ITWASSOOTED: September 2005

Friday, September 30, 2005

Chavez: Venezuela Moves Reserves to Europe

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela has moved its central bank foreign reserves out of U.S. banks, liquidated its investments in U.S. Treasury securities and placed the funds in Europe, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Friday.

"We've had to move the international reserves from U.S. banks because of the threats," from the U.S., Chavez said during televised remarks from a South American summit in Brazil.

To bad the bank he moved them to is the same guys bank just in another country
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10 Mind-Numbingly Stupid Quotes by Tom DeLay

Stupid Tom DeLay Quotes

From Daniel Kurtzman,

Your Guide to Political Humor.

10 Mind-Numbingly Stupid Quotes by Tom DeLay

1) "So many minority youths had volunteered…that there was literally no room for patriotic folks like myself." --Tom DeLay, explaining at the 1988 GOP convention why he and vice presidential nominee Dan Quayle did not fight in the Vietnam War(Source)

2) "Now tell me the truth boys, is this kind of fun?" –Tom Delay, to three young hurricane evacuees from New Orleans at the Astrodome in Houston, Sept. 9, 2005 (Source)

3) "I AM the federal government." –Tom DeLay, to the owner of Ruth's Chris Steak House, after being told to put out his cigar because of federal government regulations banning smoking in the building, May 14, 2003 (Source)
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Caribbean sun Friday freeroll :100.00 prize pool:updated

Not a lot of prize but its dealt hands for free. Its possible to win money in this game.. Even make final table. wooohooo 220 chips with a 97 os in the bb I'll report back after my portion of the game is done..............

ok I'm done I took my chipstack down below 600 brought it back over 2k then with bold moves I had an ace high straight after the turn I bet my pile all in........Well folks there was a floosh ya see and no I wasn't really looking at the board I got flush fooked and didn't even know it......I mean a nut straight on the turn its almost as bad as flopping the gawd damn straight right? Should automatically fold that shit! Next time
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" with sham piety and righteous sputum."

Captain Courageous

By Chris Floyd

09/30/05 "" -- Moscow Times-- Quietly, firmly, relentlessly, the good captain laid out the list of atrocities committed at the order of the enemies of freedom: "Death threats, beatings, broken bones, murder, exposure to elements, extreme forced physical exertion, hostage-taking, stripping, sleep deprivation and degrading treatment." A catalogue of depravity, all of it designed -- with diabolical sophistry -- by self-exalted men cloaking their violent perversions with sham piety and righteous sputum. This was terrorism on a grand scale, chewing up the innocent and guilty alike.

The good man is of course Captain Ian Fishback, the born-again U.S. Army officer who has blown the whistle on the systematic abuse of captives rounded up in President George W. Bush's War on Terror, The New York Times reports. Fishback, frustrated after 17 months of trying to get the atrocities investigated through official channels, finally turned to Human Rights Watch -- and top Republican senators -- seeking redress for the bloody dishonor that Bush has brought upon America. link
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FCC Releases Orders for Internet Backdoor Wiretap Access

by Brendan Coyne (bio)

Sep 29 - Quietly last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a 59-page document outlining new rules forcing broadband internet and voice-over-IP (VoIP) phone service providers to open up their systems to federal, state and local law enforcement officials.

In releasing the rules, the FCC opened up a 30-day public comment period. The regulations, which are planned for implementation in 2007, were decided upon in the beginning of August and made public Friday without a news release or other announcement.

Opponents of the proposed rules argue that the "backdoor" requirements pose the opportunity for privacy rights violations and will be prohibitively expensive for companies and the consumers they will ultimately pass the cost along to. In addition, Internet phone companies allege that the FCC rules are designed to prop up faltering traditional telephone companies, which are losing ground in competition with the relatively versatile and inexpensive VoIP services.

In a statement yesterday, Electronic Freedom Foundation attorney Kurt Opsahl said that "a tech mandate requiring backdoors in the Internet endangers the privacy of innocent people, stifles innovation and risks the Internet as a forum for free and open expression."

Opsahl's organization is a nonprofit electronic privacy advocate that has grown vocal in opposition to increasing government regulation of electronic communications in recent years. The Electronic Freedom Foundation is considering a court challenge to the FCC's proposed rules, the statement noted.

In a related resolution made public Friday, the FCC agreed to incorporate four new principles into its mission, including a deferential guideline stating that "consumers are entitled to run applications and use services of their choice, subject to the needs of law enforcement." Commission members did not expand on the intent of the statement included in the three-page decision.

© 2005 The NewStandard.
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America's Crumbling and Aging Infrastructure

What in Sam fookun hell have our government leaders been doing with our tax dollars if not upgrading our country? If not protecting our country? If not looking after the poor and elderly and frail in our country? Tell me what in the name of Nero has been going on 'round here? You telling me at the expense of upgrading our infrastructure we had to beat back commies? We had to attempt to beat back the Muslim hordes? You telling me we had to build a "star wars" defense shield that probably wont work against a "box cutter"? Good gawd damn every day its another batch of we been had ..........

Mayors' Water Survey Cites Catastrophic Events and Severe Water Shortage in 20 Years; Mayors Say More Attention, Resources Needed to Rebuild; America's Crumbling and Aging Infrastructure

9/30/2005 5:14:00 PM

To: National Desk, Environment Reporter

Contact: Rhonda Spears Bell, 301-651-2126 or; Elena Temple, 202-309-4906 or

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Sept. 30 /U.S. Newswire/ -- On the heels of two devastating hurricanes, The U.S. Conference of Mayors, led by Conference President and Long Beach, California Mayor Beverly O'Neill, along with Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez, Chair of the Conference of Mayors Urban Water Council, released the findings of a National Urban Water Resources Survey today during a press conference in Albuquerque.

The survey of 414 cities, which was conducted prior to the recent hurricanes, sounds the alarm on "everyday" infrastructure problems as well as catastrophic events.

The survey outlines the Mayors' "Top 10" list of water concerns, which include:

1) Aging Water Infrastructure

2) Water Infrastructure Security

3) Water Supply Availability

4) Unfunded Federal Mandates

5) Water Quality of Rivers

6) Flooding

7) Emergency Planning, Storms and Hurricanes

8) Drought Management

9) Regional Conflict over Water Use

10) Water Rights
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Thursday, September 29, 2005

"What could possibly have possessed Secretary Bennett to say those words, "

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /U.S. Newswire/ -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke on the floor of the House this evening in response to comments made yesterday by William Bennett, former Secretary of Education during the Reagan Administration. Below are Pelosi's remarks:

"Mr. Speaker, I rise this evening to express my deep disdain and disgust for comments made yesterday by former Reagan Secretary of Education William Bennett on his radio call-in show. He said: 'You could abort every black baby in this country and your crime rate would go down. That would be an impossible, ridiculous, and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down.'

"These are shameful words. I am appalled to have to say them on the floor of the House of Representatives. Secretary Bennett's comments reflect a narrow-minded spirit that has no place within American discourse. These words do not give credence to the tremendously difficult past that African Americans have endured. These words do not reflect the values of hope and opportunity for the future.

"Secretary Bennett does not reflect mainstream American values, he did not when he was Secretary of Education and he does not now. He did not when he referred to our public education system as a bloated 'blob.' He did not when he suggested beheading as a 'morally plausible' punishment for drug dealers.

"Leaders are called to higher standards than Secretary Bennett has demonstrated. As Americans still feel the pain of two hurricanes, as Americans still reel from questions about the role that race and poverty played in the government response to these devastating hurricanes.

"While the entire Republican Party does not adhere to this statement, some of their policies can certainly be attributed to this line of thinking. Policies that gut Medicaid, underfund public education, and ignore the challenges of working families. Policies that are indicative of a culture of cronyism and a lack of accountability. Americans will not tolerate this divisiveness.

"We must stand sentry against any hint of racism, any indication of injustice, and any moment of intolerance. Now is not the time for divisive comments. Now is the time for coming together. Now is the time for healing.

"What could possibly have possessed Secretary Bennett to say those words, especially at this time? What could he possibly have been thinking? This is what is so alarming about his words.

"I urge President Bush to renounce this statement, and I call on Secretary Bennett to apologize. I encourage my Republican colleagues to join me on the floor to reject these words and to speak for a future of tolerance and equality. I invite Secretary Bennett and other Republicans to join Democrats in creating solutions to national problems and meeting national needs.

