If so, Mrs. Clinton will be coming in last place. This photo should be considered proof that all other photos of the woman who wants to be the Shrew-in-Chief are being photoshopped by her fans in the media.
Hillary’s Face Needs a Retread.
And this is some fine dental work on display here. Coffee Stains and Gingivitis. Oh, and Bill’s tongue goes in there too.
Four Out of Five Dentists Surveyed Recommend Veneers for Candidates Who Got Their Dental Work in Arkansas.
I just don’t understand why Mike Huckabee has rocketed up to the tops of the polls for the Republican primaries. First, he is rather bald up top. I have written before that bald candidates just don’t do well. Remember the last bald President who was elected? Eisenhower. Gerry Ford doesn’t really count since he stepped into his slot when Nixon quit.
Secondly, I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am sick of idiot Governors from Arkansas hogging the national spotlight. And that goes quadruple for the idiot Governors’ wives! Arkansas is one of the most backwards states in the Union. The only place you can get a drink is Little Rock and Hot Springs. I don’t trust any state that won’t have a beer with you.
And thirdly, Huckabee was passing out get out of jail free cards like he was selling crack in Little Rock. He even gave one to a rapist who went on to murder a woman! I mean seriously, aren’t the Republicans supposed to be tough on crime? According to this ABC story here, any pastor only had to ask Huckabee to spring a guy from the joint, and he was given clemency.
And today is the straw that broke the camel’s back. As a scout, Huckabee’s son David supposedly took a stray dog and hung it from a tree to kill it. I was in scouting for a few minutes, and I must have missed the part about dog-killing to get a merit badge. So lets pass on this Huckabee pack of hicks and get on to electing someone with some sensible hair.
I love Fark, and I totally ripped off the headline, along with the image below.
It seems that Al Sharpton and his “Minions of Racial Doom®” were aggressively served with search warrants pertaining to shenanigans with co-mingling cash from Sharpton’s charities with his profit-making businesses (Shaking Down Whitey, INC) and may have also lied to get federal matching funds for his failed Presidential run in 2004.
From FoxNews here:
As many as 10 Sharpton associates were subpoenaed Wednesday to testify before a federal grand jury in Brooklyn Dec. 26.
The FBI and Internal Revenue Service are seeking the records, which go back to 2001. They were told to provide investigators with financial records from the campaign and roughly six Sharpton-related businesses, as well as personal financial documents of Sharpton and his wife.
I really don’t follow border patrol tech like I should, given that I used to work at DHS. I was kinda surprised at what Boeing has cooked up for the border, and the Register describes it as the “Eye of Sauron.”
From the Reg here:
SBInet, the technology part of the DHS’ Secure Borders Initiative, is supposed to equip thousands of miles of US border with scanner towers mounting moving-target-indicator radar able to pick out individual humans. When a radar blip appears, telescopic thermal cameras swivel round Eye-of-Sauron style, allowing the system to work out what has been detected; a vehicle, people on foot, false alarm etc. The information is then plotted automatically on a networked digital map.
The idea is that Border Patrol agents would then be able to view the plot of huddled masses, terrorist hobbits etc – called the Common Operating Picture, or COP – in near real time on displays in their vehicles.
The system is extremely expensive and it doesn’t work like its supposed to. Seriously, a barbed-wire chain link fence and some land mines should do the trick. Once a few border crossers die, the risk of illegal entry will be great enough to deter most. Think land mines are too tough?
Okay, bear traps then.
Hershey’s makes a candy called IceBreakers. Its a mint. Somebody decided to package it as a powder form inside a dissolvable cellulose packet. The cops in Philadelphia, rather than clean the streets of real drugs and real drug users, went on a rampage against Hershey over the mint pouches. In fact, the stupid pouches made Linda Wagner cry. Linda is a pathetic cop who could not even deduce that her own daughter, Krystle Baehr, was whoring herself out for heroin.
Linda Wagner, a Philadelphia narcotics officer whose teenage daughter died of a heroin overdose, held back tears when she saw the pouches.
Because even though the packets are clearly labeled as IceBreakers candy, she was scared it would make kids want to swallow cocaine packets. Packets that I guess, cops like Wagner should get off the streets and away from kids. So instead of going after the real cocaine, she wants to solve the problem by going after candy.
