No room on Fox - No apologies for downing Flight 655

Something tells me you won't be catching this story on Fox News:
"Iran Air Flight 655 was shot down by the US Navy's guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes on Sunday July 3, 1988, killing all 290 passengers, including 66 children, and crewmembers onboard.

The civilian airliner, carrying passengers from Iran, Italy, the UAE, India, Pakistan and the former Yugoslavia, was en route from Iran's southern city of Bandar Abbas to Dubai when it was hit by two SM-2MR surface-to-air missiles launched from the warship commanded by Captain William C. Rogers III.

Following the tragic incident, ranked seventh among the deadliest airliner fatalities, unapologetic US officials said their naval officers had mistaken the Iranian Airbus A300 for an F-14 Tomcat fighter.

They went on to claim that the Vincennes crew had been under a simultaneous psychological condition called 'scenario fulfillment', and had therefore confused their training scenario with reality and responded accordingly."

[Read More]at Press TV Promises to Out-Green Google Promises to Out-Green Google: "Instead of using Google, or Yahoo the next time you want to search for something on the Internet, try using
Why you ask? White screen space is bad. It eats up energy, and because the site is black it uses less energy, according to Bill Thompson, BBC pundit for the program 'Digital Planet.' Blackle is all black and uses less white space. It connects directly and uses the same Google search engine, just with a sexy black background.
Heap Media, the Australian company that created Blackle, claims that black pixels use less power than Google's bright white home page. So by using Blackle you will be using less energy and reduce carbon emissions."

Excel Tip: Display Last Saved By Date & User

I found this handy tip to date stamp an MS Excel file's last-saved time (and person). (Yes, files do get time-stamped when saved, but if they are ever sent via email, that date-stamp can get over-written when saved off the server to a local hard drive. This little macro stamps the date right into the worksheet.)

Originally found here:

Here's how it's done: Right-click on worksheet tab, select "View Code". Copy and paste this code into the ThisWorkbook module (It features an Excel document icon on it.) It will automatically run when you save the file.

Private Sub Workbook_BeforeSave(ByVal SaveAsUI As Boolean, Cancel As Boolean)

Sheets('Sheet1').Range('A1').Value = ThisWorkbook.BuiltinDocumentProperties('Last Save Time')

Sheets('Sheet1').Range('A2').Value = ThisWorkbook.BuiltinDocumentProperties('Author')

End Sub

Drop me a comment if you find this useful!

The NAFTA Super Highway

Someone seems to be taking this NAFTA Super Highway talk pretty seriously. NAFTA Super Highway

Getting rid of unwanted double scrollbars

Here's a neat tip for CSS that helps get rid of double-scrollbars in IE and works for Firefox, as well:

html {height: 100%;}
body {min-height: 101%;}

Maybe someone will find this useful.

Orwell Rolls In His Grave

Great documentary—a must see!

Movies to Watch

I just heard about a few interesting documentaries and then stumbled over a third that sounded worth checking out. As usual, these are more compelling than most fiction—and more relevant.
King Corn - the full movie

The World According to Monsanto

(This seems to be an interesting site on health and wellness: Zegee

Also of interest:
Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West (1 of 10)

Pimp out your .htaccess file

Well, not really. I just thought it sounded funny and dorky. Still, this looks like a cool site worthy of a blog post and a bit more perusing, should I ever get any spare time.

The Jackol's Den

Command-line reference A-Z

Why learn about this stuff on a black screen w/ white letters? I'm sure I'll refer to this post often.

Command-line reference A-Z


Trace IP, run a bandwidth test, trace email, do an IP lookup, run a cpu test with Visualware's MyCoolTools.

The Right Way To Install Windows XP

Here's a great site offering a very nice detailed study on the right way to install Windows XP. This one goes in my Tech Sites list!

Windows Tip: Give a folder its very own drive letter

This tip comes with some great comments on different techniques for getting folders to mount as drive letters.

Best Tech Resources Online

I decided to put together a list of the Best Tech Resources on the Web circa early 2008. Troubleshooting boards, drivers, tips, news, etc.

This list will expand and grow through time. Any comments and suggestions would be appreciated as I am sure others could add some good resources. Thanks.

[ Troubleshooting ]
Experts Exchange
Tech Support Forum
Macintouch - Mac issues & discussion

YouTube - Why Ron Paul did not win the Florida Primary

YouTube - Jim Rogers: Bernanke should be fired 2008.03.19

Army Holds Annual 'Bring Your Daughter To War' Day | The Onion

Army Holds Annual 'Bring Your Daughter To War' Day

Poll: BS Is Most Important Issue For 2008 Voters

Taxi to the Darkside

Deval Patrick for President

Could this be Obama's vice-president? He certainly likes the way Patrick writes speeches! Notice how he flubs the quote, pauses, and then decides to continue anyways? Funny.

In college, when you write something without citing proper sources, this is known as plagiarism. Usually, they make a big deal about it. Obama obviously didn't think he'd get caught and he obviously wanted to take the credit for saying these things or he would have said, "I like a saying my good friend Deval Patrick has said..." or something to that effect. Patrick is a supporter and I'm sure he was honored to be quoted, even if he didn't get the credit. This should be a red flag to anyone looking at this race objectively, but obviously the Obamamaniacs think their candidate can do no evil. See Part 1 and Part 3 here. (He also like John Edwards.) In Barack Obama, we are seeing the emergence of a BS artist par excellence. You can enjoy his speeches all you want, but he needs a lot more scrutiny or he will screw you and me. (You can quote me on this.)

Mike Huckabee's Message to Iowa

A fake Christmas spot I just found. Pretty funny!

