Friday, February 8, 2008

Friday is a Tax Reduction

Hello and welcome to another weekend!

Treasury chief: Tax rebate checks to go out in May. The Economic Stimulus is to give us our Tax money early, it is not a tax break. The money will be deducted from next year's return...? (

"This is no ordinary recession," he said. "The aftereffects will last much longer than the typical downturn." [politics] (

Well they passed it. Congress just threw our drowning economy a bowling ball. [politics] (

This ultra-right wing propaganda machine is about to spend $1 million on an anti-Obama movie [politics] (

NYT: So where did the 5M come from? Obama releases tax returns, favors transparent government. Hillary takes the closed door Bush approach. Trust her! Really! [politics] (

Obama suggests Clinton show tax returns so the public can see where the $5 million she loaned her presidential campaign came from [politics] (

WSJ: Obama exposes Clinton health care mandate as coercion [politics] (

Is Clinton actually broke? Or was the campaign staff working for free just a fundraising stunt? [politics] (

Hillary's $5 million loan to her campaign, and claim that advisers were working without pay, was all just a fundraising stunt, and it succeeded [politics] (

If you read this article on John McCain's official website you'll notice he was pushing hard for war with Iraq 6 months before 9/11. 9/11 changed nothing, it only became his justification for war. [politics] (

In the event of martial law, over 23,000 private citizens have a license to kill [politics] (

Pure Comedy Gold: Bush Says *Clinton and Obama* Threaten Our Current Era of "Prosperity and Peace" [Not the Onion] [politics] (

New Hampshire to Initiate Impeachment [politics] (

Attorney General to Congress: We won't investigate whether waterboarding is illegal, whether warrantless wiretapping is illegal, or enforce subpoenas from Congress. This is empire, not democracy. [politics] (

The Surveillance Scam: Why the Protect America Act is a Bad Idea [politics] (

Incarceration Nation: More Americans are behind bars than anywhere in the world except in Kim Jong-Il's Neo-Stalinist state. [politics] (

Modern Slavery: A world map [worldnews] (

Look at all the pictures. Check the ones towards the end. How does "pro-war" sound now? (

All of Iraq & Afghanistan War Money, About $11 Billion A Month, Is Being Put On A Government Credit Card; Interest Payments On The Debt Will Total (est) $2.7 Trillion Over The Next Decade [politics] (

Reporting Iraq: Journalists' Fight Against Propaganda in a Censored War [politics] (

Roving teams of NY City police officers armed with automatic rifles and accompanied by bomb-sniffing dogs will patrol the city’s subway system daily, beginning next month [politics] (

IRS Refuses To Explain Why Scientologists Get Special Tax Deductions (

Swimming at the edge of Victoria Falls (Pics) (

Writers' strike ends (

Briton jailed for 4 years in Dubai after customs find cannabis weighing less than a grain of sugar under his shoe (

The drug laws don't work - The real 'softies' are the politicians who refuse to engage in a sober debate on cannabis [politics] (

A woman is severely assaulted by her husband/boyfriend every 15 second in this country; A man is severely assaulted by his wife/girlfriend every 14.6 seconds. (

Radio waves? Useless here. X-rays? Too damaging. So how do you find hidden paintings in centuries-old walls? Introducing... "T-rays" [science] (

Recycling yourself: generating energy from daily activites [science] (

Biofuel is /not/ the answer... It worsens the increasingly dire situation (

Bottle Some Sunshine In Sun Jar [environment] (

10 Sci-Fi Techs We Could Build If They Weren't So Damn Expensive [technology] (

$6 Million Home Theatre [technology] (

Paintings That Make You Look Closer [happy] (

Holographic displays step closer [technology] (

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Thursday is Obama and NOT Clinton

Hello, clearly it is NOT Clinton. No one wants a continuation of the horrific pattern: Bush, Clinton, Bush . . . . . NOT Clinton!

