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Black and White

I’ve been white, my whole life…or have I? Does it even matter?

This is too interesting! It also shows that a lot of people put way to much importance on “race”. Sure, it’s important to know your heritage, but what if your heritage isn’t what you thought it was, all along?

Think about giving it a vote, while you’re there.

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Happy Birth– Er… -Death Day

“Florida sheriff’s deputy Matt Barnes was celebrating his 26th birthday when he accidentally shot himself fatally in the face while showing friends his gun.”

Boy, you guys from Florida sure know how to show guests a good time…

Sick, Twisted…

…and Republican.

Florida Rep. Mark Foley’s resignation came just hours after ABC News questioned the congressman about a series of sexually explicit instant messages involving congressional pages, high school students who are under 18 years of age.

In Congress, Rep. Foley (R-FL) was part of the Republican leadership and the chairman of the House caucus on missing and exploited children.

The fact that this freak resigned so quickly and easily makes me wonder if there’s more that he’s hiding. Not really jumping to conclusions, but wondering out-loud.

Some commenters on the original article that are Republican claimed that it was some sort of witch hunt or slow news day. After the truth comes out, this is honestly not about one party or another. It’s about a sick, twisted guy that made the laws that will be used to prosecute himself.

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.

Was 9/11 an ‘Inside Job’?

When 36% of the citizens of the United States believe that it is likely that the US government was behind what happened on September 11, 2001, is it still considered a conspiracy theory?

If you find this hard to believe, I suggest taking a look at Loose Change, keeping an open mind. There are many more examples of this, but this is a good place to start.

It seems that some people that find it hard to believe that more than two-third of the citizens are this distrustful of their government. Why is that so hard to believe? I know a lot of people that have lost all hope in their own government. I realized how many I knew when I tried to get people (friends and family) to get out and vote, recently. Most of them were not going to vote, due to some sort of distrust of the government.

Compare that with any “actual” voter turnout, and then imagine how many citizens have the same excuse for not voting.

Photojournalists Faking It?

Oh yeah! It looks like some photographers are “creating” their own version of reality, now. I picked this story up at MetaFilter, but I wonder how many more of these “faked” pictures we’ll see. Unbelievable! Literaly!

In the picture, you can “clearly” see that a Photoshop “clone tool” was used to create a lot more smoke than was really there.

ADDED: I wonder how many more pictures were edited. At least one person has now been fired over this. All 920 images taken by a freelance Lebanese photographer have been removed from the Reuters database. Even more from the NYT, via Gateway Pundit.

Less Than I Would Have Thought

A recent report done by iMedia Connection shows that 22% of college students write blogs. Only 43% of the college students that completed the survey spend 10 hous or more on the internet.

I would have thought that both of these numbers would have been higher, actually. From the study, it looks like most of them are likely to respond to “humorous”, rather than “fact-based” advertisements.

Even though these numbers are lower than I would have imagined, it seems that the internet is used, more than any other medium for communication and research.