susan Sarandon.

9:00 P.M. Keynote speech. The proper etiquette for surrender-- French President Jacques Chirac
9:15 P.M. Ted Kennedy proposes a toast.
9:20 P.M. Collection to benefit Osama Bin Laden kidney transplant fund
9:30 P.M. Unveiling of plan to free freedom fighters from Guantanamo Bay .. Sean Penn
9:40 P.M. Why I hate the Military, A short talk by William Jefferson Clinton
9:45 P.M. Ted Kennedy proposes a toast
9:50 P.M. Dan Rather presented Truth in Broadcasting award, presented by Michael Moore
9:55 P.M., Ted Kennedy proposes a toast

10:00 P.M. How George bush and Donald Rumsfeld brought down the World Trade Center Towers-- Howard Dean
10:30 P.M. Nomination of Hillary Rodham Clinton by Mahmud Ahmadinejad
11:00 P.M. Ted Kennedy proposes a toast
11:05 P.M. Al Gore reinvents Internet
11:15 P.M. Our Troops are War criminals-- John Kerry
11:30 P.M. Coronation Of Mrs. Rodham Clinton

12:00 A.M. Ted Kennedy proposes a toast
12:05 A.M. Bill asks Ted to drive Hillary home

Ouch!! That Hurt!

Damn! That looks painful! If your going to spot javelin throws, run like a mother fucker if it looks off course/heading straight for your ass!

Alice in Chains Video 'Them Bones'

Thursday installment of "Rock Band of the Week". Alice in Chains 'Them Bones'.

Complete list of Rock Videos.

Redneck 'Birth Control' and Such

I am not sure why I am on this redneck kick this week. But anyway here goes.

I wonder how Bubba figured this one out.

One more for good measure. Redneck Car AC.

Body Snatchers/Corpse Robbers in NY: 7 plead Guilty...

This is a follow up to 2 previous articles on this site detailing this 'Gruesome Halloweenish Story'.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Body Snatchers in NY Update.

What People won't do for Money: Alistair Cooke.

7 Plead Guilty in Corpse Plundering Scam
Oct 18, 6:20 PM (ET)
NEW YORK (AP) - Seven funeral home directors linked to a scheme to plunder corpses and sell the body parts for transplants pleaded guilty to undisclosed charges and have agreed to cooperate with investigators, prosecutors announced Wednesday.

The unidentified directors secretly pleaded guilty in the probe of what investigators say was a plot to harvest bone and tissue and sell it to biomedical supply companies, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes said.

"It is clear that many more funeral home directors were involved in this enterprise," Hynes said at a news conference.

The seven entered their pleas in closed courtrooms and their names were withheld, but defense attorneys said that among those cooperating was the director of a funeral home that took parts from the body of "Masterpiece Theatre" host Alistair Cooke, who died in 2004.
Prosecutors allege Michael Mastromarino, a former oral surgeon, and three other men secretly removed skin, bone and other parts from up to 1,000 bodies from funeral homes, without the permission of families. He allegedly made millions of dollars by selling the stolen tissue to biomedical companies that supply material for common procedures including dental implants and hip replacements.

They were charged in February with counts including body stealing, unlawful dissection and forgery in a case a district attorney called "something out of a cheap horror movie." Read more.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Al Jazeera in English

Parody of Al Jazeera. Hat Tip to Neocon Command Center.
"Death to America"

Monday, October 16, 2006

Alice in Chains Video 'Rooster'

Tuesday installment of "Rock Band of the Week". Alice in Chains 'Rooster'.

Complete list of Rock Videos.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Damn the Bad Luck...

Bad shit happens at the worst time!.

Troops Battle 10-Foot Marijuana Plants

OTTAWA (Oct. 13) - Canadian troops fighting Taliban militants in Afghanistan have stumbled across an unexpected and potent enemy -- almost impenetrable forests of 10-feet-high marijuana plants.
General Rick Hillier, chief of the Canadian defense staff, said on Thursday that Taliban fighters were using the forests as cover. In response, the crew of at least one armored car had camouflaged their vehicle with marijuana.

"The challenge is that marijuana plants absorb energy, heat very readily. It's very difficult to penetrate with thermal devices ... and as a result you really have to be careful that the Taliban don't dodge in and out of those marijuana forests," he said in a speech in Ottawa.

"We tried burning them with white phosphorous -- it didn't work. We tried burning them with diesel -- it didn't work. The plants are so full of water right now ... that we simply couldn't burn them," he said.

afghanistan marijuana plantsCanadian soldiers in an armored vehicle patrol near fields of corn and marijuana near the village of Kolk, Afghanistan. Taliban fighters have been using pot forests as cover.