Huckabee: The Lord loves a cheerful receiver

The Plan -- according to U.S. General Wesley Clark (Ret.)

Trouble for the Bush Library?

A group of Methodists is stepping up efforts to force a church vote in July on whether Southern Methodist University has the right to lease out land for the George W. Bush Presidential Library and policy institute….

Rev. Andrew Weaver, an SMU alumnus who is spearheading a fight against the land deal from New York, said he hopes to force a vote at a regional meeting in Dallas in July and persuade delegates not to ratify the mission council action.

Professors at Southern Methodist University who are worried about plans to create a George W. Bush policy institute there have said that they don’t want a partisan center to hurt the institution’s academic reputation.

Faculty critics say that although many of them disagree with President Bush’s policies, they would not object to a library-oriented archive and museum — and they say that in discussions with professors, the university has discussed a vision for such a Bush center. But creating an academic center with a specific goal of boosting the Bush image and agenda strikes many professors as antithetical to a university’s academic values.

Tech Podcast Collection

Here's a list of cool tech podcasts adapted from
  • Adobe Creative Suite Video PodcastiTunes Feed Web Site
    Terry White teaches you how to unlock the power of Creative Suite with visual examples. Emphasis gets placed on inDesign and Photoshop.

  • Amanda Congdon on iTunes Feed Web Site
    A technology program that is much promoted by ABC.

  • Ask the Techies iTunes Feed Web Site
    A weekly tech video podcast explaining the latest in cool technology from iPods to Photoshop.

  • CBC: Search Engine iTunes Feed Web Site
    Search Engine is your open source to all the surprising and significant ways the Internet is transforming our world. Each week host Jesse Brown looks at politics and culture through the lens of the Net.

  • CNET: Buzz Out Loud iTunes Feed Web Site
    BuzzOut Loud is CNET’s “podcast of indeterminate length,” featuring Tom, Molly, and producer Veronica’s entertaining, sometimes caustic, and always skeptical take on technology news.

  • CNET: Crave iTunes Feed Web Site
    Crave covers the “coolest, sexiest digital gadgetry that you must have.”

  • CNET: Gadgettes iTunes Feed Web Site
    Kelly Morrison and Molly Wood give you the latest on hot gadgets, pop-culture tech, and shopping advice–and answer your gadget questions, to boot.

  • C-Span - The Communicators iTunes Feed Web Site
    “The Communicators” is C-SPAN’s new weekly series featuring a half-hour interview with the people who shape our digital future.

  • David Pogue on Gadgets iTunes Feed Blog
    In this New York Times podcast, David Pogue reviews the latest personal technology gadgets.

  • Diggnation (Small Quick Time Small) iTunes Feed Web Site

  • Diggnation (mp3) iTunes Feed
    A weekly web culture podcast that focuses on the tops stories on Digg. Hosted by Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht.

  • Digital Media Insider iTunes Feed Web Site
    Explores the future of video, audio and photography to help you get more creative with technology.

  • Ipod iTunes Feed Web Site
    Presented by Ziff Davis Media. The show brings you a mix of product reviews, news, tech help, and more. Hosted by Industry Expert Patrick Norton.

  • Engadget iTunes Feed Web Site
    A podcast from the people who brought you the top-flight technology blog.

  • Future Tense iTunes Feed Web Site
    Future Tense is a daily program that chronicles the social impact of computers, the Internet, and technology in general. Future Tense is produced by American Public Media.

  • GeekBrief.TV Video Podcast iTunes Feed Web Site
    Featuring Cali Lewis, this is a “fast, fun and flirty” podcast that explores news about tech toys and tools. Generally very well reviewed by users.

  • Geek Speak Feed Web Site
    A computer news and talk radio show coming out of California.

  • I, Cringely, The Pulpit iTunes Feed Web Site
    This is an always insightful podcast from Robert X. Cringely, who wrote the Notes From the Field column in InfoWorld. He is also the author of the best-selling book Accidental Empires: How the Boys of Silicon Valley Make Their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition, and Still Can’t Get a Date.

  • In Digital (Small Quicktime) iTunes Feed Web Site
    A popular podcast focusing on the latest gadgets and high tech products.

  • KFI Tech Guy iTunes Feed Web Site
    Leo LaPorte explores the world of technology, computers and the internet on his twice-weekly, three hour Los Angeles talk show.

  • NPR: Technology iTunes Feed Web Site
    Perspectives on digital culture, research news, the tech industry and more.

  • NPR: Xeni Tech iTunes Feed Web Site
    Xeni Jardin, BoingBoing blogger, explores the intersection of technology and culture.

  • Open Source Conversations iTunes Feed Web Site
    Gigavox’s look at things open source.

  • O’Reilly Web 2.0 Summit iTunes Feed Web Site
    Podcasts of the Web 2.0 conference held in San Francisco from November 7 - 9.

  • Photoshop TV iTunes Feed Web Site
    A very popular podcast focusing on the ins and outs of Photoshop.

  • Podtech News iTunes Feed Web Site

  • PRI’s The World: Technology iTunes Feed Web Site
    The latest news in global technology.

  • Slashdot Review iTunes Feed Web Site
    Tech News Highlights from Slashdot, Digg and Reddit.

  • Tech Nation iTunes Feed Web Site
    Dr. Moira Gunn is the host of Public Radio’s Tech Nation, where she has conducted over 2,000 interviews with space pioneers and cyber-novelists, venture capitalists and genetics researchers, teachers and technophobes.

