let freedom ring

So I’ve seen a few advertisements from “Let Freedom Ring“.  Let it be known that anyone that believes anything that is in their advertisements are going to be misinformed.  Also: there is likely going to be legal retribution for the lies that they’re telling in their advertisements.  This isn’t just a ‘swift boat’ situation.  This is a wholesale rape of Free Thought.

Is everyone going to get a bailout?

Insurers, automakers and American subsidiaries of foreign banks all want the Treasury Department to cut them a piece of the largest government rescue in U.S. history.

The betting is that many with their hands out will be successful, especially with financial markets in a stomach-churning dive and predictions the economy is about to tumble into a deep recession.

Read the article here

Yeah because this method of handing out money worked so well in Iraq and after Katrina.  Has nothing been learned at all in the past 8 years?  January 20th cannot come fast enough.

Elitism Is A Four Letter Word

Pharyngula: Elitism is not a four-letter word

Dear friends, In these times, with extremely serious, complicated crisises confronting us both economically and internationally, we need to have intelligent, educated people as president & vice president:

Educational Background:

Barack Obama:
Columbia University – B.A.
Political Science with a Specialization in
International Relations.
Harvard – Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude

Joseph Biden:
University of Delaware – B.A. in History and B.A. in Political Science.
Syracuse University College of Law – Juris Doctor (J.D.)

vs.

John McCain:
United States Naval Academy – Class rank: 894 of 899

Sarah Palin:
Hawaii Pacific University – 1 semester
North Idaho College – 2 semesters – general study
University of Idaho – 2 semesters – journalism
Matanuska-Susitna College – 1 semester
University of Idaho – 3 semesters – B.A. in Journalism

Any Comments?

No Duh – RFID Passports have problems

Slashdot | Researchers Find Problems With RFID Passport Cards

“Researchers at the University of Washington have found that RFID tags used in two new types of border-crossing documents in the US are vulnerable to snooping and copying. The information in these tags could be copied on to another, off-the-shelf tag, which might be used to impersonate the legitimate holder of the card.”

Seriously?  Did no one in the government have no clue that this was an issue with RFIDs?  The USA desperately needs an “Office of Current Technology” that has the sole responsibility of staying on top of current tech and how it can be used and abused.  The kind of ignorance that leads to the current RFID system for passports should never have happened.

“Army of Two” Movie

Universal Bringing EA’s Army of Two To the Big Screen « FirstShowing.net

Electronic Arts has partnered with Universal Pictures to produce an adaptation of the video game Army of Two. Screenwriter Scott Z. Burns (of The Bourne Ultimatum) has been hired to write the adaptation with Scott Stuber (of The Break-Up, The Kingdom, Role Models) producing. Universal is fast-tracking the project and hopes to start production in 2009.

I haven’t actually played this game, but several of my close friends have, and from what I understand the game sucks.  Not as bad as the worse game you’ve ever played, but certainly not worthy of being made into a movie.  I guess I should just be happy that Uwe Boll isn’t making this one.

USS Enterprise

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The Shuttle Enterprise

In 1976, NASA’s space shuttle Enterprise rolled out of the Palmdale manufacturing facilities and was greeted by NASA officials and cast members from the ‘Star Trek’ television series.

From left to right they are: NASA Administrator Dr. James D. Fletcher; DeForest Kelley, who portrayed Dr. “Bones” McCoy on the series; George Takei (Mr. Sulu); James Doohan (Chief Engineer Montgomery “Scotty” Scott); Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura); Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock); series creator Gene Rodenberry; NASA Deputy Administrator George Low; and, Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Checkov).

Image Credit: NASA

Joseph Anzalone Is An Idiot

Fallout 3 ads criticized by Washington D.C. Metro rider – Joystiq

In a recent letter to the editor published in the Washington Post, D.C. resident and frequent Metrorail rider Joseph Anzalone criticizes ads for Bethesda’s upcoming post-apocalyptic blockbuster, Fallout 3, which are plastered all over the city’s various forms of public transportation.

This is exactly what happens when you have too much time on your hands, no brains, and access to a computer..