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Inventing Alexander Hamilton

Postby Tomas » Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:50 am

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Inventing Alexander Hamilton

The troubling embrace of the founder of American finance

http://bostonreview.net/BR32.6/hogeland.php

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Re: In the News

Postby Elizabeth Isabelle » Sat Dec 15, 2007 6:17 am

The story.

The story doesn't seem all that spectacular - just another man shooting his wife and kids, then shooting himself. What makes this one special is that it includes a link to the family website that was most recently updated by the shooter 7 months ago - presumably to remove his then-soon-to-be-ex-wife's picture and bio.

The most spectacular thing about it is that there is nothing really spectacular there. It's like this is what normal, well-educated people do nowadays.
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Energy source of northern lights found

Postby Tomas » Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:19 pm

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Energy source of northern lights found

Scientists think they have discovered the energy source of auroras borealis, the spectacular color displays seen in the upper latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071212/ap_ ... XJoqKs0NUE

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Re: In the News

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Re: In the News

Postby brad walker » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:35 am

UN Warns on Soaring Food Prices wrote:Food prices have risen an unprecedented 40% in the last year and many nations may be unable to cope, the agency says.
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Re: In the News

Postby Elizabeth Isabelle » Thu Dec 20, 2007 1:04 pm

brad walker wrote:
UN Warns on Soaring Food Prices wrote:Food prices have risen an unprecedented 40% in the last year and many nations may be unable to cope, the agency says.


On Dec. 5, 2006, Beingof1 wrote:Diebert van Rhijn:

Beingof1, you sound a bit feverish man, are you okay?

Any specific reason the world will crash next spring? It would be about time. And how to prepare?




Diebert - no one is listening.

I am using methods of drama because that is what gets responded to. This crash is being orchestrated by the most devious methods that can be imagined.

Most believe the governments of the world are the 'decision makers'. If you use cold hard logic, factor in human nature, you can see behind the smoke and mirrors.

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There is a failing of stabilization in Iraq, it is intentional and designed. The agenda is to reduce the population to five hundred million. I do not want to walk through every single step and where I get my information, it would take days to do that in multiple posts.

Get yourself a years worth of food, plenty of water, and survival gear. Life and death are not the issue, your survival is. I hope you understand what I just said.
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Re: In the News

Postby Elizabeth Isabelle » Sat Dec 22, 2007 2:39 pm

This was just written up in an interesting way. So, if the bank was not in city limits, they would not have investigated this?

http://www.tampabays10.com/news/local/article.aspx?storyid=70326
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Re: In the News

Postby brokenhead » Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:30 am

Elizabeth Isabelle wrote:This was just written up in an interesting way. So, if the bank was not in city limits, they would not have investigated this?

http://www.tampabays10.com/news/local/article.aspx?storyid=70326

You'd like to think they would have notified the proper authorities of the jurisdiction it did fall under.

You wonder how they settled on $30 as the asking price.
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Tigers In the News

Postby DHodges » Thu Dec 27, 2007 10:53 pm

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/12/27/tiger. ... index.html

Idiot kid killed by tiger after taunting it.

Mother's reaction: "You've ruined Christmas!"
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Re: In the News (Selling baby)

Postby DHodges » Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:08 am

brokenhead wrote:You wonder how they settled on $30 as the asking price.
I kind of assumed without thinking about it that $30 is what a bag of heroin goes for around there.
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Re: In the News

Postby Elizabeth Isabelle » Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:11 am

A New Year's statement, probably by some teens, really does sum up the state of affairs for now.
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Re: In the News (Selling baby)

Postby brokenhead » Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:34 am

DHodges wrote:
brokenhead wrote:You wonder how they settled on $30 as the asking price.
I kind of assumed without thinking about it that $30 is what a bag of heroin goes for around there.

Yeah, see if they were really thinking ahead, they would have planned for three bags of smack and asked for $90.
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Re: In the News

Postby Elizabeth Isabelle » Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:47 am

See? Americans are working on getting rid of some of our weapons.
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Re: In the News (Selling baby)

Postby Tomas » Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:25 pm

brokenhead wrote:
DHodges wrote:
brokenhead wrote:You wonder how they settled on $30 as the asking price.
I kind of assumed without thinking about it that $30 is what a bag of heroin goes for around there.

