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Not until they’ve destroyed society…

Come on, now.  Grope, publicly demean, humiliate, inconvenience… US Customs can do whatever they want, really, because there’s no real oversight, but taking a man’s Vegemite

For Pete’s sake… really?

I like Marmite, no one in my family likes it, and I’m told it is similar (and I’m sure I’ll get nastygrams from outraged Australians) – so I do have some sympathy for the man.  Thank goodness he had diplomatic immunity.

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Update:  Saw the link to this article on Drudge, and I have to comment on it.  On TheHill.com:

Unhappy members of the Congressional Black Caucus “probably would be marching on the White House” if Obama were not president, according to CBC Chairman Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.).

If [former President] Bill Clinton had been in the White House and had failed to address this problem, we probably would be marching on the White House,” Cleaver told “The Miami Herald” in comments published Sunday. “There is a less-volatile reaction in the CBC because nobody wants to do anything that would empower the people who hate the president.

So, in other words:   It’s not that you are racist, it’s just your understandable and completely defensible response because the white man is purely racist.

Do I have that about right?

Don’t buy it.  You think Obama is a POS, but really, you hate whitey more.  Never comes down to recognizing the fact that “the white guy is always the bad guy” unless the bad guy is really the black guy but that is OK because the white guy is by definition bad.  Whatever happened to marching on Obama because he’s just totally the wrong effin’ guy to have in power, that it’s the right thing to do, regardless of whether it empowers someone?

Well, I guess it is at least something that Cleaver had the balls to say anything at all.

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Ok, get your geek-on here… I’ve been interested in HDRI, light transport, tone-mapping for years now, but check this out.

Stanford Light Field Camera.

In the comments section though – pet peeve warning – guy writes trash, another guy writes in and says “He’s right – I’m a scientist” as if that proves a damn thing.  What are you a scientist of, sport?  Read any papers about light fields lately?  Know an author of any papers right off the top of your head?

Peevish today.  Don’t mind me.

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I trolled Fark today and ran across this… a family tree without branches.  (Language NSFW)

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Okay

Police said a 1999 Ferrari smashed through a power pole and crashed onto the beach some 30 feet below the road. The car was severed in two.

Yeah, about that:

Authorities say a high rate of speed likely was a factor in the crash. The accident was under investigation.

How much education does it take to be able to figure these tough ones out?

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Ashes to ashes, and goo to …. ew.  Liquefaction of deceased loved ones will probably never really catch on.

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