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Monday, July 22, 2013

Une Nuit A Paris

“I have become a foreigner in a foreign land.”


  1. pbird3:22 PM

    Yay! 10cc!

  2. Kreuzueber Halbmond3:30 PM

    Is that you?

  3. pbird3:36 PM

    baby picture!

  4. pbird3:37 PM

    I just installed a metal detector on my phone. Hilarious. I suppose it could come in handy...

  5. Kreuzueber Halbmond3:42 PM

    Now you can find all those sewing needles you dropped..

  6. Grammy Cracker3:54 PM

    So sad about Dennis Farina! Chicago Story was one of my all time favorite TV shows. 😢

  7. pbird3:59 PM

    that did come to mind!

  8. pbird4:00 PM

    He was quite an old feller.

  9. pbird4:02 PM

    I think I could use it to find wires in the walls and stuff too.

  10. pbird4:22 PM

    there appears to be an unlimited quantity of this stuff

  11. Kreuzueber Halbmond4:33 PM

    "Can't see it with your eyes hold it in your hand
    But like the wind that covers our land
    Strong enough to rule the heart of any man
    This thing called love"

  12. Storagemanager4:43 PM

    George Zimmerman, who has been in hiding since he was acquitted of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, emerged to help rescue a family who was trapped in an overturned vehicle, police said today.

    Zimmerman was one of two men who came to the aid of a family of four -- two parents and two children -- trapped inside a blue Ford Explorer SUV that had rolled over after traveling off the highway in Sanford, Fla. at approximately 5:45 p.m. Thursday, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

    The crash occurred at the intersection of I-4 and route Route 46, police said. The crash site is less than a mile from where Zimmerman shot Martin.

    By the time police arrived, two people - including Zimmerman - had already helped the family get out of the overturned car, the sheriff's office said. No one was reported to be injured.

    Zimmerman was not a witness to the crash and left after speaking with the deputy, police said.

  13. Storagemanager4:45 PM

    “What if George hadn’t gotten out of his truck?”

    That’s the question Shawn Vincent, a spokesman for George Zimmerman, posed to The Daily Caller after news broke Monday that Zimmerman helped rescue a family of four from an overturned car.

    “That’s the kind of guy George is,” Vincent said during a phone interview with TheDC.

  14. BabbaZee5:43 PM

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  16. Skip V. Patel5:47 PM

    Patty Pan Squash Quesadillas Recipe

    Olga Berman-MangoTomato.Com

    (Sounds yummy! I wonder if those chayote squashes would work?)

    Is it as sweltering hot where you live as it is in DC? It feels like it's 100 degrees here! I cannot wait till the fall cool air comes...but I'll be waiting for a while.

    In the meantime, I'm cooking lighter meals that don't require a lot of time or heat or baking. This Patty Pan Squash Quesadillas recipe is one of my favorites.

    It all started when I made Patty Pan Squash Succotash with a Poached Egg. I had half the succotash mixture left over and decided to make a quesadilla with it. But I'll retype the full recipe for you :) Do you feel the ♥?

  17. BabbaZee5:49 PM

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  19. pbird6:04 PM

    I will definitely listen.

  20. pbird6:05 PM

    good old song

  21. Skip V. Patel6:06 PM

    Al-Qaeda Leader Freed in Morsi Jailbreak Seeks to Declare Sinai an Islamic Emirate

    Egyptian security and armed forces arrested nine alleged terrorists in the Sinai desert operating under the command of al-Qaeda leader Ramzy Mowafy, Egypt’s Al-Ahram reported.

    Mowafy was among 234 prisoners, including former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who escaped from the Wadi al-Natrun Prison during the country’s January 2011 revolution.

  22. pbird6:06 PM

    Hm. That sounds a bit odd to me. Maybe portabella mushrooms.

  23. BabbaZee6:11 PM

    for all the sports fans

    ahhaha HA

  24. BabbaZee6:13 PM

  25. sounds a bit gay to me

  26. pbird6:18 PM

    oh you caveman!

  27. pbird6:23 PM

    Armenian women, 1895.

