MPAA Can Copy, But You Can’t

Filed under:General — posted by Q Ball on 1/31/2006 @ 4:49 pm

The LA Times recently ran a story about the MPAA copying a documentary that is critical of thier rating system. Incidently it recieved a rating of NC-17. They are copying movies and simultaneously fighting against copying in the courts.

CDC – Gun Control Has No Effect On Crime

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Shooting Sports — posted by 3wire on @ 3:51 am

From: William Campbell Douglass II, MD


So says a master summary of more than 50 studies reviewing the hundreds, maybe thousands, of gun control laws enacted since the mid-1970s.

Now before you go assuming that these findings were compiled by the National Rifle Association or some far-right wacko cult, know this: This was the conclusion of the Center for Disease Control, a FEDERAL AGENCY controlled by the undeniably gun-hostile Department of Health and Human Services…

Believe me, if there were any way in the Universe that this data could have been spun, twisted, phrased, and presented in a way that looked favorably on all the paper, ink, time, money, energy, grief, heartache, and infringement of personal liberty these laws have consumed and caused, it WOULD HAVE BEEN. But there was no such way – because all these laws have added up to is a whole lot of nothing…

In fact, there are many reliable, unbiased studies out there that indicate violent crime INCREASES as more gun control regulations are implemented!

Now don’t read me wrong, here. This Big Brother craziness is BIGGER than simple six-shooters. I’m writing this to you today so that you’ll realize that the very government you depend on to protect some group of rights you DO believe in (especially when it comes to your healthcare freedoms and medical options) could turn on you in a second….

And when they do, you’ll regret not having spoken up about your Second Amendment rights when you had the chance – whether you’re a gun owner or not…

Why? Because if the government is allowed to arbitrarily regulate even this most fundamental of constitutionally guaranteed freedoms under the guise of “public health,” imagine how easily they could take charge of everything else. Imagine every aspect of your life being restricted in the name of what THEY think is best for your health: Your cars, TV shows, foods, medicines, homes, property, and on and on and on…

Somehow, I think the Founding Fathers intended that YOU should make these choices for yourself. Because as this example so clearly shows, when the government gets involved in things, we get only waste, fraud, deception, deceit, and an ever-tightening fist around every freedom we take for granted.

William Campbell Douglass II, MD

Hypocritical Google

Filed under:Bill of Rights,General — posted by Q Ball on 1/26/2006 @ 4:35 pm

Google has put its self between a rock and a hard place with the the recent news that it would not allow the United States government access to its search logs, while simulaneously succumbing the the wishes of the Chinese government to censor information on the Internet. This company is fighting the law of a democratically elected government which may or may not be legal (that has yet to be determined), and at the same time censoring free speech which should be a right of every person on this planet. Google along with other companies in the United States have been far too willing to censor information, some of which is historical information pertaining to the violence of the Chinese government. These companies are becoming more responsible for the formation of an Orwellian Chinese society.

P.S. There are some corporations and institutions attempting to turn the United States into an Orwellian society as we speak, starting with the Broadcast Flag.

I Dont Support Our Troops – LA Times

Filed under:General,War on Terror — posted by 3wire on 1/25/2006 @ 4:40 pm

This from Joel Stein of the LA Times, the fourth most read paper in the nation.

“I DON’T SUPPORT our troops.”

“…being against the war and saying you support the troops is one of the wussiest positions the pacifists have ever taken — and they’re wussy by definition. It’s as if the one lesson they took away from Vietnam wasn’t to avoid foreign conflicts with no pressing national interest but to remember to throw a parade afterward.

Blindly lending support to our soldiers, I fear, will keep them overseas longer by giving soft acquiescence to the hawks who sent them there”

Sheehan Goes to Caracas

Filed under:Bill of Rights,General,War on Terror — posted by 3wire on 1/24/2006 @ 5:06 pm

From the WSJ

“…the tour to Caracas belongs in the “you-can’t-make-it-up” category: A bitterly outspoken American citizen who has made a career of lambasting her president, she travels abroad to celebrate with a dictator who has thrown his own critics out of work and even put them in prison, stripped the press of its freedom, destroyed property rights and militarized the government. His political supporters are known to be armed and dangerous and many Venezuelans in poor neighborhoods have reported that they are afraid to disent from the Chavez agenda. Venezuela’s arms build-up is frightening his neighbors and threatening regional stability. ”

Reagan-Khomeini Conspired Against Carter

Filed under:General,War on Terror — posted by 3wire on 1/23/2006 @ 10:39 pm

The greatest thing about the Internet is that anyone with a computer can voice his opinions. The worst thing about the Internet is that anyone with a computer can voice his opinions.