  • The Digital Photography Show iTunes Feed Web Site
    Scott Sherman and Michael Stein bring you the latest news on digital cameras, tips and tricks to improve your image-making, and interviews with famous photographers, authors, and bloggers in the field of digital photography.

  • The MacCast (Enhanced) iTunes Feed Web Site
    An enhanced podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks.

  • The Mac Observer’s Mac Geek Gab iTunes Feed Web Site
    Dave Hamilton and John Braun offer an informative, entertaining look at things of interest to Mac geeks. Well reviewed by users.

  • TWIT.TV - General - iTunes Feed Web Site
    You can find specific TWIT programs below. However, because they offer so many individual podcasts, we have offered this general entry point to their collection.

  • TWIT.TV - Inside the Net iTunes Feed Web Site
    Amber MacArthur and Leo LaPorte take a look at what’s new, what’s cool, what’s useful on the Internet right now.

  • TWIT.TV - MacBreak Weekly iTunes Feed Web Site
    Get the latest Mac news and views from the top journalists covering Apple today.

  • TWIT.TV - Security Now iTunes Feed Web Site
    Steve Gibson and Leo LaPorte discuss weekly important issues of personal computer security.

  • TWIT.TV - This Week in Tech iTunes Feed Web Site
    Your first podcast of the week is the last word in tech. Join Leo Laporte, Patrick Norton, Kevin Rose, John C. Dvorak, and other tech luminaries in a roundtable discussion of the latest trends in digital technology. Released every Sunday at midnight Pacific.

  • TWIT.TV - Windows Weekly with Paul Thurrott iTunes Feed Web Site
    A weekly look at all things Microsoft including Windows Vista, Office 2007, and Xbox from the foremost Windows expert in the world, Paul Thurrott of the Super Site for Windows.

  • Wired News iTunes Feed Web Site
    Commentary from Wired News commentators.

Ipod Nano Feist 1234 Parody

From MadTV. Anyone that's bought technology in the last 25 years can relate to this.

YouTube - Ron Paul Considered

Carl Cameron: "Ron Paul knocked it out of the ballpark."

Analog Cellular Sunset

From PC World:
"With 4G and WiMax services on the horizon, a new digital wireless era is approaching--but the era of another form of cordless communications is soon to come to a close: namely, analog cellular phone service, which will cease nationally on February 18.
Who cares? Very few, carriers say. But owners of older cell phones, people who are in areas not well served by digital, and owners of home alarm systems should all care.
The shutdown--approved by the Federal Communications Commission--is called the 'analog sunset' because those so-called AMPS (Advanced Mobile Phone System) networks, which were first deployed in the 1980s and brought cellular service to millions of Americans, will finally disappear."

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The Most Important Video on YouTube

How broke is the US? Watch this video and pass it on!

Falling dollar concerns Opec

Interesting story about the dollar and OPEC. From MEED:
"The difficulties faced by Opec members as a result of the falling US dollar remain a deep concern to the oil cartel. Despite a barrel of crude topping $100 in early January, the 13-member body has lost tens of billions of dollars in potential earnings since the turn of the century, as the greenback has fallen against other currencies.
In 2007, and despite record oil revenues, Opec producers are thought to have earned 10 per cent less than they would have if they had priced their oil in euros. The issue has often been raised on an informal basis by Iran and Venezuela, but Saudi Arabia has steered moderate GCC countries away from the issue, in recognition of its political sensitivity.
Yet the reality of lost revenues is becoming increasingly hard to ignore. Opec secretary general Abdalla el-Badri now recognises that a shift to the euro is becoming an increasingly viable proposition as the currency becomes more established.
A complete switch to the euro, however, would be a short-sighted move. Virtually all oil traded in the international markets is priced in dollars. And while that should not dictate future strategy on its own, nor should the dollar be ditched entirely.
The dollar may continue to fall, but in the future the same depreciation could easily hit the euro, yen or, indeed, any currency.
Pricing oil with a properly weighted basket of currencies may be the best solution.
Finding a consensus among Opec members on the balance of currencies in such a basket would test El-Badri's diplomatic skills. But it would provide a more stable long-term system than the current one.
Opec is not in a rush to make a decision affecting trillions of dollars of its members' revenues. But it is increasingly likely it will make the decision at some point."

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Ron Paul Goes to the Zoo

Fun little video—check it out!

A Push-Poll Scandal?

For anyone not yet convinced that Huckabee hasn't earned his nickname "The Huckster", check this out from Newsweek:
"A nonprofit group accused of using aggressive telephone 'push-polling' to attack opponents of GOP hopeful Mike Huckabee shares major donors with Huckabee's official presidential campaign, according to government records.
Common Sense Issues is a tax-exempt group registered in Delaware whose organizers have acknowledged the use of controversial telephone polling tactics to promote Huckabee's presidential bid—and allegedly to trash the campaigns of the former Arkansas governor's rivals. The nonprofit also helped set up and run, a Web site that was involved in front-line efforts to recruit and mobilize Huckabee supporters to turn out for the Iowa caucuses.
Rival candidates have criticized Common Sense Issues's tactics, questioning whether the group's ties to the Huckabee campaign are really arms-length—as required by federal law. The Huckabee campaign has distanced itself from Common Sense Issues, renouncing its support and joining his rivals in calling for investigations into the nonprofit's activities."

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Here's a recording of one of these polls! Where's Ron Paul?

How to REALLY win the War on Terror (an expert opinion)

This guy KNOWS foreign policy. Listen to he says is the only one who "gets it".

