Monday, June 30, 2008

Man gets decapitated on Greyhound Bus

Police in Winnipeg said Thursday they do not know what triggered a vicious attack on a Greyhound bus the night before that led to the beheading of a passenger.
Some officials are saying this was planned, but I hope cooler heads prevail. Sounds like the guy just lost his head.

BUT ... it's almost quittin time here. Looks like I gotta head out.

Monday, June 23, 2008

found films friday is fucking frustrating

i know its not friday. i just like fs

fffffffffffffffffffffor fucks sakes

didnt warn you guys about this upload since i got this a day before i knew i was going to be seeing my uncle andy to help him move some giant-ass rocks from home depot to his home backyard (its where his home his)...i figured i could kill two birds with one stone and get my hands on the projector and get this sucker uploaded ASAP while i was there

this is a pretty video. i love model planes, and one of my great uncles literally had a garage with a fucking squadron of keeping that in mind, there isnt a lot here...not the way im used to

its grainy, so its hard to tell if theres a swoop from another plane going on before the see a bright slash of something, then a cut back to your protagonists plane. kind of uneventful, though maybe a dogfight specialist could get some aeranautical (sp?) juju out of it

i have to admit, i think im going to skip out on the film purchases from here on out. i know theyre cheap, but i dont think i can look at another shed or a t-bird getting waxed or (IM NOT KIDDING) a kids gums and teeth with and without braces...that was the worst thing ive seen ever. these things are cheap as shit, but the effort to find out how much they should be $2 takes a lot out of me...(they should be $2 when they shouldnt be $1, seriously)

if i had my uncles projectors in the apartment, it wouldnt be so bad. but driving to see family, play around with the kids, shoot shit with my uncle, maybe help him drill some holes in the garage and keep a level for the shelving...all those costs on top of the films are starting to make them less worth it

ill keep you posted if i see something cool, but most of the cool stuff ive seen has been about like all the stuff ive posted...not cool

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Ekranoplan, Schauberger, and other funny words

ok, I'm actually posting again. (and just so you know, i'm disabling the comments because I really don't want hear it- get fucked, guys)

anyways, as you know, if there is one thing I hate more than disinformation, it's misinformation. and crap that relies on cheesy music or clips to convey stuff that is no laughing matter.

one of these things near and dear to my heart is UFOs. i'm not sure if this is the best analogy, but if there are religious ufologists, then i am of the secular variety. do i believe? yes i do. but only in UFOs of the manmade variety. sorry, you aren't going to sell me on the idea that pleiadians or reptiles gifted us with transistors and stealth tech in the 40s. it's bullshit and insulting to human ingenuity. i also hate the ancient astronaut theories advanced by assholes with the racist idea that black people couldnt figure out how to build the pyramids without the help of alien benevolence...

so back to UFOs. had most people seen an airship in the 19th century? no. must be from mars. have most people today seen a craft using a vortex turbine based on the principals of the Coanda or 'implosion' effect? no. must be from alpha centauri.

modern sightings of UFOs started in the 40s, just around the time that the nazis and soviets were beefing up their aerospace tech. that's all there is to it. and who knows who in this brave new global economy has what now.

but its worth noting the following. the soviet ekranoplan. once you get over how hot that redhead anchorgirl is, pay attention to the video.

those suckers are able to get some altitude and look at how the more recent prototypes are saucer shaped...

but going back to the 40s, i'm certain that even more impressive concepts beyond ground effect vehicles were being tinkered with. have a look at this clip. that's just a toy. Shauberger started playing with these things in the late 30s....i can only imagine what we are doing since the end of classical physics and the dawning of quantum mechanics.

Friday, June 13, 2008

There Are No Other Words for This Other Than "This Sucks"

Tim Russert dead at 58.

Finding out this happened to Big Russ's baby boy when people like O'Reilly and Hannity still walk the earth suddenly makes me understand how my parents must have felt when they found out that Mark David Chapman pumped a bunch of bullets into John Lennon while Yoko Ono was





Monday, June 2, 2008

the cat's out of the bag: the soviet neurobiology gap appears to have been veterinary...

Just. ew.

according to english russia

These guys penetrated the abandoned and sealed science lab of Russian Army which conducted sophisticated experiments studying human and animal brains. They got a lot photos of many test samples in an abandoned state but still excellent condition. You can see even the last Soviet leader Gorbachev that was left in rush - it was the time of his rule when the lab was closed and sealed from civilians.

yeah right, 'secret army lab...' it looks like an abandoned community college, honestly. all i see are cat and rat parts, maybe some monkey eyes in that jar. i doubt that this is really the good stuff.

it did remind of a great little failure that the cia once undertook: operation acoustic kitty. basically we thought it would be a good idea to embed radio transmitters into felines and then deploy them (using don adams dressed as a crazy cat lady i'm guessing) near kgb moles talking on park benches in washington. after 20 mil was dumped into this program, the cat's maiden voyage was almost immediately ended when it decided to run under a moving taxi...

if only we could have been better friends to the soviets perhaps today we would all own headless radio transmitting dogs or some other wonderful innovation that this kind of research leads to in peacetime.

this sort of crap isn't over either, in fact, we're just starting to roll out the 2.0 stuff with a frighteningly high degree of improvement over the suiciding radio cats of the 60s.

