Ode to Boobs Nudity, but very tastefully done (European ad for Breast self exam), a touching short film. (Yes, I said tasteful & touching in reference to a film about boobs. It IS!)
Big vs Small breasts
Big Busted Women
-can get a taxi on the worst days -have a neat place to carry spare change -have always been the center of the arts (art) -make jogging a spectator sport -can keep a magazine dry while laying in the tub -have more negotiating power (with men shorter than them) -usually can find leftover popcorn after a movie -can always carry a little extra -always float better -know where to look first for lost earrings -rarely lack for a slow dance partner -have a place to set their glasses when sitting in an armless recliner
Small Busted Women
-don't cause a traffic accident every time they bend over in public -always look younger -find that dribbled food makes it to the napkin on their lap -can always see their toes and shoes -can sleep on their stomachs -have no trouble sliding behind the wheel of small cars -know that people can read the entire message on their t-shirts -know that everything more than a handful is wasted -can come late to a theater and not disrupt an entire aisle -can take an aerobic class without running the risk of knocking themselves out
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX From another Fark discussion thread: I am a Republican. They tell me I: * Am against Abortion. * Am for the war. * Hate poor people. * Am skeptical about global warming. * Don't value minorities. * Don't care. * I'm rich or I'm stupid. * Against gun-control.
I am a Democrat. I'm supposed to: * Support welfare. * Be against the war. * Hate rich people. * Be active to protect the environment. * Value all minorities. * Feel your pain. * Be smart. Even if I'm a hippy, or a yuppy, or poor or rich. I'm enlightened. * Be pro-choice. * Be for civil liberties. * Be against Bushies, Rummies, Condi, Gonzalez (One of THEM)
We don't live in a democracy. We live in a representative republic. So you don't vote on individual issues. You vote once every 4 years for this, every 6 years for that, every 2 years for that. And all of your little mini-votes are wrapped up in these little packages called Republican or Democrat.
And somehow we're almost divided at 50/50.
What an interesting little "democracy".
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Reply: How about choice three:
I am a sane, rational person. I tell myself I am:
* Support personal freedom when it does not infringe upon the good will of others. (That means abortions, guns and tiny American flags for all!) * Believe the government should be closely monitored for abuses of power. (Domestic wire taps should be closely watchdogged.) * Respect rich, poor, minority alike, but expect everybody to pull their fair share. * Support science and rationality over myth, faith and hype * Support military action provided there is are valid reasons for violence, sound goals that can be achieved (and don't change every few months) and an overwhelming expectation of success. * Expect my government to rule rationally with solid planning and anticipation of reasonable contingencies. * Expect my government to not waste my money on dumb stuff. * Expect my government to help those truly in need with reasonable support and assistance. * Support the sciences, medicine and technology, as they better all of humanity * Support educating people with solid educational program that rewards results and academic achievement - not some meaningless political feel-good nonsense. * Believe police should be free to do their jobs, but not abuse their jobs or people's privacy, rights or expectation of normalcy.
You see, sane people don't prescribe to "lib" or "neocon". We prefer sanity. Unfortunately, the people currently in power (on both sides) are neither sane nor logical. They prefer jerking people around emotionally. Like telling people they are a traitor if they question the president.
...And we'd be greeted with flowers and candy in the streets as heroes, just like in Iraq. Right - same crap, different day. There is no operational way for the United States to win a war on foreign soil anymore, because we are too hamstrung by limitations placed upon our operations by the universality of media, the oversight of "the international community," and our own unwillingness to fully perform acts of warfare. The military is made to kill things and break stuff, not perform politically-expedient sociological surgery. We cannot win in Iraq, and if Iran attacks we cannot beat them in the Middle East unless we give up the moral high-ground and determine that it is necessary to raze cities, slaughter civilians, and otherwise do what warring armies have done for millenia before we adopted this useless pretense of "limited war." There has never been a limited war, and the side obeying that delusion has always come out beaten and slinking away with its tail between its legs. Unfortunately, given that this is seen as such a pointless war (because it essentially is one), we don't have the moral capital to spend to win it by going balls-out and actually fighting like we intend to win.
> The fact is that we are ALREADY in a war with Iran and they're already giving > it all they've got. There's nothing they can do to make it worse for us that > they aren't already doing, but we could make things 'rather unpleasant' for > them in an instant.
Iran is hardly "giving it all they've got." You'll know when they're doing that by the piles of dead Sunni bodies, the burning of cities, and the reduction of the remainder of sectarian Iraq to an ashen waste. They don't have to physically beat us to win - they merely have to exhaust our capacity to remain. We're already building an unprecedentedly massive deficit with this war effort, sinking our currency's balance with those of other nations as our economic ability to fulfill those debts grows ever more unlikely. The public by a two-thirds margin wants us to leave already, regardless of the fact that it will result in a prolonged and brutal theocratic genocide in the area which we are essentially directly responsible for kicking off; they are tired of friends and family being half a world away, fighting a battle with objectives we can't define and thus cannot ever achieve no matter how many Americans die for them. Imagine the public's response if (or when) Iran enters the battle; it is MacArthur's charge into China and the fundamental loss of the Korean War once more, because the American public's morale will be shattered when a new, fresh enemy presents itself before a tired and over-extended military unprepared to simultaneously serve in both war-fighting and peace-keeping capacities. The thought will be the same now as it was back then: "we never meant to fight a war with these people - this is not an enemy we should be engaging."
> Your muslim heroes aren't going to win, junior. I'm so terribly sorry to have > to be the one to tell you this...
Oh, you're entirely wrong if you think I consider the Muslims "heroes." I'm pissed, because we aren't going to be allowed to win this war. The way you win a war is you go in, you kill the leaders, you brutally crush all resistance as mercilessly as possible, you remove the ability for the remaining populace to fight a war by removing their ability to receive resupply, aid, or protection from anyone other than yourself, and then you declare yourself the ruler of the area. You can then do what we did everywhere we actually won wars, and reshape the political and social climate of the region before handing significant control back to the local populace. But you can't win pretty wars. People have to die, including civilians, so that they can understand that their existence depends solely upon your decision to permit it. The locals must be conquered, their ways changed, and their children exposed to the might and beneficence of their conquerors. Only then will they respect your demands, which is the only way they will become more than petty sectarian tribesmen squabbling in the desert over ancient outmoded traditions.
But we aren't allowed to fight that sort of war anymore. It isn't pretty, it costs lives and time and there are no happy endings to please the diplomats of the international community. So we're going to lose, and there will be a genocide followed by a dictator - just like every third world political cycle ruled by ancient tribal hatreds and the ambition of a few ruthless men.
If we wanted a real war, we'd draft soldiers and sear the desert clean before coming in to place the stars and stripes on the crater that was Baghdad. We'd take millions of lives, place American generals in charge of our new holding, and rebuild the country from the ground up without allowing petty politicians from the area who helped create the mess in the first place to screw it up further. Then, after thirty years or so when the main generation always remembers how good it is to have America there, we'd hand it partially over with the understood oversight of their older sibling half a world away. And they'd thank us for conquering them.
But the United Nations would throw a shiatfit, and no one wants their baby drafted, and so we'll be backing out with our "green zone" burning behind us. Whether it takes two months or ten years, we'll be constantly throwing American blood into a half-assed faux-occupation that will immediately collapse the second we leave. It is inevitable, and so the only recourse is to end it sooner rather than later. We lack the ability to fight a real war, and so we will lose. Only question is how many good men will die before we realize that. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Multi-colored pandas shitting a rainbow into your mind
Haven't updated in a bit, been playing with linux, sans Windows partition. Lots of teeth knashing & hair pulling later, I've got a windows partition back on my box. Because I have to do things in an OS that actually WORKS. Cool toy! Interesting experiment
---------------------------------------------- Thought for the day: There is more money being spent on breast implants and Viagra today than on Alzheimer's research. This means that by 2040, there should be a large elderly population with perky boobs and huge erections and absolutely no recollection of what to do with them. ---------------------------------------------- 2 * 3 * 3 * 37 : The prime factorization of The Beast
In researching the following, I came accross this page on trolling techniques, which somebody might actually find useful, as opposed to the following: <satire> I find it simply astounding how many people buy into the propaganda that Dubya is an evil genius in charge of things!
George Herbert Walker Bush, (born June 12, 1924) (1967–1971) served as a U.S. congressman from Texas, (1971–1973) ambassador to the United Nations, (1973–1974) Republican National Committee chairman (from an office IN the Whitehouse, demanded and accepted the resignation of
Richard Nixon), (1974–1976) Chief of the U.S. Liaison Office in the People's Republic of China, (1976–1977) DIRECTOR of the Central Intelligence Agency, (1977–1980) Chairman of the First International Bank in Houston, (1981–1989) Directed and Produced a fine propaganda performance, starring
Ronald Reagan as the president of the United States. (1989–1993) The 41st President of the United States (2001-present) Directing and Producing yet another propaganda piece, starring
his son as, you guessed it, the President.
