Friday, August 20, 2010

Anti-Mosque rally planned for downtown New York on 9/11

Greg Richards

A big anti-Victory Mosque rally is being planned for downtown New York City on 9/11.  The speaker's list is growing.  It includes John Bolton, Newt Gingrich and Geert Wilders among others, and has just been joined by Ilario Pantano, the former Marine conviction conservative running for Congress in North Carolina.

From the drumbeat, it appears that we may see convoys coming in from all over the country.
Graphic from BING, Text from American Thinker.

Let us hope that every American worthy of the name, in the area of New York, finds time to attend this rally.  Perhaps a large number of super-left Muslim lovers will also show up.  I doubt obama will make it.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The president opens his mouth and words come out.  Worship those who kill us.  Fear terrorists and bow to their demands and wishes.  Bow to foreign leaders.  Apologize for the bad, awful, evil things that America has done.   Spend money we don't have.  Spend LOTS of money we don't have.  Fail to acknowledge reality.  Fail to tell his wife she sometimes dresses like a clown (Of course, we can't really blame him for that one.  Maybe he has, as a husband, some sense of self preservation).

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Some crazy stats about China's disposable chopsticks usage, from the article and some extra research, below:
  • China's population goes through roughly 45 billion pairs of disposable chopsticks a year - that's 130 million pairs a day.
  • To keep up with this demand, 100 acres of trees - 100 American football fields worth - are felled every day. That means that one acre of trees gets cut down to make chopsticks every 15 minutes.
  • That works out to 16 million to 25 million felled trees a year.
  • Usually, these chopsticks are made from birch or poplar (instead of the much more renewable bamboo) to save money. It takes 30 to 40 years for one birch tree to mature.
  • In 2006, the Chinese government imposed a 5% consumption tax and a 30% price increase on chopsticks. Apparently, the only people this initiative really stopped from using disposable chopsticks were some Japanese people.
  • Hygeine worries are a silly reason to use disposable chopsticks: Apparently nearly half of companies offering sterilized tableware in Beijing are unqualified, which means "Unhygienic dishwashing, no sterilization, lingering viruses and detergent residues are all hiding under a thin layer of transparent plastic at city restaurants."
So yeah, from now on I'm bringing my own.

Text from

Looks like China may destroy the world, looking for new chopsticks material.

Monday, August 16, 2010


1888: Hugo Gernsback is born in Luxembourg amid the Victorian era’s embrace of science and technology. He spends his life parlaying his talents as an editor and publisher to produce a body of work so formidable that the World Science Fiction Society will name its revered Hugo Awards after him.
As a child, Gernsback discovered American astronomer Percival Lowell’s writings about canals on Mars, inspiring his love of amazing stories.
Three years after moving to the United States in 1905, Gernsback published a magazine for amateur radio enthusiasts. He then became fascinated with 18th-century adventurer Baron Munchausen and wrote a series of fantastical tales including “Munchausen on the Moon” (1915) and “Munchausen Departs for the Planet Mars” (1915).
After publishing an hugely successful all-fiction issue of his Science and Invention magazine, Gernsback in 1926 poured his passion for science, fantasy, pulp fiction and profits into the debut issue of Amazing Stories.
To hype the new magazine, which included reprinted stories by Jules Verne and H.G. Wells along with new work by H.P. Lovecraft and J.R. R. Tolkien, Gernsback came up with the category of “scientifiction.” He later improved on the term by inventing the phrase “science fiction.”
Gernsback (born Gernsbacher) lost control of Amazing Stories magazine in 1929, but followed during the Depression with Science Wonder Stories. Forced to sell the magazine — later titled Thrilling Wonder Stories — in the late ’30s. Gernsback revisited the genre in 1952 as publisher of Science-Fiction Plus.
Gernsback commonly shares credit with H.G. Wells and Jules Verne as the “Father of Science Fiction,” but Lovecraft, griping that he was underpaid, had a less august title for his publisher: “Hugo the Rat.”
Still, Gernsback’s writers gained invaluable exposure through Gernsback’s magazines, because the impresario introduced a marketing stroke of genius: He listed the addresses of writers featured in his magazine. As a result, science fiction fans organized themselves into a social movement that even now transcends the passing fancies of any given year’s best-seller list.
Married three times, Gernsback died in 1967. He was inducted 12 years later into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. An archive of his publications can be found at the Special Collections Research Center of the Syracuse University Library.
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Above from the WIRED web site.  I  thought it needed further posting.  

Hugo also wrote what some feel to be the the first true modern science fiction novel, Ralph 124C41 +. Highly recommended.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Say What???

Any citizen, any foreign spy, any member of the Taliban, and any terrorist can go to the WikiLeaks website, and download detailed information about how the U.S. military waged war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2009. Members of that same military, however, are now banned from looking at those internal military documents. “Doing so would introduce potentially classified information on unclassified networks,” according to one directive issued by the armed forces.
That cry you hear? It’s common sense, writhing in pain
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Above italics from WIRED Danger Zone.  Photo from BING.

The Pentagon runs on anal retentive poop gas.  What a sack of dolts.  No wonder we have so much trouble.

Sunday, August 1, 2010


Defense Secretary Robert Gates said whistleblower website WikiLeaks is morally "guilty" for its decision to release nearly 80,000 secret military documents pertaining to the Afghanistan war. 
Speaking on the Sunday news shows, Gates and Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, expressed concern about the potential damage the massive leak could do, including putting Afghan informants in harm's way. 
"My attitude on this is that there are two areas of culpability. One is legal culpability. And that's up to the Justice Department and others. That's not my arena. But there's also a moral culpability. And that's where I think the verdict is guilty on WikiLeaks," Gates said on ABC's"This Week." "They have put this out without any regard whatsoever for the consequences." 
Gates said he was "mortified" and "appalled" by the release. He said the need to protect sources is "sacrosanct" and that WikiLeaks showed "no sense of responsibility.
Photo and above italic text from FOX News online.
Wonder why he doesn't have harsh words for the New York Times?