The link below is a classic example. But before you link out to read it, which you should only do if you have half an hour to waste, I have these comments:

1. I always knew that Reagan and Khomeini were in cahoots. How else could a great President like Carter lose the election?

2. And on the 1981 raid on the Iraqi reactor at Osirak.

Of course they had to use navigation devices hidden in trucks to find the reactor. How else would those poorly trained Israeli pilots be able to find a huge containment building amongst all those grains of sand? I’ve heard that from the air, Nuclear Power Plants look like ants.

I don’t doubt the CIA provided intel for the raid, but you know why I’m absolutely positive the operation wasn’t under their command and control? They didn’t bomb the Chinese embassy by mistake.

BTW, GW cannot be a mindless puppet and a maniacal demigod at the same time. Please choose one and stick with it.

Rough Men

Filed under:General,War on Terror — posted by 3wire on 1/21/2006 @ 6:30 pm

“We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.” —George Orwell on a BBC broadcast, April 4, 1942

Beyond TV4

Filed under:Technology — posted by Q Ball on 1/20/2006 @ 5:38 pm

I have been leary of getting Tivo-like software for a Windows machine, but this new Beyond TV looks awesome. After reading all the new features why would anyone buy a Tivo, which cannot do as much as this new software.

Google to Buck U.S. on Data Request

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Technology,War on Terror — posted by 3wire on 1/19/2006 @ 11:34 pm

Scary Homeland Securty/Privacy stuff from

“Google will “vigorously” oppose a Justice Department legal motion requiring it to disclose information about consumer Web searches.” – Google to Buck U.S. on Data Request

France Does Not Rule Out Nuke Use

Filed under:War on Terror — posted by Q Ball on @ 11:14 pm

France has not ruled out the use of nukes in retaliation to terrorist attacks or attacks from states.

Quantum Chip

Filed under:Science,Technology — posted by Q Ball on 1/13/2006 @ 4:44 pm

Wired News: Spin Doctors Create Quantum Chip
The first step has been made in creating a quantum computer.

Can’t count, it’s sleep inertia

Filed under:General,Science — posted by Maverick on 1/11/2006 @ 6:28 am

It Turns out you may be better pulling an all-nighter than getting a good night’s sleep. It all just depends on how early you wake up.

Sony Announces First Blu-Ray Movies

Filed under:Technology — posted by Q Ball on 1/4/2006 @ 6:46 pm

Sony Pictures Announces First Blu-ray Disc Titles

Jihad Watch: The myth of moderate Islam

Filed under:War on Terror — posted by 3wire on @ 2:59 pm

I found an Internet source for Suicide Bombers – Heros of Islam below.

“The estimable Patrick Sookhdeo, who has done superlative work tracing the systematic denial of rights and persecution of Christians by Muslims in Pakistan, has written a superb piece underscoring what I have said many, many times: there are moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate: the teachings that the jihad terrorists use to justify their actions are embedded in the core of the religion. From The Spectator, with thanks to John Derbyshire:”

Jihad Watch: The myth of moderate Islam

Phyrfight Blog One Year Old

Filed under:General — posted by 3wire on @ 11:01 am

You were probablly too busy celibrating Festivus to notice, but on Dec 23 2005 this blog became a year old. Q Ball posted the first blog on that day in 2004. Keep up the good fight boys. You too TomCat.

Afghan Teacher Beheaded For Educating Girls

Filed under:War on Terror — posted by 3wire on @ 10:47 am

More fun and games from the practitioners of the “Religion of Peace”.

“Hundreds of thousands of Afghan girls have returned to classrooms since the U.S. invasion that toppled the Taliban regime.” – News – Afghan Teacher Beheaded For Educating Girls

Suicide Bombers – Heros of Islam

Filed under:War on Terror — posted by 3wire on 1/3/2006 @ 4:39 am

This was sent to me. Origin Unknown


Dr Patrick Sookhdeo is Director of the Institute for the Study of Islam and Christianity.

The funeral of British suicide bomber Shehzad Tanweer was held in absentia in his family’s ancestral village, near Lahore, Pakistan. Thousands of people attended, as they did again the following day when a qul ceremony was held for Tanweer. During qul, the Koran is recited to speed the deceased’s journey to paradise, though in Tanweer’s case this was hardly necessary. Being a shahid (martyr), he is deemed to have gone straight to paradise. The 22-year-old from Leeds, whose bomb at Aldgate station killed seven people, was hailed by the crowd as ‘a hero of Islam’.


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