Monday, September 02, 2013
Via WWTDD: I love my grandparents for winning a World War and procreating, but I got stuck at their place this weekend which means endless hours of cable network news. I just can’t see one more bad CGI rendering of boats firing cruise missiles and hitting targets in another one of those Middle Eastern countries where everything is rubble and decay before the bombs even hit. I get most of my national security knowledge from artificial, scripted, TV shows. The TV is how I learned about sex and how to build a bear trap, it’s good enough for keeping informed on the world. I dig Homeland. The Muslims are treacherous bastards and the Americans are weak lying sex addicts. That seems fair. Claire Danes almost ruins it with her nervous mouse head jarring about. But, based on this advanced look at the season three premiere at the end of the month, at least we get to see her get popped on a staircase. Oh, yeah, spoiler alert. Fuck you.
Sunday, September 01, 2013
Via Disclose.tv: President Barack Obama says he has decided that the United States should take military action against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack. But he says he will seek congressional authorization for the use of force. He says congressional leadership plans to hold a debate and a vote as soon as Congress comes back in September. Obama says he has the authority to act on his own, but believes it is important for the country to have a debate. Military action would be in response to a chemical weapons attack the U.S. says Syrian President Bashar Assad's government carried out against civilians. The U.S. says more than 1.400 Syrians were killed in that attack last week. Meanwhile Russia dramatically escalated its denunciations of American threats to attack Syrian military targets on Saturday, as President Vladimir Putin called the arguments about chemical weapons that underlie the U.S. case "utter nonsense". The Foreign Ministry said a U.S. attack would be a "gross violation" of international law. Speaking out for the first time since an alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus on Aug. 21, President Putin called on President Obama to find a nonviolent way out of the crisis. "I would like to address Obama as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate: Before using force in Syria, it would be good to think about future casualties", Putin told Russian news agencies in Vladivostok during a tour of the country’s flood-stricken Far East. "Russia is urging you to think twice before making a decision on an operation in Syria", he said. Next week’s Group of 20 economic summit in St. Petersburg would be a good forum for discussing the Syrian issue, he said, "so why not take advantage of it?" The White House argued Friday that intelligence shows more than 1.400 people died from exposure to chemical weapons in an attack carried out by the Syrian military. President Putin said he was sure the attack was the work of rebels trying to provoke international — and especially American — involvement in the Syrian conflict. The regime of Bashar al-Assad, he said, would have had no reason to use chemical weapons at a time when it had gained the upper hand in the fighting. "While the Syrian army is on the offensive, saying that it is the Syrian government that used chemical weapons is utter nonsense", Putin said. On top of that, he said, the Obama administration’s "claims that proof exists, but is classified and cannot be presented to anybody, are below criticism. This is plain disrespect for their partners". Putin’s comments were soon underlined by a stern statement from the Foreign Ministry. After U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul had finished a meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Rybakov on Saturday, the ministry declared, "Russia has expressed its conviction that any forceful action against Syria that the U.S. could carry out in circumvention of the U.N. Security Council would be an act of aggression and a gross violation of international law". Putin said he was surprised by the vote in Britain’s Parliament on Thursday not to join a U.S. attack on Syrian military targets. "It shows that there are people guided by common sense there", he said. Putin said he and Obama have not discussed Syria since the alleged chemical weapons attack occurred.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Via WWTDD: Whenever I go to extended family or large social functions and people ask me what I do, I always say I’m a pornographer. It’s simply the best way to get people to leave you alone. Nobody ever asks you, "Oh, yeah, what kind?" or "Who do you work for" or shit like that. They just slowly edge their children away from you allowing you to get easier access to the bar. But what I’d really like to be is a bikini designer. It seems like a pretty easy job. You take what you did the last time, change the colors a bit, add a different kind of knot, then you get some crazy hot chick to model it and everybody calls you a genius. Also, if you pretend to be gay, you get to hang out in the dressing room where all the girls change. I could do that.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Via Two Olive Trees: In his latest post Elijah the Tishbite esplains that Almighty God is sending Planet X or Nibiru to cross between the Sun and the Earth to cause three days of darkness as written in Joel 2:31. Some things Elijah the Tishbite writes are a bit difficult to understand. But remain calm and rest asssured people that this Levite will draw everything right for you in due time in the light of the Septuagint. If this is the appointed time for furthering my subduing of the emotional and material dimension, I might soon be at an appointed Greek Orthodox monastery again for necessary spiritual excercises. Elijah the Tishbite was by the way the person who in the 1980's laid out my Biblical and spiritual knowledge to my esoteric training, before I became baptized Greek Orthodox Christian at Mount Athos in Greece, which only happened in 2011. Anyway, this is what Elijah the Tishbite and his scribe Gloria wrote a couple of days ago: "I and Gloria, my scribe, are here because it is appointed to be. We do what we believe He has us to do at this appointed time before He moves us to the next appointed place to