Thursday, January 29, 2009

Wage Peaks for the Financial Industry and Economic Slowdowns


The chronicles of the grossly overpaid have led to an over investment in Wall Street stravingthe rest of the economy and society. Read more in the article where this chart is from,Wall Street Paychecks May Wither.

Another Global Warming Applet

A thread on AH.com, Uber Global Warming, gave a link to this site, Effect of a change in sea level on worldwide topography. This tol will also show the effect of a lower sea level.

How to Get Hate Mail from 8 Year Olds

Downgrade Pluto from planet to a Trans-Neptunian object. Then as Neil deGrasse Tyson found out you get misspelled death threats written in crayon.

Watch interview on the Daily Show here.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Benes Decrees Still Making Diplomatic Waves

The UN has 192 member nations but there are still countries out there that are either unrecognized or only partially recognized. The number of unrecognized countries is surprising small. There are some rebel breakaway regions in the Caucasus or in the Western Sahara and Somaliland. There are some non state regions that are a product of international efforts for "peace", like Kosovo and Arab occupied Judea, Samaria and Gaza. Taiwan isn't recognized by the same countries that recognize Communist China. There is mutual nonrecognition by the 2 Koreas and their closest friends and allies. The Turks are occupying northern Cyprus and have set up a puppet government. These are all semi-familiar international disputes.

When the Berlin Wall came down and the Soviet Union collapsed many of the last unresolved issues of WWII were settled. I was wrong. the Duchy of Liechtenstein has a long standing dispute with Czech and Slovakia dating back to when Czechoslovakia, as a consequence of the Benes Decrees, seized some property of the late Duke of Liechtenstein.

I know this old news.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Religious Muslim Snuff Film

I have come across one of the worst things I have ever seen on the web, a compilation video of murders by Muslims. There are scenes of people being shot but mainly it is people having their heads laboriously sawn off. You can tell the murderers are Muslim because they become so excited at spilling blood that they scream Allah Akbar. Allah Akbar is the phrase screamed when Muslims have killed, are killing or when they want to kill. It seems to serve no religious purpose beyond violence.

Here is the truly horrible snuff video.

Warning:
The video site, flurl.com, where this video is hosted seems to be buggy. McAfee detected something called Vundo!grb when I ran the video. Avoid flurl.com in the future. Liveleak has many of the qualities of an alt youtube that this site aspires to be without the cheesy and buggy advertising.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

It is shell company hidden in a Swiss trust wrapped in a dummy corporation.

Investigator in The Mentalist S01E004
channeling Churchill's remarks about the commies.

Murder Suspects

You been spurned. And next to the spurned lover the spurned employee rides shotgun on the homicide chuck wagon.

Emerson Cod, Pushing Daisies S02E06
to an aggrieved magic assistant.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Politically Correct Lawyers

These men are good men. These men worked for Ronald Reagan.

Adaleen Grant speaking to Roman Grant
in lockup about the quality of defense lawyers.
Big Love S03E01

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Unsold Cars Clogging the Planet


The Guardian has a photo series on the unsold cars stored in new and different places, Growing stocks of unsold cars around the world. The above image is ambiguous as there are cars often stored at ports and other places. however this image below of a test track being filled with unsold cars is a more telling image then full or fullish car lots.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

"The Founders' Great Mistake"

It is no coincidence that the point newly "liberated" country really goes down hill is when the big man changes his title to "president". Today monarchies are bastions of freedom and republics are inhumane tyrannies. Here, The Founders' Great Mistake, is an article from The Atlantic about how the American presidency was misdesigned from the start.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Squirrel Racism

...not by the color of their fur but by content of their nut sacks.

Stephen Colbert, January 13, 2009

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Nerdom and D&D



When will young people learn that Dungeons & Dragons won't make you cool.

Philip J Fry, Futurama - Bender's Game

How Hamas Hates Children


In the current war between Hamas and Israel let us remember that Hamas is in the wrong.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Franken and Coulter Speculate on Being Hitler and FDR



I posted this video on AH.com, Ann Coulter as FDR and Al Franken as Hitler. In AH.com there is a type of what-if known as YWUA or you wake up as. What was surprising was the many trolls who denounced Al Franken as a baby eating left-wing extremist. Now I have met actual people, deceptively sane raving lunatics, who think that Stalin was a great man. That is madness. Being moderately on the left of the American political spectrum is not.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Nuke your Neighbourhood


Ground Zero is a Google map mashup created to map blast patterns from a number of popular nuclear bomb on an address of your choice.

I know we are supposed to be appalled by the prospect of nuclear weapons. When Little Boy and Fatman were used at the end of WWII there were not the radical innovations is inhumanity that we view them today. WWII saw the devlopment of mass bombing fleets and 1000 boomber raids. Dresden,Warsaw and Tokyo were burned with what we would consider today to be low tech unguided munitions. Atomic bombs gave hope of saving aircrews. That was then. Now a raft of guided missiles is cheaper and simpler to use than stategetic weapons. A small number of city killers will still be needed but tactical nukes don't give enough freedom of action.

Doug and Bob are Back (Animated)