30 March, 2005

David Hardy's Brand New Blog

Of Arms & the Law

He is permanently linked.


And people tell me I am paranoid...

Here is one:
Report: TSA misled public on passenger data
Officials called ?inaccurate,? inconsistent in protecting privacy
The Associated Press
Updated: 8:54 p.m. ET March 25, 2005

WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration misled the public about its role in obtaining personal information about 12 million airline passengers to test a new computerized system that screens for terrorists, according to a government investigation.
Here is two:
Mar. 28, 2005
Copyright © Las Vegas Review-Journal
EDITORIAL: Metro cop planted drugs in suspect's car

Sheriff says suspensions will suffice

There have long been rumors that police canine officers carry around
small quantities of contraband drugs which they can use to contaminate
a motorist's car, causing their dogs to "alert" on the vehicle and
thus justifying an otherwise illegal search of the interior and its

Many have dismissed such stories as an urban legend.

But what would happen if a group of Las Vegas Metropolitan police
officers were actually found to have participated in such an activity?
Would all be forgiven with a wrist-slap, if they merely said it was "a

While officers were in the process of arresting local resident Mark
Lilly last July on suspicion of selling harmless legal substances and
claiming they were narcotics, an official police spokesman now admits,
canine officer David Newton placed real controlled drugs in Mr.
Lilly's vehicle. He has since contended he did so "as a training
exercise" for his dog.

It seems pointless to ask whether contaminating active crime scenes is
an accepted time, method, or location for a canine "training
exercise." A better question might be what Officer Newton was doing
carrying narcotics to an active crime scene in the first place. Has he
been charged with possession of those narcotics? Were they of a
quantity that would get anyone else automatically charged with
"possession with intent to sell"?
And here is three:
Federal agency nixes your right to privacy! How this harms you.

A quick and inexplicable decision was made to disallow private registrations for .US domain names.

In early February of this year, a decision was made by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (?NTIA?) (http://www.ntia.doc.gov/)to no longer allow private registrations for .US domain names. For the record, the NTIA is part of the United States Department of Commerce. This article provides background as to how and why private domain name registrations came about, why the NTIA decision was inappropriate, and why this harms you.

You need to be alarmed about the NTIA decision, regardless of what domain names you own.
First, don't make the mistake of thinking "I don't own .US domain names, so this won't affect me." It's true, the cancellation of privacy I am reporting to you now, just affects .US registrations. But I assure you, .US is just the first battlefield, it's the test to see if we will allow our privacy to be taken away. If we allow this to happen, the next step is to take away our right to privacy for .COM and other top level domain names. And then, if we lose this privacy, who knows what's next to go.

Private registrations started with a female customer who was in a panic.
Just after the 9/11 disaster, I received a message to phone a new female customer who was in a panic. I was told she had purchased a domain name from us about a month or so earlier, and had used it to set up a very nice website for her new small business. I was also told that she now wanted to delete her domain name and take down her website.

She was a victim of a brutal stalker.
After I called, and she picked up the phone, it was obvious she was terrified. What had her so upset was that for the past few years, she had been the victim of a malicious male stalker, and had since done everything she could to evade this monster. She believed that she had finally arranged her life where the stalker could no longer find her.

She was horrified to learn that all of her personal information had been made public.
When she purchased her domain name, she provided all of her personal contact information. She then learned, to her absolute horror, that all of the information (name, address, phone, etc.) she provided became part of the public Whois directory ? which then became available (24/7) to anyone.

A quick decision protected our customer?s privacy and saved her business.
After spending a few minutes talking to this terrified woman, I made a quick decision. I told her that I would replace all of her personal contact information in the Whois database with GoDaddy.com?s contact information.
We are lied to daily, falsely accused with illegal evidence and activity, and forced to have our private lives and papers spread out for their convenience. All the while, they hide deep in their bunkers and compounds, send their swarms across our lands, and defame our names with words like vigilante, and when this is pointed out, they- and the scared and feeble tell me I am paranoid.

These crimes have happened many times throughout History, but once Man said enough:
Declaration of Independence

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
A few years ago I read this entire document, to a man I went to High School with, and without telling him what it was that I was reading. When I finished, he told me that the government would consider me a traitor if I made this public. I told him the government had already decreed that the men who had signed this paper were indeed traitors. I was flattered when he asked me if I had signed it, and I told him no, as I was not alive when it was penned and that it was our Declaration of Independence and signed in 1776- I could feel his shame come through the telephone line.

