"...everyone is bored,and devotes himself to cultivating habits..these habits are not peculiar to our town.." Albert Camus "The Plague"

Thursday, March 29, 2007

How We Read!

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too. Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.

i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs forwrad it.

I riceeevd tihs in an eimal tihs miornng; waht do you tnihk?

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Apple "1984" vs Hillary "1984" Ads

Interesting discussion from HotAir on theories about how the Hillary video was done.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Let's Play Spy!

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
Audrey Hepburn in "Charade" (1963)

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Valerie Plame in "Fool the Nation" (2007)

h/t Martin B. for "Charade" reference.
Technorati Tags: Valerie Plame Audrey Hepburn CIA Charade spying spies

Saturday, March 17, 2007

The Dullest Weather Report in History.....

is how Libertas Film Review describes Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth. Excerpts:

As someone who’s on record loving Fahrenheit 9/11 as a brilliant and entertaining piece of propaganda, I hope I have some credibility saying that as a piece of filmmaking An Inconvenient Truth is terrible. It’s a dry classroom lecture barely bolstered by big television screens given by the dullest man alive. If you don’t believe me, watch the audience. When they don’t know the camera’s on them it’s hilarious how many of them are tuned out......

It would’ve helped Gore’s credibility had he not lied during his presentation. How can you believe anything the man says when he rewrites history calling the successful fight against communism a bipartisan effort? That’s like calling the Iraq War a bipartisan effort. Like the current War on Terror — where we have most Democrats doing everything they can to help the enemy win so they can blame Bush for the loss — so it went during the post-Vietnam Cold War. The Democrats were appeasers who blamed America and Reagan for everything. They undermined our efforts in Vietnam causing three dominos to fall to communLinkism, 2 million people to die, and exposing an American glass jaw that still provokes our enemies. After 1968 there was nothing bipartisan about the Cold War victory.

Technorati Tags: Climate Crisis Libertas Global Warming bipartisanship Democrats propaganda Farenheit 911 Al Gore

Sunday, March 11, 2007

The Great Global Warming Swindle

This documentary film was shown on Britain's Channel 4 last week.It provides a compelling refutation to a lot of the hysteria sweeping the globe.Climate change is a reality, and always has been. It is human caused global warming that is increasingly in doubt.
Professor Phillip Stott addresses the issues in a recent article (excerpts):
March 9, 2007 — From the Babylon of Gilgamesh to the post-Eden of Noah, every age has viewed climate change cataclysmically, as retribution for human greed and sinfulness.

In the 1970s, the fear was "global cooling." The Christian Science Monitor then declaimed, "Warning: Earth's climate is changing faster than even experts expect," while The New York Times announced, "A major cooling of the climate is widely considered inevitable." Sound familiar? Global warming represents the latest doom-laden "crisis," one demanding sacrifice to Gaia for our wicked fossil-fuel-driven ways.

To be fair, we should point out that Carl Wunsch, one of the scientists interviewed in the "Great Swindle" film, claims he was misrepresented. His complaint here.

The film is 1 hour 15 minutes and is highly recommended.
Technorati Tags:global warming climate change,Phillip Stott,the great global warming swindle,carl wunsch

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Close Call-Driver Escapes Crash

This is the scene following this morning's fiery car v. truck crash on I-95 in Branford.We are reminded here of the importance of having as many troopers as possible on the roads to look for unsafe conditions and dangerous motorists and truckers. Gov. Rell's proposed budget requires manning truck weigh stations with DMV employees rather than with State Troopers as at present. The Hartford Courant reports today on what could become a dispute between the DMV, The State Police, and trucking representatives. The police union says:

"It's what we do and quite frankly, we do it efficiently and effectively,'' said state police union president Steven Rief.
But a trucking rep replies:

Michael Riley, president of the Motor Transport Association, testified that he favors the DMV running the weigh stations.

The DMV has not been heard from as yet.
Source: Hartford Courant 3/8/07 Photo: Bob MacDowell
Tags: CT DMV, CT state police, Gov. Rell, truckers, highway safety, truck weigh stations

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Funny Headline of the Week!

Supreme Court Strips Al Gore of Oscar; Declares George W. Bush Winner

Watch out Canada; This show must drive the libs nuts!