Romney to "suspend" campaign (

Hillary Clinton has been part of the political machine for decades, with the connections that implies. And yet, she needs to open her and Bill's wallet to compete with a junior Senator from Illinois. (

Obama has now raised $7 million just since Super Tuesday, to Hillary's $1 million (

Clinton loans herself $5 million (

If this is the bizarro world version of 1968, with Obama the closest thing we've seen to RFK, then is Clinton like Nixon, a little-liked figure from a previous administration who slips into power? (

Yesterday at 3:15 pm, Obama voted for an amendment that would expire FISA in four years instead of six, giving the next president a shot at amending the law. Clinton was nowhere to be found. (

Well-placed spouse of Clinton campaign insider just told me that a rumor is spreading like wild fire in Hillaryland that Al Gore is going to endorse Barack Obama. (

How Obama defied Reid and got real ethics reform passed (

I’ve worked for three presidents and known two or three others,” said Michael Blumenthal, "And Obama is just about the only politician I’ve ever seen who compares to Jack Kennedy.” (

Clinton Chronicle: The entire story of the Clintons. (

Why Obama? - An Answer (which doesn't just compare him to Hillary or the Republicans.) (

You probably don't know yet how close the US came to war with Iran over the Strait of Hormuz speedboats... (

Jan. 28, 2008, is a date that will live in congressional infamy. Congress surrendered the power of the purse over national security affairs to the White House. (

Saudi Arabia: America's Tyrannical Friend (

Waterboarding used to be illegal. The law's never been repealed, no law allowing it has been passed, and it's never been struck down. It's still illegal (

White House: "We Definitely Want To Consider Using Waterboarding Again" (

Fiscal Idiocy - Why the State of the Union is worse than George W. Bush will admit. (

US Border Guards will copy your laptop/ipod/camera contents. [] (

NY Times: None Dare Call It Nixonian: The White House (Apparently) Lost a Bit of E-Mail (

Britain Is Slithering Down The Road Towards A Police State: The machine is out of control. Personal surveillance in Britain is so extensive that no democratic oversight is remotely plausible. (

Next step towards police state: heavily armed military in the subway (

NY Lawmakers Shocked At Bush's 77% Cut In Health Funding for 9/11 Victims (

U.S. is paying for Iran's nuclear program. Seriously. (

Facebook: Data Collection System for Governments and Corporations (

Google will spend hundreds of millions to support alternative energy; out-spends government [science] (

DNA Found to Have "Impossible" Telepathic Properties [science] (

New car battery lasts 4x longer, produces 150% of the power, and is 70% cheaper [science] (

Top 10 badass ancient weapons [] (

The Evolution of Tech Companies Logos [] (

The 6 Cutest Animals That Can Still Destroy You [science] (

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Wednesday is cut

Hello, and welcome. check out these links...

Obam wins Super Tuesday (845-836), and overtakes Clinton in the total delegate count (908-884). (

Obama Is The Only Major Candidate Left In The Race Who Sounds Like He Would Even Contemplate Negotiating With Enemies & Looking For Ways To Avoid The Bellicosity Of The Bush Years. (

It's Got to be Obama -- he is poised to try a little harder to make a little more change than the same old, same old, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton (

Obama won more states, won more delegates, improved his numbers with key groups, widened his lead among minority voters, and over-all, outperformed Hillary. Period. (

Anybody notice that Barack is beating Hillary in the Red States? (

2 Words for Feminists Supporting Hillary Because She's a Woman: Condoleeza Rice (

In a stunning upset, Ron Paul loses every state on Super Tuesday! (self.politics)

McCain predicts: “I’m sorry to tell you, there’s going to be other wars.” We are forewarned that McCain intends to be a war president (

Buchanan: John McCain ‘Will Make Cheney Look Like Gandhi’ (

John McCain's hothead personality and short temper make him unfit to be president, let alone senator, say GOP colleagues (

John "There's Gonna Be More Wars" McCain, John "Hundred Years In Iraq" McCain --- "Is Carried By Anti-War Crowd"... WTF??? (

Evidence of Fraud and Disenfranchisement in 2004 Ohio Election: (a) fraud, (b) disenfranchisment, (c) voter suppression, (d) recount obstruction, (e) vote machine tampering. (

Mitt Romney is not a Conservative, he’s just another Corporatist (

Bush spends 7 years destroying the constitution, Senate Judiciary committee member Arlen Specter decides to investigate NFL spying [] (

Memo to Arlen Specter: We wanted you to investigate the Patriot Act Spying not the New England Patriots (

Remember that town in Vermont that us users at reddit sent thank you letters to for voting to arrest Bush and Cheney? They noticed and told the media! (