George Sr. has been running this country for at least 5 terms... </satire>
Actually, I mostly enjoy the way my brain works. I fear that IF I were actually diagnosed with either of these, the cure might be worse than the disease, ie: It might allow me to buckle down, focus, be employable & etc, but what would it do to my creativity & intellect??
I found in traveling around the world that a great many people . . ., apparently well educated and sophisticated, were convinced that the people of the United States were in the grip of terror and that free speech and free press no longer existed here. They believed that the United States was fomenting a third world war and would presently start it, with Armageddon consequences for everyone else, and that the government of the United States smashed without mercy anyone who dared to oppose even by oral protests this headlong rush toward disaster.
These people could "prove" their opinions by quoting any number of Americans and American newspapers and magazines. That they were able to quote such American sources proved just the opposite, namely that we do continue to enjoy free speech even to express arrant nonsense and unpopular opinion, escaped them completely.
I just don't understand how this is not murder: "when plainclothes police chased him into a subway car, pinned him to the ground and shot him in the head and torso." There is no mention of him fighting back, or disobeying a lawful order. Just another execution, by a bunch of thugs.
When I started this blog, I meant to focus on technology, hardware & software hacking, alternative energy & a little humour. But there is just some strange stuff afoot in this country, and I must draw your attention to it. Disney IS requiring EVERY person entering their parks to have their finger tip scanned. I get a feeling in the pit of my stomach, like I just went over a steep hill in my car, really fast...
You might want to think about this: At the core of this decision is that it is OK to take land from one party & give it to another, just to increase property tax revenue. Churches pay NO property taxes. They also own some pretty desirable land...
Goodbye Sandra, thanks for writing in your dissent: "Any property may now be taken for the benefit of another private party, but the fallout from this decision will not be random," O'Connor wrote. "The beneficiaries are likely to be those citizens with disproportionate influence and power in the political process, including large corporations and development firms." and "nearly any lawful use of real private property can be said to generate some incidental benefit to the public." If the Fifth Amendment requires only that a taking provide some such benefit, she wrote, "the words 'for public use' do not realistically exclude any takings."
The scum-bag politicians haven't even waited for the corpse of the Constitution to cool before raping the citizens!
Good ol' Boys just looking out for each others' wealth.
Please contact your local, state & federal representatives today. Even if your area is one of the few that has local bans on this, the rest of this great nation deserves the full protection of the entire Constitution & ALL its' ammendments!
I pledge Allegiance to the flag of the Corporations of America and to the Wealth for which it stands, one Company under Greed, Profitable, with Pork and Justice for the Rich.
The basic html tutorial is by Ross Shannon. He explains why standards compliance & designing for accessability are good & why frames are bad. That knowing what is going on behind the wysiwyg design process makes you a far superior designer. Check him out.
The best text editor out there is editpad. It uses a tabbed interface, opening multiple docs at once. It has several global commands, such as search & replace. Which allows you to replace a text string in all open docs with just a few clicks. Makes changing or updating all the pages on a site simultaneouly a breeze. The pro version adds autoformated display for various programming languages & color coding of tags.
The above shock wave animations both make a similiar political statement. If you're prone to "tinfoil hattism," you probably shouldn't watch them, it might really freak you out. But then, you shouldn't be on the net anyway, 'cause they DO know where you've been, you know...
All of the software below is either freeware (GPL), or shareware, unless otherwise noted.
You really should have these things installed:
Sygate Personal Firewall very secure, uses less resources. Now owned by Symantec, we'll see how THAT turns out...The Bastages discontinued it! My link goes to the old version, though... Install, right click > options > updates > uncheck auto update!
FireFox Internet browser, faster and more secure than InternetExplorer
ClamWin Anti-virus Seems to work better than AVG, Not so centered on getting you to upgrade to their $$$ verion, plus free updates.
AVG Anti-virus Catches WAY more virii than Norton or Mcafee, plus free updates. Stay away frome their firewall, it uses WAY too many resources.
Gaim is a multi-protocol instant messaging (IM) client for Linux, BSD, MacOS X, and Windows. It is compatible with AIM and ICQ (Oscar protocol), MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, IRC, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, SILC, GroupWise Messenger, and Zephyr networks.
A human being should
be able to change a diaper,
plan an invasion,
butcher a hog,
conn a ship,
design a building,
write a sonnet,
build a wall,
set a bone,
comfort the dying,
analyze a new problem,
program a computer,
cook a tasty meal,
Specialization is for insects.
-Robert A Heinlein.