    To the right, Eghisapet Sultanian, great grandmother of musician Derek Sherinian during the 1895 Hamidian massacres, when the Armenians of Zeitun (modern Süleymanlı), fearing the prospect of massacre, took up arms to defend.

  28. yeah can just see some really macho guy walking into a crowded place and barking "may I please have a pattypan squash quesadilla!``

  29. pbird6:35 PM

    stranger things have happened

  30. BabbaZee6:35 PM

    oh yeah!

  31. BabbaZee6:35 PM

    ahahahah MMMM

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  33. Skip V. Patel6:52 PM

    Subway Employee Admits To Touching Bread With Penis, Says Photo Was Taken At Home

    If the Taco Bell taco-licker wasn’t enough to put you off fast food for a while, now comes a photo posted by a Subway employee of a man touching a loaf of dough with his penis. But not to worry because the employee says this was done in the privacy of his own home.

    A tipster sent the photo, along with others, including a bottle of what is alleged to be frozen urine, to Huffington Post’s Weird News. The images had been placed on the Instagram and Twitter accounts of other employees at the store in Columbus, OH.

    The photo of the penis touching the bread had a caption with the employee’s name, saying “I will be your sandwich artist today.”

  34. BabbaZee6:53 PM

    oh BWAH hope the muffucka got a yeast infection

  35. BabbaZee6:55 PM

    you'd be surprised how many "really macho men" are faggots

  36. BabbaZee6:57 PM

    If the Taco Bell taco-licker wasn’t enough to put you off fast food for a while

    the"food" is enough to put me off fast food never mind the wankers and lickers

  37. Skip V. Patel6:58 PM

    Druze Family Restores Family Honour By Cutting Sunni Muslims Pecker Off

    “They cut it off to set an example.”

    Ahmad deceived them in the old fashioned Mohammedan way. He told them he was a Druse, but when they found out he was a sunni deceiver they made sure he learned his lesson:

    The victim, 39-year-old Rabih Ahmad told Al-Jadeed TV that the attackers were his wife’s father and brother, adding “they cut it off to set an example.”

    Obama say “if I had a son he would look like Rabih Ahmad”

    Ahmad met Rudayna Melaab, 19, on Facebook, according to An Nahar. The two eloped earlier this month and were married by a Sunni sheikh in keeping with the groom’s faith.

    Tthe woman’s relatives, led by her brother, who is reportedly a soldier in the Lebanese Army, kidnapped Melaab and dragged Ahmad to the main square of Baysour where they beat him and cut off his penis. According to local news reports, Ahmad arrived at the hospital in critical condition, his penis missing and his testicles ruptured.

  38. BabbaZee7:00 PM

    what did they do to the wife?

  39. Skip V. Patel7:04 PM

    Has The Mayor Totally Eaten Away At The Public's Desire To Do Good?

  40. Skip V. Patel7:05 PM

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s food police have struck again!

    Outlawed are food donations to homeless shelters because the city can’t assess their salt, fat and fiber content, reports CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.

    Glenn Richter arrived at a West Side synagogue on Monday to collect surplus bagels — fresh nutritious bagels — to donate to the poor. However, under a new edict from Bloomberg’s food police he can no longer donate the food to city homeless shelters.

    It’s the “no bagels for you” edict.

  41. pbird7:20 PM

    that would be most poetic justice

  42. pbird7:20 PM

    I was going to mention the Village People, teehee

  43. pbird7:25 PM

    I remember him a bit from back then.

  44. pbird7:31 PM

    omg omg omg...i am sick now

  45. pbird7:35 PM

    hmph, cute

  46. Kreuzueber Halbmond7:35 PM

    Oh yeah, I posted it since he also penned "Love Man", which you posted above.

  47. Kreuzueber Halbmond7:36 PM

    Spirited away into the arms of insanity.

  48. pbird7:37 PM

    Babba they wrecked her husband is what they did.

