Archive for September 2010
Nuts and fools flock together. Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a homely, repulsive and disgusting little man who deserves to be stuffed into an outhouse hole and have the hole sealed shut. He is basically the mouth piece for the medieval clergy that run Iran. His anti-Semitism is so strong that he would like to outlaw Israel. He has even mentioned nuking the Jewish state. His anti-western and especially anti-U.S. rhetoric makes him sound like a lobotomized North Korean storm trooper. My opinion of the 9/11 Truthers mirrors my impression of this Iranian fool.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, has again managed to steal the global spotlight, after levelling a series of rhetorical attacks on the US and Israel - the “Zionist entity” in his words – during an address to the UN General Assembly.
Specifically, he told world leaders on Thursday that the “majority of the American people, as well as most nations and politicians around the world agree” that “some segments within the US government orchestrated” the September 11, 2001, attacks in order to “reverse the declining American economy” and to justify US military operations in the Middle East to “save the Zionist regime”.
Western diplomats, including the US, Canada and the 27-member EU bloc, walked out during the tirade. PJ Crowley, the US assistant secretary of state, told Al Jazeera that the statement was “totally outrageous”.
But, for better or worse, significant segments of the world’s population are sympathetic to Ahmadinejad’s “conspiratorial” view of the 9/11 attacks which killed about 3,000 people.
Astronomers spot ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid just ONE month before it is due to pass close to Earth.
Last updated at 3:51 PM on 28th September 2010
Astronomers have spotted a ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid less than one month before it is due to pass close to Earth.
The object, given the name ’2010 ST3′, is 150 metres in diameter and will pass within four million miles of Earth in mid-October.
It was discovered using the Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) PS1 telescope in images taken on September 16th, when it was about 20 million miles away.
It is the first ‘potentially hazardous object’ (PHO) to be discovered by the Pan-STARRS survey, using a new telescope designed to scan the skies for dangerous asteroids.
‘Although this particular object won’t hit Earth in the immediate future, its discovery shows that Pan-STARRS is now the most sensitive system dedicated to discovering potentially dangerous asteroids,’ said Robert Jedicke, a University of Hawaii member of the PS1 Scientific Consortium, who is working on the asteroid data from the telescope.
‘This object was discovered when it was too far away to be detected by other asteroid surveys,’ Jedicke noted.
Most of the largest PHOs have already been catalogued, but scientists suspect that there are many more under a mile across that have not yet been discovered.
These could cause devastation on a regional scale if they ever hit our planet. Such impacts are estimated to occur once every few thousand years.
Timothy Spahr, director of the Minor Planet Center (MPC), said, ‘I congratulate the Pan-STARRS project on this discovery.
‘It is proof that the PS1 telescope, with its Gigapixel Camera and its sophisticated computerized system for detecting moving objects, is capable of finding potentially dangerous objects that no one else has found.’
The Pan-STARRS PS1 Observatory just before sunrise on Haleakala, Maui
Pan-STARRS expects to discover tens of thousands of new asteroids every year with sufficient precision to accurately calculate their orbits around the sun.
Any sizable object that looks like it may come close to Earth within the next 50 years or so will be labeled ‘potentially hazardous’ and carefully monitored.
NASA experts believe that, given several years warning, it should be possible to organize a space mission to deflect any asteroid that is discovered to be on a collision course with Earth.
PS1 and its bigger brother, PS4, which will be operational later in this decade, are expected to discover a million or more asteroids in total.
They will also spot more distant targets such as variable stars, supernovas, and mysterious bursts from galaxies across more than half the universe. PS1 became fully operational in June 201.
The United States has not let up on the war with Al Qaeda. Recently intense military pressure has been brought against Muslim terrorists within Pakistan. Mainly in the North Waziristan region. This is where it is believed the top Al Qaeda leadership is hiding.
The U.S. military now pursues Al Qaeda and Taliban fighters across the border from Afghanistan into Pakistan. The Pakistanis seem to wink and turn a blind eye. Pakistani leadership has been targeted by the Islamic extremists and now it seems they are cooperating with the U.S. in allowing military incursions into their country.
It has now been 9 years since 9/11 and the battle still rages. Bush wasted 4,500 American lives in Iraq in an illegal invasion against a country that had nothing to do with 9/11. But now under President Obama there seems to be focus on the real perpetrators of 9/11. And American wrath against these bloodthirsty religious zealots is getting more dynamic and punishing.