I seethe when the news tries to club us with “absolute moral authority” statements from people like Wagner. Reminds me of the perpetually crying Cindy Sheehan. Just because she lost her daughter, we are not supposed to question her demands upon a corporation?
Hey, if the stupid cop thinks IceBreakers are bad, wait till she gets a load of the new Cascade Dishwasher Dissolvable Packets. Its just like the IceBreakers but bigger! Does this mean she will cry more tears? Will children start putting large bags of cocaine in the dishwasher?
The packets are clearly labeled as candy. And there are loads of candies and mints that look like freaking drugs.
Tic-tacs have no markings. An Altoids mint is the ugliest, most poorly manufactured mint there is. It has no label and clearly looks like it was made in a basement by a Crackhead. How does this stupid Narc agent distinguish an Altoids from Ecstasy?
Ever see Nerds candies? If they are pale yellow or tan, it looks just like crack rock. OMG, Nerds will make this stupid Narc agent cry.
How is Philly doing with their rampant drug crimes? Does hiring weepy women really help curb illegal drugs? I’m glad she’s all over the IceBreakers thing though. She couldn’t get her own daughter off of heroin, but she’s going to stop the dissolvable sugar packet thing cold. I guess dentists will thank her.
If you think its unfair that I pick on a cop whose daughter died, well, there were clues to her behavior. Cops are supposed to detect clues. Krystle Baehr even wrote it down in her diary that she was heavily into drugs and was in trouble. But this mom refused to search her room or question Krystle’s behavior until she was found dead in the back seat of her car of a heroin overdose.
From Linda’s own words here:
Until her death, I believed that I had the perfect all-American girl. After her passing, I began to look through her belongings and found items that indicated drug use. Her diary enlightened me even more. She smoked marijuana, snorted cocaine, took ecstasy and drank alcohol. She died from a heroin overdose.
Its sad when a parent loses a child. But its no excuse to go after a candymaker. Go after the drug dealers instead.
Hey forget chatting up Congressional pages. Toe-tapping in the airport bathroom? That’s for beginners. If you want real hard core perversion in Congress, talk to the former Scheduler for Senator Kerry’s 2004 Presidential run, Mike McHaney. He took a long lunch break from his job as Democratic Senator Maria Cantwell’s aide to anally rape a prepubescent 13 year old boy. When describing his excitement over AOL Instant Messenger, McHaney said that hairless boys were “hot.”
From the SmokingGun here:
The Cooperating Witness (CW) and McHaney were conversing online Friday afternoon when the CW asked whether McHaney was interested in engaging in anal sex with a 13-year-old boy. “I’ll be there,” McHaney allegedly replied. He later asked for a photo of the child with whom he and the CW would have sex and whether the boy had “any pubes.” When told no, McHaney allegedly replied, “That’s hot.” McHaney was nabbed in the lobby of an unnamed “predetermined location,” where he had arranged to meet CW.
Most people on the Hill take a long lunch and just get a few martinis. Surprise Buttsecks is a firing.
And pssst! Everything anyone does on the Senate and Congressional networks is recorded by Intrusion Detection Systems. Using AOL IM on such a network is beyond stupid.
Out of gas and out of options, David kills his young son and his three passengers with the only four bullets in his gun, then throws himself to the mercy of the Monster in the Mist, begging to be killed. But the Army shows up to rescue him instead of the monster. Oops. If only he waited a few minutes more. That’s how the stupid Stephen King Movie, The Mist ends.
Hope I don’t drive away any potential ticket sales.
When you have a movie on the market, don’t get quoted saying you want to subject the President’s daughter to an interrogation technique.
A new Congressional advisory panel issued a report saying that Chinese spies stealing technology from US companies represents a real threat to the economy. I have written before how Chinese spies are stealing DOD technology under development and are trying to sell it to our enemies.
From the AP here:
Chinese spying in America represents the greatest threat to U.S. technology, according to a congressional advisory panel report Thursday that recommended lawmakers consider financing counterintelligence efforts meant to stop China from stealing U.S. manufacturing expertise.
China denied any spying activities, stressing the importance of healthy economic ties with the U.S.
In the report, the commission said China’s spies allow Chinese companies to get new technology “without the necessity of investing time or money to perform research.” Chinese espionage was said to be straining U.S. counterintelligence agencies and helping China’s military modernization.