Those men grew tired of the oppression, as has this Paranoid.

You just have to ask yourself when you will too.


"Open your buttcrack."

"I Am a Japanese School Teacher"

There is much more here...


27 March, 2005

Two Different Links

A very good read at The Register on security of mobile phones and other systems (read all of the links there).

And here, is the first news report on the Feral Body of Incompetence help working towards creating more paper criminals- they must feel like stealing some of F-Troops moves.


Ninety-four years ago today.

The model 1911 semi-automatic pistol was adopted by the United States military.

There is nothing like old slab-sides, except maybe two of them...


Remember Goliad!

Today is the 165th anniversary of the execution of the captives from the battle of Coleto by Col. Portilla at the Bahia de Goliad.

A hat-tip to Mr. Sharkey, as he did have an ancestor executed there...


25 March, 2005

Rules for Internet

From the Washington Times Inside Politics (03/25/05)

Rules for Internet

The Federal Election Commission yesterday took its first step in extending campaign-finance controls to political activity on the Internet, asking for public input on limited regulations for the freewheeling medium.

Commissioner Ellen Weintraub, who took the lead on drafting proposals with Vice Chairman Michael Toner, described the steps as "restrained." The commission emphasized a hands-off approach to bloggers, or authors of Web logs, among the loudest and unruliest voices online.

"We are not the speech police," said Mrs. Weintraub, a Democrat. "The FEC does not tell private citizens what they can or cannot say, on the Internet, or elsewhere."

The draft guidelines suggest applying limits that exist in other media to certain political advertising on the Web and political spam e-mail.

The six-member commission approved a work in progress and invited public comment for 60 days before a June hearing. Republican David Mason was the sole dissenter, the Associated Press reports.

The commission said it was exploring Internet regulation reluctantly "ordered to do so by a court" and with the lightest touch possible, exempting everything except certain kinds of paid political advertising.
Indeed, Mrs. Weintraub, you are "the speech police", along with your masters in the parties who have done everything they can to stifle and control speech and discussion of their crimes that are committed in the main Swamp and the smaller swamps across this land.

Here at your compound, you and your minions, actively work to deny your sworn oaths and abandon the fealty owed to your employers.

You say you call for public comment, but in viewing the main page of your fiefdom, checked with three different browsers, not one notice on your main page is available, it is nestled here, which you admit is submitted late and states:
If this is not the definition of "the speech police" madam, then I do not know what is, but then again, I am just one of the unwashed and uneducated masses that does not yearn, or will submit, to your control.

Accept this as the public comment from one you wish "hear" from, in written form:

I will say what I want about any god-damned, bottom-feeding, scum-sucking, piece of shit who runs for office that I care to and I will post my comments here and provide the links to their campaigns as well.

Simply put- Fuck you and the horses you rode in on!


24 March, 2005

The Lone Gunmen

My favorite Frohike quote:
Frohike said to Scully: "Sorry. You caught me getting ready for bed. Come in. Come in."
And, what was Frohike wearing? (No cheating and using any search engine!)

Oh, and on March 29th, 2005, President Bush can see for himself that no one could ever have imagined anyone flying into the WTC...


FUD at CIO (An Industry Trade Magazine)

How To Save The Internet

Computing on the Net is heading for a fall because security is a joke. So we summoned the best minds to see if we could put Humpty back together again.

Professor Hannu H. Kari of the Helsinki University of Technology is a smart guy, but most people thought he was just being provocative when he predicted, back in 2001, that the Internet would shut down by 2006. "The reason for this will be that proper users' dissatisfaction will have reached such heights by then that some other system will be needed,"

Kari said, "unless the Internet is improved and made reliable."

Last fall, Kari bolstered his prophecy with statistics. Extrapolating from the growth rates of viruses, worms, spam, phishing and spyware, he concluded that these, combined with "bad people who want to create chaos," would cause the Internet to "collapse!"?and he stuck to 2006 as the likely time.

Kari holds dozens of patents. He helped invent the technology that enables cell phones to receive data. He's a former head of Mensa Finland. Still, many observers pegged him as an irresponsible doomsayer and, seeing as how he consults for security vendors, a mercenary one at that.