"These words are a direct hit at our children. Secretary Bennett is a writer. He knows that words have power. He knows how powerful these particular words are. An apology is definitely in order and a rejection of these remarks is also in order from the President of the United States."
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Judith Miller 7th wife and confidant of Ahmed Chalabi released from jail

New York Times reporter released from jail

New York Times reporter released from jail

06:37 PM CDT on Thursday, September 29, 2005

Knight Ridder Newspapers

WASHINGTON – Judith Miller, the New York Times reporter who has been jailed since July 6 for refusing to identify a source, has been released, The Philadelphia Inquirer has learned.

Miller left an Alexandria, Va. jail at 3:55 p.m., a jail official said.

She was released after she had a telephone conversation with the Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, I. Lewis Libby, sources said. In that conversation, Libby reaffirmed that he had released Miller from a promise of confidentiality more than a year ago, sources said.

The special prosecutor in the case, Patrick Fitzgerald, has sought to compel Miller to reveal her source to a grand jury investigating whether Bush administration officials leaked the name of a CIA covert officer, Valerie Plame.

A 1982 federal law makes it a crime to disclose the name of American covert agents
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Mass graves linked to Reagan/Carter era freedom fighters

By David Brunnstrom

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan police have found mass graves of hundreds of communist troops killed after surrendering to mujahideen forces in the 1980s, a crime in which at least two election candidates are implicated, officials said on Thursday.

The graves were discovered about three weeks ago in Saraqala, a remote part of the southeastern province of Paktika, said a provincial police officer, speaking on condition of anonymity.

"It's believed that these people were killed in 1989," he said. "There was a government brigade that went missing and they captured them. There are at least 300-500 people -- we have counted from their belts, uniforms, boots and bones."


These were army soldiers of the Najibullah regime who surrendered to the mujahideen and then they were killed," he said referring to the Soviet-backed president executed by the Taliban in 1996.

He said there were reports that up to 550 bodies were in the graves.


Mujahideen (Muslim holy warrior) forces overthrew the Soviet-backed government in 1992. The Taliban grew out of these forces and took power in 1996 only to be overthrown by U.S.-led forces in 2001.

the mujahideen were our guys back in 89this from wikipedia The most well-known and feared mujahideen were the various loosely-aligned opposition groups that fought against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan between 1979 and 1989, and then fought against each other in the following civil war. These mujahideen were significantly financed, armed, and trained by the United States (under the presidencies of Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan), Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and China.[1] Reagan referred to these mujahideen as "freedom fighters ... defending principles of independence and freedom that form the basis of global security and stability."

just in case you been in a fox news zone to long I'm just here as a reminder
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New chief justice sworn in

From cnn: Judge John Roberts was today sworn in as 17th Chief Justice of the United States, hours after winning Senate approval with a 78-22 vote. Roberts watched the vote from the Roosevelt Room of the White House. Attention on Capitol Hill is already shifting to who will be nominated to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

and just in time to help decide the Anna Nicole smith case.

THE US Supreme Court said it would hear Anna Nicole Smith's appeal to restore $117 million from the estate of her elderly billionaire husband. The justices agreed to review a US appeals-court ruling that overturned the judge's decision in favour of Smith, the 1993 Playboy Playmate of the Year.
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Russia prepared to pay entire foreign debt to Paris Club ahead of schedule


9/29/2005 10:42

Some of the club members, however, would like Russia to stick to the usual scheme of the debt payment

During the annual Moscow conference "Investments in Russian economy: a key to success" organized by international financial group Brunswick UNS, Russian PM Mikhail Fradkov and Minister of Finance Aleksey Kudrin made several important statements concerning the present economic situation in Russia and perspectives of the nation's economic development. Fradkov, in particular, described the situation in Russian economy as stable and confirmed that the government rejected using resources of the Stabilization Fund as it
may worsen national measures. At the same time he told about the government's plans to simplify and unify the taxation administration procedures. Aleksey Kudrin in his turn assured that the government would be able to stay within the planned limits of inflation this year and highlighted the policy of anticipated payment of foreign debt. He claimed that Russia was ready to pay the remaining debt to Paris Club at single stage, which does not coincide yet with the plans of some of the members of this organization.
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National debt listing

you may have noticed a large number on the links column. That allegedly lists the debt the united states owes. Now this number is put out by the gubmint not a private watchdog group. So this number huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge as it may look may not be the actual debt this united states owes. I read this past week that if you factor in all government debts including these united states its is at or near what's that mean to you and me? Sounds like as a nation we are beholding to someone or something a person or persons unknown. Something is holding title to the country. Does that make any sense when you look around and watch the united states invade and destabilize the foreign lands? Well you got to start somewhere looking for culprits. And gawd damnit people it can't be the Moran in chief hisself. Of course its not, but he makes a great target doesn't he?!
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Plea bargain for analyst who gave information to AIPAC


Pentagon analyst Larry Franklin charged with providing officials in the pro-Israel lobby (AIPAC) with classified defense information, has struck a plea bargain with the prosecution and is expected to testify against the former AIPAC employees in the case. Franklin will enter his guilty plea next Wednesday at the US District court in Alexandria, Virginia.

This latest development in the AIPAC case makes it clear that the main target of the federal investigation are now the two former lobby staffers – Steve Rosen, who was the policy director, and Keith Weissman, the senior Iran analyst. Both were fired from AIPAC last April and were indicted in August by a grand jury on charges of conspiring to receive and transfer classified information.

Reaching a plea bargain with Franklin will enable the federal prosecutors to strengthen their case against Rosen and Weissman by calling Franklin to the stand and having him testify that he had informed the AIPAC staffers that the information he was giving them is classified. This could weaken the AIPAC staffers defense, which is based on the claim they were not aware of the fact that the information they got was classified and that their contacts with Franklin should be seen as common practice for lobbyists in the US capital.

The indictment also mentions the fact that the AIPAC officials were in touch with Israeli diplomats and that they have transferred information they got from Franklin to the Israelis.

thanks wayne madsen report
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Off to work

well maybe I don't need to go yet its only 4:45 a.m. ! No wonder the damn alarm clock never went off, its an hour earlier than I need to be up. Ma went to work early today, she must have left about 3:00 a.m. working over time helping to make up my rain day I guess. Yesterday she was supposed to work over but the company computers failed or some crap. It all runs on computer so when its down you sit and get payed time and a half? I think not.


usually if ma is up before me she will make coffee and me lunch, very nice of her eh?
today no lunch and coffee was still in pot, I'm thinkin wtf happened we out of bread?Well that's when it dawned on me(get it DAWNED, CRACK OF DAWN)BWHAHAHAHA FO if yah don't get it. anyways I am awake now so are you.
now I have time to do a little rearranging in my truck to place a couple of saw horses. There is nothing worse than seeing a fat man bending down to the earth every damn time he needs to cut a piece of steel! No wait there is, its watching the fat man get back to his feet after being down on his knees cutting steel.
I have three sets in the garage one is a slimline version that should lay flat enough to fit in the bed of the truck, the others are bulkier and would need to sit in the back seat, which is getting way to full now. Steel on my leather seats is not good. Think the company would pay to repair the seats if they got damaged hauling tools? Hell fuck no. they are already stained from the ink on the laser case.
my fault i guess for not having a seat cover at all times. the ink may come off who knows.
Building columns today. About 6 blocks closer to home. Apple valley. Somebody else started them for whatever reason they are not finished and I get to finish them woo hooooo. Hope it stays cool outside. Later.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Interview: Michael Parker former chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

This interview appears in the Sept. 30, 2005 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.

Interview: Michael Parker
'We've Had 40 Years of Total Disregard
For the Future--And We're Paying for It'

Michael Parker has been a five-term U.S. Representative from Mississippi, 1989-99; and served as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works (chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) from October 2001 until March 2002. President George W. Bush asked Parker to resign as Army Corps chief because of Parker's public criticism of significant cuts Bush was making to the Army Corps budget for economic infrastructure. Parker was interviewed on Sept. 21 by Richard Freeman, about the disastrous impact of Hurricane Katrina on infrastructure, and the principles for reconstruction.


What we're receiving, is 40 years of total disregard for the future—and we're paying the price. All debt is going to be repaid. It's kind of like going to buy a car, and you borrow the money. Either you're going to pay the notes, or they're going to come and repossess it. But either way, the debt's going to be satisfied. And we're in the same situation in this: We didn't pay the notes.


Parker: I blame everybody: I blame government officials. I blame Democrats and Republicans. I blame the people of this country for allowing it to happen and for electing people that are so shortsighted. I blame myself for not being better at trying to convince people. I blame the environmentalists, for putting limitations in place, knowing full well that we can protect the environment and have an infrastructure that works.

