Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Cell Phones of Doom



And the point I was trying to make


Anonymous Nemo said...

Robert: I certainly understood your intent the first time around -- sheer parody. (Though I can fathom the *possibility* of a critical reaction from those who might *not* know your mindset already.) I would second Die for the Elite's recommendation -- the judicious application of "external attribution" quotes (as an option) -- when in doubt. But *I* certainly wasn't in any doubt about the satirical nature of your post. It was largely inescapable to me within the context. (And I must say, I did find it rather witty!) :-) ==== "Sacred cows make the BEST hamburger." - Abbie Hoffman

Wed Aug 16, 03:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Nemo said...

*HEADS UP!* ==== Robert: I went to add a new post today, and was *rather* unpleasantly surprised to find that BLOGGER sign-ins now require going though a GOOGLE pass-through URL (which necessitates the approval of certain source computer "certificate" updates)! Forgive me for seeming "paranoid", but I'm a bit taken aback by this sudden transition, particularly since I remember the news of Fascist stooge L. Paul "Jerry" Bremer (of Iraq Coalition Provisional Authority [CPA] infamy) curiously moving on to become an executive "heavy" at *Google* following his imperial Mesopotamian "reign". ==== Any news on the background of this peculiar shift? It's hardly unreasonable to think that perhaps the bastards at the White House's snoop centers are attempting to *further* intrude on privacy (as with civil liberties in general), though I wouldn't swear to it as a "root cause".

Wed Aug 16, 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Nemo said...

Gee, and it seemed like such a "promising" campaign propaganda ploy for the GOP's relentless "Merchants of Fear": Contradictions, anomalies, questions mount in UK terror scare [WSWS] ==== A British court on Wednesday extended the warrants for 23 people held since August 10 in connection with the alleged plot to blow up commercial airliners flying from Britain to the US. ... ==== Under Britain's recently passed anti-terror law, suspected terrorists can be held for up to 28 days without being charged. Amid growing indications that the authorities lack firm evidence to back up their claims that the arrested men and women were on the verge of executing a terror attack on the scale of 9/11, there had been speculation in the press that at least some of the prisoners would be ordered released. ==== In the event, the judge gave the police more time to question the suspects, but refused to extend the warrants for the full period allowed by the anti-terror law. A police statement said the warrants for 21 of the suspects were extended until August 23 and for 2 others until August 21. ==== It is fair to surmise from the unusual length of the hearing and the limited extension of the warrants that the evidence presented by the authorities fell considerably short of constituting a hard and convincing case. ==== Indeed, one week on, it seems that the current alert is unravelling, and that it is of a similar type to previous "terror plots" that subsequently proved to involve nothing concrete, with much of the supposed evidence resulting from the activities of police informants working as agent provocateurs. ==== In this case, it transpires that not only were no bombs actually assembled, but none of the British-born Muslims being held had purchased airline tickets, and some did not even possess passports. ==== Despite a massive trawling operation by police involving days of extensive searches at 46 separate locations, no trace has been found of chemicals that were supposedly to be used as explosives. ... ==== SEE ALSO (for a glaring example of "the other fingers pointing BACK" at our opportunistic Liar-in-Chief): Spinning Old Threats Into New Fears, by Robert Scheer.

Thu Aug 17, 07:18:00 AM  
Blogger Robert said...


Thanks for the heads-up.But really, what are they going to do? Take away my blogging license?

I'm not afraid of these small-minded fascists.

Thu Aug 17, 07:25:00 PM  
Blogger JasonJ said...

Robert said "I'm not afraid of these small-minded fascists."

Thank you, this is exactly what I have been trying to say all along. Let me see if I can slaughter the quote:

"Men who would give up liberty for a small measure of safety are deserving of neither liberty nor safety"

I think that about sums it up for me. It is far nobler to walk into oblivion knowing what is ahead and going anyway than to run in not knowing what you will face. So if the come, let em come. What have we to fear from cowards who drape themselves in the flag in place of the white sheets they used to hide behind.

Thu Aug 17, 07:41:00 PM  

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