And yet, in the past year, we've witnessed the most disturbingly effective and destructive worm yet, Witty, that not only carried a destructive payload but also proved nearly 100 percent effective at attacking the machines it targeted. Paul Stich, CEO of managed security provider Counterpane, reports that attempted attacks on his company's customers multiplied from 70,000 in 2003 to 400,000 in 2004, an increase of over 400 percent. Ed Amoroso, CISO of AT&T, says that among the 2.8 million e-mails sent to his company every day, 2.1 million, or 75 percent, are junk. The increasing clutter of online junk is driving people off the Internet. In a survey by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 29 percent of respondents reported reducing their use of e-mail because of spam, and more than three-quarters, 77 percent, labeled the act of being online "unpleasant and annoying." Indeed, in December 2003, the Anti-Phishing Working Group reported that more than 90 unique phishing e-mails released in just two months. Less than a year later, in November 2004, there were 8,459 unique phishing e-mails linking to 1,518 sites.

Kari may have overstepped by naming a specific date for the Internet's demise, but fundamentally, he's right. The trend is clear.

"Look, this is war," says Allan Paller, director of research for The SANS Institute. "Most of all, we need will. You lose a war when you lose will."

So far, the information security complex?vendors, researchers, developers, users, consultants, the government, you?have demonstrated remarkably little will to wage this war. Instead, we fight fires, pointing hoses at uncontrolled blazes, sometimes inventing new hoses, but never really dousing the flames and never seeking out the fire's source in order to extinguish it.

That's why we concocted this exercise, trolling the infosecurity community to find Big Ideas on how to fix, or begin to fix, this problem.

Our rules were simple: Suggest any Big Idea that you believe could, in a profound way, improve information security. We asked people to think outside the firewall. Some ideas are presented here as submitted; others we elaborated upon. Those who suggested technological tweaks or proposed generic truths ("educate users") were quickly dismissed.

What was left was an impressive, broad and, sometimes, even fun list of Big Ideas to fix information security. Let's hope some take shape before 2006.
This reader's viewpoint response post is right on the money:
large companies considered harmful to innovation
Posted: MAR 23, 2005 04:33:24 PM
this just in: a group of bureaucrats at the helm of large companies threatened by innovation hold the suprising view that they should be allowed to control the pace of all innovation. In other news today, a military industrial bureaucrat believes that he could make us safer from vaguely specified threats if he is given billions of your tax dollars, a vague timeline, and lots of power.
I had a subscription to this trade rag for a couple of years, but became tired of using it for the liter box and dropped it last year. The article above is a good example why.


22 March, 2005

An open conspiracy?

When I first started this blog, I asked whose paranoid are you.

Today, to raise the question of conspiracy, by anyone other than the government charging someone with it, intstantly catagorizes, in in most peoples eyes, you- as a nut job.
Astroturf Politics
How liberal foundations fooled Congress into passing McCain-Feingold.

Monday, March 21, 2005 12:01 a.m. EST

"If a political gaffe consists of inadvertently revealing the truth, then Sean Treglia, a former program officer for the Philadelphia-based Pew Charitable Trusts, has just ripped the curtain off of the "good government" groups that foisted the McCain-Feingold campaign finance bill on the country in 2002. The bill's restrictions on political speech have the potential for great mischief; just last month a member of the Federal Election Commission warned they could limit the activities of bloggers and other Internet commentators.

What Mr. Treglia revealed in a talk last year at the University of Southern California is that far from representing the efforts of genuine grass-roots activists, the campaign finance reform lobby was controlled and funded by liberal foundations like Pew. In a tape obtained by the New York Post, Mr. Treglia tells his USC audience they are going to hear a story he can reveal only now that campaign finance reform has become law. "The target audience for all this [foundation] activity was 535 people in [Congress]," Mr. Treglia says in his talk. "The idea was to create an impression that a mass movement was afoot. That everywhere [Congress] looked, in academic institutions, in the business community, in religious groups, in ethnic groups, everywhere, people were talking about reform."

The truth was far different. Mr. Treglia admits that campaign-finance supporters had to try to hoodwink Congress because "they had lost legitimacy inside Washington because they didn't have a constituency that would punish Congress if they didn't vote for reform."

So instead, according to Mr. Treglia, liberal reform groups created a Potemkin movement. A study last month by the Political Money Line, a nonpartisan Web site dealing with campaign funding issues, found that of the $140 million spent to directly promote liberal campaign reform in the last decade, a full $123 million came from just eight liberal foundations. Many are the same foundations that provide much of the money for such left-wing groups as People for the American Way and the Earth Action Network. The "movement" behind campaign-finance reform resembled many corporate campaigns pushing legislation. It consisted largely of "Astroturf" rather than true "grass-roots" support.

