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06 July 2006

lil' Kim, Kenney Boy, Natural Gas, Ramadi shitbags , TOILSEC

lil' Kim
"Maintenance of peace in our country is entirely made possible by our strong war deterrent"
. . . . Kenny Boy Oh come ye back (Not)
. . . ."known for his close ties to President Bush"
Newspeak: now: "just an acquaintance" the neoZionists have no friends, no remorse, no mourning, only their never-ending war on Emotion.

leftish? politicalgateway .. loveamericahatebush

5Jul06 a million B.T.U.'s, coal sells for $1 .., natural gas .. $7. Diesel fuel.. $23. (1.05E9 Joule)
..Diesel fuel.. more than $100 a barrel. The cost to convert the coal is $25 a barrel
..what Rentech does now with the carbon dioxide from its plant here. It is sold to soft-drink bottlers. That keeps the gas sequestered until someone burps.
Fuel Requirements for a 1000­MWe Power Plant
(2.4 1011 Btu/day energy input)
Coal: 9000 tons/day of 1 "unit train load" (100 90 - ton cars/day)

05 July 2006..Baghdad's central morgue received 1,595 bodies last month..1,375 May, 1,155 April.
..Most of the bodies had gunshot wounds to the head
..violence in Iraq has increased even after the killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi..
Zalmay Khalilzad, the US ambassador to Iraq, said on Tuesday that the death of Zarqawi had not improved security.

Ramadi Shitbags: NYT bearish:
..RAMADI, Iraq, 4Jul06.. The Government Center in the middle of this devastated town resembles a fortress on the wild edge of some frontier: it is sandbagged.. marines here .. defecate in bags.. start running the moment they step outside.. casualties are heavy..
Now American commanders are trying something new.
Instead of continuing to fight for the downtown, or rebuild it, they are going to get rid of it..
..The Government Center will remain, but the empty space around it will deny the guerrillas cover to attack. "We'll turn it into a park,".. Captain Del Gaudio, the commander here. "I define success as continuing to kill.."..
..posters hung up inside: "Be polite, be professional and have a plan to kill everyone you meet."

toilet security" ("TOILSEC"), which has Austrians talking the most. The White House flew in a special portable toilet to Vienna for Bush's personal use during his visit. The Bush White House is so concerned about Bush's security, the veil of secrecy extends over the president's bodily excretions. The special port-a-john captured Bush's feces and urine and flew the waste material back to the United States
Even Bush's toilet paper was flown in from the U.S. Air Base at Ramstein, Germany. In addition, Bush's food was flown in from the United States and tested with special chemicals before he ate it. Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, who was shot by a firing squad in 1989, was the last major European leader to constantly use a food tester. The last frequent state visitor to Vienna, who always relied on a food tester, was Adolf Hitler.
What is it about USAnians and shitting in bags?


05 July 2006

Benny 16 , Twike, Ways To Know You Are A Filipino, Anna Liza Gandia, Techie sites

No Vulgar chords in the Vulgate.
Benny 16 has caught up with PP IV June 1565, and has accepted polyphony. Another 400 years and he may accept the demonic interval. God forbid the RC church should become popular.
As a schoolboy, I liked nothing more than to hear of the death of a priest, since that meant us choirboys heading to St Mary of the Angels to belt out that old chestnut "Dies Iræ" . It seems that Vatican II dumped this because it. . ."overemphasized judgment, fear, and despair" I trust that Benny. will bring it back.

1 Day of wrath and terror looming!
Heaven and earth to ash consuming,
David's word and Sibyl's truth foredooming!

2 What horror must invade the mind,
when the approaching judge shall find,
and sift the deeds of all mankind.


Weight without batteries: 55kg Battery SLA: 18 - 36kg Battery NiMH: 8,1 - 16,2kg Laden weight: 190kg continuous power: 600W Aerodynamic drag (CwA): 0.13 m? Maximum speed*: 45 km/h Range: 25 - 50 km*
Twike?? electric tricycle


