The US government is alleging that two Iranian agents trained by Mossad with Soviet era weapons released under Project Gunrunner approved by AG Holder contracted out the Mexican drug cartel to laundered money with Chinese backing hatched a plot at band camp to kill the Saudi ambassador to the US and blame it on the Occupy Wall Street organizers by releasing CIA false flag documentation on WikiLeaks and seducing Julian Assange with a goat. I think I’ll wait for the Tom Clancy book to be turned into a video game after the release of the blockbuster movie of said book wins the Oscars for best Security Theater award.
The end of the year is a good time to reflect over the last year. 2010 was a water shed year, California held a election for governor, the TSA tightened security at airports, a massive health care bill was signed into law by President Obama, the war on terror continued and started to change focus from Osama to American travelers. All said and done, it was a good year. To help celebrate here are some of my favorite posts from 2010.
- Retweet November
- Retweet October
- Retweet September
- Retweet August
- Retweet July
- Retweet June
- Retweet May
- Retweet April
- Retweet March
- Retweet February
- Retweet January
- Top 20 free eBooks for the Amazon Kindle
- Micro-lending and Fund Raising
- Five Questions to Answer in Every Interview
- Free Online Education Resources
- Unfortunate Cookies
- Founding Feathers Time Travelers
- Neo-American Revolution
- Self-serving Censorship in the Media
- Corporate Leaders Make Bad Political Leaders
- Arizona SB 1070 is a Hate Law
There are some funny people on Twitter. Whenever I find a funny, witty, or thought provoking I usually retweet it and favorite it. Here is a small collection of recent tweets that stoop out to me.
- @DamnItsTrue: Menstruation, menopause, mental breakdowns -> most womens probIems begin with men. #DamnItsTrue
- @carlmaxim: Sarah Palin says Julian Assange should be hunted down like Osama bin Laden. So he should be safe for at least a decade. #WikiLeaks
- @rachelsklar: Chasing straight vodka with pickles. You know it.
- @ericgonzalez: OH: “I can’t get AT&T reception at AT&T park” #lolz
- @swedal: Do people who spend $2 apiece on those little bottles of Evian water know that spelling it backwards is Naive?
- @lolprez: #rally4sanity is a rally without a cause.
- @LyrIcSmasHER: In math but I feel like I’m in spanish
- @Krissy90220: Makeup is one hell of a drug
- @michaelnichols: Words of encouragement from my coworker: “Be Positive! Shit Rainbows!”
- @summertomato: OH: “I didn’t really cook all this, but I did cut the cheese.”
- @tnylgn: Eating Halloween candy and ignoring the doorbell. A little game I like to call fuck you I paid for it.
- @wafflesgirls: i only illegally download music for my stolen ipod
- @TheFragileKate: Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful :)
- @Pres_Bartlet: Meg Whitman’s personal spending on her campaign: $163 million. National Endowment for the Arts 2010 budget: $161.4 million.
- @ShesMorgan: We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
- @God_Damn_Batman: So Harry Potter’s parents were murdered before his eyes, now he wears a black cloak and fights evil? EXPECT A CALL FROM MY LAWYERS ROWLING!!
- @maxklein: The easiest way to rob a bank is to have one
- @LyrIcSmasHER: Hope is a distant memory
- @SarahBlakeInc: Will I take Amazon Gift Cards as payment? Sure, when the light company does
- @EssyDoesIt: Rule #1 … im #1 .
- @sacca: Just saw a TSA agent check whether a laser pointer was working by shooting it directly into her eye. Should I admire her dedication?
- @mistersterling: I’m considering shoving McDonald’s Happy Meal toys in my pants when I get to the airport. Hilarious consequences for sure.
- @TSAagent: This #SecurityTheatre is starting to feel less like a theatre and more like a strip club. #TSA #TSAagent #BadTouch
- @the_tech_bubble: Hey Groupon, $6 billion isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? Actually, $6 billion is pretty cool.
- @davepell: Groupon seems to be the one company in their universe NOT willing to take a discount.
- @avalanche123: “Java is a DSL for taking large XML files and converting them to stack traces”
- @KieranO: What did all the Social Media Experts do for a living before social media?