John McCain, the Admiral's Son

From the US Veteran Dispatch:
"When two U.S. Army enlisted men were captured by the Viet Cong in 1963, they were plunged into an ordeal that would prove to be a relentless trial of body and spirit by torture. Once they were finally freed, however, their trials began all over again, when their statements critical of the U. S. Vietnam policy landed them in a military court facing a capital offense for violating the military Code of Conduct by 'aiding the enemy.'

But, if your name is John McCain and your father and grandfather were famous admirals, violating the Code of Conduct by 'aiding the enemy' translates into fodder for a political career, book deals, and adulation bordering on sainthood.

Even though news reports of McCain collaborating with the enemy continued from the time he was captured in 1967 through 1970, the Navy never considered prosecution as an option.

Instead, Pentagon pencil pushers chose a political spin that lifted McCain, the former POW turned U.S. Senator, up to a glorified pedestal where he sprouted a halo and wings and became America's 'POW-hero' and today a presidential candidate."

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Doubting McCain

Great article! From To The Point News:
"it's hard to trust a man who is drunk - not with booze but with his ego. A man ego-drunk past the 3rd stage of drunkenness, and into the 4th.

Perhaps you have heard the joke about the 4 stages of drunkenness. The 1st stage is, 'I'm handsome!' The 2nd stage is, 'I'm rich!' The 3rd stage is, 'I'm bullet-proof!' The 4th and final stage is, 'I'm invisible!'

A 72 year-old geezer still thinks he's a dashing fighter pilot, 'Ace' McCain. That was his Navy nickname, not because he shot down enemy aircraft, but because he was a 'reverse ace,' having destroyed five of his own airplanes.

He's rich because he dumped his crippled wife who raised his kids and waited for him during his years of captivity to have an affair with then marry a hot young blonde with millions from her millionaire father - millions that financed his run for office.

He thinks he's bullet-proof because his career is built upon a pose of being not just a war hero, but more of a war hero than any other war hero. And he is so ego-drunk that he thinks all the skeletons in his closet are invisible."

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The Crying Game

Please Note: There are no references to Hillary being a man in this video. (She has been known to cry for a few votes, though.)

If this campaign were a jet...

...McCain would crash it!

John McCain: No, You Can't

Okay, here come the parodies!

It's Official: John McCain Is a Joke!

This is just the tip of the iceberg. It's a good thing we'll have a brokered Republican Convention.

Iraq War Charge

This is worse than that nightmare about not finishing college! Oh wait. This one's true!!!

Is John McCain Electable?

Flash Website Flowchart

Should I make an all-flash site? This handy flowchart should help you decide what would work best for your situation. (From

What Awaits Senator McCain, if elected

If the swift boat vets was effective, wait until everyone hears about "Songbird" McCain
Wow, lots of interesting info on McCain. If even a fraction of this is correct and can be corroborated, McCain will never, ever be elected.

How Lincoln Won the 1860 Republican Nomination

Can history repeat itself in 2008?
"How Lincoln Won the 1860 Republican Nomination
by Gordon Leidner of Great American History
One of the most interesting American political stories involves the nomination of Abraham Lincoln to be the Republican party's candidate for President of the United States in 1860. This was the Republican party's second presidential convention, and the man everyone expected to receive the nomination was the powerful and well-known William H. Seward of New York.

Abraham Lincoln, although having recently been introduced to eastern audiences through a series of political speeches in New England, and prior to that having gained some fame due to his participation in 'the Great Debates' with Stephen A. Douglas, was not considered a serious contender for the appointment. How he and his political team brought him from 'dark horse' contender to the victor is the subject of the following article."
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Montana Paper Eats Crow, Apologizes to Ron Paul Supporters

From the Montana Kaimin:
"Last night, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul won more delegates than any other candidate at the Missoula County Republican Caucus. Despite the now obviously high levels of support, the Montana Kaimin did not run a single article on Paul, nor did we include him in our election prediction scorecard.
To Paul supporters in Missoula, and specifically at the University of Montana, the Montana Kaimin regrets this omission.
In excluding Paul, we stifled both his message and supporters. Cutting people out of the political process is anything but democratic, as several readers have correctly pointed out."

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Iran to start new Oil Stock Exchange - No US Dollars

On Sunday Iran announced plans to start a new Oil Bourse (stock exchange) that will not accept dollars; only Yen, Yuan, and Euros. This comes after threats by Saudi Arabia to stop accepting dollars, and the US cutting 4-5 communications cables to the Middle East, and then putting an anti-missile defense systen in Israel: signalling an Iran War.

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Posting from your email

You can post from your email account to your Blogger blog if you know the secret address. You can add character formatting in your email and it should post correctly as well. Attach a graphic to your email and it also posts! (If forwarding email to your blog, just make sure it's ok w/ whoever sent the mail to you and don't forget to edit the subject.) Pretty cool, huh?
For more info go here. (By the way, Blogger is not the only blog engine that lets you do this.)

Comment on RP Speech in WV

I hate to say this, but some people are finding out about Ron Paul and his ideas a day late and a dollar short. Here's an interesting article on the Texas congressman's speech to the West Virginia delegates at their GOP convention yesterday.
Here was my comment:
"The idea of Letters of Marque and Reprisal came out on September 12, 2001, the DAY AFTER the attacks in NY and Washington. Read here:
Ron Paul is on the ball! These other candidates are a bunch of clowns! Also, Ron Paul is anything but an isolationist. He is the only one who wants to trade with Cuba and with any other country that would want to trade with us. No other candidate had the political balls to say this in Miami, including Fred Thompson who favors cuban cigars. Lets stop borrowing money from China to give to Israel and Pakistan! Lets stop being the world's policemen. It costs us too much and gives us nothing in return except the contempt of the world."

