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Listening to NPR this morning BBC News Hour.  Owen Bennett-(Jones?) asking questions… He asks of one interviewee if the whole shebang in Haiti is being controlled the the US Military.  No, the person replies – it is the UN overseeing and directing with the military helping out.

He asks another interviewee immediately after if the US Military is controlling the effort.  Again he is told no, it’s the UN controlling and directing the military as needs be.

He then asks that second person if all the dignitaries arriving to survey the scene are causing bottlenecks in a 6-plane capacity airport.  She said no, because they come on planes that area also carrying aid workers but that the airport is terribly cramped and it desperately needs better handling.  Good ol’ Owen, always ready to jump on the US, says something like “Isn’t it true that the US Military controls the airport there…?”

Nah, NPR isn’t biased.  They just carry a lot of biased shows and interview leftist people to the exclusion of everyone else with softball-pitched interviews.  No bias.

Related news

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines faced a difficult decision over whether to dock as per itinerary at Labadee Beach, Haiti after last week’s tragic quake.

But, in the end they decided to go with the money, regardless.

The Florida cruise company leases a picturesque wooded peninsula and its five pristine beaches from the government for passengers to “cut loose” with watersports, barbecues, and shopping for trinkets at a craft market before returning on board before dusk. Safety is guaranteed by armed guards at the gate.

The decision to go ahead with the visit has divided passengers. The ships carry some food aid, and the cruise line has pledged to donate all proceeds from the visit to help stricken Haitians. But many passengers will stay aboard when they dock; one said he was “sickened”.

“I just can’t see myself sunning on the beach, playing in the water, eating a barbecue, and enjoying a cocktail while [in Port-au-Prince] there are tens of thousands of dead people being piled up on the streets, with the survivors stunned and looking for food and water,” one passenger wrote on the Cruise Critic internet forum.

At least some people have some morals.

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Gee, Democrats would cheat to win?  Politicians would cheat to win?

Yes.  Yes they would.

Don’t you think that by now, the stakes have been raised way too high to explain self-governing needs?  Most of us need to be left alone, which doesn’t cost as much as these battles in our governments.  The price tag – and hence the richness of the food at the trough – is so high that it’s not even about self-determination of the people anymore.  It’s about amassing stuff for yourself.

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THIS MAKES NO SENSE.

As audience members streamed out of Pres. Obama‘s rally on behalf of AG Martha Coakley (D) here tonight, the consensus was that the fault for Coakley’s now-floundering MA SEN bid lies with one person — George W. Bush.

Ok, so if it is his fault, then Coakley ought to look golden by comparison.

But no, people are looking at Brown, instead.

I wonder if the Dems are ever going to figure out that just like in car racing, sometimes you have to go slower to go faster.  They’ve been far too ham-handed.

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Trying to make a vial for that Soylent poison hypodermic.   I’m so out of touch with Blender that it hurts.  Here’s the label I want to put on the clear vial.

And here’s the crappy test rendering of the vial, no idea why the image is not glomming onto the UV-mapping on that bottle face.  Driving me nuts.  Used to know my spit when it came to 3d raytracing.  GRRRACKKKK!   GRRRR.

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One commenter had this to say:

Only want to say your article is stunning. The lucidity in your post is simply striking and i can assume you are an expert on this field.

Wow.  Hear that guys?  I’m stunning, lucid, and an expert in the field of “Utter Bullsh*t.”  My chest swells with pride.

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What I didn’t realize in the last round of cervical epidurals was that the clinic was in “cost-cutting” mode.

Regular stainless steel hypodermic tubing was swapped out in favor of needles made in Pakistan and India out of steel nails.  This wouldn’t have been a problem but the supplier got extra-really-awfully cheap and decided to use used nails.

rustyneedleAs you can imagine, these needles hurt more than the mainstream needles commonly used by most doctor’s offices and most needle-exchange heroin users.

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Wavelet transforms of audio files.  Steve Hanov’s website is too cool.  Way way too cool.  Lots of stuff to geek out on.

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Click to embiggenify the image

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You like being conned?  Well, some of you out there must because y’all voted for Obama.

The southern pole’s Wilkens Ice Shelf was/is a con-job.  I was sent this by a semi-alert but caring individual who while wishing to be un-named bears a suspicious resemblance to The Dude.  It’s last year’s analysis but good points never die.  Here’s a PDF for you…

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Don’t know if I’ve ever pointed out musical Shepard Scales, but it’s still cool. Check ’em out.  It’s like optical illusions for your ears.  More like Audible illusions.

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It ain’t USB but it is kind of cool in a culinary nerd sort of way.  Thing is, it’s no good unless you’re on a 5 hour road trip… minimum.

Automobile crock pot.

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If I had the money to drop on this, I would.  It’s not USB either.

Office Pod.

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Keyboard pillow…  THIS is USB.

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We’re doomed.

Stupidity isn’t a virus… but it sure is spreadin’ like one! – Sandy Cheeks in SpongeBob Squarepants

What more can be thrown at us?  Global cooling.  Poisoned Tylenol.  AIDS.   Ozone layer gone.  Bad scallions from Mexico.  Global warming.  Hong Kong flu.   SARS.   Meteorite impacts.  Bad tomatoes.  Massive gamma-ray bursts from distant celestial bodies.  Peanut butter.  Global cooling.

Dammit, we’re all gonna die.

Sorry folks but the track record is not a good one.  Problem is, 50, 100, 1000, or even 10,000 people out of a country of 300,000,000 is 0.003%.   That is 1 person in 30,000.    A normal flu season racks up 30,000 deaths.  More people are killed in cars.

Mexico is either having a hard time pegging whether this is the real deal in a vast majority of these cases or it has something to do with their air or water.   Given that this is a crazy world, could it be that there’s a susceptibility if you are of hispanic lineage?

Don’t know, but the cases in the US and many others are showing this to be a mild flu.

The track record of the media is piss-poor.   We can say that much with absolute certainty.

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More proof that stupidity is indeed a virus!

Can the media stop performing fellatio long enough to take an unbiased step back and really look at what they are doing?  I doubt it, otherwise Reuters and People Mag wouldn’t be running this crap all the time – People magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People.

Michelle Obama, who has achieved celebrity status and has wowed the world as a fashion icon, made the list for the first time.

“I had a father and a brother who thought I was beautiful, and they made me feel that way every single day,” Obama told the magazine.

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“I grew up with very strong male role models who thought I was smart and fast and funny, so I heard that a lot. I know that there are many young girls who don’t hear it. But I was fortunate,” she added.

Also included in a “Barack’s Beauties” section were White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and others.

When you start linking Geithner and Emanuel into the list as well as the First Lady, it’s pretty obvious that you’re oblivious to how ridiculous your behavior is.

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