Tuesday, January 31, 2006

*Update* US Government now in default.

Now that the national debt has breached the ceiling set by Congress, I wonder how long until our debtors start calling???

Amount allowed by law   $8,200,000,000,000.00
Amount of current debt   $8,201,558,917,676.44

Monday, January 30, 2006

"...the nation-state is an old-fashioned concept that has no role to play in a modern globalised world..."

UN plans to create one world government!

" The most potent threats to life on earth - global warming, health pandemics, poverty and armed conflict - could be ended by moves that would unlock $7 trillion - $7,000,000,000,000 (£3.9trn) - of previously untapped wealth, the United Nations claims today.

The price? An admission that the nation-state is an old-fashioned concept that has no role to play in a modern globalised world where financial markets have to be harnessed rather than simply condemned.

In a groundbreaking move, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has drawn up a visionary proposal that has been endorsed by a range of figures including Gordon Brown, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Laureate."

Article: Independent Online

National Debt

The United States is about to default as the national debt hovers dangerously close to the amount legally allowed by Congress.

Currently the debt is over $8,198,894,149,978.41
The debt allowed by law is $8,200,000,000,000.00

This allows the government to spend $1.1 billion more, which shouldn't be difficult considering the United States spends roughly $2 billion a day.

This comes as China is readying to dumpt $1 trillion in treasury bills on the market and as the Federal Reserve prepares to cease reporting M3 data, which describes how much paper money is in print.

The United States Dollar is now worthless.

Alito Confirmation

As of 2:30 P.M. January 30th, there are 57 senators voting in favor of Judge Alito's confirmation to the SCOTUS, 3 short of the required amount for cloture. Even though the debate and vote is not finished, things are looking positive for Alito's confirmation to the highest court in the land.

Currently Senator Lautenberg, Democrat, from New Jersey, is at the podium, droning on and on.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Hamas wins landslide victory in Palestine elections...

Hamas, the group some believe is most responsible for the ongoing strife in Palestine/Israel, has won the majority of the Palestinian parliamentary seats. The victory came as a landslide with Hamas winning 76 of a total 132 parliamentary seats, a victory that was just as shocking as it was unpredicted. Exit polls did not show Hamas in the lead and many western powers were horrified of the news.

Whether or not Israel and the United States recognize the new Palestinian parliament waits to be seen.

Bribes and Deceit

Noel Hillman, the chief prosecuter in the Jack Abramoff corruption case, has resigned so that he may take a position as a federal judge, which was offered by President Bush. This comes as Jack Abramoff, a noted republican lobbyist, has been accused of handing out money, much of which was illegally diverted from Native American funds. Further outrage came when Pres. Bush declared that he did not know Abramoff and had no connection with the man, photographs may say otherwise, but the said photos have not been made public. Many members of Congress have been accused of accepting funds from Abramoff. Noel Hillman, is chief of the Office of Public Integrity, which is part of the Justice Department.

Related Article: Herald Tribune

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Men in Mexican Army Uniforms Confront Texas Lawmen

"(SIERRA BLANCA, TEXAS) -- Local lawmen in remote west Texas came face to face with ten armed men wearing what appeared to be Mexican army camouflage uniforms who came to the aid of one of three suspected drug dealers' vehicles when it became stuck in the riverbank of the Rio Grande, law enforcement officials said today.

The incident happened in Hudspeth County, east of El Paso, yesterday, Zapata County Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez, Jr, chairman of the Texas Border Sheriffs Coalition, told 1200 WOAI news."

Article: WOAI San Antonio News

Monday, January 23, 2006

Federal Reserve to cease reporting M3 data...

"On March 23, 2006, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System will cease publication of the M3 monetary aggregate. The Board will also cease publishing the following components: large-denomination time deposits, repurchase agreements (RPs), and Eurodollars. The Board will continue to publish institutional money market mutual funds as a memorandum item in this release.

Measures of large-denomination time deposits will continue to be published by the Board in the Flow of Funds Accounts (Z.1 release) on a quarterly basis and in the H.8 release on a weekly basis (for commercial banks)."

Article: Federal Reserve

Now is the time to invest as much as you can in gold and silver, since these are stable investments that have only ever increased in value. By ceasing reports in the M3 data, the federal reserve only send a sign that the dollar is going to collapse due to an increase in spending and constant inflation of the dollar. This will lead to a collapse in the economy and possibly a worldwide depression or recession.

Mexico to disarm citizens...