But the results were spectacular. Not only did the effort succeed in bulldozing Congress and President Bush, but it might have played a role in persuading the Supreme Court, which had previously ruled against broad restrictions on political speech, to declare McCain-Feingold constitutional in 2003 on a 5-4 vote. "You will see that almost half the footnotes relied on by the Supreme Court in upholding the law are research funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts," Mr. Treglia boasted."
Now, if one were seriously paranoid, or has read enough, one would ask why this is coming out now, and what do the Repuglicrats have to gain by it?
"A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on."
-William S. Burroughs (1914-1997)

20 March, 2005

Lying Bastards at CBS

UPDATED - 03/21/05

It pained me to watch Ed Bradley this time around, as each of his grimaces made me think he has hemorrhoids.

Here is the link to the zipped file of tonight's lies and the pornography of watching Ed Bradley jack-off an admitted criminal.

It is down to 62MB zipped, and just over 63MB opened, and again, you will need the DIVX codec and WinZip version 9.

I will post again, this week, on this after getting a transcript...



Here is the transcript of last night's lying and masturbation of an admitted criminal.

19 March, 2005

Anyone use iTunes?

DVD Jon: buy DRM-less tracks from Apple iTunes

By Tony Smith
Published Friday 18th March 2005 13:44 GMT

If you're happy to pay for your iTunes Music Store song downloads, but could live without that pesky DRM stuff the recording companies insist Apple inserts into each file, you'll be pleased to know that notorious hacker Jon Lech Johansen, he of DVD Content Scrambling System de-coding fame, has figured out how to do just that.
Good for him, and good for everyone who uses iTunes...


An interview worth reading.

The Born-Again Individualist

Fox News Channel?s Judge Andrew Napolitano on lying cops, out-of-control government, and his bestselling new book, Constitutional Chaos

Interviewed by Nick Gillespie

As the highly rated home to the likes of Abu Ghraib apologist Sean Hannity and the document-shredding constitutional scholar Oliver North, the Fox News Channel is about the last place you think of when it comes to quaint values such as due process, defendants? rights, and restrained government. Yet Fox is home to television?s fiercest defender of civil liberties, Judge Andrew Napolitano, the network?s senior judicial analyst and a regular on The Big Story With John Gibson, Fox and Friends, The O?Reilly Factor, and other programs. The 54-year-old Napolitano, the youngest life-tenured Superior Court judge in New Jersey history, is an eloquent and outspoken critic of government abuse of power, whether the topic is widespread ?testilying? by cops, eminent domain abuse by local and state officials, or the unilateral detention of suspects at Guantanamo Bay.

Molly Hatchet Lead Singer Dies at 53

I saw this last Monday, and should have posted it then:
Molly Hatchet Lead Singer Dies at 53
The Associated Press
Published: Mar 14, 2005

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Danny Joe Brown, the lead singer of the Southern rock band Molly Hatchet, died of complications from diabetes, his family said Monday. He was 53.

Brown died Thursday at his home in Davie, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale, his sister Lyndia Brown said.

"He had been in the hospital for about four weeks before he died, and he wanted to come home and he was home for 30 minutes when he died," Lyndia Brown told The Associated Press. "He was surrounded by his children and his wife."

In 1975, the Jacksonville native joined Molly Hatchet, named after a Southern prostitute who allegedly beheaded and mutilated her clients. Brown was frontman for its self-titled album in 1978, which went platinum. In 1979 the next album, "Flirtin' With Disaster," sold over 2 million copies.

Brown left the band in the early 1980s because of his diabetes.

After creating his own group, the Danny Joe Brown Band, he rejoined Molly Hatchet in 1982 to participate in the album "No Guts ... No Glory." The was album had limited success and the group eventually disbanded.

Molly Hatchet reunited and toured in 1996 for release of the album "Devil's Canyon."

Brown ended his career after a stroke in 1998, according to reports.

"Danny was way more than a signer for rock 'n' roll band. He was great brother, a wonderful son," Lyndia said. "He is going to be missed terribly by everybody."
I enjoyed MH many years ago, and just let their tunes slide from my regular listening until I went to see my older brother when he was dying. I had not seen him in ten years when I went, and it was a good week. Molly Hatchet was played quite a bit on that 1400 mile return journey, and exactly ten days after I returned, he died at 43...