  49. pbird7:38 PM

    “My father lived to 97; my grandfather lived to 97, and they all enjoyed it and somehow we’re being told that this is no good and I think there is a degree of management that becomes micromanagement and when you cross that line simply what you’re doing is wrong,” Richter said.

    pure evil

  50. Kreuzueber Halbmond7:50 PM

    Illegal marriage! Send him to the Druze!

  51. pbird7:52 PM

    those women must be about five feet tall, compare to the guns

  52. BabbaZee7:55 PM


  53. Kreuzueber Halbmond7:57 PM

    I try posting food photo again..

  54. pbird7:58 PM

    A man holds a baby after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake in Minxian county, Dingxi, Gansu province on July 22, 2013.

    [Credit : Stringer/Reuters]

    all kinds of news photos

  55. pbird7:58 PM

    NIce picture. Looks most yummy.

  56. Kreuzueber Halbmond7:58 PM

    Open-face, chopped BBQ beef brisket; creamy, homemade potato salad; pinto beans; and a cold one to wash it down.

  57. pbird8:02 PM

    I will quit now. Too much good stuff. Viet Nam 1975

  58. BabbaZee8:04 PM

    very nice!

  59. BabbaZee8:06 PM


  60. BabbaZee8:09 PM

    Dos Equis! I am having a Tecate right now

  61. Kreuzueber Halbmond8:09 PM

    Oh yeah, loves Mexican beer.

  62. pbird8:10 PM

    Children use an iPad as they sit in a courtyard in Tbilisi, Georgia on July 18, 2013.

    [Credit : David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters]

    well ok one more

  63. pbird8:11 PM

    I love Mexican Coke! Much better. Made with sugar not corn syrup.

  64. Kreuzueber Halbmond8:14 PM

    I've heard that before. I think they still use the earlier recipe from here in the states, before the New Coke fiasco or something.

  65. pbird8:15 PM

    I don't know. You can get Kosher for Pesach Coke if you're lucky at the right time of year. Lately it has been hard to find. Like I need a Coke.

  66. BabbaZee8:16 PM

    I am not a soda drinker
    but I do like a root beer

  67. Kreuzueber Halbmond8:17 PM

    I've heard that it sells out almost immediately.

  68. Kreuzueber Halbmond8:19 PM

    Me neither. Like a 7-Up or ginger ale every so often.

  69. BabbaZee8:25 PM

    I like ginger ale sometimes too
    and cream soda

  70. BabbaZee8:26 PM

    Mr. Neil on the way must to warm his dinner and serve

    be back

    listen to this with thine Dos Equis

  71. BabbaZee9:59 PM

    Kosher Pork

  72. Kreuzueber Halbmond10:10 PM

    Looks quite tasty!

  73. BabbaZee10:13 PM

    goes well with the Tecate

  74. (Reuters) - Hundreds of convicts, including senior members of al Qaeda, broke out of Iraq's Abu Ghraib jail as comrades launched a military-style assault to free them, authorities said on Monday.


  75. Skip V. Patel6:21 AM

    Sergeant Michael Dowell, a reconnaissance Marine serving with Alpha Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, sights in his .50 caliber sniper rifle during a raid exercise here, July 10, 2013. Dowell, 29, from Elko, Nev., serves as the sniper for his team as well as the pointman. 1st Marine Division Photo by Lance Cpl. Corey Dabney

  76. BulgarWheat6:28 AM

    a .50 is ,meant for disabling vehicles, not people.

  77. Skip V. Patel6:30 AM

    Kerry Must End the ‘Israel-is-to-Blame’ Game – Which aspect of Secretary of State John Kerry’s repetition of the Arab position last week, that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict lies at the root of Middle Eastern instability, is more remarkable? The fact that Kerry could actually say such a thing, or the fact that, with the exception of theWeekly Standard, such an extraordinary claim could pass almost unnoticed in a media landscape that is rarely short of opinions about the region?

    After talks in Amman with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh and his colleagues, Kerry waxed lyrically as follows: “Peace is in the common interest of everybody in this region. And as many ministers said to me today in the meeting that we had—many of them—they said that the core issue of instability in this region and in many other parts of the world is the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.”

