Azam Ali – Niyaz

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At The Movies

Catherine Austin Fitts has a blog post that says we can learn a lot about how the real world works by going to the movies. Michael Corleone: “My father is no different than any powerful man, any man with power, like a president or senator.” Kay Adams: “Do you know how naive you sound, Michael? […]

Banks Still Getting Illegal Cash

It looks like illegal cash may be the only thing keeping some banks afloat. The United Nations’ crime and drug watchdog has indications that money made in illicit drug trade has been used to keep banks afloat in the global financial crisis, its head was quoted as saying on Sunday. Vienna-based UNODC Executive Director Antonio […]

Hussein Chooses The Arabs

In an effort to appear even handed in his dealings with the world Barack Hussein Obama has chosen Al-Arabiya for his first interview. President Barack Obama on Tuesday chose an Arabic satellite TV network for his first formal television interview as president, delivering a message to the Muslim world that “Americans are not your enemy.” […]

Obama Trying To Sink Auto Industry

Making things is magic and changing the way things are made doesn’t cost much. At least according to Mr. Obama who wants states to be in the Federal regulation business when it comes to automobiles. President Obama will direct federal regulators on Monday to move swiftly on an application by California and 13 other states […]

Cosmic Rays Measure Stratosphere

Muons are measuring the heating up of the stratosphere. Published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters and led by scientists from the UK’s National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), this remarkable study shows how the number of high-energy cosmic-rays reaching a detector deep underground, closely matches temperature […]

Crackdown Crackup

The crackdown on drug gangs in Mexico is leading to a crackup. CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — In this carnage-racked border city of 1.3 million, more than 80 murders have been clocked in the past three weeks, and kidnappings, extortions, robberies and rapes further bedevil an already rattled population. So far, the new year looks to […]

A Marijuana Culture

About 36 minutes into the video is a report on Garberville, California. I used to live in a small town near there called Briceland. This was in the late 60s well before Garberville became known as a center for marijuana growing. My favorite recollection is a party at some people’s house (near Whitethorn as I […]

Hamas Wants More War

Mr. Obama the great peace maker whose policy in the Middle East is peace, peace, and more peace, because there is nothing like a peaceful peace to make you feel at peace said: “It will be the policy of my administration to actively and aggressively seek a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians, as […]

White Males Need Not Apply

Evidently there are going to be racial quotas for construction workers. Or As Mr. Reich might put it somewhat more artfully: “Some of my best friends are white people, but we should do our best to see that their job opportunities are limited.” I’m starting to get Rev. Lowery’s Inauguration benediction. Lord, in the memory […]

Sgt. Mom Says I Should Flog Her Books

Sgt. Mom says I should flog her books. They do get good reviews. An outstanding set of historical novels, December 12, 2008 By Al Past (Beeville, TX USA) Is there anything better than a good book? Better than a book that tells an absorbing story, that’s peopled with characters you care about, living through exciting […]

An Insufficiency Of Troops

When he was campaigning for President Mr. Obama thought that bombing people was bad. Tuesday, August 14, 2007 Asked whether he would move U.S. troops out of Iraq to better fight terrorism elsewhere, he brought up Afghanistan and said, “We’ve got to get the job done there and that requires us to have enough troops […]

Underground Racism

A lot of folks think that the Black Lawn Jockey is a symbol of racism. Well no. They were actually used as markers for the Underground Railway. I knew this because my Quaker GGGrandfather’s farm was a stop on the Underground Railway and he suffered for it. When we traveled back and forth across the […]

How do you spell relief?

A friend emailed me a link to a Smoking Gun article titled “The Audacity Of Dope — Cops: New York dealers sold heroin branded with president’s name”: JANUARY 23–Add heroin to the scores of products that have been branded with President Barack Obama’s name. Cops in upstate New York this week broke up a drug […]

DeFacto Legalization

It seems that America (at least in El Paso, Texas) has given up on the drug war. Why? Because they know that what is happening in Juarez, Mexico is just a crackdown away. Yet what is happening on the other side of the border — a vicious turf battle prompted by Mexican government efforts to […]

Science Toys – 3

I have done a couple of recent posts on code and cipher breaking, SIGINT on signals intelligence and A Crypto Problem about Edgar Alan Poe’s The Gold-Bug.And so I thought what better science kit for this week than Spy Science, which has materials for sending secret messages a number of different ways including codes, invisible […]

Delusions Spring Eternal

While George Bush basically figured out that Middle East Peace is an illusion, Mr. Obama promises to go at it full bore. Mr. Obama says: “It will be the policy of my administration to actively and aggressively seek a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians, as well as between Israel and its Arab neighbors,” […]

There is nothing more tragic than an unwanted rat

As someone who has struggled with unwanted rodents on numerous occasions, I was quite fascinated by the apparent legal precedent being set here: WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) – A Providence man is in trouble after he abandoned nearly 300 rats on the side of the road. The man, Toby Duffany, pleaded no contest to animal abandonment […]

The Great Emancipator

What people really thought of Lincoln: “We show our sympathy with slavery by emancipating slaves where we cannot reach them and holding them in bondage where we can set them free.” – Lincoln’s Secretary of State, William Seward and: “The principle (of the Proclamation) is not that a human being cannot justly own another, but […]

Make Them Love Us

Mr. Obama has given the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, a new mandate. Make the world love us. Hillary Rodham Clinton is taking control of the State Department with a mandate from President Barack Obama to step up diplomatic efforts and restore the nation’s tattered image abroad. Her appointment, confirmed by the Senate and sealed […]