US tax dollars at work.

Bane will love this one:
"A cottage industry of private clinics has grown up in El Salvador around tattoo removal. Some charge hundreds of dollars, but a few nonprofit organizations will do it for a token sum. The U.S. Embassy here even gave a local program $85,000 for a laser tattoo-removal machine."
Just think someone's very good yearly income for one tattoo-removal machine to help those poor unfortunates. Must make you want to see more of your monies redistributed, um- I mean used for such grand social purposes, ur- I mean, spreading democracy, oops- I mean, oh bullshit, let us just state stolen and be done with it...


18 March, 2005

60 Minutes and the VPC

60 Minutes is trying to pull its crap again, and VPC is ecstatic. Below is the E-mail that was forwarded to me from a friend:
From: Marty Langley [mailto:mlangley@vpc.org]
Sent: Friday, March 18, 2005 2:40 PM
To: mlangley@vpc.org
Subject: 50 Calibers on 60 Minutes--THIS SUNDAY!

Dear Violence Policy Center Action Network Member:

We have just learned that CBS News 60 Minutes is planning to run a new,
follow-up piece on the threat posed by 50 caliber armor-piercing sniper rifles
this Sunday, March 20.

See http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/1998/07/08/60minutes/main13502.shtml.

Although the Violence Policy Center was featured prominently in the first 60
Minutes story which ran in January, no VPC staff were interviewed on camera for
this piece. We are certain, however, that the story will add to the growing
controversy over these deadly weapons and the need for stricter regulation of
their availability.

To learn more, please visit www.vpc.org.

Thank you, as always, for your efforts to stop gun death and injury.
I embedded the links to open in new pages, but pother than that, it is exactly how I received it.

I will be recording Sunday and posting as soon as I am able the link to it for verification when you call and vilify them...



Here are the links to my original posts:

A Terrorist Tool?

It has taking a bit longer than expected.

13 March, 2005

CSMK, would you care to point out where this man is wrong?

The post office does like to only post the first two parts only...


How good are you?

A bit of gun trivia testing I found via The High Road.

I scored a seven out of ten, but had changed my answer on one of them at the last minute and would have had an eight out of ten.

Here you can find it and four more quizes.

I will tell you which questions I missed after a few days...


07 March, 2005

Found my ass!

Mr. Sharkey said that a $35,000.00 reward was offered by some Texas businessmen right before they "lost" it:
Alamo Flag Found on Display in Mexico

By Associated Press
March 6, 2005, 10:54 PM EST

DALLAS -- The only flag known to have survived the Battle of the Alamo has been found on display at a museum in Mexico, more than a decade after Mexican officials said they had lost it, a newspaper reported Sunday.
"Fox spokesman Agustin Gutierrez Canet said, 'If the United States has some Mexican flags, perhaps there could be an exchange. But that's a hypothetical idea.'"
How about a nice white flag with a yellow streak and a big pile of shit right in the middle, but then again, No-Neck's suggestion that we just hurl the shit from a catapault across the river does have it's merits.

Hey Fox and Canet, ever heard or read this:
"High up, Santa Ana, we're killin' your soldiers below
So the rest of Texas will know
And remember the Alamo."

"Remember the Alamo"
by Jane Bowers

06 March, 2005

March 6th, 1836


Buchanan, James
Fishbaugh, William
Fuqua, Galba
White, Isaac

Baker, Isaac G.
Thompson, Jesse G.
Warnell, Henry

Jennings, Gordon C.

Grimes, Albert (Alfred) Calvin
Melton, Elice (Eliel)
Shied, Manson
Wells, William
Wills, William

Lindley, Jonathan L.

Bailey, Peter James III
Bowie, James
Cloud, Daniel William
Darst, Jacob C.
Davis, John
Fauntleroy, William H.
Gaston, John E.
Harris, John
Jackson, William Daniel
Jameson, Green B.
Kellogg, John Benjamin
Kent, Andrew
Rutherford, Joseph
Thomas, B. Archer M.
Washington, Joseph G.

Despallier, Charles
Garrand, James W.
Kerr, Joseph
Ryan, Isaac

Smith, Charles S.