    Think, for a moment, about that clause “in this region and in many other parts of the world…” During a week in which the total number of deaths accumulated during the civil war in Syria approached 93,000, there is something almost obscene about depicting the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as the source of regional instability.

  78. Skip V. Patel6:34 AM

    The Barrett has become the weapon of choice for long range snipers in AFPAK.

  79. BulgarWheat6:38 AM

    the Cheytec with a Lapua round is more accurate. The lapua ,308 is a superior round, A .50 is for engine blocks, a lapua .308 is for pippelz

  80. Skip V. Patel6:46 AM

    The 308 (Which I love) lacks the range desired by those in the Afghan mountains.

  81. BabbaZee6:51 AM

    Happy Ramadan!

  82. Skip V. Patel7:00 AM

    Top Obama Adviser Dan Pfeiffer Dismisses IRS, Benghazi, AP Phone Records, NSA Domestic Snooping Scandals As Phony

    According to a senior Obama advisor, the abundance of improprieties that have plagued Washington recently — and may have contributed to a drop in Obama’s approval rating — need not be taken seriously.

    Post-Amerikanos make me sick. Where is the outrage?

  83. Skip V. Patel7:06 AM

    Life In The USSA

    Your cooperation is appreciated, you stupid mundane.


    Your local federalized occupation force

  84. Skip V. Patel7:13 AM

    Blaser R93 LRS2 Sniper Rifle!

    During a SOFREP radio interview with myself and Brandon Webb, the topic came up about sniper rifles. Brandon mentioned the Blaser R93 LRS2 sniper rifle after I stated that I am getting a custom sniper rifle built (.308 on a Rock Solid Stock). Not fully recognizing what he had just said until much later, I had to do this review of such an awesome sniper rifle. Not only does this weapon look amazing, its features, manufacturing, accuracy, weight, etc., are all great. Here is a basic breakdown of the rifle and what I think about it.

  85. BulgarWheat7:14 AM

    the 308 lapua is a fantastic round. 7.62X51, 155 grains round. And best of all, available.

  86. Skip V. Patel7:15 AM

    The M40A5 Sniper Rifle!

    For those of you who are interested in long-range precision/sniping and are thinking about purchasing a sniper rifle, I would like to introduce to you one of my favorite rifles, the M40A5.

    There’s a plethora of rifles on the market that we can choose from, but for the most of us, they can be out of our price range, especially if you’re just getting into the long-range precision hobby. The M40A5 or any M40 variant can not only fit most of our price ranges, but it is also has excellent accuracy. For those of you that don’t know, I am a huge fan of the M40 and M24 .308. This was the first sniper rifle that I was issued in Ranger Battalion, deployed with, attended multiple schools with, and also used this weapon system in the International Sniper Competition where my spotter and I placed top 5. In order to get a good grasp on ballistics, wind, etc., I feel that you should start off with the .308 (168 – 175 gr HPBT). There’s nothing like consistently engaging a target (IPSC) at 1000 yards with the .308, you have fully applied all the correct fundamentals and you truly understood the wind and the ballistics of that round, especially when considering the fact that the .308 was designed to be an 800 meter round, after that your encountering transonic issues depending on the environmentals.

  87. BabbaZee7:21 AM

    If you are in any doubt about how little has changed on Wall Street since 2008, check out yesterday’s front page New York Times story about how banks like Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley profited wildly by hoarding and slowing the supply of various commodity metals like aluminum, driving up prices on the global market in the process. It was a truly ingenious profit-making scheme, involving sophisticated arbitrage of complex global regulations, all of which resulted in lots of money for banks, and higher prices for companies and consumers.

  88. BabbaZee7:29 AM

    Bayer and Bachynski examined bans on smoking in public. These bans began took off in the late 1970s and now include more than 840 parks and 150 beaches across the United States alone, according to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation. California has bans in 155 parks and on 46 beaches; Minnesota, 118 parks and 25 beaches and New Jersey, 83 parks and 18 beaches. France, Australia and New Zealand have enacted bans as well.

