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Thursday, January 21, 2010

3:41 of musical genius

if you haven't seen this, you should. brilliant.

this home-built a sequencer that uses a turntable and light sensors.

found at hack-a-day.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Wild pursuit through Hollywood ends w/ crash

Wild pursuit through Hollywood ends w/ crash

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- Bomb disposal experts are at a foreclosed home in Riverside on Wednesday that was apparently booby-trapped. Several suspicious devices were also located on the property.

breach of trust

the Washington Post which alleges that the FBI "illegally collected more than 2,000 US telephone call records between 2002 and 2006 by invoking terrorism emergencies that did not exist or simply persuading phone companies to provide records." the report continues:
"E-mails obtained by The Washington Post detail how counterterrorism officials inside FBI headquarters did not follow their own procedures that were put in place to protect civil liberties. The stream of urgent requests for phone records also overwhelmed the FBI communications analysis unit with work that ultimately was not connected to imminent threats. ... FBI officials told The Post that their own review has found that about half of the 4,400 toll records collected in emergency situations or with after-the-fact approvals were done in technical violation of the law. The searches involved only records of calls and not the content of the calls. In some cases, agents broadened their searches to gather numbers two and three degrees of separation from the original request, documents show.

about the FBI; they have always broken the law in very deliberate ways. Go read about the FBI's COINTELPRO operations.
You can watch this documentary: COINTELPRO: The FBI's war on black America []
by all means read this Church Committee Report [] on how the FBI illegally spied on Martin Luther King Jr. for years, using the Communist scare to justify their actions. there is a myriad of legitimate reasons why people shouldn't trust their government and it has nothing to do with conspiracies or tinfoil hats. this country was founded on the principle of treating government actions with a large dose of skepticism and the freedom from unreasonable search and seizure. 

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Get your very own - Dicktowel!

Yep they're real. as seen on "always Sunny". gotta get one for everybody.

get your dick towel @

and then there's kitten mittons -

no real world product as of yet. i sorely need these 'cause my cats are stomping around all the time.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

doomsday looms


crime beat: Northwoods Report

via email:

Former deputy charged with sexually assaulting two women
In criminal charges filed Jan. 7 in Sawyer County Circuit Court, former Sawyer County sheriffs department patrol deputy Robert R. Whyte, 59, of Hayward is charged with two counts of third-degree felony sexual assault of two women. The charges stem from incidents which occurred while he was on duty as a deputy on Aug. 1, 2008, and on or about Jan. 12-16, 2006.

Sports bar owner gets 7 years for arson
A Hayward man who was convicted of arson and mail fraud in connection with having his tavern burned down in 2003 was sentenced last Wednesday in federal court to seven years in prison and ordered to repay $253,038 to his insurer.

snuggie deluxe

is there 'safe' cocaine?

i am no medical expert, but through extensive personal experience i can confirm these findings. please note that this writer neither condones nor advocates the regular use of cocaine and/or unprotected midget tranny sex. that being said, the BBC gives you a thoroughly non-snarky view HERE

State Department: Office of Public Liaison

an actual email from the state dept:

Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 4:14 PM
State Department: Office of Public Liaison Launches Facebook Page

The State Department’s Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs  launched a Facebook page in order to better engage with the American people. This office creates and coordinates opportunities for dialogue between the Administration and the American public to improve public awareness of and involvement in the Department and its work.
The American people have demanded a government that they can be a part of, a government that works, and the State Department seeks to create just that - an atmosphere of inclusion and transparency, allowing Americans from across the country to share  their views and to offer their stories and ideas regarding foreign affairs issues that concern them.
This Facebook page will provide information, updates and opportunities for you to see how the department is engaging the community on foreign affairs and how you can be involved.
Become a fan and check back for exciting opportunities for you to voice your opinion on foreign affairs!

Facebook Page|Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Saturday, January 2, 2010

insider trading in three easy steps

Legal insider trading in three easy steps, brought to you by JP Morgan and the SEC
March 16, 2009
A confidential memo obtained by Wikileaks shows that not only has the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission created an insider trading loophole big enough to drive a truck through, but that Wall Street is taking full advantage of it, establishing 'how-to' programs and even client service divisions to help well-heeled clients circumvent insider trading regulations.
Most of us think of insider trading as illegal. It allows those with inside knowledge to tilt the playing field, with the small investors invariably losing to the privileged few. Unfortunately for the small investor, the big boys get to play by different rules, and it has all been made legal, thanks to the SEC.
In 2000 the SEC promulgated Rule 10b5-1. The new Rule was designed to address the confusion caused by a series of court decisions that had left investors uncertain about what constitutes insider trading. Rule 10b5-1 was designed to "clarify" what constitutes illegal insider trading.
But top Wall Street houses were not to be deterred from advantaging their big clients at the expense of their small ones. Wall Street firms like JP Morgan found loopholes in Rule 10b5-1 that allowed them to continue trading on inside information "legally." Indeed, JP Morgan has gone so far as to set up an entire 'selling program' within its Securities division to help their clients profit from the loophole.
Documents obtained earlier this month by Wikileaks from JP Morgan Private Bank, which subtitles itself as "World class solutions for wealthy individuals and families", show the firm has a dedicated '10b5-1 Selling program,' along with a 'dedicated 10b5-1 team' to help its clients take advantage of the loophole.
Here's how it works:
1. An insider client transfers all or a portion of their company stock into a JP Morgan Securities Inc. brokerage account.
2. The insider then develops, in conjunction with the 10b5-1 team, a 'phased, pre-planned sales program to be executed at either market or specified prices'.
3. Depending on the information available to the insider (but not the public), the insider can decide whether to execute the sale or not.
By gaming the system this way, JP Morgan teaches insiders how to use their knowledge to create a rigged market, one in which it is the "house" that always wins, and the small investor that always loses.
Alan D. Jagolinzer, an assistant professor at Stanford University Graduate School of Business, completed a study of roughly 117,000 trades in 10b5-1 plans by 3,426 executives at 1,241 companies. He found that trades inside the plans beat the market by 6% over six months. By contrast, executives at the same firms who traded without the benefit of plans beat the market by only 1.9%.
One can only guess at how many wealthy executives profited under JP Morgan's "insider trading program," leaving small investors holding the bag.