Flanders, John
Howell, William D.
Linn, William
Pollard, Amos

Clark, M.B.
Millsaps, Isaac
Moore, Willis A.
Pagan, George
Parker, Christopher Adams

Baker, William Charles M.
Butler, George D.
Clark, Charles Henry
Cottle, George Washington
Day, Jerry C.
Tumlinson, George W.

New Hampshire
Cochran, Robert E.

New Jersey
Stockton, Richard Lucius

New York
Cunningham, Robert W.
Dewall, Lewis
Evans, Samuel B.
Forsyth, John Hubbard
Jones, John
Tylee, James

North Carolina
Autry, Micajah
Floyd, Dolphin Ward
Parks, William
Scurlock, Mial
Smith, Joshua G.
Thomson, John W.
Wright, Claiborne

Harrison, William B.
Holland, Tapely
Musselman, Robert
Rose, James M.

Ballentine, John J.
Brown, James Murry
Cain (Cane), John
Crossman, Robert
Cummings, David P.
Hannum, James
Holloway, Samuel
Johnson, William
Kimble (Kimbell), George C.
McDowell, William
Reynolds, John Purdy
Thurston, John M.
Williamson, Hiram James
Wilson, John

Rhode Island
Martin, Albert

South Carolina
Bonham, James Butler
Crawford, Lemuel
Neggan, George
Nelson, Edward
Nelson, George
Simmons, Cleveland Kinloch
Travis, William Barrett

Bayliss, Joseph
Blair, John
Blair, Samuel C.
Bowman, Jesse B.
Campbell, James (Robert)
Crockett, David
Daymon, Squire
Dearduff, William
Dickerson (Dickinson), Almeron
Dillard, John Henry
Ewing, James L.
Garrett, James Girard
Harrison, Andrew Jackson
Haskell, Charles, M.
Hays, John M.
Marshall, William
McCoy, Jesse
McKinney, Robert
Miller, Thomas R.
Mills, William
Nelson, Andrew M.
Robertson, James Waters
Smith, Andrew H.
Summerlin, A. Spain
Summers, William E.
Taylor, Edward
Taylor, George
Taylor, James
Taylor, William
Walker, Asa
Walker, Jacob

Abamillo, Juan
Badillo, Juan Antonio
Espalier, Carlos
Esparza, Gregorio (Jose Maria)
Fuentes, Antonio
Jimenez, Damacio
King, William Phillip
Lewis, William Irvine
Lightfoot, William J.
Losoya, Jose Toribio
Nava, Andres
Perry, Richardson

Andross, Miles Deforest

Allen, Robert
Baugh, John J.
Carey, William R.
Garnett, William
Goodrich, John Camp
Herndon, Patrick Henry
Kenny, James
Main, George Washington
Malone, William T.
Mitchasson, Edward F.
Moore, Robert B.
Northcross, James

Zanco, Charles

Blazeby, William
Bourne, Daniel
Brown, George
Dennison, Stephen (or Ireland)
Dimpkins, James R.
Gwynne, James C.
Hersee, William Daniel
Nowlan, James
Sewell, Marcus L.
Starr, Richard
Stewart, James E.
Waters, Thomas
Wolfe, Anthony (Avram)
Wolfe, son age 12
Wolfe, son age 11

Burns, Samuel E.
Duvalt, Andrew
Evans, Robert
Hawkins, Joseph M.
Jackson, Thomas
McGee, James
Rusk, Jackson J.
Trammel, Burke
Ward, William B.

Courtman, Henry
Thomas, Henry

Ballentine, Richard W.
McGregor, John
Robinson, Isaac
Wilson, David L.

Johnson, Lewis

Unknown Locale
Brown, Robert
Day, Freeman H.K.
Garvin, John E.
George, James
McCafferty, Edward
Mitchell, William T.
Mitchell, Napoleon B.
Roberts, Thomas H.
Smith, William H.
Sutherland, William Depriest
White, Robert
John (last name unknown)

Newly Discovered Defenders
Baxter, Joseph
Edwards, Samuel
Edwards, William
Gordon, Pelitiah
McClelland, Ross

Known Survivors
Joe, Travis' slave
Alsbury, Juana Gertrudis
Dickerson (Dickinson), Angelina Elizabeth
Dickerson (Dickinson), Susanna Wilkerson
Esparza, Anna Salazar
Esparza, Enrique
Esparza, Francisco (child)
Esparza, Manuel (child)
Esparza, Maria de Jesus Castro (child)
Gonzales, Petra
Guerrero, Brigido
Navarro, Gertrudis
Perez, Jr., Alejo Alsbury
Saucedo, Trinidad