Everybody is at fault in this thing. Everybody.

where have i seen this line?
"I blame myself for not being better at trying to convince people." hmmmmmmmmmmmm?
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US Says Russia Hampering Foreign Investment in Energy Sector

What is meant by hampering?

U.S. officials are calling on Russia to implement reforms
aimed at promoting foreign investment in its energy sector. The officials testified before a Senate panel Tuesday.


"The United States may not become a primary, direct consumer of the oil and natural gas exports from Eurasia. But developing these reserves and bringing them to the world markets is a strategic, geopolitical, economic and energy interest for the United States," said Senator Chuck Hagel, a Nebraska Republican, who chaired the hearing.

is this what he means?

Update 3: Gazprom buys 72.6% in Sibneft for $13 bln - press release

MOSCOW, September 28 (RIA Novosti)-Gazprom and investment group Millhouse Capital have signed an agreement on Russia's natural gas giant buying 72.663% of Sibneft shares from Millhouse in the country's biggest corporate deal.

A joint news release said Wednesday: "The deal is worth $13.091 billion."

Prospect Investment analyst Dmitry Mangelev said: "This is the biggest deal not only in the history of Gazpom, but also Russia."


Gazprom borrowed a record $12 billion from Western banks last week to finance the Sibneft deal. Three banks - ABN AMRO, Dresdner Kleinwort, and Wassterstein - led the negotiations on the deal and have been joined as underwriters by Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse.

these must not be western enough banks?
business just means making money for investors right? It has zero to do with any national interests
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Scott Ritter playing the blame game again

via: informationclearinghouse
The coup that wasn't

Scott Ritter, reveals how the CIA plotted to use a UN weapons inspection to overthrow the Iraqi regime - and how fiasco turned to tragedy when it failed

By Scott Ritter

09/28/05 "" --The Guardian -- 'This is big, Scott," Moshe Ponkovsky said. "We don't share this with anyone." Israel's military intelligence was already assisting us at Unscom (the United Nations Special Commission, which ran the UN's weapons inspections programme in Iraq) by scrutinising the "take" from the American U-2 spy-plane flights over Iraq. It had proved an unorthodox but fruitful relationship for Unscom: the Israeli analysts had proved far superior to the CIA's. But what I was now proposing to the Israelis was a dramatic expansion of this intelligence-sharing.

I was asking Lieutenant Colonel Ponkovsky and his colleagues to accept tapes from a secret Unscom-British communications eavesdropping operation that we were planning in Baghdad itself. The Israelis would process the data (ie, break any codes or ciphers the Iraqis might be using, and translate), and analyse them to determine if there was anything useful for Unscom's mandate of disarming Iraq.

It was an ambitious, and possibly dangerous, project, but I had the backing of Unscom's senior executives - its chairman, the Swedish diplomat Rolf Ekéus, his American deputy, state department official Charles Duelfer, and Russian arms control expert Nikita Smidovich. By the end of January 1996, the scheme was falling into place: Ponkovsky told me that his boss, director of military intelligence General Ya'alon, had given authorisation. Just one part of the jigsaw puzzle was missing: with Britain providing the intercept team, and Israel doing the analysis, that just left the Americans.

Earlier that month, Duelfer had handed me a paper from the CIA containing a series of questions about Unscom's communications intercept plan. Until then, the CIA had been disdainful of Unscom as a tool for intelligence-gathering, but now they were getting interested. Not that I knew it at the time, but the hidden agenda was regime change.

Steve Richter, the head of the CIA's Near East Division, had decided that the CIA would extend a helping hand - as long as they could exploit Unscom's work to further its plans for a coup against Saddam Hussein. This newfound enthusiasm for Unscom was only confirmed when the CIA saw how weapons inspectors were increasingly gaining access to some of the most sensitive sites in Iraq, including bases belonging to the Special Republican Guard - Saddam's personal bodyguard.

The CIA coup plan went like this: if Unscom inspections could somehow be used to trigger a crisis, that would create a pretext for a US military attack against the Special Republican Guard, then Saddam's personal security force could be decapitated. This would clear the way for the plotters, led by Mohammad Abdullah al-Shawani, a former commander of Iraqi Special Forces who had defected to Amman in Jordan and been recruited by the CIA, to make their move.
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French oil workers strike

did gas prices need another reason to go up?

By Marguerita Choy

PARIS (Reuters) - Strikers have shut France's biggest refinery, are blockading its southern refining hub and threatening to close Total's French plants -- all at a time when consumer nations are crying out for fuel.

The action comes when a dozen U.S. refineries remain shut after Hurricane Rita and plants across the northern hemisphere should be cranking up heating oil output ahead of winter.

Total (TOTF.PA: Quote, Profile, Research) is Europe's largest oil refiner, produces half of France's gasoline and heating oil and is a leading supplier of fuel to the United States.
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Tom DeLay indicted on one conspiracy count, steps down as majority leader

WASHINGTON (AP)- A Texas grand jury on Wednesday charged Rep. Tom DeLay and two political associates with conspiracy in a campaign finance scheme, an indictment that could force him to step down as House majority leader.

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay

DeLay attorney Steve Brittain said DeLay was accused of a criminal conspiracy along with two associates, John Colyandro, former executive director of a Texas political action committee formed by DeLay, and Jim Ellis, who heads DeLay's national political committee.

The indictment against the second-ranking, and most assertive Republican leader came on the final day of the grand jury's term. It followed earlier indictments of a state political action committee founded by DeLay and three of his political associates.

The grand jury action is expected to have immediate consequences in the House, where DeLay is largely responsible for winning passage of the Republican legislative program. House Republican Party rules require leaders who are indicted to temporarily step aside from their leadership posts.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 Posted: 1731 GMT (0131 HKT)

Rep. Tom DeLay stepped down Wednesday as House majority leader.

(CNN) -- Rep. Tom DeLay said Wednesday that he will step aside as House majority leader after a Texas grand jury indicted him on a conspiracy charge.
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Timeline:Takedown of FEMA,Disaster Planning

More on the FEMA disaster from another source, hey it aint David Ickies:

When the Bush-Cheney Administration took office in 2001 with a ideological determination to downsize and privatize much of the programs and services provided by the Federal government, one of its targets was the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It was almost universally acknowledged at that time, that FEMA had been transformed into one of the best-functioning government agencies during the Clinton Administration.
FEMA was established in 1979, and during the Cold War period of the 1980s, its focus was narrowed from natural disasters, to a potential nuclear attack and related continuity-of-government functions. As a result, FEMA was unable to respond quickly and adequately to East Coast hurricanes in 1989 and 1992. But after this, as even the Wall Street Journal noted in a major report Aug. 16, 2004, the Clinton Administration revitalized FEMA, and its broadened approach "turned FEMA into an agency widely regarded as one of the government's most effective." What the Journal failed to acknowledge, was that it was strong Presidential leadership and support for FEMA's mission, that made the process work.
This timeline shows what has happened to FEMA's role and its unique capabilities since 2001, and provides the backdrop for the events described in the first timeline.

FEMA Made Inoperative

By Bush/Cheney Agenda

by Mary Jane Freeman

New Orleans emergency official Terry Ebbert called the Bush Administration's response to Hurricane Katrina's assault "a national disgrace." On the morning of Aug. 31, at the New Orleans Superdome, he warned that the slow evacuation there had become an "incredibly explosive situation," and he complained bitterly that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was not offering enough help: "This is a national emergency. This is a national disgrace. FEMA has been here three days, yet there is no command and control...."
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rude pundit cleans it up for? the masses?

i really dig the rude pundit , but when they get serious they clean it up for kiddies?fuck that. he must be looking for the "mainsteam" audience. still a good bit of digging on his part thanks crooks and liars for the direction.

FEMA's Long-Term "Strategic Plans" - My, How They've Changed:
So apparently, under James Lee Witt in 1997 and then under Michael Brown's college roommate and boss, Joe Allbaugh, in 2002, FEMA laid out two very different long-term plans for how the agency was to improve and how its success was to be measured. What becomes evident is a stark contrast between the Clinton-era emphasis on saving people and communities as goals in and of themselves and how the Bush administration's FEMA sees itself as serving "customers."........
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Who are the rumor mongers?