One of the problems with a culture that steals so much instead of coming up with their own processes for manufacturing, is that taking shortcuts in business usually leads to failures, either financially, or in the products under development. We are seeing evidence of this now with all of the Chinese toy recalls. Could you imagine how crappy their cars must be if they use date-rape drugs for toys?
Berkeley California is chock full o’ moonbats. And for a city more famous for its college and its scientific research than anything else, you would think that the city would be up to speed on scientific principles. But no, they embrace everything that has to do with junk science.
Moonbats fear cell towers almost as much as Global Warming.
The latest moonbat douchebaggery has to do with the city council overturning the city’s zoning board who wanted to ban cell phone towers because they claimed cellular signals were dangerous to peoples’ health. When the zoning board denied the permits needed for Verizon to place antennas on a storage building, Verizon sued. Lawyers for Berkeley told the city that they needed to allow Verizon to do it because there was no scientific evidence to back their stupid claims that cell signals were hazardous.
From SFGate here:
Dozens of south Berkeley residents packed the council chambers at this week’s meeting, waving signs while jeering and heckling the council and attorneys. Some speakers said that radiation emitted from the antennas is a health risk and that too many of the towers are clustered in their neighborhood.
The World Health Organization, in a recent report, concluded that cell phones and cell-phone towers pose little risk to health. It also stated that more research needs to be done.
Councilwoman Dona Spring voted in favor of overturning the zoning board, but advised the city to take other action to reduce the number of telecommunications antennas.
“When we start getting tumors and our babies start dying, we’ll know in the future the negative health effects of these things,” she said. “But one thing we can do now is to reduce demand – only use cell phones for emergencies and use land lines for computers.”
Ah, the ignorance of liberalism. Ban cellphones because they are certain that the radiation is bad, despite what scientists claim. Ban cars because carbon is going to cause Global Warming, despite the lack of proof for their claims. But experiment on aborted fetuses for stem cell research, ’cause that can cure diseases- despite that research has shown it won’t. Perverting science with politics usually leads to people dying.
If the residents of Berkeley are so concerned about their health, why do they live in an active earthquake zone? Thanks to Dan Riehl for the heads up.
Meet Tarik Shah. He was a bass player for jazz groups, and by some accounts, a pretty good one. He also claimed that he was a martial arts expert and wanted to show Al-Queda agents how to use their prayer beads as a garotte. Now he will rot in a prison for the next 15 years. I hope they make him listen to rap music too.
From MSNBC here:
A New York jazz musician who pledged to teach martial arts to al-Qaida members was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday by a judge who said it didn’t matter that no one from the terrorist group was actually involved in the case.
Tarik Shah, a martial arts expert, pleaded guilty in the spring to conspiracy to provide material support to al-Qaida.
U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska, however, gave him the maximum sentence, noting that Shah was recorded embracing a chance to teach martial arts to al-Qaida operatives, and even boasting that he knew how to fashion prayer beads into a strangulation tool.
What a poltroon. Want to read how much the New York Times sympathizes with the terrorists that brought down the World Trade Center Towers? Read this disgusting story about how they have a boner for the jailed musician. They try to hide their sympathy by profiling his brother who is a mediocre pianist, but the Times really wanted to get the message out that a great musician was in jail, and he was innocently swept up in a zealous prosecution of the war on terror.
“For all these months Tarik has heard no music, but it’s still in his mind, and he doesn’t want to lose it,” she said. “You should see them in there, Tony playing his imaginary piano and Tarik playing scales up and down his imaginary bass, or singing a bass line for Tony. It’s a strange thing to see in that visiting area, but for that small window of time Tarik can feel like he’s free.”
I have previously written about how Megan Williams, the alleged torture victim and former boyfriend of a murderer, is screwed up in the head. She went out with a man for months who treated her like crap, but stayed with him out of “love.”
Accustomed to being used by men she trusts, now Megan is teaming up with the black version of the KKK to march through the streets of Charleston West Virginia. Not even the NAACP wants to get involved in this march.
From the Wilmington Journal here:
The Black alleged victim and her mother in the Megan Williams rape/torture case will lead a march through the streets of downtown Charleston, West Virginia Saturday to protest the reluctance of prosecutors to charge her six white alleged assailants with hate crimes.
Problem is several groups, including the NAACP, say they will not march with them. The reason? The man who is organizing the Nov. 3 “National March Against Hate Crimes and Racism,” attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz.
