Monday, May 03, 2010

North Korean Camps, and Tea Parties

This short documentary is basically an interview with the only escapee from one of North Korea's most brutal prison camps, and the unspeakable horror he assumed was de rigeur, world-wide. 

We were always hungry. Shins most vivid memory of his life in the camp is the constant hunger he felt, food made me escape, even if it was going to cost me my life. The only thing that interested me was the food. Before his escape three years ago, he didn't even know that a world existed beyond the barbed wires. Until then, his life had been one of torture, hard labour and complete isolation.

After watching this, I got hooked on a series of 14 short (about 5mins)  films titled  The Vice Guide to North Korea (Part-1 link).   No way can I describe to you  how bizarrely interesting the series is. In one, part 6 I think, the film maker visits a tea house out in the sticks.  He notes that no other cars were seen on the road, and that he was the first customer the tea hostess had seen in ten months.  Yet she, and his "guides," played it all with earnestly straight faces.  I'm not trying to be snarky here, but at some point I was reminded of all the similarly bizarre goings-on in our own United States since c. 2000.  Stuff that made me think we'd slipped into a parallel world, with the government media blithely ignoring it all, la-la-la.   Very much in the spirit with this NorK scenario. 

Prediction: A good many of you will be endlessly fascinated with both of these productions.  You're welcome.

Mi Casa, Mi Casa

Wait.  whaaa? I missed the part where the Bay Area National Anarchists are part of the Minutemen…
Andres Balkan of San Francisco believes, “Minute Men is a neo-Nazi organization.” -The Devil is in The Modifiers
ok.  that’s better.

Bring me a ham on rye

This is what I'm talking about!

Boned Jello

You know, those what been around long enough, that I have a very high regard for women, especially cheating son-of-a %!@@%^ who beat me in Scrabble! Sorry.  Anyway, I don't care who you are, this is just funny. I'm sure thatPaul Walker feels the same way. 

Donut Pits

With a mighty leap!

Boned Jello

Democrats have heeded the advice of Democratic leaders and messaging gurus to ‘sell’ the bill to voters. For example, Reps. Tom Perriello, D-Va., and Betsy Markey, D-Colo., have sent mass mailings touting how the law closes the Medicare ‘doughnut hole.”   [Live Pulse]
Can they be more cynical?  Do they think geezers are not aware that Obamacare ate Medicare?  Or did I miss something?

we all know what a warm year 1934 was.

Catastrophic” retreat of glaciers in Spitsbergen
Posted on May 2, 2010 by Anthony Watts

"Signs that the “warming is not terminating”. Oh, that has to be bad.
I’ve been given a report on glaciers and sea ice in the Arctic that I want to share with readers. There’s some compelling evidence of glacier melting and open water in the Arctic sea in this report that I haven’t seen before. -

Boned Jello

When it comes to climate science, there is basically just one person I pay attention to.  Anthony Watts (Watts Up With That?)  When he gets into the ring with AWG True Believers, like Al Gore, or Gore's science-for-cash  lickspittles, like Michael E. Mann, Watts wins.  Always. He's undefeated.  So, if compelling evidence of glaciers melting has surfaced, then it needs looking at, not that there would be anything we could do about it.  Here's a clip from that report.

Boned Jello

"Well, we all know what a warm year 1934 was."

Dick Heads

America Lasters

Sarah Palin leads on domestic drilling
when it’s hard; and the rest of the GOP?

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is a good test for the spines of today’s Republican Party. One Republican has already passed the test, and as usual, that’s Sarah Palin. The signs from the others are not encouraging.

A day after pundit Charles Krauthammer declared “drill, baby, drill” to be history in light of the spill, and two days after the Obama Administration halted all domestic drilling (gee, what a surprise), Palin came out and invoked her moral authority as an Alaskan who lived through the Exxon Valdez spill.

Boned Jello

Had the GOP been in any sort of habit of having principles, let along standing by them, we wouldn't be having this discussion [Call your office Mack, Rubio, and the rest of youse pandering pissants).  Moving on, Rush introduced this " I'm just noting the timing here"  deal into the equation last week. 
I want to get back to the timing of the blowing up, the explosion out there in the Gulf of Mexico of this oil rig. Since they're sending SWAT teams down there now this changes the whole perspective of this. Now, lest we forget, ladies and gentlemen, the carbon tax bill, cap and trade that was scheduled to be announced on Earth Day. I remember that. And then it was postponed for a couple of days later after Earth Day, and then of course immigration has now moved in front of it.

    But this bill, the cap-and-trade bill, was strongly criticized by hardcore environmentalist wackos because it supposedly allowed more offshore drilling and nuclear plants, nuclear plant investment. So, since they're sending SWAT teams down there, folks, since they're sending SWAT teams to inspect the other rigs, what better way to head off more oil drilling, nuclear plants, than by blowing up a rig? I'm just noting the timing here.
The left predictably responded with, "Can you believe this wacko? Suggesting that there are people (like ELF?) who would be so extreme?"  And this truth:
  You do survive these things. I'm not advocating don't care about it hitting the shore or coast and whatever you can do to keep it out of there is fine and dandy, but the ocean will take care of this on its own if it was left alone and was left out there," Limbaugh said. "It's natural. It's as natural as the ocean water is.
USA First!