I see the blognation are filling up with stories on the unsubstantiated rumors or mass killings rapes and shootings in NOLA.

well no shit. Come on freezers full of dead bodies in the convention center, gangs raping wilding etc.... Armed thugs shooting at would be rescuerers. keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeefuckinraist none of those things made sense when I saw them being reported. And most of them where later refuted. Today on NPR its a story hullabaloo has a couple Eschaton has some.

my question is who does this type of reporting and why? Is it by accident or design?
is it part of the feed them terror op that seems to be going on constantly since 9/11(the day the earth changed).Is it really the thirst for news any news at all times, trying to scoop the other guy? I think not I mean its a fookun hurricane what the fuck needs to be embellished about that?
why make shit up about a disaster when by its very nature it has all the ingredients the fucked up masses need for infotainment?
where I live I hear too much about "let them fend for themselves" "they weren't working anyways" "its pretty dark down there" more racists than I care to mention. I think that has been caused to be brought out to the for by reporting such as we have seen. I'm not sure I can believe its by accident. Hey it could be a natural progression of disasters. But I fucking doubt it. any body have an opinion? comments welcome.........
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Rain day

Drove 100 miles this morning to eat breakfast,WHAT A COUNTRY! I had a ham and cheese omelet that was terrible and a dirty coffee cup. Sent the cup back to be cleaned ate half the omelet. 5 of us went to Perkins to talk about tapers, don't know why it revolved around tapers but they seem to be the most noteworthy in our conversation today. I can't really go into details except to say glitter was mentioned anus bleaching, and the Brad Pitt of tapers. Mostly inane blabber. Oh and Brian has a new tattoo I found this out by pushing him out of my way and when he whimpered at me I asked why so fragile. He hadda show it off. It was some scribbly oriental looking border around his earlier tat of his wife's name 300.00 priceless.

I told him I liked his Budweiser tattoo better
he said "all the rednecks like that one". hahahaha very funny little freak.

rain on metro freeways makes them almost impassable not because there is flooding . But because we are imbiciles in cars with everything in our cars except attention spans. oooooooh boy I can't wait for winter to start.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Who Lost New Orleans?

Ernest Partridge, Co-Editor
The Crisis Papers
September 21, 2005

“If some people are foolish enough to live below sea level, or in flood plains, or in earthquake zones, why should the rest of us bail them out when an expected disaster strikes?”

It’s an old complaint revived, of course, by the catastrophe visited upon the Gulf states by Hurricane Katrina. It states, in effect, that the citizens of New Orleans and other devastated communities in the region are have only themselves to blame for their misfortune.

Similarly, prudent individuals will not chose to live alongside great rivers like the Mississippi, or along active tectonic zones (i.e., the entire Pacific coast), or in eastern cities such as New York, which attract terrorists, or in the St. Louis/Memphis region, the site of the New Madrid earthquake of 1812 – the most violent US earthquake in recorded history . I guess we should all pack up and move to Kansas instead.

Oh wait! They have tornadoes, don’t they?

Who is Responsible for New Orleans’ Safety?

The free-market absolutist libertarian right proclaims, in Ayn Rand’s words, that “there is no such entity as .. ‘the public’ ... only a number of individual men.” (Rand: “The Objectivist Ethics”). Thus the optimal society emerges “automatically,” through an unregulated free market, from the self-serving economic activity of individuals and families.

By extension, apologists for the Bush Administration’s neglect of the pre-Katrina safety and the post-Katrina recovery seem to be telling us that “there is no such entity as ‘the nation,’ there are only states and ‘regions,’ whose responsibility it is to look after their own safety and recovery.

This policy is articulated in an e-mail of uncertain origin that I received last week, which states a now-familiar cop-out of the Bush-defense team:

In case you aren’t familiar with how our government is supposed to work: the chain of responsibility for the protection of the citizens of New Orleans is:

1. The Mayor of New Orleans
2. The New Orleans director of Homeland Security.
3. The Governor of Louisiana
4. The [Secretary] of Homeland Security.
5. The President of the United States.
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My friend gets a new camera

gawd I hope she doesn't keep showing these ............ I can't afford a new camera and I'll just have to have one!
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Iraq on the record

Cleaning out bookmark I clicked on a mark called
Iraq on the record a username and password prompt came up from sun one web server. Now I don't have a fookun password never did
when you cancel the prompt it redirects you to the house/.Gov or some such shit. Anyways as I'm wont to do when a link doesn't work I wayback it too see if its been completely destroyed. Well this one wasn't and its a great site from Henry Waxman with a searchable database of bush cabal lies on Iraq I saved the file for future reference maybe I'll put them on disks and leave them laying around town. I might title them spring break babes to get people to pick them up and open them.......
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U.S. Assassinates Puerto Rican Independence Figure

By Bill Van Auken

09/27/05 ."WSW" -- -- The fatal September 23 shooting of Puerto Rican nationalist leader Filiberto Ojeda Rios represents an act of state terror and cold-blooded murder by the US government. It is one more proof that in the name of a “global war on terrorism,” Washington has arrogated to itself the right to conduct political assassinations and act as judge, jury and executioner against opponents of US policies and interests.

Aged 72, Ojeda Rios was the leader of the Boricua Popular Army, also known as the Macheteros, a group that advocated independence for Puerto Rico. He was wanted on charges that he had participated in the planning of a 1983 Wells Fargo armored car robbery in Hartford, Connecticut, in which $7.1 million was taken. A fugitive for 15 years since fleeing house arrest in 1990, he was sentenced in absentia to 55 years in jail.

Ojeda Rios was alone with his wife in their home in the rural southwestern Puerto Rican municipality of Hormigueros, near the city of Mayagüez, when scores of FBI agents stormed his property, unleashing a rain of bullets. According to reports, at least 100 armed agents were involved, backed by helicopters and a squad of military sharpshooters brought to the island from Virginia
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Al-Qaida debuts Internet `newscast`

a ski mask? on the "anchorman"?
i think this is the video file
it wouldn't play on my machine so beware if you click it

are we sure this isn't karen hughes in middle east working for karl and rummy?

ROME, Italy (UPI) -- A masked man claiming to speak for al-Qaida has produced a 16-minute Internet video 'newscast' praising Iraqi insurgents and Palestinians.

Monday`s broadcast was first reported by the Italian Adnkonos news agency from Dubai, which said the program was called 'Voice of the Caliphate.'

The news reader, wearing a black ski mask and ammunition belt, said the program would appear weekly. The man sat with a copy of the Koran beside him, and a rifle affixed to a tripod was pointed at the camera, The Washington Post reported.the rest
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Is there a coin flip when the blame game can officially commence?

keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeefuckinraist I listen to the Arabian horse Dr. Ex-fema-brown today on the radio what a mealy mouthed c*cksucker. I'm sure this is the type of guy that I would have fired the second day on the job or made him cry and quit on his own. I take umbridge with every fucking statement out of your head you arsehole.....

Brown Shifts Blame for Katrina Response

By LARA JAKES JORDAN, Associated Press Writer
37 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - An angry Michael Brown blamed the Louisiana governor, the New Orleans mayor and even the Bush White House that appointed him for the dismal response to Hurricane Katrina in a fiery appearance Tuesday before Congress. In response, lawmakers alternately lambasted and mocked the former FEMA director.

House members' scathing treatment of Brown, in a hearing stretching nearly six and a half hours, underscored how he has become an emblem of the deaths, lingering floods and stranded survivors after the Aug. 29 storm.
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Spaghetti Tuesday

Tuesday used to be spaghetti Tuesday in our house, everyday for I bet 5-6 years we had spaghetti on Tuesday come hell or high water. People we know, relatives would drop by and they knew it was spaghetti Tuesday we would feed any body that came around . Some days we had extra which made my lunch on Wednesday spaghetti Wednesday. Even guys I worked with would say when they seen my lunch on Wednesday "oh hey it was spaghetti Tuesday huh" I'd answer "yeah just the three of us last night so I get some today"and back onto filling my face with noodles.
now some days one of us would get home early or have the day off and that day you might get an actual meatball. I'm still champion meatball maker in our house. Even giving out my secrets nobody here has the knack, or maybe I left out part of the secrets? I'm leaning on nobody here has the knack I do.
but most of those 300-350 Tuesdays it was just crushed up doctored ground meat. I say doctored because that's what my people called it,"here dad you doctor up the meat" "yeah so it doesn't tasted like boil in a box" is what id say.
now we are not Italians (not that there is anything wrong with Italians) but we dig noodles and sauce nonetheless any kind noodle any kind sauce, almost.
this habit started one day while I was lounging about watching TV and a commercial came on about I think it was prince macaroni? Any how the voice over goof is saying that in such and such a neighborhood Tuesday is prince macaroni day. Well now I say why not we can have that right here in our little neighborhood me my wife and our new boy. And so the legend of spaghetti Tuesday was born in our little household.
now somewhere around I Dunne maybe one of my bouts with imbicility it got lost. We still practice the ritual but not as fervently as in past years

today we are havin pork chops beans and rice..........
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I have no idea, but here is what happens when you have google at your disposal 24/7. Enjoy

"How EINSTEIN Arrived at E=MC2"

Dear Friend:

Most people think Einstein was a genius. Even though he did poorly in school, it is generally assumed that Einstein became a genius later on. It's also widely believed that he used superior intellect and complex mathematical reasoning to finally arrive at E=MC2.