The controversial leader of the Black nationalist New Black Panther Party, and Black Lawyers for Justice – the march and rally’s sponsoring organization – has come under strong attack not only by the mayor of Charleston, but by Black ministers in the area, concerned that the march is taking away focus on Megan Williams and her ordeal. They’re also concerned about the possibility of violence.
Charleston Mayor Danny Jones has denounced the march because of attorney Shabazz’s involvement. “If people want to have a march, that’s all right with me,” the mayor told a local television station. “But Shabazz is not here for a march. He’s not here for justice. He’s here for hate because that’s what he is. He’s a hater.”
An angry Shabazz returned fire. “He doesn’t know me. … He is trying to act like a modern-day Bull Conner,” Shabazz told The Charleston Gazette, referring to the Alabama sheriff who ordered the fire hoses turned on helpless Black protesters during a civil rights demonstration in the 1960s.
At the end of the march, Shabazz will have a massive fundraiser to finance his future hate campaigns. I will be surprised if there is no violence during this march.
There is nothing like a faked hate crime to cause liberals to scream for hate crimes legislation and immediately accuse everyone of being a racist. Meet Sarah Marshak. She’s 18 years old, and she from Florida, enjoying her first two months as a freshman at the very prestigious George Washington University, where she works for the school paper as a reporter. She is likely there on a scholarship, having spent most of her privileged life attending exclusive private schools where she excelled as a writer and a film and theater critic. She is pictured below receiving her fourth Cappie Award as a critic.
Not satisfied with her privileged position in life and society, and not happy with the amount of attention she was receiving, she decided to fake a hate crime by drawing swastikas on her dorm room door. She notified campus police that she was the victim of a hate crime and even got the FBI involved to scour the campus looking for skinheads and neo-nazis. She proudly gave quotes to the student newspaper and playacted the victim quite well.
She was quoted here saying,
In an interview with The Hatchet Wednesday night, Marshak, who is Jewish, said she is still in shock about the drawing, although this was not the first time she said she has been affected by anti-Semitism.
“I’ve heard it (at GW), in Florida and on a trip to Poland, too,” Marshak said of her experiences with anti-Semitism.
Marshak added she does not believe the symbol was meant as a personal attack but as one waged on the Jewish community. She also likened the drawing to other forms of racism.
“It may just be a symbol to some, but not to those in the Jewish community,” Marshak said. “It holds incredible meaning to us. This would be like someone drawing a noose on the door of someone who was black.”
But she was busted on camera drawing even more swastikas on her door.
I hope its all terribly embarrassing to her and I really hope she gets expelled. I also hope she is charged with a crime for falsely reporting crimes to the police and the FBI too. If she wants to be an attention whore, she should get a job as a stripper or just make out with chicks at college parties like other attention whores do. Stirring up racial accusations for kicks is sick.
The blogs are abuzz about the new poster, available for free from the Young America’s Foundation here. It takes the photos of Che Guevara’s murder victims and reassembles it as the iconic photo that is adored by so many leftists and mindless kids who have no real idea about who Che really was.
The text at the bottom reads:
Che Guevara was an international terrorist and mass murderer. During his vicious campaign to impose communism on countries throughout Latin America, Che Guevara trained and motivated the Castro regime’s firing squads that executed thousands of men, women and children.
This poster reveals the truth of Che’s cruel, murderous hypocrisy and acknowledges his countless victims- known and unknown. All individuals used in the photo montage above were murdered by Che and the Cuban regime.
Too many reruns on Spike TV and things about the 24th century begin to bug me. Ever notice in Star Trek you never have to do paperwork? For such a large, far flung organization, there is remarkably few bureaucratic bungling and turmoil. Its impossible to believe that a socialist military organization could carry out their mission without constant political meddling and interference. I bet there is constant pressure from the United Federation of Planets and Starfleet HQ to toe the line and be good soldiers.
Suckiest of all about Starfleet? Everyone’s a trekkie.
Below is my list of other things about Starfleet that must surely suck.
- All food intake is approved by the Ship’s Doctor, and the replicator rations are tied to your biometric signature. This means that there are limits on what you can eat. You can get the biggest cheeseburger on the menu, but the Doc has the calories in the food set at 1,800. The rest is ‘space fluff.’
- Synthehol. ‘Nuff said. Pass the Saurian Brandy. Oh, but you can’t because its banned.
- The uniforms are tacky, made of synthetic wool, and they itch.
- All Rigellian porn is blocked by subspace filters.
