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“Red ruffed”… 15 August 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter.
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Two red ruffed lemurs sit in their enclosure at the Duisburg Zoo in Germany
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Two red ruffed lemurs sit in their enclosure at the Duisburg Zoo in Germany    [AFP/GETTY]

:lol:  but not the same as “red neck”!

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1. marisacat - 15 August 2011

:lol: such patriots… or maybe he feels he is embracing the Mother Land Country.. I see Bratton, one of the Guiliani Rowdy Boyo coppers, says if Cameron really wants him to be Metro Chief.. why, he’d change citizenship.
:roll:

It all means so much to the bully boys, ’til it does not.

2. BooHooHooMan - 15 August 2011

Drudge

BUFFETT: Super Rich Should Pay MORE in Taxes…

BUCHANAN: OK, Set an Example, Send $5 Billion Check to Gov’t…
:lol: Wellll, Not to be outdone in the vent-hole game,
the Dailykos “recommended” list..

Buffett un-leashed. This could change the conversation.
by CanYouBeAngryAndStillDream

I like to think this is a game-changer. :lol: Warren Buffett, the man with an unparalleled ability to understand numbers uses them masterfully here….

AND

False Prophet Slobbering: Buffett The Fox in The Chicken Coop

It is a sign of how truly leaderless we are, from Congress to the White House, that people are slobbering over a billionaire’s declaration that the rich should pay more in taxes.

So there it is. Somebody please resolve this impasse!

BooHooHooMan - 15 August 2011

The ANSWER!

Want to spit on the hand of friendship? (21+ / 0-)

With every other mogul in the United States either laying low or funding “political action committees” to redouble the screwing of the American public, why on earth would you decide to get all shirty over Warren Buffet’s proposals?

Buffet has given enormous amounts to useful charities and his is something of a voice of reason among the wealthiest of Americans. He is holding out an olive branch, framing the discussion in such a way that most of the wealthy can either (a) climb on the wagon, or (b) look like creeps. :lol:

I suggest that you would do better to applaud his proposals, but add that there are some points you would disagree with. Keep it civil! Don’t bite the hand that is extended to you in friendship!

by arthura on Mon Aug 15, 2011 at 09:14:23 AM PDT

Warren! Creep em out! WE Need a PLAN!

Lucid - 15 August 2011

Warren has done this on multiple occasions, and no, it has never been a game changer. These people have the attention span of a gnat.

BooHooHooMan - 15 August 2011

You mean……………We HAVE NO PLAN??!? :lol: :wink:

::
Let us speak now of something genuine, beautiful, and creative.
How’s your music, man? A festival you were putting together?

marisacat - 15 August 2011

plane plane plane… so much better than a plan.

3. Madman in the Marketplace - 15 August 2011
marisacat - 15 August 2011

Basically, at least on the BART side, a replay of last week. They have cut the service to cells, shut several stations and so on..

marisacat - 15 August 2011

No, now I am hearing they did not cut service to cells…

4. BooHooHooMan - 15 August 2011

Henh. .”Well we know where this is going”
Just like I said :shock: …. that it wouldn’t be long before the Blog Boyz and Markos “The Gaybos Are Going To Rape My Ass In Boot Camp” Moulitsas would be all CORNDOG after the Iowa GOP…Front Page spread and all. I wouldn’t be surprised if TPM is running it by morning. Don’t have the TV but I’d bet the MSNBC line-up will if they haven’t already.

And while I’d like to say I’m getting better with my political prognostications, nah, I just speak fluent Dem-Shallow. Which has more in common with the 1930′s colloquial parade grounds German than one might imagine. I consider myself more a red ruffed lemur myself. :wink:

marisacat - 15 August 2011

Aren’t the red ruffs bee-yu-tiful? I thought they were wonderful…

Maybe the classic American Red Neck could find a way to sprout such beautiful fur.

BooHooHooMan - 15 August 2011

And now that I read Markos captions…
Oh yes, Dem-Shallow meets Party Rally at Nuremburg.
Some congealing grunt of Fuck-speak.

But Rick Perry? He’s not going to let Bachmann upstage him!

He wins.

And yes, in case you suddenly started wondering—there are long-running persistent rumors that Rick Perry is gay.

