In 1911 the Model 1911 semi-automatic pistol was adopted by the United States military, and ninety-five years later, is STILL the greatest sidearm ever invented or fielded by Man.
Some men like at least two with them at all times...
27 March, 2006
"FELLOW SOLDIERS: In the order of Providence we are this day called upon to pay the last sad offices of respect to the remains of the noble and heroic band, who, battling for our sacred rights, have fallen beneath the ruthless hand of a tyrant. Their chivalrous conduct entitles them to the heartfelt gratitude of the people of Texas. Without any further interest in the country than that which all noble hearts feel at the bare mention of liberty, they rallied to our standard. Relinquishing the ease, peace, and comforts of their homes, leaving behind them all they held dear, their mothers, sisters, daughters, and wives, they subjected themselves to fatigue and privation, and nobly threw themselves between the people of Texas and the legions of Santa Anna. There, unaided by re-inforcements and far from help and hope, they battled bravely with the minions of a tyrant, ten to one. Surrounded in the open prairie by this fearful odds, cut off from provisions and even water, they were induced, under the sacred promise of receiving the treatment usual to prisoners of war, to surrender. They were marched back, and for a week treated with the utmost inhumanity and barbarity. They were marched out of yonder fort under the pretense of getting provisions, and it was not until the firing of musketry did the shrieks of the dying, that they were satisfied of their approaching fate. Some endeavored to make their escape, but they were pursued by the ruthless cavalry and most of them cut down with their swords. A small number of them stand by the grave-a bare remnant of that noble band. Our tribute of respect is due to them; it is due to the mothers, sisters, and wives who weep their untimely end, that we should mingle our tears with theirs. In that mass of remains and fragments of bones, many a mother might see her son, many a sister her brother, and many a wife her own beloved and affectionate husband. But we have a consolation- yet to offer them: their murderers sank in death on the prairies of San Jacinto, under the appalling words, "Remember La Bahia." Many a tender and affectionate woman will remember, with tearful eye, "La Bahia." But we have another consolation to offer. It is, that while liberty has a habitation and a name, their chivalrous deeds will be handed down upon the bright pages of history. We can still offer another consolation: Santa Anna, the mock hero, the black-hearted murderer, is within our grasp. Yea, and there he must remain, tortured with the keen pain of corroding conscience. He must oft remember La Bahia, and while the names of those whom he murdered shall soar to the highest pinnacle of fame, his shall sink down into the lowest depths of infamy and disgrace."--WP
Posted by Whose Paranoid at 17:28
17 March, 2006
Venezuelans to Gather and Pose in the NudeI have to wonder if he actually just wants to see how many show, so as to grope one another. Further, I have to wonder how many men show up just to grope- and how many women do, so that they can be groped.
Mar 17 9:44 AM US/Eastern
American artist Spencer Tunick has photographed and filmed masses of people in the nude in dozens of public places from Finland to Australia, and now he is looking for at least 2,000 volunteers in Venezuela.
I suppose, no one ever told these folks about singles bars, but then again, how often are all the attendees at singles bars naked- before getting good and drunk...
Posted by Whose Paranoid at 16:06
15 March, 2006
POLICE CALL ON CITIZENS TO WATCH SPY CAMS; REPORT WRONGDOINGAh yes, nothing like being an informant for or on the payroll of the STASI...
Wed Mar 15 2006 08:47:21 ET
The East Orange, NJ Police Department is getting ready to greatly enlarge its ranks, with what's being called the "Virtual Community Patrol."
Soon-to-be-chosen residents will get access to a a Web site that provides panoramic views of their block, allows them to type in general complaints, pinpoint a problem location, immediately send that information to police headquarters, and simultaneously activate hidden police surveillance cameras, Police Director Jose Cordero said.
The "Virtual Community Patrol" will be the first such project of its kind in the nation, reports the STAR-LEDGER.
For example, an individual might see suspicious drug activity around a parked car, get on the Internet, type in a brief description of what's happening, use a cursor to pinpoint the trouble spot on one of six neighborhood still pictures that pop up, then transmit that information to the police command communications center, he said.
Posted by Whose Paranoid at 10:51
13 March, 2006
Sheikh Mohammed, who heads up Bahrain's economic investment authority, and is a key member of the island's government, said Arab countries could do little if the negative attitude towards the area persisted in the US.Well, we around the Gulf Of Mexico, here in the United States, particularly in Texas, know exactly what it is and we will call it what it is- protecting our asses from the holy war started by your fellow RAGHEADS. In fact, most do believe, it was three of your Camel-Jockey subjects, that assisted the House of Saud's Camel-Jockey's, on September 11, 2001 to bring down the World Trade Centers, an airliner into the Pentagon, and an airliner down in a field in Pennsylvania.