...promise of shiny computer if they turn in firearms.

The government of Mexico has initiated a new program that allows citizens to turn in their firearms in exchange for a new computer. The Mexican government hopes to stem the rising tide of crime in Mexico, crime that could potentially spill over into the United States.

"People often have a gun at home, which could perhaps be for self-defense, but sadly it becomes a family tragedy when it is not used properly " said Guadalupe Lopez, a member of the goverment in Alvaro Obregon, a section of Mexico.

Related Article: Yahoo News

Bears - Always a threat!

Now, if you read my blog, you should already know that I have little regard for lesser species of animals. I really don't care for anything that has fur, even humans are starting to annoy me. But there is one mammal that threatens to tear the fabric of this whole planet apart: BEARS

Bears are a large, furry mammals that have sharp claws and teeth, they eat meat, usually fish, and they are after our picnic baskets and honey.

Any responsible Colbert Report fan knows the dangers of bears and remains wary of their prowess and dark, mystical powers, but does the average Joe know the true dangers of bears? Do they realize how dastardly these fiendish animals are?

1. Bears like honey, and will stop at nothing to get honey. What animals makes honey? That's right, bees! Who likes bees, I mean they sting like the dickens. Bears are allied with the bees, watch your back!!!

2. Bears drink Coca-Cola, a major softdrink conglomerate. Coca-Cola has contained cocaine. Bears are allied with Colombian drug lords.

3. Bears steal our picnic baskets.

4. Bears like the porridge 'just right' which is code word for chunks of human floating around in it.

5. Bears bite, I mean they really really bite. Not just a nibble, but a huge freaking bite.

6. Bears are allied with Megatron. Yes, Megatron, the eternal enemy of the Autobots and arch-enemy of Optimus Prime. Would you trust something which allies itself with Megatron???

State's oldest radio station switches to Spanish

"WKY-AM 930, Oklahoma’s first radio station, switched Monday to Spanish language programming.

The station dropped its news/talk format and began simulcasting Spanish station KINB-FM 105.3, also owned by Citadel Communications.

“We looked at our profile at KINB (La Indomable), and at the growing population for Latinos in Oklahoma City, and realized the success we could reach between our La Indomable listeners and our advertisers,” Citadel Oklahoma City operations manager Chris Baker said in an e-mail Monday."

Article: NewsOK.com

Professionals Fleeing Iraq As Violence, Threats Persist

"BAGHDAD -- The office of Iraq's most eminent cardiologist is padlocked. A handwritten sign is taped on his wooden door in the private clinic in Baghdad: Patients of Dr. Omar Kubasi should call him in Amman, Jordan.

There, Kubasi, 63, spends his days sitting at a cafe with other physicians and professionals from Iraq. Frustrated, he watches from afar as the medical education system he helped set up during his 36-year career slowly disintegrates. His teaching doctors are fleeing the country in fear. Younger physicians are looking for other countries to train in. Even patients are leaving, no longer confident in the care they can get in Iraq."

Article: Washington Post

Woman's body sits in front of TV for 2 1/2 years

"MADISONVILLE, Ohio - Johannas Pope didn't want to be buried, believing that she would come back to life.

Pope died at her home here at age 61 on Aug. 29, 2003. A towel had been placed around her neck to keep her cool on that 87-degree summer day. She wore a white gown while sitting in a chair in an upstairs room, in front of a television that played as family members went about their lives downstairs.

She remained there, according to her wishes, for almost 2½ years.

"Don't show my body when I'm dead," Hamilton County's coroner, Dr. O'dell Owens, said Monday when explaining Pope's wishes. "Don't bury me. I'm coming back.""


All American Analogy

The rising tide of multi-culturalism, which for some is a threat and for others a good thing is most evident in the Americana of the day. Wonderbread, a noted favorite producer of baked goods and mass producer of America's favorite white bread, has decided to put out a line of all wheat bread to suit a growing number of people who either refuse to eat white bread or prefer wheat bread in the various meals etc.

The plan to produce a wheat version of the popular bread is designed to revitalize the Interstate Bakeries Corporation, which has struggled due to the market demanding low carb diets. One cannot help but wonder if the bread will be just as tasty as the original, Wonderbread seems to think it will. This, however, waits to be seen.

But no matter how this turns out, I am still allergic to all wheat. Either way, I'm screwed.

