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Monday, October 10, 2005

Freedom is on the March in a NEW Police State

Politicaly Convenient Removal of the 1st Amendment


Controversial Website http://www.nowthatsfuckedup.com/ owner Christopher Wilson was arrested for obscenity. Christopher Wilson has ruffled federal feathers by posting photos of dead Iraqis.



Since the U.S. government caused the dead Iraqis, they couldn't charge him for obscenity for that or the U.S. Government could be charged with manufacturing obscenity.



Of, course this has nothing to do with the with Wilson angering the Pentagon with the photos of the Iraqi War Dead, does it?



Well, who in their right mind wants dead charred bloody photos mixed in with their porn? I prefer hot, live chicks in my porn, and I assumed dead bodies would kill the urge for others as it would for me. And I would be right.



It seems that Mr. Wilson wanted to allow U.S. troops access to the site, but there were issues with his card processing related to credit cards issued outside of the United States, which is where the troops are. So he asked for proof of overseas service via photos for free access for the troops.



I believe his reasons were twofold.


  1. to repay the troops for their service (they didn't choose to be a part of an illegal, immoral oil war, after all it their blood being spilled over there, he is sending his very own "gift-basket" to the troops.)
  2. To preserve the 1st Amendment and Show the unsanitized images of war the government doesn't want you to see.




"Obviously, we knew the military had an interest in this,"

(Judd said that his obscenity charges have nothing to do with the Army's interest in the case, and he maintained that he was not pressured to investigate Wilson. )

"We unilaterally initiated the investigation without any support, help or encouragement from the federal government,"
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd




Obviously, this action is not meant to punish Wilson, as the Government tried to do of the war dead returning to Dover Airforce Base; it is only part of the governments new parental role of protecting legal adults from the dangers of watching other people consensually copulate on on video.



It is so nice to have Big Brother Watching out for me.



And since Chris is sitting in jail at the moment because of 100% bullshit government harassment, a site was set up for his legal fun and to support this vicios assault on free speech by the tyranny that is the Bush administration. Visit http://www.freechris.org/ to show your support.


EDIT: New blog on the subject at http://save***********.blogspot.com/



EDIT #2 I Censored and redirected the blogspot url link above when I realized the operator at best was too stupid to actually help and would in fact likely hurt the case, and at worst was a con man trying to make a fast buck on a legitimate issue. Since he is so quick to censor, I will post my final comment on his blog in my comments section to retain for posterity.



Please avoid donating to that scam artist above at all costs, and donate directly to Chris himself here
Thank You

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Freudian Slip Speech

Bush Sacrifices the United States


President George W. Bush gave a speech today designed to rally the soccer moms and NASCAR Dads around his visions of war in Iraq, one that was originally going to be spoken around September 11th, 2005. Unfortunately for Bush's propaganda machine, Bush was busy covering his ass for the Katrina fiasco, and his pro war position would have collided with the fact that the national guard is in Iraq and unable to the job that is required. So he had to wait to make his speech until today.



Bush, per tradition, smeared all of "our" enemies into one face, and compartmentalized them into his neat little box of "militants" because they don't do exactly what Bush says. Let's examine some key points in his speech today:


"The militants believe that controlling one country will rally the Muslim masses, enabling them to overthrow all moderate governments in the region and establish a radical Islamic empire that expands from Spain to Indonesia."



I would say that Bush's "Pax-American 'Christian'" goal is to overthrow all governments in the region and establish a radical "Christian" empire that spans from Syria to Afghanistan. Check the map and remember who Bush characterized as the "Axis of Evil" and "Rogue States."



If your read the PDF in the above paragraph, and trace the source of that document, you will see that the very people in power now wrote in 2000 that a war on 2 fronts was needed to display to the world that the United States was THE Superpower. The very folks who crafted that document (Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources For a New Century) have gotten their war on two fronts.



And to remove all doubt from the Neo Cons ultimate goal in the region, Bush Let off this zinger:



"State sponsors like Syria and Iran have a long history of collaboration with terrorists and they deserve no patience from the victims of terror. The United States makes no distinction between those who commit acts of terror and those who support and harbor them because they're equally as guilty of murder."


Bush also, ironically, made a statement that would made Freud spin in his grave like a drill bit:




"We're facing a radical ideology with an unalterable objective, to enslave whole nations and intimidate the whole world."



I guess now would be a good time to revisit the phrase "With us or Against Us," well, I think you get my point.



A speech given by former vice president Al Gore illustrated an important point yesterday:



"I thought maybe it was an aberration when three-quarters of Americans said they believed that Saddam Hussein was responsible for attacking us on September 11, 2001. But more than four years later, between a third and a half still believe Saddam was personally responsible for planning and supporting the attack."