- The main holodeck is always taken by Ship’s officers. The enlisted holodeck is always broken.
- No paychecks. Only credits. Nothing to ever shop for anyways except new boots and a unitard.
- The new “Kirk Amendment” to the Prime Directive- no alien sexcapades during First Contact.
- There is a ridiculous and recurring propensity to fly Starships into every unexplained spacial anomaly that appears on ship’s sensors.
- It sucks and also endangers your life? Having to wear a red uniform on an away mission or having to stand guard in the brig, where somehow, every alien is a freakin’ escape artist.
- Starfleet is all about tolerance, except when it comes to personal beliefs. You can get court-martialed for believing in intelligent design.
- The database that explains what happened to all of the capitalists is restricted.
- All those PADDS run on Mac software and you’re a Windows guy.
- No one believes you that Vulcans cheat at cards, 3-D chess and Jenga.
- No matter how hard you try not to think about it, you just can’t get past the knowledge that all garbage and human/vulcan/klingon/andorian waste is recycled by the ship’s replicators into tomorrow’s breakfast.
- Time travel paradoxes give you an ice cream headache.
- There is no security on access panels and everyone thinks they are a hacker. Yahoos keep hotwiring the turbolifts, automatic doors, and flush systems to toilets. That quit being funny the first week into the five-year mission.
- There is no vacation time, except for shore leave on Utopian planets with draconian restrictions on freedom, where the slightest violation or faux-pas results in your death sentence.
- Ten years spent at Starfleet Academy, post graduate study, field service and internships, and you finally get that position as navigator on a Starship. Then some chick doctor who winks at the Captain manages to get her 11 year old son to become pilot and replace you. As a result, you move to the graveyard shift.
- The computer is almost entirely voice controlled. Laryngitis, loud noises, multiple overlapping voices, and the vacuum of space are all DOS attacks to onboard systems. You urge staff to employ a keyboard as a backup, but no one listens.
- Feregni’s are disgusting, unethical and smelly trolls who cheat you out of your credits, but you aren’t allowed to say anything because that would be racist.
Thanks to my brother for sending this along. He mentions that the technology behind the AT&T datamining program that has liberals’ panties in a bunch is fairly straightforward and mundane.
The technology is based on “communities of interest.” To people in marketing, you would think of social networking and the ability to target advertising toward people that have common interests. If you are a leftist moonbat convinced that the government and evil corporations are out to get you, you think of tracking protesters and terrorists.
You can see code snippets and a boring flow chart here at Wired.
From the article:
Programs written in Hancock work by analyzing data as it flows into a data warehouse. That differentiates the language from traditional data-mining applications which tend to look for patterns in static databases. A paper published in 2004 called ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems shows how Hancock code can sift calling card records, long distance calls, IP addresses and internet traffic dumps, and even track the physical movements of mobile phone customers as their signal moves from cell site to cell site.
With Hancock, “analysts could store sufficiently precise information to enable new applications previously thought to be infeasible,” the program authors wrote. AT&T uses Hancock code to sift 9 GB of telephone traffic data a night, according to the paper.
AT&T already has the ability to track your movements throughout the week by plotting what cell towers your phone pinged or communicated through. I think it would be a neat feature to have a phone tell you about points of interest based on your location. But unhinged privacy advocates are avowing to leave their cellphones at home and communicate with smoke signals.
One moonbat in particular, by the name of “spiedupon”, in the comments of the article clearly has his walls at home lined with tin foil. He writes:
Since I became politically active in opposition to the war in Iraq, the spooks have stolen large quantities of clothing, put caustic substances in my soaps and shampoos and on my water bottles, run into the side of my van, cut a bolt half way on my car so that I narrowly escaped death, turned the lights on in my car numerous times, stolen books, stolen bras, tee-shirts, and jackets, damaged many pieces of electronic equipment, pushed so hard on my front door trying to get in while I was in the shower that they splintered the tops and bottoms off my dining room chairs that I had under the door knob, attempted to enter a motel room with an electronic card while I was in the restroom (but I had furniture pushed up against the door), shut off my cell phone remotely numerous times, censored my e-mail, and committed many other serious crimes with the aid of electronic surveillance equipment.
No logical person would think I was a threat to the security of the US. Some high ranking person (or persons) with secret police powers is (or are) mad. There is no greater threat to the United States than unchecked secret police with electronic surveillance powers and the keys to everything. It must be stopped and those involved must be removed from power and held accountable.