Related Article: KXAN

*if you cannot tell, this whole article is satire*

Sunday, January 22, 2006

UCLA students urged to expose 'radical' professors

"LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A conservative alumni group dedicated to "exposing the most radical professors" at the University of California at Los Angeles is offering to pay students $100 to record classroom lectures of suspect faculty.

The Web site of the Bruin Alumni Association also includes a "Dirty Thirty" list of professors considered by the group to be the most extreme left-wing members of the UCLA faculty, as well as profiles on their political activities and writings."

Article: Yahoo News - Reuters

Kidnapped garden gnomes found in snowy Swedish forest

"STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Twelve garden gnomes kidnapped in western Sweden a month ago have been found in a snowy forest, standing in a ring beside a lighted bonfire and a small hut, Swedish news agency TT reported.

"It looked very cozy," Bo Larsson, a police officer in the town of Kil, near Karlstad, told TT on Friday.

The gnomes mysteriously vanished from their gardens just before Christmas.

A letter from the "Garden Gnomes Liberation Army" later claimed responsibility for their disappearance, explaining that the dwarfish figures had pined for freedom.

Larsson said the gnomes had, however, declined to collaborate in the investigation.

"We've tried to squeeze them for information, but they're staying mum," he said.

The police station extended its opening hours on Friday so owners could come by and claim their property."

Article: Yahoo News - AFP

Friday, January 20, 2006

Nagin apologizes for 'chocolate' city comments

"NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (CNN) -- Mayor Ray Nagin on Tuesday apologized for urging residents to rebuild a "chocolate New Orleans" and saying, "You can't have New Orleans no other way."

"I'm really sorry that some people took that they way they did, and that was not my intention," the mayor said. "I say everybody's welcome."

Nagin added that he never should have used the term "chocolate.""

Article: CNN

Symantec Hides Rootkits In Software

"What's worse than finding spyware and viruses on your computer? Finding out that the software you use to keep your computer safe may be just as dangerous.

Symantec, makers of the popular Norton AntiVirus protection software and numerous other products, routinely hides a "rootkit" in its Norton SystemWorks program suite.

The rootkit was designed to prevent SystemWorks users from mistakenly deleting files necessary to run the program suite, but the rootkit also hides the files from antivirus scans. Clever hackers could use the security hole to upload viruses into a computer without being detected."

Article: Consumer Affairs

Pixar, Disney deal could change digital landscape

"LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A possible merger of the Walt Disney Co. <DIS.N> and Pixar Animation Studios Inc. <PIXR.O>, if successful, could give Pixar chief Steve Jobs the power to break down barriers that have long existed between online content, computer hardware and digital distribution.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that Disney was in talks to buy Pixar for $6.7 billion in stock, making Jobs -- who is chief of both Apple Computer Inc. <AAPL.O> and Pixar -- Disney's largest individual shareholder and possibly winning him a place on its board of directors."

Article: Washington Post

A possible merger of Pixar and Disney has the potential to make Apple and Pixar CEO Steve Jobs a very powerful media giant. I personally dont care if they merge. Disney is an evil corporation, but it makes kids happy.

Google refuses to hand over records...

Refusing to damage their reputation and potentially expose customers to the eye of big government, the heads of Google have decided not to hand over data that was requested by a justice department investigation.

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales asked a federal judge for an order requiring Google to hand over search records, specifically search records for a single week, which could consist of billions of queries. The order also called for a random list of one million addresses stored in the Google database.

The government claims this would aid in a crackdown on child pornography, but it could also expose thousands or even millions of customers to the unwarranted and unwanted prying eyes of the government.

AOL, MSN and Yahoo have already decided to hand over similar documents.

Related Article: New York Daily News

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Hi, Big Brother! :-)

The following is from my page visit tracker... interesting...

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Hi, big brother!

Justices Send Back Parent-Notification Law

"The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that federal judges should not have struck down an entire New Hampshire law that requires teenagers to notify their parents before having an abortion and ordered a lower court to come up with a more limited solution that would protect minors' health in emergencies."

Article: Washington Post

Europe Rejects Nuclear Talks With Iran

"PARIS - Europe, backed by the United States, on Wednesday rejected Iran's request for talks on its nuclear program, cranking up international pressure on Tehran to suspend uranium enrichment.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said "there's not much to talk about" until Iran halts nuclear activity. But Iran's president accused the West of acting like the "lord of the world" in denying his country the peaceful use of the atom."

Article: Yahoo - Associated Press

Fathers 4 Justice disbanded...

Disbanded over plot to kidnap son of British PM Tony Blair.

