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President Obama just signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law despite startling provisions that will allow the military to indefinitely detain American citizens. It's a travesty, defying basic principles of justice and due process in perhaps the most extreme respect our nation has ever seen. If there's enough of a public outcry, we have a real chance of making this happen: More than 40 senators voted against the indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA -- and that was before the media and general public caught on to what was happening. Please urge your Senators to remedy this terrible wrong.
Navy Seal sniper Chris Kyle (linked yesterday) talks to Opie and Anthony about the time he punched Jesse Ventura in the face. Op and Ack's backstory can be seen here but on the bright side, at least Jesse Venture isn't running for President in 2012. But on the down side, neither is Bill Paxton.
Wow, Jesse Ventura must be feeling like a raging douchebag right about now. And I do think Bill O'Reilly got a kinda douchbaggey when he kept hounding Kyle, "So you liked it. You liked killing." And as for referring to the enemies sa savages, that's a classic way to dehumanize your target, much like Soviet sniper Tanya Chernova during World War II, who referred to the invading German soldiers as "sticks", fit only for breaking. In related news, rule #1 says The Gun Is Always Loaded.
Truth be told, I really can't give Microsoft or even Windows 7 shit for my latest PC debacle; Gateway should take the heat on this one, since it's a bad hard drive. And even then, we really have to point the finger at the hard drive manufacturer, which is a Western Digital 1Tb SATA2 drive in this case.
The admins of Reddit have taken note of the community’s opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act, and they’re joining the fight by blacking out the entire site for a day of protest. On January 18th, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST, Reddit will be replaced with a message explaining how SOPA would shut down sites like Reddit, and links Redditors can use to take action against the legislation themselves. EHOWA will be doing the same.
Lithography is a method for printing using a stone or a metal plate with a completely smooth surface. Invented in 1796 by Bavarian author Alois Senefelder as a cheap method of publishing theatrical works, lithography can be used to print text or artwork onto paper or other suitable material. In the 1890s color lithography became greatly popular with French artists, Toulouse-Lautrec most notably of all, and by 1900 the medium in both color and monotone was an accepted part of printmaking, although France and the US have used it more than other countries. The art of mounting a lithograph is generally performed by professional custom framers. It is done to conserve the artwork and its value and to prepare the artwork for framing. Mounting a lithograph will keep the art flat and hold it in place during the framing process, and it will remove wrinkles or creases prior to framing.
Airmen of the 92nd Security Forces Squadron at Fairchild Air Force Base paid their respects Thursday to one of their own. Lucky, a military working dog, survived five tours of duty in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan. He succumbed to cancer last September at age 10, surviving two previous diagnoses of the disease. Several dozen service members gathered for a morning memorial service in the base community center. An orange box with Lucky’s ashes sat next to his portrait atop a travel kennel. So long Lucky, we hardly knew ye.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for being an iconic figure in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world, using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. King has become a national icon in the history of modern American liberalism. A Baptist minister, King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, serving as its first president. King's efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. There, he expanded American values to include the vision of a color blind society, and established his reputation as one of the greatest orators in American history. In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other nonviolent means. By the time of his death in 1968, he had refocused his efforts on ending poverty and stopping the Vietnam War. Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986.
Tomorrow EHOWA will join the many, many big named sites out there who are planning to shut down in protest of SOPA/PIPA. So tomorrow you'll get a hands on look at just how these new proposed copyright laws could affect you.
Now generally, I'm of the mind that internet protests are pretty fucking stupid. Don't-Buy-Gasoline-Day, Wear-Red-Day, Here-Sign-This-Petitition-Day... they're all fucking pointless. But I suppose that if there were any sort of online protest that was going to break that mold, it would be for an online cause. Amirite? And such was the case with yesterday's SOPA/PIPA blackout. Shit, even porn sites were joining in the protest. Now if you are completely fucking clueless about the whole SOPA/PIPA thing, here... the guy at The Oatmeal breaks it down for you in fucking cartoon form. What it really boilds down to is the fat cats at MPAA/RIAA want carte blanche to go after anyone that is infringing upon their copyrights, might be infringing upon their copyrights, is even thinking about infringing upon their copyrights, or perhaps knows somebody who knows somebody who knows somebody who is infringing upon their copyrights.
Wow, you dumb asses from California just keep voting for that cunt Barbara Boxer, don't you? This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it.
Xerostomia is the medical term for the subjective complaint of dry mouth due to a lack of saliva. Xerostomia can cause difficulty in speech and eating. It also leads to halitosis and a dramatic rise in the number of cavities, as the protective effect of saliva's remineralizing the enamel is no longer present, and can make the mucosa and periodontal tissue of the mouth more vulnerable to infection. Heavy methamphetamine use can cause xerostomia, usually called "meth mouth" in this case; it can be worsened by methamphetamine at recreational doses causing tight clenching of the jaw, compulsive grinding of the teeth, or a repetitive 'chewing' movement as if the user were chewing, but without food in the mouth. Xerostomia is sometimes colloquially called pasties, cottonmouth, drooth, or doughmouth. Several diseases, treatments, and medications can cause xerostomia. It can also be exacerbated by smoking or drinking alcohol.
Man with 3' metal bar starts breaking windows at fast food restaurant. Police are called and respond to said fast food restaurant. As said police arrive, they see customers fleeing the restaurant, followed by said man with said 3' metal bar. Said police order said man to drop said 3' metal bar. Said man does not. Said police tazer said man with said 3' metal bar. Said man pulls out tazer barbs. Said man winds up to swing said metal bar at said police officer who deployed said tazer. Then? People with guns do what people with guns do when they're being attached by people with 3' metal bars. They shoot that muthaf*cka dead in what can only be described at the most justified shooting in the history of justified shootings. Kudos to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department!