Wombat Attack

Wombats mostly come at night ...mostly.

"Oh, Tara" | Tara Reid-whale shark confusion

An inebriated Tara Reid, star of Sharknado, discusses whale sharks. Best part of the video: Ian Zeiring’s face as Tara talks …about whatever it is she’s talking about. I’m sure it made sense to her. [via: Buzzfeed]

This Week’s Sign the Robot Apocalypse is Upon Us

Robot plant learns to grow like a real plant. [via: NewScientist]

Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared

Reddit and the internets are buzzing over this bizarre and utterly disturbing Becky Sloan & Joseph Pelling animated short. Is it a deep political statement about the Illuminati-controlled monopoly over media that influences the way in which our children are conditioned to think? Or is it just something Becky & Joe cooked up after a really really REALLY bad mushroom trip?

There are certainly a lot of people out there offering their opinions in blogs and forums … But why don’t you be the judge?

"I’m Too High For This Shit" | Scooby Doo Dreams

In the “I’m Too High For This Shit” clip of the year, Scooby Doo dreams of the Black Lodge, the little man from another place and the Anunnaki.

Boston Bombing: What You Aren’t Being Told

I’m not ready to jump on board with everything that is put forward in this video by “StormCloudsGathering.” It’s a good video outlining some facts that give cause to believe that what happened in Boston was a “staged” event. But my gut instinct tells me that there is another element in play in regard to the Boston Bombing. An element that nobody else anywhere is discussing: that of the possible roll of an organized crime syndicate.

Such a syndicate could easily have been working either in collaboration or against the Massachusetts state or Boston city governments in the ever-continuing realm of clandestine city “politics,” be it at-war-with-group-xyz or working in-conjunction-with-group-abc. Everyone is all too quick to just assume this has to be either a terrorist plot or a “false flag operation.” It could be those things, sure. I am at the point now where I cannot believe the narratives that are told to me in the media - ever. I’d love to, but I just can’t. So I am fully open to the idea of a staged event being the case. But I don’t think it is as likely. Here is why, consider this…

First of all men on rooftops are not anything abnormal in situations like a Boston marathon - this is something this video shows as one of its reasons to believe a “False Flag Op,” was at play. Now If I want to give the American government (be it at the federal, state or city level) the benefit of the doubt … something I rarely do … I might be inclined to say: “Well, perhaps there was a disagreement between the city and certain “criminal interests” over how the pie gets cut - and knowing that something could be in the works in the form of a retaliatory hit CRAFT Inc. was contracted by the city as outside, added, professional security.” This would explain why they’re on the ground and in the area - even on the roofs. The federal government, being the shrewd, manipulative cunt farm that it is would not have then been behind these attacks - but instead - as they are trained to do in their fancy Machiavellian colleges on how to govern and run the nation - jumped on the golden opportunity the unplanned tragedy presented to them to pass shady laws under the radar of a distracted press and a who-gives-a-shit public.

Why do I suspect organized crime has a roll in this incident? Do I have any extra insider knowledge other than what the media says? No, not at all. All I am saying is that from a very rudimentary looking at the events and who was involved there are classic hallmarks of an organized crime element being involved:

(1) The older brother was a boxer. Guess what… boxers hang around with gangsters. It’s what they do since time forgot.

(2) The older brother has been linked to the FBI for years. Guess who the FBI keeps tabs on: gangsters and their known associates.

(3) They were otherwise normal Chechen-Russian Americanized immigrants. Chechens have no ideological beef with the U.S. - When it comes to Chechnya the U.S. is very hands off for the most part (so is my understanding of it anyway, please correct me if I’m wrong). Yes I understand they were Muslim - but that’s not as relevant as the media now is portraying it to be. Believe it or not there is such a thing as secular Muslims. I know it’s hard for middle America to comprehend this, but it’s true. Most of them are from former Soviet block nations in fact, because Soviet Russia was an atheist regime - remember?

(4) There is something called the Italian mafia, the Japanese yakuza and, ready for it?, the Russian mob. They do exist and they do bad things. Can you guess which one would have been in play if my imagined scenario has some threads of truth to it?

(5) Did you see the track suit pants that dead guy was wearing in the street the night of all the shoot outs? Track suit pants and no shirt, that’s vintage gangster get-up there.

So just doing this kind of simple math could lead someone to think hey, maybe there is a connection. But it’s just too damn tempting to turn this into a terror plot for the media isn’t it? FOX News is spending all week discussing how we should most certainly do away with the constitution in this case to persecute the captured assailant - ignoring the horrible precedent it sets.

