The Best Music You’ve Never Heard

Filed under:General — posted by Q Ball on 6/29/2006 @ 5:03 pm

KTCU is the radio station for Texas Christian University and plays great music on weekday evenings CDT. Everyone can listen online at http://www.ktcu.tcu.edu/ktcu/

World Cup Controversy

Filed under:General — posted by Q Ball on 6/23/2006 @ 12:28 am

The United States has been eliminated form the World Cup, if anyone out there cares. The US team, after a loss to the Czech Republic tied Italy and lost to Ghana. How could the US lose to Ghana? Simply put the referee. Minutes after we tied Ghana the ref called a foul in the penalty box giving Ghana a penalty kick, and what do you know they made it. In the Italy game minutes after we tied them, the ref issued a red card to one of our players after having already done the same to Italy. So we were playing 10 on 10. Then only minutes later issued the second yellow card to one of our players, putting us down a man, now having to play 9 on 10. The only red card of the game that should have been issued was to the Italian player for putting a elbow to the face of one of the US players drawing blood. Let’s face everybody, the world hates the US and I believe there was a conspiracy against the US. The only thing the world is better at than the US is soccer, and we are getting better every year. I can’t express to everybody out there how pissed I am. If the last two games had been called fairly maybe we would have lost one of them, but the world is determined to prevent us from making our mark in soccer. Even if you don’t like soccer you should be concerned, because it is another example of anti-americanism. We have faults no doubt, but no country comes close to our greatness.

The US will prevail, death to Islamo-fascism.

Our Money

Filed under:Our Money — posted by 3wire on 6/22/2006 @ 9:53 pm

I’ve added a category called “Our Money” dedicated to government waste and how our tax money is spent.

The first post is from Forbes via Britt.

Rx For Fraud

“Government spending on power wheelchairs climbed 450% between 1999 and 2003, to $1.2 billion. A report released last year by Health & Human Services’ inspector general found that only 13% of those it surveyed who got the most popular wheelchair met the Medicare coverage requirements. This is what happens when someone is spending other people’s money.

The four contractors that process Medicare’s wheelchair claims–Palmetto GBA, Cigna HealthCare, AdminaStar Federal and HealthNow New York–saw a spurt in spending as early as 1997, but the office that runs Medicare and Medicaid did not lead a coordinated response until 2003, says the Government Accountability Office.

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Blu-ray Delayed Indefinately

Filed under:Technology — posted by Maverick on @ 4:27 pm

Gotchya!

But in all seriousness, Sony updated their online store today to show that the Blu-ray disc players have been delayed another 3 months. It would seem the technology giant is having serious issues getting their technology in order. Will this affect the release of the Playstation 3? Only time will tell.

Socialist vs. Libertarian

Filed under:General — posted by Q Ball on 6/16/2006 @ 6:47 pm

In todays political climate too many people throw around the labels “conservative” and “liberal” like those two words mean something. These two words are variables that change over time. Generally speaking liberals want change and conservatives would like stability and the status quo. I am personally sick of these two labels and would like people to start using labels that actually describe the politicians in a way that is easier to understand to the laymen. Libertarian and Socialist do this better than conservative or liberal. All I want to know is: are you for civil liberties and less government (libertarian) or more government control and distributed wealth (socialist)? When politicians are correctly labeled it is easier to see who stands where.

By the way I’m a libertarian. If I’m not bothering you why should the government tell me what to do?

Illegal Immigration to be Solved in 302 Years

Filed under:General — posted by 3wire on 6/15/2006 @ 3:44 pm

This from my friend Britt.

Government is big time bragging about the fact that they have taken into custody, 2,100 illegals in the past three (3) weeks, wow.

As there are currently 11 to 13 million illegals in the US (I will use the lower figure of 11 M), assuming we completely shut off the incoming flow, it would only take 15,714 weeks to completely take them all into custody at this rate.  That is only 302 years.

Boy, what an accomplishment, 2,100.

Oh, by the way, the current Government estimate is that of the 11 – 13M, something around 500,000 are felons.

Have a nice day, the Government is looking out for your best interest.”

Fanatics Capture Government Agency

Filed under:Bill of Rights,General — posted by 3wire on 6/14/2006 @ 3:17 pm

From: John Stossel

“How would environmental fanatics capture a government agency? Well, who is more likely to volunteer to take a job in a bureaucracy that has little to recommend it except that it gives you the power to use government force to control the lives of others? A dispassionate scientist or a zealot?

In government, the zealots eventually take over.”

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U.N. Gun Ban

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Shooting Sports,War on Terror — posted by 3wire on 6/9/2006 @ 2:28 am

From StopUNGunBan.Org

“This 4th of July, while you and your family celebrate the 230th Anniversary of the founding of our great nation, there’s one party you won’t be invited to…

…And that’s the party that Kofi Annan is throwing at United Nations headquarters in New York — using your tax dollars — for nearly fifty dictatorships, six terrorist states, governments that endorse execution based on religious faith, and a multitude of other nations from around the globe.

You see, this party isn’t to honor your freedoms — but to conspire to take them away. That’s right. Over our 4th of July holiday, while taps is played at Arlington National Cemetery to honor Americans who have sacrificed their lives for freedom…

…These dictatorships, terrorist states and so-called “free” nations of the world plan to meet on our home soil to finalize a U.N. treaty that would strip all citizens of all nations of their right to self-protection, and strip you of your rights under the Second Amendment.”

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A Happy Day For Iraq

Filed under:War on Terror — posted by 3wire on 6/8/2006 @ 4:17 pm

From the BBC

At 0848 GMT, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari was the first notable personality to be interviewed on the death of Zarqawi.

Speaking live on al-Arabiya TV, he said “the killing of this terrorist, who topped the list of wanted people, not only in Iraq but on the international level, is a happy day for Iraq, the Iraqi people, and all free people.”

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Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi Killed in Air Strike

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

U.S. Special Operations Forces directed an air strike against a safe house 40 miles north of Baghdad last night. Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi was confirmed as one of the dead. Woo Hoo! Too bad he wasn’t beheaded on Al Jezera. The Iraqi press corps erupted in applause when told Zarqawi had been killed.

Michael Moore sued by Iraq war veteran

Filed under:General,War on Terror — posted by 3wire on 6/1/2006 @ 4:22 pm

From: Netscape 

“Michael Moore sued by Iraq war veteran
By Jason Szep

BOSTON (Reuters) – A U.S. war veteran who lost both arms in Iraq has sued Oscar-winning director Michael Moore for $85 million, saying television clips were used without his permission in the anti-war documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11″ and gave a false impression that he opposed the war.”

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