"THE founder of the Fathers 4 Justice campaign announced last night that he was disbanding the group after a police investigation into an alleged plot by an extremist splinter group to kidnap the Prime Minister’s five-year-old son.

Special Branch officers were tipped off to a possible threat to Leo Blair some weeks ago. "

Article: TimesOnline

Bush could seize absolute control of U.S. government

"President George W. Bush has signed executive orders giving him sole authority to impose martial law, suspend habeas corpus and ignore the Posse Comitatus Act that prohibits deployment of U.S. troops on American streets. This would give him absolute dictatorial power over the government with no checks and balances.

Bush discussed imposing martial law on American streets in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by activating “national security initiatives” put in place by Ronald Reagan during the 1980s.

These “national security initiatives," hatched in 1982 by controversial Marine Colonel Oliver North, later one of the key players in the Iran-Contra Scandal, charged the Federal Emergency Management Agency with administering executive orders that allowed suspension of the Constitution, implementation of martial law, establishment of internment camps, and the turning the government over to the President."

Article: Capital Hill Blue

Ha ha ha

I just deleted the contents of my old blog (I had moved the content to this blog) and I was checking out the comments section, it was full of spam from bots who visited my site.

My old host had no security and virtually no stability, their server was little more than their own computer box hooked up to a slow dsl connection in Canada; I guess you get what you pay for.

Anyways, I had installed moveable type on my account, for easy blogging, or so I thought. Bots easily used the comments sections to spam, spam and spam some more. It got to the point that everything the comments database was accessed, it would crash the server. The file was over 20 megabytes (yes, the server was that unstable, it was unstable before I even put anything on there).

So I've been going through all my old stuff, and that is what I noticed.

Any content that I didn't put on here will arrive shortly.

Seventy-Two Hours...

That is how long Freelance writer Jill Carroll has before Islamic insurgents plan to kill her, unless the government of the United States fulfills their demands.

Don't these people realize that is has always been an official government policy not to negotiate, but to hunt down and kill any direct threat to the safety of the nation and its people?

Hang in there, Jill, we are praying for you!

"Supreme Court Upholds Oregon Suicide Law"

"WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked the Bush administration's attempt to punish doctors who help terminally ill patients die, protecting Oregon's one-of-a-kind assisted-suicide law.

It was the first loss for Chief Justice John Roberts, who joined the court's most conservative members - Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas - in a long but restrained dissent."

Click Here For Full Article

My Opinion: I have mixed emotions on this ruling... I can see how death would be putting someone out of their misery...

Group busted for planning to kidnap PM Tony Blair's son.

A fathers rights advocacy group has placed itself in hot water after a plot to kidnap British Prime Minister Tony Blair's young son was uncovered. The group, which speaks on behalf of fathers who are denied access to their children planned to make a public statement/demonstation that highlighted the plight of fathers.

The advocacy group has denied any official involvement, stating that this was the work of rogue members, and was not at all in line with official group policy. Blair's family and the London police are still investigating.

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Clarence Ray Allen put to death.

Clarence Ray Allen, a convicted killer who lived to an age of 76 years, all the while behind bars, has been put to death. His pleas were answered with resounding "no"'s from both the US Supreme Court and the Governor of California.

" Hoka hey , it's a good day to die. Thank you very much, I love you all. Goodbye." were his last words before being put to death.

He was sentenced to life in prison for the crime of a murder he committed outside the prison walls during his younger years. His death sentence came from several 'hits' he placed on people while in prison.

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Interesting Links I

The following are random links that I have pulled from my ever growing favorites list.

2 Flash Games - Addicting Games - Cannot find Weapons of Mass Destruction - FatWallet Forums - Hot Deals - Files32.com - £4|\|6µ463 700|5 - George's Tickets, Page Fourteen - Hacker Stickers Links - L I N K D U M P - Operation Vampire Killer 2000 - kevin rose dot com - Taylor McKnight - //gtmcknight - blosxomthe zen of blogging - ImageShack (TM) - Hosting - Global Warming:A Chilling Perspective - One Free Minute - Hero Machine 2 - Presented by Addicting Games - Kim Jong Il (the illmatic)'s Journal - Drew Curtis' FARK.com - Google News - Urban Dictionary - DMOZ - Matt Luria.com

Monday, January 16, 2006

Seventy-Six year old man to be put to death in California.

