Just some thoughts

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

You wouldn't bet on this happening every day!

CNN has a story about a college student's tv that was inadvertantly broadcasting an international distress signal. The signal was picked up by Air Force satelites! haha

Sinclair Boycott--I love Jim Moore's Second Superpower

worldchanging.com has an article that looks at the effect that the Sinclair Boycott has had. Sinclair Group has lost $60 Million in value over just 10 days! Great!

More Jon Stewart goodness!

PBS's NOW with Bill Moyers has an interview with Jon Stewart that is in line with what he said on CROSSFIRE. Except, this is much more civilized. He's actually allowed to express his concern.

It's very good to see that there is someone like Stewart challenging the powers that be.

Monday, October 18, 2004

John Stewart for President!

We need a guy who can tell it like it is! John Stewart's appearance on Crossfire was a no holds bared frontal assult on the mass media. I wish, we could take back our country by writing in John Stewart for president, but this would obviously weaken Kerry-Edwards, ultimately causing Bush to win. We need to somehow amplify what he said and let it be known that we want straight talk! Not a pile of promises that are impossible to keep, nor poly anna-ish optimism. Real issues and real solutions! We are not stupid. We can handle it.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

TIME.com has a summery of the Duelfer Report

Based on this article it appears that Saddam didn't even consider the U.S. a threat! TIME.com uses the Duelfer report to arrive at this conclusion. It's amazing how wrong the U.S. was, ostensibly. I think that the neo-cons play geopolitics in a fairly Machiavellian way. Though I'm sure they didn't know the extent of Saddam's frailty, I'm starting to think that the buisness deal Saddam had with France, Russia, and China was the primary reason for war, not WMD.

Let me try to cast myself as a neo-con: With the comming global energy crunch, oil producing nations will have a disproportionate influence on the global economy. France, Russia, and China have very cushy buisness deals with Saddam. They are all permanent members on the UN Security Council. All three of them united will be very hard to defeat when it comes to illiminating sanctions against Iraq. Once sanctions are lifted, they will have access to oil at very low prices, allowing their economies to soar. The critical point is Saddam. Without Saddam, the deals are void. 9/11 is a strong casus belli. If we link Saddam to 9/11, we will have "the right" to remove him from power. Once that is done, France, Russia, and China, will need to find other sources of energy. By using the reconstruction effort to entrench American businesses, we will then take the advantage that those three countries once thought they had.

Supporting that is the fact that the Bush Administration/Family has tight ties with the American energy industry. Therefore energy might be disproportionately on their minds. Add to this, the Russian trouble with Yukos, Japan's interest in "rental reactors" (See: July 2004 issue of Nuclear Energy Insight and this weblog post in 2003), China's activity in Sudan, and elsewhere, and we have a picture of what some nations are trying to do about the energy issue. If all these nations are making strong moves, it is folly to think that we would not. Since our gambit in Venezuela failed, we needed another plan.

Last night's debate

The Viking Pundit weblog (seems to lean a bit to the right) has a post that says that a focus group of 23 undecideds split 17/5. 17 of them felt that Kerry won the debate, yet the majority said they've made up their mind to vote for Bush. It says that they cannot trust Kerry.

Now I've seen some "day-after-polls" that show a fairly significant Kerry lead. I don't know how scientific the sample was, and I've also heard a lot of poo-poo-ing of "day-after polls." So it seems cloudy to me as to how that debate went. We shall see in a few days for sure.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

This is a cool point of view on the "Wired?" issue

It's from lies.com. The author points out that it is terrible that a run-away meme such as this might be able to modify voting behavior. I agree. I also realize that I myself get too carried away with sensationalist crap (such as this). A gullible constituancy is definately a bad thing. I, and I think many others, need to be more dilligent about checking the credibility and the accuracy of information/sources.

What the lump could be

isbushwired.com itself says that this lump on G.W.'s back could be a back brace to help correct a "hunchback's" posture, or perhaps it is used to help support a weak back. I truly don't know what it is, but I think it's worth discussing this.

Check these photo's out...

President Bush gestures toward his Democratic challenger John Kerry during the presidential debate in St. Louis, Friday, Oct. 8, 2004. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

This one is from yahoo.com

President George W. Bush drives his pickup truck at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, Friday, Aug. 9, 2002. White House photo by Eric Draper.

This one is from the White House.

This is the only one from a questionable source

These seem to be quite interesting to me!

Weird (wired?) things indeed...

The rumor mill seems to be churning quite a lot right now about the question on whether G.W. is "wired." Here is an >incredibly interesting blurb from isbushwired.com.

I would like to recommend reading the whole isbushwired.com.

This is odd... perhaps another manifestation of Bush Propoganda?

This is old, but it seems that many hometown newspapers have been getting "letters from local soldiers" in Iraq. All these letters are identical though. Kinda strange... I'd like to see more about this.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Please listen to this NPR's On Point broadcast w/George Soros

George Soros is, of course, very liberal. His point of view is likely known to most of you, but he says some things in this interview which echo my own sentiments. So, naturally I'd like you to listen in to what he has to say.

Thursday, October 07, 2004

This guy burnt his iPod--It still works!

This is an article over at engadget.com. The iPod in question's exterior is very badly damaged, but it still works! You rock Apple!

Votergasm... interesting

I can't figure out whether I like it or hate it... The more I think, though, the more I like it... heh

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

The World's Shortest Blog

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