Ways To Know You Are A Filipino

1. You point with your lips
2. You nod upwards to greet someone.
3. You collect items from hotels or restaurants "for souvenir".
4. You smile for no reason.
5. You flirt by having a foolish grin in your face while raising your eyebrows repeatedly.
6. You go to a department store and try to bargain the prices.
7. You add an unwarranted "H" to your name, i.e. "Jhun," "Bhoy," "Rhon."
8. You put your hands together in front of you as if to make a path and say "excuse,excuse" when you pass in between people or in front of the TV
9. You like everything imported or "state-side."
10. You Check the labels on clothes to see where it was made before buying.
11. You always offer food to all your visitors.
12. You say "comfort room" instead of "bathroom."
13. You say "for take out" instead of "to go."
14. You asked for "Colgate" instead of "toothpaste."
15. You asked for a "pentel-pen" or a "ball-pen" instead of just "pen."
16. You order a McDonald's instead of "hamburger"(pronounced ham-boor-jer)
17. You say "Ha?" instead of "What."
18. You say "Hoy" to get someone's attention.
19. You answer when someone yells "Hoy."
20. You turn around when someone says "Psst!"
21. Your sneeze sounds like "ahh-ching" instead of "ahh-choo."
22. You prefer to make acronyms for phrases such as "OA" for over acting, or "TNT" for,well, you know.
23. You say "air con" instead of "a/c" or air conditioner.
24. You say "brown-out" instead of "black-out."
25. You have a portrait of "The Last Supper" hanging in your dining room.
26. You own a Karaoke System.
27. You own a piano that no one ever plays.
28. You own a "barrel man" (you pull up the barrel and you see something that looks familiar. schwing...)
29. You refer to your VCR as a "beytamax
30. You have a giant wooden fork and spoon hanging somewhere in the dining room
31. Your car has too many "burloloys" like a Jipneys back in P.I.
32. You hang a Rosary on your car's rear view mirror.
33. You order a "soft drink" instead of a "soda."
34. You refer to seasonings and all other forms of monosodium glutimate as "Ajinomoto"
35. This you 'll agree 100% ... Goldilocks" means more to you than just a character in a fairytale.


19. having a mini plantation of out of the ordinary vegetables like upo and chayote and ampalaya

Not mentioned: Chowking..Jollibee also acquired the local franchise for Delifrance.. It
also bought Greenwich

Some Americans try Jollibee - and you thought USAnian food was gross?

another RP site:
Yesterday Anna Liza Gandia, 35, was at the clothes and gift shop in Balanga, Bataan, where she worked as a cashier. At 4.30 pm two men rode up on a motorcycle and pumped nine bullets into her (two in the face, five in the torso, and one each in the nape and thigh).
Gandia (also known as Annaliza Abanador) helped to organize women workers for Pagkakaisa ng Kababaihan (affiliated to leftist group KPD). Two other members of this small group, Cathy Alcantara and Audie Lucero, have been murdered in Bataan in the last five months.
According to human rights group Karapatan, there have been at least 585 political killings since President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo took power in 2001.


Nuclear power, I repeats meself...
guardian andmonbiot
Ten cents of investment, he shows, will buy either 1 kilowatt-hour of nuclear electricity; 1.2-1.7 of windpower; 2.2-6.5 of small-scale cogeneration; or up to 10 of energy efficiency. "Its higher cost than competitors, per unit of net CO2 displaced, means that every dollar invested in nuclear expansion will worsen climate change by buying less solution per dollar."

Pebble reactors Pius
The pebbles are graphite, and an Emotionalist (Terror is an emotion) could tip a bucket of kerosine over them & set them alight.
Sure, they have self-limiting criticality, but they do burn. Wormwood featured burning chunks of graphite whizzing through the air.

Nuclear power: requires an armed militia to guard the waste for maybe 10 half-lives (250,000 years?)
This militia guarantees that civil rights are trampled forever... protests cannot be permitted where the waste trucks pass...

(what is the cost of 1/4 million years of militia salary?)

Welsh lamb still requires radioactivity tests 20 years after Wormwood...
Nuclear power: 10 years to build, 5 years more to payback construction CO2...
we might get a net CO2 benefit 15 years after go-decision
but only if we stick to high gade ore - of which there is 50 years supply at current (7% electricity)
So if we at 20% of electricity we have about 16 years of Uranium supply
Breeders: small ones are nasty, big ones are absolutely terrifying
(ever seen a chip of cold, non-radioactive sodium make contact with water?
now imagine that red hot, molten and radioactive...

Let Bogons Be Bogons: A Nightmare from ISP Hell
ISP techie story

boing boing's guide to defeating censorware

"The Internet, a Series of Tubes"

APC universal plug adaptor


04 July 2006

Depleted Uranium, Coming to Life, Cantarell

Depleted Uranium in Perfect Queensland. The birth defects have already begun
bsharp blowin' in the wind, the movie
dusk DU Aus info site

The Queen's Death Star
Depleted Uranium Measured in British Atmosphere from Battlefields in the Middle East
British Royal family privately owns investments in uranium holdings worth over $6 billion through Rio Tinto Mines
The mining company was formed for the British Royal family in the late 1950's by Roland Walter "Tiny" Rowland, the Queen's buccaneer.