{ Via }

…in native-tongue, tho lacking nuance or any refinement. A rather dull little blade, you see.
Fuckin Desperate.

marisacat - 15 August 2011

oh I followed the link to Dkos. Appalling… by which I mean juvenile.

But yes, it is down to the bare nubs for the Dems: SC SC SC SC… and, THEY EAT CORNDOGS!!!!!!!!!!

And, Marcus and Rick are GHEY!!

BooHooHooMan - 15 August 2011

Nubbins.
Leave the religious exceptional ism alone.
Fall all over the MIC. Fighting Dems.
Choose Bob Casey!
Sacred Relationships. Chosen People.
All else is racism.
Fuck the Hippies. Bash the Gays.

Oh I want in all right, I want IN.

THEN a PLANE!

marisacat - 16 August 2011

HOLY Nubbins.

With a special Ratz-inikal Rabid-inate.

oh massive snicker.

BooHooHooMan - 16 August 2011

Widge ~ polidickly -
bhringdittuhda
whole climactic and all.

Holy Nubbins War.

The object being to shoot off the other guy’s nubbin.
So to Speak!
Women? No Problem! Ascribe a nubbin to them and THEN shoot it off. Always be gracious after fighting the good fight in which , well, at least the dreams never die, tho the nubbins? ~Enh!
They miraculously grow back!
(Ignore the dead chick in the car, Liberal Lions.)
All can now be divined to be nubbinly fulfilled, manifest in the Glorious Cajone Steel Balls of Ob.

What does anyone expect?™
Afterall.. :wink: We’re workin with.. NUBBINS!

marisacat - 16 August 2011

Very funneee… if you ignore the dead chick in the car you will have Holy Universal Health Care… And other Holy things too.

Certainly worked out that way didn’t it? (Not that I trouble myself over the Kopechnes)

5. marisacat - 15 August 2011

oh it is shades of Nixon… I see he says he has a jobs plan. Well … er … no… not quite… he’ll have one

NEXT MONTH.

And he’ll tell congress to pass it. He will. He will!

Bridges for sale in Aisle 9… maybe they will sell better than his 15 dollar mugs.

6. marisacat - 16 August 2011

[T]he Seal team was on a mission to aid a Ranger unit trying to capture or kill a Taliban leader. Back in June 2005, a Chinook was similarly shot down, killing 16 special operations soldiers. By now, this kind of focused killing mission by helicopter at night is standard procedure in Afghanistan. Chinooks, I can speak from experience in Vietnam, are loud, lumbering machines that would seem a reasonably vulnerable target for an experienced fighter with a rocket, something the Russians learned. No doubt the Chinooks are accompanied on missions by Apaches and other agile killing machines.

The transition to this kind of secret hunter-killer warfare began with the ascendancy of General Stanley McChrystal to command in Afghanistan following his successes in Iraq at using Special Ops units to identify and kill insurgent leaders. These unaccountable units were described by Bob Woodward as “the secret weapon” of The Surge. They were also called by some “the Salvadoran option,” referring to the death squad aspect of their function. They can arguably be seen as an updated, highly sophisticated Phoenix Program, the notorious US assassination teams employed during the Vietnam War.

This type of “dirty” warfare depends greatly on talent, efficiency and secrecy, all qualities General McChrystal was known for. Effective PR is also an important aspect of sustaining a special operations program. So it’s noteworthy that before he became famous for special operations, as a one star general during the Iraq invasion, McChrystal was the ranking public relations spokesman in Baghdad.

Secrecy keeps the American people in the dark as to what the Special Ops troops are actually doing on the ground; the PR assures homefront citizens are told only what incredible “warriors” Special Ops soldiers are (which they no doubt are) and what sacrifices they are making for our “freedom” here in “the homeland.” Witness any network news show, and you’ll see this formula being fulfilled in spades. . . . . .

On and on it goes………………..

[N]ewly designated Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is a Special Ops booster who has, we’re told, “worked extensively” with these Special Ops officers during his tenure as director of the CIA. His replacement at CIA, retired General David Petraeus, of course, has been running the Special Ops hunter-killer war in Afghanistan.

President Obama and Vice President Biden have made it clear they are both 100% on board with the use of Special Ops hunter-killer teams and drones, which can be seen as the robot arm of Special Ops. . . . .

