Legalize Drugs, Cut Taxes, Drive Through Red Lights!

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Culture War,Our Money — posted by 3wire on 9/21/2010 @ 11:34 pm

Digital to Moleskine

Filed under:General,Shooting Sports,Technology — posted by 3wire on 9/18/2010 @ 2:33 pm

I have been using Moleskine notebooks and journals for years and just recently started taping and gluing stuff to the pages. ( like Shoot-N-C dots) This is a cool idea. I wonder if Hathcock kept his dope in a Moleskine.

Walking Dead Mini Series

Filed under:Gaming,General — posted by 3wire on 9/17/2010 @ 4:23 pm

Based on the comic.

America Rising – November 2, 2010

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Culture War,Our Money — posted by 3wire on 9/16/2010 @ 3:55 pm

What will it take? “Your Life, Your Fortune, Your Sacred Honor.”

Filed under:General — posted by Jack on 9/12/2010 @ 2:32 pm

Pakistani Government Minister: Obama should should offer Eid prayers at Ground Zero Mosque and become Caliph of the Muslim World

Filed under:General — posted by Jack on 9/10/2010 @ 9:09 pm

ISLAMABAD – In a development that could be duly termed as one and only of its kind, an incumbent Government’s Minister has urged US President Barrack Obama to offer Eid prayers at Ground Zero Mosque and become “Ameer-ul-Momineen” of Muslim Ummah.

Minister of State for Industries and former member Pakistan Ideological Council Ayatullah Durrani called TheNation on Wednesday to register his demand made to President Obama.

“The coming Eid would expectedly be observed on 9/11, this a golden opportunity for President Obama to offer Eid prayers at Ground Zero and become Amir-ul-Momineen or Caliph of Muslims. In this way, all the problems of Muslim World would be solved,” he thought.

Durrani argued that Muslim World was in “dire need” of a Caliph and the distinguished slot of Caliphate would earn President Obama the exemplary titles of what he termed, “Mullah Barrack Hussain Obama” or “Allama Obama.”

“The time is approaching fast. Barrack Hussain Obama must act now. This is a golden opportunity, Muslims badly need it,” he added, saying that the elevation of President Obama to Muslim’s Caliphate would be the “key to success.”

Today’s reading from the Qur’an: This offends me.

Filed under:General — posted by Jack on 9/9/2010 @ 11:54 pm

Qur’an 8:12  ”Your Lord inspired the angels with the message: ‘I will terrorize the unbelievers.’ Therefore smite them on their necks and every joint and incapacitate them. Strike off their heads and cut off each of their fingers and toes.”

If you burned my Holy Book, I would be offended – but it is still just a book, I would not punch you in the face, much less cut off your head.

If you insulted my God, I would be offended – but He is powerful enough to take care of his own honor, I would not kill you for it.

If you insulted my Religion, I would be offended – but I would probably understand that there is a lot that needs to be criticized about religion.

BUT: when you teach people to kill someone because they don’t believe the same stuff about your “god” that you do, that offends me more deeply than all the others combined. Burn a warehouse of Bibles, and that is nothing to me compared to cutting off the head of another human being because he doesn’t believe the same things.

How could you possibly come up with a more intolerant teaching than this? How can you possibly believe that Islam is tolerant?

Rights and Religion in the United States of America

Filed under:Culture War — posted by Q Ball on @ 6:20 pm

A pastor in Florida who said that he would burn the Koran on Saturday has relented. Today he told the media that he would not hold the book burning ceremony. Let me say that I don’t condone the burning of the book and I defintely think that had he gone through with it, it would have caused violence. What I will defend is the freedom of any American to exercise their rights, and if you don’t like it tough. There is no provision in the Constitution that says one has the right “to not be offended”. I will defend anyone who wants to burn the Koran, Bible, Torah, American Flag etc. I don’t think any of those should be burned, but if everyone who tries to do it is intimidated from doing so, then if becomes a de-facto ban, and that I cannot abide.

Everyone has spoken out about this story including the Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, General Patreaus and the President. In an interview the President said:

“And as a very practical matter, I just want him to understand that this stunt that he is talking about pulling could greatly endanger our young men and women who are in uniform,” the president added.

Said Obama: “Look, this is a recruitment bonanza for Al Qaida. You could have serious violence in places like Pakistan and Afghanistan.” The president also said Jones’ plan, if carried out, could serve as an incentive for terrorist-minded individuals “to blow themselves up” to kill others.

The violence that would have occurred says nothing about the pastor and everything about the people who would have carried out the acts. The President, in this interview demonstrated the the desired outcome of terrorism. The terrorists want to change our behavior under threat of attack. The President is afraid of what will happen should an American express them self as protected by the first amendment to the Constitution. I would expect a sane person who’s holy book is burned by another religion to be offended and outraged, but not to blow them self up. People who decide to blow them self up after incidents insulting their faith are already in that mindset of insanity. These acts of insult simply bring those people into the open. I think that is a good thing, because once we know who they are we can identify them and eliminate them.

Steve Jobs Is Watching You

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Culture War,Technology — posted by 3wire on 9/7/2010 @ 6:08 pm

From: EFF

While users were celebrating the new jailbreaking and unlocking exemptions, Apple was quietly preparing to apply for a patent on technology that, among other things, would allow Apple to identify and punish users who take advantage of those exemptions or otherwise tinker with their devices. This patent application does nothing short of providing a roadmap for how Apple can — and presumably will — spy on its customers and control the way its customers use Apple products.

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image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace