April 18th, 2007

yellow_elephant

Should America Balkanize First?

Anyone who can look around, will notice that there are really only three of the old school imperial structures left in their Old Form - The Han Chinese, The Indians, and The Cowboys Of America. I will say that while I think that ronebofh has a Neat Idea in his attention current and prospective californians I fear that once again the Evil Liberals have not really thought through the Actual Economic Realities that need to be addressed in Balkanizing.

Yes, Ok, so I still have DEEP EMOTIONAL SCARS from "The Sound Of Music" and the problem of having a newly land locked Naval Captain stuck in Salsberg, and unwilling to take up a billet with the New KreigsMarine.... But that IS a part of what will need to be worked out, as Americans sort out where DOOOO they really want to stand.

{ would this be a bad time to worry folks that while most of southern california has been able to shift a bit away from being the Totally Captive Puppets of the Military Industrial Complex, we are stilll, as a state, having to deal with the on going collapse of the Military Industrial Complex - a la:
Lockheed Martin is taking hits right and left -- criticism of its newly designed presidential helicopter, the unusual Navy cancellation of a multimillion-dollar combat ship and losing its shared oversight role on a Coast Guard project worth billions.

Wall Street so far has shrugged at the missteps of the nation's top defense contractor, since its bottom line won't be hurt in the near term. But Lockheed executives are worried, experts say, and not just about the negative headlines. The Democrat-led Congress is scrutinizing defense spending more closely and each time Lockheed stumbles it gives rivals an opportunity to horn in on its business.

[ cf Lockheed setbacks raise questions ( emphasis to SCAR The Evil Liberal Spend Thrifts)
There is also the Growing Threat to the Mass Marketting of "More At War Than Ever Before" as in
The Coast Guard will decommission eight recently built patrol boats because the ships suffer from hull deformations and other problems that would be cost-prohibitive to fix, officials said Tuesday.

The decision to scrap the ships — eight 123-foot Island Class patrol boats that were refurbished between 2003 and 2005 — is the final nail in the coffin for the long-beleaguered program. The vessels were never fully operational and their troubles became central in a debate over the Coast Guard’s handling of its Deepwater modernization program.

[ cf Coast Guard to decommission troubled 123s ]
Oh Heavens!!!!

You mean the Reality of the Actual Needs of the Actual Military Should ACTUALLY take precedence over the mere transfer of the tax reciepts to the Truly Needy in the Military Industrial Complex!!!! Oh Heavens!!! }

So there are a whole BUNCH of issues that I think may be more ammeniable to an actual sound economic analysis, than merely the Optomism that an Economic Free Happy Thought might some how provide just the majik to make it all go gooder...

Yes, I know, the whole Californication Crisis is culturally comical and scary all at the same time. But try to cope with the reality that the longest time with the same postal address had been the State of Hawai'i - where I also happened to return to finally graduate from College. So I am perchance a bit more aware of their Desire to return to being the Kingdom of Hawai'i - and not one more Business Oligarchy 'republic' that gets absorbed by the American Imperialist and their Great White Fleet - a part of the current "US out of California" comedy that has less historical grounding, and even less thought about what sort of State/nation/Territorial Rule would be used in lieu of the current Config.

And yes, the other Dog in the Fight that I must confess to is that my Grandfather moved to california to teach at Cal Tech back in the Dark Old Days of Miliken's Monestary - and my mother ran off to Oregon - and would spend large chunks of her life whining about the Horror of all of those Southern Californians Californicating Oregon... Details, Details, life gets like that at times, eh no?
yellow_elephant

Must Bong Canada..... ( The War Czar Mediation )

WOW DUDES!!!!!
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday that diplomatic efforts to resolve the standoff with Iran over its disputed nuclear program are "working" and should be given a chance to succeed.

Both the U.S. and Israel accuse Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons - a charge Iran denies. Gates said the international community "is united in telling Iran what it needs to do with respect to its nuclear program."

The U.S. and its allies have led efforts to pass two U.N. Security Council resolutions imposing sanctions on Iran for refusing to suspend uranium enrichment, a process that can be used to develop nuclear weapons.

[ cf Gates: Diplomacy With Iran Is 'Working' ]
TOTALLY DUDE!!!!

Wow, the Secretary of War is pitching the Diplomatic Solution....

WOW!!!! Must Have New Czar of War to keep the peace between the Secretary of State and the Secretary of War, so that they can remember which State Of War we are all in!!!

But I am sure that we are all sooooo Supportive of the Total Military Victory In The War With Iran!!!!
yellow_elephant

Why We Must Win The War In Iran.... (again)

The Clear And Compelling Escalations
Attackers slit the throats of three people, including a German, at a Turkish Bible publisher's on Wednesday, officials said, the latest attack on minorities in mainly Muslim Turkey.

The victims were found with their hands and feet bound, said Halil Ibrahim Dasoz, governor of the southeastern province of Malatya where the attack occurred.