    In getting these bans enacted three justifications were used: Smoking on beaches and in parks posed a health hazard to nonsmokers, especially children; cigarette butts were toxic to humans and animals and constituted an unacceptable form of litter; and public smoking by adults provided a dangerous model that threatened the future well-being of children and adolescents.

    The problem is that the scientific evidence supporting each of these arguments is exceedingly weak.

  89. Skip V. Patel7:30 AM

    Prosecuting Snowden

    I generally don't like stories about Snowden as a person, because they distract from the real story of the NSA surveillance programs, but this article on the costs and benefits of the US government prosecuting Edward Snowden is worth reading.

    Additional concerns relate to the trial. Snowden would no doubt obtain high-powered lawyers. Protesters would ring the courthouse. Journalists would camp out inside. As proceedings dragged on for months, the spotlight would remain on the N.S.A.’s spying and the administration’s pursuit of leakers. Instead of fading into obscurity, the Snowden affair would continue to grab headlines, and thus to undermine the White House’s ability to shape political discourse.

    A trial could turn out to be much more than a distraction: It could be a focal point for domestic and international outrage. From the executive branch’s institutional perspective, the greatest danger posed by the Snowden case is not to any particular program. It is to the credibility of the secrecy system, and at one remove the ideal of our government as a force for good.


    More broadly, Snowden’s case may clash with certain foreign policy goals. The United States often wants other countries’ dissidents to be able to find refuge abroad; this is a longstanding plank of its human rights agenda. The United States also wants illiberal regimes to tolerate online expression that challenges their authority; this is the core of its developing Internet freedom agenda.

    Snowden’s prosecution may limit our soft power to lead and persuade in these areas. Of course, U.S. officials could emphasize that Snowden is different, that he’s not a courageous activist but a reckless criminal. But that is what the repressive governments say about their prisoners, too.

    Expect O'Bama's Republican Guard to come charging in, keyboards locked and loaded, ready to defend the Messiah they secretly serve.

  90. Skip V. Patel7:32 AM

    Back in 2002 (four years before 2006), the Patriot Act greatly broadened the definition of terrorism to include all sorts of "normal" violent acts as well as non-violent protests. The term "terrorist" is surprisingly broad; since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, it has been applied to people you wouldn't normally consider terrorists.

    Counterterrorism Mission Creep

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  92. Skip V. Patel7:34 AM

    All artillery, and virtually every muzzle-loading military long arm for that matter, legally qualifies as a WMD. It does make the bombardment of Ft. Sumter all the more sinister. To say nothing of the revelation that The Star Spangled Banner is in fact an account of a WMD attack on American shores.

    Trust your owners....OBEY!

  93. Skip V. Patel7:46 AM

    Kniki & Mike Beale - Dead On

    A brilliant debut cd “Dead On” engineered and produced by the legendary Adrian Stuckey (Split Enz, Neil and Tim Finn) launched them into 2010 and saw them nominated as finalists in the Australian Blues Music Awards for Best new Talent “Holding hands with the Devil” and Best Female Vocalist “Love me like a man”.

  94. Skip V. Patel7:53 AM

    An unprecedented federal review of old criminal cases has uncovered as many as 27 death penalty convictions in which FBI forensic experts may have mistakenly linked defendants to crimes with exaggerated scientific testimony, U.S. officials said.

    The review led to an 11th-hour stay of execution in Mississippi in May.

    It is not known how many of the cases involve errors, how many led to wrongful convictions or how many mistakes may now jeopardize valid convictions. Those questions will be explored as the review continues.

    Who cares? After all... it's just business!

  95. Storagemanager8:02 AM

    Barry Obama....Al-Qaeda is on the run....................Al-Qaeda has said it was behind deadly raids on two Iraqi jails, which freed
    hundreds of inmates, including senior leaders of the militant group.

