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WHAT are Scientologists do worried about 0 4,000 Videos ordered off YouTube:
From the EFF webpage: ‘Over a period of twelve hours, between this Thursday night and Friday morning, American Rights Counsel LLC sent out over 4000 DMCA takedown notices to YouTube, all making copyright infringement claims against videos with content critical of the Church of Scientology.'”
First they came for the YouTube videos…
SARAH Palin show that there is one more womn in US politics:
Clinton voters, in particular, have received a political wake-up call they never expected. Having watched their candidate and their principles betrayed by the very people who are supposed to be the flame-holders for equal rights and fairness, they now look across the aisle and see a woman who represents everything the feminist movement claimed it stood for. Women can have a family and a career. We can be whatever we choose, on our own terms. For some, that might mean shooting a moose. For others, perhaps it’s about shooting a movie or shooting for a career as a teacher. However diverse our passions, we will vote for a system that allows us to make the choices that best suit us. It’s that simple.
She is a woman, after all…
SARAH Palin. Read. My. Lips.
She reminds me of Monkey Mail that starts out, “You faggot asshole.”
Oh, the Republicans loved every I-hate-niggers inflection in her voice, but will the average American voter warm to that Fascist poison?
Does she kiss her kids with that mouth?
Do you hear…?
Well, if we can’t beat the enemy, let’s at least play them at their own game…
McNab actually calls it a “social timebomb”. McNab says post traumatic shock disorder can hit any soldier at any time.”
POLICE LOG: Crime in the news…
Car dealer Mark Miller wanted to do pretty much the same thing on a bigger scale. He collects rainwater on the roof of his new building, stores it in a cistern and hopes to clean cars with it in a new, water-efficient car wash. But without a valid water right, state officials say he can’t legally divert rainwater. “I was surprised. We thought it was our water,” Miller said.
MARILYN Wann is fat. She wants fat people to feel good about being fat. She is for fat pride:
Marilyn Wann, who weighs 285 pounds or 129 kilos, had her health insurance denied on the grounds of weight alone. This spurred her into becoming the leader of the so-called fat pride movement in the United States. She openly identifies herself as ‘fat’ and calls for society to change.
“I don’t ask anyone else for permission to exist. Whether or not you want to ask me if I have a right to be fat or not, I claim it.
I grew up as a chubby kid. I think there’s sort of an implied question of ‘Why are fat people fat?’ and I notice that we don’t ask the same question ‘Why are these thin people so thin? What did they do wrong to be so thin?’
Dear Anroak, I’m a fat, Jewish, gay, black jhihadi with persecution issues…
RUSSIA. Boo! Georgia. Hurrah!
In the great tradition of spinning the truth in military campaigns, Georgia may have been comprehensively defeated militarily, but it is seen as having won the propaganda war. Little, brave Georgia has taken on the nasty Russian Republic.
When the journalist Peter Whilby examined press releases issued by Georgia’s PR consultants, he noted that they used deliberate “terms that trigger western media interest” in describing the Russian actions, such as “civilian victims”, “nuclear”, “humanitarian”, “occupation” and “ethnic cleansing.”
Words are like weapons etc…
POLAR Bear Watch: Anorak’s look at polar bears in the news…
TO the polar bears enclosure at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens in central Japan, where the normally white polar bears are making a statement.
The bears have turned green.
SARAH Palin is the everywoman voter’s friend:
She is so absolutely, remarkably, spectacularly ordinary. I think the magic of Sarah Palin speaks to a belief that so many of us share: the sense that we personally know five people in our immediate circle who would make a better president than the menagerie of candidates the major parties routinely offer. Sarah Palin has erupted from this collective American Dream — the idea that, given nothing but classic American values like hard work, integrity, and tough-minded optimism you can actually do what happens in the movies: become Leader of the Free World, the President of the United States of America. (Or, well, you know, vice president.)
So long as they talk about it, it’s news…
IT’S the global warming headline of the day:
“Scientists warn Pyrenees will melt by 2050” – ABC News (Aus)
Rocks are melting. We are royally humped…
NEVER mind Sarah Palin’s hair – well, yes, mind it if you must – it’s her sense of humour that really upsets some. Here’s an accusation that taken out of context and ripped of irony looks bad. But, come on…
“So Sambo beat the bitch!”
Ahem. Are things this desperate for Democrats?
This is how Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin described Barack Obama’s win over Hillary Clinton to political colleagues in a restaurant a few days after Obama locked up the Democratic Party presidential nomination.
According to Lucille, the waitress serving her table at the time and who asked that her last name not be used, Gov. Palin was eating lunch with five or six people when the subject of the Democrat’s primary battle came up. The governor, seemingly not caring that people at nearby tables would likely hear her, uttered the slur and then laughed loudly as her meal mates joined in appreciatively.
“It was kind of disgusting,” Lucille, who is part Aboriginal, said in a phone interview after admitting that she is frightened of being discovered telling folks in the “lower 48” about life near the North Pole.
Then, almost with a sigh, she added, “But that’s just Alaska.”
Alaska- it’s all so white…
US artist James Powderly of Graffiti Research Lab went to Beijing during the Olympics to demonstrate about Tibet.