Even successful incineration had its drawbacks.

"A couple of brown plants on the edges of some of those (forests) did catch on fire. But a section of soldiers that was downwind from that had some ill effects and decided that was probably not the right course of action," Hillier said dryly.

One soldier told him later: "Sir, three years ago before I joined the army, I never thought I'd say 'That damn marijuana'."

10/13/06 08:51 ET

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Willie, Willie... Aren't you getting a little Old for This?

Remember a while back when Willie got pulled over and busted? Anyway somebody supposedly has pictures of his stash.
When Willie Nelson's bus was searched on Monday in Breaux Bridge, LA on Interstate 10, a "routine traffic stop" turned into a drug bust. Louisiana state troopers found more than a pound and a half of marijuana (0.7 kg) and more than three ounces (91 grams) of psilocibin mushrooms. See photo above

The 73-year-old Nelson's was traveling west after performing at the Hank Williams tribute concert in Montgomery, AL on what would have been Williams' 85th birthday. The day before he headlined the Austin City Limits festival.

The online Post Chronicle reports: "Our friends TMZ.com spoke with a spokesperson for the Louisiana State Police who said, 'The tour bus was stopped on a common interstate vehicle inspection, and when the trooper approached the bus door a strong odor of marijuana was detected. The occupants were not brought to jail because it was not accepting [inmates] on misdemeanor charges.'" Read more.
Willie and Waylon's 'Good Hearted Woman'.

Friday, October 13, 2006

German engineering Arab Technology

Short little video I found humorous.

Racial Profiling-Should we or Shouldn't We?

Another one borrowed from the cripple. (By the way there is a link to his home page in the links section of the right sidebar.) Anyway it is an appropriate post as the current Poll in the left sidebar deals with profiling.

Can We Start Profiling Now?

1. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by:
a. Olga Corbitt
b. Sitting Bull
c. Arnold Schwartzeneger
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
e. Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, and Bushitler Chimpy McHaliburton

2. In 1979, the U.S. embassy in Iran was taken over by:
a. Lost Norwegians
b. Elvis
c. A tour bus full of 80-year-old women
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.
e. Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, and Bushitler Chimpy McHaliburton

3. During the 1980's a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by:
a. John Dillinger
b. The King of Sweden
c. The Boy Scouts
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
e. Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, and Bushitler Chimpy McHaliburton

4. In 1983, the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by:
a. A pizza delivery boy
b. Pee Wee Herman
c. Geraldo Rivera
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
e. Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, and Bushitler Chimpy McHaliburton

5. In 1985 the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70 year old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by:
a. The Smurfs
b. Davy Jones
c. The Little Mermaid
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
e. Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, and Bushitler Chimpy McHaliburton

6. In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a U.S. Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was murdered by:
a. Captain Kid
b. Charles Lindberg
c. Mother Teresa
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
e. Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, and Bushitler Chimpy McHaliburton

7. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by:
a. Scooby Doo
b. The Tooth Fairy
c. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
e. Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, and Bushitler Chimpy McHaliburton

8. In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by:
a. Richard Simmons
b. Grandma Moses
c. Michael Jordan
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
e. Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, and Bushitler Chimpy McHaliburton

9. In 1998, the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by:
a. Mr. Rogers
b. Hillary, to distract attention from Wild Bill' s women problems
c. The World Wrestling Federation
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
e. Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, and Bushitler Chimpy McHaliburton

10. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take out the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted to a crash by the passengers. Thousands of people were killed by:
a. Bugs Bunny, Wiley E. Coyote, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd
b. The Supreme Court of Florida
c. Mr. Bean
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
e. Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, and Bushitler Chimpy McHaliburton

11. In 2002 the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against:
a. Enron
b. The Lutheran Church
c. The NFL
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
e. Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, and Bushitler Chimpy McHaliburton

12. In 2002 reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered by:
a. Bonny and Clyde
b. Captain Kangaroo
c. Billy Graham
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
e. Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, and Bushitler Chimpy McHaliburton

Nope, .........I really don't see a pattern here to justify profiling, do you?

So, to ensure we Americans never offend anyone, particularly fanatics intent on killing us, airport security screeners will no longer be allowed to profile certain people. They must conduct random searches of 80-year-old women, little kids, airline pilots with proper identification, Secret Service agents who are members of the President's security detail, 85-year old Congressmen with metal hips, and Medal of Honor winning former Governors.