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard .. In the 1980's, she and Eric F. Wieschaus solved one of the central mysteries of life: how the genes in a fertilized egg direct the formation of an embryo. Nüsslein-Volhard, Wieschaus and Edward B. Lewis received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Dr. Nüsslein-Volhard was just the 10th woman to win a Nobel Prize in one of the sciences.
Nüsslein-Volhard Christiane :Coming to Life; How Genes Drive Development ISBN 0-9670076-7-4 June 2006
I trust it has more solid content than "Endless Forms" which was a disappointment

bigpicture petrol & approval
Cantarell, The Second Largest Oil Field in the World Is Dying
100km off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, in the Gulf of Mexico. ..the largest offshore development project in the world .. ..85 km from Ciudad del Carmen. discovered in 1976  ..created when the Chicxulub meteor impacted the earth.
It seems there is only 825 feet between the gas cap over the oil and the water that is pushing into Cantarell from the bottom. This distance is closing at between 250 and 360 feet per year.

. . The more pessimistic of the study's scenarios have Cantarell's production dropping from 2 million b/d to 875 thousand barrels a day by the end of next year and 520 thousand barrels a day by the end of 2008.
 The loss of 1.5 mbd within three years will be very difficult to overcome ..
Cantarell could turn out to be another case where advanced technology —in this case nitrogen injection— does not ultimately increase the quantity of oil recovered from a field, but simply gets a smaller amount out faster.
1Jul06.. Like much of Mexico’s giant oil .. the nation has only 10 years of proven oil reserves..
Left{ist}.. Obrador wants to de-emphasize production.. and focus instead on refined products.... conservative Felipe Calderon, proposes opening the industry to foreign oil corporations ..

Oil.. 40% of the Mexican government’s revenues..
Pemex .. tighter restrictions on foreign investment than any other major petroleum-producing nation.
Mexico $4.5 b in gasoline imports and $10 b in petrochemical imports.. Pemex has made no significant refining investments in 20 years, and none in petrochemicals in 15 years.
..Pemex..average daily production in 2005 of 3.3 mb oil, 4.8 mcf of natural gas..
It is the 2ndlargest oil source of U.S. imported oil, after Canada, 1.9 mbd


. .Halliburton..has placed giant billboards along highways that show idyllic jungle wildlife scenes with the slogan, “We work to protect the environment."
[Toxic Biophilia writ large... How grotesque, and naively unaware - the Gringoes actually believe a billboard represents reality. This is beyond cynicism, well into the realms of Autistic Economics, where the real is replaced by the representation, with no emotional connection to the real. Haliburton and their ad agencies live inside an arena of fantasy, a poisonous dream that threatens us all. Until these monsters are blown up or killed by any means necessary, we are all in mortal danger]

..Windows user, fire up an MS-DOS command prompt. Now type tracert followed by the domain name of the website, e-mail host, VoIP switch, or whatever destination you're interested in. Watch as the program spits out your route, line by line.
..The magic string you're looking for is sffca.ip.att.net. If it's present immediately above or below a non-att.net entry, then -- by Klein's allegations -- your packets are being copied into room 641A, and from there, illegally, to the NSA.
Of course, if Marcus is correct and AT&T has installed these secret rooms all around the country, then any att.net entry in your route is a bad sign.
..Linux traceroute gives much more detailed information.

varbusinessEMC buys RSA for $2.1billion

1 in 4 people has Toxoplasma, in the brain.. .makes you love cats, you may go schizo

03 July 2006

"Our Lady of the Flowers" , "Bili apes", "Major Alan Batchelor"

Divine died yesterday in a pool of her vomited blood which was so red that, as she expired, she had the supreme illusion that this blood was the visible equivalent of that black hole which a gutted violin, seen in a judge's office in the midst of a hodge-podge of pieces of evidence, revealed with dramatic insistence, as does a Jesus the gilded chancre where gleams His flaming Sacred Heart. So much for the divine aspect of her death. The other aspect, ours, because of those streams of blood that had been shed on her nightshirt and sheets (for the sun, poignant on the bloody sheets, had set, not nastily, in her bed, makes her death tantamount to a murder.
.. Divine died holy and murdered - by consumption.
Darling was growing pale. He knocked out a pink-cheeked Dutchman to rob him. At the moment, his pocket is full of florins. The garret knows the sober joy that comes from security. Divine and Darling sleep at night. During the day, they sit around naked and eat snacks, they squabble, forget to make love, turn on the radio, which drools on and on, and smoke. Darling says shit, and Divine, in order to neighbourly, even more neighbourly than Saint Catherine of Siena, who passed the night in the cell of a man condemned to death, on whose prick her head rested, reads Detective Magazine. Outside the wind is blowing. The garret is cosily heated by a system of electric radiators, and I should like to give a short respite, even a bit of happiness, to the ideal couple.
.. The window is open on the cemetery.
.. Five A.M.
.. Divine hears church bells ringing (for she is awake). Instead of notes, which fly away, the chimes are strokes, five strokes, which drop to the pavement, and, on that wet pavement, bear Divine with them,...