The Boston police, National Guard and whoever else was on the ground in the days after the bombing did not act like they were being manipulated by people who knew EVERYTHING that was going on. What you saw rolling through Watertown last week looked like a small panicked army. Small PUBLIC armies (which is what they were) cost money, not something states have a lot of these days - and when you look at how overboard they went in rolling out the lost Roman legion of Massachusetts considering that all they were looking for was a 19-yr-old kid. It makes you wonder just what the potentially unknown elements were; because after everyone is done celebrating and chanting “USA USA,” the taxpayers of Mass. are going to be left with a big bill to pay. Just what they need, right?

We’re told the FBI was coordinating what was going on in last week in Massachusetts, and I can buy that, but the FBI doesn’t have secret unlimited budgets like other government bodies do. And the FBI, for all of the good work they do, has been known to leave taxpayers holding the bag for their actions before. So it’s real great to know that we as a nation will stop at no length to capture criminals - especially when the FBI is on the case, because they too have an unlimited budget despite it not being secret … meaning I guess it won’t just be Mass. taxpayers footing that bill after all, but all of us. “USA! USA! We’re Number 1! America! Fuck Yeah!!” But was this all done for a False Flag Op? It just doesn’t seem to me as likely.

By the way - are all the celebrities, well-wishers, media moguls & personalities, uber athletes on board with the dog and pony show we’re left with in the aftermath going to help chip in to pay for the tab the tax-payers are now left with? Are Neil Diamond and iTunes going to chip in a percentage of “Sweet Caroline’s” new-found marketability to the cause? Don’t hold your breath.

ANYWAY, …when you consider that the former and current ex-Soviet block nations and republics like Chechnya are suspected hiding places of hundreds of missing suitcase-nukes after the collapse in 1991 - even I was thinking last week, if these guys are Chechens and there is more carnage to come, what other kinds of materials might they have? If I was thinking this, I’m almost positive the American government, FBI and CIA was as well … hence the frenzied actions, martial law and the militarized police swarming in Watertown.

Well, that’s the rosiest picture I can paint of those events - I guess I’ve just seen one too many movies to think I know what could have happened other than what we’re being told. I don’t exactly expect it to make anyone feel better - because although my fantasy crime syndicate scenario exonerates the government from being guilty of a False Flag Op it does implicate them in dealings with organized criminal elements. Either way, what we see in this video is not a good thing and it should be kept in mind that seeing tanks at work in suburban American streets is never anything we should be proud of. Whatever the truth is - I can guarantee this: we will never know it.

CISPA Sponsor Can’t Keep His Story Straight About NSA’s Access To Your Data

by Mike Masnick | Apr. 10, 2013 | techdirt.com

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From the also WTF? politico department…

CISPA’s sponsors are doing the same thing they did last year when confronted with serious opposition to a terrible bill: they start lying about it.

First, they released a "fact vs. myth" sheet about the bill that was so ridiculously misleading that the EFF had to pick apart nearly every dubious claim. A big part of this is trying to hide the fact that the bill has very broad definitions that will make it much easier for the NSA to get access to private data. No one has claimed that this automatically allows the NSA to do full “surveillance” via CISPA, but that’s what CISPA’s supporters pretend critics have said, so they can fight back against the strawman.

What’s incredible is that the statements from CISPA’s supporters are, themselves, quite contradictory. Take, for example, the hilarious statements from CISPA sponsor Mike Rogers to Politico, in which he seeks to "fire back" at critics who worry about CISPA being used by the NSA. Read his comments carefully, and you’ll see that he goes from saying that the NSA won’t have anything to do with it, to saying that the definitions are broad (so that maybe the NSA will have something to do with it) to then saying that the NSA is the best at this, so it should be able to use CISPA to get access to private information. All within a matter of a few sentences.

Here’s the full bit from Rogers: “I don’t know where they get that. It doesn’t say that in the bill. NSA is not authorized to monitor; this is not a surveillance bill. If you read the bill — I encourage those privacy groups to actually read the bill — you won’t find that in the bill. … We’re agnostic on how the government would form [an info-sharing regime]; some want DHS, some want others. We thought, let’s be agnostic on that portion so you get the right regime. But if you don’t have the capability of the NSA, taking that information from the Iranians and the North Koreans and others, and allowing that to get back into the system, it’s worthless. And if you want the gold-standard protection from cyberattacks, the NSA has to be at least somewhere. They don’t have to get it, they don’t have to be the lead in it, but they’re the ones that have the capability for overseas collection.”