Heard on the Internet

I'm not sure who originally authored this line, but it wasn't me. Still, it's a hoot.

McCain wears Depends. Huckabee depends on McCain and Romney depends on Huckabee dropping out. Who wins? Depends.

Boycott Fox advertisers

A good reason to hate Hillary

This laugh at the end is pure evil!

CDC Knew: Mercury in Vaccines Induces Autism

CDC Knew: Mercury in Vaccines Induces Autism - Health Supreme: "It is quite clear that mercury is a potent neurotoxin and actually kills developing nerve cells. The serious thing is that mercury has been injected into children with numerous vaccines and it still is - with the majority of flu vaccines. Visual evidence in a film linked here, it takes eons to download so you need a fast connection or a lot of patience.
This danger was apparently clear to the CDC since some time in the '90s. The problem was discussed by the CDC, the FDA and representatives of the vaccine industry four years ago - in February 2000, only to be ... hushed up.It is quite clear that mercury is a potent neurotoxin and actually kills developing nerve cells. The serious thing is that mercury has been injected into children with numerous vaccines and it still is - with the majority of flu vaccines. Visual evidence in a film linked here, it takes eons to download so you need a fast connection or a lot of patience.
This danger was apparently clear to the CDC since some time in the '90s. The problem was discussed by the CDC, the FDA and representatives of the vaccine industry four years ago - in February 2000, only to be ... hushed up."

Vote Fraud, Texas Style

Lawmakers caught red-handed voting multiple times as if they were Romney supporters at a straw poll. This would be funny, if it weren't so disturbing.

Ecuador wants military base in Miami

NAPLES (Reuters) - Ecuador's leftist President Rafael Correa said Washington must let him open a military base in Miami if the United States wants to keep using an air base on Ecuador's Pacific coast.

Correa has refused to renew Washington's lease on the Manta air base, set to expire in 2009. U.S. officials say it is vital for counter-narcotics surveillance operations on Pacific drug-running routes.

"We'll renew the base on one condition: that they let us put a base in Miami -- an Ecuadorean base," Correa said in an interview during a trip to Italy. "If there's no problem having foreign soldiers on a country's soil, surely they'll let us have an Ecuadorean base in the United States."
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Berlitz meets MySpace

With Livemocha, one can learn a foreign language and practice it with native speakers via the Internet. It's the social way to learn a language online. From the site header:
Community. Livemocha is the first-of-its-kind online language-learning community.
Lessons. Fun and interactive lessons that move at the right pace for you.
Motivation. Track your progress and reach your goals with Livemocha tools.

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Montel: Another Casualty of the War

Montel changes the subject from Heath Leger to the number of troop deaths since the beginning of the year.
Two things to note: 1) He didn't return at the end of the break and 2) 3 days later, a bunch of Fox stations decided not to renew his contract, and his show was cancelled. Coincidence?

Trouble in the Middle East!!

From Daily Paul:
US Crashes Internet In Middle East After Saudi Threat, Russia Responds With Air Forces
By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

Reports circulating in the Kremlin today are painting a grim picture of just how desperate US War Leaders have become as their economy continues its freefall towards total bankruptcy by their crashing of Global Internet access for the Middle East's banking centers in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Iran, UAR, Turkey and Kuwait.

These reports state that the Americans became "enraged" this past week when the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) rejected US demands for an immediate increase in oil production.

Further angering the Americans this past week was Turkey's rejection of US demands for them to sever banking ties with Iran's Bank Mellat, and which allows Iranian continued access to Global banking resources.

But, these reports state, the greatest fears of the United States were raised this past week when Saudi Arabia "warned" the United States to "back off" of its threats against Iran or face the Saudi's decoupling the US Dollar from its enormous World oil trade transactions.

Though the American President [pictured top left with Saudi King] personally went to the Saudi Kingdom to lobby the US's Middle East allies in agreeing for attacks against Iran for the Iranians decoupling of the US Dollar from its oil trade, Bush was quickly rebuffed.

It should be noted that those Nations who have dared to decoupled the US Dollar from their oil trade, Iraq, Iran, Russia and Venezuela, have come under withering attacks from the Americans, and their Western Allies; none worse than the Iraqis who are reported to have suffered over 1 million deaths since being invaded by the US in 2003.

But, as these reports state, the "worst nightmare" of the Americans appeared to be coming true this past week when their Saudi Arabian allies were reported to have begun the decoupling of the US Dollar from their oil trade with the intention of replacing the rapidly declining American currency with the European Euro.

American War Leaders, though, have had previous warnings of the Saudis growing fears of being the holders of trillions of declining US Dollars with Saudi Arabia, for the first time, refusing to drop their interest rates in "lock-step" with the US Federal Reserve, and leading to fears of a "stampede" by other Middle Eastern Nations out of US Dollar backed assets.

Under such a threat, and with the Saudi King growing closer to Iran's President Ahmadinejad [both pictured top left 2nd photo], Russian Military Analysts state in these reports that the United States invoked one of their so called "nuclear options" by severing the three major undersea cables connecting the Middle East's major banking centers to their Western, and Global, counterparts.
The significance to the severing of these cables is the Middle East Banking Centers being denied access to the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), based in Brussels and which carries up to 12.7 million messages a day containing instructions on many of the International transfers of money between banks, lies in Saudi Arabia, or any other Middle East Nation, being unable to change their previously, before loss of communication, encoded currency instructions from being changed.

Moscow's actions against the West, in the severing by the United States of these cables, was swift as President Putin ordered Russian Air Force Fighters and Bombers to take immediate action to protect the Russian Nations vital undersea cables in the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans.