In a later post, he rambles about how the police are all in on the government conspiracy because they refuse to listen to him or review security tapes at the malls where he shops and claims that the “spooks are stealing from him.”
Catching the spooks on camera will solve the problem only if the police will arrest the perpetrators. The spooks have stolen from me where they were filmed by several businesses security cameras in several jurisdictions and after repeated calls to one jurisdiction about multiple occasions of thefts, thefts stopped at that location stopped, but the police officially refused to talk to me about the thefts. At another business location, the police refused to look at the cameras saying that they had a “good relationship with the business and did not want to disturb their privacy and had other very pressing business to attend to.” At a retail location, the sheriff refused to look at the security cameras that could identify the thief. At that same location, on the occasion of an earlier theft, I viewed the security tapes with the business manager and from the tapes, it appeared that the clerk was involved and the clerk was fired. However, that situation appears to have lead to some undercover efforts to stop further harassment.
I think its clear that the real threats to society are unhinged moonbats running around the malls demanding to look at CCTV tapes in their never-ending quest to spot “spooks.”
I asked my wife who she thought crazy people feared were after them before the invention of the US Government and the CIA. Being the brilliant and insightful woman she is, immediately responded to me, “That’s easy. The Church. The Pope. The Spanish Inquisition.”
I have been smoke free for several years now. But I still like to visit pubs where people smoke, and every now and then I see a movie, like Tarantino’s Death Proof, which shows scenes where someone takes a drag on a cigarette, and it makes it look so appealing I want to run out and buy a pack of Marlboro Reds. I still get the urge to pick up the habit again.
Now Congress is talking about expanding the SCHIP program, which is free medical services to poor children. The Democrats want to expand the coverage to wealthier kids and to even some adults, and to pay for it, the nation will need 22 Million more smokers. Should I do my part to help out? It could save a life. Check out this video, which demonstrates the point.
On second thought, screw the little bastards. They should pay for their own healthcare by becoming smokers themselves. In fact, I’m going to give out cigarettes to kids for Halloween. The nation needs more smokers, so I will do my part to get them hooked.
Thanks to HotAir for the tip.
Comcast has been a frequent target of my criticism on this blog. Just do a search for comcast and you will see what I mean. But when they were lambasted this past week for using technology to stifle the bandwidth hogs that are running P2P applications, and most notably, bittorrent, I had to rise to their defense.
As an internet service provider, Comcast has an obligation to deliver a safe Internet experience to their customers. This means that users of their network should not be fearful of rampant viruses, spam, or internet attacks. And if the customers are paying for broadband, they should get a broadband connectivity experience as well.
If delivering this experience means that Comcast has to block Internet attacks, filter email based on content or terminate Comcast connections that are participating in botnets, then so be it. Its what I would demand of them as a customer. And if it means that they suppress bandwidth hogs that use 50% of the network to run P2P applications that are likely used to trade copyrighted or pirated content, again, its fine with me. And its fine with most of their customers too.
But now Senators in Washington DC want to hold hearings on how Comcast filters their own traffic. This is meddlesome and wrong and it will only cause a doubling of the price for Internet connectivity if ISP’s are no longer allowed to block malicious traffic and are forced to purchase new hardware to meet the demand of P2P users.
Geeks Are Sexy takes on this issue by saying that Comcast was wrong.
But an excellent article by Rob Malan at Arbor Networks has the other side of the story. He writes:
What Comcast is trying to accomplish (along with every other carrier on the planet), is how do they provide a good level of service to every subscriber at a pricepoint that has razor-thin margin. It’s not easy. Appetite for high-bandwidth applications are only increasing, they’re roughly doubling every year with no end in sight. However, the distribution of people that use bandwidth is not uniform. I have seen very real empirical data from an MSO near you, where something on the order of 90% of their traffic is generated by less than 10% of their customers. It gets worse, for that same broadband provider, almost half of their bandwidth is consumed by less than 0.5% of the customer base. Yes, you read that right. Guess which kinds of protocols are running 24/7 from that base?
Peer-to-peer file sharing protocols are not the best way to use network resources.
I’m sorry, but Net Neutrality isn’t about letting my sixteen year old neighbor trash my UBR ring by up/downloading 100Gig of porn or stolen movies a month using p2p filesharing protocols. No! It’s about making sure that your Grandmother can get online to read her email, surf the web, and not get her machine owned in the process at a pricepoint that is within her budget.
