Thursday, February 16, 2006

So much little organization...

Sunny days aren't just for working on your base tan anymore
In a scientific breakthrough that has stunned the world, a team of South African scientists has developed a revolutionary new, highly efficient solar power technology that will enable homes to obtain all their electricity from the sun.

This means high electricity bills and frequent power failures could soon be a thing of the past.

The unique South African-developed solar panels will make it possible for houses to become completely self-sufficient for energy supplies.

The panels are able to generate enough energy to run stoves, geysers, lights, TVs, fridges, computers - in short all the mod-cons of the modern house.

It actually shouldn't be much of a suprise
Global Warming (the other GW) is becoming a hot topic in red states. The movement was, after all, started by a conservative republican.

Paciderm Payback: Elephants never forget...and they want revenge!
The reputation that elephants have for never forgetting has been given a chilling new twist by experts who believe that a generation of pachiderms may taking revenge on humans for the breakdown of elephant society.
Berlusconi = Jesus, according to Berlusconi
The connection is fairly apparent, once you remember that Paul said in his lost letter to the Ephesians (later revealed in the LA Times), "Thou shoult nullify laws that make anticorruption prosecution possible, so as to facilitate organized crime in the name of the Lord God, our Savior, maker of heaven and gelato."

Sharon: "Did I miss anything?" Well, aside from Hamas winning the election....your son was arrested.

You mean to tell me that Arabs don't watch FOX?
One of the chief means by which democracy was supposed to be preached to Arabs is the U.S. Arabic-language television station Al Hurra ("the Free One") and its sister station, Radio Sawa ("Together"). Instead, these government-funded stations represent everything that is wrong and misconceived about official U.S. ways of approaching the Arab world.

Widespread Muslim fury at the European media's caricatures of the prophet Muhammad, and widespread Western incomprehension of that fury, illustrate the extent to which we are still talking past each other. Clearly there is an urgent need for media that will bridge this gap. But to be effective, they have to be credible with Muslims — which Al Hurra is not.

Still, President Bush has requested a 13% spending increase for Al Hurra. Yet, according to a recent Zogby poll, only 1% of Arab viewers watch it as their first choice. Al Hurra claims 21.3 million viewers, but it will not publish the Nielsen survey that supposedly supports this figure. The station is rightly regarded by most Arabs as a mouthpiece for the Bush administration.

Um...Conservatives, don't you like small government?

Lindsey Graham (R) of South Carolina called some of the legal justifications the Bush administration used for the program (like its assertion that it didn't need Congress's or the judiciary's OK) "dangerous." Over in the House, Heather Wilson, a Republican from New Mexico, is calling for an investigation.

Why was this significant? Because conservatism, real conservatism with its distrust of government and radical change, has been in short supply in our nation's capital since 2001. Oh, there are Republicans, and they have controlled the political landscape here since then. But there is a difference between Republicanism and conservatism.

Stem Cells may be back in business in the US.

Mr. Hicks, did you want to say something about this?
"Gays in the military . . . here's how I feel about it, alright? Anyone . . . DUMB enough . . . to want to be in the military, should be allowed in. End of fucking story. That should be the only requirement."

Prisons in and outside of the US:
1) Those anti-American killjoys at the "U.N." have more to whine about:
A draft United Nations report on the detainees at Guantanamo Bay concludes that the U.S. treatment of them violates their rights to physical and mental health and, in some cases, constitutes torture.

It also urges the United States to close the military prison in Cuba and bring the captives to trial on U.S. territory, charging that Washington's justification for the continued detention is a distortion of international law.
Don't these guys have better things to do than to keep nagging the US? "Wah wah wah...don't go to Iraq. The weapons inspectors do their job...wah wah wah...You need to close Guantanamo...wah wah wah...." I mean, don't these guys know that the US is at war against terrorism? If the US closes Guantanamo, the terrorists win. Do you want the terrorists to win?

2) Abu Ghraib: The most understated headline of recent history (like saying "Katrina Victims Unhappy"):
Iraq's acting human rights minister, Nermine Othman, said she was "horrified" by the pictures and would study whether any action could be taken against those responsible, even though some offenders have been imprisoned.

"There will be two kinds of reactions from Iraqis," she told The Associated Press. "One will be anger and others will feel sorry that they (SBS) didn't give them to the Iraqi government to investigate. Why use them? Why show them? We have had enough suffering and we don't want any more.

3) Then, the party doesn't stop in the city of Angels....

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