To some of the Russian Air Force assets used we can read as reported by the Reuters News Service article titled "Russia sends bombers, fighters to Atlantic, Arctic", and which says:

"Air force pilots will carry out practice in the areas involving reconnaissance, missile-bombing attacks on a navy attack force of a hypothetical enemy, air-to-air combat and refuelling and patrolling," an air force spokesman said. The bomber group included two Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bombers, codenamed "Blackjack" by NATO, two turbo-prop Tu-95 "Bear" strategic bombers, and eight Tu-22 "Blinder" bombers. MiG-31 and Su-27 fighters were also sent to the region."

To the final outcome of these events it is not in our knowing, other than one Russian Banking Official, wishing to remain anonymous, stating that, "Should the Saudi's effectively decouple their oil from the US Dollar, the United States, for all practical purposes will cease to be a World power as it economy will collapse completely as the US Dollar has no value in and of itself due to the staggering debt of the Americans. Without oil they are nothing."]

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[Ed. Note: The United States government actively seeks to find, and silence, any and all opinions about the United States except those coming from authorized government and/or affiliated sources, of which we are not one. No interviews are granted and very little personal information is given about our contributors, or their sources, to protect their safety.]

Google Kills 411

Pretty good service! I like it better than than 800-Free411 as there's no ad to listen to and they actually connect you to the business you want. Why would you pay $1.50 to get a phone number with your cell phone provider when you can get it for free with 800Goog411?

McCain finished 894th out of 899 at the Naval Academy and lost five jets!


Thanks to Ralph Raico, who sends along this comment from Steve Sailer: 'Will McCain, who finished 894th out of 899 at the Naval Academy and who lost five jets, return competence to the White House? To paraphrase Oscar Wilde (and, no, Oscar was never a fighter pilot), to lose one plane over Vietnam may be regarded as a heroic tragedy; to lose five planes here and there looks like carelessness.

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Ron Paul endorsed by The American Conservative Magazine

February 11, 2008 Issue
Copyright © 2008 The American Conservative

The presidential fields of both parties have narrowed, and the arguments about how we should move forward are now familiar. TAC believes that only one candidate has put forth a diagnosis of America’s current ills and has a vision to turn the country off its misguided course. That is Congressman Ron Paul, whom we endorse for the Republican nomination.

On the key issue of foreign policy, the differences between the other Republican contenders can be measured in microdots. All remain enthusiastic supporters of the invasion of Iraq and of maintaining a presence there for years to come. All speak as if it is America’s right and duty to station its armed forces over much of the world. All have embraced neoconservative paranoia about the “threat” posed by Iran, setting the table for another war. All, that is, except Dr. Paul.

He is the one candidate who sees how the realities of world power have shifted since the 1990s, the one who recognizes that the time of unilateral American hegemony is over—and can’t be maintained even if it was in our interest to do so. He alone understands that the ever expanding federal government is a far greater threat to American liberty than some tinpot dictator in the Caucasus. By speaking about the benefits of smaller government and limited executive power, he has introduced a generation of young Americans to a more traditional and true style of conservatism—to the movement and the country’s benefit."
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The Madness of John McCain

The Madness of John McCain: "John McCain’s reputation as a maverick is no recent contrivance. The senator first captured the media spotlight in September 1983, not long after he’d been elected to his first term in the House, when he voted against President Reagan’s decision to put American troops in Lebanon as part of a multinational “peacekeeping” force. One of 27 Republicans to break with the White House, the freshman McCain made a floor speech that reads as if it might have been written yesterday—by Ron Paul:
The fundamental question is: What is the United States’ interest in Lebanon? It is said we are there to keep the peace. I ask, what peace? It is said we are there to aid the government. I ask, what government? It is said we are there to stabilize the region. I ask, how can the U.S. presence stabilize the region?... The longer we stay in Lebanon, the harder it will be for us to leave. We will be trapped by the case we make for having our troops there in the first place.
What can we expect if we withdraw from Lebanon? The same as will happen if we stay. I acknowledge that the level of fighting will increase if we leave. I regretfully acknowledge that many innocent civilians will be hurt. But I firmly believe this will happen in any event."

Terry Jeffrey Defends Ron Paul on Hardball

Nice surprise endorsement for Ron Paul!

Taxi to the Dark Side: Oscar-Nominated Documentary Film Explores U.S. Abuses in "War on Terror"

Democracy Now! | Taxi to the Dark Side: Oscar-Nominated Documentary Film Explores U.S. Abuses in "War on Terror": "Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney joins us to talk about his Academy Award-nominated film “Taxi to the Dark Side.” The documentary iinvestigates some of the most egregious abuses associated with the so-called “war on terror.” Gibney also directed the award-winning “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.”"

Democracy Now! | Pakistani Opposition Leader Imran Khan on Musharraf, Bhutto, and How the U.S. Has Undermined Pakistani Democracy

Democracy Now! | Pakistani Opposition Leader Imran Khan on Musharraf, Bhutto, and How the U.S. Has Undermined Pakistani Democracy: "On a visit to the U.S., legendary cricket star turned politician Imran Khan discusses the challenges he faces opposing the U.S.-backed military government of President Pervez Musharraf. Khan is boycotting the upcoming elections and calling for an end to military action in the embattled border regions of Pakistan."

