Saturday, August 11, 2007

Hello internet friends!

I have been a very bad blogmaster. This magnificent blog has been unattended since last October! I hope to change that, and I aim to update it more frequently than before. I dont have much to add at this moment, but be assured that I will once again be speaking my mind. I will leave you all with a famous quote.

"Enjoy the summer while it's here, winter is just around the corner."

-Said by me, 8/11/2007 1:25PM EST

Friday, October 20, 2006

Iran Bans The Internet!

Well........sort of. Iran has just (quietly) announced that they are banning "high speed" internet in order to protect the countries "youth and Islamic values". They define high speed as anything above128 kilobytes per second, which is roughly the speed of dial up. This move is yet another attempt to stifle political dissent and to combat influence from Western cultures. Children and students will be hurt the most by this move, as they will no longer be able to access many websites on the internet. The police have also aggressively begun to crack down on satellite dishes, because watching (public) TV is now illegal in the country. The only forms of media that are allowed are state run propaganda, be it print or government produced television "programming". This is truly a sad day for the Iranian people.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Pack Your Bags!

Sometimes justice comes in small packages. Radical lawyer Lynne "Traitor" Stewart was sentenced to 28 months in federal prison yesterday. While the prosecutors had asked for 30 YEARS, 28 months is still better than nothing and at least sends a message to people like "Ms." Stewart. She was convicted of providing help to a terrorist organization while she was representing her client, Sheik Omar-Abdel Rahman in 1995. The charges are based on her own testimony that she smuggled messages from the Sheik to his militant followers in Egypt with the help of an Arabic translator. For those who dont recall, Rahman is the blind Egyptian terrorist and one of the people who masterminded the 1993 World Trade Center attacks. With his trademark Santa Claus hat and sunglasses, he is now spending the rest of his life in federal prison. Unfortunately Lynne Stewart will not share this same fate. As long as we have soft judges and people in the judiciary system who are sympathetic to terrorists, we will always have cases like this to deal with. 28 months is better than nothing though!

Saturday, October 14, 2006

The Summer Wind.....

What the hell happened to summer?? I feel like just last week we were in the middle of a record breaking heat wave (check my archives for pictures), and now it is FREEZING. Buffalo, NY got over 2 feet of snow yesterday, however here in NYC it was a "balmy" 49 degrees. Dont get me wrong, I like the winter and I love when Manhattan gets hit with a huge snowstorm. I personally just find it hard to adjust to the temperature change when it first happens. Well, I guess the moral of the story is that winter is here to stay and y'all better get used to it!

Friday, September 15, 2006

Build it and they WONT come...

Today the house approved the building of a 700 mile fence along the Mexico-US border. This fence will cover approximately one third of the entire border area, and is expected to cost around $2 billion dollars to complete. The entire border "zone" is nearly 2000 miles long, and as of now we only have 75 miles of fencing to protect us from illegal immigration or terrorists crossing from Mexico. In my opinion this has been a long time coming, and it couldn’t have come quick enough. In recent months the border patrol has caught numerous men of "non-Mexican or Spanish decent", and upon further research it was determined that they were actually of Arab decent. This has lead to increasing concerns that terrorists are looking to use our porous southern border to sneak into this country. I look at this as a two tiered benefit; first we dramatically slow the influx of Spanish speaking illegals who are costing tax payers billions per year. Secondly, we can prevent terrorists from literally walking into our country with any number of weapons or “weaponized” agents. There is no good reason NOT to have a wall given that the Mexican authorities seem unwilling to help prevent people from heading north. Stopping illegal immigrant and stopping terrorism is a GOOD thing, and this wall can’t go up fast enough.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Pass da 'dro man!

BMW has just announced that they will be building a limited number of hydrogen powered cars in 2007. The vehicle will be called the BMW Hydrogen 7, and it will be a 260 horse power 12 cylinder sedan based on the current 7 series. The vehicle will have a modified internal combustion engine that allows it to run on either regular gasoline or hydrogen fuel. BMW will be building 100 of the vehicles as an exclusive test, and "giving" 25 of them to us lucky Yanks. By giving the vehicle two tanks (one for gasoline and one for hydrogen), the range is expected to be over 400 miles with both tanks full. There is no price yet announced for the car, although it is based on the 760Li which carries a base sticker price of $118,900.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

I want my USC!

A man who was rejected by USC (University of Southern California) decided it was unfair and that he wanted to get even. He hacked into the school's computer system and stole personal information about other potential students from the database. The accessed records included applicants' names, addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and Social Security numbers. This "brilliant" individual then proceeded to write about his crimes on his blog, and was eventually caught. In response to this incident, USC set up a toll-free line, and contacted the former applicants to urge them to carefully review their credit history.