- @yurechko: “@arrington is the Glenn Beck of technology”
- @tonystubblebine: A good tech conference always makes me want to leave early and write code. Having trouble sitting still at #w2s
- @mktgdouchebag: I wonder how the person who first said “That’s for me to know and you to find out” is adjusting to Facebook.
There is a saying that states that politics is show business for ugly people. Politicians and bureaucrats are like minor actors in a bad television soap, this has been made transparent with the latest leaks of US embassy cables released by Wikileaks. As you can imagine, the embassy cables have a lot of dirt on third word politicians, despots, and strong men.
The embassy cable leaks describe how China has been caught hacking into Google and other companies. How Vladimir Putin and Silvio Berlusconi have a bromance and secret deals going. The US spies on the UN. Saudi Arabia wants to attack Iran via a proxy like the United States or Israel. Hamed Karzai is a motivated by paranoia and cold hard cash. Iran has used the Red Crescent as cover for its agents.
Here is some synopsis of the coverage of the latest wikileaks.
- Cables out: Korea unification plan; Illicit Pakistan nukes; U.S. threatened Germany over CIA kidnapping
- “Global diplomatic crisis” sparked by cables: U.N. spied on; Saudis want US to attack Iran; British royalty misbehaves; military incompetence
- More from the cables: “9/11 of diplomacy” identifies Putin as Batman and Medvedev as Robin
- US foreign policy gets enhanced patdown: oddities from the leaks
Two things happened this week that speaks volumes of the double standards and double talk of the press and how they function to spread FUD in the populace as an instrument of the Ministry of Misinformation. The first revelation was the firing of Juan Williams by NPR. Juan Williams was a long time correspondent and news analyst a the NPR was fired after he appeared on the Fox News television show The O’Reilly Factor when he spoke about his views about Muslims who wear middle eastern clothing. In particular the soundbite used by all news outlets is the following, “I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried.” He said a lot more than just that, this one quote was pulled out from larger discussion about how America is not at war with Islam or Muslims, but neither side listens to the context, just the out of context blurb about some garb. The firing of Juan Williams comes less than a month after Shirley Sherrod from the USDA by the administration when a video of her came out that took a speech where she admitted that at one point she had racist attitudes towards a white farmer. Shirley was speaking to an all black audience about something that happened years prior, and she was the whole context of her speech was about how she herself overcame those racist tendencies against. The political correctness police is just as bad as the secret police in making examples of those that honestly speak their mind.
The other event that shed light into the incompetence of the news media is the wikileaks release nearly 400,000 documents. Let me be clear and first state that by no mean would I ever want any service men or women to be harmed by the release of these documents. That being said, they are fighting in Iraq for transparency and democracy and to keep the American people in the dark of what is happening in Iraq is a disservice to those serving there. If this was 1970 and these document were housed in some closet in the Watergate hotel and if Julian Assange worked for the The Washington Post he might have won the Pulitzer Price for uncovering the truth in Iraq. Even with journalists embedded with the military, the news media is blind or turning the other way to keep the American population misinformed
It’s funny how the foundation to a person’s argument is often based on biased. The current debate behind and the Arizona State Bill 1070 are based on bias, fear, misunderstanding. Arizona State Bill 1070 equates Mexican migrants, which are political refugees not illegal aliens, to Mexican drug cartels (which are funded by American dollars). Another equation, that must be done in seconds, is that of Apache helicopter pilots that needs to distinguish between innocent bystander and insurgent terrorist. WikiLeaks recently released video of a Apache attack helicopter killed an Reuters staff photographer because the Apache pilots mistook the photographer’s lens as a rocket propel grenade.
Here are other example of the predicate philosophy, the moral compass, which is used to base our understanding of our values.
- Innocent = Insurgent
- Quality > Quantity
- High Calorie School Lunches = National Security Threat
- Mexican Drug Cartels != Mexican Migrants
- Closing New Round of Funding != Closing New Deal
- Reputation > Compensation
- Scaling Profits > Scaling Users
- Money != Value
- Less Drama > More Money
- Arranged Marriage > Derange Marriage
- Interface > Implementation
- Action > Talk
- Why > What
- Ideas > Skills
- Practice > Theory
- People = Drama. Dumb People = Dumb * Drama ^ 2.
- FaceBook, Inc = F.B.I.
- Coding != Thinking
- Thought != Plot
- Safe> Sorry
- Comfortable > classy
- Journey > Destination