Reduce Terror By Not Participating In It

Ron Paul has a shot at winning Maine caucuses - Ron Paul-

Ron Paul has a shot at winning Maine caucuses - Ron Paul- "AUGUSTA, Maine - Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul has a couple of things going for him at this weekend's Republican caucuses: a band of highly motivated supporters and a natural appeal to Maine's like-minded independents.
His stop in the state earlier this week also made him the only presidential contender from either party to visit before the caucuses.
'I think that (because) he's paid attention to Maine, he'll be rewarded,' R. Kenneth Lindell, Paul's campaign coordinator in Maine, said Thursday."

MMC snap-in listing

I thought it would be helpful to make a list of all the available Microsoft Management Console snap-ins and their file names. You can type the file name into Run and launch them from there instead of drilling down a few levels of folders. Plus, it's the "geek" way to do this. ;-)
MMC NameFile Name
Application Serverappsrv.msc
Authorization Managerazman.msc
Certificates snap-incertmgr.msc
Certificate Servicescertsrv.msc
Certificate Templatescerttmpl.msc
Indexing Serviceciadv.msc
Computer Managementcompmgmt.msc
Domain Controller Security Policydcpol.msc
Device Managerdevmgmt.msc
Disk Defragmenterdfrg.msc
Distributed File Systemdfsgui.msc
DHCP Managerdhcpmgmt.msc
Disk Managementdiskmgmt.msc
DNS Managerdnsmgmt.msc
Active Directory Domains & Trustsdomain.msc
Domain Security Policydompol.msc
Active Directory Users & Computersdsa.msc
Active Directory Sites & Servicesdssite.msc
Event Viewereventvwr.msc
Fax Service Managerfxsadmin.msc
File Server Managementfilesvr.msc
Shared Foldersfsmgmt.msc
Group Policy Editorgpedit.msc
Internet Authentication Serviceias.msc
Internet Information Servicesiis.msc
Local Users & Groupslusrmgr.msc
Removable Storage Managerntmsmgr.msc
Removable Storage Operator Requestsntmsoprq.msc
Performance Monitorperfmon.msc
Routing and Remote Accessrrasmgmt.msc
Resultant Set of Policyrsop.msc
Local Security Policysecpol.msc
Services Configurationservices.msc
Terminal Servicestscc.msc
Remote Desktoptsmmc.msc
Windows Management Instrumentationwmimgmt.msc

Ron Paul: A Visitor from the Past

Read along at the YouTube page

Would Ronald Reagan endorse Ron Paul?

He already did!
Military and Veterans for Ron Paul 2008

BEST Ron Paul TV ad

ABC News: McCain's Lobbyist Friends Rally 'Round Their Man

ABC News: McCain's Lobbyist Friends Rally 'Round Their Man

John McCain Vs Ms. South Carolina

The Racist Card

The media loves to smear only the people it doesn't like. Here's a "fair and balanced" overview of some choice racist remarks from the actual 2008 presidential contenders.

The Difference: Barack Obama & Ron Paul

Iraq, Iran: All About the Benjamins

A very interesting read about the dollar and the real reason we went to war with Iraq. Article by Krassimir Petrov, published originally on 17 Jan, 2006 but still very relevant and informative. (Thanks to cdwitmer at the Daily Paul.)

"A nation-state taxes its own citizens, while an empire taxes other nation-states. The history of empires, from Greek and Roman, to Ottoman and British, teaches that the economic foundation of every single empire is the taxation of other nations. The imperial ability to tax has always rested on a better and stronger economy, and as a consequence, a better and stronger military. One part of the subject taxes went to improve the living standards of the empire; the other part went to strengthen the military dominance necessary to enforce the collection of those taxes.

Historically, taxing the subject state has been in various forms—usually gold and silver, where those were considered money, but also slaves, soldiers, crops, cattle, or other agricultural and natural resources, whatever economic goods the empire demanded and the subject-state could deliver. Historically, imperial taxation has always been direct: the subject state handed over the economic goods directly to the empire.

For the first time in history, in the twentieth century, America was able to tax the world indirectly, through inflation. It did not enforce the direct payment of taxes like all of its predecessor empires did, but distributed instead its own fiat currency, the U.S. Dollar, to other nations in exchange for goods with the intended consequence of inflating and devaluing those dollars and paying back later each dollar with less economic goods—the difference capturing the U.S. imperial tax. Here is how this happened."

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Is McCain on Top?

Spencer Ackerman of The Washington Independent and Megan McArdle of The Atlantic debate whether John McCain deserves the front-runner status the media has given him. Bloggingheads: Is McCain on Top? | New York Times Video

Bill Clinton has a dream during MLK speech

During an appearance at the Convent Avenue Baptist Church in Harlem, the former president seemed to get a little sleepy.

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Fred To Drop Out

From Marc Ambinder on his blog:
"Ex-Sen. Fred Thompson has told several Republicans that he has decided to drop out of the presidential race and will make public his intentions by close of business.
Thompson does not plan to endorse any rivals for now, even though one of his best friends is Sen. John McCain.
He's been visiting his mother, who is ill, in Tennessee."

If Thompson endorses McCain, it's certainly not going to be rewarded with a spot on his ticket as a running mate. It's almost certain that will go to his new BFF Joe Lieberman. McCain and his dad have been very big supporters of Israel (Google McCain USS Liberty), so this makes a lot of sense. If Thompson really wants to make a difference and seriously impact this race then an endorsement of Ron Paul would be really huge. C'mon Fred! Do the right thing!!

I DON'T Heart Huckabee!

If you think this guy is all baseball, apple pie and Chevrolet, please take a look atMike Huckabee - EXPOSED! to get to know the real Mike Huckabee. Just another egocentric jerk running for president. Another CFR suck-up.

Huckabee's latest: Shrewd or Crude?

