The Gentlemen Revolutionaries

Dedicated to the Preservation of the First Amendment

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Vacation!

Sorry for being absent folks, I have been on vacation in sunny florida. But now that I am back in misserable PA I will assure you a post tomorrow.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

SHENANIGANS!

So it appears that the company that is buying the ports is going to turn them over to a US entity. My guess of who it will be? HALIBURTON.

http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/03/09/port.security/index.html

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Its coming!

I promised it and it is coming I swear: protectionism and the EU! Today's much anticipated article that will probably bore you to death! It is coming!

Monday, March 06, 2006

Well, we are fucked.

If my readers are as lazy as I believe they are, then the majority of you will not click the link above. Well if you do, it will take you to an article that made it all the way to page A08 of the Washinton Post (is that above or below the fold?). What this article will tell you is that the domestic spying is GREATLY larger than anyone has yet to admit.
I was wondering why there were enough NSA agents for everyone in the united states and now i know!

So remember when you make your phone calls there are two NSA agents listening in (one for each of you) so make sure you say hi!

I hope Agent Green reads my blog! I need all the readers I can get!

Tar Heal Terrorism

I am starting to get the feeling that large numbers of terrorists have severe mental issues. I am not even going to bother talking about insurgents in Iraq or the 9/11 hijackers. Obviously I believe that you have mental issues if you believe that by flying a jet into an office builiding you will be met by 70 virgins in paradise. Now the argument could also be made that you have mental issues if you believe a carpenter 2000 years ago turned water into wine, so that is why I am not going to go down that path.

Instead I am talking about this:
http://www.cnn.com/2006/LAW/03/06/unc.crash.ap/index.html
You have to be freaking kidding me. This nut thought that by running his SUV (take note that he was driving the most American of all American cars... it could only have been more American if he was driving a Corvette) through a crowd of UNC students. Why did he do it? Apparently to "avenge the deaths of muslims around the world." Wow... just wow. You are taking your revenge on all of those evil UNC students. Unless you are a Duke fan, I don't think you have the right to accuse UNC students of being evil. Back to the topic at hand, but I think guy just must be a wack-job. How does running over a bunch of students do Allah's work? Unless they were wearing pink shirts with their collars popped, then they deserved it and you were doing the work of every God there is.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

So I open this weeks issue of The Economist that I got in the mail today and turn to page 56 and what do I see but an article titled "Arabian Dreams- The emirate has too much to lose by being a security risk."
Am I good or what?

Thursday, March 02, 2006

I dont have anything to say but I am talking anyway

You know it is a slow news day when the top story on CNN.COM is about something that took place in Allentown and the other is about Condoleezza Rice's work out routine. So basically a whole lot of nothing is going on.

Some people would be defeated and not write about anything. I unfortunately am not one of those people. I must write about something. So the port deal it is. It comes down to this- get over it. The ports are not secure now, they wont be for years, and having a Dubai run them won't change things. They will still be the same employees and the same ships. If anything they will have more to prove and more to lose through an attack and they will run things better. I am done with this and everyone else should be too.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!

Anderson Cooper, the rising star of the CNN network, and American news in general, has taken flack recently for his emotional reporting style. I disagree with much of the criticism, though I do think that CNN exploits Cooper's emotional nature for ratings. I have an issue with Cooper in his recent post on his 360 Blog. Mr. Cooper said:

"Someone asked whether my heart bleeds every time I cover one human tragedy after another. The answer is yes. I lay awake many nights trying to find answers to seemingly intractable questions -- Why have we become so cruel to ourselves? What makes us revert to our basic "animal" instincts of killing our own without guilt or remorse? Why, in the 21st century, are so many of us living like our medieval ancestors?"

Anderson, I will tell you. Humans are fundamentally animals. Period. That is it. We can romanticize ourselves so much, our ability to get to the moon, to have a world wide connection of computers, of civil and political freedom, but when pushed to our fundamental state of being hungry and cold, we are animals. Our intelligence, though it should be an asset, is our greatest weakness. Animals do not discriminate on race, or orientation, or religion. Animals do not commit genocide. Our evolution from Animals into a higher form has allowed us to achieve great things, but more over, it has just made us more efficient killing machines. In our society we do not see ourselves as animals but given the proper trigger we could all revert to that state. It is not that our actions would make us more like them or less like them, we are them, we simply are hiding it under our BMWs and Polo shirts (this is not a criticism of you, I am doing this as well). In the west we take out this animal aggression in socially acceptable ways- football, "pack" activities like burning man - but without this release we are consistently on the brink of reverting to our animal nature.

That said we are evolving every hour of every day. The human genetic pool may not be evolving at a fast rate but our knowledge is. These big powerful brains that get us into trouble also have the amazing ability to get us out of trouble. We may be animals but lets do something about it. Animals may not commit genocide, but they also don't help animals on the other side of earth.

Take a look at Anderson Coopers blog post from today. Help if you can.