So, basically, it’s all an overstatement that the NSA might get access to your data… er… I mean, we don’t actually specify, so we’ll let the federal government make its own decisions later when its outside of public scrutiny and… oh yeah, of course we want the NSA to have access to the data, because they’re “the gold-standard.”

That’s not going to put the privacy concerns to rest, now, is it? Rogers’ problem is that he’s pretending that privacy critics are saying this is an ongoing “surveillance” bill, rather than one where the NSA can get access to private data. As far as I know, none of the privacy groups protesting CISPA have made that claim of it being a surveillance bill. They’re just worried about how CISPA destroys (literally, wipes out) any privacy protections for companies handing private info over to the government. Basically, the end of his statement exactly confirms the concerns raised by privacy advocates, even as he pretends that it disproves them. Incredible.

Meanwhile, aren’t reporters supposed to push back on bogus claims from politicians, rather than just restating them as fact? *Sigh*

Separately, Rogers’ own statements contradict that “fact vs. myth” statement that his staff put out. In that statement, the House Intelligence Committee argue that there aren’t any problems with “broad” definitions in the bill. And yet, here he clearly talks about how they’re “agnostic” on how the program plays out. That’s exactly the kind of “broad” issues that people are concerned about.

You Don’t “Own” Your Own GenesResearchers Raise Alarm about Loss of Individual “Genomic Liberty” Due to Gene Patents That May Impact the Era of Personalized Medicine.Humans don’t “own” their own genes, the cellular chemicals that define who they are and what diseases they might be at risk for. Through more than 40,000 patents on DNA molecules, companies have essentially claimed the entire human genome for profit, report two researchers who analyzed the patents on human DNA. Their study, published March 25 in the journal Genome Medicine, raises an alarm about the loss of individual “genomic liberty.” 
“If these patents are enforced, our genomic liberty is lost,” says Dr. Mason, an assistant professor of physiology and biophysics and computational genomics in computational biomedicine at the Institute for Computational Biomedicine at Weill Cornell. “Just as we enter the era of personalized medicine, we are ironically living in the most restrictive age of genomics. You have to ask, how is it possible that my doctor cannot look at my DNA without being concerned about patent infringement?” (Source: weill.cornell.edu)

You Don’t “Own” Your Own Genes

Researchers Raise Alarm about Loss of Individual “Genomic Liberty” Due to Gene Patents That May Impact the Era of Personalized Medicine.

Humans don’t “own” their own genes, the cellular chemicals that define who they are and what diseases they might be at risk for. Through more than 40,000 patents on DNA molecules, companies have essentially claimed the entire human genome for profit, report two researchers who analyzed the patents on human DNA. Their study, published March 25 in the journal Genome Medicine, raises an alarm about the loss of individual “genomic liberty.” 

“If these patents are enforced, our genomic liberty is lost,” says Dr. Mason, an assistant professor of physiology and biophysics and computational genomics in computational biomedicine at the Institute for Computational Biomedicine at Weill Cornell. “Just as we enter the era of personalized medicine, we are ironically living in the most restrictive age of genomics. You have to ask, how is it possible that my doctor cannot look at my DNA without being concerned about patent infringement?” (Source: weill.cornell.edu)

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The Human Test, vol. 2

Mother of God… I’m a failure. I’m not even going to bother trying vol. 1.

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The world’s most ridiculous rope swing ever.

When you consider the unpredictable nature of any swing’s trajectory what goes on in this video is pretty crazy. But god damn, what a rush it must be.

Yet Marijuana/Cannabis, according to the DEA’s website, is a Schedule I Controlled Substance:
Substances in this schedule have no currently accepted medical use in the United States, a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision, and a high potential for use under medical supervision, and a high potential for abuse.
Yet the U.S. government patents it stating: “Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. 
This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.”
Info on: PATENT #6630507

Yet Marijuana/Cannabis, according to the DEA’s website, is a Schedule I Controlled Substance:

Substances in this schedule have no currently accepted medical use in the United States, a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision, and a high potential for use under medical supervision, and a high potential for abuse.

Yet the U.S. government patents it stating: “Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism.

This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.”

Info on: PATENT #6630507

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It’s Mr. Spock singing the Bilbo Baggins song…

deal with it.

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