From a link in advertising goodness.
Saturday, April 28, 2007
As a Medical Doctor, Practicing Criminal Lawyer, Professor of Cosmology, Licensed Elevator Inspector Life Guard, and offical Breast Examiner; I am truely shocked that someone would misrepresent themselves in such a fashion.Then StormX2 asked.
..Licensed Elevator Inspector Life Guard... You got screwed over too? onlinedegrees.com promised so many job openings with this license, and yet I've yet to save a single elevator inspector's life!
Thursday, April 26, 2007
A man goes to the doctor and sees a map on the wall. “What is that enormous brown country?” he asks.
The doctor says, “That’s the Judeobolshevik Soviet Union.”
“And that great big green country?”
“That’s the judified and negrified United States.”
“And these red places all over?”
“That’s the effete and degenerate British Empire.”
“And this blue country, the not so big one in the middle?”
“Oh, that is Our Greater German Reich.”
The man had thought for a moment. Then, timidly, he had said, “Has the Führer seen this map?”
The converstaion was all about shame and guilt and responsibilty we all feel for each other. Then a muslim came on talking about 911, starting @ 5'50''. All he was worried was about a backlash.
"...understand that in each culture, each religon, in each tradition there are people who are extremists and they will commit some acts of violence. But the majority of people understand."There are murdering maniacs "in each culture, each religon, in each tradition". We can feel ashamed and guilty by the actions of related madmen. That the moslem community couldn't be ashamed by by its non-insane murderers, the "extremists", is sign that they can never feel shame. Concern is expressed about a possible blacklash not about the wrongness of the crime.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
A banking source complained that, even if BMO had the cash to do the deal, a new measure in the federal budget that removes a tax deduction for companies expanding abroad would make it less attractive.
The extra federal tax on a $21-billion deal would be hundreds of millions of dollars per year, said one accountant who asked not to be named.
When we look at famous executions down through history there are many bizarre and boroque crimes that demand death then show up in the samurai police procedural. Joan of Arc was condemned for witchcraft. Anne Boleyn was condemned for adultery and treason. Jesus was condemned heresy, a charge later inflated to sedition. Scorates was condemned for encouraging juvenile delinquency and impiety.
All these "crimes" are seen as something that belong in the colourful past. Except that people are still being executed for such nebulous and imaginary crimes as witchcraft, adultery, heresy and impiety. Here is a transcript of an interview with the official executioner of Mecca. In Saudi Arabia and other places people are condemned for witchcraft, adultery, heresy, impeity, apostasy and imaginary crimes.
Monday, April 23, 2007
At the end of his essay he details some of his experiences in designing a serious game, Code Orange, and the effort he put in in avoiding all the traps he outlined.
Well worth a read.
From a link from Adfreak.
Above is the Stelco plant in Hamilton
- have a problem with authority and obeying orders. (See, "herding cats.")
- have unbalanced diets, by human standard, and would rather not eat their veggies
- have weird sleep schedules, by human standards.
- play (with) all sorts of stuff that makes no sense for a normal human.
- never discovered complex courting rituals.
Monday, April 16, 2007
Sunday, April 15, 2007
The portrayal of women in music videos
by Scrameustache (459504) on Saturday April 14, @01:51PM (#18733025)
I think that the decline of music sales coincides with the rise in internet usage not because of the terrible pirates of music, but because of porn. Bear with me, it makes sense if you think about it:A yagu commented that the music is selling less because the retail stores/channel are offering smaller selection of music.
I used to watch videos for very mediocre music, because the chicks were hot, scantily dressed, and fed this former teenager's fantasies. But today's kids don't need to buy a CD to have fap-fudder, they can get free porn with ease.
I theorize that the so-called decline of the music industry isn't because of music pirates, as they claim, or because their music suddenly sucks (the monkeys sucked, sucking isn't new), but because they were NOT in the music of selling music, but in the business of selling sexually suggestive material.
I'm not buying the "pirates decrease sales" spiel. My cause and effect for buying fewer cds is strictly the continued unavailability of cds on display. It used to be a smörgåsbord, now the stores look like the cutout bins of years past. This (the RIAA, and others) is an industry that rather than weather a business model storm and changing business dynamics to adapt continues to insist on taking their ball home with them (hey, it isn't even their ball!) so we can't play. And somehow, they still want to demand we pay them. Please, please, please!, just let them become irrelevant quickly so we can get on with our music!
Friday, April 13, 2007
There are 2 things a nearly every country needs to do to fight a war. They need to raise money by raising taxes and/or borrow money. To increase the military they need massively recruit and/or draft. The times when countries at war find the men and monies quickly and easily are rare and extraordinary. The first Gulf War was paid by the Saudis and friends. In WWI Canada and Austrailiaeasily recruited because a demographic fluke. Because high immigration in both countries had a large number young, unattached and unsettled young men.