The truth about Einstein is altogether different. Even though he was pretty smart, his accomplishments didn't come from a wildly superior intellect. He didn't arrive at his famous equation by complex mathematical reasoning. In fact, he didn't use mathematical or scientific reasoning at all!

If Einstein didn't arrive at E=MC2 by mathematical or scientific reasoning, how did he get there? The answer is very simple...

He made it up!

That's right. He took a wild stab. He guessed. He made it all up! Without any proof, evidence, or scientific reasoning, he just woke up one day and said "It's got to be so." Then, in 1905, he published his "discovery" in a three-paged article in an obscure scientific journal and...Well, the rest is history.

Here's what really happened.
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Monday, September 26, 2005

IRA has scrapped its entire arsenal - monitors

By Paul Hoskins

BELFAST (Reuters) - The IRA has scrapped all of the weapons used to wage its 30-year armed campaign against British rule in Northern Ireland, international monitors said on Monday.

The move is historic for an organisation that once viewed arms disposal as akin to surrender, but its significance for Northern Ireland politics will take longer to assess, given the deep mistrust of the IRA among the main pro-British parties.more
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Tomgram: Michael Klare on Iraq's Missing Sea of Oil

The strangest aspect of media coverage of our invasion and occupation of Iraq involved that country's oil. Everyone, including the Bush administration, was well aware that Iraq sat on a sea of it. It was obvious that Middle Eastern oil was a global lifeline and an ever more valuable commodity; and yet, unless you were a faithful reader of the business pages, for days, weeks, even months on end, it was impossible to find serious discussion of Iraqi oil in the mainstream media. Forget the fact that a number of the major players in the Bush administration came out of the energy business; that Condoleezza Rice, the national security advisor, had had an oil tanker named after her (when she was still on Chevron's board of directors); that the neocons and their supporters evinced a special interest in the oil heartlands of our planet (a.k.a. "the arc of instability"); or that the Pentagon was staking those heartlands out, base by base.more
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Entire 101st Airborne Division Deploying to Iraq

The 101st Airborne Division is once again answering the call to serve in Iraq.

Around 20,000 soldiers got their final briefing Friday afternoon at Ft. Campbell. It's been two years since the division was last deployed to Iraq.

Soldiers will board planes and be heading off Friday to do numerous duties, including helping train Iraqi law enforcement. Families took the afternoon to say goodbye.

This is just the 5th time in the history of the 101st that the entire division has been deployed all at once. The soldiers will be gone a year.

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casinomeister freeroll report from the LFB

Rarely Is The Question Asked

Is Our Rosco Learning?

The Answer is : NOOOOOOO

a Cerb bets into a Rosco part 154487 :

I didn't put you all in because I thought : "Maybe the fuckweed calls it like a week ago!"

Did you see the heads-up?

I waz robbed!

I totally owned these guys.

The fuckweasel barely has me covered and goes all-in pre-flop with 5-7.
I beat him into the pot with KK.

flop 682
turn 7
river 7 and I'm wamboozled.
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Direct TV saga day three

Today is a sunshiny day in direct TV land. This means of course my signal can now be re had. All I have to do is climb up on the roof and repoint the dish to an area in the sky that isn't obscured by trees and rain. Or 190 degrees azimuth and 37 degrees elevation based on my zip code. That's all fine and dandy I guess if you are a sailor or an astronomer. I'm neither. So I use a hit and miss method one of the chidrens watches the signal as I move the dish around. We use the family plan cell phone so we don't have to yell out the windows and say WHAT YOU SAY a lot.
when I came down the signal was in the mid 80's it now seems to be in the high 40's. This I fear means I'll be back up there sooner than just a rainy day.
but for the moment there is a couple hundred channels to leaf through YAAYAYAYA.
tonight I can watch commercial free crapola again and not be subjected to nitetime food commercials.....
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Wellstone memorial opens

Associated Press Writer

EVELETH, Minn. (AP) - Visitors on a circular path tucked into the Iron Range woods follow a narrative journey through Paul Wellstone's life, beginning with pictures of the bushy-haired college professor who would one day become senator.

Another trail ends abruptly, looking out over a dense forest of pine, poplar and birch where Wellstone and seven others died in a plane crash nearly three years ago
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C*H*A*O*S* breathes easy tonight

missed him by that much agent 86 dies

Operator: "What number are you calling?"
Smart: "I'm calling Control, Operator...."
Operator: "You have dialed incorrectly. Give me your name and address and your dime will be refunded."
Smart: "Operator, I'm calling from my shoe!"
Operator: "What is the number of your shoe?"
Smart: "It's an unlisted shoe, Operator!"

would you believe......................
Copyright 2000 SpyFiArchives and Danny Biederman.

chummly lets go see Mr. whoopie
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Sunday, September 25, 2005

Cytations: Israel Kills US Troops, AIPAC Spies on Investigators

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Venezuela intends to buy Russian submarines

13:05 | 25/ 09/ 2005

BUENOS AIRES, September 25 (RIA Novosti, Yury Nikolayev) - Venezuela intends to consider buying Russian Amur-class submarines, the country's Navy said. Vice Admiral Jose Laguna, the Navy's commander-in-chief, will discuss this issue during his upcoming visit to Russia. more here
and here

AMUR Class, Diesel-electric Submarines

migs,copters,subs. A deterrent from Columbia? Or Sam through Columbia?
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Vikings get 1st win

we beat the aints

Vikings somehow win a game, I wouldn't know how I got no TV and a wasn't paying close attention to the radio.

final 33-16.

"pepper" had no turn overs it looks like, and passed for 300 yards 8 receivers caught balls from "pep" (I'm sure they all Calling him pep today)
Mewelde Moore rushed for 101 yards.

more stats an d details here at

if you are really into the Vikings maybe you want to listen to post game wrap on kfan
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Finance leaders agree on debt forgiveness

By Edmund L. Andrews
The New York Times


WASHINGTON Finance ministers from around the world have reached agreement on a plan to wipe out as much as $55 billion in debt owed by impoverished countries.

The deal still needs to win support from the major shareholders of the World Bank, which would forgive a large portion of the outstanding loans, but American and European officials said they were confident the plan would win approval Sunday.

The agreement, which will initially affect about 18 countries, came after two years of grinding debate between the United States, Japan, Britain and most of the wealthy countries in Europe.

"The breakthrough is that we now have a set of proposals that are supported by the whole international community," said Gordon Brown, the chancellor of the Exchequer for Britain and the chairman of the International Monetary Fund's policy making committee ....more

The exact criteria remained unclear Saturday, though Brown said it was based on a country's per capita income. In addition to being poor, however, a government has to follow "sound" economic policies and meet standards for good governance

sell off all state owned assetts to who? the very same bankers and multi national corperations that are allegedly "forgiving" debt?

for the CGI meeting in November 2001 on PRIVATISATION

Plunder and Profit The IMF and World Bank continue to push privatization, in spite of its massive failures

Against the Workers How IMF and World Bank Policies Undermine Labor Power and Rights

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Group Lists 13 'Most Corrupt' in Congress

Three California lawmakers are named by the ethics watchdog. A spokesman for one senator says the report is 'pure politics.'

By Chuck Neubauer, The Los Angeles Times

September 25, 2005

A watchdog group, naming what it calls "the 13 most corrupt members of Congress," is calling for ethics investigations of some of the most prominent leaders on Capitol Hill in a report to be released Monday.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington says in its report that the 13 members, among them Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), might have violated a variety of congressional ethics rules.

The bipartisan list includes three Californians: Reps. Richard W. Pombo (R-Tracy), Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) and Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-Rancho Santa Fe).

Cunningham is one of two House members whose residences have been searched as part of separate federal criminal investigations. The other, Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.), also is named on the watchdog group's list...see more
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Bush plea for cash to rebuild Iraq raises $600

Mark Townsend in Houston
Sunday September 25, 2005
The Observer

An extraordinary appeal to Americans from the Bush administration for money to help pay for the reconstruction of Iraq has raised only $600 (£337), The Observer has learnt. Yet since the appeal was launched earlier this month, donations to rebuild New Orleans have attracted hundreds of millions of dollars.

