Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
In the zone of alienation in northern Ukraine, Kiev Oblast, near the border with Belarus. Its population had been around 50,000 prior to the accident. Today, the only residents are deer and wolves along with a solitary guard.
Prypiat used to be proud for being home to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant workers. But something happened on 26 April 1986… FULL ARTICLE
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus is a short video made by motion graphic designer Patrick Clair for an Australian TV show. The captivating clip tells the story of how the virus was used as "an open-sourced weapon" aimed at bringing down Iranian nuclear power pants. The most chilling part is the open ending: Stuxnet is probably just getting started.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
|Screenshot, graffiti by KIDULT|
Regular readers of this blog will not have missed the story about John Galliano, a fashion designer who worked for Christian Dior. It was in a video published on the website of The Sun newspaper where Galliano was caught making a vile rant full of racist abuse and where he declared: “I love Hitler.”
The news of this story makes me recall the case of Françoise Dior, the niece of Christian Dior and a lover of Nazism and Nazis. Ms. Dior was engaged to John Tyndall, described by The Times as someone who “was noted for his virulent anti-semitism, and was regularly photographed in Nazi-style brownshirt getup.” Tyndall was a leader of British National Socialist Movement and for the rest of his life was one of the most prominent, if not most prominent, people on the far-right in British politics. Tyndall founded the British National Socialist Movement with Colin Jordan and Jordan ultimately expelled Tyndall from the organisation. Françoise Dior’s engagement to Tyndall was terminated and on October 5, 1963 she married Jordan.
The wedding ceremony was rather strange. The Times reported (October 7, 1963) that at the ceremony the happy couple “performed a Nordic custom of cutting ring fingers and letting the blood merge.” In his book on the history of British fascism, (Fascism in Britain: A History, 1918-1985, [Basil Blackwell, 1987], p.268) Richard Thurlow adds that Nazi regalia decorated the wedding. He notes also (ibid., p.270) that in 1968 Françoise Dior was sentenced to eighteen months in prison for conspiring to burn a synagogue.FULL ARTICLE HERE
Monday, June 13, 2011
12 years ago NATO bombed Serbia to annex Kosovo. 2, 500 civilians were killed, 89 of whom were children. Today Serbia is hosting a NATO summit at the invitation of the current Serbian government. Those 89 children won't be able to attend. This is how a bomb kills you.
Friday, June 10, 2011
House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr., R-Norwalk, pictured standing, far right, speaks while colleagues Rep. Barbara Lambert, D-Milford and Rep. Jack F. Hennessy, D-Bridgeport, play solitaire Monday night as the House convened to vote on a new budget. (AP)
The guy sitting in the row in front of these two….he’s on Facebook, and the guy behind Hennessy is checking out the baseball scores.
These are the folks that couldn’t get the budget out by Oct. 1, and are about to control your health care, cap and trade, and the list goes on and on….
Should we buy them larger screen computers – or – a ticket home, permanently?
This is one of their 3-DAY WORK WEEKS that we all pay for (salary is about $179,000 per year).
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
“In my fight against terrorism, to me, the biggest terrorist is Obama in the United States of America,” the Chicago lyricist told CBS News’ “What’s Trending.” “For me, I’m trying to fight the terrorism that’s actually causing the other forms of terrorism. The root cause of the terrorism is the stuff that you as a government allow to happen and the foreign policies that we have in place in different countries that inspire people to become terrorists. And it’s easy for us because it’s really just some oil, which we can really get on our own.”
Lupe, who did not vote in the last presidential election, will not be voting in 2012. “I don’t vote. I don’t get involved in the political process because it’s meaningless, to be honest. I’m a real big believer if I’m gonna vouch for someone, then I’m gonna stand behind everything that they do,” he explained. “So politicians aren’t gonna do that because I don’t want you to bomb some village in the middle of nowhere.”
The reporter then asked him what would happen if no one voted to which he replied, “Who knows. Let’s try it out and see what happens.”
Lupe previously expressed his views about the commander-in-chief on his politically-charged Lasers single “Words I Never Said,” where he rapped, “Limbaugh is a racist, Glenn Beck is a racist, Gaza Strip was getting burned, Obama didn’t say !!/ That’s why I ain’t vote for him, next one either.”
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
During the winter 1943-44, she was assigned to the development of suicide aircraft; and, under the command of SS-Obersturmbannfürer Otto Skorzeny, she was the first founding member of the SS-Selbstopferkommando Leonidas (Leonidas Squadron). This project, where the pilots flew manned bombs and ultimately died during the mission, was similar to the Japanese later use of Tokkōtai ("Kamikaze") and was proposed by Adolf Hitler on 28 February 1944. It is probable that the idea originated with Reitsch during her testing of the Messerschmitt Me 163 in 1942, and she was also the first to volunteer for the newly formed Leonidas unit. This program was met with a considerable resistance at the German air-force high-command and was never realized, and even Hitler was initially reluctant to accept her proposal. The unit was disbanded one year later.Her Wiki
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Exposed forehead height: 3/4 inch
Estimated headband angle, relative to eyebrows: 5 degrees
Exposed forehead height: 1.5 inches
Estimated headband angle, relative to eyebrows: 12 degrees
Exposed forehead height: 1.6 inches
Estimated headband angle, relative to eyebrows: 12 degrees
Exposed forehead height: 2.5 inches
Estimated headband angle, relative to eyebrows: 27 degrees
Exposed forehead height: 2.25 inches
Estimated headband angle, relative to eyebrows: 24 degrees
Exposed forehead height: 3 inches
Estimated headband angle, relative to eyebrows: 34 degrees (in honor of Paul Pierce)
Exposed forehead height: 3.2 inches
Estimated headband angle, relative to eyebrows: 37 degrees
Exposed forehead height: 3.48 inches
Estimated headband angle, relative to eyebrows: 39 degrees
Exposed forehead height: 4.22 inches
Estimated headband angle, relative to eyebrows: 47 degrees
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Identical twin Franciscan friars who rarely left each other's side from their births 92 years ago have died within hours of each other. Julian and Adrian Riester went to school together, travelled together and joined the Franciscan order together. The Buffalo-born brothers both died of heart failure, said a fellow friar in Florida, where they had lived since moving from New York state in 2008. FULL ARTICLE