You Might be a Redneck

Spent some time over at the the Grouchy old Cripples blog. I had not been there for awhile, stop in and take a look if you have time. I borrowed this from there. With all the political correctness out there these days pushed primarily by the Progressives (I.E. Democrats) this is a pretty appropriate post that separates us (or maybe just me) from them.

You might be a redneck if: It never occurred to you to be offended by the phrase, "One nation, under God."

You might be a redneck if: You've never protested about seeing the 10 Commandments posted in public places.

You might be a redneck if: You still say "Christmas" instead of "Winter Festival."

You might be a redneck if: You bow your head when someone prays.

You might be a redneck if: You stand and place your hand over your heart when they play the National Anthem.

You might be a redneck if: You treat Viet Nam vets with great respect, and always have.

You might be a redneck if: You've never burned an American flag.

You might be a redneck if: You know what you believe and you aren't afraid to say so, no matter who is listening.

You might be a redneck if: You respect your elders and expect your kids to do the same.

You might be a redneck if: You'd give your last dollar to a friend.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Immediate Physical effects of quitting Smoking

An interesting little read about the some of the effects on the body when you quit smoking.

What Happens to Your body if you stop smoking Right now?

I think one of the main reasons it’s so hard to quit smoking is because all the benefits of quitting and all the dangers of continuing seem very far away. Well, here’s a little timeline about some of the more immediate effects of quitting smoking and how that will affect your body RIGHT NOW.

* In 20 minutes your blood pressure will drop back down to normal.
* In 8 hours the carbon monoxide (a toxic gas) levels in your blood stream will drop by half, and oxygen levels will return to normal.
* In 48 hours your chance of having a heart attack will have decreased. All nicotine will have left your body. Your sense of taste and smell will return to a normal level.
* In 72 hours your bronchial tubes will relax, and your energy levels will increase.
* In 2 weeks your circulation will increase, and it will continue to improve for the next 10 weeks.
* In three to nine months coughs, wheezing and breathing problems will dissipate as your lung capacity improves by 10%.
* In 1 year your risk of having a heart attack will have dropped by half.
* In 5 years your risk of having a stroke returns to that of a non-smoker.
* In 10 years your risk of lung cancer will have returned to that of a non-smoker.
* In 15 years your risk of heart attack will have returned to that of a non-smoker.

So, you have more immediate things to look forward to if you quit now besides just freaking out about not being able to smoke.

Rob Zombie Video 'More Human Than Human'

Thursday installment of "Rock Band of the Week". Rob Zombie's 'More Human Than Human'.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006


A joke I thought others might enjoy.
Mildred, a 93-year-old woman who was particularly despondent over the recent death of her husband, decided that she would just kill herself and join him in death. Thinking that it would be best to get it over with quickly, she took out his old Army pistol and made the decision to shoot herself in the heart since it was badly broken anyway. Not wanting to miss the vital organ and become a vegetable and a burden to someone, she called her doctor's office to inquire exactly where the heart would be on a woman.
The doctor said, "Your heart would be just below your left breast."
Later that night Mildred was admitted to the hospital with a gunshot wound to her knee.

Stolen from here.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

North Korea and Nukes

Our favorite despot and his minions continue to seek attention as well as maintaining his blog. There are some doubts as to whether or not it was a nuke as the size of the blast was relatively small. None the less he is a cruel and dangerous man.

The madness of Kim Jong-il
October 10, 2006 12:00am

North Korea's lonely, eccentric dictator has shaken the world. Is he mad or just plain bad? Cameron Stewart investigates:

IN his marble palace in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, a small, plump man wearing a grey Mao suit and oversized glasses is likely to be hunched over his computer today, analysing the world's media on the internet.

Kim Jong-il, the world's most reclusive leader, likes nothing better than to monitor closely the impact of his maverick ways on the rest of the world.

"He is very knowledgeable about what goes on in the international scene," said former South Korean president Kim Dae-jung.
If so, then Kim Jong-il will be only too aware that he has now confirmed - in the most audacious and frightening manner - his reputation as the world's most dangerous leader. The 65-year-old North Korean dictator's decision to explode a nuclear bomb is the most dramatic step in a life marked by eccentric brinkmanship.

It will force the rest of the world to confront what the CIA has been trying to work out for years - is Kim barking mad or just bad?
Or both? Read more.