do whatever leads us to do, and to whomever He has to meet for His will to be done. We live like it is written, as strangers and pilgrims. We speak such hard words of truth that most people cannot bear them. Most so-called Christians are not spiritual from the pulpits on down of most churches, whatever kind. But there are some that are glad to hear the truth of Almighty God's Word His Lord Jesus or Michael gave, Daniel 12:1-3. We read in Daniel 11:37 of the son that has turned from the God of His father, from being a Christian to the god of Islam, Allah, as a muslim convert on Cyprus Island in Tim Cohen's book, "The Anti-Christ Prince and A Cup of Tea". It shows a photo of his mother, a high witch, placing her sword of approval upon Prince Charles' head saying that her master, the dragon, that is, Satan, will give him all the power and authority to be king over the soon-to-be arisen Roman Empire, Revelation 9:11, Revelation 13:1-2 + 18. The Queen of England is about ready to abdicate her throne and move to her new mansion under the Denver Airport along with all the rich elite to dwell in their new safety havens, all being the children of Satan as written in Almighty God's Word in Revelation l6:14-17. At this time Almighty God is sending Planet X or Nibiru to cross between the Sun and the Earth to cause three days of darkness as written in Joel 2:31. While the Earth is in total darkness, the Lord will come down as a bright star having the key to the bottomless pit to allow Satan spiritually to be set free to come up upon the Earth as written in Revelation 13:11 + 5 to be the ruler of his whole rebellious Earth for 42 months as written in Revelation 13:5. When Satan comes up upon this Earth, Prince Charles will come up out of the sea in a giant submarine as written in Revelation 13:1-2. Then we have Revelation 16:13-14. These three named will be placing demonic spirits into the rulers to be led by them every time they allow evil to dwell in their heart. They get more and more wicked. It's liken to the one that the Lord met who had a legion of demons in his earthly vessel. God knows how many person are running around like this in high places. No matter, come quickly, Lord Jesus. Elijah"
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Via abc NEWS: Venus is like a reclusive celebrity that gets the public's attention every couple of years, though in the planet's case it's more like every century. One group at NASA wants to get to know the real story behind Venus in a much more intimate setting. Rather than observe the planet from afar, either through Earth's observatories or with satellites and probes, Geoffrey Landis and his team at NASA want to put a sail-powered rover on Venus's surface. "Venus is the closest planet to Earth, but we know so little about it", Landis, the principal investigator behind the Venus landsail, told ABC News. "We'd be looking at a planet similar to Earth, but [something] went terribly wrong". Earth and Venus are both rock-based planets similar in size and gravity, but the similarities end there. "It's hotter than the inside of your oven, with a pressure like it's one kilometer under [Earth's] ocean", said Landis. He and his team have been looking at electronics and power sources that will hold up in these harsh conditions for Zephyr, their landsail rover named after one the Greek wind gods. Paul Mahaffy, the principal investigator behind the SAM suite of instruments on board the Curiosity rover on Mars, said that NASA has tried to do rigorous measurements in Venus's atmosphere but failed. "The Pioneer Venus Project's mass spectrometer got clogged up by sulfuric acid droplets as it went through the atmosphere", he said. "Part of the reason [Venus missions] haven't succeeded are the technical challenges". Landis's team went with a landsail design because it takes advantage of the planet's flat topography and its calm winds. "Venus's surface is remarkably smooth", said Landis. "It looks like a nice place for driving around". The rover would be passively powered by the sail and any electric power can instead be directed to the radio and the scientific instruments, he added. Thinking about how to power the rover on Venus's surface may seem premature. The famous seven minutes of terror that the Jet Propulsion Laboratory endured while landing Curiosity on Mars last year shows how stressful the landing procedure is. Zephyr still needs a detailed flight plan, though it would have to be different than Curiosity's. For one, if Zephyr used a large parachute equal in size to the one that that landed the Mars rover, it would act more as a hindrance because of Venus's thick atmosphere. "You need a much smaller parachute. Otherwise, it would take a long time to come down", said Landis. Landis and his colleagues have focused on getting Zephyr to Venus's surface, almost to the point that they're not even sure what to expect once it actually lands. "It's hard to predict what we'd find", said Landis. "But there are some very interesting land forms on Venus that we don't know anything about. It'd be enlightening to drive around and see what Venus looks like". Mahaffy is also excited to see the possible questions Zephyr might answer. "Why is the atmosphere nearly 100 times that of Earth's? Was there some big volcanic event hundreds of million years ago that brought all this material to the planet's surface?" he asked. "Oh man, there's terrific science to be done on Venus". While Zephyr wouldn't be the first rover to land on Venus, it would be the first to stay on the planet at least overnight. "The longest [lander] mission on Venus only lasted two hours", Landis said. Zephyr itself is still very early in its development, existing only on paper and prototypes. However, if it follows the path of Curiosity, we might see a crowd of excited engineers cheering Zephyr's triumphs in a decade or two.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Via Unknown Country: Food for thought. If Dr. Barrie Tower is telling even a small part of the truth, there are terrifying weapons capabilities that can be directed not just against the body of an individual, but against his mind. Put things like that into the hands of people who are hidden behind laws that protect them from scrutiny and exempt their actions from due process, and you have trouble.