(CNN) — A recent drone strike in Pakistan’s tribal region killed one of al Qaeda’s top commanders, two Pakistani security officials told CNN Tuesday.
Sheikh Mohammad Fateh al Masri, described as the group’s senior operational commander, was killed in North Waziristan, one of the seven districts of the country’s volatile tribal region.
One of the sources said al Masri was killed recently, and the other said he was killed in a strike on Sunday. The sources did not want to be named because they are not authorized to speak to the media.
While the United States is the only country in the region of Pakistan and Afghanistan known to have the ability to launch missiles from drones — which are controlled remotely — U.S. officials normally do not comment on suspected drone strikes.
Al Masri was emir, or leader, for Qaidat al-Jihad fi Khorasan, or the base of the jihad in the Khorasan — the region that encompasses large areas of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Iran.
He replaced Mustafa Abu Yazid, al Qaeda’s former leader in Afghanistan, who was killed in May by a drone strike in Datta Khel in North Waziristan. And, al Masri has led military operations in Afghanistan as well as carried out attacks in Pakistan, which he viewed as a vital theater in the war.
It has been widely reported in the last few months that the U.S. is now sending Special Operations Forces on the ground into North Waziristan. There are recent reports of a secret 3,000 man elite Afghan battalion led by C.I.A and Green Beret operatives that are moving into Pakistan on a regular basis. This is documented in Bob Woodward’s new book. Al Qaeda leadership hiding in their bunkers must be having a terrible time getting a good nights sleep.
I think pro football teams in North America are capturing, domesticating and then using Sasquatches as football players. The hairy Bigfoots have to be under those helmets that have tangled vines of non-human hair protruding out like radioactive spaghetti. Check the similarities below.
Here is another eye opening example.
Now is this a human’s or a wild man’s cobweb?
And if you watch closely, all the big plays in football games are executed by players with this twisted bramble.
The Sasquatch is an excellent physical specimen capable of great strength combined with a massive build. Perfect football players.
Is it just a matter of time before Chupacabras become quarterbacks?
I think it is fair to say that our society is obsessed with consuming things. Mass consumption is ecstasy.
Below are the lyrics and video to Strength Thru Shopping performed by Jello Biafra and The Guantanamo School Of Medicine. Jello is the former lead singer of the punk band The Dead Kennedys. I had the pleasure of seeing that band back in the eighties in Winnipeg at the now defunct Le Rendezvous. It was quite the gig indeed.
Monogrammed toilet paper rollers that sing
Ever wonder who would buy these things?
The ones with plastic Santas in their yards
And custom license plates no one understands
Strength thru shopping
What a thrill
Who cares, they were on sale
Save more buying nothing at all
But it’s the art of the deal
Fake glasses so people think I’m smart
Fitness toys by mail, I think I used ‘em once
Found a quicker way
To dazzle the boys and girls
Silicone implants for he-man lumpy arms
Strength thru shopping
Make my day
Obey the call of the consumer
Give me convenience
Or give me death
Before I choke on myself
My car stereo’s so loud and big
There’s hardly anywhere for me to sit
Or make room for an inflatable doll or three
So I can take the carpool lane
And pass toll-free
Took a paid vacation on a train
My camcorder never left my face
Only put it down to recharge
At home I’ll play it back
And see just where we’ve gone
Strength through shopping everywhere
Am I possessed by my possessions?
Online I never leave my chair
No one screws me
Kuz I’m protected
I screw myself instead
Two of my favourite things are beaches and airplanes. There is a place in the Caribbean that has both in abundance. St. Martin has an airport where the runway starts right at a beach. The jets come roaring in just metres above the heads of the people on the beach. This is paradise.
The A shows the location of St. Martin.
Saint Martin (French: Saint-Martin; Dutch: Sint Maarten) is an island in the northeast Caribbean, approximately 300 km (186 miles) east of Puerto Rico. The 87 km2 island is divided roughly 60/40 between France (53 km2) nd the Netherlands Antilles (34 km2); it is the smallest inhabited sea island divided between two nations, a division dating to 1648. The southern Dutch half comprises the Eilandgebied Sint Maarten (Island Territory of St. Maarten) and is part of the Netherlands Antilles. The northern French half comprises the Collectivité de Saint-Martin (Collectivity of St. Martin) and is an overseas collectivity of France.
On January 1, 2007 the population of the entire island was 74,852 inhabitants, 38,927 of whom lived on the Dutch side, and 35,925 on the French side.