Militarism Is Deeply Entrenched in the American Psyche; We must understand its endless appeal if we ever hope to change it. (

People like Dick Cheney are incapable of believing in political principles separate from their economic self-interest, they assume everyone is driven by the same corrupt motives that plague them. (

The world's rubbish dump: a garbage tip that stretches from Hawaii to Japan [science] (

A TSA officer told me that coming to a US airport with Arabic words on my T-shirt was equivalent to visiting a bank while wearing a shirt that read "I'm a robber". (

Curious, now the total of damage undersea fiberoptic cables numbers five (5) (

Wonder why FIVE undersea communication cables were cut? Answer: to stop Iran from installing oil bourse scheduled to go online this month (

[PIC] Locations of the 5 Damaged Submarine Cables - The Map May Surprise You [] (

How do you fix an undersea cable? - By Lindsay Goldwert - Slate Magazine [science] (

Connecting The Many Undersea Cut Cable Dots (

"Euros Accepted" signs pop up in New York City [] (

Life, the universe and a really deep mine [science] (

Top 10 coolest plants [science] (

The 5,000+ year old air conditioners and refrigerators of Iran [science] (

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Tuesday is Super!

Super Tuesday it is. Who's going to take home the vote? Paul? Obama? Anyone else that doesn't matter? We shall see who Diebold decides will win. On another alarming note, beginning in March Americans traveling abroad will be required to have 2 legal documents to travel in/out of the country. (1) a passport, and (2) a "cleared" message from the DHS authorizing the airline to allow the specific person to board the specific flight or ship.

For what little it's worth, the DHS followed its notice of the new procedures and document requirements for land border crossings with the announcement of the details of a new "passport card". Their idea was, apparently, to assuage the intense and widespread criticism of the new document requirements for land border crossings by promising to offer a cheaper alternative to a passport, "real soon now". But passport cards won't begin to be available until after the new procedures for USA-Canada/Mexico land border crossings take effect. As I had expected , the passport card will contain a "vicinity" RFID chip, i.e. a chip that can be read at longer range than the "proximity" chip in "RFID passports. The DHS admits that each passport card will respond to any query by sending back a unique chip ID number -- apparently in the clear. So if you want a cheaper alternative to an (RFID) passport, it will have a much longer-range identity broadcasting mechanism. And as with RFID passports, there's nothing in the new rules to restrict private and commercial tracking of passport cards by their unique chip numbers, or secret commercial aggregation, use, and sale of those tracking logs.

Sounds awesome. I’m traveling to the UK and Europe in mid-March. I'll let you know how this new DHS permission thing goes. apparently what it seems they are trying to do is move everyone from an original passport to an RFID passport. The only way to move people from point A to point B is to make a new ridiculous law, then implement an easier way to get the law across to appear as a positive in the public's eye. A RFID chip in your passport would enable the govt to track you wherever you go, without the written 'permission' with a RFID chip in it.

Pretty soon, it will be mandatory to get a RFID chip implanted in you for 'safety' tracking and to store all your personal information (SS#, CC#, insurance) basically everything that identifies you as you. And can all be erased in the blink of an eye, without any form of physical identification. Fun times ahead!

Starting this month, US citizens will require DHS permission to return home from abroad. [politics] (

Super Tuesday Guide to Green Voting [environment] (

The Case for Barack Obama: 12 Reasons to Support the Senator from Illinois [politics] (

Don't screw up, Democrats, Barack Obama is your man [politics] (

Clinton Won't Commit to Protect Constitution (Obama and Paul do). (

One day, there will be a woman worth electing to the White House. But not this one. [politics] (

Hillary Proposes a Bailout of the Mortgage Mess ... Guess Who Her Top Contributors Are? [politics] (

Hillary Clinton Is the Biggest Recipient of Lobbyist Donations [politics] (

Soldiers love Ron and Barack, and lobbyists love Sen. Hillary Clinton [politics] (

The uneducated, poor terrorists with all of their sophisticated weaponry like the AK-47 is such a threat we need a massive database of biometrics; Are american so dumb as to accept this bullsh*t? [politics] (

Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Conan O'Brien Duke It Out To Decides Who Created Mike Huckabee (One Of The Funniest Things I've Seen This Year) (