Found a copy of "Our Lady of the Flowers" Jean Genet 1943 in a 1974 paperback edition at Berkelouws.
Imagine the Wellington public library lending this scandalous book to a 14 yr old schoolboy in 1962! Our school-yard group also read Molloy and 'Malone Dies' around then
(which Wgtn adults were reading Beckett then?) Around then I read both versions of Justine (de Sade and Durrell) - the Sade was probably not Wgtn library! Celine followed. I had already read Crime and Punishment. Earlier, around age 12, the Brothers had read 'The Hobbit' to us and we were encouraged to read 'Tristram Shandy'. After such a youth, I barely read fiction now. Similarly, having been educated by Godard and Antonioni, I hardly go to movies now.

29 June 2006..
aljazeera Hackers have attacked 750 Israeli internet sites, including that of the country's largest bank, to protest against Israel's military operations in Gaza.
"You are killing Palestinians, we will hijack your servers," read a message on the home page of the targeted sites on Wednesday morning.
Hapoalim, the largest bank in Israel, was attacked,..
indymedia Oddly Hapoalim was involved in a scam last year:
March 26, 2005 ..In what has been dubbed by police as Britain's "Bank Hapoalim scamer jews" a low-life crime ring, made up of criminals from Israel, hacked into the Sumitomo Corporation's London offices and tried to steal £220 million.
Police said the probe was not connected to the recently-revealed investigation into allegations that Bank Hapoalim – Israel's largest bank – laundered hundreds of millions of dollars.

Radioactive scorpion venom deemed safe cancer treatment
June 26, 2006 ..high-grade brain glioma..the venom in the yellow Israeli scorpion attaches itself selectively to the tumor cells.
..TM-601, a synthetic version.. bound to I-131 ..attaches to the glioma cells,..radiation that kills them.
..TransMolecular ..increase in survival time from a median of 4.6 to 6.3 months...

A tribe of apes living in remote forests in the northern Democratic Republic of Congo are unusually large chimpanzees, not a new species of giant ape or a chimp-gorilla hybrid, New Scientist says.
..the Bili apes are unusual, as they have a gorilla-like crest on their skulls and howl during the full moon.

Steady Shahristani? - where has this guy been the last 3 years?

"Oil production in Iraq.. 2.5 million barrels per day (bpd) from a steady {sic}2 million bpd during the US-led invasion", Iraq's new oil minister said.
Hussain al-Shahristani ..
Before the war, output was around 3 million bpd, peaking at a record of 3.5 million bpd.
"expected" 4m 2010, 6m bpd by 2012. (dream on)

Snooping Cell-Phones
in Japan because emergency regulations there require cellphones by next year to have receivers using the satellite-based Global Positioning System to establish their location.
Big Blother is Wratching you - keep yr old gsm phone sans spychips as long as possible?
- none of the pr 'releases' about these locator chips contain any concern about privacy - we are being sold these chips as helpful.

June 29..
A former Army Major has questioned the findings of a study which says there is no link between the high cancer rates among those who took part in British nuclear tests in Australia in the 1950s - and their exposure to radiation.
The Federal Government commissioned study released yesterday found that while those who took part in the nuclear tests had higher rates of certain cancers, it was not linked to their exposure to radiation.
Veterans Affairs Minister Bruce Billson says despite there being no connection, there will be free cancer treatment for those who took part.
..Major Alan Batchelor ..says information in the study showing extremely high radiation levels among veterans are ignored in the findings. "You will find that the levels are about 200 times out," he said.
[google doesnt throw up this 28June2006 report]

June 28 ..a High Court judge ruled today that so-called control orders — a form of house arrest without trial — were incompatible with European human rights laws.
..The orders also provide for the electronic tagging of..suspects who have not been charged..
the Law Lords, ruled in Dec. 2004 that..indefinite detention of foreign [insert emotion here] suspects also contravened the European convention..

Clueless in Gaza
Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, condemned Israel's targeting of infrastructure in Gaza, which completely disabled its only power plant and knocked down three bridges on the north-to-south roads.
..Mr. Abbas: "the aggression that targeted the civilian infrastructures as collective punishment and crimes against humanity."
..In Gaza, the Popular Resistance Committees..displayed the identity card of an 18-year-old Israeli settler, Eliahu Asheri, it claimed to have kidnapped in the West Bank. ..

Various & Silly:
bernardbilledo pahiyas