Net Neutrality, isn’t supposed to be the wild west, where the person with the best client-side networking stack wins the game. It’s about equality, where the bully next door — who has hacked his kernel to ignore TCP congestion control — doesn’t drive your grandmother off the road.
I have to agree with Rob at Arbor on this.
Forget the gnarly burned face of Freddy Kruger. The scariest face on the 31st will be that of the Human Cankle, Hillary Rodham Clinton. I hear she’s running for President too. I am going to send her a huge box of crest white strips. Is that tax deductable?
Aiieee!!! The Face of Fright. Seriously, try some Pepsodent and some Crest strips.
From the AP here:
Hillary Rodham Clinton leads in a poll for top choice when people were asked which major 2008 presidential candidate would make the scariest Halloween costume.
Asked about costume choices, 37 percent in an Associated Press-Ipsos survey this month chose New York Sen. Clinton. Clinton was the choice of four in 10 men and one-third of women.
You know how I know she would take care of the country? Look how well she cared for her teeth. She would definitely show the same amount of effort she puts into flossing.
Barbra Streisand’s expansive Malibu Beachfront Home is being menaced by the infernos sweeping California. One stray spark and this stupid bitch is homeless.
Here’s to hoping that environmentalists in California get what they always wanted: A return to a pristine environment. Mother Nature is a bitch sometimes, huh?
As a reminder, Barbra caused a huge uproar on the Internet when she sued a private citizen for photographing her house from a helicopter. He was doing a study on beach erosion and Barbra sued him because she claimed he violated her privacy. Meanwhile Google was busy buying and sharing all of the satellite snapshots of the world.
Other celebs are in peril of losing their homes too. Notably, Britney Spears had to evacuate, and embarrassingly, had to go back hours later as flames closed in to retrieve her two kids. She had forgotten them. One had been taking a bath, and the other was desperately trying to figure out how to operate a can opener.
From DailyIndia here:
Among those packing up and leaving are former Friends star Courtney Cox and her hubby David Arquette, best friend Jennifer Aniston, Britney Spears, Mel Gibson, Tom Hanks, Barbra Streisand, Pierce Brosnan.
Also moving out of their homes are Pamela Anderson, Olivia Newton-John, Goldie Hawn, Sting, Jim Carrey, Diana Ross, Bill Murray, Cindy Crawford and Jane Seymour.
The fires, which followed a record summer heat wave, have been raging for three days, and have left 1,300 homes gutted, and destroyed nearly 300,000 acres.
Singer Britney Spears said: “I don’t think it touched my house. I’m real scared.”
And check out the picture of the West Coast from space.
Isn’t California a non-smoking state?
I wonder if this smoke affects the Governor’s plans of caps and trades of carbon emissions? Will California be buying carbon credits from states that aren’t burning to the ground?
If burning carbon is so bad for the environment, would investing in more firefighting equipment and better land management be a wiser move than regulating energy and carbon from cars? I think it would be cheaper in the long run. And lots more people would still have their homes.
Evidently a rope tied in a loop and wrapped several times into a slipknot is so offensive to black people that New York state is going to ban it. You can’t draw a picture of it, and you can’t make one and show it to a black person “in a threatening manner.” Even if its really tiny, made out of thread. Its like garlic to a vampire, I guess.
Jack Ketch’s Famous Knot Banned in NY
From the AP here:
ALBANY, N.Y. – Following a rash of cases involving nooses, the state Legislature Monday moved toward making it a felony to display the symbol of lynchings in the Old South in a threatening manner.
“We won’t tolerate this,” said Sen. Dean G. Skelos, a Long Island Republican who sponsored the measure that passed Monday in the Senate. “There is no place for racism and intimidation in America.”
The bill also covers etching, drawing or painting the symbol. He said that, as in the case of Nazi symbols and burning crosses, an intent to threaten or harass would be part of an anti-noose law.
Monday’s Senate vote came as New York City police said a black high school teacher in Brooklyn had been targeted with a letter containing racial slurs and a string tied into a noose.
Wow, so people are banning freedom of expression and free speech. So what’s next? Banning images of people picking cotton? Banning the rebel flag? How about banning Al Jolson images or pictures of anyone in blackface? If that’s the case, Sarah Silverman may want to watch out when she goes to New York.