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  • Ms.Wonderland 10:28 pm on February 25, 2010 Permalink |
    Tags: , news   

    Oh dear… 

    http://current.com/items/92217134_blackwater-used-south-park-character-as-alias-to-procure-us-weapons-raw-story.htm

     
    • deadindenver 11:59 pm on February 25, 2010 Permalink

      “this place is worse than east colfax”

  • perpetuallyphil 9:37 pm on January 4, 2010 Permalink |
    Tags: animal rights, news   

    ethical extension 

    researchers argue that dolphins should have more rights due to thier highly developed brain, complex societies and ability to participate in meme like behavior:

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/science/article6973994.ece

    this is pretty cool.

    my question: then when do rights get extended to other species? only it they pass a human designed IQ test showing their mental prowess in relation to our own way of thinking….

     
    • homad 4:48 am on January 5, 2010 Permalink

      I was just thinking about this sorta shit a week ago or so haha ! 🙂
      Something else I am very fascinated with that will be big news in the near future is all the sorts of law changes (in sports too) when more and more people are getting prosthetics and implants.

  • thedarkcleft 2:00 am on December 3, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: , , news   

    -1 for Google 

    Google just announced that they will be allowing charging for news websites. First click free.

    http://googlenewsblog.blogspot.com/

     
    • desaparecido76 4:39 pm on December 3, 2009 Permalink

      Rupert rupert…

      LA Times article.

    • untamedyawp 6:07 pm on December 3, 2009 Permalink

      it’s a bit more complicated that either of these two links let on. check this out:
      http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/12/placating-publishers-by-limiting-links-a-google-five-click-faq/

      this debate re-introduces a fundamental disagreement between technological and economic mores. the information contained within the net and within both proprietary and freeware software literally wants to be free. the technology itself is screaming to be released from the cage of commodity….the backbone on which it is created intrinsically lends towards an open communication and flow of binary data. but the strictly upheld conventions of capitalist society deem it necessary that the parties responsible for the creation of such technology and organization of such information be reimbursed for their efforts. if they’re not then how can they pour their time and focus into their work and eat at the same time? so now, in order to keep these valuable resources around we are having to literally backtrack to reshape our technologies in order to better fit them to our ailing model of relation to each other and the information and resources we share. this is one more in a long line of examples that points towards a ground level flaw with the way we interact with our technologies and share resources both tangible and intellectual. the light at the end of the tunnel looks like a hard grounding of individualism and personal property. are we ready for that?

    • thedarkcleft 12:50 am on December 4, 2009 Permalink

      I think that we are moving in the wrong direction by looking to go backwards. Why would we want to try to make something as awesome as the net fit into a box as terrible as the economy.

      But I found this reassuring

      “• Are there technical ways around the limits?

      Certainly. The limit will likely be cookie-based, so simply clearing your cookies or changing browsers will help. A more clever workaround involves changing your browser’s user agent so it looks to the website like you are Google’s indexing spider. It’s a surprisingly easy change in Firefox, but might be overkill for most users.”

  • perpetuallyphil 8:24 am on August 22, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: , legal, , , , news,   

    mexico legalizes it ~ish 

    “Mexico decriminalized small amounts of marijuana, cocaine and heroin [LSD too] on Friday — a move that prosecutors say makes sense even in the midst of the government’s grueling battle against drug traffickers. Prosecutors said the new law sets clear limits that keep Mexico’s corruption-prone police from shaking down casual users and offers addicts free treatment to keep growing domestic drug use in check…….”

    —-

    full story

     
  • tallbridge 3:20 am on June 11, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: , , , , , news,   

    China Hemp: “The King of All Natural Te… 

    China Hemp: “The King of All Natural Textiles”
    http://www.ccfgroup.com/newscenter/newsview.php?Class_ID=600000&Info_ID=20090611011

     
    • krammark 3:34 am on June 11, 2009 Permalink

      had hemp milk on cereal this am. u can make anything out of that stuff.

    • deadindenver 10:12 am on June 11, 2009 Permalink

      Plant a little patch of hemp? Alaska? Colorado? China?