  96. Storagemanager8:03 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Dennis Farina, a onetime Chicago cop who as a popular actor played a cop on "Law & Order," has died. Farina died Monday morning in a Scottsdale, Ariz., hospital after suffering a blood clot in his lung, according to his publicist, Lori De Waal. He was 69. For three decades, Farina was a character actor who displayed remarkable dexterity, charm and, when called for, toughness, making effective use of his craggy face, steel-gray hair, ivory smile and ample mustache. Farina appeared in films including "Get Shorty," ''Saving Private Ryan," ''Midnight Run" and "Out Of Sight." Among his many TV portrayals was Detective Joe Fontana on "Law & Order" during the 2004-06 seasons. He starred in the 1980s cult favorite "Crime Story" and was a regular in the 2011-12 HBO drama "Luck." He recently completed shooting a comedy, "Lucky Stiff." - See more at:

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  102. BulgarWheat8:40 AM

    This cat looks a lot like Chester.

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  105. pbird9:01 AM

    Merry Tuesday!

  106. pbird9:16 AM

  107. mawskrat9:16 AM

    and Good Mornin pbird

  108. pbird9:22 AM

    a good place to buy neat tools and stuff

  109. Storagemanager9:27 AM

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, pictured, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, proposes five options the administration is considering on Syria, including 'limited' strikes against the Assad regime and a campaign to secure chemical weapons that includes 'thousands' of US forces

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  112. BabbaZee9:37 AM

    Just like us

  113. pbird9:40 AM

    What the hell is wrong with us?

    We’re Americans. We’re not supposed to care about the royal family. We’re not supposed to worship masters based on an accident of birth. But Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is on the verge of having a baby and we react as if a ten-story Moses appeared towering over the Washington Monument.

    Read more:

  114. BabbaZee9:41 AM

    I am sicker of hearing about zimmerman and trayvon at this point

  115. pbird9:41 AM

    yes, mostly people are people

  116. pbird9:41 AM

    thats getting pretty stale too

  117. BabbaZee9:41 AM

  118. pbird9:42 AM

    my MOTHER told me the princess was in labor yesterday.....good lord

  119. Storagemanager9:42 AM

    Can't we all just get along?

  120. pbird9:42 AM

    i wuz hearing it in me head

  121. pbird9:43 AM

    no, not yet

  122. pbird9:50 AM

    a slight exaggeration for effect here, but funny

  123. pbird9:56 AM

    A parliamentary commission has concluded that the rules allowing foetuses to be aborted as late as 40 weeks on grounds of disability are outdated and could amount to “discrimination”.

    They heard claims that the way the law was being applied amounted to a form of “eugenics” and was no longer fit for a “civilised society”.

  124. pbird9:58 AM

    a clam from Oregon, lol

  125. mawskrat10:14 AM

    wanna eat some clams


  127. This startup just scored $6.5M to transform the way you pay your restaurant bill

    It also allows for additional services, and more intelligent tracking of customers’ tastes and behaviors.

    oh ho

  128. mawskrat10:50 AM

    I have no taste and all my behaviors are bad//

  129. mawskrat11:10 AM

    Braxton and I are gonna take a walk..BBL

  130. Skip V. Patel11:14 AM

    Terrifying moment divers are nearly swallowed by two humpback whales

    Donkey Bomb Attack Kills 3 U.S. Troops

    Three American service members were killed this morning in a suicide attack carried out by a man on a donkey, according to NATO and Afghan officials.

    The attack happened this morning in the Sayedabad district of Wardak province. Afghan officials say a suicide bomber riding a donkey approached a joint patrol of U.S. and Afghan soldiers, and detonated as he approached troops.

    NATO isn’t confirming the nationalities of the troops, but a senior Afghan official tells ABC News they were American.

  131. oh pooh!




    Seger's best song, IMHO

  135. one more thing, R Crumb as a kid, hah

  136. Kreuzueber Halbmond12:37 PM

    "Thus, we see that one of the obvious origins of human disagreement lies in the use of noises for words." —Alfred Korzybski

  137. Q_Burn3:33 PM

    I feel safer already!

    The NSA is a “supercomputing powerhouse” with machines so powerful their speed is measured in thousands of trillions of operations per second. The agency turns its giant machine brains to the task of sifting through unimaginably large troves of data its surveillance programs capture.