Why MKUltra?

This is something I've been thinking about off and on since I wrote up my little breakdown on MKUltra: why that? Our government has done so much evil to us in the name of good and has crossed the lines of civil liberties more times than I can count. It's doing it right now in Guantanamo, arguably with Echelon, likely with other forms of wiretapping and data-mining. So if something this bad is still going on, why do fringe groups — especially right-wing ones — get so upset about things like MKUltra instead of something like Cointelpro?

Wikipedia actually has a pretty decent write-up about it, but here are the five things you need to know about Cointelpro:
1. It lasted for roughly the same period as MKUltra, from the mid fifties to early seventies, was conducted by the FBI, and it was meant to keep the existing socio-political order intact by pretty much any means necessary.
2. FBI agents were permitted to conduct raids and beatings, destroy property and act like Vikings in black suits.
3. FBI agents planted fake news stories and flyers, wrote up fake subversive literature, all to scare Mom and Pop to death. They used the media to demonize even peaceful groups.
4. Agents infiltrated protest groups. Sometimes they did so to push the groups over the edge into doing something wrong, so they could be prosecuted. Sometimes they were just there to obviously BE plants, so other members would get scared off, refuse to do anything or distrust everyone else.
5. Massive civil rights violations and perversions of the legal system were carried out to bankrupt, jail and terrorize protest groups.
But for the last 20 years or so, the big parts of anti-government fringe groups have been right-wing, and in that time people seem to have gotten lots more worried about MKUltra than Cointelpro, despite the second one having a ton more effect. It's been bugging me, but I think I know why.

Independent Instead of Collectivist
A lot of right-wing fringe puts a premium on individuality. It's why so many are libertarian. There's this attitude that you might want to do the same things, but mainly you go home to Fortress Your House. The biggest thing you worry about is Martial Law from the government, and you don't need to be best buddies with other people to fight back. But a lot of leftist organizations in the 60s, even if they weren't Marxist, were collectivist. Collective action, collective effort. It's a lot easier to poison a group than a bunch of individuals. You get members turning on each other. If you're all sharing together and sacrificing together, all it takes is one fake bank account slip showing that a guy in the group is sitting on tons of cash, and you've just torn the whole thing apart. So I think rightist groups don't care, because they don't think it's their problem. Even though it is.

Personal Subversion Instead of Violence and Intimidation
I think MKUltra spooks rightists more because it's about subverting the individual by using invisible forces. Ultra-Low-Frequency, LSD, something else in the water, hypnosis. If you're an individualist, you only have to rely on yourself. But what if the government can get to you and get YOU to betray YOU? MKUltra's the unseen enemy, making an enemy of you. Compare that to violence and intimidation. Those? Big deal. If the government comes for us, we'll shoot the bastards. The seen enemy you can arm against is less scary.

Cointelpro Targeted the Left
Mainly though, I think it's politics. Cointelpro spent over 80% of its effort on leftist organizations. Socialist, communist, pro-black, pro-hispanic, pro-women and pro-gay groups. Let's be honest, a lot of right-wing anti-government types hate socialism, communism, blacks, hispanics, homosexuals and women's liberation. It doesn't mean they're wrong about the government, but they're wrong about all that other stuff (except communism). Even if these groups had the same distrust they did, those on the right said, "Fuck 'em!" and were happy to see the feds do their work for them. It was against their self-interest, but on the surface it looked like it served their interests. They bought the FBI propaganda: these are all violent blacks and man-raping queers who want to be just like RUSSIA.

MKUlta must have just been scarier. It came for individuals, turned them against themselves. It came after anybody, not just the queers and the darkies and the commies. For an individual who needs a clear enemy, it must still be really spooky. And it is! It still is!

That's the thing I think that bugs me the most. Both of these programs were inexcusable. Horrible. Exactly the opposite of what I want my country to be. But elements of the right have demonized the left so much that they almost seem to compliment Cointelpro. In the meantime, their crazy conspiracies about continuing MKUltra and GOVERNMENT MIND CONTROL (which goes against the basic science) have made MKUltra kind of a joke. They also make you sound like a joke if you condemn it or even really talk about it. You also make people think you're like one of those righist groups.

Now that I think about it, I'm pissed off. I'm pissed off to get lumped in with that crowd just because I think history proves I should distrust my government. And I'm pissed off that these same people seem to just write off one of the most important reasons FOR that distrust.

I don't know where I was going with this. Sorry.