...And Bush continued the charade today attempting to confuse Iraq with 9/11/01:



"I would remind them that we were not in Iraq on September 11, 2001, and al Qaeda attacked us anyway."


The Big Lie continues. From one Nazi to another (Oh I'm sorry George, I didn't mean to Imply you were a Nazi yourself, that was your Grampa; or to imply that this was the basis for your wealth.)



Speaking of wealth, Bush described Bin Laden and his methods:



"Osama bin Laden says his own role is to tell Muslims, quote, 'what is good for them and what is not.' And what this man who grew up in wealth and privilege considers good for poor Muslims is that they become killers and suicide bombers.

He assures them that this is the road to paradise, though he never offers to go along for the ride.

Like the ideology of communism, our new enemy teaches that innocent individuals can be sacrificed to serve a political vision. And this explains their cold-blooded contempt for human life."


I could point out all the parallels between Bush and Bin Laden, how Bush grew up in "wealth and privilege" as well, how he evaded service in Vietnam (didn't go along for the ride), and how he considers all good "Americans" to, well let's hear what George thinks we need to do for his ideology:



"Wars are not won without sacrifice, and this war will require more sacrifice, more time and more resolve."


Hmmm, if Bin Laden says to be a good Muslim you need to sacrifice and George says you need to sacrifice...



Well, its good that George W. Bush is able to speak 1 on 1 with God so we know he his telling us the truth, huh?



"God told me to strike at al Qaida and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did, and now I am determined to solve the problem in the Middle East."

"I'm driven with a mission from God. God would tell me, 'George, go and fight those terrorists in Afghanistan.' And I did, and then God would tell me, 'George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq …' And I did. And now, again, I feel God's words coming to me, 'Go get the Palestinians their state and get the Israelis their security, and get peace in the Middle East.' And by God I'm gonna do it."

"I believe that God wants me to be president."

"I trust God speaks through me. Without that, I couldn’t do my job."

"Therefore, I, George W. Bush, Governor of Texas, do hereby proclaim June 10, 2000, Jesus Day in Texas and urge the appropriate recognition whereof, in official recognition whereof, I hereby affix my signature this 17th day of April, 2000.
"


(and to show the apple doesn't fall far from the tree regarding "infidels," here is George H.W. Bush's form of proselytizing)

"No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered as patriots. This is one nation under God."

(Special Thanks to Katiahnya Muromachi for her timing in bringing those last 4 quotes to my attention)


Well, this whole speech is about radicals, so let's let Bush tell us more about radicals and militants:



"Evil men obsessed with ambition and unburdened by conscience must be taken very seriously, and we must stop them before their crimes can multiply.

Defeating a militant network is difficult because it thrives like a parasite on the suffering and frustration of others.

The radicals exploit local conflicts to build a culture of victimization in which someone else is always to blame and violence is always the solution.

They exploit resentful and disillusioned young men and women, recruiting them through radical mosques as the pawns of terror."


Substitute "U.S. Military Recruitment Centers" for "radical mosques" and I think George just described his own administration.



"And Iraq is ruled by perhaps the world's most brutal dictator who has already committed genocide with chemical weapons, ordered the torture of children, and instituted the systematic rape of the wives and daughters of his political opponents."


Something about "exploit local conflicts to build a culture of victimization in which someone else is always to blame and violence is always the solution."



I could go on, but why bother. If you still drink Bush's Kool-Aid after all this utter bullshit hypocrite nonsense, then no amount of proof or facts about our problems will seep in. We have a religious extremist in power thinking up new reasons weekly why we kill who we kill, and why we die. All the while the price of gas goes up, the power of the dollar goes down, and Bush does more favors for his cronies and corporate chums.



Bin Laden has been accused of killing 3000 U.S. citizens on 9/11/01. Well, Bush has now killed almost 2000 citizens. I would say Bush is catching up, but the 26,000-29,000 Iraqi civilians puts Bush well in the lead in the neck in neck race of bloodthirsty religious extremist "born of privilege" wanna be tyrants to murder and oppress for their own gain.



"In truth, they have endless ambitions of imperial domination, and they wish to make everyone powerless except themselves...Throughout history, tyrants and would-be tyrants have always claimed that murder is justified to serve their grand vision. And they end up alienating decent people across the globe."

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Mulch Goes Capitalistic

Mulch Reviews Snake Oil!


Well, it had to happen. With soooo many people making cold hard cash online, I decided, to infest my blog with the crass sickness known as capitalism.



What's that you say? Mulch gone capitalistic?