He was arrested and chucked in jail. Much like he must have expcted he would be.
Here’s his interview…
File under: “Imperiailistic do-gooding”
SAYS Northern Ireland’s environment minister, Sammy Wilson: Green activists’ views on climate change are a “hysterical pseudo-religion.”
Yeah. Northern Ireland has an environment minister. Who knew?
“The tactic used by the “green gang” is to label anyone who dares disagree with their view of climate change as some kind of nutcase who denies scientific fact. Reasoned debate must replace the scaremongering of the green climate alarmists.”
He says “bravo“.
John Woods of Friends of the Earth said Mr Wilson was “like a cigarette salesman denying that smoking causes cancer”.
Wilson’s comments are not supported by the most recent findings. For example, Jonathan Cowie’s Climate Change: Biological and Human Impacts (2007), concludes that increased major floods could well happen in the summer despite European summers becoming drier. Seemingly paradoxically, computer models predict an increase in intense summer rainfall with global warming.
A Nothern Ireland story about the climate. How times change…
Political conventions in the modern era are supposed to be partisan lovefests, pre-ordained coronations. There isn’t supposed to be anything like real politics going on there. That’s what the media keeps telling us. But the Republicans, not listening, just broke that rule.
Barring unforeseen circumstances, unknown shoes that might drop, or the unlikely event of Democratic strategic brilliance, it is now the Republican Party’s election to lose, and we have just witnessed what might be one of the neatest, most explosive, most dastardly genuine political manuevers of presidential politics in our time.
Is he a genius..?
SARAH Palin is choosing baby names with Bristol:
While Bristol and I were getting our nails done this morning we talked alot about the new baby coming into our lives. She really wants to name the baby Rocky whether it is a boy or a girl but I don’t know, I don’t think that’s very classy. So we brainstormed some other, more traditional names. We don’t know yet if it’s going to be a girl or a boy so we made a list for each one. Picking baby names is SO MUCH FUN!
- Alaska (or maybe this is a boy’s name?)
- SoCo (I’ve never heard of this before but Bristol says it has some kind of special meaning to her and Levi, maybe it’s a fancy restaurant where they went on their first date or something)
- Cialis (Bristol just made this one up! isn’t it pretty? She’s so creative.)
- Talon (or maybe this is a girl’s name?)
- Ronald Reagan (Mr. mccain is pushing pretty hard for this one)
- Exxon (this one is sort of a family name)
- Bullet (I like this one but there are already so many kids in Alaska named this, and I think he should have a name that’s a little more unusual).
Us Weekly, which unlike People and OK!, chose a rather caustic cover line (“Babies, Lies and Scandal”) is said to have lost thousands of subscribers in just the first 24 hours following the printing of the issue.
“I’m hearing it’s 5,000, maybe more,” says one well-placed source in the industry. Another source claimed that as many as 10,000 readers have already cancelled their subscriptions…
Hype follows hype – 10,000?
AN internal email from Alison Tocci, to all staff:
The Daily Telegraph’s transport correspondent, David Millward crashes and burns…
“Jesus was a community organizer. Pontius Pilate was a governor.”
What happened to Jesus?
Not only is Sarah Palin not a feminist, she is as anti-woman as Bush and McCain combined. That is the reason why McCain picked her; not because she is a woman and he wanted to be underhanded (which he totally did,) but because she’s a Republican, conservative man who just happens to be in a woman’s body.
IS that all?
“OVER ONE-THIRD OF FORMER AMERICAN FOOTBALL PLAYERS HAD SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH MEN, STUDY CLAIMS”
A study of former high-school American Football players has found that more than a third said they had had sexual relations with other men.
In his study of homosexuality among sportsmen in the US, sociologist Dr Eric Anderson found that 19 in a sample of 47 had taken part in acts intended to sexually arouse other men, ranging from kissing to mutual masturbation and oral sex.
The 47 men, aged 18-23, were all American Football players who previously played at the high school (secondary school) level but had failed to be picked for their university’s team and were now cheerleaders instead.
Give Me a B…
HARRY’S Place looks at how the Vatican wants to turn Cardinal John Henry Newman into a gay saint at the expense of his being a gay bishop. Of course, he might have been gay, only:
The Vatican plans to exhume and rebury Cardinal John Henry Newman in a new tomb in Birmingham Oratory church, in preparation for him being made a saint later this year.
The Vatican is embarrassed that Newman is currently buried in the same grave as the man he shared much of his life with, Father Ambrose St John. Although inseparable in life and buried together for 118 years, the Catholic Church wants to now tear them apart.
Newman and St John have been buried side-by-side in a simple grave since Newman’s death in 1890. It was what Newman wanted. He wrote to his executors shortly before his death stating emphatically: “I wish, with all my heart, to be buried in Father Ambrose St John’s grave – and I give this as my last, my imperative will.”
Despite this categorical instruction, the Vatican is now overturning it.
Peter Tatchell has more on Comment Is Free …
SARAH Palin is not loved by one and all.
The Washington Post let fly with this headline:
Palin Slashed Funding for Teen Moms
Even though her own teen daughter became pregnant! How awful!
Except the alleged “slashing” was actually a threefold increase.