Oh yeah what a shock there on that last. ….

http://www.counterpunch.org/grant08152011.html

Ganjafied Gabacho - 16 August 2011

Been out of town this weekend, visiting red ruffled relatives in the land of ADM (Corn never creeped me out until I spent 3 days surrounded by it, ewwww!) and I swear the MSNBC morning anchors look shell shocked…oooh sounds like Iraq isn’t as stable as we thought and that Afghan “withdrawl” is looking very problematic…if its not one crisis its another, dow down…

Well at least Uncle WAR B.ucks has our back…

marisacat - 16 August 2011

Most corn growing in a field is taller than I am… so I keep my distance.
:lol: same with ADM.
;)

Ganjafied Gabacho - 16 August 2011

I need a t-shirt (made from soy and corn, we’re going green™ ):

I survived the attack of the GME clones..

Local human clone pol “flavor”:

Pantagraph Opinion

7. BooHooHooMan - 16 August 2011

George C. Devol, Inventor of Robot Arm, Dies

In the early 1950s, before the advent of industrial robotics, Mr. Devol (pronounced de-VAHL) built on his own work in electrical engineering and machine controls to design a mechanical arm that could be programmed to repeat precise tasks, like grasping and lifting. Well, 1 out of 2! – bhhm}

He applied for a patent in 1954 and explained the concept to a fellow engineer, Joseph F. Engelberger, at a cocktail party where they discussed their favorite science fiction writers. Mr. Engelberger listened with interest and immediately seized on the significance of the new technology.

Mr. Devol named the concept Universal Automation — later shortened to Unimation — and received a patent in 1961. Mr. Engelberger formed a company, Unimation Inc., of Danbury, Conn., to adapt and apply the ideas of Mr. Devol and other innovators, and soon came up with the Unimate, an early and highly successful effort to replace factory workers with robotic machinery.

In 1961, General Motors put the first Unimate arm on an assembly line at the company’s plant in Trenton. The device was used to lift and stack die-cast metal parts taken hot from their molds.

Chrysler and Ford soon followed, in the face of resistance from labor unions, and Unimates designed for welding, spray-painting, applying adhesives and other potentially hazardous jobs were in production by 1966.

The Japanese were particularly receptive to the Unimation vision of mobile and remotely controlled robots, using them in industry and in service applications, like hospitals.

In the 1940s, Mr. Devol helped in an early application of the microwave oven, with the introduction of a machine for cooking and vending hot dogs, known as the “Speedy Weeny.”

Let’s see, so far we got all the great wipeouts.
GM. Chrysler. Ford. The microwavey and Japan :oops: ,Speedy Weeny nuke-dogs. Those were the days.
(Not to drone on!)

His associate, Mr. Engelberger, became an internationally recognized voice for the promise of robotics, appearing on “The Tonight Show“ in 1966 with a Unimate, which sank a putt, led the orchestra, and opened and poured a can of beer. Unimation eventually expanded to 1,000 employees and was acquired by :lol: Westinghouse :wink: in the early 1980s.

Mr. Devol’s wife, Evelyn, died in 2003. Besides his son Robert, survivors include his daughters, Christine Wardlow and Suzanne Judkins; another son, George C. III; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Mr. Devol said that new technology should be simple and practical.

“We should take refuge in the fact that very crude systems can accomplish an awful lot,” he once said. “Elegant capabilities are nice, but often unnecessary.”

Time, obviously, for the fully robotic funeral..

Ganjafied Gabacho - 16 August 2011

Think of what a better world we’d have in Mr. Devol had focused his attention on robot arms that could masturbate the poor overworked industrial human drone..

BooHooHooMan - 16 August 2011

A cottage industry in America tho! LOL’
For some reason my thoughts turn to the scene in the Coen Brothers priceless Burn After Reading :lol:

Ganjafied Gabacho - 16 August 2011

Isn’t that the machine for training Democratic operatives?

BooHooHooMan - 16 August 2011

:shock: VERY well played. :wink: :lol:: Okay, my turn. :oops:
Seein as how I backed into it. LOL.

I think so! It’s been some time!
Tho I might be confusing it with my old Catholic Cub Scout days.
In the basement of the rectory! When Father insisted we build HIS version of our soap-box racer. Oh the fucker was FAST lemme tell ya, but the other teams weren’t constantly getting jack-hammer-thrown from the car. LOL.