    But ask the NSA, as part of a freedom of information request, to do a seemingly simple search of its own employees’ email? The agency says it doesn’t have the technology.

    “There’s no central method to search an email at this time with the way our records are set up, unfortunately,” NSA Freedom of Information Act officer Cindy Blacker told me last week.

    The system is “a little antiquated and archaic,” she added.

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  139. BabbaZee3:53 PM

    Al-Qaeda-linked extremists hold 200 Kurdish civilians hostage as ‘live shield’ in Syria

  140. BabbaZee3:56 PM

    Depleted uranium used by US forces blamed for birth defects and cancer in Iraq

    in the soldiers too - been talking about it since 2006!
    Aug 12, 2006

  141. BabbaZee3:57 PM

    17 July 2007

  142. BabbaZee3:58 PM

    The Commies were on it in 2003!

  143. BabbaZee3:59 PM

    Gulf War Syndrome, Depleted Uranium and the Dangers of Low-Level Radiation

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  146. BabbaZee4:05 PM

    Alfred Korzybski (1879-1950)

    How is it that humans have progressed so rapidly in science, mathematics, and engineering, yet we continue to exhibit behaviors that result in misunderstanding, suspicion, bigotry,hatred, and even violence in our dealings with other people and with other cultures?

  147. BabbaZee4:07 PM

    Alfred Korzybski pursued this question as an engineer, military officer, and extraordinary observer of human behavior. He survived the horrific battlegrounds of World War I and wondered why humans could progress and advance in some areas, but not in others. He theorized that the attitudes and methodologies responsible for advance­ments in engineering, the sciences, and mathematics could be applied to the daily af­fairs of individuals, and ultimately cultures. He called this new field “general semantics” and introduced it as a practical, teachable system in his 1933 book, Science and Sanity.

  148. Kreuzueber Halbmond4:07 PM

    Oklahoma, Kerr-McGee, Uranium, 1950's

  149. BabbaZee4:08 PM

  150. BabbaZee4:09 PM

    The Life and Mysterious Death of Karen Silkwood

  151. Kreuzueber Halbmond4:09 PM

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    I loved Alfred Korzybski below I had never heard of him

  153. Kreuzueber Halbmond4:14 PM

    It's a difficult book to read, but really has a profound effect on one's world view.

  154. BabbaZee4:19 PM

    I am going to find it on the used book site

  155. Kreuzueber Halbmond4:19 PM

    Science and Sanity

  156. BabbaZee4:20 PM


  157. Kreuzueber Halbmond4:25 PM

    Moving in stereo?
    "The man of delusion cannot see the One hidden in all. He sees only the diversity and the multiplicity of the life and the world around him. Feeling lonely and isolated, unable to trust others and the world he lives in, as if the world is an enemy determined to subdue him and destroy him, he suffers from intense anxiety about himself and his future. Because of the sense of duality he loses his unified vision and sees the world in terms of pairs, divisions, groups, categories, numbers and opposites, and in short, in terms of relative and subjective reality." —Jayaram V

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  159. BabbaZee4:30 PM

    never heard of him either....

    Tonight I will make coconut curry chicken in his honor

  160. Kreuzueber Halbmond4:38 PM

    It would please him, I'm sure! ;)

  161. BabbaZee4:40 PM

    If it is not too ugly looking I will take photos

  162. pbird4:59 PM

    serious british snark?

  163. BabbaZee6:01 PM


  164. BabbaZee6:07 PM

    “When we say ‘our rulers’, we mean those who are engaged in the manipulation of symbols. We must consider ourselves a symbolic, semantic class of life, and cannot cease from being so… those who control the symbols rule us.

    Bankers, priests, lawyers,… politicians, [and news media] constitute one class [of our rulers] and work together. They do not produce any values but manipulate the values produced by others, and often pass signs for no value at all. Scientists and teachers also comprise a ruling class. They produce the main values mankind has, but, at present, they do not realize this. They are, in the main, ruled by the cunning methods of the first class.”
    ~ Alfred Korzybski

  165. BabbaZee6:25 PM

    Is Bravo’s Jewish Princesses Long Island the Most Offensive TV Show Ever?

