March 22, 2011 archive

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We Got Us A Neo-Nazi Merc Working in Afghanistan

And I’m goin to hazard a guess probably not the only one. Who in the hell does the screening for these so called ‘private contractors’ that are then sent into these occupation theaters?

I just caught this, and an update to the ‘kill team’ of U.S. soldiers.

This goes Way Beyond Disgusting!!

Especially what’s written about this, and people wonder why the world is turning it’s collective backs on us!!

This a**wipe can and should ask himself how many soldiers his actions have gotten killed while he parades around thinking he’s superior, scumbag!!

Jubilation Day

More Steep Canyon Rangers below.

Class War

All the guns and all the money are on one side, and the other side is a disorganized mob of down-scale consumers.

Who wins?

Six In The Morning

U.S.-Led Assault Nears Goal in Libya


Published: March 22, 2011

WASHINGTON – An American- led military campaign to destroy Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s air defenses and establish a no-fly zone over Libya has nearly accomplished its initial objectives, and the United States is moving swiftly to hand command to allies in Europe, American officials said, despite some fighting reportedly continuing on Tuesday.

But the firepower of more than 130 Tomahawk cruise missiles and attacks by allied warplanes have not yet succeeded in accomplishing the more ambitious demands by the United States – repeated by President Obama in a letter to Congress on Monday – that Colonel Qaddafi withdraw his forces from embattled cities and cease all attacks against civilians.

Selena Sings Sick Silly Shit for UNICEF

Selena Gomez, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, sings sick silly shit about drought!

It would be totally incorrect to call Selena Gomez “untalented.” This thing is a hole where you could dump enough talent for a hundred geniuses, and what came out the bottom of this hole would still be shit.

And das Volk loves her more than they love life!


Muse in the Morning

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Muse in the Morning

Time for a break from poetry…in order to create some art.

I am alone here in my own mind.

There is no map

and there is no road.

–Anne Sexton

Splash of Color 2

Late Night Karaoke

AT&T’s Revenge

Cross posted from The Stars Hollow Gazette

The big business news that hit the “airways” yesterday was the announcement that AT&T’s plan to gobble up T-Mobile for a mere $39 billion which would create the largest wireless carrier in the US and leave just three major cellular companies in the country: AT&T, Verizon and the much smaller Sprint Nextel. Hold on, was I dreaming, or did we taxpayers spent a fortune of are hard earned tax dollars to break-up AT&T? Are those ten years of litigation and the consequent pain in the royal tuchas for consumers that it created a mere practical joke?

The deal still must pass muster with the from both the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission. as has been pointed out in the NYT:

Unlike the merger of Comcast and NBC Universal, which consolidated a transmission company and a content provider, the proposed AT&T and T-Mobile deal is a “horizontal merger” that would combine two companies that had been direct competitors.

As part of their assessment, antitrust lawyers must determine whether the deal might undermine efforts to encourage broadband service competition between wireless and landline providers. AT&T and Verizon both control a major segment of the landline market, so by allowing them to dominate wireless services as well, the merger could effectively hurt competition for broadband delivery options.

All in all, the consumer is the one who bears the brunt of these mega-mergers with increased rates and diminished service. Remember AT&T’s penchant for hidden charges?

How about jobs? What happens to all those T-Mobile employees? The newly merged company would save $3 billion a year with the expected  closing of hundreds of retail outlets in areas where they overlap, as well as the elimination of overlapping back office, technical and call center staff.

Everything old is new again.  

Graphic Photos from Afghanistan


Der Spiegel recently published some “graphic” photos of American soldiers in action in Afghanistan.

The details don’t matter.


Tech-Savvy Tikes:

80% of Kids Under Five Use the Internet

S02E07: EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulations

cross-posted from Main Street Insider

This week, we explore how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to regulate the emissions of greenhouse gasses (GHG’s) after a 2007 Supreme Court ruling declared that GHG’s meet the standard of an air pollutant. These new regulations take effect over three phases, the first of which is currently taking place.

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