The public's reluctance to contribute much more than the cost of two iPods to the administration's attempt to offer citizens 'a further stake in building a free and prosperous Iraq' has been seized on by critics as evidence of growing ambivalence over that country ....see more
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Vikings attempt football today

today at the metrodome the Vikings attempt to stop a two game losing skid against the saints. At the same time pay homage to the katrinaites. You know the world has changed since katrina, we can never go back to the way things used to be. Hurricanes hate us for our freedom, our way of life the places we live.
since I have no TV I will be monitoring the game at I suppose. I'm sure there is a live radio feed on this machine somewhere. hmmmmm maybe not. You mean I have to use a radio?
I'm not sure but I think at the dome stadiums the morans refrain from live over flights of f-16's during the gawd bless America portions of the opening acts.
its been awhile since I been inside the stadium, but I believe they use the jumbo tron screen to blast the fighter jets by the fanatics.

haven't found a saints logo smaller yet or figured out how.
ok I found a smaller logo looks better now yes?
wife is on the blower with sat company but its just the same ole line of bullshit as last time.
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Who dresses these people?

Yesterday I was recipient of a photo of a group of "adults" standing about looking moranic. What struck me the most and first off was the damn cowboy belts they all wore. Do you think somebody called around and made sure their were all in uniform?
" hey what's the big guy wearin today I don't wanna be outta sinc" they guy behind the podium not sure who he is (Rick Perry)maybe? Well he didn't get the call so he's made to stand obscured in the belt region.

oh the flashing sign above I think is photo shopped fakery, I didn't even see the significance right off in why someone would send the photog I saw belt first.
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Rain+directTV=no NFL

Its been raining for over 12 hours here. And that means my satalite TV is searching for a signal. Now I went to bed around I dunno 1:30 this morning and it was searching, I got up around 10:00 it still hadn't found what it was searching for.
so I go to direct TV web site to look at FAQ here I'll show ya'll.

No picture
Message on TV says, "Searching for satellite signal. Please stand by."

You have no picture and a message on your TV screen says, "Searching for satellite signal. Please stand by."

A signal isn't getting from your dish to your receiver. This may be a cabling problem.
Your dish isn't picking up a signal. Your dish is blocked or may not be pointed correctly, or there is a problem with the LNB on the dish.
Your receiver is getting a signal but isn't processing the signal correctly.
A very severe storm has temporarily interfered with the signal.


well I say bullshit when its clear I've checked the signal strength and it well inside their stated range. And severe is absolute bullshit, it can sprinkle and it goes out and that's no exaggeration.

I have called their customer service number before and talked to a telephone answerer, they ask me if the batteries in my remote have been replaced. That does it usually I tear whoever said it a profanity laced new arsehole then threaten to cancel service *SLAM* down the phone off button. Makes me feel better but my dish still don't work.

yeah yeah yeah small problem in the big fookun picture as the planet spins but fo to all you folks that "threw yer TV out" back in "65" I didn't and I want diversion.
this time its real I'm calling THE CABLE GUY........
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Saturday, September 24, 2005

You don't have to live like a refugee

I was pondering refugees the other day on my drive from lakeville to home after work. A solitary time for pondering stuff.
It is estimated that by 1990, more than 90,000 Hmong refugees have gone to live in the United States. Another 60,000 lowland Lao have also been resettled in the West, mostly in the United States (source). Now its entirely possible their are more refugees from southeast Asia that I'm quoting here. I think the united states official involvement ended around 1975. In the very recent past refugees have been brought into this country from camps in Thailand I believe . These people have been fucked over by one form of asshole or another. A number of these same refugees are being payed back for services rendered for uncle Sam against the communists in the Indochina wars. Ok that said, you can f.o. if you say shut up you xenophobia. I don't personally give a rip as long as every one has an equal stake in making this place a better place to live, since this is after all a country of freekin immigrant and immigrant descendants mostly.
after gulf war one how many Iraqi refugees where permitted entry into this country to keep them from being shot up by helicopter gunships?
according to this report over 32,000 Iraqi refugees were resettled in the United States through 2002, adding to the population of non-refugee Iraqi immigrants, for a total of about 90,000 foreign-born Iraqis (Grieco, 2003). Not to mention the disruption of the neighboring states economies with local traffic in refugees. I say when we calculate the cost of aggression at these "rogue" states we factor in the never ending cost of destroyed lives. The resettlement costs burdened on the American tax payers the Jordanian fruit sellers etc...The generosity of most of the united states knows no bounds. We are still paying the price for an affiliation with Lao tribesmen that aided the CIA in a war that was lost over 30 years ago. How long will we pay in national treasure for gulf oil adventures? Hell if I know. How long do the non-refugees pay for our destruction in their lands? Hell if I know. Anyway I slice it I'm not so damn sure we need to go around the planet demanding democracies blossom after being fertilized with depleted uranium.Ok I'm positive we don't need to.
the defense departments budget is somewhere around 400 billion a year doubt that includes any misadventures ongoing or on start up phase. When you plan for wars with defense budgets like this you get wars. I don't see enough planning for the peace anywhere about. All the money spent on defense in the last 50 years couldn't stop alleged highjackers from ramming the seat of this countries defense department imagine that will ya? Then all the money stolen to create another "defense" type department "homeland security" can't protect and aid in a timely fashion citizens of this gawd damn country in a natural disaster. What is homeland security if not protecting our gawd damn shores from invasion, be it weather or terrroristas crossing the southern borders unabated?
blather blather blather blah I'm finished just wondering.....
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VIA: KNIVES the soul of the cook

Benton man charged with murder: Altercation leads to stabbing
Saturday, August 6, 2005 4:39 PM CDT

Oscar Madison, 38, of Benton is charged with capital murder in the stabbing death Thursday night of Jerry Lashon Danner, also 38 and of Benton.

Madison, of 308 Thompson St., entered a residence at 300 Valley St. armed with a knife around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Benton police said. They said an altercation ensued and Danner was stabbed in the chest.

Madison was arrested about an hour later and taken to Saline County jail. His bail was set at $250,000 today in Saline County District Court in Benton.

Danner died around 7:45 p.m., or shortly after being transported to the Saline Memorial Hospital emergency room in a personal vehicle, police said.

Madison is scheduled to appear in court again on Sept. 2.

No other details about the incident were available at press time.

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Gophers win in double overtime

No 11 Purdue finds itself in double overtime with Minnesota. The Gophers' Laurence Maroney has over 200 yards rushing.

gophers win in double ot 42-35 w00p!!

details here
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Iraqi judge seeks arrest of British soldiers

Staff and agencies
24 September, 2005

By Abdel-Razzak Hameed 5 minutes ago

BASRA, Iraq - An Iraqi judge has issued arrest warrants for two British soldiers freed after a British raid in Basra, an Iraqi lawyer said on Saturday, and thousands rallied in the southern city in support of a new constitution.

Judge Raghib Hassan issued the warrants on Thursday, accusing the men of killing an Iraqi policeman and wounding another, carrying unlicensed weapons and holding false identification, Kassim al-Sabti, the head of the lawyers‘ syndicate in Basra told Reuters.

Britain‘s Ministry of Defense said the warrants had no legal basis.

"All British troops in Iraq come under the jurisdiction of Britain," a defense spokesman said in London.

British forces mounted a bid to free the two soldiers on Monday, but were initially repelled as a crowd of angry Iraqis petrol-bombed an armoured vehicle.

Later British forces returned and armoured vehicles broke down the walls of the jail. The two were later freed from a private house nearby, where they were believed to have been held by a local militia.

Basra authorities said British troops killed two Iraqi police during the raid.

Monday‘s flare-up has harmed the relationship British forces were able to build with local Iraqis in and around Basra, a relatively stable city compared with other parts of Iraq.

Basra‘s governing council has suspended all cooperation with the British until they apologize, guarantee that similar actions are not taken again and provide compensation for damage inflicted during the operation.

Two investigations into the events leading up to the rescue were under way by Iraqi authorities and the British military.

Basra is the largest city in majority-Shi‘ite southern Iraq, and thousands of citizens rallied on Saturday in support of a proposed new Iraqi constitution which many Shi‘ites hope will boost their status in the fragmented country.

The rally followed calls last week by Iraq‘s most senior Shi‘ite cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, to vote in favor of the charter, which will be put to a referendum on Oct 15.

