Jan 20, 2009 @ 14:49
Well that's finally fucking over.
Jan 15, 2009 @ 16:30
Boing Boing was just going on and on yesterday about how we haven't had a plane crash in this country in like 7 years or something.
What happens today? A fucking plane crashes into the Hudson river.
You didn't knock on wood, did you Boing Boing?
Nov 25, 2008 @ 22:44
I made things green around here.
So I had this dream the other morning where I was eating handfuls of little brightly colored army men action figures made out of pretty much the same material as pencil erasers. I wasn't enjoying it in my dream, and when I woke up I wanted to vomit. The taste still haunts me.
Also, if there can be dirty hipsters, does that mean there can be clean squaresters?
Sep 25, 2008 @ 09:28
Sep 24, 2008 @ 16:23
I can only hope I'm a tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theorist and I never have to say, "I told you so."
The Army Times has an interesting article:
Beginning Oct. 1 for 12 months, the 1st BCT will be under the
day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of
Northern Command, as an on-call federal response force for natural or
manmade emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks.
But this new mission marks the first time an active unit has been
given a dedicated assignment to NorthCom, a joint command established
in 2002 to provide command and control for federal homeland defense
efforts and coordinate defense support of civil authorities.
They may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control or
to deal with potentially horrific scenarios such as massive poisoning
and chaos in response to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear
or high-yield explosive, or CBRNE, attack.
The 1st BCT's soldiers also will learn how to use "the first ever
nonlethal package that the Army has fielded," 1st BCT commander Col.
Roger Cloutier said, referring to crowd and traffic control equipment
and nonlethal weapons designed to subdue unruly or dangerous
individuals without killing them.
Ok, so first of all, whatever happened to the Posse Comitatus Act?
Second of all, isn't this what we have a National Guard for? Oh wait, that's right, they are all deployed in shit hole countries overseas.
THIRDLY, our former Halliburton subsidary friends at KBR, have this to say:
The contract, which is effective immediately, provides for establishing temporary detention and processing capabilities to augment existing ICE Detention and Removal Operations (DRO) Program facilities in the event of an emergency influx of immigrants into the U.S., or to support the rapid development of new programs.
The contract may also provide migrant detention support to other U.S. Government organizations in the event of an immigration emergency, as well as the development of a plan to react to a national emergency, such as a natural disaster.
Emphasis mine. Horror also mine.
Sep 9, 2008 @ 12:01
Sep 7, 2008 @ 11:31
everybody should watch this video
All this young woman did was ignore police orders. She used no force. They could have just arrested her, but instead they used force and pain compliance to get her to listen to them. Why? Because arresting every non-violent protester for "failure to follow a valid police order" would be a burden on the cops and the courts, so they just dish justice right out on the streets. Reminds me of that movie Judge Dredd.