Friday, September 26, 2008

Some of us are tired of hearing, seeing, or reading about current US political drama

but when you're, excuse the language, FUCKED IN YOUR ASS by said politicians later on, don't complain!

I'm tired too.

I'm tired of hearing Palin's incoherent pie hole trying to utter a complete sentence.

I'm tired of seeing a proven war hero, over 26 year's time, has slowly turned into a coward who sinks ever lower every week. Presidential debates? Presidential campaign? Responsibilities? WHAT THE FUCK?

I'm tired of watching the US dragged down by asshats whose best qualification on their resume is being able to spill empty rhetorics, which are evidently bought by a large number of ill-informed, ignorant Americans.

Fucking thing sucks. We won't do it live.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

the Bush Doctrine

taken from
The Bush Doctrine works like this:

Imagine you're walking down the street, minding your own business. You're a God-Fearing American (GFA), so you have all kinds of concealed weapons on your person and a grenade in each boot.

As you walk down the street a strange person catches your eye. There are four basic scenarios we're concerned with:

Scenario 1

Said strange person pulls a gun and shoots you. You pull a gun and shoot back.

This is "self-defense".

Scenario 2

Said person pulls a gun on you, but you pull a gun and shoot first.

This is "imminent threat".

Scenario 3

You pull your gun and shoot the person because you think the person might have, at some point in the future, pulled a gun on you and so you "couldn't take the chance'.

This is "the Bush Doctrine".

Scenario 4

You just start shooting because they're there.

This is "the Bush Doctrine" without all the fancy pants legalese and rhetorical solemnization.

Anyway, everyone has pretty much agreed that scenarios 1 and 2 are justified, whereas 3 and 4 are not. So instead of admitting that's what they're doing they hide behind this screen whereby they say "We really thought they were going to shoot us so it's still okay because it's scenario 2 and not scenario 4!" link

Is it coming?

Before we jump the gun, let's look at this objectively, without being paranoid or careless.

I don't know what to make of this. What's the need for an active-duty army unit (The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team), rotated directly from war, to be stationed on US soil for civil unrest and crowd control? What happens to other law enforcements like the national guards, police, special forces... etc?

3rd Infantry’s 1st BCT trains for a new dwell-time mission. Helping ‘people at home’ may become a permanent part of the active Army
By Gina Cavallaro - Staff writer
Posted : Monday Sep 8, 2008 6:15:06 EDT

The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team has spent 35 of the last 60 months in Iraq patrolling in full battle rattle, helping restore essential services and escorting supply convoys.

Now they’re training for the same mission — with a twist — at home.

Beginning Oct. 1 for 12 months, the 1st BCT will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks.

Monday, September 22, 2008

strategize and diversify

What makes the US American is lost, as long as we let our government do whatever THEY WANT in the name of fighting terrorism. Everybody loses. You, me, and everyone we know are fucked, Americans or not.

In other news:
The U.S. Army is nearing a grim statistic: The number of soldiers who committed suicide this year is on pace to be an all-time high. The record was set in 2007 when there were 115 suicides.

The Army says there have been 62 confirmed suicides by active duty members in 2008, with 31 unconfirmed cases that appear to be suicides.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

W5: Pillars of Star Creation

Credit: Lori Allen, Xavier Koenig (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA) et al., JPL-Caltech, NASA

Explanation: How do stars form? A study of star forming region W5 by the orbiting Spitzer Space Telescope provides clear clues by recording that massive stars near the center of empty cavities are older than stars near the edges. A likely reason for this is that the older stars in the center are actually triggering the formation of the younger edge stars. The triggered star formation occurs when hot outflowing gas compresses cooler gas into knots dense enough to gravitationally contract into stars. Spectacular pillars, left slowly evaporating from the hot outflowing gas, provide further visual clues. In the above scientifically-colored infrared image, red indicates heated dust, while white and green indicate particularly dense gas clouds. W5 is also known as IC 1848, and together with IC 1805 form a complex region of star formation popularly dubbed the Heart and Soul Nebulas. The above image highlights a part of W5 spanning about 2,000 light years that is rich in star forming pillars. W5 lies about 6,500 light years away toward the constellation of Cassiopeia.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

why today is an interesting day

On Sept 10th the Large Hadron Collider is tested for its main function- sending protons around a specially designed series of circular tunnels deep under Europe, in velocity nearing the speed of light. It was successful.

Now step two follows in Oct when the actual collision will take place. Despite rumors across the interweb saying it's going to destroy our existence, we'll be just fine. Earth's top scientists are 99.99999999% sure. We'll walk away having a better understanding of the Big Bang. I can't wait!

Take a 360 degree look at the actual tunnel.
LHC official website has so much more.

Large Hadron Collider: Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios
The Big Bang Theory

Best Case: The Large Hadron Colliders' ALICE experiment successfully creates quark-gluon plasma, a substance theorized to have existed just milliseconds after the Big Bang. By generating temperatures more than 100,000 times hotter than the sun, scientists hope to watch as this particle goo cools and expands into the particles that we know. That could help scientists answer why protons and neutrons weigh 100 times more than the quarks they're made of.

Worst Case: Scientists inadvertently make a micro black hole, and the earth is quickly erased from existence. Just kidding: scientists at CERN and elsewhere have ruled out the possibility that the LHC will create any kind of doomsday scenario. The black holes that the LHC could theoretically create don't even have enough energy to light up a light bulb. On the other hand, the U.K.'s Astronomer Royal put the odds of destroying the world at 1 in 50 million (which puts it in the realm of possibilities but still not as likely as hitting the lottery).