    • waterling 7:29 pm on February 24, 2010 Permalink

      I was just looking in the enviro-tag to find some green building designs (big DC meeting yesterday on medical marijuana dispensaries in 2011 –> need growing spaces –> now looking into incorporating alt energy for growing…) anywaaaays Max do you know the deal with hemp in china? potentially awesome (and hectic) project right here.

  • tallbridge 2:43 am on June 11, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: africa, news, organite, , willhelm reich   

    Organise Africa 

    Via All Africa:

    Maputo — The four people accused by the Mozambican police of using a supposedly “highly corrosive substance” in an attempt to sabotage the Cahora Bassa dam are in fact members of a lunatic fringe group called “Orgonise Africa”.

    The four have now been named as Georg Ritschi (a German architect), Carlos Silva (a Portuguese hotelier), Tino Phutheso (a Botsanan aircraft pilot), and Joseph Ngusato (a South African self-styled “prophet”).

    There was nothing clandestine about this group’s visit to the Cahora Bassa lake. They advertised it on their Internet websites, where they called the journey “Operation Paradise”.

    “Want to come on our next Zambezi expedition, April 2009?”, asked Georg Ritschi on an “Orgonise Africa” blog. “Our next big expedition will be the continuation of our last great water gifting effort on the lower Zambezi”, said Ritschi.

    What can they possibly be talking about? Orgonise? Gifting?

    It turns out that Orgonise Africa is a band of dedicated followers of the Austrian psychiatrist Wilhelm Reich, who died in an American jail in 1956. Reich did some valuable work on human sexuality in the early part of his career, but in his later years switched his political allegiance from left to right, and showed signs of mental illness and paranoia…..

    article continues > link above

     
    • tallbridge 2:52 am on June 11, 2009 Permalink

    • perpetuallyphil 4:21 am on June 11, 2009 Permalink

      that article is harsh on organite.
      did you know that science is the new religion? i can t wait for the inquisition!!

    • homad 6:41 am on June 11, 2009 Permalink

      They are trying to make an example of them. Patience…and it will be resolved…If need be, when the time is right there is plenty of money available, ready to help these great men out.

  • perpetuallyphil 7:50 am on December 27, 2008 Permalink |
    Tags: , news   

    go internet, GO! 

     
    • homad 1:06 am on December 28, 2008 Permalink

      google.com/trends my friends spent like an hour comparing different trends last night

    • deadindenver 5:13 pm on December 28, 2008 Permalink

      Trends, Trends, Trends, Trends
      Time to find the next big thing!—The internet is obviously a fad

    • homad 2:36 am on December 30, 2008 Permalink

      yeah, needless to say, I was kinda bored while they were doing that. I mean c’mon are you genuinely even surprised by any of the things you/they look up? I think it just makes people feel good when it confirms their thoughts on something. Was funny to search hamburger and treadmill at same time though.

      Our website is going to be the next big thing 😉 Trust…hoping for a release at end of January now.

  • perpetuallyphil 5:34 pm on September 22, 2008 Permalink |
    Tags: , journalism, , news   

    Top 25 Censored Stories 

    if anyone is intrested in having a bad day filled with those stories that just *somehow* slipped through the cracks or being empowered by being in the know… have at it:

    top 25 for the year so far

     
    • tallbridge 8:15 pm on September 22, 2008 Permalink

      thank you….im stoked about the japanese 9/11 one

    • homad 10:27 pm on September 22, 2008 Permalink

      “# 6 The Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act”

      Is a big one too. AT&T employee already admitted almost a year ago that he was responsible for installing a splitter that split all telecommunications and internet traffic (at AT&T) to a room that was only accessible if you were with the NSA. Sure enough our douche of a president gave the cell phone companies IMMUNITY “for fear of bankruptcy”!

    • uneeda 2:19 pm on September 23, 2008 Permalink

      Number 25 really is perfect at number 25 because to me, it totally sums up the top 24.
      “Do not fuck with us. American or not we will jack your world. We are going to control the whole damn world, one or one million lives at a time.”

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