"Egokast" Belt-Mounted Video Player
Informal poll: what video would you play on your belt buckle?
"Every gross brained idiot is suffered to come into print." ~ Thomas Nash (1592)
"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."
"Impossible to transcend."
Albert A. Gore, Jr.:"An incontinent brute."
Rev. Jeremiah Wright:"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."
Friends of GF's Sons:"Is that really your dad?"
Kickball Girl:"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."
Hired Hand:"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."
Wednesday, June 21, 2006Putting aside the obvious "this woman should be locked up and not allowed to produce more offspring" commentary, we'd like to know if the owner of the SweeTarts is gonna ask the kid to fork over some cash for his dope.
A Cedar Park woman has been arrested on charges of child endangerment after her 3-year-old son ate nine candies that were laced with LSD during a weekend party.
Ashli Rene Freas, 22, was released from the Williamson County Jail on Tuesday after posting $10,000 bail. She was arrested Monday after her son was taken to Children's Hospital, hallucinating.
Cedar Park police, in a written affidavit that lists reasons for an arrest, said Freas had taken her son with her to a party at an apartment in the Parmer Lane and Duval Road area in Northwest Austin on Sunday, along with her boyfriend. As Freas and the boyfriend were outside with friends, the boy was inside with another adult. At one point, the man who leased the apartment noticed that his roll of SweeTarts, which were laced with the drug, was open and nine pieces were missing, the affidavit says.
Freas took the boy to her Cypress Creek home and called friends to come to the home. The affidavit says a friend, not Freas, eventually called 911 after the boy had been hallucinating for more than an hour, and police noted this as one reason to arrest Freas.
Police are still investigating the incident.
The mother had ridden with her son for about seven years, authorities said. The man's girlfriend, who also rode with him, was in the truck when the mother died.It's up to you to decide whether you want to know the whole story, which is a a good deal more strange than the ending might lead you to believe.
Activists of human rights organization Amnesty International dressed up as Guantanamo detainees protest against the United States' foreign policy in downtown Budapest, Hungary, on Thursday, June 22, 2006 during the visit of U.S. President George W. Bush. Bush, on a visit to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hungary's bloody revolt against communist rule in this central Europe nation, was urged on Thursday to make sure the U.S. fight against terrorism doesn't stomp on human rights."So," you say, "I was right. It's a public demonstration. A street protest. The People making their voices heard, and doing so in powerful contrast to the brutal Soviet crushing of the 1956 Hungarian revolt against the murderers in the Kremlin."
Witnessing the impact of global warming in your life?It will be interesting to see what sort of personal anecdotes, let alone video, will be received chronicling the personal horror stories of individuals beset by the effects of a one-degree temperature increase.
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Rather basically compiled four decades of partisanship disguised as journalism, whacking at Republicans (Nixon, Reagan, Bush, Bush) and fawning over people he felt more comfortable with (the Clintons, Saddam Hussein.)Ouch.
If global warming is the moral equivalent of the Holocaust, aren’t NASCAR races the moral equivalent of corporate-sponsored, televised neo-Nazi rallies? NASCAR creates greenhouse gasses for pure entertainment. Millions of people drive to these races, poisoning the atmosphere, to watch grown men poison the atmosphere even more. Where is the condemnation?
Somebody pointed me towards C.S. Lewis's little book called Mere Christianity, which took all of my arguments that I thought were so airtight about the fact that faith is just irrational, and proved them totally full of holes. And in fact, turned them around the other way, and convinced me that the choice to believe is actually the most rational conclusion when you look at the evidence around you.If this keeps up, Screwtape may find himself on the dinner menu of a more senior demon.
MORE than 20 babies have been aborted in advanced pregnancy because scans showed that they had club feet, a deformity readily corrected by surgery or physiotherapy.These actions may require difficult decisions, but it cannot be denied that they lead to greater racial purity, and eliminate genetic defects from our race's gene pool.
According to figures from the Office for National Statistics covering the years from 1996 to 2004, a further four babies were aborted because they had webbed fingers or extra digits, which are also corrected by simple surgery. All the terminations took place late in pregnancy, after 20 weeks.
Last year, according to campaigners, a healthy baby was aborted in the sixth month at a hospital in southeast England after ultrasound images indicated part of its foot was missing.
News of the terminations has reignited the debate over how scanning and gene technology may enable the creation of “designer babies”. In 2002 it emerged that a baby had been aborted late — at 28 weeks — after scans found that it had a cleft palate, another readily corrected condition.
"It was strongly suggested that we consider abortion after they found our baby had a club foot," said David Wildgrove, 41, a computer programmer from Sheffield, whose son Alexander was born in 1996. "I was appalled. We resisted, the problem was treated and he now runs around and plays football with everyone else."Don't worry, Dad! We need a doctor's signature before Little Chucky can pull the plug on your dialysis machine, and stop paying for your feeding tube.
Pippa Spriggs from Cambridge, whose son Isaac will celebrate his second birthday in July, was also dismayed when a scan halfway through the pregnancy revealed that her baby had the defect.