Asked whether it was fair that many were describing the US reaction as racist, he said: "Absolutely, but it's something we can't speak about. I think it was a shame. The DP World deal was a good deal. But this is politics."
So, I have but this to say to you Sheikh Mohammed:
Kiss this nation's ass!
Posted by Whose Paranoid at 16:10
10 March, 2006
Bush declares war on freedom of the pressAs I commented there- "Fuck You Too!"
March 6, 2006 07:44 AM / The Rant .
By DOUG THOMPSON
Using many of the questionable surveillance and monitoring techniques that brought both questions and criticism to his administration, President George W. Bush has launched a war against reporters who write stories unfavorable to his actions and is planning to prosecute journalists to make examples of them in his "war on terrorism."
Bush recently directed Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to use "whatever means at your disposal" to wiretap, follow, harass and investigate journalists who have published stories about the administration's illegal use of warrantless wiretaps, use of faulty intelligence and anything else he deems "detrimental to the war on terror."
Reporters for The New York Times, which along with Capitol Hill Blue revealed use of the National Security Agency to monitor phone calls and emails of Americans, say FBI agents have interviewed them and criminal prosecutors at the Justice Department admit they are laying "the groundwork for a grand jury that could lead to criminal charges," CIA Director Porter Goss told Congress recently that "it is my aim and it is my hope that we will witness a grand jury investigation with reporters present being asked to reveal who is leaking this information. I believe the safety of this nation and the people of this country deserve nothing less."
Posted by Whose Paranoid at 17:34
"We know the safety margins for skin and eye injuries," she said.I have to wonder wonder if Miss Stephanie has allowed herself to be a test subject?
The directorate has not tested for heart attacks, she said. The weapon does not react to the body that way, she insisted. Since the waves only penetrate one-third below the surface of the skin, they do not interact with internal organs. While victims of the Taser, another non-lethal tool used widely by law enforcement, have suffered heart failure, there is no evidence directly linking the intense pain to the weapon. Taser victims may have had drugs in their systems or other mitigating factors, she said.
As for cancer, the weapon uses non-ionizing radiation that does not have the ability to initiate the disease, Miller said."
Until then, may I suggest Miss Stephanie, that you do- then get back with us...
Posted by Whose Paranoid at 17:31
04 March, 2006
03 March, 2006
Washington TimesAt least he had one...
Inside the Beltway
Inside the Beltway thought it would be fun to have former House Speaker Newt Gingrich autograph a pair of old black-and-white photographs that landed on our desk however many years ago ? one of Mr. Gingrich the collegian, sporting long sideburns that stretch practically to his Adam's apple; the other of young "Newtie" at age 7, posing atop a tamed pony and wearing a cowboy hat and bandanna.
"Do NOT publish these! Your friend, Newt Gingrich," he signed the pictures, while doing so recalling a story about the latter photograph that still irks him today.
In January 1995, the New York Times was pointing out childhood similarities between Mr. Gingrich and President Clinton, the pair growing up during an era "when postwar American horizons stretched forever, [and] a boy could grow up to be anything he wanted ? President of the United States, even. Or if he could think really big, Speaker of the House.
"But first he wanted to be a cowboy," said the newspaper, reproducing side by side in its Sunday edition childhood photos of Mr. Clinton and Mr. Gingrich, both dressed up as cowboys.
"As their futures unfold," said the newspaper, "the similarities of their pasts may fall away and their differences become more sharply defined. But if one searches these early portraits for clues, at least one difference is evident already: Newt has a gun."
"Can you believe that?" asked Mr. Gingrich, the observation from 11 years ago still fresh in his mind. "They actually saw fit to point out that I'm the one ? not Bill Clinton ? holding a gun."
Posted by Whose Paranoid at 07:27
02 March, 2006
01 March, 2006
Perusing my blog and web statistics, particularly reviewing for the past year, I am struck by the curious fact that this image is so popular...
Posted by Whose Paranoid at 16:13
FBI to get veto power over PC software?The gist:
September 27, 2005 11:37 AM PDT
The Federal Communications Commission thinks you have the right to use software on your computer only if the FBI approves.
"To encourage broadband deployment and preserve and promote the open and interconnected nature of the public Internet, consumers are entitled to run applications and use services of their choice, subject to the needs of law enforcement."
For versions of SkyPE, go here and use to your hearts content, as I will be adding more tools shortly...
Posted by Whose Paranoid at 08:03