The Supreme Court of the United States denied a temporary stay of execution for convict clarinet Ray alien, who is currently on death row for ordering the murders of three persons while in prison. At the time he was already serving a life sentence for murder. alien, 76 years old and suffering from diabetes, heart disease, is legally blind and requires a wheel chair, is scheduled to die by lethal injection.

californium Governor armhole scherzi also refused to spare allaying life, saying "His conduct did not result from youth of inexperience, but instead resulted from the hardened and calculating decisions of a mature man."

His execution would make him the second oldest man to be executed in the United States.

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Aspartame causes cancer, other ailments!!!

That's right, the artificial sweetener, that is placed in all those sodas and drinks that claim to be "healthy", aspartame causes a laundry list of medical problems and conditions that can cause blindness, breathing problems, even death.

The FDA claims that the food additive is thoroughly tested, but many of those tests are funded entirely by chemical companies who wish to make a buck, even if it means a few hundred, even a few thousand deaths.

Want an idea of the possible problems that can be caused by aspartame? Check out the Wikipedia entry!

Aspartame has been connected to stomach pain, anxiety, chest pains, burning eyes, throat, burning urination, impotency, hives, hearing loss, sight loss, migraines, suicidal thoughts, high blood pressure, arthritis, rashes, seizures, brain cancer, lymphoma, vomiting and even parkinson's disease!

Every time you sip a diet coke, you are leading yourself to your grave.

Leader of BNP brought up on 'hate crime' charges.

...for comments made in a private conversation.

"British National Party leader Nick Griffin is on trial on race-hate charges arising from an undercover documentary about the party.

Griffin is appearing at Leeds Crown Court alongside party activist Mark Collett.

Both men were charged following a police investigation stemming from the broadcast of the BBC Secret Agent programme which featured a number of BNP activists.

Griffin, 45, from Powys, was charged in April last year following a long-running investigation which secretly filmed party activists.

He is accused of four counts of using words or behaviour intended or likely to stir up racial hatred.

The charges relate to two separate incidents on January 19 and May 5, 2004.

Collett, 24, of Rothley, Leicestershire, is charged with eight race-hate offences.

Both men deny all the charges."

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Sunday, January 15, 2006

Emir of Kuwait has died

(CNN) -- Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, a key U.S. ally in the war against Iraq and a notable supporter of women's rights in the tiny Gulf country, died Sunday, according to a government statement. He was 77.

The emir had led the nation since 1977, but had been treated for heart problems and other health issues in recent years.

The emir's successor will be Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah, formerly the crown prince, the government announced at a Cabinet meeting. The new emir has one year to announce who will be the new crown prince.


Click Here For Article @ CNN

"Vampire" running for governor in Minnesota

Self-professed vampire, Jonathon “The Impaler” Sharkey, is starting his campaign out right, by posting all the material his opponents would require to deface him. Sharkey considers himself a vampire witch, even goes so far as to call his wife his "blood donor". He promises to increase benefits for veterans and to impale all criminals outside the state capital building (it appears that he is trying to appeal to both sides of the political spectrum.)

He claims to have experienced a downward spiral into his "dark side", has great admiration for Vlad Tepes, of Wallachia, who was the inspiration for Dracula. Sharkey has even confessed to sleeping with his own half sister, which will surely win him the Alabama vote, if he ever runs for President.

He continues to confess his many dark dealings, such as kicking the mother of his son out of his house, worshipping Lucifer and so on, ad absurdum.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Iran Trying To Build A Nuclear Missile!

Secret services say Iran is trying to assemble a nuclear missile

Document seen by Guardian details web of front companies and middlemen

Ian Cobain and Ian Traynor
Wednesday January 4, 2006
The Guardian

The Iranian government has been successfully scouring Europe for the sophisticated equipment needed to develop a nuclear bomb, according to the latest western intelligence assessment of the country's weapons programmes.

Scientists in Tehran are also shopping for parts for a ballistic missile capable of reaching Europe, with "import requests and acquisitions ... registered almost daily", the report seen by the Guardian concludes.

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Ariel Sharon Suffers Massive Stroke

Cerebral hemorrhages -- a closer look
Doctors: Sharon stroke caused by bleeding in the brain

Wednesday, January 4, 2006; Posted: 10:17 p.m. EST (03:17 GMT)

(CNN) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered massive bleeding in his brain from a type of stroke called a cerebral hemorrhage, his doctors said Wednesday.

A cerebral hemorrhage happens when small blood vessels bleed in the brain and cause a blood clot. This causes pressure on the brain, eventually killing normal brain cells, which can cause permanent disability or death.

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