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Update #2:  Not a fan of french politicians but this guy seems to have been determined guilty until proven innocent.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn feared that one of his political opponents would pay a woman more than $1million to say he raped her, it emerged today.  – Main Online

Yeah, ok.  I’ll tell you what improves your chances even more – don’t be known as a womanizer – or even better yet… don’t be one!  But if you have a history of being a horny perv it doesn’t help your case.  See below for my stance on unnamed accusers being able to make a claim that is nearly undefensible, especially if the sex was actually consensual beforehand.  It’s a lesson to all of us guys – be careful and try not to be a horndog.

But it does stretch my imagination that someone could be that prominent of a figure and be stupid enough to sexually assault a woman as she claims.  I don’t think he’s a stupid man.

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Update:  I am intellectually erect.  The fourth fundamental type of passive electronic isn’t far off in the future.  Memristors, and the HP guys think they’ve got them licked.

Memristor cells can also be built using exceedingly small fabrication processes. Using a grid of nanowires whose crossing points form the memristors, Williams told The New York Times that HP Labs has working devices with three-nanometer memristors that switch on and off in about a nanosecond and could store 20GB in a square centimeter.

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Alert reader mrmacs left a link in a comment today.

“Friday on CNBC, Bill Clinton gave an interview that is causing some unrest on popular news sites today. When asked if there is a role for government in terms of ensuring that the information out there is accurate, he replied, ‘Well, I think it would be a legitimate thing to do. … If the government were involved, I think you’d have to do two things … I think number one, you’d have to be totally transparent about where the money came from. And number two, you would have to make it independent. … let’s say the US did it; it would have to be an independent federal agency that no president could countermand or anything else because people wouldn’t think you were just censoring the news and giving a different falsehood out. That is, it would be like, I don’t know, National Public Radio or BBC or something like that, except it would have to be really independent and they would not express opinions, and their mandate would be narrowly confined to identifying relevant factual errors. And also, they would also have to have citations so that they could be checked in case they made a mistake.’ His statements have elicited responses ranging from a Ministry of Truth a la 1984 to discussion of genuine concern about internet rumors and falsehoods.”  

– slashdot – http://tech.slashdot.org/story/11/05/16/182220/Bill-Clinton-Suggests-Internet-Fact-Agency

The most dangerous man in the world, except one, because at least Clinton was smart and savvy.  I loathe him but I gotta give him credit, he was able to lead worth a damn unlike the current Pied Piper we have in the White House.

Go back and look at this part again:

…because people wouldn’t think you were just censoring the news and giving a different falsehood out. That is, it would be like, I don’t know, National Public Radio or BBC or something like that

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Yes, I know the lions share of reported rapes are just that.  But not all, and the mere accusation is enough to f*ck up some poor bastard’s life.  You can’t take the innocent until proven guilty fella and trash his life regardless of the outcome of the trial.  Whether he’s innocent or guilty he’s hosed.  The anonymous accuser thing is a bad idea folks.

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Ok, you need some happy stories.

Non-profit Panera Called a Success.  A huge round of applause to FARK for having that link where I could see it.  In spite of all the good results I still have faith in human nature.  (Boy that sure pisses off Cruel Wife when I say that all caustic-ally and cynically like I do.)

Here’s a guy with the balls of a tiger.  Building your own levy around your own house rather than give in.

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BBC says the world wants Obama.

I’m going to say it in the kindest manner possible:  Like I give a rat’s ass.

This is NOT my art - source unknown

If people in the world want Obama so bad, become US citizens and vote, because that’s the only way you’ll get counted – other than moronic polls.

I’d just soon stick with the status quo – global domination is for those who are compensating for their lack in other areas.

That’s just another thing I love about America.  We pick our own president and we use our laws, not ex-Justice O’Connor’s “international precendent”.

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You know the democrats are scared when the send out the shock troops – the liberal version of the SS.  Thirty lawyers is a lot of lawyers in Achorage, Alaska to sniff for dirt.

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Martha's Bears - Fine Handcrafted rat's asses for your fridge.

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Rush is right.  I love his ability to make a succinct statement.  Notice how the ending is this effortless coup-de-grace?

RUSH: You know, I’m thinking Barack Obama had lots of women to choose from to help with that female demographic, but he went with a white male to get that vote.  That means that his biggest problem is with white men.  He’s having problems broadly appealing to the whole electorate.  I am convinced Biden was not his first choice.  I really do think he wanted somebody like Kathleen Sebelius.  I do think that. But he couldn’t risk it because he’s so weak in white men.  I’ll tell you what. People in this country, they like an attractive, smart, accomplished woman like Sarah Palin is.  This is a good thing.  She could become a huge, huge figure — and unlike Hillary, ladies and gentlemen, she built her own political career. She’s far more independent a woman than Hillary Clinton ever was.

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Ol’ Joe Biden sure seems to have an opinion.  Palin would be a backward step for women.  Huh.  How come so many wimmin seem to love her?

I am glad the author captured the key point of Biden’s windbaggery:

“I assume she thinks and agrees with the same policies that George Bush and John McCain think,” Biden added

He assumes?  You mean he doesn’t even know?  So how can he talk?

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Well, if the world is your oyster, this is the oyster you want to have.  Too bad it’s a cruddy picture.

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Nice crazy fella.

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Update: Bishop Elvis Smoking a Stogey in Vegas.  Everything gaudy hand-rolled into one picture.

(courtesy of Michal Kwolek Galeria – thanks Michal, great art!)

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All right, check out this title of a news article and tell me you didn’t click on it to read the story:

Boy doles out hundreds of fake $20 bills at school

Irritating to me is nowhere did it go into gory detail about how hundreds of kids beat him silly.

Now tell me you didn’t read it.

Neither did they mention the gunfight as they were trying to take the kid in.

What?  You still didn’t read it?  Good, because it was a real letdown.  Kid passes out fake money, the cops pick him up, he goes away.  Ho-hum.  Never get those minutes of your life back again.

By the way, an interesting article regarding currency and how it plays against the digital age is here, by a blogger named tino.  Interesting stuff.  He’s not arguing for being able to counterfeit $20’s but rather, now you can’t even use an image of one.  The article is not new (2004) but if you are like me, you’re learning something new every day.

Ok, every other day.

All right, once or perhaps twice a week.  Maybe.  Surely no less than once a month.

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Have to say that I was a bit surprised to read this in the BBC News.

Ok, so read this and tell me your first knee-jerk response:

The Environment Minister Sammy Wilson has angered green campaigners by describing their view on climate change as a “hysterical psuedo-religion”.

In an article in the News Letter, Mr Wilson said he believed it occurred naturally and was not man-made.

“Resources should be used to adapt to the consequences of climate change, rather than King Canute-style vainly trying to stop it,” said the minister.

Do you see why I was surprised?   We’re talking BBC News!   I mean really, you’d expect that article to lead in with the fourth paragraph first:

Peter Doran of the Green Party said it was a “deeply irresponsible message.”

That’s more like it.

But then BBC News shocked me again with this:

“The tactic used by the “green gang” is to label anyone who dares disagree with their view of climate change as some kind of nutcase who denies scientific fact,” he said.

The minister said he accepted climate change can occur, but does not believe the cause has been identified.

“Reasoned debate must replace the scaremongering of the green climate alarmists.”

Has the world gone insane?  That BBC would even print those statements is heartening and creepy at the same time.

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