N.Korea ‘Tests Nuke'
North Korea said Monday it has successfully tested a nuclear device. "The field of scientific research in [North Korea] successfully conducted an underground nuclear test under secure conditions on Oct. 9, 2006,” the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said. “There was no danger of radioactive emissions in the course of the nuclear test as it was carried out under scientific considerations and careful calculation.”
In South Korea, a state-run geological institute detected a tremor of 3.58-3.7 magnitude in a remote area of North Korea’s North Hamgyeong Province at 10:35 a.m. on Monday and immediately reported it to President Roh Moo-hyun, according to Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Yoon Tae-young.

President Roh called an urgent National Security Council meeting. “North Korea’s self-proclaimed nuclear test is an intolerable provocation, and the government will respond sternly on the principle that it is unacceptable for North Korea to possess nuclear weapons,” the NSC said in a statement. “The government will closely cooperate on this issue with the international community,” Yoon said. “We particularly support an immediate discussion of the issue by the UN Security Council.” Read more.
Picture stolen from here.

U.N. to resume North Korea debate
POSTED: 5:58 a.m. EDT, October 10, 2006
(CNN) -- U.N. Security Council members will resume closed-door discussions Tuesday of U.S.-proposed sanctions against North Korea over its claimed nuclear test.

The resumption of talks at the United Nations comes as America's lead negotiator on North Korean issues urged sanctions that are tough enough to show North Korean leader Kim Jong Il that he made a "very, very costly" mistake if a test was indeed carried out.

"He is going to really rue the day that he made this decision," said Assistant Secretary of State Chris Hill Monday in an interview with CNN.

The U.S. proposals include cargo inspections and an embargo on goods that could be used in Pyongyang's missile and nuclear programs.

North Korea's announcement triggered widespread international condemnation and set off alarm bells in neighboring capitals. (World reaction)

On Tuesday, South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun said his country would reconsider its policy of engagement with the North, according to a report from the Reuters news service.

Australia said it would impose various measures on North Korea, including curtailing visas and supporting any U.N. sanctions. Japan said it was weighing stricter economic sanctions against its isolated neighbor.

Even close ally China vented its anger against its communist ally over the test for a second day on Tuesday, with a spokesman saying that relations had been harmed between Beijing and Pyongyang.

"The nuclear test will undoubtedly exert a negative impact on our relations," the spokesman, Liu Jianchao, said in a report from The Associated Press. Liu said Monday's test was done "flagrantly, and in disregard of the international community's shared opposition." Read more.

Mexico wines about Border Fence

Ah yes, our friends to the south that refuse to end the government and police corruption in their own country as well as failing to develop an economy, are pissed about our border fence plans. I say wah and fuck'em.
Mexico May Take Fence Dispute to U.N.
The Associated Press
Monday, October 9, 2006; 10:22 PM
PARIS -- Mexico's foreign secretary said Monday the country may take a dispute over U.S. plans to build a fence on the Mexican border to the United Nations.

Luis Ernesto Derbez told reporters in Paris, his first stop on a European tour, that a legal investigation was under way to determine whether Mexico has a case.

The Mexican government last week sent a diplomatic note to Washington criticizing the plan for 700 miles of new fencing along the border. President-elect Felipe Calderon also denounced the plan, but said it was a bilateral issue that should not be put before the international community.

Derbez said Monday after meeting with French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy that it was a "shame" U.S. immigration policy had been used for what he claimed was a short-term political gain in the lead-up to midterm elections in the U.S. in November. Read more.

Using LSD to treat Alcoholism

Some researchers digging through old 1950's and 60's experiments.
LSD treatment for alcoholism gets new look
For the past five years, Dr. Erika Dyck has been unearthing some intriguing facts related to a group of pioneering psychiatrists who worked in Saskatchewan, Canada in the '50s and '60s.

Among other things, the University of Alberta history of medicine professor has found records of the psychiatrists' research that indicate a single dose of the hallucinogenic drug LSD, provided in a clinical, nurturing environment, can be an effective treatment for alcoholism.

Her findings are published this month in the journal Social History of Medicine.

After perceiving similarities in the experiences of people on LSD and people going through delirium tremens, the psychiatrists undertook a series of experiments. They noted that delirium tremens, also know as DTs, often marked a "rock bottom" or turning point in the behavior of alcoholics, and they felt LSD may be able to trigger such a turnaround without engendering the painful physical effects associated with DTs.

As it turns out, they were largely correct.

"The LSD somehow gave these people experiences that psychologically took them outside of themselves and allowed them to see their own unhealthy behavior more objectively, and then determine to change it," said Dyck, who read the researchers' published and private papers and recently interviewed some of the patients involved in the original studies--many of whom had not had a sip of alcohol since their single LSD experience 40 years earlier.