Unproven Participants
Rose, Louis (Moses)
Villanueva, Andrea Castanon

Surviving Couriers & Foragers
Allen, James L.
Baylor, John Walker
Brown, Robert
Coy, Trinidad
Cruz y Arocha, Antonio
De La Garza, Alexandro
Desauque, Francis L.
Dimmitt (Dimitt), Phillip
Highsmith, Benjamin Franklin
Johnson, William P.
Lockhart, Byrd
Nobles, Benjamin F.
Oury, William Sanders
Patton, William Hester
Seguin, Juan Nepomuceno
Smith, John William
Smither, Launcelot
Sowell, Andrew Jackson
Sutherland, John

I want to thank ALAMO DEFENDERS DESCENDANTS ASSOCIATION for having the only page, that was readily accessible, for the names listed above, and I wish to thank No-Neck for posting everyday in the comments section at the posting on the Alamo of February 23rd.

And of course, those that died this day one hundred and sixty-nine years ago...


04 March, 2005

Actually, I think his name was Ceaser.

Anonymous called to let me know about this one:

Chimps Maul Visitor at Calif. Sanctuary
Chimps Shot Dead After Mauling Visitor at Animal Sanctuary in California
The Associated Press

Mar. 4, 2005 - A couple's plans for a birthday party for their former pet chimpanzee turned tragic when two other chimps at an animal sanctuary escaped from their cage and attacked. The man was critically injured with massive wounds to his face, body and limbs, and the attacking animals were shot dead.

St. James and LaDonna Davis were at the Animal Haven Ranch in Caliente to celebrate the birthday of Moe, a 39-year-old chimpanzee who was taken from their suburban Los Angeles home in 1999 after biting off part of a woman's finger.

Moe was not involved in Thursday's attack, said Steve Martarano, a spokesman for the California Department of Fish and Game.

The couple had brought Moe a cake and were standing outside his cage when Buddy and Ollie, two of four chimpanzees in the adjoining cage, attacked St. James Davis, Martarano said. Officials have not determined how the chimps got out of their enclosure, he said.

LaDonna Davis, 64, suffered a bite wound to the hand while trying to help her 62-year-old husband, Martarano said.

The son-in-law of the sanctuary's owner killed the attacking animals, Martarano said.

"He saw what was happening and had one kind of weapon with him and then got another he felt would be more substantial and shot them," Martarano said. "He pretty much saved a life."

St. James Davis had severe facial injuries and would require extensive surgery in an attempt to reattach his nose, Dr. Maureen Martin of Kern Medical Center told KGET-TV of Bakersfield. His testicles and a foot also were severed, Kern County Sheriff's Cmdr. Hal Chealander told The Bakersfield Californian.

Davis was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he was undergoing surgery late Thursday, Martarano said.

Buddy, a 16-year-old male chimp, initiated the attack and after he was shot, Ollie, a 13-year-old male, grabbed the gravely injured man and dragged him down the road, authorities said.

"Everybody was trying to get the chimp off," Chealander said.

Ape shall not kill ape, however, I have to wonder what St. James was actually thinking during the attack...


03 March, 2005

"Maximum pain is aim of new US weapon"

Maximum pain is aim of new US weapon

19:00 02 March 2005
Exclusive from New Scientist Print Edition
David Hambling

The US military is funding development of a weapon that delivers a bout of excruciating pain from up to 2 kilometres away. Intended for use against rioters, it is meant to leave victims unharmed. But pain researchers are furious that work aimed at controlling pain has been used to develop a weapon. And they fear that the technology will be used for torture.

"I am deeply concerned about the ethical aspects of this research," says Andrew Rice, a consultant in pain medicine at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London, UK. "Even if the use of temporary severe pain can be justified as a restraining measure, which I do not believe it can, the long-term physical and psychological effects are unknown."

The research came to light in documents unearthed by the Sunshine Project, an organisation based in Texas and in Hamburg, Germany, that exposes biological weapons research. The papers were released under the US's Freedom of Information Act.

One document, a research contract between the Office of Naval Research and the University of Florida in Gainsville, US, is entitled "Sensory consequences of electromagnetic pulses emitted by laser induced plasmas".

