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Hype and Hypocrisy at the Oscars

In Humour on February 28, 2013 at 8:21 am

Sure there is a lot of muttering about Seth MacFarlane’s tasteless comedy at the Oscars.  Hello?.. they hired Seth to do the show, what were they thinking?… ha..ha.ha.. Sure he ‘Family Guy’ed’ the Oscars.

The video below offended a lot of people in Hollyweird.  What hypocrites.  Hollyweird has been getting fat selling sex and violence for decades and Seth can’t have a little fun pointing that out?.. ;o)

What I really enjoyed was the video below.. “We Saw your Junk” spoof video uploaded to Youtube after all the foofaraw about Seth’s poor taste .. I think its funnier than the original..

Best thing about Oscar night was Jennifer Lawrence.  She is the Best!

Linus Torvalds blows his stack over Mickysoft chicanery

In Nerds only on February 27, 2013 at 8:22 am

As guardian of the Linux kernel, Linus Torvalds has been asked to modify it to bring it in line with UEFI.  To which Torvalds replied that he will not change Linux to ‘deep-throat Microsoft‘.  Why the profanity and hostility?

Well Mickeysoft has been caught trying to use UEFI to block users from installing other operating systems on their new computers.  In some cases trying to load Linux on their new laptops has bricked the motherboard.

In my opinion Mickeysoft is a cancer.  Its whole business model is a fraud.  Its managed to infect the whole planet.

It has a long history of attempting to corner the market and install its crap software on our computers.

Hanford nuclear waste tanks ‘leaking’

In Polytricks on February 26, 2013 at 9:21 am

The governor of Washington State had to admit that highly contaminated nuclear waste water is and has been leaking from storage tanks at the US’s oldest nuclear waste dump.  The good news?  The ‘experts’ say that there is no ‘risk’.. for now….

Weren’t these the same ‘experts’ who claimed that nuclear waste could be ‘safely’ stored in the first place?  And if there is no ‘risk’ for now what about later and how much later given that nuclear waste is dangerous for thousands of years.  Here is Dr. Helen Caldicott addressing Occupy Hanford last year.

 

George Carlin: The Illusion Of Choice

In Polytricks on February 24, 2013 at 8:42 am

The late great George Carlin breaks it down for us.  Thank you George, we miss you.

UN rejects Haiti cholera damages claim

In Polytricks on February 23, 2013 at 9:08 am

The UN stunned the Haitian people by hiding behind ‘diplomatic immunity’ in refusing to pay damages for its Nepalese Peace Keepers bringing cholera to the country resulting in thousands of unnecessary deaths.

Weasel words and weasel actions for the latest bully-boys to back the corrupt elite against the suffering masses of poor Haitians.

I blogged before about how Haiti can never emerge from beneath the cruel heels of its powerful and racist neighbours.   This latest blow is just the latest in a centuries-long campaign against the first Black Republic.

The UN should hang its head in shame, it has allowed itself to become the latest oppressor of the suffering Haitian people.

Unlocking phones ruled illegal

In Nerds only on February 22, 2013 at 9:31 am

In another move into the copyright dark ages the Librarian of Congress (why him?) ruled that unlocking cell phones is now illegal.  What is going on here?  When you buy a phone do you own it or just rent it?  If you buy something isn’t it your own property or are we being expected to give up private ownership to be copyright-slaves to the corporate elite?

Here is a link to the online White House petition to overturn this ridiculous ban.

In typical corporate fascist style the ‘copyright’ punishment if totally over the top.   $500,000 fine and or 5 years in the slammer for first time ‘offenders‘??  What planet do these corporate lawyers live on?

My question is when are the corporate banksters who crashed the world economy going to be prosecuted??

 

3Doodler

In Art, Nerds only on February 21, 2013 at 8:08 am

I’m looking forward to the day that 3 D printers are available like photocopiers are but in the meantime there is the 3Doodler, a $75 pen that draws in three dimensions.

Me and the Big Guy

In Humour on February 20, 2013 at 7:51 am

This is my favourite Big Brother is Watching You parody.  A heart-warming story of one way to subvert the state.. ;o)

“Religious Freedom” a code word?

In Polytricks on February 19, 2013 at 1:53 pm

The Harper Occupation Government (HOG) opened its Office for Religious Freedom yesterday.  This left a lot of people scratching their heads, is Canada now moving from general concern for human rights to concern only for certain religions?  Turns out that despite the baffle-gab about respect for religious rights the words themselves are conservative Evangelical Christian code-words.

Its a classic wedge-politics tactic.  Fighting against gay marriage, against women’s reproductive rights, these are the ‘religious freedoms’ that the evangelicals mean.  Fighting for religious freedom is going to mean divisive political chicanery and an attack on women’s and gay rights.

The HOG is riddled with Evangelical fundamentalists like the guy in the above video who seems to sincerely believe that the largest persecuted religious minority in the world are Christians.  What about the Tibetans in Chinese-occupied Tibet?  Will the HOG be protesting to the Peoples Republic of China about that, or will they be complaining about persecuted Christians in Iran and Egypt?

Besides, religious freedom in Canada is a fairly new phenomenon, just ask any native Canadian about what happened to their religion and culture after the Christian missionaries got a hold of them.

The HOG have no credibility when it comes to human rights of any form and I’m sure that the ‘Office of Religious Freedom’ will turn out to be an Orwellian Ministry of Truth full of fundamentalist sock-puppets, wasting the tax payers money on partisan wedge-politics.. Here is Jon Stewart on how seriously we all could take our religion.. ;o)

Kim Dotcom selling membership in BitCoins now

In Nerds only on February 18, 2013 at 8:50 am

Bitcoins have been described as a pseudonymous cryptographic currency.  They have attained an unsavoury reputation as an underground currency from their use in online drug emporia like The Silk Road and in some BitCoin scams.

But despite BitCoin crashes and outright BitCoin heists, the currency is gaining more and more credibility with organizations like WordPress and now Kim Dotcom using the currency for Mega memberships.  I can’t say I have invested in them but I do like the concept.  I hope it succeeds.

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