According to one study conducted in 1962, 65 per cent of the alcoholics in the experiment stopped drinking for at least a year-and-a-half (the duration of the study) after taking one dose of LSD. The controlled trial also concluded that less than 25 per cent of alcoholics quit drinking for the same period after receiving group therapy, and less than 12 per cent quit in response to traditional psychotherapy techniques commonly used at that time. Read more.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Rob Zombie Video 'Dragula'

Tuesday installment of "Rock Band of the Week". Rob Zombie's 'Dragula'.

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Friday, October 06, 2006

Friday Shorts

Iran's supreme leader warns about masturbating during Ramadan
Khameini: Don't masturbate during Ramadan
Iran's supreme leader answers questions on masturbation and other topics on his website
Yaakov Lappin
Published: 10.04.06, 19:55
Deliberate masturbation during the month of Ramadan renders a fast invalid, Iranian Supreme Leader Sayyid Ali Khameini has ruled.
Khameini, who is Iran's most powerful political and religious figure, was asked on his website : "If somebody masturbates during the month of Ramadan but without any discharge, is his fasting invalidated? Read more.

The scientific boundries approaching Star Trek levels.
Scientists teleport two different objects
POSTED: 7:13 a.m. EDT, October 5, 2006
LONDON, England (Reuters) -- Beaming people in "Star Trek" fashion is still in the realms of science fiction, but physicists in Denmark have teleported information from light to matter bringing quantum communication and computing closer to reality.
Until now scientists have teleported similar objects such as light or single atoms over short distances from one spot to another in a split second.
But Professor Eugene Polzik and his team at the Niels Bohr Institute at Copenhagen University in Denmark have made a breakthrough by using both light and matter. Read more.

More medical Marijuana uses discovered.
Marijuana's Key Ingredient Might Fight Alzheimer's
By Charles Q. Choi
Special to LiveScience
posted: 05 October 2006
10:04 am ET
The active ingredient of marijuana could be considerably better at suppressing the abnormal clumping of malformed proteins that is a hallmark of Alzheimer's than any currently approved drugs prescribed for the treatment of the disease. Read more.

Some awesome Elevator illusion pictures.
Going into this elevator would certainly makes one nervous. A sign at the entrance cautions the people that goes in about work in progress. A more detailed look shows that the floor has been painted with an illusion that there is no floor.

J J Cale Video 'Cocaine'

Thursday installment of "Rock Band of the Week". J J Cale's 'Cocaine'. J.J. Cale (born December 5, 1938) is a American songwriter and musician, most known for writing two songs that Eric Clapton made famous, "After Midnight" and "Cocaine" as well as many songs recorded by other artists.

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Now I wonder why they chose this particular aisle and products section to display this ad.

Picture stolen from here


J J Cale Video 'After Midnight'

Tuesday installment of "Rock Band of the Week". J J Cale's 'After Midnight'. Many people do not realize he wrote this song, many people attribute it to Eric Clapton who appears in the video with him.

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Mercury Records Biography, 1982.

A genuine home-grown roll-your-own Tulsa original, J.J. Cale qualifies for living-legend status. Although his songs, albums, and performances have been coveted by his peers and his fans for years, Cale sums himself up as "a guitar player who writes songs and makes demo records." Modesty notwithstanding, J.J. Cale has been called "the apostle of laid-back rock... perfecting a style blending elements of jazz, blues, and country-western." Melody Maker says of him, "Beneath the surface lies a native cunning of arrangement; while the notes may be few, they are chosen with unfailing aptness." The accolades for Cale come close, but the only true way to appreciate him is to hear his music. "Grasshopper," Cale's new Mercury/Polygram LP, overflows with musical riches, and may prove responsible for turning this modest master into a reluctant but certified star.
"When Eric Clapton recorded "After Midnight" it created a demand. When somebody has a hit song of yours, it opens a lot of doors for you -- you don't have to stand outside and knock anymore." Over the next few years, Cale shuffled home-bases among Tulsa, Nashville, and Los Angeles, all the while delivering classic LPs like "Naturally", "Really", and "Okie", as well as hit singles like "Crazy Mama", "Lies", and "Cocaine".

Cale has retained an astonishing degree of privacy and mystery about him over the years, which is, of course, the way he likes it: "When I first started getting money for music, I couldn't believe you got paid for doing it. Music is not a commodity. I never really wanted to be too famous. It's very uncomfortable."

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