“Abortion certainly was not openly advised, but it was made clear to me it was available,” she said. “In fact he has been treated and the condition has not slowed him down at all.”
I got to meet a bunch of you during the convention and had a fabulous time. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that it might save my life.While another chimes in:
I just got a call that someone "crashed my gate" and drove through my house, driving through my office and my daughter's room (her crib turned up in the backyard). Had we been home, there would have been a good chance that I would have been working at my desk, and she would have certainly been sleeping in bed. Instead, though, I was here and she was staying with my folks, so the family's fine.
We're catching an early flight to go home and survey the damage, but my family's OK. I love you all, I'll keep you posted, and I can now honestly say "Thank you for everything, YearlyKos."
Kos once saved my life too. I was reading a post about Senator Joseph Lieberman, and it was so dull that I got up to run my head under a cold tap. Just then this assagai comes flying through the window. Zulus! Fuck! If it hadn’t been for Kos, I could have wound up in a cooking pot. I’ll always be grateful to him for that.Actually, only one of those stories is true. Well, only one of them was written by someone with the slightest expectation that anyone would think they were not making the whole thing up.
Anyway, so we formed a laager, called for reinforcements and went all Rorke’s Drift on their arses, and it all ended happily with a glorious slaughter of tribesmen.
Sweetness & Light, which has been all over the Haditha story, notes that Time Magazine has been discreetly backing off its Haditha coverage with a series of corrections. Time has an enormous amount of prestige invested in its Haditha "scoop." It turns out, though, that the magazine apparently misrepresented the source of the videotape that got the whole story rolling. And it has also developed that a photograph that Time described as "one of the most damning pieces of evidence investigators have in their possession" is only the subject of rumor, and may not even exist.The problem is that the corrections, adjustments and retractions never catch up to the original story. If the Marines involved are (ultimately) cleared, the charge of "coverup" (which will be made irrespective of the facts) will be heard by a ready-made audience, whose ignorance can be taken advantage of.
As a story about the Marines, the jury is out on Haditha. As a story about journalism, it's starting to look bad for Time. Based on recent history, I suppose that means the magazine is likely to get a Pulitzer.
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Michael Berg, whose son Nick was beheaded in Iraq in 2004, said on Thursday he felt no sense of relief at the killing of the al Qaeda leader in Iraq and blamed President Bush for his son's death.His son having been murdered by thugs, Mr. Berg runs to the microphone thrust eagerly into his face, and uses the celebrity unaccountably awarded to him to expound opinions for which he has no particular basis. Cindy Sheehan and “the Jersey Girls” are other examples.
Asked what would give him satisfaction, Berg, an anti-war activist and candidate for U.S. Congress, said, "The end of the war and getting rid of George Bush."
"I don't think that Zarqawi is himself responsible for the killings of hundreds of thousands of people in Iraq," Berg said in a combative television interview with the U.S. Fox News network. "I think George Bush is.
"George Bush is the one that invaded this country, George Bush is the one that destabilized it so that Zarqawi could get in, so that Zarqawi had a need to get in, to defend his region of the country from American invaders."
ROBOT HAND PERFORMS REMOTE BREAST CHECKSUnless memory fails me, Julie Christie already starred in this movie.
Life-saving breast examinations could soon be performed by a robotic hand that combines ultrasound with an artificial sense of touch.
The robotic breast examiner was devised by researchers at Michigan State University in the US. They say it will enable a medical specialist to examine women from a remote location, perhaps even from the other side of the world.
The robot hand is remotely controlled by means of a haptic "glove", in which each finger is connected to a motion-sensing device. The operator's hand movements are then measured and sent via a computer to the artificial hand, which almost instantly mimics the operator's moves.
The robotic grasper also measures the consistency of objects in its grasp by means of feedback to its motors. And this tactile information is fee back to the mechanical glove giving the wearer an artificial sensation of touch.
"No more coddling,'' said Larry Gispert, Hillsborough County's emergency management director. "We're telling them the first 72 (hours) are on you. The laggards need to wake up and be ready to take care of themselves."What a concept: The ability to feed oneself and one’s family for a whole 3 days, without the Marines making an air drop of MREs.
That means having enough food, water, emergency supplies and medicine to last at least three days.
Don't expect the government to provide for your every need within hours of a hurricane hitting.
Bush emphasized at his hurricane conference that aid and workers will still pour quickly into disaster areas. But it's a "lot harder when people line up in their Lexuses and Mercedes to get ice and water at a public distribution site when the Publix is open a block away," Bush said.Just so.
"We want him to spend the last years of his life here, because we believe that when he returns as our god, his powers will make our wrinkles disappear and we will have many wives to attend to our every need." [snip]Story HERE.
"He won't have to hunt for pigs or anything. He can just sit in the sun and have a nice time."
Hi! I am selling the ball I played with the day Barry Bonds hit his 715th Home Run! The ball was in my hands when I was watching the game on T.V.You gotta give this guy some credit.