Madman in the Marketplace - 16 August 2011

I’m sure the Japanese have developed one of those by now …

BooHooHooMan - 16 August 2011

Don’t know the MIC droid.
Cursory condolences to the family, etc.
A quick hop to Wiki and you find what you know will be there…

Around the time the World War II began, Devol sold his interest in United Cinephone and approached Sperry Gyroscope to see if they were interested in his ideas on radar technology. He was retained by Sperry as manager of the Special Projects Department that developed radar devices and microwave test equipment.

Later in the war, he approached Auto-Ordnance Company regarding products that company could produce aside from their primary product line, which were Thompson submachine guns. Devol told them that the field of radar counter-measures was about to emerge as an urgently needed defense technology.

In 1943, he organized General Electronics Industries in Greenwich, CT as a subsidiary of the Auto Ordinance Corporation. General Electronics produced counter-radar devices until the end of the War. General Electronics was one of the largest producers of radar and radar counter-measure equipment for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army Air Force and other government agencies. The company’s radar counter-measure systems were on allied planes on D-Day.

Over a difference of opinion regarding the future of certain projects, Devol resigned from Auto Ordinance and joined RCA. After a short stint as eastern sales manager of electronics products, which he felt “wasn’t his ball of wax”, Devol left RCA to develop ideas which eventually led to the patent application for the first industrial robot. In 1946 he applied for a patent on a magnetic recording system for controlling machines and a digital playback device for machines.

Devol was part of the team that developed the first commercial use of microwave oven technology, the Speedy Weeny { PIC } { :lol: Mom! Dad! :lol: } , which automatically cooked and dispensed hotdogs in places such as Grand Central Terminal.

Greenwich Ct.
Typical.
Nestled among intertwined MIC/ HedgeFundy hedgerows since FOREVAH. Made trendy among the stars.
A little Newman’s Own salad dressing with the Speedy Weeny.
Vote Gore, Vote Lieberman, NTIM, Vote Ob, etc.

8. marisacat - 16 August 2011

Things are going well in WTF, Winning the Future, What the Fuck!!

Ben Smith full text:

August 16, 2011

Categories:Blogs.

‘Symbol of the future’ files for bankruptcy

Expect to hear about this one in the New Hampshire campaign: Evergreen Solar, a Massachusetts alternative energy company that received large amounts of state funding, just filed for bankruptcy:

Evergreen, which closed its taxpayer-supported Devens factory in March and cut 800 jobs, has been trying to rework its debt for months. The company announced today it is seeking a reorganization in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware and also reached a deal with certain note holders to restructure its debt and sell off certain assets.

The company also said it will lay off another 65 jobs in the United States and Europe, mostly through the shutdown of its Midland, Mich., manufacturing facility. That would leave Evergreen with about 68 workers according to a headcount listed in the bankruptcy filing.

It’s been a long fall for the company that, in 2009, Gov. Deval Patrick lauded as a “symbol of the future.” Earlier this year, when Evergreen closed one of its factories, Patrick called on the company to return some of its stimulus funding intended for that factory [oh I am sure Deval meant it! And Evergreen knew it! :lol: - Mcat].

Posted by Ben Smith 11:49 AM

Tags:Deval Patrick.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 16 August 2011

Green Jobs for Ob-slobs,
same old tax suet pig out
big “new” shiny trough

marisacat - 16 August 2011

Isn’t it pathetic?

Like Solyandra here… iirc over a BILLION in various loan guarantees under separate Stumble stuff thru Dept of Energy… year and half ago Slob was here and spoke at the factory site… under construction and construction workers not allowed to be there, site shut for the day no pay… Solyandra supposedly going to have TWO sites over in the East Bay, the one already open and the one under construction……

and soon enough… oh too expensive! Cannot do it! So sad too bad, jobs going to ChinaIndiaVietnamBlangladesh…

I heard a rumor that they were importing Vietnames soft ware people, super cheap… paid for flight in.. no idea where they were to live, and paid under, well under, 10K per year. I could never run it down — tho searching I did land on a LOT of immgration atty ads, for all manner of “work visas” many more types than H1B—- advertising jobs for people from everywhere but here.