Yeah, see if they were really thinking ahead, they would have planned for three bags of smack and asked for $90.



You two sound like a couple of city slickers to banter about the going rate of "hard" drug prices?

Other than the morphine drip in the military, my experiences are/were limited to LSD (mescaline too), hashish, marijuana, peyote and tobacco. Never much of a drinker :-)

The above ain't meant that I'm ignorant of the real world, I volunteer at many venues and have cleaned up many a bathroom, bedroom mattress in homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters etc., and witness these folk shooting up and so on, but I never thought much about what or how they pay for their score. Couple weeks from now, be riding with the local police force - should be another slow motion riot... Hmm. Never shared a joint, a bottle of MD-20-20 tho, cops or the homeless, been offered a lot. Thanks, but no thanks.

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Re: In the News

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Re: In the News

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Rape, incest, health of the mother...

A slippery slope.


ps- As Daybrown sez: Who getsta decide?




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Re: In the News

Postby brad walker » Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:59 am

UK: Prisoners 'to be chipped like dogs'

Hi-tech 'satellite' tagging planned in order to create more space in jails
Civil rights groups and probation officers furious at 'degrading' scheme
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Re: In the News

Postby Tomas » Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:50 am

brad walker wrote:UK: Prisoners 'to be chipped like dogs'

Hi-tech 'satellite' tagging planned in order to create more space in jails
Civil rights groups and probation officers furious at 'degrading' scheme


Depends on the crime.

If they're were duly convicted of murder, rape, child molesting, violence with handguns/knives, beating up gramps, drunk drivers, hitting kids/wife/hubby etc. - go for it.

Chip everyone in prisons, jails.

I don't want the scums around me.



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Rice researchers make a dark discovery

Postby Tomas » Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:29 pm

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Rice University scientist creates the darkest material known to man

As it absorbs nearly all light, Ajayan said it could be useful in the collection and storage of solar energy.

http://chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5451632.html

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Re: In the News

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'Dark Field' X-rays reveal bodies in new detail (photo)

Postby Tomas » Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:59 pm

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'Dark Field' X-rays real bodies in new detail

A set of simple silicon filters could dramatically improve the quality of x-ray images produced in hospitals and at airport checkpoints. (photo)

http://technology.newscientist.com/chan ... new-detail

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New 'Metric Martyr' puts faith in jury by trial

Postby Tomas » Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:14 am

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New 'Metric Martyr' puts faith in trial by jury

A woman who is being prosecuted for selling vegetables by the pound branded the case against her "disgusting" yesterday as she made her first appearance in court.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jh ... ric119.xml

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Newborn in critical condition after fire in hospital incubat

Postby Tomas » Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:51 pm

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Newborn in critical condition after fire in hospital incubator

The baby was wearing an oxygen hood, a device that fits over the face to supply additional oxygen, when something caused the gas to ignite, the statement read.

http://www.komotv.com/news/national/14181217.html

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Re: In the News

Postby hsandman » Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:26 pm

brad walker wrote:UK: Prisoners 'to be chipped like dogs'

Hi-tech 'satellite' tagging planned in order to create more space in jails
Civil rights groups and probation officers furious at 'degrading' scheme


The link has moved.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/po ... 69977.html

There we go then... great idea. Everyone hates those subhumans even more than political prisoners ehh.. terrorists.. umm.. wait...what?! O_o

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I feel like poorly impersonating satirical stylings of Laird and Carl.

Ministry of Truth reports.

Ministers are planning to implant "machine-readable" microchips under the skin of thousands of offenders as part of an expansion of the electronic tagging scheme that would create more space in British jails.

<Damn criminals are breading out of control there! Thank god for IBM and genetics.. turns out those nazis were good for something after all besides legacy of advanced weapons platforms. It's a trifle really, but think of all the free space in jails for the real criminals!>

Amid concerns about the security of existing tagging systems and prison overcrowding, the Ministry of Justice is investigating the use of satellite and radio-wave technology to monitor criminals.

<Ministry of Love informs proles of the next stage in NWO agenda.>

But, instead of being contained in bracelets worn around the ankle, the tiny chips would be surgically inserted under the skin of offenders in the community, to help enforce home curfews. The radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, as long as two grains of rice, are able to carry scanable personal information about individuals, including their identities, address and offending record.

