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The easier to fool me

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters.

Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.

Both wives lost their children while living in the White House.

Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.

Both were shot in the head.

Lincoln’s secretary, Kennedy, warned him not to go to the theatre.
Kennedy’s secretary, Lincoln, warned him not to go to Dallas.

Both were assassinated by Southerners.

Both were succeeded by Southerners.

Both successors were named Johnson.

Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

John Wilkes Booth was born in 1839.
Lee Harvey Oswald was born in 1939.

Both assassins were known by their three names.

Both names are comprised of fifteen letters

Booth ran from the theater and was caught in a warehouse.
Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater.

Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.


Cops are still on the rampage

Police in Houston Perform a body cavity search on two women in bikinis.

When does it end?

no protection from search and seizure

The 4th Amendment of the constitution:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

when will we be here?

Alcohol used to be illegal and at that time pot was totally legal, now its the reverse. These things just go in and out of fashion I guess. (link)

WTF is going on in Istanbul? Here’s a personal account. (link)

Liam Neeson hates kids. (link)

Isn’t it weird that six corporations control 90% of the media in the U.S.? That means six companies control almost everything on television, radio, cable and everything on the news. We the people are either the slumbering giants or the lost sheep heading to the slaughter. (link)

You can’t worship without an alter. (link)

I guess people don’t want to get involved because no good deed goes unpunished. 1 in a 1000 people would die from the flu. Now 1 in a 1000 die from red meat. (link)

The New England Journal of Medicine takes a look at 200 years of patterns of permanent endings. (link)

When it rains this much, Subway rats start riding the trains. (link)

The answer. (link) What’s the question?

non-stormy news

Today in Irony – The root of most of your self pity is your parent’s “poor me” atitude, ’cause its always their fault? lol.

Groovy new Indie movies make me smile.

Rare photos of iconic bastids. Yea that’s right, I just called Ghandi a bastid!

Quitting smoking is one of the hardest things to do and this guy almost blew his face off in the attempt.

Grammar mistakes and how you too can be an insufferable know-it-all.

Specialized schools are tough to get into, especially if you are Black, Hispanic or poor.

It can’t be science fiction if its real, but what happens when the police start operating drones?

Pissed off consumers now have a place to vent AND be ignored. My personal favorite is “Time Warner Cable doesn’t care”. Did you really need a post for that?

The guy on TV who “catches predators” live, was caught on video cheating on his wife. You would think of all people he knew how to be discreet.

The problem with trying to keep track of corporate criminals and bad landlords is that everything is done via proxy, i.e. a shell LLC. company, and can easily be changed. Accountability once again is a myth as long as you know how to play the system. You try putting an LLC behind bars, I double dog dare you!!

Why you shouldn’t yell “fire” on a crowded internet. The age of misinformation is upon us.

Sometimes that false information can ruin someone’s life forever.

Well its better to have a laugh than to pout and cry and wonder why. Here’s a few texts from an english bulldog. 🙂

Change the world with silliness

Apparently Mondays are not worse than any other day of the week, we are all just lazy. This is how British scientists spend all of their grant money and expect us to believe that Mondays are “unfairly singled out”. I say to thee NAY!!

This is the internet version of “pull my finger” but much much cooler.

Nancy Wake was a tough woman in WWII who fought Nazi’s, and was quoted as saying, “I don’t see why we women should just wave our men a proud goodbye and then knit them balaclavas.” They don’t make them like that anymore.

Raul Castro is willing to hold talks with the United States after 50 years without any diplomatic ties.

People always talk about downloading music hurting the artist but its actually the record company that owns the recordings and the artist only sometimes owns the song. Def Leppard is actually re-recording a bunch of their hits, probably because they are too lazy to go on tour again, but still its their songs and they should be able to cash in on it.

Do you sometimes feel your phone vibrate and take it out but it was just all in your mind? Yup, you are losing your mind.

Turn on, tune in, drop out

My mind just keeps going back to this Joe Stack story. As a total news junkie American living in a post-9/11 world when I heard about an airplane flying into a building in Texas my Spidey-sense lit up. Then it was reported to be intentional and not an accident which piqued my interest. As I watched this story unfold via different news sites I watched it climb the ladder of relevant news. Then as the investigation hit critical mass the story broke that the Pilot, Joe Stack, was angry at the IRS and even had a “manifesto”. He was an American citizen, angry at the Federal Government, specifically the IRS and decided that “I’m hardly the first one to decide I have had all I can stand”. So he flew an airplane into an IRS building. Once that news broke agencies realized they had a serious hot potato issue on their hands and they didn’t want to ignite copycat radicals, so the story was buried across the board. Within 24 hours a little blip on the news cycle became a major headline and then an albatross. But this man, Joe Stack did exist. I don’t think he was trying to hurt “people” I think he had “had enough” and was trying to make a point. The media can try to shut pandora’s box but I don’t think he will be the last.

In an age when people are making careers out of causing conflict we don’t need more cultural isolationists, bigots or hypocrites. Politicians on both sides of the isle are not only lying to citizens, but are lining their pockets with lobbyist money from companies that do not have citizen’s best interests in mind. This is not new and this is not news. This is not a “who wants to push the cart/ ride in the cart” point I am trying to make. My point is as long as people are distracted and maintain outrage over he said/she said the general plundering of American middle class wealth is happening right out in the open. The stick up comes in the form of hiked up interest rates, fine print loop holes, legal gridlocks and federal tax oppression from which the average citizen has no defense, because even educating yourself about these pitfalls won’t save you from them.

We need to find some sort of pause button because the plundering of American capital has snowballed past the point of reason. Terrorist. Revolutionary. Fanatic. I think this was just the first shot.

The Insane Manifesto of Austin Texas Crash Pilot Joseph Andrew Stack

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