WTF!!!!!!! Stiff Upper Lip.. We ARE Americans, WE are Globalists! WE shall rise like the Phoenix. Yeah, the CHINESE phoenix.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 16 August 2011

Speakin of Phx (“upside down mortage)gulag for OrangeCountry emigrees) and the ‘Nam…Coming home last night from the no-grope/high rad scan Mesa (ne Phoenix-Gateway) airport BBC radio had a report from Vietnam; essentially their economy is based on US dollar and has broken into two tracks, “legit” jobs gained thru neopotism or bribes, and black market jobs for those who lack the where-withal to join at the smallest seats in the Corporate banquet.

All aboard the PLANe to WTF! Building the new, improved 21st Century Ghetto in a country near you soon!

marisacat - 16 August 2011

ugh… I gritted my teeth pretty hard a few years ago when Cheney went in, twice iirc to Ho Chi Minh City (and whereever else, as well)… and Rumsfeld TOO went in.

God knows what they were all cooking up.

Not good news for any people. There or here.

BooHooHooMan - 16 August 2011

:lol: I knew you’d end up posting that!
Too Funny. I saw some figures floating around.
Looks like that little photo op and TPM ,oh, ripped off some coupla pension fund piggy portfolios – The Classic move now! – for like a billion bucks. Poof! Didn’t Work Out! We Tried! Really WE DID!
HAVE A PICTURE! You see the SPEECH??!? Etc.

Fuckin stock promoters. Fuckin fraudsters LOL

marisacat - 16 August 2011

It’s so classic….

9. BooHooHooMan - 16 August 2011

Appeals court: Madoff investors not entitled to phony “profits” from $65B scam:

The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a decision by bankruptcy trustee Irving Picard to divvy up the remains of Madoff’s crooked investment firm based on the amount each victim invested — and not the phony “profits” some of them purportedly earned.

The unanimous ruling rejected arguments from some Madoff clients — including Mets owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz — who claimed they were entitled to the amounts listed on their final statements before the $65 billion con collapsed.

“The inevitable consequence of such a scheme would be that those who had already withdrawn cash deriving from imaginary profits in excess of their initial investment would derive additional benefit at the expense of those customers who had not withdrawn funds before the fraud was exposed,” Chief Judge Dennis Jacobs wrote.

Well, that’s good.
Now the other investors whose initial investment came from other phony investment scams can get THEIR money back. LOL.
Thank God they’re working it all out! :lol:

Lawyer Helen Davis Chaitman, who represents about 500 burned Madoff investors, said she would “definitely” appeal the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court.

“The Second Circuit’s holding will destroy investor confidence in the capital markets :lol: because the promise of SIPC (Securities Investor Protection Corp.) insurance is illusory,” she said.

“The message to every American who invests in the stock market is clear: invest at your own risk and assume that SIPC insurance does not exist.” :lol:

10. BooHooHooMan - 16 August 2011

Appeals court: Madoff investors not entitled to phony “profits” from $65B scam

The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a decision by bankruptcy trustee Irving Picard to divvy up the remains of Madoff’s crooked investment firm based on the amount each victim invested — and not the phony “profits” some of them purportedly earned.

The unanimous ruling rejected arguments from some Madoff clients — including Mets owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz — who claimed they were entitled to the amounts listed on their final statements before the $65 billion con collapsed.

“The inevitable consequence of such a scheme would be that those who had already withdrawn cash deriving from imaginary profits in excess of their initial investment would derive additional benefit at the expense of those customers who had not withdrawn funds before the fraud was exposed,” Chief Judge Dennis Jacobs wrote.

Well, that’s good.
Now the other investors whose initial investment came from other phony investment scams can get THEIR money back. LOL.
Thank God they’re working it all out! :lol:

Lawyer Helen Davis Chaitman, who represents about 500 burned Madoff investors, said she would “definitely” appeal the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court.

“The Second Circuit’s holding will destroy investor confidence in the capital markets :lol: because the promise of SIPC (Securities Investor Protection Corp.) insurance is illusory,” she said.

“The message to every American who invests in the stock market is clear: invest at your own risk and assume that SIPC insurance does not exist.” :lol:

11. BooHooHooMan - 16 August 2011

Hey, Blackberry fans.
GM stock giving you the blues?
Miss out on Facebook?
Miss your chance with Evergreen Solar?
A new Offer!