If you'd told me at the start of this presidential primary that I'd take off work for the campaign of a pro-life republican from Texas, I'd have probably jump kicked you in the chest. [politics] (

"Thirty years of the same two families in the White House is enough. It's time to change the guard." [politics] (

How bush was greeted in KC [Pics] [politics] (

Bush's Budget: $688 Billion For War [politics] (

Bush Proposes Budget With $400B Deficit (

If Iran Were America (And We Were Iran): A Timeline - (1953-2007) [politics] (

How plastic we've become - - bisphenol A (BPA) exhibits potent hormone-like activity in human cells. [science] (

You would think all this plastic could be recycled into fuel profitably, could it be a floating oil well? [environment] (

An interesting catalog of human extinction scenerios [science] (

Satellite Spotters Glimpse Secrets, and Tell Them - New York Times [science] (

Binghamton, NY Council Votes to Impeach Bush/Cheney [politics] (

Last-minute maintennance on Diebold machines opens door to fraud (

Did life begin on ice? “Cold conditions make much more sense, chemically, than warm conditions.” [science] (

Scientists are finding clues about why water is so utterly weird [science] (

"Made in China" now has a different meaning for me (warning graphic links) (

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Sunday is Superbowl?

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! That's it. Thats all I have for you today, enjoy the links!

America Responds to Vermont's Arrest Warrants for Bush/Cheney [politics] (

Photos of what’s happpening at the Marine Corps Recruiting Center in Berkeley [politics] (

Pentagon: The internet needs to be dealt with as if it were an enemy "weapons system" [politics] (

Undersea Internet Cables [pic] (

Thrills in Laying Deep-Sea Cable Across the Atlantic 84 Years Back [science](

Three internet cables as thick as your leg break in 2 days, Iran registers 100% packet loss. How isn't this news? [politics] (

70% of Plants ID'd to Fight Cancer Found Only in Rainforests - Yes Less Than One Percent of Tropical Species Have Been Analyzed So Far (Time is Running Out) [science] (

US Politics Have No Left Wing (

Why is Big Oil still receiving tax breaks? As the industry sets historical profits, there should be no reason whatsoever to give them a penny [politics] (

How Hitler won over the Germans. (

We may be witnessing a transformation of the Earth as profound as the end of the age of the dinosaurs, and entering a geological period as distinctive as the Jurassic [science] (

Cunnilingus is increasing HPV rates in men, leading to increasing rates of oral cancer [science] (

Tonight: Clinton, Huckabee, Obama and Paul in "Closing Arguments: A Presidential Super Dialogue" [politics] (

Today Poland agreed to house a US Missile base. Russia does not want it there. This is the Polish Missile Crisis [politics] (

Ireland introduces 33 cent plastic bag tax. 94% drop within weeks. (

"I don't want to just end the war, I want to end the mind-set that got us into war in the first place." - Barack Obama [politics] (

Like Father, Like Son: W is a criminal, just like his dad [politics] (

Crime of the Century: Time for Congress to Stand Up [politics] (

Vermont Legislature Gives Approval to Hemp Farming [politics] (

Protect America from the Protect America Act [politics] (

Navy Rail Gun Test DESTROYS Everything It Touches at 5,640 mph (

Can't Pay Your Mortgage? Trash Your House and Leave. It Seems To Be The Solution Many Are Choosing. (

Will McCain, who finished 894th out of 899 at the Naval Academy and who lost five jets, return competence to the White House? [politics] (

The only economic stimulus: Peace and a smaller Federal Government [politics] (

How the Media Messes with Your Mind [science] (

Evidence of the "Colbert Bump" [science] (

The Mystery Of Glassy Water [science] (

A new version of an old idea is threatening the battery industry [science] (

Just a reminder: There's still a genocide in Darfur. [politics] (

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Electronics and the Environment [science] (

Do You Know the Cholesterol Lowering Herbs? [science] (

India and the US plan to cooperate in the exploration of space [science] (

An ordinary DVD played on a modern HDTV is not only a huge improvement over the picture on a standard TV, but practically indistinguishable from that produced by a Blu-ray or HD DVD disc [science] (

British scientists discover how to turn women's bone marrow into sperm [science] (

Another take on Easter Island [science] (