Digital Journal:
"Mike Huckabee recently called a press conference, in a room filled with negative posters about Mitt Romney, presumably to unveil a new ad campaign. Before the new ad was played however, Mr. Huckabee seemed to have a change of heart. He told reporters the ad would be pulled… but not before showing it to “every news outlet in the country,” according to Fox News"

Can this guy be trusted? The terms "snake in the grass" and "weasel" come to mind.

New Better Gmail 2 fixes New Gmail Glitch

If you use Gmail and Firefox, you really need to get Better Gmail 2 Firefox Extension for New Gmail. It adds a number of cool scripts to Firefox which let you save searches and "floats" the signature up to above the quoted message. This is my only real big annoyance with Gmail.
This utility has been out for a while, but it "broke" when Gmail upgraded to their new interface. Better Gmail 2 once again makes everything works as it should. Thanks, Lifehacker!

Zenn - The Electric Car from Canada

From the guy who brought us news of Canada's National Igloo, Rick Mercer presents the pride of Canada--the Zenn car. I'm sure Ed Begley, Jr is probably on his way to buy one!

Ron Paul: The Great Escape

Awesome Ron Paul music video!

The Fed as Portrayed by Lego

Here's a fun, but true YouTube video about our money problems. Ron Paul makes a guest appearance.

McCain Connection to the USS Liberty Incident

I first heard about this incident through Alex Jones' excellent documentary Terrorstorm. Now I read that John McCain's father was in the middle of this whole incident. I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree when it comes to an overzealous support of Israel.

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is the “Conscience of the Senate.” Nevertheless, he won’t come clean about what really happened to the USS Liberty, at the hands of the Israelis, via napalm, gunfire, torpedoes and missiles, on June 8, 1967, 13 miles off the coast of the Sinai Peninsula. McCain’s conscience, it seems, has its limits. I suspect it’s because the powerful Israeli Lobby weighs in so ominously in Washington, DC, protecting the interests of its favorite country -- Israel -- and making sure the mostly mousey congress people are kept totally in line or else. (

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Will ‘Ace’ McCain Flame Out Again?

This is from 2000, but since it's all historical, there's nothing new about it anyway. Still, for anyone who still thinks that Senator McCain is a great choice for prez, please educate yourself on who this guy really is--another "fortunate son", albeit from a military family.

"Over the years he’s played many roles and worn many titles, including Navy aviator, prisoner of war, hero, congressman, U.S. senator, Washington insider, maverick outsider and, now, presidential candidate. But the one title of which few are aware is that of “service ace.”

John Sidney McCain III is known among many of his Vietnam flight buddies as “Ace” McCain. This title has not been bestowed upon McCain because he destroyed five enemy aircraft. On the contrary: It was five on our side — in fact, five of his own. Since throwing his hat into the presidential ring, the fact that McCain was graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy nearly at the bottom of his class has been publicized. His star-crossed flying, on the other hand, remains unknown to most."

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For additional information on the man who could have been Pat Tillman, go to

Ron Paul vs Mike Huckabee

Wow! 68,000 views in 3 days. A real soldier sets the record straight on real honor, what's really going down in Iraq and shows his support for Ron Paul. I was impressed by this guy's ability to articulate his position clearly and forcefully (after a shaky start). Check it out! (Update: The poster got so much attention that he took the vid down. This is a mirror.)

Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” for 2007

From Judicial Watch:
"Washington, DC –Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2007 list of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.”"

The list includes Hillary Clinton, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee and Barack Obama. Hey, Obamamaniacs: Barack is business as usual, folks!!

John McCain - Iraq Is Safe and Sunny

Attention CBS News: Dump Katie Couric and hire this guy! "billybobjoe57" has 545 videos on youtube. Sounds like a real internet celebrity to me! Check this video out, but beware of some pg-rated language (that wouldn't make it on CBS News.)
Insane McCain enjoys a glorious walk through the Bagdhad market several months ago. Too bad it was all for the media. There was tons of protection and afterwards the marketplace became a target of violent insurgents.

McCain: "Make it 100!"

Sounds like John "Insane" McCain likes having us over in Iraq. On whether we stay in Iraq for 100 years, McCain says, "It's fine with me." Could this be McCain's "macaca" moment? Pass this link around!

CNN: New Hampshire GOP Boycotts FOX news Forum

Ron Paul gets some great free publicity thanks to Fox News. They decided to exclude him from their candidates forum on Sunday. Way to keep it "Fair and Balanced"! No wonder why they call it Faux News.

Microsoft charges customers for free services

"Thousands of customers are paying almost $120 USD per year to Microsoft for an Internet subscription service that includes e-mail, security, and other features.

But Microsoft gives away almost identical services absolutely free in Windows Live and the Windows operating system itself, while neglecting to inform those who pay through the nose.

Free Windows Live eclipses MSN Premium

Microsoft's for-pay service, known as MSN Premium, is a collection of broadband features that must be accessed through a special browser: MSN Explorer. Once downloaded and installed, this browser supports Web surfing, an interface for e-mail and calendar programs, and Microsoft's online encyclopedia, Encarta Premium. Other features, such as an included digital image editor, are accessible by launching a separate application."

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Microsoft Virtual Labs

Microsoft Virtual Labs give you great hand-on training by letting you login to a remote computer equipped with the tools you need to try out software before you buy it. It's a great way to get up-to-speed on new technologies. (Something us IT junkies are constantly doing.) Try out Vista, Office 2007, Exchange, SQL Server 2005, Windows Server 2003, SMS 2003 and more at this site. There's also a lot of Developers' Apps to try out! Cool stuff!!

By the way, another great Microsoft resource is the TechNet Library.