>Obama checks in on Foursquare
By DAVID SALEH RAUF | 8/16/11 10:26 AM EDT

Call him the social media commander in chief.

With his administration already devoted to using Twitter and Facebook, President Barack Obama is adding Foursquare — the location-based social networking service — to his social media résumé.
…..

GET IN ON THE GROUND FLOOR NOW!

marisacat - 16 August 2011

SOAR with Obby.

12. Ganjafied Gabacho - 16 August 2011

BTW, FWIW, and I doubt anyone here gives a flying fuk, but it does “take one to know one” and Dylan Ratigan of MSNBC is stoned! Take a gander if you will: glassy, red eyes and an off-kilter, weird stare to the eyes (btw visine doesn’t get the red out because pot dilates occular blood vessels, rather than irritate the eyeball) …Cannabis is a wonderful mistress, but she definitely marks her own and slaves to the resin like myself know who suffers our beautiful bondage to buddha at a glance…

marisacat - 16 August 2011

So… Dylan is stoned and on MSNBC? Maybe it was the only way he could handle it?

Would make sense to me.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 16 August 2011

Its the only way I can handle it…seriously though, he usually looks about 1 or 2 hours out from a good stone, today it looked closer to 15 minutes before air time.

He actually advocates to decriminlize so I won’t throw stones (hehheheh!) wrt cannabis…

13. marisacat - 16 August 2011

:lol: have a laugh. At me, at La Nana… the whole damned schmear

AGES ago I had myself pulled off the Pelosi mailing list… but I admit I crumbled MANY weeks ago and sent an email to her senate.gov, the real email, addy. I see looking back it was July 7 when I did that…

My close to the email (it was pretty short, believe me) was this:

[H]OWEVR in light f the latest jerk in the WH
and his gaming Social Security, Medicare, expanding the wars, diddling the base and chuckling as he (and the ridiculous wife, too) does his work for the Neo Con and Neo liberal.. well I have decided it so does nto matter, that I will re-register as Republican and further:

I will vote for them.

Slap yourselves on the back. Hey, slap your faces. Slap yourselves silly. Just slap your stupid selves. Cons and scammers. Guttersnipes. Thieves. Killers (the wars).

Marisa C Xxxxxxxx

San Francisco, CA

I checked the ”no reply” box btw when i sent that……

And today I got this (and a lot of blither I cut out, :lol: )

August 16, 2011

Dear Ms. Xxxxxxx:

Thank you for contacting me to express your views on the debt ceiling legislation. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue. ….

mamamamama mia.

marisacat - 16 August 2011

HA! I should explain… TWICE, at least, I have tried to re-register as “Decline to State”… but when my absentee ballot comes and the big fat voter infomation booklet… I can see they keep me as a Democrat.

I figure if I re-register as a R, ti might stick.

BooHooHooMan - 16 August 2011

:lol: LMAO. Oh that is FUNNY Marisa C THISHAND!? SLAP! SLAPSLAP!

marisacat - 16 August 2011

I know, pretty funny. Stapping them around, just in print, oddly made me quite happy.

Funny how it works that way. I laughed myself silly writing it. I found a way to tell thm I had violent thouhgts, imaginings. But they should do it… FOR ME.

Snicker Town.

14. marisacat - 16 August 2011

Update on BART shutting the repeater service to cell phones at several stations…

FWIW…. ACLU and EFF “may or may not” sue… they are undecided. Reports they are not going to, jumped the gun.

BART has a possible problem, much as they are pushing that they offered cell access as “an amenity”. :lol: They are part of government, thus as a part of givernment they offered access to free speech at their stations, undergroud platforms and so on.

THEN, they decided to withdraw it, with little internal discussion (the BART Board was not consulted) and one excuse offered is that it was at the request of the police (which, SF or BART is unclear to me) and that withdrawal of access which does fall under free speech may end up having to be argued in court.