  166. pbird6:28 PM

    seems pretty reasonable

  167. pbird6:30 PM

    Have never seen it, I'm sure its blood curdling.

  168. BabbaZee6:31 PM

    of course I have never seen it either and will never see it - someone sent me the link to this story though

  169. BabbaZee6:31 PM

    Korzybski's work maintained that human beings are limited in what they know by (1) the structure of their nervous systems, and (2) the structure of their languages. Human beings cannot experience the world directly, but only through their "abstractions" (nonverbal impressions or "gleanings" derived from the nervous system, and verbal indicators expressed and derived from language). Sometimes our perceptions and our languages actually mislead us as to the "facts" with which we must deal. Our understanding of what is happening sometimes lacks similarity of structure with what is actually happening.

    He stressed training in awareness of abstracting, using techniques that he had derived from his study of mathematics and science. He called this awareness, this goal of his system, "consciousness of abstracting".

    His system included modifying the way we consider the world, e.g., with an attitude of "I don't know; let's see," to better discover or reflect its realities as revealed by modern science. One of these techniques involved becoming inwardly and outwardly quiet, an experience that he termed, "silence on the objective levels".

  170. pbird6:38 PM

    Today is Raymond Chandler's birthday.

  171. pbird6:45 PM

    Cat people vampire burials found in Poland

  172. pbird6:55 PM

    there, that looks better

  173. Kreuzueber Halbmond6:58 PM

    I've mostly given up on making "worldly" sense out of anything. Korzybski certainly provides a refreshing view, but I don't believe there is a single keystone,—human doctrine or dogma, that ties the eternal to the finite. Yet, the seemingly paradoxical are always united on a sublime level. The one thing that I have come to recognize is that the countless, fruitless, tyrannical efforts of men to codify human will and universalize local mores enfold all human discord. What greater service can we do for God than to love one another,—abide and let abide? What greater service can we do for mankind than to promote and defend the concept of Liberty, wherein we only allow ourselves and our actions to be governed purely by Love? The sublime Truth, which leads us to the One Most High, is the simple realization that All is united in eternal Love. Remember what the Rabbi said,"...the rainbow simultaneously reminds us to repent from the relentless pursuit of multiplicity drawing us away from God. It urges us to direct the full spectrum of our powers and interests over the rainbow to the One on High."

    "The pictures conceal more than they reveal. They don't penetrate the depths, where all contradictions correspond with one another." —Franz Kafka

  174. pbird6:59 PM

  175. pbird7:01 PM

    pfft, as if you would be interested

  176. pbird7:03 PM

    I don't think there is any truly "worldly" sense. That's probably one of those lies.

  177. pbird7:07 PM

    Sam woke me the other day when I was napping and said "who is Kafka"? Twenty five words or less, right?

  178. pbird7:09 PM

  179. Kreuzueber Halbmond7:33 PM

    Earth as seen by the Cassini spacecraft from Saturn. (small blue dot) Does anything really matter anyway?

  180. Kreuzueber Halbmond7:38 PM

  181. pbird7:41 PM

    Never heard that one. I like the video a lot.

  182. Kreuzueber Halbmond7:43 PM

    Matches the song perfectly, doesn't it.

  183. pbird7:44 PM

    sounds like about 1967 to me, lol
    big favorite

  184. pbird7:44 PM

    it really does

  185. Q_Burn8:54 PM

    Roky Erickson has had one of those really unlikely late in life comebacks recently, from poverty, mental illness and whatnot. Just toured Australia last year.

  186. BabbaZee8:57 PM

    Coconut curry chicken with peas in honor of Jayaram V

    ugly but it tasted good

    must to clean up giant mess now

  187. Kreuzueber Halbmond9:02 PM

    It's not ugly. If you gaze into the plate long enough, it resembles a fuzzy teddy bear with a green pea necklace and avocado arms and shoes. I should go eat now, too.

  188. pbird9:09 PM

    still going!

  189. Woo. I just made a bunch of yogurt out of half and half, with honey in it. I am trying to feed noneaters.