<That's so clever ain't it? Two grains of rice under the skin and we know who the bad guys are. They should make them release deadly toxin in to the bloodstream in case of tampering.. Just to be on the safe side>

The tags, labelled "spychips" by privacy campaigners, are already used around the world to keep track of dogs, cats, cattle and airport luggage, but there is no record of the technology being used to monitor offenders in the community. The chips are also being considered as a method of helping to keep order within prisons.

<If it works out well, hopefully it will help us keep order within wider community too. If it's good enough for cattle it's good enough for me>

A senior Ministry of Justice official last night confirmed that the department hoped to go even further, by extending the geographical range of the internal chips through a link-up with satellite-tracking similar to the system used to trace stolen vehicles.

<Property has to be locatable globally, else what's the point?>

"All the options are on the table, and this is one we would like to pursue," the source added.

<"All options are on the table" a favorite aphorism of Bush and Chaney when talking about nuclear pre-emptive strikes and other insane hare brained scheemes..if I am not mistaken.>

The move is in line with a proposal from Ken Jones, the president of the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo), that electronic chips should be surgically implanted into convicted pedophiles and sex offenders in order to track them more easily. Global Positioning System (GPS) technology is seen as the favored method of monitoring such offenders to prevent them going near "forbidden" zones such as primary schools.

<The forbidden zones will be designated by "Red Zone" signs (in red color) around the perimeters of said zones, In case color blind, illiterate offenders encroaching past the "Yellow Zone" there will be a alarm system installed to warn the children of nearby predator and the imminent danger facing them (while in that particular "Safe Zone") For other concerned citizens>

"We have wanted to take advantage of this technology for several years, because it seems a sensible solution to the problems we are facing in this area," a senior minister said last night. "We have looked at it and gone back to it and worried about the practicalities and the ethics, but when you look at the challenges facing the criminal justice system, it's time has come."

<It reads just like script from a sci-fi movie!>

The Government has been forced to review sentencing policy amid serious overcrowding in the nation's jails, after the prison population soared from 60,000 in 1997 to 80,000 today. The crisis meant the number of prisoners held in police cells rose 13-fold last year, with police stations housing offenders more than 60,000 times in 2007, up from 4,617 the previous year. The UK has the highest prison population per capita in western Europe, and the Government is planning for an extra 20,000 places at a cost of £3.8bn – including three gigantic new "superjails"
<Surgically inserted location tracking implants for prisoners in super-jails.. Yup.. It's almost like a script from a movie "Fortress" (1993)>

"In the near future (2017), the U.S. is a fascist country that limits one child per couple. Our leads, played by Christopher Lambert (”The Point Men”) and Loryn Locklin as a married couple, are sneaking out of the country because Locklin’s character is pregnant with their second child
Of course the whole one-child gimmick is nothing more than a necessary plot point to send the Brennicks to a futuristic prison as punishment. (Lambert’s John gets — get this — 30-something years for his “crime”!) The prison is privately run by the Evil Men-Tel Corporation and is called the Fortress, featuring such giddy (and gory) devices as "intestinators" (deadly obedience devices implanted in prisoners' bodies) and a torturous "Mind Wipe Chamber."

It's kind of funny in a strange way. Few more years and people will be lining up to be implanted.. I know personally few people who like the idea, they don't even need the "50% off retail when purchased with RFID MasterCard" propaganda.. they are ready to barcode them selves right at this very moment. :-(

It will be the same story as with barcodes, credit cards and surveillance cameras.
Little by little it will work in to society and will become norm.

The new generation of ID implants holds a sizable paragraph of information and your precise location will be recorded (within meters) anywhere on the globe all the time. Privacy – the very concept of privacy – becomes an anachronism.

So much for that conspiracy theory.

Edit: From bible.

And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by [the means of] those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.


Rev 13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.


Rev 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:


Rev 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.


Rev 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number [is] Six hundred threescore [and] six.
(Source http://www.blueletterbible.org/Rev/Rev013.html)
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Scientist: All Blue-Eyed People Are Related (photo)

Postby Tomas » Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:52 pm

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Scientist: All Blue-Eyed People Are Related

It wasn't until the original mutant's grandchildren or great-gradchildren hooked up - cousin marriage is the norm through most of human history - that the first blue-eyed person appeared. He or she must have looked pretty odd for the Neolithic era. (photo)

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,327070,00.html

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