15. Madman in the Marketplace - 16 August 2011

There Is No Morality Without Religion

An Oregon woman who tried to circumcise her 3-month-old son at home after reading the Old Testament and watching YouTube videos has been sentenced to five years of probation. Keemonta Peterson pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal mistreatment…. Peterson called 911 and the boy was rushed to a hospital last October after her botched effort left the infant bleeding uncontrollably and in intense pain…. Multnomah County Circuit Judge Eric Bergstrom told Peterson on Monday that “the reality is you love your children and had absolutely no intent to harm your child.”

POUNDING HEAD ON DESK.

Religion is child abuse, sometimes literally.

16. Madman in the Marketplace - 16 August 2011

Defending Traditional Marriage From Dead Lesbians

Christina Santiago died when the stage in Indiana collapsed, now:

The Marion County coroner’s office is refusing to release Santiago’s body to her partner; the office cited the Defense of Marriage Act as the reason why they’ve turned down Brennon’s request to pick up her loved one’s remains. DOMA allows states to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. Indiana has its own version of DOMA that outlaws same-sex marriage. Since Indiana law requires the next-of-kin to pick up Santiago’s body, but the state won’t recognize Brennon as the surviving spouse, Santiago’s body is still laying in the morgue awaiting a solution.

17. Madman in the Marketplace - 16 August 2011

Libertarian Billionaire Wants Island Nation for Libertarian Billionaires

don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out …

Ganjafied Gabacho - 16 August 2011

Their own Island? Nah, lets just put them undersea, like say at the bottom of the Marianas trench…

Madman in the Marketplace - 16 August 2011

That didn’t work out so well in Bioshock

Ganjafied Gabacho - 16 August 2011

Mman ur 2 kewl 4 skul!

Where do you find this awesome shit?!

Madman in the Marketplace - 16 August 2011

I refuse to grow up …

… it was a very cool game, and I had a good time running around under the sea shooting libtards in the head.

marisacat - 16 August 2011

Off-shoring!

18. Ganjafied Gabacho - 16 August 2011

US Debt Downgrade May Have Chinese Connection
Posted by Bill Conroy – August 14, 2011 at 5:48 pm

S&P’s Action Appears to Have Triggered Enhanced Fortunes for Some US Business Interests in China

Standard & Poor’s recent downgrading of the US credit rating is being billed in the media as a major blow to the economic credibility of the nation and to the future election prospects of President Obama, but there are some special interests that appear to have benefited from that black mark on the US currency.

Those beneficiaries include the parent company of S&P as well as a Republican senator and aspiring vice presidential candidate who played a key role in the recent debt-ceiling negotiations that engulfed Congress and the White House in turmoil over the summer.

snip

Within days of that action, another event occurred that was barely covered in the mainstream media.

The Chinese currency, the yuan, spiked suddenly in value, reaching in a few days a 17-year high against the dollar. And this was not an unexpected result in the wake of S&P’s downgrading of US debt….

snip

The Dow Jones news service reported on Aug. 1, four days prior to S&P’s downgrade, that an economist with a major Chinese state-run think tank was predicting just such a spike in the value of the yuan (also known as the renminbi, or RMB) should the US credit rating be slashed.

snip

A sharp rise in the value of the yuan works to the advantage of US companies (and their Chinese business partners) seeking to sell products and services in China. A stronger yuan provides Chinese consumers with more buying power.

In the reverse, a stronger yuan also disadvantages Chinese exporters, whose products become more expensive in the US, which also works to the advantage of US companies seeking to sell their US-produced goods to American consumers.

Overall, at least in the short-term, US consumers will likely suffer with a higher yuan, since prices of Chinese-made goods will tend to rise at the retail level for them; however, long-term, new jobs could be created if US manufacturing strengthens as a result of the upward price pressure on Chinese imports into the US.

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But what was not mentioned in the S&P press release was the fact that the rating agency’s parent company, McGraw-Hill Cos., has a major, and growing, presence in the Chinese market, according to its latest 10K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result, it would appear to be among the US companies that stands to benefit from a sharp rise in the value of Chinese currency, which seems to create at least the perception of a conflict of interest for the rating agency.

Narcosphere

S+P manipulating ratings for their own profit? Say it ain’t so joe…

Actually what really pisses me off is that the Obslobs faced with knowledge of the downgrade quibbled about numbers with the conmen rather than pointing out to the public S+P’s history of and current conflict of interest and set that asshole Eric Holder after them all

19. marisacat - 16 August 2011

Neue

LINK

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