Shi‘ites were suppressed under Saddam Hussein , who banned major religious ceremonies at the holy cities of Najaf and Kerbala and crushed a Shi‘ite revolt in 1991. Such ceremonies have drawn crowds of a million or more since he was ousted.

Iraq‘s U.S.-backed government is dominated by southern Shi‘ites and Kurds from the north -- to the dismay of the minority Sunni Arabs, who make up just 20 percent of the population but have dominated Iraq for decades.

Their influence has all but disappeared since Saddam fell. Many Sunnis fear if the constitution is approved at the referendum, it will formalise their reduced role by giving Shi‘ites broad autonomy in line with that already enjoyed by Kurds -- including control over oil revenues.

The government and its U.S. military backers face a Sunni insurgency across the country, in which bombings and shootings kill police, soldiers and civilians on a daily basis.

On Saturday morning a suicide car bomb exploded near an Iraqi army checkpoint in Baghdad, killing two Iraqi soldiers and wounding five other people, police said.

The attack, near a restaurant in the capital‘s Karrada district, destroyed several cars and sent a plume of smoke into the air.

Three of the wounded were soldiers and two civilians, police said. Iraqi police and the U.S. military sealed off the area.

The blast followed an attack on Friday in which a suicide bomber blew himself up at a bus station, killing at least five and wounding 17, police said.

Separately, a U.S. soldier was killed by a roadside bomb southeast of Baghdad, the U.S. military said on Saturday.

The death raises to 1,911 the number of U.S. troops to have died in Iraq since the start of the war.

Police said U.S. troops opened fire on a passenger car in Kerbala on Saturday, killing a family of four.

(Additional reporting by Aseel Kami in Baghdad and Matthew Jones in London)link
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The Despoiling of America:How George W. Bush became the head of the new American Dominionist Church/State

By Katherine Yurica
With Editorial and Research Assistant Laurie Hall
February 11, 2004
Image from GQ Magazine

The First Prince of the Theocratic States of America

It happened quietly, with barely a mention in the media. Only the Washington Post dutifully reported it.[1] And only Kevin Phillips saw its significance in his new book, American Dynasty.[2] On December 24, 2001, Pat Robertson resigned his position as President of the Christian Coalition.

Behind the scenes religious conservatives were abuzz with excitement. They believed Robertson had stepped down to allow the ascendance of the President of the United States of America to take his rightful place as the head of the true American Holy Christian Church.

Robertson’s act was symbolic, but it carried a secret and solemn revelation to the faithful. It was the signal that the Bush administration was a government under God that was led by an anointed President who would be the first regent in a dynasty of regents awaiting the return of Jesus to earth. The President would now be the minister through whom God would execute His will in the nation. George W. Bush accepted his scepter and his sword with humility, grace and a sense of exultation.

As Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court explained a few months later, the Bible teaches and Christians believe “… that government …derives its moral authority from God. Government is the ‘minister of God’ with powers to ‘revenge,’ to ‘execute wrath,’ including even wrath by the sword…”[3]

George W. Bush began to wield the sword of God’s revenge with relish from the beginning of his administration, but most of us missed the sword play. I have taken the liberty to paraphrase an illustration from Leo Strauss, the father of the neo-conservative movement, which gives us a clue of how the hiding is done:

“One ought not to say to those whom one wants to kill, ‘Give me your votes, because your votes will enable me to kill you and I want to kill you,’ but merely, ‘Give me your votes,’ for once you have the power of the votes in your hand, you can satisfy your desire.”[4]

Where Those Who Now Run the U.S. Government Came From and Where They Are Taking Us
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Anti-war Protest Rally
Anti-war Protest Rally
The ANSWER Coalition will hold the largest anti-war protest since the beginning of the War in Iraq. The scheduled speakers include actress Jessica Lange; former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark; Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA); Cindy Sheehan, mother of soldier killed in Iraq; Rev. Jesse Jackson, and others.
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110th season of Big Ten football kicks off today

Gophers Streaking in Non-Conference Play: Minnesota extended its non-conference winning streak to 19 games with a victory over Florida Atlantic. The Gophers have not lost to a non-league foe in more than three seasons, including bowl wins in 2002, 2003 and 2004, as their last non-Big Ten loss came on Aug. 30, 2001.

Minnesota (3-0): The Gophers are off to their fourth straight 3-0 start as the team raced out to a 5-0 mark last season. Minnesota leads the country with 335.0 rushing yards per game while also appearing in the top 10 nationally with 47.7 points per game (6th nationally; 1st in Big Ten) and 553.3 yards of total offense per outing (6th nationally; 2nd in Big Ten). Running back Laurence Maroney leads the conference and ranks second in the country with 160.3 yards per contest while also appearing among the nation's top six with 183.3 all-purpose yards (6th nationally; 2nd in Big Ten) and 14.0 points per game (T5th nationally; 2nd in Big Ten).

Purdue (2-0): The Boilermakers are 2-0 for the second straight year after opening at 5-0 last season. Purdue leads the country by allowing only 16.0 rushing yards per game while also ranking 18th nationally (4th in the Big Ten) with 40.0 points per game offensively. Running back Jerod Void is tied for eighth in the country with 12.0 points per game while averaging 104.0 rushing yards per outing, which ranks fourth in the league and is tied for 25th nationally.

September 19, 2005-The Big Ten Conference Office announced today that the University of Minnesota’s 86th homecoming game against Purdue at the Metrodome this Saturday, Sept. 24 at 11 a.m., will be televised nationally on ESPN.
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Arrest of Bush official sheds light on corruption and cronyism

By David Walsh
24 September 2005

The arrest of the chief federal procurement official, David Safavian, threatens to lift the lid slightly on the cesspool of corruption that is the Bush administration and the army of well-heeled lobbyists, corporate executives, right-wing ideologues and Christian fundamentalists that swarm around it.
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Friday, September 23, 2005

Global Eye

Global Eye

Available Light

By Chris Floyd
Published: September 23, 2005

The sea was pink with sunset, the last light draining as high tide slowly reclaimed the beach. A huge harvest moon, flecked with clouds, was hanging just above the horizon in a sky still barely blue. On the distant line where the world curved away, you could see the white speck of the Channel ferry, bound for Calais.
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Dollar vs. Euro - Hegemoney.

The Real Reasons for the Upcoming War With Iraq:
A Macroeconomic and Geostrategic Analysis of the Unspoken Truth
by W. Clark
January 2003 (last revised 6 March)
Independent Media Center


Although completely suppressed by the U.S. media and government, the answer to the Iraq enigma is simple yet shocking -- it is an oil currency war. The real reason for this upcoming war is this administration's goal of preventing further Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) momentum towards the euro as an oil transaction currency standard. However, in order to pre-empt OPEC, they need to gain geo-strategic control of Iraq along with its 2nd largest proven oil reserves. This essay will discuss the macroeconomics of the `petro-dollar' and the unpublicized but real threat to U.S. economic hegemony from the euro as an alternative oil transaction currency. The author advocates reform of the global monetary system including a dollar/euro currency `trading band' with reserve status parity, and a dual OPEC oil transaction standard. These reforms could potentially reduce future oil currency warfare.

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be . . . The People cannot be safe without information. When the press is free, and every man is able to read, all is safe


The Real Reasons Why Iran is the Next Target:
The Emerging Euro-denominated International Oil Marker
by William Clark 27 October 2004

The Iranians are about to commit an "offense" far greater than Saddam Hussein's conversion to the euro of Iraq’s oil exports in the fall of 2000. Numerous articles have revealed Pentagon planning for operations against Iran as early as 2005. While the publicly stated reasons will be over Iran's nuclear ambitions, there are unspoken macroeconomic drivers explaining the Real Reasons regarding the 2nd stage of petrodollar warfare - Iran's upcoming euro-based oil Bourse.

