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10/11/06 upside down is 9/11/01

Interesting coincidence, pattern recognition, numerology?

NEW YORK – A small plane with New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle aboard crashed into a 50-story condominium tower Wednesday on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, killing two people and raining flaming debris on sidewalks, authorities said. Yankees’ owner George M. Steinbrenner confirmed Lidle was one of the two dead.

An event that turned the US upside-down on 9/11/01 brings back memories on the date that’s flipped upside-down. A plane plows into a building in NYC – Today’s date is 9/11/01 turned upside down.

ABC News Plans To Blow Up White House

Brian Ross, Rhonda Schwartz, and their undercover ABC news team have purchased 1000 lbs. of ammonium nitrate and have moved it into a storage shed only a few miles from the White House and the U.S. Capitol. They made the purchases, in cash, at farm supply stores in North Carolina and Virginia and were never once asked for any valid ID. Here’s their side of the story.

Isn’t this considered “terrorist activity”? Considering the way Brian Ross has been operating, lately, this seems less and less like “reporting”, and more and more like “becoming” and fabricating the news.

This was all done under the premise of exposing a lack of federal laws restricting the purchase of bomb-making material. What has actually happened is they had purchased the bomb-making material with the intent of storing it as close to the White House as possible.

Let’s try something, here. Let’s replace any referrence to ABC or Brian Ross in this post, with the word “terrorist”. We won’t change the story or the actual people…just switch the names with the term. Even though there are other questions being asked on different topics, it seems to me that they are closer to each other than they realize. Maybe a lot of the recent talk about “Path to 9/11” is just a smoke screen to cover up the fact that the network (remember…replace with the word “terrorists”) are planning to blow something up. Pretty tricky of them to attack their own to create a smoke screen like this.

In the comments on the ABC web site, Larry said:

“Wow! Journalist sure are clever. I’ll bet they could probably ‘drive off’ without paying for gas, ‘shoplift’ without getting caught, ‘skip out’ on a dinner bill at a classy restaurant; or successfully engage in any number of anti-social and deleterious behaviors. Thank God there are a majority of ‘well-intentioned’ everyday folk who don’t seek ‘noteriety by abusing freedom in order to further their own careers and bragging about it in order to shine their egos and achieve self serving personal goals.”

I agree, but this actually goes way beyond “abusing freedom” or being an investigative journalist, and (just like committing any of the other crimes that he mentioned) is just plain breaking the law, but on a much, much larger scale.

Trying To Look Busy

In an effort to make this blog look like there’s actually something happening, I realized that I should probably post more that one thing per month. That’s what this post is all about. Not too much to say, really.

I haven’t been posting links, here, because I’ve been using del.icio.us and the new Netscape for most of that. If you use del.icio.us, go ahead and add me to your network, and I’ll add you, as well.

Last month was a month full of getting rid of extra baggage (in the form of projects that I was working on), and starting others. Actually, that probably happens every month, but August seemed like a good month to do a lot of it. I’m pretty sure it’ll continue into this month. I have some other ideas for new things and more stuff that I’d like to “ditch”, so we’ll see how far I get with that, down the road.

I turned Video Sunday, over at Webfeed Central, into a bi-weekly, or maybe even a once-a-month thing, but I’ll probably just get rid of the whole “Sunday” thing, all together, and post cool videos whenever I feel like it. It seems to make more sense, anyway.

Dave Winer’s Disappearing Posts

I’ve seen this happen a few times in the past on Dave Winer’s blog. I’m not exactly sure what’s happening, but it looks like he’ll publish something, then (within a few minutes or so) he’ll delete the post. I never mentioned anything about this, but I thought that this time was a little more important for me to focus on.

I should point out that I have always looked up to Dave (and still do), for many different reasons. He has always been a sort of blogging father figure to me, and I have a lot of respect for him. When he doesn’t follow his own rules or advice, though, questions are raised, in my mind.

Dave Winer has always made a big deal out of being “transparent” when blogging, so that when you read a post, you know the angle that the writer is coming from. Anybody that knows him, knows his political and religious views. He has also been a big supporter of having permalinks, so that individual posts always have a unique URI.

EDITED: When re-reading this on August 2nd, the post is now visible at the permalink. Make sure to read his note, at the end of the post, for the reason why this happened.

Without saying anything else, here is a post that Dave wrote last night, them promptly deleted, for some reason. I searched his site, but there is no sign of the permalink, or any referrence to the story. It showed up in my feed reader at 11:58pm CST:

Israel is wrong

I know I’m going to catch hell for this, but it’s time to say something.

Israel is wrong. There aren’t two sides to this anymore. I’ve heard all I want to hear from Israel. It’s time to stop the attack on Hezbollah, withdraw back into Israel, stop firing bombs into Lebanon, and shut up for a while and let everyone else sort this out. It’s not just Israel’s problem. There are hundreds of millions of lives at stake in the Middle East, and this time not only has an Arab country, and that’s what Hezbollah is, withstood Israel’s attack, but they’re also clearly justified in their response to the Israeli attack.

Hezbollah has every right to have defenses against Israel. If I’m not mistaken, Hezbollah didn’t start firing rockets into Israel until they were attacked by Israel. Okay, they took two Israeli soldiers hostage. And now Israel has killed hundreds of Lebanese, destroyed large parts of the country and its infrastructure. It’s enough already. Even a Jew like myself sees how wrong the Israeli position is.

Maybe there’s a silver lining here, maybe Hezbollah, having won not only a military victory, but also a political victory, maybe they can see their weapons as defensive, if not now, maybe soon. Especially if the western powers help get Israel to stop attacking.

Look, I’m not a diplomat, I don’t speak for a country, I’m just telling you what I think. I don’t expect a thoughtful response, but enough is enough, it’s time to say something.

I’m not even going to comment on the content of the post, itself. I think that it definetly should have remained visible on his site, though. No matter what your opinion of what he wrote is, I think that it can be agreed on that this post means more than many of the other things that he had written about, lately.

Microsoft and Yahoo Connect

Microsoft and Yahoo’s instant messengers can now talk to each other. I downloaded the new beta from Yahoo, since I never use MSN. After installing, I realized that I ended up spamming about 600 people, without meaning to. No need to accept the invitation, if you received one. I’m going to be repeating this, a lot, today.

I Had NEVER Heard About This

I’ve learned a lot about history, historic events, and such, but never in my life have I ever heard about a B-25 that crached into the Empire State Building, at about 10:00am on Saturday, July 28, 1945.
This is truly “Damn Interesting”!

The Least The Could Do Is Spell It Right

Back when I first started displaying AdSense ads on Webfeed Central, I initially had a little bit of an integrity problem. I really didn’t like the way that there was no control over what ads showed up. After a little more thought, I came to my “Senses” and optimized the site so that the ads weren’t “in the way”. I realized what I would have been missing if I didn’t run them.
Calculater?
Today, I saw an ad at the site that just made me cringe, though. It wasn’t offensive, rude, or uncalled for, but the least they could have done is run it through a spell check, or something.

If you use AdWords, at all, make sure that you’re actually presenting yourself in a way that you’d like. When things are not spelled right, it just make you look like another spammer (everybody knows how “bad” they spell). If you’re paying for this stuff, make sure that your ad is actually “worth” it.