Friday, July 31, 2009

Harvey Milk to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

The White House has leaked plans to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Harvey Milk posthumously. Milks contributions to the cause of LGBT equality are still being felt. Kudos to the Obama administration for recognizing it

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A New Dimension InTime?

Those who have followed my reading know I have a deep interest in particle physics and cosmology. Now do I understand it? Not so much as I would like to, but still emerging theories are fascinating to me.

The latest to join "String" and "M Theory" involves an extra dimension in time. Extra dimensions are nothing new in physics. Most of the emerging theories utilize several extra dimensions to tie everything together but until recently none has added a dimension of time.

The latest comes from work done by Itzhak Bars of the University of Southern California in LA. Shorthand for the theory would look like this 4+2. Four dimensions of space plus two dimensions of time.

If Bars' theory is confirmed, it could point the way to a "theory of everything" that ties together general relativity and quantum mechanics, gravity....well everything!

The Large Hadron Collider at CERN is going to be testing the theory in comming months and the results of those experiements may point the way to a whole new realm of physics. If you want a brief explanation of the work, look here, but be warned it might give you a headache. T-2 Physics is mind boggling for us mere mortals.

Police Have More Fun With Tazers. This Time A Deaf Guy!

Tasers are in the news lately. Seems Police just can't get enough of them. If they aren't tasering someone in the anus, they are using the non-lethal gadgets to subdue the mentally disabled. The latest fun and games comes from Mobile, Alabama.

Police used pepper spray and a taser on a deaf and mentally disabled man to get him to come out of a restroom. The magistrate on hearing the charges, refused to accept the charges. The man who has the mental abilities of a 10 year old wrote a detailed account of what happened. Though the words are basic, the account is chilling when you consider he couldn't hear the police.

I wonder if the President will call this police action stupid? It was!

Monday, July 27, 2009


Well looks like the Senate has sold the American People OUT! They have removed the public option from the health care reform bill. WHAT THE FUCK ARE THEY DOING!

Sorry, but sometimes you have to just say, WHAT THE FUCK ARE THEY DOING?

Removing the public option is like having no bill at all. Just more insurance companies and more people rejected for "pre-existing conditions".

I just wrote my IDIOT Senators and told them to go stuff it up their holes. Perhaps you should too!

I will be able to talk tomorrow, maybe.

Senator Inhofe Is An Idiot! No Really!

Yes the Republican lie machine is in high gear. Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma heaps more scorn on his home state with this amazingly ignorant statement.
People complain that we are buying — importing from the Middle East — oil and gas. And then they find out that we have it all right here. We don’t have to do that. If their argument there is “Well, we don’t want to use oil and gas because we think it pollutes” — which it doesn’t — but if that’s their argument, then why are we willing to import it from Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East?
So in Oklahoma, where science works backwards apparently, burning oil doesn't polute! Another victory for HOME SCHOOLING!

Kinky Police Assault Suspect With Anal Tazer!

It sounded like a recording from one of the many dungeon parties I have attended, unfortunately, this was a real non-consensual scene with police.

Officer #3: Do you feel this?

Complainant: Yes, sir.

Officer #3: Do you feel that? That’s my -

Complainant: Okay

Officer #3: -Taser up your ass.

Complainant: Okay

Officer #3: So don’t move.

Complainant: I’m trying not to. I can’t breathe.

Burn marks were found to confirm just where the Taser was. Now the person being arrested and subdued is suing for use of exceptional force. Later the following was recorded.

Officer #3: Now do you feel this in your balls?

Complainant: I do, sir. I’m not going to move. I’m not gonna move.

Officer #3 Now I’m gonna tase your balls if you move again.

Officer #3: Okay, I’m gonna take this Taser out of your asshole now. Are you going to fight with me?

Complainant: No, not at all, sir.

Now, I am not saying police shouldn't use occasional force to subdue a suspect, but this guy was already handcuffed and laying on the floor. A police ombudsman who issued a report in Boise where the incident occurred agreed.

Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonella Found In Beef

I was a vegetarian for ten years. It was painless and I got pretty healthy during those years, though I cannot attribute it all to vegetables. I finally fell off the veggie wagon about 10 years ago when I was traveling a lot. Eating vegan on the road is next to impossible, so I went back to munching meat.

Long story short, about 2 months ago I dropped the meat again and apparently just in time. A Denver based supermarket chain sold almost half a million pounds of beef, some of which was contaminated with antibiotic-resistant Salmonella. Now that's a nice thing! Just when you thought you were safe from the antibiotic-resistant staph infection now this!

The company King Soopers recalled 466,236 pounds of potentially contaminated beef. That's a lot of burgers.

Again our factory based farm system and the lack of meaningful inspection is killing us. We dope animals with massive doses of antibiotics and crowd them into stinking feed lots and factory farms and then we are surprised when some new super bug shows up?

I will still eat the occasional hunk of meat, but for the most part, I prefer to leave this flawed food delivery system behind. Until people start raising cattle on grass and stop doping them with chemicals, I will settle for a nice tofu burger and a side of fresh broccoli thank. Safer and a smaller carbon footprint.

World's Stupidist Person? You Decide.

My guess is this person was home schooled, but who knows. She makes an impassioned plea before the Santa Cruz city council that makes Sarah Palin look like Stephen Hawking. I warn you this may rot your brain!