It concerns so-called Pulsed Energy Projectiles (PEPs), which fire a laser pulse that generates a burst of expanding plasma when it hits something solid, like a person (New Scientist print edition, 12 October 2002). The weapon, destined for use in 2007, could literally knock rioters off their feet.

More on this can be researched here, and I have to say thanks to CSMK for sending the original link in.

Glad to see our stolen funds are used for things we need, such as another non-lethal weapon...


Well it appears that the "U.s. Department Of Transportation" is gauging the "No Lighters" rule.

I found a visit in my counter logs from them who found me via this search.

I had trouble with the WebSearch link until I did a few things (think proxies) and was able to see the search. Yup, gauging the internet for the masses response to the latest stupidity.

Oh, and for the dickhead using websearch at the "U.s. Department Of Transportation" who did the original search, here is my posting from January on you assholes...


Kim du Toit's hot over the New Accuracy International AS50 (.50 BMG)

You can read about his posting about it here, and the Military.Com article on it here.

However, I have to wonder if the Navy SEALs will get any as Accuracy International is in receivership since the 17th of February (I read about it on the 18th at The Gun Zone Forum).

From those that posted at TGZ and other areas I had a chance to read, who do know the company and it's products, said it was a shame, as AI's rifles were damn fine products...


02 March, 2005

A very telling article.

I missed this one last year, by Fred Reed (it was three days before the knee surgery), and Mr. Sharkey rectified this by sending the link to me.

Mexico and Mexicans

by Fred Reed

When I write that I like Mexico, that it enjoys much that we have lost, that Latin societies are more livable if less prosperous than ours, dismissive letters arrive. They amount to the same letter: "If Mexico is so great, how come they all want to come to the United States?" The writers invariably believe that they have made a telling point.

Mexico is not so great, of course. It has plenty of problems. But why do Mexicans swim the river? Money. Period. If asked, an immigrant will usually say that he seeks "una vida mejor," a better life. He means "Money."

Mexicans and gringos have distinctly different views of the United States. An American explaining the attractiveness of his country will usually say, "I have a big house in the suburbs, three cars, a home theater, and 300 channels on the cable. I can drink the water, and in the mall I can buy anything, absolutely anything." He may talk of freedom and democracy, often having only the vaguest idea of whether he actually has them or what conditions might be in other countries.

A Mexican is more likely to say, "They are such a cold people. They don't know their neighbors. They don't know their children. They have no fiestas. Rules and being on time are more important to them than other people. They have no religion." (To a robust Catholic, bland agnostic Protestantism isn't detectibly a religion.) Democracy means little to an illegal with a second-grade education; in any event, Mexico is probably as democratic as the United States. He knows the government left him alone in Mexico, which is his definition of freedom. And mine.

Fred continues with:

Further, Latin Americans resent the United States for its great wealth and for their own poverty, which they tend to blame on exploitation by American corporations. Whether this characterization is correct (it isn't) doesn't matter. The resentment does.

Mexicans know that much of the American southwest was once part of Mexico, taken from them by force of arms. Americans, having been the victors and in any case being historically illiterate, know little of this. Mexicans do. Few know the dates or the politics, yet they have a sense of grievance, a sense that these states are really theirs. They are getting them back. They know it. They view the reconquista with the relish with which they watch a Mexican soccer team beat the US.

Anonymous and I were discussing this last night, and Fred Reed's article is very telling indeed...


01 March, 2005

Texas Declaration of Independence

March 2nd, in the year of the Christian Lord, 1800 and 36

Happy Texas Independence Day!

Now, if we had only shown the ferals the same thing twelve years ago...


The Ratification of the Articles of Confederation

From Wikipedia:

"The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, commonly known as the Articles of Confederation, formed the first governing document of the United States of America. They combined the colonies of the American Revolutionary War into a loose confederation. The second Continental Congress adopted the Articles on November 15, 1777, after 16 months of debate. The Articles then languished for another three years before ratification was completed on March 1, 1781."


"Perhaps the most important power that Congress was denied was the power of taxation: Congress could only request money from the states. Understandably, the states did not generally comply with the requests in full, leaving the confederation chronically short of funds. The states and the national congress had both incurred debts during the war, and paying congressional debts became a major issue."

You can read more here or do more research here.


The freshly, "Blushing Bride", Labkat, wins the number!

3700th Visitor...