Well yes. I am going to review some items that I have used and enjoyed/hated. With my review I will post links where you too can purchase said item if it interests you. I do this as a service and because sooo many people are making cold hard cash selling absolute crap on the net, I might as well give you my opinion on things I use everyday. If you want the item, cool, use my link to buy them and reward me for my time telling you how wonderful/shitty said object is.



In the interest of disclosure, links on reviews most likely will pay me cold hard cash if you buy. Adwords didn't like the pics of the dead from Katrina posted so they banned me, so I might as well try to turn all my faithful readers into cash with some reviews. Rest assured, I won't promote shit to make a sale. I don't have to tell you I may make some cash off my reviews.



Plenty of websites on the net pretend they are impartial reviews, then praise every item that crosses their path as absolute brilliance to entice YOU to make a sale and make them a little bit of cash.



I have too much integrity to do that, so I will post links that can make me some cash for the item I review, and I will let you know right off the bat that I make money off the sale. I will review the product based on my opinion only, not whether this item will make me cash. So take my reviews at face value (or better yet don't, a critical mind is hard to find these days) and I hope you trust I will call the crap by the true name and not present it as shiny brown happy gold.



If it sucks, I'll tell you. If you buy anyway, use my link and reward me for writing about it. If it's wonderful, I will encourage you to buy it, and buy it from my link so I make some cash. If you don't trust me, use google and search the item and find it elsewhere. If I give it a thumbs up, I want you to use my link to buy it as much as I do if I call it complete bullshit. Got it?






Well 1st off, I signed up for the Amazon affiliate program because 1) they are the oldest affiliate program on the net and 2) I ordered the book from it because my lame local stores didn't stock it. Fair enough, but right now I am going to stop my review and try to get the picture of the damn book to work. Way to go, you were the 1st, you think you could get it right! My mistake, lemme make the link work, I will be right back (otherwise, whats the point?)



OK, as for my review of Snake Oil: Life's Calculations, Misdirections, And Manipulations, I must admit this book is fascinating. I enjoyed it thoroughly. I learned at least 1 new trick to mess with my friends minds (Face Up 5 Card Draw). I tore through this book like I have never savored a book before.



That being said, the book cannot be given an A. Or a B. The best I could give it is an incomplete. I say incomplete, because Jim either doesn't have the the type of mind that can explain things fully or left out details to protect industry secrets.



In other words, things were NOT explained well enough for me. Many of his instructions were confusing and when I tried to replicate the scam/trick I was not able to get the results promised. This becomes really alarming when you realize some of the tricks Jim teaches involve very VERY VERY dangerous stunts such as a car driving over a human!



Yes, Mr. Rose gave his disclaimer that this was indeed a very dangerous "trick," but his explanation left me so confused and bewildered that I am 90% sure I would be crushed by said car trying to replicate his "con."



Unfortunately, most "tricks" in the book leave me unsure of whether I will meet success or kill someone/get my lights punched out. If I took every item in this book as fiction, I would give this book a solid B because I read it in one sitting and couldn't put it down. But since this book was laid out as an instruction manual on how to con/fool people with some tricks and sleight of hand, I would say it failed miserably as even the tricks I would like to try I would be concerned because his instructions were far less than explicit and complete as I would need to wager my cash/body attempting to replicate.



But, like I said, the "Face Up" Poker trick is good enough to win you enough money back in bar bets to more than pay for the book, but anything else should be taken for more as a history/hmmm publication than an instruction book. That being said although there is some history, there are not enough facts to make it feel like an historical record, although I guess with the subject matter, there is more sizzle than steak anyway as the promotion and marketing of the devices were far more important than getting the facts straight, hence the facts were often clouded to promote the "feats" and the "legend" of the original performers.



Although I enjoyed the book immensely as a good read and possible chronicle of a time long gone, if you want to fuck with your friends in 1st class fashion, try to get ahold of the long out of print Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends from Penn & Teller.



I'll give Snake Oil: Life's Calculations, Misdirections, And Manipulations a C, because I enjoyed the read and couldn't put the book down, but I had to take many points away because I couldn't duplicate most tricks. Jim Rose has a good style, but it needs to be developed and supervised.



He either needs to give detailed explicit instructions to duplicate his feats per scientific method or make it a history book with some tangible facts. He ends up somewhere in the middle, so I give him an average C rating despite enjoying the book as I did.



If you read or have read this book, feel free to chime in =)

Matt Drudge Doesn't Get It

Mulch Maker Joins the Boycott; Mulch Styley


Yeah, I tend to read Drudge for the news as he is 1-3 days ahead of "mainstream news" even though he has his right wing slant.



