Saturday, January 08, 2011
Heil Hound: Nazis dogged by Hitler-mocking mutt
By KIRSTEN GRIESHABERThe Associated Press
pic: The undated photo taken from a book on the history of Finnish Tamro Group shows Tor Borg and his dog Jackie. The dog was dubbed Hitler by Borg's wife as it raised its paw for the Nazi salute. The Nazis started an investigation against the dog's owner, a 41-year-old wholesale merchant in Finland. In the middle of World War II, the Foreign Office in Berlin commanded its diplomats in the Nazi-friendly Nordic country to gather evidence against the Hitler-saluting hound and forged plans to destroy the dog owner's existence. (AP Photo/Tamro Group image bank) (AP)
Friday, January 07, 2011
What causes oceanic tides to crest and fall? According to conservative opinion host Bill O'Reilly, it's a mystery.
"No-no-no!" the host objected. "You can't explain that. You can't explain it."
"A myth and religion are the same thing," Silverman said. "It doesn't matter that I can't explain it. It doesn't mean that an invisible magic man in the sky is doing it."
Of course, he can explain tidal movements, as can many 5th-8th grade students in US public schools.
In short, oceanic tides are caused by the moon's rotation around the earth, with inertia and gravity causing a sea swell as it passes. Scientists have measured the phenomenon in great detail, documenting two distinct tidal bulges that circle the earth as the moon sweeps around it.............
get the man a box o' tissues. perchance THAT will help him think
By Pat Garofalo
Campaigning before the recent midterm elections, House Republicans were adamant that, if given power, they would cut government spending. However, when pressed for specifics, many were unable to list even one single item they would cut from the budget. “The line-item will be across-the-board,” Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) embarrassingly responded when asked for specific cuts................
Conservatives claim anti-tax crusader secretly leading Muslim indoctrination
By Eric W. Dolan
Are a growing cross-section of American conservatives really secret Muslims bent on destroying western civilization?
But that's not stopping right-wing activist Frank Gaffney from claiming the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) had been infiltrated by radical Muslims because of the inclusion of Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist and former Bush staffer Suhail Khan.
American Conservative Union (ACU), the oldest conservative lobbying organization in the country which hosts CPAC, is involved in a "stealthy effort to bring Shariah" to the United States, according to Gaffney..............
Thursday, January 06, 2011
their government health insurance. hypocrites? you tell me
Submitted by BuzzFlash
LAWRENCE DAVIDSON FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUTHere is an interesting piece of news from the Washington Post (dated 23 December 2010). "A group of prominent U.S. Republicans" went to Paris last month to attend a rally of the French Committee for a Democratic Iran. This organization just happens to be intimately connected with the Mujaheddin-e Khalq (MEK). And what is the MEK? It is a Iranian exile group, originally Marxist in ideology, that has been on the State Department's list of terrorist organizations since 1997. And, as we will see, our "prominent Republican" visitors knew of this connection-knew it and apparently were not put off by the fact at all.
they call for OUR heads. i think we MUST start calling for THEIRS now
i AM a fan of banksy and a lot of my friends are as well
New Doubts for a Film That Has Truth Issues
By MELENA RYZIK
When “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” the artistic conundrum of a documentary wrapped around the street artist Banksy, opened last year, it spawned more than a few critical essays’ worth of thorny, postmodern questions. Was it a hoax staged by an internationally known cultural prankster or a wry commentary on an overblown art world? Was its putative star, an extravagantly mutton-chopped Frenchman named Thierry Guetta, as crazy as he seemed, or merely crazy like a mutton-chopped fox? Or — wait a minute, was he Banksy? Even as the film has advanced to the documentary shortlist for the Academy Awards, audiences and critics continue to debate whether it’s authentic, or a commentary on authenticity, or both. Or neither. .................
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
it's an ap story, so click the link
pic: A ten-year old boy sits with leg irons in a courtroom during his court appearance Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, in Millersburg, Ohio. The boy has been charged as a juvenile with murder in the fatal shooting of his mother after authorities said he told a neighbor about the killing. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) (Tony Dejak - AP)
Monday, January 03, 2011
8mm (video app). it has several film types and effects (grainy old timey back in the day kinda stuff). it's fun to play around with