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I defy you to tell a tale that rings the belltower of truth quite this sharply.

New York firefighters removed about a dozen gasoline cans and six generators from Zuccotti Park, where Occupy Wall Street protesters have camped for almost six weeks, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

[snip]

The equipment, which helped power computers and mobile phones and keep people warm as temperatures dipped near freezing, are safety hazards and illegal, Bloomberg said. Forecasts call for rain and snow in the metropolitan area tomorrow.

“Our first two concerns are First Amendment and safety, and this was safety,” Bloomberg said. “People were courteous and understanding. The story of this morning is that there was no story.”

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Mark Bray, a spokesman for the group, said the action was “a pretext to make the protest less sustainable and more difficult for us.” Occupiers have about 14 fire extinguishers, he said.

Is this really so hard to believe?

Here we have a person who is so convinced by his own self-righteousness that he feels that the world owes him the favor of being a disruptive ass. Freedom of speech probably does cover congregating in a particular spot for months on end but not at the expense of others. As long as the protesters congregate in one place it is a higher risk area because of the possibility of a crazy extremist from either side, and the police don’t get to just ignore this – they have to be on alert to protect either the pinko limp-wrist misanthropes or the law-abiding citizens that would like their park back.

The underlying message from the protester is this: If we want to protest you should do everything within your power to make it sustainable and non-difficult. You would think this guy breast-fed until he was seven years old.

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I like cracked.com (do read that link, it’s funny) – it does hit and miss sometimes but mostly is a hit. Check out this link – I mean read the actual link, but don’t click on it. I intentionally put the space in after the “http:” just so the browsers wouldn’t ID that as a link and so click-monkeys wouldn’t click on it reflexively and spoil my point.

http: //www.cracked.com/article_18845_6-secret-monopolies-you-didnt-know-run-world.html

I thought it was irony (yes, that word that I hate to see mangled so often) when I saw this:

Internal Server Error – Read

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Reference #3.1d631060.1319840609.16b96974

Proof that They are controlling the world and want you to be clueless! I’d like to think that the Lemurati pulled at least a few strings but alas, they never called me up to see if I was interested in participating in their little club.

I wonder what insights our Russian troll would have on this matter.

Note: I am fully aware that by the time you read this that link may be repaired.

But here’s a few links that are good, at least as of 2 minutes ago.

http://www.cracked.com/article_19220_the-6-most-badass-weapons-ever-improvised-in-battle.html

But on the “I’m a lover, not a fighter” side… it gets creepy.

http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-50-creepiest-pieces-romance-advice-ever-published

Where I come from this next one is lumped in with “stalking”.

A check? No one takes checks anymore. And swiping a debit card for kisses is stupid like socks on a chicken.

Then I read the last one, below, which kind of made me shudder because of the weirdness.

And for grins, who can resist reading an XKCD comic?

Creepy Jealousy

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I can’t explain it but when I was out looking at cool art (surfing, and NOT porn) suddenly something sank it’s claws into my computer.

Whatever it was disabled EVERYTHING – Winpatrol, AVG, Anti-hacker, Ad-Aware.  Couldn’t even run them.  Went through a lot of hoops just to get into Safe mode and ran a command-line scan of my system.

Last place I remember bouncing over to was MGID – don’t go check it out, just in case.  Too bad because there was some neat photoshopping there.

Oh well.

Let’s look at something different for a change.

If you aren’t moved by that wee kitty’s face, you’re made of stone.

So here’s some quick links.

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An international series of protests known as SlutWalks, sparked by a Toronto police officer’s flippant comment that women should avoid dressing like “sluts” to avoid being raped or victimized, is taking root in the United States.

Peeve of mine?  People who get upset that women can’t tart it up without incurring additional risk from slimebags.  No, I agree, a woman should be able to dress as slatternly as she possibly can and at times I enjoy the spectacle.  But it’s a real and dangerous world – to do so is asking for trouble.  I in no way condone rape and think that castration should be the least of the punishments for beyond-a-doubt rapists.  But at the same time I also say “No, you didn’t deserve it, but you did court it, if not ask for it.”

It is purely a recognition of reality.  A racist pig ought to be able to walk through a predominantly black neighborhood with a sign around his neck that says “I hate all minorities” because after all, this is a free country, right?   But you know as well as I that the misguided pig of a racist that does such a thing is also (a) very stupid, and (b) asking to be assaulted.   The folks that beat him to a pulp are the criminals and he the victim, but he’d have been asking for it.

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