I can accept that Drudge believes that we should surrender our constitutional rights to a group of neo con war monger right wing religious fanatics. It's his choice to willingly sell himself into slavery (I am sure he is compensated for his willingness to lick the balls of those in power with his odd slant given the same information he provides to the rest of us).



But I was FORCED to use a computer with Windows 95 for a few weeks and I needed my Drudge fix. Guess what! My poor Windows 95 machine was brought to its knees from spyware. All those pop ups from Drudge infects the older systems with spyware. That is a fact, if you don't believe me, get broadband, do a clean install of windows 95 (or 98 probably) and leave 1 browser window open to Drudge for a few days and then run SPYBOT and see for yourself how infested your computer is with spyware despite what this asshole claims.



And I know I am not alone. Boycott Drudge, Boycott Drudge.



You had a good thing Matt, you did, but you went and fucked it all up.



Like a good little net-head, I try to protect myself from this malicious tool of the capitalistic empire, spyware. I run SPYBOT, AD-AWARE, and SpywareBlaster (as should you all). Works like a charm, my worst nuisance is tracking cookies, which I clean weekly with the 3 preceding programs.



So I update my software for my protection suite last night, and run them all.



Drudge finally did it, as his page won't even load for me anymore! I asked a friend to see if the page would load for her, and guess what, it worked fine. Drudge has infested so many computers with spyware that somehow he has gotten his own dumb ass banned by at least one of the 3 most effective tools for combating spyware.



I was bummed, was jonesing for my news, and then I found it. I searched "spyware" and "Drudge" in google and found the boycott. Not only that, I found an RSS feed of the news, without the offending spyware. So , I simply grabbed the RSS feed and published it right here on Mulch Makers blog =)



On the left, below the Daily Show video feeds, below the news of the weird, below the ads for other blogs, below the thank you to my international visitors, below the daily almanac, below even the joke of the day (and you are the lowest joke of the day Drudge), you can find the daily Drudge headlines, 100% Spyware Free! =)



Fuck You Matt Drudge, You Ruined Whatever You Had Just Like Your Republican Allies!



Since all the politicos and right wing Nazis read your blog Drudge, I can only laugh out loud, by myself, at Rush Limbaugh and Dick(head) Cheney and Ann Coulter struggling to load their dumb-ass AOL because Drudge has infected them and those giant multinational corporations they protect are prying into their surfing habits and bogging down their puters. I couldn't think of a more fitting ending to your "blog."



At least some of us sometimes write original content Drudge, we don't just post other peoples stories in our links and and an occasional "flash." Well, anyhoo, anyone want to read Drudge's "scoops" without the Spyware can just check the right hand margin here on my site and scroll down, way down, as far down as you can go, and you can read Drudge without risking your personal computer safety.



This has been a public service message from the Mulch Maker =)



Join the protest, post the RSS feed to drudge on your own site using the feed at http://bootleg-rss.g-blog.net/d.drudgereport_com-2LG86591VG727145X.php. You can use a fine service like i did to publish Drudge's Scoops on Your Own Site and help boycott Drudge back into the stone-age (IE, pre blue dress).

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Wascally Wabbit Bites Tree Hugging Hippies

It Just Seems More than Convenient That...


"Small amounts of a bacteria that causes "rabbit fever" were found on Washington's National Mall last weekend as thousands of protesters marched against the Iraq War, U.S. health authorities said on Saturday."


Must have been just a coincidence that this "Annoyance WMD" was discovered where all the anti war protesters were.



"Symptoms of the disease, which an infected person would have begun experiencing no earlier than on Monday, include: sudden fever, chills, headaches, conjunctivitis, diarrhea, muscle aches, joint pain, dry cough and progressive weakness."


The symptoms are hardly fatal. That's the annoyance part of the "Annoyance WMD" phrase I used to describe it.



"The CDC also said the bacteria can be used as a weapon if made into an aerosol that could be inhaled.

'The bacteria that cause Tularemia occur widely in nature and could be isolated and grown in quantity in a laboratory, although manufacturing an effective aerosol weapon would require considerable sophistication,' the CDC said.

The Washington Post said the germ that causes tularemia is considered a biohazard because it is highly infectious and was tested in the 1960s by the United States as a biological weapon."


So the United States has experimented with this "Annoyance WMD" as a biological weapon...



I'm sure glad I live in an open, honest, peaceful country... a country where I would never think That the man in the White House decided to show them tree hugging pussies what happens when they don't just fall in line and respect his authoritah! .



Sorry, this is so short, just wanted to spend some time pondering what With Us or Against Us really means...

 

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