In the tradition of honouring great movie scenes, I have included a scene that will go down in history as one of the most bizarre. Ace Ventura (Jim Carey) is conducting surveillance in a mechanical rhino when the machine malfunctions. Ace is desperate to get out as it is getting very hot in the rhino contraption. His escape confounds some tourists on safari.
First Jive Dude: Shiiiiit, maaaaan. That honky muf’ be messin’ mah old lady… got to be runnin’ cold upside down his head, you know?
Second Jive Dude: Hey home’, I can dig it. Know ain’t gonna lay no mo’ big rap up on you, man!
First Jive Dude: I say hey, sky… subba say I wan’ see…
Second Jive Dude: Uh-huh.
First Jive Dude: …pray to J I did the same ol’ same ol’!
Second Jive Dude: Hey… knock a self a pro, Slick! That gray matter backlot perform us DOWN, I take TCB-in’, man!
First Jive Dude: Hey, you know what they say: see a broad to get dat booty yak ‘em…
First Jive Dude, Second Jive Dude: …leg ‘er down a smack ‘em yak ‘em!
First Jive Dude: COL’ got to be! Y’know? Shiiiiit.
Randy: Can I get you something?
Second Jive Dude: ‘S’mofo butter layin’ me to da’ BONE! Jackin’ me up… tight me!
Randy: I’m sorry, I don’t understand.
First Jive Dude: Cutty say ‘e can’t HANG!
Jive Lady: Oh stewardess! I speak jive.
Randy: Oh, good.
Jive Lady: He said that he’s in great pain and he wants to know if you can help him.
Randy: All right. Would you tell him to just relax and I’ll be back as soon as I can with some medicine?
Jive Lady: Jus’ hang loose, blood. She gonna catch ya up on da’ rebound on da’ med side.
Second Jive Dude: What it is, big mama? My mama no raise no dummies. I dug her rap!
Jive Lady: Cut me some slack, Jack! Chump don’ want no help, chump don’t GET da’ help!
First Jive Dude: Say ‘e can’t hang, say seven up!
Jive Lady: Jive ass dude don’t got no brains anyhow! Hmmph!
Here is a list of some of the top Aerobatic Jet Teams in the world. Most of these teams are military jet teams, but there are also a few civilian teams.
These teams perform high-speed intricate manoeuvres often involving extremely close precision formations. It is very dangerous stuff. The pilots have to know exactly what the other members are doing and where they are at all times. Accidents have happened with loss of life, but it is very rare.
I have included 10 military teams and 3 civilian teams. There is no rating as the criteria would not be uniform throughout all the teams. Some teams, especially the Russian and United States teams, fly top of the line high performance fighters. While other teams use advanced trainers.
Lets get this list airborne.
Blue Impulse. Japan.
Aircraft: 9 Kawasaki T-4′s, Trainer
Turkish Stars. Turkey.
Aircraft: 10 NF-5A Freedom Fighters. Fighter.
Patrouille de France
Aircraft: 8 Alpha Jets. Trainer.
August 1 (aerobatic team). China.
Aircraft: 6 Chengdu J-10. Fighter.
Aircraft: 6 SU-27′s. Fighter.
Royal Air Force Red Arrows. United Kingdom.
Aircraft: 9 Hawk T1A’s. Trainer.
Aircraft: 11 CT-114 Tutors. Trainer.
Blue Angels. United States.
Aircraft: 10 F/A-18 Hornets. Fighter.
Aircraft: 6 Mig-29′s. Fighter.
Thunderbirds. United States.
Aircraft: 8 F-16 Fighting Falcons. Fighter.
Jet aerobatic teams are not exclusive to militaries. They are several civilian teams from around the world. Below are the three most prominent.
U.S. Jet Team. United States.
Aircraft: 4 Fouga CM-170 Magisters.
Team Breitling. France.
Aircraft: 5 L-39 Albatross.
Patriots Jet Team. United States.
Aircraft: 4 L-39 Albatross.
Golfing is a fine sport. It gets you outdoors in a very picturesque setting with good company, at least you hope with good company. I golfed today with a very fine fellow and everything went great. But we didn’t take ourselves to seriously.
But some golfers treat the game as a life and death situation. Every mistake is the end of the world. A sliced shot generates intense feelings of impotency. An easy missed putt makes one feel inadequate. And it goes on.
And when team play is involved. The frustrations can boil over into black eyes and cracked ribs.