Four people were detained in connection with the attack and one person, who fell from the building and was considered a suspect, was taken to hospital with head trauma, he said.
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The killings come as political tensions rise between the powerful secular elite, including army generals and judges, and the religious-minded AK Party government over next month's presidential elections.
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This year Armenian-Turkish editor Hrant Dink was shot dead by an ultranationalist youth. Dink was also from Malatya.
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"In some ways the situation has improved because we have got legal rights ... but there are parts of society which have become radicalized," Madrigal, whose Istanbul church has police protection since the Dink murder, told Reuters

[ cf Three killed at Turkish Bible publishers ]
What More DOOO Americans Need???

Clearly Unless we have the Most Totally Gloriously Ever Most Victorious Of All Victories over Iran, then these sorts of Sectarian Violence Things could be happening in other places...

I mean, would we want them Damn Ferrigners coming to America To Kill Americans??? Or to Convert them away from the True Belief In The Divinity Of Dubya as the Arguments From Intelligent Design Demands???
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Why NOT a space based defense????

Yes, I know, so many whiney Liberals who just do not want to deal with putting tonnes and tonnes of Hydrogen Bombs in Outspace as a way for Americans to Rain Down The Love on the Unbelievers.

But think what could have happened on 09/11/2001, if only the Evil Whiney Liberals had Embraced The Divinity of Dubya, and accepted him as their Personal Lord And Savior!!!

Why as soon as the First Threat to the WTC In NYC had been identified by Space Command, it could have swong into Action and started to Rain Nuclear Bombs down on the Jetliners - I figure about 8 to 10 thermonuclear devices would have been enough to show those Hijackers that we were Serious!!!! Then, yes, I understand that there was a lot of ambiguity about where those other planes were, and were they more or less of a Threat!

So Yes, maybe a little Carpet Bombing of Nuklear Weapons From Outerspace, from about Delaware to Detroit, would have made sure that we actually GOT THEM!!! and all of their silent cell fellow Travellors!!!!

That would have put the Whole World On Notice that you do not merely triffle with the USofA without serious consequences!!!!

Now that we know that would have been the better path, clearly it is time for all americans to Rally To The President, and Bask In The Warming Glow that Comes from the Divinity Of Dubya, and the reassurance that we live in a country that is not afraid to use Massive Technological OverKill, the way that jesus would want.
yellow_elephant

Feel The Math....

This is from a friend of mine who is hoping to get into a Recovery Programme, soon, any day now
I used to be a decent looking human being-- a normal guy with hobbies and dream. I was happy, healthy and enjoying life. Then one day, a woman said, "Hey man, you have to try this."

"What is it," I asked.

"Try a little, you'll like it."

I never knew how sorry I'd be after I tried my first hit of deriving third order polynomials.

"Look how easy it is," she said.

It was easy at first, subtracting one from the exponent of my variable and multiplying the coefficient by the old exponent value, then getting rid of stand-alone constants. Where did they go? I had a flash of what I thought was clarity one day-- "This is how we find a tangent line, isn't it?".

"You like that, smart guy? Here, try this out for size."

Then the next thing I knew I was finding antiderivatives. Her Siren song lured me farther and farther down the rabbit hole until doing math was all I could think about.

She turned me on to this transcendental thing called e and the next thing I knew, I was trying to find out why ln(e^x) was e^x . I lost touch with my friends. I stopped watching TV. My cat didn't even want to be around me. Regardless of my grades, I had to keep going until I figured it all out.

It started consuming my life. It's too late for me-- I've succumb to the ravages of math.

Please, if you know someone in a similar situation please help them. Let them know that they're cared about; take them to a movie or out for a walk. Just do ANYTHING to keep them off of math.
Oh The HORROR!!! The Shame!!!

I tried to warn people that we as a modern society should not allow the untrained to be near "Military Grade Mathematics" since clearly it is a scary and dangerous world...

Are YOU doing your part to keep Americans Safe from the grave and Growing Threat of Math!!!! Which is one of the Leading Causes of Rational Thought!!!!

OR ARE YOU ON THE SIDE OF SATAN???
yellow_elephant

Why Does Lee Iacocca Hate Jesus....

My Evil Sick Liberal friend sent me Excerpt - Where Have All the Leaders Gone? which is full of the typical God Hating America Bashing that comes when Shrill Hysterical Angry Radical Extremists like Lee Iacocca fail to accept the Divinity of Dubya, and that only The Divine Dubya can be his personal Lord and Savior...

I mean who do they think they are kidding with
Author of the gigantic number one bestsellers Iacocca: An Autobiography and Talking Straight, Lee Iacocca famously doesn't mince words and offers his no-nonsense, straight-up assessments of the American politicians most likely to run for president in 2008, including Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John McCain, Rudy Giuliani, Joe Biden, Bill Richardson, Mitt Romney, and John Edwards.
[ cf Title Detail ]
I Mean Get Real....

It is Painfully obvious that this Lee Iacocca has totally Forgotten that Dubya is the Divine Decider!!! And that the whole world has changed since 09/11/2001, when things like mere law of man took precedence over the divine will of the Divine Decider...