In 2005-2006, The Tehran government has a developed a plan to begin competing with New York's NYMEX and London's IPE with respect to international oil trades - using a euro-denominated international oil-trading mechanism. This means that without some form of US intervention, the euro is going to establish a firm foothold in the international oil trade. Given U.S. debt levels and the stated neoconservative project for U.S. global domination, Tehran's objective constitutes an obvious encroachment on U.S. dollar supremacy in the international oil market
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The fake resistance

Why the gynormouse push to get these two particular brits freed and so fookun fast in "peaceful basra"? If the gubmint propagandists are telling me here in the states that car bombings roadside bombings etc.... Are being perpetrated by insurgents in Iraq, then I'm not buying it. I'm sure the pentagons hasn't dismantled the machine that spouts bullshit aimed at securing sympathy for the muriukan cause. Here is another take on the basra boondogle of last week by William Bowles
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aight now its friday night and caribean sun has two freerolls tonight the regular 100 prize package. and an added 200.00 prize pool from shark poker tour follow the instructions its way easy. see ya at the tables!

played a S.H.I.P. no luck a k54 came up on the flop two diamonds i bet 100 to see where the action was guy called one folded, turn was another diamond i checked to the over king and the flush board guy bet 300 i folded down to 1k.. few hands later i'm impatiant i guess two players went all in preflop ahead of me i had ace ten SOOTED. i called winning hand had ace queen os two pair aces and kings won it with a queen kicker ahead of my ten. he its called gamboling for a reason yes? i got another free game in about an hr and my hold-em hunger will be satiated dig? maybe reg for ic 500 if there is one or if i'm not too late already

aight three hands i played in total in the sharkbait200 1st hand was a5 os i folded. 2nd hand was a4 os i folded. third hand is AA i bet 100 three players stay flop come x ten ten guy bets all in i call knowing the fuckweasel has a ten but come on man i got AA AND TWO LUCKY SWEDISH CARDS TO BE PLAYED RIGHT? wrongo mother fucker its a bust and racsorude is out in three hands. its ok i i'm used to seeing pocket rockets being crushed.
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Thursday, September 22, 2005

That's right its bowling day

Thursday's in the fall restarts bowling day. Wait before you say it, I don't bowl not every damn Thursday for months on end. I might bowl once every 4 years call it leap bowling if you will. No its my wife she bowls in some league or another every fall and winter I only remembered when I got home was because the chidrens are not about and the dawg was going apeshit. Used to be the chidrens would be home runamok in the house till I got home and made them start in some type of CLEAN THIS STY game. They hate that game. no today and most Thursdays now that they are teenaged chidrens they disappear before I get home knowing their ma's not going to be about for another 2-3 hrs they runamok some wheres else in town. They have a direct link to the ma with cell phones I'm not in that loop. So they know they can disappear awhile without me finding them. When I ask where the hell they were they say "blah blah blahs house, and I called ma and asked" okay I'm defenseless again that right? What I'm going to miss pretty soon when they disappear for good on their own is "oven food". Not only is Thursday bowling day, its oven food day. You all got to know what that is, you open the freezer turn on the oven open a few boxes of something frozen and in 45 minutes you"re eaten dinner. See the chidrens used to ask me whets for supper on Thursday nights and I'd say I dunno what's in the freezer?,go look. They come back a few minutes later and tell me what we had up in the freezer, then I'd tell em to read the box and start makin supper. lil kids like the feel of being in charge of stuff like the oven the directions etc..... But how many times did I have half cooked tater tots? At least 4 then I quit eating them all together. That's a thing of the past now teenagers don't give a shit about turning the oven on done it a thousand times it isn't no big deal. But I already miss them being little people. Being around all the time. And soon they won't be around at all, I mean IF they ever move out on their own. Holidays needing money, those days we would see them I guess. It makes me feel older every day I see them less and less. Today was the start I think of fall in our area. The trees got their magic cue to start turning the leaves colors and soon shedding. As I get older fall resonates with my own turning of colors closer to shedding off this plane. Sure I might have a late summer and have another half a life to be around. Or a bus could take me out tomorrow and I been in winter of years already. blah blah ramble bumble stumble. Wonder if there is anything in the freezer......
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Wednesday, September 21, 2005


Footage released by the al-Iraqi television channel shows hi-tech weapons which Iraqi police said were confiscated from the two undercover British soldiers after their arrest in Basra yesterday. The weapon in the centre of the picture appears to be an anti-tank weapon (Al-Iraqi via Reuters TV)

The two commandos, said by the BBC to be members of the SAS, also had a light machine gun and ammunition (Al-Iraqiya via Reuters TV)

The haul included radio gear and other covert operations equipment said to be standard issue kit for the SAS (Al-Iraqiya via Reuters TV)

wonder what these two spooks were doing in "peaceful"basra? Is it possible the reason the invaders aren't leaving is they need sectarian violence to further the mid-east agenda? Blame Iran blame Syria blame al-Qaida etc...
somebody said it this week: "the united states can't stop thousands of border crossings from Mexico into Arizona new Mexico Texas, but Syria is supposed to stop all fuckin "foreign fighter,insurgent" traffic
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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

A judges alleged sex toy?

cum on now calling the .penis pump a sex toy is going to far. Or is it.

I haven't been following this case so excuse the question.

is the crime he's being charged with, exposing his-honor?

or beating off while sitting in judgment on a murder trial?

cause mother fucker we all know that's why they wear robes in the first place.

easier access to the junk behind the bench
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bush poll watch

this should be interesting, lets follow some recent polling and watch and see if whats being spouted on fuax news is actually happening.
of course you can't govern or lead according to polls , but you can bet your sweet ass they watch them and try spinning them and actully manipulate them. not just the evil doers in power now but all the evil doers that get power.
polling reports

a question on sacrifices to aid
katrina recovery:

"In order for the federal government to handle the problems caused by Hurricane Katrina, do you think the average American will have to make major sacrifices in the form of higher taxes or cuts in government programs that benefit them, minor sacrifices, or no sacrifices at all? "9/16-18/05

Major Minor No Unsure
Sacrifices Sacrifices Sacrifices
45% 48% 6% 1%

looks like a great majority would make some damn sacrifice. but wait!

"Would you, personally, be willing to make major sacrifices, minor sacrifices or no sacrifices at all in your taxes or government benefits to allow the government to spend money to address the problems caused by Hurricane Katrina?"

Major Minor No Unsure
Sacrifices Sacrifices Sacrifices
20% 60% 14% 2%

i believe the minor sacrifices have won. dunno what it means if anything, but looked inneresting
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Video: Humor: President Bush "Fool me once?"

from the great folks at informationclearinghouse and otis productions
who can say it better than the moran inchief his damn self
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Monday, September 19, 2005


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BAGHDAD, Sept. 19 -- British perps armored vehicles backed by helicopter gunships burst through the walls of an Iraqi jail Monday in the southern city of Basra to free two British commandos detained earlier in the day by Iraqi police, witnesses and Iraqi officials said. The incident climaxed a confrontation between the two nominal allies that had sparked hours of gun battles and rioting in Basra's streets.

in basra recentlty two british citizens have been captured by police for shooting at the police and are suspected of carring bombs in their car.
both alegedly are caught wearing arab garb"undercover" as it were. then it seems a fuckin riot broke out. today on the radio i swear some schmo was telling of a raid by the brits on the jail the brit false flag perps were held in was attacked by brit tanks. blew a hole in the jail big enough for dozens of prisoners to escape. this was same radio schmo that was telling me that al-quida took full blame for london bombings today. "OH FOR FUCK SAKE" that was me yelling at my radio schmo before turning the station. and now the pictures
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getting dirty

today was picture day at work,unbeknownst(sp?) to me.the rest of the guys i've worked with will think its a photo shoped pic when they see it in the company news letter (Berg Tattler?) why you ask? for starters i'm filthy dirty, looks like i been in the coal mines. thats just not normal for me recently. second i have alllllll my safety regalia on. third i'm wearing tool bags. you may be able to see the pictures and read the news letter soon online, i believe they are updating the berg website...lemme go find the url... Bergdrywall dunno if it is active at the mo it wouldn't come up.
i'm using opera browser and my setting must not be correct to use this blog editor there's not a button to imbed links or photo's i'm going to have to switch to ms explorer and endure popups galore. post it and edit later because there just may be someone, anyone that will look over here soon!
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Sunday, September 18, 2005

casino meister invitational freeroll

the LFB aka cerberus2 takes top prize in the casinomiester every other sunday freeroll. oscar madison took 3rd place with an ill advised all in call against the LFB, he had a queen and an ACE. i only had 2/3rds of a satan. hey i'm no largeeyes ! i'll try it again in two weeks.
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vikings flail away again

bengals 37 vikings 8
congrats to the bengals a great job of dismantling the queens. culpepper is shell shocked again, the guy looks terrible out there,and no help in site. twins season is over for any playoffs i really dislike pro basketball. and hockey is boring unless you see it in person.
enough sports onto the circus!
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the vikings restart thier season today.

after last weeks fumble-bumble fest by dante its hard to turn on the game, me being the warm weather fan that i am. the queens had no running game last week against tampa bay. the offense looked like they just got to camp that day. but the coach reminds me of ray ramonos brother robert, so i'll watch and find humour in that for myself. today its the bengals against the vikings. i'm trying to convince myself vikings win on late field goal today.
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